Taming of the Beasts: Patch 4.2 Hunter Pet Taming Challenge Gallery


Major props to Dashkz of Drakkari for rounding up 7 of the new rares in under two days! Dashkz managed to tame all of the rare lava spiders, plus Skarr and Karkin — all within about 36 hours!

Like… holy s**t… that’s freaking amazing! Not to mention, Drakkari is a medium pop., PvP server.

Here are some nice shots of Skarr sent in by Zanbon of Ner’zhul.


I’ve received plenty of screenshots at this point, so please refer to the forums for any additional screenshot postings or taming tales.

Thanks everyone for sending in so many wonderful pics, along with your great stories and helpful tips!

Ankha Tamed


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A Briefing on the Rare Pets in Patch 4.2

As many of you know… Patch 4.2 hits live servers today (06/28/11). The following guide serves as a rundown of the new beasties — where to find them and how to successfully tame them.

There are 10 new taming challenge pets in all. 3 new Spirit Beasts, 5 rare Lava Spiders, and 2 extremely badass looking metallic type pets — Karkin, a liquid metal crab, and Skarr, an obsidian cat. This is sure to keep pet happy hunters busy for some time… I know I’ll be on the hunt for a few of these myself. 🙂

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Ahnka, a new Spirit Beast in Patch 4.2I just caught this video by WoWInsider which features one of the 8 new rare pets coming in Patch 4.2. I figured I’d share it. 🙂

A few key points from the Ankha video:

Ankha is a Spirit Beast, so this pet will only be tamable by Beast Masters.

Based on what Mathew said (at 0:18), it sounds like the 8 new pets will all be exotic..?! I’d take that comment with a grain of salt at this point, because I can’t imagine Blizz would force hunters into one spec in order to participate in these taming challenges. Then again… who knows… it is a Beast Mastery sort of undertaking.

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Taming Challenges in Patch 4.2

Update – 06/28/11: See this post for an up to date, comprehensive look at all of the taming challenges arriving today in Patch 4.2! Also, be sure to have a look at the user-submitted screenshot gallery. Look at this interesting bit from the latest 4.2 PTR patch notes… 8 new rare tamable beasts have been added, each of which provides …

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