The comment thread for the last Petopia update and my GMail inbox were both filled with reports of a new ghostly wolf in Dustwallow Marsh yesterday. I haven’t been able to get down there yet myself, but apparently this ghost wolf is summoned by one of the Grimtotems — but is not classed as an NPC’s pet and so you can start the process of taming it. The problem? It dies after just a handful of seconds regardless of damage, and since Tame Beast lasts 20 seconds you can’t finish taming it before it dies.
Resourceful hunters wracked their brains thinking of ways to shorten the length of time it takes to cast Tame Beast — so far as I know this is the first time we’ve had cause to consider that problem! And it looks like someone managed to do it — kimisawa just posted a comment with screenshots of another hunter who tamed the ghostly wolf!
My thanks to kimisawa, Mugungo, Ryno, Jakal, and everyone else who has been frantically trying to figure out how to tame this wolf. Now that we know it’s possible, I want to know more about exactly how it can be done!
Edit: Our own Mugungo from Dunemaul managed to tame one of these amazing wolves today and sent me a screenshot. Click the thumbnail for the full-sized pic.
He also sent a guide about how he tamed his wolf:
I thought I would post a small guide on how to get the awsome ghost wolf. First of all, I dont know how to do this as a non-troll, but what you should do, is get the meta gem Mystical Skyfire Diamond. Then, spam aspects ’til it procs. You will have to get lucky with the wolf spawns to time the spawns with the gems proc. Then use troll zerking (the shaman blood lust skill may stack with the gem, i am unsure) and then have a leather worker drop the drums. Then you must click on the wolves EXACTLY when they spawn, and hope your taming finishes!
Also, this wolf looks awsome with bestial wrath on. Attached screenys show it with BW and I also put a screeny that is a good representation of how clear the wolf looks. =D
Again, click the thumbs for the full pic:
In the comment thread below, Maera also gives a little guide that I wanted to pull up and repeat where it’s more visible:
I tamed my little wolf with the help of Mappy (70 shammy) and my Fiance. I also was toting the Skyfire Diamond and the Drums of Battle. Found one of the Grimtotems to harrass, demanding for the wolves to be summoned. Luwl. Dropped the drums once I had aggro from the Grimtotem, and started spamming trueshot aura to get the Diamond to proc. Once it did Mappy immediately threw down Heroism. Started the tame, and hello ghost wolf!
I strongly suggest making a macro to target one of the wolves the very moment they spawn. The seconds to complete the tame is so small a window, and every little piece of time you can scrounge is crucial.
The other thing that might make you panic is that your wolf may die the second after you finish the tame. My wolf fell over dead the moment the tame was complete, I think because the wolf was intended to die after only eight seconds or so after being spawned.