This NPC is a rare beast tamable by hunters added in patch 4.2 as a "hunter taming challenge". He spawns somewhere in the Firelands daily quest hub.
So a trick with the fire, mount up and stay as close as you can to the left edge. You should be able to get through it without dying.
Also, if you go up to the north of the zone near the elite fire elemental and jump around on the rocks/mountains you can get to an outside ledge. Follow it to the west and jump off in the direction of the island (you'll see some of the jumping rocks there but they will be out of reach). You should rez at the graveyard on the island.
Hope this helps!
Very easy tame, I used MM and Silenced shot him followed by Tame. I found him on a floating rock from the Furnace side.
Just tamed Karkin on US sentinels 3:00PMish.. Silencing shot tactic works great
Tamed at about 2:30 am est on Malorne-US tame>silence>deter>tame worked wonders after about 30 min of practice >.< lol but finally got him dont know how many others if any got him but ty for the tips everyone.
just tamed him, heres the plan: go mm for silencing shot, start taming, and silence fieroclast barrage he starts casting, and start taming again. worked for me, loving my new unique crab
-edit- coords are about 37, 35, and i think karkin shares them with skarr
Oddly enough when i tried to tame him something weird happened. During mid tame his attack hit me and instead of cancelling the tame he was an instant tame. I found him on the far side of Fire pulme. and stood off to the side. it might have been a glitch since the other hunters around me had no idea either.
So Karkin and Skarr share the same spawn. 2-5hrs apart from each other but my question is, is it a alternating spawn or random
Karkin and Skarr share a spawn timer, but in my experience, Karkin has a much higher chance of spawning than Skarr. I've seen Skarr once out of eight spawns (my friend tamed him then, so my hunt continues).
As for the taming process, it is the same for both Karkin and Skarr.
Begin with Tame Beast, interrupt Fieroclast Barrage (Silencing Shot), then immediately cast Tame Beast again.
Do not cast Silencing Shot too early or you will not interrupt Fieroclast Barrage.
Fieroclast Barrage does a very large amount of damage such that when you are hit by it, the mob's next attack will kill you. Fieroclast Barrage will also interrupt your Tame Beast, so it must be interrupted if you hope to be successful. Deterrence does not mitigate the damage done by Fieroclast Barrage.
- Pull with Tame Beast (This forces him to cast his one shot ability Fieroclast Barrage)
- Silencing shot on Fieroclast Barrage
- Tame Beast
If you don't pull with tame beast, you will only silence shot his fireballs that don't hit for much. You want to silence shot his Fieroclast Barrage which he only does when you tame beast.
"On the last rock when you jump from the furnace to fireplume, there is a gust of wind that you can see in here, jumping onto that will fly you up onto the island and give you a 2min buff Convalescence of Winds, and the buff reads 'Increases your attack speed and haste by 100% and allows you to jump much higher and farther than normal." From
Confirmed, I took this screen its the next rock:
- Tag it fast with arcane shot if others are around (Read the new hotfix about taunt/Distracting shot immunity)
- Reforge all your gear to haste, use haste elixir, potion of speed, haste buff food (I got my tame beast down to 8,x secs)
- Tame Beast Macro:
#showtooltip Tame beast
/cast Rapid Fire
/use Potion of Speed
/Cast Tame beast
Tamed this on Lothar-US at 10:30 AM EST today, with the aid (just like Skarr) of my sweety, only this time she was on her hunter. I pulled with Tame Beast, she silencing shotted the barrage, and I tamed with a haste potion. EZ-PZ lemon squeezy.
For some useful data: the 2 previous spawns were also karkin.
Does anyone have tips to tame him without being a MM hunter? I get its a popular spec, but I doubt its only available for them =/ Can I interrupt him with my arcane torrent racial?
Just tamed him this morning 7/5 before Sen'jin server went down. I woke up before going to work thought I would check the spawn spots for Skarr and was there 3 min checking both north and south. when I returned to northeastern spot with the falling jump stones karkin just spawned right before my eyes. About this time I saw another toon coming up the jumping stones so I though I better make this quick. So I ran on the first stone and jumped to the 2nd which was the falling jumping stone and completely missed it, died and rezzed at graveyard from the other side by widow's clutch and ran back hugging the left side to stay out of the fire. I thought for sure I wouldn't make it with rez sickness and then I thought he's probably gone now either dead or tamed but he wasn't . The other toon I saw had either just died or cast death on the south end by the stone elementals and I saw karkin still sitting on the stone. So I quickly jumped up again and this time just stood on the first stone from the ledge and was able to tame him there. Just cast silence and spammed tame beast he cast his barrage spell but somehow it missed me and now he's mine. All this happend in the last 10 min of server going down. Good Luck! :D
Now on to Skarr.........The Hunt Continues! (AKA Shadowriver)
Just got him, but was really waiting for Skarr.
A horde hunter arrived first, he was op to me and would easily kill me.
I let him try first but the barrage spell killed him and me (didn't think it was aoe :( )
However, as the horde hunter was reading the tacts i snuck up on him and tamed crab right infront of him :DD
Not sure if he was a nice hunter and let me try once or if he actually was reading the tacts, the didn't have target on anything so i guess that he was reading.
From what iv seen the new rares all share some sort of spawn timer such as
Karkin spawned at 02:00(he got stolen from me by another hunter-_-)
so i went out in to mount hyjal a little gutted and though i might as well look and there was
Magri just wondering about,after the tame decided to go back into the firelands and skitterflame poped up on my npc
so after a challangeing tame i though i might as well go and check and one after one the rares were spawning as soon as one had ben tamed another spawned.
Dont know if it was a coincidence but if you tame one deffo go check to see if another is there.
Happy Hunting :)
Can those with the pets stop showing them in molten front... kinda sick of false npc scan warnings
karkin is easy to tame ones u get the idea, can be done with even half hp, have silenceing shot ready, now tame/start combat, he will at a time cast a frontal fire attack called Fieroclast Barrage this is the one u want to be interrupting, if u do he wont cast anything but fire balls for 10 sek, more then enough to tame him, the macro here is quite usefull
/Use Haste Potion
/Cast Tame Beast
note same taks on skarr is useble
dont use time on Rapid fire its based on ranged attack speed not spell cast so waste of cd
Tamed 9:41 AM Malfurion-US server at 36.6, 34.7 with another hunter helping me out. Hit tame, then Deterrence, Silenced the barrage, and hit tame again. Named him Old Bay :)
Tamed 5:35 Server Time on Thrall: Horde at 33,52 . Followed everyone else in taming:
tag, tame, silencing shot, haste pot, deterrence, tame again.
I died twice, once because I accidentally ran off the cliff in excitement, and another because there was another hunter there who had just died and I panicked and went without deterrence up and readiness on cd, so fireball killed me.
There was another hunter there trying to kill him (I'm going to assume to push the Skarr possible spawn time sooner, but still, pretty jerkish when there are plenty of hunters in the zone) but he died to fireball, so I tamed him.
I was on my warrior, talking to my hunter friend who was camping the flame cat rare, when this guy popped up. She wasn't interested in him enough to get him when there were others in the area who did, so she left while I stayed behind to watch one of the new pets in action.
Several hunters died and gave up, one continued to try over and over. Just before his next attempt, a horde rogue started attacking him, but I guess no one gave him the memo about what this guy actually does, and he was promptly smashed in the face by Fieroclast, It was very amusing.
The hunter who kept trying eventually got him, after which I congratulated him. Pet models aside, I think these new pets, and their special tactics, are one of the cooler features of the patch.
anyone ever notice how his back looks like a horde symbol?
Tamed him this morning. Logged in and saw nothing, used Eagle eye and saw another hunter on the southern platform and nothing as well. Began to logout, twisted camera view around and saw bones on spawn point. Been seeing alot of bones there. Moused over and whoa! Hi Karkin!
1. Hit Tame
2. Silent Shot when he began casting his barrage
3. Hit Tame again
Success! and health was at 40%. Didn't do haste pot or had deterrence up. My gear score was 330. So pretty easy for any hunter to tame, the challenge is finding him.
Tamed at 13:27 server time on Medivh. Spawned on one of the bottom islands on the strand you use to get up to the elemental birds. Stood as far from his as I could to give fireball more space to travel through. Cast Tame to make him cast Fieroclast, then silence shot, then det/tame. Worked like a charm. Good luck to everyone out there.
realy? that hard up for 25g you would camp a rare spawn that was actualy ment for a hunter. would it not be easyer to just do 2 daily quests? yes the new 10 where put in as Hunter Challenge Tames. as for the rest of the rare pets ya fair game to all. it is realy sad that non hunters feel the need to kill them off while a hunter is do the tameming. all for none other than to spoil the hunters day. ya for the jerks out there. NOT! but hey your an a** will always be one. I bet when you see the kid with the candy in hand your run up and take it from them, lol when they cry.
got Karkin after three days of 10 hours of camping each day. Another horde hunter was there before me, so I told her she had first dibs, but she fell to her death on the rocks twice, and a worgen was going to tame it, so I jumped the rocks and got to him before the ally did. I waited a bit for the fellow hordie to come back, but she didn't make it in time and the worgen started attempting a tame (he failed and died to the fireball thing), so I tamed Karkin instead of letting the ally that had come out of nowhere come back and get him. The fellow hordie showed up about 30 seconds later and congratulated me, so there were no hard feelings.
Thanks, Fireinthesky of Runetotem! Appreciated. And to the troll hunter, whose name I have forgotten, thanks. =)
Sorry random worgen hunter who was trying. Factions at war and all. And you failed twice, once on rocks and once on tame. =(
Tip for those who still don't know: PULL with tame beast, silence his massive fireball or whatever attack, tame, profit. Haste isn't a must (I didn't use any haste things at all, since I wasn't expecting to get to try and tame him) but it will likely help.
Just as i posted on skarr, both shared spawn timers and depend on who spawned. They have an 8hour spawn timer cause i camped him and skarr for 8hours. Just use mm spec, go to taming ranged (tame/silent shot/tame) easy. Used this strategy to skarr as well. Was camping skarr instead of karkin. Skarr spawned, both me and alliance fought over it, a horde came and ninja tamed while we duel it out(pvp realm). Camped 8 hours, karkin spawned, so i decide to tame it. Camped another 8hours and karkin spawned again so i tamed it again to reset timer(being stingy). Camped another 8hours and skarr spawned. Tamed. If you already have skarr and need karkin, it will suck it skarr spawned twice in 8hours you will have to wait another 8 hours if your lucky skarr wont spawn 3 times.
I say he is on an eigth hour spawn timer.
I tamed him at 4 pm sharp today, and then went back at 11 pm to see if he was there.
He spawned shortly after I arrived and I helped another hunter tame him.
A tip is to read the tacts beforehand, many hunters don't (have seen a lot trying to tame the challengepets, One knew how to do it).
And also, on Karkin, the tactic that goes "make aggro, wait 'til he casts his barrage, silence him and start the taming" works perfecty well. Easy enough.
Have a deterrence up if youre afraid of dying, but I didn't need it, so you might not either.
by the way, I'm on jaedenar, so if you wish to try and tame him, come by at 7 am, He'll probably spawn then.
You can also use scatter shot to prevent his cast.
Realm - Area 52
11:00pmish, I'm camping for Skarr, he's the only one I want from the molten front and I only have one stable slot left. Anyways Karkin spawns and the area packed with stacking greedy hunters, they eventually kill him fighting over who gets him. Sad that people are like that, especially if your a hunter. Who ever is attempting first or has the spawn camped, have some respect and wait your turn. If they move theyre feet, take there seat, sure, but come on.
