In a time with so little WoW news being released, little tidbits like this really get me excited. WoW Designer @Muffinus tweeted a pic of a Hydra standing beside a hunter, and confirmed it is indeed a tamed pet. Earlier this month, he asked hunters what they’d like to see for hunter pets in Warlords. Several hunters (including myself) reiterated how much we want to see Hydras. It seems our wish has been granted.
— Jeremy Feasel (@Muffinus) March 28, 2014
Hydras already have a pet family skill in the game with Bellowing Roar, but this could change before release. You may be wondering why do they have a skill if they aren’t tamable yet? Back in Wrath, there was a bug that allowed hunters to tame a ghostly hydra from a daily quest. Once tamed, this hydra acted as a pet from the Crocolisk family, but Blizzard later switched these pets officially to Hydra in patch 4.1. There are very few of them still out in the wild. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never even seen one.
I tamed one of them back in the day, but with only a handful of stable slots available at the time, I distinctly remember abandoning it for a spirit beast. I’ve regretted it ever since, but now it seems I’ll finally get my Hydra back! Petopia has a list of all the Hydras in the game so you can start planning your tames for the 6.0 patch now!
Next on my pet wish list? Pterodactyls!