Arcturis - NPC - World of Warcraft
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This spirit beast is a rare tamable spawn with a unique spectral bear skin.
Rare: Vanilla to
Cataclysm Rare Spawns
and the Hunted
Abandoned Adventurer's Satchel (+/-17g, 20 Frostweave Cloth, Crystallized (Fire, etc.))
and new armor:
Pristine Glowbear Pelt
...of the Invoker (Level 72): 477 armor, +56 Intellect, +66 Spell Power, +56 Critical Strike Rating
NPCScan addon WILL go off when he spawns. Non-aggressive mob like the other spirit beasts.
I just tamed Arcturis. 7:20p EST on Khaz Modan. He was also tamed at approximately 7:20a EST. So if that holds true, it looks like he is on a 12-hour cycle at the moment. Same place as mentioned. Between the road just outside Amberpine Lodge and the stream with all the bears. Happy hunting all!
Here he is:
This area is Arcturis' known/lone spawn site.
Spawned for me today at
, half way down the hill between
. (Right on top of the "
" of Am
pine Lodge on your
As far as I can tell, this seems to be the only spot that he does spawn at. I had be looking where ever Grizzley Bears were found as well.
Don't be like me and look for him for 2 days and forget that
he is an exotic pet
and requires you to have the
talent...luckily I had leveled last night and had talent point to spend when I logged on.
edit: updated map
I think he has more than one spawn point but nobody's flying around to find him at other locations. Someone mentioned Grizzlemaw as one of the places he spawns and I flew over there. North of Grizzlemaw is an area with other grizzly bears, so it makes sense he'd spawn in that area.
Good luck to all the Hunters!
he DOES NOT count toward the
Here's what I know for Kargath.
(7:30pm) I signed on and checked right after the patch let me on (without DCing), no sign of the bear.
(7:30am) Came back 12 hours later (thinking it was a 12 hour timer) and camped for 30-60 minutes. The bear popped up and another hunter starting taming before I could.
(5:30pm) And you have tamed, 10 hours after that occured.
There have been some rolling restarts. But other hunters and I have been camping this spot nearly nonstop and no sign of the bear since. It's been over 48 hours.
I'm trying to find more information on him, but he's too new to really know much. People have stated just about every kind of theory there is. One spawning location, multiple spawning locations (rumored Chillmaw), 6 hour timer, 12 hour, 12-24 hour, 36 hour, won't spawn if you're near or on the ground, he shares a timer with the other rare spawns in the area...
Well, I personally killed all three of the other rare spawns. Syreian first, Seething Hate a few (maybe 4?) hours later, finally Grocklar about 6 hours after killing Seething Hate... No sign of the bear. While camping the spot, another hunter went out to look for rares and found Seething Hate. So Syreian likely spawned again already and was killed... Yet no bear!
It has been over 12 hours since killing those rares too.
Regarding no spawn if people are too close to his point... not true. Perhaps it lengthens his spawn timer. But both times I saw him, it was just me and one other hunter and the other hunter was right on top of the spawning location where the bear was in melee range of them when he popped up.
I don't even want to tame or kill. Just want to help the other hunters that are waiting (hey guys :3) and figure out some concrete information so I can help my boyfriend tame the bear eventually...
After 72+ hours, the bear spawned. A new hunter had entered the area about an hour before. My friends and I tried to reason with him and tell him that we all were going to take turns, especially since some of us waited for over 24 hours without sleep for this bear. He would have none of it - that he would kill it before letting it be tamed by someone else.
The bear spawned just after 9:30pm and I began taming immediately. The jerk-hunter tried to pull it from me, so I pulled it back. We went back and forth like this until the bear died. I was able to loot.
*Satchel contained: 24g, 71s, 22c; x 20;
And so much sadness.
Finally got the bear tamed! For my friend that is. :) It happened around 6:45pm... 21 hours after it was last seen (the spot was camped nonstop by me so I know there were no other spawns at the Lodge location. Other spawning places? I have no idea...)
TL;DR - Kargath Server spawn times seen so far:
Wednesday 7:30am (12 hours after patch)
Wednesday 5:30pm (10 hours after previous)
Friday 9:30pm (52 hours after previous)
Saturday 6:45pm (21 hours after previous)
He is a level 74 rare elite.
Hes a Spirit Beast so yes hes Ferocity, just with a bear model
I recommend continually killing the annoying Tallhorn Stag that spawns there - it might get caught in your trap when you go to tame Arcturis, and this guy hits HARD even at level 75 without a trap while taming. So get rid of the one stag that pats on that slope - Arcturis will spawn right beside him right out in the open clearing on the slope.
BTW - this guy leaves big, lighting-white footsteps that rise up off the ground when he's walks. Awesome-sauce if I do say so :)
Good luck guys!
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The comments that just say "I tamed him at the same place everyone else did" aren't really useful. Confirming another spawn point WOULD be incredibly helpful for everyone still camped out, as no other locations were found on the PTR.
Rare spawns are
on fixed timers. There is probably some upper limit on how long it can be, but otherwise it's random. This should be pretty clear from people on some servers finding him within hours of the patch while others go days (I waited 62 hours for his first appearance on Feathermoon US -- 22 hours after our last rolling restart) or more.
Rare spawns are
linked to other rares in the zone. Two or more can be up at the same time, if the first one up goes unkilled for long enough.
It's in everyone's benefit to keep the signal-to-noise ratio up and make the useful information easy to find. Cheers and good luck to everyone still camping. I was uncertain if he was worth the missed emblems, to say nothing of the sleep deprivation, but he really does look better in game than in static screenshots. Named him Kerensky, seemed appropriate for a ghost bear that shoots frickin' laser beams. ;)
Both this bear and Arcturus Mengsk were probably named for the star Arcturus. Third brightest in sky, in the constellation Bootes, and means "Guardian of the Bear" in Greek.