Tamed on Wyrmrest Accord at 11:00pm server.
I was camping ghostcrawler until I got too bored and decided to check some of the molten front spawns. Had him manually entered into NPC scan and just eagle eyed around, saw no rares so I decided to hop over where Skitterflame spawns and wait around for a bit to see if anything would spawn for me. Right when I get past the fire npc scan goes off and there's the crab!
My friend who's been wanting him went to bed not 30 minutes prior and we couldn't get her by the time other hunters started swarming the place. This guy is as popular as Skarr, and spawned exactly on the platform I got the cat from last night. Same mechanics too, so they are similar.
I tamed him right after another hunter failed to. Easy to do, just go MM for silencing shot. Start to tame, interrupt his cast about halfway through, then hit tame immediately again. He will cast fireball like Skarr does since you are on a different platform, but it doesn't do much damage.
Checked around again, and back to camping ghostcrawler until my next fit of boredom.
Listen up ladies. i tried the BM b/c sadly i did not spec up in my MM for silence shot. and i was waiting for Skarr when i saw that the crab poped up. So i died a few times and after haveing a horde friend of mine help me he told me to have a few people stand on the platform with me while i tame the crab, thus having him attack everyone els but me so i can tame :) good luck everyone! i got him at 4am server time on Lightninghoof!
I tamed this pet on my hunter at 3:32 a.m. U.S. Server, note his strong attacks.
To help with his Fieroclast Barrage, ( I know this wasn't right ), I had my mage friend interrupt this while I was taming it, and in order not to drop aggro, I made sure to hit it with several auto-shots and silencing shot at the beginning.
Good luck to any hunters out there, and I will post if I find the other rare, Skarr.
Just tamed Krakin today at 11:55am Server time Area 52! waited for an alliance to try (he died more then once) then i tried did what was told to be done on here & now iv got 4 out of 10 rares. yay! :D
Got this guy by accident. I stopped my tame about 2 seconds before it finished by jumping and all of a sudden he was mine. I was going to let some other Hunter have it. :|
Tamed on Wyrmrest Accord at 6:40 PM Server was MM used Silencing shot then tamed.
Karkin Spawned agianst today around 5:50pm Server on Wrymrest Accord was waitinf for Skarr. looks like the ~6hr spawn is correct as he spawned earlier that say between 12-1 server.
Karkin spawned again around 11:40pm Server and i helped my friend get him. Not the one we want but still she wanted a rare.
Hello! I know there are quite a few posts like this one already, but the more good information the better, right?
I’ve managed to tame Karkin and Skarr and have discovered some useful things about their spawn timer and how the taming process goes.
I’ve seen four spawns so far, 2 Karkin and 2 Skarr. Some people have said the spawn times are between 2-10 hours, some 3-9 and others 4-8. All the spawns I saw were exactly 6 and a half hours apart (give or take 2-3 minutes)
The times I saw them were:
- 5:09 a.m. Karkin, July 11, Tamed
- 11:40 p.m. Karkin, July 11, Killed (By a human as a worgen tried to tame, D:)
- 6:09 p.m. Skarr, July 11, Tamed
- 12:34 a.m. Skarr, July 12, Tamed
I think the spawn time is very, very close to being 6 and a half hours (I know it was only 4 spawns, but they were all one after another and the times match so well it seems like just too much of a coincidence to me, lol).
Another thing I and that worgen hunter learned the hard way is that more than likely, people will be jerks when it comes to rare spawns. The problem she constantly had was everyone around her that hit the crab managed to pull aggro.
Something I would recommend if you are worried the pet might be attack by another player (
don’t do it if you are sure you won’t be interrupted
) is to use a hard hitting shot before continuing with the normal tame/silencing shot/tame strategy. I’d go with chimera shot because it’s instant and will probably do somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10k-15k dmg which should hopefully keep his attention on you for the duration of the tame. Chances are you will take a fireball before the barrage, but better than having the pet killed by someone.
I haven't actually tried this method before... I didn't have anyone around when I tamed so I can't say for sure whether this is a smart way to go about doing it, it's just what I think I would try if I were in the situation.
I think I will keep an eye out for the pets to really get a better idea of whether 6 ½ hours is the magic time here, and maybe update with whatever I find.
Hope this helps and Happy Hunting.
tamed at 4:32AM US realm
haha, this guy randomly falls asleep... I was out in STV doing the ramp up quest line to ZG and he just stops dead in his tracks (not in combat) and pops up the .zZ animation and has the buff "asleep"
Karkin is a sweet pet. I got him no longer than 1 hour ago. he has around 10 hour spawn rate.
and he can only spawn on the floating rocks next to the fireplume peak i tamed him by turning on detterence and scatter shot. Skarr and Karkin have the exact same spawn timer. People that want to kill it shouldnt it is not worth it just because of the silver dragon doesnt guarantee you and awesome set of shulders or anything
for those trying to find a pattern just saw another hunter just tame him on hellfire server at 1:45 am server time
showing how to tame Skarr/Karkin without MM spec or any pots or BL/Hero.
Best if you've not got much competition, though.
Karkin tamed on Caelestrasz at 6.05pm server time.
Tamed him on Caelestrasz. He was tamed exactly 6.5 hours after Skarr spawned at 1pm EST (reports from another hunter who was camping).
Easy tame using the mentioned methods above - be careful of fire barrage - don't worry about fire ball, its the barrage you want to dispel ! Other than that, its easy =)
One of the dumbest things you could have said.
Just as you have the right to tame him...anyone else has the right to kill him.
Just because a mob is "tamable" doesn't magically give hunters priority over them.
I'm going to quote your..."flawless logic"...but change a few things around...
"You could of let someone kill this rare pet and get 25 gold for finding it, but instead you decided to tame him...and crushing someone's chance of making some money."
See? It can go both ways.
There's a reason he can be killed...Blizzard obviously meant for it to be killed! Otherwise, they would have made it so hard to kill no one would even attempt it!
In case there are people stupid enough to doubt that....check out "Ghostcrawler", a tamable beast that is super hard, if not impossible to kill! Ghostcrawler
To sum everything up...quit being an idiot and having the mindset that because you want to tame him, that anyone who kills him is in the wrong.
you sir are a schlong nuff said
He spawned on Khaz at approc 5:30 AM ST, after a 6 hour camp, juked the tame, silence shot, dter/tame/Engi bubble macro
mid tame Alliance hunter came along and killed him.
can we name and shame here on Wowhead. yesimadbro.
Just tamed him on my hunter alt on Frostmane US
Used what many people here said:
1) Pull with Tame
2) Silence Shot the barrage
4) Then tame beast
Named the crab after the guildie who told me it was up lol
is a detailed guide about taming Karkin along with all the new Molten Front pets.
yeah some1 just ninjad him from me so unfair.......that silencing shot, jump to his rock, deterrence, then tamebeast doesnt work......yet the hunter that just ninjad him away was standing on the ledge used scatter shot and got him..the thing that puzzled me was how her scatter shot gave her enough time to tame beast.....?....:(
I just tamed Karkin on Draka @ 1:32 pm, approximately 6 hours after the last Skarr spawn. When I got close to Karkin's location after NPC Scan alerted me, there were 2 players at the location--both just standing there doing nothing. I then dismissed pet, respected from BM to MM, and started the tame (same method as above--tame, silence, deterrence, and tame = new pet).
Then I got a message from one of the player's say I was rude because she was saving the spawn for a friend--protecting it from the ally hunter who was at the scene--and her friend was almost there. Next, I was getting pointed messages from the hunter who was late to the game. I guess we're supposed to ask all players in the area of a rare, “Does anyone have a claim on this rare spawn?” Ridiculous! I've spent too many hours, like many have, camping rare pets to feel sorry for this player.
On a happy note, the night elf hunter at the location tried to kill Karkin when I started the tame. Karkin one-shot killed him :) Good news for those who get the chance for this decent tenacity pet.
This is a BM spec method of taming this pet. I have this posted on Skarr's page (who I tamed successfully with this method) but seeing as how many people seem to think help or a MM spec is necessary, this should let you stay BM and have an easy time of it for either rare:
1) Find a disposable
. The best way I found to do this is to take the portal from your capital to the Blasted Lands. You should see a green
wandering around just behind the crater. If he isn't there or is dead, fear not, his spawn time is fast. Pick him up and return to your city.
2) Haste, haste, haste. I bought both
Elixir of Mighty Speed
Potion of Speed
. The elixirs take 1 Stormvine and 1 Twilight Jasmine to make. The potions take 1 Pygmy Oil and 2 Adder's Tongue, however, any DPS class usually receives a stack of 5 of these in the
congratulations satchel from Ronin for reaching level 80
so it's not uncommon to find some cheap on the AH. I picked up 20 for about 40g.
3) Deterrence macro - I recommend setting this up just in case someone tries to mess with your taming even though I didn't actually need to use deterrence in my case. I also used a macro to abandon my pet in one click, although in hindsight it probably isn’t the best idea. If you fail once, your
is then no longer at your disposal. If you can, take the few seconds to dismiss him instead.
/cast Tame Beast
4) Head to the Molten Front and station yourself around the base of the southern cluster of rocks. Use
to keep an eye on the other spawn point. In my case, Skarr was up at the northern spawn.
5) When you see him, do not panic. Calmly hop the rock maze (swearing as the breakable ones delay you if you must). The highest rock has a large red plume/updraft shooting off of it. Jumping in this plume gives you a 100% haste buff called
Convalesence of Winds
. Note that this plume is not phased – I only did enough quests to gain entrance to the Molten Front and could still use it. Jump the maze, get the haste buff, and run over to Karkin, staying on the mainland. Be careful if you have to jump back down! The buff also increases your jump distance and makes it harder to gauge.
6) The process to tame him is simple at this point. Be sure you have your
Elixir of Mighty Speed
on, have your
out and pop
. Dismiss or abandon the
. Pop your
Potion of Speed
. If you are a troll (I am, thankfully) use
. Hit the Deterrence / Tame macro to pull him and start the tame. Do it all in that order. If you pop the potion first, for example, it may wear off before you manage to cast
and dismiss your pet.
My Tame Beast finished in less than 3 seconds, far under the cast time for
. In fact, my tame was so fast that I thought something had gone wrong and looked around nervously to see if someone else had been taming it and not me. Much to my joy, no one had him and then he teleported to my side. I took no damage throughout the entire process.
While this method may look complicated, it really isn’t. It took no more time or effort than making an unfamiliar spec and setting new bars up for it. And should something have happened (like a member of the opposite faction interfering) I was in a spec that is familiar to me and could deal with the threat quite efficiently.
Killed him yesterday (Shadowsong - EU). Saw a hunter messing around with it, he didn't interrupt the cast, got us both killed.. he got back first, started trying again, I stealthed, and dropped into a rotation, and nuked it down just before his cast finished. It was rather beautiful, my only regret is that I didn't get the Hunter Tears™ to cover the repairs that idiot set me back..
you are by far the worst person i ever come across apart from the person in my previous post.
I hope whatever dungeon and raid you're in people always will ninja your stuff.
Tamed this one awhile back. I'd finally decided to go after the rares that'd just been released and headed out to Molten Front. I'd seen a nelf hunter frantically trying to jump up the rocks to the island and dying repeatedly. I made it up in one try, ready to park myself to camp for Skarr, when I look over on the rocks to my left and see this guy just sitting there with a nelf priest staring at him.
