Ahnka presented a simple yet devious challenge -- the damage Ahnka does to you is based on how much armor you have. High armor rating means you'll be one-shot and dead in a second. Having no armor means you can survive the cat's onslaught. Ahnka is also immune to slows, traps, and anything that would prevent this beast from mauling your face off. In order to tame Ahnka, you'll have to strip down.
I took off any gear that had armor rating on it, tracked Ahnka to a remote part of The Regrowth away from mobs, and began to tame. It was relatively simple once I figured out the gimmick.
Type: Spirit Beast
Pet spec: Ferocity
Found in: The Regrowth
Gimmick: Does damage based on armor. Take off your armor to tame and survive.
These taming challenges remind me of the demon hunting quests for Rhok'delar
, the hunter epic bow from vanilla WoW
, which began from the Ancient Petrified Leaf
in the Molten Core. Each demon had a different weakness that required the hunter to use his or her skill set to defeat each challenge. I am greatly looking forward to the other seven hunter pet challenges in the other areas of the new daily hubs.
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