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This spirit beast is a rare tamable cat with a unique spectral purple skin.
Rare: Vanilla to
Cataclysm Rare Spawns
and the Hunted
Gondria is located in Zul'drak in Northrend for clarification and is a level 77 elite, so you must be at least level 77 to tame her. Also, she pounces on you, so place your trap at your feet when you go to tame her or tag her with an arrow and pull her into your trap before beginning to tame. I can confirm the 77.3,67.3 spawn as I located and tamed her in that spot. I have also seen her and can confirm the 62.5,62.1 location as I saw her there yesterday. She seems to be on a similar spawn cycle type to
in Sholazar Basin. In which case she would share a rare spawn cycle with the three other rare elites in Zul'drak,
. Which also means that she could be spawning at 30 minute to 6 hour intervals, but this has yet to be confirmed 100%. Good luck fellow Hunters, she's a beauty! 8)
Just tamed this beauty an hour ago on AlÀkir- Eu .
can cofirm the the previus mentioned location . found mine at 62.5 , 62.1 at around 2:30 am
easy tame nothing fancy just drop a trap and tame away.
I found Gondria on the second night after the patch on Whisperwind server about 2 am. I had searched all night the first night until 6 am and nothing. Mine spawned at the 62, 62 point.
Pic of myself and Gondria - renamed Gojira
I used this macro tied to a key bind while searching for him,
/tell insert your own name here %t
Great pet, the spectral version of my previous pet,
. He pauses for a second when he casts spirit strike then charges in leaving a smoke trail behind. Very fun to watch :)
Tamed Gondria in Zul'drak at 21.45 (9.45pm) on
. Found him around 69.8,48.3.
Twilight's Hammer EU, btw ;)
I manage to snatch em today just southeast of Zim'Torga
at 62.5,62.2 he was walking in circles.
also is more likely he shares a timer cooldown with Terror Spinner cause 10 minutes later i found Spider at one of the not yet very known spawn point.
at 76.3,67.1 a very rare place for spider to spawn at since ive never seen her spawn in that place.
time i caught Gondria was 11:30 pm server time in US-Bladefist
Hunter tears of Spirit.
edit: in response to the question, "What does Gondria drop?"
Let me make all you Hunters' lives easier if you want to tame this beast:
Here's a macro that you can easily spam while flying around looking for it
/w You've FOUND >%t<
This macro will whisper you if you have found Gondria
Just make sure you aren't targetting anything else
Hope this helps and happy hunting!
Tamed him on 14th of april, 16:32 on Bloodscalp server(EU) Found him az 63 42 (
Hunters heres another link w/ better info and an ADD-ON that really works
(page 4). The add-on works, it helped me tame Gondria.
Was told about this version of the Spirit Beast, have had Loque'nahak for a long time and I like rare pets, so went out to get this one too. About 10mins after being told about the pet, I was in Zul'drak taming it.
Unlike taming other pets where you would put the trap between you and the beast, instead place the trap and stand right on it when you start to tame. He does a pounce like others said, its like the Druid Kitty charge. I was also being attacked by a bear at the same time, but was never interupted.
He leaves cool looking foot prints, like the DK mount and a puff of frost seems to explode from him giving him a sort of frosty spirit effect.
I was second on my server to get it, the first was another old school hunter who told me about the pet. lol
I summited some SS's, see if those get chosen :D
Tamed yesterday (4-17-09) on Spinebreaker Realm at 3PM ST after making circuits around his spawn points. I found him under his spawn point near the Altar of Har'Koa. As I didn’t waste time observing him before I started to tame, I don’t know if he pats or is a stationary mob, but my guess is that he stays put at his spawn point, much like Loque'nahak.
I used the simple macro of /tar Gondria and had my track beast activated.
Gondria is a neutral mob and shows up as a yellow dot on your minimap. This comes in handy since Gondria is very ghostly and I had a difficult time spotting him amongst all the snow and other mobs on my screen.
The tame itself went really well just tagged it, dropped a freezing trap, and started to tame. A few seconds later he was mine. Good luck to everyone trying to get this pet!
Oh. Another note, after he is tamed he is almost invisible with prowl activated. He is much more eye-catching with prowl off in my opinion.
Got the first one on Dalvengyr at 5:45pm just south of the Altar of Quetz'lun. I was the only hunter in the zone for most of the day, circling the spawn points and spamming my macro, when I saw the little yellow dot show up on my minimap where no little yellow dot had been before. Abandoned, dropped a trap right on me for his pounce and tamed with no problem.
It seems to me that he spawns a within a half hour of the 3 hours around the clock(12,3,6,9). But that could also be complete coincidence, or a result of the rolling restarts in the mornings. Hope that helps.
Just want to add that I also tamed Gondria around midnight around location 77,68.
Now a proud owner of 2 spirit beasts.
Just tamed it at 69,48 at 2:59 am on Archimonde (US).
As stated above this macro is very handy:
/w You've FOUND >%t<
I tamed Gondria last night around midnight on Vek'nilash (EU). Found it at 69.48
My name is Halcyre and I reside on Nordrassil EU.
I always blamed my bad luck on things, when it came to Humar I parked my hunter in a tree and checked every few days, and some days I'd find him already dead or not there. After nearly 2 weeks of scouting, He appeared and I was so excited, I finally tamed a rare.
Then there was Rak'Shiri, due to the Burning Crusades influence I was able to stalk this beautiful Cat without much competition and after only 3 days of riding around spamming macros I found her and tamed. Another beautiful rare.
When the first images of Loque’nahak appeared I saught it like many others, but competition for that beast was insane, every time I went into the Basin other hunters were flying around. So Instead I would let luck play me when I go there to level and instead saught the newly release Gondria.
The first night I flew around every few mins for about 2 hours and got bored, so I went back to questing for a while. Last night I was up till 6am patrolling Zul'Drak and taking a few mins to patrol Sholazar Basin. Even when there was nobody else in both places apart from one Belf hunter It was empty and I had both to myself. Yet Loque’nahak Never showed itself to me.
I logged off in Zul'Drak tired and determined that fate was going to laugh at me again, I dreamt of this cat it appeared to me in my Dreams but I dismissed them as Dreams.
Today, around 3:06 pm I idly flew around the points till I got to the last one, Behind the Altar of Har'Koa 67.2 77.2 I noticed a yellow dot on my map, my heart skipped a beat and I turned in flight to see the eluzive Gondria, I didn't have time to think. I landed quickly and dismissed my Cursed Offspring of Har'Koa and had to drag my Tame beast button down and fired one arrow.
She spun, angered by my attack I stood fast not from fear but determination her eyes narrowed slightly with a growl she batted the air in front as if to shoo me away. I did not waiver I waited for her to pounce, with a roar she lept forward and sank her cold fangs into me I felt the enfliction of Frozen Bite but regardless of the pain I slammed the Frost trap down and immediatly began to tame her. Frozen in the ice she looked livid ready to tear me asunder, as the last few seconds ticked by she broke free and bit me again, I perservered and within mere moments her coutenance cooled and she took up her place by my side.
(Wait till she attacks because she will pounce and drop the trap just as she lands, I got one hit from her then the trap went).
It was just in time too, just as the timer ticked down to 6 seconds another hunter came on the scene, I panicked hoping they wouldn't kill her as I heard stories about tames being interrupted by angry and spiteful people. Thankfully they did nothing but watch and congratulate me which is a relief. Goes to show there are still some nice people out there!
I hope my story/info was informative! and Good luck.
Just tamed him at 69,48. He was surrounded by gel monsters and I nearly died under their attack while taming him.
Tamed her (?) on the US-Velen Server @ approx 1:35 AM Sunday April 19th, 2009
I found her at 68.47 near the Altar of Mamtoth after 2 days of searching for her.
I was ready to turn in for the day after looking for her for hours. There were other hunters in the area that were also searching for her.
As others have previously stated, she is a neutral mob and thus appears as a yellow dot when a hunters beast tracker is activated. The macro I used that really helped was
/run RaidNotice_AddMessage(RaidBossEmoteFrame,"THERE HE IS !", ChatTypeInfo)
The message of "THERE HE IS !" really helps because it comes across your entire screen much in the same manner as a raid warning. Very useful especially when you are tired after a long day of searching or merely gaming in general.
Happy Hunting and Good Luck!
Do you have to be beast mastery to tame Gondria and Loque'Nahak?
Spirit Beasts like Gondria and Loque'Nahak are Exotic so you will need the 51 points into Beast Mastery to tame I'm afraid.
Thanks a bunch :)
Gondria was tamed on 4/19/09 at 9:53pm server time on Sentinels by Lockfist at map cords 75, 67 (give or take a little)
I just tamed Gondria US-Azshara at about 3:20AM Server Time by the Mam'toth Crater where the globules are. I don't have exact coordinates but the spawn point does coincide with the map provided here.
One thing to confirm is that before I tamed him I killed Zul'Drak Sentinel earlier in the day. I then proceeded to cycle through his spawn points when I found Greigan (one of the rare spawns similar to Terror Spinner and Zul'Drak Sentinel). Killed Greigan and as soon as I did, I went to the Mam'toth Crater and tamed Gondria.
To say the least Gondria does not share a spawn timer with Terror Spinner, or Greigan. She may have an independent spawn timer from them.
Once word hit of this new spirit beast I've noticed tons of hunters searching for it (myself included) and, since alliance outnumber horde on Arygos by a rediculous number I figured my chances were shot; for every horde hunter in Zul'Drak I saw at least 2 alliance, one even dual spec'd and cheesed me over (jerk) ANYWAY...April 20th at 5:50 am (realm/local time) I decided to log in and fly rounds before work...hit the +/- 77,68 coord (by the windserpent altar) and there was the yellow dot. Dropped trap, commenced tame, got attacked by 2 icepaws (did not break tame btw) and now the 2nd spirit beast of WoW is getting levelled this evening after work!
Gondria spotted &tamed
Good Luck to everyone still camping spawn points! It sucks but worth it..
~Ceraphym of The Crimson Twilight
Gondria was tamed by me on the second day of the new patch. I found him at 69,48 by the slimes at 0130 am CST just right before I was ready to log. I helped a friend get hers the other day and it was also just after 0130 but at another spawn point 62,42. Best bet is to be there at that time and get lucky. Awesome looking pet. Good luck!
Tamed on Friday April 17 at 10:27pm Eastern (9:27pm Server) on Wildhammer Server near the Blood of Mamtoth mobs at the crater. I believe I am the first to tame him on the Wildhammer server. He was at the spawn point to the east of the stairs by the blood of Mamtoth mobs. There was one other hunter looking for him but generally hovering over one spawn point. I was flying basically a large oval from the back of the temple Har'Koa, up to the the Temple of Quetz'Lun, across to the staris at the alter of Mam'Toth (where i found him), over the stairs to the opposite side, and then down to the Zim'Torga spawn point and back to the rear of the temple of Har'Koa. Spamming Macro the whole time which included /tar for Greigan, Terror Spinner & the Z'D sentinel so every three circuits I would head for their general areas just to see if they were up. I never saw any of them. Looks amazing and with the new dual spec and call stabled pet it's easier than ever to whip him out. Now I have both Gondria and Loque in the stable for a nice mix of eye candy.
Arantar - 80 Hunter <CREW>
Wildhammer Server - Tamed 04/17/2009 at 9:27 Server near 69,49
Saw this beast coming in 3.1 and decided I was going to go after one for myself. Spent a few minutes getting my route planned for checking spawn points on the rares in the zone. Then I spent a few hours for a couple nights just flying around keeping an eye out. Here's how my search went...
1. Searched for any rares in a route around the zone and found none at the start.
2. 7:04pm server time I ran across Terror Spinner at the 74, 66 spawn point
3. 11:47pm server time ran across the Zul'Drak Sentinel just north of the Argent Stand approx. 40,55
4. 1:34am server ran across Terror Spinner again at 81,34
5. 5:08am server 4/20/09 on Silver Hand at 69,48 Gondria spawned just east of the stairs. I was sitting there chatting with a guildmate about my frustrations when all of a sudden directly in front of me he materialized. Dropped a trap stood on it and tamed away.
Just a note he is nearly impossible to see so as mentioned in others posts you need to have a mod, a target macro, beast tracking, or even health bars showing.
Just tamed on Stormreaver US at 7:04pm
Previous announced taming was at 7:00pm (roughly) the day prior.
This would lead me to believe that s/he has a 24 hour respawn rate. Performed circuit of 5 possible locations, was different location thatn previous day.
Confirmed spawn point 67, 78
Tamed @ 02:50 server time on Twisting Nether by Azaerel (me :) ) 21/04/09
Gondria tamed on US-Sentinels server by Sercewen at 8:19 pm 4/20/09 just outside Zim'Torga, approx coords 60, 60.
I'd been hanging around Zul'Drak for darn near most of the day, hadn't seen hide nor hair of him, so my guess is that 30 mins - 6 hours isn't accurate. I'd be more willing to accept closer to 20-24 hours, like Kwitch said, since I know for a fact that it was tamed at almost 10 pm the evening before. That'd be from Lockfist's comment above.
My tame was at the location bordering Grizzly Hills - 77,66ish
I have read forums and pages of ppl who tried to get this one after hours and days of camping without results, so i thought this would be impossible.
Today at 08:00 am i gave it a shot, patrolling all the spawnpoints for about an hour before work, then i thought. he wount appear, when i was about to log off, i said to myself, One last patrol could not hurt.
THERE HE WAS. around 09:20 at EU-Jaedenar i tamed him :)
im so lucky:D...but..i feel sorry for all the ones that camped him for many many hours and days,,,and that i had luck after about an hour..
GL to you all
Gondria was tamed 16/04/09 (5:00pm Caelestrasz server time) by a hunter behind the Altar of Har'koa. I thought this was a perfect chance to test the timer on this thing while I try to tame him as well. 17/04/09 - 12:30pm server time - (19hrs 30mins after it was tamed by the other hunter) I saw him spawn in the same spot! (at time of taming a friend killed the spinner so I think Gondria has it's own spawn timer and not linked to the other two rares in the area.)
Now this other hunter said she flew past and saw him already walking around. As there is quite a few hunters on both side camping for him he couldn't have been up for long. So that means, on my server Caelestrasz at least, he has over a 18hr spawn timer so far. Of course more tames and spawn sightings will either confirm this or destroy this spawn timer idea. Also it should be mentioned before both of us got him we were camping the old PTR spots - never showed in over 48hrs. (
EDIT: I had a whsiper from another hunter today who tamed him at 3am just below Altar of Quetz'lun - so can now 100% confirm two new spawn points that are different to the known three PTR spawn points
I ran into one of the hunters in dal and made a screenie of us with our new pets.
Also there is no need to make /target macros anymore! There is a fantastic light weight addon called
- it's fantastic! It automatically hunts for all these rare spawns for you (it comes with a list already (Gondria is on it) and there is a option to add more) while you fly around. If it finds one your screen flashes red, a click button pops up in the middle of the screen and loud bongo drums goes off - you can't miss it. Completely replaces the macro /target button we spam like crazy. Fantastic tool for those who camp one spot and want to go away and do other stuff (like sleep) - just turn up your speakers.
Congrats to everyone who has tamed him so far and happy hunting to those who are still chasing.
YAY ... he is sooo big lol
I caught Gondria yesterday morning on Moonglade EU behind the Altar of Har'koa and beside Kolmaras (66.4, 78.4) with the help of a target macro, which I spammed while flying around the spawn points.
It took me two days to find Gondria and when I found her (it?), I let her do her pounce before I started taming her. I had no need for a trap, but my hp was pretty low once I managed to tame her. I am a level 80 hunter with a few epic gear, so that might have helped me survive, but laying a trap is a good idea just in case something goes wrong.
