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There are 6 known spawn locations for this beast.
's the map with the spots... At least 3 of those have been confirmed in the live server so far...
I haven't been able to see it once, but have been circling for quite a while.
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)
Tamed on Feathermoon-US last night after flying in circles for ~35 hours since patch. A circuit of those points takes less than two minutes with a 280% flyer and this was the first spawn I saw in that time. Gondria has been reported within five minutes of Terror Spinner on the forums, if true that would mean she does not share a spawn timer with the original three rare spawns of ZD.
Screenshots don't really do her justice as she has the same roiling aura of the spectral tiger mounts. Submitting one anyway. :p
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 :)
Posted a video of my server first tame by me :)
Possibly the coolest pet/beast I've seen in a long time, Loque is unique, but this is just too cool :)
This isn't Thottbot.
We don't care if you tamed it or not, we care
where and when
you caught it.
the information is on the video...
23:01 at 77,69 methinks
Please write it, don't make us dig through a video for it.
In addition, he didn't mention is was in the video.
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
I spent 9 hours looking for this damn thing. So once again Blizzard have engineered a cheap trick to keep people logged on. 40 hrs looking for Loque'nahak and havent even seen her and now another 1. Blizzard are a bunch of (add whatever swear word you want). Flying around in circles for hours is NOT my idea of a game. Shame on you Blizzard.
what loot does she drop?
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.
Ok, Im a hunter, and have Loque, but... Alright Im not trying to sound whiney or anything, but why another Cat? =/ I figured Blizzard would actually be creative for once and maybe make a spirit beast for each 'race' of animal. You know, spirit cat, spirit bear, spirit gorilla, etc etc...
They had 1 spirit beast in game, and it was a cat, so why on earth add another one in? Now Im not saying they should all keep their respective family abilities, like a Spirit Bear would get a Swipe... just give them all Spirit Strike, and replace that Prowl with an ability that does the same thing, just with a more spirity sounding name, so itd all be balanced, just different skins.
Like I said not trying to QQ, but Blizz has 32 pet types, and yet they felt inclined to release a second cat. If it was always their intent to make them all cats, why not call them Spirit Cats, instead of Spirit Beasts? =/ Hell, its Zul'Drak, personally Id think itd be more fitting for the spirit beast there to be a raptor or bat or something...
Wow... I don't believe my luck. Circled the points on the map listed above, and found him within 5 minutes.
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<
Tamed mine on the same location as mentioned above on Kor'gall (EU).
I tamed Gondria last night around midnight on Vek'nilash (EU). Found it at 69.48
This is a fun challenge indeed. I agree with the comment above that says something about that it sucks a little that its another cat... I was hoping for a Loque-skin Wolf or something. But well, its Gondria now. here is a map I have created, that I hope you all will enjoy:
I hope its easy enough to understand what rarespawns that are connected to the colored dots. I suppose 50% of you wonder why I have all 4 rarespawns on it. Let me tell you how the rarespawning, respawning and timers are working in Northrend. A GM comfirmed to me once that only one rarespawn can be active (alive or as corpse). So I do feel a little bad for you hunters swarming around this area 24 hours, and then whining about that there is a bug. Second thing is the timer. No GM have comfirmed anything about this to me, but I got a theory. Rarespawns in Northrend got a random timer from 30 min - 6 hours. I know that the GM said something else, and that they maybe should respawn instantly when the corpse disappear, but I think it was a hint to tell me that only one rarespawn can live at one time. Ok, timer.. I think its 30 min - 6 hours, even tho I know many of you have been looking for 12 hours without any sight of any rarespawn. And I hate to say it, but those people are completely nabs and probably havent played WoW long enough to know that there is another faction + some people are skinners. I mostly saw this on the Loque'nahak hunt. "zOOOMFG Loque'nahak and all rarespawns are bugged! He have not respawned for 12 hours! Call 911, Blizzard is bugged!". This is probably because while you were on the east side, someone in the west side killed and skinned King Krush.. Someone from the other faction that couldnt hear your whining in general chat.. And it takes a min to get from one spot to another, Sholazar Basin is big.
So now that you know my theory, which Im very sure about, you should test too :) Make a macro for every rarespawn in the zone, fly through the spots and check at least once every hour.. It will save you some time, I promise.. Specially when you find one of the other rarespawns. Make a good route that covers all. Also, Zul'Drak Sentinel is patrolling, so might be tricky to spot.
And PS: One of the Gondria spots have only been commented once, but lets not take any chances :)
Good luck to all! :)
Wictress - The Maelstrom
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 tamed Gondria at the spawnpoint next to the steps on Friday.