There are at least two confirmed spots according to Thottbot and a few comments here. One on the cliff
southwest of Grizzlemaw at 47.47
the other at Amberpine by the River at 30.56
, which seems to be the popular sighting spot.
I'd still say that it's safe to assume that there is at least one more spot to be discovered aside from those two. My guesses based on the trend from the previous spirit beasts would be that it's other spawn points will have some commonality with the type of animal it is. In this case since it's a bear, the third spot will likely be either near other preadators of it's kind or near a common food source (rivers/lakes with fish), or that it's near some major point in the zone having to do with bears (Grizzlemaw, Ursoc's Den) etc....
The logic would follow if you think of Loque'nahak for example whose spawn points are all either near food in Sholozar (Rhinos, birds, gorillas, giraffes) or near places with several cats in the zone. The same is true more or less for Gondria, IE near cats or cats & bears in ZD, and the same being true for Skoll, a spirit wolf, whose commonality is that he's near three of the graveyards in Storm Peaks..... I'd take a gamble our third spot will either be somewhere near Ursoc's Den or Ashwood Lake.
Hey - thanks for the update on the 2nd spawn location. Someone on my server said they saw him there too, but I could never get a second confirmation.
THEORY: (NOT CONFIRMED YET)
I think there's another spawn location on the snowy, mountainous area just to the west of Rage Fang Shrine, up a little into the hilly area. There's a lot of bears patting around the snow there, and lots of little hiding spots which would be perfect for Arcturis to hang out in.
I've been patrolling the whole Grizzly Hills zone in between my Random Dungeon Finder queues trying to help other people find and tame him. If I find him elsewhere, I'll let you guys know.
The Amberpine spot has too much competition now to bother trying to tame him there (at least on my server), so I'm trying to help a buddy find him in one of the other spot(s).
I've seen claims on both Thottbot and here that there is a confirmed spawn point beneath Grizzlemaw at 47.47... Can we please get a screenshot pre & post taming including coordinates verifying this information? Thank you.
When I'm able to tame him I'll repost and include a screen. Also to any other posts or parties reading this for the purposes of taming, PLEASE use the wowhead looter addon, as it will update wowhead with the most current information regarding this spawn which will benefit us all.
Edit: 96+ hours camping Amberpine 30.55, seven 2-Liters of Mountain Dew & half a carton of cigarettes, and 5 days, with less than 16 hours total sleep. Patrolling to rage fang, 47.55 then to, 47.47 at Grizzlemaw before patting up to Ursoc's Den all the while heading back to camp Amberpine while praying someone didn't get the spawn or kill him during a patrol lap, utterly nervewracking. A bunch of dead alliance & horde players attempting to encroach on my spot and an ally within the alliance killing off my own horde competion? Priceless.
For rarespawns there is NPCscan & Silver Dragon. For everything else to insure you'll be murderously raging while playing, there's only other players on Smolderfail....
On a very serious note, I'm offering a ridiculously valuable bounty to the (horde) player who may manage to spot Arcturis, or Skoll and keep them alive for me until I've tamed them I'm not stating what this item is, other than it's T9+ quality, and worth several thousand gold. I've got two of these items sitting in my personal banks to reward the players responsible for assiting me tame him. Interfering or threats to kill however will not be rewarded at all.
Thanks again, & thanks Alphia (General Goods Alliance Hunter)
Hkrannak of Smolderthorn - Horde.
Just tamed Arcturis at 11:50 am server time, on Azjol Nerub.
I was waiting at mentioned spawn point
pine lodge, just between those letter if you look at the map.
She spawned abit further down some trees near river at
then my NPC SCAN went off, while I was watching youtube and reading info on wowhead.
There was only me camping at the area, at the time. Been camping for about 3 hours since i logged in. She is neutral and yellow like the tallhorn stag nearby.
Thanks so much for all information about this beautiful spirit beast, I can happily mention i have all 4 spirit beast myself, and wish all the hunters happy hunting and merry christmas.
I just tamed Arcturis on the Steamwheedle Cartel -EU server at 01:20am at the known spawn point near Amberpine Lodge. I know that some other hunters have been on and off looking for him, so from what I've seen from previous tames on my server, a 24 max hour spawn timer seems about right.
And best of luck to every other hunter out there, especially on realms with tightly camped spawn points.
I was tabbed out looking at WoWhead, because i wanted to reconfirm the spawn point. when i tabbed back in my NPC scan went off and he spawned right under me.
8:23 Eonar US server.. at
I still prefer Loque's look to all of these new spirit beasts. I still find myself camping Arcturis, however, while queueing for Random dungeons, but I wish it was for more than just it being rare.
Maybe if it were actually a bear, or maybe if the super-rare spirit beasts were actually the best dps pets in the game, it would be more satisfying to tame one. They are almost just a fancy vanity pet imo.
Not sure if its a bug, intended, or just because of the way his body position is sometimes when he attacks, but he appears to actually pounce sometimes when using Charge like he does when you first pull him untamed. Can anyone else confirm they are seeing this?
Decided at about 4.40 this morning was gona spec BM go and try tame the new spirit beast Hearth stoned to Dala flew to Grizzly hill made a macro:
/run RaidNotice_AddMessage(RaidBossEmoteFrame,"THERE IT IS! Tame Him!", ChatTypeInfo)
And then flew over to to the stream were the waterfall is were the Bears congregate just north eastly above Conquest Hold above Amber Pine Lodge i got there hit my macro and instantly Raid Warning"there he is Tame him" to my great suprise, Skoll took me 3 days of very late logins got this guy 4.55Am on Ravenholdt EU without even trying happy taming and hope you have as easy a time as i did. Screenshot upload just awaiting approval
(Ps) this Macro will work for any other rare you want to find just change the name of the /Target to the one your looking for
I had just tamed this amazing spirit beast. 3:10am server time on Sargeras. I had been waiting right above his spawn point for nearly five hours before he finally spawned, so any rumors regarding this mob not spawning because of nearby players are entirely false. I had created a macro that would target him then use Scorpid Sting on him (imo this sting is the best move to tag him with; it doesn't really hurt him , and lowers the chance he will hit you while you tame.) The macro, needless to say, worked perfectly. Even without the macro, he was a very distinguishable mob and made a very noticeable appearance. You should have no trouble at all spotting this mob.
