Sambas - NPC - World of Warcraft
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This cat is a rare tamable spawn with a lion model just like
Reins of the Golden King
Rare: Vanilla to
Cataclysm Rare Spawns
This tameable rare lion spawns in the Twilight Highlands. He's unique among tameable beasts in that he uses the same model as the Alliance guild mount.
The name is probably a play on "Simba" (Swahili for "lion," popularized by Disney's
The Lion King
I actually found him while far sighting into Twilight Highlands before Cataclysm came out. He was in a field between a
an ogre encampment
a burnt patch with Unbound Emberfiends walking around
Found him north of Thundermar after getting server first 85 - Don't know the spawn timer, I assume it was the first spawn of the server since it was so soon after release. Found him around 50,22 - he was just wandering around, right below where the tawny owls are.
Submitting a screenshot soon :)
Found him just now wandering below The Twilight Breach. Screenshot submitted!
Just tamed him at 69, 26
Tamed today (09/12/2010) between Thundermar and the ogre camp. He doesnt hit too hard, and can be trapped. I've been quite lucky, tamed Ghostcrawler (the rare crab) 20 mins after this guy. :P
Can anyone confirm rather sambas is neutral or hostile? I haven't seen anything saying which one he is and i been farming for him and karoma last two days and been wanting to know what dot to look for on sambas
Tamed him at 49,23
He most certainly is Hostile. I barely had time to lay down a trap before he pounced on me. Tamed him a few hours ago on Muradin just after hitting lvl 85. He's a beauty :D Submitted a screenshot for him.
So to confirm. He IS hostile. He will come after you.
But onto info.
Known Spawn Locations for this gorgeous lion:
The two spots on the map above are confirmed locations.
There is another location near Thundermar, literally to the west of it.
I found him in that little upper highland just southeast of Kirthaven (where deer and wolves hang out).
He is also trappable, so use those ice traps! And be wary of the wolves that prowl around though.
Any none hunters reading this:
Don't kill him. He has 0 loot other than the grey item shown on WoWhead. This is intentional, you're not missing out on huge loot or an achievement.
Tamed this beauty around 1:15am on the Fenris server. Found roaming through the trees near 42,38 directly east of The Gullet or north of The Twilight Breach.
I used the NPCScan addon (which damn near gave me a heart attack). Just enter ID# 50159 and his name and you're good to go. He is so gorgeous!
Found him at 69,25. I love him!
Just picked up Sambas on Moonrunner at 4:30pm on 12/10/2010.
Server was reset at 4 am that morning, so he respawned around 12.5 hours after the scheduled reset.
Found him around 45,30 and he was KoS to me; Draenei.
Tamed on Eredar at 12:45pm Server time, on 12/10/10. At the 38.1 53.2 Location.
About panicked when I realized I was in a different spec, then what I had been originally looking for rares. I didn't have my tame pet spell out on my bars or anything. heh.
Edit - I also want to confirm that DerpdeDerp's comment on him being "not hostile" is
He is -very- hostile.
He will aggro onto you the moment you get too close. I found this out personally, from being very used to these rares not being hostile. I landed down right next to him, and he did not like that one bit. So yes, he will aggro onto you just like any other angry red mob if you get too close.
Tamed him tonight at 9:47 server time Cenarion Circle. I was flying from the northern spot on the map to the southern and he was right in the middle. He's gorgeous! Got Ghostclaw this afternoon and now Sambas...it's like Christmas came early:)
Tamed this beauty at 5:40 am server time US-Lightning's Blade right around the 38,53 marker but closer to the bend in the river. He is a gorgeous looking animal, he should almost be exo.... shhh let me be quiet! Good luck to you all!
I got him at 2:55 am on the Gnomeregan server at 45,30 - just west of Thundermar. He is beautiful.
tamed on us-spinbreaker at 3:25 am at 38.5, 53.1.
tamed Sambas 2:30 a.m. PST US-Skywall at 45, 30 should definately add a marker at those coords
Tamed at 38,53 12:45pm Bronzebeard. Had my macro going and was 3 seconds away from giving up and poof! I suddenly started taming him!
As a note, Twilight Highlands is deeply phased on the track where Sambas is supposed to spawn. You may have to finish your quests in the zone before it'll be reasonable to find him.
Also, he might be passive for Alliance and aggressive for Horde. Can anyone confirm?
Just tamed him @ 38.8,51.9 on Wyrmrest Accord 6:45pm server time. Just wanted to add, he was hostile to me. (alliance) good luck with taming him guys ^_^ hes gorgeous!
Found and caught.
Server: Onyxia Time: 12:18am Eastern/9:18am Server
Found between Victor's Point and Twilight Breach, closer to the river.
Horde side, and he was hostile. I suspect he's neutral to Alliance (since his model is used for their guild mount).
Tamed him at 42,37 at 420pm on Mug'thol. Our server restart was at 8 that morning. Sambas does aggro on site I landed on him and he did attack me. Deathwing also purged the place he spawned at also which was 10mins earlier. I did go to all of his spots started my camping of him around 10am the previous day. Good luck all.
Please note that you have to be level 85 to tame this beast. I was questing in Twilight Highlands as an 84 spamming my macro for Sambas. I was ecstatic when I targeted him and all the more depleted when I realized my mistake.
Darkspear 50, 30
Yup, logged on at 2:10 AM Server, made my way to his first spawn point at 38,53 by 2:20 and boom there he was, tamed him instantly. First time I'd looked for him, needless to say I didn't expect to run into him considering my past luck with taming Loque and Gondria and etc.
I leveled up to 20 IRL when I caught this guy :)
Sambas and me share the same birthday :3
For a reply, about Twilight Highlands being deeply phased. When I tamed him on my Hunter, I hadn't done a single quest on the map what so ever. So anyone should be able to tame him, even if they have quested in the zone or not.
Caught on Dunemaul-US at 1:53pm server time at 68,25. Thank God I don't have to spend all day looking for it!. Only a total of 4 hours or so! :)
Just tamed Sambas at 49.2 , 22.5. Was just about to answer a PM i got when BOOM NPCScan scared the !@#$ out of me. Sambas spawned right infront of me.
Time 00:10 Stormscale-EU (Local time)
Any info on if he shares a spawn timer with Karoma?
Finally found and tamed after camping all day.
I found him last night just west of Thundermar at 2:40 am and couldn't tame because I was still 84 =(
16 hours later I found him at 43,37 and tamed him.
Hopefully the time will help others, good luck!
Saw his corpse at 72,24, on the north east plain with multiple worgs, elks, etc.
Some Gnome was sitting there grinning at me.
Sigh..... 9 hours of camp wasted....
Please mark the map for those who tamed him, that'd be great!
Got him tonight on Azuremyst at 45 30, 11:44 pm EST. Tamed Karoma at almost 9 am EST this morning. Another hunter tamed Sambas 45 min or so prior to my Karoma tame. Spawns appear to have separate timers.
I actually found him wandering around the coordinates (41,37), so not in a spot where he was supposed to be found. Also, my npcscan didn't go off and i checked that i put in his ID correctly and I had. Anyone looking for this cat to make him a pet, keep your Track Beasts up because that was the way i found him :)
He was passive for Horde and I had only done around 4 quests before I went to look for him. No one was around when I was taming him. Tamed him around 2.30am server time on Anub'arak.
Good luck everyone.
Hey all... long time listener, first time caller here...
Do the amount of quests you've done in Twillight Highlands (the phase you're in) have any effect on Sambas... Been camping all known sighting locations since i got to 85 & haven't seen hide nore hair of him... (getting a little worried i missed my chance to tame him, coz i'm 94/94 quests in the Highlands) Help plox^^
( = ] )
68,24 7:30am(server) Ghostlands
Oh and I am alliance(he was aggressive) and finished a lot of quests in the area(no phasing issues).
Both SilverDragon and _NPC Scan went off at the same time.(scared the #$%^ out of me btw)
Just tamed Sambas on
Turalyon at 10:56am Server Time.
37,53...Npcscan went off, but did not target him. Thank goodness I learned my lesson from Karoma and had a macro set up!
Also, hearthed and went to Hyjal where I tamed Terrorpene! 54,76 at 11:13am Server Time. So excited!
What a great way to start the week! Happy Hunting!
Just picked him up at 43,38, 11:00am on Ragnaros-US.
My NPCScan had gone off about 3 days ago around the same time of the day (10:30 - 11:30) and I had come back the following days at those hours because of the rumors of the 24h respawn timer, but I could never find him untill today.
Tamed him on Suramar at 7:05 PM EST on Sunday around 38. 53. He was slowly wandering to the west so I'm not sure how far his path is.
Tamed at 3:41 PM server time on 12/13/10 on Archimonde - US at coords (42,38).
I circled since 9 this morning (to give an approximation of respawn time).
Just tamed at 45.30 on Quel'Dorei @ 7:40pm server time. Had to ask a Nelf to please stop killing it, but that seems to be the definite spawn point.
I've been originally looking for the ghost wolf with no luck, but my first day I did random circles around Sambas spawn points just on a off chance he'd be there. I found him right away and tame went without a hitch. Approx 15ish hrs later, my friend had hit 85 and was looking for him. She gave up and went to another zone, when I found him again. His spawning points seem to be in a much more secluded area which is nice, as non hunters can't resist killing rares and I've even read of some hunters killing them simply because they aren't quite 85 or all ready have pet . I think hunters will find he is much easier to get than the ghost wolf due to location. Not to mention there are very few other animals, if any, around his spawn points...making him a breeze to spot without any npc scanner. He is aggressive, tho I tamed him with a ice trap...my friend forgot the trap, which I then saw he did a very "rogueish" move where he popped all over....this did not break the tame and her toon moved with him no matter what side he went to.
Good luck all, those seeking him won't be disappointed at all when they get him...very sharp and stunning pet to have. :)
I was camping one of his spawn points just under Thundermar, when all of a sudden on /1 = *HI GUYS JUST TAMED SAMBAS IF ANYONE IS LOOKING*, nkjghkjhgkjgkcjng 7 hours wasted. but yeah grats to that person I suppose >.> /jealous.
Just leaving info on the server and time (of when and where it was tamed) - it was approx
02:35am - 02:40am
at the northern location pin pointed on the map ^ up there.
Going to log on again at 10:00am get camping and pray for that magical 8 hour respawn heh.
Good luck all.
Does anyone know if these can be seen/caught after the dragmaw phase?
Hello everyone, just caught him on Turalyon EU at 7.49 am game time, at 38,53. Logged out the night before at that same spot and woke up 3 hours earlier than usual to find him just walking around there waiting to be tamed. NPCScan does work for him, just make sure no world zone is listed.
Trained at 10:54am GMT on Aggramar:EU in case anyone wants to try tomorrow.
Tamed at 7:30 am on 12/14 on Dalaran-US, if anyone on that server is keeping track of spawn timers.
Tamed at 1:20 am CET on Hellscream-EU at the Victor Point's coords after a friend tamed him at 12:10 pm 13 hours earlier, so it would seem his respawn timer is from 12-24h. NPCScan works alright :)
Definately thinking it's more of a 8-12 hour respawn than 24 hours, it was tamed at 3am on my server the other day.. and if it was continuously 24 hours then it would make it a bit difficult for people with jobs to tame him if he always appears at stupid oclock in the morning.
I don't believe he only shows up for those who have completed all quests in the area either, the guy who got him the other day had only done about 5-10 quests in Twilight Highlands so no.
Anyway back to camping before server shut down. ><
I just tamed Sambas on the Garrosh server and can confirm he has at least a 12 hour spawn timer. The servers went back up at 1pm my time and after my night shift was up, I found him at 12:57am. Unlike the other known spawn points, he was at 68, 23 when my NPC Scan went off.
I don't believe he is phased, either. I did half of the quests in Twilight Highlands before hitting 85 and hunting Sambas.
Tamed him 3 days ago on Azgalor-US
I have a How To tame video up on YouTube if anyone wants to try to tame!
Found him today at 36, 49; 12:10 pm server time on Destromath. :D
I just tamed him on Area52 at 6:15pm. He was at the spawn point right above victor's point. I can now confirm that doing all the quests in the zone DOESN'T phase him out. Good luck to all thats going for him and have fun!
After camping him for days (at least 12 hours a day), I finally got him. Another hunter on the realm had tamed him just about 12 hours prior to when I tamed him. Except he got him at the spot right above Twilight Breach. Tamed on Elune (US) at 9:44 AM server time. Found him at (48.9, 22.8) Above Thundermar area and below the Maw of Madness. He was a red dot (aggressive) on my minimap. Submitted a screen shot.
Good luck to all who are trying to tame him! He is worth the wait/camp/effort/agony!
Tamed him on Bleeding Hollow 5 days ago @ 5:37 am server time near (38,53) .. Best pet in the game IMO.. Amazing detail!.. Sambas is a Sexy Beast™!
My friend tamed Sambas today on Doomhammer at 1pm GMT time. Think he spawns every 24hr but for that I'm not completely sure. Location 49.6 , 22.2
Hope this can be of use for you hunters wanting to tame him
NPCScan Goes off while im in Deep. farming herbs, go there. There fire everywhere! and I search for him for 20 mins. Guess Deathwing fried the poor guy. FML!
UTHER-US 8:55am (pacific/server) at the northern spawn location 48, 22. Alliance hunters were everywhere, even had a few make me nervous as they landed and surrounded me during the tame, but didn't get in the way. 3 days of camping.
A few thoughts about the spawn timer, it seems to be randomized 8-12. The last confirmed horde kill was 12/14/10 at 10:40am pacific, and here we are on friday at 12/17/10 at 8:55am. It cant be a solid 24 hour respawn, otherwise at best I wouldn't have found him until well after 12pm. I believe the theories about a 8-12 hour respawn are correct, given the sightings of him. I'm the luckiest hunter alive and 10 feet tall right now. Excuse me while I get some sleep, been a LONG night lol
edit: since NPC SCAN is slow on having cata data ready, I input the data manually. It DID go off, but for those who are new to using the add on or are concerned about it working correctly, use 50159 as the NPC ID. I put Sambas as the name and left the world box blank. You have to add Sambas yourself or it wont alert you. Also be mindful to check the cache to make sure there is no X or it wont alert you either. To be safe I made a /tar Sambas Macro and installed silver dragon. I went overboard however, and had a ton of windows and bells and whistles going off when I found him. It actually impeded my view of him when I started the tame, I had so much crap on my screen lol.
I used a blank action bar with only 4 things on it:\\
/tar Sambas macro
I opened up with scatter shot to tag him as mine, then dropped the trap while he was dazed. I started the tame before scatter wore off, those be aware he does what some have called a "ninja move" he pounces, which interrupted my tame. He avoided the trap entirely, so I just stepped back until he hit it. My advice: dont drop your trap until he's already in melee range. Your nerves will already be shot and most likely be half asleep when you find him, so keep it simple. Shoot once to tag, wait for him to hit you, drop trap, tame, ?, profit.
got him today
time 10:30AM (realm)
location Southwest of Krazzwork
I was very excited to tame him last night. It was on Bleeding Hollow around 9:05 pm. He looks way better then any other cat I have ever had. They really did a good job with him . He is worth farming =]. This may sound odd but I would get slightly irked that Loque would not make a sound when yawning. They fixed that...and I was happy. But now I tamed Samba and he does not make a sound when yawning =/. But no problem. I love him! My fav !
tamed sambas at 7:04pm at 49.0, 22.3
on the whisperwind realm.
i tamed him on the malfurion server at 1:23am server time over by the water fall, i have been trying to get him for about 7 days now and nearly got him three other times, he is gorgeous, and well worth it but over the last few days of serching and my near misses on taming him it looks to be about an 11 hour respawn time.... each time i found him being tamed it was about 45 min sooner than the last time i seen him.......good luck and happy hunting...........
this cat is very hard to get with all the hunters that is wanting it. yesterday i camped 7 hours only to have an allinace steal it from me and today 10 hours of camping to have a orc hunter steal it from me then spit on me and laughed. i have no idea on his time rate of his spawn but i know this is getting to be so frustrating. some say 24 hrs some say 8 to 12 which is it i would like to have some time frame to how long i will keep having to wait just to have $%^&*!@s steal it and laugh.
i like how some #$%^head came on here and made sure he got rid of every single comment on this page so if anyone reading this would please rate all the comments back up.
there was no reason to rate all the comments down alot of them are good info and shouldnt be blocked
I've been looking for him since I hit 85 *12/13/10* I read every single comment on here trying to figure out where he spawns the most, if he's passive or aggressive, spawn time, etc... Sadly I cannot tell you what his spawn time is. I DO know he IS
. I was flying around the usual spawn points with quite a few scares thanks to the hordes pets.... -_- making me think it's Sambas when it wasn't lol. I was debating whether or not I wanted to continue to look. I happened to see a red dot on my screen in the middle of nowhere... could it be? *Scroll over* "Yogi" ...wtf. Damn Horde. I fly a little further. Another red dot all by itself. Bah, it couldn't be. *Scroll over* "Sambas" WHAT! ... Is it! Really! .... I see something brown moving. *Drops from mount and lands on SAMBAS!* .... crap.... did I dismiss my previous pet? ....yep. Wait... should I freeze trap or just tame.... TAME... forget freezing. YESSSSSssssss.... I have Sambas. Just as I start feeding him, a Belf Hunter is flying right at me. She looks at me, I look at her, she looks at Sambas.... pets him, cheers, takes a bow and flies away. I tamed him on the
Draenor server at 1:45 a.m. *Eastern time* 12/19/10
I wish I could have told that Belf =/ Here's hoping they see this comment. Also to all those that wasn't on when I stated that I tamed him in general chat. Good luck finding him. He's really an awesome pet =)
*Edit* Dummy me forgot to say where he spawned.
was roughly the area. I know someone who tamed him right outside Thundermar so around there is a 2 outta 2 shot of him being there.
congrats its a awesome pet. im still looking for Madexx so i can have both ally and horde guild mounts as pets :)
Greetings, I can almost assure it's a 24 hour respawn timer and here's why:
I just tamed him today, 19 dec 2010 at 12:39 on Argent Dawn and yesterday i camped it for 12 hours without a single bio break along with an alliance hunter and around 12:43 that day he rolled up next to me with it.
So my first 12 hours were wasted and I was pretty pissed, but since i knew when he was last seen I could pretty much assume he'd be there either around 00:00 or 12:00, so I camped him at 23:00 until 02:00 with no luck and then from 09:00 until my catch at 12:39.
Good luck everyone, he's a beauty =)
Edit: both me and the alliance hunter found him at coords 42.38.
Alright, forget my previous comment lol, I just tamed this beautiful beauty beside Thundermar. I was camping in the top location for about an hour with a Dwarf Hunter for company and desided to back down the map...when bam! there he was just roaming around, my heart almost jumped out of my chest! Good luck to all hunters, he is a gorgeous beast ^.^
p.s..sorry I didnt get the co-ords, but it was the spot beside Thundermar :)
p.p.s..Forgot to add, Tamed him on Aggramar server at 11:28pm
I went looking for him today but when I asked in general chat, another player on MokNathal admitted to having killed him "for sport".
What a jerk. Well - back to the drawing board. I hope there aren't people killing him that often. that would really annoy me.
omg my heart stop i just got him at 9;05 server time on blckwater raiders after 3 days of hell and him beuing stolen from me tiwce i can say im so glad i didnt give up on this beauty. i had many ppl helping me look around while i stayed at his main spot i was offering 2k for this guy well something told me to get up and fly around and there he was roaming by thundermar. i was so happy to see him i just tamed him and took the dmg no trap.. gl all you hunters he is worth it
For some reason I was in Dragonmaw Port and my NPC scan said Sambas found, and I looked around and couldn't even find him with my /tar Sambas macro. Weird, even relogged and deleted cache a few times to see if it would happen again and it kept saying NPC found in dragonmaw port
Tamed by undead hunter 7 PM EST on server Ysera.
My NPC Scan went off and by the time I found him, the hunter tamed him.
He was located at 42.7 30.4 node.
Back to waiting for him.
Tamed at 38.6, 53.7 on Agamaggan-US at 01:43 EST.
Ok so sadly it took me 9 days to get this big boy. First attempt was on 12-16-10 at 8:30 pm at 49-22. I was 3/4 of the way through the tame when I was ganked by two Ali, would of been less mad if one had been a hunter. Anyway they killed me then killed Sambas. Then on the 17th Bloodhuntah tamed at 10:30 am at approx 68-24. On the 19th an Ali tamed at 8:27pm at 49-22, I lagged just before he spawned and it suddenly showed on my screen as she finished the tame! LOL great luck huh. Anyway finally today at 11:01am I tamed him at 42-38!
Im gonna go with at least a 12 hour respawn since in the 4 times I have seen him they have been 14 and 15 hours apart.
Good luck to all still hunting this bad boy, well worth the frustration and time spent.
Oops forgot to add that this was on the Deathwing server. and still going with a 12 hour respawn meaning he will respawn sometime after 12 hours.
I feel like the luckiest person in the world right now!
It was at a quarter past nine in the evening tonight and I was already in the queue for a random for over half an hour. All my daily quests were done and I didn't really have much else to do while I waited so I decided to farm some Twilight Jasmine in the Highlands along the route where I knew Sambas could potentially be waiting for me.
However, it was a busy night and I figured my chances of finding the elusive King of the Beasts were slim, if not non-existent. You can imagine my adrenaline rush when I noticed a red dot on the map where I would not normally encounter one on my quest for Sambas and sure enough, there he was; out and about near Thundermar, basking in the pale moonlight. As I fumbled for my Tame Beast button all kinds of scary thoughts of failure raced through my head, but there was no time, it was now or never.
Slowly but surely the cast bar ticked away while I kept checking my surroundings for possible threats to my amazing discovery. Fortunately though, by the time the next hunter came by Sambas was safely under my command, only to be whisked away with me moments later to the heroic dungeon I had been queueing for all this time.
So there you have it.. the little tale of my proudest achievement as a Hunter yet! I put up a screenie here on Wowhead for good measure and I wish you all good luck and happy hunting on your quest for Sambas!
Chamber of Aspects EU
Tamed him yesterday on my very first time looking My NPC scan had crapped out and wasnt working I was on my second Lap of the spawn points horde hunters were at all the other spawn points except the one just near the Maw of madness (49.2 , 22.5) so I thought ahh screw it I will land my flying mount and do some skinning and I wasnt paying attention I just dropped my flying mount straight on top of Sambas LOL was wondering what was attacking me and it was him freaked for that brief few seconds dropped an ice trap tamed him and then proceeded to do the happy dance and then flaunt him in front of the other hunters LOL.....
just tamed him at 6:55pm PST on kiljaeden @ 38.5,53.3
Got this great pet this morning around 11 AM or sometime this morning. Found him right above Thundermar. I was using the macro /Target Sambas and just clicking the hell out of it and finally it targeted him. I recommend you make that macro and use "Track Beasts" to find him. Its much easier. It only took me about an hour or 2 to find him. He's hostile, and you need to trap him before you tame him.
Hope this helped :).
He's a wonderful pet, with a good looking model!
a small notice for the wanderer;
-Although he's rare, he's
an exotic pet, and you
need to be at BM spec to tame or use him
I tamed him exactly 12 hours and 20 minutes after the previous tame
(I saw it myself). He spawned just below me as I was constantly flying between his spawn points.
If Sambas respawn timer ever was 24 hours it has definitely been changed in a recent hot fix.
Having camped around Twilight Highlands and asking general chat when he was killed or tamed i managed to obtain the following information:
Around 2 in the morning, Tamed
At 15:43 i managed to tame him for myself.
By looking at these results it is most likely that his spawn time is around 6 hours, like many other rarespawns in cataclysm
Tamed him at 37, 53, December 21at the spot coming rite out of Grim Batol. Never truly 'camped', but i did a number of runs through the spawn spots mentioned here for a good 3 days. instead of checking the spots every 2 hours or so, i decided just to do it casually while getting wildhammer rep-
apparently my less forward approach paid off.
just exited Grim Batol, was around 12:35 pm server Dawnbringer, and i was goin for ma dailies from thundermar, passed over the 37, 53 spot- nothing. so i complete abt 2 then my hunter paranoia got the best of me, which usually turns up fruitless, but as i approached the spot, Npcscan wen off at 12:38 but i cldnt c the bugger, so i used the targeting template Npcscan gives u, and they put a nice yellow triangle for me to see him.
N.B.-the theories about Karoma and Sambas sharing spawn timers could be true, though i haven't done any research on it, as i had witnessed the killing of Karoma, at 12:47, the previous day.
Fumbled with dismissing pet (had to feign, bring out Loque, then dismiss) began to tame, then i saw how hard he hit (not as bad as terrorpene, but good hits all the same), but at the rate i was taming, those hits wldnt gt me down to more than 1/3 health before i was done taming, which was true, as i got the tame done with almost 40k life.
He looks awsum, not an exotic, and is viable for raids.
Tamed him this morning 21 Dec 2010 0744est on Alleria, about 14 min before the server restart.
Camped him for 12-13 hours the previous day only interrupted by a few heroic runs and I probably missed him because of that. Logged in this morning at 0400 and a few in the zone had reported that he had been killed sometime around 1900 but nobody had a solid time. He spawned exactly at 0744, I was sitting on top if the 68, 25 spawn area talking to my wife for about 3 min when npcscanner suddenly went off, he had spawned right below my mount. Dropped on his head scatter trapped him and he was mine.
During the previous day of hunting him I would run a macro every 20-30 min telling folks in local chat that I would offer 1500 gold upon a successful capture and to PM me if they saw him. The macro also mentioned he was not a mob involved in any achievements and only dropped a single 25g gray. While I did not have to pay out for his capture the hope for the offer was to use greed to my advantage and keep folks from just killing him if he did pop and I was a long way away. Even had another hunter send me a tell that he was also hunting the cat for himself but for 1500 gold he would gladly baby sit it until I got there so I could tame it. Greed can be good.
Even offering 100 gold in a macro like that may up your odds of getting him if nothing else it may keep somebody from killing him just because they can.
Tamed on Argent Dawn
12/21/2010 2:10pm EST at 49,22. He was in some bushes around a few rocks away from the plateau to the north.
The hunter that gave me a tip yesterday said that they had tamed the other rare in the area "Karoma" at around 2:00pm EST.
Possible respawn of 6-7hours (multiples of 24 hours, 3-4 spawns a day)?
Tamed him at the 46,30 location easy to tame with Ice trap
just tamed on Dragonmaw at 8:05 server time s/sw of thundermar not sure what the exact coords were
but VERY pretty kitty
The easiest way for me when I camped him was to use the addon NPC Scan. No need for the old school, manual macro lol. And Track Beast helps, but why look at it if you have an alarm that signals you when he spawns.. right, lol. Anyways, I've spent a while camping for this guy. One time I waited 12 hours and nothing, got tired and gave up. Had work the next day, came home and camped him for four hours and nothing again. Finally December 21st at 11:46pm Dragonmaw server time while doing a daily in Twilight Highlands, my NPC Scan goes off to Sambas walking about above Victors Point. Luckily I didn't have my other pet out so it was quick for me to just land, target, and tame.
Thankfully no idiot around came to gank me. But what I've noticed way too often with these rares is that they most likely spawn when you aren't looking for them <.< they know... >.>
Tamed him this morning at 4:43 am Server Time,11:43 pm New Zealand time, Malorne US.
At the spot just north of Victor Point.
I must add that he is a gorgeous pet :D glad i was so lucky :]
Screenshot is up :D
Oh the Crystalline Tear of Loyalty these rare animals drop now is so sad, I hope people don't kill them now! Its not worth the 25g people! Leave these animals for hunters!
Tamed him around 10pm on Shadowmoon US server at the lowest spawn point next to Victor's Point. Fought a Horde druid twice to tame him, then was ganked by his friend because he couldn't kill me alone apparently; I've been farming this guy for weeks, I wasn't going to let someone kill him in front of me... hehe.
Very cool lion :3
Does Phasing affect being able to tame Sambas? Will you have to quest to a certain point to be able to see all his spawns, or naw?
just tamed him around victors point around 8pm on us-muradin server
the phasing doesn't matter. he will be there no matter what, whether its your first time there or you have a dozen quests. if you installed the latest expansion with the new zones and everything, he is included. Phasing doesn't count with him, so you are good.
Sambas was found at 1100 pm server time us pm at loc.46.3,30.4 west of thundermar . good luck server deathwing .
use a macro / target sambas it worked..
I tamed Sambas at 11:20 PM on Kargath US today. It took me a week but I managed to tame him after advertising a 2,000 gold reward if someone saw him. Got a whisper and I literally raced another Hunter over to him. I got extremely lucky and the Hunter whom I seemed to be racing had not dismissed his pet, thus he was not able to tame him >.<
MAKE SURE YOUR PET IS DISMISSED!
I tamed him by Victor's Point. If you really want this pet I strongly suggest that you offer a gold reward in general chat, it does not have to be 2,000 gold i'm sure I would've been able to get away with giving the person 500 gold I just wanted the damn pet. Finding it yourself is possible but people (especially on my realm) are jackasses, i've heard far too many horror stories of people finding Gondria's courpse and such, offer a gold reward, do yourself a favor! Goodluck
just tamed this awesome looking cat 5minutes ago at 45.8,30.5 coordinates near thundermar.Took me 5days of camping and he was realy worth it.Dragonmaw Eu at 3:58 realm time.
