I think it's ironic there's no new tamable SPIRIT Beasts in SHADOWLANDS

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I think it's ironic there's no new tamable SPIRIT Beasts in SHADOWLANDS

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I mean for an expansion set in the AFTER LIVES were in spirits go after living their corporeal bodies, the lack of ANY tamable Spirit Beasts make me a little be concern.
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Re: I think it's ironic there's no new tamable SPIRIT Beasts in SHADOWLANDS

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Yeah it has been really strange. Blame covid :P
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Re: I think it's ironic there's no new tamable SPIRIT Beasts in SHADOWLANDS

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It’s quite strange that there’s no spirit beasts in the shadowlands, since everything is solid, and when I did the redridge kyrian quest, I was in the spirit realm, so prolly the realms had something to do with it, but I want exotic beasts in survival more than anything since it’s my favorite spec which is more pet friendly/pack oriented than BM
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Re: I think it's ironic there's no new tamable SPIRIT Beasts in SHADOWLANDS

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I was very disappointed, I don't really count Elegon because he's not from the new zones, and I got my hopes up for a spirit spider (I've really been craving an unconventional creature since we have so many cats and wolves), but the model I thought was a datamined spirit beast was probably just something for Shadra in Ardenweald. :(

Maybe in a future patch though, we've had SBs added late in expansions before.
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Re: I think it's ironic there's no new tamable SPIRIT Beasts in SHADOWLANDS

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Yeah, I was expecting the Shadra model would appear somewhere too! Ah well.

I guess spirit beasts are kind of like mini-mini-mini-demigods and most would manifest in the living realm, rather than the realm of the dead. Or rather, that’s my feeble explanation 😂 In all seriousness I would expect some to appear. We meet deceased gods living happily in the Shadowlands, so no reason not to see spirit beasts. The Shadra spider is the only new model I can think of that would be appropriate, though. Can anyone think of another? Besides just making some other model transparent, I mean.
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I'm hoping for a spirit beast Tauralus.
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If anything, they'd have to pull out at least four unique looks. One per zone, after all. Perhaps something like this;
- Lairon or Owlsteed with glowing feathers and claws/horns
- "That" rylak. You know the one.
- ANY of those ghostly beast forms used for the Soul Shape spell; the groundwork is already there
- A gargon with red cracks and possibly flowing red anima seeping out

Alternatively, just make a bunch of common versions of each mount from the 9.1 covenant and convert them to spirit beasts, much like the manasabers. The Revendreth ones would by far be the most unique since they'd have a unique model not found on any hunter pet, but still. Spirit beasts don't NEED to be a special snowflake animal. The special snowflakes are nice, but we have more special snowflakes than the Avengers have unique heroes.

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