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This spirit beast is a rare tamable spawn with a unique spectral bear skin.
Beyond Bloody Rare: Vanilla to Cataclysm Rare Spawns
Spirit Beasts: The Huntress and the Hunted
Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel (+/-17g, 20 Frostweave Cloth, Crystallized (Fire, etc.))
and new armor:
Pristine Glowbear Pelt
...of the Invoker (Level 72): 477 armor, +56 Intellect, +66 Spell Power, +56 Critical Strike Rating
NPCScan addon WILL go off when he spawns. Non-aggressive mob like the other spirit beasts.
I just tamed Arcturis. 7:20p EST on Khaz Modan. He was also tamed at approximately 7:20a EST. So if that holds true, it looks like he is on a 12-hour cycle at the moment. Same place as mentioned. Between the road just outside Amberpine Lodge and the stream with all the bears. Happy hunting all!
Here he is:
This area is Arcturis' known/lone spawn site.
Spawned for me today at
, half way down the hill between
. (Right on top of the "
" of Am
pine Lodge on your
As far as I can tell, this seems to be the only spot that he does spawn at. I had be looking where ever Grizzley Bears were found as well.
Don't be like me and look for him for 2 days and forget that
he is an exotic pet
and requires you to have the
talent...luckily I had leveled last night and had talent point to spend when I logged on.
edit: updated map
I think he has more than one spawn point but nobody's flying around to find him at other locations. Someone mentioned Grizzlemaw as one of the places he spawns and I flew over there. North of Grizzlemaw is an area with other grizzly bears, so it makes sense he'd spawn in that area.
Good luck to all the Hunters!
he DOES NOT count toward the
Here's what I know for Kargath.
(7:30pm) I signed on and checked right after the patch let me on (without DCing), no sign of the bear.
(7:30am) Came back 12 hours later (thinking it was a 12 hour timer) and camped for 30-60 minutes. The bear popped up and another hunter starting taming before I could.
(5:30pm) And you have tamed, 10 hours after that occured.
There have been some rolling restarts. But other hunters and I have been camping this spot nearly nonstop and no sign of the bear since. It's been over 48 hours.
I'm trying to find more information on him, but he's too new to really know much. People have stated just about every kind of theory there is. One spawning location, multiple spawning locations (rumored Chillmaw), 6 hour timer, 12 hour, 12-24 hour, 36 hour, won't spawn if you're near or on the ground, he shares a timer with the other rare spawns in the area...
Well, I personally killed all three of the other rare spawns. Syreian first, Seething Hate a few (maybe 4?) hours later, finally Grocklar about 6 hours after killing Seething Hate... No sign of the bear. While camping the spot, another hunter went out to look for rares and found Seething Hate. So Syreian likely spawned again already and was killed... Yet no bear!
It has been over 12 hours since killing those rares too.
Regarding no spawn if people are too close to his point... not true. Perhaps it lengthens his spawn timer. But both times I saw him, it was just me and one other hunter and the other hunter was right on top of the spawning location where the bear was in melee range of them when he popped up.
I don't even want to tame or kill. Just want to help the other hunters that are waiting (hey guys :3) and figure out some concrete information so I can help my boyfriend tame the bear eventually...
After 72+ hours, the bear spawned. A new hunter had entered the area about an hour before. My friends and I tried to reason with him and tell him that we all were going to take turns, especially since some of us waited for over 24 hours without sleep for this bear. He would have none of it - that he would kill it before letting it be tamed by someone else.
The bear spawned just after 9:30pm and I began taming immediately. The jerk-hunter tried to pull it from me, so I pulled it back. We went back and forth like this until the bear died. I was able to loot.
*Satchel contained: 24g, 71s, 22c; x 20;
And so much sadness.
Finally got the bear tamed! For my friend that is. :) It happened around 6:45pm... 21 hours after it was last seen (the spot was camped nonstop by me so I know there were no other spawns at the Lodge location. Other spawning places? I have no idea...)
TL;DR - Kargath Server spawn times seen so far:
Wednesday 7:30am (12 hours after patch)
Wednesday 5:30pm (10 hours after previous)
Friday 9:30pm (52 hours after previous)
Saturday 6:45pm (21 hours after previous)
He is a level 74 rare elite.
Hes a Spirit Beast so yes hes Ferocity, just with a bear model
I recommend continually killing the annoying Tallhorn Stag that spawns there - it might get caught in your trap when you go to tame Arcturis, and this guy hits HARD even at level 75 without a trap while taming. So get rid of the one stag that pats on that slope - Arcturis will spawn right beside him right out in the open clearing on the slope.
BTW - this guy leaves big, lighting-white footsteps that rise up off the ground when he's walks. Awesome-sauce if I do say so :)
Good luck guys!
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The comments that just say "I tamed him at the same place everyone else did" aren't really useful. Confirming another spawn point WOULD be incredibly helpful for everyone still camped out, as no other locations were found on the PTR.