Woke up early to tame him, because last night an alliance killed him at 12:30 pm. it is 7:10 I found him at. So a 6 hour spawn timer has to be true! 6-7 hours, 12, or 24. I found him above victors point. Shattered Halls - US
So happy! Ill submit a screen shot =)
Tamed on Exodar server today at 4:41 AM PST. Found him at 68.9, 25.6. Used NPC_scan by manually adding him to the list - worked like a charm.
I tamed this beauty around 3am 23rd Dec. on the Ragnaros server. He was wondering around West of Thundermar. I was flying between all the recorded spawn points until he popped up on my npcscan. He really should be exotic cause he is the nicest skin lion i have seen and the point of talenting BM spec is for pets like this. So it seems that many hunter may be running around with him even though they are not BM spec. But of course if you are not BM spec then good for you since you can get this lovely cat. However that just raises the question of the point of having BM Spec. Good luck to you hunters.
Tamed on Tichondrius server on 12/23/2010 @ 7:43 loc 49,22 west of Thundermar. Popped right below me as I was making an herb run. woot!
something had to change its been 2 weeks= on the aggramar server, no one has seen him- must be a spawn point no one knows yet, all locals have been checkd and camped, by 5 ppl looking for this pet, again in 2 weeks this pet has not been seen.
Can i find him just in TH? Wha about Uldum?
I was lucky enough to find and tame Sambas this morning. I was just north of Twilight Breach when NPC scan went off, however I couldn't see Sambas anywhere in sight!
Starting to panic, I flew around trying to spot him, hoping I had not somehow missed him.
Still with no luck, I flew the rest of the way down to Victor's Point (the last spawn point I hadn't yet re-checked) and thankfully he was there! Dropped an ice trap and started tame beast. Panic over!
Tamed on Thrall-US at 8:05pm server 12/23 spawn location south of Krazzworks.
Found Sambas today, Bladefist EU, at the 42.9, 38.3 spawn, just lying under the tree there. Been looking for 3 nights straight. Nearly lost my cool when npcscan went off and i couldnt actually find him! Also, i had been talking to another hunter all day, who tamed him 2 days ago, and he tamed him at the spot below the twilight breach, but not exactly the points marked on this map. He was slightly north west of that position, again, lying under a tree there. Hope this information helps. good luck, he is a beautiful pet to have.
Ok you guys are gonna get mad but.. i went to wowhead got the map and on my first flyover in twilight highlands on the last spawn spot near victors point he was just sitting there waiting for me 143am madoran server... had the same thing happen for gondria and skoll
just lucky i guess
Chamber of Aspects-EU
Just tamed him at 09:03 a.m. server time. 12 hours after he was killed, I found him at 68,26
Good luck to everyone camping him :)
20 minutes after midnight, I saw the other karimmal, and by the time I entered the hunter is not passed in 2 minutes and saw that it had killed. Next time, 4 and a half hours later I found him and managed to capture. I do not know what this 24-hour story:)
Does anyone know if he spawns on the hour... or exactly 12-24 hours later?
Am I out of phase or are some of his spawn locations in areas with no other beasts?
Just tamed this mighty lion at 03:25 server time on Frostmane EU... This lion is awsome but its a shame that doesnt have some special effect like Loque'Nahak growl when it attacks, or Skoll lightning sounds... the only thing that separates him from the other cats is the looks... Nonetheless its still awsome...
At 7:30 pm on Gnomeragan server, I went to tame him but a druid was killing him! guess he/she doesnt read up on rare mobs :( sad day when u see ur pet getting killed..and to get no loot or achievement, just a very upset hunter ! well gonna try later!
literally just tamed him on shu'halo server 538 am christmas morning, coords 68.4, 26.1 near the worgs and deer for the "something stewed" quest good luck to every other hunter out there
I got Sambas at 5:20 am server time on Doomhammer this morning. I literally missed him by 15 secs on Christmas Eve. Flew up as the guy was taming him. Merry Christmas to me!
Holy crap was I ever lucky....
Decided that since I was farming ores in the Highlands, I'd look for him just for fun. Turned on Track Beasts after checking spawn points, and BAM! Tamed 3 seconds later.
Spawned at 68.7,25.7... Thank you WoWhead...
picked up Sambas on Christmas eve just north of Thundermar. I had also just tamed Karoma about an hour before. Those were two of the best presents under my tree :) Neither of them gave me too much trouble, I didn't even bother trapping them.
He does spawn in a couple areas with no other beasts, yes.
Tamed on US - Mal'Ganis at 3:20pm EST
Since I'm a survival hunter and don't have so many cool pets to tame I fly around looking for Sambas and Madexx while I'm in dungeon queue, no luck so far but I hope to come across one (if not both!) of them someday soon.
I've never really liked the looks of cats (except for the ones in Lost City of Tol'vir with the red glowing eyes, my current pet) but Sambas looks great!
Tamed at 7:07am server time on Dunemaul EU.
Great looking pet, so glad I don't have to be BM to use this pet :)
Rawr I need to know. Is Sambas on a 24 hour spawn, or less? Annnd does he share a spawn timer with the wolf. (Gross, had to go BM to get the wolf, GROSS!)
Thorium Brotherhood-US, 5:30am @ 38, 53. I won't go into detail, but I made every stupid hunter mistake possible in taming this guy, short of killing him.
Tamed on Ravencrest at 6:45 am EST. He is pretty sick!
Tamed him at 7:05 am Durotan at 45,29 to the left of Thundermar. Woot! GL hunters, BRK-speed and Frostheim hunting!
Tamed on Nagrand server at 13:22pm. Love the blue eyes :)
Tamed him around 11:00am server time on Wyrmrest Accord-US at the Thundermar spawn point. Strangely, _npcscan did not go off despite Sambas being manually entered into the program correctly. I found him on accident when I landed right on top of him. I got lucky with this guy! He was an easy tame. No tricks needed.
Anyone tame him on Hyjal server yet? I have yet to see someone with him
Wanna hear unlucky? well i have seen it 3 times, first time i found him without even knowing of him. i flew down to tame him and he vanished on me.. >:(. So i started to camp for him and i found a hunter starting to tame him, i said ok il let her take it and il wait for next spawn. well when i camped the next spawn for 3 hours, it appeared! what luck!, not!, some warlock ninja killed it right as im taming, Grr
Hyjal server 3:30 pm
I ask general and a belf hunter tells me hes watching a worgen hunter kill Sambas when he already has one tamed. Both the alliance and horde do. I was about to go check that spot to, the one up in the higher area near the top of the map. Worgen hunter kills him. selfishness. I hope more hunters agree that this was just selfish and rude...someone could have made a nice new friend. the nerve some people have. >.>
I just tamed Sambas 1:20am on Earthen Ring server. As of right now it appears that he has been spawning an hour or 2 after 24hrs since his last spawn. 2 nights ago he was tamed @9:18pm server time, then last night was tamed @12:24am server time and then I tamed him tonight at 1:20ish or so server time. Hope this info helps anybody. And good luck to those who are looking.
omg been looking for it few days now! why it cant never spawn for me, im on stormreaver..
im just saying that its almost impossible to tame sambas on realm like stormreaver whats always on full, so many hunter playing there and trying to tame sambas so im just going to cba about that pet -.-
Found Sambas on Garrosh-US at 8:03am at (45, 29), tamed him at 8:05am after being killed by him. xD He's a beautiful pet! Good luck to all you hunters out there! =)
Its been 25hours since he's been killed on Eldre Thalas (Was killed at 9:00-9:30am 12/27) . We had a server restart at 8:00am server time. Can server restarts mess with his timer?
Has anyone seen him on Eredar-US? I've been camping for a few days and he has never shown up.
Just tamed it with my hunter yesterday, name'd him simba =P
i will add some pics later
Tamed on 4:52am server time Oceanic-Thaurissan around 38, 53. Good luck hunters!
US-Shadowmoon tamed at 7:35pm EST around 45.7, 29.9
Just tamed Sambas on Khaz Modan sometime around 6:45PM server time give or take a couple minutes. I found him just above Victor's Point at 38,53 and had been there around 5 minutes. I looked for him for a day and a half off and on. As I had work to do I logged in on my laptop so I could work on my other computer. Bad decision as the ultranav trackpoint instead of a mouse almost cost me the tame. The first try I fumbled things so badly I died and made the most frantic corpse run of my life. There were fellow hunters flying by every 20 seconds it seemed and I was sure I had lost him. But I was fortunate to get another try and got to welcome him into the family. BTW, he aggros very easily from a distance, so be ready. But, assuming you are not using a foreign computer he's pretty straightforward as to tame. Good hunting!
I'm a little confused about his spawn timer. most of you have said it's 6 hours but people on my server have either been taming or killing him within 4 hours of each other. can anyone confirm his spawn rate?
I just tamed Samba on
7:43PM server time. Around 42.3,38.3
But I also heard that Samba spawns on K'J around 6:55PM as well. Around 38.5,53.2
Happy Hunting. hope that helps some K'j player's
Tamed him at 10:34pm EST on Eldre Thalas. (: Waited a full 24 hours with him (Almost positive). Found him at the spawn point around Victor's Point. Soooo glad I found him, right before I was about to hearth too! Never give up! He will show up when you least expect it. (;
Tamed Sambas on Malorne at 12:46pm, 11:46 server time at 42.3, 38.4. Was randomly flying around when NPCscan went off. I am the happiest person in the world right now!
Just tamed him, 9:41p.m. just west of Thundermar, (46, 29) on US-Garrosh.
spent about 26 hours looking for this guy. so glad I finally got him, I knew of at least 2 other hunters in the area that were also looking. Good Luck to anyone still looking for this wonderful beast.
Captured Sambas a few minutes ago on US - Eonar server between Maw of Madness and Thundermar at 9:03am server time. He is definitely on a 12hr rotation, another hunter caught him on same server at 6ish pm previous day.
his respawn is a confirmed 6 hrs like every other rare
Had spent hours on numerous occasions looking for this guy. Logged in to make a lap today and as I set off asked in /1 if anyone had seen Sambas. A kindly Druid invited me to group and said "Come to me." He was at the north of Victor's Point spawn point and told me he had been looking for a hunter to come tame him. I flew as fast I could over there and dropped from the sky to tame the elusive jerk. I am very happy to have this guy! I name all my pets after flowers so I went ahead and named him Dandelion, lol.
Tamed on the Mug'thol-US server at 12:25 pm server.
Caught Sambas within a few hours of camping at 49,22. A guildie got him yesterday at 7:30pm ST, and I caught him today at 3:15pm ST. I do not know if he spawned between those two times but if not it took him 19 hours to respwan. A 6-24 hour respawn time seems very logical.
Just caught Sambas outside of Thundemar, on the exact dot thats marked on the map here on Wowhead. He was just patrolling back and forth, not hiding in a bush like I thought.
NPCScan is a great add to have here. Was on my 3rd houre of farming him, when my screen flashed red and there he was infront of me.
Happy huntin' all ya' hunters. This pet is abselutely worth it!
Traubon, Trollbane-EU. ( Caught him around 17.11 GMT )
( Screen shot of him and screen shot of the exact spot I stood while taming him will be uploaded asap. (: )
Hey fellow hunters any of you thats useing npc scan should know that if some one has tamed sambas and has him out npc scan picks it up so plz while in twilight use another pet thank you
looking for info on Sambas respawn timer for realm Steamwheedle Cartel (A), whisper Dini in game with any info
I just tamed Sambas at approximately 7:15 pm server time on Arathor. I've been camping for three days. Day one he was tamed out from under me by the person who was supposed to be helping me look for him. Yesterday he was killed. I am uploading a screen cap but in case I do it wrong, you can see it here:
I just tamed Sambas at approximately 7:15 pm server time on Arathor. I've been camping for three days. Day one he was tamed out from under me by the person who was supposed to be helping me look for him. Yesterday he was killed. I am uploading a screen cap but in case I do it wrong, you can see it here:
Tamed at 8:35pm Mal'Ganis Server time, just past the ruins in TH. Beautiful pet indeed! Can confirm 6 hour respawn timer for this one!
Easy to tame, did a lot of hopping around in the process, didn't need to be trapped at all.
Tammed @ 42, 38.8 1:43AM EST
I was just flying around the highlands looking for Sambas when my npcscan went crazy...along with my heart. I scrambled around on my flier for a minute or two trying to figure out where he was or who the heck either just tamed or killed him....but I saw no sign of him nor anyone standing around the area.
Needless to say I was pretty heartbroken and logged. Anyone have any idea wtf just happened to me?
Just got him on Ner'zhul. Seem him several times over a week at the eastern most spawn which I camped the most. Missed him twice just barely.
Tamed him @ 49,22 8:30 PM server time on Drak'thul EU
Good luck to everybody else taming this wonderful creature!
Got him on Uther Realm at about 11:29 12/31. My NPCScanner went off and I spotted him at 43.4. This is between the 2nd and 3rd area shown on the map above. Nice pet, looks like he belongs in any realm unlike the Deep Spiders that really looked out of place in theTwilight Hightlands.
i got sambas 12/28 at 7:42 am on kul'tiras at 68.4 now im looking for karoma anyone seen him in kul'tiras know of spawn times in kul'tiras.
I just got him at the point right west of Thundermar, so happy!
Been spending a couple of minutes between every dungeon run looking for him for about two weeks now, I really had lost hope on actually finding him.
What a great way to start out this year!
looking for sambas on elune-us realm for about week and no sightings. anyone have any tips or ideas would be nice.
Tamed him 6pm PST.
tamed at 9:51 pm Dec 31st on the Korialstraz server. what a perfect way to end the year
Hi fellow hunters,
Just wanted to share my taming experience in the hopes it will help.
Server: Khaz'Goroth (US)
Time: 2:12pm server time
Co-ords: 38.5, 53.2 (give or take a step or two)
Addons: NPC scan
31/12 Spent about 6 1/2 hrs from 8:30am - 2pm @ 38.5, 53.2 with no sighting. No reports in trade of any either.
1/1 Camped at 49.2, 22.5 for about 4 1/2 hrs from 9:30am - 2:05pm, decided to finish up early but thought I'd better do a couple of flying circuits just in case before I left. First fly by of tame sight, no Sambas. By the time I'd made a full lap from here to near the Krazzworks and back he had spawned. I flew in low and npc scan went nuts, so I tried to sight him and dismount asap, turns out he was right underneath me chewing on my netherray. I tagged him with scatter shot, and tamed him straight after, happy new year to me lol. He was easy to tame in the end, I dont think you'd need a trap to be honest.
Hope this helps you all and I wish everyone lots of luck in getting your own Sambas soon. :)
Morning all, and Happy New Year.
This is my first post on this site so bear with me.
I was looking for Sambas since I'd say Tuesday. I would sit patiently at the spot that he was rumored to appear most frequently at (victor's point). Well I would camp him off and on for 24hrs and I was joined by another hunter Dizarrow. We kind of kept each other sane on the road to camping this guy.
On one of the rare occassions that I needed to sleep, I woke up logged on and Diz pm's me to let me know he caught Sambas. I was angry for not being able to stay awake a bit longer, but happy that someone finally tamed him and I could sleep lol.
Yesterday December 31, 2010. While I was about to go out to dinner with friends of my girlfriend I told her let me take one more sweep of the land before we head out. Lo' and behold but who should be just pacing along his path but Sambas...
I at first was tense but having learned my mistake with Aotona, I got my bearings...lol all the while screaming get off the mount, and oh crap oh crap. Needless to say I tamed him without a hitch.
I think this pet is the perfect fit for the name of the guild I'm in "Feroce".
My name is Songkeeper, and I tamed Sambas around the Thundarmar area.
Time: 4:21 P.M.
Good luck to all the hunters, it's def worth it. Now on to figuring out a name for him.
Just tamed him on Hyjal server around 10:30 AM EST at the southernmost point. Absolutely love him.
I had been camping spawn points for 5 days, when I logged on and there he was.... damn near clicked my mount off in a hurry despite the fact that i was way up in the air.
Time: 11:38pm CST
85 Dwarf Hunter
Pet's Name: Arsaelan
I am proud to say that I have tamed Sambas, I searched for him for a little over 14 hours straight in one day, I was VERY determined and he was the main reason I wanted to level to 85.
My advise would be to not give up. I can't recall doing more than using the restroom during this search.
December 30th was the date I tamed him on Dalaran server around 9ish pm.
He was in the 69.0,29.1 area. I went circled his route and rarely just camped in one spot, I eventually gave up on checking the actual area I found him in because I've heard more stories of him being near Victors point and near the town. (Always check ALL the spawn locations) Well I decided to just sit myself down right above the town.. After about 10 minutes I got bored and did one last FULL lap around all of his locations, and sure enough there he was just pacing around. I was shaking so bad I could hardly click the "tame" button. But I did, and it felt like sweet victory because during my time came running a blood elf hunter, sucks for him. (:
Good luck and happy hunting!
after 4 days of endless searching and after i lost it from alliance players for like 5 second before i tame he is mine..and he damn worth it its so cool!
tamed above thundermar at Twillight's Hammer
For any of u who still searching keep it up he is worth it!
dont know if its true but i saw some1 while skinning that said on general he found him bellow thundermar
just saying ;s
what about the hours, the pet Sambas appear?
Kel'Thuzad in the realm.
Just caught him above Victor's Point.
My _NPCscan didn't go off. I just had pure luck hovering the dot on my minimap!
Xavius, 3.45 servertime
Tamed this beauty around 20:47. I was so lucky too. I had just hit 85 and went looking for him for the first time, by the path near Thundermar behind a rock. I named him Aslan. ^_^
Every hunter wants him.
Every other hunter pet wants to BE him (due to neglect from uninteresting model).
Tamed today, 4h28 am - 66.28 North Twilight zone on Culte de la Rive Noire EU , found with _npc scan.
He's so beautiful, :)
Happy new year everyone
Well, I already posted my experience on finding this pet for my own, but yesterday (Jan. 2nd)
at around 7 pm I found him again just wandering around above Thundermar. I put it in the general chat and made a hunter very happy. (:
Just tamed him ( 11:09 AM Eastern) on Argent Dawn. He was directly East of The Gullet. My NPCScan went off and nearly scared the crap out of me. Beautiful Creature! I am so lucky to have found him.
He spawned at 49,23 at 8:10 pm Jan. 2 on Aggramar. Directly north of Thundermar.
Loc: 49, 23
time 9:40 EST
Just tamed Sambas at Victor's point (37,52) on Daggerspine server at 8:17am :)
Very happy. Took me some days of flying around.
Got him this morning i was lucky really because my Scanner didnt go off but i still managed to see him. I think it was because there was another hunter about with the pet that made the scanner go of initially but i logged out and deleted creaturecache file but i think i did this as the game was closing which ment it didnt really delete.
Server: Quel'Thalas EU
Location: Victor's Point
Coords: 38 58
Time:8.31am uk time
Tamed on US-Boulderfist at about 04:07 am Jan-03-11
Was flying across Sambas' spawn points this morning for about 4 hours before seeing a worgen hunter had tamed him. Came back 3 hours later and did some patrolling but figured I was early so after another hour I was about to leave but decided to check on the spirit wolf. As soon as I started leaving, a DK in general asked if any hunters were looking for Sambas. I quickly responded that I was and got an invite and flew as fast as my 280% mount could take me and saw him kiting Sambas around. A couple distracting shots and a ice block later, Sambas is now safely with me :D I'm unsure now if the worgen I saw earlier had just tamed him or just happened to have him out at his spawn point as this would have only been a 3 hour respawn. Really lucked out with this one ^_^
omg! ive been camping for 2 weeks now and still no sigh of him! ive camped every where for him! one day i saw another hunter doing the same wen she saw me she said" a friend of mine said samba was killed two hours ago" so there goes 2 weeks of camping! im going to give up now its getting to hard for meto handle....
Hi,this is foxyfairie from Shadowsong and i just tamed my Samba just above Victors Point today at 11:48 after waiting 3 days/nights for him.Good luck to all my fellow hunters that want him.He's really nice :)
Tamed him above Victor's Point at 5:18pm Eastern server time on Khadgar and my _npcscan did not go off so be careful!
Best of luck to everyone else
After a week of camping, at times 12 hours straight, I'd given up. Logged in today and mockingly hit the old target macro when it hit! Must have spawned around the 42.9. 38.3 point as I found him wandering just above. Tamed him at
3:23 server time on Eitrigg US
. Word of caution, NPCscan did not fire off(which i was beginning to suspect/worry about). It only went off during the tam and only to give the 'definitely a pet' warning. Before I'd even finished taming! So be on the lookout and be vigilant lol Good luck all
Just tamed Karoma on my friends hunter then went to see if Simbas was there - And he was! he was SOUTHWEST of Thundermar co-ords 45.7, 30.3 patting around looking for someone it would seem, seeing as I had already tamed him on my hunter and my mates I thought /who someone who had been asking about him at 2am, and just their luck! They were online. They now have their new lion :) Happy hunting guys!
(12:30pm ST) - Gundrak
I hope they implement another NPC with this model that can be tamed by hunters under level 85..
I'm only level 30 :<
i got him today at 14:00 server time. Server moonglade.
got him 14.18 server time at bottom spawn point 38.53 been stalkin for a few days glad to have him at last gl all :)
He doesn't share with any other timers, does he?
After a couple of flights around during questing and boredom I managed to spot and tame Sambas at 3:17pm on Azuremyst server. The location was 69.0 (the long pathway under The Krazzworks island).
Tamed with my tauren and literally seconds after beginning to tame an ally human came along but thankfully didn't interupt the taming-alot of respect goes to that player for not being another muppet trying to steal a rare.
Keep on looking guys and girls, you'll find him soon enough :) and good luck, he hits hard lol.
Let me start off by saying I'm a 85 hunter and I've been attempting to tame sambas for atleast 5 days now with little success. Heres what i know: He spawns every 6-12 hours, hes the second lion in the game, Theres some in barrens but not as cool. He is hostile. Now for the problems your gonna get: EVERY 85 HUNTER WANTS HIM. If they use petopia im more then sure they've seen him. If your on a high pop server and you really want him transfer to a low pop server or wait a few months. If any of you guys have any tips for me you can find me on garithos(pvp) alliance worgen named rippir. Please just send me a whisper with any tips.
I have him and actually use him as my primary pet, mainly due to the Roar of Courage buff to my Agility.
While doing my dailies in Twilight Hinterlands, you can't imagine the number of players who swoop down on me because NPCScan alerted them to Sambas in the area.
Most people are nice about it and have a chuckle and express disappointment because they thought they had him.
Others, well, they aren't so nice.
alot of hunters and non hunters don't care even if i was camping at one of his spots. i was nice to one of them to let them tame loq back in wrath but now sambas is so popular ppl kill him more than taming him. which i hate i wish ppl desist from killing him even. if only knew how important he is too hunters to add him to there collection. i'm was going for using him and going for the achievement as well. but every butt head on eldre'thalas kills him realm server wise. even if i try to say desist even though i was looking for him to tame. i never will get my shot at him unless ppl totally stop looking for him all together
Tamed him at 4:05 pm today on Icecrown. He was actually patrolling, was odd.
Scent is my hunters name. *nod* Named the lion Leo.
Took me about 30 min or so...
Time: 2:51 pm ST
Location: 43.0, 39.3
Server: Dark Iron
Been looking for two days and seriously just was in the right place at the right time. Had just decided to call it quits, landed, and started to hearth. He spawned right in front of me with seconds left before hearthing. NPC Scanner scared me to death. Sambas immediately began to attack me, I laid my trap, and tamed. Next best part was right as Sambas became mine a horde hunter landed and began attacking me....he was very mad.
Has to be the best rare tame ever for this huntress!
Don't give up!
Marrakesh - US Realm Barthilas
Time: 11.49PM ST
Location: 45.6, 30.5 just west of Thundermar
He friggin pounced on me as mentioned many times before, lovely blue eyes but sad, he's got yellow teeth. Would have liked shiny white fangs. Still, he looks gorgeous.
Location: Victor's Point
Coords: 38 53
Time:6:20-6:25 server time(mountain time)
iv been farming this basturd on US realm Azgalor for days, even made a macro decribing him and paying gold. still no sign of him. think Blizzard hates me
Location Victor's Point
I had to make and account since I read so much here and promised to help the rest when caught. 2 weeks looking and never found him until today. The day of capture I stayed at Vic's point for most of the time and would fly off to the other locations from time to time. Started my route at 2pm server time and caught him at said time. Good luck guys don't give up he really does exist! :)
This guy is a pain to get, took me 3 days and over 25 hours of camping.
I spent most of my time at Victors Point thinking this is where he might spawn, this was a mistake however because his spawn points really are random and I am certain I missed him more than once.
After hours of sitting at Victors I decided to check the other locations only to return to Victors Point to see another hunter happily taming him... *___* <---Insert profanities there.
He had spawned at 5:06 pm on January 5th at the Victors Point location.
I come back 2 hours later to camp again randomly flying over all the spawn points when he finally spawned at 2:52 am on January 6th at the Kirthhaven Location - Cords approx. 68,60.
I had BARELY beat another hunter to him. He was EASY to tame with no traps, no tricks. He does this weird bouncing around trick but it does not break the taming process.
My advice is to have a lot of time, do fly by's of ALL spawn points and make a /target Sambas macro. NPC Scan's alarm can be a bit slow.
Good luck & Happy Hunting!
Just tamed this fella at 14:02, 1-07-11 on US server Muradin at 42.8, 39.0.
After reading all the posts here and elsewhere, I decided to log in and head out to TH just to check things out since I was up anyway.
I have an affinity for the rares, I've spent hours mashing macros and flying over the areas that I would hope my future pet would spawn in. I lvld 80-85 BM just so I could use my spirit beast that I'd spent so many hours trying to get.
Here's my advice:
!. If you're using NPCScan, it works. You just have to make sure that Sambas isn't already cached, and there are clear instructions on how to clear your cache if he is on curse's website.
2.Read all the wowhead posts, pay attention to the posts that pertain to your server. (There is a troll out there downrating every post on this pet that he can, probably b/c that's easier for him/her than actually going out and getting him)
3.Don't devote all of your play time to finding/taming him. The real fun in this game is being able to spend some time with people that you enjoy playing this game with.
Just tamed Sambas about 7:10 server time, Lightning's Blade server, Just west of Thundermar. Saw him on my mini map as I was on FP from Victor's Point to Thundermar. I freaked out, spammed mount, flew over , and started taming. oh crap my pets out. Spam dismiss, CRAP! pet bugs out and he dies with one shot from Sambas. Revive, dismiss, thinking why am I not dying, who cares, TAME, CRAP! evade bug, he was stuck on a rock. What now I ask myself, FD and he disappears. CRAP! Luckily I see him pop up about 30 yards away drop an ice trap and tame away. Awesome pet.
camped it a bunch of times, probably for a combined total of only ~8 hours. I mostly did it late at night since I tend to keep a weird sleeping schedule these days, figured I'd have less comp. that way. Towards the end, a friend came and covered the far east spot so I just patrolled the other four. Spawned as I was passing by the one west of the dwarf town. Tamed it, nobody else ever came in sight. Lucky me... now for a name.
Tamed 07/01 15:30 @ Ravencrest an extremely high populated server. A priest named Candid responded to my call in general and after a few seconds i had him. I named him Maharaja and the priest got his present :)
Be patient looking for it.
Hello, Fellow Hunter here On Eldre'Thalas, Was hoping to find someone here Who knows any times Sambas has been tamed or killed , been looking for days now and havent heard any news of sambas when or if he has been tamed and what not, Was hoping for a lil light here, if you could give me some times he spawns or what he timer is, it is greatly apriciated, Thanks :P
Decided i'd post, coz i read every single comment and even seen videos.
onto my second day now.
Realm time: 20.20pm.
No sign of him, since 3.am server time., or atleast i hope so,
Been camping at victors point spawn, no sign, so decided to go near thundermaw, as its more dangerous to get killed there for him. got 1 friend camping the deer spot, one at victors and one above thundermaw. nothing.
False alarm goes off, well i hope it was, gave me a heart attack, no sign of it, im hoping it was someones pet in thundermaw..
will post more stuff later.
Edit: 1.45pm server time, tamed him at 45.30
so f**ing happy , had so many hunters after it, but after wiating 13hours, patience is the key, u WILL get it.
is full of very bad ppl. everyone is talkin about killing him and posting pix on hunter forums so for fellow hunter's good luck
4 days and ims till camping
I feel like I am never going to get this pet! He is beautiful and so elusive. People on my server, including another fail hunter, kill him on site because they don't know he only drops a gray. :(
Was killed at 8:30 am ST on Winterhoof this morning. Tamed at 5pm ST this evening. No other pops. I am getting frustrated after a two week camp. >.< If anyone has any info about spawn times on Winterhoof, I will tip well for a tame!
Edit: I was finally able to tame him this morning at exactly 8:30am ST on Winterhoof. He was in at the Victor's Point coordinates roaming a bit. Beautiful! There were a few other hunters looking for him at the time and the NPC scan going off about gave me a heart attack! So happy!
Tamed approx. 1am server time Dalaran @ the 49, 23 spawn point. No camping, just did a fly over while waiting for a group to get ready. Beautiful pet, but doesn't make the cat "yawning " sound like some others do when they stretch. Hope blizzard fixes that sometime in the future.
Just tamed her 38,53 On Blackdragon flight at 4:41 AM est. Happy hunting!
