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This spirit beast is a rare tamable spawn with a unique spectral owl model. It is one of the "challenge" tames added in 4.2: the challenge is that he flies very high, so you will need to creatively find ways to aggro and tame without taking lethal fall damage.
Spirit Beasts: The Huntress and the Hunted
Before this place is flooded with useless "I tamed Ban'thalos at herp time on derp server" comments, I'll post some useful information.
He is found circling high above the Sanctuary of Malorne.
His spawn timer is 6-17 hours.
He is a spirit Spirit Beast. You must have the Beast Master talent in order to tame him.
His NPC ID is 54320.
Ban'thalos flies up very high. The fall would kill you without some sort of fall slowing mechanism. The best method seems to be to park yourself at the top of the tree just behind the statue of Malorne. Have a freezing trap down. Once he flies close enough, fly up a bit, dismount, shoot and tame.
You actually do not need "Slow Fall" for this method, as you should land atop the tree after tagging him.
If you're a goblin, hit it with a normal shot, fall towards your death, rocket jump before hitting the ground so you take no damage. Lay a trap down, tame as he flys down, he gets cought in the trap mid-tame, and boom, done. EASIEST SPIRIT BEAST I'VE EVER GOTTEN!
For those of you who are not Goblins- if you are facing the statue of Malorne, there's a slightly crooked, tall tree on the left of the shrine. While on your flying mount, hold the X button while hovering over the tree until you don't go down as if you were hitting the floor. If you dismount on that very spot, you'll have the best seat in the house to tame this beast.
The rest is simple- lay a frost trap, mount up and hit the space bar to go up from that spot, shoot Ban'thalos when he gets near, let him fall on your trap, and tame away.
Good luck and good hunting!
I'll try to not make this another "OMG I got it!" post. Though I was the first person on Kalecgos to get it.
Anyway, my strategy. I couldn't land on the tree like was suggested. So I dismounted in midair, shot him, then popped my parachute when I was close to the ground. If you're not an engineer, you can try
Evonice's Landin' Pilla
. It's pretty easy to get. So the problem is that the guy hits like a truck. Five or six hits was enough to kill me. So obviously you want to freeze him. But unfortunately, he'll start hitting you with his moonfire-esque attack before he reaches the ground. I used Deterrence, but I don't know if it actually worked or not. He killed me a few times, sometimes just as he would hit my trap. I mostly relied on getting lucky and him not attacking me enough to kill me. When he finally froze before killed me, I got him. Yay, new pet. I named him Kaepora after Kaepora Gaebora.
Saw Ban'thalos fluttering around as soon as I finished the questline on my druid with a bunch of hunters hovering around him. I hopped on my hunter and quickly did the quests, fortunately he was still around.
Died a few times figuring things out, checked the comments here at wowhead, then perched atop the tree with a trap waiting. Mounted, hit the spacebar to go up and waited till he was in range, then shot him and dropped. He hit my trap, I hit my Deterrance/Tame macro and he was mine 10 seconds later. I immediately got a bunch of "grats!" and "HOWDAFUK" whispers from other hunters and showed a few hunters my technique for taming when they asked. It seems like a LOT of hunters forget they have a handy thing called a Freezing Trap, since I saw so many people dying to his moonfire, which hits for like 30k every second.
The tree-sitting strategy is a winner, but I imagine that disengaging just before hitting the ground and setting a trap would yield the same results.
Server first tame at 8:11pm PST on US Azuremyst. Good luck to everyone!
All I can say is this...
I didn't use and fancy stuff to tame this guy, like standing on the tallest tree next to him or being a goblin or engineer. All I did to tame him was shoot then use
ice trap and tamed.
I forgot to use Deterrence but if you can make the fall with no damage you'll live through the moonfires and have 13-15k health.
Submitted a screenie of my Tauren and her newly tamed banny.
Edit: I don't know why this got down rated. You can tame him perfectly fine with a slow fall. Why down rate useful information?
Just tamed this guy about 15 mins ago, finally after 3deaths. I wasnt able to stand on the Tree as previous people suggested, so i just improvised a little. I flew just high enough so that i could reach him, then i just dismounted, got a shot off and before i fell to my death used disengage. I landed safely against the mountain behind me. I set a quick freeze trap, although he did get a couple of hits off with his arcane spell i was able to tame him with only bout 5k health left, but it did the job.
This guy is nice, tamed him 4:15am servertime on Norgannon
Had a mage slow fall then Polly instant cast and he fell to the ground ice traped then tamed
Here are some things to know about this bird.
Spawn timer: 6 - 18 hours
Location: Mount Hyjal near the Sanctuary of Malorne
Trick: He flies VERY high up
Pet Tree: Ferocity
Pet Type: Spirit Beast(Exotic)
Strategy 1: Tree Sitting - There is a tree by the statue on the left side where you can stand on top of. Positioning is key or else you fall to death, once on the tree lay a freezing trap down when he gets closer to you and mount up. Fly straight up until you can hit him and agroo him. He can be trapped and should be trapped as his moonfire isnt so nice. (You really need the trap or he'll kill you). This is the strategy I used and it proved very successful after 3 tries.
Strategy 2: Endurance - Lay down a freezing trap at the top of the head of the statue. Mount up, once you are within range of Ban'Thalos, dismount and shoot him. Use your parachute cloak to go down. Its a good idea to use any heals you have just incase. Because you have a longer ways to fall you wont usually take any fall damage but you will take alot of moonfire damage. So keeping yourself alive from that is your main objective. Once he is trapped, it's an easy tame. (make sure once you pull you hit esc to stop shooting him so you dont break your trap). This method is great if you cant get on the tree but it does hurt alot more.
Edit. These methods still work in warlords.
Can confirm that this drops the tear of loyalty vendor item and NO epics, because I just had a lock steal it from me as I was getting into position to tame it. :/ So if you're not a hunter, please just leave it alone... you're not going to get "sick epics" to make tons of money off of, you're going to get a cheap gray item and several people angry with you.
Tamed by a troll hunter on Malfurion-US server at 7:32 PM server time. :( Right before my eyes. Oh well, at least I got to see it spawn.
Finally got him oh my lord I died maybe three times trying to get him sob. Tamed 3:15 Malfurion-US server by the large tree. Used Distracting Shot because I couldn't Auto Shot while falling (learned that the hard way), worked like a charm. Not sure what to name him yet.
Also for other hunters, if you're having trouble getting on the tree, coords that I was able to use are 27.25, 64.26. Hope that helps.
Tamed it on US - Llane at 8:02 pm server time.
I waited in a tree behind the Sanctuary of Malorne statue for 4 hours. When he spawned high above I was unable to range him from the tree top. So, I got on my flying mount and positioned myself in his flight path but above the column ring in the Sanctuary, being careful not to hover to high. When he flew close enough I dismounted, shot him, and just fell to the column ring, taking about 75% damage. I quickly dropped a trap then used Deterrence to avoid the moonfire. When he was safely trapped I tamed him.
He is a very beautiful spirit beast, my favorite so far.
Just tame it on Haomarush-EU. As i couldnt get the tree thingy to work i decided to try the aggro Disengage way, and for me it worked on the first try. Might have been all luck ofc but it worked. I did what Victorp said, pull him from high up and then disengage, i landed safely on a ledge somewhere with about 40k hp left. Then i just put Freezing trap down and started taming. I did this around the tree thats behind the statue, ull see some ledges in the mountain where u should try to land.
If u cant get the tree thing to work give this one a go, worked like a charm for me.
Just logged in the Shrine of Malorne on my mage Instability @ Hakkar around 10:30 PM. I was camping the beast all day. Unfortunately when I got back to my hunter, I noticed I had to do all the Hyjal quests to see the beast (since it's located in the Regrowth phase).
There were 2 Alliance hunters and a orc hunter falling and dying attempting to capture it. Watching his effort to capture the owl, I decided to help him out. After all, he had the guts to try over and over to capture the beast.
I teached him the Treetop Method as described here, and he managed to get it at the first try after landing in the tree. Get on the tree, fly with space bar, auto-shoot once, deterrence, freezing trap and tame.
Nilrveb captured Ban'thalos @ Hakkar around 10:40 PM realmtime together with me at my mage Instability. He was happy that he named his pet after my mage's name.
He is probably the second or third person to capture the owl on Hakkar US, since I've been camping the zone together with my friends since 4.2 launch.
Ban'thalos is pretty beautiful ingame, it's really worty. I just hope I can also catch it soon on my own Hunter. :P
Here's a pic of it (tamed):
Have faith! I saw a lot of hunters failing to tame it. :P
Newly registered member...
Easiest way to tame, in my opinion;
Balance your mount on the tallest tree behind the Malorne statue and wait. When he spawns, dismount and drop a Freezing Trap. Remount and fly
up about 5-10 yards. When he's within range, dismount and Arcane/Auto Shot him. You'll land on the top of the tree and take minimal damage, if any. From there you can start the tame, and he'll get frozen. Works perfectly if you're careful.
Tamed at approximately 3:45 PM PST on Velen.
Tamed him at around 3 AM server on Nathrezim. (Tinkerbow@Nathrezim)
I used the tree-top method, however, 3 times he killed me because as I was falling his moonfire (even with deterrance) would kill me as he was coming towards me. You've got to make sure you're really careful, hit him when he's as close as you can stand, and only fly up as high as you absolutely must. From there it was a breeze and I actually managed to get the tame off before this awful ally mage that was standing on a ledge nearby fireballed me to death. I made sure when i rezzed to pull him out in front of the mage and /rude.
I would like to give a couple of tips on this...
- Misdirect him onto your pet. That way you don't have to take the hard-hitting Moonlights.
- Disengage to avoid the falling damage.
- Once you're on the ground, set down a trap and position your unfortunate pet so Ban'thalos will fly into it.
- Once he's safely trapped, dismiss your pet (after ressing it if necessarily - the two times I attempted the tame on the PTR my pet died just as Ban was about to hit my trap) and start the tame.
Personally I never was into those tactics that required you to fall onto a certain elevated spot - mainly because that gives you a really small time frame to tag him, as most of the time he'll be out of range. By Disengaging instead, it doesn't matter where you start the tame, allowing you to tag him no matter where he is at the time.
Disengage right before hitting the ground.
Just tamed this beasty at 12:36 am on Eredar....I`m either first or 2nd,can`t tell.
For those out there that are hunting this guy heres some tips...
1.Make sure you pull him from the air as far away from his range as you can go to reduce his amount of damage.
2.Once he casts harsh moonlight,use deterrance as you fall to reduce damage,oh and make sure to slow your fall,something I forgot to do the first time.
3.Don`t start taming until he is safely trapped,to reduce the chance of you almost taming him only to get owned by his moonlight.
Good luck to everyone who wants to tame him! :D
You can use NoggenFogger elixir from Tanaris (Gadgetsan) vendor, it gives Slow Fall effect, not always but 1 in 3 tries, so... for non engineers it's an option at least. :)
Alright, I know this may be an old macro, but anyway, I hope this helps in your hunt for Ban'thalos (and all other rares). This macro coupled with _NPCscan and SilverDragon is formidable. I just use this macro to be sure that the rare I'm looking for isn't up.
/tell yourCharacterName You have found >%t< !
Tbh, I realy don't want this guy. But I have to, cause I'm on a quest to get all the Spirit Beastes!
Done 7/9. :D
Can anyone confirm if he is hostile or not?
Hi have a problem every time I look for the pet I can't see it. I'm not sure if I am in the right phase or something. I did the area enough to unlock dailys but I still can't figure whats going on. I though it was the someone pet that is making the npc scanner go off but I am not sure. I didn't finish mount haijal I just open enough to show the statue part of the zone. So pls help
Is it just me or does Deterrence do jack all against this guy? I tried taming him like 10 times, falling onto the tree. Used a core hound Hysteria, and a haste pot. And deterrence and a freezing trap. The trap would never show up and he never froze, and deterrence did not deflect ANYTHING nor did it cause his melee hits to miss. So every single time I died with a couple seconds left on the tame. Finally a Worgen came along and got him after a couple tries.
I'm not super dissapointed, honestly, but it was a little irking that he kept killing me.
Tamed a few minutes ago on The Venture Co EU - used the raised bar above daily platform as the "landing spot", had a lock fly up, engage then teleport down. I flew up 15-20 yards, hit it, trapped once down and tamed. A single moonfire hit the lock no other damage taken. Very very easy tame.
A big thank you to all the other hunters and other people of various classes in the area cheering me on instead of killing it <3
Must i do certain quests etc, or am i good to just go and camp im out?
Saw this guy spawn just now (~6:30 AM), had a horde hunter try to tame him but end up falling to his death. I end up with a similar fate, but having not read up on what these new rares do, I quickly get owned by his op moonfire. Oh well, I run back and if the other hunter has him, grats. But no, there's a DK standing there wacking at him like a tard, taking 5 minutes to kill him while I sit there and watch. Grats on your 25 gold, terrible DK, I hope it's more than you ever have again.
Caught at 3:45 ST on US-Skywall.
I'm so clever with naming... Named him Bamfalos.
Because this amazing bird... Is the definition of BAMF among Spirit Beasts.
I don't know if I'm the first person to try this, but I'll report back if I manage to tame her - I'm going to try tame her with Aspect of the Wild on, to see if that negates some of the damage from her moonfire spell in the preliminary stages of the tame. Good hunting, all.
Edit : Tamed Banny today at server time 16:59 (EU Tarren Mill, named him Iridescent). I managed to tame him the first time, whilst standing on the thin tree. I simply popped the freeze trap, mounted up, un-mounted and used Distracting Shot on him, then fell down on the tree taking a small amount of damage, he only was able to get 1 moon blast on me. I can truly confirm his spawn timer is anywhere from 6-18 hours.
Good luck and good hunting all.
Word for the wise:
He actually flies around in a circle around the Sanctuary at a pretty slow pace, so you generally have a bit of time to get ready.
Just tamed him, couldn't really make out which tree people were talking about, so just tried one, didn't work, expected to die but then random paladin tries to kill him, i shoot some bullets into him to make sure i get aggro when he dies.
Long story short, I failed, pala died, I tame without pots nor trap.
For anyone attempting to do this, "You must have AGGRO on Ban'Thalos in order to tame it".
So if you have a friend who is helping you pull it down, be sure to distracting shoot it and get a abit of threat on it, before trapping and taming it.
Or rather I should say, make sure the friend/player who is helping know that you need "aggro" in order to tame.
Had a Druid who I paid to help me ground it, since he had a form of slowfall, and he kept tuanting it.
Not sure if anyone has tried this yet, but it should work.
One of the dailies is named Call The Flock, which transforms you into a bird. You can't do anything but call other birds while in this form, but once you disengage the buff, you get wings that let you slow fall for 20 secs, in which time you have the use of your normal abilities while moving. Similar use of a daily buff that is used to get Jadefang in Deepholm. Just don't complete the daily until you tame Ban'thalos. Report back if this is a viable solution.
EDIT - cannot use tame while moving
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I haven't seen anyone mention it... How high is he? I assume you can see him from the ground?
*UPDATE* Just tamed him exactly 13 hours later (from when he was killed) on Perenolde.
I'm heartbroken. After an entire day of camping he spawns as I'm returning from a lap in The Regrowth. There are 5 other people trying to tag him. My heart is racing and I finally land on the tree top after 6 attempts. I'm completely nervous and get 3 shotted. By the time I get my corpse, the majestic bird is at ground level getting destroyed by a warrior and warlock of my own faction. They slaughter him, and when I asked why they would kill him after seeing me attempting to tame him, the lock replies "For 25G!" and flies off! :(
Ok people I just got him. This is what I have to add to the info.
First he does spawn at the Sanctuary of Malorne.
During my camping there I find the 6hour timer is valid but actually it is also 6 or more.
First siting: I didn't get the info sorry
2nd siting: 7/2/11 @ 12:00am EST
3rd siting: 7/2/11 @ 6:32pm EST
4th siting: 7/3/11 @ 8:06am EST
If there were spawns in between I cannot say. After each spawn I left then came back 6hrs later.
How I did it:
There is a tall tree behind the statue there (facing toward it the tree is to the left), tall with no leaves. You can stand on its very tip. (May take you a bit to get it right but once you get on top of it and cannot fly down anymore/the tree stops you then you can dismount to test it. Just fly straight up and camp. When he spawns just wait till he gets close enough (make sure you are at a lower height then the bird but just close enough to shoot at him. This make it less likely you will get mowed down by HIS MOONFIRE. When I dismounted I hit him with Concussive Shot, landed on the tip of tree taking fall damage, dropped a freezing trap and used deterrence right after, once Det wore off started the tame.
Now some $%^ Ally Pally tried to stop me by flying up and hitting me with Hammer of Justice, I started tame again he flies up and tries Repentance next, but to no avail I still got my objective. (When I see him next time I'm gonna rip him apart. Evertime I tried I got mowed down by the bird except this time. He never hit me once, maybe a close up melee shot then froze. Being lower gave me a distance advantage plus using Concussive may have dizzied him into not using his moonfire. I'm sure you all understand what I'm saying
Good Luck and OH I'm on Gurubashi Server
Just tamed him today with no help from anybody and no special tricks like slow fall or even deterrence. I stood on top of the statue's head ,dropped my trap, mounted and flew up as he was heading towards me. When he was in range, I dismounted, hit arcane shot twice, landed on the statue and stopped my attack. Then I spammed the tame button until he got in range and hit the trap. Successfully tamed with about 25% of my health left and I don't think he ever hit me with his attack. I have my freeze trap glyphed so I think it slowed his cast after it broke just enough for the tame to complete. I received a bunch of /cheers and when I asked if anyone had done anything to help, nobody said they had.
This was the third time I have seen him since the patch. I failed the first two times I tried to get him. The second time , a few days ago, he killed me and everybody started attacking him. Another Hunter who just happened to be there hit tame as they were killing him and got the tame right before the Owl died. I never get that lucky.
Another Hunter who just happened to be there hit tame as they were killing him and got the tame right before the Owl died.
Doesn't the tame automatically cancel if someone is attacking the mob?
Ban'thalos spawned for me yesterday around 7pm, but some really mean poops attacked him after I pulled him to my trap, and when I tried to tame him it failed after a second every time. :-(
It's been about 9 hours now since last spawn. Waiting, waiting...
Edit: Tamed it 10:15am this morning. :-D There was another hunter and DK flying around trying to grab it, but finally I got it after dying 2 times! First time I was so nervous I forgot Freezing Trap. Second time I got moonfired to death before it reached the trap. Third time was the charm! :-D
this pet is great, but it is trick to tame. For me i was lucky, a paladin attacked him as the paladin fell i followed him to the ground& began to tame him. thanks to the paladin, i got a cool pet ! :)
Hi,this is Solaria (Blood elf) from Shadowsong.I saw Ban'thalos last night/morning at 4:20 server time.He was tamed by an alliance hunter and Ankha spawned exactley 1 hr and 30 mins later at 5:50 am(I got the tame on her hehe).Well,tonight i rode up above malorne and there was Ban'thalos again only this time it was 2 am lol.Well,some A** Hole alliance killed it while my friend was trying to tame it.Just a heads up on the 22 hr diff.Dont know if he popped earlier or not or if this is his usual time or just again a random time but at least this gives some kind of detail on the spawn.Hoping Ankha or Magria spawns for my friend and the alliance dont kill it...
For hunters who are camping him and you are unsure where he is exactly. pick a hight you think is suitable, then fly another 100 yards up. he appears VERY high up and is not so easy to tame. Getting him onto the floor with you alive successfully is only half the job, whereas surviving his harsh moonlight attack and taming him is a whole second part.
Once I got him onto the floor for the first time, I was very excited, until I got destroyed by his harsh moonlight and lost him to another hunter by the time I ran back to my corpse. The next time he appeared I found it virtualy impossible without the help of another player.
I just watched it be tamed on my Server Turalyon EU there were like 5 or 6 hunters trying to get him (It was raining hunters haha), this was at 10.40am. i would have tried but its easier with someone to pull him so will wait a while :P
Yesterday, at 5:15PM EST on Lothar-US I tamed Banthalos using the tree trick. EZ PZ. Didn't even use a slow fall of any kind. Just arcane shotted him from my mount which dropped me down to tree, and then frost trap, tame beast. At 11:40PM EST someone said in Hyjal general chat 'group up for banthalos?" and I was like, WTF? so I flew over,and he had spawned again. As I arrived, he was being tamed again by another alliance hunter, with the tree method and ice trap.
Now, I can't 100% confirm this, but I'm pretty sure no Magria or Ankha spawns anywhere in there. and about 20 mins ago (5:40AM EST) I got a banthalos alert. It was a horde hunter who had tamed him, still named Spirit Beast. Anecdotally that would continue the 6-7 hour spawn time. I didn't see the tame, of course, so who knows when that Tauren did it, but I think it's a pretty good chance it was just this morning. So my evidence says:
6-7 hour spawn times very likely.
Lol..i dont need any evidence Bruenir..I'm telling you that i saw the bird at 4:20 realm time and Ankha spawned exactly 1 hr and 30 mins later.Thats it.Read my post again.Every realm is diff with its rare timers.I once saw Loque spawn 3 times in one day/night and never saw that again and i spent ALOT of time in the basin.And looks to me like you are calling me a liar Bruenir from what you are saying towards the end of your last comment...you can believe anything you want too but i write every rares time down when i see them.
4:20 am Bird
5:50 am Ankha
5:58 pm Magria
2:00 am Bird
That is what i have written down..Fact..
Tamed 18:30 PM on Darksorrow.
Camped around 6-7 hours on top of tree, then saw yellow dot on minimap, and there it was about to fly above me. Took mount, distract shotted him, dropped onto that Tree, layed Freezing trap, Deterrence & Tame and voila, there it is.
Another awesome tuning spirit beast!
Oh,no.i wasnt saying they shared a timer Bruenir.I was just saying when i saw the bird and that the cat had spawned an hr and half later.
A small story regarding my capture of this elusive spirit beast (TL:DR version in the end).
As i was finishing the daily questing the Molten Front, i noticed a large, transparent owl flying above the Malorne Sanctuary. Seeing such cool beast, without even knowing is value, made me log onto my hunter, which was at the Avianna shrine, which was quite close.
Overcoming the height was no problem to me, as i activated disengage upon almost half of the fall, allowing me to live. As i was laying down a freezing trap to freeze the owl, a voice beckoned me.
"Can you make a snack for your sister please, <IRL name>?" "Okay, i'll be there soon!". As i switched back to the screen, i felt an immense horror,for i found myself dead.
On the way back to my body, the combat log revealed that Ban'thalos had an ability that was quite lethal. But how, if i had a trap ready? Maybe she cast it on the way down.
Regaining my senses, i quickly ate a nice meat snack and flew towards the bird, shooting it and disengaging at half hight again. I was awaiting the beast,
ready and all, when the beast started to cast the spell. It was out of my reach! I quickly feign my death to stay alive, and the bird returned to ths skies.
Once again, i rose to the skies, but with a different tactic: by using my amazing
, i awaited to deflect the owl's moonfire. But the spell came through my dance, and it magic stung my heart. I tried to feign my death once more, but this time, it was real.
At this time i noticed another hunter, a tauren, nearby me. I knew time was urgent, so i looked upon
on any clues on how to effictively capture the beast. Although the moonfire was indeed hopeless to resist, using the treetops behind the Malorne Sanctuary was a good aproach. As fast as i could (after healing my wound before a possible fall), i quickly rose to a treetop and went off my mount. I've failed to land on the treetop and fell down to the earth. I somehow survived the fall, and i felt gratefull for such an
My guildmates cheered for me with the ritual of "woot!"s, but i replied it would be even a greater "woot" if anyone could assiste me in the capture. As i flew up once again, i noticed the bird chasing a troll mage, which was
. He was attempting to catch the pet for his friend tauren hunter. Not on my watch! As both reached the grounded, i began the tame.
But wait! Why wasn't it working?
quick study upon the beast
revealed that the ebast was an exotic one, which only Beast Masters could tame!
"DAMN IT!" I said to my self, as i quickly feigned death and
; "Why couldn't they give the insight in bigger words!"
The tauren hunter quickly began to tame the beast, but its moonfire quickly claimed another life. As it quickly persued the mage, seeking aid from a nearby blood elf paladin, i quickly chased both until the range was safe. I placed a
on the floor and
launched a soft shot at the head
. The owl quickly noticed me and launched at me with such a speed that i could feel the wind of the charge even though she was trapped in ice at mere inches of me. Not one second later i begin the taming. As i focused, i noticed the looks around me. The troll mage and the paladin, along with other druids of the Hyjal offensive at the Firelands, were all watching me comunicating with the bird. I was expecting the mage or the paladin to burst the trap and setence my death, but no... they were silent. They were still, aparently clear that after all the struggles, i was entitled to become the bird's companion.
For a brief, time was still. I thought i was going to be lost in time forever...
...until Ban'thalos finnally obeyed my command to remain calm.
My heart cheered, as i felt the
of my new companion.
The troll mage wasn't angry with me. Instead, he tried to claim a bit of the glory, whispering me that i should thank him for his help in bringing the pet down, in which i replied that not even a thousand thanks could express my gratitude. My guild then showed signs of cooperation in assisting with the taming, but i warned that i was already sucessfull. They cheered me, but asked about the "woot". Well, i gave them a "woot" alright, one so big it occupied 3 lines of our mental chat, and they all laughed in approval.
All of Hyjal soon knew i obtained a very "valuable" companion, in which i thanked for all the atention. As the cheering began to turn into swearing though (including the tauren hunter), i quickly announced : "Well, if you excuse me, i've got a sis to feed". And i gave a last look at the laughs of few before i went to tend to my beloved sister.
: Due to the Hyjal assault on the Firelands, Ban'thalos region will become full of players going around. I suggest bringing a lot of friends and having care upon taming this Spirit Beast.
After about 4 hours of Skarr camping, I went over to check on this guy. Apparently he was there! But some Priest and a warrior just HAD to kill him while I was taming. Lil' Trolls >_<
Well my little story is not one of a successful tame (by me anyway) but here it is in hopes that others will follow my lead.
I came upon Ban'thalos just yesterday (first time ever spotted) and didn't have any idea how I would tame him due to the heights and no (visible) place to land in range of the flight path. I didn't come here and read about the treetop sitting till after.
Anyway... While I was fumbling about I noticed my precious Ban'thalos diving down to the ground. I rushed down to see and there I saw a horde troll/hunter and very low health taming Ban'thalos and I could have simply one shot the guy and claim my prize but then I realized he had to force dismount and distract shot this guy and then still survive the fall and do his tame...
Well.. I waited patiently for the tame and then /cheer for him upon which I received a /salute and a /bow in return.
My day will come I hope... Who knows, perhaps I'll receive similar good will.
Found him...only for another hunter to get aggro and steal the tame. Won't be trying again for a while. Too soul-destroying.
Tamed him about an hour ago (1:15am server time) On the Akama server.
First time I tried to get him horde just grabbed and killed him while I was trying to tame. Saw him today by chance and followed the directions: land on tree, lay down ice trap, mount up and shoot, and start taming. Thankfully no one interrupted me this time and hes all mine! Good luck to all others!
Just started the camp for this rare today. And I have learned one thing that I dont believe anyone has mentioned in these comments just yet.
I am on a PVP Server. And for anyone else doing this camp this info might come as a little relief if they are in the same boat as me. If your attempting the top-of-the-tree strategy like I am, ( Cords: 27.26, 64.26 ) ,then I will be happy to tell you that right below the tree and a little to your right if your looking at the camp itself, is the flight master for the area. So far I have had three different players try and land on the mountain behind me attempt to shoot me from afar thinking I am completely AFK. (First was an Elemental Shaman, Next a Moonkin Druid, and third another Hunter), all three quickly found out that shooting me parked up in this tree leaves a -very- angry flight master shooting at them from her location on the ground. These three griefers found out very quickly just how hard they made that flight master hit.
Only the shaman was stupid enough to continue to try to poke me. (I guess he didnt think about possibly healing himself back up to full after having ran away from the flight master for the first failure.) And I am not excatly sure what actually killed him....the flight master hitting him a 2nd time for casting Frost Shock on me (I guess he didnt want me to run away from him up in the tree?), or simply the fall damage of trying to land on the tree with me and failing. I guess only he knows. Shout outs Mr. Orc Shaman, you made my camping a little more entertaining.
PS: He did the the "Hearth of Shame" when he rezzed.
I tamed this lovely looking pet the other day after several attempts, mainly as the Alliance liked to keep killing me or the pet.
Sit on top of the taller of the trees behind Sanctuary of Malorne. It may take a couple of attempts but it can be done. I use to set myself up on the tree before I logged off in-case he was there when I logged back in.
Wait for Ban'thalos to appear, he flies around in a large circle around the temple. When he is close enough sent an ice trap down, mount, fly up, shot him, disengage and start the tame. The ice trap will go off and make its an easy tame.
But be warned this is a busy area, with Alliance and horde hunters and horrible people killing it to either spite you or get loot that isn't that good. I was shot at for the whole tame and was just lucky I had enough HP to live and that Ban'thalos didn't seem to be in there line of sight.
Hope this helps xxxx
goddammet !@#$ing alliance dogs!
they killed it when i was hunting it down cuz some warlock friend told me he was up & he helped me, when we finally came up with a strategy that he summoned me to the point on the tree were u can stand on and after he pulled my trap didnt pop in a part of the tree where it could hit the birdy from where i was standing, just tried to tame anyways, at the very last second it failed & then i died and when i rezzed some alliance @#$%^&*s just killed it for funs...
bloody idiots !
Please ppl have some respect for your other players. I understand that everyone wants the damn tame first but come'on if u sit there and see a person sitting atop of a tree for 2 days and then the bird appears, be f-ing generous enough to let them have the tame. Karmas a *!@#$. Its not the same thing as stealing a kill or skinning someone elses kill. You just sat there for 2-3 days or more all to see some jackass roll in on there horse and take it from you. Just be respectful please.
I just tamed Ban'thalos on the Azuremyst server, at 01:39 server time.
When Ban'thalos spawned I was on top of the tree pointed out in earlier comments. I quickly realized I wasn't going to get into range from the tree top. I was lucky that no one else was interested so I had time to wait for it to fly to me. I mounted and flew straight up from the tree, when it was in range I dismounted, shot it and soon after landed on the tree top taking minimal damage.
I used deterrence which helped me avoid the spell damage as I waited for the owl to fly into my Freezing Trap.
I agree with previous comments, it is a very nice looking pet.
Good Luck my fellow Hunters.
Ban'thalos has about a 4 hour spawn time after magria or ankha. he flies about 35-40 feet of the ground makeing ur fall very unservivable the best thing to do is dismount above the mosses antlers and land on its head. The next trickie part is getting him to stay in a freezing trap, carefull when he casts harsh moonlight because this is a insta 1 shot. the best time to find him would be earllly in the morning or llllate at night, me wakeing up at 12 pm ST found him :P died and flew back to see someone had killed him. ALSO i dont care if u see another person tameing him, dont kill him let them have it! they were their faster and they want him to. so let them have it:P
you can seem him from the ground, landing on the ground from his height thow wouldnt be smart..
What happened today is shocking for hunters! I came after i had done my firelands dailies to Hyjal I saw Ban'thalos i started taming him. I needed 3 seconds more i was happy at that moment. Suddenly hunter come and kill. I run back fast then i saw horde mage start killing him! And yes he killed him! (I am horde)! I was really upset. So please if ou are not hunter please do not kill eny rares please! They only drop that grey thinky! Thank you!
Top of tree, mounted up, went in range, shot ban, dismounted landing top of tree, freeze trap, gg.
Sadly, Ban'thalos is in a rather unfortunate spot, flying right over the daily quest hub... if you aren't able to get onto the tree and tame him within a few minutes, he will most likely be killed. He is noticed very easily and attracts the attention of non-hunters... although they can't kill him alone, they WILL gang up on him.
If you spy him in the sky, remain CALM and PATIENT. Focus on getting on that tree asap; its hard to get on there, I know, but you can do it. I was able to land on it after watching Banny circle about three times, haha. Heart pounding!
Just don't pull in a hurried panic; you'll most likely die and attract unwanted attention even
I tamed him on Mal'Ganis around 11:30am. I believe that a mage was trying to bring him down for another hunter that was on the ground, but I was sitting on top of the area around the statue which made it easier for me to tame him first.
Just tamed @ 5.48 pm (EST) on Bleeding Hollow (US)
Area 52 @ 7:30pm Server time or EST
I tried to get close to him but fell, another hunter tried the tree trick but missed; by the time I came back to my body, brought out another Spirit beast to heal me, dismissed pet. I mounted went back up on tree.
Sat there for a min so he can come back around, flew up, Distracting Shot, trap in the air, fall to top of tree; the other hunter fell or something. I popped haste pot, Berserking, deterrence(for safety), and tame. He was in trap with tame took place. I wasn't at full heal, from first fall, and the fall once I hit him.
But after heart pounding for the full 10 sec tame time, he became mine. With nasty yells and spams from the other hunter, the tame was still mine.
Killed at 12:20 AM server time on Shadowmoon. (7-9)
No, not by me. By a priest named Fizzles who ONLY did it to be a *!@#. Of course earlier today I bought a new back and forgot to put my parachute back on it :/
Oh well, back to hunting around. Good luck everyone.
guys we are hunters you get in combat before you go hit the ground just Disengage XD works fine
Got him last night after a short 2 hour and lucky camp. I camped on the highest tree, the one in the back, on the left of the statue when looking from the front. I had to add the NPC manually to NPCScan in advance.
When he popped out i mounted and flew straight up about 5-10 yds - meaning his range was about 40-50yds above the tree-top. I fired one conucssive shot, and automatically dismounted and landed in the top of the tree. Pulled deterrance, and started taming. He hit me for about 100K dmg before the tame was finished and he reached me, leaving me with about 25K. None of his abilities seem to cancel the tame. No need to trap, didnt use any pots, potions or other stuff. Named him Banthalos
Just saw him tamed last night, 7/8/2011 9:15 Agrammar server time. He spawned exactly at the quarter mark if that helps. Once he spawned, he just flew around in a circle as well.
A hunter was kind enough to annouce it in general chat and I think every hunter in Hyjal flew there immediately. Several died trying to get him (myself included, my floating item didn't work after I was in combat >.< so I went splat) and my original idea of getting him over the water didn't work since his pat goes nowhere near the lake.
It was directly over the questing/daily area too, so I was afraid there would be one less rare without an owner.
I was honestly surprised by the help that was given/offered. A druid gave heals to whoever tried to tame along with advice on how to tame it, and no one even tried to attack it (there were a lot of players there too, opposite faction as well).
The tame eventually happened without much problem, a Worgen hunter that had spent a while getting him down finally got him. He didn't follow the ice-trap/tree plan though, he shot it and fell on the statue and had the druid heal him to full health before he started the tame. That's another possible plan if you have helpful friends or players nearby.