Today I found her at 4:05 AM at the Mamtoth Crater spawn point. I killed her and she dropped Gondria's Spectral Claw of the Marksman.
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! i am a happy hunter having both spirit beasts :D . Was camping this beauty 4 days now :(. Finally tamed Gondria today at 18:16 server time!
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Good luck hunters! It really worths camping them! And btw Gondria is way easier to tame than Loque! Its not in Northern Exposure Achievement aswell <3<3 gl to all of u
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 :
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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
I downloaded this addon for Frostbitten 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.
Seriously all hunters need to get this addon :-
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
This pets name kinda sounds like an STD.. lol
ugh, im going crazy after 9 hours of searching for this pet.. >.<
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 just found Gondria early this morning around 2:16 AM server time on Ghostlands and I didn't have to spend a great deal of time searching for the rare. I spent between 30-45 minutes scouting the spawn point with the provided map-shot of its spawn points on a 60% flying mount and finally found by 70, 45 Altar of Mam'toth. I saw a 77 Draenei Hunter just standing in one spot near Harkoa, too bad for him, he will be searching for quite a bit longer. lol
This was a one time search for me, so I guess I struck it lucky. Also the moonfire effect is ultimately the coolest thing ever coming from a pet.
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.
Casually testing my shot rotation on the mobs of the area, and saw the mob, and thought "WOT A AWESOME OPPORTUNITY 2 TEST MAH DEEPS ON A RARE", me being survival i raped it nicely.
EDIT: BTW IM A HUNTER, SEE THOSE HUNTER ICONS?
EDIT: found out i have good deeps
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.
This is kind of sad. Why didn't you try out your dps on an elite mob, like the ones by the temples instead? I'm sure that a hunter was probably nearby looking for this cat.
I'm sorry sir, but your Hunter license has been revoked.
Hand it over.
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.
we do care alot about what you name all your pets..
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!
This GM was incorrect. I have, multiple times, had three rare spawns in Borean Tundra up at the same time. So your information about the rare spawns only being up 'one at a time' is decidedly... well... wrong.
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)
This guy actually posted the same garbage in the official forum, just ignore him he's obviously a troll with a tiny peen. :) He doesn't even offer evidence of his "leet deeps" in his screenshots LOL.
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.
I killed him last night and, despite being a rare spawn, he will not count for Northern Exposure.
He was around 63, 43 for me btw
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.
Borean Tundra. Directly after a reset, King Ping, Bloodthirster, and Vidgis can all be up at the same time. In addition, there are two others which will pop up at that point in another zone, but proving that they are there before someone kills them may be much more difficult. ;)
Unfortunately, finding a way to prove that all are up simultaneously would be quite difficult. I can say forever 'Yeah, I've flown past them all without killing them', but I can't just *show* it. Has someone got a suggestion for how to show the proof on this?
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
E NE E VALSA LA PENA DEVI ESSERE MINIMO 77 SPECK BM E INTRAPPOLARLO PERCHE EGLI FA DANNI GG IN ANTICIPO CACCIATORE DA BENEVOLO
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.
Rough translation from Italian to English (bear with me, Italian isn't a language i'm fluent in) :
Hello, I tamed Gondria. After two days, at precisely 16:35
(im guessing 4:35pm local time)
at coords 75:77 or so near the altar of Quetz'Lun and it's been worth the trouble. You have to be at least 77 and spec'd BM to tame him.
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
Just Tamed her on Sylvanas-EU at 07:30 AM.
Found her at 66.4, 78.4.
Here's a pic of me and her :D
Good luck for all who wants to tame it.
This is my Spirit Beast Tigergeist, tamed in Zul'Drak around 74/69 in the field of Frost Leopards and Bears. SW of the alter of Har'Koa. Picture taken at level 80 in Kamagua.
"CIAO IO O TAMATO GONDRIA DOPO 2 GIORNI" actually means Hi I tamed Gondria after 2 days"
Io o= io ho (tamato) = past tense i tamed
you said io o = i am which isn't correct, i am is io sono in italian
just thought i'd make it clear if it comes to any confusion, it's great someone thought of translating the text! :))
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.
Not correct. All 3 Fjord mobs respawn on server restart. Multiples can be up at once. A group of 4 of us teamed up after a server restart, all killed King Ping, and split up to tag Perobas and Vigdis (The Pally and I needed neither, but tagged for our 2 friends). So they absolutely were up at the same time.
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 p