I caught her around half past 9 in the morning and I truly have no idea if the other Zul'Drak rare pops were up and going as well.
Tamed on Magtheridon US at coordinates 76,72 at 07:25 server time. Now I have to respec Beast Mastery for real and not just for pathfinding!
From what I guessed based on known spawn locations, Gondria will spawn and patrol all of the areas where you see cats and bears.
Tamed at 8:03 AM on Zul'jin at the 62 42 coordinate.
Tamed Gondria in Warsong-US at about 7:00pm server time. It was near the point 65.0,74.0 near Kolramas, right behind Altar of Har'koa. I felt real happy when I tamed him cuz I remembered the months in Sholazar basin looking for Loque'Nahak (With no success).
Just a thing. If you're not a hunter, don't kill Gondria cuz he is not in the Frostbitten Achiev. Give a hunter the chance to tame it.
Never posted the day of tame, but I got her 6am EST 4/20 on Azuremyst. Only two known tames so far, mine being first Horde. Haven't had this many whispers since I introduced the server to the Spectral Tiger mount lol
Great effects on this model, goes nicely with the mount. It actually uses the same sounds as the mount, which is neat. GL campers! :D
I just tamed her on the Andorhal server. I don't know if I am the first Horde or not, but I know there is an alliance guy out there with one. She was tamed at 5:27 am server time, behind the Altar of Har'koa.
Good luck to anyone else looking, it's worth it. :)
How can you be so sure its a She and not a He :P
I tamed this lovely on Fizzcrank last night around 11:30ish server time at 77, 67ish.
We flew into Zim'Torga to do some mapping and my boyfriend went afk, so I thought what the heck I'll take a look at the spawn points while I wait. Had him tamed and was back at the flight master before my boyfriend came back. = )
I use that macro to found the elites.
/tar Zul'drak Sentinel
/tar Terror Spinner
/run RaidNotice_AddMessage(RaidBossEmoteFrame,"Found!", ChatTypeInfo)
Hey. You guys want to hear a funny and depressing story? :) Thought so. Ok. So I just found out about Gondria. My first thought was "OMGMINE", because it looked like my beloved Rak'Shiri, only ghostly. I never really liked the Loque skin(dont shoot me please..), so I went from being BM in BC to survival in Wrath. I like my surv spec, so I went and scrounged up 1k gold from all my toons to dual spec dear ol hunter. So, I went out to zul'drak after i found a spawn map here. At the time all i had was an epic ground mount, so it took me forever to get from spot to spot with all the aggro. After about 2 hours, i got lonely, so I drug my boyfriend and his rogue over and he tagged along, looking for other rares. We started at the Crater spawn point and went counter clockwise among the others. When we get back to the Crater, I see this huge, ghosty, glowy, amazingly gorgeous rare spawn patting right infront of my face. so, without a word to said rogue, I abandoned the bear I picked up, laid a trap and started taming..... only one problem.. it said not tamable.. So I started to panic. Rogue was busy killing the adds that I aggro'ed.. but when they were dead, all was left was him, me, and the rare.. I tried telling him to stop, but he started killing her anyway, with me not knowing what I did wrong to not start taming her. By this time I was crying, and Gondria was roaring, and the rogue was slashing away. The poor thing died, and then I started sobbing. The rogue was happy.. before I started explaining why I didnt help kill her. Turns out I hadnt switched from survival to beast mastery.. Then he felt horrible, bought me an epic flying mount, and is helping me with the new, long camp of Gondria.. How messed up is that..
Learn from my mistakes.. never take a kill happy rogue around a rare that doesnt look tamable, and always make sure you're in your right spec..
That was about 5 days ago. Havent seen her since. I refuse to give up, though. It looks like camping araga all over again.. But I fonally got her, so Im keeping my hopes up.
For the horde!
- Blizen of Vashj
oew oew tamed it today :D on skullcrusher got a nice photshoped pic whit both of my spirit beast, i will submit it :D
yay finally tamed Gondria after 4 camping days :D. and now i am a proud hunter with both spirit beasts!
Here is the map with the location i found Gondria :
Gondria :D:D -->
Good luck hunters! it really worths camping them :D and btw Gondria is way easier to tame than Loque. its not in that stupid Northern Exposure achievement :D
Its absolutely worth it. i did not have to camp him that long, about an hour that i wrote earlier
And the funny thing is that only by standing in dalaran for like 10minuter, i got tons of whispers about how great she looks and gratz me for it....hehe..ppl like going for their destiantions with their mounts in 100miles per hour..then se my beautiful pet..and hit the breaks :P
I dont have good gear, some blues some greens and a renged epic..not so proud of my char yet...But one thing i am damn proud over is my pet Gondria
Edit: yes..it is easier to get becouse its not a part of a achivment, so tis not as "rare" as Loq, butso far i seem to be pretty alone with one om my server. So i feel pretty Uniq at the moment.
I hope not everyone will have one in a couple of months
Tamed this beauty on the Durotan server at approx. 2:24 a.m. at coords 62, 42. Thursday morning. The last known spawn before mine, was 3:35 a.m. Wednesday. Looks like it has a 20-24 hour spawn timer after reading through the posts.
The first thing I did was make sure I tagged him, and boy did I almost overdue that one. I was so nervous when i saw him, I sent my cat in to tag and concussive shot him, and I forgot to abandon my old kitty until I accidentally ended up getting Gondria down to 1/3 HP. lol What I would have done if i killed him. He also ended up breaking my freezing trap, most likely because my old cat was attacking him, but I'm not sure my heart was beating too fast. But was successful in taming him without the need of the trap.
Just tamed Gondria on Andorhal (7:37 am server time). I logged in at the Mam'toth crater spawn site and flew over the stairs. She/He was walking around 63.41. My "npcscan" addon flashed like it was supposed to, dropped trap, tamed, done.
Found him at 7:50am, location 77.70
Anyone on Silver Hand tamed him yet? I'm thinking the Hordes are just getting really lucky (which is frustrating :p ) So far I have been checking every 10hrs, 15hr, 20hrs as they seem to be the most regular spawn timers.
Can anyone confirm, does it sound like Loque? I've seen youtube fottage that it attacks like Loque but it had no sound. I like the idea of a quite killer.
Also can people please stop giving other posts that list the exact coords and time a negative rating, since this is a fairly new spirit beast I for one am finding all these coords and timers
/runs around adding a +1 point to everyone who has posted a coord or time - thank you!
I downloaded NPCScan and it is a handy feature to have. Also helped me get Time-Lost Proto Drake. It's always on so no matter what zone you're in it'll find a rare for you if it's there. Unfortunately I haven't seen Gondria yet (QQ)
Seriously all hunters who want to tame rare spawns need to get this addon :-
Just read about it and make your own minds up, but I for one would much rather have a program that automatically hunts for things instead of me staring at map to see if there is a yellow dot, staring at screen to see if there is a dead rare and hitting a macro until my finger tip hurts.
Tamed on Stormreaver US around 2:30pm server around the altar of mamtoth, wow this skin is awesome and my first spirit beast tame. Gave up on Loque after everyone started farming in Sholazar so im excited they actually put a spirit beast in a non farming area. haha GL HUNTING
Tamed on Cenarion Circle US around 8:30 server time last night, Friday April 24. Just south of the Altar of Harkoa. Beautiful kitty, now I have both spirit beasts:) Good luck to all of you still searching, Gondria is definitely worth it!
Just tamed him at 8:00PM EST (5:00PM Server) on the Bronzebeard-US Server at the steps near the Zol'maz Stronghold.
As said before, standard tame: frost trap, tame beast, wait.
Only problems I had was the Icepaw Bears that were near it and the roaming Guardian of Zim'Rhuk. Other than that, pretty decent tame and my first spirit beast.
Yojimbow of <Beer Brotherhood>, Bronzebeard
Friday I ran into
on the Draenor Realm, I had "Linque'Nahak" out and he came and showed me he had tamed both Loque and Gondria. I had been orbiting the known spawns when I had time.
told me he had tamed Gondria at 5:45 P.M. server at the 62/42 location.
This morning (25 Apr 09) I was reading the comments here and decided to try
, went to the website, downloaded and installed it, added
to the list.
At 5:15 A.M. they restarted the server, I was back in by 5:20, I orbited until 6:45 server to no avail. Talked with
, another hunter, about finding and taming
, I think
My guild was going to do some Pre-BC and BC raids on a lark, but it never developed and at 5:00 PM server my egg from the Oracles cracked. I hearthed to Dalaran, got "Aged Yolk" which I threw away, and flew to Sholozar for a fresh egg.
I had been using the black DevilSaur (from UnGoro Crater), which was the pet I was going to abandon to tame Gondria, but having used him the past couple days I decided to drop my Quetz'lun windserpent instead. I flew from Sholozar to Zim'Torga and swapped to the Wind Serpent at the Stable Master in Zim Torga.
I then flew East from Zim'Torga and
bought up the "
" Icon so suddenly it started me. I had to summon the windserpent to dismiss it, and I actually watched
for a minute to see how he prowled before I set a Ice Trap down and started the tame.
From where I first located him he walked about 10 paces East/West that was his range, I watched him pace back and forth several times.
I dropped an Ice Trap and hit the tame beast button, he ran towards me, hit the trap and the tame completed before the trap broke.
My little brother has been dead for more than 20 years, but today is his birthday, so look for
Tamed at 5:42 P.M. server Coords 61.70 / 63.05 just East of Zim'Torga.
This guy takes forever to wait for and is hard to find.....If you have a life....I would reccomend NOT camping the 3000 MILLION hours = P but that may just be me....
Just tamed it on Caelestrazaz at 4:35pm server time.
Near the stairs at about 62,42. Didnt need the macro as I saw a yellow dot on the minimap and then she popped into view. Other comments are correct though. She's very difficult to see on the snow.
Spent hours looking for it last night and no luck. Went for a quick fly over today and immediately saw it.
The intially starting of the tame was easy. Trap,pull,tame. Didnt pounce. But it was a close call because I had a bear hitting me at the same time and also an alliance hunter came along and started shooting Gondria. Originally I though the hunter went for the bear but in the combat log, she was tried to break the tame. Silly me for thinking that someone would help. Hunter died from a long fall and the tame succeeded
Can understand why though. Spend ages in one spot waiting for spawn only for someone else to get it in a different spawn location after a being there for a couple of minutes.
I've finally got her today on Wildhammer-EU @ 12:00pm server time and coords 67,77 right behind the Altar of Har'koa.
Ive started to search for her in the beginning of the week but nothing so serious, just a casual fly sometimes over the spawn points. On Tuesday i found Terror Spinner and killed him at 6:05pm, his body despawned @ 6:07pm. To kill him, i called my Loque'nahak so i got 30 min on call stable. I tought to myself "She dont will spawn in less than 30 min, ofc" - I was wrong. At 6:25pm i found her at 67,77, and my call stable was still with 10 min cooldown. I sat near her waiting the cooldown to go out so i could put Loque on stable and Tame her, and at the same time praying to no other hunter pass over there at that moment. UNLUCKY me, when was about to 3 min cooldown another hunter came and tammed her on my face. I couldnt do nothing than cry inside and tell Gratz to him. (I'm not the kind of person that kill, i think is smart if i just let him take it so will be less one hunter flying around to minimize my chances).
Today i promised to myself that i was going to tame her at all costs. So I`ve found out that another hunter that was camping all day long tammed her @ 2:30pm. Ive started my camping at 00:00am, flying over all the spawn points non-stop. 03:40am some lvl 77 paladin told on general that Zul Drak Sentinel was walking around, so ive teamed up with him and killed the sentinel, letting the loot for him once what i wanted was Gondria's spawn.
According the spawn times of Sholazar Basin, the 3 rares share time on spawn, when one die or is tamed, the next can spawn from the moment the corpse despawn til next 6 hours. Its not precise. It can be at any moment inside this limit. So i thought to myself maybe the rares in Zul Drake have the same criteria, lets try and see. I was still flying over all spawn points non-stop and at 09:40am (exactly 6 hours after i killed Zul Drak Sentinel) i went out of the route of Gondria spawn to try to find another rare. I found Terror Spinner and killed him at 09:45, with body despawning at 09:47. So i thought to myself: IF is according the other day i killed Terror Spinner, the next spawn will be Gondria, and she can spawn at any moment from now to next 6 hours. So i came back to my route and keep my fly non-stop over spawn points. I knew she could be spawning up to 15:47pm, when the 6 hours limit ended. When was 12:00pm exactly i flew over Altar of Har'koa and found her there, just had spawned that moment, once i've past there 2 mins before and there was nothing. So i've tammed and i'm a happy hunter now dieing without sleep all night long and to be sat 12hours non-stop trying to find this cat :P
Resuming, What i found out about it is:
Spawn Order of rares in Zul Drak:
Zul'Drak Sentinel > Terror Spinner > Gondria > Griegen
When you kill one, the next can spawn from the moment the body of the rare before despawn til next 6 hours, at any moment.
I've used the help of macro to target her and _NPCScan addon to find her and the other rares, and was with my track beasts on.
I hope it helps everyone to hunt and tame Gondria with some more precise informations :)
Does anyone know the spawn timer?
Caught him at the 63, 43 spawn point, so excited I forgot to screenshot it. I am however, uploading some decent shots of him in Crystalsong Forest, he does look slightly pinker than he does in the pictures here, so if you don't want a pink pet, I'd say don't tame him.
Please, make a macro, it makes things so much easier. Especially nice if you use one with a sound that plays when you target something. The one I used was something like this:
/script PlaySound("don't have it at the moment...Patchwerk engage sound "Patchwerk want to plaaayy.....")
I was flying aimless circles around Zul'Drak, mostly admiring my new Bronze Drake and the glide (weeeee!) and I heard PATCHWERK WANT TO PLLAAYYY.
I spazzed in gchat, dropped down, called my cat Mogget away and tamed Gondria.
He's now working his way up to 80 and will be my Soloing/Heroics (Beast Mastery) pet. Using Mogget for when I'm Marksmanship Specced.
Just tamed this beaut on Muradin server at 11:40am. I found her on the left side of the stairs right in front of Altar of Mam'toth. Cords (69.6,48.4) I used multiple things to help me catch her, though most of it isn't really needed. Track beast was one where she will appear as a yellow dot.
/w You've FOUND >%t<
Was the Macro that I used. If using this macro make sure you're not targeting anything else. Also make sure you put your name in and remove the brackets.
I also used a addon NPCScan that was a HUGE help. Here's a safe web site that you can download a free version.
From what I've read she has a respawn time of 30mins-6hrs! Happy Hunting! (She's worth it)
Tamed at 4:05 pm server by Liluri of Blackhand US at 76,72 in Zul'drak.
Just tamed her some minutes ago at 69.48, 11:39 pm Server time.
Server Ragnaros Latin America.
here's a screenshot.
I found Gondria behind the Altar of Har'koa, near the stairs. I've been helping a friend look for it for a few days, and I spotted it tonight around 3am server time, on Kirin Tor. Unfortunately although I woke my friend up with the good news, she was more interested in sleep. Which makes sense. She gave me her blessing to do with it as I wished. I figured it came down to an achievement or a nifty new pet. I chose the pet.
My advice to fellow hunters who manage to find and/or tame this beast: Think up a name worthy of this pet. It's such a shame to see them running around Dalaran with names like Fuzzybawls and Kittykitty.
All in all Gondria doesn't hit very hard as a mob. I kited it around for a while and it took a long time to do any significant damage to me. When I finally settled on taming it, I got through 90% of my taming spell before the trap even wore off. Since it's a neutral mob, you can set the trap anywhere you like. Just in case it came out of the freeze with a mind to disrupt my tame, I let my trap cool down most of the way before I tagged it so I could place another in between. Never needed to do that, but it's a good precaution.