6:08am server time Realm: Akama
I had been after this pet since the begining and never got lucky enough to find him most likely because the horde kept taming him.
However, I was questing in the highlands on my pally when someone shouted over general that they tamed him...Sad that it was not me I was still estatic because now I knew the approximate time of his spawn, about 8 or 12 hours from that time.
Woke up, 3 hours before 8 hour timer, geared my pally and had just finished the dungeon when it hit the 8 hour mark, i dashed over on my hunter, looked starting from the east then to west spawn points.
As I move my way to the last 2 spawn points I noticed a red dot, looked over to make sure it wasn't a horde pet only to FREAK OUT when i saw that it was Sambas, giggle like a school girl as I tamed and when crazy with joy when it was the tame finished.
Very cool pet, looks cool on my dwarf hunter wish it could ride shotgun in my motorcycle, but still very glad I have it. My advice: Although NPCscan is not necessary it still would be wise to use it, be sure to quest on alts there so you might chance on someone revealing when it spawned. Good luck and God Speed.
I FINALLY found/tamed this sexy lion last night after a 12-day camp.
He spawned to the east of the little Horde FlightPlan marker on the map (within the cluster of dots) at 10:00pm server on Anvilmar.
Just for any other hunters trying to tame him, he is NOT prowled.
He looks awesome, a guildie just got it. To bad I ain't a hunter XD
Got lucky. After asking general for days to send me a tell if they spot it for 1kg I spotted it casually walking around while killing wolves.
Best looking pet in the game.
so i finally got Sambas, a 85 warlock was kind enough to whisper me that he found him, paid 1k gold
Just caght him myself at the 68,24 location, just wondering about in the trees.
After you have caught him spare a thought for other hunters who may be in the zone trying to find him, immediately after taming him I announced in /1 that if anyone is here camping Sambad I had just got him, and give as much info as you can to anyone that responds.
I then got chatting to a fellow hunter who was after him too, and ironically we had both just arrived in the zone after going about our own business elsewhere.
Tamed on 9 January 2011 at 05:50 server time on the European server Quel'thalas. He was at the spawn point to the South East of Humboldt Conflagration.
This lion hits HARD. He resisted my trap and proceeded to tear seven kinds of hell out of me. As I began the tame, I was worried I wasn't going to survive long enough to complete it. However, it turned out not to be an issue and I had about half my health left when the tame finished.
If you are looking for this pet and you do not have NPCScan or a similar addon, I would recommend getting one. He was not in prowl, but I definately would not have spotted him without the alert from the addon, he's surprisingly well camouflaged against the ground from above. (Although having said that, I wasn't really seriously searching for him, I was on a mining spree and happened to get lucky).
1/8/2011 I got Sambas at 46.1, 29.0 at 5:30pm server time. This after a week of on and off camping for him. NPC went off just as I landed and used ice trap and he was an easy tame....he's a beauty! Good luck all who are seeking him out and thank you to those who dont kill him! Jazzleigh on Moon Guard
Just tamed him at 6:53am on Feathermoon server, character name Devriel. He was at 42, 38 just past some trees and rocks.
I had been there all evening, doing laps as many tend to do while interspersing that with occasional camping for a few minutes on and off, but mostly keeping myself mobile between all the different spawn points. Had some fun conversation with the other hunters in the area, sang the FUN song, nearly fell asleep on the keyboard. I grabbed myself a drink of cola and swung around to do another lap when NPCscan hoots at me! Lo and behold, the golden king himself is there amongst the trees. I swoop down and instantly start taming. I didn't need to use a trap, he didn't hit that hard. As I was about halfway done taming, one of the other hunters I'd been chatting with came in, to her disappointment I imagine.
Best of luck to you guys, keep at it! Thanks for the conversation over the past 8 hours, and thanks for being so gracious when I announced what I'd done! I hope you all get your lovely lion soon!
On January 6th, I tamed Sambas at 42,38 (west of Thundermar). I was orginally standing in the middle of that green square (facing bloodgulch) but it had spawned north of me in the middle of some trees. Two days earlier, it had spawned east of me near 43,39 at 7:47 am while I flew towards Thundermar. The same day, Karoma was tamed at 7:41 pm SW of dragonport.
I've heard that Sambas and Karoma (and maybe Ghostcrawler) may spawn within minutes of each other. That's possible and many hunters have gotten lucky with that. I haven't had that happen and my own experience was that they spawned at different times. However, I noticed that the npc would spawn within the hour between 20 and 50 minutes. For instance, Sambas spawned at 7:47, then Karoma at 7:41 etc. BUT, that's my own experience.
Also, for many hunters out there, you may notice that Sambas (and many others) may set off your npc scanner but it wont locate the npc. The npc scan might even say that the mob is tameable. Most likely it's not, someone took out their pet and set it off. That happened to me like 4 times. It's very frustrating. If someone needs info. on how to clear your cache for Vista and Windows 7. I can post it for ya. Keep in mind that if you manually put Sambas (and others) into the npc scan. Just put the ID (which can be found in thr url) and the npc name. Don't put the name of the world because the npc scan may not go off.
Special thanks to: Mwahaha and Wiskabiscuit (I may have the spelling wrong and I aplogize). Wisp. was kinda enough to help me search for Sambas while she mined and Mwahaha camped another spot for hours and patrolled for Karoma. Eventhough, Sambas spawned at my location and when I was alone without help, I still wanted say thanks.
I saw him at 5:30 am server while farming on my pally I looked to see if there were any lvl 85 hunters in the zone there was one he was very happy :D then while on my main which is a hunter looking for karoma i took an other look around and he spawned exactly 8 hours from the last time i saw him another hunter got him he said he had been camping him for weeks ^^! this was on undermine server
Tamed at 3:15PM EST US-Garrosh right above Victors Point.
My Npcscan didn't work. Just to make sure Npscan doesn't fail you and you miss it you can try using macro:
Whenever you're looking for him you can just keybind that macro and spam it. So if you ever come close to him it'll target Sambas and put up a Skull Icon. Or you can even add other rare's names so that it works for multiple targets.
Happy hunting and good luck. :)))
Sambas was just found & tamed at 11:56pm realm time/Cairne. Coord's 42,9. 38.3 Alarm went off, my heart stopped, I started shaking-and there...walking up thru the trees and rocks he comes.. He sees me and before I could move and throw a trap-he pounced at me. I laid a trap quickly and started taming. Then my new little man cub was ready to eat his meal, and accompany me in my journey's through WOW.
I've sat at all spawn area's for hours, I flew around, searching, sitting and waiting for over a week. A few alarms went of days ago-some were others pet Samba's... some I couldnt' find him at all. I must have logged 24hrs all together looking for him. Finally-he is now part of my family-and he is so WORTH it... So stick to the spawn area's...ask in general last known seen/tamed it helps keep track of his spawn times...and when your alarm goes off-target him cause he is hard to see with the background..Be patient and don't give up he will show himself to you!
Happy hunting with Sambas....
12:45 AM server time
Just tamed Sambas at the spot just south of Twilight Breach. I think it was about an 12 hour spawn time. Funny thing is I was camping this exact spot for like 3 hours and watching TV. I finally decided to queue for a dungeon and got into one and 5 minutes into it, one of the people still in the zone tells me it's up and to come now, lol. I never left a dungeon group so fast, and I rewarded the person generously. Good luck to the rest of you.
Realm: Scarlet Crusade
Tame Time: 6:30am PST January 10th, 2011
I actually saw another hunter tame Sambas at 7:30pm PST January 9th, 2011. Based on an earlier post that said Cataclysm rares are on a 6 hour timer, I set my alarm for 1:30am this morning and patrolled his spawn points for an hour. I went back to bed and got up for work later this morning. I checked just before leaving for work and starting from the far western spawn point, I got to the next spawn point to the northeast and my NPC Scan went off. At first I thought it was a false alarm because my NPC Scan had gone off when I was looking for him at 1:30am but it was another hunter that had him as a pet already.
So, I don't know if he spawned between 7:30pm PST and 6:30am PST, but if he didn't, then it was an 11 hour time difference.
Also, for hunters with rare spawns, please do other hunters a favor and don't use your rare spawn in the zone you found them. It really does screw up other hunters seeking the same pet if they're using NPC Scan (and rare hunting without it is like throwing sand in your eyes).
GOT HIM! lol... Okay this is the scoop for Stormrage and Sambas. Tamed today on 1/10/11 at 1:35 pm server time at 38,52. According to my records he was also tamed on Stormrage at 1:43 am at 42,38. This gives us about a 12 hour spawn time. Easy to tame. Just set down my ice trap and he was mine. Good Luck hunting!
I actually found him pretty quickly. I just turned 85 in the Twilight highlands. So i mounted up and started to fly to the orgrimar portal at the dock. But while i was flying(with track beasts on) a red dot appeared on my mini-map and said Sambas. I was like wow. So i flew down and guess what. A shaman was killing him. I pleaed to him to stop so i could tame. So he gladly stopped ,knowing the drops were no good, and let me tame. So now i have my brand new cat called Sambas.
Would anyone know if phasing effects our chances of seeing Sambas? I'd hate to start looking for him, only to never see him because I've only finished a few quests in Twilight Highlands.
Do you guys actually notice all your Tame comments will get downrated?
Just tamed him on winterhoof server at 1:08 am servertime he was easy to tame, from when I saw him last get tamed to where I tamed him it was 12 h and that was right after the system mantinace. I checked to see if he spawned 6 h 9 h and 12 h. Hunters who already had sambas would stand around his spawn points and make my npcscan go off then I would have to clear my cache. When I asked they said they were helping a friend look for him. Be carful and good luck.
Tamed him last night on Al'Akir at 49,22. 19.30 server time, using both macro and addon he was hard to miss.
Just tamed Sambas at 46,30 at 11:20pm on the Jubei'Thos server.
I had been circling the spawn locations for around 4 hours non-stop, so he couldn't have spawned more than a minute before I found him.
I was using NPCScan, which went off and scared the daylights out of me, but it worked like a charm. The four hours and new pair of undies were worth the wait, this pet is gorgeous.
Also managed to farm 8 stacks of Twilight Jasmine in that time, which will go straight on the AH. Not a bad amount of gold there. Oh, and Deathwing made an appearance and I got my Stood In Fire achievement too. Not a bad night!
I was looking for Sambas since yesterday, and really had a feeling that I HAD to find him and tame him tonight! So I went around to all the spawn points and couldn't find him. My bf and I did a dungeon, then as we went around searching for Sambas, we were at two opposite sides of the map and he told me Sambas was right underneath him! I thought he was joking but sure enough, there it was. An alliance mage was there trying to kill it, and a horde hunter (I'm horde also) was trying to tame it but failed.. I think because he was level 83 and Sambas is 85 LOL. I hit tame beast 2 times and it failed.The hunter decided to just try and kill Sambas, so I was literally one kill shot away from being able to kill him as the hunter and alliance mage were dpsing him down. Sambas ignored the alliance mage and jumped on me. I hit tame beast and praaayed he would be mine! I tamed him and killed the mage out of revenge and /loled at the cut hunter. My heart was racing so hard haha.
Dreadmaul US Server
10:26pm Found & Tamed
Earlier that day, I found that he had been tamed by someone else at around 12:15pm and seen around 5.30pm by another person. I believe it to be a 6 hr spawn timer. NPCScan and NPC Overlay are addons that will really help you find Sambas !
The long hunt is finally over. I spent a majority of my time camping on the plateau as I've heard that's his most common spawn point. But who knows. Anyways, after taking a meal break, I logged back in. Nothing up north so I decided to make a quick lap to the other 4 spawn points. I spin my trusty griffin west and head towards Kirthaven. Coming down off the mountain I have virtually no hope of finding him since it's 7:00pm server and prime time hunting is going on.
I nearly fell off my seat when npcscan started blaring! My first instinct was that it must be someone's pet. I hit my macro to target and throw up a raid icon and there he is! Now panic sets in. I can't be the only one who has spotted him. I drop to the ground, dismount and start spamming my core hound macro (Ancestral Hysteria and then dismiss). Well I must have been too close because, WHAM, Sambas is on me! My core hound taunts him off. I feign, then hit the macro. The hound is dismissed and Sambas turns his attention on me. I nearly forget to hit the tame button, but finally the tame begins, and with the haste buff, he is mine before I know it.
Just then I get a pst and a fellow hunter who is now standing next to me saying "Oh man! I saw him mid tame. GRATS!"
Time: 7:01pm server (spotted and tamed)
Location: 49,23 just southwest of Kirthhaven
He is truly a beautiful pet.
just tamed this guy on Gorefiend at 12:07 am or 0007 EST at the Victor's Point spawn area.
JUST tamed him on gundrak! @ 930pm ST. at 42.9! SOOOoo happy, hes a beautiful cat! GL guys =)
ps. I started camping him about 2.30pm ST. so took me about 7hrs all up =)
Just got him 2 minutes ago, i have been camping him for over a week and found him randomly.
I went to the spawnpoint at 42, 38 as that is where most people have seen him spawn, i went by the 6 hour timer so figured he would spawn at about 21:00 +1 GMT but instead when i arrived i saw a ontouched Sambas, panicked but quickly tapped him and tamed!
He was tamed at around 18:55 +1 GMT
Tamed on Barthilas at 7:40am at 38:53.
I've been farming this guy for a ridiculous amount of hours... I just must have been unlucky with my dungeon and BG procs to have avoided him for so long...
Couldn't be happier now though :D
Good luck hunters!
Finally got him, just when I had stopped camping for him & given up the chase. Finishing up Wildhammer dailies and was doing the spawn fly-bys, habit I guess, before hearthing to SW. NPC goes off. Land, tag, dismiss pet, tame.... really easy.
My stable is finally full when he took his rightful place as the King of the pets.
Fizzcrank 12:48am CST 38.5, 53.2 (Victor's Point)
No noble name for him, he's now TsavoGhost. One of two legendary demon-possessed lions that killed 100+ bridge builders in Kenya in 1898.
had to be one of the easiest tame for a rare beast i ever had done took my lyk 5-10 mins and was pasting /target sambas endlessly wowhead rly helped with the spots to find him :)
Tamed at 10:00'ish server time on US-Rexxar. Found him in a clump of trees bordering on the southwest of Thundermar. He WAS stealthed, and NPC_Scan didn't fire a warning sound or a target (neither did SilverDragon), so spamming the macro did help.
He is a gorgeous creature, and now I can go back to circling Uldum looking for Madexx...
And gg to Blizzard for creating rare spawns to titillate non-hunters and having them drop useless greys, costing them a perceived achievement and a hunter a great pet. Couldn't they have made these spawns visible to hunters only?
Having a problem finding this pet. Using NPCScan and 4 times now the alarm has gone off but I have not been able to find Sambas. The timing of the alarms would be correct for the his arrival based on an approx. six hour timer. One time it was 5 1/2 hours; another it was the full 6, and so on. This was spread out over 4 to 5 days. The alarms were near the spots west and north of Thundermar. Read here that he is not phased so I should be able to see him. Does anyone know if he sets of the alarm from anywhere in the zone or just in a limited area? I set up a macro to target him but still could not find him. Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
Found this beauty in 68.9/25.5 at 10:25AM Server Time in US-Drakkari. Used NPC_Scan for the search. He wasn't in Stealth mode, so finding him was easy. Uploading a picture of him before being tamed by me (hope they approve it!).
I tamed this great looking lion at 1:26 p.m. took me from yesterday at 10a.m. to 1:26 p.m. At first i coulden't see him because he was killing one of the critters in a bush, then he came out and started attacking me, this NPC is hostile. My NPC scan did not go off even though i added him in so just be warry when checking the spawn spots, The npc scan overlay did help alot.
good luck and happy hunting!
Thank you for all the previous comments and locations - after revisiting this page, I changed the main spot I was camping to the 42,38 location. I wasn't able to be at my computer the whole time, so I'd occasionally fly by all the different spawn points and then hang out at one spot for awhile. Yesterday morning I returned to my computer after a 30 minute absence and saw I was logged out. When I logged in, I saw Sambas was now cached - couldn't believe I missed him! I looked down from my TLPD and there was a red dot on my mini map, and as I flew down npcscan went off. He was still there! Woot! Threw down a frost trap and tamed him without incident. 42.2, 38.5 on 1/16/11 @ 9 a.m. server time, Galakrond server. Soooo thrilled to have this beauty in my stable!
I have been camping for Sambas for a week now and its rly frustrating Lol, (for some reason mt NPCScan won't take off the x off of Sambas.. sigh if anyone knows how to take off the X off of it let me know).
You need to delete your creature cache. You can do this by going to where ever your WoW file is saved. Then go to a folder titled Cache, then the folder WDB, then the next folder inside that one. After that you should be able to see the CreatureCache. Just delete it and all the rare mobs will be active on your NPC scan unless you have the achievement for them already. I'm not sure if you have to have the game closed when you do this or not, but I always do.
ALSO, do this when your toon is outiside of a city. If a hunter is roaming around and has Sambas active, you will have to delete your creature cache again.
Ah, this makes me feel terrible. I am a warrior, and I just ran into this guy. I thought he would a rare spawn with an achievement or possibly some better than average loot and I attacked him and killed him. I would like to apologize to the hunters of the universe for this. I wish I would have looked him up before hand, I could have probably made a hunter's night by tipping them off. I feel so bad now.
Oh ok thx yeah again never used NPCScan addon hehe thx for the help
Finally got him after 3 days of farming him. NPCScan went off and i tamed him easily. i suggest every hunter get that addon.
Coordinates: 38, 53
found him around 7:15 server time
Hello peeps, its me again, and having a very lucky time :) I tamed Terrorpene a while ago as u see in my last post, and now ive tamed Jadefang on Sunday night (well actually 1.20am Mon morn) and at 2.20am this morning I managed to find and tame Sambas :) was shaking so much he nearly killed me but downed a haste potion just in time :) soooo happy right now, happy hunting :) so now i have (in order of tame) Ghostcrawler, Terrorpene, Jadefang and Sambas, just the Spirt wolf and the scorpion from uldum and i will have all rares in Cata :)
and if your wondering what addon I use, its called Silverdragon and I do recommend it, but to be honest every rare I have tamed so far I have spotted them before my addon even alerted me, I guess im just used to the old fashioned way of just putting on Track Beasts and watching my mini map :)
I just tamed Sambas on Skywall at 6:33am this morning at 42,38. I just sat there with Npc Scan and waited also had a macro:
that i used when Npc Scan popped for quick location. First day farming him only been there a couple hours. Was int he middle of chatting with a friend when the Npc Scan blew my eardrums out. Was a easy tame just trapped and he was mine.
This is a personal testament from a troll hunter on Thrall (US).
I know some of you are out there circling/camping for hours and are probably frustrated. Many of us have even heard the horror stories of our other brethren of jealous rivals killing the animals we all seek as our companions. Some of you, like me may not even have seen Sambas in your major cities or instances and wondering if he even exists at this point.
Some people have theories about spawn timers being effected by server restarts, etc.. I've heard people saying that the spawn timer for Sambas is different on every server. I asked if anyone had seen/tamed/killed him as I flew around yesterday from 11:08am EST till 2:15pm looking for him. There were a few other hunters out there too. I was sure even if he did pop, I would never get him. I never received any news of him that entire time.
Then this morning, starting at 7am I started another search. I'm not sure for how long. I left to do Tol Barad dailies and other things, came back and flew to the northeast spawn point closest to Dragonmaw Port. Then.... the sound I had waited to hear. The classic Illidan Stormrage "you are not prepared!" I flew down quickly and dismissed Jasper (Loque), dropped my ice trap pronto, fired an arcane shot at him to tag, and started my tame! This was at 12:26pm EST, on (again) Thrall (US).
He IS out there! Camp/circle or instinctively visit TH when you feel even a little curious to try your luck! DON'T GIVE UP!
Found'im north of Thundermar. No one interfered, so I put my Karoma in her stable and tamed the barbary. Named'im Jamar.
L85 Dwarf Hunter
Llane Normal Server.
Sambas = Best lion ever!
Tamed at Earthen Ring - US. Jan 19 2011 2:50pm
Just north of Thundermar
Realm: Dentarg, US
Server Time: Approx. 10:50 P.M server time (last night)
Located: 46.3, 30.4
How: I had been camping perhaps a day and began to recount my rather unfortunate encounters with other rares. Hours of camping the Northrend rares to only get one (Skoll, after 5 months, however he was always my favorite) was very discouraging. I was still on the loading screen when I made up my mind; he likely wasn't worth it. The bar was almost done, and I muttered 'Screw you, you damned lion. You may be cool but no rare is worth killing yourself over.'. With that, my game opened. There was a red dot on my map that was never there before. I moused over, and bam. Sambas. I turned around and he was walking behind me, just barely out of aggro range. I dismissed Zeus (skoll), dropped a frost trap, and tamed him. I feel lucky, yes, and I hope that any of the details in this post help others on my realm obtain him. Good luck to all you other hunters, and remember; don't hurt yourself or use time to play just camping rares! Enjoy the game and casually check their spawns, you can get lucky with them!
Awesome..just tamed Sambas directly north of Thundermar. After searching a total of nine hours over a week I just said nevermind it and gave up. On a whim before logging off took a flight over his route and he was laying in a field asleep! Beautiful beast..good luck on your hunt for him!
found him the other day just before shutdown just south west of thundermar. just turned 85 after the wedding quest and found him on the way back to the portal to stormwind
Anyone tamed this guy on Hellscream? I have been looking for him for a few days with no luck. Just want a rough idea of when he will spawn
I'm still searching for this wonderful creature on The Scryers server. Honestly, I can't be online too much, so it's mostly just quick sweeps over his area before I have to log.
I had to get lucky to tame my favorite, Loque, lets hope I get lucky here too.
If you have any tips or hints or just want to help out, I'm on The Scryers server and my name is Felsong. :)
For all those looking for him on Illidan, he was tamed at 4:55pm 1/20/11.
GL on the hunt. =)
I found him this morning on Lightbringer, 5:30am server time, at the 42,38 spawn location. You really need NPCScan to find him as he is hard to see, at least he was for me, flying over as he was tucked behind a tree up against the rocks. NPCScan went off, I landed, dismissed my current pet, dropped an ice trap, and tamed, very easy once you find him.
got Sambas last night: Echo Isle- US; 10:15pm est, received a pst from a guildee who was near the victors point spawn: said he was attacked by a odd lion that was a silver: wanted to know if i wanted it..... flew like a maniac down there just to see Sambas kill my guild mate. shot Sambas and started to tame: as a flagged horde druid was watching. AWSOME looking pet.. grats to any and all hunters who found and tamed him...
just tamed sambas on Frostmane EU, 00:48 realm time, around 69,25...
Am searching on Spinebreaker, anyone have any recent tames or kills?
The rare elusive pet Sambas i found at Victor's point after 4 long days of looking and searching. I hope all the Hunters out there get this pet for it is very cool =P GL to you all and he does this wierd killing spree rogueish type of deal.
I was wanting to know if Sambas has been seen on Arathor. I have been hunting him for about a week has he been killed or tamed lately. Seem like know one has seen him. I camp near victor's point and above the village. And, do a fly by at each zone he is suppose to spawn but nothing. I am Happy to all other hunters who have taken him has pets. I use npcscan. Any idea's?
Just got this guy at 8:30 am server time, on Uldum. (That's 8:30 PST.)
Was fooling around finishing up Twilight Highlands quests when I thought I'd check to see if he was up. I'd pretty much given up on him because so many people are camping him right now.
Flew up to the Victor's Point spawn point, and what do I know, I see a red dot on my beast tracker, and there he is! I freak out, and hit tame as fast as I could, knowing there would probably be another hunter around. But to my surprise there wasn't, and before I knew it, I had him. :D
I literally flipped out. Hahaha.
So to any other hunters on Uldum looking for this pet, don't give up, sometimes he'll spawn when you least expect it.
I pretty much had the tame done before Sambas even got to me.
Spawn Point: Victor's Point
Tamed at: 11:30 am EST
Health: 101k, finished the tame with around 90k, he doesn't hit hard at all.
Best of luck to all the other hunters out there :3 Now I'm off to try to get that Terrorpene.
Just tamed on the Scryers server around 7:45 (server time). I found him exactally west of Thundermar.
Honestly, I had given up finding him after staying up literally all night to do so. ;D No problems, besides me forgetting where I had moved the tame beast button to. :P
Good luck and happy hunting! I've got Ghostcrawler on my list next.
Tamed it today around 42,39, server Kel'Thuzad, at 10:40AM (PST). Easily tankable, just hit tame and wait. I didn't use NPC Scan, it has just the same range as the /tar <name> macros and you have to clean the cache folder often so it's kinda pointless imo, unless you're camping for hours waiting for it to respawn.
Just got him at 1245ish server time on Winterhoof. At the farthest southeast spawn point.
Got Terrorpene earlier this morning :-) Yay me!
After a week of fruitless camping and loss of sleep, I got up this morning after the first sound 7 hours of sleep I've had in a long time. I logged onto Lothar-US at 6:10AM EST, and saw a hunter camping the southern-most spot. I uttered a curse, and flew north to the second spawn point, whereupon NPCScan went off, I dropped off my protodrake, hit the tame button, and got him, no fuss, no muss.
People on Lothar apparently are mean or stupid, or both, as there were at least 2-3 kills of Sambas in the week I camped him.
Got this Cool Guy Today About a Hour Ago i was Just Flying around as My Minimap Shown a Red Beast In The Middle of a Non Beast Terortorial or how ever you spell it so i simply hovered over to see it was sambas so basicly i flew down .. this was worrying ! DONT MAKE THIS MISTAKE! i sort of clicked tame beast in a mad rush and then my ''Rusty'' ''Crap'' ''Old School'' pet decided to make an apearance. This Guy Realy Was Jelous. as i then dismissed this pet i clicked tame beast to see an rogue come down i was panicing if he was one of thoose stupid noobs who just kills it to be a $%^& but he just watched and i was completely BUZZING and he was like ffs my mate wants that he has had me serching for 3hours now but GZ and i just sorta thank him and tell him thanks for not killing !This Beast Was Found Under the
______ H __________ OF Thundermaw
Well Thanks For Reading And i Hope You All a Good Day And Good Luck
Server Twisting Nether
All places it spawns are non-phased spots. So yes, tameable by anyone regardless of phase/quests done.
4:55 PM CST
Tamed at the spot north of Victor's Point
Targetting macro picked him up before npcscan did.
Tamed him 5 mins ago approx 17:45 server time, on Eonar, was farming leather and he spawned right in front of me. Quick dismiss of my wolf, who has come all the way through with me, man, am I pleased we can hold 5 pets on call now :-)
Good luck to the rest of you still looking for him. A really cool Pet.
I was so excited when i saw him i almost abandoned my wolf which i had since Borean Tundra.
I tamed him at ~20:25 on Skullcrusher EU,22 Jan. 2011 Southwest of the Krazzworks
Tamed Sambas this morning at 6:02am, Location 46,30 as shown above west of Thundermar, Server Azjol Nerub EU, Date 23/01/11.
I previously came across Sambas being tamed the previous evening at 9:10pm in the area to the north of Thundermar. Going on the six hour minimum spawn time i logged back in and checked all the spawn locations, with no luck and went back to sleep, thinking to check back in another three hours.
The lion is beatiful and a great pet.
Also as a side note as I was flying but to the alliance castle(forget the name) with the portals, my npscan went off showing Karoma roaming around the area 54,23. The time of this was 6:07 am, so it looks like they can both b up at the same time. I left Karoma alone I was not specced into BM and came back to look for him after respeccing but he had disappeared.
Good Luck to all those hunters out there!
7:34 EST, US Illidan.
Goodluck everyone camping this, I'm still shaking I'm so excited.
After a week of trying to find, going in out of the Twilight Highlands to do other things. I finally tamed "Sambas." It is a beauty of a cat. Haven't had the chance to do anything with him yet. I found him at:
Location; West of Thundarmar
Time; 8:40 a.m. est (5:40 a.m.pst server time)
Good Luck to all those "Hunters" out there who are still trying to find this beast. He is around so be patient.
I was in the middle of doing
Wildhammer Tour of Duty
and was looking for the Black Recluse in the minimap. I saw the name Sambas while mousing over the various red dots. I looked and I saw him, he was just walking around.
I clicked on his name and saw the silver dragon around his pic. I landed, dismissed my pet and set frost trap. As I started taming him, he pounced over the trap and attacked me. Luckily, I was at full health and I got him. Sooo glad there were no horde around.
He is so gorgeous. Gave him the name Leonidas after the spartan king from the movie "300".
Good luck to other other hunters on getting Sambas!
Hell yeah! I just tamed it like 1 FREAKING MINUTE before the server went down a few minutes ago!
Was planning to park my Hunter at the spawning spot and hope I'll get lucky when the server is up later today.
Thought ran through my head, perhaps I might spot him just before the server shuts down, and fail to tame it.
As I was approaching the spot west of Thundermar, I saw a red dot and there it was! The Sambas I've been looking for a couple of days!
Panicked, dismounted and straight hit the tame button but only to realize my pet was summoned! During that time the timer was 1.00 until shutdown, was attacked by Sambas furiously and persisted on taming it without a trap or whatsoever.
When the timer hit 0.15 secs until shutdown I was afraid I might have lost the time race, but it appeared to be successful and became my pet!
Fingers crossed it'll remain as my pet when the server is up later on today!
The guide really works! Good luck hunting fellow hunters!