I had several chances to get him when he chased players to the ground before killing the. I could've had a nice new pet, but chose not to since I didn't do anything to get him. (and I spent days getting Olm a few months ago, so not really interested in a new ghost owl) On the plus side, I did manage to get Terrorpene a few seconds after he spawned ^.^
Just tamed this guy at 7pm server time on Garrosh. I just logged in, and there he was flying high. To be honest I wasn't expecting a shot at him so soon. have only seen him once before and another couple hunters were fighting over him...I will never interfere if another hunter is there first.
With that, I was all ready positioned on tree. Just tossed down ice trap and flew up waiting for him to get close enough. The tree method works very well, don't need anything to slow your fall at all or any other tricks, very straight forward...dismount, shoot, fall, tame as he hits ice trap. Got it done first try. Hardest part is containing your excitement and not skipping steps. Make sure to get the trap down because he does blast you with a strong moon fire. Didn't get it off on me but watched him nearly kill the last hunter who tamed him with it.
Thank you to those who left the tree tip. Just wanted to confirm it works like a charm. :) Happy hunting all!
11:30 am on server dreadmaul saw this beast flying around near the daily quest givers then i saw a horde hunter trying to tame it well i let him have it cause he was there first but the next thing i knew is that there are 20 other hunters who also wanted it so the keep attacking it to get aggro and somehow they manage to kill it
Tamed him on Aszune at 9,30 server time.
NPC scan went off - flew over to the tree - managed to perch myself in it -
Flew up a bit
Waited till he got in range
Arcane shot - dropped onto tree - ice trap - tame
Went really smoothly, no one else could reach him to aggro or try to tame so was great
I spent some time before today praticing how to perch in the tree - came in REALLY useful !
good luck :)
Auchindoun - US
Tame Time: 6:15 am.
I just got him, and as with Anthriss, a very kind and generous paladin helped me out. I died a couple of times from fall and he managed to lure him down for me.
Boy do they not make it easy!
I will admit I was worried to have Allie hunters try and grab him too but I was lucky and managed quite well.
Imho, for all those new pets, and this is what I am going to do from now on is have someone with me just in case.
Good luck to you all!
saw him today after camping him for a couple of days...was perched on the tree but i got so excited that i pushed forward instead of up so was off my perch...tried time n time again to get on it, couldn't do it...a tonne of allis around were all trying to kill him, so i'd follow them to try n tame...but alas they killed me...came back from my 4th graveyard run to discover him gone...an orc hunter had trapped him for an alliance hunter to tame...my mission, to find n kill the orc hunter...*sigh* back to my perch :)
Blackrock server btw :)
Ner'zhul US Server
After seeing some Alliance/Horde hunters with Ban'thalos I knew I wanted this creature so I started camping on 7/5/11. Pictures do not do this creature any justice
Alliance hunter got tame between
7:30pm - 8pm on 7/5/11
- we both were perched on same tree all afternoon, went to eat dinner, came back and saw him with it
Horde hunter informed me he tamed Ban'thalos a little after
3am on 7/6/11
Nothing to report on 7/7/11
Alliance hunter got tame between
7:30pm - 8pm on 7/8/11
- we both were perched on same tree for much of the afternoon and dinner made me miss this tame again. Hunter saw me later and showed me his tame. Was also kind enough to log onto his horde alt and inform me
Server reset on 7/9/11 at 5am
spawned at 1pm on 7/9/11 - Killed by non-hunter horde player who announced it in general chat
Tamed Ban'thalos at 1:45am 7/10/11 on tree (27, 64)
- Was falling asleep
- Alliance shadow priest trying to kill me, but finally left
- Was just about ready to go to bed and then I saw it spawn (bright flash of light and there it was right in the distance in front of me with the silver dragon around it). It is a BIG bird and you can't miss it. It flies clockwise so if your on the tree it will come to you
- Alliance DK saw it also and flew up to check it out
- Adrenaline was flowing, hands were shaking
- Laid down trap, flew up a short distance, waited for it to be within range, distracting shot, got dismounted, landed back on top of tree, Ban'thalos flew down and tagged me twice with beam, it got trapped in Ice Block and I got the tame
- Alliance DK watched and congratulated me
spawned at 9am on 7/10/11
- Had only tabard, shirt, rings, necklace and trinkets equipped and it killed me with 3 blows
- took off rings, necklace, trinkets and got tame with minimal damage
Getting a worrying influx of non-BM Hunters hanging around the quest hub for longer than necessary if they are just doing dailies, some are even up the tree. I worry because they obviously have no idea you have to be BM to tame it, and expect someone to get frustrated and just kill it when they realise this.
Even if they have BM off-spec, you'd have thought they'd be specced into it ready for instant taming...
Oh wow, nearly screwed up taming this.
Had just finished dailies at 11:40am server time, came back and there it was, a Warrior was failing at killing it, so knew it was the opportune moment to get it up the tree out of reach.
Due to my extreme adrenaline rush, I failed getting into the tree, then screwed up by Serpent Stinging in before trap (same bind on different bars for SS and Tame), so I ended up dead.
By the time I got back and up the tree again, several more people (no Hunters) were circling baying for her blood, but managed to get up first time, and got it trapped and tamed perfectly.
Some of them /cheer at me, maybe because they couldn't gank me if they wanted up the tree, but whatever job done, very happy
1) Get on tree
2) Set ice trap
3) mount up and fly higher, not to high !
4) when he is near, dismount and use arcane shot (or whatever)
5) wait a bit (not long) and use deterrence so you don't get your @ss killed
6) he should get trapped, try to tame him
7a) find out it's an exotic pet and use /facepalm (MM, SV)
7b) have fun with your new pet (BM)
i got 7a -_-
This is now my favourite pet in game, the streaks it's wings leave look so gorgeous, reminds me of Thunderfury or Ashes of Al'ar, well worth the wait
I have uploaded a photo demonstrating how the wings streak in motion
look iv been trying to catch this spirt beast and i cant all the comments i read say git on the treee but u cant all the trees are burnd u cant git on a pont at the tope of the tree so please some one tell me wtf every one is talking about
someone pulled this spirit beast to the ground and I was on my hunter and tried to tame it can we not tame it if its on the ground do we have to do the HUNTER TREE TRICK? everytimed I tamed it would work for a second and then click off
do you need to unlock the dailies to get this pet or do u just need to be able to see the statue?
That's a pretty good video, it explains where he spawns, even gives a screenie of the exact location, tells you how to tame it, and also tells where the Ban'thalos comes from lore wise :P It's actually pretty cool imo =D
Tamed this gorgeous creature using the tree-top and freeze trap method at 6:15am Khaz'Goroth server, July 12.
Went to check to see if Ban'thalos had spawned, but it hadn't so was hovering over the top of the Sanctuary of Malorne on my flying mount while I checked the internet for the spirit beast cat spawn points, as I thought I would go check them out next, when I switched back to WoW I caught a glimpse of green wings and my heart skipped a beat.
I hurriedly tried to land on top of the tree, very hard to do with shaking fingers. Finally made it, flew up, fired at it, landed on the tree, and realised I had forgotten to lay down the freeze trap and my 'Tame Beast' was not on my action bar. Ahhhh! Died.
Ran back as fast as I could, hoping that no other hunters were around that early, rezzed. Tried again. Couldn't land on the stupid tree, by this time another hunter looked like they were circling, so I just thought I'd try the fall anywhere and use deterrance. Not quick enough and fell to my death. By this time I was getting pretty scared someone else would tame him out from under me.
Ran back for the third time, finally managed to do everything right. Landed on the tree top, laid down my freeze trap and waited for him to get closer. He flies pretty slowly so my freeze trap had worn off by the time he was halfway around. Dropped another trap. Mounted up. Flew straight up. Fired off an arcane shot, landed on the tree top, cast deterrence, he got caught in my trap and I was able to tame him. Easy when you do it right.
He is now my constant companion and I get comments about him all the time. So beautiful!
My fellow Guildie was camping out Skarr at the same time and he was able to tame him about 15 min later. Two very happy hunters ended up in Stormwind showing each other their newly tamed pets. Very good day!
We now have a competition going with our fellow Guildies to find them suitable names.
Tamed this bird at 12:30am July 12. PVE server.
After finishing everything on my main for the night, I decided to dust off my hunter before I went to bed. I was looking at the new patch 4.2 pets and thought maybe I would camp Ban'thalos. One of those' not expecting anything, but meh why the hell not' type of deals. A quick You tube video showed me what to do and off I went. Of course realizing that it was phased I luckily had completed the Hyjal quests. All I had to do was a few quests to unlock the phase.
Low and behold the second I finished
'The Sanctuary Must Not Fail'
, but the phase kicked in and NPCscan goes off.
A ton of people were all around me and as I looked up there must have been 10 people flying around and many more on the ground staring up.
Now in the video they mentioned landing on a tree. The bizarre thing was with all these people around no one was by any of the trees. I flew up to a tree and tried to land at the top, but ended up missing and falling all the way down. Luckily I didn't die and with 1% heath I got the achievement Going down? Chuckling to myself bandaged up, attempted to land and this time was successful. With Ban'thalos circling around again I put down a trap, flew up and attempted a shot, but a Horde hunter seeing this decided to take a shot at him in a wild attempt to steal him away. In a matter of seconds my heart sank and then leaped in joy realizing that this guy was much to high with no close landing. I crossed my fingers and must have prayed to every God in existence and they must have all answered my prayers because the next thing I knew he plummeted and died on impact. Seeing this as my opportunity I shot Ban'thalos again, he flew into my trap on top of the tree and I tamed him.
It just goes to show you not everyone knows how to get this bird down yet and by taking those few minutes prior to watch and learn it gave me the advantage I needed.
As soon as I logged in yesterday at 3:58 am ST on suramar, there he was flying near me as I was perched on the tree top. I quickly set a Freezing Trap, mounted up and hit the space bar 4 times, I quickly dismounted and fired off an arcane and concussive shot, I got his aggro and quickly popped my macro: /cast deterrance /use Mythical Healing Potion /cast tame beast. It lead him to my trap, then I hit the tame beast button again and he was mine.
Just tamed this for my husband on the Tanaris server at 6pm *ish* server time. Tame went off beautifully other than a few horde trying to kill him * /sighs at childish antix * good luck to all the hunters, Ally and Horde alike trying to tame this beauty.
Just tamed on Medivh at 21:07. It looked like some tried to tame him first, saw nasty moonfires going off. I was perched on the tall tree on my mount. I flew up and arcane shot him and dismounted. On the way down I dropped an Ice trap, yes, they will stay in mid air. Landed on the tree and lost about 20k health. Ban'thalos hit my ice trap and I began the tame. A few hunters started swarming, but no one tried to shoot at him, which I'm quite greatfull for. Third spawn I've camped, this one was a 7 hour camp. Just had my laptop going while I watched tv, cooked dinner, ate dinner. Almost chocked on my steak when I heard NPC Scan go off. lol GL to all rare hunters out there.
Ok, so I've been camping here for a few days waiting for the kitties (
) to come out and nothing. I was starting to believe none of this Spirit Beasts where real since i had not seen Ban'thalos either that is with the exception of other hunters pets which was anoying since it kept giving me false pings with NPCScanner.
Today I did a couple of BGs and finish my FL daylies as soon as I was done I zipped back to Hyjal and I see Ban'thalos flying with a bunch of Alliance hunters trying to get on the tree, so i rush over and after several trys i manage to get on the tree myself, tagged him and started to tame (BTW the method is flawless) when a group of the alliance non-hunters tags him to kill him. Ban'thalos started killing them all so i set a second trap, bandaged, drink heal pot and wait till Ban'thalos was done killing the guys below then he comes back at me, I start my tame again and voila, got my new pet.
I was shaking when i finally got it.
TY all for the good advice like I said it worked like a charm.
Tamed @ around 12:40pm
Server: Aerie Peak
Tamed at 6:30 (or so) pm est on khaz modan.
Any tips for landing on the bleeped tree?
As for HOW to get on the bleeping tree (the hardest part tbh), I found this to be the easiest way.
Use a smaller mount!
For example, Gryphon> Drake. You have way better control to see and set your char directly above the tree spike.
! Make sure you're right above the tree from all angles.
. It's much easier to adjust if you just go forward, then keep backing up. The movements are shorter, and can help your positioning.
Make sure you track your chars body
. The body of the player should be directly above the tree, not the mount.
Finally, learn from your mistakes! If you fell from one position, don't repeat it. Don't give up, you can't really get it at first, but once you do, things get much easier.
Best of luck! <3
Just tamed at 22:36 Moonglade EU Server time, beautiful bird =)
The spawn guide-
Kirix and Skitterflame spawning (and being tamed/killed)
20minutes later, Ban'thalos will spawn
2hours later Magria or Ankha will spawn
Tamed Kirix+Skitterflame, then Ban'thalos... Waiting 2hours now for a Magria hopefully :D
Gl guys, happy hunting :)
Just spawned at 1am server time on Wyrmrest Accord. Tamed about 15 minutes later.
I attempted to tame him several times, but wound up dying (would have had him the second time but he proceeded to kill me). Ended up having him tamed out from under me by a troll who had just logged on. After he tamed it he came and stood in front of me for five minutes. It was touching.
Fellow hunters: We have enough trouble getting these rare spawns without making it more difficult for each other by being inconsiderate. Let's be a little respectful of each other, maybe? Apparently my karmic reward from the universe for letting a goblin hunter go ahead of me to tame Magria was having the ONE pet I really want tamed out from under me then rubbed in my face. We already have to contend with other players gleefully killing the rares for no good reason, and Blizzard's idea of "fun taming challenges" to get something we've waited hours/days/weeks/months/whatever for.
Just caught Ban'thalos on Shattered Hand server at 12:58 using the goblin rocket boots to save me from the fall and then laid down an ice trap to freeze him while I tamed him. GL to everyone else trying to get him
Ive been hunting this guy for ever! I was doing heroic sethekk hals for the raven lord, when my good friend ozin whispered me that he had spawned! I had a hear attack and got a summon, Only then to see a troll mage kill him. I guess its a blood fued between the factions, but this guy is a !@#$ing #$%^. Alliance or horde, u shouldn't kill a rare in the middle of a tame. That troll can go watch his gay porn and leave the taming of the 4.2 rares to the hunters
Woah that was an intense tame!
Tamed on my hunter at 6:59pm server, US-Crushridge
I'd just got done the quests to open up the Firelands dailies not 20 minutes before. I was sitting there reading up on Magria actually, when I see a yellow dot SLOOWWWLLYYY patting around on my tracking out of the corner of my eye. I hovered over it and seen "ban'thalos" and thought to myself... "no way..." Then Silver Dragon goes off.
I panicked! I flew myself over the half circle pillar behind the quest givers, flew up in the air, hit him with arcane shot, and fell with like 20k health left... died to one of his moonfire things.
Second try, I did the same thing, but when I landed hit deterrence and an ice trap, but died again.
Third try, I fly up, wait for him to come around. Hit him with arcane shot (i'm not an engi, nor did I have any slow fall things or help). Landed with about 20k ish health, but this time my trap gets him quicker (I didn't lay the trap before I tamed, but after I landed).
Some ally came along and tried to either kill him or interrupt my tame (not sure which, I just seen them attacking) and luckily my tame went off RIGHT before I died. A nice pally res'd me and gave me a name for him.. Clover... because I was VERY lucky to have tamed him!
Im so sad logged into hyjal and saw him flying around shot at him in the air fell and lived started taming and then died. another hunter got on a tree and got him.
After my first attempt at taming him he went up higher in the air dont know if thats supposed to happen but it did
Anyone who steals this pet off you and kills it is doing you a favour of sparing you the embarassment of going into battle with an owl by your side.
He hit me while I had deterrence going. I died before deterrence ended. My combat log shows that to. I didn't see this in the comments, but I wish I had known before I wasted an attempt expecting this to work.
Scattershot did interrupt it though.
My tame was 12-13 hours after last spotting.
Saw him on my warrior, decided to quickly jump on my hunter (that I rarely play) and try to tame him. After 2 tries (and deaths) I noticed another hunter I knew try and get him, he died but I managed to trap it. Being a nice guy I decided to just trap it and wait for him to grab it, he seemed like a nice guy.
Well the guy tames him and simply flies off without even saying "thank you"
Life lesson, don't bother being a nice guy :p
Then again it is just an Owl... I prefer my other spirit beasts.
Just tamed Banth on Stormrage at just before 3 AM. Was funny for me. I am an engineer so I just used my Flexweave Underlay to tag then slowfall. Died three or four times, but got him with the help of a guildie. All of the hordie hunters came over and /spit on me lol. Was fun and nerve wracking but got this beauty ^^ (very happy hunter). Good luck all!
Just tamed on Bronzebeard at 9:44am. I was up on the highest tree. Pop arcane. Drop Ice Trap. Did Ancient Histeria + Dismiss Macro, then Potion of Speed, Deterrence, Tame Macro.
Just tamed on US Darkspear at 10:48PM ST. Did not see where or when he spawned--sorry, no help there. (Ankha was tamed at 5:05PM on this server earlier that day. No spirit beast spawned between these two.)
The Best Way to Tame
(Tips & Tricks)
Potions of Speed
(if Herbalist) or any other
Haste increasing effect
Rapid Fire is "Ranged Haste" so I do not believe this effect helps the taming process.
) Place these into a macro to use over and over!
Ban'thalos is flying high above the sanctuary. (
If you just hover over the water of the sanctuary pool, NPC Scan will be SURE to go off if he spawns.
When he spawns, fly up to him. You'll need your macro, arcane shot, freezing trap and tame pet handy.
Hit him with arcane shot. (VERY IMPORTANT!)
Do NOT use Serpent Sting
Did this the first time, big mistake.
As you are falling,
point your camera downwards
Disengage when you're almost towards the ground
RIGHT away! This guy uses Moonfire to attack you, and 2 hits and you're dead. (Seriously, he's like a rampaging, moon-fire spamming boomkin noob.)
and take a breath! And spam tame pet! Congratulations, you have a beautiful new Spirit Beast!
This took me 3 times to do. I died twice, then succeeded on the third time! May be best to try to
find him at night
, so there won't be many threats of people trying to gank you as you do this. I had two other Horde pals come watch me as I tamed this, haha.
Best of luck, and happy taming!
I've got a couple of videos of him flying around (gives a good idea of the height he flies at) and a couple of tames
Nelf Hunter. Tamed on Caelestrasz at 5:47am ST. Positioned myself at top of tree behind statue, waited for Ban'thalos to come in range, dismounted and tagged her with arcane shot. Landed on top of the tree with minimal damage, set freezing trap and cast deterrence and tame beast macro. Easy tame. She also previously spawned at 10:45am ST and at 12:05pm a few days ago. Hope this helps other hunters on my server.
Can you just tag him then disengage on the way down (a short time before landing) to prevent the fall damage instead of wasting so much time trying to stand on the tree?
I tamed this on Cairne. I was gonna use the tree thing coordinates are 27.26 64.26, but I decided to use a slow fall since the tree can be crowded and I wanted to tame it away from the tree.
I went to Thorium Point and spent a litte time doing the quests to get Evonice's Landin' Pilla. (This quest will spawn in the slag pits after you kill the chaimbermaid)
A day later I went to do some dailies then to my surprise it had spawned. A dk was flying around it i think tring to aggro it. I had put my needed keys in a good order and hit dismount, arcane, then the pillow.. aaaaa a soft landing. I layed out the freezing trap, popped a speed potion and tame once it hit the trap. I had my pvp gear on for the stamina and a health trink if needed. I tamed with about 1/4 health. I named it DiscoInferno since it looks like a light show!
Just want to say Caphune's idea about using the tree works perfectly i'll even leave a video showing how easy it is to tame him from the tree.
http:// www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=reewtpNxNv8
since i can't link replace dot with . and it will work sorry being new here but thought i would show how easy he is to tame.
So am I dumb or do I just not know how to stand on this tree? Is there a certain way to get on it?
Just tamed on Antonidas.
After about 30 mins of trying to get in that tree last night, I sat and waited for him to spawn. A few other hunters pop by every now and then, and I finally decide to do a random with my boyfriend. Halfway through the dungeon I get a whisper from my hunter friend (Rothshaan, same one that helped me tame Deth'tilac last night and is uber awesome) starts whispering me that the birds up.
I drop group, fly straight up from the tree, wait till he gets within range, pop off a shot, land and hit my trap. He didn't so much as cast his Moonfire attack. Seconds later he was mine!
Rare hunt is finally, finally over. :D
So Ban'thalos was up today 1pm Server time. I was having issue's finding the right tree to land on... A couple other hunters allinace and horde flying around trying to get the tame too, along with other players watching to see who got the tame.
Word of advice for anyone trying to stop the other faction from getting the tame off... DO NOT KILL THE PET KILL THE TAMER! That way if a hunter from your faction or yourself (if you're a hunter) may still have a chance at the pet.
The enemy hunter gets the pull and myself, another friendly hunter and pally all drop onto the original hunter. The second hunter and pally try killing the bird while I am trying to interrupt and kill the enemy hunter. Well enemy hunter gets the tame off only to die one shot later... I swear to god I wish I could have changed factions right there to kill the two dummies not attacking the hunter...
I'll have to try for this pet another day. Good luck to anyone else who is after him.
Just got him. 2:15 bloodscalp.
Took me about 30 minutes to work out what to do haha. Looks sick
I tamed this pet today, and then the ZA/ZG random popped up. So I was pretty lucky on that. Went into ZA, group started to have trouble on last boss (It was Lynx/Dragonhawk) switched to BM, and BOOM, goes down after Banny came out. (Not literal, but the healing helped out healer a lot)
about 5 minutes earlier, I had tamed Mag. Do we see a connection spawn?
Last night was my second attempt at taming Ban'thalos. The first had ended in several deaths and me swearing at my computer as a group of Horde thought it would be fun to kill him.
I'd just finished a guild run in ZG and was heading back to the Sanctuary for dailies the next morning. I spotted him flying above and thought I'd give it a go. I've never been able to manage the "stand in the tree" tactic (and although I did ask my other half to try for me, we fell twice) so I went for the "disengage in midair" tactic. I chose a spot as low and as close to the mountains as possible (back to the mountains so you disengage the right way) and then the taming then went something like this.....
- Succesfully dismounted, tagged and disengaged in mid air. Then forgot where my deterrence button was and died!
- As above although at least this time I pressed deterrence. Sadly it was too early and there was nothing to deter, landed got hit with Moonfire and died.
3rd & 4th Attempts
- Managed to dismount whilst out of range, nothing to disengage from, died both times.
- Dismounted, tagged, disengaged, landed, deterrence, freezing trap, tame beast, died.
- Reversed deterrence and freezing trap. Seemed to be working fine until for some unknown reason I decided to use a health pot, broke the tame, and then (even with the pot) didn't have enough health for another tame.
Dismounted in midair, tagged, disengage, land, freezing trap (although I don't think I actually managed to trap him once!), deterrence, tame pet, then wait what seemed like an age for the bar to go down!
There might have been other attempts in there but I forget.
I've now got a 65G repair bill, no food and another
new name to think of. However I do have a very cool new pet to go play with!
Prior to this I'd decided I was only causually taming the new rares (if I saw one i wanted I'd have a go). Now I need only one more Spirit Beast to have them all so it looks like I'm back to camping......................
(Argent Dawn, approx 00:45 server time)
Forgot to mention....on my previous attempt (the one that ended with Horde killing him) I discovered that if you have a friend with a two player flying mount and they kick you out of it you get a parachute. Bear in mind though that you
to kick you out or it doesn't work, no parachute and another death! Just remember to cast deterrence on the way down or that pesky Moonfire will get you! (like it did me)
Again it requires help from friends but it is another option to try............
I never thought I'd be so very thankful to a horde toon for making /rude gestures at me, but yesterday I loved that blood elf hunter (I have a dwarf hunter). I tried once before to get Ban'thalos, but I hadn't researched him, so I (and many other toons around) died many times before some idiot shaman killed him. After researching and many attempts at the "tree top" method, I decided to try the parachute/deterrence way next time.
Yesterday while doing my dailies, there Ban'thalos was circling above the daily hub. He must have just spawned, because no one else had notice him yet. The first three times, my timing was off on my button mashing and I died. By that time, a DK had noticed him and was circling him too. After my fourth death, and waiting for my deterrence cooldown, a mage and other hunters had started showing up. I was fuming watching the timer count down and seeing other people die repeatedly trying to bring him down. On my fifth try, I got my shot, parachute and deterrence off. I landed after what seemed like an eternity, dropped my trap and mashed the tame button. Truthfully, I expected to see a "Release Spirit" button appear - that's what I'd been seeing all my previous attempts - but instead a giant block of ice appeared in front of me, with little hearts floating above me. I noticed another player landing behind the ice, but I didn't dare touch my mouse or keyboard to look at them for fear of breaking the tame. And truthfully, I couldn't take my eyes off the tame cast bar. I kept chanting, "Don't f--- up my tame! Don't f--- up my tame!" I've seen too many jerks out there kill rare pets just to be jerks, or because you got there first.
The tame finished and now Ban'thalos is mine! The other player was the blood elf hunter I mentioned earlier. He /ruded me, but I love him nonetheless and I /kissed him. He could have easily killed Ban'thalos. Thank you, blood elf hunter for not ruining my tame! I love you! <3
I tried the tree trick - problem is I can't find a spot to stand on at the top of the tree.
It seems like a very tiny landing point - I can't find a way to "Stand" there without falling to my doom.
Any tips? Should I get a smaller mount or something? I keep trying to land on the tree-top with my mount, so I know it's safe to dismount for the taming, but I can't find a spot.
If you're using a buddy to help you bring him down to the ground without utilizing the treetop method, make sure you pop off a shot, too, before you freeze him. In my excitement tonight, after a guildie brought him within range, I neglected to do that and instead dropped a freezing trap right away and tried to tame.
There sat Banthy all frozen, but because I hadn't tagged him myself, my tame beast wouldn't work. After several attempts, I gave up and let a fellow faction hunter tame him, since he'd been very classy and was waiting patiently instead of jumping in to tame him while I was still trying. I figured I'd had my chance to tame him, so it was only fair to step back and let someone else have their turn. After Banthy was tamed, I asked him what he'd done to make it work - so, lesson learned the hard way, but at least a nice hunter got him. :)
Time: approximately 7:40pm
Edit, July 24 (Thunderhorn):
- 11:30am (approximately): Banthy tamed by a friend
- 10:40pm (that's when I saw him, not sure how long he was up before then): Banthy tamed by me
I was doing dailies in the area and saw a suspicious cluster of players around the Sanctuary of Malorne. Sure enough, there was Ban'thalos, circling around overhead as if he didn't have a care in the world. At first, I thought I'd try the treetop method, but another hunter was there, not landed on the tree, but hovering next to it. It didn't seem like he was going to go for the tame, but I didn't want to crowd, so I left the tree, and called in the same guildie for backup. No one attacked Banthy while I was waiting, so when he got there, we went for it. Banthy was pulled down to the ground, I remembered to tag him this time, pulled him into my trap, and successfully tamed him. The other players around me were classy and didn't interrupt the tame, so I am very grateful to them. :)
After that, I stripped down to wait for a spirit cat to appear at the 28, 52 area (where the yellow trees are), and less than an hour later, Magria spawned and was successfully tamed.
Shot, slow fall just before hitting the ground, freezing trap, tame worked just fine. Thank goodness I've got Flexweave Underlay! :)
I really wish that Blizz would make these rares so that non-Hunters can't target them.
Twice now, while flying just above the tree, I've had a DK grip him, then kill it. Sadly enough, it was a same faction DK. Then gloat that they prevented a Hunter from taming it.
I can't think of any other item that can be gotten in the game that can be taken from you by another player.
In truth I feel sorry for those who can only boost their egos by screwing up other players.
Just tamed after multiple tries...
- If you find yourself dying while try turning to tame Ban'thalos try turning on Aspect of the Wild. (worked for me)
i cant find the pet where it shows on the map , is the position right?
which tree should i land on? i found a tall tree in shrine of aviana , is it the wrong tree? can any one help me?
there are some burned trees there and in the left of it there is a lake. what tree do you mean? can you mention to it more specify?
thanks for your help
Hunter Tame Guides for 4.2 Rare Spawns
Molten Front - Mount Hyjal
Youtube Search for: "Tatwo Solo Tame"
1 Tatwo Solo Tame Guide Deth'tilac Challenge (w/ people bothering you)
2 Tatwo Solo Tame Guide Kirix Challenge (HARDMODE)
3 Tatwo Solo Tame Guide Solix Challenge (Entrapment)
4 Tatwo Solo Tame Guide Ban'thalos Challenge (Easy and Hard)
caught this guy as well as ankha
5 mins between each other
Caught them around 2:20 am Kul Tiras - eu
2 new spirit beasts to add to my collection of rares
Tamed this pet today. I was on another character, and had enough time to log out, log back in, fly over, die on the first attempt, and then successfully tame. Flew up to where he was circling, quickly hit dismount, and distracting shot, then hit my parachute. I was almost dead when I hit the ground, but had a pally with me to bubble, then another distracting shot, and got him. Other hunters were standing around in trees.
My wife (BM hunter) spotted this and completely freaked out. She had me come on my paladin to help. I just judged it mid air, bubbled and she was at the ground ready to hit it and tame it. She hugged me after :D
This happened 7:55pm 7-24-11 on Suramar.
Killed him on my 85 Pally. I then was killed by 4 different Hunters who witnessed my act of murder! :P
For those of you wondering, YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE QUESTS UP TO THE PHASED AREA WHERE YOU CAN SEE EVERYBODY in order to see/tame this pet.
Which means you have to complete Matoclaws quests up to right after saving the ancients and what not.
Stand on the statue's head
Fly straight up off the statue until u are in range of Ban (high enough til u wont die when u take the fall)
Shoot an arcane shot at him as u fall
Take the damage when u hit the top of the statue after the fall
Lay out freezing trap
Yes he can be cc'd so no harm done to u when he is in ice :)
oh don't walk off the statue after the tame, it don't tickle XD
Just got this guy when the server first came up. I didn't use any fancy equipment or anything. Just flew up...shot with arcane shot....fell down popped disengage right before hitting the group, trapped and won. Goodluck to everyone. Such an amazing pet!
Tamed a few days ago. Basically he spawns above the santuary of malorne. you wanna get to the top of the tallest tree behind the sanctuary, lay a freezing trap fly up shoot him and wait for him to go in the trap...very easy tame. Just watch out for all the other hunters who will try to steal it in the area :)
Tamed about 10 mins ago. I am a troll hunter, I had all the macro's that I was told to use, I was on the right tree, 2nd attempt at this Bantha, NPC went off, it was targeted, I tried shooting distracting shot, then any kind of shot, nothing would work, THEN this Orc Hunter, Sinopa, wispered me and said "mount up, go straight up. dismount and shoot and fall back onto the tree, drop your trap, and tame". well like I said, tamed Bantha about 10 mins ago! Thanks again to this nice person that saw I was having problems, thank you again Sinopa!
Do you have to do all 115 quests in hyjal to get the Beast?
Server: Kalecgos - PVP
Spawn Time: 3:20AM PST
Spawn Location: 28,60
Notes: I stood on the tree as advised. I put down the trap first, then aggro'd, then Deterrence, then of course, tame.
Good luck hunters!
Popped up right over the firelands portal at 7:02am on 7/27/11 Shandris server time by 7:15am it was tamed by a horde.
I enjoy this story, I had just gotten the flame hypogriff mount of my main and was showing it off to a friend outside the portal to the molten front. while we were chatting he suddenly turns and points out Ban'thalos flying around. I instantly start freaking out and order him to watch it. I instantly jumped to my hunter who i found to be in Storm wind (slaps self) I flew to its spawn. and unlike practice runs I got onto of the tree right away fly up, shoot drop, die. bloody thing its freaking hard. fly back, get on tree, rez, eat, fly up, shoot, drop, ice trap, tame. dont forget a dam ice trap! I named it after my friend who tagged it three of four times before a shaman that was trying to kill it and got himself killed in the process.
sorry for the YAY story but... i cannot resist i like reading these when im waiting at all hours for a spawn
Tame somewhere between 5:00 and 5:23 pm realm time
Getting on the tree when its spawn is 100% faster for some reason
Dont forget your freaking ice trap!
Good luck fellow hunters!
Tamed at 1030pm server time. Another hunter tamed at 430pm server
Server: Kalecgos - PVP
Tame Time: 2:30AM PST
Tame Location: 27,63
Notes: I did not get the exact spawn information as I logged on and he was already there. I helped another hunter get him :)
Good luck hunters!
Server: Kalecgos - PVP
Tame Time: 4:30PM PST
Tame Location: 27,60
Notes: I did not get exact spawn information as this information was relayed to me by another hunter.
Good luck hunters!
Tamed last night at exactly 10:30 p.m. Server time. Literally when it turned to 10:30 pm on my game clock, NPC scan went off.
He spawned right in front of me while I was standing on the top of the tallest tree behind the Malorne Ruins.
Dropped the Freeze Trap, Mounted up, flew straight up about 5 feet, waited for him to fly a little closer to me, shot him, fell to the tree top, Deterrence, caught him in the trap, Tamed...he never did a single point of damage to me. He never even used his special attack. The easiest tame I ever made.
Right after I tamed him, I immediately went to Magria/Anhkas patrol area and - DING - Ahnka was in the process of being tamed by another Hunter as I flew over.
They must be chain-linked spawns - I'm betting that as soon as I tamed Ban'thalos, Anhka immediately spawned. But he (or she?) was being camped by the other guy, so I missed him.
Easy way to get into the tree safely:
Use a griffon or bat.
Position your mount just above the tip of the tree and make sure tree top point is right in between your character's feet. (Not the mount's feet - YOUR feet while you're on the mount) Then dismount.
That's how I got on the tree top without any problems. Nice view of the valley from up there BTW. lol
Killed today @ 04.55, Kazzak eu pvp.
as so many others have said ... KILLING THESE NEW BEASTS OFFER NOTHING BUT A WORTHLESS ITEM COMPARED TO WHAT THE BEAST IS WORTH FOR HUNTERS ...
ANY PLAYER WHO IS NOT A HUNTER WHETHER HORDE OR ALLIANCE WHO GO AND KILL THIS PET R NOT FAIR PLAYERS BUT SELFISH, GO GREATE UR OWN DAMN HUNTERS FOR THESE BEASTS AND SEE HOW IT FEELS FOR HUNTERS WHO IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO TAME THESE BEASTS FEEL!
my friend who plays on a pvp realm was purposely targeted by an alliance toon so his parntner could just go ahead and kill it and in the process the taming was interrupted ... i on a pve realm, this time horde toons interrupted my process also killing this magnificent beast purely because a hunter wanted it
This little basterd is phased. So you need to complete the Hijal quests upto the point where you have the Flame-Gate opened and can do the Fireland dailies.
If you have not done this, do not bother looking for him as you cannot see him.
