Euphyley at WoW Rare Spawns: It’s been quite a while since hunters have seen any new spirit beasts. Well, in patch 5.2 patient hunters everywhere are finally getting some new ones, and I have to say – I think they look great! These spirit beasts are all porcupines and they will be making an appearance in three different colors: red, green and blue.
My favorite thing about these new beasts, is that in the style of the Molten Front/Mount Hyjal taming challenges introduced back in patch 4.2- these guys are NOT going to be easy to tame. Each one of these pretty spectral porcupines has it’s own unique challenge associated with it. Unlike the beasts in the Molten Front/Mt. Hyjal though, these pretties are not going to sport a silver dragon around their portraits – which I think is a great idea. They will instead have the golden elite dragon pictured above. Although these beasts are likely going to be rare, the silver dragon seems to scream to people “Kill me, I probably drop some awesome loot.” I imagine when non-hunters spot one of them with just the golden dragon, that they’ll be more likely to continue on their way.
All three of these beasts have slightly under 4000k hp, and will have to be kited and dps’d down (not unlike Deth’tilac) to about 20% in order to remove their Strong Will (Cannot be tamed until weakened) buff. Each of these beauties will pretty much two-shot anyone they attack within melee range, and taming them will require some patience and practice.
Degu, the red spectral porcupine, has an ability that will two-shot people with poison who attack her from too far a range. If you get too close to her face, she will quite literally eat you. This particular tame requires keeping her at that “perfect” distance while dpsing her down until her buff wears off. . . . Read full article