Happy hunting! It's a beautiful pet. My boyfriend is happy I'm not running around with a "boring cat" anymore.
Well I spent pretty much all day yesterday looking for this guy. At 7 am I checked his spawn points, then checked for other rares. Found Zul'drak Sentinel and killed him. At 11 am, I found Terror Spinner. I devoted the rest of the night to flying around hoping he'd be the next to spawn. Finally at 7:25 pm I had to call it quits and get ready for my raid in 5 mins. Raid didn't happen because we didn't have enough people, so I came back to fly around some more. I asked in general at 7:45 pm if anyone had seen any rares. I got a whisper saying "you mean the tiger? i killed him 30 mins ago." FML. Apparently he was killed around 7:15 pm, when this HUNTER landed at Zim'Torga. Out of all people, I would not have expected a hunter who was lucky enough to see him, kill him.
Maybe I'll be lucky and get him today soon as servers come up. But I think I'll just stick to checking early each morning in hopes he'll be spawned.
Just tamed her at 67,77 on Shadowmoon-TW server at 1:40am (+8GMT).
After being frustrated for sitting out raids for 3 nights straight on my rogue (yea, my RL hates rogues) and spending the time fishing hoping for the sea turtle (no sign of it after 300ish casts, naturally). I've decided to call for a break and went on a PUG VoA, it got even worse when we had a few wipes and the timer ran out.
Getting frustrated, I've decided to do a routine check around the spawn point and afk there till daily reset (at 3am), I was so surprised when the _NPCScan called out for Gondria, I was so nervous that I forgot the drop the freezing trap when I attempted to tame it. Best gift I could get to forget all those frustration =)
I've been looking for it since 3.1 hit (which was a week later than the US servers), spending around 12hrs per day checking the spawn points. There had been server restarts every night for the first few days and it really disrupted the spawns. I've killed Griegen 4 times (due to server restarts), Sentry twice, never seen terror spinner. I was really surprised how nervous I got after claiming 2 TLPDs, Loque and King Krush. But it's definitely worth the camp, GL to all you hunters still looking for her!
can someone please tell me what level is this rare? because m hunter is level 73 and i would like to tame it when i have its level
I missed Gondria today by a few minutes but found something that could be interesting :
I was patrolling Zul'Drak to see if any rare had spawned when suddenly my macro picked up a target just north of Drak'Tharon : it was Zul'Drak Sentinel. I quickly landed and dismounted, called my gorilla and killed the Sentinel. I looted the corpse and took off on my flying mount heading east to look for the next rare according to miauzinha's spawn order : Terror Spinner.
(Zul'Drak Sentinel > Terror Spinner > Gondria > Griegen)
But as soon as I took off I saw a hunter boasting in the general channel that he had just tamed Gondria ! I asked him where he was and quickly flew there : he was next to Mam'toh's crater (69.48) with his new pet. He told me that he saw Gondria spawn and that he was lucky that the alliance player camping above was AFK =)
He is now a happy hunter !
I think that Gondria spawned exactly when the Sentinel's corpse despawned which means that Gondria effectively shares a spawn timer with the other rares (and that the spawn order is wrong or random).
But if I'm wrong and Gondria spawned before I killed the Sentinel then she might be on her own spawn timer not related to the other rares.
Spawn order is random.
3 days straight of farming for Gondria and no luck :( I really need to take a break and get some RL things done lol.
My search has come to an end (thankfully) after 8 days of searching. Tamed on Madoran last night at 3:02am server. I wanted to share my experience of events leading up to the tame. I firmly believe rares share the spawn timer.
Starting Monday night before the servers went down for maintenance, I found and killed Sentinel at 2am server time. Waited until servers went down, and no spawns of any rares. Logged in when maintenance was over on Tuesday morning, first looked for Gondria for about 15 minutes. When I didn't find her I patrolled for other rares. Found and killed Griegen at 1:30pm server time. Waited for Gondria for one hour before giving in to sleep.
At 8:13pm server, found and killed Terror spinner. that's 6 hours and 42 minutes after killing Griegen. Waited. Seemingly forever. Found at the 62,62 location and tamed 6 hours and 45 minutes after spinner spawned. It is possible another rare had spawned between the two but the timing makes me wonder. I hadn't even seen Gondria at all in the 8 days of looking prior.
I am fairly certain the timers are random, and perhaps some servers experience longer spawn times, I'm not sure. I'm just glad it's finally over. Wishing you all the best of luck in your hunt!
Just tamed her at 63.42'ish on Kazzak-EU server @ 01.45'ish.
I didn't kill anything else before taming Gondria. I was just flying around spamming the macro.
If someone else killed something to make Gondria spawn, i have no idea.
just tamed him 15 min ago on US nath realm at spawn point 69.3 48.3 time was 9:15 MTN time
Just tamed my Gondria today 4.29.09 at around 11:30pm Frostwolf server. Just finished raiding Ulduar and decided to do a quick check, lo and behold there he was, on the southwest corner of the crater. I yelled out loud in vent and in guild chat. Thanks to the people who recommend NPCScan, it picked him up right away. Good thing it was later in the evening and there was no horde around.
Landed, dismissed my farming cat, dropped my trap, tagged him, hit concussive shot and started to tame. Had some mobs go at me while I was taming but didn't get my health too low.
Now I'm trying to level him so I can use him in raids. Got lucky with this tame.
Tamed Gondria on Thrall-US @ server time 5:43am, coords 69,48 (Crater area) on Thursday, April 30th 2009.
Prior to that, I had killed Terror Spinner at server time 5:20am, coords 77,42 and its corpse despawned at 5:22am.
So that's 21 minutes later that Gondria had been tamed after the despawn of Terror Spinner's corpse. I had just flown over the tame location approximately 5 minutes prior to taming Gondria and it had not yet spawned at that time.
I've been using the addon "_NPCScan" which was of great help in finding the other three Rare-Elites during the several days I spent searching and also have had Track Beasts enabled, however I had not added Gondria to the list for _NPCScan, so it wasn't detected by the addon. To add Gondria to the _NPCScan list, type /npcscan and enter its name and NPC ID which is "33776" (without the quotes.)
Also used the following macro bound to the 'wheel up' action of my mouse:
/tar Zul'drak Sentinel
/tar Terror Spinner
/tar Spirit Beast
/run RaidNotice_AddMessage(RaidBossEmoteFrame,"Found!", ChatTypeInfo)
In this macro, I added the line "/tar Spirit Beast" to the original macro posted by the user darkfy, which would also help to locate Gondria in the event of already being tamed by someone else.
In the end, finding Gondria was a simple matter of just spotting by sight, I hadn't even looked at my minimap before Gondria's yellow name stuck out like a sore thumb.
<Thanks and Quick Links>
- darkfy for the original version of the above macro
- leetness for the original link to _NPCScan (
- Wictress for the excellent map detailing spawn points of all the Zul'Drak Rare-Elites (
- everyone else who has submitted spawn timer theories and timing between the Rare-Elite spawns
330am server time-0630 EST,on a us realm -lethon training rare pets for me are like a drug.When i first heard of loque'nahak,i did everything i could. I actually leveled 2 toons to 80 because i refused to take my hunter out of shalozar basin until i had tamed the beatiful spirit pet! finally after almost three months and about 1400 bars of saronite mined and about 400 eternals of all elements,lol,i found him! YES! NO MORE HUNTING! Then the dreaded day came when i was on petopia and found a new spirit pet was seen on a test realm server and woud be available on the next patch. i made a promise to my self that i wouldnt be that obsessed with this one,and trust me it worked... k, the biggest differences with loque and gondria 1.. that there really isnt much in zuldrak other then herbs,and very little mining.,so not many people are there,noone wants to spend all day in a place that they cant get waste all day and come out with nothing 2...loque,you have to fly all over shalozar basin to all these diffent spawn points,and if you dont have an epic flyer then u are screwed anyway,lol,gondria,you have maybe 2 minutes of flying(loved that part!) and the most important difference.....
NO ACHIEVMENT FOR HIM
! the acheivment is what kills loque'nahak,not bm hunters looking for a new pet for their collection! I caught my cat at the southwest part of mammoth crater,and i wish everyone the best of luck,this guy is soooooooo much easier to find then loque'nahak,and one word to all other classes,if you are not a bm hunter,before you kill for the piece of *!@# drops he drops,please take a second to see if there are any hunters around that can tame,since hes just a kill for you and nothing else. good hunting! oh by the way i have seen questions about where in mammoth crater,since its so big,if you go just on the other side of the big stairs, while tracking for beasts..hes just on the other side
here are some pics after tame in org
here are some pics of her in org after taming
Tamed her today just after she spawned in front of me south of Zim'Torga (62.62) at 17h20, exactly 23h30 after she spawned and got tamed by another hunter (see my previous comment).
It's now my turn to be very happy ;)
Good luck to you all and thank you for the usefull comments.
Tamed her(him? I sure wish someone had some lore on this cat.) at the Zim'torga location at 2:15 am server on
. Letting you other hunters know so that you can plan its timer.
S/he was also tamed the day before between 8:30-8:45 pm server the previous day, so I'm thinking s/he has about an 18-20 hour spawn rate.
Here's a polite note for hunters who camp hunters who are looking for rare spawns.
Don't. Do. It.
Edit: I used NPCScan. If I hadn't, I would have flew right past even with a target macro. The loud drum alert woke me out of a sleep-deprived daze. =D Thanks NPCScan. Also here's a tip; when you download the addon, Gondria is not listed so you have to add him. After you add him, make sure to close WoW and delete the cache file in the WoW folder. DOn't worry, this is not a bad thing. WoW will make another Cache file when you log back on. Works great.
Edit: Whoops. Posted the wrong server initially, as I momentarily had a mass brain cell death.
WOOT FINALLY TAMED HER!
Spent all day Monday looking for her, prob about 14 hours. Spent Tuesday afternoon looking for her as well. Wednesday spent almost all day logged on in the area, but was afk for some doing homework and getting other things done.
Well today I checked this morning, and was logged in the area all day. Tonight my guild decided to do 25 man vault first, and I was saved so I was sat. They took the same raid to Ulduar, so I didn't get in. Figured I'd go back and look for Gondria again. As I was flying around she just spawned outside of Zim'Torga at about 9:20 pm server. Dropped down, shot her, dropped my trap, and started taming. This was about 10 minutes ago and my heart is still pounding.
Been a long week looking for this, glad to get it done with! Time to go level.
BTW, US - Alterac Mountains. My characters name is Allison.
My Guildmaster tamed Gondria at 5am ST on Ysondre and I got her at 6pm in 2 different locations but both where marked and verified!
AWESOME pet, glad I can dual spec though, it's nice to change from BM to SV.
Found one with my girlfriend on Bloodscalp at 61.62 - after searching for 9 hours. It was worth because it's beautyful! I don't know if this helps.. but another rare elite was killed in Zul'Drak around 2-3pm, we tamed her at 9.30pm.
Good hunting ;)
Tamed on Staghelm at 12.26am, 76,71. Woot!
: May 1st 09
: 8 pm -ish
: just outside of Zim'torga
Renamed to Stiggy (after Top Gear's Stig lol).
Good luck to everyone, I have to agree the kitty is a total beauty!
Northern Side of the giant staircase. About 4:45am server (Draenor) on May 2nd.
So I decided to go after Gondria....albeit casually, because I already have Shiva (Loque).
I stopped by Zul'drak a few days ago, flew around for 20 minutes or so and logged off. I thought I'd give it another try tonight and started camping at about 1:30am or so. For some odd reason I was the only Hunter alliance side in Zul'drak about 95% of the time I was there.
After 2 1/2 hours (4am) I took a break, got on my alt...browsed the Neutral Ah. Got on my main, browsed the Ah, bought some flasks, decided to go farm some herbs. So I got back on my hunter, Mew. It was about 4:20am.
I logged in at the spawn point south of Zim'torga and was promptly dismounted by a Snow Lepard. Killed that, took off with herb tracking on....farmed herbs for about 20 minutes whilst scanning the spawn points.
Decided I would take an AFK break at the spawn point on the north side of the stairs, so I could go wash out the pot I used to make dinner in and put up a pot of tea. It is now 4:40am.
Luckily for me my computer is in the kitchen. I was rinsing the pot when I glanced at the screen and barely made out what looked like a yellow dot on the mini map (I had put track beasts back on before I afk'd).
Another glance showed me this ghostlike purple apparation pathing next to an Icepaw Bear, thats when I had an o-*!@# moment and promptly landed abandoning my Offspring of Harkoa and tamed Gondria!
There was one other hunter in the Zone at the time. You all are going to hate me...In total I spent maybe 3 hours searching for this spawn...I consider myself EXTREMELY lucky!
Time was about 4:45am server.
I can confirm the 77.3,67.3 spot i caught em this morning at that location around 8:30 am on sisters of elune. i had the NPCScan addon - didnt see it go off the first time but i noticed the marker for em was flagged so i went back to that spot and it went off, and i got my new kitty.
Tamed today at 2.24pm on Silvermoon.
Must admit I didn't see which spawn point I was at on account of the moment of "omg, omg where is he" when my macro warning went off.
Not a bad result for no more than 2 hours worth of camping him!
Just tamed Gondria at 77, 67 spawn point.
Server Time: 1:38 am
Hunted her for 3 days and now the payoff. Good luck to all others still hunting!
WOW ... Finally Gondria is mine
Well the story is that I was searching for this Wonderful Beast since two weeks ago for 8-10 hours daily, but did nt have the pleasure to meet her. Yesterday I was filling up spots for 25OS raid which I am leading when my Hunter Friend pst me and told me that Gondria is walking arroung Zul'drak ... lol what should I do ? I droped the raid group, changed to BM & disbanded my stupid, ugly Gorilla and flew directly to her location and there she is .. walking like a model with her beautiful and amazing body and beside her is my hunter friend with her spirit beast too, who she tamed her few days ago ... and BOOM ... she is mine :) Now she is in my stable along with Pam, Harkoa and Bodyguard (my other pets).
Trust me guys .... it worth staying up and looking for her :) SHE IS AMAZING
Oups (EC Guild)
An observation after using him for a bit; stealth is kind of pointless. He moves forward enough to moonfire, then does that, breaking the stealth. Does anyone know if the 'first attack from stealth receives a 50% bonus' applies to spirit strike?
(edit) Yes, it does. Hits for around 190 normally, for 380 or so when stealthed.
Tamed on the 3.1.2 ptrs with a premade hunter, right to the west of mam'toth crater, easy tame, set a frost trap, clicked tame and i was the proud owner of the only Gondria on the test servers.
Tamed this girl today!. (4/5/09)
After about four days doing circles around her spawn spots, I was getting a little fed up. But it's always when you least expect to find her. I went on my lvl 80 Hunter just to have a look around Zul'drak, just on the off chance she was there - though I had almost given up hope.
I flew over the various spots until my NPC Scan addon (God send by the way!. Everyone should have it!) boomed its warning sign and lo and behold, it was Gondria!. I caught her at 77,69. Which is at the top of the rise of the large, wooded, snowy area in the south-easterly part of the tier. I have read this was quite a popular spot for her to be caught.
I am on Eonar, European server, and caught her at 13:16pm server time. I don't know when she first spawned there but it must have been only a half an hour or so before because I was looking for her the same morning.
If your thinking of giving up hope, don't!. She is one of only two spirit beasts. Rare and a beautiful pet to have. Odd's on, if you keep looking you will find her :).