I've finally decided im going to camp this fella after the server restart. (Comes back up at 1 PM my time; EST) so heres a few tips for myself and all of you.
1. DONT USE NPCSCANNER! Use Silverdragon/RareSpawnOverlay, Silverdragon will pick up NON-HUNTER PETS! So if you see someone with Sambas or Karoma (Tamed) Silverdragon will not mark it as a Rare.
2. Find out the spawn timer. If there is a server restart it should be anywere from 6-12 Hour Respawn Timer.
3. Find out recent tames when and were.
4. Offer some gold, more people will be willing to help you if you offer them gold. Because Sambas has a 25g Bounty if killed someone would be willing to make a 200g Profit apposed to 25g.
Thats about it, just to add Silverdragon will re-pick up rares apposed to NPCScan. It will also tell you when you saw a Rare and how many times. If its cached dont worry about it. You can see one rare more than once and Silverdragon will still pick it up! Good luck!
Edit: WOOT I just got mine! Just south of Maw of Madness! So happy :)
Tamed 17:35 ST Kor'gall
Since he path's around in 5 areas and with 4 of them scarcely populated by other beast, i found him by simply flying over the areas with track beast on.
my guildmate voltshot spotted Sambas for me last night on Quel'Dorei, about 8pm server just outside Thundermar. I was in TB fishing and raced to TH to find Volt kiting the beautiful beast for me. Hopped off my drake, started taming and couldn't believe it when this majestic creature became mine.
As much as I love this pet, i think the best part was having a guildie help out like that. Especially because she's a hunter too. That's what makes this game great.
King of Beasts
Correction: Loque'nahak, King of Beasts
Sambas is infact the PRINCE of Beasts.
Just tamed this guy on Ravencrest @ 5:03pm CST . Best of luck to the next Ravencrest hunter! =D
And for those ppl out there killing him for the gold, you guys are horrible @ math. Six hours wait for 25g? ROFL! We know yer really just asshats guys; asshats who no can do math gud.
After a week and a half of looking, and an entire weekend of camping. I finally got sambas! He is beautiful just like I hoped he would be. My heart is still pounding. Was at 10:41 ServerTime on Spinebreaker. Found him at the Spot beween Victor's Point and Thundermar.
I almost went to bed, but didn't. so...moral of the story. Don't give up.
Edit: Me, and my new best friend:
Sambas, King of Beasts
Correction: Loque'nahak, King of Beasts
Ahem, true, but only if you're BM specced.
Sambas = King of Beasts for the other 2 hunter specs.
To consolidate all the 5 known spawn points into one post:
Coordinates may vary SLIGHTLY so look very carefully, he's sort of hard to see sometimes depending on the spot.
69.1 - 25.4
... up on the plateau NW of Dragonmaw Port/ E of Krazzworks island. There's a rock in the middle of the clearing which he spawns close to most times.
49.1 - 22.2
... on the outskirts of town just north of Thundermaar
45.6 - 30.6
... a bit east of Thundermaar
42.9 - 38.4
38.5 - 53. 7
...very close to Victor's Point on the edge of a cliff.
The last 4 sets of coords line up in an almost straight line angling slightly SE beginning at Thundermaar.
Youpiiii ! je l'ai dompté ce féroce lion !
le 26/01/2011 à 23h40, donc 4h40 de france le 27/01/2011 !
le hasard juste après avoir dompté terrorpene la tortue une 1/2 heure + avant ! au 45.6, 30.6 !
incroyable ! quelle soirée riche en émotions !
Just tames him at 69,25 (i suggest camping this spot the most, because most tames I've heard about have been here) @ 6:41am server maelstrom... he spwned between 6:30 and 6:41 server time... i know this because i circled the area at 6:30 and he wasn't there.
He is smaller than i expected, and my NPC scan didn't go off even though i had recently updated and cleared it, so be vigilant, don't just rely on NPC scan... and don't fly too high or you might mistake him for an stag like i almost did.
Good luck guys
Just tamed Sambas on Antonidas at 6:37a server time. Location 42,39, between Twilight Breach and Thundermar. Don't give up and you'll find him too.
NPCScan went off for me without a problem. But like doulie said, he is smaller than you would think. Doesn't stand out. So pay attention.
Server : Dath'Remar
Elioz of Bed & Breakfast
Tamed time : 4:48am server time
Place : Victor's Point
I jz logged in. today logging into WoW was the last thing on my mind.. I felt tired .. jz got back from training. however somehow i logged in.. as usual take a while to load.. when i can see my character.. i was already half life.... then i saw a marked triangle(i think npc scan marked it,i not sure) beast attacking me.. then NPC scan went off.. Sambas was found... used trap but he din pounce on me back after i get onto my trusted Red Gryphon landed a distance away.... then try pull him to my trap... mistakenly press a button thinking it was a tamed button.. presssed again... tame him wit ease.... with half life on myself... happy and have been camping for him about a week now.... 3 days ago, another hunter i befriended before tamed him... came back for Sambas 12 hours later he isnt there.. how ever npcscan cached him at the 11th hour... so i am not sure bout this....
He is worthed it... dun give up... i think stay at one place is somehow more giving... the hunter- rangefighter gave me this tip... i stayed at the same place after he caught.. and the result was great...
This is a rare and sought after hunterpet. He only drops a Tear of Loyalty that vendors for 25g, but I bet if you ask in general chat or so, hunter's will gladly tip a few hundred (perhaps thousands) to tame this beautiful Lion. I say this outloud because I have seen a couple of non-hunters camping him unknowingly thinking that he's part of some achievement or will drop a nice Cata-blue.
~there is NO achievement related to killing him
~he does not drop a BOE blue item, he only drops a tear that sells for 25g
~he is not a exotic tameable rare, he is a part of the cat family and operates just like any other cat, thus any hunter may tame him!
Please if you see him up and you're not a hunter, do a /who hunter Twilight Highlands or something, they will likely be very grateful and they should tip you nicely for being nice to them
Please if you are a hunter who gets a /w from someone asking if you would like him... TIP! Make sure to tip at least a couple hundred gold for someone being nice and letting you know about his whereabouts
~Friendly hunter who would gladly tip :)
9:30am this morning tamed Sambas on Arthas server.
For neone on the server looking for some insight i camped him for about a week the official spawn time on this magnificent pet is 12hrs thats for the time being so ppl on arthas 9:30pm tonight sambas will be t here Good luck to all u fellow hunters hope this info helped.
I feel so fortunate. Today was the first time I decided to really buckle down and camp the spawns for the Rare Elites in Twilight Highlands, and I found and tamed them both. I got Karoma around 4:00 PM CST on Wildhammer then continued for the next six and a half hours to fly an inverted "V" pattern amongst all of the locations for Sambas to spawn. At approximately 10:41 PM CST, just after declining a random dungeon queue (I was checking periodically just in case a group was on final boss for quick Valor points), my NPCscan went off and Sambas was directly below me. I had to rez my cat pet, abandon him (full on pets), and began to tame Sambas. This was a terrific first experience for me camping the pets and I'm now completely addicted. Going to work on the other 3 here then go for Northrend Spirit Beasts next. Best of luck to all who search for this highly sought-after beauty of a beast!
Just found Sambas after a good solid week or so of random flying around, and finding him once alive and being killed trying to tame him and another time already dead. Just after 3AM on Tichondrius. Good luck to anyone else looking.
Just got this puppy at 3:50 am server on Cenarius. saw someone tame it right b4 i got to it earlier at 3:50pm and flew around for 12 hours till i found em for myself. thank goodness for coffee and a stupid idea to fly around for 12 hours. worth it? yes. got him right above Thundermar
just heard about him today so i flew around for an hour or two and bam there he is. spawned at the place near krazzworks around 12:06 am 1/30
Tamed him today, just doing a casual sweep over the place. Went over him once, and then changed my macro and on my sweep back there he was.
Tamed 14:48 Shattered Halls EU
Server - Bonechewer
I saw him tamed this morning @ 12am server and I was so bummed after having covered the spawn points for over 4 hours that day but i went to sleep woke up and after camping for another hour I managed to tame him in survial spc with the extended frost trap only getting hit once right before the trap activated.
So spotted and tamed 12am server
Tamed myself @ 2pm server
P.S. Helped my fiance tame Karoma 30 minutes after the other hunter tamed Sambas and another hunter tamed Karoma 5 minutes after I tamed Sambas so it's a pretty close spawn time apparently.
P.S.S. I Have named him BraveHeart after the carebear cousin lol, couldn't help it cause I just laugh so hard when all the alliance said there new mount was lame and carebear like even though it's SO MUCH MORE HIGH RESS then the old lion or nightsaber graphics.
Tamed him today! He was around 49.8,23.3 at 8:30 P.M. Earthern Ring (US)
-Respawn rate: 6 hours , GOOD LUCK :D
At approximately 5:20PM/17:20 server time on Wyrmrest Accord, I tamed this guy. Though I would try for both him and Terrorpene once tonight, and as I was flying over his third spawn area, NPCscan went off with him as the target! Managed to snag him up with no problem.
Just wanted to share my little bit of good experience here, as well as post the time I got him for all others on my server. Good luck to the rest of you.
Fun fact: 14/15 minutes after taming him, I also wound up taming Terrorpene at Hyjal. No joke.
how hard id it to find this guy? like on a scale of 1-10 cause i know loque is an 100. ive spent months tracking him and no luck. so i gave up. and now i want this guy.
Tamed at -cords-
, southwest from Krazzworks.
05:30am, Happy xij - LB-EU.
In US serve, Scilla, one horde Orc DK called "Sean" just kill him,,,,, Sambas is the last one I really need to tame,, and he just kill him!
Feel really sick with these people..
the other day after two of my fellow guild member hunter's showed up in raids with this wonderful beast i decided to located him; and spent a total of maybe 5 hours actually farming. every chance i got i jumped onto my hunter stationed at the lowest spawn point flew around for a couple rounds and logged. today at aprox 4:30 am realm time i logged on completely expected to locate nothing. i flew past the lowest first spawn point and the second mid spawn point i decided to hit my /target Sambas macro and lo and behold he pops onto my screen (it was the third lowest spawn point btw dont know cords i dont have that addon) i let out a girly screech fly down pop my trap and start to tame. i am met by no horde or alliance trying to murder me for him though thats most likely because im on a low population server. tame this wonderful beast and hearth; soon after met by a fellow hunter who whispers me saying "did you just tame that" most likely because his name was and is still Cat. apperently he was planning on heading to twilight highlands in a couple minutes to hunt him and i likely beat him by minutes. >:D i feel lucky however i'd say here dont murder yourself hunting him down and just check back in every now and then but for some realms, considering that he can be used in every spec, and there are horrible nasties that kill him for fun that really wont work... so goodluck fellow hunter's he'll be yours eventually!
and my fellow friend hunter best of bestly luck if you read this
oh and pss i know people are having issues with npc scan id like to point out mine didn't work but Sambas was cached so i dunno if it works or not likely to keep a macro on and keep your eye on that map
YES, tamed him!
Location 69,:25 at 16:20 CET, Tarren Mill realm (EU).
Yesterday a friend tamed him around 16:15 at 38;53 same realm.
I just kept flying over the spawn places and queued for HC's and gathered a lot of herbs.
Named him DaVinci, after Leonardo ofc ...
Spammed my macro till NPCscan went off. Almost got myself a stroke.
But I can go for Skoll. Still need him.
Good luck to ya all.
Just tamed Sambas on Eonar EU server at 18:40-18:45 just north of Thundermar.
He's really beautiful, so good luck to all you lion hunters!
Also, just use track beasts and use a macro to find him. I've been trying to find him for plenty of weeks, but didn't find him before now as I made the macro (thanks for the advices above!)
Managed to tame this guy on Lightbringer EU, 8.50am, 29/01. I had logged out the night before at his spawn point at location 69, 25, and when I logged in the next morning, I checked the red dots on my minimap and his name came up! NPC Scan didn't go off despite him not being cached, but Silverdragon did go off when I got closer. Tamed him with no problems, and he looks awesome!
Finally! woo...tamed Sambas on The Forgotten Coast around 6am. The first time I saw him I was 84 and I watched and cheered an Ally who found me looking at him. He attacked me of course and I had to macro my way out of being killed, haha....he got the message and tamed him. It took about 3 days now after that to tame him for myself. Right above Thundermar. I was using SilverDragon...bout gave me a heart attack...but i think it always does when a hunter finds the pet they are looking for...
good luck and happy hunting
Heres a Story about me helping a hunter ......
Today I was doing some herbalism and right in front of me was a Twilight Jasmin. As i try to get it I see im getting attacked my a lion called sambas. My herth was down to go back to org to post it on trade channel because no lv 85 hunters were in the area so i hoped on my lv 83 who's in org. I posted something like, "HUNTERS SAMBAS IS NEAR THUNDERMAR NOT LIEING". I guess everyone thought i was joking, but when i hoped on my dk again I used /who and found a lv 85 hunter I met last night. I said hey whats up. he says not much and then i droped the bomb I FOUND SAMBAS NO MORE HUNTING FOR YOU. He was like no ur joking and i said if i am i'll give u 12k gold. I invited him and he had a pet out he abandoned it and started taming he then thanked me and gave me 500g.
Tamed on Llane; 1:25AM CST at the Northern Location. I was on the ground, afkish looking at my 2nd monitor when he appeared. I was at half heath by the time he set off the ice trap but I had no issues taming him.
Good luck, you will find him too! Don't give up.
Tamed him at 0143 server time on Kirin Tor at the spawn point directly north of Thundermar, about 49, 22.
To add some more info to this: I'd been flying between his spawn points for about three hours and had almost given up. At one point, a hunter with Sambas had set off my NPC scan addon, so I was using a /tar Sambas macro and spamming it as I flew over. When he came up as my target and was red, I was totally not expecting it. It took me a second to actually find where he was and get in range to tame him. Well, he came right for me like I was catnip. Dropped an ice trap, attempted to cast the tame spell and got an error message that I had an active summon already. I almost freaked out, but summoned a pet I already had and quickly dismissed it and then started the tame again.... this time with no problems.
Now, for a name....
Good luck to you guys and don't give up on him. He's worth every panicked second! :D
After hearing about sambas, I decided to do a little looking. Figured out the spawn points and went to download NPCScan. As soon as I logged on again BAM there it was right in front of me. Tamed it easily, unfortunately had to let another pet go though :-(
Someone was VERY mad when they found out I had only looked for ten minutes and they'd been looking for DAYS. If they read this they'll probably flip on me...again.
Anyways, maybe someone could get lucky like I did. *suddenly feels obligation to help out the less fortunate person*
After cruising back and forth between the spawning points for most of the day gathering flowers to have something to do meanwhile, I finally had NPCscan trigger. And yes, suddenly my heart was beating at least three times its normal speed. Sambas spawned for me 23:23 server time on Dunemaul server at 45,30. I landed as fast as i could, and scatter shot him. Ofc I had forgotten to dismiss my other cat which I therefore did mid-fight, threw up a trap and tamed him.
Sambas tamed at 01:13 on 04-02 coords (38.8)
Ghostcrawler tamed at 14:10 on 27-01 coords (23.62)
camping 20 min
Jadefang tamed at 13:38 on 24-01
Horde EU-Grim Batol
Just got this awesome guy at coords 45/30 @ 5:13 am server time 9:13 est.
Add ons :
And just a FYI Keep your eyes open do NOT just rely on NPC scan going off as I saw him right before npc scan went off and thats just enough time for someone else to grab him. GL everyone!
My hunters name is Kiowa if anyone has any questions :)
Ok Guys I have what your wanting 2 know confirmed spawn times for these Cata RS pets
Sambas - 6 to 8hr spawn timer, agressive mob, most common spawn 45.30 co-ords (left of thundermar) no beast mastery req.
Madexx - 6 to 8 hr spawn timer, agressive mob, most common spawn, no beast mastery req.
Ghostcrawler 6-24hr spawn time(ugh i know right), neutral mob, most common spawn, as far as we can tell the bottom left, req. beast mastery
Terrorpene - 6-12 hr spawn timer, neutral mob, most common spawn, no beast mastery req.
Jadefang ok now this was hard to confirm it took all of us rotating shifts to confirm this and we have bad news its completely random we had a 20 minute spawn and a 72hr spawn our advice if you want it persistantly lay traps towards the back mddle of his spawn u dont want to camp for 72hrs to have him snaked, neutral mob, only has the one spawn but always in the middle and doesnt pat, no beast mastery req.
This information ways brought to u by Elements Guild, a special thanks to Choasis, Thadoctor, and i'll pat myself on the back too (demontaur) - Saurfang please message me for more information or enquiries.
Tamed Sambas on Saurfang realm at 8am today. 5th feb
NPCScan did not go off for some reason.
Just tamed him on Madoran, at the spawn point on the map just East of Glopgut Hollows FP.
Been looking for about 2 days on and off. I just went in to check and see if he was about, made my rounds flying down the ridge from the Maw of Madness towards Victor Point and BAM there he was, just patting around the spawn point.
He is so awesome, hang in there and keep after him... a pet well worth the effort.
BTW NPCScan did not pick him up. I needed my macro.
I know I have already posted a comment, but I stumbled across him this morning again.
Time; 4.52am (this morning)
Where; 45.6, 30.0 pretty much exactly the same as before.
I was doing my dailies and casually checking for Karoma when I get a sudden feeling that Sambas spawned. I had seen a warrior repeatedly kill him, and I would have hated for that to happen again. I flew over near Thundermar, and there he was. I tagged him, froze him, and did a /who. No hunters. Crap. I did /who hunter and found 4 other level 85s near by. I whispered each one, until I found one person who wanted him. She hadn't heard of him before but was interested, so she came over and checked him out. She tamed him much to my relief, I didn't want this awesome pet to just be pointlessly farmed. I was more than happy, too, having helped another hunter. I do hope others on my realm can get him and that any details help~! Next time I see him, I plan to do the same thing, and even though I'm horde, I'll even check the Alliance. After all, why not help another hunter?
I tamed my big boy on the US Windrunner server at 6.39pm at 65.20.
Had had a really bad day of dcing and thought I would give it one last shot before I logged.
When I arrived in Twilight I saw a message in general chat from a nice DK telling all hunters in the area where Sambas was. I bolted up there as there were 3 other lvl 85 hunters in the area.
When I got there I saw a lvl 84 hunter who obviously did not realize he was to low level to tame him and Sambas was taking the lower level hunter apart and killed him LOL
I managed to get aggro on him just as the other 3 hunters arrived. Tamed him then promptly Dced as I had been doing most of the day.
What relief I got him tamed first.
And yes I did tip the DK :o)
I strongly recommend the addon Silverdragon for finding rares. Has never let me down.
Good luck to all who seek him he is a awesome looking cat.
Just tamed on Arathor US at 12:13 AM.
No pots, freezing trap or anything needed. Just max range with my gearscore at 327 and 93.6k HP.
I tamed mine at 39-53 . I seen a hunter tamed at 2 am. I was cheak again after 9 hours later again there. and my turn tamed.
39-53 good spawn point..
Guess you can call me the Luckiest Hunter around, I tamed This guy and
in the same day YAY! :D.
Sambas tamed @ 2:25am on Kilrogg-US
Kirin TOR server (us)
5:42 am server time
wanted to make sure i came on here an reported. at 5:42 am server time today february 6th 2011 Sambas was tamed in the far corner on the little flat clearing to the right of kirthaven.
happy hunting everyone. an remember share your times..so everyone can have these great pets.
@0515 server time on Sen'jin at the 69,20 spot.
I tamed Karoma once and Sambas popped up 8 minutes later and another hunter got him.Ive heard the two spawning right after each other from others too so you might want to look for karoma first :)
I tamed Ghost crawler at the top left right by the edge of the drop off.Try up there too :)
@ 2:31 server on Sen'jin saw and friend tamed him at the 45,30 spot.
Just wanted to add that I found and tamed Sambas at 3:50am server time on Moon Guard horde. :)
Tamed this rare 02-07-2011, 05:15 AM, Medivh, Cords. 42, 39. Happy Farming!
Tamed at 6:30am server time. 42,38 NW of Bloodgulch.
NPC scan always has him cached because of people in SW, but even silver dragon didn't go off until I was halfway through taming (-_-) perhaps I should change scan frequency.
I haven't had him on farm like the spirit beasts, only checking periodically in all his spawn points. YAY ME xD
I was searching for Sambas for a while, I have NPCScan and I made many close calls to taming him, but a few days ago, not sure what time, I see a red spot on my Mini Map. (I was using track beasts this can be very helpful if you don't want to download NPCScan.) I put my mouse over the red dot, and I see "Sambas" I start freaking out and look down and I see a brown moving mark, I clicked on the picture and what do you know. Sambas's picture with a silver dragon! I was thrilled I went down and tamed him while he was frozen. Then about 3 seconds after taming a warrior comes along and says "dangit I was so close to being able to kill him finally" I said "good luck, but these lions should belong to hunters, not to be killed." He said yeah I guess, maybe I'll think about it and he flew off. I was so excited and wanted to name him something like King or Simba or something Lion worthy. I couldn't name him King for some reason.... but then I thought, I'll name him AFTER a king. He ended up being known as Varian, after the king of Stormwind. I have had many great battle gorunds and dungeons with him and would like to say he is an amazing pet, and I prefer Sambas way more than Karoma, he design is wonderful! But what I think is weird is that he's the ONLY cat that doesn't roar or yawn when he stretches, I figure it has to do with the design of the cat, but I have no problem with it.
P.S. (I submitted a picture of him in Uldum, it should appear soon:)
Finally after long camping Sambas became my pet ^_^
After work i went home opened my pc loged in and i was at my ussual camping spot just above Victors Point around 6:09 pm. I decided to make a cirle around the spawn points, while asking in chat for information. I was headed up on the plateau NW of Dragonmaw Port/ E of Krazzworks island my last spot and just before get there a rogue /w me on how much i would pay if he see it and tells me right after that when i was about to reply i almost had a heart attack NPCscan went off my headphone volume was too high i paniced droped down forgot to use parachute ended up 65k hp fire the trap wrong place scater sambas and start the tame thank god he didnt jump on me from the start he w8ed till half of the tame bar was up than jumped me. Now i can start doing my ussual things in wow and start back raiding :P
Server: Bladefist EU
Time: 06:11 pm
tame location: 69.6, 22.6 up on the plateau NW of Dragonmaw Port/ E of Krazzworks island
Addons i used only NPCscan & NPCscan overlay always cleare cache before loging in.
Good luck to all the hunters out there looking for this wonderfull pet.
p.s. dismiss your current pet before starting the camping just a quick advice
Just found him after wonderin and camping at the usual spots about 2 hours now!Found him at 69.0,24.5 today at 16.40!I was play pro evolution and the npsc scan was crazy!he is wonderful!
P.S. All you other players suck!Dont kill him !For the hunters!
Finally tamed Sambas!
Server: Dreadmaul - Oceanic (Horde)
Time: 7:30am ST
NPC scan dedetected Sambass at location: 46/26
Tamed Sambass at location: 46/31
After 24 hours of spawn camping Sambas, I discovered that someone and his guild had killed him only a short while before. During the whole day, I had been offering 2000g to anyone who helped me find and tame him, and yet all I received when I asked why they killed him; "You should have been there earlier."
So... let day number 2 of spawn camping begin :<
Just got him on Silvermoon US 5:32pm Server time. If anyone was wondering, he is... IS.. immune to Wyvern sting. killed me once, swapped to my BM spec and dropped 3 points that i hadnt spent into Hunter vs Wild and that buffed my health just enough to live. have 58k health and even with elixer+potion of speed he killed me as survival. 63k as BM left me with 512 health after tame. but GL hunters, he sure looks awesome :)
O and my hunter is 83.
This guy better spawn in the Cricle of Life!
After 9 days of farming with help from another Hunter i finally got him.Was doing Hellscream dailies when he added me to group and said he had spotted him and tagged him so Off i went raced as fast as i could..being only lvl 84 poor Oz died but i got there just as he died and managed to throw a trap down and get him! Thanxs Ozarue!
Server: Thrall US
Time: Jan 9/11 6:57pm EST
Place: North Of Thundermar Co ods: 49,22
I just got him on Duskwood...awesome
7-7:05 PM at 39.25
Kalvonya - Illidan
Blood Elf Hunter
Tamed Sambas at 9:08pm Realm Time 2/9/11
I had just left my spot i had been camping for Sambas for 2 hours right next to Victor's Point. I went to the Orgrimmar AH to check prices of flowers, and i came back and made a full circle of the zone, randomly pressing my /target sambas macro i had set up, while searching for nodes and herbs, then suddenly i had just passed Sambas without even really noticing or without even useing my macro, then turned around and i almost had a heart attack! (North of Thunder)
i landed immediantly, too impatient to lay a frost trap, and begin to cast tame beast, but to my dismay when i went to tame Sambas he was evading it, so my guess someone aggroed him but ran away and i started to panic that soon people were going to try to take him from me
so i feigned and tried again but he still evaded it, then i trapped him, and then attempted my tame beast spell, and it wasnt working! it would work for about a second then just stop, even though nothing was taking his focus off me, and by now i had almost half health because he had been hitting on me throughout the whole ordeal, and i trapped him for the 2nd time and ran up the hill behind him, and cast tame beast one more time, and then it worked! (=
it was really weird that at frist he evaded it twice, ran back to one spot, and then when i tried to tame beast it wouldn't cast, like someone was taking his aggro off of me, but to my relief i ran around and it worked one last time
i couldnt believe that i had tamed him! i literally was thinking that i was never going to find him on a server that has, give or take 20 horde hunters alone, not counting alliance, just in twilight highlands!
he is my favorite pet, and worth every minute of looking for him! hang in there, in time it will pay off! (: goodluck!
Just tamed him on Moon Guard at 5:45am server.
Tamed Sambas on Daggerspine at approximately 11:00am today at 49,22. Good luck everyone!
Server: Draka US
Time: Feb 11/11 9:25pm EST
Place: East of Thurdermar: 43,39
Just tamed this beauty for myself after a 4-5 days of searching, 2 of which were hardcore several hour fly arounds seeing other hunters looking for him, good luck and don't give up hope :)
I had been searching for this beautiful pet for a few days now. Two days ago a Druid informed me that he had tamed this guy for his daughter at 3:00pm server time. I couldn't get to the computer yesterday and was fixing someones laptop most of tonight. I decided to log in for half an hour before bed and just see what happens.
Almost time for bed and NPC Scan goes off as well as Silverdragon. The only thing is I couldn't see him anywhere. I was at the 49,23 location. Of course the notifications say that he could possibly be someones pet. Well that sucks. So I decide to hit my macro and I immediately see him. TH is teeming with hunters it seems and I want him BAD.
So I drop off my drake and he is already coming at me. Drop a trap down and start taming. Hold my breath at this point that no Alli decide to mess it up and wait for the tame to complete.
He is mine!
This guy is well worth your time and patience. I am literally a very happy camper.
Tamed on the Vek'nilash server at 9:50pm server time.
When i tamed Sambas at 9:10 p.m. realm time, a hunter friend told me he had tamed it the exact same time the day before, and today another hunter had gotten one, another 24 hours later, the spawn timer is still a question but atleast a 24hour reset for sure
Just tamed him first try, casual flying around after some guy was raving about just killing him found him just west of thundermar
I tamed Sambas at
server time at
, just south of Glopgut's Hollow. He was not stealthed, just walking around. I spent 1 day looking for him.
Also something to take into consideration if you are going after Sambas, to save time of course, I had no other pets out so I would be able to tame Sambas striaght away. However, I had a bug where it said I already had a summoned pet when I didn't, so I had to get a pet out and re dismiss it before I could tame him.
Neither NPC scan or Silverdragon picked it up till I physically targeted him. I found him through tracking beasts only and saw a red dot on my map.
Found him today on the Windrunner Server at 8:11pm server. He was at 45.6, 30.6. My npc scan went off for Karoma, but could not find him and 2 minutes later it went off for Sambas. Had some trouble finding him, but found him and layed down a trap, and now hes mine! Happy Hunting!
Tamed him tonight on Baelgun around 1am pacific time. It was a lucky pet night for me since I was combining herb farming with pet hunting, and I picked up Ghostcrawler in Vash'jir about an hour before I found Sambas.
What I wanted to mention about him is that he is not a "noisy" pet, meaning he doesn't make the typical cat model noises when idling. This is great because noisy pets annoy the heck out of me.
So he looks cool and he's quiet. I am a happy hunter. :)
I have found Sambas three times so far, once for my own tame and the other two I asked the general chat who was looking for Sambas and the first person to message me I invited to my group and watched them tame him. It feels nice to help a fellow hunter. (:
Just tamed this beast on Thunderhorn US at 11:55 am... I'd say to check back at around 5:55 pm if he has a six hour spawn... Amazing feeling to say the least, especially after camping for so long! Good luck to all!
Just tamed yesterday at 11.05pm server time
at 38.6, 52.6
Dragonblight - EU
Tamed him last night (13/02/10) on Nordrassil Server.
Time: 8PM (Server)
Location: 68,25 (On the Plateau)
I had trouble with this guy, I was flying over and he flashed, and then disappeared. I thought I was seeing things as I was camping him the previous night and was pretty tired. Then my SilverDragon went off (NPCscanner is garbage imo). Landed, Hit tame only to see *LUA ERROR* along with *YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACTIVE SUMMON*, this was false as I had dismissed it previously.
