This article is part of an ongoing series on how to tame many of the game’s rare hunter pets. If you don’t have them all, this series is a perfect time to pick them up.
Terrorpene is an awesome-looking fire turtle. You won’t use him for PvE or PvP, but if you do any tanking or soloing, Terrorpene is a great way to look good doing it.
The tame itself isn’t always a walk in the park. Hunters with a lot of stamina, which includes anyone at endgame with some decent gear, can get away with a “regular” tame. But some of us will be killed with this method due to Terrorpene’s Burning Hatred. Dealing with it is just a matter of a quick trip to the AH or a chat with your guild’s alchemist. Both Prismatic Elixir and Potion of Speed help greatly. Either one of these should be enough for most hunters (or both if you want to be safe).
As an amusing aside, Terrorpene drops this shaming loot when killed (as do most Cataclysm rares, in fact). A clear indication that Blizzard wants the pet with hunters, not on other classes’ trophy wall.
Finding Terrorpene (lvl 81 – not exotic): Spawn Points
Terrorpene spawns and pats around southern Mount Hyjal.
Despite the close spawn locations, you may want to use a targeting macro. Typically someone hunting Terrorpene might make a macro: /tar Terror and then swim around the area spamming the macro. If you suddenly see Terrorpene’s portrait appear as your target, you know he’s nearby. However, targeting macros as a way of hunting require a lot of button spam, which can get annoying when some of these beasts have respawn timers that are several hours (or days) long.
For those wishing to alleviate this burden, there’s NPCScan, an addonthat does the exact same thing that targeting macros do (with the same range), but without all the button mashing. With NPCScan you can be alerted any time a rare is nearby, without having to mash buttons all the time.
- If there are two or more hunters camping the same spot, try to work it out instead of fighting over a tame. This usually ends with the animal dead, and neither hunter with the tame. If an agreement cannot be reached, suggest rolling for rights to it.
- If you see a rare pet and don’t want it (or you aren’t a hunter, but then why are you reading this?), tell a friend who has a hunter and might be interested.
- If someone gives you the same courtesy and tells you about a potential tame, offer to tip them for it.
We’d be lying if we said there is a definable respawn timer for most rares. Scour forums and news sites and you’ll find wildly conflicting anecdotes. The likeliest scenario is that most rares are on variable spawn rates, perhaps dependent on RNG numbers. Only a few fall within a definite range, and Terrorpene does not appear to be one of them. Respawn stories for him range from 1-2 hours to well over 10. If you have data that contradicts this, I’d love to hear it and would happily include evidence in this article. Otherwise, pinpointing a respawn timer even approximately is, unfortunately, guesswork.