Friday, July 8, 2011


Ankha is a rare spawn with approximately 232k health (added in patch 4.2) and is located in Mount Hyjal in The Regrowth. I have highlighted the area she patrols in purple on the map below. Ankha shares a spawn timer with Magria who is a very similar looking spirit beast. Their spawn timer is somewhere between 6 and 17 hours. The NPCScan id for her is 54318, you will need to add it to NPCScan in order for it to find her. You also need to have completed enough quests in Mount Hyjal to have unlocked the daily quests at The Sanctuary of Malorne to be able to see Ankha and Magria. The final quest before unlocking the dailies is Aessina's Miracle.

Ankha is a tamable hunter pet. (Non-hunters, don't even attempt her. Not only does she not drop any loot, she'll also kick your ass AND you shouldn't be trying to kill these hunter pets anyway.) A very important thing to note before attempting to tame her is her Metal Cleaver ability. This ability allows Ankha to deal additional damage to armored targets. The more armor you have on, the harder she will hit. As you can see in the taming video below the guy taming was completely naked. The best way to make sure you can quickly take off all of your gear and tag her before someone else is to use the equipment manager to make a "naked" set with absolutely no gear. You can leave on things like tabard, shirt, rings, etc. so long as your armor rating is 0.  When she appears switch to the "naked" set, make sure you tag her and tame away!

Please note that because Ankha is a spirit beast, she can only be tamed by hunters that have the top-tier talent from the Beast Mastery tree Beast Mastery which allows the taming of exotic pets.

From the video below you can see that she goes back and forth from walking to running while patrolling the area. All in all, she moves pretty fast. Get in front of her if you can.

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  1. Awesome Guide!!!

    Picked up Ankha today at 6:36am EST on Ysera. The cat was evading and could not be tamed for some reason, but after I dead to being naked, I came back and bingo. Thanks for the work you've done.

  2. You put a lot of work & love into these posts and they really help out a lot of people. Thank you so much for the detailed information about every animal. I never can get these types to spawn, especially in Hyjal, but I appreciate your work nonetheless. Thanks. <3

    1. Thank you for the kind words. ^-^

      With enough patience, or perhaps with the assistance of group finder (for quests in Hyjal) may you find one of these pretties soon. <3