Kalliope at Kalliope’s Pantheon of Pets: Meet the three spirit porcupines of patch 5.2: Degu, Gumi, and Hutia. If you didn’t learn how to kite after Deth’tilac and Solix, these three will definitely put you through your paces.
Hey everyone! This is Kalliope, here to introduce you to the three exotic spirit porcupines who are coming in patch 5.2.
All three are neutral level 90 elites and each is a different color: Gumi is blue, Hutia is green, and Degu is the first ever red spirit beast.
Once tamed, the three porcupines are standard spirit beasts with the usual three abilities: spirit beast blessing, a mastery raid buff that scales with the hunter’s level; spirit mend, a targetable heal over time that scales with the hunter’s ranged attack power; and spirit walk, a stealth ability that grants a 20% damage bonus to the beast’s first hit from stealth at the cost of 50% movement speed.
The trio’s arrival was foreshadowed back in the Pandaria beta when well-known Blizzard developer Ghostcrawler responded to a post on the forums which asked for porcupines to remain tameable. Along with officially making porcupines a permanent family, he mentioned a spirit porcupine. Hunters weren’t sure whether he was joking or not…until now.
The porcupines are the first rare hunter pets in Pandaria to sit out in the open. However, one does not simply walk up to a spirit porcupine and tame it. They may be easier to find than the previous Pandarian rares, but they are still challenge tames.
The triplets have the same basic taming mechanic, but each brings a unique twist that makes their tame different from the other two. . . . Read full article