Now I hadn't bothered to look up any tactics on the new rares at this point, so I just got close enough for Karkin to be within reach of Tame Beast, and hit it. Not sure why, but he didn't so much as attack, just sat there and let me tame him (probably a good thing as I'd not dual specced for MM to silence that nasty one shot attack). I thought for a minute maybe he was evading, but seconds later he was mine.
Happy with my new pet, turned around only to see the nelf priest and hunter (can only assume the priest had told his friend the pet was up and he'd been trying to get out there.) standing there staring at me. I felt a bit bad, but, I got up there first and it honestly hadn't occured to me he'd been trying to get him. Hope he later tamed him.
Its also found in two other places I managed to tame him in BM spec by doing this:
i pressed tame and while he was halfway into casting foreclast barrage i used a macro that was like this: /cast detterence
/cast tame beast
He shares the same spawn points and spawn timer with Skarr. A really cool pet with pretty good DPS its a tank pet. Best of luck to everyone :P
Karkin is one of the new rare hunter pets.
He spawns on the northeastern floating platforms off Fireplume Peak.
Karkin has the spell
. It is a 5 sec cast, does 70k+ damage and stuns you for a second, which interrupt the channelling of Tame Beast.
There's multiple useful things you can do to deal with this. If you're Marksman you should cast
before you start taming him.
Another useful thing is to get as much haste as you can to speed up the cast. If you're Beast Mastery
from the Core Hound is useful. Using
Elixir of Mighty Speed
Potion of Speed
before you engage is also useful. You can also stack haste gear but I wouldn't advise it unless everything else isn't enough.
The absolutely best trick to get massive haste and easily taming Karkin is to get the buff
Convalescence of Winds
, I'll explain how to acquire it.
To get to the Fireplume Peak you have to jump on some floating platforms from The Furnace leading to the southern part of the peak. At the end of the floating platforms path there's a Thermal Vent. When you jump in the airvent you don't only jump really high but you also get the buff
Convalescence of Winds
which lasts for 2 minutes and increases your haste by 100%. This buff is not necessary to tame Karkin but it makes it really easy.
(Note that theThermal Vents actually on Fireplume Peak does not provide the buff, it is only the vents on the floating platforms leading to it that does)
A obvious warning is that since this buff also lets you jump really high, be careful not to jump off the island. Don't go out onto the platforms to tame Karkin, you should instead stand at the edge of Fireplume Peak.
I also suggest you use this standard macro for taming him, to avoid damage and potentially escaping a barrage:
/cast Tame Beast
Potion of Speed
if you're using them.
Tamed on Thrall-US at 10:50 pm server (I saw Skarr get killed at ~5:30pm same day).
Named him Annihilation, most fitting name I knew.
I got him at 4:30 pm server Ravencrest. I was taming him and was having a hard time of it. Another hunter came up and offered to help me. Thank god this was a nice person or I would have not gotten him. Also I want to thank all of you for the excellent advise that you guys always share.
I've got a short video of a friend of mine taming him
Time: 7:00 p.m. ST
He spawns in the same spot Skarr does. So both Skarr and Karkin share same spawn time and spawn spots. *From what I've seen* They both do a barrage where you silence them 3/4 into it, deterrence, then tame.
I saw the crab on my Blood Elf hunter (ametris) and started to tame it. A NE druid decided to kill it right infront of me. Me being the person I am, I got pissed and really sad at the same time. I don't know why but I really want to give it to them.
Earthern Ring- 1:40 AM
Be warned Shaureesa, I am pissed.
I tamed Karkin the other day and his challenge is to pretty muc scatter shot him in the right wany and pop detterence to make sure his fireball thing doesbt hit you because that will pretty much kill you. H ave someone stand in front of you and start the tame.
I'm not super excited I got this guy but he's pretty cool. I was camping Skarr and he just popped up on my npcscan. I just tamed, silenced, and tamed again. Easy.
Korgath - Derken
An interesting thing about this pet. It's name comes from the Greek word Karkinos, which is the Zodiac sign for Cancer.
He is a Crab model WC-4.3, sent back from da future to terminate Garrosh Hellscream!
Server: Kalecgos - PVP
Tame Time: 3:50PM PST
Tame Location: 34,53
Notes: I did not get the exact spawn information as I had just been called over by a friend to help him tame and he was successful.
Good luck hunters!
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 121 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.
I guess I'm just lucky... or something. But my hunter reached level 85 last night and then I logged off. This morning I logged on and did the dailies to get into the molten front and decided that I was going to have a look around to see what rares were out here at the time. I wasn't too interested in taming any of the spiders, but I really really want Skarr.
I went over to the floating rocks and I saw Kirix running around. Apparantly he was cached cause my NPCscan didn't go off.. but it didn't have to, he was pretty easy to spot lol. I figured that I would try to tame him and I started jumping up on the rocks and then my NPCscan went off for Karkin. I wanted Karkin alittle bit more than the Spiders so I went over to get him.
I was getting help from another hunter who already had him, but in the end it was just luck. I don't have a marks spec, I just have surv and BM. I was in Surv at the time and I gave a few tries at him but died before my tame finished, or he ended up interrupting my casts with one of his spells. It was about the third try when I popped a haste pot and detterence, and I finally got him. He didn't get a chance to interrupt me and I was left with about 25-30% HP I think.
So first day being 85 and I get a nice little new pet :P
Can confirm that Karkin does share a spawn timer with Skarr.
Spent the day camping for Karkin (from 12:30pm), and at 20:48pm Skarr spawned and was promptly tamed by another hunter, as I already have my own.
Logged on around 1:30am and at 1:50am Karkin spawned on the northen floating rock formations.
So the spawn timer does vary it seems, as I've heard a lot of speculation that they have a 6/8hour spawn timer, However I found him exactly 5hours later, despite the first metallic pet spawn being around 8hours, so don't get disheartened, the timer can work to your advantage, and give you a generous wait.
Fully recommend using the heat slipstreams to gain the haste buff, as for both my Skarr and Karkin tames, half way during the tame the pet becomes instantly tamed, before they manage to get the first barrage up, essentially making them tamable by a hunter of any gear level, provided they collect the buff before attempting to tame.
Good Luck my fellow hunters!
And anyone taming on Azjol-Nerub, feel free to wisper be for help or advice on them :)
Always happy to help out my fellow hunters, Horde or Alliance :)
-Okami, Guardian of Cenarius
I fell in love with this pet after I saw him with my close friend. I set out to tame him, annnd, speaking my luck was good, I tamed him on the first day of camping. My friend was camping Skarr who I had at the time, and he had to go to BoT. So i told him, If Skarr spawns, I'll tell you. Not sure if raid will let you out, though. But 5 minutes after he left, NPCscan blares through the techno music I was listening to, and Karkin was omnomnoming away. My heart almost died , as I simply tame Karkin in mere seconds. I told my friend, and did /pet on Karkin. Later, I named him Omnomnomnomnom.
Found: 5:59pm, Mannoroth Server time.
Tamed: 6:00pm Mannoroth Server time.
My luck, because a horde hunter came in seconds later.
If you want to tame this pet and not be marksman there is a way to avoid the blast he does. What I did was got on the ledge (the other where the flames are) and got into range of casting it. Then I cast Tame Beast this caused him to start casting the blast. My mage friend hit Time Warp and then I hit Feign Death. It will show it still casting at you but it'll hit your friend. After you dropped aggro immediately hit Rapid Fire and Tame Beast. He'll then continue hitting your friend with fireball until you've tamed him.
Overall even easier then Deth'tilac which only took about two minutes dropping traps that snare as SV and resummoning pet for sacrifice.
just helped a ne tame him at 9:55 on wyrmrest accord... ive been over here waiting for the kitty to spawn and he did instead so i /who and asked someone if they wanted him... now if the kitty will spawn for my good deed :-P
After doing a late night tour Vashjir & Deepholm it was time to do a quick hunt for Magria, Banthalos & Karkin. Late at night means less chance of swooping down & sudenly finding out I'm trying to tame a Druid :(. Anyway no Mag or Ban to be seen so thru the port, stood next to a Druid & used my trusty Eagle Eye, then slowly turned to see a Troll on a red raptor looking at Karkin, & then he rode off. Trojox as cool as an icecube in freezer hops on his Hog, (guy in real world nearly has a heart attack). Drat, unseen rock in the flames, fried to more than a crisp, manage to res on the other side. Back on the Hog to the steping stones & soon across, camoflauge past the Rock Ele's. By this time there's a Worgan clearly on his second tame attempt, being the softy I am, I step back to signal he can try again, he does 1 or 2 more times & fails. Now a Nightelf turns up with a Corehound, they join group, Ancient Hysteria, he tries again & dies, he must be on 2 min res by now. So Nightelf dismisses Corehound & tries, & dies. My turn, use Lady La-La singing thing, tame beast, cast Silencing Shot,
then macro /use haste potion
/cast tame beast
Karkin is mine, Nightelf has ressed, she cheered, Trojox stood there, eventulally (real world guy) stopped shaking enough to give a general chat thank you.
This is to say thank you to all the people who take the time and write to these pages with tips & hints so as people like me can really enjoy the game, thank you.
I used this macro 3-4 weeks ago to tame Skarr, again thank you.
Just tamed him on ursin as BM. no food buff or pot, just the haste buff from the updraft, didnt even have to jump to a rock, moved up, hit with 1 shot (wont immune like the others) hit deterrence and tame. fast and easy
just an edit, i have 5% haste, all my haste is reforged out. and i dont use any haste buffs etc other then the one from the updraft.
Double Edit: as of now, all im missing for 4.2 rares/spirit beasts is Skarr, skitterflame and Ankha. with my tactic. no haste boost other then updraft. very simple
hmm i just jump from stone to stone then i gotta theee buff (100% haste) then i click Karkin + haste pot + deterrence + pet tame.... and before he could end his cast.... he was mine ;D ah btw i used camouflage to get near enough 4 pet tame... short get "updraft buff" -> camouflage near him -> hit macro -> /use haste pot /cast deterrence /cast pet tame -> done. :D
On August 3rd, the Karkin spawned at 9:45am and was tamed at 9:50am. I was standing at the first spawn location because an alliance hunter was waiting at the northern spawn point (36.6, 34.8). The Karin spawned at the northern location, but the hunter didn’t move. I waited but still no response so I popped off my shots and the Karkin did his AoE and killed me and the hunter instantly. Thank goodness the grave yard is 3 steps away from where I died. This time I waited for him to do the AoE but it just kept hitting me with the fireballs, so I thought it would knock me out of taming, so I silence him and a few seconds later, he did the AoE... and I successfully died again. This time, I said screw it I’m just going to tame him and when I saw the AoE being cast, I silenced him and then tamed and this way worked. At the time, I didn’t see any comments about the fireballs affecting the tame so I was nervous to try at first.
I followed the directions from the other comments but after dying twice, I realize my mistake. My mistake was that I was popping off my shots to quickly and not waiting for him to perform his special attack. It is an easy tame when you watch for his attacks. You will need arcane shot to tag him. He will start shooting fireballs at you. Good thing is it only takes off small amounts of life and you can tame him without it knocking you out of the tame. However! When he does his special ability (and I can’t remember the name), you will need to use silencing shot from your marksmanship tree. Even if you are in the middle of taming and the AoE is being casted, go ahead and press silence shot and then continue taming him. Without the silencing shot, that ability he does kills you. It seems like he only performs two attacks: fireballs and his AoE. It is also an AoE. I used deterrence shot once but I didn’t see how it helped him…honestly. All I needed was arcane shot and silencing shot. You don't have to be a BM to tame him or Skarr.