I just wanted to add this considering nobody else has yet, if you look at Arcturis fairly close once tamed, you will see that his heart beats once very 5seconds or so, and you then see the shockwave from the heart-beat ripple on his spectral skin! Really is an excellent addition to the spirit beast family. Once again, tamed North of amberpine lodge, just down the slope, near the river.
I had a friend tame him saturday at 8 pm.
I camped his spawn location for around 15ish hours on sunday.
He did not spawn untill 10am Monday morning.
As soon as i logged on i saw a blood elf paladin killing him, whom had been camping the spot ealier the previous day. :(
My hunt continues.
Just helped an Orc hunter tame this on my 73 Nelf hunter at 2:55pm on Ghostlands @ Amberpine local.
I believe I read in an earlier post that Arcturis was level 75, but the one this Orc just tamed was lvl 74. Hope this has helped.
Camped his spawn for 18 1/2 hours. Spawned and tamed at 8:30am EST time (5:30 Server time)
Tamed Arcturis approx 11:55 this morning, server time on Doomhammer. I've noticed he still runs at normal speed while stealthed, which I'm sure Blizz will fix soon. Also looks really neat while in Bestial Wrath. Found him just above Amberpine, it's the only spawnpoint I know he's got. GL guys.
this morning at 06:30 AM Central europe time in Grizzli Hills in little valey nord of Amberpine Lodge, the worst is, that is there a CD for call stabled pet, so I must abadon Skoll, because there wasnt place for new pet.
i also tamed arcturis.i just logged out in the spawn point i logged in after 2 hours(about 8.00pm and it was there.i like it most of the other spirit beast.
on realm: Arthas
Follow up: I just tamed him, he's lvl 75...... He spawns halfway down the hill by Amberpine Lodge, directly between the lodge and the river, He spawned at 3:19am on 12/22/09, and by the info I've put together he should respawn at roughly 11:19am, or 3:19 pm today. at 31.08-55.66
Good luck everyone,
and have a merry christmas
For anybody on US Oceanic Saurfang looking to tame him, I just got him at 2:10am (23 Dec.) server time near Amberpine Lodge.
After collecting all the spirit beasts and completing the Frostbitten achievement my two cents would be DO NOT kill yourself camping a location. Almost all the rares I have ever found were found near the top of the hour and EVERY single time I found a spirit beast (Loque = 6 times, Gondria = 6 times, Skoll = 5 times, Arcturis = 2 times) it close to the top of the hour (on average 5 minutes before or after the hour). I spent hours and hours and hours killing my self trying to get Loque over a period of 3 months but after I noticed the times I was finding other rare spawns it took much less time overall and I was able to find them faster. Many people give a lot of misinformation based on theory and I just want to add my opinion with the experiance I have. I know it is all based on luck but after I started noticing the time it took me 22 min total to get Gondria, 9 minutes total to get Skoll and 19 minutes total to get Arcturis. Do yourself a favor and check at the top of the hour and spare your sanity.
Enzo from Elune.
Ok I have two accounts. Account with hunter on left screen, running random heroics on the right screen.
I see hunters from both factions fly around, but I have been there on and off all day. A BE hunter lands and we wave to each other.
On the other screen boss fight in Nexus. Suddenly I hear fanfair as NPCSCAN goes off. OMG ! Arcturis ! I melee swing and tag it. Drop a frost trap. OMG I BROKE THE TRAP ! CRUD... Run around, cant feign death other hunter will get it..... another trap down.. NOOO I BROKE THAT ONE TOO...almost dead..Arcturis almost dead...CRUD ! ASPECT OF MONKEY ! Tame beast.... GOT IT!
I run back rez, call pet, and THERE HE IS!
Tamed at 9.45 pm est
I got this awesome beast a few days ago, tried to keep it a secret for a friend of mine but a hordie beat him to the punch >_<. anyway i was messing with tgc loot cards and i remembered i had Party G.R.E.N.A.D.E. so i took a picture of a druid and Arcturis Dancing Enjoy =P
i submited the photo here in wowhead but not sure when/if they'll show it
-Raginbum, US Realm: Zul'jin
I've been reading these post through and it seemed to me the majority of the people tamed this bad boy around 6pm-7pm. so with that in mind i headed back around that time and sure enough he popped right in front of me. at 6:25pm server on the Hyjal server (whirlwind bg)
that is all
Crushridge, 1159pm server at amberpine. Made several circuitous routes of grizzly hill trying to verify other spawn points rumored of but no confirmation could be made.
Okay, I was camping and waiting around for Arcturis this afternoon and ended up missing Arcturis "spawning". I went AFK at about 3pm, but came back to my keyboard 20min after 3pm PST (Velen server time), to see NPCscan had alerted me of Arcturis. So i went looking for Grocklar, found him about an hour after i got back to the computer.
Now I'm not completely sure it was an Arcturis spawning, as it could have easily been another hunter going by with Arcturis out, as his pet. But I do know I went AFK at the hour, and 20min later i came back and NPCscan had gone off, and most sighting's I've heard of occur at or around the hour. Which makes sense, if I found Grocklar patrolling his southern pattern, just an hour or so after I got back to my computer.
I was standing directly beneath the "R" in Amberbine. I'll check the coordinates when I log back on, but do know that NPCscan will go off when the NPC comes within about 100 yards of you, so that's a good bit of distance.
