This post is all about a hunter pet that you can no longer tame – sorry folks!

Here he is, a slime, with the matching pet (the Viscidius Globule).

paulslimeAn IRL friend (yes, they do exist!) has had this pet for years and kept it safe as it’s no longer available and agreed to share it with us.

The Story

Back in WoTLK, right at the beginning of the expansion, there was a bug that enabled these awesome creatures to be tamed. Unfortunately, it was discovered, but luckily, those who had tamed one were able to keep it. Interestingly, if you beast lore it, it still shows up as a Crocodile.

The long and short, is that Apophis on Veknilash has one of, if not the, rarest hunter pet in the game and we should all admire it… even if we are all insanely jealous!


This is the beast, and he is certainly impressive!

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Key Points

  • Found in Kasarang Wilds (map) – once again, full credit to this lady as her site is a bountiful source of information on all the tames, in a lot of detail.
  • Patrols in and out of the water – the tracks are easy to see on the sand but you can miss them in the water
  • You must be level 87 to tame
  • Has quite a long route along the shoreline, in and out of hostile areas – so be careful

Taming Strategy

  • As always, you’re looking for his ‘muddy tracks’ – check the water carefully. Follow them until they stop and throw a flare ahead of where you think the next one will appear. It takes some practice to predict on his windy route.

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  • I’ve heard that if you’re inside the flare when he shows, he aggros, so make sure you throw it ahead of you. I personally haven’t confirmed this yet though.
  • Once he shows, pop a hunters mark on him immediately, to stop him stealthing out of sight and make him invisible to other hunters. He looks quite menacing here, doesn’t he?!
  • Aviary Photo_130134600803128456Hit tame when you’re ready, he’s so chilled he’ll keep pootling along as you’re taming, no fancy tricks needed.

Special Abilities

He has ‘Shell Shield’ in tank spec, which is quite a nice reduction of damage ability – it is standard for turtles though.

I must admit, I prefer the look of Terropene, but he’s a nice addition if you like these monsters 🙂

Happy Taming!


This Quilen really interested me as he can spawn in 4 different colours: blue, red, green and purple.

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Key Points

  • Found all over the region of Vale of Eternal Blossoms – he has a wonderfully difficult path to follow, made worse by the recent changes to the area.
  • You must be level 90 to tame and in BM spec
  • He does not aggro, but, like all MoP trackables, he stealths so can not be picked up using NPC scan
  • Spawns in different colours!!!

Taming Strategy

  • I followed him using this map – I started at the far East and worked my way West, as I was at the Shrine at the time.
  • His tracks have got to be one of the easiest to follow – they are dark brown ‘dusty tracks’ which are generally following a meandering route on light brown leafy ground. You can see them – at points – stretching far ahead of you, which makes a change!
  • Aviary Photo_130139868889539572As always, when you reach the end of the trail, fire your flare in front of where you think he is. When he appears, stick a hunters mark on him to stop him going into stealth. This also makes him invisible to other hunters.
  • The tame is easy when you’re ready. He also doesn’t aggro, so you don’t need deterrence etc. It is interesting to note here, that he moves very quickly compared to the other trackables (especially Stompy and Petrannache), so make sure you’re not too far away when you try to tame or he could wander out of range.

Special Abilities

This pet is especially brilliant to have as he has a Combat Res. – ‘Eternal Guardian’. I think most raid teams / LFR groups would be glad to have this!

I love the blue version I tamed this time, but I think I may have to go after the others too… gotta catch ’em all!

Happy Taming!

Pretty in Pink

Say hello to AcronissAviary Photo_130133946853926001I only came across him by chance, after oggling him in LFR – I admit, the pink appealed to my girly nature. Waaaaay too girly for me! Luckily, I only had to wait an hour or so. I set myself in place, went into LFR and when I zoned back, he was there waiting for me.

Key Points

  • Found in Silithus (more info below)
  • The only tameable pink serpent wyrm thing in-game. I love the uniqueness of this pet!
  • Excellent choice for low level hunters wanting a really good looking pet – can be tamed from level 55
  • Has 7k health and spawns surrounded by mobs

Taming Strategy

  • For a level 90, just hit tame, it’s easy
  • At level, make sure you clear the mobs around the spawn point (see below) as there are at least 3 that could spell disaster if you’re up against this guy alone. Standard deterrence-tame applies here for you guys.

Finding Acroniss

  • Located in the top northeast corner of Silithus, Staghelm Point to be precise. He is in the back of this cave. You know how much I hate caves, but luckily, this one is easily navigable:


  • Follow the cave to the back and there’s a small circle next to a chap called Vyral the Vile. He spawns literally in the middle of that circle.

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I think the colour is the main draw for me here, but the thing I love most is how he moves. Stationary, he floats and curls in the air, but when you run, he spreads out next to you and looks really cool…

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…Happy Taming!

Monday Moan #16


I have been camping hunter pets a lot these past couple of weeks, and I’ve been really annoyed with several things:

1. People killing rare pets

2. People ninja-ing rare pets

3. People sharing your camp spot for rare pets


1. If you see a high level hunter in a lowbie area not moving, chances are he/she is camping a pet. Do us a favour, and when it spawns, LEAVE IT ALONE. The green is drops is so not worth it.

2. If you’re not a hunter and you see a hunter taming a pet… LEAVE IT ALONE. Don’t kill it just to be a prat… karma is a baaaad thing.

