How I Broke Deth’tilac’s Will


Deth’tilac provides a pretty suspenseful hunter pet taming challenge if performed solo. I definitely had some fun trying to tame this guy.

Truth be told, Deth’tilac was the first of the rare taming challenge pets that I’d come across after entering the Molten Front for the first time. My initial patrol past his spawn area and BAM… There he was. However, fortune wasn’t smiling upon me that evening.

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Et Tu, Huntard..?!

The other day I received an email from a site visitor, asking me if there was any course of action that could be taken against a certain player who was making things miserable for he and other hunters on his server. Seems a certain horde player… we’ll call him griefing jackass for the sake of anonymity… finds it amusing to spend his time camping the new rare pets, then killing them while other hunters are trying to tame them.

To make matters worse… this player is a Hunter himself..!

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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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Deth'tilac - Rare Lava Spider in Patch 4.2

See my Patch 4.2 Rare Pet Briefing Post for an updated guide on how to tame Deth’tilac, as well as the other 9 Patch 4.2 Taming Challenge pets.

And now for the pièce de résistance… Deth’tilac. Deth’tilac is regarded as the most difficult to tame in the series of rare beast taming challenges that Blizzard has incorporated in Patch 4.2.

From what I can tell, Deth’tilac looks like he could pose an interesting challenge.

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