Sunday, March 10, 2013

How to Tame Hutia (Green Spectral Porcupine)

Hutia is the final spirit beast I'll be going over that was added in patch 5.2. I found Hutia to be a little more forgiving to tame than her friends Gumi and Degu. Well actually, make that a lot more forgiving.


As with the other two spectral porcupines, Hutia has about 4M health and must be dps'd down to 20% before her Strong Will buff will drop and she can be tamed. If she gets within melee range she will two-shot you. She is fast, but thankfully she is not nearly as fast as Gumi. She also doesn't have any type of ranged attack like Degu does. The thing to know about Hutia is she's got an annoying heal called Spirit Heal that she'll cast periodically as shes chasing you. This spell needs to be interrupted! 

Helpful Glyphs and Talents:

You can easily make this tame smoother by using certain glyphs and talents. Glyph of Tame Beast I would definitely recommend. Glyph of Disengage can also prove to be handy (I used both of these glyphs when I tamed her in the video below.) If your having trouble Glyph of Pathfinding, Glyph of Aspect of the Cheetah and Glyph of Icetrap may be enough to make a successful tame (I didn't use these).

Talents that will come in handy with this tame are Posthaste (for the nice speed increase), Silencing Shot (to interrupt her heal), Exhilaration (in case she manages to hit you), Dire Beast (for the extra dot while kiting), A Murder of Crows (another dot) and Glaive Toss (for the additional slow and damage).

Kiting:

Once you've got your glyphs and talents ready, be sure you know where you'll be kiting her. I found the best option was to simply kite her around the large tree on the ground. She can't run through the tree to smack you, but you can conveniently use all of your offensive abilities right through it! I drew some red arrows in the screenshot below to show the path I used.


The Tame:

Before pulling her be sure to put down an Ice Trap and Snake Trap in her path. When your ready to go, hit her with a Serpent Sting and Concussive Shot and start moving away. Throw as many dots on her as possible including your Dire Beast and Murder of Crows. While keeping your dots up, it's very important to make sure the Concussive Shot debuff doesn't wear off of her.

While keeping her at a distance and working down her health it is crucial that you pay attention for her heal. She will periodically cast Spirit Heal on herself, and if it gets off she'll regain a very large portion of her health. To interrupt her heal simply hit her with  your Silencing Shot. She casts her heal infrequently enough that the cooldown on Silencing Shot should be finished and ready to go each time. If for some reason Silencing Shot is not available to you, Scatter Shot will also work on her.

Don't forget to use readiness so that you can use your big dots like Murder of Crows a second time. I also recommend waiting to use Stampede for emergency circumstances (shes up in your face and everything seems to be on cooldown). Of course if things are going quite smoothly and your confident she won't get anywhere near you I'd say go ahead and use it for the extra dps.

Once you have her down to about 20% her Strong Will buff will drop and she will become tamable. Before you start to tame, be sure to put as much distance between you and her as possible. Refresh Concussive Shot, throw down an Ice Trap in her path, hit Deterrence and Tame Beast. If things go smoothly Tame Beast should end just before she can get to you or she may get off one hit (which shouldn't matter so long you had plenty of health to begin with). Now hopefully you have a pretty new pet! ^-^


Where to Find Her:

You can find Hutia in The Jade Forest standing in front of a large fallen tree just northwest of Greenstone Quarry. I marked her exact location with a red dot on the map below.


WTB more stable slots Blizz.

19 comments:

  1. Caught this little beauty the other day. It was all thanks to your helpful post. Thanks a lot. This is my first real rare that I was able to catch.

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  2. Horde on Tich just continue to camp this guy and kill the alliance hunters that try to tame him. Some people really have nothing better to do. So dumb. -An angry alliance hunter

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    1. there are alliance hunters that do the exact same thing. -An equally angry but not at you horde hunter

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  3. Thanks for the advice! It helped a lot!

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  4. Once we got em to 20% had my girlfriend concussive him into submission while I tamed. Can't pull it off without tame beast's glyph though.

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  5. I've tried and tried this....but, maybe its because I'm a dwarf hunter, but I'm as slow as molasses. Even using concussive shot and freeze trap, she always seems to catch me. I give up......

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    1. Oh noes! Don't give up! If you've tried everything and she's still catching you, just ask a friend or guildy to help by slowing her down for you. :)

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  6. Umm, do beast mastery hunters have silence shot? i looked and we don't...... and everytime i use scatter shot, she heals again.

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    1. BM spec hunters did before patch 5.4 came around. Tis the nature of the game...

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    2. BM hunters have counter shot for that now.

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  7. Thank you! Caught her with the help of this post. :)

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  8. keeps telling me she can't be tamed cause i'm too low (i'm lvl 87) all the way up until she died :( is there a lvl cap on her?

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    1. You have to have a lvl higher or equal to the mob you're trying to tame.. So lvl up till 90 :)

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  9. A few of the talents/abilities were dated but this still worked wonderfully. She got a bit too close the first attempt but the second time worked great.

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  10. I was about to tame this beauty, but I forgot the most Important thing about this - The Tame. I totally forgot where in my move list was Tame Beast XD. I found it, but Hutia Died :(

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  11. Dies a couple of times, last try got her to 5% or so, and kept getting "cannot be tamed" messages.

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    1. Were you in Beast Mastery spec? Don't forget, she is an exotic pet.

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  12. Could not do it myself.... I suggest bringing a mage with you

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