Note:8/3 at 4:45pm Skarr tame (it spawn a few minutes earlier). The spawn time seems to be 6-8 hours after each other.
Tamed at 9:45am server time on Akama (8/8/11). I was BM spec.
Hopped up the rocks leading to Fireplume Peak, and went to the far left rock where there is a thermal vent (there is also a rock like this to the far right). Hopped onto Fireplume to get my 2 min 100% increased cast/attack speed buff from the special thermal vent. Hopped down until I was in LOS of the crab down below me. All I did was hit my macro
/cast Tame Beast
that I got from other peoples' comments under Kirix's page. I don't think Deterrence really helps here, and I could have sworn that Karkin stunned me before tame finished, but next thing I knew he was friendly and standing next to me on the floating platform that I was perched on. I guess it was just a really close call (I also don't see anything about being stunned/interrupted in my combat log so I guess it was just a trick of the eyes :P ).
Going to see if this method will work for Skarr also or if I'll have to cave in and swap over to my MM spec for the silence.
Best of luck!
tamed at 03:01 - Nagrand - EU.
Fairly easy to tame, fake a tame pet, when he casts fieroclast barrage, use silencing shot and instantly tame. You should have around half health by end of tame and have a new pet.
Just wondering, is there a pattern to Skarr's and Karkin's Spawn? cause I've been camping Karkin for awhile now and I've seen Skarr spawn like 5 times then i would see Karkin spawn. Well, I'd either see or hear about him being tamed/killed. I really does angry me when you finally have your spawn and then a horde comes and kills it when you try to make your way back to your body after epic failing the first time.
btw, does anyone know if a rares spawn timer is affected by server shutdowns or resets?
Tamed him. 8-12-11 2:00 A.M.
Delupi - Daggerspine US - Horde
Spawned on the floating platforms leading up to the Druid of the Talon dailies.
Nice trick for any Tauren Hunters who stumble onto him.
Camo -> Jump to his platform -> War Stomp then immediately Tame. Stuns him long enough to get him.
I have FINALLY got him! After about 5 different tries on different spawns. I had made it just in time. I died once the i got my tame off right before a horde ( that is well known for killing rares after seeing Alliance hunters trying to tame) got to him. I really do hate people that that do that. Hate hode too, but that's a different story.
Anyways, Good luck to everyone. Hope you guys don't have the same problem as I did.
Very similar in taming to Skarr.
Tame, wait for barrage attack, immediately cast silence shot, then Deterrence and Tame macro. No need for haste buffs or gear. You will get it.
ive been looking for karkin for like 2 days, but everytime him or skarr spawns its always skarr, i already have skarr, but what I want to know is why isnt this crab spawning? did karkin and skarr get into a fight? if so skarr must always win...
In my opinion the worst beast's skin ever, it's simply ugly. I don't like this pet.
Very easy to tame this one; I helped a hunter that wasn't marksman do it. I Time warped him and counterspelled the opening spell. Was hers shortly after that.
finally got this awesome crab this morning around 5:20am server, it was an easy tame like skarr was, but now i have the rare i wanted since the release of firelands
I found this guy on one of the floating platforms you have to jump on to get to where the firehawks are. I found this very easy to tame with the (deterence/tame) macro
Spawned at 3pm server Whisperwind. Just waited till he cast his first fireball then deterrenced and started taming. Right before the 2nd one got off he was mine.
I saw him early yesterday morning and was attempting to tame when a rude little gnome came over and killed him. I was upset because this is one of fave 4.2 pets.
Then later that day, I came back to search for Skarr and there Karkin was! And no one around either! There are two spawn points and I've seen them both. On the rocks between Fireplume Peak and The Furnace, and also between Fireplume Peak and Ragnaros' Reach.
Took some trial and error, but I figured out the tame.
At first I would tag him and then I would die before finishing my tame.
And then I would tame first and do silencing shot with the barrage but the fireballs would kill me.
And then I finally got the 2min haste buff, and he actually finished the tame before the bar was up.
I love my little crab <3
Just tamed this guy... I switched over to my secondary Marksmanship talents, and then started taming, once Karkin's attack was almost cast, I cast silencing shot, and continued taming.
I can confirm he shares spawn points with
. BOTH can and have spawned from each point.
(I actually tamed each from the opposite spawn point marked on wow head).
Also the easiest way to tame is do the following:
1) Jump from rock to rock on your way to the top of FirePlume Peak.
YOU MUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU GO ALL THE WAY TO THE VERY TOP
2) The very top
will give you a buff called
Convalescence of Winds
3) This buff gives you a 100% haste increase for 2 min. (it also makes you rocket jump every time you jump - so be careful).
4) With this buff - you can tame BOTH Skarr and Karkin without any other needed elements - just hit tame and your will beat their attack.
If you have npcscan you can actually be on the very top platform, ready to get the wind buff - when Skarr or Karkin appear - get your debuff and tame.
NOTE: If they appear on the platform areas - you will actually have to walk off the rocks to the ones below. I recommend practicing this while you have the Druid of Talon quests here that way if you fall - they catch you and bring you back up.
I have just tamed Karkin on alonsus. server time (21:35) to tame him have silencing shot.
1. start to tame
2. silencing shot
3. tame agian
4. you have him :)
good luck and have fun when you have him ;)
just caught the little bastard.
/Cast Tame Beast
is the best!
Spawned at 10:00AM (8/22/11) server on Silvermoon-US. Was in the process of getting in LoS for the tame when a worgen warlock by the name of Lohal from the guild Unrestrained attacked and killed him. Nice job Lohal...nice job.
Well, I wish I had read this last night...
It was my first time up in that part of the Molten Front, and I hadn't really read up on any of quests when suddenly there are a couple of messages in Local that Karkin is up. I wasn't even aware this guy was a rare.
Apparently I was the only hunter in the area that didn't already have him, so another kind hunter helped me. I was only in PVP gear, and my Haste wasn't all that good, so it took about three or four tries (he shoots a pretty powerful fireball), with my Deterence up, taming, and another hunter silencing and interrupting. I was probably luck that ended up getting this great catch for me more than anything.
This was on Ghostlands, about 3AM server time.
For what it's worth, Karkin just sawned in front of me at 10:16PM server time on Area 52-US.
5 or 6 hunters were standing around making attempts to tame him and a mage came out of nowhere and killed him in front of us and left.
Well this isn't about at what time he was tamed or anything...but I haven't seen anyone else point this out yet so:
Fire it up!
Is (What I like to think of) as a tounge-in-cheek reference to Starcraft, The Firebat (For those of you that don't know) Was a flamethrower unit in the first game, and in the sequel only makes appearances in the campaign and multiplayer custom maps, not official ones. And one of their many sayings was "Fire it up!" when they were selected. Maybe I'm over-thinking it, but..
Just got him 2:25 am server time Daggerspine eu. Tame-silence-tame again,very easy. Wanted Skarr but this guys cool as well. Went to get skitter just afterwards and saw a Horde taming so helped with the aggro and congratulated him/her.
I did the haste buff tame stated above. I fully tamed Karkin at about 1/4-1/3 full on my tame bar.
I had a hunters help with the silencing shot, but that just interrupted my tame spell as well. So Haste Buff it is.
Tamed 1:20PM on Bloodhoof-US. I lucked out because there was an ally hunter with his two priest friends trying to kill it since I was trying to tame....$%^&*!@s. Got killed 4 times
I was honestly looking for Skarr cuz i have gotten Ban'thalos, Magria, Ankha, Terrorpene and what not. However I was just sitting there when my NPC Scan went off and noticed it was the crab...Even though its not Skarr, it works for me!
All I did was try to tame him and then i noticed he was about to use the Barrage shizz, and i silence shot him, and then tamed him again. However he did hit me with a fire ball...but i got him
I just tamed this guy and have never seen it on my server.... as I arrived some Paladin invited me to a group and said "help me kill it". I quickly tamed it and he said "where it is".... I don't think he understood I was there to tame it and couldn't understand why it was no longer on the rock after I tamed it despite the fact it was now standing next to me.
I didn't use any taming tricks... all but 1 of his casts seemed to miss me. Not sure if it's because I tamed him from the floating rock beside the 1 he stands on.
To all who want to kill this animal =======> Do it!
You only make it more rare (as a pet) that it was ment to be, more glory to a hunter owning one.
I was unable to tame him ....... Yet!
I just now saw karkin spawning on the other spot where skarr is also spawning.. not the usual spot... he was killed by someone before i could reach him grrr..
so he has more spawnspots then what think and what is saying here
I'm not a hunter, and I don't keep up to date on hunter pets. I have never played a hunter past level 20, and I had no idea Karkin was some sought-after hunter pet. He looks like any other rare spawn in the game. If you want to think anyone who kills one of these pets is stupid or just griefing you, go ahead, but you're wrong. Why don't you all band together and petition Blizzard to give them a different-color portrait or something? Then at least the rest of us would KNOW something was meant to be a tamable mob and not a cool rare. Just saying.
And it will spawn again...if you want it badly enough, camp it. Don't be jerks to someone who may not have known any better. (Though if someone like that guy on Tanaris in the Osiris guild does it, that's different...but I didn't know any better.)
Don't worry about needing haste, as long as you are a Marksman and have Silencing Shot, you will be fine. My strategy:
>Interrupt Fieroclast Barrage
>Deterrence (which was unnecessary, but may stop a gank.)
His fireballs hit me for 17k each (through Deterrence,) and he was only able to get a couple off.
Just Tamed him.
I was unaware that he was a hunters challenge. (I had already tamed Skitterflame, Anthriss & Magria btw) i just ran up and hit tame...
My tame ended as he attacked and i got a mad new friend... no dramas... strangely enough.
Karkin appeared at 7:44pm 7/9 AEST
Saw him on Fireplum ridge.
Was about to tame when some jackass comes in and kills it.
Doesnt ANYONE understand that, their HUNTER PETS CHALLANGERS? my god i swear some people are idiots.
Back on to a 15hr wait now
Well I just tamed Karkin at 10:05pm 7/9/11 on Fireplum Peak.
I was chatting to a friend, and saw it spawn right behind her, i offered it to her becuase she was already there.
She ended up dying 3 times, and passed it too me!
To tame this pet, do the following:
Haste Pot > Deterrence > Tame
A lovely crab to have.
Deth'tilac is next!
What server are you on? I want to know so I can avoid it, or transfer off of it if I am on it.
I hate this pet.... I tamed him for the 1st time a few days ago while looking for Skarr. I then found him at around 2am today and tamed then abandoned to give Skarr a chance to spawn. I found him for the 3rd time at 6am today and again I tamed and abandoned to allow Skarr to spawn :(
Edit: Just tamed him and abandoned for a 3rd time at 3am... I would just wait for another hunter to come along but at these late hours there is normally nobody about. Where are you Skarr!
I caught him right after catching Gondria today . Two rares in a row , he was just sitting there and I used beast master to catch. No buffs ... scatter shot detterence tame .
I simply pulled out "Chromaggus" in beast mastery hit ancient hysteria and dismissed and deterrence next thing i know like instance he was caught and tamed i would recomend doing that for your tame as well :)
Tamed on Earthen Ring about an hour ago. Sitting at his spawn point with no one around, and even though I wasn't after him the way I was Skarr and Ban'thalos, I figured what the hey. Used the same mechanics as for Skarr: MM spec, silence the barrage, deterrence, tame. Easy enough. And now my stables are at max capacity!