I have renamed her Arínae - the Elvish name meaning 'Silver Whisper'.
Tamed Gondria today on 4/5/09 prox about 15.30pm when i just logged on. (Aszune-EU)
I had my hunter parked there.
Here is a link with a pcture of my hunter and my beautiful pet :)
Coordinates were i tamed him are 69.4,47.4
Near Altar of Mam'thot were the green crater is.
Tamed at 2:44am on 5/3/09 (Elune-US)
Coordinates: 69.4, 49
Several hours/days into the hunt before spotted. I actually was getting ready to call it a night and decided to do one more fly by before leaving my toon logged there. When i hit the zone i had just switched from my other spec and had like no mana. Gondria was in the second zone spot i was to check and I had to take a mana pot when i spotted her before i could get the tame off. Thankfully i had a pot on me talk about a rush.
I can't confirm any of the other rare spawns in the zone and Gondria being linked. I can say that i spent several days doing zone fly bys trying to see if any other rare's were up. I never did see another rare in the zone. The many hours of hunting are worth it.
npcscan was super helpful. I highly recommend that addon for this hunt. Make sure to clear your cache directory often. npcscan will alert of the rare if another hunter is close by that had it tamed. It also doesn't reset if it does find an npc in the list unless you clear your cache directory. Good luck to all.
On my server (Argent Dawn) I frequently see people on their flying mounts, camping over Heb'Drakkar, to the right of the big stairs.
Is there any information on why this is the best place to camp? I've seen several hunters now just flying in place over that point.
Tamed her at 1:02 am on ShC. Coords 69.8 48.4
She was by the crater, to the left of the alter of quetz'lun (sp). (as you are facing it)
Actually she was close to about 3 of those oozlings,
but stayed on the snow, not into the crater.
She didn't seem to be moving around much, but then I didn't wait to see what she was going to be doing. ;)
CIAO IO O TAMATO GONDRIA DOPO 2 GIORNI PRECISAMENTE ALLE 16:35 CORINATE DAL 75 AL 77 VICINO A "ALTAR OF QUETZ LUN
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Just tamed him(?) at 62.41 in Zul Drak at 13:00 server time after a previous nights server maintenance.
Spirit Beast was patrolling near the steps and was neutral. When I dropped down from my mount and tamed, a bear close to both of us aggro'd on him and started attacking the spirit beast. Once the beast was in the ice trap, the bear switched to me. Luckily he didn't interrupt my taming and now I have my 1st spirit beast. One down, one to go.
From the description on wowinterface.com, it states You can clear the mob cache by quitting WoW and deleting the Cache sub-directory in your WoW directory.
So, just like NPCscan, you need to clear your cache the next time you come across the mob you're looking for, or someone's pet that happens to be the mob you are looking for.
Got Gondria today at 7:40 AM server time at Hellscream on coörd 69,48( west of mam'toth crater). Found her after 6 hours of search on my DK and logged fast as i could on my hunter and tamed her. She's very beautyfull and worth the search, even Ahab a tauren hunter cheered at me (dreanei hunter) :D. Good luck on other hunters and don't give up :)
Tamed this morning at 5:20 am Pacific Time on Echo Isles server. Found her roaming behind the Altar of Harkoa.
Have probably only spent a handful of hours randomly checking the zone throughout the day. Nothing like the time spent trying to get Loque (still haven't).
Beautiful pet though, and I'm glad to have her in my stable!
Link to pic
YES i finally got her !
17:30 server time on outland server.
Still can't figure out her spawn cycle.
She's not linked to the other elites, since she spawned like 20 minutes after i killed geigen.
If you are searching for her don't base spawn times on the other elites.
Ketara lvl 80 hunter - Outland.
Tamed mine a couple of weeks ago, early morning around 4:30am server time, at coordinates 69.6, 48.6. It was close to the Altar of Mam'toth by a bunch of those glowing eyed cats.
My advice. If you can, try looking for it early in the morning. I've been able to find a lot of rare pets in the past at these times when the server is quiet. Use the macro and watch the mini map. It'll appear as a yellow dot. Sometimes your heart skips a beat the moment you see a yellow dot and it turns out to be a different mob. It's a real bummer but exciting at the same time.
For me, the dot appeared a split second before my macro targeted the cat. I just knew it was Gondria.
Good luck all!
Tamed at 01:35 (63,43) on Aggramar EU, less than 10 mins after a friend of mine tamed Loque, and was on his way to show off to me!
Not sure if this blows the theory of same spawn timer, or the min time between possible spawns!
Tamed Gondria at 69, 76 on Gul'Dan at 10:00p server time. 6 total hours of searching over about a week (about an hour a day).
Used NPCScan to find her although she shows up yellow on track beasts and is the only one in the area. Didn't really need it but it did help me find two of the other rare spawns in Zul'Drak: Griegen and ZD Sentinel. The theory is only one rare spawn can be up at a time in the same zone. If I couldn't find Gondria in her usual spots, I'd search for the others, kill them then see if she'd spawn.
After killing ZD Sentinel, Griegen spawned within 30 minutes. I stuck around for another hour, but couldn't find another rare spawn that day.
Tamed her on Hellscream at 9:10 server time, loc was 63,42, which jives with the maps here.
She does show up as a yellow dot instead of red while tracking beasts, as mentioned below. I was being attacked by a non-elite bear the whole time while taming her, but had no issues otherwise -- freezing arrow and Tame and then she's mine. Can't say enough how sweet looking she really is. Screen shots don't do her justice.
Today, I was again circling Zul'drak without much hope of seeing this beautiful animal. Been days since I installed NPCscan, but it never picked her up. I approach the spawnpoint at the west side of the stairs, when suddenly I see a yellow dot on my map. Before I can check if its really Gondria, BOOM NPCscan goes off and sure enough...it is her. The adrenaline rush was amazing. Hands shaking, heart pounding, pulse racing.
I quickly dismount, have enough presence of mind to put my Warp hunter away. 'Remember to put down trap!' was running through my mind. I start the tame, and she jumps in to attack me, but of course end up in a solid ice block. I know she wants to sink her teeth and claws into me, probably turn me into pulp. The bonding seems to take forever, but finally she gives in. I named her Shalla, presumably the Darnassian word for Shadow. I thought it was fitting, somehow.
To everyone who are still looking for this beautiful cat....do not give up! She is very much worth the effort :)
Very happy hunter
Alleandra - Khadgar EU
Tamed today(May 9) on Ravenholdt at 3:25pmish at the Mam'Toth crater by the wall(69.x, 48.x).
Pardon me whilst I squeal with joy.
After 10 min of looking for Gondria I just managed to tame her.
It was on the south-eastern purple spot on that map.
Was using this macro:
/script local t=UnitName("target"); if (t == null) then t=date("%S") else PlaySound("RaidWarning") end;
Notice that it has Sholazar rares too on search.
Sindrom, proud friend of Gondria & Loque'nahak
I started at exactly 00:00 in my search for this beautiful pet... Nine hours and 15 minutes later, I finally found it at 78.70. It took nine freaking hours, but it was totally worth it! This pet is gorgeous. <3
But yeah, further proof of that it can take longer than 6 hours to respawn, because I checked and there were no sights or kills of it while I was looking for it. I also checked the other three rares sometime in the middle of my search, but none of them were up. So I think this pet is on a separate respawn timer, of 6+ hours.
Skuddmann on The Venture Co. EU, by the way.
( By the way, I named the pet Twilight. It was the only epic, non-goofy name I could think of at the time. ;-) )
Still can't believe! Got it after 5 mins of searching!
macro with /tar gondria
Good luck! =D
Darkspear around 11:15-11:20 st
Spawn point map
Personally found and tamed at 63, 43. Found again a few days later at 78, 70. I found another hunter that wanted to tame her.
When you try to tame it, it will leap behind you, so put your trap on yourself :).
Have Fun hunting that spirit beast, I found it while lvling my alt in Zul.
Tamed this lovely lady on Saturday, May 9th at 9:18 AM server time on Kargath Server.
I found her with little to no looking, just thought I would go scope out spawn points and camp later on, but as I was flying by the left side of the stairs near Mamtooth Crater, I saw a "purplish" mob. Clicked over and sure enough, it was Gondria.
Quickly laid a frost trap and tamed her without any problems.
A guild friend also tamed this girl about 8 PM server time the evening before, and another friend later that evening.
I must have got lucky, because I farmed for 6 weeks with Loque and this one was just "there". I am now the proud owner of both gorgeous spirit beasties.
Oh....I choose to rename her "Ethera".
Happy Hunting Everyone!
Tamed this rare today
behind altar of hakora
used the npc add on, worked like a charm
found Gondria around 12:20 realm time at 70.47, placed freezing trap at my feet she pounced right onto it, love this pet :) <duskwood server>
Tamed on Whisperwind (US) at approximately 8:40 PM on May 11th. I killed the spider rare approximately 2 1/2 hours prior and had been cruising between the spawn points for a few hours. Finally caught him near the northernmost spawn location. I've noticed in the comments that there have been quite a few reporting tamings around 8:00-9:00 server time, both AM and PM.
NPCFind was invaluable - just make sure you manually enter the NPC name and ID since by default, the addon doesn't search for tameable rares.
On a side note, I'm hoping blizzard will up the DPS of these BM-only pets - from the reports I've heard, generic wolves are still doing better damage. It seems to me that if you bother to take the BM culmination-talent, you ought to have access to clearly superior pets in terms of DPS (marks and survival draw DPS from other sources). I do like how these cats have the 'Spirit Strike' ability - now it just needs to be better.
Tamed Gondria this morning around 3am server time on Dethecus - right before server maintenance (Talk about LUCK!) She was located at 77,71. I'm not sure if I passed over her several times before she finally loaded onto my screen, or if she just happened to spawn the last time I passed that area. Just like Loque'Nahak, she is NEUTRAL, so her name will be in yellow, and she will not attack upon first seeing you. Keep this in mind in case you are using a macro to find her - don't give up because you never see a red target. As others have mentioned before me, put a frost trap right at your own feet, shoot, and untarget right away. She'll pounce onto you, so if you move away from the frost trap, she'll never hit it.
At level 79, I accidentally shot her twice - once after she was trapped - but managed to survive long enough for the cooldown to pass and I could re-trap.
There was absolutely NO competition for her. This was the second day I have seen her in a row, at the same time (6am eastern time - when I wake up for work). The first day, another hunter had just tamed her and hearthed out. This time, it was me who got lucky. Both times, she was in the same general area. I have not spotted her in any other area yet.
Also like Loque'Nahak, this beast will moonfire targets. She can use growl, but she can't hold aggro as well as my orange tiger from Stranglethorn Vale. Upon taming she had 19 talent points to spend, and 10,599 health. Walking around any major city, even for a few minutes, usually ends with tons of questions about her, as not many people know about it yet. In prowl mode, she's virtually invisible against any background (even dark places like caves and such). My party members couldn't even see her at first.
Eats the same thing as other cats - uncooked meats and fish.
After weeks of tracking this pretty kitty tamed her at 6:30am server time, on Alleria.
LoL as everyone else said, you get soo excited you almost have an accident. But what a pretty kitty. And sooo worth the wait. She was up by the big tree on the grizzly hills border. At 77.0/70. Don't bother with the macros, just download npcscan works great, only problem I find with it is having to leave game and clear cache after being in dalaran, when you run across someone that has tamed her. But all in all well worth it. Good luck and happy hunting :)
Hours of flying loops around Zul'Drak finally paid off! Tamed Gondria at 7:00 this morning on Dragonblight. Spawn location behind Altar of Har'koa at about 67,76.
Act fast when you see him|her, as you can be sure another hunter stalking Gondria will arrive very shortly.
5/14/2009 12:20 pm - - Found at one of the spots.... npcscan went off, circle around a bit, found, dismounted, selected Gondria, beast lore = = Tamable, stand on trap, concussive shot, tame beast = beast not tameable, say 'WTH', search web = = find others still taming, ticket into GM, waiting......
5/14/09 Wyrmrest Accord Server Horde.
I hope this information helps people with deciding the times of spawns as I have seen varying spawn times.
8:30pm on 5/14/09
I was coming over from Storm Peaks doing a quest and swooped low over the spawn points near the Icepaw Bears were that was close to the border of Storm Peaks. Terror Spinner was there. Least I'm pretty sure that's what the name of the second rare spawn is. I killed it and took off.
I let some time pass and did the rest of my quests, went and made coffee and came back to Zul'Drak parking my Blood elf behind in Zim'Torga.
11:45pm on 5/14/09
I decided what the heck and lifted off on my red dragon scanning over the eastern spawn points. Nada. Swung over towards Mam'toth and saw nothing as well. Flew over the stairs and swooped low and low and behold, there was Gondria. Right against the stairs on the Storm Peaks side. Tamed and now the proud owner of my second Spirit beast.
Maybe this was an odd coincidence, but it seems that the spawn timer MAY be shorter. I mean, Gondria was there 3 hours and fifteen minutes after I killed Terror Spinner.
I hope this information will be helpful to the other hunters.
Kalicia of the Wyrmrest Accord server
15-5-2009 Well, finally after a week I have this beautyful cat in my stable. I encountered it at 6:05 AM in EU-Los Errantes, about an hour after killing Terror Spinner, that I casually encountered about 5:00 AM whem Im searching for Gondria. I finally encountered it at southeast of the altar of har'koa, near the stairs. I simply unmounted, killed a couple of black cats that are in te area, dismissed my provissional cat, placed a ice trap in front of me an tamed it without any problem.
Now is time to level it and probe its damage in a raid...
The spawn cicle seems to have some relation with the other rares as commented in earlier posts, its so much coincidence that I managed to tame it the first day that I killed another rare in the area...
Good luck hunters ;)
PS: Note by my server that Im obviously not english speaker so forgive me if my english is not very good ;)
Tamed Gondria this morning! 7:55AM server time US-Bladefist. At 63, 43. Not 1 min before another opposing faction hunter showed up. Been on the hunt for about a week. This one was easy. Now on to Loque!
Wow. What a rush! Found Gondria today at 2:30 PM on Rexxar (US). The npc scan mod is wonderful. I would do a loop, play a game of Peggle, and repeat. Pulled up my game of Peggle and the alarm went off. She was at the Alter of Mam'toth. Good luck to all those in search. :)
Are you beastmaster, exotic spec? You need that extra point to tame her, and any other exotic pets.
Just found Gondria at 68,77. Was flying around on my druid looking for her for my friend. He's been mad since I got Gondria on my hunter, since I had both spirit beasts and he had none. I tagged Gondria and slept her until he was able to fly to me and tame her.
Found her at the start of my 2nd loop, since the first time around I didn't have my macro out on my bars yet, and I just got the new NPCscan and wasn't sure if it was working. So either I missed her first time around, or she just spawned. Either way, was perfect timing.
Alterac Mountains - Alliance 9:35 pm
Tamed him on Neptulon at 10:06 am wow time at 69.3 47.9
good luck :)
Tamed at 5:30 A.M. server (Eastern Standard Time), 5/17/2009 or 3:30 (Mountain Standard Time | GMT -7) U.S. Horde, Smolderthorn PVP.
Tamed at Coordinates 77 70, in Zul'drak immediately following a kill on Griegen along the path coming in from the west part of Zul'drak where Thrym the Hope Ender patrols. Note, I was using a NORMAL flyer when I made this route from Griegen to check the spawn spots, hitting the one by Zim Torga, then the northeast one (77 70) when sure enough the NPC scan alarm went off. I've heard that Griegen has nothing to do with Gondria, but considering I killed him by Thrym (about 25 20ish?) moments before tagging Gondria flying to the spawnpoints, it could be possible that one spawns after another despawns.
