Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Arathi Highlands - Tamable Rares added in 5.1

When patch 5.1 hit, Arathi Highlands saw the addition of nine new rare beasts. This ups the total number of rares in the zone to a whopping nineteen. You can see the other ten non-tamable rares in this post: Arathi Highlands Rare Spawns.

Every one of these rares can be tamed by hunters in any spec except for the shale spider Glint. Glint is one of only three tamable shale spiders that can be tamed early on before hitting Deepholm. So Beast Mastery spec hunters - that means you can have a shale spider right at level 69.

None of these rares are unique, but as you can see in the screenshots below there are some pretty nice looking ones. I love the coloration on Boros the wasp. This is the lowest level wasp you'll find with this particular look. Phalanax, the black and white beetle, also has a pretty rare skin. You can find him inside the ogre cave in the southern end of the zone.

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Here are some screenshots of each of these rares in order by level. (Click on pictures to enlarge them.)

Snuffles, Phalanax & Saurix
Ripwing, Swee & Boros
Zorn, Cackle & Glint
Each of these rares can be added to NPCScan. You can simply cut and paste this macro in game to add all of them automatically:

/npcscan add 51040 Snuffles
/npcscan add 51063 Phalanax
/npcscan add 50865 Saurix
/npcscan add 50804 Ripwing
/npcscan add 50940 Swee
/npcscan add 50891 Boros
/npcscan add 50770 Zorn
/npcscan add 50337 Cackle
/npcscan add 51067 Glint


  1. Oh how lovely that they added the Albino parrot as a rare! It took forever to re-run Deadmines just to get it to spawn -_-

    Also adding this blog to my favorites, helped me our a bunch in the past few days! Kudos!

    1. He is one pretty bird, and sometimes it can be nice to have alternatives. I also thought it was extra appropriate that they've got him spawning in the cove by the pirate ship. =)

  2. Glint is not tamable

    1. He is if you are Beast Mastery spec and at least level 69. ;)

    2. You have to have Exotic Beast Taming which requires you to be lvl 69.

  3. what is the spawn timer for Phalanax??

  4. Anyone know the spawn timer for snuffles?