If you notice the only item they drop is called
Crystalline Tear of Loyalty
, and the description of that item says "The desire to serve as a loyal companion coalesced into a single priceless crystals" and that is the way of Blizzard to say you shouldn't be killing these spawns but instead hunters should tame them (notice the part of : The desire to serve as a loyal companion = A hunter pet)
So yh if a wasnt the first one to notice this sry then i didnt read trough 249 comments ( or something like that) to know if i am stealing someones post or not, but i reached to this conclusion myself so just wanted to put that out there.
PS: There are
10 rare spawns
that came in , in patch 4.2.
Does anyone know the spawn time or the last time spawn on Duskwood
Finally got him...on duskwood realm between 6:55 and 7:11 am aug. 2, 2011 eastern time
I kept falling off tree....lol
Just had this spawn in front of me, al'akir EU - some paladin tagged in and kept hold of it and killed it in front of me, even though I sent W saying please don't kill it, I will pay etc even said in General chat don't kill it.
sucks so much spent 3 days stood in a tree for nothing. The other guy just laughed and said he had killed it 3 times now....
Tamed with a warlock And paladin, start with paladin hitting it and bubbling before hitting ground, once it's down, trap/fear and tame while praying no one tries to be a #$%^ and kill it.
Realm: Emerald Dream
For the purpose of any phasing questions all quests have been completed.
For the purpose of taming tactics standing on the highest point tree as detailed above worked perfectly
I could not do the tree bit , tried and failed many times , instead I got a healer , flew under it and stayed as near the columns near the statue i could , aggrod it , fell on the columns with barely any health , popd Deterrence , healer healed me and interrupted the moonfire spell cast and I tamed it , thought it sounds easier here it was a whole lot tougher then it sounds.
I feel that im not meant to have this pet....other hunter just stole it from me and tamed. Oh well.
Just tamed Ban'Thalos this morning around 10:00 am Nesingwary server.
Lined myself up with the tree, dismounted, shot the beast, laid a freezing trap, and tamed away. :) Mesmerizing wings...
Just tamed him on Argent Dawn-EU, roughly 4:45am. Followed instructions of using the tree closest to the Shrine (directly behind it), flying up a short bit, firing off a shot, hitting a potion of speed and then casting a deterrence and tame beast macro.
I noticed initial difficulty with the placement of the freezing trap. The first few times, simply laying the trap would put it on the ground at the base of the tree, a long distance below. I tried using the trap launcher to manually place it but suffered similiar issues.
Long story short, practice with placing the freezing trap beforehand. It makes the tame so much easier/possible. I was fortunate enough that the shaman who wanted to kill it couldn't work out how to bring it down.
Tamed him on my hunter (2nd spirit beast in a row, less then 30min after eachother!)
Vek'nilash Eu, ~11:45 server time
Big thanks to druid Droodkin for help on pulling him! :D
Tamed on Argent Dawn US at about 3am server time.
I had just zoned out after camping for Skarr for a bit... and there he was, flying around! Died about 4 times and fell from the stupid tree another 5 trying to get it right in my nervousness.
I found putting the trap down on the tree THEN flying up removed the chance for a trap to screw you up. You know it is on top of the tree before you ever take off and once I finally got my ducks in a row, he trapped right away for an easy tame.
Then I flew out to Twilight Highlands just for lolz and got Sambas 5 min later. It was a good night
Saw a few hunters after this today. They were going to tame it and some stupid Horde goblin mage swoops in and killed it.
Why Blizzard didn't just make this rare spawn strong and able to one shot people like the spiders in Molten Front is beyond me.
Helped my friend tame this on Ysondre yesterday. NPCscan picked him up so I started spamming all the hunters I knew to come tame him. I pulled him, popped my Skyguard cape and took the starfall to the face. Made it a simple tame for my friend.
Just Tamed on Juebi'Thos
I looked up new pets for 4.2 when Fl first came out. Needless to say i completely forgot about most of them. Lucky a guildie pointed it out and i got summoned there asap.
My guildie was standing on tree "marking" my spot per say. Saw few hunters trying to get on tree but I got on aswell to lay my trap. (This is after I was previously there before I remembered I wasn't spec'd into BM seeming i changed it for some solo Fl trash ) . Guildie attacked it so it would come closer. Luckily nobody decided to be a little @#$%^ and interrupt it whilst i was taming it. And success.
I named him
Tamed on Ysera 11:18am server time. Took about 8 attempts to get on the tree. Arcane shot, freezing trap, and tame. Easy as pie. Happy hunting.
I'm just a scrub hunter really but I saw this bird and I saw an ally hunter on his flying mount hovering in front of the bird trying to find a way to tame it and I thought to myself "Damn I wanna ninja this bird from that ally" so here is what I did (after 2 fail attempts where I learned about the birds deadly spell that I dont remember the name of...)
I went to the mountain south or southwest of the Sanctuary and found a spot where I could land that was as close to the bird's flypath as possible. The bird was still out of range for all shots etc. and this spot I was standing on was like 10-20 yards lower than the bird's altitude.
The bird keeps flying in a big circle over the sanctuary so when he was closest to my spot I flew straight up on my mount untill I was just a little bit higher than the birds altitude and then flew straight towards the bird untill he was in range to pull, then I just shot him once with serpent sting or whatever to aggro him and immediately disengaged so I went flying backwards through the air and landed on the exact same spot on the mountain where I was before. Then when the bird came closer and started casting that deadly spell I shot him once with scatter shot (I think that's the name... the shot that can be used in melee range and disorients the target for a few seconds... I told you I'm a scrub hunter... anyways...) to interrupt the spellcast and after that I started taming him. He didn't use the spell again and just meleed me for laughable damage while I finished taming.
Anyways... if anyone can make sense of this post and just take a look at the mountain area closest to the flightpath you will figure it out right away where that spot is. The process was really easy and in fact much easier than trying to describe it here. :)
Hope this helps someone... if not... /care
Just managed to grab Ban'Thalos now using the tree method. Pro tip for those of you struggling to get up on the tree:
Use a small mount, Golden Gryphon or a regular Wind Rider is recommended, stupidly huge mounts like Proto Drakes or Firehawks have too big a wingspan for you to aim yourself properly.
Position your mounted character in frond of the tree's trunk, facing the statue of Malorne. Ride the back of the mount up the trunk, repeatedly tapping your backwards key until your character goes over the surface area of the top of the trunk, then to be sure you're on it, press your sit key (Default X) to make your flying mount go down in a straight line, if you're there it will stop on the tree. At that point you're free to dismount, place a trap and get ready to shoot.
Tips for the actual Ban Thalos tame:
Wait for him to fly as over-you as possible, fly up, Arcane Shot and the instant you land on the tree start the tame. It doesn't matter if he's casting Harsh Moonlight, the channel and the damage from the spell doesn't break the tame. Now it's down to RNG for the damage ticks. By the time your tame is about 1/2 or 3/4 done, Ban will be frozen and your tame is secured.
I hope what I've posted helps someone, this tame is easy to lose if you have a lack of HP due to being undergeared - which was the case for my Hunter alt. Ended the tame with about 12000 HP left, I felt like a baller.
Finally tamed his at 6:45pm on Jubei'Thos, after 2 weeks of camping!
2 weeks you might say, that's a long time to wait. Well, I had so much trouble getting this, here's a list;
1: Found him, went to tame him, and a guildy came along and tamed him :|
2: Found him, went to tame, and a mage slow falled and killed it
3: Found him, went to tame it, and a DK death gripped him and killed it.
Today I had been camping since 3, and at 6:30 I decided to log over to my shaman to do my dailies. Jumped on, flew to Hyjal and in chat they were saying something about 'in the sky', then I saw Ban'thalos, and a shaman in the tree getting ready to kill it. I quickly logged to my hunter (who was perched in the tree) popped Ancient Hysteria, mount, shot and froze him. The shaman decided to break my CC, and try to kill him. He died, lol, and when he did, it took my a few short seconds to tame him, after which he reincarnated and yelled at me for taming because he wanted 'loot'.
I had many many hunters congratulate me and I gave them the rough spawn point and tips on how to tame, I also had an Alliance hunter /spit on me :)
Must say, this made my day, and all the hunters agreed for 2 weeks I deserved it >.<
will somebody please answer this for me, do I need to do all the quests in Hyjal to be able to see him? I have spent quite a few hours camping so im starting to think im doing something wrong
...Got Ban'thalos today...
Tame time: 23:38
Good luck all!
I was doing the dailies & saw this pet - no luck as I'm SV/MM. I decided the hearth back & change spec on the chance it might still be there. Lucky me, it was! I just hit it with an arcane shot, hit deterrence on the way down (took some damage), laid a trap, got hit by about 65k moonfire (think I still had some rez sickness though) which left me with perhaps 1/3 health, & finally tamed it.
Tame time: 16:00
Server: The Forgotten Coast
there is a problem ive seen couple of videos on youtube on how to get it but when i get to that place there is no statue and water, etc, but on mine everything is burnt can u plz help
Camped her for about a full day and a little extra. Logged in after late dinner and she spawns on me like five minutes later! Heart pounding i fly straight up from my tree perch and drop a freezing trap. Remount and fly up to her level, arcane shot her, but the falling damage took too much off at that height. Even Naaru and deterence couldn't save me because she didn't hit the trap. After dying i fly back right away and healed and gave it a 2nd shot. This time i didn't fly up so high and this time she hit the trap, got her easily.
Time: 12:00am Server: Whisperwind
So, the "tactics" about standing in the tallest tree behind Malourne (spelling?), and Lay down a frost trap, mount up, pull Ban'thalos, deterrence on the way down, start taming.
I CAN TOTALLY CONFIRM IT'S WORKING!
You don't need a parachute or something like that. The only thing you need is a hell lotta patience. I got lucky when I logged in one morning, so besides the tactic, Patience!
Tame Time: 15:14
Confirmed that the Tree method works. Land on the tallest tree, plant a freezing trap, mount up, fire a shot at him, land back on the tree. Wait for him to be frozen in your trap and start taming. His Moonfires hurt very badly, so ensure he's frozen or you'll wind up dead in a heartbeat.
Good luck to all eager Hunters. :D
Today on Archimonde at 5:30EST
My hunter has a parachute-cloak (ENG). Died 3 Times. Hovered, dismounted, concussion shot. Popped the parachute, disengaged, landed on statue, frost trap, tame... then a rogue ambushed me (which triggered an insta-tame LOL!
If that rogue only sapped me I'd have been screwed.
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.
I've wanted to tame Ban'thalos since I first saw it. NPCscan went off earlier today and luckily I'd already read the taming strategy here so I was able to tame it before any of the other hunters did. I did die several times before I finally got it right ( flew up too high from the treetop ). Thank you for the taming tips! Yay! :) Good luck to everyone else who attempts it!
Note: This was around 5:30 PM EST.
After doing research on wowhead and other hunters had mentioned the Tree method i thought i would give it a go.
Camped the tree for about 3 hours everyday for 3 days and no sign, so today i was on a mission and refused to leave the tree.... i spent 6 hours there, and off goes my npc scan. Now i thought the tree being used seemed just a little too simple but thought give it a go as soo many hunters had used this..... EASIEST tame i have ever had.........
key bound my ebon bird and arcane shot and used a macro once i had relanded on the tree. my Freeze trap was in place before going up.... i lost about 17k health when i dropped back to the tree .
#showtooltip Tame Beast
/use Potion of Speed
/cast Tame Beast
time tamed 18:00 cet
next on my list is Skoll, i already have Arcturis, Gondria and Loque'nahak ... then Ankha/Magria will be next
For those who struggle with the tree method and do not have a handy slow fall on hand I found the mountain slope right behind the statue a great place to set yourself up. I just lined myself up to it ( I set myself a little higher than Ban'thalos so I wouldn't miss it), so when it came by I arcane shot + disengage right onto it, dropped a frost trap and tame. Happy hunting!
Nehunter - Gilneas 1:02 server
Tamed on Duskwood US at 12:10 pm server time august 17th (day of this post). Just like the rest of my spirit beasts, I just happened upon them when I wasn't even trying. For me, the spirit beasts appear when I'm not trying (and believe me, I've tried farming them).
ENGINEERS...the following tip is for you:
Flew up in range just below him, dismounted my flying mount, tagged him with arcane shot, activated parachute cloak tinker (flexweave underlay) right before hitting the ground , popped deterrence and used my belt tinker shield (grounded plasma shield - aka bubble) and dropped a freezing trap as he descended upon me with fury. He nearly killed me before he froze in my trap. Tamed him as nerd adrenaline surged through my veins.
Good luck hunters. He hits hard.
Tamed about 4:10PM (GMT) on Khadgar-EU.
Saw him, got above that tall tree, and pulled him. When he cast his nasty spell of nastiness, I popped Deterrence and Tame Beast, hoping for the best.
Tamed him, and received lots of hate from other hunters. :P
Don't you just love it when a group of random people come and pull him down and kill him? How nice of them.
For those of you wondering, you do have to do as many quests as you can until the White Stag is unleashed, its a few quest's after the land changes.
Only then will Ban'thalos be visable, you will know when you have done it because alot human players will appear.
Just got him after spending 17 hours in a row in that stupid tree. I'm tired now.
A few other hunters stopped by every now and then, but they all went impatient after half an hour sitting there. I would be really, really mad if someone else snatched or killed him infront of me, luckily I was the only one around when he spawned. Dropped a trap on the treetop, flew up and aggroed him with an arcane shot. Got hit by two 33k moonfires before he hit the trap.
Finally my stable is complete!
so im just about to go to bed... i think il have a quick look, Ban aint there... so i do my round..
i bumb in to the rare mob Blazewing and get a nice bit of armor..
i then pop over to the terrorpene and hes there! i try a tame only to have my pet out.. i die, i then try a frost trap tame.. hes immune.. i die! so i then heal up and do a straight tame and i get him with about 10% health left and the split second i tame him i get killed by sambas! lol lucky me :)
then i have a last look for Ban and he aint there so i sit on the tree for 2 mins and BANG there he is! i get set up only for a punk alli hunter to come over and take a shot at him and ruin my tame!.... but Ban'thalos being the legend he is kills him! lol i pop a frost trap and BANG BANG i shot u down! i tame him :) LOL
most epic tame i ever had and prolly ever will! im so happy lol thought id share that with u guys!
btw it was Frostmane at 3:00am server time
punk hunter rushing it lol! when i was sat on the tree he pulled up behind me ready to take a shot at me too! i kept laughing for 5 mins.
I forget what time this was, but it was friday, aug 19, on Muradin, US. Sadly, I didn't get the tame (was wearing no armour, as I got Ban and the other spirit beasts mixed up) so I died about 3 times, while a nelf hunter tamed it out from under my nose.
So glad that no-one didn't try to kill or ruin our attempts at taming.
We basically took turns, I tried taming first, died, she tried, died, I tried, fell off the tree, got hit with moonfire, died, she tamed it.
Found her 5 mins after I rezzed and sent her a /cheer and some other good emotes.
Time to go camping for this one, only one that I really want, because it looks so cool.
If you are an engineer and want to use the parachute on your cloak, make sure you've actually applied the parachute. My first tame attempt ended quite abruptly because I forgot to put a parachute on my Rhyolith cloak.
just got him 5 minutes ago max! easy tame, hardest part is balancing yourself in the tree(make sure you use a smaller mount) use Deterrence when he starts casting harsh moonlight, then tame beast. I was inly hunter around at the time, so i knew he was mine!
(thank you blizzard for not making him immune to freezing trap)
For those folks wanting to get the trinket :
Evonice's Landin' Pilla
Let's say you are fairly new to the game (didn't play vanilla wow) and didn't grind Thorium Brotherhood Rep (much less know who the heck they are) and you are having the worst time ever (like I did) trying to perch in that darn tree. It will take a couple hours.
Go to the Badlands. Start at Kargath and take the quest from the guy who will give you the breadcrumb to Searing Gorge and the Thorium Brotherhood. (Yeah, you have to start there, dunno why.) Then just start doing quests and follow along until you can open up the one for
. Follow his and those will eventually lead you on a plane into the mountain and stealing pillows. Hang out after you turn in that quest and
will show up... She drops
Chambermaid Pillaclencher's Pillow
which will become your trinket when you turn it in.
Another helpful link for the quest chain to get there:
Twisted Twilight Ties
Oh yeah, I did NOT get the owl - saw him, dropped to my death over 20 times trying to tame - saw a hunter perch in the tree (which took me over a half hour at one point, 10 seconds on another) and tame real quick. So this time I want to be prepared. Hence the pillow. Yes, I finally got in the tree, but darn it - that owl really got my goat. So to speak.
Time: ~12:45 am spawn, 1:10 am tame (I failed a few times)
Got this feisty birdie at 1:10 am server time on Suramar although he spawned closer to 12:45 am. Several failed fly, attack, fall to a perilous doom deaths later and I read the tip here that got me the tame. Get up on that really tall crooked three behind the Shrine of Malorne (if you're facing the shrine its behind it on your left, coordinates are 27, 64). It's a bit of a challenge to get atop that tiny spire but it can be done. Lay your frost trap down as he approaches then mount up and fly directly straight up, do not move a millimeter. If you move at all, you will die at the next part. Fly straight up until you're at his level. When he's in range, dismount and fire off your tagging shot. If you've done this correctly and not moved you will land back on the tree and take 1/3 health dmg max. Banthalos should land in your frost trap and freeze therefore giving you the ability to tame him. I survived the tame with about 1/3 health left. I'm a draenei hunter so while he was frozen before beginning my tame I quickly popped Gift of Naaru to help with the dmg he deals. I did massive happy dances because at 12:19 I'd just FINALLY found and tamed Ankha! Two challenge/spirit tames in an hour!
Here's also what I learned didn't work in the numerous attempts of taming beforehand. I was lucky there were no other hunters around attempting to tame the bird otherwise I would have likely lost the tame. A guildie pal of mine had the engineering parachute so he would try to tag him then slow fall down so I could get in range of him to tag. Problem with that is guildie would die by being attacked by the bird just as I was in range. I'd get two shots off but Banthalos immediately evaded/reset when guildie died. Now if you have the parachute by all means use it, it will help you take even less damage in the fall back down to the tree. I also couldn't find a way to fall over water, I was never in range but if I could have I think that may have worked. I didn't try disengaging into the water but I see where some people found that to work. Getting up on the tree alone doesn't work; you never come in range. I tried to fall onto the shrine or some other high place and I would survive the fall sometimes but it didn't leave me enough health to survive the tame. Trying to survive the tame without the trap seems also impossible.
Hope this helps and good luck to any fellow hunters out there!
just so its out there, Ban doesnt share a timer with the two cats. I was attempting to tame Ban when i recieved a whisper from a friendly player that said Mag was roaming around.. They even helped pull a mob off my back :) Needless to say, I caught both of them and now just need 3 more S Beasts to complete my collection :)
Got him this morning at about 2.45am server time on Lightbringer EU. He spawned just by the Firelands portal near Sanctuary of Malorne. I had been camping for about 8hours sitting in the tree. Almost had a heart attack when he spawned, was praying no one else would notice him.
Be wary, he flies stationary for about 5 - 10secs, then takes what seems like an eternity to reach the tree area.
Flew up, arcane shot, deterrence, tame, new pet. Jumping up and down with excitement.
Be patient, he does spawn. On the lookout for the other rare ones now as they apparently spawn nearby the same time as him.
All huntars... please post the following:
The Date and time you tamed a pet, cuz we want to know.
Tell us all the details of what you were doing, what server, tell us a little about your guild and the unorthodox way you went about a tame. Tell us what color underwear you have on, if any. Tell us about how you have no friends in RL. We really want to know.
Just tamed this guy on my tard today, what a beauty.
He is a tough one to tame, iLvL 353 and he almost had me dead before I tamed him. Had the help of a "genuinely" nice priest that was passing by and asked me if I was trying to tame. The priest levitated and pulled Ban'thalos to the ground by me where I began to tame, priest bubbled me then when bubble broke pulled aggro long enough for me to tame. Priest died in process but was of invaluable assistance. Dont think I would have been able to pull without priest.
Just tamed him, using this method:
1. look for the brown tree behind the statue of marlone
2. fly up to the top and wait for him to cross your path
3. shoot him and drop
4. as you are falling disengage
5. when you hit the floor (if timed right you will survive with at least 50% hp) just lay an ice trap
6. tame away :)
enjoy your new pet
WinterHoof. Tamed on 8/26/11 around 7:45 est by my hunter BracTrap.
To all the Horde who tried, failed, and died trying to take it from me, I rejoiced at your deaths and will enjoy your failing we glee every time i have this pet out.
Used the tree behind mal's shrine. Was yanked by a friendly priest to the hill within 30 yards of said tree and watched a lock, boomkin, and hunter die trying to take it from me. Tossed a trap on the dead bodies and tamed away.
Now to think of a good name.
I came across someone trying to Ban'thalos a couple of days ago but the hunter died in the attempt because he took way too much fall damage. He tried to use the building behind the statue of Malorne rather than 1 of the trees. I shot Ban'thalos from 1 of the trees before he went back up in the air so he aggro'd on me and then started taming... No freeze trap or anything.
Just found him again and was trying to help another hunter till some mage showed up trying to kill it and failed... Unfortunately some other hunters then showed up and managed to get the tame ahead of the guy I was helping :(
Had it spawn around 1AM Server Time after nine hours of camping. But, that's not the reason I'm posting this. There are a lot of negative posts about what non-hunters have done to hunters trying to tame this pet on here, but I have a positive post (though slightly negative).
When Ban'Thalos had finally spawned for me, after all of the 'false alarm' npcs scans going off from other hunters in the area having the pet already, felt my heart drop for a few moments after having practically no activity for that long and only watching Netflix/Hulu on my other monitor. I quickly flew up in the air and pulled him down with an Arcane shot. In the heat of the moment, I forgot my frost trap and died.
DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
Don't make the same mistake that I did and do something that dumb after waiting so long just to get the beast. But, this is where the actual story begins.
When I finally returned to the tree and revived myself, it wouldn't allow me to revive in the same position in the tree so I had to revive near the trunk. At this point, two fellow horde players had noticed the rare spawn. In my head I'm assuming the worst and that they were going to kill it. After sending a simple message to them about not killing it and even offering to pay them gold they said don't worry and that they wouldn't take any money from me. Sure enough, they invited me into a group and they were insisting on helping me get the spirit beast. It was becoming harder and harder to get back up in the tree... after trying summons, mass resurrection, and other techniques that a warlock, druid, and hunter are capable of we came to the conclusion that the only way to get in the tree is to do it yourself. With how nervous I was.. it wasn't easy to land in the tree properly.
With how much time I was wasting getting into the tree, we attracted the alliance attention and a death knight had attempted to kill the spirit beast. After getting killed twice, she noticed that we were going to try taming it and then went to attacking me. The Death Knight had brought another hunter with her, or at least that was in the area, and they both had started to attack me. The druid and warlock quickly jumped in and held them off while I finally managed to get myself in the tree again. I dropped a trap immediately, jumped in the air and arcane shot un one last desperate attempt to stop me from taming it the death knight dismounted mid air and tried to attack me but... fitting enough fell to her death as I finally captured Ban'thalos or as I'll call him now, Odin.
To the Warlock and Druid who helped me: Thank you SO much. I know that you probably will not ever read this message but I am truly in your debt. And, please remember WoW players... even if there are players like the ones that gave me trouble and who were attempting to stop the tame... there are also players like the Druid and Warlock who were literally doing everything in their power to ensure it was not killed and it was tamed. They wouldn't accept any type of monetary reward (which I had offered numerous times, and I don't blame you guys if you wouldn't do the same for nothing)... true good people and friendly players. If you're not a hunter.... please do not kill this Spirit Beast. The only thing it drops is the 25g gray, which isn't worth the effort you have to put into killing it.
I wish best of luck to the rest of you on your hunt for Ban'thalos and please remember...
DON'T FORGET TO TRAP.
just helped a friendly hunter get it. loads of other hunters and people where trying, i invited him and slow falled tagged him so that the hunter could tame him.
He does a harsh moonlight baility which does MASSIVE damge killing you within a few seconds, so make sure you use any stuns or similar.
Tamed on Stormrage US.
3:15 AM Spawn, give or take 5min.
Sit in the tree to left left of the statue, and wait for the spawn. Lay a freezing trap down. Fly up in the air (STRAIGHT!), and shoot ole Banny. You'll fall right down to the tree, where he should follow and become trapped. If he casts moonfire, use deterrence before taming.
Best of luck!
Tamed at 10:37pm on Daggerspine US.
Dropped trap behind Malorne statue, flew up, arcane shot, disengage, tamed.
Simple as that. Wish I knew about that strat sooner because I lost ban a couple of weeks ago to a bunch of people who killed him.
I'm really glad i did the hyjal dailyes, and that a friend of mine whas around ( he is a warlock) i invited him. He setted his teleport thing on the statue, flew up and dmged the npc and used the teleport afther a lil i could agro him and trap him and tame it :D I belive it whas around 21:45 dont remember it exacly.
Came across Ban'thalos last night (or should I say 2am BST) and luckily I was on my hunter. Quick change to my BM spec then spent more than 30 minutes trying to tag it but was never in range. Tried sitting in a tree but didn't work for me (may have been in wrong tree). Finally found a kindly Paladin who helped tap it and bring it down for me to train. My first Rare pet and really pleased with it, was worth the time and hard work :-)
I also paid the Paladin a fee for helping of course.
Tamed on Lightbringer EU around 9:30pm server time (bst+1)
Stood on the tree (getting on it was harder than the tame!), flew up a bit, dismounted, hit concussive shot, kept it on him, dropped a trap, and once he was trapped I tamed. Easy peasy :)
Literally just tamed this for a hunter in my guild and what a battle it was! Tamed on Azuremyst EU at 13.40pm Realm Time
The hunter tamed it from the shooting desent, missed the pillar where our healer was and died. It turned on our healer as she put a heal on the huner as they fell. It eventually killed her but it was picked up by me (Pally Tank) who taunted it and dropped a Judgement to keep it just as the healer was dying.
It almost killed me but I did Lay on Hands to stay alive until the Hunter got back to their body. They laid a Freeze trap down just behind me and shot it as soon as I died and tamed it.
If you know a Healer and a Pally Tank maybe try having them help you out on taming this one.
EDIT: Forgot to mention realm and server time for taming purposes.
I've just tamed him.
11:45 Shadowmoon realm
Stood on the top of a tree and used a freezing trap.
Tamed on Skywall at 4:50pm EST.
Tamed Ban`thalos today, 21.00 realm time, at Sanctuary of Malorne(Darkmoon Faire EU).
Was a pain trying to figure out how to aggro it down without dying, but an alliance warlock, who actually tried to kill him, did it for me...and he died trying to ruin the tame. He tried it twice, but second time I was faster and manage to tame it before "reset":) So thanks to a failing warlock, Ive got an awesome pet ^^
Actually had a mage coming to help me with Slow fall, but didnt need the help after all;)
Tamed Ankha and Ban`thalos today. Been very lucky with spawns since last friday. Got 6 spirit beasts and a Terror-turtle :D
Since I'm an engineer I just waited till he was close to the cliff side nearby the tree that was suggested to stand on. Shot the bird mid air and disengaged and parachuted so that I would land on the cliff. I popped deterrence idk just incase laid a trap at my feet then tamed the bird.
Just tamed this sweet owl at 4:02am on 9/1/2011
1st try i found it flying and tried to tame it but a pally came and killed it b4 i could have it 2nd try i finally tamed it and its a GREAT pet! :)
I just got this lovely pet about an hour ago... I zoned back in from the Firelands, and my silverdragon went off. I looked and saw that it was Ban'thalos, and my heart jumped for joy. I hadn't planned on camping this guy till after I had managed to kill Aeonaxx, but with this shiny little opportunity staring me in the face, how could I ignore it? I flew around for a few minutes, watching him, and then settled down on the tree. I placed my trap, and well, I didn't have to fly very high above the spot my trap was at. I dismounted manually, and shot him. I dropped down, barely taking any damage at all, and started my tame. I didn't get hit except by a very small melee, which was 4241dmg. I know people say he attacks with a moonfire like attack, but I guess I got lucky, lol. For all you hunters out there, this tame is A LOT EASIER than you think. GOOD LUCK!
~Brecc of Area 52, lvl 85 Blood Elf Hunter
Just tamed on EU Azuremyst at 11:41pm (realm time). Used the tree tactic, but as soon as I shot him and landed on the tree he charged me and knocked me off the top. Fortunately I had flexweave underlay on my cape and was able to keep from dying. The moonfire dmg he does is very strong, but can confirm that scatter shot does silence it for long enough to trap him.
Just another quick note, he did spawn at exactly 11:40pm after many hours camping the spot. Anyone else seem to be seeing the rares show up at 20 and 40 past the hour? All my tames seem to always spawn at those intervals. Also, a thank you to a hunter on my realm who gave me valuable information and tips, you know who you are :)
Ban'thalos tamed on wildhammer at 3:25 am server time.
Easy tree tame... died once in a panic wasnt even in BM spec.
After just about losing my marbles out of boredom sitting in that tree this beauty finally spawned last night for me. I wasn't even sure if it was real, or if I was in some sort of delusional state from camping for hours.
This is the easiest tame in the world if you are in the tree.
Unless of course someone is trying to kill it. Which happened to me. Another hunter of all things. Same faction too! I'm sure his NPCscan went off and he came over out of nowhere. I don't know if he was pissed that I saw it first or if he was just a hateful angry sad pathetic excuse of a human being. Maybe both.
I'm thinking f*** this! I've been sitting in this goddamn tree all day! I'm taming this owl! Luckily Ban'thalos' moonfire practically one shotted the other hunter trying to kill it and I was able to begin taming again.
Now I have a happy little green owl and I am free from that tree! Thank God. I haven't decided what to name him yet. Usually I name all my spirit's their actual names, but I'm thinking this one needs something special:D
I saw Ban'thalos at the sanctuary
It took 7 goes to get him right, then a DK comes along and KILLS him on me!
all that for a POS DK to do that? yeah thanks a lot, 12hrs of waiting to spawn at 3pm AEST 6/9 gone!
Just had a friend tame on Blackhand U.S. Horde. 11:40 p.m. Above the Sanctuary of Malourne. Hope it helps :D
Ban'thalos spawned about 6:28am server time on Antonidas.
My friend and fellow hunter didn't have this one, so I immediately starting calling trying to wake her up. I literally sat for an hour watching him fly in circles till she saw I was trying to reach her. (Does this guy even despawn?) Thankfully, she was able to get up into that god forsaken tree and tame him. :3
Here's what I just did (which won't really help you at all unless you're an Engineer)
I have the Parachute enhancement to my cloak, so I flew up near him and did:
... in quick succession
then dropped a Freeze Trap when I landed.
I took a chance and kept the Auto Shoot going so I could disrupt that nasty spell of his and, when he froze, I tamed him.
Too bad neither he nor my core hound can be used in MM, but ... /kanye shrug ... who cares; I was planning on giving BM a try while doing Heroics anyway
Tamed at 12:20 p.m. EST on Ghostlands server. It took me eight different attempts to tame this guy - first tried to just blast him out of the air, but the ground and I had a disagreement, and the ground won. Next, had a couple of helpful priests try to give me levitate and the priest bubble, but that didn't work as well as hoped (priest heals would steal aggro). Tried slow fall with a mage, still no luck, Ban'thalos' attacks are brutal. Finally watched a video on YouTube about the taming process and was able to do it. Have to stand on the top of a really tall tree that's just behind the stone arches (that took several attempts/falls), set a freeze trap, fly up so you're in range of Ban'thalos, then dismount/shoot him, land on the tree top, use Deterrence and then tame. My heart was racing through this process, but it was nice to finally get him.
Tamed Ban'thalos at
5:00pm Ream Time - Dawnbringer
This one took a bit of hard work and thinking to figure out how to tame 'em. Just flew to Hyjal to do my daily's well low and behold, Ban was flying around with a Mage, Hunter and Shammy circling him, trying to figure out how to bring him down.
I noticed they were trying to pull him into the water - but the mage was dying before the Hunter was in range to tame.
I was with my boyfriend at the time, and we figured out a pretty abstract strategy to tame. I was standing on the Colosseum - right behind the large Elk statue, we timed it so my boyfriend would aggro Ban'thalos and would fall near me (since he is a Rogue he took reduced fall damage, which helped a lot considering that Ban'thalos' ranged attack does quiet a bit.)
Freaked out a bit at the end, because the Mage and Shammy were hovering around - and I did not know if they would try to pull aggro - however they did not - so as soon as I was within ranged I pulled aggro with an arcane shot and started to tame.
he hits like a truck and a half
at 119k I was left with 43k - the only reason I was able to survive the tame was because at the last second he got caught in my frost trap. I also had a haste potion on (Increases haste by 45 for 1 hour)
Again, its a very abstract method that I doubt can be duplicated unless your friend is either a Rogue or has anything that can slow their fall while taking the moonfire-esk attack that Ban will put them thru.
At the end of it all, named them Hope and very happy with his tame :)
It is my alt and I am not very skilled in hunters, so here is what I did and failed:
-I tried the sitting on tree tactics but I was panicking so much because I was afraid of other hunters on the area or gankers that I failed hard.
-I tried the parachute tactic with the trap down and he would kill me before he hit the trap or I he would get trapped after I died. (if you die while he is trapped he will evade, even if you attack or trap again)
Here is what worked:
A guildie tankadin was on the area, so I aggroed the bird and parachuted when near the ground, the paladin taunted it as he was in range, so I didn't get much dmg. I popped the trap, the paladin dragged it to the trap and I tamed.
I know it is fail, but worked for a bad skilled hunter. :B
Got him about 3am ST on Dragonblight,
Went crazy and had a heart attack ect lol...
Couldn't land on the branch as he was circling back round ><, finally managed it, summoned my arena team, which wasn't the best idea as they got aggro and had to die before i could tame, so trapped him in a freezing trap, cried for a certain amount of time before my friend jumped off and died lol.
But beautiful pet, definatly worth the wait :)
Just try not to panic xD
how long is respawn.
Its 4:40pm AEST 8/9
NPC Scanner goes off "YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!" Thanks illidan
Ban'thalos has spawned!
Im screaming in general, I NEED A MAGE NOW! 200g for helping me!
No one responds and a who of Mount Hyal revealed Pallys!
So anyways i proceed to tame, i stripped naked and get on my mount and fly up, 2 Alliance Druids & 2 Horde druids are circling it, I said "TODAYS MY DAY!"
1st Attempt: Failed
2nd Attempt: Failed
3rd Attempt: Failed
At this point the druids are LOLing at me and one says "give it up?" i respond with "NEVER"
On my fourth attempt i shot and disengaged near the mountain, i surived with 50% health, I put a frost trap down and i proceed to tame, Hes frozen! *SUCESS* or so i thought
A smart ass hunter from allaince decides HE wants it and breaks the ice block, The owl is still in my threat, The timer goes down it ends, and i have my brand new Spirit beast!
BM HUNTERS FOR LIFE!
wat realm are u in and do sancturary of malorne have to be restored?
