The first Legion taming pass is here! This round brings us some new pets that Hunters have been requesting for years. We now have a total of 3 new pet families in Legion: Oxen, Scalehide, and Mechanical. Future Survival Hunters will be happy to know that none of them are Exotic families. In addition, we have Sand Reavers added to the Silithid family, and some new Mana Wyrms for the Serpent family.
The first new family is the Oxen, which includes Yaks from Pandaria, Shoveltusks from Northrend, and the new Musken from the Broken Isles. They currently have no ability assigned to them, but that’s normal because most non-exotic pets have nothing right now (all raid buffs are gone in Legion).
Click here to view a preliminary list of Oxen on Petopia.
Scalehides include Kodos, Mushan, and Stegodon/Thunder Lizards. Kodos have received a model and texture update for Legion and they look pretty good. Mushan are from Pandaria and even have some matching mounts. The Stegodons and Thunder Lizards are quite dated though, being original models from 2004. Some people will be OK with that, and remember the only reason Blizzard added them is because players requested it. Like Oxen, there’s no special ability for Scalehides yet.
Click here to view a preliminary list of Scalehides on Petopia.
A few Mechanicals are currently tameable on alpha if your Hunter is a Gnome or Goblin. Other races will be able to tame them after getting a Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix from an engineer. You may have noticed in the header image that there is even a special graphic when taming a mechanical. Blizzard has stated that some Mechanical pets will be taming challenges, requiring you to do something special before you can actually tame them. So far I was able to tame a couple of mechano striders and a mech chicken. There is also a mech bunny that gnomes start out with at level 1. A mech dog has also been datamined. I’m looking forward to seeing this family expand as the alpha/beta continues!
Click here to view a preliminary list of Mechanicals on Petopia.
Other new pets
Sand Reavers have been added to the Silithid family. The one you see above is the first boss in the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj raid. You can expect these to be scaled down in size before Legion launches.
Mana Wyrms have also been added to the Serpent family. These float in the air like the Arcane Wyrms we can already tame.
Click here to view a preliminary list of Mana Wyrms and Sand Reavers on Petopia.
So it begins…
This is only the beginning, I hope! High up on my want list are pterrorwings and gyreworms. Oh, and some new tameable raid bosses. Thok? Tortos? Iron Juggernaut? Make it so! There’s plenty of others I’d like to see as well. Check out this post from last year where I go over some of them. As you can see, many of them have already made the cut for Legion!