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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Hunter Changes on the Patch 5.1 PTR

Patch notes for the first major content patch for MoP (Patch 5.1) were posted earlier today.

Here’s what’s happening with Hunters right now on the PTR…

No more Aspect of the Fox

Aspect of the Fox has been chucked from the spell book, and now Steady Shot, Cobra Shot and Barrage can now all be cast while moving. This is no doubt another move by Blizzard to streamline the class and make it simpler to play. Good call. :)

Honestly, since I’ve been using Thrill of the Hunt, I can probably count on one hand how many times I’ve switched to Fox in this expansion. I never cared much for the Aspect of the Fox mechanic anyway, so I’m happy to see it go. :)

Lynx Rush is now a bleed effect

Lynx Rush will now function as a bleed effect which will cause damage every 3 seconds, for a period of 15 seconds – stacking up to 9 times. I’m guessing it’s also now a single-target attack..? I’m a bit unclear on that one.

Bestial Wrath is getting nerfed…again

Bestial Wrath will no longer render your pet immune from all crowd control, but it will still break crowd control when activated. This means it’s going to be really important you have good hotkeys for Master’s Call and Bullheaded – mainly for PvP.

Of course, none of this is set in stone, as always with the PTR. Any or all of these could change prior to 5.1 going live, but this is a quick rundown of what could possibly be in store for the Hunter class when 5.1 hits.