I just tamed him at 7:45a on Maiev, at 31,55, right next to the small bush which is where he spawned under me. NPC sanner did go off. Another horde hunter showed up about 15 seconds after I tamed him; the only other player I have seen in this area in the 2 days I've been checking for this guy. Sorry Semmy. =( That completes taming all 4 spirit beasts and getting TLPD! =D
Found him near Amberpine Lodge on my level 73 hunter. So *!@#ed when i couldn't tame him :(
GOT HIM! Came out of a finished Random Heroic, and the loading screen went away and BOOM! There he was! But I was freakin' out, cause I was still in my MM spec, but I tagged him, dropped the freezing trap then of course, then changed to BM. I had to get my mana back, had me some honeymint tea, dropped another freezing trap, couldn't tame him... cause i still had a my temporary pet, who was dead. So i got my mana up, rezzed my pet, abandoned him and proceeded to tame him. Fortunately there were no other hunters around, which there have been about 3 alliance side hunters, and a couple other Horde side hunters (i'm currently and Orc), who have been camping with me for the past few days.
Tamed him at:
Coords: 31, 57
Time: 1:54PM PST (Velen server time)
He was walking back and forth between the two trees where the large shadow lays half way up the hill.
And just as I stated in my previous post, I found him the day before at 3PM, but didn't get to tame him. I did not stay up at the 12 hour mark to see if he would spawn at 3am server time. Though I did kill Grocklar yesterday, but have yet to find Syreian The Bonecarver. I'm still going to keep an eye out for him. I'll also be helping a fellow hunter find Arcturis again, so that he may tame him.
Good luck to you all!
I saw the target macro, but being the fail person with macros that I am, can someone post it exactly how it's supposed to be and note if it's in one macro or 2 or 3 or whatever?
Been viewing these posts for about 2 hours now, thought, no i wont get that bear, logged on and there he was, safe to say i do now have him yes, spawn time was around 1:20pm server time, vek'nilash EU server :)
Adding a screenie of Arc dancing when affected by a party bomb. Not sure if it's a bug or intended, but very funny. Roll up, Roll up! Come see the amazing dancing bear :P
Just tamed him on my 75 Hunter. Been trying since a week or so before Xmas. Now getting my sights on Loq and then Skoll. Trick to this is just to be patient.
He spawned at 31, 56 give or take a few yards. Frost Trap and Tamed away, had no worries.
Server Time Tamed: 6:20am on the 28th of Dec.
To all other would be Hunter's wanting this Spirit Beast, its worth it.
I saw Acrturis 3 day ago in a battle ground I didnt even know that there was a new spirit beast. The hunter wouldnt give me any info on its location so looked him up, got the location and camped him North of Amberpine Lodge about a hour no luck. About 8 hours later camped him again for about a hour no luck. Today about 0930 Eitrigg server logged on my hunter hung around about 30 and said screw it then about to log and said to myself 10 more min and what do you know he spawned right befor my eyes. Camped Loque for five days got him, wasnt looking for Gondria was grinding my pally and ran across him tamed, and last but not least Acrturis 2 hour 30 min camp got him (Priceless) Im humble but also very happy good luck fellow hunters.
Just tamed him today - 6:51 PM server time, Thorium Brotherhood. After having been logged in pretty much all day, I took a half hour break, then logged in again and as soon as I logged my _NPCScan went off and he was right next to me. A freezing arrow and a tame beast later and I had my new bear that's not a bear :)
Coordinates of 31,55 were pretty much spot on.
I camped him for over 7 hours starting at 2am (Lothar Realm) and tamed at 9:15am at the cords listed a number of times (31,55).
I want to thank all the other hunters who posted on this topic. Your input has been really appreciated.
Alright everyone lets stop with the "I tamed him and it was awesome" posts, we're all trying to tame this guy (atleast i hope we all are) so lets get down what we can and cannot confirm about this guy.
What i can confirm about camping this guy is that:
1. He only appears to have one spawn point.
This may seem a bit odd that such an amazing pet has only 1 spawn point taking out the aimless flying around in circles hoping for him to spawn, but its pretty clear what blizzard have done here.
They haven't hidden him away like the other spirit beasts, only to be found by the lucky questers and devoted hunters, they have put him out in plain sight, meaning he is found be EVERYONE.
Blizzard are making other players your worst enemy in taming this beast and i could ramble on about all the times this has effected me but that wouldn't help anyone.
2. Appears to have a MINIMUM of a 12 hour cooldown, he could spawn anywhere from on the 12 hour mark or hours later, just comes down to luck and how devoted you are.
3. Is a spirit beast with all the spirit beast skills (prowl, spirit strike etc)
4. Is a DPS pet not a TANKING pet, this supprised me and alot of other hunters, don't know why because it was pretty clear that he was going to be just another spirit beast.
5. Looks amazing and the fact that we can have a ghost bear dpsing for us should be enough for any hunter to atleast want this guy to show off.
6. Macros and addons are really not needed, just get into a place where you can see the from the water to the trees and he'll pop up in your line of vision sooner or later, remember he is a rarther large shiny bear.
7. Is, like every other spirit beast, a neutral mob.
8. Most recorded spawns see him at lvl 74.
9. Is just a repeat of 5, he really does look very nice.
This is all i've gathered so far, please can we start putting in usefull posts about this mob.
3 days, 3 noted spawns, 6 horde, 0 tames (for anyone)
Still going strong.
EDIT: Tamed - 16 hours and 42 mins after his last death.
I finally got this beauty tamed today (30/12-09 on Al'akir) around 4pm at his spawn point close to Amberpine Lodge.
I was actually out shopping leaving my wow on and having my boyfriend look at it now and then. I got so sad when I came home seeing that SilverDragon had noticed the spirit beast two hours ago and that my boyfriend had missed him. He was just fooling me around and tricked me into looking in my stables and there he was.
I spent the whole day yesterday and today camping the spawn point outside of Amberpine Lodge. I had Track Beast on at all time and was just standing still in the sky looking over the hill where he spawns. Now and then when I felt that I could I flew over to Ursoc's Den and Grizzlemaw since I've read that he might spawn there as well. I didn't do this too often though.
