Skitterflame

Skitterflame - Rare Lava Spider in Patch 4.2

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

Skitterflame is another of the rare beast taming challenges being added in Patch 4.2. He’s a red lava spider found on Fireplume Peak in the Molten Front.

The trick to taming Skitterflame is you must cool him down enough so that you can tame him. Also, his damage scales based on his current energy level. As you’ll see in the video, he hits pretty hard when at full energy. 😉

So… you need to use ice traps to not only snare him to protect yourself from his blows, but also to get him cooled down enough for taming. The video states that he becomes tamable at around 20% energy.

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Solix

Solix - Rare Lava Spider

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

Solix is a rare orange lava spider being added in the 4.2 Firelands Patch. He can be found in the Molten Front, within the Igneous Depths.

Solix is among the eight new Taming Challenge pets, so he requires a little more planning and effort than the drop a Freezing Trap and tame types of pets.

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Kirix

Kirix - Rare Green Spider in Patch 4.2

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.

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Magria

Magria - Spirit Beast in The Firelands

Another new Spirit Beast has been discovered on the Patch 4.2 PTR. This latest spectral kitty is known as Magria.

Magria not only looks nearly identical to Ankha, but also poses the same taming challenge. According to this post in the Petopia forums, you must remove your armor before attempting the tame, as Magria’s damage scales with armor rating just as Ankha’s does.

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Ban’thalos

Ban'thalos - New Spirit Beast in Patch 4.2

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

Finally… a flappy variety Spirit Beast. I knew they’d add one sooner or later.

Ban’thalos is one of the 8 new rare-spawn-hunter-pet-taming-challenges in the Firelands arriving in Patch 4.2. Like Ankha, Ban’thalos is a Spirit Beast, tamable only by Beast Mastery hunters.

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