Tamed Karkin yesterday...switched from BM to MM spec, aggroed him, waited for him to cast his barrage and silence shot him, then tamed. There were 2 other enemy ally hunters trying to take, but a horde DK named Gåtts came in and helped me clear them out. So I named my crab Gåtts. If you are planning on taming this guy...have MM spec with silence shot specced ready. I just helped an MM hunter trap him today, but he did not have silence shot(?why i dont know) After trying for 30 minutes unsuccessfully, we went the thermal route with the 100% haste buff and he tamed him easily. My advice to hunters trying to tame...know how to catch what you want and what you need to do it...be prepared and dont give up. Research! You'll get it eventually. GL!
have been told by a good hunter friend that when karkin or skarr appear you dont have to get on platforms. he tamed them both by getting close to the edge and used tame, silence and than tame. if your armor risks heavy damage than use deter after silence...im waiting for them to spawn to try it but he has them both!
Just tamed this baby a while ago. I am still at the 1st Phase of the Molten Front Dailies. I have not unlock the Druids of the Talon nor Shadow Wardens. If any of you hunters want to get this pet without unlocking the Druids of Talon dailies, follow these simple steps:-
1. Make sure Karkin is there
2. Get to the Magma Springs
3. Jump off the cliff to the west heading to Karkin and die
4. You will end up spawning at the Fireplume Peak graveyard. Ress Sickness here.
5. Wait out for the Ress Sickness debuff to go off (I didn't)
6. Get to The Furnace using the gust of wind.
7. From here its pretty much the same as other guides (Haste buff/potions etc.)
I was at 55k max hp (because of the Ress Sickness) when I started taming it. Manage to deflect the 1st fireball. Luckily the 2nd fireball missed me and poof. My very own metallic crab. Hope this helps.
Harlyx @ Aman'thul US
Got her this morning at the northern rock spawn spot on Gnomer server. Was ~11:30am server time. I stood on the rock next to the island to be in tame distance, hit silencing shot, then deterrence, then tame. He shot at me and interrupted tame, I re-tamed, he shot again but missed me, and he was mine! Had me on the edge of my seat :D Happy hunting!
Had a haste potion and a stam scroll.
Karkin is super easy to tame if you follow the advice given.
Tamed him at 312pm server today. I had res sickness and about 68k health and was able to tame him by silencing his big spell then hitting deterrence then taming.
Tamed him on my alliance hunter Huntera on Cenarion Circle.
Tamed at 06:35am 9/19/11 on Andorhal.
I was looking for Skarr but found Karkin instead.
I'm Surv/BM so I did the following:
1. Popped my
2. Attacked Karkin.
I tamed this pet with the very easy strat of getting to the top rock that has the haste buff, silenced his main attack and casted tame right after. I ate the fireball but it did not interupt my tame spell. Piece of cake and should be used by everyone.
Tamed Karkin yesterday around 20:30 Uk time on the hellfire server, he was on the lower level in fireplum ridge, hit tame beast then silenced his fire barrage, hit detterance then tame again and boom new pet.
On a side note i was actually camping Skarr, went back today and sat at the usual spawn points, Karkin spawned twice, once on the upper level about 15:15pm UK time and then again on the lower level about 22:10pm. So it would seem a 6 hour spawn timer is minimum on both these guys.
Will return tomorrow to look for Skarr, fingers crossed.
Hope this helps, good luck guys.
I spent 30 min trying to tame him. Reason being my MM spec doesn't have MM. So this is what you do. By jumping on to the Island through the platforms you will gain a buff that will increase you haste by 100%. Cast tame and its all yours. Simple. For you downies that post unrelated comments hope you diaf.
I found him by accident at about 3:22am, I've found that its best to look for them at unusual time's since there was only 4 people online(Horde side)
I wiped a few time's yes, because I solo'ed it, I found that if you half tame, then silence that cast that one shots you, then use Detternce about half way into flame burst or bolt. He should hit you on the second bolt, but I managed to tame him with ress sickness on, 57k hp, had 23k at the end.
Please keep in mind that unless you are an MM hunter or have someone to silence him (i.e. DK) you will be murdered a fiery death.
How to tame Karkin as non-MM
Jump all the way to the last mario platform and get the 100% haste buff
Target Karkin and hit Tame Beast
Karkin (same as Skarr) will be tamed way before his Fieroclast Barrage goes off.
It helps if Karkin is in the north east spawn location, I couldn't keep the haste buff when he was on the southern spawn point.
I hopped rocks until a vent shot me onto a main platform, got the haste buff for 2 minutes. Shot him with something that dazed him for a couple seconds hit tame and he was mine. I didnt have to get to close to him.
I found him sharing at the same spawn location where Skarr spawns. I was wearing my pvp gear (avg iLv 371, 135k hp) and he didn't one-shot me so I was able to feign death if he got his special ability off before I finished the tame. Was pretty easy to tame as MM with silencing shot, but I assume that scatter shot would work as well.
Tamed by my hunter Fenaxena;
Drak'thul - 7 Oct. 9:36
If you have not marksman spec like me(beastmaster & survival) maybe this could help you.
1. go into BEASTMASTERY SPEC
2. summon your CORE HOUND
3. active its ANCIENT HYSTERIA
(30% faster casting for 40 sec.)
7. UNCALL pet
8. pull Karkin or Skarr with TAME BEAST
9. INTERUPT your taming, when he is about to finishing cast his Fieroclast Barrage
and cast DETERENCE(5 sec.)
10. start cast TAME BEAST once again
TADAAA, congratulations on yours new cool pet! :)
I want blizz to institute a Karma debuff for these pets. If you kill one, you get an hour long debuff that nerfs your RNG rolls so end up having really bad luck.
It doesnt prohibit people from killing them, but it may make them think twice about it.
Just tamed Karkin @ Hellscream EU 19:05
logged in and ther ewas a troll hunter taming..
he failed so i tried and i had him w00t
silence his barrage en tame and hes yours
the easiest tame yet for me, including normal pets : stand on ledge, start tame, shoot silencing shot when he cast barrage then start tame again and profit ;)
reading all the post about this pet i feel bad now for the way a tamed him. I just got into Molten Front, still on first phase and he dinged on my NPC scan, naturally i stated hunting him and could not find him because i was cut off from his area by The Furnance. I jumped off the side of the cliff in desperation and died, and lo and behold i spawned up on that island I could not previously reach. From said island I tamed him and he shot two fireballs at me, both missed and then he was mine.
Just tamed this pet on Nagrand. NPCscan went off at exactly 8:01am.
Used the methods outlined above:
Shoot Silencing shot when he starts castings his barrage
Used the /cast tame /cast deterrence macro to start taming again.
No haste buffs or potions were used.
Took me two go's because I was so excited the first try that I popped the macro before using silencing shot and ended up eating his barrage. :)
When I got him I think it bugged. I accidentally interrupted a regular fireball and got hit with the fieroclast (I took like 95% damage) but my tame somehow completed. Used the deterrence macro on the first page.
Unlike the other rares in the zone this creature is hostile towards any player who walks past, I was jumping over the rocks while questing on my shaman the other day when I got randomly fireballed and when I looked down it was this guy targeting me.
Same thing happened to me as someone who posted above. Just tamed on Galakrond, and it was right after I got Kirix after 4 or 5 attempts. He was on the floating rocks and after I got over to Fireplume Peak, I targeted him, cast deterrence then tame, and he didn't so much as attack. I even popped a potion of speed because I had a few left after Kirix. Was nice to have him come so quietly after several frustrating attempts at Kirix. Now I just need to find Skarr one of these days...
i just tamed this awesome looking crab !
was in marksmen spec and i just pressed : tame, then silence he´s cast, deterrence and tame again.. workt perfect! got him my first try :)
Is there any way to tame this pet with out a haste buff? Would hate to have to level up a brand new toon just to have alcomy to get the haste buff pot.
I found Karkin about 2minutes ago. It´s easy to tame and i don´t think at that is so "challange"
Just jump 30yd range and start tameing it,but when it start casting that "Fieroclast Barrage" stop casting tame beast and use silence shot to it then use deterance and tame beast agin and it yours.
Tamed this guy on Eredar just now.
Extremely easy. I stood on the ledge and hit tame. As soon as he started casting his "one shot" ability, I silenced it, hit deterrence, and started taming again.
I think he hit me with two fire balls before the tame was complete. I didn't have any help or use any sort of haste buff.
I got mine this morning at around 5am eastern time, wasn't easy but worth the effort.
Wasn't MM but i figured a way yo tame him anyway. i just camouflage to his spot war stomp tame and done lol. i tried many things snake etc only way i knew how to do it.
I just tamed this dude on Outland-EU, ran on the left side of the fiery stuff since I haven't been bothered with actually doing any dailies, saw him on my minimap, used the right platforms to get up, got the haste buff from the air thingy, tamed and got him.
Tamed Skarr and Karkin a day apart as part of my daily routine to check for Molten Front rare spawns. Both tames are incredibly easy for a MM hunter if you use the buff (
Convalescence of winds
) from the floating rocks near where the quest givers are for the Furnace.
Start with tame beast and then silence the blast. Start tame again and soak up the 1-2 small fireball spells. I did Karkin while under resurrection sickness after falling off the edge and rushing back to beat anyone else that would have killed or tamed him.
Tamed at 11.46am on Azjol-Nerub EU.
I failed a few times solo with my semi crappy alt gear, then a priest friend came to help me and we got him the second time. I scatter shot the first cast, she silenced the second. But it was close, his barrage was in the air when the tame ended. Close!
He's a tenacity pet, and he's quite nice :)
Not much of a challenge anymore, just get the haste buff from jumping up on the island at the north west of the map... tame cast is ~2.3 seconds
Just got him 10:05 server time "stormreaver."
Was very frustrating at first. I got the buff from the thermal vent but couldn't find away to get on a rock without jumbing to far until I discovered what to do.
After getting the buff I just ran over to where he was right below me. Crept slowly forward until I fell right on his rock.
Feign Death then tame
Got my Karkin earlier around 9 or 10pm ish. Really easy, took me 10 seconds to get to him and tame him. xD
I kept his name because I didn't know what to name him.
Got my Kirix right after too.
Pretty happy. (:
Well, I just saw Karkin again, REALLY suprised me since I only tamed him 2 or 3 hours ago.
I guess his spawn timer is 3 hours? Wow.
So im gonna save everybody the trouble of having to repec to MM to get this guy with silence shot, All you got to do is go up on the right side of the floating rocks you use to get up there and you will find an Air Plume. Jump into it and you will get a buff that gives you a 100% haste increase that lasts for two minutes. Tame the guy and your down that simple!
Tamed at 4:22 AM Server time (my mistake on the screenshot. It is AM, not PM) on Stormrage!
I did use this strategy. It worked flawlessly! Though honestly, I didn't even need Deterrence at all. The rest went swimmingly. If you feel iffy, go ahead and use Deterrence. Better safe than sorry!