Before I wanted to get Skoll but after I found him killed by a passing Alliance I got heartbroken and flew over to find me this bear since he "might" just have one spawn point, which means I don't need to worry about if he spawns at other places.
Good luck to all other hunters who are trying to get this pet. He's a beauty.
EDIT: Why is this getting downrated? I have both where he was seen and caught and the time and server.
Just got it on Saurfang EU, 22:08 gmt after 13... hours of camping.... straight. Same exact spot as mentioned before.
I just have to add this-
Many of you say that the "I found him!" posts are unhelpful- but I must disagree! I find them extremely helpful in my hunt for Arcturis. First- they show when he was last found on certain realms, which tells me I can relax for a while when my realm is mentioned. Secondly, they help me see a better spawn time- especially when they are from the same realm in a row!
I'm not saying they shouldn't be down-graded to save space, I'm just saying that I do, in fact, think of them as a handy tool!
Got Him at 19:30 server time on Lightbringer
by the Amberpine Lodge spawn point 31,55
Good Luck to all Hunters out there!
Happy New Year to ME! (and all of you) Logged in at about 6:30 this morning to check for him. Wasn't gonna stay on, was just gonna look and log. Started chatting and he spawned right before my eyes! 31,55... Above the R in Amberpine Lodge. OMG There was 3 other hunters popping on and off at his spot. I am so happy, and I don't feel bad for the 3 lvl 80 alli that were wishing my lvl 74 horde butt was flagged. Ok, maybe I do. LOL Sorry, Good luck to all!
Oh yeah, on Borean Tundra
Well, it was about time I got this lucky. I have no patience for camping rare spawns at all, but I was really really bored and decided to take a BM offspec to try for this awesome bear spirit beast. I sat at his spawn place for maybe 45 minutes and logged out (new year's eve and all).
Logged in at 8:30 AM EST today and he was already spawned waiting there for me on a platter.
So, I spent exactly 45 minutes to get this guy :D rofl.
Named him Ursamortis. Get it?
I got my bear tonight at 11:20am server time, he spawned right in front of me and boy did I freak! I didnt see my first 2 spirit beasts spawn in front of me so this was a treat. ^_^ I'll spare the details of the tame, but wanted to let anyone from Eldre'Thalas know the last spawning time. Good luck!
Brecc, lvl 80 Night Elf Hunter. Eldre'Thalas
Just got this bear at 3:04 am on Uldum after about 11 hours of camping the one known location. She's a beauty. Best of luck everyone.
is waaaay cooler. There you go. Now, downgrade me huntards! :>
Just tamed this bear on my server this morning and he's definitely a cool looking pet.
Just ontop of the "ER" in "AmbERpine"
I had two friends helping out, one a hunter and one a mage. Bear was never spotted around Grizzlemaw even after 14 hours of camping in that location by a patient friend.
After 22 hours of steady camping in my spot just under the lodge, between the road and the river he spawned right on top of me. Took three tries to tame as he does hit pretty hard (I have nearly 20k HP and he took me down to 1/3 of my HP) but worth it to have a cool looking new pet :)
Finally! Found him close to the river by Amberpine. He had recently spawned couse i logged on my alt 20 seconds before but then i decided to logg in and there he was! As i were 80 i dint drop a freezing trap. He hit kinda much when he had pounce hits for 1500 i was suprised but i got him
I was the first to tame Arcturis on my server, he has stealth which is a unique and cool thing about him..kinda like Skoll. hes also like Gondria cuz he has the "see my face through my butt" thing. still a very cool pet! Tigerfang-Tichondruis
server! Tamed Arcturis on my hunter Tofuu today(January 4th 09) at 1:31am server time.
Camped for a few hours the night before, camped on and off for 20ish mins ever few hours the next morning, two hour break, camped from 11:30 am server until 10pm server when I was getting disheartened and went to do ICC 10, came back did a few randoms and started questing while checking back every 20 minutes or so. Strange coincidence, like an above poster I was also on my way back to turn in the Bear god quest when I stopped by the river and Arcturis spawned right on top of me.
Good luck hunting!
EDIT: Npc Scan did NOT go off, even though my cache was cleared out. I used the target and whisper macro above, but added in a /cast for arcane shot rank 2 so that it damaged him slightly and tagged him upon targetting.
WOOT WOOT just tamed the mofo @3:57am server time on Thorium Brotherhood.....my lucck for the day....i also tamed SKoll earlier ...i logged in and was heading to Dal to show off SKoll and Arcturis was right on top of me....NPCScan didnt go off whihc ^&*!ed me off but meh.....at exactly the coords n spot listed above.,....gl hunters
Making Macro's is fine, but if you want to do it the easy way search for a addon called _NPCScan.
Tamed him at 8:28am server time on Anvilmar (alliance) on 1/4/10, just above the "R" in Amberpine. Watched him spawn right in front of my eyes! I had been signing on every hour at the top of the hour for the last few days in hopes to see him. A lot of previous posts said that was the best time for rare spawns. I'd sign in and wait 20 minutes or so then sign off. There had been a few other hunters camping him along with me the past few days, but I was the only one around this time so I decided to stay a bit longer. Glad I did. So excited to finally get this guy. His exact spawn point for me was about 20ft to the left of the clump of trees as your looking downhill, about even with the small bush and on the uphill side. Stand on the little flat spot of ground on the hillside and look downhill toward the stream. Hope that helps.
Thanks to everyone who posted info. Best of luck to those still waiting.
Hello pet hunter's! my name is Araillia on the RP/PVP server ravenholdt, i have been a pet fanatic for a long time and i decided awhile back to devote alot of my time to hunting rares (and horde) i have quit a log of spawn times for several spawns on my server i hope it helps!
spawn times and dates without question marks are the ones i have personally seen the ones with question marks are reported times.
A quick note to hunters looking for arcturis, IMO arcturis is a "gimmie" to all those BM hunters that either dont have the time or patience to hunt rares.
As always HAPPY HUNTING!
This mob is a level 64 elite.