This owl spawns more every 4 hours it seems on my Realm! hes spawned 3 times in one day!
2:24am AEST 9/9
He spawns MORE then the cats do!
I watched a Druid pull this owl and plummet to his death 3 times. Epic fail for 25gold and no achievement.
I wasn't even going to bother taming it as I have kept the same pet for about 5 years.. but I used the good old hunter tactic, stood on the statue's head, laid a frost trap, flew up, dropped my mount and arcaned him on the way down.. Tamed. Stunning looking pet. Took it and solo'd a Fiery lord. Exotic pet collector or not, this bird just looks amazing flapping around in Orgrimmar and with mend pet it can really hold it's own.
Tamed earlier tonight. Must have died 5 times total before finally getting the sequence of dismount, hit, use parachute cloak, set trap, tame. Agonizing too, waiting for my rez timer each time before I could come back, heal up, and try again. There was another hunter in the area who had apparently been trying to tame as well, proceeded to give me grief when I pulled off the tame, like I ninja'd his pet or something. But I have a hard time feeling bad about it, given that he had 5 opportunities to tame him when I was dying left and right like a noob!
Just tamed him with the help of a mage. Misdirect on mage friend to take first aggro. Mage died, but I was able to trap & tame.
- Hits like a truck (did about 30k damage on me per hit)
- Deterrence does NOT work.
Died lots of times, both from birdy as from falling damage (pop parachute a bit too late... stuff like that).
Just tamed Ban'thalos 8.05PM Hellscream EU
tips here worked like a charm
get on tree top.. fly up.. shoot him
when u land back on treetop put down ice trap and tame
3rd rare tame for me today!
Got the tame on my hunter 9:35 am server time. Garona server.
Used the tree method with track beasts on, and I saw it spawn waited till it was a little closer then dropped trap and flew up tagged with concussive shot to slow it and dropped to tree and waited for the trap and waw law the tame was mine. No damage except minor from the dismount to treetop. Another player was in the area but was on the ground in front of the sanctuary so could not pull aggro once i got it tagged. Good Hunting & Taming to ya all.
UPDATE: While camping Magria this evening, Ban'thalos spawned again at approximately 11:00 pm server time on Garona.
I was camping him for hours... I even had my position perfect on the tree. I have NPC scan so I turned my volume up and alt-tabbed so I could browse the web while waiting. At around 4am I hear the noise go off.. I almost had a heart attack. By the time I tabbed back Ban'thalos was NOWHERE in sight and I see this other hunter off in the distance. I have no clue if they tamed him or killed him... I can't believe how quick they did it apparently. Or they could have already had it and pulled it out to troll my NPC scan. It's so frustrating waiting all night >_>
UPDATE: I just got him at around 8:25am! My first attempt, the trap failed after I hit him and tried to lay one down. Put the trap down BEFORE you pull. Then I arcane shotted, hit deterrence (he cast a moonbolt right away), taming him while trapped. This pet is amazing and so unique! A happy ending to my awful boring night. Don't give up and good luck
just tamed mah purty at 830ish est on lethon.used the tree strat w/o a hitch.
Tamed him tonight on Arygos, I finished the quest on my rogue to open up the fireland stuff and noticed him flying so I logged over to my hunter "who did not do many of the hyjal quest, therefore did not have the firelands stuff open and could not see him"
So I decided to do the quest to open the fireland dailies and wow he was still up, so I flew on the tree and took a shot at him to bring him down to my freezing trap and tamed him.
Was shocked he was still up for well over a hour.
I have been sitting on this tree for 4 days now, it seems to spawn just after i go to bed, i have had no luck, for those of you using NPC scan, i bet ur heart raced when it goes off, but then bummer u cant find it, it has happened to me 4 times, if there is a hunter near you that has that pet the NPC scanner will go off if the pet is active lol it even went off when i summoned my Anhka. good luck to you all, if you are as lucky as me u will have to wait 4 days plus, if ur as lucky as chuck norris on the pill it will spawn right in front of you within 2 seconds.
*****UPDATE AFTER STAYING UP ALL NIGHT HE SPAWNED AT 11:45AM, I FELL OFF THE TREE IN A PANIC, AND ANOTHER HUNTER GOT HIM FIRST SHOT*********
******UPDATE NUBMER 2 I GOT IT DEAD ON 8PM AFTER SITTING ON MY TREE FOR ANOTHER 8 HOURS YAHHH MY HEART IS STILL PUMPING**********
Just tamed this beautiful owl at 2:38 pm on Burning Legion! I had heard that he only spawned on the hour, and have seen this with the other new rares, but I guess it's not the case!
Funny thing is, I had just found Deth'talic for a guildie, so I helped him tame it. Almost instantly after he tamed the spider, Anthriss spawned (which sadly was killed). I told my guildie I had been wanting this amazing owl, so he showed me how to get onto the tree. My previous attempts failed because his moonfire ability killed me before he got in my trap (I had tried the disengage in the air method).
So I got on the tree, sat there about 15 min, and he spawned! Most amazing bird ever <3
So, with this luck, I headed to Storm Peaks, because I've been wanting Skoll..and he was there too! Gonna go buy a lottery ticket I think =D
If you can get into the tree, it's the easiest way I think. Place Freezing Trap, fly up, dismount, arcane shot, deterrence, tame beast and enjoy! <33 I don't think you NEED deterrence, but it helps with the extra damage. He only had 1 attack before he got in the trap. =)
Oh, and if you are trying the tree method and having trouble, try using a smaller mount. I used my gryphon and it worked perfectly. Makes it easier to see the top of the tree =) And just line yourself right above it. It took me a while, but it was well worth it.
Good luck all! <3
Tamed owl on Borean Tundra server when it spawned at 3:50am (NPCscan went off). I didn't use the tree trick, i went to the mountain ledge behind the tree. Mounted up flew up and then just enough out to shoot at the owl and then disengage backward back onto the ledge. Uploading screen shot.
I didn't have a cape or anything to slow fall me so this is how I did it.
If you line your body with the very tip of the crooked tree (not the ones on the left side of the monument, the crooked one on the right side of it) by changing your angle to where you are looking up at your character it is easier to find the center of the tip of the tree and get "stuck" on it. Place your freeze trap and then target Ban'Thalos. Mount up and press the space bar to glide up and get in range of Ban'thalos. Next press the X button to move down as close to the tree as you can without losing him in your range to shoot. Wait, on the next pass shoot him and you will fall down to the tree. When he starts casting moonfire hit him with scattershot to interrupt and then start taming immediately. I got him on the first try of doing this after nearly 6 deaths trying it a different way.
Yes, and you can only get Ban'Thalos during the phase.
You cannot get him beforehand, as the shrine is on fire. Why would -any- owl even want to be there?
EDIT: This comment was in an answer to the question "Can he be seen before the Regrowth occurs?"
ok here is simpler way to do this: fly right up to him, dismount mid-air,shoot him, at the last sec pop ur parachute (or slow fall), soon as u land pop the freeze trap and start charming! I got frustrated trying to get on the tree, this worked 1st time
........lemme know if this works for any of you. BTW i named him Habrok which is Norse for "the best hawk".
So my boyfriend spots this lovely beast at around 1:30 a.m. server Tanaris and lets me know that he's up. I switch to my BM spec and have him Have Group me, when I fly up from the crooked tree and hit tame, to which he swiftly kills me. I rez pop some haste pots and food and try again only to die. This second time another ally hunter is watching me, and she puts down a trap.....and stands there. My bf offers to pull her off the tree with Leap of Faith but I tell him no if the other hunter gets the tame than she is simply the better of us. She doesn't fly up or anything so I try again this time setting down a trap before-hand (I thought none of the new rares could be trapped) and I start the tame. Other hunter of course attacks it, breaking my trap, and is quickly killed. I pop another trap and tame again gaining my new pet :D just goes to show it's better to be on the highroad.
Just tamed him on Graymane at about 9am server, had the help of my bf and his paladin, he flew up and got aggro them bubbled as he fell to make a nice landing and I just grabbed aggro from the ground as he came down with my tame beast, his moonfire hurt took me down to half health with one hit, no need for a frost trap though because my tame beast was faster before he could do anything else.
Check that to see how to tame & where Ban'thalos actually comes from Lore wise, yes, it actually has lore behind it!
Thumb up so others can see =D
Tamed Ban'thalos @ 9:47pm on Dawnbringer
Easy tame for me as there was no other hunters near by at the time he popped. For some reason my NPCscan never even went off and I had been camping the zone for about 2-3 hours while looking through some websites and doing some reading. When I looked back he was flying around near me and I started to panic a bit since my NPCscan never went off. Again, lucky nobody else was around!
Pretty much did what most have done. Got up in the tree, mounted, went up, arcane shot him, fell down, put out my trap and hit tame asap. Didn't take very much damage at all from him or the very short fall. By the time I had gotten up there he was pretty much close up to me.
Very beautiful pet and I'm one happy hunter to have gotten him so easy :) Good luck out there to all the hunters looking for him!
Got him on Zuljin the other day at spawn point. It was 0130 server time.
1 other hunter was around and he was trying the whole tree thing. He kept falling off and the bird never got close enough for him to tag. I watch the hunter try and try and finally asked if I could give it a try. He said go ahead. I knew the tree thing wouldn't work so I got in the spawns flight path and dismounted my flying mount. I took about 100k fall damage.
I'm a new 85 so I was left with about 5k health left. I did this a couple more times to judge where I should fall after the tag. I decided to fall on the wall like thing around the monument that is near the flight path. I flew up to Ban, tagged him, fell and took that damage, dropped frost trap and tamed. He didn't cast on me thankfully. Anyways, should be easy if you do it like that and have any type of health pool. GL
I sat on the statue's head facing east. placed a freezing trap in front of me, flew up just high enough to hit him, hit lifeblood, deterrance, tame. Finally worked. Glad no other hunters were there. Took about 45 minutes. I tried the tree tactic, but I just sunk right thru them. He was there first thing after i completed the quests for this area. He had me down to like less than 10% health.
There is a very simple way to tame Ban'thalos. First target this little beauty then land on Malorne's head close to his antlers. Eat some skewered eel to boost your stam and when you see him on your mini-map coming close to where you are, place your ice trap between his antler's and mount your flyer. Fly straight up a little ways, without moving forward or backward, until your Arcane shot becomes usable. Dismount, arcane shot and he will fly down to you without even using his moonfire ability. I drank a healing pot quickly when I landed (just in case). When he came down to me, I used deterrence and my ice trap went off. I tamed him. When you drop from your mount, you aren't high enough to sustain much damage because you'll land on Malorne's head and a healing pot will do.
Mind you, after spending almost 100g to repair from dying and following the advice to disengage and hit the water, and try to find a tree to sit in, this seemed to be the best solution. It took one try and I had him. What a beautiful pet! All you hunters out there, enjoy him...he's awesome!
Just tamed at 11:00 am server on Eitrigg. Landed on tallest tree behind Malorne's statue, laid freezing trap, flew up enough to fire at him, dismount, fire, tame. Tree was a bit difficult to land on but I was hung over so your mileage may vary :D
First five attempts I flew up, tagged him with arcane shot, then hit disengage to land in the lake. He killed me before he got into taming range.
Next I tried landing on the big tree south of the statue, took a few minutes. Waited for him to circle around, layed down a freezing trap, flew up, dismounted, tagged with arcane shot, and hit my deterrence / tame beast macro. Landed on the tree, he was frozen, and now I have Ban'thalos. ^_^
On top of tree with freezing trap.
Taming on top of tree while Ban is frozen.
Ugh, this guy was a NIGHTMARE to tame, ended up getting a priest to give me a hand, I placed a freeze trap on a hillside within disengage distance so that when I pulled him and disengaged I took around 50% fall damage, the priest then kept me healed up while I was taming (the freeze trap broke the second I started taming him)
Having a healer around to heal/shield you is a DEFINITE help with this one.
I've captured every spirit, rare and elite pet wow has to offer and I must say this one is simply not worth the time and effort. Congradulations, WoW you've made one that costs to much treasure.
Landed on the tree, put down the trap. Another hunter were on the mountains just "observing" me. Then I mounted up, pulled him and dismounted. Landed safely on the tree and started tamming. The trap didn't work and he killed me with his spell when missing only 5% of the taming bar. The other hunter shoot him and with full health and no efforts, tamed him on the mountain. I'm SO GUTTED.
07:30am Ghostlands server.
There seems to be a bug with Ban'thalos not staying freeze trapped while tame. Anyone else noticed?
Just solo tamed Ban'thalos, I thought I'd share my way with you fellow hunters that would like to tame this spirit beast.
Have it focused so you are able to see it's cast bar for Harsh Moonlight, which hits for a truck most likely killing any player in 6-8 seconds. Fly directly below it, as low as possible while your shots are still in range, try to make sure your over higher ground to make life easier, because once you've done one shot at it, you need to be able to reach the ground in less than 5 and a half seconds at normal falling rate. Just before you hit the ground (perhaps 10 yards roughly above it,) hit disengage and don't move. Watch the focus target cast bar for Harsh Moonlight, right at the end of the first cast hit deterrence, then lay a freezing trap while deterrence is up. Just simply wait until Ban'thalos gets frozen in your trap, then start your tame beast cast.
Sorry about the wall-o-text, I think if people are really that interested, they won't mind reading 8 lines of text.
Best of luck.
Jxß, The Maelstrom.
Tamed Ban'thanlos on Wyrmrest Accord 10.2.11 at 2.50am pst.
Easy tame. I used the tree, dropped freezing trap, tagged him, then immediately began to tame. He stayed frozen while I tamed him. I did not have any problems at all.
I had said to myself I was never going to tame any more spirit beasts after I got the 4 Northrend ones, I was going to wait until I had an alt hunter to get the cata beasts.
I also thought that Ban'thalos was rather pretty yet never thought i'd get one due to it being awkward and a hard hitter.
However that all changed yesterday when I tamed one.
My mind changed because the first time I saw Banny was when while talking to Matoclaw it spawned above me. I've only had 2 other rares spawn while I was on their spawn point and one of those was a non tameable blazewing. So this seemed like a special occurrence to have the first time seeing him be him spawing on me. However I let him be and went my way.
I saw him 2 more times after that and then a 3rd time (day before yesterday) where I decided i'd grown rather attached to him and tried getting on the tree. However that failed and a couple of Blood Elves came along and stole the spot.
Yesterday, yet again I was lucky enough to find him flying overhead just from handing in my dailies and this time there were no other hunters around so after two failed attempts I got on the tree and waited for him to fly over so I could tag him then freeze, then tame! He didn't even begin casting his special move.
So yes I am pleased and unlike with Black Madexx I don't have that feeling of discomfort from taming something I never set out to tame although it did mean my stable was full and had to release my Humar since i'd never seen another Madexx and never spent much time with my black lion. I still want Blue Madexx so need the space.
this has to be the EASYEST pet to tame, fly right up to him, serpet shot, as you near the ground disengage, tame= win his ability hurt alot but you should be able to survive it
Tamed today on Norgannon. Top of the tree, summoned priest friend along on the top of the tree for heals just to make sure. Flew up, dismounted, shot the owl, landed back on the top of the tree, freeze trap and tamed. Got healed to full health. Worked nice. The worst part of it all is to get on the top of the tree. The spot is so tiny, took me about 5 minutes of positioning myself there. Good luck!
Saw him flying over. Got on top of a tree. Flew up. Dismount. Concussive shot as I fell. Once in range, he started casting Harsh Moonlight. I immediately hit with Scatter Shot, and started taming. I was about halfway thru when he started casting again, but none of his attacks hit me (bugged?). Tamed right after end of 2nd cast. No haste buffs or traps used.
A right *!@#$ to tame, but I got him.
Tamed at 3:26am on US Steamwheedle Cartel.
After some desperate attacking of the tree next to the shrine, I finally managed to land on it, set a trap, and tame him.
Funny story on my tame.
My friend told me he was up and i hopped over on my hunter and flew there. I then realized i never zoned the place. I sighed, and started the quests and kept doing them on my time off, etc.
About 3 days later, i phase the zone, and he's flying right there. Tame him 1st shot and happy day! :3
This looks like it is gone be hard, BUT, if you use the next guide its real easy.
YOU HAVE TO BE A BM HUNTER
Make macro ( /m in game, and put text below inside macro, save )
( /use Potion of Speed )
/cast Tame Beast
1. Stand on the Tree near the sanctuary ( i submitted a
with exact position )
-------- ( if u see
below u ( zoom in till no further ) then u can dismount ) --------
2. Lay a Freezing trap in the same spot your standing on the tree
3. Mountup and fly
up ( only spacebar ) about 10 ft high
4. /target Ban'thalos and Concussive Shot him (if you do it right you land on the same treetop where you where standing)
5. use Macro
6. BIG WIN you have youself a greet / awesome looking pet
edit: Why r all posts downrated here, really dont know :S i know most of these comments are very helpfull
Tamed him this morning on Malygos. He must have killed me like 6 times because he kept missing the trap on the tree. But when he finnaly hit the trap I tamed him no issues. Takes a bit of patience, but the tree start does work. One fo the coolest looking pets IMO. Allready had people compliment him in the 2 hours ive had him.
Please if you are a hunter and see another hunter already taming me respectful and let them tame. Lost the pet today due to a pissy hunter who killed him while I was taming. This goes for all rare pets.
Right now, as of this moment, above this comment there's 17 -
- purged comments with -1 or -2 rating detailing when, how and where people have tamed Ban'thalos.
Sure, it may make you angry or upset seeing how other people have gotten him and you have not, but still, try not to press that downvote button. Purged comments get deleted after a while, and personally I have found them useful, since there's usually been at least one comment from one of the servers where I have hunters, and this helps me in figuring out when the next spawn's going to occur.
I don't know what Wowhead's moderators think about these, but there's not much that needs to be commented about the mob. Usually one of the first comments details the estimated spawn times along with routes/spawn points and tips & tricks. Therefore, it doesn't (in my opinion) affect anyone negatively if the next four pages are full of
"tamed on X at Y time"
, so please don't downvote these, they're useful.
TL;DR - last sentence^
First detected Ban'thalos at 1320 server time today on Frostmane US. Tamed at 1330.
Flaged hunter on a pve server was trying to do it, so like any self respecting alliance player I ganked him and the rare pet.
Warlocks are just evil.
This is the easiest and simplest tame you can do!
No need to be too complex about it.
Stand on the statue of Malorne between the antlers.
Lay down a trap.
Fly straight up and wait until Ban'thalos is in range of your Scatter Shot.
If you have some item that gives you slow fall then be ready to use it. (I used the cloak from the Shattari Skyguard quartermaster)
You shouldn't need a slow fall effect however because if you've already tested the fall then you should be high enough to bring you to about half health or so. You don't need to fly up any further than that.
Fly up, scatter shot him so he can't spam the moonfire effect then fall to the statue.
He will come straight down and freeze.
Tame and enjoy!
Couldnt get the placement on the tree right so I ended up aggroing in midair and disengaging onto the little piece of land behind the tree everyone is talking about. Hard to eyeball correctly and definitely took several tries (and a repair bill). Good thing no one else was around going for it.
Started on the piece of land then moved up and forward a little.
I just tamed this pet by using the directions above to land on the tree. I food buffed, put a hunter mark on Ban'thalos and then when he came back around I dropped a freezing trap. I mounted and flew straight up (just until he was in range) once he lapped back I dismounted used concussive shot then he used his harsh moonfire ability. On the second hit I used Deterrance then immediately followed by scatter shot. He then froze and I tamed him on the tree.
He fell to the ground and bugged but I summoned him again immediately.
I post this because I do not have engineering and I wanted to help hunters without the above mentioned skills to see that it is possible with some perserverance.
Good Luck :)
Tamed him today on my hunter, it was really a lot easier than I've read. I got on the tree (which was the hardest part) used the Tazik Shocker from engineering which lured him into the waiting trap and tamed him before trap broke. He didn't hit me a single time. Woot!
Just tamed him on third try, easy in few steps:
- get on the highest NOT GREEN tree in his spawn area while mounted
- dismount to check that u r rly on it
- put down freezing trap
- mount up, fly up (only by pressing space) into same height as he is flying on
- when he gets to ur range:
- shoot him once
- cast detterence (u need it for his first strong hit he sometimes cast)
- let him being caught in ur freezing trap
- tame him while being trapped
Gratz jolly very well done!
to note.. you need to be in the same phase to be able to tame this pet.
example: I saw this mob flying around on my DK, which has already done all the hyjal dailies and unlocked everything possible. But when i logged over to my hunter, (who has done none of the hyjal dailies), I could not see him at all. (yes, both my toons are on the same realm)
At first I thought it was a bug, so I logged between characters a few times. and sure enough, phasing affected my ability to see him, thus rendering me unable to tame him. :(
Just tamed this birdy today. i am a Engineer so i used a combination Parachute cloak and grounded plasma shield (belt enchant) to survive harsh moonlight. then trapped and proceeded to tame. only had about 5k health left XD
Seen this guy when going into Molten Front today after just capturing Solix (Rare fire spider). Had all 5 pets on me and had to abandon one, chose Anthiriss to say bye to. Set myself down on top of the tree to tame, some DK and mage (Horde and Ally), pull him and kill him. Absolutely devastated. Go inside to get looking for Skarr and as soon as I get there Karkin spawns, get a nice easy capture on him, but still doesn't compare to Skarr or Ban'thalos. I wish I had some advice to give to you if you're in my situation - /w offering gold didn't work for me. :(
This is how I tamed it on my hunter with out needing any special food/gear/buffs/etc.
Before attempting to tame:
1. I went on top of one of the trees behind the statue of Malorne. After I got myself situated, I dismounted to check if I was in a good spot. I got back on my mount, flew straight up and dismounted to verify that my position is good. If you're in a good spot, you would only take roughly 5-10% damage.
2. After getting into a good position, I cast Trap Launcher and put the Freezing Trap on the tip of the tree just so I could see where it would be.
Actual taming attempt:
1. Same deal as step one above.
2. Trap Launcher > Freezing Trap
3. Flew up, once in range I used Distracting Shot, Disengage, landed, Tame Beast.
I hope this helps.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your comments here people! I managed to log on at the correct time and it showed he was up. I tried the disengaging backwards into the water a few times, but I died twice and the third and fourth time he evaded because I didn't think to use parachute and I fell too fast. Anyways, by now a lot of other hunters were around, I counted 8 or 9 at one point. I watched a few other people try and fail at getting him so finally I got choked. Now see, I had tried to get onto the tree quite a few times and obviously I was doing it wrong because I failed so miserably. But now that I saw I was going to lose him I had to try anything! So I flew over to the tree, managed to land on the FIRST TRY! Now see, I had tried for a good 20 minutes the day before and I couldn't do it, so this was unusual haha.
Anyways, I dropped my ice trap, mounted, hit spacebar to go directly up and waited for him to come to me. While that was happening some asshat saw what I was doing and flew up and aggroed him for his friend but didn't hit slow fall fast enough and died... so that was lucky. Ban'thalos flew back up, came around to me, I aggroed, dropped down and landed on my ice trap. It took him a sec to get there but I hit tame beast as soon as he was in range. He was only frozen for two seconds before breaking it and smacking me, but I managed to complete the tame. Got a lot of /rudes from the horde hunters after that, but hey, I was the only one smart enough to land in the tree!
Thanks for your comments guys, guarantee I would've lost him if not for your very detailed help!
I had Ban'thalos in my trap on top of the tree tonight (on US-Garrosh) when another hunter shot out my trap and killed the owl. He claimed that his guildies we're "holding" Ban'thalos for him, even though I was the only hunter there at the time of the tame. He also said that he had "precendence" over me. Funniest thing of all was that his Guild Master was helping him kill Ban'thalos then told me he had a "Fun Time".
Too bad really. Ban'thalos is a sweet lookin' owl. I will try for him again.
:D Just tamed him early today and here's what I did (without foods or items):
1) Hovered over a tree and made sure I could land safely on the tip of it. Then I flew up a little bit so I could reach the owl and pull him, which would make me fall and land on the tip of the tree, only losing a little health.
2) I put down a Freeze Trap on the tip of the tree. (you might find this works better doing it after step 4 or 5.. depends how fast everything goes)
3) Shot him with Concussion shot to pull (but it doesn't matter really what shot you use, I just wanted to slow him down a bit).
4) As soon as he was in range, I casted Scare Beast, so he wouldn't start the process of three-shoting me xD
5) I was having issues with him Fearing too far away, so I casted Scatter Shot, to keep him unable to attack me, but still close. (the reason I fear and then do this is, since Scatter shot is close range, sometimes he can start wailing on you before you can cast this. With Scare Beast you can reach him sooner).
6) It might take a few tries, but eventually he should fear/daze wander into your freeze trap, and then just Tame Beast (but feel free to try to tame beast while he's just wandering around dazed anyway and you might get a head-start before he hits the freeze trap xD).
Yay, hope this helps. Happy hunting! :D
So, This worked well...but don't do it it to you're own alliance...
I waited for a Blood Elf camping Ban'thalos to go through the same routine everyone else does. Shoot him, fall, get "moon fired" and die.
The BE started the routine and it went just as I thought it would. So I flew within range, waited for him to cast his moonfire, watched the BE fail and instantly hit tame beast. Ban didn't even cast another moon fire. BAM. STOLEN. Tamed.
Then I planted my Flag of Ownership on the BE, ROFL'd and flew away.
I love messing with Horde, but like I said, I wouldn't have done it this way to my own alliance.
As a warrior I spammed all the hunters in /who until one came along so after some trial and error it figures the best way to do it is to get thehunter to stand on the C shape structure atop the pillars and lay a freezing trap. I flew up mounted and tagged the mob with hc throw then leapt back down to the hunter who distracting shotted it to the trap and tamed it, pretty simple even with the priest who was trying to kill it saying he should have brough his dk to stop the hunter taming it.
Hard solo, easy with someone to help. The guy said he had no money and that it was his friends char but thanked me profusely, I told him I didn't to do it for a reward, just glad someone could make use of the pet.
I found a better way to tame it. You can stand on top of a tree at coords 26,63 and when he comes around just fly straight up till you are in range hit ccshot and lay a freeze trap (yes he can be ice blocked) then start taming cause you will land right back on the tree
Makes me sick that people would kill it because their friend wasnt there first to tame it....ruining it for another player...thats not cool.
One of the easiest ways to actually 'creatively' aggro him and tame him, is aggro him very high up, and then disengage before you hit the ground, in such a way that you won't take fall damage (i.e don't do it as you aggro him, but wait til you're very close to the ground).
Edit: It's worth nothing I helped a hunter tame it, the way I did it was simply aggro him in the air (Heroic Throw), and I made sure I was positioned over a flat piece of ground, I waited til I was close to the ground, heroic leaped so I'd take no fall damage, and popped Shield Wall and Enraged Regen with Last Stand to outheal is damage.
Tamed it this morning, it was actually easier than expected and didn't require any profession-related item:
- Use your mount to get within shot range;
- Dismount and shoot it (any shot will do, it's just to attack mob and be flagged for combat);
- Wait until you almost crush to the ground, then cast Disengage;
- Cast Deterrence and set a Freezing Trap on your feet;
- Cast Tame Beast and enjoy your new pet!
I finally got to attempt to tame Ban'thalos today around 1:30 a.m. on the Azuremyst server. There are a few reasons why I say "attempt" rather then "got to tame" goes like this; I had spent about a week camping out for this bird altogether when i had hearthed to SW and I had flown back to Sanctuary of Malorne and my NPC scanner started going off reading Ban'thalos was in the area. Try as I might to find Ban'thalos i realized that he was not close to the ground as I originally anticipated but instead very very high in the air.
Disregarding the personal thought that I should come onto wowhead to figure out what to do, I tried finding every means possible to reach him on ledges or the statue but it proved futile.
Finally I checked a lot of comments that stated falling on trees. Thinking "I am not doing that." 2 minutes later I was scrambling to fall onto trees to get a grip. Nothing worked. Finally I read the head of the Sanctuary's statue was an excellent place to fall onto. I gave it a shot and had 5% health (Yay! I didn't die!). Formulating my plan and reading more comments I decided to do as stated on the comments and fly straight up after I set a freezing trap and dismount and tag. I found it extremely discouraging however that the first couple of times of attempting to trap him did not work well because I waited to long to set the trap. So by putting the trap down when he is in the 3 o'clock position (as he does fly clockwise), fly up, dismount and tag him. Now here's where the problem came in (actually three problems) one was the shot I was using (serpent sting) to tag him. So even if I had trapped him with deterrence going, it did not last and I got one-shotted with his moonfire ability because he was recieving damage from my shot. The other two problems were a pally and shaman that decided to kill Ban'Thalos while I was waiting for my resurrection timer to hit 0. And they succeeded. Come to find out they were my best friend's buddies so they got to hear my cussing and yelling over the headset.
So here's a bit of advise when you do tame Ban'Thalos. I suggest using distracting shot rather then anything else. No damage done and I'm sure the trap will last. Another thing is to use the statues head as a platform rather then taking odd-ball guesses with trees all day. I have also heard that disengage while falling helps relieve a lot of damage taken (I didn't do it so I don't know but it's worth a shot). Another thing that can be done is setting up your toolbar ahead of time so everything is in a row or setting up macros. But this is how my rotation went:
1. Make sure your friend's buddies aren't trying to play games with you by stealing your tame (we all know how frustrating that can be).
2. When Ban'thalos is at 3 o'clock, set Freezing trap.
3. Fly up, dismount when Ban'thalos is in reach, tag and disengage.
4. Hit deterrence when you hit the statue.
5. Let him freeze and tame.
Hope this advise helps. Like I said, i still have yet to tame him but hopefully this will prevent tiny mistakes from being made that could cost you an amazing tame.
11/17/2011-- I tamed Ban'Thalos today (Yay!) and I did everything I had listed except I used a Mythical Healing Potion when I first hit the statue then I hit deterrence. The healing potion replaced the Disengage I was going to do but figured I wouldn't try my luck.
1. Set Freezing trap when Ban'Thalos is at 3 o'clock
2. Fly up, dismount when Ban'thalos is in reach and tag.
3. Drink a Mythical Healing Potion when you hit the statue's head then hit Deterrence.
4. Freeze and Tame!
Hope this information helps! Happy hunting! :D
A guild mate told me he was up today, so I zoned in from the Molten Front and when I arrived Manabanky, a Paladin and Asheida, a Priest killed him, laughed and flew off.
I'll get him though!
Group up with a Warlock
We just did it as hunter and warlock
I, The warlock, did the following:
1- Stood on the ruins in front of Malorne statue (looks like a small bridge) along with the hunter.
2- Have the hunter set up a freezing trap.
3- Have the warlock set up a demonic portal.
4- Have the warlock mount up, fly high, pull the bird with felflame.
5- Smash your Teleport ability
as hard as you can.
Lag can cause it failing.
If the teleport was a success...
then at the same time
6- Have the hunter aggro the bird, trap it, and tame it.
They live happily ever after...
Good luck hunters :)
This is one of the more "simple" tames to do. Don't follow the posts about bringing friends or this or that. Getting on top of the tree and placing a trap is the simplest method.
To get on to the tree:
1. Get on your flying mount and move to the tip of the tree you plan on using.
2. Move forward into the tip until it stops you from going any further.
3 Using the SPACE bar, slightly move up then SLIGHTLY try to move forward again. If you notice your character move forward then use X to try to move down. If the tree stops you, then you know you are in the correct spot.
4. Dismount and confirm.
Make sure you are in BM. Place a trap and make sure you can physically see it on the tip of the tree. Mount up ( USE ONLY THE SPACE BAR TO MOVE ) fly up enough to tag Ban'Thalos. Dismount // Concussive shot // Deterence // tame ....
Simple as that.
Easy tame,, hehe after you get him down and into a freezing trap..
Good lock .)
got him today on the Moon Guard server at 4:30pm(server time) after camping for over a week.
His time spawn is 6-17 hours. I saw him spawn at about 1am server, then he spawned again when I tamed him. So, roughly 15 hours.
I landed myself ontop of the tallest tree behind the statue. You know you've landed on it when you stop going down on your mount when you click x. Once you're there, dismount. It may take a few tries. Otherwise you need a mage or a slow fall potion to get him from the ground.. or a 85 healing potion ontop of the statue's head.
Once there, dismount. You may want a healing potion and haste buffs(though I did it without in fairly poor gear). Once he spawns, drop your ice trap. Mount up and fly up only so you can drop right back down onto the tree. Unclick your mount and distraction shot him down,(hit your potion if need be), click deterrence and tame instantly after that.
His moonfire hits like a
, so if you're going without potions, you
to hit deterrence. I didn't the first try and was practically one shotted. If you die, don't panic.(Or try not to, lol.) And fly and
rez back on the tree
. Don't rez, fly there and get back on the tree, it's actually easier to do it when dead.
He is a spirit beast, you need to be a BM hunter to tame him. You also
need to have completed all the Hyjal quests
and the one entering the Molten Front for him to appear. Once tamed, he comes with all the bells and whistles of the other spirit beasts, with a heal and a stealth. Not too bad looking, either. Good luck and happy hunting!
Yes, got it today! I used one of the posts here as follow: Set myself up on the top of the tree, un-gear, dis pet, lay freezing trap mount fly to get closer, distracting shot, than tame.....piece of cake.
Thank you poster for this short easy guide!
On Twisting Nether ( EU) at 17:45 Date: 23/11/2011
I was already camping Magria in MH for 24 hours. Missed him twice :/ so I forced 2 people in my guild so start camping other Spirit Beasts. So 1 guy was placed at Amberpine Lodge for Arcturis and the other at Storm Peaks for Skoll
So there was my yell on Ventrillo: " Your bear is here" ! Tamed him at 17:45 server time. Had to wait 6min on my HS, went to Stable master, placed a pet out and went back to Mount Hyjal for Magria
Was there at 18:00 and Ban'thalos spawned ! Stood on the tree, placed the trap, mount up, straight up and shot him. He was trapped and tamed him easly
Could be coincidence but mayby not.
Ps.: Special thanks to Unmikedeath and Thuglej
Tamed him at 10:25 PM server time
Server: Scarlet Crusade
1. place ice trap on tallest tree top and mount up
2. flew up to get a little lower then eye level with him
3. dismount, concussion shot, tame
4. try to come up with amazing name.
He is a fairly simple taming challenge, aside from Ankha or Magria.
those three I believe are the easiest of the challenges.
the next ones I think would have to be Karkin or Skarr, then Kirix depending on how fast you are.
i got him today, its very nice pet.
The tame was easy, too easy i can say.
Climb on the tree put down the trap, ride on mount and fly just to be in range, arcane shot,he trapped and i just tame him. i didnt use anything else (deterrence,haste etc)
Have included a picture (screenshot) of where i stood to trap and tame ban'thalos. Don't forget you NEED to be in Beast master mode. Take a little time to position yourself on the very top of the tree, dismiss any pet, wait for Ban'thalos to circle closer, lay freezing trap, fly directly up, dismiss mount, shoot, land, (deterrence) perhaps, Tame.