I guess I'm lucky as hell, considering I also got Loque'nahak on Monday at 7:55 a.m. server at 67 79 (Southwest of Hardknuckle clearing in Sholozar Basin) on this same hunter on Smolderthorn. I figured Gondria can keep it's name for now, but I'll prolly give it something more unique later. Loque'nahak is named after my current housecat to those who've seen me with Phideaux. Anyway it's pushing 4:15 a.m. here in Colorado and after a night of movies, bar rush, & brief gaming after checking AH mail and getting lucky, it's more than past time to crash. I'm willing to offer suggestions/advice to any other hunters looking to tame these guys who have questions on my server/faction... feel free to hit me up.
Hkrannak -> US Smolderthorn Horde
Found Gondria again, for the 2nd time in 2 days. Was on my druid again, just logged on wow and didn't feel like doing anything else so I flew to Zul'drak to look for rares. Gondria was at the first spawn point I checked, which was outside Zim'Torga at 62,62. Tagged her immediately and then slept her at about 12:00 pm server. Was no hunters in Zul'drak, so I asked the hunter in my guild. He didn't have a beast spec. Kept her slept for about 10 mins before I finally logged on my friends char and asked in Dalaran for a hunter. She's just too beautiful to kill. Found somebody and he flew out to tame her.
Again, this was Alterac Mountains - Alliance.
Sucks I spent 20+ hours on my hunter looking for her, and I flew out there twice in 2 days on my druid and she's been up.
Here's screen shots:
Just tamed on frostmane. Found her at 68,77. no one was looking or else i was just very lucky. with both Gondria and Loque' i just happened to fly over and see them. Trapped and tamed. Piece of cake
so i was out farming leather off snow leopards and iceclaw bears for my shaman and wondered into this beauty, released my mist saber and now a proud owner of Gondria.. just need a name now lol.
i didn't even know they had added another spirit beast cause i had quit for a few months, anyways 5:30pm may 17 lightnings blade US if anyone is looking from my server.
After searching for Aotona for days, I decided to go to Zul'drak to check if this guy was there. Found him at 69,48 (near the crater). Now a proud owner of Krush, Loque, and Gondria.
NPCScan helps a lot, I highly recommend it!
Oh yeah baby got tha beauty around 5am. Just woke up and she was strolling around the most southern location on the map :)
Good luck hunterds!
Aszune-EU Tamed on 18th May 2009 10:12 Server Time. It spawned at 63,42, Zul'Drak.
Judging by the comments here, I am very lucky since it took me only about 2 hours from the time I started camping for it ^_^!
Good luck to all other people going for this Awesome Pet! :)
I had been circling the spawn points for about a week, maybe 10 hours in total before I decided it wasn't worth the effort and I was gonna go SV for raiding anyway.
During a fly-over ZD on my way to grizzly hills I spotted the Zul'Drak sentinel and killed him. I thought I'd take a chance and have one quick look for Gondria while I was there.
I found and tamed Gondria at around 69,48, just next to the Crater of Mam'Toth. This happened within 10 minutes of me killing the Sentinel at around 5.15am server time. I might go and look for Griegan now and see whether these rare mobs do indeed spawn within minutes of others being killed.
There is an addon called 'NPCSCAN' available from wowinterface.com which essentially spams a targetting macro for you looking for rare mobs and any other mobs you tell it to look for. Its so easy to use that I'm unsure whether it is permitted by Blizz at all, but I've been using it for 2-3 weeks now without any problem.
p.s. I had also killed Terror Spinner around 74,68 the day before Gondria.
After few weeks on/off camping this guy. I logged on today, to do my usual check around for him. The first place I go to. He was up. Tamed that guy real fast!
I am sooo happy! My hands are still shaking!
Tamed him at 62,42.
Thank you to both of you who translated and at least preserved the post. I don't know why, but it was marked down. Not everyone speaks English and sometimes we need to have a little tolerance for those who are different.(from us)
This person is no
than any of us (hunters) who enjoy the class and enjoy finding one of the rares and being able to share that information- and our excitement
with our fellow hunters
,no matter what language they speak.
I hope everyone who is looking for gondria does eventually find her. Have patience and she will come to you.
I AM SO HAPPY! just caught him today at 17:48 server time on Executus at 62,41! I was trying to get Loque'nahak in sholozar for about 2 days, trying about 2 hours each day. i read around and downloaded NPC SCAN, then today 5 min after landing in Zul'Drak i find him! i quickly stored my pet in my stable and started to tame, but then a Ice Paw Bear and a Guardian of Zim'Rhuk attacked me. Had to FD then moved to the side, set my trap and tried again. Very easy to tame just watch out for the Guardian. 1 minute after taming 2 horde came, hunter and a warlock, and killed me while i was taking screen shots^^ so i was very lucky indeed.
honestly get ,
, it is THE BEST!
Also if you have cartographer mark the spawn points on your map so you don't have to look back at this site again. it might also help to mention in chat that if anyone finds the spirit beast to tell you, 2 days ago i found the devilsaur in sholazar i wanted to tame dead cus someone was ahead of me by only 1 minute or so:(
well good lucky hunting fellow hunters.
Hunters, I suggest you don't kill this, instead. Tame it. It's worth it, the prowl makes it almost unseeable by players, and it's a very unique model.
WOOT i just found Gondria northeast side of zuldrak and omg hes so freakn pimp. I've been farming S.basin forever and nothing. well i found king krush once and i called a friend to help me distract him and before i knew it he killed him =( though he did have good loot it just sucked.
Tamed Gondria the day before yesterday on Aman'thul (Oceanic). I'd been camping Zul'drak off and on for about 2 weeks and this was only the second time I'd actually seen her (the first time she was dead so all i could do was skin). I've been using NPCscan, which I recommend.
I'd just logged off an alt and back to my hunter (who i'd left hovering over one of the spawn sights) to do WG and on a whim thought I may as well do a sweep of the area first. NPCscan picked up Gondria at the 78,70 location and my heart rate went ballistic. The rest was pretty standard, abandon "throw-away" pet, drop trap, tame, blah, blah, blah. Aman'thul is PVE so I didn't have to worry about being ganked and my only concern was some retard trying to rain on my parade.
Throughout the 2 weeks of camping I'd killed the other Zul'drak rare spawns all multiple times, including all 3 within about an hour. Griegan first, then the Sentinel, then Terrorspinner. I spent the next hour or so after that circling the spawn sights without any luck. I'm not sure if the three rares spawning so soon after each other was just a conicidence or if it points to a pattern, but just thought it was worth mentinoing.
Anyway, so now I finally have this amazing pet (as yet still un-named). For all of those still looking, don't give up, it's worth it!
rofl. I can verify that NPC scan works. I was flying ( on FP ) over Dragonblight and Tukemuth showed up. I was have ina daz when sudden I hear this "WRAHHHHHHHH" horn and my first thought was... " WTF was that?"
Well i had wow minimized looking at this, when I poped it back up I had to laugh.
Just tamed Gondria at about 8:00pm server. I wasn't even looking for him specifically, though I looked up some of his spawn points, my hunter is lvl77 and I was questing in the area and thought "well I can check this spawn point since its nearby", and lo and behold there he was! I immediately abandoned my current pet to pick him up. I found him next to the Altar of Mam'toth.
You have to have the 51-point BM talent in order to tame it, though, since it is a Spirit Beast.
I tamed her under Zol'Maz Stronghold near the stairs.
Before i must killed the Zul'drak sentinel at the way of Altar of Serratus,the rare elite respawns cirka 4-5 hours....(Tame time at 0:42 AM)
I'm the second who has this pet on Bloodscalp-EU in the Alliance^^.(this was my first day,but i have no luck(really)
Happy hunt in the future!:)
I tamed Gondria at 78, 70 on Defias Brotherhood at 5:40am server time. I had stopped my circuit of the area and was stationary while chatting in guild when she spawned just behind me at exactly 78.70. I landed and checked the position after I'd tamed just to make sure.
Took just over 4 hours farming. I also searching ZD regularly for any of the other spawns since there has been a lot of mention of it sharing a respawn timer, I can't confirm either way, but I never saw any other rares during the time I was searching for Gondria.
I was using both a macro and NPCScan.
I'm tired, but damn the pet was worth it. Now to level it...
I'll agree he blends in like crazy, when he's on top of snow he just looks like kind of a glow. My macro didn't go off either, I guess I was too high up, so you have to really keep your eyes open. I'll agree, easy tame. I didn't even shoot at him, just set down a trap right in front of me, and tamed a couple yards away, he only got to hit me once.
Tamed by Nyiathar on Lothar, confermed at 67,77 @ 0630 ST(East cost time). Used ESN_Rare addon and the macro from Nuker's comments above. Hope this helps you guys.
I just tamed her on my hunter, I spent all day looking. I remembered that only one rare is up at a time or something so I killed the other three, all within 5 minutes of each other so it kind of contradicts only one rare at a time or the spawn times (30 minutes-6 hours). I then spent 4 more hours looking then called it quits and ran Gun'Drak. I took the flight path back to Zim'Torga and left the room. When I came back my NPScan picked her up so I got all excited and went back towards Gun'Drak to the Zim'Rhuk spawn point. I aggroed a bunch of mobs on the way and had to use my targeting macro that I had set to play the Illidan "You are not prepared!" when I target her and when I heard it I spilled my drink on my lap xD. I wasn't I had dual-specced Beast Mastery and Survival and I was Survival for Gun'Drak and forgot to abandon the temporary pet i picked up as it was in it's dismissed state from switching specs. After I tamed her it said I had too many pets and I had to do it again. It's a worthwhile pet I tested it out afterwards and it kills fast. I named mine Bakeneko, Japanese monster spirit cats :3
I just tamed him on "dreadmaul" at 12pm 24/5/09. Here is the info i can give u.
I tamed him at 63.2/43.0
I killed the rare spawn spider in zuldrak at 6am, while i went to check if he spawned yet, i thought he would be like the other spirit beast and share the 6 hour cooldown with the rest of the rare spawns there.
I came back about 6h later, found him at 63.2/43.0 and tamed him right on the spot, and full on cheering on vent/ guild chat after XD.
Tamed Gondria last night at 61; 62.
No macro - nothing except track beasts on.
She was amongst a group of three red dots ( the turned Harkoa cats with red eyes). Couldnt beleive it.. a yellow dot amongst them and there she was.
Pretty magnificant looking beast, very like the frost saber but just in translucent, ghost form
Made conscious decision not teo obsess with finding Gondria (unlike camping out Loq with no luck until i gave up) . So with no macro and no expectations she shows herself.
Am absolutely stoked, i do suggest if not using a macro check ALL the yellow spots and especially those amongst the red ones. You might just get a nice surprise like i did.
Good luck :)
And yes she is beautiful.......
Tamed at approx: 4am Server time - Nagrand US Server
Decided to tame this for my boyfriend as a suprise. Flew around for roughly an hour around Zul'Drak and found her.
Spotted + tamed around:
8:24 AM EST.
About an hour later I also found the other spirit beast, Loque, in Sholazar Basin at 9:15 AM EST.
I guess I got lucky. I suggest going early in the morning.
Other people's posts were also very helpful, plus these 2 addons I used:
GL to everyone else. =)
After farming Zul'Drak for nearly a week, I found this mob south of the Altar of Har'koa. There's no way I would have found it if it wasn't for NPCscan. If you
want this mob for a pet, get the addon. It makes things so much easier.
Plus, never give up on it. Looks so cool in the end.
I found Gondria for the first time today, while doing a bit of related scouting. She was due south of the center of the Altar of Quetz'lun, among a few other cats and bears. I do not have the necessary
talent, so I could not tame
such as her. Because she is not (currently) required for the
achievement, I chose not to kill her. Instead I made a zone-wide comment advertising her availability. Another Hunter whispered me, came over, and succeeded in taming Gondria. The other Hunter was Level 78, and (for whatever reason, perhaps haste) did not use a
. Gondria reduced the Hunter to about half health before the taming was successfully completed.
After a couple of weeks of searching on and off, I finally found him this afternoon.
00:48 server time (Proudmoore), location 63,43.
Don't give up, he does exist! :)
Tamed him at 8:00am ST on Hakkar. He was on the hill south of the Alter of Quetz'lun. Like everyone has said the tame is cake. Good luck to the rest of you hunters looking for him!
Tamed today at 63.6,43.0 next to the stairs at approx 7.04pm on runetotem server after camping on and off for a week. Used NPCScan addon and couldn't believe my eyes when it was actually there and not a false alarm! Beautiful pet!
As Leetness said, definitely have a look at NPC Scan. I d/l after reading his comment it worked. Tamed Gondria this evening!
It works well, cept when kinda not paying attention, the alert sound scares the crap out of u!
I wouldn't call any spot the "best" to catch a rare spawn. They do have static spawn points though, however standing in one spot in hoping the rare will spawn is drastically killing your chance of actually catching the pet.
*on a side now i just tamed Gondria <5minutes ago. I believe(but could be wrong) that she has a chance to spawn 8>hours after killing Terror spinner. I killed Terror Spinner at 4:36 AM and just tamed Gondria at 4:00pm. Someone else mentioned killing Terror Spinner around 7:00 pm and Finding Gondria around 5:00am* Also i'm on a HIGH pop server.
Nosferatu1978 I LUVE YOU. Seriously your info is the reason i have this pet. I killed Terror Spinner at 4:30am and figured Ok, if this guy killed Terror Spinner at 7:00pm and 9>hours later he found Gondria then by the time i wake up she should be close to spawning. Sure enough i wake up 1:00pm my time (4:00pm server) and less than five minutes of flying in Zul'drak BAM! I spot Gondria. I win the game :) Total time spent looking for this pet; 1hour 35minutes <----that part doesnt matter i know so don't downrate me, i'm just Boasting :p
Btw She was Southeast of Kolramas walking in a very short path near the Cursed Offspring.
Just found out about this pet today. So i deciced to try to find and tame him.
Read some info on this site and found out about addon called _NPCScan.
After half and hour just already, just doing one more round b4 i wanted to go to bed, the addon found him. it was 0.55 and at 78,70
Tamed him. He looks really nice.
Download the Addon and start hunting. Good Luck.
Tamed on May 22 at 8:19PM server time, Earthen Ring. I had been looking for her for 5 days on my hunter, and wasn't sure if I wanted to stay in one spot or patrol around her spawn points. I only have an epic ground mount at the time of typing this (I know, I fail; I'm bad at keeping money on him). So I go from my camping spot, the corner of the stairs, and do a sweep around counter-clockwise. I was talking with my sister in the other room, saying 'Yeah, I guess I have a better chance of finding her if I stay at my one camping spot.' Rounded the corner back to where I had been sitting (~63, 43) and BAM! Saw the yellow dot and the purple cat before my _NPCscan fired off. Kept calm, dropped a freezing trap and stood on it, and after 20 seconds she was mine. Kept her nameless for a while but right now she's called Jinx (because my sister's Loque is named Geas; goes along with it)
To everyone looking for her, don't give up. It's so worth it in the end, trust me.
Dual fangs extending from mouth?
Massive paws, three incredibly sharp claws?
Check n check
Tiger / cat body type mode?
Methinks we found GhostSaber 2.0
Tamed today on Emerald Dream EU at the 77,68 spawn point.
I'd spent about five hours overnight circling the area and checking for any other of the rares so no luck and went to get some sleep. From reading here, I decided to log off at 77,68 as it seemed one of the most likely spawn locations for her. Six hours after I logged off, I logged back on and the NPC Scan made a big noise and flashed on the screen right whereI logged in - I really recommend this add-on or similar, when your eyes are fuzzy from hours of aimless flying, it's pretty invaluable. I did have the macro too but I was getting a repetitive strain injury from spamming it =/ Unfortunately I am unsure of the timer as I had only just logged on, so I've no idea if any other rares in the area were killed.