Not sure if it was stated above.
Just tamed him (along with Skoll & Gondria) at 1:30 Server Time on US Hellscream....flew out of Dal on a whim and there he was. If you want to see them all to prove I have them, PM Bregon (NE Huntard).
EDIT: I am changing this entire comment based on new findings.
This info is what I have observed for the past several days.
On my realm I camped for 41.5 hours straight and witnessed the following:
Arcturis spawned at 1:02am Thursday morning server time. (An opposite faction hunter killed him to stop me from taming)
Arcturis spawned at 2:30am Friday morning server time. (I tamed him with an 80 hunter of opposite faction over my head AFK -I was lvl 74)
At this point my 24 hr daily coverage ended and I merely have been logging in talking to hunters camping him every day and night. Here are my continued observations.
Arcturis spawned around 2:00am roughly Saturday morning server time. (I was alt tabbed checking every 20 min or so and the hunter who was 80 and AFK the night before when I tamed him got him this night.. specifically I alt tabbed out around 1:55am and came back at 2:25am and it had spawned and was tamed because NPCScan alerted me when I tabbed BACK into the game!) I check combat log and spoke with said hunter and she told me she logged in and he was already there so she tamed him at 2:15am)
Arcturis spawned SUNDAY morning somewhere during the night as he was wondering around untamed or unkilled at 4:00am server time.
-==From 4 days of observations I conclude he is on roughly at 24 hour cycle, NOT EXACT, but in the general time.=--
-==Also it appears that server startup time has no direct correlation with the spawn time but for the record: Server came online from weekly maintenance at 1:00 pm server time Tuesday and was restarted at 7:25am and came back online 7:30am server time, Thursday morning.
I will continue to check every night that I can remember to do so and update this post!
Hopefully you all will uprate this comment so that it stands out as I believe it's the only one that has many spawn times (2 exact and 2 non-exact)
-Server came online on Tuesday 1:00pm server time.
-Witnessed Arcturis spawn at 1:02am server time on Thursday morning.
-Server restarted at 7:25am server time and came back online at 7:30am Thursday morning.
-Witnessed Arcturis spawn at 2:30am server time on Friday morning.
-Arcturis spawned between 1:55am and 2:25 server time on Saturday morning(and was tamed at 2:15am according to hunter I spoke with who was in my combat log)
-Arcturis spawned during the morning hours and was spotted by me at 4:00am server time exactly. (I had checked around midnight and he wasn't here)
Some side Notes:
Why am I doing this? After my 41.5 hours of straight camping, dishearting kill the first night by opposite faction hunter, near tear jerking tame the next morning (I know sounds nerdy huh - I've been through the fire though!), and many talks with hunters from both factions who have been camping on and off for week, this sort of became an interest to me on how rare spawns work and my willingness to help OTHER hunters including the ones on my realm from both factions is very high right now.
My hunter is now level 76 and I get comments and whispers all day every day asking me about my pet. I personally think he is better than the other spirit beasts although they are pretty awesome! I actually have a bond with this pet as it took me alot of hours of work with little hours of sleep!
Have a great day all and I hope you tame him. If you are the hunter who is not taming him or missed out on him do me a favor: Don't kill him or stop the other hunter from taming. Nothing is so hurtful in the world to have something right in your grasp only to have it ripped out and destroyed while being powerless!
Seems like to me with all of these rolling restarts that have been happening lately atleast on Lothar. it have messed up with the spawn timing. He haven't been spottted for days on Lothar. Usually it is always the same hunters camping him including myself on the alliance side and through communication neither of us have seen him .Starting to think maybe this is one cruel joke blizz is running =/. If you are on Lothar, Horde or Alliance please respond wether you've seen or tamed Arcturis. been atleast three days without any sightings
Edit: Just logged in about five minutes ago and talked to one of the hunters that was camping earlier said she tamed him at 11:45am server time. Took freaking FOUR days for him to spawn, but atleast he stills there. Now we're getting together to help myself tame him :P
From what I've read here, mostly (if not only) people from the US realms tamed/saw him.
Can anyone from an EU realm confirm the spawn.
I'm starting to think that it spawns only on US realms. :)
Found this one with my huntter :p but yeh unable to tame this one :\\
and yeh, EU realm Dragonmaw.
But can some1 tell me why i was unable to tame this beast? im survi specc'd.
Just tamed this sweet bear, 17.32. Flew there, saw him next to the river.
Put up freeze trap, started taming. Then I saw a 74 warrior running towards the
bear while I tamed it. Then he charged it and started killing it, I said some
not so nice words to the dude but he didnt care and continued.
Arcturis eventually killed the warrior and I could tame him safely =)
I tamed this magnificent creature at about 6:45-7:00 AM Eastern time on the Arygos realm. I do want to mention that I had a lot of trouble with Allies looking for it, but later into the night everyone died off. A lone hunter came around six telling me that his spawn timer was at an hour and forty eight minutes, and he stayed there with me and kept me company (hence the fact that i had been there for six hours straight already). He finally popped up when i wasn't paying attention. It was a beautiful tame. He pounces to you. Hahaha. Anyways, I got him finally, and the spawn point at 31.55 is confirmed. (: Good luck hunters! I camped for seven hours.
fly over to see if he is there to tame him. fly down and see his corpse. damn, i hate non-hunters.
An unfortunate druid, perhaps? Arcturis uses the same model as the old night elf bear form model. He also has the ability to Prowl just like cat form, and Spirit Strike uses the same model as Moonfire, as well as a similar effect.
This pet was recently tamed by a Tauren hunter on Kel Thuzad at 3:44 am Sunday the 10th of January then again by an Orc hunter at 10:25 pm on that same evening. Reasoning with other players can work but wont usually so just look out for number 1 but dont kill the beast if you arent taming it and someone else is as it will just cause for more competition in the future. Instead if they are opposing faction and your on a pvp realm kill the player =D GL and happy hunting grats to those who have aquired this beautiful beast already.
