This isn’t the first time I’ve tamed this elusive beast. I was one of those who tamed it back in Wrath of the Lich King when there was a bug that allowed hunters to tame it as a crocolisk pet. In my infinite wisdom, I abandoned it and regretted it ever since. It was only available for a short time before it was fixed. In my defense, we could only own 5 total pets back then. For a while it remained a crocolisk until Blizzard made a new hydra family just for this one pet in Cataclysm. That version of the hydra family had a crit buff, today’s Hydras have a mastery buff.
The Spirit of Atha is found in Sholazar Basin. It doesn’t exist naturally in the world, the only way to get it is to summon it via a quest.
The quest is called A Cleansing Song. Don’t worry if you’ve already quested in Sholazar as this is a daily quest. There are a couple of caveats though.
- You need to be aligned with the Oracles (instead of the Frenzyhearts)
- The daily quest only has 1/4 chance of spawning each day, so it could take you a while to find it. The NPC that gives it picks a random quest each day.
- It’s possible for someone else with the quest to summon Spirit of Atha for you. I was doing this for other hunters for a while myself.
- Simply use the quest item near the water at the northern lake in Sholazar and the Spirit of Atha will spawn.
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