Rare spawns are
on fixed timers. There is probably some upper limit on how long it can be, but otherwise it's random. This should be pretty clear from people on some servers finding him within hours of the patch while others go days (I waited 62 hours for his first appearance on Feathermoon US -- 22 hours after our last rolling restart) or more.
Rare spawns are
linked to other rares in the zone. Two or more can be up at the same time, if the first one up goes unkilled for long enough.
It's in everyone's benefit to keep the signal-to-noise ratio up and make the useful information easy to find. Cheers and good luck to everyone still camping. I was uncertain if he was worth the missed emblems, to say nothing of the sleep deprivation, but he really does look better in game than in static screenshots. Named him Kerensky, seemed appropriate for a ghost bear that shoots frickin' laser beams. ;)
Both this bear and Arcturus Mengsk were probably named for the star Arcturus. Third brightest in sky, in the constellation Bootes, and means "Guardian of the Bear" in Greek.
There are at least two confirmed spots according to Thottbot and a few comments here. One on the cliff
southwest of Grizzlemaw at 47.47
the other at Amberpine by the River at 30.56
, which seems to be the popular sighting spot.
I'd still say that it's safe to assume that there is at least one more spot to be discovered aside from those two. My guesses based on the trend from the previous spirit beasts would be that it's other spawn points will have some commonality with the type of animal it is. In this case since it's a bear, the third spot will likely be either near other preadators of it's kind or near a common food source (rivers/lakes with fish), or that it's near some major point in the zone having to do with bears (Grizzlemaw, Ursoc's Den) etc....
The logic would follow if you think of Loque'nahak for example whose spawn points are all either near food in Sholozar (Rhinos, birds, gorillas, giraffes) or near places with several cats in the zone. The same is true more or less for Gondria, IE near cats or cats & bears in ZD, and the same being true for Skoll, a spirit wolf, whose commonality is that he's near three of the graveyards in Storm Peaks..... I'd take a gamble our third spot will either be somewhere near Ursoc's Den or Ashwood Lake.
Hey - thanks for the update on the 2nd spawn location. Someone on my server said they saw him there too, but I could never get a second confirmation.
THEORY: (NOT CONFIRMED YET)
I think there's another spawn location on the snowy, mountainous area just to the west of Rage Fang Shrine, up a little into the hilly area. There's a lot of bears patting around the snow there, and lots of little hiding spots which would be perfect for Arcturis to hang out in.
I've been patrolling the whole Grizzly Hills zone in between my Random Dungeon Finder queues trying to help other people find and tame him. If I find him elsewhere, I'll let you guys know.
The Amberpine spot has too much competition now to bother trying to tame him there (at least on my server), so I'm trying to help a buddy find him in one of the other spot(s).
I've seen claims on both Thottbot and here that there is a confirmed spawn point beneath Grizzlemaw at 47.47... Can we please get a screenshot pre & post taming including coordinates verifying this information? Thank you.
When I'm able to tame him I'll repost and include a screen. Also to any other posts or parties reading this for the purposes of taming, PLEASE use the wowhead looter addon, as it will update wowhead with the most current information regarding this spawn which will benefit us all.
Edit: 96+ hours camping Amberpine 30.55, seven 2-Liters of Mountain Dew & half a carton of cigarettes, and 5 days, with less than 16 hours total sleep. Patrolling to rage fang, 47.55 then to, 47.47 at Grizzlemaw before patting up to Ursoc's Den all the while heading back to camp Amberpine while praying someone didn't get the spawn or kill him during a patrol lap, utterly nervewracking. A bunch of dead alliance & horde players attempting to encroach on my spot and an ally within the alliance killing off my own horde competion? Priceless.
For rarespawns there is NPCscan & Silver Dragon. For everything else to insure you'll be murderously raging while playing, there's only other players on Smolderfail....
On a very serious note, I'm offering a ridiculously valuable bounty to the (horde) player who may manage to spot Arcturis, or Skoll and keep them alive for me until I've tamed them I'm not stating what this item is, other than it's T9+ quality, and worth several thousand gold. I've got two of these items sitting in my personal banks to reward the players responsible for assiting me tame him. Interfering or threats to kill however will not be rewarded at all.
Thanks again, & thanks Alphia (General Goods Alliance Hunter)
Hkrannak of Smolderthorn - Horde.
Just tamed Arcturis at 11:50 am server time, on Azjol Nerub.
I was waiting at mentioned spawn point
pine lodge, just between those letter if you look at the map.
She spawned abit further down some trees near river at
then my NPC SCAN went off, while I was watching youtube and reading info on wowhead.
There was only me camping at the area, at the time. Been camping for about 3 hours since i logged in. She is neutral and yellow like the tallhorn stag nearby.
Thanks so much for all information about this beautiful spirit beast, I can happily mention i have all 4 spirit beast myself, and wish all the hunters happy hunting and merry christmas.
I just tamed Arcturis on the Steamwheedle Cartel -EU server at 01:2