The Most Difficult Solo Tame EVER

I’ll be the first to admit that my huntering skills could be a bit rusty due to my lack of gametime lately, but…like, holy s**t…I am actually a bit fatigued right now. My kiting muscles are taxed and I think I wore a hole through my mousing surface.

Taming Gumi on the PTR is easily the most difficult taming challenge I’ve ever experienced in the 7 years I’ve been playing a hunter. Those of you that solo-tamed King Krush back in WotLK…that was nothing compared to trying to wrangle this guy. Deth’tilac…pffft! Not even in the same league.

Gumi is a total badass.

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Spirit Beasts Being Added in Patch 5.2

3 new Spirit Beasts have been found on the Patch 5.2 PTR – all of them porcupines!

More on this later, but check these new beasties out! Pretty sweet, eh..?!

Hutia

Hutia - Green Porcupine Spirit Beast

Hutia

Hutia has a green spectral model – similar in color to Ban’thalos.

Degu

Red Porcupine Spirit Beast - Degu

Degu

Degu is the first red Spirit Beast!

Gumi

Blue Porcupine Spirit Beast - Gumi

Gumi

Gumi is a spectral blue – similar in color to Arcturis, Ghostcrawler and Karoma.

All of them are regarded as taming challenges – each requiring some type of strategy to tame. Also, each one of them must be reduced to 20% health or below before taming.

  • They are all level 90
  • They are larger than typical porcupines when tamed
  • All 3 look very badass

I’ll have more info on these guys later – including location information and some taming tips.

New Spirit Beasts to play with…finally!

Ghostly Pet Hunting in Patch 5.1

Among the 37 new pet looks added in Patch 5.1, 8 of them are unique-rare ghostly models. Where can you find these phantom beasties, you ask..? Undead country, of course.

All of the new ghostly rares are found in either Tirisfal Glades or the Plaguelands. If you’re into one-of-a-kind-pets – especially translucent ones – then you may want to give this post a read…

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Gib the Banana-Hoarder

Patch 5.1 has brought with it a whole zoo of new rare pets, including some unique rares. One of the most sought after rare pets in Patch 5.1 is this little guy…

Gib the Banana-Hoarder

Gib the Banana-Horder

Who can resist taming a monkey wearing a Fez..? Not I.

Gib can be found lurking in the wilds within the Swamp of Sorrows. To my knowledge, he has only one place where he likes to hang out, which is in a small little alcove at the western edge of the zone (coordinates: 17,47).

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How’s the Hunting in Pandaria?

Those of you who’ve been hard at work tracking down the new rare pets…how have you been managing?

Have you had good fortune?

Are there a few that have been eluding you?

I’ve been pretty lucky so far. I’m 3 for 3 on the new rares I’ve gone after. Not sure who I’ll look for next, but here are the three I’ve tamed so far…

Savage

Savage was the first rare I went after, mainly because I like this cat’s model, plus Savage is available to tame at level 85.

Savage

Savage

Here’s a link to my post about taming Savage.

Stompy

I went after Stompy because I thought it would be baaad ass to have a goat in my stable. With goats being a new pet type, I had to get one. I like how he bleats when you click on him, too. :)

Stompy

Stompy

The goat’s cast speed debuff is a nice one to have in your Stampede – mainly for when trying to jam up or dispose of a healer.

Portent

I thought it would be fun to hunt for Portent just to see which color I would find. The green version is the one I happened upon.

Portent

Portent

I haven’t had a chance to use the Quilen’s special ability yet, but I can see the battle res coming in very handy.

So…which of the new rares have you added to your stable? Which ones are you still after?