Just touching base regarding an exciting tweet a little while back that mentioned at possible plans to have hunter pets potentially keep their special visual effects after taming. The reply seemed to be quite optimistic, saying that they are "Looking into tech that'll put visuals like that on display level and not an aura; not sure when it'll be ready & applied."
This got me thinking that there must be an awful amount of pets out there that have a visual effect on them of some form or another (in fact we've have many of you have passionately hunted, tested and tamed many of them over the years). Also with the amount of potentially shiny pets that may be suitable applicants for their new tech, I was thinking that if we put our collective minds and hunting experience together, we could possibly help in identifying as many as possible and give the guys over at Blizzard a "Go to List" if and when they get the tech up an ready.
So if anyone runs into a wild tameable beast, that has some kind of special visual or effect that deviates from the norm, Please feel free to pop in, check out the list and let us know. We will try and only list pets that have a permanent visual effect, not ones that are affected via a timed buff/aura of any sort. This means that can also be damaging buffs (which we always avoided listing or encouraging in the past due to the mechanics abuse associated) as the new tech seems to headed towards a display level, not aura per say. I'll try an update the list ASAP with any new info and finds, many thanks!
I'll start off the list below with what was the most comprehensive list I could find from our forums already.(Big thanks to Dialga and all the others that helped)
- Akkarai Hatchling - Shadowform
Amberscale Basilisk - Grey
Angered Arakkoa Protector - Blue mist
Angry Hound - 'Chained' Buff
Armored Battleboar - Retains fire across its body if hit with a torch from a Tauren starting quest.
Ashmane Boar - Blue mist
Black Bengal Goat - Sha aura.
Blighthound - Green toxic aura.
Coldbite Matriarch - Grey body, sha streaks come out of her eyes.
Consumed Thistle Bear - Purple glowing aura
Corrupted Crane - Sha effect around its feet and a dull body
Cracklefang - Sword held in mouth, level 91
Deviate Plainstrider - Two sparkle rings around its body
Docile Porcupine- Sha effect
Duskstalker - Shadowform
Felscale Crawler - Fel green aura
Fern Feeder Moth - Tiny golden moths hover around
Fire Roc - Flame effect on its wings
Fluttering Moth - Tiny golden moths hover around
Furious Goat - Has the murky ground effect of the Sha tigers, coupled with sha 'spirals' that frequently float around it.
Ghostpaw Runner - Same skin as Karoma/Grimtotem Spirit Guide
Giant Cave Bat - Black coat
Grainhunter Hawk - Can be tamed with dull skin. It can also be tamed holding a bag -- the bag is fragile and will be lost upon death, but the dull skin will be retained.
Horrorscale Scorpid - Has shiny sparkles trailing after it
Icehorn - Rhino with icy feet (rare spawn)
Icepaw Bears - Icy effect on paws
Ik'thik Terrorclaw - Sparkling, smoky Sha effect
Infested Bears - Keeps disease cloud + buff, not the eggs
Ivory Starling - Subtle sparkle effect
Kung Din - Rotating chain around his neck
The Lone Hunter - Sword through the head
Mining Monkey - Carries a pickaxe (Dungeon pet)
Mutant War Hound - Noticeable green buff, diseased skin underneath
Oiled Fledgeling - Black thick oily coat
Oil-Stained Wolf - Black thick oily coat
Princess - Pink bow on shoulder
Rabid Worg - Skull aura effect
Searing Roc - Flame effect on its wings
Seething Fleshripper - Sha effect
Sha-Haunted Crane - Sha effect
Sha-Haunted Tigress - Sha effect
Sha-Infested Prowler - Sha effect
Silt Crawler - Bottle in its claw
Spirit Worg - Very translucent, blue-mist
Spiteflayer - Golden glow, flamey ball above head (rare spawn)
Starving Hound - Gains a sleepy buff when finished eating their master. Also comes with a damage buff that increases damage when near other 'hounds', but it's unclear if this would matter when tamed and out in the world.
Stillwater Crocolisk - Sha effect
Tainted Black Bear
Thundermaw - Sha effect
Veiled Basilisk - Veiled Basilisks in Towlong Steppes can be tamed with their camo-buffs. But they only appear camo'd for the first ~10 seconds when you call the from your stables, then they don't appear to camo again until you resummon them.
Vicious Teromoth - Dark misty aura effect
White Crane - Sha effect
Venomtip Needler - Glowing Green tips on forelegs