So I died, re-spawned, summoned my pet and dismissed again and began to tame. Didn't need to trap him, was pretty straight forward. I had 102K HP, a couple of PVP pieces equipped, nothing fancy.
Great looking pet, but I still prefer Terrorpene in terms of looks xD
Maybe this info could help someone, but apparently, he spawns approx 8 hours after a server restart.
Was farming him a few days ago for more than 8 hours, there was a reboot server at 5:30 am, and someone took him in front of me at 1:25 pm. I was so fustrated that I decided not to farm him anymore :(
But today, we had a server restart at 6:05am, and i was decided to see if my theory was correct, but i was sleeping.... But my wonderful husband wanted to check the theory too :p
According to him, he tamed him at 2:20pm on the 49.23 spot. I'm so happy to have him, he's gorgeous :))
Sorry for the english, but I'm french, and I'm sure this info on the restart server can help.
Good Hunting !
i just got SAMBAS today 15/02/2011 in the Twilight Hightlands
Server - Khadgar (EU)
Time - 04:13am
Cords - 42,38
rughly spent around 4h camping and flying around the known spawn points
Realm: Dragonblight (US)
Location: 49.2 22.6
Time: 6:50pm (Server Time)
Spent a week with my bro, spawned right under me after spending most of my time @ Victor's point, good thing i moved. Best of luck to those still looking.
Hit level 85 about 10 minutes ago, and before bed decided I'd fly through his spawns and sure enough he was up at his spawn just south of Thundermar sitting right next to a rock.
I've lost track of how long I've been out looking for this cat. @.@ He's the last rare I need to finally be done with camping, but I'm beginning to think I'm never going to see him.
Edit: Still no luck. Have had Npcscan go off about 4 times though due to another hunter running around the area that already had Sambas. -_- Taking a break to herb in other areas netted me second Karoma and Ghostcrawler, (spammed general chat trying to find another hunter that wanted either of them with no luck) yet no sign of this lion yet. Imma win the lottery before I see this thing.
Edit 2: Just got home from work, my boyfriend was out on his druid doing a quick round for me, and all of a sudden he starts screaming 'Kitty kitty kitty kitty!' I dove for my comp to log in, screaming the whole time that I wouldn't make it in time, but only a few minutes later, he was mine! Finally! Beautiful cat and worth the wait!
Kutleki on Antonidas server, 2:15 realm time.
finally! spent three days camping. tamed @1.13pm. was about to fly away from north of victor's point when a random red dot on mini map caught my eye. hovered mouse over it and what do you know- SAMBAS! npcscan did not go off. GL to all still searching, don't give up :o)
Tamed this beautiful lion 1 day ago. I camped 7 hours for him before (on another day) and had no luck. Then I was radomly flying in Twilight Highlands with bad hope meaning I already knew he wouldn't be there. When I was flying to his spawn place, I was talking to a guildie at the same time. I did not see him on my minimap because I was busy chatting, but my NPC scan suddenly gave me a warning! I heart attacked and went down to tame him.Because I was so excited I placed the trap wrong, and Sambas pounced on me. I had around 40% hp left when I was done taming him, because my trap failed ;) I tamed him at 45,6 , 30,6 his spawn place near Thundermar. Hunter who don't have him yet, don't give up! He is really worth it. He also is larger than usual cat pets. He looks pretty big, not small like the other ones. :) Goodluck to those who don't have him yet. Will post a screenshot soon.
Character: Mensaap, lvl 85 hunter
Time: Around 17:00 PM
Tamed at: 45,6 , 30,6 the territory near Thundermar
Player loc~ So cal
Seen at 84 at 845pm west of thundermar *was very upset cause i couldn't tame till another 2 hours later when he vanished* Haven't seen since.
*update* Thurs 927pm NE spawn point , npc scan blew my head off I fell about 30ft off my flyer landed trapped tamed and went airborne again as a squad of fellow hunters unfortunately alliance showed up.
Update x2* Flew south immediately to check Karoma's spawn points and once again Npc went off at the spawn point near firebeards patrol by the river. And adrenaline kicked in and once again I bungee'd off my flyer without a bungee..Landed took some fall damage and karoma bites but another sucessful rare tame! time..1115pm../flex caught tamed and sqee'd
Now all I need is skoll and I got them all..Caught ghostcrawler yesterday..And he nerfed my account to the ground..Its over on the 24th so this is probably the final hunt for this rare hunter
I just tamed this beautiful cat at about 6:20 AM on the Garona server. I used NPCScan to help locate him. I found him at the location just above Victor's Point. It has really made my day!
Just tamed him 2/17/11 at 11:50AM EST. Realm Perenolde. Camped him yesterday for a couple of hrs and this morning for a short time. Switched toons, came back to Hunter for a bit. Left Thundermar , saw this red dot on my screen and it was him. Around 45.20 - 30.50. Goodluck :)
I just tamed Sambas, only took two weeks to find him lol, I found him around 68.6, 25.2 on Arathor at 5:38am server time. I used NPC Scan, it worked great. Good luck hunters!
On signing in today I was greeted with Blizzards "tip" - "A monster with a silver dragon around it's portrait is a rare monster with better than average treasure"
Thanks Blizz for trying to screw with all the hunters in Cata.
Been trying to track sightings and confirmed tames of this on Bronzebeard-EU but everyone is being surprisingly tight lipped
This is a very pretty hunter pet so if you are not a hunter sell the location to a hunter ;)
So I never really post on these things, but I need to brag. I was bored on a Sat night bought a case a beer to prepare to get this guy. 20 mins into my search I found him.
wonna tame this imba pet on my hunter too
instaled NPC scan and i have just 1 question how to use it...
do i need to be in spawnin area to get alert of spawning afther i entered ID number, zone and name of rare spawn pet which I wonna tame or i can be in Dalaran or Ogrimar and got sound alert of spawning that rare mob?
You have to be in the general area to be notified and be sure to chk your cache now and again or you may not be notified -
I dont know about this 6 hour crap though I camped with friends for 14 hours yesterday after a 7:30-40am tame time (confirmed).
I logged finally @ 10:30pm and woke up at 7am this morning and said to myself may as well hop on and see if he re spawns after 24 hours and low and behold at 7:35am around the 68-24 area on black dragonflight and another hunter tamed karoma at approx same time which also goes with the 24 time from last tame yesterday as the hunter who confirmed the 7:35-40 am tame time of sambas was the one who tamed karoma.
h ttp://tinypic.com/r/8xof92/7 <<<-- pic of sambas tamed 7:35-7:40am est US Black Dragonflight
h ttp://tinypic.com/r/11kf5g7/7 <<<-- pic of sambas and karoma tamed 7:35-7:40am est US Black Dragonflight
cant link so make sure to chk the http if copying link
Good luck to anyone trying for either pet sambas is a great looking hunter pet
lol I just logged in, queued for random heroic, mounted up, then just flying in twilight highlands and "woah... there it is...". Then just tamed. Saw other hunter, too but he didn't attack Sambas. Normally if someone see you taming Sambas, they attack it so you cannot tame it... Really annoying people.
As you, I'd load add-on named of Carbonite. That shows you EVERY place where rare monsters move and spawn. Good luck.
Tamed at 11am Darkspear server time at the 45,30 location. Searched the area for an hour afterwards and never saw Karoma spawn.
So I had to take a break from WOW because of school and work, but before that I spent most of my time looking for Sambas. I lived in Twilight High for over a month because I wanted him so bad. I havent played in over a month but today I had some free time so I figured Id jump on WOW and do a few dailys or something. Well I was still in TH when I got on so I thought it wouldnt hurt to make a quick fly around. As I started I passed a Hunter so I thought Sambas must not be up since that Hunter was just sitting around. Not long after I passed the other Hunter is when I started to freak out because there on my map was SAMBAS! I couldnt believe it! I jumped down and got him in no time!
I have named him Lir and he is wonderful!
Elune @4:58pm around the 45.6, 30.6 mark
Good luck to all the other Hunters out there looking to make Sambas your own!
Toggled beast tracking on while farming ores and suddenly he showed up on the minimap as hostile. My heart was beating and my hands were shaking but I was still able to tame him 6.55 in the morning at coords 45.31. :)
Just tammed Sambas on hellfire 3.50 am (4.50am server time) at 45.6- 30.6 Good luck to all you other hunters out there looking for him.
Tamed at approximately 11:15pm server time (Tuesday, February 22) on Undermine-US. He was roaming freely to the west of Thundermar - not another creature in sight.
Magnificent, magnificent looking pet and I wish the best of luck to all my hunter brethren.
i actually downloaded NPCScan to get terrorpene, got tired/bored, i was minding my business questing in TH, and i found Samba, pure luck...pretty looking lion and i love roar of courage in groups
Managed to get Sambas today out of the blue and strangely also got Karoma just 2 hours before I got Sambas.
These are server times.
Sambas spawned at the site west of Thundermar at 10:07 pm on Medivh US.
Deathwing torched zone while I was in mid-tame.
I am coming for you Deathwing, soon your head shall make a fine decorative piece over my mantle!
I tamed Sambas at around 11am Server Time on Barthilas on my hunter Wolfsable. I don't have the best story about my tame, but here it is!
I was talking to a hunter in our guild about how he got his Sambas the day before out of sheer luck because of his alarm going off at the wrong time, so he decided to get on wow and lo and behold, he had a beautiful new cat! I have to admit, I was a little bit jealous.
so I woke up this morning at 11am ( an oddity for me) so I jumped on my PC, cleared my NPCScan cache, and logged into Twilight Highlands - and on my first try, he was there! I couldn't believe my luck. I flew down and tamed him with no interference and no unsightly hitches.
Right afterward I tamed both Loque'nahak and Skoll - I don't think I'll ever get this lucky again!
Windrunner US @ 10:30 AM PST
Around location 38, 53
Easy to tame, hard to find.
Tamed sambas after a 8 hour fly around.
Time 11:03 PST
Cord: 42 37
I just learned how to clear the cache when i signed on and was changing the alert sound when it went off without me pressing the test button. I found out i was facing and right in front of his spawn point :"D.
It seriously took me 10 seconds to figure out what buttons to press because I was so shocked and my heart dropped. lmao. DONT GIVE UP.
Drop trap and tame easy.
Picked him up on Draenor a few days ago...
I had been camping him off and on for two days. Got my screenshot while taming and a new companion for the next couple years.
Create a macro with the following and hot key it as you fly around
Also if you use
, go to the area you want to farm, log out, clear your cache (or just creature cache) in the Cache folder (World of Warcraft\\Cache). The chances of getting it cached while in a major city are high and it will prevent the "alarm" from going off when you do find it. NPC_Scan will NOT go off if your target is cached already.
As such, I'm too lazy to log out and do that every time so I've resorted to using the /tar macro and tracking beasts.
It also helps to hot key a raid icon if you can't see him once you've targeted him... toggle it back and forth and it helps catch your eye.
GL taming this elusive rare.
Sambas tamed, Windrunner US.
10:44 AM PST, 2/25/11 @ 46.0, 29.2
Caught by my friend at 8:51am.
Caught by me, the next day, at 10:22am.
So I'd say around a 24 hour re-spawn.
Realm Khas-goroth. 3 days of my life I wont get back, but worth it imo =]
Just tamed him! 6:42 Server time. Server, Akama. Coordinates 42,40. Good luck to you all! P.S. Some mage jumped me like RIGHT as I got him. I was freaking out lol.
Tamed on Lightning's Blade around 8pm EST.
He was Northwest of Thundermaar. Guildie was farming in the area and came across him. Luckily I'd logged out at one of his spawn points, flew over and tamed him. I was super happy. Been looking for him for a few weeks now.
Good luck to those of you looking for him.
Just tamed on Blackhand in the 68.6, 25.8 location at 6:25am server on 02/26/11.
Very pretty! Good luck to my other hunter brethren in finding this guy!
Sambas Tamed at last!
Today is 26 Feb 2011, 8:45pm just tamed him, at the spawn spot just
North of Thundermar
I am on Boulderfist Server (EU). I have also submited an image taken just a sec later in Thundermar square!
By the way, he's not an exotic pet and can be used in all specs. I tamed him while in Beast Mastery just to be sure!
Oh i just tamed sambas :D! So happy after a month or so of looking for him the first time i found him i was to low lvl to tame him i had to watch a another hunter tame him :(! but today! i found him! a nice night elf hunter let me tame him :D! and since i was on my blood elf hunter i got on my night elf druid and sent that hunter some money :)
Server: SH! or "Sliverhand"
Time: 2:00-2:30 ((Sorry i forgot to look at the time :())
Just got Sambas tonight.
1 hour before I was lucky enough to find Karoma to.
A Tauren Druid was hanging around while I was messing around with changing spec's
and dismissing pet lol... But he did not jump in and kill it, which I found very nice. A rare
thing in this game, being polite and such. :)
btw: Was not in BM and such, cuz I came from a dungeon and just thought I would drop by
a couple of spawn point. Usually smarter If I am looking for a pet lol.
EU - Aszune - 2.50AM (Server Time)
So Good luck on the search guys.. :)
just caught sambas on Laughing Skull at 3:57am eastern time, 2:57am server time. after a night of going out downtown and unfortunately not going home with anyone, i decided to log on WoW and try my luck with Sambas for the hell of it on this unlucky night. First go no luck, log onto the alt, mess around, ready for bed, decided to check one last time. SURE ENOUGH my new cat was waiting there for me.
Let that be a lesson to all, not getting laid on a night its a sure thing, catching a rare badass Alliance cat sure as hell makes up for it. Would of been a lil' upset if this didn't happen tonight. lol.
Good' hunting brothers. Persistence pays off.
Just tamed Sambas at 4:47 PM on Outlands (eu)
just tamed sambas
area 52 server
6:10am server time
Found this beauty at 42.6 - 38.8 this morning at 8:30 server time (Antonidas)... Good Luck to all... Happy Hunting.. =)
Elune realm US
Tamed one hour before the weekly server shut down.
He was wandering around a rock due north of Thundermaar, close to the path up to Kirthaven.
I had JUST got finished griping in local chat about how I'd been trying to get him since Cata went live, so I was giving up out of sheer frustration! lol
All I was doing was flying towards a twilight jasmine herb node, when I noticed a movement on my screen and OMG there he was... >.>
Good grief lol
catching a rare badass
sure as hell makes up for it
Er...he's hostile to both factions. And only one of his spots is very close to an alliance camp.
Do not mistake the Alliance lion mount for Sambas
I'm not sure when you logged in and tamed Sambas so fast but I have been flying around the 5 locations with 2 toons and still nothing for 2 days now. For one day a friend was nice enough to help with the long dreaded search.
If anyone from KT has tamed or killed him please share the info.
). US-Lightning's Blade. 4:37am, 1/25/11. I saw him clawing against a tree, or so it seemed. I swooped down and tamed him immediately.
I just tamed him last night while i was flying around mining. he was wandering around north of thundermar at (3am EST) 12server time on Suramar(US).
Now my story how i tamed him =D
I had been looking for him for a few days, and last night i was flying around doing quests, and mining, and messing around with a friend. xD landed to mine some pyrite and was being mauled by a giant cat, me being super tired and kinda distracted, was like "where'd this kitty come from?" a friend in vent was like "what kitty?" I was also frustrated, since there was a pally who kept swooping in and stealing ore from me, so i was scrambling to mine the ore before he could pop up and ninja the stuff from me, i sent skoll after the cat, finished mining the pyrite then targeted him and realized hes a rare....and hes almost a dead rare (skoll nuking him to about 12% health) then it clicks HES SAMBAS! have a heart attack dismissing Skoll, he pounces onto me, i FD he resets and i jump up and tame him =3 i stand there looking at him, stunned i had found him...or he found me since i have horrible HORRIBLE luck...and now i just need a name xD
And thats my story =D Btw he doesn't hit hard at all =P i couldn't find my trap fast enough cause i was so excited. he does this really weird pounce thing where he runs around you really fast and charges you...lol
now i continue my unending search for loque X_x i swear ill never find that cat, If i see Sambas again i shall find the closest hunter in the area ^_^ good luck all you hunters! hes really pretty!
omg omg omg XD just tamed sambas at 6:13am (server time) on Quel'thalas EU at 42,38 east of the horde camp near glops hollow.
happy hunting for those of you still searching :D
Got him this morning at about 6:15am on Dragonblight.
NPCScan went off and I had trouble finding him at first. Then caught sight of him, landed, dismissed my other pet and started the tame. No problem. He hit me a few times, but it was no big deal.
It's true what someone else said: Hard to find, easy to tame.
Tamed today 3/3 @ 9:45am Bonechewer. An alliance person had tagged him, went on a level 1 Horde toon...starting spamming trade that he was tagged. I offered him some gold...went to Sambas' location (furthest east one)..and tamed him..went back to org and paid the dude...5000 gold. I have never farmed a rare spawn in my life...so it seemed 5000g for hours of my life....was a good trade. Now for more time wasting fishing up the rare fish in Howling Fjord for my Salty title!
Edit: just realized my NPC_Scan didn't go off. I thought I had set it to go off even though it was cached. Hmm...
Tamed on Wildhammer-EU tonight at 22:49. He must've just spawned as I flew over that area shortly before.
Also, he appeared within minutes of Deathwing nuking the zone.
Just tamed this guy on Baelgun, at 4:10pm realm time, at (69.1, 25.4). There is a rock there that I sat on while I waited. I also was using NPCscan, although he spawned right in front of me. He is much smaller and harder to see than I had thought he would be, so look carefully.
Tamed on Korialstrasz server
time: 1:53pm server
loc: 49, 21
I believe he had just spawned because my npcscan did not go off till I was on top of him. As the poster above me stated, he was so tiny and was kinda wedged between a tree and large rock. I thought he was one of the chickens that run around there. Bout had a heart attack when I realized it was him. My hubby has him so he was laughing at me as I was freaking out.... After months of hunting for him I finally got him. Don't give up hope, just keep at it... happy hunting =)
How long does it take to respawn for Sambas?
Caught him, one of my favorite skins really. named him slappy
Found him randomly near Thundermarr yesterday. Good luck to all. Someone was willing to pay 3-5K for the location.
Was looking for him around
found just under the T and H on the map at around 18.35 uk time on sunday 6th of March,just appeared as i was hovering,had been lookin for a cpl of hrs so good luck,hope the times help
Tamed him on Saturday night around 10:30 pm server on Scarlet Crusade. The spawn point just west of Thundermar. Named him Singh
Just tamed sambas at 10h58 am (server time). Coords 49,22 (north of Thundermar).
Realm : Stormrage, US
I feel like a twat, but yeah. I read all this, headed out to Twilight Highlands. Found him in about 2 minutes. Tamed him.
I suppose this is Karmas way of saying "Sorry about Rak'Shiri"
Don't introduce things that go against taming. :)
JUST TAMED HIM! after trying for 15 min or smth ! ye im so lucky
with this op macro
/tell yourname > %t <
there was 2 hunters trying to tame him , i was taming and 1 hutner see me and tell me ! 5k if u let me tame samba! and i said no ofc =D
sry for my english
just found him for a friend who tamed him at 1:47 am server time on moonrunner at coords 48.85, 22.77 he was walking between the two rocks and tree. i used /tar sambas to find as well as npc scan to mark his locations. Happy hunting we spent 2 1/2 hours and finally got him.
Got this beauty yesterday on Arathor server at 3:30 p.m. on the spawn point next to the one above the falls. My sister got hers the night before at 11:30 at the falls spot, and we got him for another hunter at the falls spot at 11:30ish last night. Hope this helps other eager hunters. What a catch. Named Akihiko- Bright Prince. Good luck and Happy Hunting!
NPCScan is only able to alert you when the rare/mob you're looking for isn't in the creaturecache of your WoW folder. Sambas was probably already cached, hence it didn't alert you. (this can easily happen, as simply running around Orgrimmar/Stormwind has a huge chance of NPCScan spotting a hunter with Sambas, causing it to get cached)
Finally a pet that looks more epic(and beautiful) than Louqe'Nahk
Just snagged him at 4:06am server time on Rexxar-US.
I found him directly north of Thundermar.
This is indeed a beautiful looking hunter pet :)
Tamed Sambas around the 42,38 area about 1:20 sever time but the kicker is that about 15 mins before I tamed Sambas I tamed Karoma, couldn't believe it. Check on Sambas right after cause of some saying there may be a similar spawn time and my scan went off and I about died mostly when I couldn't find him, but after looking for about 15 mins (seemed like hrs) found him. I wish all my fellow Hunters the same luck...
Found him and tamed, at 49.1 - 22.2 at 2:38 AM on Ravencrest man he is an awsome looking beast
I had the sickest luck with this guy. It was around 00.00 and i was actually going to bed, when i though that I'd just check his spawn point. I had been camping his spawnplaces a couple of times with no luck.
But on the first spawnplace i looked, he was there! So I quickly tamed him, and moved to Karoma, which also was there. I had read something about Karoma and Ghostcrawler had the same respawn time so i decided to head to vash'jir and look, and There He Was!
So in just half an hour I tamed 3 Cata -rares.
The morning after, I was doing some quests for the Oracles in Sholazar Basin to get the achievement and mount, when I saw Aotona in the woods, and I tamed her. A minute after it, a guy in general chat said that he had just tamed Loque'nahak. I wondered if Lich King rares also shared spawn time so I head to storm peaks to look for Skoll, and the first place I looked in I found him, and tamed ofcourse.
Talk about being lucky!
13/03/2011 I got him at 22:50 - darkspear
also found Karoma shortly after.
2011-03-14 - 03:50. Sylvanas-Alliance.
I tamed Karoma and shortly after Sambas. I am one lucky guy right now!
Tamed him at around 3:15am ST on US Bronzebeard. Was circling around looking for him and Karoma and he was up. Now if Karoma would just spawn :\',date:
Just tamed him after camping for 3 days..
Gave up a few times but came back.
Tamed him on Sylvanas at 13.40pm coords 41.42
Talked to another hunter before and he said he tamed him yesterday between 12 and 14pm at 49.23 so roughly 24hours time to respawn.
GL to all the other hunters out there!
I found him around 49.8, 23.2. He was just wandering there and one note of advice, USE YOUR MACRO haha it was so useful. Right as it targets you just go wtf? where? Then there you have it.
I just tamed Sambas on Gnomeragon server at 155am Server time! Hope that helps my fellow hunters!
got this bad boy 10 min after Ghostcrawler, gues i was realy lucky
Sylvanas - 12:40 server time
I'm so sick of finding his corpse I could puke! Plz quit killing him for spite...I've watched atleast two other hunters kill him useing Sambas to do it...just so other hunters won't get him.
My little story. Came across Karoma at one of the points near Crushblow on my druid while flying around for herbs, panicked to log my main in time and port from Orgrimmar and fly to tame. Tamed at 22:40 server time (Vashj-EU) and remembered reading something about some people taming him/her and Sambas within a few minutes of each other so I went up to look for Sambas with a /tar macro since NPCScan was cached. Found him at 42,38 at 22:49 and tamed also! Didn't realise it took me 9 minutes to get over there, was a little in shock from Karoma I think haha. Best day for a while :D.
Edit: Went to the Abandoned Reef on the offchance and there was Ghostcrawler! Tamed 22:12. My spirit beast collection is complete! Stunned and very happy! :D
Tamed him on my hunter at 6:30 pm on Frostwolf Server.. Just above Victors Point... He likes to jump over your traps but hes not a hard tame.. He looses his pounce ability after tame and gains stealth istead kind of lame but still a Bada** looking pet.
I just randomly felt like going to TH and flying around. I already have a Sambas tamed on my hunter, but I was bored and just flying.
Well, I just saw him just around 5:00am server time on Malygos, US @ the (68,25). No one was around, announced it through yelling and GC for about 15 mins all to no avail. So I took a chance, hearthed into Orgrimmar, announced it for about 5 mins. No reply. So I went back to TH, and someone finally whispered me on their Pally. I told them where he was and I would stand guard as he went to switch. About a minute later as I am hovering over Sambas, he comes back online with his hunter, whispers me again, he comes to me, tames Sambas and is tickled to death. I am left feeling happy and fuzzy inside. ^__^
7:06 AM tame sambas near thundermar. it was walking around all the area that he could be spawn at. so keep on flying and set marco. GL to u all. on date 3/19/2011.
7:27 am tame koramo, 7:06 tame sambas and 6:24 tame terrorpene. tame all those on the same date.
Loque'Nahak is definitely a male. One of Har'Koa's quests says something about giving the cursed offspring her whiskers or something... but yeah. :)
Tamed Sambas on Kirin Tor at 6:31 p.m server time :D NPC scan did not pick him up at all he was actually outside the little green box i suggest having a macro while you look for him good luck :D!
Hell Yeah! Finally got it! ive been searchin him for almost 2 months (always stupid people killed him ): )
Finished an random heroic with a friend, then decided to search Sambas and go sleep, but i surprised! was spamming a macro around
and there he was, my beautiful Sambas! My heart almost stop beating (well, not really xD)
Dropped an ice trap and started taming, the longest 9.5 seconds of my life!
Named him Diego
/tell YourName > %t <
Almost 1h ago i tamed him and im still shaking lol
Found Karoma also (1h after Sambas) i already had it 2 times, i asked in guild, general and almost every hunter and no one wants him ): told a friend to take him again, at least its better than left him there alone (:
also, today i also found
and let other hunter tame it (:
use the camp-one-spot if you're going to camp, lost him around 4 times cuz i moved :/
i really dont recommend to camp him, or at least that dont works for me, all the pets i've got wasnt camped
on (i've heard that he can be stealthed)
Keep the Faith! (:
oh, and if u want, ask in General chat for him (:
some dudes told me "yeah, i killed him and i've got a
" My friends, THATS FALSE! cant skin a Pristine Hide from Sambas (:
and, if someone says "skinned some
" Ask him how many of them, u can only get 1 or 2 of them (:
For the non-hunters and those that have him already:
Ask in general channel "anyone interested in Sambas? if so, pst me" and do the same with other Rare BEASTS please, some hunter will love u (:
if u have a CC (Crowd Control) use it on him so he will be "tapped" to u
Good Luck Hunters! Hes awesome! (:
Feel free to check out my pets in the armory (:
Tamed Sambas yesterday at about 5:00pm server time. Saw many hunters flying around, but I guess I just lucked out and saw him first. Make sure you check all of his spawn points, just because hes not in one place doesn't mean hes not anywhere else. Also if your a fresh 85, I recommend bringing a potion of speed, otherwise your fine. He is also aggressive, by the time he saw me I was only dismissing my pet so I started taking damage.
Use a macro - I almost missed seeing him without it
Of course it's a him. That, was of course, a mistake from me.
And yes, Loque'Nahak got to be a male since Har'Koa is female. Unless spirit beast have some funky ways to produce offspring..
Just tamed him 15:55 server time on Ursin. My NPC scan didn't show him, but I got him on my tracking window. Location 45/30 (coords). I am so glad, it took me about 3 weeks of looking for him.
Just tamed this guy after about 6 days of farming :( Spawned at 4:50pm server time on US-Proudmoore. He is actually a lot smaller than i thought he would be. I only noticed him because NPC scan went off. Amazing pet! Good luck Hunters!
I had been searching for Sambas for weeks. I had tamed Koroma on my first day looking for rares. Weeks and weeks go by, and I'm just lazily flying in the Sambas spawn point pattern, talking with my room mate not even really paying attention, just spamming my /target macro, (which is a must by the way) and Poof there he was, just above Victors Point, I literally dismounted in the air. My pet that was already out I had to dismiss, Sambas see's me in the middle of the dismiss and comes over, and attacks me, causing my pet to defend me, I quickly put my pet on passive, and dismiss him, and tame beast Sambas.
Causing this magnificent beast to become my pet and my companion.
Wyrmrest Accord Alliance 9:18 PM Server time.
well.. my time finally came today. At 9:44pm PST (12:44AM EST)
I never really cared that much about my hunter till recently. It was just an alt but I started playing my hunter again when my boyfriend transferred his shaman to my server and it was around the same level.
I didn't really care what pet i had as long as it got the job done, but the first time i saw sambas, i HAD TO HAVE IT.
So i was already 85 and finally decided to go to twilight highlands to see if he was there. Sadly he wasn't. I decided to stay parked at victors point as long as i could, occasionally moving and scanning the other spots. I stayed up all night and day and no luck! and no sleep =( ( my boyfriend calls me stubborn )
Then tonight, after BWD, I decided to go look again. So i hauled over there on my lame 130 % mount and there he was, just below thundermarr, no one around. My npc scanner didn't go off at all which was weired.
Anyway, I tamed him and he pounced on me, but it didn't interrupt. A few seconds later he was mine.
I'm really happy.. this kind of pet hunting is getting addictive, so rewarding and I will use him for a long time to come.
just got him after a month of looking! ty to my friend Songbow for helping locate him =D
tamed on Blackdragonflight
49.8, 23.2 for coords
same place as this early morning =)
and it is a 6hr spawn timer....6-8hrs
Spotted and tamed at approximately 9:39pm pacific time on Gurubashi after 3 days of searching. Found him at the spawn point just north of Thundermaw strolling between some rocks.
Samba, Epic Lion, there is no other. I just tamed this beast today along with Ghostcrawler. If you love cat(s) Samba is your main Squeeze.
Happy Hunting, Hunters of The Wild!