- Pull with Tame Beast (This forces him to cast his one shot ability Fieroclast Barrage)
- Silencing shot on Fieroclast Barrage
- Tame Beast
i got REALLY lucky. i was camping for skarr, and i saw him. he was already cached bcuz of earlier, so i died like 8 times. on my ninth try, his shot missed, and i got him a split second after he casted fireball. o, and i had rez sickness, so... ya. i think i tamed him at 10:05 or something
Got him a little bit after server reset - around 3:10 AM. Had a boomkin and mage with me for the haste buffs (I didn't use the wind buff)
had the mage pop time warp popped tame beast and cancelled it halfway through the fieroclast barrage cast then popped silencing shot deterrence and tame beast and got him. :D
For MM Hunter, start taming, hit ESC to self interrupt, cast Silencing Shot to interrupt Fierocast Barrage, and immediately start taming again. Haste won't matter. Once you start taming again, Karkin will get off 2, maybe 3, Fireball spells. His Fireball spell does not interrupt taming. So easy a caveman could do it.
I used the rocks that you take to get over to the floating island where you find karkin and i went up to the last rock w/ the windsheer coming out of it and jumped using that said windsheer. you get a buff for 2mins that increases haste.
i used tame beast on karkin, tamed him and moved on w/ my life in whatever time it takes to get to the island by jumping on the rocks and click tame and wait for it to finish so about 2mins? or so.
tamed him w/o anything else but that buff. i didn't hit him/stun him/silence him/trap him ect. i didn't use any potions i didn't have a pet out for a buff, i didn't use berserk, i didn't scatter shot. i just took the rocks and weaved all the way up to the last rock to the wind jump, used it, got the buff walked over to where karkin is (did not even jump on the floating rocks by him, just stood close enough that it reached him) and tamed him. he didn't even get one cast off. easiest tame so far
Tauren Hunter Extraordinaire
today at 16:20 GMT, i was in the process of tameing Karkin, when some A$$ of a mage decided to kill it :S and stoped me tameing it, so not happy :( why they kill them when its only worth 25G
Saw him up today at 4:30pm eastern time on Hellscream. I was in mid-tame, when night elf druid named Appo hopped on a rock near me, and proceeded to kill the npc. Sadly I was not able to tame him today. :(
he came backup around 12:30am GMT 12/1/2011, i tryed to tame him and kept getting killed, he was at the far end around 37.8, 35.6, so i had to completely REspec my tallents because i didnt have silenceing shot when on marksman :S, once idd gotten back there this was around 1:15am GMT, as my internet droped and had to log 3G, did the Marksman Strat 1, and got a sucessfull tame :)
only Magria, Skitterflame & Solix togo for me
Realm Killrogg EU
Came back today at about 12:30 eastern time on Hellscream-US - no stupid alliance druid to kill him around this time. He was on the left-hand set of rocks (if you are facing the main area for dailies). I started the tame and stopped like somebody suggested, silencing shotted him, and then tamed. Viola! Got him. :D
This pet was one of the ones I tame this morning. I kept going back in hopes of getting Skarr but in a different location this one spawn again. Make sure you are in MM spec and watch his cast and interupt then tame again. Very easy tame once ya get that down.
Almost tamed this pet around 8:00am on a tuesday, but the server restart didnt give me any time to tame and so he was gone after :(
I tamed him lastnight no bells no whistle here's how .. Get on the island the 1st platform at that sloped part of ground where u whould 1st land I stood there, he was spawned on the platform just below. The platform are like stop sign shaped aproch the north tip carfull target use tame he Chanel's his 1 hit take a step back it will miss u go fwd immediately and tame a 2nd time that's it
Just nabbed him
He was on the platform close to where Kirix goes I stood there without crossing the platforms and hit tame beast inturupted it silence shot then tamed him just like that.
After observing Karkin and Skarr spawn times on Gnomeregan realm:
Spawn 9:20 p.m. RT - Despawn 9:31 p.m. RT Tuesday
Spawn 3:57 p.m. RT - Despawn 4:10 p.m. RT Tuesday
Spawn 6:15 p.m. RT - Despawn 6:25 p.m. RT Tuesday
Spawn 10:26 p.m. RT - Despawn 10:29 p.m. RT Tuesday
Spawn 1:30 a.m. RT - Despawn 1:43 a.m. RT Wednesday
Spawn 7:55 a.m. RT - Despawn 7:51 a.m. RT Wednesday
The average time between spawns/despawns was
. Skarr spawns a lot less than Karkin, so if you're camping him expect to be there for a long time. If you're camping Karkin, the minimum spawn time seems to be a 3-4 hr window.
Temporarily spec into MM for silencing shot.
You cannot use
, as he'll just begin casting again when you go to tame.
Start taming, fire Silence Shot, Deterrence/Tame Macro, and you'll have him. If you have less than 110k health, I recommend using a haste potion before Deterrence/Tame Macro.
Convalescence of Winds
You'll definitely want to grab this crafty buff if you don't have any haste potions, or if you just want to be safe. It gives you +100% haste rating/attack speed and you'll be able to jump insanely high.
To get it: upon entering the Molten Front, you must walk along the
of The Furnace; there is a little path between the flames and the edge of the platform. Once you get past the flames, keep going up and around the back of The Furnace until you reach a cluster of floating rocks leading up to the Fireplume Peak platform. Jump from rock to rock until you reach a Thermal Vent on the last rock, when you jump into it you will gain
Convalescence of Winds
are definitely utilitarian for this tame. If you can stack up enough haste you might not even need to use Silencing Shot. You can pull out a Core Hound and use
Deterrence + Ancient Hysteria + Potion of Speed + Elixir of Mighty Speed + Convalescence of the Winds
and probably pull off quite a mighty tame.
Very easy tame. Kept my haste buff from the plume and hit tame. Didn't even get a cast off.
I killed Karkin today on Hyjal at 3:34 realm time. no hunters were on so no worries.
Blizz just needs to make these things drop nothing, and not criteria for an achievement. unless that achieve is to successfully tame which wouldn't happen.
tried to tame karkin as BM with haste pot and ancient hysteria method and it does not work. can't complete the tame cast in time.
it's a shame but if you are trying to tame this guy, be sure to respect to MM with silencing shot. i tried to go back to the trainer to do this but when i got back no more karkin.
not sure why everyone else here was successful with ancient hysteria/haste pot method.
tamed him with nothing but that 2minute haste buff.
4%haste on gear. BM spec, used the deterrence/tame macro.
Just tamed him very easily, using following order: get close enough to hit tame, as soon as he starts casting hit him with silencing shot and hit tame again. Didn't need haste or even deterrence. Good luck!
Since vanilla we have been trained to think a silver dragon means we get better loot - it would be a good idea for blizzard to change the dragon color on spawns meant for hunters to tame
Does anyone know if he can despawn or if his platform's can even degrade?
I find myself asking this as, this morning I was doing dailies on an alt and the little bugger was sitting happy as a camper on the rock. So I promptly log my hunter (who is in the Molten Front already) and get up to where he was to find he is gone. It definitely was not tamed or killed by anyone else as I did a who each time to make sure (I was literally the only person in the area, horde and alliance included). Anyone have any idea?
If you are not MM and all the haste pots don't help you then use a simpler way,
Start taming him without deterrence. He will start casting Fieroclast. Let him cast for 2 seconds (a little before half the cast bar) then hit deterrence and start taming again. His first fieroclast will miss you and you will be able to finish the tame even if you get hit by his next fireball.
lol went up to tame him his fist spell missed and wola i got him :P
I used the Drums of Forgotten Kings which gives a magic resistance for 30 min. I'd start taming and if he didn't miss, I'd just feign death. Then, get up and eat and start the process over until his shot did miss me.
Finally solo tamed this bad guy at 4:30am PDST as MM Hunter. He seems to spawn about every 12 hours so after killing him earlier during an attempted tame I stayed up to get him. Here is exactly how to tame this interesting creature.
1. Do not use a pet...totally useless for the tame.
2. Do NOT use Hunter's Mark...otherwise you will end up killing him
3. After running through the Furnace, you will find Karkin on a floating rock within range
4. Run up and hit him with Silencing Shot followed by an Arcane Shot or two, then RUN OUT OF RANGE of his Fireball...This tags him so other hunters can't bag him...I found running back to where the GY is keeps you out of harm's way. As long as you have a hit on him, he will stay there, even if you have to run back to the cave and get your armor repaired.
5. Get up to full health...put on Rapid Fire and any speed enhancement potion/elixir.
6. Run toward him til your Auto Shot fires off
7. Then hit him with Silencing Shot
8. Hit him with 2 or 3 Arcane Shots
9. Run back out of range
10. REPEAT this cycle until Karkin's health gets down to about 15%
11. At this point, run up to range...as soon as your Auto Shot fires off IMMEDIATELY HIT SILENCING SHOT THEN HIT THE TAME BUTTON...
12. Karkin's first "fireball" will miss you, giving you just enough time to complete the tame
13. He may get off another "fireball" that will bring your health way down, but if you keep the TAME going you will be able to tame him before you are killed. I had just a couple of ticks left on my health bar when he finally got tamed.
That's it....took a while to figure this one out but the above strategy worked like a charm. Just be careful on the last run that you do NOT use any harmful shots or you will end up killing him like I did on my previous attempt.
EU-Argent Dawn. 11.40am MM spec 137K health (buffed)
Tried and failed many times as BM - quite sure it's possible, but I couldn't make it. Got out an MM spec and had it on the second attempt. Faked a tame to get him to cast the special ability, quickly canceled the tame and hit him with Silencing Shot, then hit Deterrence (to be on the safe side) and Tame Beast in quick succession. Got me with a couple of bolts but didn't lose much health.
Just come across Karkin for the first time, whilst looking for Skarr.
Had a quick read through here for tacts, but I don't have an MM spec so I just went for it.
He cancelled my tame the first time so i FD and ran off.
Second time round all I did was click tame then immediately FD then start taming again, he still did his attack but it completely missed me and I got the tame.
Not sure if it was luck or not?
I was spec'ed for BM and did not have silent shot. I could not get my haste high enough to tame Karkin (i missed by just the tiniest margin - frustrating).
Re-did my talents to marksmanship, got silent shot and taming was very, very easy.
Recommendation - no silent shot? Change talents and get it. Tame. Change them back to what you prefer (like me and my Beast Master). Well worth the price in gold if you want to have Karkin.
Tamed at 2am ET on ER-US Karkin completes my collection of all the rare MEANT TO TAME pets. Seriously. Kill him? That'll make him more rare like it was meant to be? Are you kidding me right now? Sheesh.
very easy tame. Distracting shot, tame, (when he's almost done casting hit your interrupt...must be MM to tame unless you have one w/ you or you have ungodly amounts of health lol) then tame again. Det won't midigate damage if you don't interrupt, and his special will int your cast, and you most likely won't live through his next cast to tame. Good luck!
For some reason, he seams to never spawn :/
Tamed 4-27-12 5:25PM Doomhammer 37,35
I was looking for Skarr but came across this little guy instead. He's pretty easy, I was MM already for Skarr, so I got next to the edge of the cliff and hit my tame. He started casting his "die hunter die" spell, so I hit him with my silencing shot and hit tame again immediately. He hit me with two fireballs after that, but they didn't do that much damage and the tame finished and he was all mine.
Just tamed him by getting the Convalessence of Winds buff which is obtainable by jumping on the last rock when you jump from the furnace to fireplume, there is a gust of wind that you can see going to the main island, jumping onto that will fly you up onto the island and give you the 2min buff. I used my rapid fire CD just to add to my haste as much as possible. Walked to the edge of the rock platform a little ways from him and cast my tame beast, he didnt even get his cast off and I took no damage. Easy mode. Good luck Hunters !
