Having leveled 3 characters to 85, 2 of which are raid-ready, one of which has done every quest from high-end cataclysm zones, I am a little bored of the daily grind. So now my time is mostly spent on the Auction house, raiding and playing other games. But I also took the time to try and fill my pet stable on my hunter. And as all hunters I am not just happy with getting regular skinned pets, no, I want to get unique and rare pets. Easier said then done.
One type of pet in particular still missing from my stable is a Spirit Beast. Now, this may seem hard to believe, but in all my time in both Wrath and Cataclysm, I've yet to see a Spirit Beast in the wild, alive or dead. Yes, I've never seen an untamed Spirit Beast, and I've had numerous attempts at trying to find one.
But I will not quit. The good thing is, I can combine the task of looking for Spirit Beasts with tasks like looking for other rare pets or Archaeology. Of course I am using addons NPC_Scan (gives you a warning when near a rare mob) and NPC_Overlay (which puts colored indicators on your map and minimap of rare mob paths).
On my first fly through of all known Spirit Beast zones in Wrath (Sholazar basin, Stormpeaks, Zuldrak and Grizzly Hills) I didn't come across any Spirit Beasts or rare mob for that matter.
I wonder if there are any tips or tricks to finding these mobs, that do not not involve spending hours trying to camp the spawn points. Is there a certain time that is best for trying to find them? How did you, my readers, come in posession of any of these fabled rare pets?
Here is the list of rare pets I'm currently looking for:
Loque'anak (Spirit beast, Sholazar Basin)
Skoll (Spirit beast, Stormpeaks)
Arcturis (Spirit beast, Grizzly Hills)
Gondria (Spirit beast, Zul'Drak)
Ghostcrawler (Spirit beast, Vashj'ir)
Karoma (Spirit beast, Twilight Highlands)
Madexx (Scorpion, Uldum)
Samba (Cat, Twilight Highlands)
Terrorpene (Turtle, Mount Hyjal)
Terror Spinner (Spider, Zul'Drak)
King Krush (Devilsaur, Sholazar basin)
Aotona (Bird of Prey, Sholazar basin)
And so my search will continue. I hope I find some of these pets soon before I also get bored of this task. At least raiding and the AH game are still keeping me interested.
Keep on hunting,