Time (server) 9:00-10:00
Date 4 nov 2011
I saw him at the same time the following 2 sunday.
Just tamed @ 10.22 ARATHOR using Seekingeldorado's tactics. Took me 3 tries to get it right but on third try it worked. Sweet, thx =) Easy to solo tame!
I tamed him on my hunt Indrasilya yesterday, lvl 85 only 340 ilvl around 96k hp on Trollbane EU. If seen him for days on the same spot even today after i tamed him. I think he spams there and just keeps flying around S of Malorne.
- At sanctuary of malorne land with your mount on the statue's head between his horns.
- Turn towards his ass using your keyboard.
- Use space bar to fly just high enough to target Ban'thalos (use x if your to high) and thats around half his flying hight.
- Shoot an instant cast shot (doesnt matter which one...)
- You fall on the statue and as soon as u hit (costed me 60% of my hp) drop freezing trap (i didn't use any parachute)
- Use detterence right after that
- Use tame
Done deal, this wonderfull pet is yours !
My first try-outs (4 times) i used pots etc... and he hit me anyway with his magic spells which hit me for around 50k hp/cast and i died.
Sometimes he is just faster as you and start spellcasting before he freezes, you will die then. But don't give up. I had him the 5th try!
Luck was on my side. Haven't played for a while, just started back. I was telling a friend that just started a new hunter, about Petopia. I went there myself and was looking at the new Spirit Beast. Seen Ban'thalos and had to have him (I have the whole collection of spirit beast :-) )
I had to do dailies in Mt. Hyial so figured I look for Ban'thalos. My hubby got there before me and he was there. I had read all the different things people tried with the dead tree falling to death, taking the potion of speed or eating haste buff food etc.
What I did is stand behind the moose statue on the pillars at Malorne. Hubby waited till he was just over head, flew up and aggroed him and timed it so when he fell, he fell on the pillars, took off a lot of health, but he didn't die. As Ban'thalos came down at him, I setup my freeze trap and casted my deterrence / tame beat macro. I was so excited I forgot to take my potion of speed. Took me 1 and a half tries of casting tame beast to get him.
He doesn't do hardly any damage, and with hubby there he healed me what little damage I did take.
NOTE: I'm am not the best dressed hunter by far and it was pretty easy for me. If you have a pally friend or even better a tank druid that can fly up aggro, then drop down in to tank form or heal you. would be best.
Just tamed this guy on Eredar.
I didn't use any of these complicated methods everyone is describing.
This is what I did:
1.) Put a Freezing Trap on the stag's head.
2.) Hit space bar until I was in range.
3.) Dismounted and Arcane Shot (Concussive might have been better but oh well.)
4.) Tamed as soon as I landed.
Done. I did take a lot of damage from the fall but it didn't matter since he was frozen as soon as he came near me.
11/27/2011 - 10:30 am
NO NEED TO LAND ON A TREE! After watching him fly around - I asked a guildie hunter friend to come and assist me. She has a "parachute" she can use. After sitting on the head of the Stag statue - she put her parachute on and went up and got his attention bringing him straight down on top of the frost trap I had laid there. I was backed off a ways and after he was frozen, I started spamming the tame pet. As soon as she feigned death he was mine. If another class is used besides a hunter - other slowing falling techniques may work as well, and other aggro dropping techniques Worked like a charm!
Stood on the tree, laid frost trap and mounted up again. Flew vertically up slightly, and shot Banthalos when he was in range. He came charging into the frost trap laid and tamed him.
It's pretty easy to get him. Do note however, you need to enable this setting in Interface>Controls> 'Auto dismount in flight' so that you can shoot and dismount, falling down to the tree top 5 yards below you.
The best thing was I beat a Horde hunter who Hunter mark him while I was there earlier than him.
I know there's a million "how to" comments but I'll add mine in because I didn't see this already said.
I used a Turtle pet but I imagine any would work.
~I got just high enough to target Ban'thalos and shoot him. (didn't worry about trees and such)
~Shot once with Arcane shot and used Goblin Rocket Jump before landing. (Disengage or a parachute from Gnomeregan would work too)
~Immediately Misdirected to my pet and shot until my pet had aggro and was tanking
~Dropped a Freezing Trap and set pet to passive to bring Ban'thalos over to it
~As soon as Ban'thalos was in ice I Dismissed Pet (or you could Abandon if you're a terrible person) and hit Tame Beast!
It didn't take long at all and I was only hit with 2 blasts before my pet got aggro so I was somewhere between 50-60% health and my pet didn't drop below 80%
I was just going to do my Hyjal Dailies when my Npc scan went off. I looked up and there he was.
I decided to give it a shot and after dying 6 times i finally got him at 8.17am Saurfang Server time.
I used the tree and and placed down the freezing trap not before realising the ones before that i used the wrong trap. I used Deterrence to stop damage and then the trap got to work and i began to tame. Lucky for me no other hunters were in the area so even through it took me awhile i got him quite easily.
My 3rd Spirit beast and i am happy!
Good luck to all who are trying to catch this beauty
I tamed him! 13.23 pm Azjol-Nerub EU.
He actually spawned right as I was making my way to the Sanctuary of Malorne to do my daily rounds.
Took me a few minutes to position myself on the tree, I was really nervous. Luckily no one else was around.
When I finally got on the tree, I waited for him to get closer, placed a trap, mounted up, shot him, he got trapped while casting his harsh moonlight spell and I tamed.
The exact tactic described so many times before.
I'm so psyched, been checking every day with no muck, got Terrorpene yesterday and Ban'thalos today :) Only missing Skarr and Anthiss and I'll have all the Hyjal/Molten Front rares.
I tamed him! 13.23 pm Azjol-Nerub EU.
He actually spawned right as I was making my way to the Sanctuary of Malorne to do my daily rounds.
Took me a few minutes to position myself on the tree, I was really nervous. Luckily no one else was around.
When I finally got on the tree, I waited for him to get closer, placed a trap, mounted up, shot him, he got trapped while casting his harsh moonlight spell and I tamed.
The exact tactic described so many times before.
I'm so psyched, been checking every day with no muck, got Terrorpene yesterday and Ban'thalos today :) Only missing Skarr and Anthiss and I'll have all the Hyjal/Molten Front rares.
Just tamed Ban'thalos on the Draenor Sever pve server
my Hunter is a Alli worgen Hunter :)
This is how it went:
I had been camping since 12:00am cst ,after catching Karkin. I went here to wow head to find out the best way to tame him and his respawn time. witch its 6 -18 hours. any way I did the tree method. I got on the tree and perched my hunter there and at 4:00 am cst, he rezzed and my NPCscan went off.
I was scared thinking i could mess this up. I dropped my frost trap, I mounted and flew up just a bit hit him with arcane shot. It dis mounted me. I fall back to the top of the tree. I took no damage. He comes in after me and gets frozen and i hit tame. And with a flash he was mine. I am so happy now.
I do recommend the tree method it worked great.
to the rest of the hunters who want this guy I wish you happy hunting :D
I tamed this beautiful Spirit Beast with my hunter on Uldaman, 12-04-2011 at about 9:00 p.m. server time. I used the tree top method, very uneventful, as an Orc Hunter looked on....
I died five or six times, I lost count. I started out as the only hunter, and quickly had competition from another NElf, and a BElf. We all took turns dying.
I finally took all my armor off thinking this might be true here like it is of the two cats in the area, and FINALLY didn't die.
Oh, and also did the top of tree/freezing trap trick. The getting naked sealed the deal.
Arctius from Fizzcrank here.
So around an hour ago, I stumbled across this guy on my Worgen Warrior. Troll hunter was attempting to tame, and doing quite... well... not so good. So, I took it to help! The guy had been trying to drop onto the statue to tame, but it nearly killed him every time.
I took a chance and did a /followme, and thankfully, he did so. I led him to the tree, and once he got it, I hovered up. When Ban'thalos here got close, I gave him a /ready, since I couldn't ask if he was ready- just had to hope he knew what I was doing. Got a /nod. Pulled Ban, gave the hunter a /hurry. Hunter caught on, I took the Moonlight, and he got his new pet.
I can't remember the exact time, but I believe it was around.... 5:30am? Something like that. In his normal place, of course.
Just tamed this beauty on Wrymrest Accord ( 6:07PM ST).
Trapped him and used the tree trick. Very easy tame.
Good Luck! =D
Just tamed this owl on sunstrider eu at 20.40 realm time
Used the tree method died the 1st try due to my stupidity I moved slightly when I landed after tagging him splat I went
by the time I rezzed some stupid rogue of the same faction started killing it and died gave me chance to get back in the tree.
While she was rezzing I got the aggro again and tamed with no probs, used concussive shot to pull, deterrence and dropped a freezing trap at my feet.
I told the rogue it wasn't worth anything as it didn't drop any blues or anything but she just said that she wished to kill it :(
I hope the karma train catches up with her as I have spent all day sat in this damn tree as do many other hunters that seek out the rare or spirit beasts
I just tamed him in Bloodhoof server.1:10pm. was on top of the tree,set trap,flew up,concussive shot.and Tame....
You need to unlock the daily quest in Sanctuary of Malorne to be able to see him.
Dont be like me camped for 3 days,got fustraded,came here and read a coment that explaned that.
Happy camping :)
I was camping for Magria, and Ankha from 10-2am.
By my suprise, Ban'thalos was picked up by my npc scan!
I tamed her quickly, took about 3 tries, then went and checked up on Magria and Ankh, and by my suprise! Magria! I almost died from excitement! I got 5 rares today, and 2 in less than a minute!
I am very happy, I wanted Magria the most, but by everyone's comments, she spawns the less, so I was expecting to get me an Ankh.
But by golly, got me a Magria.
My heart is still beating all fast like crazy!
Krakin tamed; 9 or 10 pmish?
Kirix tamed; 10:30 ish.
Ban'thalos tamed; 2:17 am.
Magria tamed; 2:18am. :D
Jadefang tamed; 5:24am
After about 10 attempts to land on the top of the tree, I finally did it and then tried to tame him. I still had to fly up a little to hit him, then fell back onto the tree but he killed me before the trap could freeze him.
I wasn't about to waste more time on the tree landing, so I looked for another strat.
This one worked on my first attempt:
1) Fly up and hit him (I used Arcane Shot)
2) Use Disengage before you hit the ground. Time it right and you won't take any fall damage.
3) Lay down the Freeze Trap
4) Use Deterrence to protect yourself until the trap takes hold.
5) Tame him!
I setup a hotbar with these 5 abilities so I just had to hit 1-5 in sequence.
Here's a relatively simple stradegy for hunters who aren't engineers. It involves another hunter who IS an engineer and may already have it (like my hunter, Gimlor, who always patrols the area hunting for rares (for the sole purpose of alerting others)). Party up, misdirect on to the other hunter, fly up, aggro, drop down, freeze, tame, enjoy! Simple and easy...assuming all goes well. I've done this three times, all with success.
So I follow the useful guide above where it says to park yourself on the tree, lay down an ice trap, fly up a bit, shoot the spirit beast, etc. But just like a huntard, my idea of shooting the bird was using . Please don't save yourself the trouble and use instead. I was only able to laugh it off because there were no other hunters in the area.
Also, you do have to complete the necessary quests to enter Firelands to even see this spirit beast. I found out the hard way...twice.
Hehe this one is great. As I was doing dailys on rogue i spotted banthalos, logged hunter fast and went for the tame.
Two people were hovering around him as I planted myself on that "tame-tree", first i had survival... You cant tame that! It said OPS hurry hurry, so I changed talents to BM and waited for him to fly round. Tamed and barely made it with 6k life left.
Did something wrong with trap, always get to excited when people wanna kill rare tames...
The orc warrior that had been trying to get on top of the same tree as me and failed numerous of times whispered as I had gotten the pet..
(orc warrior) did u get him?
(orc warrior) FS, NOOB.
(me) tihi, whys :p
(orc warrior) wanted to kill for loot to alt
(me) he doesnt drop anyhthing
(orc warrior) rare they all do
(me) linking crystaline tear
Tamed this beast about 15 minutes ago on Tanaris, thanks for the info. good info here as well
Good hunting guys!
Since I wasn't sure which tree folks were talking about, I followed another poster's advice and parked on the highest point of stag's head. When Ban'thalos came around I flew straight up, dismounted, tagged him with concussive, landed and laid freeze trap, hit deterrence and tamed as soon as he was frozen. Easy enough when I got it all in the right order, but this was after being killed about 7 times by falling too far, or freeze trap expiring just as Ban'thalos came close enough to be frozen. I found it worked much better to lay trap after tagging the owl.
Good luck, all!
I was flying around doing my Molten Front dailies today on my DK, and I saw this beautiful bird flying around. I did a /who Stormwind, and asked a hunter, and got some lucky guy this beautiful pet. :)
Just got him on Runetotem at 10:25am server time. Took me a few tries to land on the tree properly but once I got settled I put out my freezing trap then flew up till I could shoot him so he'd come down then he hit the trap & I finished the tame. Thanks for the advice everyone!
Easiest way to do this is fly your mount up on top of the peak of the tree over the sanctuary...manuever/lower yourself down while on your mount til it hits the peak and you wont fly any lower (this assures youre on top of the peak of the tree). Once your stuck on the peak do not move anymore. Next you want to dismount, youll land on the peak of the tree...immediately drop an freezing trap. Then mount up and fly UP about 10 to 15 feet hovering DO NOT move left or fight while on your mount, just go straight up cause u want to land in the same spot. Once Ban is close enough for engagement, dismount and quickly pop him with an arcane shot, youll land safely on the peak of the tree. When u land all u gotta do is stand there, he'll swoop down at you and BAM... freeze instantly literally inches in front of you. Start ur tame and there ya go.
Just did this first try, took 0 damage and had no problems whatsoever.
85 MB Hunter
Tamed him earlier while looking for the 2 cats. Eventually found my way to sit on the top of the tree and then flew up , arcane shot, and tame :)
Later i logged to look for the cats again, and he was up for the second time! I called for a fellow hunter to get him, but a horde mage and pala killed him for 25g ;(
Tamed him at 2.00PM server time on Moon Guard (my home 3.00AM - -). I saw him about 2-3 times when I went to mount hyjal. But I don't know how to tame him. I try to check 2 cats at their spawn point for a week but no luck. Today I found Ban'thalos again. I think a bit and find the way to tame him on youtube
OK now I'm ready to tame him. I land top on the tree behind the statue (After about 4-5 attempts) mount up wait until he come in range , dismount and shot him with arcane shot , cast deterrence ,lay trap , cast tame beast.
now he fighting by my side :)
85 Female Dwarf Hunter
For anyone having difficulty using the tree (it's a little awkward getting to the right spot on it), you can use the statue's head as an easier platform. I've tamed Ban'Thalos on my main and toons, using both the tree behind the shrine and the statue in it. Using the tree, you take less/no damage when you fall after dismounting and tagging him. Using the statue you lose about half of your health. But both work just fine using the rest of the guides people have provided here.
no one has mentioned that he is only visable in a cleared hyjal, I spoted on my mage who has cleared the zone and can obtain the FL dailys and I loged on my hunter and I can not find this guy anywhere, loged back on mage and thare he was again. FYI my hunter is 85 but was lvled in PvP.
Even if you don't have any Slow Fall to fall back on, as a level 85, with around 125k HP, you'll be fine to do what I did:
Find a spot on the horseshoe shape that surrounds Malone and plan for that to be your landing spot.
Drop your freeze trap, mount up, fly up about 60-65yds, be sure you're facing Ban'thalos, fire a shot, fall back down to the top of the horseshoe, collect the achievement for falling and not dying, eyeball Ban'thalos and as he nears, pop Deterrence to make sure you don't take his Moonfire (will kill you at that level of HP after the fall -- about 45k), and start taming.
Ban'thalos hits the freeze trap and you keep taming.
When he comes out, you're almost done taming, and his hits don't even phase you nor interrupt you... and the next thing you know, he's tamed.
Worked perfectly fine on the first attempt for me.
After i saw the flame turtle getting tamed by an alli hunter i let him have it, only to see Ban'thalos right after. As i finished taming him i saw Anhka and tamed my second one. ( i like to collect spirit beast, only magria left) Seems as though they all share the same timer. At around 5.00 pm Realm time on saturday. Gl to all.
Found this one right above the Sanctuary of Malorn 1245pm Alleria realm. He does fly very high and had to have a mage pull it down as i did not have Slow Fall or any other stuff at the time.
easy tame stand on the hill that she passes closest to fly up close enough to hit her disengage before you hit ground ice trap tame GG... DON'T need slowfall DON'T need to detterance landed on side of mountain and planted trap there full hp and lovely new pet hope this helps for people trying to solo it
just logged in at 1230 server time nps was already spawned when i logged in to do molten front dailies ...with aid from guild pet was tamed at 1240 ... server blackwater raiders
Today i got 3 spiders from molten front and the crab, plz ankha and the bird, what a lucky day for me :D
After trying the much appreciated tips given on this website, and dying a few times from the fall (I have no slowfall ability) or from a finishing shot from my bird of prey (so to speak!) I decided that a new strategy was needed. Especially as another hunter turned up part way through and was having no better luck than I with the standing on top of the tree approach.
I caught this lovely and rather dashing beast by sitting on the head of the statue of the moose that appears when you have done the necessary quest line. I then flew up a little, to be able to fire at it and draw it down. Upon landing, drop a freezing trap and you should be close enough to start taming it straight away.
I tried (unsuccesfully) from the trees and the back of the statue initially but was able to tame it first time when making sure I was directly above the head when I fell.
Hope it works as well for you guys. Happy Hunting!
Just tamed this guy on nesingwary server at approx 1030am central time. I stood in front of the statue and looked left to group of trees. I flew up to tall crooked tree and positioned myself right above tree. I used the x key to lower myself to make sure actually on tree. If you stop lowering you are right on spot. I then placed a freeze trap and got on mount and only flew hight enough to make concussive shot light up and when i fell I hit deterrence and when he came down freeze trap got him and walla a new pet >
OK so for the ones who seem to camp him for weeks without seeing him, heres proboably what you havent done;
The Firelands quests
I did this exact same thing, camped for many days and I saw him twice on my shaman and then when I logged on hunter he was gone, sadly.
You NEED to do the quests where you first open the portal to firelands. After that you will help three NPC with killing some fire elementals and the last part is where you watch malfurion resurecting The spirit of Malorne! After that you will enter the proper zone.
My story revolved this. I saw the Ban'thalos on my shaman and got very disapointed when I couldnt find him anywhere on my hunter. Logged back on shaman and he was till there! So I realised I had to do some quests but I didnt understand wich ones. Another hunter from opposite faction was trying to get the pet by using the tree tactics. An extremly helpful druid made sure he didnt get his hands on him untill I had done the required quests. It took me about 20 minutes to get in to the right zone, steadily comunciating with the druid. After that last quest BAM npc scanner went off and I rushed up to see if the hunter was still there. Fortunately he had just died and so I shot the bird mid air and disengaged. The druid was healing me and I traped the beauty only to realise I had bloody 5 pets with me! I quickly abandoned my trustyworthy hellfire wolf (Let's face it, not that hard to get a new one) and tamed Banthalos as quickly as humanly possible. There was not enough /thanks and /hugs for this druid and I gave him all my hard earned gold (500... its not enough!) and we said goodbye. Named the pet after the druid and I will forever be grateful to him.
LISTEN UP. This is by far the easiest way to do this. I tried the tree thing and everything else i could find. But they way it did it was the following:
1. Fly below the owl are far as you can WITHOUT being out of range.
2. Bump space bar 1 time to make sure when you dismount that it doesn't put out of range.
3. Dismount & Shoot
4. I have a slow fall cape so i use it, gotta have this or a mage in party with you.
5. Ban'thalos is gonna hit you pretty good on the way down. So make sure you have a health potion when you land. I used a Mythical Healing potion. Which heals you for 25k.
6. After you land begin to tame the beast.
7. Enjoy showing off your new spirit beast!
Hope this helped
For those of you that don't have problems landing on small spots, this is the
taming method for Ban'thalos
The best part, you can do it
1. Land on the top of the tallest tree, just behind the statue of Malorne.
2. Mount and fly up about 10 yards, and wait for him to fly in your range.
3. Fire Arcane Shot at him, and fall onto the tree top, taking ZERO fall damage.
4. Instantly hit deterrence, then freezing trap.
5. Tame him while he's frozen.
6. Enjoy your new Spirit Beast =)
Helpful tips: Get the addon NPCscan. That way if you are in the area, it will alert you when Ban'thalos (or any other rare) is up. Also, you should practice landing on the top of the tree, so that when he does appear you will already be used to landing there and wont have any trouble.
Tamed Ban'thalos with my hunter, Birgittë, at 15:08 realm time, US Icecrown =)
I cannot say this in a short story but read if you want
This is how i found and tamed Ban'thalos
I was just flying through Mount Hyjal heading for the molten front when suddenly my NPCScan alarm went off, and as always i get a pit in my stomach wondering what NPCScan found and if i could find it(in previous instances NPCScan had alarmed and showed me the rare but i could never find the it) Then i realized that it was a tamable rare which put me in a mode of pure determination to find him and tame him. I looked around on the mini map and found the spawn point(i was about 50 yards away from the spawn point at the time) i flew over to the spawn point and kept every tracking method off except beast tracking. then i found him. flying around in all his wonderful glory was Ban'thalos i flew down and realized, he was too far away to tame from the ground.I then looked at my pets that i had in my pet inventory and realized that it was full! I also saw some other hunters coming. i wasn't sure of the reason but i wasn't going to waste any more time. I flew back to Grove of Assina to find a stable master(I had Gondria, Skarr, Loque'nahak, Kirix, and Terrorpene in my pet inventory. None of which were expendable) and luckily found a stable master. I stabled the first pet i had and flew back out. I got to the spawn point as soon as the other hunters did. I flew up and in a panic dismounted, shot Ban'thalos in the air to tag him and feel about 70 yards. thankfully i remembered to use disengage to fly back and hit the mountain. this dropped me down to 7k of my original 120k health. i quickly used feign death to get Ban'thalos off my back and used a quick bandage. I got up and flew on top of the Statue of Malorn and realized that it would still be too low to break my fall and i would surely die from one attack after that.I realized that i would have to use one of the nearby trees.I looked around for the hunters, there was no sight of them so i got on top of the tree one right behind the statue. i dismounted and planted a freezing trap as i knew with an 85 rare, Ban'thalos would not be easy to tame i waited for him to get kind of close before i mounted and flew up so i was just within reach of 40 yards. i quickly dismounted, shot Ban'thalos and fell to the tree reducing me to 50k health. right after i fell and Orc Hunter who was camouflaged decided he would kill me because i had tagged Ban'thalos right before he came. he hit me with a serpent sting and an arcane shot(bringing be down to 40k health), i thought that it was over but then one of the other hunters attacked the orc and put him to sleep with a wyvern sting and told me to tame Ban. so I waited for Ban'thalos to get close but the trap didn't spring plus, if that wasn't bad enough he began to cast his moon fire. So thinking quickly i used deterrence, deflected all of his attacks, and right after used tame beast. It was one of the longest seven seconds of my life i waited and waited. when there were only 3 seconds left of tame beast he casted moonfire once again but this time he hit me with the first moonfire for just over30 k and right when i thought i was dead tame pet ended and i realized that i had tamed him with 2k health to spare. and the hunter that kept me from dieing received 200g in his mail plus i helped him get Loque'nahak the next day.
I followed the instructions here over and over, and died about ten times. Every time I tried taming him, I got "Not tameable". I even got him down to the GROUND and still couldn't tame him.
Then I did some more research, and found that you must be in Beast Master spec, and have the Beast Master talent so that you can tame exotics. Got him on the first try after that.
Apparently everyone else knew that, but I didn't - so just in case someone else has the same problem, that's the solution.
As for getting on top of that tree, it's easy. Shift into first-person view, look straight down at the top of the tree, and get it lined straight up and down in your view. You'll still need to do some up-and-downs while you're fine-tuning, but it's really not hard. Once you're in the right position, you won't be able to go down past the top of the tree.
Why must my pretty birdie growl and roar like my cat?
Oh, and why do ALL spirit beasts HAVE to be ferocity? Would it really be that hard to make some of them tank pets?
Just tamed him on Hellscream at 1:05pm server time. Crystalheals had the right idea. I landed on the big tree that is a little to the left of the statue. Flew up just high enough for Arcane shot dismounted and shot arcane at the same time. Landed back on the tree hit deterrence once he was close enough to hit me and put my freezing trap down and then i hit tame once he was frozen.
1. Land on the top of the tallest tree, just behind the statue of Malorne.
2. Mount and fly up about 10 yards, and wait for him to fly in your range.
3. Fire Arcane Shot at him, and fall onto the tree top, taking ZERO fall damage.
4. Instantly hit deterrence, then freezing trap.
5. Tame him while he's frozen.
6. Enjoy your new Spirit Beast =)
1. Land on the top of the tallest tree, just behind the statue of Malorne.
2. Mount and fly up about 10 yards, and wait for him to fly in your range.
3. Fire Arcane Shot at him, and fall onto the tree top, taking ZERO fall damage.
4. Instantly hit deterrence, then freezing trap.
5. Tame him while he's frozen.
6. Enjoy your new Spirit Beast =)
100% Works! :)
Something I didn't see (or maybe I missed it) is that when you 'land' on the tree right behind the statue, your mount doesn't actually land, rather it sticks on the tree and fails to fly forward or backward when you move. It flies in place. All you have to do is dismount and you will land on the top of the tree, you will not fall through. This was really confusing to me and to a few fellow hunters trying to tame.
I was heading to the Firelands when I spotted him. Godd thing I was with a guild member. We used the rocket mount and I was the passenger with the parachute. I Serpent Stung him in the air, concussive shot him on the way down, dropped a ice trap and tamed him! Good thing the other hunter that got there after me didn't get mad and killed him. :)
Its a good day for me, lol.
I tamed skoll on 5pm and tame ban'thalos on 6pm realm time.
When my npcscan prompt him, my heart stop...
But I died about 5 times to tame it. It fly very high, you can not reach it on the top of mounting around there. I also tried to fall in the water, but also fail.
Finally I hearthstone back to org and got enchant to my cloak
God bless me, when I go back, it is still there, lol.
Tip: prepare your slow fall before you camp him.
WoW really guys it's not that hard to tame. Just sit on the tiny landing point on the tree behind the statue. Wait for the bird to come in range, fly up a little, arcane shot to aggro. Have a frost trap on the top of the tree, tame and it's yours. 2 minutes work.
Just tamed Ban'thalos using the 'tree method.' Worked great. Took me quite a few tries to learn how to land on top of a tree with your flying mount (btw, use the smallest bird you have). Landed on tree top and dismounted. The tree I used was the one closest to the shrine. I think any tree will work as long as it's within his flight path. I waited till I saw him approaching shot range, then set down freeze trap. I mounted and flew straight up approx 50 ft or so. When he was within range i dismounted in mid air and fired a shot and landed safely back on the treetop. He dove at me and freeze trap got him. Tamed him. Didn't need to use deterrence. I think I got lucky... he got hit by the freeze trap before he could do his moon strike on me. It was a tricky tame and a good challenge. The hardest part is not falling off the tree. All the comments posted as per how to land on the tree were excellent and worked great. The first time I tried, he blasted me and my skeleton was laying on top of the tree. lol
Anyhow.... He's a cool looking pet. Good luck with this tame.
OK. For everyone (like ME) who is STUPID. This is an exotic. So remember to switch to BM first - LOL ! Other than that, the tree method works fine.
Just got done taming Terrorpene when another hunter posted in general that he just spawned. I tried the tree method but couldnt find the spot to land. Instead I found a ledge just back and to the left of the statue, flew out a little until I was just in range, then tagged and disengaged. You still take a little fall damage but its still manageable.
I'm fusk'in lucker today! Ban'thalos and Terrorpene in like 10 mins :D
I for one am completely fed up with these stupid hunter rare spawns. Maybe it's because I'm not a hunter and don't have the hunter rares memorized, but I've got at least 15 deaths to hunter rares so far.
Don't get mad at us for killing them though. There's no reason Blizzard couldn't have differentiated between regular rares and hunter rares. The rest of us don't want to see them anyway, and a pink dragon around it instead of silver would have kept us away. If you lose out on taming a rare to someone else killing it, blame Blizzard, not the guy who saw a rare spawn and killed it. He's probably just as pissed as you for not getting anything.
P.S. Adding this before some dolt comes on and says "just look it up before you kill it". No, we should NOT have to look it up whenever we see a rare spawn to see if it's worth killing or not.
I signed up to give an update on this pet. All in all I have been here on this tree since lunchtime Sunday and stayed up till early Wednesday morning, about 1:20am. About 10 hours of sleep / and away time, most of it sleep and still no bird! So the 6 to 17 hour spawn time imo is garbage. This is on Eredar server. I even contacted a GM and asked if there was a glitch or if this owl had been removed. He said everything is working fine and good luck with getting it, that was all he could tell me. Tried to download an addon so I could move away from this spot but it did not work.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tamed at 2:45 AM server/PST on Sentinels-US. I've seen him several times while looking for Magria/Anka, and never bothered to go after him as I didn't have any slow fall methods like I thought I needed. Saw him tonight and figured I'd go for it - Sentinels is low population so I wasn't afraid he'd get snagged while running for Noggenfogger or somesuch.
Had trouble with the suggested tree method, so I used the tag-drop-disengage method. Skidded down the mountain, landed at half health, dropped a trap, hit tame. Hey presto, shiny ghost bird that I now need to think of a name for. Now if I could only get lucky with a Magria/Anka spawn...
I tamed him yesterday so here is how I tamed him. After finding him I looked him up on wowhead and all the comments were pretty useless so I had to find my own way to tame him. Around the deer statue there is a half circle, I landed on it then flew up so I was just barely in range of ban thalos. I then dissmounted and used arcane shot and landed on the half circle will low health but still being alive I dropped a freezing trap, hit deterrence then tame and that I found was much easier than the tree method or the slow fall method since I had no way of doing so. The only thing I used was a haste potion but I doubt it was needed.
Hope this helps to all you hunters and to everyone else stay away from him. Lol
I just had another hunter steal this pet from me...
worst part? She already had him, I saw her dismiss him right before she tamed. I died so she decided to get him.
Horde don't do this when you see an Alliance trying to get it. It's just plain low.
The trap will most likely be essential for those who wish to tame, as it's attacks can be devastating over a short period of time. It would be extremely difficult to survive both some fall damage, which is a certainty, along with his attacks, without the aid of a freezing trap. If not, you make this potential tame a gamble, that others could easily capatalize on during the down time that you are in spirit form.
You can tame it, while it is frozen.
Last time, I tamet the owl. What I did, it was ...
Be on top of a tree behind Malorne and it is a special tree in relation to where it is located is best for this
I took to mount a fly mount and just flew up until I favor it and dismounted, so I can hit the
while I land on top of the tree, when the owl was on its way to me, when I took up ice trap to do
frozen and I got it in place.
Very easy way to tame him: fly up to him, shoot him, use deterrance, then when your close to the ground disengage so you dont take damage, drop freezing trap and start taming.
My boyfriend saw this awesome beast on my character while i was downstairs, I panic first because I was sacred i will screw the tame..so my bf went to his spawn point on his holy priest, I flew up dismount and attacked him...but! my boyfriend wasnt in time to bubble me so i took big damage..i quickly put on a ice trap but i died...quickly i flew back from the grave and Ban'thalos was still frozen on the spot..hit tame and got him! thanked my boyfriend and jumped around I found him on Al'akir EU server on 10:00PM server time Im so proud on my bird..called it Valentine
1 useful tip: Not all trees will let you place a freeze trap on them when you are on it. Before you fly up and engage combat, try and place a freeze trap down first. If it doesn't work change tree so you can trap him.
Just helped a guildie hunter do this with my priest. Basically I flew up to just above Ban'thalos, dismounted so I began falling, cast levitate on myself to stop the falling and hit him with a dot to aggro him. He then went for me and obviously knocked off my levitate effect so I then used my parachute engineering ability to land safely on the ground where I healed myself and my guildie hunter as he did his thing. Actually very easy after we messed about for a while with levitates on each other and all sorts of things which didn't work, and better than trying to position yourself with the tree etc since it doesn't matter where you do what I did.
I just did it like some others by dropping a freezing trap on the top of a tree, rising in the air, shooting him, falling back on the tree (making sure I only used space bar to rise in the air), and taming him once he hit the trap.
I recommend having a healer around while trying to get on the tree, since you might fall and take nasty damage or die a few times.
Very easy. Get on tip of mentioned tree behind statue. Dismount. Watch him a bit to get pattern down. When ready "freezing trap, mount up fly up til just in range, dismount, concussive shot, hit escape, when frozen, tame beast"
Tamed time 10:40am US Eastern Time. The drill about the tree was a little complicate for me, i cannot find the right spot, so I did it on my own way.
Use the Malorne Monument as landing base, the hightest point is his head, so fly over his head, get the min distance where you can shoot Banthalos, once you are over the Malorne's Head just use Spacebar (to go up) and X (to go down), DO NOT use other keys you will miss the landing zone. I found that facing to the mountain in the back is the shortest fall distance or the closest that you can be. Ok, once you have the right height:
3-During the fall, cast Deterrence
4-when you hit the ground (Marlone monuement) frozen trap
5-Move to the back of Marlone, turn 180 degree
By the time that you face to Banthalos, he should be frozen
BTW, that fall cost me 55k heal points, but was the lowets that I can get.
Easiest way possible to tame him. Step one find him step two have a arcane mage with you. step three hunter be on the ground. mage pop presence of the mind to instant cast poly on the bird. fly up there jump off and poly the bird have the hunter waiting below you. ice block or slow fall yourself or die. hunter tame while it's polyed and poof done easy.
I tried to tame this owl using all the other strategies listed here... they were all too frustrating and honestly made this tame a lot harder than it has to be.
HERE IS AN EASY WAY.
Fly up onto that 'C' shaped piece of ruin, that's being held up by four pillars, behind the statue of Malorne, dismount (coords 26, 63). Lay down a freezing trap. Face North/North West (this is the way the bird will be coming from). Mount up. When you see the owl coming, fly straight up by pressing Space Bar so that you're JUST in range of him (fly too high, and you'll die on the way down). You want to wait until he's nearly above your freezing trap (so you don't have to fly as high), then shoot him, dismount. You will fall straight back down to the 'C' shaped ruin wall, and you won't die (but you will lose health). Owl will come down and if you placed the trap right, he'll land in it and freeze himself. Tame him. Done.
He MIGHT zap you with a spell before he freezes himself and you might die, but, on my second try he flew right into the trap - and he was tamed no problem.
Didn't need a friend, didn't need spells or parachutes, didn't use Deterrence... just a mount, and a freezing trap.
For those that have problems with the Tree like I do just follow the steps below. No need for engineering or a buddy.