Anyway just be careful and don't panic like I did when I saw it, I ended up with it untrapped hitting me AND another mob on me. As I'm a Draenei I cast GoTN on myself before starting taming anyway, but without it I would have been dead before the cast-time finished - as it was, I survived on 900hp. She doesn't hit overly hard, but I was crit a couple of times for around 1.4k and as a freshly-dinged 80, my health pool is somewhat lacking.
Anyway good luck getting yours =)
I've been searching for this one for only about two days, checking after midnight (It's summer, I can catch up on sleep anytime.). I heard that the best time to find rares are at about 2-4 AM server time, so I'll usually hop on for one patrol and get back on in two hours.
So this last night, one of my guildmates tamed Gondria and announced it at about 8:35 PM server time. I decided to gauge the timer a bit (though I hear it's completely random), and woke up early the next morning to test the 8 hour spawn theory.
Now, I have _NPCScan installed (automatic rare elite tracker, and a real gem of one at that), and while passing by the (70,78) spawn point, my alerts went off. When I saw what it was setting alerts about, I noticed Terror Spinner, another rare elite in the Zul'Drak area. I found him at about 6:37 AM server time, only two minutes up from exactly eight hours from Gondria's taming.
I'm convinced that Gondria, like Loque'nahak and all the other Sholazar elites, shares a spawn timer with the other Zul'Drak elites. Why it was almost exactly eight hours, I'm still not sure, maybe just sheer luck. So, if you're searching for this one, you'll want a macro or addon that also searches for the other three rares in the area. Once it's killed, you're the only one who can really anticipate the spawn time.
But then again, people say it's random between a half hour and 6 hours, so you may not be able to estimate the spawn time at all. It's still worth a shot, especially since the competition on Gondria is way lower than that of Loque'nahak.
Prometheist - Ghostlands
Alright, sorry about the double post on this, but I just caught this upon logging in.
Caught at about (77,70), the most common spawn for Gondria. Last night I did one quick patrol, found Terror Spinner instead at about 2:05 AM server time, and logged off above one of Gondria's spawns. This morning I get on just for another quick patrol (about 8 hours later), and at 10:50 PM server time, my addon went off and surely enough, there's the lone yellow dot on my minimap.
I didn't expect to find it so easily, so I was pretty shaken. I had to search my hotbars for my freezing trap and the tame button, and the freezing trap was missed somehow. I got attacked by a bunch of bears around there at the same time, feigned death, healed up, tried again, and died by the same bears.
Luckily the nearest graveyard was only a minute away, so I got back, calmed down a bit, and did the freeze-tame method again, and after the longest 20 seconds of my life, it was tamed.
I've only been searching for this for about two days, and on the third morning, I just logged on and it was there. Gondria is a lot easier to tame than Loque'nahak since he/she isn't a requirement of the Frostbitten achievement, but it was still great to find this rare guy.
From the looks of it, it spawned almost exactly eight hours after I killed Terror Spinner the previous night, and the previous day, Terror Spinner spawned eight hours after Gondria was tamed the night before.
If there's a precise spawn timer on it, it's probably around eight hours, because I don't know how many rares have an uptime of more than ten minutes this time of day. Maybe I was just lucky.
So to all you hunters spending restless hours searching for this, don't worry too much. Do a few patrols and log out at one of the spawns (77,70 is probably the best), and log on every once in a while to do a quick patrol. This is a nice little guy here and he'll be one of the pets I keep.
I owe the find to three things. 1 - _NPCScan addon. This set off an alert for Terror Spinner twice for me (and a lot of false alarms for both Gondria and Loque'nahak), so I could gauge the spawn times. This is what got my heart beating when I logged on today. 2 - Rare Spawn Overlay addon. This goes right on the map and is handy for finding exact spawn points as you fly, and is basically like WoWHead's maps right in-game. 3 - One of my guildmates who tamed Gondria (within 5 minutes of my patrol ending, mind you), and first helped me gauge the spawn timer. Once again, not as hard to get as Loque'nahak, but still a rare find, at least on my server.
Prometheist - Ghostlands
I didn't have to search very long to find her, when I was lvl 76 I saw her at location 67.9, 78.3 at around 8:30 pm PST. Finally 77 and able to tame her, I found her at location 78.2, 70.2 at around 12pm PST. I was alerted of her presence the first time by the simple mod _NPCScan. Make sure under the mod in your interface that Gondia is listed with the ID # 33776.
The second time I was not alerted, maybe because I was flying that time? Anyway she is not a threat, so she's a yellow dot on the minimap when tracking beasts. It's easy to spot her in those locations because she's the only yellow amongst red when she's there. Using the Freezing Trap made taming a piece of cake and I was prepared with a pet that I didn't mind abandoning right before taming her.
I hope this information is helpful to those who wish to tame her as well!
Confirmed Sighting on server Silver Hand cords
I used the macro by
, and it worked great. The only downside is while you're flying it is hard to spot him on the ground with all the snow while using the macro. He appears as a yellow dot in the mini map if you’re using beast tracking. It only took me one day to get him I logged in every 2 hours and tamed him at 318pm server time.
OK Hunters. Here's what happen to me.
I read the posts b4 I start taming this guy. And thanks onenation777 for the macro.
Here's the macro.
/run RaidNotice_AddMessage(RaidBossEmoteFrame,"THERE HE IS !", ChatTypeInfo)
Story start at 6:00pm Sunday 06/07/2009
I had been flying around and around and around. Didn't see her around. So I asume she shares the respawn time with other rare elites in the map. And I started looking for the rest 3 rares. Once I got to 83.23, I found the spider called Terror Spinner and kill him. Got the achievment at 7:15 pm. And I start looking for others.
After 30mins flying. I guess one of those will respawn. Of coz went look at the places of this sexy. At around 7:46, found her at the spot 62.62. Tame her with the trap.. And that's it..
So I will suggest hunters to go kill other rare elite once u DON'T find her the first time. And she MAY appear in the next 30 mins. Happy hunting. Hope u will understand what I'm saying.. Bad English..lol...
Doesn't counts for Northern Exposure achievement
so if you dont want ~20g and some crystallized eternals / frostweave cloth rather pass it for hunters. I've killed she before few minutes and was very disappointed that I dont have that achievement, because she was the first outland / northrend rare I found since BC. Atleast dropped nice ring to my off-spec. GLHF hunters, really nice pet.
Just a note to _NPCScan users on this. If you're searching for any rare and you happen to see its tamed version, you will need to reset your cache by navigating to your World of Warcraft folder and deleting the folder titled "Cache". Otherwise the addon will stop alerting you whenever this NPC is sighted.
Firstly I was just looking for it, but then I found that there can only be 1 rare per zone, meaning gondria wont spawn until the rare is dead, so I searched Zul'Drak for any rares and I found Zul'Drak Sentinel after I killed him I waited 3 hours then I ran to the first place which was 63,43 and viola she was there. I used NPCScan for searching
I had been searching for Loque'Nahak for weeks with no luck when I decided to look & see if there were any new pets. Saw Gondria & expected to have to camp her for weeks as well. I logged out on the south side of Altar of Har'Koa. When I logged back in I flew one circuit around the spawn points. And there she was! She was right behind the Altar of Har'Koa (east side) in the middle of some Cursed Offspring of Har'Koa. I abandoned my pet, laid my trap, Arcane Shot, & tamed away! I was so excited that I was screaming & my friends on vent thought I was going crazy!
One thing to note is that, like Loque, she might jump over the trap so if she does just kite her into it. This pet is so awesome! She's beautiful. These pictures just don't do her justice! She does great DPS. Her spirit strike is the same as Loque's.
She may be easier to get in the grand scheme of things. As of right now, she's not on the achievement list, so everyone won't be camping her like Loque. When I tamed her, I was not aware of any other rare spawns in the area, so I can't confirm or deny her sharing the spawn timer. I'm pretty sure (99%) that I was the first person on my server (Shadow Council) to tame her. Within the first two weeks that I had her, I saw other hunters with her about twice as much as I've ever seen anyone with Loque.
Anyway enjoy! She's an awesome pet! I've enjoyed her immensely!
I can confirm that the Zul'drak Sentinel & Terror Spinner DO NOT share the usual 8 hour respawn timer. I killed Terror Spinner about an hour after killing the Zul'drak Sentinel. I believe it's safe to day that Gondria doesn't either.
Tamed two days ago at 77.70 on Mok'Nathal server. Funny thing was I wasn't LOOKING for her. I was just mining ore for my bullets and turned around and was staring at this glowing cat just walking around in front of me.
I do have to say, I went from being hardcore SV to BM in the matter of minutes. The pictures DO NOT show the beauty of this cat.
As a Blood Elf Hunter, you can't see the cat once in your log-in screen. It simply blends in with the background! :)
Just got Gondria near 78.2,70.2 after about a half hour of searching Draka realm
god guys i donno what to say but iam camping for 6days and i coulnt find her :(
thats the bad luck i think :(
Okay so here I am getting ready for Naxx 10, and I decide its a great idea to waist a bit of time waiting on this run so I go to visit a spawn point to see if anyone has better luck than me, btw i spent two or three weeks looking for this bastard (Fail), i'm clicking my targeting macro just for the hell of it and guess what popped up You have target Gondria! i whispered to myself. I landed and switched to my BM spec and i couldn't for the life of me figure out how to abandon my trash pet and tame this spirit beast, and I mean it; it had my character profile up and my inventory trying to figure out what im trying to do to this guy. I finally pull my head together long enough to lay down a freezing trap and tame him, as soon as he was tamed some ally hunter comes over and attacks me, and he killed me pretty quickly IE i'm still in shock and can quite figure out whats going on. but yeah this defiantly leads me to believe that Gondria finds you, you cannot find him.
Good Evening fellow hunters...
This day, June 12, 2009, marks the day that I have completed my set of Spirit Beasts...for Gondria and I have bonded in the ancient rites known to all Azerothian Hunters!
Here are the details of my hunt for this elusive, and majestic beast...
I searched in the pre-dawn hours on Dark Iron, searching for signs of Gondria...I mounted my Swift Wind-rider to get a better picture of the scene from the air...and just north of the Altar of Rhunor, my pet Core Hound, Wraith, picked up the scent of another elusive beast, a dire spider known in dark whispers as "Terror Spinner". I didn't have to track him very far to spy his gargantuan bulk, which stood out in sharp contrast against the white snow.
Motioning to Wraith to attack, he sped off, hitting the grotesque insect with a blast of Lava, and slammed his considerable bulk into the spider's thorax, stunning it. I unleashed a barrage of fire from my trusty rifle, a gift from an engineer friend who, if I can believe him, received a copy of the plans for the gun from the great hunter, Nesingwary himself. Round after round slammed into the beast, as Wraith mauled and tore at the spider's underbelly. Soon, the great spider lay twitching, it's gore staining the pristine snow for yards in every direction. Wraith trotted up to me, grinning in satisfaction in helping me slay yet another foe, yet he sensed something was different in me today...that my mind was elsewhere, and tilted his heads at odd angles as he stared up at me. He seemed to know that our time together was coming to an end...but accepted his fate as we began searching again for Gondria...
Just after noon, I transited the paths between the outpost at Zim'Torga and the great set of stairs leading upward to the Altar of Mam'Toth, and as I ventured around the northwestern side of the stairs, I sensed a great aura...and off, in the distance, barely perceptible against the drifted snows, I saw my first glimpse of the great spectral Tiger, Gondria. The descriptions I'd heard of him whispered by other hunters in The Filthy Animal in Dalaran paled in comparison to seeing him for the first time, and kneeling next to my friend and faithful core hound, Wraith, I removed the collars that bound him to me, and whispered, "Wraith, you have served me well, and your memory will be in my heart always, but now I release you of your bond to me...you are free to go home...where you belong." He looked me with both sets of eyes, nodded as if in understanding, then licked my hand, and slowly trotted southward, disappearing as he faded from my sight.
I stalked Gondria swiftly, and, closing almost to where I could reach out and touch him, chose a freezing trap from my pack, placed it at my feet. Using the techniques shown me at an early stage in my training as a hunter in Durotar, I called out to him with my heart and soul, exerting my will and hoping that he would accept the bond that I wished to form with him. He growled and walked towards me, and as he reached me, stepped into the trap I'd laid for him just under the snow's surface, magically freezing him in a block of ice. He froze, mid stride, and as our eyes locked, his will pushing back against mine, I could sense that he knew that I would win this battle of wills, and that we would walk together as one. After what seemed like an eternity, the trap thawed, and I could sense that he had found my soul pure, and ceased to resist me, and accepted me as his brother as the ritual bonding completed. I fed him until he was sated, as I sensed his hunger, and called forth the words of power bound to the hearthstone I carried with me, transporting us back to the Filthy Animal back in Dalaran, my hunt having reached it's successful conclusion."
His spawn time was almost exactly 8 hours after killing Terror Spinner this morning at 7:30AM server time on Dark Iron, finding and taming Gondria at approximately 12:35PM server time, at coordinates (63.1,42.7), on the northwestern side of the stairs.
I named him "Ineluki" (Storm King), and he now joins Loque'Nahak as well as The Kurken (White Core Hound) in my stable of exotic pets.
Total time of my hunt: Approximately 1 full day. You will find him...and you too will know the joy of having such a Regal companion by your side. Good Hunting!
80 Troll Hunter
tamed him at 7.30 am today on Bronzebeard server. The may above on his spawn points are correct. I just would log in , do a fly by and bam there he was. As a hunter if you have tracking on he does show up as a yellow dot. I found him at the location 67.8 77.2 area. yeah im so excited! good luck in your hunting.
Found at 5pm (UK time) at approx 67,82. I killed the spider boss about 24 hours previous to getting Gondria. And herb'd a lot around the area and never saw any other elites during that time.
Was just walking back and forth between a group of trees.
I have the NPCS (whatever it is called) installed and this DID NOT show up any alert when this pet was found. However, yesterday when I stumbled across the rare spider in the same area it did.
So lesson learnt, make sure you are either using the mod you have correctly, or keep your eyes open for this would/is an easy beast to not notice if looking away from screen for too long.
I found and killed her 2day... She was wanderin around the altar of rhunok. I thought she was gonna b a harder kill but no, she went down easy, im a 77 DK at the moment. And the drops that it says here were the exact ones i got, the satchel got me 20g so Im happy :D Good hunting to all the hunters, she is a pretty sweet pet.
A warning to all non hunters. Don't kill this rare mob unless you don't mind being thrashtalked in general chat.
I didn't know Hunters could call dibs on rare mobs :p
I had the pleasure of running into Gondria when I was leveling my alt, as I started to slay it I would report his health every 10% into the general chat, I got some awesome spam and they increased the gold offers everytime I reported it, afterwards I linked Gondria's Spectral Claw of the Hierophant to them all and logged off happy \\o/
I started leveling my hunter about a week ago and I was wondering what kind of pet I would use once I hit 80. As soon as I saw the screeenshots, I knew it would be Gondria.
I started looking for her right after I hit lvl77. Being unsuccessful in spite of 4 days circling east Zul'Drak, I decided resume questing in the zone for a while... and lo and behold there she was!
I would like to thank all the people here who recommended _npcscan_, it was unbelievably helpful. Note however that by default this addon will
give a warning for Gondria: you need to type /npcscan and activate the detection for tamable pets. Don't forget to delete the cache.
Now, I don't know if this info has any value to anyone, but just in case... I found her at 64,42, 1h33 a.m. on Kirin Tor (EU).
