See my Patch 4.2 Rare Pet Briefing Post for an updated guide on how to tame Kirix, as well as the other 9 Patch 4.2 Taming Challenge pets.
Kirix is a rare spider that will be added in Patch 4.2. He is among the eight new taming challenges that Blizzard is providing in the Firelands patch. Each one of the eight pets is supposedly going to require the hunter to approach the tame with some sort of strategy.
The difficulty with taming Kirix appears to be his Toxic Presence buff which causes nature damage to all nearby players. The player in the video mentioned only being able to survive within it for about three seconds, so it hits for a considerable amount of damage.
My guess would be… this one will require hunters to dust off their spell book and cast Aspect of the Wild. Maybe throw in the old Core Hound Ancient Hysteria + Pet Abandon trick for good measure.
These taming challenges aren’t awakening my competitive spirit or sparking my sense of adventure. So far, they all seem pretty lackluster. I was hoping these new pets would be akin to a badge of honor. Not the case. *yawn*
Let’s hope Deth’tilac brings a little more to the table.
Kirix doesn’t appear to be a Spirit Beast, which is nice. It looks like all hunter specs will be eligible to go after this guy – not just Beast Masters.
Kirix Video Prview
Well, there’s a sneak preview of the green lava spider headed our way in Patch 4.2.
Hey! At least he looks pretty cool.