Tamed on Shandris-US 6:25pm server time just luckily enough npcscan set off i have to play in low graphs so if i didnt have it i would look at spawn points not see if there or not then leave without full look
I found him with the cords above after three days of checking on him. I actually found him once, but another hunter beat me to it. :( I'm telling you, you'll always find him when you least expect it.
Download NPCscan and it's map marking so you don't have to always mouse over red dots. Be warned though, if you bump into a player with Sambas you have to reset this add-on's cache. Info about clearing it is with the download on curse.
Be patient! I'm pretty sure his re-spawn rate is 8-12 hours. If you're able to farm him late at night, I'd suggest that. There is always at least one more hunter looking for him. Good luck!
Just got this beautiful cat on Turalyon server at 9:40am est. He is wonderful and all the posts are correct my npc scanner didnt go off if I hadnt been using the macro /target Sambas I woudnt have even seen him. He was right at 42.6 38.4 just patting in all his glory not any other hunters in the area at all that I saw. If you want this beauty get the macro and go early in the day good luck to all you hunters out there hes well worth the wait.
Tamed him thiis morning on scarlet crusade at 9:48 am. been camping for about a month and half....
Time to go do some pvp and see how he does.
good luck to all you hunters out there he is a brute......
He's beautiful, and really the only reason I would stable my white lion. I get compliments on him everyday I have him out and being a dwarf, he's closer to the real size differential even though he shrinks when you get him.
He really does roam about the area, and if you want to get him without having to camp for days or weeks, an addon would be the way to go. As for me, I was just flying around looking for abandoned bodies to skin and there he was. I put my pet away and tamed him.
I love this pet. When I solo, I almost always use him, though I have the spirit bear, and wolf, a spider, and a corehound that I have access to all the time with others in the stable.
I'm itching to get my hands on the mount!
Dear Log. time was 16:00 hours. I seen movement ahead while hunting worg and deer on the plateau South east of a little town named Kirthaven. As I approached the noise A beautiful Lion appeared.. I name him Sambas! True story =]
After 4 months hunting i finally tame sambas.
I tamed him on agramar realm on 25th march at 04:00 AM.
Good hunting guys.
After a few days of looking for this "kitty" I tamed him today just below The Maw of Madness. I was just flying around but without hope to find him and then suddenly saw a red spot on the mini map, as soon as I saw the name Sambas on the map my heart started pounding quickly, dismissed current pet and started taming him. I was nervous that another player find me taming him and kill him, since I saw another hunter flying through the area.
Time: Around midnight, server time
Place: Under The Maw of Madness
Didn't used addons, just tracking beasts.
Edit: I don't know if this was mentioned here but it's the only cat that doesn't do the yawning or roaring sound when he's idle.
Edit: Now Sambas has the yawning sound, I would've like him to have the roaring sound like Echeeyakee and Humar, oh well but at least he's not a quiet lion. x)
I just tamed him, 7:30Pm server time Barthilas
location: 68.2, 24.8
Difficulty: Hard (one rather upset Horde hunter)
beautiful creature, truly is
hats off to you blizzard for no making this an exclusive talent pet :3
I has added a screen cap too!
Tamed this beauty last night. Most every Sambas on my server is named 'Aslan' or one of the names from the Lion King....I went for a bit of irony and named mine Tash. My boyfriend went on the 'Aslan' train, so it'll be amusing to see our pets together.
I did not find any connection between Karoma and Sambas, Immediately after I had tamed Karoma, I went up and down Sambas' spawn points for about a good 30 minutes and no sign of him.
People who are using NPCScan Overlay be sure to give a thorough inspection of the area ( look outside of the green boxes too, I tamed him outside of the green box )
Anyhow I tamed him at 8:46 AM on Blackrock server.
Just tamed Sambas in SWC server at 07:05 AM CET
I started searching at 04:00 and did some random BGs and Instances during that time.
Exact location of the tame is :
I used NPCscan to locate him. He is an aggressive mob, might leap at you during tame but it won't interrupt you. There were at least 3 other hunters circling around the place, I was just lucky to get to him on time. I don't know for sure but I'm guessing spawn time is around 6h. Hope this helps a bit.
tamed on blackhand at 1:43 server time just above thundermar. (sometimes insomnia pays off.)
i used npcscan and like someone else said, he was outside of the green box. took me a couple seconds to find him.
someone's directions are messed up. According to the coordinates on the map and given in comments, Sambas spawns WEST of Thundermar and 4 spawn points travel southWEST (not southeast as stated)
For all the people trying to tame this beauty....... dont go to youtube to search a song while searching for sambas, others hunters can come and tame him right in front of you <.<!
So, you are saying that NPCSCAN doesnt check the server's cache when you first log in? My understanding is that if a rare mob is found (and it hasn't been added to your local cache some other way) while you are logged off and you log back in, _NPCSCAN will sync with the server and tell you it's been found.
I've had NPCSCAN show things are found that weren't on my list between log in and log out, so I disagree with the statement that only your local cache shows what has been found.
Just tamed this guy at 48.4,21.6 around 9:50am server time on Korialstrasz today
After a LLOONNGG 9 hour camp session I finally tamed Sambas! This makes the last of the ultra-rares (For me anyway) He just completed my list that consisted of: Skoll, Loque'nahak, Gondria, Arcturis, Ghostcrawler, Karoma, King Krush, The Razzar, Aotona, Jadefang, Humar the Pridelord and now Sambas! I do still need Chomaggus to complete my Corehound Collection but until Blizzard fixes the hellacious Razorgore Bugs/Glitches...it's never going to happen. Plus, Chromaggus isn't a rare so that's why he wasn't on my list haha. ANYWAY, I found him at the spawnpoint NORTHWEST of Thundar Ruins..
Camped for 9 hours and Tamed due to sheer dedication:
Happy Hunting Hunters!
P.S. I almost thought I wasn't gonna get it because there was a few times where other Hunters would port into TwiHigh and offer some substantial gold rewards for location information and one who's primary language WASNT English kept following me and trying to make small talk. Normally I'd be all for it but after 7 hours in and him following me to try to steal my tame I wasn't gonna have it.
i'll have trying looking fore it on my server in 3 weeks now, an ill just not lucky... if there is any on Auchindoun, who see it in twillight highlands, then pls give me a wisper on Cinix
Found and tamed this beauty today - my NPC Scan went off when I was doing the Wildhammer dailies. Nothing quite like having that alarm go off when you're down in a basement full of spiders and under the influence of a buff that makes you drunk. ^_^ But I managed to get out and tame him, just before another hunter did. That hunter whispered to me, and I told him what I'd learned here, that Sambas apparently spawns at the same time every day. Hope he gets his lion too; he already had Ghostcrawler so he's probably a pet collector.
Me, I'm just glad that, if I'd lost it, it would have gone to another hunter.
where did you logout? i hvae been camping him for forever now and i cant find him!
is there a macro i can use to find him?
bind it to a key you can spam. I suggest the addon NPCScan, though.
7:47 PM Rexxar time. Im searching for Sambas like a dog, then im told by a palli "Oh i found somthing rare over here" natuaraly i go look. So i waste about 3 minutes looking for a "Ghost" rare, then i go back to farming. But then i just see somone scream in general "YAY I GOT SAMBAS!" and im like "........ WTF SERIOUSLY? I FARM FOR 7 HOURS AND I GET DISTRACTED FOR 3 MINS AND SO I LOSE HIM? BUUUUUUULLLSHIIIIT! So im not meaning to QQ but i just found this god damn redicious... im sure alot of people can agree.
Tamed at 1:33 AM on the Trollbane Server. I found him in the area southeast of Kirthaven. Been looking for at least a week for him.
Two questions for a hunter... One, does he pat? and Two, does has he only spawned in green grass or on rocky areas as well. I'm just trying to create a flight loop for myself. I have NPCscan on but his locations are not shown on it.
Tamed at 5:21pm server time on US-Hyjal just north of Victor's Point near the cliff (37,54). I was patting for him early in the morning and witnessed him being tamed at the same exact location at 4:47am (same day).
5:50pm Server time, 4/5/2011.
Forgot to mention, server was Lothar.
Found Sambas right above Victors Point wandering around, glad I don't have to fly in a huge circle anymore..
I got mine at 2030 24hrs after he was tamed last on azoul neurb and it wasnt easy there was a ton of hunters every where camping him and soon as i announced i got him and it was confirmed it turned into a ghost town,fastest i ever got a rare spawn camped Loque for almost 2months but got him
Tamed Sambas last Friday at the
spawn point. Very nice pet to have as you're not limited to using him in Beast Mastery compared to the spirit beasts.
I strongly recommend using one of the /target macros with the sound alert (most of the ones posted in the various exotic pet pages have Illidan's or the Fel Reaver's sound file). It's also good to dismiss your current pet so you can tame the bugger as soon as you land.
You may also want to add
to your macro if you're interested.
Don't give up the hunt and good luck!
where would best place to camp be?
Sambas is def. On a 6 hr timer. I say this cause so many are saying it's 24hrs. I got a friendly whisper letting me know sambas should be up in 30 minutes... This was around 4. Sure enough at 4:30 I flew up just in time to see him being tamed... Came back at 10:17 to start checking spots and at 10:38 He popped ^-^ so yes, just 6 hours :]
I tamed Sambas at 12:55 server time on Zangarmarsh realm at coords: 42,38. Awesome looking cat.
Tame him right now at Sylvanas..server time 11:50am
i was logged of last night at twilight ..so i went one circle and find him at 46.29 ...
My NPS isnt working properly,cause i didnt clear that thing from NPS so he didnt alert me that he is in that place..
So i stand there and just look at mini map and c red spot and name Sambas :S
he is so small like no other animal that i tame.. and i didnt c him properly..
so fly lower and circle around green spots not only at green spots..
open your eyes :)
I woke up this morning around 9:30, ready to go to school but I couldn't leave my house because I felt that I have a first round in Twilight Highlands to fly.
And luckily I did.
I flew a round and thought to myself "no this doesn't make sense. "
I flew a round with no result. I flew my second round.
I used a marco (/ Target Sambas) and I was happy to use it.
My NPCscan went off!
Suddenly I had him as a target. I was just panicked and I didn't know what to do. I was looking for him to tame him when he suddenly wasn't my target.
I saw a horde on my map and I thought he had killed him.
I used my macro again and I had him as a target.
I quickly landed and I could tame him.
I hung in Twilight Highlands from yesterday (6 -04-2011) 4 pm and today I caught him!
My heart hit a beat, I think!
Tamed: 9.46 am
Server Date: 7APR2011
Location: THUNDERMAR (+ / - 50.23)
Good luck to the rest of you getting him.
just tamed 1:30pm server time 42.38 (Blackrock)
the server just did a rolling restart and i had a feeling to jump on my hunter and check for Sambas as soon as the server came back up. glad i did cause i've been camping him for about 3 days now for 8-9 hours a day.
saw somebody kill him 3 days ago at 6:05pm server time at the victor's point spawn spot. so i've been camping there but never saw him again till today (and wasn't even at that spot anyway lol)
Just tamed on Blackrock at 49.6, 23.0 at 5:41am server time. Only began to actively hunt for him for about 10 minutes and I was actually reading up about him when my silverdragon alert went off.
Good luck to all who are still trying!
I came across Sambas & asked around for a willing hunter to tame it, instead…see clip for the outcome.
Anyone no if there are any farming times for Sambas on Alonsus?
just found him at 42, 8 on ysera 1:54pm. I was looking for him for a whole 3mins no joke. Dunno if it was a lucky find or hes easy to find...idk hes cute =P
5:07 AM Server time/Pacific time on April 10, 2011, Cenarion Circle, just tamed him. Just north of the Victor spawn point.
Tamed this guy at 3:30ish pm server time on Hellscream-US.
I was in Twilight Highlands all day, someone tamed him at 10:30ish pm server and I stayed in the most of the day and all night. After about 16 hours of camping since his last tame I left for 15 minutes or so to do a quick Baradin Hold run. When I came back I went right back to camping a spawn point and offering gold for the first person to find him and let me tame him.
Immediately after I landed, this happened:
Me: Make this cat spawn so I can go to bed!
Friend: *waves hand around* There, he spawned, go get him.
Me: (joking around) omg he really spawned! You're a wizard.
-I move to the spawn point north of Thundermar and NPCScan goes off-
Me: OMG HE DID SPAWNED! You really are a wizard!
Friend: Told you.
Me: Quick! Gimme some lottery numbers before the magic runs out!
Looking for info on the latest capture/death of Sambas on Aggramar.
Any help would be great!
Had a fair amount of luck and free time on my side tonight. I'd been camping out for Sambas since 8 last night, and after a few hours I decided I might as well go check out for other rare spawns.
Right away I found Karoma and tamed him without a hitch. That was all well and good, but who I was *really* going for was Sambas - Karoma was just a pleasant surprise. I tamed Karoma at almost exactly midnight (11:57 to be exact) Shortly afterwards I decide that I should probably just quit for the night after having been so lucky. "One more flyby though, just one more."
Well fast forward about four hours more and I'm tired, cranky, and ready for sleep. I decide "Ok, that's it, one more flyby and then it's to bed for reals" and I get to it. Nothing. No sign of Sambas anywhere. I leave wow open and decide I'll afk out while I get ready for bed.
Now, I don't know if anyone else is like this, but I tend to camp for rare spawns the same way I play Solitaire. I can never play just one game. No, I have to win one - even if it takes me a hundred games, which it always does. (yes, I know, I can't play solitaire worth crap) God forbid I play another game after the winning because that just starts the process over again. So when I returned to shut off my computer with my toothbrush still in my mouth I declared in the voice of a true addict "just one more flyby."
And so it was during that "final" flyby that I found him at his southern spawn point, looking up at me as if to say, "What took you so long?" And I looked down at him from my flying mount and said, "Get in the bag, I've got candy."
Tamed: 4 friggin' 29 in the morning
Location: Southernmost spawn point. (38, 53)
As an interesting aside, he spawned almost exactly 4 hours 30 minutes after Karoma.
Happy Hunting guys!
As a hunter I don't understand the want or need for this guy strangely enough.
I know I risk sounding hipster here but I don't see Sambas as that special anymore everyone wants him even though he's really just A.A smaller version of the golden king and B.A re-skin of any other tiger/lion in the game.
Why waste your time for a pet everyone has already?
Try and tame one of the other ones that nobody ever uses.
God that sounded soo hipster.....
But sounding like a hipster aside there are other cooler looking pets that people don't know about that spawn every 10 seconds or a named mob that takes 20 seconds to respawn
I guess good things can come out of a bit of insomnia. Wide awake at about 3:30 am server time on Dawnbringer so I figured I would log on and check to see if he was around. After one circuit no luck so I decided to log onto my JC alt and do his daily, it was elemental goo so ported to Hyjal and gathered my Goo. I figured while I was here I should see if Torrorpene was around and Bingo! Logged back onto the hunter and raced to Hyjal and in a few minutes had and new flaming turtle, very cool. I decided to wait for my stone to reset and then ported back to Stormwind and thought I may see if my luck would continue and headed back to the Highlands. Headed north and started a loop and just West of Thundermar I saw a red dot on the edge of my minimap and jumped when I moused over it an said Sambas in the text. Landed too close and he jumped me but just hit tame and in a few long seconds he was mine!
I see people constantly remarking on the comments for rare Hunter pets that "I had a hard time finding/seeing him".....
I recommend having a jewel crafter make you a Focusing lens....it has 40 charges, and will point the way to whatever you have targeted. Especially if you have the Silver Dragon add-on, which gives you the option to target the mob when it alerts you.
Been camping all the evening (4-6 hour camps) every night for the past week. Just as I'm about to give up for the night, a fellow hunter whispers me to say it at another spawn.
I hop on my mount, half in disbelief, when I get there my npcscan goes crazy and I see he's even ice trapped it for me.
I begin to tame straight away when Sambas aggro gets pulled from me, and i'm like WTF! I look around a see a Horde hunter firing at sambas. He has his pet out and has no interest in taming it. I try to tame him again and again and of course the aggro gets stolen by the horde scum.
Finally Sambas dies and i sit huddled in a corner fuming at the ears.
What a d0uch3baguette!
At least I have a new approx spawn time.
Just got this kitty at 3:00am on Azshara. =3
Didn't really camp him, just flew around when I got on and got off.
Its a pretty empty server but every other time I went by he wasn't there.
Cought him napping under a tree right above Thundermar, no other animals were and I had beast tracking on so it was pretty easy to see him.
Hes a cutie, I wish all you other hunters luck on finding him =D
WOOOHOOO! 4:11am MG server! Just north of the breach! woot! so happy Hands won't stop shaking hehe i love bein ahunter!
TomTom AddOn :
/way Twilight Highlands 37.4 55.0 Sambas
/way Twilight Highlands 42.8 38.4 Sambas
/way Twilight Highlands 46.0 29.2 Sambas
/way Twilight Highlands 48.6 23.0 Sambas
/way Twilight Highlands 69.0 26.8 Sambas
Found this pretty little thing whilst going to do some arch in Twilight Highlands and NPC scan went offfff. Found just outisde of Thundermar as soon as I was flying off to a new digsite. Didnt know how epic and rare this dude was till i logged on here to check him out. I went BM as i didnt know it can also be tamed in other specs. Definately would be worth the farm
I just tamed Sambas about 10 mins ago on WRM accord
funny thing Lakshya sent me a tell saying there was news an alliance just got Sambas ( I was in GB at the moment) as soon as I got out 5 minutes later I went looking around his spawn points to see if Sambas was still around hanging out with his new owner.
My npc scan went off.... my heart raced only a little bit cause I figured maybe it was picking up the newly tamed Sambas.
I dove down.... and saw Sambas sitting on his rock - I panicked!
I tried taming but remembered I had a pet out in the dungeon so I had to RECALL the pet, dismiss and then begin to tame Sambas after he had already been beating on me this whole time.
Unfortunately I died, and I thought that was the last I would see my precious Sambas.....
I flew back, as fast as I could! heart racing, screaming out loud "Mine mine mine" (lol I really did too)
Landed and tamed Sambas! My heart still racing and hands shaking. I am one happy hunter :)
Just tamed Sambas at the 49.6 coord. on the map above, at 1: 10 a.m. Cenarion Circle Pacific time on Apr. 16th. The week long hunt was worth it.
i noticed on the map above that there are original and dragonmaw phases...marks dont seem to show up on the dragonmaw phase... does sambas spawn if you did the starting quests to become friendly with the dragonmaw? or did i miss my chance to tame him?
Can you guys tell me if hes tameable while not beast master?
hes classified as "cat" so he should be tameable while not in BM talent.
Hey everyone, Just tamed this on US-Misha
He appear'd to be in prowl, I had track hidden on at the time too,
Tamed at 10:45 server time on Thorium Brotherhood.
Left a dungeon because I had a 'good feeling'. Trust your feelings guys, somehow they're always right. He wasn't at the spawn point I was camping so I flew over the others... NPC scan went off, and there he was. Landed, trapped him, and had a bit of a moment because I didn't have tame beast on my bar in survival. As soon as he was tamed I went beast mastery, because people keep saying he and Karoma spawn at the same time... got Karoma at the first spawn point I went to about 5 seconds later!
So if you tame Sambas OR Karoma... CHECK THE OTHER SPAWN POINTS, don't just fly away!
Just tamed him on Cho'gall US at 12:20 pm
Had a priest try and keep aggro off it to save for a friend but luckily he let go and I got the tame.
Edit: Had to change time to server time.
I just tamed Sambas near 42.6, 38.8 on EU Dragonblight. The interesting thing is: I have NPCscan from Curse and Sambas does not appear in its list of rare beasts/NPCs. I double checked the add-on, even reinstalled it but Sambas is not shown in its database.
Word of advice:
Do not rely on NPCscan entirely, use your good old detector: your eyes!
NPCscan may be bugged (my version showed the colored areas where Sambas is supposed to spawn but did not sound the alarm: yes, I have a batch script that clears the cache and I logged on in Twilight Highland in the wilderness near one of the spawn points so there was no chance that NPCscan misfired due to a tamed Sambas pet). I spotted the red dot on my minimap and instinctively checked it out: it was Sambas.
I tamed him above Victor's Point (38.2/53.2) Korialstrasz server 6:15pm realm time. You can also find him round 1-2pm , however, you will have alot of competition b/c he is usually spotted above Thundermar & for anyone doing dailies might kill or nab him. The reason for me picking Victor's Point is b/c I seen a drawf hunter w/ his pet Karoma while farming. For days I've always seen him there same time/same spot. But after 3 days he was no longer in his spot. Guess he finally got what he wanted. So needless to say I took his spot the next day & got me a new pet.
Make sure 'track beast' on, this will make him easier to spot since he is the only red dot on your mini map. Also, just in case your NPC Scan doesn't work like it did me. Once you see himm all you have to do is walk in his line of sight set a trap down in front of you, once trapped you tame.
As read on previous post, you can take ur weapons off & have them ready just a click away to prevent from accidentally shooting or killing him (?).
I woke up dreaming of Samabs so I though I might jump on my computer a have a look around and bam there he was. I landed auto shot him to tag him then scatter trapped him and he was mine.
I also looked around for Karoma as some have stated they spawn at the same time, I dont believe this to be true as i did two sweeps of his spawns. Also on a previous night of getting up for the hunt I found Karoma killed and decided to look for Sambas with no luck either.
Side note as well if you dont have NPC scan keep your eyes open he is actually quite small to see from the a distance.
Spawn 42.6/ 38.4
For those that track spawn times and locations, I just got him at 39,54 Zul'Jin 11:51 am.
Wolverien @ ZJ
Just tamed 5 minutes ago on Deathwing EU (1:25 AM game time) after seeing him being tamed by another hunter at 15:30 PM, so about a 10 hour respawn timer this time.
Was worried sick that some priest who has been roaming the map for hours herbing will find him, and that a shaman like 50 yards away will notice him, and luckily neither of those happened ^^.
Also, tamed karoma at about 8:30 PM game time (can't give you a respawn timer for this one because when I tamed him it was the first time i saw him).
Hope this helps anyone.
Edit: Found Sambas again on 25th of april at around 1:30 AM. He was there for like 10 minutes untill I finaly found a hunter who wanted to tame him (almost all of them had him already) after whispering a few hunters in Twilight Highlands and in Orgrimmar. The hunter who I eventually helped tame Sambas seemed pretty happy =).
just found him south from Kirthaven, but my npc_scan didn't go off..but still got him!
Finally tamed Sambas at 3:41 pm server time (Caelestrasz) after looking for him for a couple of days. Just be patient and you'll eventually get him.
I'm on Alleria and I must have camped this guy 3-4 days. Sometimes 4-5 hours nonstop (flying back and forth across all spawn points). All the while I was spamming my /tar macro and using npc overlay, and npc scan. I even landed at each location and hovered around to be absolutely sure if he was there or not.
I have to tell you, camping this guy was awful and exciting at the same time. There is so much competition, and since he's aggressive, it's troublesome to know anyone in the area may kill him just because he may attack them first, lol. I think there were 2-3 hunters in the area at any given time, circling around, often checking Karoma's spawn points too. I focused on Sambas the whole time. Only once or twice did I check on Karoma (which I originally came for, but got obsessed with Sambas). I did manage to tame Karoma (12:16 am server time) the night before I got Sambas, ironically enough.
Anyways, it is almost a horror story. I was doing my usual flight path over all areas, when npc scan notified me and placed a green arrow on him. He was in between the two spawn points at Thundermar, slightly more to the right outside of the left spawn point. I flew down, scatter and concussive shot him, and even threw a trap for good measure. However, it was useless because as I started to tame I realized tame wasn't starting. I saw the top of the screen saying you already have an active summon..which I didn't...so I tried to dismiss..and it said I have no pet to dismiss....it was glitched because I had no pet there, but used a pet in dungeons I was queueing for while camping..so I had half my life left when I discovered this so I feigned death to escape the attack for a moment. I then called a pet, dismissed it fast, and then repeated my shots and trap on Sambas. This time it worked but I was afraid I'd die before the tame bar was down....and I gotta tell you...ONE more hit and I was dead, but he turned blue and I was coughing up my lungs from relief, breathing like I had a rhino sitting on my chest. Tamed at 6:38 pm server time, if I remember correctly...
After a few moments, a night elf hunter (I'm a blood elf hunter) landed behind me and I noticed she was switching out diff pets, and then put it away and took off in the air again...I suppose she was angry and wanted to pvp me, but I'm not dumb enough to be marked for pvp while camping rare spawns...I don't know who is....
So, long story short...if I had died, because I was a moron with a glitched pet summon from dungeon runs...I would have lost the tame to that night elf before I could run back and try again. If that had happened I would have cried, lol. It would suck to have that happen after days of sleepless nights camping it out. >.<
Taking a break from my Loq camping, I decided to do a run and check Sambas for the heck of it. Was flying around the 68.4, 25.8 area at about 3:50ish A.M server time (Argent Dawn). My npc scan suddenly goes off, I start getting excited and shaky. I start clicking my npc scan popup to target and get what no rare pet seeking hunter ever wants to see: poor Sambas' corpse. I cried a little (okay, a lot).
I am hunter On EU Argent Dawn and I was camping Samba aswell excatly 3days and got him on the 4th day around 6.38pm or around that time above that Thunder camp bit to the left....Wasnt easy to get him,I got Ghostcrawler and Karoma way faster...was checking those two pets aswell from time to time and have now 3 pets allready from cataclysm, thinking to get the turtle :) Dedication fellow hunters...you'll get the pet sooner or later. :) Love Sambas a lot and Ghostcrawler aswell is very cool.
Just Tamed Sambas at around 42, 38, and 10 minutes before I got Jadefang. I've realize taming during off hours where the server are less populated will give you the best chance. That was my strat for skoll, and spirit bear. I admire a lot of you who camped for days, and I feel very fortunate to have tamed Jade, and Sambas within a 20m time span. GL hunting!
Tamed on Garona-US near Victor's Point at 3:54pm server.
Just tamed him less than 5 minutes ago on Arathor at 42 , 38.
tamed at 7:21 AM EST
Just had him mid-tame and another hunter came and started shooting at him. We had a bit of a tug of war until he was down to barely any HP. I couldn't bare to kill him so I gave up.
PLEASE, hunters, if you see another hunter taming a rare, take note of the spawn time and
I just tamed him at 6:24 server time. Over at 49.22
Tamed this at 42.6 (roughly) on Anachronos at about 9pm GMT, NPScan went off as i flew directly over its head. Never had a chance to trap it as was in abit of a rush to tame it, but wearing ilvl 353 gear i only lost about 10% of my health when managed to get it, but would recommend new 85s to trap it first, it hurts. Have some issue where i CANNOT get it out of prowl, ticket opened, so will update on that asap.
Sorted glitch, well GM did. Trick is essentially turn prowl off, then let him die. Sorts it out.
Whew! Just tamed this beauty last night! I started with the mind set that i wouldn't stop untill i found her. prolly 6-8 hours of flying around non stop on her spawn locations. I downloaded npc scan and had a fellow hunter out trying to help me for a few hours. Around 12:00 at night i began to get frusterated and sat down to watch tv, at 12:30 I decided i would check the locations again, around 12:35 i flew over the second location above victors point with the twilight people and my npc scan went crazy! my adrenaline shot through the roof and i dismounted and she dumped on me like a monkey on stink. i tried to tame her but it said i still had a pet (which i didnt) so i froze her, summoned my wolf, and then re dismissed him, and tamed her while she was frozen. When i started this thing I had no clue on how long it had been since her last tame, i will log back on tonight around the same time tho to see if i can watch her spawn again.
Just got this beauty at Victors point.
I've been farming it for months. And now when it finally spawned and my NPC scan went crazy I almost died from a heart attack, and from Sambas attacks! Had to use a health pot even though I'm level 85 with decent gear (343 item lvl).
Got it around 01:00 on Sylvanas Server, I've been farming for a long time and never seen it spawn around 18 something like earlier reported.
saw him monday 10pm pst , he was on the back portion near the hills.
cant tame him unless ure 85 (im 84..)
you dont need to be bm spec.
he hits hard. watch out, use trap to slow him.
if you are "in need of gold" tell someone to pay you some gold in exchange for his location (to be tamed). but it feels way better to help someone with this pet.
Still looking for this beautiful cat on Wyrmrest Accord-US.. Ugh.. Maybe someday! Good luck to you other hunters out there!
Camping for three days now on US-Thaurissan, still eluding me
A very good hunter friend of mine had been after Sambas for months. He had to watch his hunter friends who didn't care just happen upon him and tame him, and also someone who found him but wouldn't take the time to keep him preoccupied until he got there.
For the past few days he had been complaining about how he'd never find him. I felt so bad for him! I looked a few times before but he told me to not even bother. So late last night while we were on vent, I said I was going to help him. Flew to TH and there Sambas was. I immediately said in vent "GET THE F&$@# OVER HERE" and proceeded to have Sambas beat my face in for a couple of mins until my friend got there. (I'm on a PvP server where my faction is outnumbered.)
The feeling of watching him tame a pet that he wanted so much to only elude him for months was great. I was ecstatic for him.
Sometimes players in this game absolutely suck, but it's moments like this that make me glad I still play. Lame? Yeah probably, I don't care.
Found at Victor's Point- 1:28 AM server- Lightning's Blade US
Fourth day camping in the highlands, still don't see him. Got a surprise thou, managed to tame Karoma while doing dailies round. Thing is I have not seen any one else using him on my server. So any hunter from Thaurissan-US please let me know if you've see/tamed him. Thanks.
