Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Where the Wild Things Are: Anthriss

The first challenge tame of the Molten Front is Anthriss, the gorgeous yellow lava spider. We won't have to travel far to visit one of her brothers next week.

Hey everyone! This is Kalliope, here in the Molten Front to introduce you to one of the rare challenge tame lava spiders - the electric yellow beauty, Anthriss.

Anthriss sits at the bottom of a ramp in the middle of the Molten Front, which makes her easy to spot - when she's there, that is. Anthriss has one of the simplest taming mechanics of all the challenge tames from patch 4.2, which makes seeing her spawned in the first place the real challenge.

Anthriss is level 85 in the wild and acts as a normal spider once tamed. The spider family ability is web, a five second root that can be cast from 30 yards away. This is especially appropriate for Anthriss, as she's the only one of the rare Molten Front spiders who actually webs players in the wild.

Her taming mechanic is simple: she fires searing webs at her victims, which places a  powerful damage over time effect on her target. The damage can be nullified by submerging in a nearby lava pool, which does considerably less damage. Don't use the pool directly in front of her; it's not deep enough to swim in.

At level 90, hunters don't even have to use the lava to tame her, especially if they have the glyph of tame beast, which reduces the cast time to six seconds. Still, it's not wise to underestimate Anthriss. If you don't outlevel her, she still stands a good chance of killing you in a straight tame.

Like her brothers, Anthriss spawns every six to 18 hours.

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

From the lava pools of the Molten Front, this is Kalliope showing you where the wild things are.


  1. Nice video :) I've always wondered which spider should I tame and I think that this will be the one :) Thanks for the info !

    1. You're welcome! :D Always glad to play matchmaker for Anthriss! :)