Edit. I added some screen shots of the rocks you need to jump on for the Convelessence if the Winds buff, there are two locations.
Just tamed the gem crab at 5.45am ST, at the northern spawn point.
Used previous MM methods, worked a treat, but u need to remember that your tame cannot be interrupted by casting silencing shot, ie u must move your toon to interrupt taming, before you can cast SS...once SS is cast, tame away.
Back to camping for Skarr :)
Tamed on Alleria at 5:32pm server time.
Silencing Shot + Tame Pet = 10 seconds later. BOOM.
start tame .. wait for crab casting to almost complete
move to the side and silence shot
you will get hit like 2 times but will survive and pet will be tamed
Tamed again at 1:09am server time on Alleria...
Can Skarr be out at the same time as Karkin?
I Just tamed Karkin at 9:30pm on Garona Server. I was just going to look for any rare spawn. There are so many pets that I still want. I went to Hyjal to look for Ankha but he was not up so I went to Firelands looking for Skarr since the last time about 10 hours ago a Dranei Shaman told me she killed Skarr. When I got there Kirix was not up which is not normal for me to see.. I think on garona server Kirix is always up.
Anyway when I got close Karkin popped up on my NPC Scan so I decided to go over there. Once again the excitement had mad me not capable of jumping across without dying. I still have jumping games.
When I finally got up top, I saw a night elf hunter trying to tame him but he was not successfull. Died twice. So I decided to try in between his deaths. I am a survival hunter and my secondary spec is BM but I dont have my core hound with me either. So I was thinking that this is not going to be a successful tame.
Anyway, I started, use lifebloom for haste. The thermal vent does not give me anymore haste anymore. So I dont know how old those other post are that claims that it will give me more haste.
I just started taming and sure enough Karkin started the pyroblast barrage. I always get halfway taming him before he started doing damage. then I try again.. I know that the next hit I take I will die so I just disengage and pop deterance and just try to restore my health.
I tried this tactic twice and always disengage before the second hit of pyroblast barrage.
Then I thought well I will just do some damage to him first since I have a trinket Arrow of Time which grants haste on some successful range attack.
Karkin is immune to traps, and Concusive shot. I open with Serpent sting, then Explosive shot, then Black Arrow. Yeah all of them with dots. And Karkin started with regular fireballs. look for his energy level, it does go down when he uses that. Then I pop lifebloom and started taming him.
This time because he was casting the regular fireball, he didnt cast pyroblast barrage till half way of me taming and I just tamed him right before he finishes pyroblast barrage!
Updated: Sorry for my ignorance. But the Arrow of Time trinket is a proc. So by me starting up the tame by shooting at Karkin, I got lucky and the haste buff kicks in, which enables the tame to go through.
Literally just tamed this guy like 20 minutes ago on Ravencrest. I had logged in on a whim to see if Skarr was up (which he obviously wasn't) but my NPCscan flashed for this guy so I decided to go see if i could tame him since he was there lol
I didn't really know anything about him and since it's the middle of the day and no one else was around I decided to just see what he did before I started taming and let him kill me.
After that I just switched to Marks. and popped a haste pot and bam the little dude was mine
He's kind of a neat little guy, I like him, you don't really see him around much.
I do believe this is where "cool story bro" is applicable lol. He's an easy tame good luck :)
just tamed this little fella as MM.
Simply stood on the main island with him targeted and started casting tame beast.
byt the time he was almost finished casting his Fieroclast Barrage he was already my loyal companion. I didnt have to interrupt or anything like it.
Dunno if its a bug, I got lucky or hes simply that easy to tame now.
I have 1349 haste.
Just spawned and I Tamed him at 1:39 on Ragnaros US pretty easy one, just interrupt it and start the tame, ona side note, npc scan alerted me of the spawn of rare green spider just after I tamed Karkin
This beautiful animal looks as though it was forged from cooled, molten metal and was built for nothing more than taking hits. The whole thing looks like some indestructable cyborg-crustacean complete with shine and varnish.
The gem in its crown, literally, is the large red-gem upon its back. It has a red-hot, molten glow to it and seems almost like a glimpse of the raw, volcanic fury locked within its cast-metal shell. This pet looks as though it would go "DONG!" with a resonating vibration if it was hit. I'm not usually a crab person, but this creature is the epitome of cool for Tenacity pets.
Trust Blizzard to make a crab truly epic.
Im not sure if I was extremely luck or what but i never had to do anything but tame. didnt have any trouble I wasnt aware of karkins ability one shotting people but when I tamed he started casting his ability(my apologies its name isnt in my memory atm) and he shot it once before I finished taming. however the one time he shot it it didnt hit me it missed me. if you beleive im lucky please tell me cause it sounds like I am.
Ok. So let me just tell you that you DO NOT have to be a MM hunter or have assistance to tame. I am a beast mastery hunter and used a little brains to do it. Buy a few Prismatic Elixir. Stand on the ledge opposite the spawn spot. Drink ur magical resistance elixir. Hit him a couple of times, deter before he casts, then tame. OWNED.
For those claiming Skarr and Karkin share a spawn-timer,
they do not
. They share spawn locations and, most likely, cannot be up simultaneously (a guess as they share spawn location exactly and I haven't seen both up simultaneously yet).
Through trial and error, howeve, it's become crystal clear, that they do not share spawn timers.
In WoW, rares have a 6-hour cooldown period after being killed or tamed, before they can spawn again at random. Skarr and Karkin have been observed by my group as close as less than one hour (50-some minutes iirc) between their spawns (but then 6+ hours before the next spawn of each).
In other words, if you see one, get rid of it to allow the other to spawn, HOWEVER, do not think yourself safe for a 6-hour period!
I think it's worth noting that if you jump across all the round little platforms and make it to the larger platform (as opposed to falling off the side and being carried up by a druid of the talon), you'll gain the buff
, which increases your haste by 100% for 2 minutes. This makes it possible to finish your
before Karkin manages any casts.
I was in stormwind when I saw this hunter walk around with it, I had completely forgotten about its existence. Looked it up and saw it shares spawn points with Skarr. Went looking for it right away and sure enough it was up.
I have to say this has been by far the easiest tame ever wasn't even fun, took me one try. Clicked tame, he started casting something but I beat him to the punch. Tamed him before he finished his cast. Do have to say that my haste is 2015, hope that helps.
Found him tonight on my survival/bm hunter.
Tried a few times in surv spec.. haste pot.. tame+deterrence+tame (died) tried the same thing with tranq shot, conq shot etc.. died died died...
tried in BM with my core hound, using ancient hysteria plus a haste pot.. then the above tactics.. died every damned time.
Is there a viable method to solo tame this crab in surv spec?
Am I truly just.. a huntard?
I didn't do anything special...
I ran up to do my dailies - saw him and THEN:
#1: Tame Beast
#3: Tame Beast
#4: Rename new pet to Karkin
Forget all the jazz - this is one of the easiest tames in the game. (This tame came about an hour after I tamed Deth'tilac)
...and that's it :)
Hunter - Nordrassil
Just Tamed Karkin Whilst camping for Scarr. Found Scarr last night at around 9:30. Trying all sorts to tame but it wasn't having any of it. Got up at 6:00am Server time to check if he was still there but he wasn't. Came back online at 3pm this afternoon to find nothing and havebeen doing BG's all afternoon. He just spawned at around 19:10 server time at the Northern spawn point. Checked the other also to see if Scarr had spawnws but no such luck. Good luck people
The easiest way to catch Karkin and Skarr is Beast Mastery. Get a Core Hound as pet before you go, for Ancient Hysteria (Heroism/ Time Warp/ Bloodlust). With your core hound in leash you need one more thing; Convalescence of Winds.
Now you're ready!
Get close to the platforms (withing taming range) pop Ancient hysteria+Rapid Fire+any haste trinkets you may have, dismiss your core hound, and start taming.
With the buffs mentioned above you should be able to fully tame him BEFORE he gets to cast his spell. This method got me to 195% haste which allowed me to tame before he nuked me. Happy hunting!
Tamed him this afternoon. Was waiting for a fellow guildie to come and tame Kirix and he decided to spawn on the rocks right there. Used the method that everyone else has used and had him easily :)
The easiest way to tame this is BM spec, get the speed buff aura from the jumping rocks. Run up, pop deterrence/tame macro and hes yours before he gets the first cast off. All these other guides that tell you to counter/silence whatever are giving you too much to do. Just tame him with the buff. SUPER easy.
I tamed this pet early in the morning. I started with Tame Beast, then it hit me really hard with Fireclast Barrage. I put on Deterrence and kept on using Taming Beast and I was able to get him. I don't know how I survived it. Perhaps it's because I had Glyph of Tame Beast on at the time, which shaves off 4 secs from your tame.
I went back up there at night looking for Skarr, but I only found Karkin once again sitting on his rock. With no one in sight to tame him I wrote /who hunter to look for anyone in the area who would want to give him a good home. I whispered several people. Some didn't reply, others didn't have the dailies in Firelands unlocked. I even waited for one particular hunter to get out of a battleground, only to come all the way to the portal and realize he did not have it unlocked. :(
So I waited for a while. Hoping someone else would reply to me. Finally this one hunter replied who had the dailies unlocked. I went to the portal to get him and showed him a way around the flames by staying all the way on the left edge of the platform. We went up the rocks and Karkin was still alive(thankfully).
We tried him taming it, but we both died on the first try. Then we tried him pulling with Tame Beast and me interrupting Fireclast Barrage using Silencing Shot. But that did not work either, and we both died. We tried different things and after several deaths he finally succeeded by pulling with Tame Beast, letting him hit him with Fireclas Barrage, Feigning Death and then immediately getting up and starting Tame Beast again. Which seemed to get rid of the buff on Karkin. I'm not sure how, but it worked!
It felt so good to help someone else get a rare pet. Especially after finding out this person had just come back to the game and this was their first new pet in a very long time. They were so excited, I'm still smiling about it.
Now all that is left is for me to go back up there and have Skarr waiting for me, if I should be so lucky. Happy taming, everyone!
I know i'm new here and all I have to go on is a quote of the post. Did Harixe even read the description of the crystaline tear of loyalty? that there is the proof that hunters get priority.
Is this guy phased, i found him but i havent done any of my dailies, and im the only hunter here? Is it posssible the platform he was on crumbled and he died? Cause NpcScan found him, i targeted him for a moment then he dissapeared.
Tamed 11:45 AM
Used Core House Ancient Hysteria and Potion of Speed and was able to tame him before Fieroclast Barrage even had a chance to cast.
This pet was easy to get. Sshot and then tame. No glypht at the time for faster tame, no buff from core hounds. Nothing, just Sshot and tame. 12 hours later, i am out here again, find Skarr just sitting on his rock like a retard xD Easy tame there aswell :)
In like 2-3 weeks on just camping. I have tame all this pets. And i just have this pets
Skarr No camping, He was there, when i come to Molten front
Karkin No camping, he was up
Ankha He was up, when i had been in Sw to fix some stuff before i should go out and take Solix
Terrorpane Was out there a few times, find him after 3 fast turns around his spawn
Ghostcrawler Was there when i did a quike turn to see if he was up
Arcturis Did need to wait for while
Skitterflame Was up when i was there and chill and did try to tame Solix
Deth'tilac Was up when i did try to tame solix
Ban'thalos Was out there a few times, and did some camping and stuff. But not long time for me to wait. Now he is up every time i go to hyjal :)
and King krush. I am on for both Skoll and Loque'nahak :( Lose them 2 everytime.