I havent had any luck finding him yet, but my guild master has seen him 3 times this week between Thundermar and the Gollet outpost during the early hours anround 3-3:30 am Norgannon. Im hopping to fined him on my plat time, Im not to crazy to getitng up but I will If I have to. GL to all still looking and Congrats to the ones who have him.
Got this beauty of a beast on Arygos Realm tonight with my NE BM Hunter at about 10:00pm server time.
Started looking for him yesterday and found him during my very first check of the spawn points. He actually spawned right underneath me at about 3:30pm server time. He was at the NE point, 68,25, on the map. In my excitement, I landed, dismounted my drake, threw down my trap, and started to tame him. Problem was I threw down the trap in the vicinity of 3 Worgs that promptly started attacking me. Needless to say, I died. No problem, I thought, rez really quick and try again. Wrong! Sambas was no where to be found when I got back, and I was only gone about 10-15 seconds as the graveyard is adjacent to this location. BUMMER!
Camped his spawn spots for 5 hours today without any luck, from about 11:30am to 4:30pm. Kept kicking myself for setting down the trap in the wrong spot when I tried taming him the first time, and since I didn't see him for 5 hours, decided to do some questing. I figured since I was already in TH, I would finish up the Twilight quest line for the achievement. No sooner than I had completed the achievement, which was around 10:15pm server time, and while flying back to Thundermar, NPCScan alerts. Sure enough, found him at 42,38 spawn location, a little down the hill and in some trees. Without any mobs, taming was a breeze. Trap down, tame, done. I had no problem with NPCScan not detecting Sambas. Make sure you clear your cache folder in your World of Warcraft directory prior to looking for any rare. If NPCScan has cached the mob, it won't alert properly.
I had saw three other hunters earlier in the day, all wanting this cat. As with other rares, my advice is keep looking, if you don't find your pet, take a break and do something else and then come back. It's worth the effort.
Edit: I got to looking at my pets today, and I had not one, but two, Sambas. I guess when I was killed the first time, I must have completed the tame. Which was really weird because as I died, all I saw was him running away. Oh well, I have him now......on to Aotona!
Lastly, NPCScan worked just great for me, alerting both times that I saw him. I was using version v184.108.40.206, released 4/26/2011. As long as you keep clearing the Cache folder in your Warcraft directory, you shouldn't have an issue. _NPCScan will cache these NPC's, even if they have already been tamed, and then you wouldn't be able to spot him.
Wyrmrest Accord, US, around 2:15 PM, came out of a dungeon near krazzworks and flew past the spawn point. noticed a familiar lion... And since I already had him on my hunter, did a quick /who, found a horde hunter and inved her to the group. Told her to come on over and tame sambas. :3 I think I made her one happy belf. 8D
Tamed on May 8th, 2011 at 7:30 EST on Wyrmrest Accord.
Reported in channel "RarePetTracks."
Just tamed this sexy ass kitty and karoma within 10 mins of each other :) yet i cant get loqueneke or however its spelled -.-.
It is hostile so look out for that red dot i was going to fly right over him but i thought a solo red dot in the middle of nowhere was odd...
location: northern most spawn
highly recommended that once you tame sambas that you check for karoma. After taming sambas I decided to check for karoma and the first location I flew by, my npc went off. Coincidence or not It doesn't hurt to check. GL
Just tamed him on Earthen Ring-EU, about 21:15 server time. 38, 53.
Just tamed Sambas on US Kirin Tor 7:57am (est)
Found him today on my first try at 11:46 Gorefiend Server time....tamed while having resurrection sickness...lol. I was originally looking for
K aroma. Good Luck All!
Yes! Finally after almost a week long of flying back and forth at the spawn points I tamed him last night at 5am server time on Thaurissan-US:) Putting up a screen shot
Someone called out in General on server Rexxar that Sambas was out. I pointed it out in my Guild Chat.
Half an hour later, my guild leader (who's old main was a hunter) noticed and asked if he was still out.
I flew over him, told him and he winged his way over asap and tamed him.
Not such a big deal.. But I had an 85 hunter on a different server.
So I jumped on over to server Aman'Thul and, lo and behold, he was out here too and in the exact same spawn spot.
Tamed him asap.
42.6, 38.6.. just east of the Horde FP there.
Just tamed him on Gurubashi at 1:40am server time. He was at his spawn point west of Thundermaw. Killed a horde who also dropped down to tame him shortly after I hit the ground.
Grats to all who have this guy! I just tamed him after a few weeks of looking--- my NPC scanner worked great, though it was annoying that all the tamed cats in SW meant deleting my cache everyday. : ) I took the advice of another hunter on my server (Stormscale) that Karoma spawns in early morning and Sambas in the afternoon, and I found Sambas by the waterfall at 4:30 pm server. Woot! I don't know if he is as huge a prize as Arcturis--- who was a serious workout to get--- but he is so gorgeous he may be my favorite for awhile. NOTE: I just finally read the patch notes-- the glyph Mend Pet now makes our pets smaller. I am taking that one off for sure!
Kil'jaeden US server, 5:57am server time
Tamed at 37,52. Near Victor's point Re-spawn time is 6hrs
Good luck taming him.
Jeez, it's like a down-vote frenzy on the rare pages lately. To answer your question, yes, you can tame him while not being in your BM spec - I can confirm this as I was a SV hunter when I tamed.
Tamed this bad boy at approx 11:50 am server time, Garrosh US....once again, didn't think it was going to happen as I have previously had no luck finding him :) Was in SW decided to take a look around...while doing a bit of mining....and there he was, in ALL his glory!
Not sure on the timers because I haven't actually camped this one in a while...Hope my posts are helpful to other hunters on my server :)
Ugh! Forgot to post WHERE I found him! I spotted him at the Northeastern spawn point, above Thundermar....sorry...was so excited I found him lol!
Tamed at 15:00 on Stormreaver EU between Thundermar and Glopgut's Hollow. I don't know if the time is in any way helpful, but I thought I'd list it anyway.
He's an absolutely gorgeous pet. Now I just need to come up with a suitably epic name for him D:
Good luck to you folks who are still hunting him!
Tamed @ 2:3opm eastern got him just north of Thundermar 45.6 22.4 on Bronzebeard
Great addition to my hunters stable. Gl getting him,used npcscan & overlay also make sure to clear npc's cache before you log on.
Bigkahones 85 SV hunter Bronzebeard
I will admit, camping for this pretty was annoying yet fun at the same time. He has so many spawn points that it is flooded with hunters. I recently hit level 85 and he was on my tame pet list. So I decided to look for him and Karoma. Would pass by the spawn points for both every hour or so. I don't have an NPC scan anymore since it needed to be updated and I am just too lazy.
Bout the 5th day of looking, I was doing random dungeons. One came up but the person dropped out. I happen to be near one of his spawn points and figured "Oh why not check them. Might be waiting for a while". I was near the one 45.8, 29.2 and low and behold there he was. I removed Tame Beast from my menu so I had to open it through my book. Needless to say, my heart was pounding, but I finished the tame with no problem. I named him Kovu, who is Kiara's love interest from Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
If you have a feeling about something, go with that feeling. Chances are, the feeling is right. Good luck and happy hunting!
It would appear that Sambas has a 12 hour spawn rate, at least on Dragonmaw Us srvr.
The other day my boyfriend caught Sambas at 2:30am, 12 hours later I tamed him at 2:30pm, and then another 12 hours later at 2:30am our friend tamed him.
Also me and my friend tamed him at the same spawn point 46.00 & 30.9, my bf however, tamed him at 69.00 & 25.00
He may or may not share a spawn timer with other rares, but I killed overlord Sunderfury about 5 to 10 minutes prior to the friend taming Sambas. Just a tid bit I thought was interesting to share.
3:46am Aggramar-EU (41,38)
Just like Terrorpene I didn't camp him, just stumbled upon him while checking out his spawn points.
Tamed at 4:06am Wyrmrest Accord (US)
Saw him at northeastern spot, flipped out, and got him.
I should learn to read the articles about the rare spawns before killing them. Saw him pop up on my NPCScan and promptly killed him. Got the Tear, now know it's all they drop, sad face indeed.
Tamed at 12.57am (10.57pm server time)
Had been camping him at 69.0, 26.8 for about 6hours, While doing the occasional fly over his other spawn points and herbing. Found him at 45.6,30.6 while checking other spawn points.
Good luck :)
Found him and tamed him today, 5/26/11 at 7:15 am server time ( Pacific Standard Time) at his spawn point north of Victor's Point on the Moonrunner server.
I just tamed this beauty about 30mins ago on Bleeding Hollow on my Hunter. It's funny because my NPC_Scan didn't help me because I was a dope and didn't input his NPC ID. It was all good though because I had "Track Beast" on and kept flying between his spawn points an saw a random hostile dot and boom, there he was, no one else around. Threw down a trap, he walked away from it then came back and walked right into it, clicked "Tame Beast" and the rest is history. Freaking awesome looking pet. Good luck to all you rare pet hunters out there. Live long brothers and sisters.
tamed mine today around 4:30 in the morning...2 minutes later, found and tamed karoma. coincidence? i think not.
Tamed today by victor's point at 9:03 pm server time
This is the second time I've looked for him, and spent 3 minutes each time.
Spent 3 days looking for Sambas before finally taming him. I minimized WoW and when i opened it he was spawned. Had no trouble taming him however an alliance hunter watched me the whole time.
Just a few minutes ago NPCscan alerted me that sambas had spawned..in the circle of life area..it took me by surprise because this isn't marked as one of his spawn points..so i set out for finding him..another player were in the area and i still couldn't locate him..when i right clicked the pop up picture of him (but couldn't SEE him) i saw that this player killed sambas ( my kill shot popped up ) :( i don't know if NPCscan alerts a rare spawn as soon as you enter the area ,spawn point or not,but..it kinda confused me and annoyed me as i were camping him for days in the points given on this site :(
so 14:20 burning legion realm, NPCscan alerted of his spawn..does he have 6hrs re spawn?
he is....the ghost in the darkness
I just found Sambas this morning doing my morning herbing he spawned at 8:40 tamed him at 8:45 server time at the Argent Dawn realm. It is confined that Sambas spawns 6hrs after the realm maintenance found this out by knowing that the cat spawns 12hrs which confimed from the realist post so Sambas has spawned same time but in am when I found him.
Good hunting Hunters
Found Sambas at 3:08 PM 6/8/2011. One of my friends tamed him earlier at 12:AM 6/8/2011, so therefore this NPC must have a less than 24hr respawn rate.
After months of searching for Sambas and helping my guild friend tame him, I logged on to WoW today and saw in trade a rogue yelling sambas was up and to pst him for it. I immediately joined a group with him and started flying there.
Once I got to the spot over by the water fall i saw a horde hunter trying to tame him. I landed and immediately taunted Sambas, then focused on the horde hunter killing him. A few other people showed up and waited for me to regain health to tame Sambas, killing the same hunter yet again when he came back and rezzed trying to kill me.
Finally having tamed Sambas i immediately started thanking the 3 alliance people who had helped me.
Have to say there are some very nice people in WoW. ^__^
Tamed at 10: 35 am over by the waterfall in Twilight Highlands.
Tamed at 11:16am server time on US-Draenor, which is 2:16pm EST Hope this helps someone on my server time his next spawn.
Just got Sambas. Loc. 45.8. North west of Thundermarr.
Class: BM, Hunter.
tamed at 10:21pm
Just tamed him on Stormreaver at the Victor's Point spawn. I've only been casually looking for him for about 3 days, logged in just now because I "had a feeling" and npcscan went off as soon as the game loaded. Flew down and tamed him... another hunter flew over right as I finished taming him, so I feel pretty lucky that I got him.
Most of you put the server you're on, but some of you don't. Can all who post, please include the server you found Sambas on besides where you found him.
I'm trying to get an estimate of where Sambas spawns most on
server, but out of all the comments (yes, I perused them all), I only found 2 posts referencing this server, and some people took the time to post they found Sambas, gave the server time and coordinates, but didn't even post which server.
The two comments I found relating to
server, Sambas was found in the plateau southeast of Kirthaven, but it would be nice to have a better average.
Tamed on Blackhand server 8:00 PM. A hunter whispered me if I wanted him and said he was up! We hunters are always looking out for each other :D Location was right above Thundermar. Happy hunting!
Does anybody know if the heavy phasing in this zone affects him spawning at all? Skimmed through some comments, but didn't read all 505 if this has already been asked.
Still haven't capped the zone quests, so i'm starting to wonder if that's the case after almost 4 days of non-stop flying around, especially after people saying they've tamed him in 12 hour cycles.
Edit: Yes, downrate a question that many people are probably wondering about, and hasn't been asked yet. Unless of course, i'm the only one to ever think this. Cool it on that button.
Caelstrasz - US - 11:04am server time (Sydney, Australia time). Tamed at approx 42.8, 39.6.
6 weeks of hunting. 6 weeks of camping. Never saw him until my mother came rushing into my room this morning, waking me up, yelling at me that she found Sambas for me! I FINALLY HAVE HIM!
I was expecting him to be bigger before the tame, but no.
I let trade know I just tamed him and told them the approx spawn time, I hope someone gets it next spawn!
Confirmation that he does infact have a 6-12hr spawn time, after reading all these comments and doing a little asking around Trade chat.
Happy Hunting :)
P.S. My hunter's name is Artemis (With accents(Goddess of the Hunt)), so I named him Apollo after the God of Sun. For all you Greek Mythology lovers out there.
Tamed at 7:32 a.m. server time Azuremyst US near loc 69.6, 22.6. Two days prior I spotted Sambas near 36.4, 53.2 while on another character and gave a shout out to all hunters in the zone, and assisted the only level 85 hunter in the zone in taming. My hunter was not yet level 85 when I first found him, but knowing the time of day he was likely to be up helped me catch him today.
I tamed Sambas this morning @ 8:05am server time on the Kul Tiras server. I found him just north of Victor's Point after doing a search of all spawn points shown in NPCScan.
He's gorgeous and much appreciated after searching for him for over a week - probably 20+ hours worth of camping.
Good luck my hunter friends!
Found Sambas around 11 AM EST on Argent Dawn--tamed him just north of Thundermar after two hours of camping (good luck, right?) Just before taming him, I had also switched specs and tamed Karoma...but Sambas is what I really wanted. He's beautiful! Happy hunting!
SILVER HAND SERVER
Based on the post above by Kaneiac (Silver Hand Server), I camped for 7 hours (7 am to 2 pm) at the plateau area southeast of Kirthaven because I figured Sambas would not spawn twice in the same place. I circled around as well. Then I come to find out that Sambas was killed north of Victor's Point late morning today (in the same place he spawned yesterday where Kaneiac tamed him). :(( I'm guessing that means Sambas is on a 12-24 hour timer, but who knows.
Also, I must say that sometimes I could cry when it comes to other players. I camp in one spot all day long, which in essence is like waiting in line for something... then another hunter comes up a few hours later and starts camping as well. Almost as if to say, "I'm cutting in line and I'll get him first!"
What comes to mind is one of the Blizzard tips... "A little kindness goes a long way." Personally, if I see someone camped somewhere (Alliance or Horde), I leave the area out of common courtesy. I think players forget that there are real people behind these toons. If someone is camped somewhere waiting for a rare, it's so obvious that
were there first. Sigh :/
question. I have npc scan, but of the 3 rares that show up, sambas isn't one of them. why?
SILVER HAND SERVER
Coordinates: 45.30 (Left of Thundermar)
Server Time: 5:20 p.m. (17:20)
12 Hour Spawn Timer
Sambas was nowhere around when I left work at 5:00 p.m. I get home to check one more time before leaving for dinner, and my NPC Scan goes off with the war drums! Freaked me out!
Now to get him off his "prowl." I like my cats to be seen! hehe
One Happy Camper!
what is the average spawn time on this? i spent three hours looking for him
: 12:50PM (PST)
Went AFK a moment to deal with another issue and came back dead, exclaimed at it and flew back to my corpse to rez. Before I was done rezzing Sambas attacked me. I took three steps back, laid my ice trap and started taming. I was fairly certain it was he who killed me, I just wasn't sure I'd be lucky enough to get back and tame him before someone else spotted him.
NPC_Scanner NEVER went off (despite having cleared my creaturecache before logging in this morning)
Tamed this Handsome fellow at 5:35 am Zul'jin server at 38.7, 54.2 coords......what a Wonderful surprise on login! Good Luck fellow hunters Horde/Alliance alike....
Tamed Sambas yesterday. I was on immediately after the server came back up but he was nowhere to be found. 6 hours later my npcscan went off and shortly after he was mine. So I will add my voice to those that say he has a 6 hour spawn timer.
Absolutely beautiful cat! Just tamed him at 12:19am (Underbog server) at the 69, 26.8 location where all the wolves and deer are at. =)
I read someone else experience the same thing as me. as I'm flying around his spawn points I see a red mark on my map around 42.4, 38.8. I hover the mouse over and it's labeled unknown, I fly down and it just vanishes. since there's no other beasts that spawn there It was either Sambas, or a flagged horde druid that just logged off. anyone else experience this? does he despawn after x amount of time?
just tamed at 1:05am.
Above the spawn point at victors point.
Didnt even need a trap, hits weak.
Some dude in trade was like "any hunters need sambas"
I didn't even ask just went instantly and walla. sambas with 0 time spent camping :D
yesterday 20/06 i found sambas north of vitors point and the day after i just went looking for terrorpene so..
it means i was lucky 2rares in 2 days
maybe i can say that im one of the lucky ones. i camped him for 4days and finaly i got to tame him today. around 8:23 Stormscale server time. i found him near the thundermar alliance base. gudluck guys.
I got extremely lucky with this one. Just to figure out rare pet differences in cata I looked up rare pets. I found a site called wow-petopia.com. I found sombas on alist looked him up here. Used the map here to select a spawn point to camp. Flew my character to spot and he was there already. With stomach in throat I jumped of mount and tamed. So an all in all took 3 minutes from the map to taming. I tamed him on Nathraziem at around 12:00 am Eastern time zone if it helps at all.
I just spotted him on Kargath at the spawn point west of Thundermar, if anyone is keeping track of spawn times. I already have him as a pet (tamed him a few weeks ago) so I hearthed back to Stormwind and told Trade Chat that he was there. Within seconds I got a whisper from a fellow hunter asking for details. He tamed Sambas...I was hoping for a reward (I hear that info about rare spawns can fetch a high price depending on the spawn) but he just said thank you and went on his way. Oh well.
Tamed this morning 3: 51 am on Frostmane US. I was only camping for a few hours while doing random zg's on my recently dinged 85 Hunter (Gotta love using Archelogy epics to boost iLvl).
Finished a pretty clean ZG, decided to do one more sweep before going to bed, since I was close to the Deer and Wolf spawn point I went there first. Npc scan went off and I went to tame it. At first I couldn't tame it because apparently my pet was already out though it wasn't out so I had to feign and wait for it to spawn so I can dismiss it. Tamed it a few seconds later.
I'm pretty lucky on this hunter alt. Got Terrorpene (Thanks to a priest who pst me about him being up), Sambas and Ghostcrawler in the span of 2 days.
While recently discussing joining a new guild with an officer, I decided to camp the western most spawn point.
After about 15-20 minutes of whispering I hit my target macro and was shocked when it targeted Samba.
Flew down, tamed with no problems (i.e. alliance hunters). Now I'm the proud owner of this awesome looking kitty!
Tamed Sambas at 11:34 AM server time on US-Galakrond.
Just thought I'd share my story.
Was herbing on my druid main when I suddenly caught sight of this guy out of the corner of my eye, freaked out, quickly closed the game and relogged on my hunter, for whom I'd been farming the blue proto-drake in UP and therefore had logged out in the middle of Howling Fjord.
I quickly hearthed to SW, took the portal to Twilight Highlands, and did a quick /who as I was flying to where I had seen him on my (waaaaay too freakin' slow at the moment) 280% mount. I was the only 85 Ally hunter in the area, and it was 2 or so minutes of praying beyond hope that no one else had spotted him and either tamed him or killed him in the time it took me to log in, hearth and fly there before I finally saw his red dot on my map, just below the T in Thundermar, and breathed a huge sigh of relief as I landed, dismissed my current pet and tamed him without any problems.
I decided to name him Aslan after the lion in the Chronicles of Narnia series, which I read and re-read like crazy when I was younger and am still a fan of, even if I can't imagine him ever agreeing to be a hunter pet. :P
On the nessingwary realm I first tamed Karoma and seconds later found sambas so they are not on the same spawn timer and can be out at the same time, i found sambas on 68.6/25.6 at 8:43 st and in case your after karoma too i found him at the top part of the purple star looking thing :)
Tamed him at 22.20 pm on turalyon EU server around the point of coords 42,38 but my boyfriend previously tamed him over month ago now at around coords 68,25. i was so pleased to finally tame him as i wasnt sure whether i would worry about checking that time or not but glad i did now.
I figured there are rumors about taming beasts before/after major patches, so I figured, what the hell. I got on my hunter and flew around Thundermar at 4:55am June 28, about 5 minutes to shutdown on The forgotten coast and bam. Npcscan popped up and I jumped off my mount to tame him :) He's a beaut and traps are handy dandy lol :)
Maybe if you read this, right after the patch, there might be hope :)
I also have all the spirit beasts which required minimal camping time
FYI- luck :)
happy hunting hunters and tame the best <3
Tamed Sambas around 10:40pm svt on Eldre'Thalas just north of Sambass. Was bored after the firelands quests. So i diecided to check it out and there he was. :) GL to everyone else.
Tamed Sambas 6:27 PM Khadgar - EU servertime.
If you're 85 it shouldn't be to hard to tame him. Frost trap him is recommended I heard. I failed to do that, but I were able to tame him without any buffs or anything with a great amount of HP at the end.
Location: 38,2 - 53,2
By the river place. I used Track beasts and found him due to he is the only beast there.
Good luck to those who are looking for him :)
So, you have to be 85 to tame this beauty : /?
Tamed Sambas at 9:41 EST on Daggerspine, coordinates roughly 37, 51. I logged out right next to this spawn point at about 5 AM EST; when I logged back in, NPC Scan went off. No traps, no tricks, just a straight up tame. Make sure your cache is cleared if he is not showing up and keep track beasts on at all times...you'll get him!
So yeah, I was flying around as a freshly leveled 85 hunter. I needed to finish up some wildhammer quests, so I flew out to Thundermar. Blah blah blah, I did those quests, and I decided to see if Sambas was there. I check west of Thundermar, and he wasnt there. Then I move up north, well, he was there, and just as I finished taming him, a horde hunter came down, and murdered me, and my new pet. I found him just north of Thundermar, and around 3:12 PM Mannoroth Server time (US). I am very happy as a hunter to have found him, and I hope that every other hunter can get him. I will send in a SS of me and him :)
GL to all hunters who want this amazing pet!
Tamed Sambas on Fenris on 7/4/2011 at 3:11 a.m. server time. Pretty sure I found him right after he spawned, because I was camping the area.
Just tamed him tonight on the Mal'Ganis server. <3
A recommendation? Farm it at night... the fewer people on server the better. Also be wary of NPC scan, I had it go off on another hunter's Sambas and really got upset thinking I lost him.
I tried around 12-4am on server there were only 4 hunters in the zone (myself and a friend were half of that). Keep an eye on your /who it REALLY does help to know who is out there.
Good luck, rare spawn camping sucks but it really is a sweet victory in the end. <3
If you find Sambas and ur not a hunter,or are a hunter and have him tamed allrdy i would suggest getting a hunter to come tame it that doesn't have him since all he drops is a grey crystal thats only worth 25at the vendor.
Tamed him on grim batol server at 68.6, 26.6 at 10.05 pm, good luck 4 the other hunters lf this badass lion :)
I found and tamed him just north of Thundermar on US-Crushridge at about 5:45pm. Nobody in the area; I'd looked for him for weeks and never found him, but on a whim I went through today and there he was. Easy tame, very beautiful cat!
Just tamed on US Dragonmaw July 6th 2011 at 8:27 PM server time. Hope that helps the next hunter!
Just wondering why is there a dot to the far right middle of the map? its like in the water lol did someone find him there? lol
Alright i just tamed him around 10:50ish pm in Shadow Council now time for Karoma :P want to wish all hunters a gl on finding both and all rare and spirit pets :)
Shadowsong Server (enus) roommate tamed Sambas... 11 1/2 hours after my tame. 6:30 am 07/10/2011 near the fire elementals. From the Victors Point spawn area it was number 3 spawning spot (left to right). Hope this helps. Happy hunting and Good Luck. I am not certain if he spawned while we slept.
Found him very easliy on my first try. 68.6 25.6 location US- Frostwolf 4pm server
Tamed Sambas today @ 8:55pm server on Moon Guard.
Tamed him at 3:30 pm EST on Sen'jin. What a rush! Happy hunting to the rest of you :)
Helped a local hunter tame him at 2:20 AM
I had been mining in the area, and decided to check if he was there. I found him at (42.8, 36.2). I already had Sambas, so I decided to do /who Twilight Highlands. There was another hunter in the area, so I quickly PMed him, telling him,
"Hey Sambas is up, do you want him?"
The other hunter quickly replied saying sure. A few seconds later, the hunter landed, and tamed Sambas. He was very happy. I didnt want a tip, because I was mining in the first place.
Another Hunter happy, with this awesome pet
(Sambas sighting #2)
Just tamed him at about 6:30am on Stormrage was about to give up and flew to the north eastern zone and he was there laid down a frost tap he didn't get hit by it but still tamed him haha
Just tamed on Elune at 8am eastern time 7/13/11. 42.4, 39.8. Hope this helps someone.
Just tamed. Garona US 4:05 AM
Just tamed this beauty, spotted him between Victors point and where the text on the map says >Thundermar< coords about 42, 37. He was quite easy for me (lvl 85) to tame, didn´t have to use any trap at all.
i tamed sambas and karoma in 5 minutes , 03.56-04.02 game time in Twisted Neather realm.
I tamed him yesterday (July 23) evening on WcA @ 18:30, I have checked on my another hunter at 00:30, 02:30 and 04:30 with nothing, so it does not seem to be a 6, 8 or 10 hours timer. I will check again at 06:30 for the 12 hour timer.
I have checked at 06:30 and can confirm that he in fact is on a 12 hour span time. My 2nd hunter now has him as well.
Just tamed Sambas at 1:48 am on Argent Dawn.I was flying up from one of those dwarven daily quests and there he was.I was looking at my lil mini map and happened to notice a red dot. And sure enough it was him.I let out a huge Gasp and threw down and ice trap and started the tame.He did that jump deal and avoided my trap! But luckily it was a fast tame.It was above Victors Point.
Tamed this bad boy on Deathwing (US) at 6:45 a.m. EST after 2 weeks of looking. Thank you to my son Tavius for getting up at 5:30 today !
I have been camping for him since 7 hours, constantly flying around all the time. I was really tired and gonna go to bed. But I found him finally.
He was totally Immune to my Frost Trap. But i started the taming anyways. He jumped behind me, but that didn't stop the process. And now i am a proud owner of my Sambas!
Found him exactly at "42, 38" at 03:42 am in Burning Legion - EU. I will be adding a screenshot aswell.
For hunters looking for "Sambas": Good luck, and it will definitely worth it in the end :)
Edit: Lol, and right after i posted this, Deathwing decided to burn me and my new pet in flames
Tamed at 1:44pm On Khaz'Goroth.
Found At 50 , 30
Found him in 15 minutes <3
I killed this will farming herbs, hoping I'd get an achievement or something like the bags you got in wotlk, but nooo, only some weird tear worth 25g....
Tamed Sambas and Karoma about a minute apart from each other at 8:50am on Norgannon server. Sambas was north of The Twilight Breach and Karoma was just south of CoC. Doesn't seem like many hunters are in the area looking for them much with all the new challenge tames so if you're on my server I think you'd have good luck finding them :)
Found Sambas north of Thundermar at 5:06 P.M Server time, on the server The Underbog.
Spent 10-11 hours roaming for him. 7:32pm on Wyrmrest Accord, he popped up near Thundermar.... got too excited to see if it was north or south of it!
I. Am. The Hunter.
Just tamed at 8:10 on US - Arthas at the area immediately left of The Krazzworks
Yea! I just got him on Korialstrasz at 12:30am CDT. He was easy, no traps needed. I found him at 50, 23 or if you don't have coords, he was just NW of ThunderMar. GL to all looking for him! I roamed around TH for 4 days looking for him:).
just tamed him,at Dommhammer EU,about 11:50,found him at 42-39,i camped at 37 55 for about 2 hours doing bgs,then i thought to start farm some skins,and i found him wondering there,propably it was an earlyer spawn and noone have spoted him,i was lucky,almost noone at TH!
good luck taming him!
Well i tamed him, just 25hrs later AFTER taming Karoma
5.25pm AEST 9/8/11 On Caelestraz US Horde Side
I think bribing him Kitty treats worked :)
Tamed this gorgeous guy on Nesingwary this morning at 6am RT. I'm usually a strictly spirit beast kinda girl, but this guy was way to cool looking to pass up. Happy Hunting all :)
Tamed on Twisting Nether at 10:30 PM server time, just north and west of Thundermar,
a little to the left of the marked spawn point
. Didnt even have to trap him, just threw up Tame Beast and that was that.
