Most people think that Loque’nahak is the most difficult spirit beast to tame, but I’d argue that honor goes to Arcturis. At least Loque has multiple spawn points, so you could always get lucky and find him at one of the spawns where no one is currently camping. Arcturis, on the other hand, spawns at a single location and almost always has at least 1-2 hunters camping that spawn point.
One of the problems with this is hunters will fight over the spawn and Arcturis ends up dead in the process. If you’re taking the camping approach, it might be best to befriend any other hunters who are camping. Perhaps you can come to some sort of agreement where neither of you will be jerks and kill the bear after someone starts taming it. If that doesn’t work, you might need to become a little more dedicated.
I’ll reluctantly admit that I have, in the distant past, set alarms to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to check pet spawns. This is indeed how I tamed Arcturis back in Wrath of the Lich King. It was about 4:30 AM and I logged in to find him sitting there all alone. I guess it depends how much you want the pet. If you’re a collector like me, you may need to pull out all the stops to find this guy.
Loque will always be my favorite, but this guy is definitely in the top 3 of spirit beasts. I only wish he had the Rest special ability like a normal bear. View the Wowhead page to see the exact spawn point, and perhaps get some extra tips or words of support from the 1000+ comments already posted about this guy. And always remember to use the Glyph of Tame Beast… seconds count here!
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