Pet of the Week: Spirit of Atha

Hail Hydra! That seems to be the hunter mantra of the week. Everywhere I go, I see hunters sporting their newly tamed hydras. Arguably one of the coolest is Spirit of Atha, the ghost hydra.

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.

Hail Hydra!

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10 thoughts on “Pet of the Week: Spirit of Atha”

  1. I tamed it back in Wrath and kept it (together with the ooze). I liked having it as a unique pet model almost no one else had (since most people that tamed it abandoned it ;)) but I’m happy for my fellow hunters to have a shot at the model.

  2. My guild couldn’t care less about the rare pets I tame, but while I was running around working on the quests to get the ghost hydra (I have a thing for see-through pets) I happened across King Krush. I had a free stable slot open, dismounted midair, popped Aspect of the Fox and started my tame. After all these years I finally have the best looking Devilsaur in the game. I wouldn’t have found him tonight if not for this post.

    Thank you. 🙂

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