1) Fly to a spot where the owl will pat by, preferably with your back towards the hills/rocks
2) Do any shot on the owl, to get aggro
3) While falling down, disengage when you're close to the ground.
The closer to ground you disengage, the less damage you take. WoW will take the damage as if you have fallen to the ground from the height at which you have disengaged.
4) Place an icetrap if your health is low from the drop
5) Proceed to tame
I was able to tame him just now on ED
He flies VERY high up, and appears when you use track beast as a yellow dot. His special attack hits very hard, and will hit you thru deterrence, so it's important that you trap him. If you have NPC scan, it will go off when he spawns if you're camping Magria's spawn point.
When I found him he wasn't near the tree, so I had my mage friend (who at the time was helping me look for Magria) give me slow fall and tagged him with arcane shot. Once I hit the ground I dropped a trap and he landed right in it and I started taming. /easy.
Be careful though, this is near the dailiy area, so there are a lot of people who are just itching to interrupt your tame (why? I have no idea) A belf pally tried to interrupt me by attacking me. Luckily, my tame finished before he did any damage, and my mage friend made him hang around long enough that I was able to get my new pet under control and go kill him. Hopefully that will teach him to stop messing with hunter's tames.
I've been wanting to tame this beauty for a very long time but thought it impossible without the help of slow fall or perhaps levitate.
I've been reading through comments and tried the tree sitting technique. However I could never find that damn spot, it nearly drove me insane. I tested how much health I'd lose from atop the statue of Malorne (the head of course) and planted a freezing trap. I had to be in the right position in order to actually be able to shoot at Ban'thalos to get aggro but landed a concussive shot nicely and popped deterrence just in case. No attacks however, and he landed right in my trap. It seems he will sit nicely in your trap whilst you are taming him and thus I got my bird and had 40k health left.
For anyone who's not entirely confident about the tree tactic, the statue of Malorne provides a great tame place. Simply put your freezing trap on this head, fly up and stay in max range (35-40 yards).
I would probably have asked for help if it hadn't worked, thats how impatient I am, but it does feel great to have done it on your own... which is probably the idea too...
attention hunters trying to tame him i have a very nice way to pull him if you cant get on the tree. You get a
from gnomergan dismount and pull in mid-air. Hope i helped some people.
Tamed Dath'remar 11:58am ST
After several failed attempts, it finally dawned on me to look up a "how to" on youtube! The tree method was the right route to go. Look up GVZBstudios I'm unable to post links on here just yet due to my newly made account. I only changed the trap order, in my successful tame. I landed on the tree, mounted first to find the right spot. Dropped my trap; mounted use space bar to fly up close enough but not too far from treetop. Dismounted; Concussive shot. The only damage I took was hitting the treetop. I didn't even need to pop deterrence this time. Trap captured right before he tried to hit me. I hit the tame button and voila! I did move all the needed items on my bar next to each other for this purpose. I found the same rotation works the best for all the new rare spawns. Concussive & arcane shots; tame; deterrence; traps disengage etc. I was on a taming spree today - All on Ravenholdt :) I tamed Ban'thalosKirkinSkitterflameAnthriss KirixSolix I got the other day!
Tame time: 8 11
First time i have ever attempted to get him, horde tried to steal it but could get on the tree :P, popped deterrance and ice trap, started to tame, successfully got him with only 572 hp left, very lucky tame :D
Good luck everyone else
show up if you haven't completed the quests to unlock the daily hub. As far as I can tell no one else has mentioned this.
9:40 am Eastern, Madoran, March 26, 2012
I read through the comments, I really did. Tried the tree thing, no go. Tried landing on the statue, no go. I ended up spending almost 50 gold on repairs before it was all said and done. I fell to my death at least 2 times, my disengage not working until I landed. Which meant that my dead body somehow sprung backwards. *eye roll*
Anyways, the method that worked for me was this: I made sure my back was to the mountains. If you face the mountains, sometimes when you disengage it flings you so far back that you lose his aggro and he just flits off. I changed my camera angle to look directly down and flew a little above his path so I was looking down on him. I needed to do that so I could hit disengage at the optimal moment. I targeted him and dismounted as he was beneath me. As I pass through or under him I hit my arcane shot to catch his attention and then pop disengage before I get too close to the ground.
If you are lucky enough to land great and not take much damage kudos to you. It took me several tries to not have only 1/2 health by the time he started beating on me. I do not know what he was hitting me with but several times it only took 2 hits to take me out. The time it was successful, I landed with most of my health and dropped an ice trap. After one hit from him I popped a health potion and immediately started taming. I barely, BARELY tamed him before death's icy grip strangled me again.
My repair bills were hefty but it was worth it. ^_^ Good luck to all those trying.
Just an hour or so ago on Aegwynn, I tamed Ban'thalos. I used NPCscan to find him and tried a dozen times from various locations to reach him. He flies so high and away from everything else. I tried the above mentioned tree...couldn't land on it. I had no slow fall capabilities, so here's what I did (after about 5-6 deaths trying to get a plan together):
I landed on top of the statue of Malorne (between the antlers), dropped my trap, targeted him, flew straight up until I was just in range, dismounted, used Arcane shot, then deterrence. I landed on the statue and only had about 20k health left. Started taming as soon as he was in range and luckily he froze in place. When he unfroze, he was still not quite tamed. When the tame ended and I had him, I had about 5k health left. It was so close!
Plz do not kill if you are not a hunter...he is of no use to anyone else.
So, I was thinking about this and did not read through all 380 comments to see, but couldn't a hunter with a bird pet aggro Ban'thalos with his pet, set pet to passive to have it come back to you, ice trap it, dismiss current bird pet, then tame? I will have to try it with Banthalos on some other flying pet at some point.
Who: Anneboleyn (Hunter Alt)
When: 7:00pm server time
Where: Jubei'Thos (Oceanic)
Information: Tried dozens of times to land on the tree, fell to my doom, cried and raged for a short while till finally I landed, placed a frost trap, mounted, flew in the air, arcane shot Ban'Thalos, landed, waited for frost trap and tamed whilst he wallowed in his icy prison. Yay for me.
Note: Fly your mount till you hit the top of the tree and can't move around, dismount and you should be standing on the tree.
...may you be fleet of foot and quiet of blade...
I used my second action bar to set up all the buttons I would be likely to need. I easily get flustered so decided to make it simple.
I put in my mount button, shot key, sky cape, deterrence, freezing trap and tame. I also have another spirit beast and had made a healing macro for myself (I have it hotkeyed, or of course is automatic at less than 30% health), so put him on passive and added the dismiss key, so I could get the heal and put him away. Would also have been handy to have pet if attacked by horde.
(I also added a scatter shot button, healing potion, disengage for possible subsequent attempts, distracting shot to guard against interlopers or to take it from a helper, and the herbalism lifeblood so if there were snags and freezing trap was winding down I could reap the 408 haste buff on the tame.)
But, it was all much simpler than I imagined. I placed myself inside the arc of the bird's path and little above him (my first try was foiled by him flying out of range), dismounted, shot, activated cape, hit deterrence as I floated down, and then freezing trap close to ground. With bird firmly on ice, I dismissed the pet and hit tame.
PS The tree thing never worked despite considerable attempts and following every bit of advice I could find. Will update if I ever figure it out.
Tamed this beauty at around noon on Thrall.
Logged in and npc scan blew up quickly flew over to the tree (somehow getting perfect position first try even though my practice attempts took many) place a freezing trap facing the statue flew up dismounted shot popped deterrence for good measure and tamed away, sure enough Ban flew right into my trap and was easy picking leaving me with about 50% health left mostly from the fall.
I tamed today on Arathor. I can't reach, so I asked my friend to help me...he is a warrior and he shoot it and felt down and die... The owl folowed for while, I shooted to pull..but it reseted and went back... So finaly I did a classic way, I stand on the top of the tree...
In fresh 85 gear, In just used a trap thats all, nothing else didn' necessery. :)
Finally found this one today while doing a casual search for any spirit beasts in Mt Hyjal. Sure enough, I found him circling high above the Sanctuary of Malorne. I died a few times and had a hefty repair bill, but it was completely worth it! For a simple step-by-step guide with pictures, check out the Huntman's Lodge website (it's not letting me post the link since I'm a new member, but it is the first one that shows up on Google when searching for a Ban'thalos taming guide). It was a little difficult with trying that trick to get on that tree and I was close to giving up, but it IS possible, so please keep trying if you don't get it at first.
Server: Shattered Halls
Time: 1:00-1:30pm server time
Also, as a little sidenote... when you use Camouflage, he turns invisible like you and the rest of your pets do, but the green glow from the flapping wings is still visible. It looks really cool!
OK first off if any of you try to use standing on a tree ETC ETC it is a waste of time .. the easy way of doing is this simple
1. grab a mage
2. make sure the mage is arcane
3. use Presence of Mind and use any sheep cc type when slow falling to the ground
4. he falls to the ground the hunter tames it .. GG game over no deaths or troubles
enjoy the easy tame
Okay, I have a great strategy that I found is MUCH easier to execute than all these darn "stand on tree" options. I always end up not landing on the tree correctly. It's no good for me. But this...
Fly at the same altitude as Ban'Thalos.
Keep your distance from 20-40 yards.
Be at the NORTH-NORTHWEST side of his spawn circle (Back should be facing the lake).
(I think SrS makes him less likely to lose aggro before you land).
When you fall over 50% of your descent towards the ground,
The disengage should cause you to fly back and land safely in the WATER.
If you see him using his
, even if you're still falling.
as soon as he's in range to tame.
Enjoy your pet.
Yeah, the trick is landing in the water using disengage. It's so easy to solo this way (and deterrence will make his otherwise lethal spell do nothing). Don't disengage too soon, or you risk causing him to evade. If you have troubles, try being closer to him when you fire and disengaging at the last possible second.
Do you have to be in a certain phase to find him? Tomorrow is a week of camping and not a hint of him.
you have to do all the quests in Hyal so you start to see the daily quests in the area.
I tamed this beast yesterday around 22:00 CET
Have seen the owl 4-5 times for around 3 weeks so its not that rare spawn
@ added, for you all that have issue to tame the beast or doesnt know of how to do it correct.
Youtube - Spirit Beast Taming by JohnDaniel747
Just go thru the clip and you wont have any problems in the future.
I play on the Cairne server, and at server time 4:46AM, I watched a Blood Elf named Deflyn kill Ban'thalos to prevent me from taming him. Spread the word.
April 17, 2012 approximate time of success 6:30pm, pacific.
Found this guy while turning in Mount Hyjal dailies. Found a hunter friend nearby and called him in.
You cannot aggro from ground or mountains. We found the best method was to get on top of the tree nearest the Statue. I am a druid so I could switch to flight form, fly above the tree, after landing on it to ensure I wouldn't fall too far, and I would switch back to human form in the air, use Typhoon to aggro him, while falling, then land on the tree.
My hunter friend was already on the tree with his Freeze Trap. He tamed this guy with no issues whatsoever. I, however, was killed in the process as Ban'thalos is powerful and hits hard. We grouped first but I am not sure this was necessary.
I must say, he is one of the coolest pets in the game. Being a rare spawn, and very difficult to access, means you would be one of a select few to have him.
I figure most explanations have been told to death, but I thought this might be helpful:
To the hunters who play on laptops with track pads, or with lag issues: the landing on the tree method is possible. I tamed Ban'Thalos this way and I have to play with limited equipment
If you're having trouble landing on a tree, tilt your camera angle down to better see the tip of the tree. The landing area is slightly larger than the tip of the tree itself.
While lag can make this difficult you can land if you carefully position yourself and do the "up and down" mount test above the tree. While your mount may still be flapping it's wings if you hit your down key over the tree and stop you know you're positioned correctly.
Good luck hunters :)
Tamed 12:56PM Doomhammer 4-18-12
This guy took me like 6 tries to tame. What finally worked was: get onto the top of the sanctuary of malorne. I tried the tree trick, but I couldn't figure that out, so I gave up. So you're on the sanctuary. Set a frost trap and mount up, get into the air to where you can dismount and land on your trap, but still be able to shoot him with an arrow. I used SS. Dismounted and shot. When he went to fire off his harsh moonlight, I used deterrence. He then flew into my trap and I tamed him while he was all icy. It was a pain, but worth it.
This is the approach I took when taming him:
Tagged him with arcane shot.
Shortly before landing, I popped disengage to reduce/eliminate fall damage
As soon as he's in range, he'll start moonfire spamming, this will happen roughly the duration of deterrance.
As soon as deterrance falls off (or he stops spamming), hit tame pet.
The tame pet channel finished just before he started spamming his moonfire again.
This method is simple, the only difficulty is timing your disengage.
I just finished several attempts at taming him. Each time I received the message the npc is not tamable.
After 3 weeks sinning the the #%$#% tree I am a little frustrated. Any idea what give? I see other tamed him recently.
Edited to add: dammit I was in MM spec not BM......%$^%$@
I feel weird... I just helped a Horde Hunter get this on my Alliance Rogue...
But the process we used is pretty good.
A rogue with a slow fall (engineer or daggers or something external).
Rogue hits it, starts slowfall. When the bird gets to the end of the cast, Cloak of Shadows to immune the OP Moonfire. Bring it into trap and then Vanish and the hunter wins.
So just flying around on my spriest and saw this beautiful bird flying in a circle around Sanctuary of Malorne, I didn't realize it was a rare for hunters to tame. I saw a DK flying around it but not the hunter on the ground. So I wanted to get it before the DK, I flew over to it excited, dotted it, used levitate and floated down. Bird hits like a beast lol. I died and before I released saw the hunter run over and try to tame it when it was at half health but some random pally killed it. I rezzed and ran back and was able to loot it, got a grey vendor item and a very angry hunter cursing me and the pally. Well, at least now I know. >_<
Just tamed him this morning as i was out looking for the spirit beasts in Mount Hyjal. I could never land on the tree so i gave up and just landed in between the antlers of the deer in the center on the shrine. Brought him down with arcane shot and used deterrence when he started casting him moonlance ability. Layed my frost trap when he was down at my level and tamed him when deterrence was over, easiest tame in Cata once hes down. Also as a side note, my first try i used serpent sting to bring him down and this dot broke my freezing trap and then he easily killed me, so dont use serpent sting and then try trapping him. Good luck hunters.
This week has been a lucky streak for me on Garona Server. I just tamed him last night at around 9:50 pm server time. Yesterday I ran into 3 rare spawn, Terrorpene (tamed), Deth'Tilac(tamed), Skarr(not tamed). And the day before, I ran into 2 rare spawns, Kirix(tamed), Anthriss(tamed).
Last night I was on my way to Molten Front to do some dailies and on the way there I realize that I still have an unfinished quest in Mount Hyjal area. So I decided to take that quest when I was flying by there NPC Scan popped with Ban'tholas. I immediately changed specs to BM and try and try to land ontop of that tree. I died 3 times trying to dismount and land on that tree. IF anyone has any tips on how to do that please share. I watched some videos of some one landing perfectly on that tree and it is frustrating.
So I cheated and called my Pally friend for help. We were about to run heroics and I kept declining to get this mob tamed. When my pally friend got here I told her to try to keep my alive from falling trying to land on the tree. It worked a bit but I still cant manage to land on that tree. So I was about to give up then my pally friend told me that she would pull and sacrifice herself so I can get agro. I did just that and just waited by the platform with ice trap. That was an easy tame with help :)
I tried using Slow Fall Larger.. I thought I read somewhere that someone used that but I was not able to get it to work. I think it said that it only works in Storm Peaks. I have been collecting these for this occasion. But I am glad I got Ban'thalos. That is another rare marked off my list. It is strange how when I am not even trying to find these rare spawns, it just pops up. I guess all that time wasted on getting TLPD is being made up now by taming 5 rare spawns in 3 days.
Update 4/30/2012: I was doing my Hyjal firelands dailies again and Ban'thalos is still up on Garona server. It seems like this mob is always up.
I got the owl today ^^ i was desperate to catch a spirit beast but tody was my lucky day
just what u need is a good mage to help u as (he -she) can pull it & slow fall to avoid dying otherwise i think its impossible to get it as a single hunter .
N.B. for the newbies like me :) ,, u cant see the owl if u didnt get the achi of 115 quests in hyjal because i had a friend & he was in the area with me & he couldnt neither see me nor the owl , thats all & good luck with your hunting ...
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Okay, I have a great strategy that I found is MUCH easier to execute than all these darn "stand on tree" options. I always end up not landing on the tree correctly. It's no good for me. But this...
Fly at the same altitude as Ban'Thalos.
Keep your distance from 20-40 yards.
Be at the NORTH-NORTHWEST side of his spawn circle (Back should be facing the lake).
Dismount, fire Serpent Sting (I think SrS makes him less likely to lose aggro before you land).
When you fall over 50% of your descent towards the ground, Disengage.
The disengage should cause you to fly back and land safely in the WATER.
If you see him using his Harsh Moonlight, hit Deterrence, even if you're still falling.
Tame Beast as soon as he's in range to tame.
Enjoy your pet.
Yeah, the trick is landing in the water using disengage. It's so easy to solo this way (and deterrence will make his otherwise lethal spell do nothing). Don't disengage too soon, or you risk causing him to evade. If you have troubles, try being closer to him when you fire and disengaging at the last possible second.
Thank you for the awesome tip and the info. I couldn't do the tree to save my life but your way took me 2 tries. Thank you again
GOBLIN HUNTERS ! !
fly to Ban'thalos' level and then simply auto shot, serpent shot what ever, then just goblin rocket right before you hit the ground, freeze trap, tame :) hope this helps for all my gobby bruthas !
Just tamed him on Lothar. Seegtease's method below is by far the best method. I just dismounted from above him, shot him down with my arcane shot, and than hit disengage and landed safely in the water. I than popped deterrence, tame beast, and than he was mine. :-)
Anyone using the tree method, it's important to note that laying a trap will just place it in front of you- all the way on the ground. Use the trap launcher, get it on top of the tree. I died several times before I realized this.
10:35pm dath remar server time and after many failed attempts this is how you do it. Get on the tree that many people write about - use a small mount and zoom in close. It is not easy but practice whenever you are there for dailies and it gets bearable. Get back on your mount once you are on the tree - press space bar to go straight up and be in range of him. Dismount and get a serpent sting on to him on the way back down to the top of the tree. This is when it gets important. Now that he is attacking you I originally tried dropping a freezing trap before i flew up to engage and then once i had engaged and was back on the tree I immediately hit deterrence. I died. You must wait until he starts his attacks before hitting deterrence. He hits like a truck and killed me the first tiime. Once he starts attacking hit deterrence then it will last the duration of his attacks. Hit tame immediately once he finishes attacking and he is yours. Good luck. Not the easiest of tames but one you can be proud of =)
I'm a Priest and I recently helped 2 guildies who had trouble landing on the tree. Here's what I did to bring him down to earth:
1. Fly above him and dismiss mount
2. Hit Levitiae and drift down past him. As you pass him, hit Holy Nova.
3. Be ready to hit Levitate again really quick because at some point on the trip down he's going to hit you with Moonfire and cancel the Levitate.
Once your on the ground, Fade to drop the agro and your Hunter friend grabs it with Tame Beast. May not be the best way to get this done but it's worked twice so far.
Tamed at 11pm server time, using disengage to break my fall. As a freshly 85 hunter, deterrence was a must to prevent the moonfire from killing me.
How to solo tame:
1) Get on your mount slightly above the bird and wait until he has looped around so that you are between the bird and the lake, face the bird with the lake to your back
3) immediately arcane shot (not serpent sting or other dot as that might break the tame)
4) immediately hit disengage (this should make you fall into the water)
5) let him hit you with at least one moonfire (can drop a freezing trap at this point if you want, I didn't)
6) as soon as you are hit by moonfire, hit deterrence
7) immediately hit tame beast
I checked for him for about a week after I hit L85. Didn't see any sign. Then I remembered this area is phased so I did the quest chain at Sactuary of Malorne up to when Hamul gets burned. On the way back to turn in that quest, I saw Ban'thalos up in the sky. WOOT!
Four deaths and some competition from a mage that just wanted to kill him and I have my shiny new Spirit Beast Owl. WOOT!
Excellent taming guide. Worked perfect. Tamed him today 2012-05-24 at Defias Brotherhood
Excells in the DS fights. Dash, charge and boar speed compensate for the stealth in target switching. When it reches the target kill command works almost without fail, especially on Madness platforms by flying down to the base of the corrupted tenticles. It did 400k healing in the fight but he dies on 4th platform from the crush so I re-speced into heart of the phoenix. I am not sure if this pet is just self-healing or putting some heals on the tank. My hunter is always more than 25 yards away from it but having it on assist may cause it to use this ability on a raid member below 50% if the pet is at full health. Another hard to see bonus of a beast master hunter.
Realm: Dark Iron
Time: 6:00am Server
I flew over by the lake and turned my back to it. Targeted Ban, dismounted, hit Serpet Sting, hit Disenge (which threw me into lake), then I hit Deterrence, and began taming. Went very smooth. I didn't wait to get hit by the moonfire before I hit Deterrence and I had no problems. I didn't even use the freezing trap...
Just tamed him, pretty easy just shot him and hit disengage before i hit the ground used deterrance and tamed him.
Hello,This is Melissa from Whisperwind and I'm a Gob Hunter ;) lol.I finally tamed Ban'Thalos Friday evening with the help of my AWESOME Daughter ;).I had tried 3 previous times but each time,he was killed by Alliance(and they say Horde are baddies but Alliance are just as devious).I kept trying to land on the treetop but kept falling lol so my daughter came in,positioned me just right,set the trap,flew up,dismounted,concussive shot him,dropped down on the tree top and tamed! all in that order hehe.I'm posting a pic so i hope it gets put up for you guys to see.I got a cool one of me taming on the tree top with him iced lol.Just please remember that its not cool to kill something that another player is trying to tame no matter if the other person is of the other faction or not because you dont know that person from jack and its pretty retarded and immature to do that to someone.Thank you.
I didn't have the slow fall and all nor could i figure out how to get on the tree so caught mine on the tallest possible part of the statues head.flew up just high enough to tag it with an arcane shot but don't use concussive shot landed use a healing potion and wait till starts to attack scatter shot then and tame only had 110k health.Using concussive shot may slow it down to the point of you not being able to tame it in time and may end up dead as is with my first try.
Hi...am new to posting. I am a bit disappointed...I was in the process of taming Ban, been trying to figure out my strategy for about a good 45 minutes when another Hunter appeared and Tamed him. Even tho I hade my Marker and my Hunters mark on him. After he tamed him he came to where I was standing an said nothing...I of course Congratulated him...Tho I was in Tears. Is that the way of Hunters?
for all those like me who don't know spawn timers.this 1 is not linked to the other 2 cats or magria at least .i tamed magria and went to collect obsidian ore and spotted the owl not even 2 min after.so its ether sheer dumb luck or they don't share a spawn timer.if any 1 knows a web site to look up spawn timers please let me know.
Just had a fairly easy tame of this guy on Borean Tundra server, just a mere 6 minutes before the servers went down for maintenance.
I flew to the top of the tallest tree closest to the statue of the Stag. While still mounted, I tested my position by holding 'X' and making sure I couldn't descend. (It may take a few tries but it's fairly easy to do once you get the hang of it.) Dismount and you should be standing on top of the tree. Lay a freeze trap at your feet. Mount back up and use only the space bar so you'll rise straight up. Go only high enough to get Ban'thalos within attack range. When he flies close enough, target Ban'thalos and shoot him to get aggro. You'll fall, but just the short distance to the top of the tree, taking little or no damage. When he gets within melee range, hit 'Deterrence' (this will keep you from taking too much damage) then 'Tame'. He'll get caught in the freeze trap anyway, so the tame should be easy. He stayed frozen the entire time I was taming him.
Oh, and for camping him, I just perched my hunter on top of one of the columns and logged in and out at different times, hoping I'd get lucky, which I did. Logged in and there he was!
My first location of Ban'thalos was, admittedly, an accident. I was ploughing through the quests to unlock the Molten Front in the hopes of taming Ankh or Magria. A few seconds after I hand in the quest regarding Hamuul getting roasted, my NPCscan goes off for "Ban'thalos". I knew of Ban'thalos but there was a lot of dispute in my mind that I would ever find him due to
1) His location in a popular quest hub
2) The fact he is easily pullable and killable by non-hunters.
So, I flap up, finding him quite some distance above the ground. I dismount, serpent sting, Disengage about 5 meters from impact and hit my standard Detterance - Tame macro. He was mine. That was it. I was ecstatic but also expecting a bit more of a fight but none the less, he has remained on my active roster for some time.
Anyway. Three days pass (In which time I tame a plethora of rare pets) and one day, as I am waiting for my dailies to reset (Also frequenting the area for an Ankh or Magria) I see a small yellow dot appear on my mini-map. Its Ban'thalos again. I flap up and observe him for a few minutes, but I hate seeing rare spawns go to waste. So, I do /who 85 Hunter and begin trawling through the ranks trying to find him a home. I eventually found him a home in an 85 orc hunter.
Said hunter then repaid the favour by taming the Ankh spawn a few minutes later. I couldn't help but laugh, and I wished him well.
This was on Argent Dawn EU, and I, Zorithion, am always pleased to share the love and help people get their rare pets.
Still no Ankh or Magria though!
Saw this guy on Bonechewer, US, at around 6:30 est.
I was doing my dailies for the first time in forever when NPC Scan blared in my ear that I'd found Ban'thalos. Having helped my cousin's guildie tame him about six months ago, when competition was still pretty fierce, I knew where he was, so I flew over to the tree and landed. I asked in my guild, and no one wanted him (or, rather, no one was BM spec and had all the Hyjal quests done) so I then advertised in trade that he was there.
Figuring someone would snatch this beauty up real quick, I flew back to watch it happen. I waited five minutes and no one came. By now I was sorely disappointed, and, not wanting to see this bird go to waste, proceeded to whisper every 85 hunter that was online at the moment. Finally, someone came, and I explained to him what to do. He died once, and with me healing him through the moonfire the second time, the bird was his.
He thanked me several times, gave me 50g, and then left. My only regret is that I instance leveled my hunter, and got none of the Hyjal quests done.
I tried to tame him by disengaging, and I'm sure it's possibly, yet tricky.
Second time, I flew to the top of the tallest tree around Malorne, dropped an ice trap, and tamed him quickly! It was a great idea :)
Edit - Also, if you haven't gotten if you fall off the tree - voila! achievement. (accidental) :)
This video was invaluable:
How to Tree-Tame Ban'Thalos
I've read all over the interwebs that the tree tame is the sure-fire method, but this girl actually shows you how to get up on that tree. After all, that was my problem (HOW DO I GET UP ON THAT THIN NEEDLE POINT?); I needed to be shown how, not just told how. I see a lot of other hunters stressing over how are they supposed to do this, so I hope this helps you like it did me. It's not a "fancy" tactic like others claim it is, it's pretty basic.
I could not, for the life of me, get onto the tree until I saw how she did it in the video. Since doing it this way (aligning above the tree and dismounting), I haven't failed at it yet. In fact, I got it my first try. Just practice a bit and you can use this method as a "last minute" tame if you want, if he unexpectedly pops up on your NPCscan (This is what I did--I did not camp up there). You'll be used to the method already, and you'll only have to contain your nerves enough to stop shaking as you align yourself.
The tree is better used if you're actually sitting down to camp, that way you don't feel that there is a rush to get up there, but the problem with camping up there imho is that Alliance most absolutely would spot me, know what I was doing, and attempt to sabotage. Camping ANY rare out in the open has always been a big fat huge no-no in my book (especially when it came to TLPD. Once you're there, everyone else stacks up on top of you and becomes that much more desperate.) I'm speaking generally, from my own experiences, so this is not always true. Your server may be particularly respectful towards their hunters when it comes to this.
When I tamed Ban'Thalos today, I was actually camping Magria's spawn point, when I decided to Eagle Eye Ban's area. Once I Eagle Eyed NPCscan went off. I got on a small mount and dropped myself ontop the tree. He flies slow, so I was twitching a bit as I commenced to do the same method as shown in the video. First try, and he's now my new pet.
Only after I tamed did I remember that I was still naked in preparation for Magria's tame...lol.
Happy hunting...hope this all helped. :) And do what method is best for you.
I would say the best way 2 tame him is 2 switch your flying mount so u can quick dismount and wait over by the water fly up dismount attack him and disengage into the water then Deterrence and tame him. i lost very little hp that way it took me 1 try in the water.
I set my trap on the cliffs at 27.54, 65.87 then flew up to shoot him then hit disengage and it put me right at my trap. It took a couple of tries to get the trap position right, don't put it too close to the edge.
Got a mage to do slowfall on me: worked just fine.
While I was waiting for Ankha at one point yesterday, I checked the other rare spawn points for the other rares nearby. Blazewing, Terrorpene, and Ban'Thalos.
The bird was up and NPCscan scared me, yet again (NPCscan 12, Kris, 0), and so I started asking other hunters if they were interested in taming. Before I found someone, a human paladin started trying to kill him. I /no'd him, since I'm a Tauren, and really can't do much else, and watched as he slowly destroyed this beautiful bird. That is until Ban'Thalos crit'd him. :P
I had made a nelf druid the night before to help an Alliance hunter tame Skarr, and so I hopped on the same toon and pst'd the paladin. I said, "You do realize, he drops absolutely nothing but a tear that vendors for 25g, and has a spawn time of 6-17 hours apparently and that you could get a hell of a lot more money by telling someone he was up, right?"
"Sure, but this SoB killed me right as I was about to put up LoH."
"So? Why were you trying to kill him in the first place? He doesn't drop anything, and he's not like the LK rares where there is an achievement for killing them."
"Leave him be-he's a hunter's pet, there's no use in you killing him."
I log back onto my Tauren hunter to find Ban'Thalos flying around. :)
Please, if you're not a hunter, leave them be.
Rezyaroua Tauren Hunter, Moon Guard
Just tamed this beautiful birdie, proved to be a challenging tame however since I hadn't really spotted that tall tree in the first place (left of the shrine) which means that I died once taking fall damage and 2 more times , after a successful landing, by those moonfires that deal 30k dmg on you :D more or less after laying a trap on that tall tree flying a little bit above and provoking the Bird , you are ready to tame it ;)
Tamed this little owly Ban'thalos on the zangarmarsh sever around 11pm (7/19*, then saw him flying around 4:10pm (7/20/2012)
did the fall, disengage,deterrence/trap/tame like a boss method into the water.
wanted to tame on my hunter, but can't see do to phasing =(
Don't really like the model of this beast but I still kept an eye out for it because I like the the fun in the tame, yet it had really eluded me. Today I finally caught it.
1.Went up to the tallest tree next to the Sanctuary of Malorne and figured out how to stand on it.
2.Placed a Freezing Trap at the very top.
3.Mounted on my gryphon and flew directly up.
4.Tagged it with a serpent sting which dismounts you and drops you directly on top of the tree.
5.Used this macro:
/use Potion of Speed
/cast Tame Beast
6.Bagged it and stabled it.
Hope this helps.
For those who skipped doing quests in hylai, is phased out and cannot see it.
Just do like 3 quests right where Ban'thalos is up to where you defend the horse man dude from attack and you see a cinematic.
You should see it after completing those. 10 minutes tops.
I see a lot of fancy methods here for this tame, but through a failed plan to have a friendly priest Levitate me, I ended up with the tame, anyway, with no help of any kind and no tricky positioning.
Simply stand on top of the columns to the right of the statue of Malorne as you face the same direction as the statue faces. Fly up from there and wait for Ban'Thalos to circle back around a couple times until you are just barely within range as he passes over your head. Then, dismount, fire an instant shot, land on the pillars and place a freezing trap. Once he's in, tame and you're done.
I did not use a slowfall.
As I said, the Levitate plan didn't work (cuz they weren't fast enough).
I did not use a parachute.
Just a straight and simple snatch.
This is easy as an engineer.
Fly near it, dismount, tag while falling, and when close to the ground use the Flexweave Underlay tinker.
At this point it will fly down to you. Wait till it casts Harsh Moonlight then hit deterrence and start taming.
That's all folks.
My 1st attempt failed because a couple of idiots on my own side (Alliance) decided to kill him before I had the chance to tame.
Started camping shortly after that (about 6P.M.) - still pissed off about how players from my own side could be such asswipes - left the game on in the background while watching movies...etc.
At exactly 3 am (I was just about to give up and go to sleep) my NPC started screaming and there he was. Being an Engineer definitely has it's advantages as I flew higher and dismounted...fired serpent sting (to keep aggro) and then hit my parachute immediately. As I floated down slowly I was not hit by moonfire at all until just as I landed and immediate dropped an Ice Trap down and voila! Tame went smoothly and he was mine! Big plus being 3am - no one was around this time.
Also got Ankha earlier that day purely by accident so it was a good day (even with the idiot factor)
I failed at this quite a bit. I was a new to level 85 when I did this, so this is to help any other new 85s who don't have the gear yet and have found this beauty.
1. Got onto the tree that is behind the statue. It's tricky to get on and I killed myself a few times and had to wait out the res timer and hope nobody showed up to tame him.
2. Used haste and stamina food.
3. Used a flask of steel skin.
3. Have a potion of speed.
4. Make a macro: /use potion of speed
/cast Tame Beast
5. Mount up on a flying mount and press space bar to move up. You can go up just a bit so when you dismount the fall back to the tree does no damage.
6. Now that you're in firing range, get ready to remove your mount buff and shoot with Arcane Shot.
7. Watch his cast bar for the spell Harsh Moonlight. It has a 2 sec cast, so get ready to hit the macro just before it's cast.
8. You should now have tamed him.
When I did this process, I had 107k health with the buffs I mentioned. I ended the taming with just about 5000 health left. That's right, I just made it by the skin of my teeth. Worth it though. Great looking bird spirit beast.
Good luck fellow hunters!
Tamed Banny using the "pop disengage mid fall and land in the water method" today at 1:41 searver time on Emerald Dream.
After many failed attempts at using the "stand on top of the tree" method (mostly beacuse it would take too long for me to land on the tree and someone else would tame or kill him), I got it on my first try using the "disengage" method. Thanks for the tips!
12:50AM Server Time 3:50AM Eastern Time.
Found and Tamed.
Ok this is a funny story, i just tamed Ankha and was going to build his spec this horde hunter (kelgar) came down and ganked me. I followed him and there he was trying to tame Ban'thalos. I already have this pet so it didn't matter to me, but it was time for revenge, so i killed him every time he tried to tame it while asking somebody in trade to bring a hunter and come get him. nobody wanted to come so after killing him for the 6th time i decided to try and tame another one, and it worked so now i have 2 ...
2:15 server time Emerald Dream
Hello,i really want to get this spiritbeast and wondering,do i need to do every quest in hyjal to see the bird?
need help fast :D
I would like to clarify before you read this, people say "it's easy, mount that tree". Well, I couldn't. And I bet there's others with the problem. If you have unselfish friends/guildies, they will help you with Slowfall or such. Just ask kindly, remember to say thank you and if you've never talked to the person before, tip some gold to show your appriciation.
