How to tame Lightning Paw

There’s a new spirit beast to tame in patch 7.1.5! Lightning Paw is the first spirit beast fox and he has a unique lightning effect not seen on any other beasts. It’s hard to see this in screenshots, so check out the short video clip embedded below. Somehow, we all missed him on the PTR (too busy bickering over class mechanics I think), but someone discovered him by chance and posted in the Wowhead comments earlier today.

 

 

The first hint that he exists comes from a new NPC in Trueshot Lodge, Watcher Danuser (side note: this NPC is named after the designer who implemented Lightning Paw, Steve Danuser, who also mentioned his daughter came up with the idea for this pet). He is from the Night Watch in Duskwood, and when you talk to him he mentions stalking creatures with “beady little eyes, peering at you from the bushes.” You can find this NPC sitting next to the target dummies in the lodge. With that little hint, head off to Duskwood.

All around Duskwood are bushes with creepy little flashing eyes. It appears that Lightning Paw has a chance to spawn inside any some of these bushes. He is in stealth, so you need to reveal him by either standing very close (be sure to enable your Track Hidden for extra stealth detection), or dropping a flare. Since Flare has a cooldown, it’s a lot faster to fly from bush to bush, land in the middle of it, and see if you hear the stealth sound. If you do, drop your flare and you should see him. He is non-aggressive until you begin taming.

See those eyes? This is a valid spawn point.

You can find many of these bushes around the cemetery on the western side of the zone.  It seems like only the larger bushes can have the flashing eyes. If you want a list of potential coordinates, check out the comments on Wowhead (there are a LOT of these bushes).

It’s not known if every single bush can spawn him, but these are some coordinates of known spawn points (the /way is for easy copy pasting into the Tomtom addon):

/way 23, 29
/way 30.22, 41.58
/way 16.05, 60.01
/way 23.62, 76.73
/way 16.58, 54.33
/way 24.21, 39.35

As for respawn time, we don’t know yet. Judging from what I’ve seen from other Hunters who’ve tamed him, I would guess the respawn time is not too long, and the challenge is finding a bush where he is up.

Lightning Paw scales to your character level, all the way down to level 17, so even low level Hunters can tame him.

Good luck with the hunt!

  

9 thoughts on “How to tame Lightning Paw”

  1. On my server there is a hunter in every bush with eyes camping the place. Not going to get this pet soon but regardless of that thanks for this article !

  2. Not mentioned in this post but he actually scales down to your level, so any BM hunter that stumbles upon this little beastie can tame him.

  3. I just parked my hunter near a bush and logged in every 30 minutes or so… too about 5-6 tries – he was when logging in… Make sure you have track hidden activated and use flares.

    Only wish it had a little more electricity / sparks on it, but this will replace Loque’nahak while Hati is still a thing.

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