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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