A lot of people have asked me if there are any new spirit beasts being added in the Cataclysm expansion. Until recently, my answer was ‘Probably, but I haven’t seen any yet.’
Now, however, the answer is an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’
And what is the first new spirit beast we’ve seen in almost a year? A spirit crab named Ghostcrawler. I kid you not.
Ghostcrawler is a level 85 rare elite beast that wanders around the Abandoned Reef area in the Abyssal Depths of Vash’jir. Like all spirit beasts, Ghostcrawler is an exotic Ferocity beast with the skills Roar of Courage, Spirit Mend, and Spirit Walk. And like the other spirit beasts, he is neutral (yellow) until you attack him or try to tame him.
The bare model for this beast doesn’t really do it credit, so I’ve stolen some screenshots from the big Ghostcrawler thread on the Petopia community.
Ghostcrawler in his natural habitat (courtesy of asaki):
Ghostcrawler very much not in his natural habitat (courtesy of onenation777):
Horde Ghostcrawler in Bestial Wrath (courtesy of Irie):
Alliance Ghostcrawler in Teldrassil (courtesy of Bradden):
(Also check out this Ghostcrawler Ransom Note on the Cataclysm beta forum.)