Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are: Arcane Wyrms

Patch 5.1 adds a new subset to the serpent family - arcane wyrms. They come in four tameable colors. (The red is now available on a rare wyrm in Silithus, as noted here.)

Hey everyone! Kalliope here on the public test realm for patch 5.1 with the newest addition to the non-exotic serpent family: arcane wyrms.

Arcane wyrms hail from Northrend and are just like any other serpent pets, except they fly rather than slither. This makes the arcane wyrms the first subset of a family to use a different mode of movement.

At the time of this recording, three colors of tameable arcane wyrms have been discovered on the PTR.

The white skin appears on the Spirits of the North high above the Nexus in Borean Tundra. These wyrms are tricky to tame, since they are non-aggressive, fly extremely high up, and are only level 70. High level hunters are in danger of killing the wyrms and low level hunters are at risk of dying to the level 80 elite dragons. So far, only the lower-flying wyrm has been able to be tamed, since you can dismount below it, shoot it with a non-damaging shot, and survive the fall damage without losing aggro.

The purple Arcane Serpents flying below the Spirits are much easier to reach. These level 71 or 72 wyrms circle the lower part of the Nexus and can be easily reached from the ground.

The Arcane Wyrms in Dragonblight reside south of Stars' Rest. These level 71 or 72 wyrms have changed color from purple to blue in 5.1, giving hunters a previously unseen color option.

A fourth color has been found, but remains unavailable. The Crazed Mana-Wyrms inside the Nexus instance have changed from white to red, but still cannot be interacted with, leaving this skin out of hunters' reach....for now.

For the most current information on the arcane wyrms and other hunter pets, be sure to visit Petopia and the Petopia forums.

From the great snowy north, this is Kalliope, showing you where the wild things are.


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    1. Actually, it's Wain's discovery - I just reported on it. :)

  2. Now here's the rub. Is the Crazed skin an actual skin, or since they can't be interacted with do they just have a "rage" type buff on them, making them red?

    1. It's an actual skin. One of the new PTR rares who turned up in Silithus after this video was made has this skin, so it can be tamed. :)