3. Oi! It’s mine, go away! If it was me and I flew to a spawn point and found someone already there, I leave that person to their own spot and go and find my own. I think it’s really rude and I refuse to compete over a pet… they were there first! It’s similar to queue jumping which also really gets my goat. May as well come back another time when they’ve gone.

In summary? BE NICE! Common courtesy seems to be a forgotten mannerism in today’s society. Let’s rediscover it, and hunters everywhere will be happy!


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I adore this tiger, he has unique blue eyes and a really lovely coat. GO GET HIM NOW!

Key Points

  • Found in Jade Forest
  • You must be level 85 to tame – so this is a good option if you’re new into the MoP content
  • He does not aggro, but, like all MoP trackables, he stealths so can not be picked up using NPC scan

Taming Strategy

  • I followed this map along his route – it’s long and windy, meandering through lots of damn hostile mobs… I’d stay on a flying mount (if you can!). The lady who runs this site is amazing, full credit to her for this map – please support the hard work she does!
  • As with most trackable pets for MoP, you’re looking for his ‘bloody tracks’ and then following them in the direction they’re facing. They will disappear after a few minutes from the back of his route as new ones are made at the front

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  • As always, when you reach the end of the trail, fire your flare in front of where you think he is. When he appears, stick a hunters mark on him to stop him going into stealth. This also makes him invisible to other hunters.
  • The tame is easy when you’re ready. He also doesn’t aggro, so you don’t need deterrence etc.

As a hunter pet, he really isn’t anything special… he has Prowl like all cats, but nothing that rocks my world. However, as a cat, he looks amazing (see the pic below where he’s prowling around Jade Forest!!) and I use him when I’m casually skinning or doing dailies out in the world.

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Happy Taming!


I’m no good at kiting, so I thought I’d set Mr B a challenge – tame Gumi! There is a full video of the tame further down the page.

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Key Points

  • One of 3 tamable Spectral Porcupines
  • Found in Kun-Lai Summit and you must be level 90 to tame
  • He must be taken below 20% health to tame
  • He moves extremely quickly so you’ll need to kite whilst stunning/slowing
  • He will two shot you if in melée range, so take some health potions (or a healer!) if you think that would help

Taming Strategy

There are several ways to do this, so I’ll outline what we used:

  • Glyph of Aspect of the Cheetah / Tame Beast equipped
  • Use a kiting strategy whilst blowing DPS cooldowns – I kited around the shelf on which he sits in a circular motion
  • Once at 20%, get as far back as you can using stuns/slow/disengage, pop deterrence and hit tame

There are other sites which go into much more detail. I only have an ilvl of 491 here, and the whole thing took around 3minutes with no help from anyone else. So have faith, it can be done alone!

Here’s the video:

Happy Taming!


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I love Hutia, who is my spectral porcupine from Jade Forest, so Bristlespine was an obvious choice to go for. He’s not particularly special-looking, but I suppose if you want that, you should go for the spectrals. I was surprised at how tiny he became when tamed, especially considering how large his tracks are.

Key Points

  • Found in Kun’lai Summit (map – this is a fantastic site which goes into much more detail than I do. Please support her and her hard work!)
  • Must be level 88 to tame
  • Does not aggro when tamed – woo!
  • Found by following tracks and using flare – as with all MoP trackable pets
  • Has a rather large meandering path, cutting through hostile areas – so be careful
  • Can phase in and out of stealth – as with all MoP trackable pets

Taming Strategy

  • Make sure you have tame beast, flare and hunters mark free and easily accessible to use
  • You are looking for ‘puzzling tracks’ which blend very well into the brown grassy areas of Kun-Lai, I’d turn all ground clutter down to help

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  • Follow these tracks in the direction they’re facing. As I said before, they really do follow a winding path and I got lost several times and had to backtrack. I found it hard to predict which direction he would head next, so it took some time. I followed him for almost half his route before I could use the flare successfully.
  • As always, when you fire the flare ahead of him, pop hunters mark on to stop him stealthing out of sight, and hit tame.

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He doesn’t look too bothered about being charmed, eh?

Happy Taming!


After yesterday’s exploits I thought I’d go for a quick run around Molton Front and Hyjal to see if any of the rares were up… and Deth’tilac was!!


Deth’tilac, Spider, Molton Front

This was a really hard tame which Mr B did really well at mastering it after a couple of attempts.

Key Points

  • Can’t tame under 20% and hits like a truck, so this is a kiting tactic
  • Take a friend with a rooting spell, such as a druid or a shaman with an earthbind totem
  • Have your pet out for this, it will help a great deal
  • The area you have is very small, so make sure you know the area you have to move and don’t fall off the cliff

Taming Strategy

  •  Have concussive shot, frost trap, revive pet and arcane shot where you can reach them easily. A spider pet is ideal (it has a web) but any pet is fine
  • Deth’tilac will use a move called Deth Strike which will one-shot anything in melée range, but give a 10% damage to the spider. Therefore, you will need to sacrifice your pet in order to damage the boss enough for you to tame. Of course, you could kite it round but that would take a long time.
  • Keep up concussive shot, frost trap and wait for him to use the ability on your pet. When he does, your pet will die and you need to get as far away as possible to revive pet before he catches you. Rinse and repeat. If you root it, it will cause the ability to happen, so a friend with this ability (or a spider pet) will make it quicker. We found Feigning Death works as it transfers all aggro onto your pet, thus causing the ability to proc.
  • Once at 20%, get as far away as possible using your slows, dismiss pet and tame.

It’s a fantastic looking pet, a must-have I think, so good luck!