Tamed again on Wednesday 6:15 am realm time on Kel' Thuzad though unfortunately I was distracted and unable to tame it myself hope to get lucky later today
Tamed him today.
-Install _NPCscan and set it up
-play wow in a window
-log on at a unusual time (like thursdays 4:00 am^^)
-put your hunter there
-do whatever you like on the internet
-When found _NPCscan will inform you
-proceed for several days
However ... I way lucky and tamed him at the very first attempt. I logged in, traveled there and 5min later he respawned.
Arygos server. 0625am Standard spwn outside of amber pine. Logged in npcscan popped immediately and there was no one around. Forgot to trap first time. took a pounding, feign death. Got it easy on second. Gondria and Arc in two days of non camping. Its gonna be a good week. GL hunters
Tamed on Twisting Nether at 01:40 server time (00:40 GMT) @ co-ords 30.58 :) Happy Hunting!
Bleeding Hollow: Alliance Hunter: Xenos
Just tamed him at 8:03 pm server time.
Came to the area at 8:23pm server time two days ago, found corpse. Started camping him last night at 7:00pm until 11:00pm and no spawns. Came back today and started camping at 4:30pm. Spawn pop and tamed at 8:03pm.
Very likely at 48 hour spawn timer.
He spawns Neutral, not Hostile.
Spawn point is exactly 31.2:55.7
Good luck to all Hunters.
Tamed 13/01/10 at approx 6:20 realm time on Saurfang
Took him at lvl 74 just had to use frost trap first
noone was camped in area so i just went for it
There was a Tauren hunter in area but he didnt make a move and also didnt try to kill him while i was taming :)
Hellscream server ~ Usual spot 31,55 coor. by ambERpine
I have been camping for over 48 hours for Arcturis. My first 24 hours several hunters came and went checking in to see if there was a spawn. No one stayed around long. I stayed up till the server restart, then I went to bed. I was up and logged in right when the server came up the next day 01-12-2010 . Not long after logging on that a level 74 hunter showed up, and stayed all day long with me camping. That evening I had to log for about a half hour to go pick my children up from school. So of course that's when the damn bear decided to spawn. The other hunter was still there, and successfully tamed him 6:55pm server. And of course when I logged back on, I got the news that I had missed it. DAMN! I had been reading on the forums that he can spawn any where from 6 hours - 24 hours from being tamed. So I did other things, and started my camping again at 1am server today. I stayed up till 530 am server, still no spawn. I set my alarm, and checked every hour till 8:30am. From then on I just stayed on, I didn't move from that spot all day today. I told myself that if the bear didn't spawn by the 24 hour mark that I was going to find something else to do. Camping is maddening! Almost exactly 23 hours after last tame (at 4:43pm server), my npc scan went off, scared the @#$% out of me, luckily no other hunters around to worry about, I abandoned my throw away pet, froze Arcturis, and tamed him without a hitch.
Remember to empty your cache for you NPC scanner otherwise it might not go off. The cache is found, Program Files>WoW>Cache>WDB>enUS.......grab the file that says "creaturecashe.wdb" and delete it. This will make NPC scan act like it's never seen the animal before. Where as if you don't then if your NPC scan has already seen Arcturis in Dalaran as a pet, it will cache that creature, logging it as a pet and might not go off. I did not do this when I was camping "Gondria" and my NPC scanner DID NOT go off with the cat, but it DID with Arcturis. (keep in mind that if a hunter runs up to you with his arcturis pet out while you're camping, tell him to leave or put it away, then go back and reset your cache again. Just to be sure) Maybe I was being too paranoid but after wasting so many hours of my life staring at the hill side in Grizzly Hills I wasn't about to let one little thing cost me the bear.
Hope this info was helpful! My toon's name is Rahzie on Hellscream, if you have a question that needs answered.
Happy Hunting fellow Hunters!
9:24pm CST - Ner'zhul
Wow, what a tough tame! Not the actual tame (although he took me to 6% at lvl 77), but finding him in general.
I camped him more or less for 3 days. He popped at 2:34am CST last night. I had layed back and partially fallen asleep when my darn npcscan alert went...man, that default one is creepy! Scared the bejeebers out of me. I get excited and swoop down and doh!...80 Nelf was already taming...
So I'm sitting here watching the Dark Knight tonight and "creepy alert" time! No one is around...I overreact and drop the wrong trap (wanted to freeze him, but just slowed him down). He is kicking my butt and luckily I finish the tame right before.
Wow...weirdest thing...made my heart pound. Woot!....but now I got'em!
i still haven't found him !
2 days long im here waiting @ amberpine lodge.
found him ! but someone else tamed him.
Found on Darksorrow EU at:
If you want this pet, you really should download NPCscan, you can find it on curse.com or a direct link somewhere on this page.
It detected the pet 100 yards away. I initially was shocked because the pet was not in sight, but i went to: 31,55 - The general location and found him/tamed him.
Ironically, I gave up on looking for Skoll/Gondria/Arcturis as I spent quite alot of time, I went to Grizzly Hills for one last check and he was there.
P.S. - Seriously download NPCscan, it's better then buttonmashing a macro!
I was watching the pet for around a week for about 20 minutes a day at different time intervals.
Arcturis has one spawn point only. He is the only spirit beast that has one spawn point, having NPC Scan/Sound in background means you can hover over the spawn point and get on with other various things.
Spawned at the location shown near the lodge. Seen him at 7:25PM (Let another hunter have the tame), seen the next morning at 6:05AM, so not even 12 hours later. Did get the second spawn, and am glad this hunt is over...
FYI - I did have a trash pet out killing Tallhorn Stags that would pop in the spawn location. Thought I would pass this along, because several hunters told me he will not spawn if you have a pet out, but in fact he does still spawn.
Logged in this morning at 5:15AM and he was already spawned and sitting there. Because I already have him from the morning before, I went ahead and harvested him for the goody bag.