For those who want to see more of my pets, Here is a link to my char
just tamed him today with my level 90 BM hunter. with 215k hp i simply ate the Fieroclast Barrage while taming, it hit me for ~80k damage because i botched my silencing shot
server: Stormscale EU
spawn timer: 4-6hrs
tamed at lvl: 87
I just tamed this awsome pet
I wish you all a great hunt! and also for the 5.2 patch! GL HF!
Ps. Having a problem taming Karkin? check youtube "how to tame Karkin"
Perhaps they've nerfed him in 5.3, but I just ran up, stood on the edge of the ledge without jumping on to any platform, just within tame range, and tamed him. The only trick I used was having glyph of tame equipped. Both our channels finished at the same time, so just as my tame finished, he fired at me and all that happened was I was stunned for a couple seconds while he made his way over to stand at my side.
just got him on Realm Nordissal ... he was just sitting there. excellent tame . No problem.
Yukaza-Nordissal @realm time 3:58.
just got him again ... at 7:36 server time... Yukaza-Nordissal
also he was at location both times 36,34
server time 5;58
perch by the furnance of FIRE ..lol
another hunter just tamed him
Karkin, despite the game saying he is level 85, spawned at level 84. Weird... I will send in a screenshot once I know how to.
Jan 30, 2014
of the Shattered Sun (Level 90 Blood Elf Survival Hunter)
Easy tame for a level 90 hunter (survival) equipped with greens. Spawn rate seems a little erratic, I camped this location for three days and it never appeared. I also tamed
as they were all in the same general area.
Tamed on Whisperwind at 11:50 CST. He was sitting on the northern rocks across from the floating island (36, 34 coord). Easy peasy, finished tame before he cast anything, as MM.
Tamed on Runetotem @ 12:15pm yesterday, used core hound ability with concussive shot, deterrance and tame beast. Also had minor glyph tame beast as well no problem what so ever. Also got Skarr at opposite point exactly 10 hrs later at 9:15pm!
The most successful taming method I found for taming my Crabbykins, now named Ember 5 minutes ago, was this
Step One: Exit out of dungeon and have NPCScan blare in your ears
Step Two: Find Karkin
Step Three: Go to VERY EDGE of closest ledge to tame him, don't even try the islands.
Step Four: Start tame
Step Five: See Fieroclast Barrage, interrupt with any ability like Counter Shot. Works for me.
Step Six: Immediately tame again.
Step Seven: Have a brand new shiny crab to hug!
Just tamed. At level 89 it's a no brainer - click and tame.
If you're attempting to tame him or Skarr, and you have a legendary cloak,
TAKE IT OFF
. When I Counter Shot his fieroclast, cape triggered and killed him before I had a chance to react. Such a waste.
Found this bad boy while trying to get Skarr. I thought it
him at first when I saw the red dot from beast tracking. Cool pet.
For those maybe wanting to get him, I got him with no trouble. This is at 90 tho. I used glyph of tame beast for shorter tame time. Started the pull with a tame got him right before he was about to cast his ability.
Sad most comments are just a story about the pet and their adventures. Anyways. You do
have to do any of the dailys to get this pet, all you have to do is be able to actually do them. Once you can start doing dailys here you can get this pet. What I did was I found this method. I don't know if anyone else knows it but :
I stood right here :
Make sure you pull one of the Molten Behemoth dudes. They have a knockback. SImply wait for them to fling ya off and fall to your death.
After that if done right, your dead body should somehow end up here :
Simply ghost walk to your body. Shouldn't be to hard to manage. Then you can go about camping the pet. This also works if you are trying to get to the island for skitter or skarr. :)
Again for This pet, skarr and skitter. You do
need to do dailys. Just have the option to.
Edit:New account so I can't post link yet I guess. I will try and get this fixed. :(
I tamed KARKIN at 09:30 am server time and then again he showed up at 4:30 pm server time on DEC. 4, 2014. And I thought Skarr would have been Due, So Spawn times are really random.He did switch spawn spot tough
Lv100 BM Hunter + ilv630 gear
Pulled with Arcane Shot = Insta-gibbed the mob = Sad Hunter =(
All you need if you get the chance to tame him is
and that's it. Since this works faster than he can cast
, there's no need to stun him etc. You may even kill him at level 100 doing that.
Encountered Karkin at 19:22 and then again the same day at 23:20 (GMT+1, server time) (both spawns in different spots) so it respawned in less than 4 hours.
1. Macro /stopattack in your
so you won't one-shot low level beasts (for ex., easily pulled
in the air with
just when I was about to hit the ground, and tamed without any issues, so no tip-of-a-tree shenanigans - when you spot the Owl, you are ready to go)
all items spawning mobs to your aid (like
(the gnomes don't hit that hard though) or
Call of the Wolfmother
(the wolf hits harder than the gnomes)) and
the buffs which do the same thing (like
Solace of the Forge
procs those effects, most likely instantly killing your beast (killed
by mistake with the buff; removing the buff when the add already spawned doesn't despawn it).
Just wanted to say Karkin spawned at 8.10 am Proudmoore realm time. Looked for any hunters, but none were around . Camping for Skarr, so I left him alone. He might still be there >_>
I've noticed this guy seems to be on a four hour respawn timer, I timed him at 10:43am so I decided to wait for Skarr, I logged out and checked every hour. Around 14:23pm Karkin was up again, I asked around (both factions) but nobody was interested so I abandoned my first karkin and tamed the latest spawn. 18:08pm another karkin and still no one was interested. I did the same again. 22:16pm Skarr was there in all his thundercats style glory. Whether this is an accurate account of their spawn timers is up for debate and maybe more research but all I can give is my experience, I hope this helps and happy hunting fellow hunters :)
Tamed at 540am on 3/27/15
Logged on and here he sits ready for the taming.
Northeast floating rocks
22:21 Realm time
A tip for the fellow desperate/clumsy hunters (or, if you fancy a shortcut, this should be useful too): If you happen to slip between the rocks while jumping, you can disengage to the center of the minor platform (the one you were trying to reach), and this will make you spawn on the graveyard that is located between both spawn points (coords ~31,39, closer to the north spawn point) instead of the lower one.
I found it out by myself after getting desperate when seeing another player (didn't even check if it was another hunter) walk within the lower area and
fortunately fall after jumping into a fading stone then, as I fell down slowly on my path to the fiery void, I disengaged in yet another desperate act, then it changed my path to a buggy lava pool within the void, then I just ran off to keep falling. And, to my surprise, bam! I spawned upon a spirit healer right near Karkin and just needed to engage it with Tame Beast, interrupt the cast and cast Deterrence+Tame macro. Then I've decided to go back and do it again three more times at different points and dying both from lava and falling just to make sure it was how it worked (for science!)
Also, if you're lucky enough as I was (or precise) and disengage to a point below the spirit healer, you won't even have to ressurrect through it, just click accept and return to your corpse.
And for data purposes, I've tamed Skarr at roughly 19:00 local time and Karkin at roughly 00:50 local time, making it a 5 hour 50 minutes spawn timer. And both at the northern spawn point. Was also very lucky 'cause I didn't get Skarr to spawn twice.
If you are level 100 or higher, don't try to interrupt him. I made that mistake and one shot him. It was a sad day.
I am only here becuase I am trying to tame Skarr (the cat that shares his spawn locations). Since yesterday i have spent about 4ish hrs waiting around and realm hopping alittle. I have seen this guy 4-5 times! It's a flippin' joke. 4-5 times and not onces the spawn I am looking for.
First time I captured him because why not. However, now when I see him I kill him and then know Skarr( if he decides to spawn) wont be doing so for hourrrssss.
Tamed on lower map spot - 20:49 Chamber of Aspects EU
Tamed on upper spot of map at 11:38 PM PST on Medivh US.Now to to get Skarr. :)
Same easy tame as Skarr; just located him (was at 35.07, 54.79), and tamed him before he was able to cast Fieroclast Barrage. Tamed at 06:40 AM Realm time, Bleeding Hollow-US server.
Had a Human Paladin kill him in front of me today and when he spawn the second time a Troll took him from me. I'm a little bit sad that people in this game can be so nasty. What happened to integrity and kindness? *sigh* Guess I'll be back in 3 hours and hope Skarr doesn't spawn instead. :C
I'm going to give mine a shank, lol... if he ever shows up!
And hey guys don't forget... most of us are 110 now. DO NOT shoot him... AT ALL.
Even silencing shot kills him lol. I was playing around with Kriptix or whatever his name is, watching him race in circles and without even thinking, (I know... STUPID) I hit him with Wyvern Sting just for the haha funnies of watching him stop racing about. One shotted him... sigh. Thankfully, no one was in evidence waiting for him, but I felt like such a heel, just the same. :(
Anyway, no shots... none. You don't need any if you are over 100 lol. Probably less in fact. I did want to ask though; I see two spawn points listed, but every video I see shows him being tamed on the floating rocks. In fact, some sites only show the rocks as a spawn point for him. Is one for Skarr and one for him, or do I need to watch both? Anyone know?
Karkin now has a very disappointing skin change with the latest patch update. He's a simple blue crab with red eyes, looking nothing like the black stone crab with red gemstone on his back. There is an skin in the datamined files that has a look similar to his previous one, but I'm not sure why Karkin was not given that skin.
UPDATE! Karkin has had his old look returned in patch 8.1. Still no word on if he'll eventually get the proper updated skin (or what the problem with it was), but at least he's got his jewel back.
I tamed and owned Karkin back when he was endgame. I hadn't played my hunter until yesterday (8.0.1) and now Karkin is just an ugly ass normal blue-looking crab.
What the hell? Is the metallic skin going to come back?
mine looks turquoise blue...like nothing at all the above colors...and it said Karkin...not happy
Note that this look is currently bugged. Karkin instead appears as the new diamond skin. This is a known bug and will be fixed.
His name is of Greek origin, καρκίνος (karkinos) which means Crab.
Cannot say I like the new look. It doesn't look shiny and metallic/crystalline at all, it's just a red and black crab....
Karkin is back to his original shiny diamond look! Yay! (As of 8.1) XD
Found this spawn today while doing dailies, and it was a super easy tame. I used Primal Rage for the haste buff, dismissed my pet, and hit Tame Beast. Tame was finished before Karkin's ability finished casting. Took me 5 seconds at the most.
Battle for Azeroth information:
Karkin previously accidentally had his skin change, but that was reverted. His model is updated and is the pretty colours we know and love!
If you are a high level, it is risky to start of attacking/interrupting his cast. You could easily one shot him accidentally.
If you find you cannot get the tame off in time before the cast, get a
pet, (any Ferocity pet) use
, dismiss your pet and then tame.
Respawn seems to be about 4-10 hours, and shares the timer with
You can find Karkin in the Molten Front subzone at:
/way 37.6. 35.4
/way 33. 55.2
Karkin is not an Exotic Tame. You don't have to be Beast Mastery.(##RESPBREAK##)268##DELIM##Buuloki##DELIM##
Firstly, Happy New Year and Decade to all.
I tamed this guy yesterday on Khaz'goroth. As a 111 BM, his location was on one of the "stepping stones" on Fire Plume, as others have said. He's been scaled, so even higher levels won't one-shot him, and his "challenge" is still relevant. I got around it by using Aspect of Turtle, you can do anything except attack with that up, and it lasts long enough to get the tame off.
One thing I do like is that now any rares I've tamed, have kept their name.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
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