Oddly enough there was no competition at all: in spite of playing on one of the most populated EU servers during the week-end and with no major event going on, I was the only hunter in Zul'Drak, aside from some damn bot right on a spawn point killing/skinning mobs. Nothing like my Rak'shiri hunt... Either the existence of this npc is still not widely known to the hunter community, or perhaps after all the nerfs there are not a lot of BM hunters left...
As I started to tame Gondria, some stupid polar bear aggroed and jumped right in the freezing trap I had prepared while Gondria, with great glee, was affectionately using my ribcage as a scratching pole.
She does hit quite hard during the taming (1-2k damage per hit). I basically saw my life diminishing almost exactly at the same rate than the taming bar. After 20 seconds that seemed like hours I finally tamed her... with 32 hp left! Really a close call, but that's the kind of thrill that makes the hunt only more rewarding in the end.
Now I need to find a decent name. This might take longer than the hunt itself...
Good luck to all of you and happy hunting!
Is Gondria still really popular? Or have most hunters that want to tame it, already done so?
I've been trying for three days to grab this one, but so far no luck. I have killed Terror Spinner while trying, so it wasn't a total waste.
Just a couple of quick questions...
1.) What's the range of this macro? How close do I have to get before it will trigger?
2.) How far does Gondria wander from its spawn point? Will it wander outside of the range of this macro? Or will a quick pass always catch it?
where precisely is Gondria? really would like to know it so... Tell me!
By some crazy flux of good luck, I was able to get both Loque'nahak and Gondria today. Screenshots have been submitted for both. =o) I believe the Titan Panel Coords for Gondria's tame were 76,70. It was 8-something pm AK time on Thorium Brotherhood.
For those still hunting this beauty - and/or Loque'nahak - hang in there! They are both gorgeous beasts and well worth the effort! =o)
My day began by thinking about what pet I wanted most in the game. Petopia then informed me of a rare beast, only for those who venture deep into the Beast mastery tree. I saw and I wanted it! I tamed Gondria today on karazhan EU, Chords: 69.4, 47.6 (according to cartographer). She was wondering around, walking to the cliff and back in a 40 yard radius. If not for NPC scan I would defiantly have missed her. As it was about 20 seconds before I actually saw here prowling up and down. Taming began at 10:22am (11:22 server time).
Tbh I don’t know how hard she hits because she did not pounce for me or attack me, she was trapped and tamed. Afterwards I gave her some meat I began killing things. It’s funny seeing cat moonfire things, lol. Next victim was a 76 draenei DK, he went down with ease.
Tamed Gondria today (63.6, 43.0 just as in the map here) at about 6 pm on Lothar (EU). Even with NPC scan it was hard to track her down, almost invisible on the snow ;p
Found this guy today; he despawned immediately afterwards.
i tame my own Gondria 18.6 clock 06:34 coordinate 63,6 43,0
i only mean collekt leather put there i found it, just wery lucky and happy huntters ^^
Got that baby on my hunter yesterday night, the location he was: 63.0, 42.0 .
Really happy to have him, really sweet looking pet!
Verified 77, 70
Around 3 AM server time
Taunta, BE hunter
Was doing a flyby of the area spamming Nuker's macro (above) and all of the sudden I was getting whispers out the ass and lo and behold, there it was! It sure surprised me, I was not expecting to find it my first flyover! But I tamed it without any problem, and now I'm excited to use it as my official pvp pet.
WARNING: If I didn't have the macro to auto-target it, I would have flown right over him without realizing! He's semi-transparent, and blends in with the snow very well. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled, and track beasts and scan every dot on your minimap if you have to. This guy is nearly invisible in white areas.
P.S. Spirit claw (Or whatever it's called) looks and behaves exactly like moonfire! At first when I fought with him, I kept looking around for a druid. :D Silly me!
Tamed Today 25 june on Hakkar Eu - 8:50 Am , south of zim torga , Aka 61-62 confirmed spawn point
Kayleene, Lvl 80 Blood Elf Hunter
Confirmed Cords - 77,69
wow! i was just about to give up until my macro started spamming me i have found her!Tuesday Night, i found Terror Spinner at 6:20PM. Of course nothing so i went to bed. The next day, I found Griegen's corpse at 1:20PM. Also knowing that it was probably killed around that time because the corpse's do not stay for long. I camped and tried to find another rare spawn to see if i could make any type of pattern. So i stayed there and then again found Griegen at 4:30PM, then killed him. I then noticed that there was just a pattern in JUST the times, not the order of the rares. I begin my hunt again for Gondria. Then later that night, I spotted the Zul'drak Sentinel, around 7:30PM, killed that also. So knowing that they have a re spawn time of 30mins-6hours, i knew that another rare would spawn in between 8PM-2:30AM. I began to search all of the spots. It was getting around to 12AM when i thought well maybe someone tamed it, killed one of them, or if i'm lucky it just has not spawned yet. I was almost ready to give up when i was standing in a spawn spot talking to a friend. When at 2:20 she spawned almost right in front of me! My _NPCScan add on went off. I then got attacked by another cat, which of course was no problem. I killed it. Then used freezing arrow to freeze Gondria. Then i started taming her. No interruptions. I hearthed to dalaran then everyone started whispering me "hey nice pet, kool pet, where did you get it"? Haha i was so happy that i finally got her! After only a day and a half of searching. My next goal is Loque'Nahak. I definitely couldn't have done it without Wictress's picture she had made. With her comment. It helped so much! Thanks Wictress!
Just had to add a post for all you Drenden hunters :) I was shaking two days ago when after checking every hour all day at all of his/her spawn points I tamed this wonderful spirit beast. Got him at 8 pm realm time at coords 64,42. I renamed him Raziel after a dear kitty I lost last year in rl to leukemia. Best of luck all! Patience does bring rewards. :)
for those trying to keep track of spawns -
3:15pm server time on Thursday June 25th, 2009
at the 70, 48 location (near the blobs around the Mamtoth crater)
yes, NPCScan was crucial!
no further info on other rare's, got lucky and stumbled on him after a couple days of circling.
Tamed at 67,77 US - Daggerspine ~5:00pm 6/26/09. First pass through, first spawn point I checked. And this was my first day back after a 4 month break. I had previously wasted a month hunting down Loq. Maybe the WoW gods felt they owed me.
(smiles) Got a polar bear called Pepsii, Iron Jaw & Uvuros right now & Pitch as a Disposapet.
Want Gondria to add to my collection - wondering if she'd be suitable for a PvP pet. Just hope I can max her offense for short attacks. I love Zul'drak so it's not time lost, when I am looking. Just glad Gondria is suceptible to freeze trap - unlike Uvuros.
I just tamed him on the Nathrezim server at aprox. 2:00am server time. He was wandering around 77. 70
I will also say I downloaded npcscan as everyone suggested, and it did NOT work. I cleared the cache beforehand, and I thought I set it up right, but thank god I was looking at my map or I would have flown right past him.
I had to do a double take to make sure I was seeing things right. :P
Server - Aggramar
Name - Torobi
Ive been frequently camping his known spawn locations and today after a week, I logged on at 6:56 AM Server, and he was right in front of me! Found him at 77, 70. GL to all the other hunters in aggramar!
GOD - I'm still shaking ! I just tamed Gondria on Blackwater Raiders at 11am. at 69.8 48.0 (approx - I was too elated to check. but it's at that spot - right next to the crater).
She comes up yellow on tracking & I landed, dumped Pitch - my disposapet. set the freeze trap - started the tame & she jumped me & we froze for the duration !
OMG - I can't believe it !
Tamed at 69.8, 48.0 in US-Thaurissan.
Funny story. I was flying from Howling Fjord to the northeast part of Zul'Drak thinking I could farm some rhino meat for the cooking daily quest there (I actually forgot I had to farm rhino meat afterwards, but I digress...). So, there I was flying northeast from Zim'Torga and tracking animals along the way. I saw a spot on the minimap and thought it was a rhino. But hovering on the minimap, the tooltip said "Gondria".
Now, I have no intention of taming a Spirit Beast. Never had for a long time. I gave up on Loq like 7 months ago. And I was never in BM spec ever since. I was MM/SV spec at the time coz I switch between these specs in our raids.
So, there I was, hovering above Gondria for about 2 minutes, contemplating whether it's worth the hassle of flying back to Dalaran, porting to IF and resetting one of my specs to BM just for this. Or whether I should just kill it and be done with it. Who knows, maybe in between the time I do the whole respec, someone else would've tamed or killed him.
Oh, what the heck. I flew to Zim'Torga and took the flight path to Da-lag-ran. And Da-lag-ran it was, as I mounted to go to the IF portal, it took a minute for the mount to appear. And then I got to the IF portal, but the portals weren't there. It took another minute for the portals in the area to appear. Then I took the IF portal, reset one of my specs, and hearthed back to Dalaran.
While on the flight path to Zim'Torga, I picked my BM talents, not caring where points went as long as I got the 51-point talent to allow me to tame Gondria. Then I flew on my Rusted Proto-Drake to the spot where I last saw Gondria, and there it was, safe, and unharmed even after about 20 minutes.
I landed, abandoned my wasp pet, and shot a Frozen Arrow in the air, and hit Tame Beast on Gondria. Good thing I mis-clicked on my Frozen Arrow and instead of shooting way ahead of me, I shot the trap just a couple yards away from me, coz as soon as I started taming it, it leaped in the air towards me, and got caught in the trap (I didn't know before that it can leap).
After several seconds, I got my Spirit Beast. And I didn't even want one to begin with.
With lady luck on my side, I wondered if Loq itself would also be there for me free to time in Sholazar Basin. Besides, Loq looks way cooler than Gondria. So, I flew to Sholazar, totally forgetting that I needed to farm rhino meat in Zul'Drak. I flew around the basin, but sadly, there was no sign of the other spirit beast, or other rare elites in the area. Then I remembered I needed rhino meat for my cooking daily, and good thing there was lots of rhinos in the area.
once i catch him im going to name him Gonarea. lol.
11:12 a.m.server time
I was doing my usual flyover, today was my 2nd day of looking for gondria, i was at cords 77 and my macro went off, gondria's icon popped up on my screen, then disappeared. I wasn't thinking but when i noticed it left i flew right back and the icon appeared again. I looked down and barely caught a glimpse of her. Took my forever to find my tame button and in that time i forget to lay an icetrap. Then i aggroed an icepaw bear, it ran into the trap instead. I was sitting there looking for a health potion in my bag as i sit there watching gondria beat me down hard. Luckily with a sliver of health (which was pretty sad on my part) i tamed gondria. (: i was so excited and i still am!
found gondria at 68 78 today at 22.25 seerver time
Sorry for yet another 'I just tamed Gondria' posts but hopefully it might help my fellow
I found Gondria at 67,76 at 04:11 server time
, and it took me in total
over 2 days. I started searching after midnight and only once was there ONE hunter on my side who was also looking for Gondria, but he gave up after 10 minutes :) I checked on my Horde character everytime I logged on to make sure, but no Hunters in Zul'Drak. I even managed to find the Terror Spinner once and got some nice BoE blue.
Anyways, I just kept circling around between those 5 spawn points on my 60% flying mount! Fired a Freezing Arrow right underneath her, and then casted Tame Beast. Then she was mine :)
Yeah I'm an idiot! It's 3 am server time and I was just on the grind questing....accidentally killed Gondria before I realized that's the amazing looking spectral pet and I'm a hunter. Sighting is confirmed just south of Zim'Torga at 59.62. Epic fail on my part.....
Ok I had to wait a few days to do this. I haven't completely come down yet I think. lol. So after hearing all the good comments about npcscan, I went ahead and downloaded the addon. I already had rarespawnoverlay installed. So with those 2 lovely addons plus the macro that was mentioned above in a previous post(thanks for that). I was able to tame this very lovely beast on July 1st @ 5:16pm server time on the Perenolde(US) server @ 67.7,77.1
I had only started to look for Gondria a few days before this. Sad to say that I had not heard that Blizz had added the 2nd spirit beast already. Found that out from a fellow hunter about it who had already tamed this beast.
Well I had killed Griegen early that day @ 1:54pm @ 21.7, 69.8 also killed this same npc the day before near the same coordinates @ 1:20pm. Well now all I have to do is get Loque now and I will be a very happy hunter. :D
Good luck to all you other hunters out there on your quest for this and any other beast you wish to tame. Happy hunting.
- Chandaya (lvl 80 Troll Hunter)
Just thought I'd note that Gondria is Rain God mixed up. I don't know if this was intentional.
just tamed her at 77.8 at EU karazhan 12:35 pm
and yesterday at 06:30 pm another player killed her before i start to tame her
its just luck,since i didnt search for her more than 2 hour,and i thougth i sude looking for ever for this beast
i think its rare elite has its own timer.
i think godria must be every 6 hours...
I just got him today first try, didn't need any macro. It was easy for me to see since I have all floating names enabled. He should be the only yellow (neutral) in those areas.
Concerning the first Macro posted---
Do we need to keep clicking the macro as we fly about, or will it automatically go off when we fly over Gondria?
Also, can it be used for Loque'Nahak? If you change the name, of course. I assume yes- but I thought it would be worth asking anyways.
Yes, you can use the macro for Loque as well. I have both of their names in the same macro so that I don't have a lot of macros taking up room.
Also you need to keep clicking on the macro. At least that is what I did until I got a positive response from it. Hope that helps in any way.
I was flying through Zul'Drak when my mod went crazy saying Gondria was near by, couldn't find her.
Just tamed him at 76.1 , 69.2 at 2AM PST. He was surrounded by other beasts make sure to put freezing trap down and stand on it His pounce Will make him jump over it. and be sure to kill the rest of the Bears and cats around him otherwise your sure to aggro ( at least i did) dont be an idiot like me and drop your pet the minute you find him :P
Found at 68,77 on Saurfang realm on my 75 hunter today.
Seeing as I was too low to tame her, I gave her to a guildmate.
I am absolutely gutted. The bitter taste of sharing.
Edit : Found her again in exactly the same place just 2 days later on my now 77 hunter :)
Finally after 5 days of camping and searching known spawn locations I got her! On the Farstriders server at about 78, 70.
@ Reiqnist: If the mod you're speaking of is _NPCScan, the mod also displays a warning when it finds a hunter pet that's already been tamed, thus making it rather bad for pet-hunting while good for rare-hunting.
Time: 4:05 am PDT
To be honest I began searching for Loque'nahak about 5 days ago but the shear amount of people in his zone drove me off. After reading all of the comments here I decided this pet was the one for me. I began searching for him 2 days ago and spent a good 6 hours looking around for him and offering a 500g finders fee for anyone spotting him. I even would set my alarm and check every couple of hours in the early mornings but so far no luck.
Finally last night I tamed him! I decided to go to bed early and try to get up around 3am PDT and start looking before leaving for work at 6am. So at about 3am i started my search I patrolled his spawn points in my slow flier for about 3 passes them I decided to make sure non of the other spawns were up. Using the map of all the rare spawns I found in the comments here and the addon npc_scan I began to slowly make my way around checking all the rare spawn points. When I finally finished i had not found any. The only info I had about rares was that I had killed Greigen at about 4pm yesterday.
So far fruitless in my search I went back to combing for just Gondria. I made about 2 more circuits around his spawn points, and still no luck. I decided I was going to camp and check the characters I had parked at Loque'nahak's spawn points. But before I did I figured what they heck I will use eagle eyes and check Gondria's closest spawn once more. And low and behold he must have just shown up.