Got this beauty tamed on
at his spawn point outside
Camped him for two days with the addon
to tell me when he spawned if I wasn't looking. I flew off a few times to Grizzlemaw and Ursoc's Den where people have said he
spawn (this is not known though) but stopped doing that and went to camp the hill close to Amberpine.
I was lucky since no other hunters was camping him those days so I didn't need to compete for him.
For those from Argent Dawn:
Tamed on 17-01-10 at 0:58 AM
The Spawn is on the slope near the river close to the cliff of Amberlodge. The 'close to the letters ER of Amberlodge' is accurate. Took me 4 hours of straight waiting, but persistance is the key people.
I wish you all the best of luck.
Actually, on Uldum server, if anyone has Arcturis tamed as a pet, it'll pop up on NPC-Scan as a tamable mob instead of a false alarm.. dunno if it's like that for anyone else. It happened around 6pm server time (at the Amberpine local) and myself and another hunter were hunting for him like mad, thinking he had spawned but he was just a pet
I tamed Arcturis this morning 1/18/10 at roughly 10:30 am on Lightning's Blade. I started camping him at about 9:30-10 pm the following night. So his spawn time was at least 13 hours. I am gonna go back tonight and 10:30 pm and see if he is there.
The cool thing about waiting for 13 hours was that I continully (SP?) killed the grizzly bears in the river. I gained a half level of XP, 220 pieces of Borean Leather, 6 pieces of Arctic fur, and over 100g in junk.
I hope the other spirit beasts go a litle easier lol.
75 Drenai Hunter
Tamed 10:06 pm on Stormscale, pretty sure 3-5th for this realm. Checked the other coord shown on the map here but nothing, camped from about 3pm constant till tame, got lucky break in between other hunters logging. Was the other coord a mistype because in that exact area theres like three likely spots he can be...
Is this the lowest lvl spirit beast? Meaning you need to be at least lvl 74 to get a spirit beast, right?
So this is the lowest lvl spirit beast a hunter can get, lvl 74. Just in case you were having any doubts about the level.
I just cought my 1st spirit beast 3 days ago. It was Loque, Ive been wanting this bear bad but everytime I go to start camping there is a hunter already there. And out of respect I feel its not right to camp a place with another hunter unless you are going to watch/ help. Anyways Im sure my day will come. I do have a question, how do I reset the cache on my NPCScan? I did not know the alarm wouldnt sound until I read this thread.
Day 3 of camping but still no sightings:( can someone please help me out with this amazing bear
So I get home at noon from working a midnight to noon shift. I wake from my nap because I have another midnight to noon shift to work that night. My wife's like "I saw someone taming that bear just before you got up...." and ofcourse I say "Bah. I might not ever get it".
As I decide to not log onto the DK that I am leveling on different server, I log onto my hunter on Staghelm which I have parked in Grizzly Hills at the spawn point. It was just dumb luck that as soon as I hit my target macro, he was standing right there.
I have the 4 spirit beasts now and I will be a little angry if Blizz puts out more than one more without giving us hunters about 5 more pet slots. WOOT!
Just tamed Arcturis on the hill down from Amberpine Lodge at 12:49 pm server time - was just checking as I have been doing for awhile now. Patience is the key and you will get him. I have not seen him spawn anywhere else. According to the last spawn it was 15 hours. It has only taken me over 2 months to get him.
ok so today i log and in like the first minute i go down to where articus spawns and i see this orc start to same him. so i shoot him once and pull arggo abandon my core hound and start to tame him. the orc starts shooting him trying to kill him and finally after waiting for almost a week on and off ive got him :)
the orc was pretty ^&*!ed. he did /spit but i did /emote poops on you hahaha.. epic tame needless to say
woke up at around 6 am just another morning farming for that sweet teddy, but got bored of staring at the screen for a while, so I logged on a 2nd account, managed to sneak a lvl 70 char into grizzly hills, and parked it there with NPCscan on while I played on my lvl 10 paladin.. suddenly in the middle of killing a bunch of lvl 9 mobs NPC scan goes off and I heartattack panic and just attack it on the lvl 70 that instantly dies ^^ then I managed to quickly log on my hunter (lvl 74 btw), freeze trap and tame :) 8:28 AM server time on Kul Tiras, I was the only one in the zone on horde side, no other hunters :)
This pet does NOT spawn at Ursoc Den.
It spawns at Amberpine Lodge.
You can also have a pet out for it to spawn.
These are just silly little rumours which mean nothing.
Amberpine Lodge. be patient and it will come.
What's not to love about a see-through bear with glowing teeth that can stealth and fire druid lasers? My favourite spirit beast- even had to sacrifice my ghost saber to free up a stable slot...
Just tamed him at EU-Grim Batol server, 21:45 GMT +0 (Portugal), 22:45 server time. He spawned were everyone else said we would spawn, by the rapids, and then started walking all the way up.
Been camping him since 7:00 AM GMT without success, with brief interruptions to do the Daily Heroic and some AV (lucky me no one else got him!).
For every other Hunter out there waiting for him... It's worth it, totally and priceless worth it. He's just plain beautiful.
Now to tame Gondria and Skoll, wish me luck! :D
Krait - EU-Grim Batol
I just tamed Arcturis on Durotan server. The time was 1-27-2010 at 3:55 am
I camped the area near the lodge for last 3 days. Just missing him by 10 minutes twice for talking a break.
I really wanted this pet so it was worth the wait. No one else was camping him this early in the morning so I got him with 1 freezing trap.
Good Luck to all you fellow hunters.
And Blizz please give us more pet bag space so we can have a nice collection since we have to spend so much time on these rare pets.
Subrius - Durotan.
having skinned Loque'nahak before and getting a Blue-quality Cloak, I wonder what you get for skinning this one...
Tamed him today at 7:51 pm realm time on US realm Nathrezim. Waited a little under two hours, I was standing around the 'ber' part of Amberpine Lodge, as previously stated. I was reading a book, and I was about t