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Grinding a Ghost Saber

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After hitting level 40 with my Blood Elf Hunter and getting a mount in World of Warcraft (WoW), I decide to tame a new pet. HOWEVER, the pet I’ve recently tamed is 20 levels below me! Finding more time sinks, I’ve decided to stop leveling with my tanking bellygrub boar, and tame myself the infamous ghost saber.

For some strange reason, I *have* to do things the hard way. Both of my pets can only be found in alliance territory. Playing on a PvP realm, traveling into alliance territory is not the easiest feat. Basically, there is ample opportunity to get ganked by ANY high level alliance roaming around the area. But for a hunter who must have certain pets, I consider it a rite of passage.

The start of my journey began at the Zoram’Gar Outpost in Ashenvale and headed north upon my purple hawkstrider mount. Along the way, I gathered many copper ores that I would eventually smelt and sell in the local auction house. After about 25 minutes, I made it to the northern part of Darkshore where the summoning of the ghost saber would occur.

The ghost saber is a random spawn after looting tiny cat figurines. Forty minutes later, I had 4 cat figurines with little to show. Upon opening the 5th cat figurine, the ghost saber appeared! It attacked me and instantly my lowly 23 level boar, which I pulled out of the stables, began attacking. Frantically, I put my pet on passive, laid down an ice trap to encapsulate the ghost saber, and began taming the beast. I’ve heard horror stories about multiple attempts to tame, but I was successful after the first try.

I now had myself a level 20 ghost saber! He was unhappy and his loyalty level was unruly. I began feeding him the best food in my bag to raise his mood to happy. Next, I began commanding him to attack various mobs to raise his experience and loyalty, however I soon noticed he was not gaining ANY experience points as the mobs were gray and therefore too low for me to gain experience.

Now, I find myself out in the Swamp of Sorrows, grinding the dreaming whelps. Why? My wife has her eye on the Emerald Whelpling non-combat pet. If I’m going to grind, might as well do it for a rare drop ๐Ÿ™‚ As of last night, my ghost saber, which I named ‘ultraviolet’, is now at level 25. The progression is slow, but it will be worth it in the end to have a nice Damage-Per-Second (DPS) pet versus my tanking (ie, high level armor) pet.


Written by antnp

September 14, 2007 at 7:23 am

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  1. Hi there,
    Most likely you have him now up to your level and know that it will take up to 6 toon levels to bring him up to speed. I started my ghost saber also at lvl 42 and didn’t get him up to my level until i hit lvl 48. They are great at PVP as i really enjoyed watching him tear strips off of you horde in lvl 49 WSG ๐Ÿ™‚ Both my cats are now lvl 60’s and hold thier own very well, i must admit i have never needed as tank pet as the cats do so well when mixed with the BM talent tree.


    December 19, 2007 at 12:35 pm

  2. Hey Keith.

    What I had to do was actually respec my ghost saber to add more natural armor and stamina. Now, things are all good as he can output dps and hold enuf aggro and not die ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m quite happy with the ghost saber.


    December 19, 2007 at 3:16 pm

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