A story about taming this beauty on a PvP server (The Maelstrom).
I logged in around 9:30 server time, went to his spot, and then started a movie, constantly checking if he spawned. I saw two hunters, one which actually tried to kill me. I just peacefully flew up in the air, hoping he'd go away.
I have NPC_Scan installed, and up to date, and still it didn't alarm when he spawned. So not exatly sure when he spawned, but when I saw him fly through me I think my heart skipped a beat. I paniced, tried to find that tree everyone was talking about. In my head I repeated several curses, thinking one of the hunter would come back and tame him before me. A hunter came, and inspected me as I tried to mount the tree, only to fail and fall to my death. I cursed all the way back to my corpse, I was sure that hunter had already tamed him. I paniced, saw one guildie online. "Fast, do you have a priest or a mage?" I said, and my guildie quickly relogged. I stalked Ban'thalos like a prey waiting for it's lunch, hoping the hunters would be kind enough to let me have him and not try to kill us. I flew up, "ready? Go!" I said, and dismounted, Arcane Shot, only to fall to the ground and die again. My guildie was too far away. I freaked out, got the res, flew up without getting health. I tried to calm myself, telling myself that IF there was another hunter he'd already be taming him. So I let Ban'thalos circulate, waiting for my guildie to be ready. I flew up, dismounted, Arcane Shot. "Target needs to be in front of you".
The rush of panic and adrenaline...
Did a 360 spamming Arcane Shot, bam, a shot goes off. My guildie does Leap of Faith, I was safe, "now I just need to hit tame", but I couldn't find the button. In panic, I searched my entire action bar, found it, hit tame, bam. The beauty was mine.
And I named him after my guildie.
Ban is extremely easy to tame. I found purchase on the highest tree and than flew straight up, high enough, to be in range to tag him. I dropped, hit arcane shot, then deterrence and started to tame him.
I got my first spirit beast, I also got Kirix in the same day!
I just tamed this bird around 7:00pm server time. I had been camping the area for a while. Simply flying up there while doing battlegrounds. Then I decided to log out for a while and when I was back, it was right there. I panicked.
First, I tried the method of shooting him and using Deterrance once I almost landed. That didn't work so I died. Then I tried to shoot him from an area where I could fall in to the water. But it seemed too far for my shot to be in range. So I finally decided to attempt to stand on top of the tree behind the statue of Malorne. I was really worried that someone would kill it while I was trying to position myself on the tree. Luckily, I somehow managed to find the right spot and stand on it. Then I flew up a bit and shot him to aggro. I fell on the tree, put on Deterrence and started taming. I didn't have to interrupt anything and managed to tame him before he did too much damage to me.
I should note that I had Glyph of Tame Beast equipped at the time, which shaves off 4 seconds from your tame. So I don't know if that's why I was able to get him before I had to interrupt anything he casts.
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First of all i followed the tip of Colossal Parachute
This is very good, i had a friend so he went off to feralas in a hurry and bought it, then he dropped, shot it asa shaman then i freezing trapped it on the ground, he lost aggro i froze trap it again and tamed. Very easy just make sure you come prepared with a parachute yourself if youre keeping your eye on this spawn this always spawns atleast once a day on my server I was happy to tame it.
Happy to report I tamed this lovely birdie this afternoon (though, I'm sorry to say I was so caught on in the moment I didn't check the time or anything). I have tried on 3 different occasions now, the first two, an Alliance player came through and grabbed him before I could get my method correct. Third time lucky it seems as today it all just fell into place.
I also used the water method. Flew up, tagged him, once he got in range I fired Concussive Shot to pull, then dismounted, hit Disengage about half way down, landed in the water and once he was in range I hit Tame Beast. I do have the Glyph of Tame Beast (shaves 4 seconds off the tame time) but I had forgotten to activate it in my BM spec which I was in as I was also hunting some Spirit Beasts. I know first hand how frustrating this tame can be for those of us that aren't overly coordinated but stick with it, and try each of the methods to see which one works for you!
Best of luck Hunters! :D
Just tamed this guy. I was unaware of the crooked tree you could stand on and I was too dumb to think about disengage to avoid fall damage. I stood on the statues head and put down a freezing trap. I mounted and flew up. I fired an arcane shot and fell and laded on the head of the statue. I got hit with one moonfire but the beast was trapped. Easy tame from there.
My easy steps:
(Showed up at 10:20-30 ish PST on Mug'thol)
1. Go to the Deer Stature in the Sanctuary of Malorne. Stand on its head. Mount your flying mount. Hit space bar to go up.
2. Target Bird. With one hand hit Concussive Shot as soon as she is in range as you release your mount.
3. Immediately hit Disengage, fly backwards..you will land somewhere with no dmg to your PC.
4. Pop Deterrence
5. Drop Ice Trap
(Optional: Hit Readiness, and hit Deterrence again)
6. Hit Tame
Took me four tries and guildy to remind me about disengage.
Tamed this morning at 5:00AM ST on Darkspear, not sure how long he had been up as I had just logged in when the NPC Scan went off. Managed to dismount on top of the tree behind the statue, remounted, flew up and agroed then hit deterrance and dropped a frost trap. Got hit with the spirit strike but tamed before I got below 20% health. I will also mention I used an elixir of mighty speed and had a +20 stamina food buff ;) Now off to get Magria and Ankha... Happy Hunting!
i found this owl at 2:35 pacific coast time! in dragonmaw server
I flew up dismounted and shot him with concussive shot, before i hit the ground i used disengage i also had my back towards the mountain so i didnt take as much damage, while he was slowed i had the time to set my frost trap, then as he was beating me with his stupid spell(killed me many many times in the past!), i used exhilaration, to gain health, stuck him in my frost trap and then tamed him.
hope this helps those of you out there trying to tame this birdie!
I'm not sure if this has been said before, I'm sure somewhere in the 446 comments on this page it has been said and is now lost in with the "tamed on this server at this time blah blah blah" stuff. But here it goes again, if you haven't done the quests in Hyjal, you will not be able to tame this pet! You have to have completed this questline to be able to see the bird. I found out the hard way when I was trying to get my guildie this pet for his hunter. He flew all the way to Hyjal just for us to find out that the bird and that whole area is completely empty and he cannot see anyone or anything there. It was quite saddening.
So if you want this pet, or either of the spirit tigers that spawn in Hyjal, or any of the three challenge tame spiders in the Firelands, or Skarr and his crab counterpart...do your Hyjal quests! If you are leveling a hunter and want to be able to tame awesome pets, do not skip Hyjal, some of the coolest pets spawn here/in the firelands.
I figured out that the best way to him is to use Disengage, if you are waiting at the tree top or cliff, there might be chance that he will spawn mid air out of your range and other hunters might be able to grab this chance and tame him.
Therefore, just mount up and if you see him fly towards him and make sure you are in range before you dismount (I know if you're panic you might dismount and unable to shoot him to get in combat). Hit Disengage just right before you hit the ground. I have included in my blog post here
where the place you can practice, you can do this while you're hunting for him because it's just nearby the area. Hope this will help a bit. Cheers.
I've read all the tutorial, watched all youtube videos for taming this rare pet. Camped for 1 month and today its spawn. Suddenly I totally forget anything and died 3 times in the process.
So i decide to take it easy, fill up my HP after i died, fly to head of the marlone statue and mount up. i fly high enough just to be able to target, and then hit ground hard (only 40k hp left) but i manage to tame it without the ice trap (forget because too excited) and after 6 second later the pet is mine with around 11K left. It was great tame and stupid :D !
- It would be lot easier if you have parachute.
- I would say dont panic, but you will be panic so just stand in head of marlone statue instead the tree, because when you panic you will screw up the position and fell hard to the ground.
- Do the quest first until the daily is available, that way you will able to see the banthalos.
Sorry bad english.
Dear fellow hunters!
I REALISE that you're supposed to complete a series of quests and unlock a daily hub related to the Firelands, in order to be in the same phase as Ban'Thalos. I did this. Or so I believe. I've gone so far, that I now have daily quests available to me at Sanctum of Malorne outside, and inside the portal at The Molten Front.
Whenever I take the flight master's hippogryph to Sanctum of Malorne, I SEE Ban'Thalos flying where he's supposed to be. However, as my gryphon lands, he phases out and is gone. It's as if I enter another phase in which he is not there upon landing the gryphon.
I find this super strange, as (to the best of my knowledge) I was supposed to have unlocked the phase by coming up and until the dailies?
- If anybody has any idea what's up, or a possible solution I'd be extremely grateful
Don't listen to any of these "tree" methods or parachute methods
-fly up to him
-fire a shot at him (serpent sting)
-cast disengage when coming close to ground (be careful)
-lay down a trap to freeze him in place (fire trap at your feet)
-cast tame beast
You will end up with more stress and a headache with the other method.
Hello everyone. I simply have to tell the story of how my night has gone, and how it all started with Ban'thalos. I just recently got into collecting spirit beasts, I started small, and got Ghostcrawler a few weeks ago. Now, I should mention that getting these beasts are very hard on my server (Tichondrius), especially with x-realm added in. Anyways, so tonight I decided to go get Ban'thalos. Come to find out, you have to have 100+ quests done in Hyjal to start the quests to get the dailies so you can actually see the mob. I did so reluctantly, and began camping atop my tree perch, fending off Alliance hunters from time to time, but otherwise all was quiet. A fellow Horde hunter flew by me, seen me, and took off towards Magria, so I figured he didn't want to share a camping spot. I was chatting in vent with my guild, when I realized I didn't have the glyph that cuts 4 seconds off the tame beast spell, so I asked my friend to mail me one and I'd pay him for it later. I dismounted and hit my parachute, landed on my tree, and dropped a mailbox. As I was typing his name in the mailing thing to send him the gold, BAM. NPC Scan goes off and my heart skips a bloody beat. Now, I was in a terrible predicament. As I said earlier, there was another hunter in the area.. And my parachute cloak was still on cooldown for 28 seconds. Longest 28 seconds of my life, I tagged the bird, dismounted, got to the ground safely. As i'm taming the hunter from earlier came up to me. I figured he was going to try to steal it, or even worse, kill it. Instead, he cheered, said "Grats" in chat. I got the tame. I was overjoyed. So, I left hyjal, and flew out to the Storm Peaks. As SOON as I fly past Skoll's spawn above the village, NPC scan goes off once again. I tame him without a hitch. I decided to go back to Hyjal and show the hunter from earlier, only to find out he was gone. As i'm flying back to the Orgrimmar portal, once again, NPC scan explodes. It's Magria! I quickly stripped naked and tamed her. I'm still in disbelief, so to test my luck I decided to lap Twilight Highlands. Sure enough, Karoma is up, no competition in the area. I got him, too. I am still in disbelief that I managed to capture 4 spirit beasts in under an hour.. And I'd like to extend a very grateful thank you to the hunter from the Ban'thalos encounter, for not killing the mob. Thanks everyone for reading!
I just tamed my 3rd spirit beast of the day!
I had to work hard to get Ban'thalos. I died many many times. Even after finally getting everything set up I still messed up, had a few hundred HP left but managed to get a freezing trap down anyway.
I wish I could say the best way to do it but after messing up every attempt (even the successful one) I'm gun shy of giving suggestions.
What might work though, is get on the statue head, put down a trap, fly up, tag him, and deterrence, freeze him, tame.
i never used the tree trick, instead i used disengage to land on a flat area on the mountain behind malorne statue, i laid a freezing trap there and used detterence and waited until banthalos whas frozen for the easy tame. all you need to do is find the part of banthalos path where he flies closest to the area, aim your back to that flat area, shoot an arcane shot to get aggro, and launch yourself away to that flat area, then lay the trap, and use detterence and just wait until banthalos gets frozen. , if you practice this 1 or 2 times and get the hang of finding the right launch spot for you, this strategy is pretty much garantueed to succes. hope this will help fellow hunters. ( note; i have some edited screenshots to give you a better understanding how this tactic works, but because ban'thalos wanst up at that moment, i decided to ask a guildie to act as ban'thalos)
screenshots => look on youtube for the tiltle "
Banthalos mountain taming technique ( screenshots)
" as newly registred members cant post links...
OK, I just tamed this one, as a level 90 with iLvl 466 gear. After standing around like an idiot, spending many minutes balancing myself on the tops of different trees, I went with the stand-on-statue method described in several comments here.
. I'll break it down for any huntards who are as dumb as I am:
You need to be in same phase as Ban'thalos (see other comments re: Firelands questlines), and you need to be a Beastmaster spec (this is a spirit beast, so "exotic").
Mount up, fly to the nose of the stag statue at the Sanctuary of Malorne (27.0, 62.9)
Try mounting and dismounting a few times to make sure you are squarely on the statue's snout.
Mount up again, moving vertically straight up (jump) the minimal distance to get Ban'thalos within range.
Activate auto-shoot then wait for the bird to come within range.
If you have your interface option set to auto-dismount when you cast a spell, your first shot fired will dismount you and you will start to fall. If you don't use that option, you'll need to use a range-finding add-on or your best guess to immediately dismount and fire your pull shot.
As you are falling, pop
. This will protect you (somewhat) from the fall as well as Ban'thalos's attack.
The moment you land (stop moving), pop
Optional: I had
Glyph of Tame Beast
Glyph of Tame Beast
active, but had more than 50% HP left when the tame succeeded, so I don't think that was strictly necessary.
This really is a beautiful pet. I dual-spec'd Beast Mastery just so I could tame this one. I am grateful for the wowhead comments that helped me figure this one out.
Just tamed him on Korgath at 23:35 tonight. Saw him in the air, he was too high to hit so I just jumped on my flying mount and busted him in his mouth with an Arcane Shot, popped my Goblin !@#$%^ right before I hit the ground and BOOM. Now he's mine. First spirit beast ever. :)
All this talk about slow falls, i wonder how a non engineer hunter survives a fall without the time to go and get some form of slow fall via item or player.... oh yeah, disengage >.<
Just tamed this on US-Darkspear at 6:10 am server time. Was originally looking for Ankha but wasn't up so I figured I would just look for the rest of Mount Hyjal and there it was. Wasn't sure how the hell to engage at first so I popped open wowhead as fast as I could and it looked like you just basically had to normally engage and be able to survive the fall. Luckily I am an engineer so I just glidered down and tamed it. Really easy tame and I'm super happy since it's my first Spirit Beast.
12 hours over 2 days of straight camping Loque'nahak with no luck.. so this is totally awesome to have this spirit owl!
just now i was taming it and a stupid night elf druid just kill it. really ppl that do this should be banned from wow !
On 12/31/2012 at around 5:15 am I tamed Ban'thalos on Undermine. It appears that the Cats spawn at the same time. I checked for the cats and Magria was up ( I already had tamed her the day before so needed Ankha) I got both of them at around 5:15 am also, Ankha on 1/1/2013 and Magria on 12/30/2012 around 5:15 am.
Since Saturday 12/29/201 I have tamed Arcturis the bear in Grizzly Hills, Karoma the wolf in Twilight Highlands, Gondria the saber tiger in ZulDrak, Magria, Ankha and Ban'thalos.
I just tamed Ban'thalos on my fresh 85 hunter. For those unsure if their quest phase is far enough to see him spawn I can confirm that for the main Hyjal quest line it only has to be to the point that the area around Sanctuary of Malorne is regrowing but you still cannot see him until after you complete the Firelands quest line to the point that you witness the summoning of Malorne himself. The quest that this happens during is
The Sanctuary Must Not Fall
. I had my hunter logged out at the Sanctuary and popped in periodically over a 36 hour period and was not finding him. When I finally found him I was camped out for about 3 hours while watching TV and listening for my npc scan to go off then a kind soul said in general chat that he was up and that any hunters that wanted to tame him should grab him quick. I began to panic because I could not see Ban'thalos anywhere and right after saying something the person logged off so I could not get a more exact location. This is when I remembered that the Firelands quest line phases the Sanctuary and I began to rush through the quest line as fast as I could. Thankfully just as Malorne was summoned and the area phased for me one last time my npc scan lit up like the Fourth of July and I hopped on my flying mount tagged my rare and activated my cloak's
. His moonfire spam nearly killed me but I managed to get him ice trapped just in time and tamed him with about 5% hp left. This was an amazing way to start off the new year for me and to the kind person in general chat I'm sorry I couldn't remember your name so if you are from the Khadgar server and alerted the Hyjal zone to this rare early morning on 1/1/13 then Thank You SO MUCH!
Hey ppl, just to tell i just tame her at 6,20 p.m in server magtheridon. i got there and about 5 secds she spawns. Good luck hunters she is a beauty
I had only tried to tame this pet once before at 85: tried to get a mage to slow fall me as i aggro'd it. Managed to find the slowest mage alive. No success. Then as I lay dead with a two minute revive timer, a horde, who already had the pet, I watched him dismiss it to tame...came along, did the proper technique by hopping on the tall tree and ice trapping and taming. Nice.
At 90, while looking for Magria, spotted this guy and decided to try it again. Took me about 10 tries to land on the tree properly. Then when I did I pulled him as my ice trap despawned. AND tame was not on my bar bc I had told myself I was done taming beasts....yeah. Anyways, long story short, at 90, the only real trick you need is to know how to dismount on the tree. Bc this beast does not hit hard. I was fumbling around in my spellbook looking for tame and taming thru his abilities with ease. Which is sad, but I suppose things can't always be tricky.
Just waited for 7 hours in one day for this guy. All together no joke 48hours+. As I'm sitting there a hunter comes up and waits for about 30mins and he spawns! I get the first shot of(using the drop disengage tame stradegy) I thought"YES I GOT HIM!)"Half way down with full health I hit disengage, I have 50 ms and my spell lagged! I died... and yeah that other hunter he got the tame. Ignorant people, Hunters should have hunters backs. If a guy camped 7 hours that day, and 48+ all together, I'd backoff and let him have it. Ignorant people these days.....
Used the technique to freezing trap him on the tree and it worked like a charm. 11:55 AM on Stonemaul-US finally tamed this guy. Right at the end a 90 Alliance warrior was watching me tame it and cheered me on (I'm Horde), made me feel good! Funny part is I stayed up throughout the night to tame him, and he spawns right around when I would normally wake up. Worth it still.
Got him as a 85 Draenei huntress with pandaria starting gear.
Shoot him while in the air, make sure you fall on top of the pillars.
Gift of the Naaru -> Deterrence when he wants to laser you -> tame.
Beautiful owl. Happy now.
just cought this guy today 09-01-2013 at 17:39 on twisted nether
he has an 6-17 hours respawn timer
i camped him for about 4 hours by just standing on the tallest tree behind the statues ready with a frost trap :)
dont know how i did it got Ban'thalos was on top of the tree when he got close mounted, went a little wase up dismounted and landed back on top of the tree wut luck got him after 12hrs
Just tamed him today! I had been logging out, hovering on my red cloud mount by the tallest tree, and when I logged in , BAM There he was taking up my entire screen! Trying not to panic, I quickly dragged my cloak to my bar. See, I seriously suck at landing on that tree. However, I am an engineer, and had tinkered my cloak with "Goblin Glider". I shot him with serpent sting from my mount, hit my cloak and gracefully glided to the ground. Easily tamed my new favorite pet. :) So, if you are as inept as I am at landing on that tree, and don't want to try the disengage into the lake strat, just tinker your cloak with "Goblin Glider". Can also tinker it with a parachute if you are not high enough for the other tinker. Another reason I love engineering!
Ceilidh - Alterac Mountains
Thank you for the excellent advice, i spotted ban'thalos last night and thanks to your spot on advice i'm now the proud owner of a cool new pet, thanks again :)
I tamed Banth also using the tree method on 1/16/13. Hardest part was getting on the tree really. Once I was on the tree top, drop the freeze trap, mount up, space bar up just enough to be able to tag Banth with a serpent sting, cancel mount and land back on tree, then hit tame beast.
I didn't take any damage hardly, Banth I don't think even got off more than one of his arcane attacks if that. Don't get nervous and freak out with this tame, again the hardest part was getting on top of the tree.
I'd also like to note when Banth was up, so was Magria at the same time. I'm not sure how often that happens in this zone, having 2 or more of the spirit beasts roaming around at the same time, but I thought I'd share my experience.
Just thought I'd add that I went back hunting Spirit Beasts on my lowbie hunter recently due to the renewed popularity of BM. I finished
, as directed by the many comments here, so I could get to Ban'thalos and Magria. I then spent about two weeks frequently checking for them and never seeing them. I thought that odd, so today I had some free time and quested further until I finished
The Sanctuary Must Not Fall
, at which point the Molten Front dailies become available. I could then see other people and NPC Scan immediately went off, letting me know Magria was up.
TL;DR - if you've been checking The Regrowth for these Spirit Beasts and never see them up, it takes more than just
to phase them in.
Edited to add: for some odd reason, using the patch filter wasn't working past 4.2.2 when I made this post, which meant I could not see the earlier post which contained some of the info I added.
A fellow Hunter from Stormrage (US-PvE) and his story.
It was Monday, January 28th and I had just arrived home from school. Logged onto wow immediately at 3:05 server time to start camping Ankha or Magria.. which ever one spawned except to find a Hunter already there, with Magria out as his pet. He told me he had just tamed Magria 10 minutes ago and told me to not waste my time and just wait another 6 hours again.
I didn't believe him until I looked him up on the Armory and looked at his Hunters pets and Magria was
there, obviously because as he said himself he had just tammed him 10 minutes ago and still hadn't relogged to update the Armory. He told me Banthalos would probably spawn next. I didn't even know which pet that was. (I had seen it before and knew which one it was but didn't know the name of it).
He then went to Banthalos' spawn to check out if he was there himself. In a few seconds POP! Banthalos just spawned right before his eyes. He whispers me back "HURRY COME HERE NOW BANTHALOS JUST SPAWNED." I not knowing which pet it was went there and boom! It was my 2nd favorite Spirit Beast right after Magria/Ankha (I like Magria more). He invited me to his group. I not knowing how to tame him was just flying on my mount on top of him trying to aggro him. He then quickly told me that I needed to get on the peak of the nearby tree right below the small circle which is the route he was flying in.
I after 1 minute of trying I finally landed myself on the peak of the tree. I unmounted, the nice Hunter flew up, Arcane Shotted him so that next he would aggro me. Of course he died from fall damage. I shot him right after with one Arcane Shot as he aggroed me next and started flying down towards me to make sure I had the tag and started the tame. It was my first Spirit Beast which I had gotten without even planning to.
THE BEST PART OF ALL WAS THAT THE HUNTER DIDN'T HAVE THE PET HIMSELF, HE FELT BAD FOR TAMMING MAGRIA WHICH HAD SPAWNED RIGHT BEFORE I LOGGED ON AND BASICALLY GAVE ME BANTHALOS.
I couldn't have felt happier and gladly awarded the hunter 3,000 Gold. Good luck to anyone out camping this pet. He just flies around in one small circle. If you stand on the tip of the nearby dead tree (which I used myself) you can easily reach him and Arcane Shot him as he gets close to the tree while flying in a circle.
Got him today at 07:40 ST. I will tell you about my epic adventure when it comes to this particular spirit beast.
Have just lvl up my Mage to lvl 80 and thought log on my hunter and check if Ban'thalos was up. So fly there, and make me ready to tame. Fix all my settings and stuff like that. Sitting maybe there for about 5-10min. Then another Hunter comes and sits in the same tree. He camped also because he dismiss his pet and was BM spec. so I decided to talk to him a little. We sit and talk about this particular npc. Apparently he have tried to get it since Cata. The clock is 07:38 and he says he'll just go down and get something to eat. Took no more than 10 sec after that, Ban'thalos pops up right in front of me. Putting out my trap, and flies up to put my shot. He flies down to me, and I start to tame.
The only thing that did go wrong, was that he did not get trapped. He start casting his moonfire. Did take a good fall before that, so i did only have 65k HP when i did start taming him. Did forget about Deterrence. So in my panic, i did close my eyes, and hope for the best. 5 sec after this, i did look on my screen. I did tame him, and 4k HP left after his moonfire and meele attacks. Every Moonfire did hit me for 11-12k. Now when i am writing this, my heart is still beating faster then normal. I am so happy right now. So if you camp for this companian. U will not need a trap, if u have more then 70k hp.
I will make a small edit here. Every time, i see a rare pet, that i have, i /w all hunters i can find in /who hunter filter. So if you get a /w from a char DenOtrolige. then you know it is me :) I hope more hunters can be that nice, that just take the time, to random whisp hunters. Did it for a few min ago. One more lucky hunter got this nice pet :)
Just tamed Ban'thalos at 5:30 am mountain time and want to help the next lucky hunter.My method was fairly simple:
Position yourself on the top of the highest tree at the Sanctuary of Malorne in Mount Hyjal. It might seem impossible, but if you position yourself in just the right area and dismount, you'll be standing right on the tree! I like to dismount and make sure I'm actually on the tree so I don't take any risks.
It's a bit tough to use your freezing trap at the top of the tree with the awkward angle and small area to place the trap, and with other hunters around you'll be pretty anxious and tense. So I grabbed Potion of the Mountains which increases your armor to 12,000 for 25 seconds. Make sure to have this potion ready, along with Deterrence ...
So you're in position. Mount and fly straight up *you only want to fly straight up otherwise you will lose your nice little perch on the tree* high enough just to shoot Ban'thalos with Arcane Shot (helpful hint: gotta dismount to shoot). Because you've set yourself up at the top of the tree you'll fall back on top of it. Heal yourself if you need to, throw down Potion of Mountains and Deterrence, and of course Tame Beast.
It'll happen faster than you think, and you'll have the precious Ban'thalos :)
*Hey! Just wanted to add my kill to the brag-list har har har. I camped him midday from about 10am - 3:30pm. There were moments I was tempted to log off, have a nap, renew my ambition. However, the longer I waited the more sure I was that it was going to spawn. So I let WoW open in the background WITH sound in the background turned on in System>Sound and watched some TV shows.
*I camped on top of the tree as well, a great tip is to use a mount like Headless Horseman's mount to see if you're above the tree. Once you get it right just stand there, if it afk's you just press spacebar to jump. If a horde/alliance land on you just ignore them. I had a nice annoying one with a screeching raptor pet. At any point in time you will see hunters come and go. Just don't move, don't interact if they are being nasty.
*This method probably works best on a non-pvp server since if attacked on a tiny tree, if the opposing player doesn't kill you the fall most likely will.
*While waiting I practiced what I planned to do:
-When Ban'thalos spawned I would NOT MOVE, not panic! Take deep breaths.
- Next put down Freezing Trap which as noted in other posts is difficult. However, just aim your cursor at the skinny tree and you should get it (PRACTICE this a few times while you camp. Not only will it help with your aim but it will let other hunters know that you know WTF you're doing.
- After Freezing Trap is down quickly mount (I suggest just sticking with Horseman's mount), fly up just enough (STRAIGHT UP, do NOT fly forward or backward! Just space bar straight up but not too high) to be in range.
- Once in range I used Silencing Shot to pull which will dismount you and you will fall. If you did it right then you will land on the tree right where you just were. At this point you want to pop Deterrence to avoid being slammed with his magical ability (especially if lower than lvl 90). The moment you hit Deterrence you need to hit Tame Beast.
If all went well, Ban'thalos will have cast a couple things at you as he descended but hit your Freezing Trap and turn into a birdcicle making this tame easy from there on.
As always, make sure you let the zone know what time you tamed to give them an idea of how long they might have to wait. As is the courteous thing to do. Make sure you don't tell anyone that the bird has spawned if you intend to tame it. If you fail on your first try, and you might, other hunters might be waiting to steal your thunder.
Be patient. I camped about 5-7 hours straight on this. If you want a high traffic pet the only way to get it is to be extremely lucky or be a very well informed camper that does NOT EVER afk. Get out your portal gun because you will be scared to leave once you're a few hours in.
Voreth of Proudmoore
I've been dying to get a Spirit Beast for the longest time, but every time I found one, there was always another hunter already in the taming process.
So today I went to pick up my dailies and behold, there he was...flying around. I was ecstatic because no one was around and this was the perfect moment to tame him.
At first I was worried since I didn't know how I was going to tame him. He was so high up I knew I was going to die once I reached the ground if I tried anything from that height.
So I tried following the advice on here about landing on the tree behind the statue. It was frustrating, I could not find any means on getting myself to land on it.
I was losing patience. I didn't want someone to come by and kill it. So I went "Screw this!" I hovered over a tree, waited for him to pass by, as he came around I dismounted and shot him quickly.
My heart stopped when I landed and he started blasting me with the moonbeam. My health was going down way too fast and I panicked thinking he was going to kill me and that someone else would get him while I ran back to my body.
I was wrong. I was able to tame him right before he gave me a last strike. I squealed like a school girl. xD Then I proceeded to stand there and stare at him going "Omg...I did it!"
So yeah, this was just a few moments ago on Dragonblight at 6:00 realm time. Good luck to everyone else. =^,.,^=
Just a tip for everyone. I got Ban'thalos by pure luck. I was just passing through and caught Magria roaming around. I already had Ankha but thought I'd grab Mag as well. Just as my tame finished, NPC went off notifying me of Ban'thalos. He was probably one of the easiest tames. So many people talk about the tree method but the easiest way is to Disengage. All you need to do is fly next to him. Dismount and tag him with misdirection as you're falling. As you get close to the ground disengage and you'll land taking no damage and maintaining aggro and then just tame. The best part is, if your his level and you begin the tame while you're on the ground just as he gets in range, you'll have the tame completed well before any of his moonbeams have a chance of hurting you.
The only reason I bring this method up is because the tree thing is fine if you're camping him. But if you're passing by and he is there, it could cost you valuable time trying to get the right position.
Just tamed on Tichondrius at 7:25am Pacific server Time 02/18/2013 thanks to the wonderful advice here on wowhead. L90 BM Hunter. Here's my two cents of help:
If you are standing in front of the statue of Malorne, the tree you want is behind and slightly left. It has a bare, sharp point so you have to fly above it, exactly centered, then hit 'x' to come straight down on top of the point. It took me a few tries and I was only able to accomplish the 'perch' by hovering near the top of the tree and targeting my ice trap at the top point. Sure enough, the big green target icon lit up and set the trap perfectly, which gave me a reference point to touch down.
I practiced mounting and dismounting while on the perch just to make sure I could do it without falling, which is no problem as long as you go straight up and straight down . I also practiced setting the trap while standing on the perch, directly under my feet, which I found to be the easiest way. I mounted my cloud disc (no bobbing around), shot up about 80 yards and intentionally dismounted to check the fall. Lost about 99% health...oops. At that point I was hoping Ban'thalos wasn't as high up as I imagined. At least I had a reference point.
After about 45 minutes of waiting and practicing, npcscan went off and I had a heart attack. I really wasn't expecting to see him on my first campout. I shot up WAY past him, relieved to find out Ban'thalos is only about 20-25 yards up from the perch, but still out of 40 yard range because he doesn't fly directly over it. He circles around so you have to wait until he reaches the closest point to you.
I popped 'Potion of the Mountains' for a 25 second, 12,000 armor boost then hit him with a concussion shot, which dropped me straight down (auto-dismount activated), thankfully onto the perch. I only lost 10% health but I failed to pull him. The second attempt I quickly reset the trap, mounted up, shot up about 25 yards and waited until he was as close as he was going to get, hit him with another concussion shot, fell and watched him come down to me. He fought off the first tame and I had to re-engage. That effort took and now he has a good home.
Hope my long-winded story helps someone a little.
Hi, tamed Ban'thalos last night on Crushridge, after a couple of frustrating misses.
Useful info first:
- He was tamed (by another hunter) at 8.45am
- He was tamed again same day (by another hunter) at 4.20pm
- I tamed him the same day around midnight
So it was just over 7.5 hours between first and second tames, and just over 7.5 hours between 2nd and 3rd tames. Either this is a big coincidence or I think Blizzard may have tweaked his spawn time to be more stable from the previous 6 to 17 hours. Could be 6 to 8 hours or even 7 to 8 hours or something. Or could just be a blinding co-incidence :)
Might be best to set up yourself a couple of macros, one to target ban'thalos, make 1 shot (I used arcane shot) and then stopattack. Make another macro to dismount (sounds stupid but this means u can add it to shortcut bar and keep freeze trap, mount, pull macro, dismount macro, deterrence and tame all in one block.
My taming strat was pretty much standard - basically fly and land on the top of the tallest tree at Sanctuary of Malorne. Then from there when Ban'thalos approaches
1) Freeze trap at your feeet
2) Mount up
3) Press space bar to fly up vertically (actually u don't need to fly very high to pull the bird and you'll die from fall damage if you fly too high, so if no-one else is competing I suggest going up a small distance, if you can't pull, wait for the bird to circle round again and go a bit higher. If there's competition, just fly a bit higher and make your best guess :))
5) Shoot Ban'thalos just 1 shot to aggro
6) Hit Deterrence
7) Tame Ban'thalos as soon as the bird is within range, should hit the freeze trap and you are good to go, the deterrance just defends against the ability it does for the split second until it gets frozen
Very frustrating day personally until then. The reasons I lost the first 2 tames
1) First time I missed, logged in 8.45am having camped for a while earlier in the morning but had to go out, and it was in the middle of an alliance hunter taming the bird, basically I got froze by his trap and by the time I'd got out of it he'd tamed the bird. He probably froze me as I was zoning in. Fair enough he got there first but so annoying I missed it by a few seconds
2) Second time I missed was just awful. I was on top of the tree, NPCScan flashes that Ban'thalos has spawned. I do the drill and as I am taming him whilst he's frozen another hunter comes along, shoots the bird when he was 90% tamed to break freeze trap and resets it. The other hunter lands on the tree and we both lay traps and do the drill for his next swing round, he must have pulled Ban'thalos first by a fraction of a second and he got the tame.
Then, having stolen it from me when it was 90% tamed to me he starts gloating and spamming me "lol, I didn't even want the bird. Hahaha sh*t happens, deal with it".
What an idiot. Horde Hunter called Ngee from Tichondrius (US) if you ever have the misfortune to meet this nasty individual.
Anyway thankfully Ban'thalos spawned just after midnight when I was about to go to bed and there were no other players to screw it up for me so I got the tame. Got Gondria this morning before I went to work so the 2 tames made up for the previous day's frustration! :)
Best of luck,
Sorry for posting a day late, but I tamed Ban'thalos at 3:34am Server CST on 2/21/2013 at (27,64) in the Sanctuary of Malorne. Good new I found him again at 5:34pm Server CST in the same place on 2/22/2013, so I hope the times help out. Good Luck Everyone!
I was so happy to see this spawn after completing the quests, started freaking out to dismiss my pet and some other hunter who saw i was camping for it, decided 'oh i'll be an idiot (idiot being the polite term for this.... 'idiot') and steal her tame, because clearly she is not sitting there with her ice trap ready to tame the bird' I AM RAGING, hunters - have respect! I now have to wait hours for another chance, if a another hunter is descent enough to allow the hunter who worked and camped for it... tame it.
great bird though!
server: Stormscale EU
spawn timer: 6-8hrs
tamed at lvl: 87
I just tamed this after being inside Molten Front, taming Kirix. The last taming of Ban'Thalos before 5.2 patch. I will look for more after patch.