I quickly ran over set the ice trap, shot at him froze him, but I forgot and left auto attack still on so i broke him out of the trap. I figured oh well I will do this one the hard way and was about 1/2 way through taming when a nearby wandering mob jumped me also. Well now I knew I would not be able to tame him with 2 mobs beating on me so I had to Feign Death and abandon this attempt. I waited till the wanderer passed move to a safer spot, healed up and got ready again. All the time hoping no one would come by and snap him up.
This time I made sure to turn attack off after tagging him and it went like clockwork and 15 or so seconds later I was feeding my new pet.
To everyone still looking NPC_Scan is amazing I could not have done it without it. And looking in the wee hours of the morning is definitely the way to go, far less competition. And always do that one last check, if I had camped instead of looking that one last time I probably would have missed him.
Got this cat yesterday. Terrokar (EU) 11.15pm server time.
It took roughly one day of camping out on the coords 77,00 67,00.(that decision was made after wasting my time flying around the rest of Zul too many times earlier).
Was using NPC scan (really good btw-ive tested it elsewhere), but it wasnt needed(although it went off)-as soon as i logged on, there was gondria-easy tame, just watch out for the ice paw bears all around.
Now i have my Core hound, Loque'nahak and Gondria-so im a very happy hunter.
Good luck to those of you that are going to try :-)
Been looking since Gondria came out and I have terrible luck taming Gondria when I get to places I see another hunter taming.
I use the macro
/w You've FOUND >%t<
but still nothing I've camped and circled around on my Black war Bear ( i do not have epic flying or freeze riding) so it makes it even harder
Used the (brilliant) macro to find and tame Gondria today on Dragonblight, took around 30 seconds from when I started (very lucky)
It was at the most southerly spawn spot around 67,77
Couldn't see it at first (although was targetted) so had to land and use hunters mark!
Pretty sure my own cats can turn translucent whenever its time to go to the vet. My theory that they were really spirit beasts didn't amuse the vet too much (probably plays Guild Wars or something) ;)
Thanks everyone for their comments, really helpful
i just tamed her. i was wandering around looking for her about 2-3 hours. and i just saw a yellow dot on my minimap. First i forgot to abandon my pet so waste of time then abandoned my pet while she is attacking me. then one more frost trap and tame that was easy. just place a frost trap where u stand and start taming. she will be tamed before the trap is gone.
Thanks for all the comments they helped so much.
PS: I forgot to write where i found her.. She was at 66.77
Tamed about an hour ago. (:
Time: 9:27AM PST
Coords: 67.8 77.2
I was horribly surprised when I stumbled upon Gondria, and it wasn't a corpse. Lately, that's all I've encountered when my NPC Scan goes off. Nope, there Gondria was, in broad daylight prancing around. I'm not the kind of player who spends three or four hours on their Epic Flying mount looking around. I'm on my little 60% flying mount, maybe doing a round or two through Zul'Drak before looking for something else to do.
He wasn't hard to spot at all, he didn't 'blend' with the snow as other comments recall. Then again, he probably wasn't on Prowl.
Anyways. As soon as I saw him, I discarded the wolf I had and quickly switched over to BM. Mind you, I'm an avid user of MM -- so when I switched over, it kind of flustered me as I tried to find out where I put all my buttons.
First time I tried taming him, I wasn't successful. I had a Har'koa Offspring jump me, rattling a little bit of my HP. No problem, Feign Death and keep going. Set down a Frost Trap, but I made the mistake of not using Concussion Shot, hitting him with a normal bullet. Needless to say, Gondria wiped me out about half-way through taming.
I was horrified that someone else would snag him while I ran back to the spot, but he was still there. (: Frost Trap, Concussion Shot, and I didn't go below 80% health. Now I'm just dying for my boyfriend to get on so I can show him. :D
And a tip, as so many others have pointed out. Put the trap right infront of you, when Gondria pounces, he'll land on that.
hi everyone just tamed Gondria on Zul'jin server at 4:20am PST., map coordinates 75.7 by 70.3 she was an easy tame so if folks are timing her shes around 16 hours
Just tamed her, and I can't tell you how happy I am. ;]
Time: 7:56 AM EST
Coords: 77.6, 70.5
Cycled through all 6 Spawn Points for Seven hours before She showed up at 77.6, 70.5.
Took a while, but was definitely well worth it. Good luck to those searching for it, and Congrats to those who already have!
Well, since i have been searching for a few days now, switching between Loque and Gondria, i felt it was my duty to post that i finally caught Gondria! On Akama server, at 3:27am server time, at the 67,77 location.
I had my rogue camping the various spawn points while my hunter was in Sholo. i finally see Gondria and hearth to Zim Torga, died the first time, but managed to get back before anyone messed with him.
Now all i gotta do is figure out what to name it....lol.
Oh, and icing on the cake, i get back to sholo to show off my fresh new pet and who pops up? Aotona! so me and another player track and kill it for the achievement. Gets me wondering if there is any kind of record for the most amount of rare elites seen and in how little time to see them...lol.
Just glad to finally have Gondria!
Finally have her :D
Tamed at 11am Server time on Chamber of Aspects, coords 61, 61.
Not sure if it helps anyone but I killed Terror Spinner at 1am server time, logged on again at 7am, searched on and off until she appeared for me at 11am - so she spawned about 10 hours after killing the spid!
Good luck to you all ;-)
Is this spirit beast any better than the one that spawns in Sholazar?
I'm one happy hunter, this is the pet I wanted more than any other.
I tamed her last night at 11:31 near the cliff at 77, 70. I had heard he spawns at the hour and half hour on a 6 hour timer and I think that's true. I flew over at 11:29, and nothing, but 2 minutes later there she was.
I got pretty lucky, I dinged 77 with my hunter earlier that day, and only camped his spawn points for 4 hours or so.
I, like many others, was so excited/nervous when I saw him I almost forgot what to do to tame him. Luckily I got my head straight and trapped and tamed him quickly. It is so cool watching him moonfire a mob, then charge in and maul em. I named him Storm Fury.
does track beasts work? like will she show up on the mini map? cuz ive been flying around for 2 days now with the macro and track beasts in all six locations and i still cant find her =(
Tamed him on the Lightnings Blade server at 1126pm july 14th.
I used the NPCScan mod. It worked like a charm, i would highly recommend it. FYI hunters...dont be like me and forget that you are in your surv spec before you attempt to tame him >< .. You dont want someone coming up and stealing him while your switching specs!
saw this tiger on my rogue while leveling in zul'drak, started hitting on it, then it came a hunter, and she looked really dissappointed (spelling) over me killing it, so i vanished and let her tame it :D
Yes track beasts will work, she shows up as a yellow dot amongst the red ones on your mini map - grab npc scan if you can though, like other's have said it works brilliantly!
Don't give up, she is very pretty! Good luck to you ;-)
Geez, I have been camping this thing for 4 days checking the spawn points every hour. I have killed Griegen in the process but still no cat. I have loaded NPCScan, set up a macro, camped the spawn points, and still nothing. My hat is off to you guys for being able to find him.
5 Days now!
6 Days now!
I have also seen someone that posted a picture saying they tamed this beast in Crystal Song Forest! If this is true, does anyone have spawn coordinates?
Funny story, I spent 3 days circling all the spawn spots looking for this wonderful looking pet, on the third day just as I was about to leave to go join a VoA pug, I FOUND HER ! But at the moment she was being attacked by an ally hunter, I WAS 'GOD DAMN I WISH THIS WAS A PvP REALM !' then I noticed that he had feigned death and she was running back dropped my trap and tamed.... wait no I FORGOT TO SPEC INTO BM and the alliance hunter killed her, what a *!@#$%. Another day we shall meet :(
I've been aware of Gondria for some time now but have only recently started to seriously hunt her this past week. I've read all the stories others have shared and thought I would share mine. I did all my research first on spawn locations, timers, links to other rare spawns, etc. I decided to download npcscan and simply try my luck. I started on Monday this week and hunted primarily in the afternoons and evenings. I would circle the spawn points and then park myself at the following spawn point and then leave to do other things around the house, coming back every 10 or 15 minutes, sometimes longer. (77.6, 69.8)
I did this for four days and was actually getting somewhat dissappointed and ready to abandon the search. I couldn't even find Terror Spinner or the Guardian. I camped some of the othe spawn points as well hoping npcscan would pick her up. No luck. I read some of the other stories on how people would stumble upon her at the last minute or when they least expect it and never thought the same would happen to me.
Last night I decided to do some questing in Sholazar. When I was done I hearthed back to
Zul'Drak and decided to do one last circuit before calling it a night. On the last leg of my route I flew straight out from Mam'toth crater, over the Altar of Quetz'Lun, toward the spawn point at 77.6, 69.8. I turned my back for a bit confident that npcscan would alert me if she should show up. When I turned back to the computer I saw I was flying out over Grizzly Hills. So I turned back and was going to log out on the ledge near 77.6, 69.8. No sooner had I arrived then the alarm from npcscan went off. I jumped, right below me was Gondria! In seconds I dived down on her, cancelled my flight, abandoned my throw away pet I had been using, set a freezing trap, tagged gondria with arcane shot, moved back to the trap, cancelled my attack. She pounced, I moved back and began taming her while an icepaw bear jumped me. She broke my trap about 3/4 of the way through but my tame held and now she is mine! Amazing! I had flown over the exact spot she spawned at just seconds before!
For all you other Hunters out there. Don't give up like I almost did. You never know what might happen!
July 17, 12:00am server time
Just got him, took me 5 minutes of looking (thinking it'd take me ages to find) Found at 8:15PM Server time (Suramar) @ 69.80, 48.00 - I couldnt believe my eyes! TY SO MUCH for the macro, i was spamming like crazy, freaked out when i got him. Woo now i got both spirit pets :P Excited for third in 3.2
Just tamed this beauty and I still don't think my guild has recovered from the spams in g chat. About 6 months back I spent days hunting for Loque and couldn't find so much as a corpse. After about a week of searching off and on, I gave up and figured I'd never tame a spirit beast. Since coming back to WoW I've been interested in taming one again and found out about Gondria who is arguably even cooler looking and figured I'd give it a shot.
Went out last night and searched for a while, but got nothing. I hopped on my DK today and was messing around in Sholazar and for some really weird and eerie reason, I felt like I should hop on my Hunter and give it a go around. As I was about to take flight, I figured I'd just check out Zul'Drak real quick. As I flew around, I came across her around a 77 alliance warrior. I thought he was going to take her, but he just passed by. I had to fight off a bear, but then I dropped a trap and the rest is history.
Time: 12:18 AM EST
Coords: 63.3, 43.1
Well here I am once again to add to my other story as since then I have been circling the spawn points. Today I woke up at 12 P.M server time and circled around the spawn points for about 6 and a half hours, with various breaks in between. I decided to join a Naxxramas 25 new applicants trial run as I was getting extremely bored of doing the same thing, 4 hours later I come out and check the spawn points again and to my surprise there she is ! I tamed here (this time I was specced for it, no more FML moments.) I caught him/her but then realized respeccing into BM just to use this pet is pretty ridiculous, so there goes 4 days of farming her/him gone, but there she/he sits in my stables waiting for that one day for BM to get buffed.
I found and tamed Gondria early one morning after circling the Basin for Loque. Instead of finding Loque that morning I found King Krush. Killed my hunter three times :s so logged onto my DK in Stormwind. Ran over hopped the boat to Borean flew to Basin and extracted my pound of flesh out of Krush. Took a trip to Zul'Drak and 5 minutes later was taming Gondria. The spot I found him was close to Zim'torga. Not sure exactly. Actually spotted Loque late one night right after swapping Humar for Gondria at the Nessinwary camp. Flew over the bones and saw Loque. Flew back to camp swapped Gondria for Humar and flew back and a shammy was killing her :( So a couple of days later a pally informed general chat "That rare cat is up". I guess I beat all the hunters in the Basin to whispering them as to the location. The pally invited me, they tapped Loque, I got there and tamed her. Sent the pally 500g. :D
At 1:45 a.m. central time, found and tamed this beautiful creature at coordinates, 67.8,77.2. Camped for several days and nights seems to me that she only comes out in the a.m. But this pet is well worth the wait, just awesome.
Can someone say lucky? Yesterday morning I got lok so out of pure curiosity I set out to find this rare, and low and behold there it was she was! at 6:30am CDT time, just 4min after I killed another rare in ZulDrak.
Started looking for her on monday, on and off for total hours of around 20 hrs, starting to get serious snow blindness and that growing feeling of does it exist, is it bugged, has someone just killed it at the last known sighting.
when at 08:40 gmt on Doomhammer I managed to tamed this wonderfully looking pet at 63.6 , 43.0.
Good luck all.
I used,NPC scan and a target macro as a confirmation back up as npc scan was going off on other hunters tamed Gondria, almost casuing me to have a heart attack as I franticially searched looking for her, only to find it as a pet to another lucky Hunter.
Good fun thought.
Just got one 67,77. Logged in at 3am and there he was, after 2 days of camping, Love the look! Off to spec.Good luck all
Tamed this morning 8:15 server on Malygos at 77,70. Very easy tame just make sure you're in BM spec! Had a panic moment and realized I was in Survival. lol. Happy hunting. Off to level my kitteh.
Tamed on Feathermoon at 7:32am (central time) outside Zim'Torga.
a little tip for those that want to make money.if you find this DO NOT kill it.Just tag it and then spam /1 to sell it's location.I sold it for 5k g.Nice profit for a random encounter.(i have also sold the time-lost protodrakes location for 23k gold)Some people are just crazy i suppose
Tamed on Twisting Nether server, 9:30am EST, 27 July 2009.
Had some time to kill before work, figured I'd log in and see if I could find this guy. I didn't expect to, I've never had any luck with these rare mobs and I don't have the patience to camp the spawn/check every hour. Was flying over and noticed 3 Alliance hunters near the area, figured they were hunting him too or had already tamed him. Passed over the 77, 70 spot and there he was. I panicked a bit, dropped 30 feet out of the sky right on top of an icepaw bear, dropped a trap and started tame with the bear beating on me. Wasn't expecting the sucker to leap over my trap, so had to reposition without trapping the wrong mob. Tamed just in time for him to pull bear off me, killed the bear and bandaged just as 3 Alliance hunters showed up. They didn't gank me like I expected, just turned and ran off the way they came. I even got a /salute from one.
Tamed on Kul Tiras at 14:08 server time on 7/25/2009 at the 69, 48 location.
got it today after almost 4 days i've been searching her but after i came out of The Nexus i was thinking about to search for her and then my Npcscan was saying Gondria was there, I was verry happy and tamed her :).
Just tamed her on Maelstrom server. 61, 61 is where she was for me. Lay that frost trap down and enjoy your new spirit beast =)
I got this pet today near Zim'torga when I was leveling my alt hunter :). Was MM at the time and I totally freaked out, even though it was like 3 am.. I had someone come over to tag and CC it out of sight of everyone else so I could go respec!
She really is a pretty kitty to have! Good luck to all other hunters going for this one.
Lyrati - Venture Co - 3 AM
Just tamed him at 69.49. 2:03pm on Hydraxis. I landed, abandoned my pet, laid trap and started tame.
Alliance Hunter landed, abandoned his pet, laid trap and then shot Gondria. I feigned death and waited. Alliance hunter got attacked by slime things and got killed.
I got up, laid trap and started taming again. This time I got him. Was feeding him when the Alliance hunter came back for his corpse. He was yelling at me, but just my luck, I couldn't understand him. So I thanked him for the greetings and flew off.
May just be a coincidence, but on a previous comment, ginsbork63 says he tamed at same time/same place on a different server.
Hope this post helps
Got him! (Her?) Not sure...
Sitting there hunched up in the corner around 61,61 at around 9am (BST) this morning on Shadowsong EU.
100% clueless about what to call him/her...