I can confirm the 38.2, 53.2 spawn point, as I just tamed him there less than five minutes ago, about 4:37 on Stormscale. He's a lovely pet :)
Muradin .12 August 11 lvl 85 Night Elf Hunter.Tamed this handsome cat at 8:51 p.m server time. Coords 49.14, 23.45. Map location : Right next to Thundermar.
I cleared my cache before I went to do my Wildhammer Clan dailies.Finished and turned them in then NPCscan alerted . Another Hunter called their pet 'Sambas'
So I exited the game, cleared my cache , waited 5 minutes, logged back in and headed out of town. NPCscan alerted again.Thinking it was a tamed pet alert ,I landed to exit the game again when a blurr knocked me off my mount! Sambas! Fortunately, I was able to dismiss my pet before blood and tears were shed.
Two rares in Twilight Highlands , same day about 4 hours apart, 2 different hunters on the same account. I'm very happy !
A slight hint for rares spawns like this one:
Never camp them for a long time. Simply fly over the spawn spots every day or every other day quite early in the morning (6-9am should do and that's not too early). Your luck will come eventually.
I've been able to catch every Northrend rare that I wanted (Skoll, Gondria, Aotona and now Loque) bar Arcturis (who keeps on eluding me but I will eventually get him) that way. Same goes for most of the Cataclysm rares I caught (Ghostcrawler, Karoma, Sambas, Ban'Thalos, Kirix, Solix, Karkin, Ankha). I only need Magria and Skarr there. I did tame Skitterflame just because I went by the Skarr spawn spot and thought , ah well: taming challenge. Scare beast --> tame, woop. Abandoned the pet right after because it's not a unique skin.
Anyways, just keep on casually looking for them and don't burst your head over the pets.
This morning I'm off to look for Skarr. I find
Ban'Thalos - Tamed on Dragonblight EU, around 8 am today
(the only pet I actually camped for one day after 4.2 came out for seven hours) and start to /who hunter. There's only 3 online including me. Noone even responds, too bad for them. Meh, I go into the portal to look for Skarr: he isn't there. /who hunter again. I get one more hunter popping up. Whisper him, he respecs BM but doesn't know how to tame it exactly. I hop over to Sanctuary of Malorne again and show him exactly what to do. He tames it and he's happy. No fee asked, no fee needed.
Loque'Nahak - Tamed on Dragonblight EU, around 8.30 am today - Northernmost spawning point.
I actually /who'd for other hunters in the area when I started doing my lap. There was one level 83 one to whom I directly whispered (for fun, ofc): "You no take Loque". Of course I didn't ever think I'd find him but I beat the other hunter to it. He took it rather well and I had to check for Arcturis anyway so I decided to check on
Skoll - Tamed on Dragonblight EU, around 8.45 am today
and he was up as well. Whispered the hunter and stayed with Skoll until he was there.
He was still grouped when I decided to check for Sambas when
Karoma - Tamed on Dragonblight EU, around 9.10 am today -
popped. I told him that, he logged another hunter and got it. I decided to do a heroic on my tank for a satchel and then came back for
Sambas - Tamed on Dragonblight EU, around 10 am today
. After a bit of waiting above Victor's Point he just spawned right in front of me.
Moral of the story: always be friendly to other hunters and hint away their spawns. Do not rage over not finding a spawn you're looking for and by that killing another spawn you already have others might be interested in. It all pays off in the end. Don't give up and keep on casually looking.
How long does it take for him to spawn? I have been looking for days and have had no luck. Is he on the side of the Point or Twilight highlands? Any help would be great Thank you
Wow, I must be one of the luckiest hunters ever.
I've always had Humar the Pridelord from the Barrens as my loyal companion. I've got a weak spot for lions and after I found out about Sambas, I immediately went to the Twilight Highlands and spammed my /target-macro (for some reason NPCScan said Sambas was cached right after I installed it and I couldn't be arsed to restart the game), and I found him, landed and tamed him without any trouble.
Found and tamed at 68,25 at 4.45 pm (CEST/Paris server time) on Alonsus EU. My hunter's name is Cera and Sambas' name is now Baz <3
Muradin 17 August 2001 9:05 p.m Server time . lvl 85 Draenei Hunter. Tamed Sambas at Coords 69.30,25.49 or Map spawn point south of the Kirthaven Beer Run Escort quest/daily.
Many thanks go to a very nice lvl 85 Nelf Druid who spotted and announced in general Sambas was out, then partied up with me so I could find this lovely cat.
I found him on 8/18/2011, on the 1st try to find him I did a fly over, all around Twilight Highlands.I found him on my ground mount, west of Thundermar. I forgot to release my other pet, so I stopped well behind Sam bas. He was red and elite. I stopped well behind him but as I was letting my other pet go, he was on me...I layed a ice trap but he broke it. still was able to train.
on my server there is a guild named ruinous those on kil jaden might know of it apparently one of them was camping it and i got there first so like 5 people come to kill me before my tame ends. %^&*s.
I wanted Sambas and I begun about 3pm yesterday and waited until 6am then I went to sleep I decided to go check for him again today and I was watching a youtube video about minecraft standing at 49,23 at around 4pm and it scared me a little I was like wtf something killing me, tried to freeze trap it immune got down to 30k hp fiegn death quickly fed myself back up super worried someone else would get it ran back quick and tamed up so 2 days and less sleep ok I dunno what to go for now
Sambas is now mine :) easiest tame ever, caught on frostmane at 22:30 server time
Tamed on Cenarius at 11:55 pm est, coordinates 42,39, looks awesome also got skoll a half hour before!
_NPCScan: Found “Sambas”! (Note: Tamable mob, may only be a pet.)
completely, totally, 100%.. luck.
first time making any rounds over twilight highlands. very excited. :)
scarlet crusade realm.
Spec: Beast Mastery (Altho you do NOT need to be BM to tame him!)
I am happy to say that after 2 days of camping with my Boyfriend - at 9:45 pm(realm time) on
that Sambas is mine!
I fell in love with him after seeing some hunters around Orgimmar with him - I am a mostly Spirit Beast type of person (I have Loque', Gondria, Skoll, Arcturis, Ghostcrawler and Karoma) however - something about him I just ... needed to have him. So me and him patrolled the area's for a day or so, RDFing in between, and whenever I went to bed he would go onto my character and continue the search (for which I am grateful - we kept each other going lol)
We had just gotten done with our 7 weekly RDF's for the night, and he was going to head to Orgimmar to buy himself a new dagger (him being a Rogue) I went for one last search for the night and he was there around
( 45.6 ) ( 30.6 )
spawn point. (which is close to Thundermar)
While taming him - I tried my best not to lose my cool - I popped a frost trap (didn't know if it would work or not at that point) he was immune but I was able to tame him even after he began to quickly move around me and swipe at me at 107k I was down to about 106k (so around 1k damage done to me but I could have just been very lucky and have him miss most of the hits)
Afterwards - my boyfriend flew down, and congratulated me on getting him. I had told him that people had found Karoma and Sambas around the same time so he began searching for her while I was opening up a spot in case he did.
Karoma was found around 2 minutes later - at around ( 54.6 ) (76.8) spawn area - which is just above the Obsidian Lare
it may have just been a coincidence but they did spawn probably a minute or two from each other so be sure that if you see one - the other may be around!
So like people have said before - don't give up hope if you don't find them right away! More often than not - you will find them when you least expect it!
Just tamed this beauty (after months of searching!) on Staghelm-US at:
11:21pm Hawaii (local) Time
2:21pm Pacific Time
4:21pm Realm Time
5:21pm Eastern Time
Decided to go out and fly around Twilight Highlands while bored in a dungeon queue, and SilverDragon went nuts at his spawn point west of Bloodgulch. I think I gave my Winged Guardian whiplash, I got off of him so fast.
Had a feeling hed pop up while in a dungeon, left and there he was.
At the 2nd west location, 3:30 pm ish. Simple clean and now he's a 'she'.
HAHA Tamed him on my first search for him ever xD
I had been flying around for a couple days off and on looking for this awesome cat, not camping or anything but just every once and a while I'd get on and fly around clicking my macro. So I logged on this afternoon and flew down to the westside of Thundermar in the field where I had heard he spawned and saw that he spawned there according to the map here on wowhead. I clicked my macro and to my surprise it targeted Sambas! The tame was easy, I put down ice trap but it failed to work, which wasn't a problem, I was able to tame him while he was hitting me with no problems. This is a truly beautiful cat, and it will be awesome alongside the alliance lion mount!
Edit: Tamed at 2:50 pm local/3:50 pm server time on Tanaris Server USA.
Tamed! On Quel´thalas server at 11:00pm...I was talking to a hunter who told me where his Sambas spawned and just minutes later mine spawned in the same location!...He is so beautiful.
I got mine above Victor's Point, whas looking for him a fieuw days. I whas checking for fun if he whas there ( yes i know i whas lucky ) and he whas. Tamed him quik, couse there where allot off people around. Tryed to get my guild rep up as fast as i could, so i could ride whis nice beast with my mount. Feels kinda epic :D
Happend on EU Aerie Peak around 14:00
Hello from burean tundra server, on 9/1/11 at 4:45 am sambas was tamed,
my story was that i kept checking my npcscan and it showed that he was tamed/killed whatever, so i thought to myself well its been a few hours so ill go camp and sit then get off for the night, and low and behold i looked at my minimap at one of his spawn points behind thar. and one hostile red dot was on the screen, my npcscan didnt pick him up at all. and i freaked out almost lost my cool but no one was around and it only took me secounds to tame him, didnt take me past half my health which is at 104k, so easy to tame and everyones right, it happens when you are not really looking! and btw i camped and waited a little more then 24 hrs, so good luck to all.
Venture Co. Server 2:20 am
Found him at 38, 52. It appears that _NPCScan couldn't find him even when I put his ID into the addon so I made a /target Sambas macro and spammed it every half second or so. Also it seems he has anywhere from a 2-8 hour spawn based on how long it took me to find him and reports from other players on when they killed him and when they saw opposite faction killing them.
Hope this helps, good hunting.
Tamed him at 21:49 on Terokkar server, didn't actaully do anything special, more of a chance stumbling on him, shouldn't have any trouble taming him.
Oh, he was just north of victors point! :)
Found him just north of Victor's Point about 9:20 realm time in Kilrogg. I farm there all the time and never seen him before, if my hunter wasn't a 70 he would have been mine. Checked the loot table, when I saw he dropped nothing I didn't want to kill him. Asked in guild, no response, asked in General and got a guy that really wanted him.
I think it was roughly about 6am (12ish am eastern standard time...On Sept. 4th) server time for Aerie Peak - EU and I had flew around all the spots looking for Sambas and that blue wolf. I had flown around the night before and got nothing on NPC scan. I was rounding the last spot on npc scan's overlay, the area to the left of Dragonmaw Point and he Krazzworks and it went off, I quickly looked around and saw him. I quickly dropped off my mount because I wasn't that high up and tamed him quickly.
I had been looking for him off and all for the last few weeks and got very excited to see him. I only have two rares (3 if you count that owl that's from the Felwood...but I don't count him) so I was happy to add him to my wee collection.
He's a easy tame. Don't need any tricks to tame this beauty.
Justo got this beauty today for my hunter! He was peacefully resting at 10:30am ST Firetree server! Woot!
spent about a day searching on and off throughout the day and finally at 6:32am server time i found him and was very happy to add him to my collection.turylon server
6:27 PM Server - Dawnbringer, level 85 blood elf hunter headed to BOT decided to see if Sambas was up for the hell of it. Northern most spawn point had him and I tame and used him for the raid xD. Am getting lucky! I got Magria last night too.
Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for all the coords you left.
I was just flying around (on Jaedenar server, 6:32pm server time), doing some checking in case NPC scan wasnt working correctly (did the ID number/name/left world blank but wanted to check just in case), and I was around 49, 22 when I saw him heading north east. I watched/stalked him for about 30 seconds thinking "waiiit....I deleted my cache already, so why hasnt NPC scan gone off?" when it alerted me that he was in my area. (Thanks NPC Scan, for taking so dang long!) Luckily I'm on a low level server/no one was camping him, or it would have been gone.
Without the coords you guys left, NPC scan wouldnt have gone off, and I would have been camping for nothing!
Just tamed on Mal'Ganis at around 3:30am! He was at the north eastern spawn point. I have NEVER been so lucky with a pet before. I only did 2 routes around before he spawned. I'm so happy.. this cat is very beautiful and detailed! I'm going to name him something Lion King related
Hey fellow hunters just managed to tame this beautifull lion.
Found him north of victors point, same place my friend found his.
Tamed 23:30 18-9-2011 Thunderhorn EU.
Happy hunting :)
I'm on Hellfire, EU.
Does anyone know how often he spawns?
Found him in 5 minutes just above Victor's Point. Freezing Trap didn't seem to work but wasn't needed anyway.
I found him just now! :)
He was visible on the minimap as a red dot. He jumped at me instantly, so fast I miss placed my freeze trap. But it wasn't necessary anyway, I clicked tame about three times, and he was mine :)
I can't believe it, I only just heard of him yesterday. What luck! :)
I found him around 42-39.
I'm an 85 Night Elf Hunter on Hellfire EU, found him at 13.29 CET
Good luck to other hunters :)
To all hunter out there I got
10:55 am server time on Icecrown 24/09/11
just north of Thundermar. Coords (49.6, 23.0) For those without Coords, he was right above the "d" and "e" . Hope this helps fellow hunters.
Okay, so I have done some study into Sambas and His spawn times. Believing he had a 12 hour spawn rate, however I did check quite often at random times, and then got here early today just 24 hours after the time I tamed him. Got there about 10 minutes early and searched roughly 50 minutes, no spawn.
And after reading most, not all comments of taming this beast, and confessions from fellow hunters in the game, I have concluded to a totally brand new idea!
I believe Sambas simply does not have a "spawn timer" but instead a spawn "system".
I believe Sambas will spawn more frequently if there are no players constantly looking (a.k.a. camping) him.
I spent 12 hours straight looking for this Lion on Vashj, and if you know Vashj then you know it's a low populated realm. (less chance someone got him while i was searching)
So I have come to believe that Sambas spawns roughly 6 or 12 hours uninterrupted, and as far as camped timer goes, that is unknown, I believe he may not even spawn or simply double the timer maybe?
Almost every tame story I have seen was a simple "checked by", "luck" or "I camped for him forever then logged and went bed, woke up next morning BAM he was there(this one happened to me)" Infact I do not even recall hearing a "I farmed/camped him for a couple hours then saw him spawn" Although I've seen people saying about going afk and him spawning on them, other than that nothing.
So here is my idea of how Sambas spawns, I believe he spawns, as said 6 or 12 hour timers if no one is camping, and then if there is someone camping, then his spawn rate changes either to 24 hours (or more) or that he simply won't spawn. And I believe Blizzard did this because they did not want hunters constantly searching using all their time on him, or simply camping him and then disabling other hunters from getting him. They may want us hunters to get him out of "luck" rather then waist hours sitting in twilight highlands.
My suggestion to taming this magnificent Lion, simply check once a hour if you are eager for the tame, then make sure to check in the morning hours especially roughly 8-10:30 server time(remember as said, do not make this into camping, just random checks) As some people state, "fly bys" help. Also, I do not know exactly what issues go on with npcscan, however it does work for some apparently but not all people(didn't work for me) As far as searching, I suggest a /target Sambas macro, being spamed as you fly (preferably close to ground) by the areas he spawns in. Also a occasional offer of anywhere from 100-1,000G on the general chat for anyone who finds him and helps you tame him, this is what I did it helped clear people who would ind him and kill him, as well help if someone who did know of him found him, they would talk to you before any other hunter (unless they have a close friend wanting him maybe)
ALSO BIG TIP: DO NOT LISTEN to other 85 hunters or players in area that say they killed/tamed him "a minute ago" if they say it ask for proof, ask them if they can show u him, if they killed then ask for them to show u where he was, if they say they skinned him, then ask them to link their skinning. PEOPLE WILL LIE TO GET YOU OUT OF THERE FOR THEIR OWN GAIN, someone tried to do it to me, luckily I had read what one person had said in a earlier comment. I hope all this taming information I have gathered about Sambas helps you in your hunt to tame him.
Best of luck to you Hunters wanting this Lion, as for me, I am now a proud owner of my own Sambas, who I have had the pleasure of naming him Simmba (2 ms because they do not allow the name Simba).
4:56 server time on Vashj, I helped a hunter find and get Sambas, He questioned me about the Lion and I had him follow and BAM we found him, at such a oddly different time.
More proof to my theory maybe?
i tamed this guy within 15 minutes of hitting 85, i ran the spawn locations with a target macro and found him by Victor's Point. popped down, tamed and that was it. he beat me down to about 70% health but that's it. and he's awesome.
Tamed him today around
Right as I finished taming him someone put a target mark on him! So it was perfect timing!
Today and yesterday was the only times I've actually tried looking for him. I didnt camp out today, but I did for a while last night and I had no luck. Today I was searching for other rare mods and happened to come back to the twilight lands and flew around and my npc scanner went off.
So I will have to agree wit Sabeled with his theory; I wouldnt recommend camping. I would have to say the best chance to find him will be in the early morning.
Not a hard tame at all!
I named him Sìmbâ :D
Caught him at about 10ish on the greymane server. after a few times of flying over i decided to check today and he was there at the spawn point below the Maw of Madness
Just tamed him on
. he was on 68.25, realm time 9:50.
was looking for him for one evening after i got 85, then i came to the game this morning and started to check all the spawn spots. and here it is) among deer and wolves)
Trained tonight just before 8PM Central on Moon Guard. Sambas was located within earshot of Thundermar, to the west. Contrary to what several people have said, he was
immune to traps
. I haven't read all the most recent posts, so I don't know if this is a recent change or if it was just something I didn't miss in the 611 other posts on this topic. *chuckles*
Good luck to all of you!
i found it this morning, but i am 84 so i couldn't tame it :(
hope I can find him again once i level...
I tamed him today around 15:55 on Argent Dawn (EU) at the spawnpoint south-east of Kirthaven.
I gave up on him yesterday, but couldn't resist the urge to look once more, and there he was :)
Tamed today at 3:15am server time on US Steamwheedle Cartel at the spawn point north of Victor's Point.
NPC scanner bought gave me a heart attack. I didn't think I'd actually find him up.
Okay so someone did read my post and showed effort in agreeing with me, while the rest of the comments that have been posted since then have shown more proof to my theory.
So to make sure more future readers might see my comment, I am going to re-post the bulk of it, simply because I want to get this out, because the idea of Sambas spawn rate, and maybe all/more future and even current rares that may have the same spawn SYSTEM, are all under or going to be under a bulk of "spawn timer beliefs" that all may lead people to wasting hours (like they did to me and many others on this comment list) of their time looking for something they won't find.
Here's my re-post, and sorry to those "wall of text" haters.
I believe Sambas simply does not have a "spawn timer" but instead a spawn "system".
I believe Sambas will spawn more frequently if there are no players constantly looking (a.k.a. camping) for him.
I spent 12 hours straight looking for this Lion on Vashj, and if you know Vashj then you know it's a low populated realm. (less chance someone got him while i was searching)
So I have come to believe that Sambas spawns roughly 6 or 12 hours uninterrupted, and as far as camped timer goes, that is unknown, I believe he may not even spawn or simply double the timer maybe?
Almost every tame story I have seen was a simple "checked by", "luck" or "I camped for him forever then logged and went bed, woke up next morning BAM he was there(this one happened to me)" Infact I do not even recall hearing a "I farmed/camped him for a couple hours then saw him spawn" Although I've seen people saying about going afk and him spawning on them, other than that nothing.
So here is my idea of how Sambas spawns, I believe he spawns, as said 6 or 12 hour timers if no one is camping, and then if there is someone camping, then his spawn rate changes either to 24 hours (or more) or that he simply won't spawn. And I believe Blizzard did this because they did not want hunters constantly searching using all their time on him, or simply camping him and then disabling other hunters from getting him. They may want us hunters to get him out of "luck" rather then waist hours sitting in twilight highlands.
My suggestion to taming this magnificent Lion, simply check once a hour if you are eager for the tame, then make sure to check in the morning hours especially roughly 8-10:30 server time(remember as said, do not make this into camping, just random checks) As some people state, "fly bys" help. Also, I do not know exactly what issues go on with npcscan, however it does work for some apparently but not all people(didn't work for me) As far as searching, I suggest a /target Sambas macro, being spamed as you fly (preferably close to ground) by the areas he spawns in. Also a occasional offer of anywhere from 100-1,000G on the general chat for anyone who finds him and helps you tame him, this is what I did it helped clear people who would find him and kill him, as well help if someone who did know of him found him, they would talk to you before any other hunter (unless they have a close friend wanting him maybe)
ALSO BIG TIP: DO NOT LISTEN to other 85 hunters or players in area that say they killed/tamed him "a minute ago" if they say it ask for proof, ask them if they can show u him, if they killed then ask for them to show u where he was, if they say they skinned him, then ask them to link their skinning. PEOPLE WILL LIE TO GET YOU OUT OF THERE FOR THEIR OWN GAIN, someone tried to do it to me, luckily I had read what one person had said in a earlier comment. I hope all this taming information I have gathered about Sambas helps you in your hunt to tame him.
Best of luck to you Hunters wanting this Lion, as for me, I am now a proud owner of my own Sambas, who I have had the pleasure of naming him Simmba (2 ms because they do not allow the name Simba).
Just tamed him on Aerie Peak 5:55 p.m. server time.
I had been looking for months and it was just me and one other hunter and I was about to give up.
I started to hearth and he spawned right next to me. Talk about luck.
Have Him On My Hunter..He is a great pet :)
i got it~~ Samba, the best looking pet, King of wild~~~ tamed at one of the respawn point, at early morning i did, suggest early morning for who interest for tame Samba~~
Just tamed him Barthilas 3:37am ST at coords : 44, 33.
Someone must be reaally angry about not finding Sambas to be downvoting every comment.
I'm a hunter on Eitrigg, just found him at 38.2, 53.2 while searching for other rare pets and I stumbled across him. I was thinking as soon as I saw him, "It's Simba!"
I walked up to him, probably still about 20 yards away and he attacked me, so yes, he is aggressive.
I tamed him and his name was changed to Cat. Just out of curiousity, does anybody know if he's an Exotic pet or just regular? I'm currently Beast Mastery but didn't want to wait too long because knowing my server, they'd all spend their lives trying to ruin someone else's findings. :/ Quite a harsh server, but there's still some nice people at least.
EDIT: My apologies, I forgot to say that the time I found him was around 12:40 AM (Eitrigg time)
Just caught at about 1:40 pacific time/7:40 realm time on Khaz'goroth. I had previously helped a hunter tame Ghostcrawler and I heard that he, Sambas and Karoma share a spawn timer. So I started patrolling the Twilight Highlands and there he was :) I didn't find Karoma, but that's okay because I already had him. Sambas is agressive and immune to freezing traps. You don't need to be BM to have him.
I didn't read more than the first two and last two pages, so I don't know if this was a recent change or what, but I can also confirm that he is now immune to freezing traps. I just finished taming him on Silver Hand, and it startled me when mine failed, and I got an "Immune" message, so he ended up beating on me for a few seconds before I remembered to start taming him ;) I almost died before the tame finished channeling!
He's beautiful, a very detailed model-- but I'm surprised he isn't bigger. Not complaining though! I finally got him!
Tamed him 1 hour ago, west from Thundermar (on Outland server).
No need for traps, scatter shots or other $%^&ty actions. Just click on "tame" and wait.
What can i say? I'm a little bit disapointed: I expected 1-2 bonuses, being a rare pet, but except from the model, he's nothing more than a simple cat.
Nevertheless, I bought also Reins of the Golden King and now i'm standing on a lion and having another lion on my left side :).
I hope next days I'll find Karoma too.
There should be feats of strength for hunters for taming one of the special cata rares. Maybe then players wouldn't kill this guy so much. Give the hunters a chance!
I decided I wanted Sambas the other day, so I went to check his spawn points. Ended up logging in at the beginning of the hour every hour throughout most of the night tonight. Finally got lucky at 3:19am. Earthen Ring - US
ETA: He was at the 42, 38 spawn point.
I was camping for Magria and got bored so decided to go check for Sambas because him Magria and Ankha are the last rare pets I want. I went to Twilight Highlands flew to 67.6, 23.4 and there he was waiting for me! Got attacked by the wolves around him and so I killed them and by than sambas was attacking me as well. Once I killed the wolves, I tamed Sambas and he is now mine. Very easy tame. Saw him on Bleeding Hollow at 4:28pm server time! Good Luck to all you hunters! He is a very cool looking pet!
Just tamed him on my Hunter @ 8.05am Realm Time - ARATHOR.
Just found this beauty at 13:24 with coordinates 49,21 at Darkmoon Faire EU. Since I already tamed him I whispered a few hunters that he'd spawned and one of them was very eager to tame so I tossed him a summon and he tamed :) One more happy hunter with this gorgeous pet in their stable :)
Just tamed this gorgeous lion at 3:20 ST at (48,23) on Wyrmrest Accord.
Very easy to tame, immune to traps. Good Luck to whomever is after this beauty! =D
Just tamed Sambas on Azjol-Nerub EU 15.37 gametime.
Currently running BM spec for the pleasure of using my spirit beasts, but I've wanted Sambas for my SV spec.
I didn't have an amazing encounter with Sambas, but I felt absolutely amazing being able to tame him so easily. Most of my tames are hard and difficult, but Sambas was a breeze... I decided to fly out to Twilight Highlands at 1:30am because I figured no one was on. I do the usual /who to see who's in the area. No 85 Horde hunters. Great. I was on a taxi flight to the dock on the far right side of the Highlands... Not intelligent to do. Sambas, the little red dot on my mini map, was the first mob I saw on it as I flew in. I had to wait 5 minutes for the bat to do its circles around the landing because Blizz just loves taking the long way. Then, I landed, figuring someone already got him Ally-side. I told myself I'd go anyways and congratulate the lucky person. MUCH to my surprise, there he was, all alone, wandering the field. I was shaking, which is what always happens when I find a rare. (Dunno why.) I didn't set down any traps in my nervous shuffle to get him. Luckily he is an easy tame with no special jumps or anything. I had him tamed in less than a minute and now am happily followed by this beauty. c: Happy hunting and good luck to you all!
-Agas (Moon Guard Orc Hunter)
Just caught Sambas on Jubei'thos on Oceanic server @
10:26 a.m. realm time near these coords ( 68.7,25.9)
I spent dayyyssss looking for this pet and finally came across him of doing one more round of looking for him before i would port back to org.!
Also about an hour before that and ran into Karoma and tamed him as well! Wow, my day has ended better!
Karoma found at (58.6,64.1) around 9:20 am Jubei'thos realm time.
Good luck hunting all!
Just tamed Sambas at 12:55pm server time on Stormreaver. He was at the southern most spawn location near Victor's Point. Very easy tame. Beautiful cat!
Just captured him.....
Lat/Long: 38.08 - 52.90
Time: 1300 - Kuwait Time
Tips: Freeze Trap doesn't work. Killed me twice, when provoking him to attack (shooting him) Just pop an elixir that improves your haste and start taming him at max distance.
I got Sambas after only a day of camping his spawns. Once I found him it was a really easy tame; I didn't use potions or traps and it went just fine. GL with your hunting.
Tamed at 8:53 PM (est) on Arygos-US.
So for every hunter out there:
I don't know how many of you uses this "way" to get these amazing rares BUT those who don't, I say with bottom of my heart, the time to look for these pets is 4-7AM, normal time, not realm.
Proof of this time being the best, today from 5-6.30AM I got, loque'nahak, sambas AND terrorpene!
And the day before, aproximetly same time, karkin, day before that: deth'lilac.
My hands are still shaking from all those awesome pets I just got, but if you dont believe me:
Server arathor, Uneria 85 lvl hunter
Tamed him at Thundermar Northern Spawn point near the Tawny Owls. Had been camping for him at the Victor's Point spawn point and decided to fly around for a bit and there he was! He was a bit hard to spot because he is in stealth. He was immune to the ice trap I set but I just took the damage while I continued to tame him. Tamed 02:24 Draka Server time about 5 minutes after another hunter claimed he had tamed Karoma. He doesn't hit very hard and is pretty easy to tame. He's the only one that compares to my Loque' but I have since switched to MM from BM because my DPS was suffering so he's amazing for MM. Beautiful beast! <3
Seems like a few people are going around down voting comments for the hell of it
There are a ton of people on Eonar that kill Sambas and Karoma strictly for the fun of watching hunters rage. I found this beautiful lion after many months of trial in error. I finally found him, tagged him, and started my tame as another hunter from the SAME faction started spouting off obscenities and /spit on me a few times. I took some screenshots and tried to show their gm how rude his raider was, but he ignored me. I guess they're all like that.
Happy hunting! And good luck. I hope you won't run into people like this.
Im still on the hunt for this glorious creature on Scarlet Crusade, US if any suggestions please im all ears. Ive been farming him normally at 6am but havent seen a glimpse of him..
Just tamed this handsome lion on Nordrassil at 19 . 30 around Thundermar.
I took the Portal to TH and just flew to TM and found it instantly xD
Found him today in the SW most block, being a horde druid, got my wife on here ally marks hunter and it stayed around long enough for her to fly from SW and still make the tame. Kewl looking pet indeedy. TFC
I just tamed him at 42.6, 38.6 on Greymane! It was at