As patch 6.0.2 hit live servers last week, I was struck with a familiar feeling. The ghost of patches old came to visit and reminded me of that wonderful feeling you get when you successfully tame a pet you’ve wanted for a long time.
The patch I’m thinking of is of course patch 4.0.3, also known as The Shattering. With it came the ability to tame a whole string of new pet models, and I had my wish list ready to go as soon as I could log in. My first mission: the previously untamable, Cringer-coloured, cat Winna’s Kitten in Felwood. But foxes, dogs, and seagulls were also on that list, and even though 20 extra slots had been added to the stable, it wasn’t nearly enough for this pet craving hunter!
Patch 6.0.2 has awakened the thrill of the hunt for me yet again, and below I present to you all the new and amazing pet models you can lay your hands on in the coming weeks leading up to the release of Warlords of Draenor.
First on my list is Chimaeron. Terrifying. Ugly. Evil. Kill it. Or as in my case, tame it.
And while you’re at it, why not match it with Gahz’rooki?
Sprit of Atha. The hydra that started it all. During a brief period in Wrath of the Lich King this hydra was miscategorized as a crocolisk and therefore hunters could tame it. Blizzard corrected the mistake and it became untameable. The hunters that had already tamed it were generously allowed to keep it, but for the rest of us this hydra remained an elusive prize. Until now. In order to summon this ghostly hydra you need to pick up a quest called A Cleansing Song from the Oracles in Sholazar Basin.
An unexpected favourite of mine is the Felrot Courser. This sickly little gazelle is in fact still very much alive – and available for taming! There’s even a battle pet that matches perfectly with it: Infected Fawn.
Clefthoofs and rhinos now belong to the same family. You have to be a Beast Mastery hunter, and be at least level 69 in order to tame these pets.
If you’ve fallen in love with the new wolf model that appears in Draenor and you just can’t wait for Warlords to come out, don’t despair! Simply queue up for the level 90-version of UBRS and tame yourself a Ragemaw Worg of your very own.