I wish you all a great hunt! and also for the 5.2 patch! GL HF!
Ps. Having a problem taming Ban'thalos? check youtube "how to tame Ban'thalos"
Just tamed him on Area-52 (US) at 11:10 PM on 3/8/13
OOOOOOBER happy, just tamed this beast :D
got screwed over a few times, but the way i tamed the owl is:
camped a top the tree (which was annoying hard to balance on for me),
Set a frost trap (which in the ended, wasn't even used)
fly up a bit on my mount, confused shot the owl, the tame.
seriously easy as level 1-10 c:
I just captured this guy on Alexstraza server spawning about 7:25pm US central time.
I used a different method from ones stated before because I did not get the water trick to work.
What I did was I angled myself above the U-shaped platform around the Statue where I could live from the fall with 30k hp and still get his attention. Then deterence to prevent from dying and tamed him.
The treetop method worked perfectly.
- First make sure you have glyph of tame beasts.
- Find one of the trees behind the malorne shrine. Best thing to do it pick a tree. fly up so your know you in range to shoot Ban'thalos, then fly straight down and make sure you can land vertically.
- Wait for Ban'thalos to come around so he's as near to you as possible. Make sure a frost trap is laid down on the tip of the tree your standing on before you fly up and shoot him
- when you shoot, do NOT use any dots like serpent string, just a normal arcane shot. Your take a little fall damage when you land on the tip of the tree, but the moment you do, activate deterrence.
- he will fly down, become trapped, leaving you to quickly tame him. If he breaks free his arcane blasts will do some damage, but you should be quick enough to tame him regardless.
I followed this method and worked perfectly.
I just got this guy today, and the way i did it was this: Flew up to where he was flying and shot him, right before i hit the ground i just disengaged backwards, cutting my fall distance and letting my live, so then i just tamed him. This is a little harder than landing on the tree or using an item, but this way you don't need any prepare time.
" Have a freezing trap down" have a freeze trap down where? and if you mean on the ground, do you know how impossible it is to get back perched on the top of that tree every 30 seconds to set a new trap possibly for hours?
Started my quest for spirit pets last night, Got Ghostcrawler as he was up when I hit zone, then camped Loque for 2 hours fell asleep, started back on Loque tonight and he spawned at 2:20 am after 4 hours of flying around zone. Headed straight for Arcturis and tamed him as soon as I hit the zone, moved on to get Ban'Thalos and Magria was up, so I thought wth and died 3 times before reading about stripping armor, easy tame after that tidbit of info.... then I get to Ban, died trying to land in tree 3 times before I finally found the right spot in tallest tree. Flew up and hit serpent sting, landed on top of tree and hit tame, was mine before he got a hit in. 5 for 5 so far, 4 more to go......... Loque'nahak was by far the hardest to get as there was hunters all over the zone. some camping. some flying around spawns like I was. The rest were all up and no one around so easy tames. Have patience and good luck!
I don't know why people still think Ban'thalos drops something, after he's been around for so long..
I was just getting ready to shoot Ban'thalos to aggro when this mage pops up, starts attacking the poor beast..
There i was begging this mage NOT to kill him and for her to WAIT but she ignores me
Not 5 seconds later, Ban'thalos is dead while i watch in disbelief as this mage mounts up and flies away.. Without any type of apology or excuse.. She must have seen me waiting for Banthalos to get nearer for a tame but she just did not care and... All i got to see was the beast's dead body there
I'm still fuming but hoping that i'm there for his next spawn and that no one kills him for a measly grey loot..
So PLEASE non-hunters, leave the bird alone!
Edit: returned to spawn spot 7 hours later and after 30 mins of waiting, he pops up!
What i did; placed myself atop stag statue, flew up at almost same height as Ban'thalos, dismount, hit arcane and fall taking 100k dmg.. I immediately used exhilaration(talent) to quickly heal myself, used speed potion, hit deterrence and tame.. Succesfully tamed him keeping 80k health..
Ofcourse i'm already lvl 88, so i have more hp and i'm also using glyph of tame beast (cuts taming time with 4 seconds) so this helped quite a bit :-)
I'm so happy that i finally got my bird :-D
Server: stormscale eu
Tamed: around 12.20pm
I tried the tree perch method, and I couldn't for the life of me land on top of that tree. I found the Disengage method way easier. I flew straight up from the edge of the lake at 27.2, 58.3, and when he passed close enough, hit him with Serpent Sting. On the first try, I didn't hit Disengage fast enough on my way down. Second try, I disengaged while falling and safely landed in the water for a successful tame.
ATTENTION HUNTERS POST CROSS REALM ZONES!
So, to the hunters who weren't around during cata to obsess over firelands dailys the 500 comments of who, what, where, when, why, how, are irrelevant to you. No where in my research on this post could i find anyone who said you have to have the regrowth unlocked AND open the portal to the firelands and kill the 6 flame elemental near the three random locations (nearby allys).
after doing so i was able to tame both the tigers (one on my girlfriends hunter the other on mine) and the owl in the combined time of two days. the owl i only waited for an hour AFTER unlocking the portal and completing the quest and the green tiger was up when i went out there.
I know the exact level of phazing you have to complete because my girlfriends hunter had (like me) unlocked the regrowth but not gone any further because spirit beasts were our only interest, and after taming my owl the tiger spawned very shortly after and being kind i would have felt bad if i got myself 2 spirit beast and her zero (on vacation with no internet)
then the next day i logged on flew out to hyjal and ankh was up for my hunter as a reward for my kindness =]
i hope these screen shots are helpful, i dont remember seeing any of how high to scale ban is in the air.
i dont know what order i linked them in but, ones me wasting time in the wrong phaze (add 4 hours for the time my stopwatch reset when i /reloaded to make sure he wasn't in my cache) another is how high he flys off the ground, then there's the tiger and mainly that is for the date to show how easy it is when your in the correct phazing.
The engineering tinker
is very handy for this tame. Get above Ban'thalos and "use" your cape to unfold the glider, agro him with your favorite attack, then circle down to a landing to complete the tame. The glider does not unfold in combat and lasts a long time compared to the tame, so you can easily pick a safe landing spot.
I tamed him with my level 85 hunter last night. I was very lucky that nobody else was around, because I died twice and blew my slow fall. One hunter showed up, but either he felt really sorry for me or figured I'd have it before he did.
In the end, I parked myself right over the wall behind the stag statue as low as I could go while still being within range of him. Then I tagged him, took a master healing potion when I hit the wall and then set out a trap. His moonfire is really painful. Even with the trap and tame beast glyph, I was down to nothing on my hitpoint bar by the time I tamed him.
While I was phasing the area to take him, I ran across
by accident. She was about a billion times easier.
i think 12/14 h
Just got it after sitting in the tree for nearly 5 hours. The strategy to use the tree and trap was excellent and i nabbed him in seconds before any of those CRZ mongrels got to it. I also used camouflage whenever some nosy alliance came scouring.
So I left my computer for a few minutes to go get some food and come back and npc scanner is going crazy ! I was actually camping Magria and Ankha but nope its Ban'thalos I fly over and in a hurry dismount shoot and aim for the water but didn't get my disengage off in time. Dead. Run back fast ! 3 other hunters appear !
Its starting to get stressful now. I fly to the tree and take way to long to position myself with X and moving around. Bam positioned ! Oh no other hunters tried to pull but nope Ban'thalos evades and continues I fly up ready for him the other 3 hunters are right near me trying to get his attention. Dismount Serpent sting and drop didn't but a frost trap and didn't disengage. Find the tame button and hit it. My health is going lower and lower i don't think i'm going to get this. Bam 10hp and Ban'thalos is mine. This was the most stressful and amazing tame and now this beauty is all mine.
I thanked the other hunters for not killing him :) 4th spirit beast in the last 24 hours. Skoll, Arcturis, Karoma and now Ban'thalos. Good luck fellow hunters it is currently my lucky weekend :)
Realm: Thaurissan Oceanic
Realm Time: 9:45am
Location: His only spawn point but tamed using the tree method. I did take fall damage a fair bit though because i forgot deterence in all my excitement.
Just tamed him on Anatheron around 2:45 PM (ish) CST after a few snafus on my part. lol
Tamed on stormreaver us 10:15 pm server time
I just want to let you all no that I tamed Ban'thalos on another toon my way! Today on Suramar at 7:35 am on the horde side I tamed him! Now, for all of you that don't have scanners ,apps and what not , just the game and you! I'll tell you my way (tree way) I call it ......( Jump and Punch)!
But first.... ALL... your armor off ,so when you fall and die your not spending all your gold on repairs,and keep health up too.
I used keys 1,2,3 and space bar!.....Key one ,to mount and dismount.....Key two ,serpent sting .......Key three ,Tame,..........space bar for height on your mount.
Next is, fly and land on the tall tree behind the stag statue/well. Then dismount to make sure you are on tree> if ya fall keep trying till you do stay<. Then without using your mouse turn toon to face the owl when he flys in front of you!
Next is jump using space bar only ....jump ....should still be on tree! Do not use mouse or you'll fall!
Mount up and wait!
Now he is flying close to you (he flys very high).
Space bar only ..while on mount just a bit higher then the owl ... key one ...dismount ,key two serpent sting,....hit twice... Then key three Tame..... keep hitting it till he started taming! You need to do keys 1 & 2 fast so when you land back on tree, your taming is almost over! He does hit hard so get taming as fast as you can before he knocks the life out of ya ....... You should have landed on tree finish taming ...remount then fly to the ground! And you got your owl!
That is how I did my way......Jump and punch! Happy hunting! Good Luck! ^_^
You cannot actually se Ban'thalos until you completed quest:
The Sanctuary Must Not Fall
It is at the end of the questline in Sanctuary of Malorne.
Ok, I couldn't stand on the tree. Dragon wouldn't sit on it, couldn't stand on it. Took about an hour to figure out the best way to do this, and I don't have any fancy capes or anything else. So what I did, waited on my dragon in the air just within shooting range, with my back to the mountain rock
that tallest tree, but a little in front of it. I'm a hunter, so I shot him, waited till I was about halfway through my fall and then disengaged - this landed me safely on that mountain rock slope, and I just slid down without damage. I didn't kill him, but I tamed him, so I don't know what he would have dropped, but this was the easiest way for me. I tried the tree, tried disengaging over the water, tried falling down the the antlers of the statue, but nada. Disengaging onto the mountain slope behind the tallest tree worked for me.
Hope it works for someone else.
So just thought that you guys would like to know that on Stormrage, at 4:31AM server time, I tamed him, only after about 20 mins wait time and on the first shot. I used the standing on the tree method. I stood on top of the tree, and placed a trap at my feet when I saw him spawn i then hoped on my mount flew up and shot him with distracting shot, used disengage to land on the mountian behind the tree and hit tame beast, and shortly after he hit the trap he was mine! Thanks for all your tips here they really helped!
I had it all planned out -- wait between the antlers on top of the statue's head, put down a frost trap, fly up, tag him, fall back down, and tame while he was on ice.
Yeah, it didn't happen like that.
First, I didn't find him while I was camping, despite spending quite a few hours on that. Nope, he decided to spawn just as I was flying back in from the Molten Front.
Second, when I flew frantically over to the statue to try that method, A) I took massive fall damage when I dismounted (I was probably too high up) and B) the frost trap didn't catch him, so he killed me.
Next I tried the whole fall-into-the-water method. But for whatever reason, he didn't chase me all the way down, and I lost his attention.
Finally I decided that my time was probably running short -- I was sure one of the other intermittently-camping hunters would be back soon -- so I would try the tag-dismount-disengage-deterrence method right where he was flying. And it worked like a charm! I hit disengage right above the ground to take no fall damage, deterrence saved my health the rest of the way, and Ban'thalos was mine!
So yes, it can definitely be done without the tree, or the water -- you just need to time your disengage. It might save you a few precious seconds, too, if another hunter is trying the tree-top method and you can intercept Ban'thalos before he gets there!
Good luck all. :)
I tammed this babe at 10:28 st Ravencrest Eu AND i gotta say i died from panic 4 times, trying to stay on top of the tree, which finally i
So i did a previous mentioned strategy, pulling with serpent sting and arcane shot after,
with my back looking at the lake
instant (glyphed) disengage and i land in the water
. I got hit by some moonfires, open tame and gg at last! xD
P.S.I have to mention that the first time i pulled to drop to the lake using only serpent sting, i went ooc and as a result the owl reset, maybe bug i don't know.
Just tamed this beauty on lightbringer :)
Used only disengage and freezing trap. No slowfall buff etc etc. Only 3 Spirit Porcupines left.. then i got them all :) Gonna be sooo boring :P
I tamed this bird when the MF was released on my Alliance Hunter, and decided on my new Horde Hunter I wanted to as well. It's pretty much the same as it was. I sat on the tree, confirming I was on it. Then made sure to select auto-dismount on cast in the Interface options. I mounted up, flew up about 10 feet, to put Banthalos in range of my Distracting Shot. I used DS, which dismounted me, I fell the 10 feet to the tree top, cast Rapid Fire, Deterrence, and Tame Beast. Additional note: I have Tame Beast glyphed for the shorter cast time. I did this at level 85 and did not take any significant damage, and the tame completed. I still think this is a really nice looking animal, one of the best of the Spirit Beasts. Good luck to all hunters. P.S. mastering sitting on the tippy-top of the tree is really the only hard part of this tame, but there's a lot of time to master it while waiting.
just Tamed her at 20:40 . Sunstrider
i did fly above her
tagged with arcane shot
used my glider on my cloak
went down to statue
I had a hard time even with suggestions-BUT- had my guildmate fly me on the 2-seater rocket;he dismounted in the air ,which gave me a parachute and I started shooting at Ban'thalos and was able to tame that way.
I don't know if spawn timers have changed with combined realms, or crz, or whatever... But I've been camping him for my daughter. She won't be happy until we get ALL the spirit beasts! Anyhow, I saw him earlier tonight around 11:00pm local time (10:00pm server time) and wasn't able to tame because another hunter was able to get on the tree before me. I was all ready to give up on him until tomorrow so I got on an alt and messed around for a while. Came back later to check for Ghostcrawler (got him!), and circle by to check for Ankha. But Mags was here, and was able to pick up a dupe. Swung by to look for Ban'thalos anyhow (it was only 3 hours later) and he was there! There were no other hunters so I was able to take my time and get seated in the tree and got the tame.
To summarize, I saw him twice in just a touch over three hours on the same server.
Now I only need Ankha and I'll have all the spirit beasts up to and including MoP! Wheee! :)
Useful info; I hope.
Today I woke up, and I decided to see if Ban'Thalos was there, and pop, was there.
I used this method of taming, which I found successful
1. Try to get on tree
2. Fail miserably
3. Say "SCREW IT"
4. Tag Ban'Thalos
6. Disengage before you fall
7. Wait for Harsh Moonlight
9. Freeze trap
The night before I found Karkin, which was lucky, but my stable was full of my favorite pets, and Karkin had to go to tame my lil' Starburst.
I went into the molten front, and found both Skarr and Deth'Tilac, alive and well.
Tamed Skarr, then tried to tame Deth, but bus came and had to go.
Came back around 5, went in Molten Front, tamed Skarr, before a lovely hunter named Axuna came up, and said "You just got him?"
My heart sunk in guilt and I replied yes, and she congratulated me.
Soon enough, I skedaddled out, and found Magria, tamed, said "um pls dont hate me but I tamed Magria" and she said "omg why am i always late lol"
then she shrugged it off and we talked a while, before I noticed Ban'Thalos flying up in the sky again.
I spammed her poor chat box with "come qUICKLY BAN'THALSO IS UFFPPP" and she sped over, a lil slow, but sped.
She had trouble getting up on the tree, and another hunter came by, and watched her. Another one too, and they both watched her. I /beg'd them and /point'd to Axuna, and they seemed to understood, so they parked themselves on a ledge and watched her fails at getting on the tree, lol. After a minute or so, she succeeded, and tamed. She survived a Harsh Moonlight after forgetting to interrupt, but Freeze Trapped him and tamed. The two hunters (Opposite Factions) Cheered, hugged her and her pet, and flew off. I spammed /hug /cheer /love /kiss to Axuna, and I'm coming back in 6 hours to help her camp Magria/Ankha, and Skarr/Karkin
The Useful Information;
Ban'Thalos spawned roughly 11 hours after last tame, and does not survive longer than 5 minutes on average.
Harsh Moonlight CAN be interrupted.
On a level 87 hunter with roughly 160k health (I don't get a lot of gear, lol), He can take off around 15-50% of your health with Harsh Moonlight
Magria and Ban'Thalos are NOT linked.
Magria/Ankha and Ban'Thalos can be up at the same time.
Skarr and Karkin tend to repeat in a pattern on my server, with Karkin sometimes spawning more frequently. (Dragonmaw, along with Akama, Korgath, Kil'Jaeden, and one more)
Skarr/Karkin and Deth'Tilac can be up at the same time
Skarr/Karkin and Skitterflame can be up at the same time
In my case, Skarr/Karkin, along with Ban'Thalos had around 11 hours respawn time.
Deth'Tilac does NOT despawn. I found her before school, had to go, and found her again after school.
Hope this helps!
Just got this beaut on my Goblin hunter today. Was doing Hyjal quests on my druid to open the portal to Molten Front so he could start farming his Marks of the World Tree so he could get the pattern for the 36 slot gem bag. When I finished the line to open the portal my Silver Dragon went off and there he was! I saw a hunter flying by and it looked like he was checking it out, but he kept going so I decided to take a chance and get my hunter over there to tame it.
Logged out on the spot and switched. When I got my hunter there Ban'thalos was nowhere to be seen so I assumed he got killed or tamed while I was switching, so I switched back to my druid. Guess what? He was still there, so I switched back again and no Ban'thalos. I read some of the posts here and found one that mentioned he doesn't show up until
The Sanctuary Must Not Fall
is completed, so I decided to do the chain. As soon as I finished, sure enough, there was Ban'thalos again! I flew up about the same height as he flies, between him and the lake, with my back to the lake. As soon as he got close enough, hit him with serpent sting and used Disengage about halfway down so I would hit water and tamed him. Easy Peasy!
Easy tame that doesn't really require any planning or preparation, just common sense. All I did was fly up to him on my flying mount, dismount > conc shot > disengage before hitting the ground, then let him come to you on the ground, at which point the deed is done.
If you used to use a tree to tame him,well..now you can't. I tried today and it still said he was out of range. I was still fortunate enough to get him,though. Here is my "story".
So,I was just coming back from Org. I had gotten my Glyph of tame beast for Kirix. I have had insane bad luck since this hunter hit 90 and has been looking for pets. I thought I would check for the other native S beasts in Hyjal. And there was one. A yellow dot flew slowly over the Sanctuary of Malorne.I knew who it was,and immediately got on the tree. I have used this tactic on my other hunter. But when he flew over,he was still out of range. So,here's what I did:
1. Make sure he was close enough to shoot-I was hovering a little above the Sanctuary.
2. When he was in range of a shot,I dismounted and shot him.
3. Landed with half health on the stag statue,and tamed while he was actually lethally hurting me with his Moon thingy..
So,no more tree hopping.
Tamed her last night, luckily it was late and no one was around so I got three tries. What finally worked for me at level 89 was to fly up to her, then Dismount - Concussive Shot - Disengage, onto a outcrop on the mountainside. Didn't take much damage and was able to have the beast follow me down.
Named her Bloodmoon since I caught her as the lunar eclipse was happening. ;)
Unhappy Hunter here, just attempted to use the Tree method, but accidentally pulled with Arcane shot, procced my Legendary cape, and nuked him before I could even click Tame Beast...
Just tamed this beauty today. I literally say there all day for about 8 hrs and BOOM! I will say as a decently geared level 90 I like the perching on the treetop mext to the Sanctuary of Malorne method. DONT FORGET to do the quests leading up to the unlocking of Molten Front first. Also, as a level 90 it's very easy to kill this NPC so make sure you mount, fly up, dismount then concussive shot only while falling and make sure to turn OFF your attack otherwise you might accidentally kill her. You have the option of laying a frost trap first but if your above ilvl 530 it's pretty much impossible for her to kill you before the tame is complete. The moon beam hits for about 30k.
You can do this with no slow fall or levitate buff and are in the high 80s to 90 level (just to make sure you have enough HP). Simply stand on the head of statue and fly just high enough that you can hit the bird with a shot. You will take damage from the fall but not enough to kill you. Tame the bird and enjoy :)
I took off my legendary cloak (No chance of it setting off at all), flew up above the head of the statue and tranquilizing shot him, disengaged then tamed. I couldn't have used concussive shot, it would have killed him :( Pays to make sure of where you are landing also as I died twice from failed falls, also if you are square on the head of the stag statue your disengage should propel you back to the top of the outer ring.
REALLY, REALLY important, and although mentioned a tad overlooked. There will be no statue to stand on if you have not unlocked the molten front by completing
Guardians of Hyjal: Call of the Ancients
Guardians of Hyjal: Firelands Invasion!
and the quests following up until the statue appears at least and I'm not even sure if he spawns without it there (Anyone know?) I waited a fair while with nothing anyway.
Good luck guys :)
I just got her at 15:40 13-6-14 server EU Frostmane omg... when npc told me she was up i panic , that in my attempts to tame her, i died 3 times. falling to death twice, and the other death was by the spirit bird it self, so i figured run to corps again, 28 sec till ress, omg.. but when i saw she was still up i relaxed my self, positioned my self on the tree top, and ice freezed her and tame.
For hunters who dont know it yes, like me who just noticed it today. there is a glive that will reduce casting time form taming beast by 4 secs,
I just tamed this pet a few minutes ago. A guildy of mine told me it was up, and I came out here and I couldn't see it. I had completed the entire zone while leveling, but I had not unlocked the molten front. I started doing the Molten Front quests, and after about 6 or 7 I got phased enough to be able to see the pet. I didn't see this mentioned anywhere else, so I wanted to post it, as I know people who have waited hours on this pet and never seen it. It's most likely because of this.
People keep saying to use the tree. Just tamed this guy, I took a flying mount up to the antlers on the statue and flew straight up from there, waited for B'A to get into range (I was below him shooting upward) and when he was in range, quickly dismounted and concussion-shot. Landed with about 25% of my HP on the antlers and quickly tamed (using Glyph of Tame Beast)
Didn't have to fuss with trees at all. :)
This might be somewhat irrelevant but I just want to throw a friendly tip out there to all hunters who are trying to tame rare pets.
Long story short, after while I was about to complete my Molten Front dailies NPCscan popped because of this mob,and after i brought it in the ground and started taming it,another hunter used
and tamed it.And suffice to say,he added a sarcastic,"thankful" message afterwards (he couldn't land it into an appropriate location in order to tame it).
Personally,I have my fair share of rare pets,so I don't care about the pet itself,it was his attitude that was outrageous.
So,getting back to the point:
Guys and gals, for the sake of your humanity , don't act like this.I know that not taming it means that you will spend more time trying to tame it again, but at least in humble opinion , this is much more preferable than stealing it from other hunters and adding your name into their ignore lists (possibly indefinitely).
Just wanted to thank my dear friend Allasmina from Burning Legion for killing me while I was taming Ban'thalos after few hours of god damn standing there and waiting for the respawn. Thanks bro! Oh I almost forgot... He tamed it while I was dead so I just can't tell how much I would like to thank him...
I just tamed him at 1745 server time Thrall-us. I am now beast mode!
What's the point of hunting these beautiful pets when I'm alliance and Horde comes and takes it everytime, even if you've died 15 times, you beg, you've been there days. They just take them all because they're moving in front of your mount with a HUGE mount or position, it's like the rudest mf stuff I ever saw. Jerks (and vice versa). I was tempted to kill the owl but goes against my sense of fair play but growl.. 7th time it's happened.
Tamed this beauty yesterday. To this day, taming Loque’nahak was the most exciting tame I’ve had. But Ban’thalos was made epic thanks to other hunters camping it.
I got home from work and decided that I would camp it until it spawned.
I left my hunter flying at the Sanctuary of Malorne at 6:00PM, speakers on max volume and went on to cook dinner and take care of my little guy.
Around 9:00PM, one horde hunter joined me, and so did 3 other alliance hunters. I’ve seen one of them before camping Ban’thalos, a female night elf hunter. I knew she would not leave. I needed a plan to avoid getting killed by the alliance hunters.
I then realized that using the tree method would be impossible, since all 3 of them were on that area. Got my
equipped and wrote a simple pull macro:
/cast Arcane Shot
The horde hunter engaged in PvP with 2 of the hunters for some time, and seemed to be having fun getting killed over and over again. I was just chillin’ flying high. He decided to leave around 10:00PM.
At 10:15PM Ban’thalos spawned. I quickly hit the macro and pulled Ban’thalos. The slow fall to the ground took ages while Ban’thalos was hitting me with his Moonfire-like attack. I touched the ground and immediately started taming.
A second later the female night elf hunter started attacking me. One other alliance hunter joined. My health went down quickly, and I decided that if I couldn’t tame Ban’thalos, I would not leave it to them. I tried targeting it, but it was already aggro’ed in one of the hunters. I COULDN’T TARGET IT!
That’s when I realized the name had changed: “Spirit Beast”. Ban’thalos was mine. I put my new pet on passive. Stopped attacking and just /dance for the two alliance hunters. They killed me. I ran back to my corpse, resurrected and /dance again. Did this a couple more times until they admitted defeat and hearthed.
The other alliance hunter flew to where I was. I thanked him (for not trying to screw my tame) and he just waved back.
I named my new Spirit Beast after that one female night elf hunter that started attacking me and made this tame the most epic I’ve ever done.
anyone from tichondrius server know what time does bant'halos spawn?
Here is my hunter taming guide, quick and easy 2 minutes to tame him if your stuck just let me know
- get up in the tree behind Malorne statue (can be tricky sometimes).
- set a freezing trap right under your feet
- summon your flying mount and just go up enough to be in range when banny get near.
- shoot him, you will land atop of the tree. trap freezes banthalos. tame him.
tamed as a fresh 85 BM huntard. the most difficult part is to get in the tree.
I'm extremely mad. The stupid Legendary Cloak decided to Proc when I was taming him so now I have a dead Owl. That stupid AoE only procs when its not needed!
The strategy with the tree and holding X to check if you are actually landing on the tree top works just great! Got mine tamed 20 minutes ago.
Just a tiny tip - you don't have to manually dismount and then shoot. If you enable "Auto Dismount in Flight" option under Interface (Controls tab - which is the first tab it opens with anyways), any skill use will dismount you automatically.
It's already been mentioned, but can't hurt to repeat it - do not use big mounts! Use the smallest flying mount you have, because it will be a LOT easier to position yourself. The
is perfect for that.
At level 90, i just tagged and disengaged before landing and tamed. Also tamed terrorpene straight after... Very lucky.
Tamed it today at 01.25am - Grim Batol. Was on my way to Molten Front to search for the 3 spiders I'm missing. Gotta say this last 2 days were epic. Caught myself Ban'thalos, Kirix, Skitterflame, Skarr and Karkin :D
The tame itself was pretty easy, I flew up to Ban'thalos tagged it and as I'm an engineer I used my Goblin glider to land safely.
For my friends on the server Exodar, this bad boy was tamed at approximately 9:10PM server time by huntress Faelwyn.
I'm not going to go on about how I tamed him, because I used the tree method which has been explained several times. I will say two things.
1) I had two Dwarf hunters harassing me mercilessly earlier while I was hunting (I camped for about 5hrs). Just stay strong, and don't let people bully you out of your tame.
2) I have noticed a pattern in the spawn times after a lot of research. It looks like he spawns at the top of the hour, 10-15mins past, 30 mins past, 45-50mins past. As stated mine did follow this pattern and spawned at 9:10PM server time.
I hope this helps. Tamed the day of this post (8/26/14).
I accidentally killed this guy today with one arcane and one autoshot after the stat squish - so 6.0.2 on wards... Just to be on the safe side - use Distracting Shot (macro'd with /stopattack) then use Freeze Trap / Deterrence to tame. I thought Distracting Shot wasn't suppose to cause damage but it seems to do a bit of damage - hopefully they fix it.
Comment by "
" (Click on "HIGHEST RATED" Coments
" to see it) Was the BEST, To the POINT Instructions and Helped me Bag BANTHALOS Yesterday:
on 10-23-14 first at: 12 noon Est. , Then Again : 9:00 pm same DAY.
I Failed MISERABLY on 1st spawn: Found out How Fast he can DIE, Then I Read FORTUNATE'S Comment and waited in that Tree till He came again, And Plan was Perfect! ,BAGGED HIM!
TY & KUDO"S to FORTUNATE!
Perfect Plan, Went like Clock Work. There was an Alliance Hunter in Tree with Me, But I PREVAILED. You Can only Imagine My Thrill !
WANT TO POINT OUT~ SHUT OFF AUTOSHOT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR HIT WITH CONCUSSIVE,OR NEXT SHOT WILL KILL HIM, AND YOU WILL BE UPSET! **And Also get a Low Power Weapon if you Are A High Lvl Toon!(I keep one on me at all times in case I need for low level Tames)
There should be an ACHIEVEMENT for Bagging some of these Spirit Beasts. They all have their own "PITA (Pain in the ---!) " Procedures you have to go through to get Them. ~~~~~ And guess what I named my OWL,, *MISERY*,lol
**ALSO** ~~ VERY IMPORTANT! : Make sure you have done the QUESTS in MT. HYJAL to get Enough REP. up,
OR BAN'THALOS WILL NOT SPAWN FOR YOU.
Heres what you see around you to show you are ready to see him Spawn:
1. The Trees and Growth Around you will be *GREEN and NOT still in Burning Mode
2. You can See * FIRELANDS PORTAL (orange color) across from Tree
3. You have the *DAILY QUESTS unlocked and you see NPC's under you.
***** IF YOU MEET THESE : YOU ARE GOOD TO GO !
~ I JUST WANTED TO POINT THIS OUT, BECAUSE I WASTED MANY HOURS TO FIND THIS OUT THE HARD WAY!
IT TAKES GREAT PATIENCE , BUT HE WILL SHOW UP! GOOD LUCK TO YA'S~
I found the new Aspect of the Fox works pretty well for this tame. Wait until he's near one of the mountains by the shrine, then goblin glider + fox + tame. You probably won't get it done inside the fox window while steering your glider, but he'll follow you to the mountain so you can land and finish it. Much easier than climbing a tree and waiting for him to come to you.
First, you don't need to be on the tree to tame him, just disengage right before you hit the ground and you won't take fall damage.
Second, if level 90, take off all of your gear and equip a white weapon (can buy them from Gun Vendor in major city), otherwise you will one-shot him with an auto. Make an auto-stop macro, fly up into range, dismount, auto him once to aggro, then press stop attack, then disengage before you hit the ground, drop freeze trap, wait for him, tame.
Third, it's not Aessina's Miracle that phases Banth, it's The Sanctuary Must Not Fall. After Malfurion resurrects Malorne, the daily hub opens and Banth will be available if he's up.
Also, just tamed him, 10:52pm, Uldaman. Happy hunting.
27.0 : 59.8
Put your back to the mountain near the horseshoe.
Fire Tranquil Shot
Land on the mountain side.
Tame.... That's it!
Tamed about 430AM server, Boulderfist. Dec 18th 2014.
If you're wondering how the heck to pull him without killing him use a macro to cast Concussive Shot(does no damage) and stopattack:
/cast Concussive Shot
Test it out on trashy mobs first.
The second bit is to get a Goblin Glider Kit, I've obtained these several times off Blingtron 5000.
Fly up to about his height then pop the glider, then use the macro. I waited until he was about right over the druids there, then glided into the mountain to land and tame.
The way i tamed him was quite simple; I flew right up to him and used tranquilizing shot, then instantly stop targeting him, i then disengaged just before i hit the ground and then tamed him.
A cool thing i've noticed today. If you keep your camera at your pet's level, and turn it left or right, the owl looks like it turns around, following your camera movement. Neat design, mind blown!
And there I was ... what this is a beast!
... How exciting a new SPECIAL pet that I have not seen before.
... it loses all of its ghostly nature and turns into a little version of the
I abandoned it.
The only pet that looks like this in the game is
. You need to complete the questline ending in
The Sanctuary Must Not Fall
you mount up to look for him
. Then when you come looking and he is finally there (blood rushing), you get above and close then dismount hit
(will not damage him) and cause him to aggro onto you and follow you to the ground. After you cast
then use a slow fall item like
Potion of Slow Fall
just before you hit the ground. After you have survived your fall, he will be right there just
It may be worth mentioning, that at level 100 you pretty much need to be just in your underpants and using a lvl 10 weapon, or you will one shot the Owl even using white damage.
Tamed at 7:20 PM mountain time. Tree technique worked perfectly
This is for you level 100 hunters that are trying to tame this pet.
I read a lot of comments about having to be on a tree and yada yada yada but thats all old posts and are pretty irrelevant to WOD hunters.
Things you do need to do for this is as follows.
1) Be on your flying mount. Hes kinda tiny when hes flying around so keep your eyes open
2) When you spot him, dismount and hit him with Tranquilizing Shot since anything else will 1 shot him.
3) while you're falling, prepare to disengage just before you hit the ground.
4) Have tame pet minor glyph and once he gets near you just press tame.
Protip: If you dont see him on your server, xrealm it. Goto your Raid Finder page and start que'n every server you can find. I usually goto Ashran page since they have auto invite. If you're lucky, you'll find one server with him flying around.
Much easier way to tame Ban'thalos
Prep: Glyph of Tame Beast
Remove all gear.
If you have a high level weapon, you probably should pick up a gray bow or something from a vendor (I had a crossbow with dodge)
Position yourself with your back to the lake and fly up to where you are just under his orbit (cord: aprox 25,58)
When he comes around, right click off an
. You will start falling.
About half way down, hit
, which will land you in the middle of the lake.
Wait for him to come in range, click
. .... easy
I'm a lvl 100 hunter and I used the tree method in taming, I used tranquilizing shot in aggroing, and tame beast. That's it. Good luck to everyone ^-^
Tamed 1:30 PM central time with the tree method which worked perfectly. Drop trap, mount up & shoot Tshot, dismount, trapped & tamed. Love this owl and poor ohm will be retired. By the way fully geared Wod at ilevel 653 while taming. No problem. Hardest part? Learning to sit on a tree point or get there in the first place :) Thanks Shifty for the lesson.
Just Tamed at 8:36 PST time on some random server, be sure to complete the firelands intro quests. I was on the step where you go through the portal when I saw him.
For Level 100 hunters - Ban'thalos is too low level, so in order to get her aggro, i added a macro - with distracting shot and detterence immediately. else she will be one shotted.
/cast distracting shot
I killed her twice before doing this trick.
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