I sure hope this isn’t an april fool’s joke, but reports are surfacing that the Glyph of Scare Beast has been renamed “Glyph of Tame Beast” in the beta. The way I understand it, you can now attempt to channel a tame beast cast on a druid in animal form, and if you succeed, it will allow you to control it for a short period. It’s not like mind control where you control your target instead of your own character, but it gives you the same control over the druid that you have over your own pet. Also, notably, your own pet becomes uncontrollable for the duration (10 seconds) of the spell.
The buttons available (so far) are:
- Assist, passive, and defensive: just like a normal pet, it will attack targets based on your target or who is damaging you, depending on which is selected
- Move to, follow, and stay: you can control where the temporary pet goes, but it moves there according to pet movement logic. If you tell it to move somewhere too far, the effect will be cancelled as soon as the pet moves outside the initial range of the tame beast ability.
- Claw and Bite: the only feral forms you can tame are bear and cat, so I guess smack is left out. It uses the focus bar of the druid, so make sure to dump as much focus as you can before the spell ends.
There are obviously more questions than answers right now: I know that pets don’t have talents any more, but copied pets kept their old abilities. What will druids get? Maybe scaled down versions of the actual abilities from their form? Frenzied regeneration would be a nice one to see. I wish I had a beta invite to test it myself, but I am sure Darkbrew will be testing this all day :P
It appears that right now, we can’t tame summoned creatures like ghost wolves, other hunters’ pets, or the beasts summoned with Call Beast (the level 75 talent). We can use our new pet abilities (like Lynx Rush) with the new pet, but if the tame duration ends before the ability does, it finishes early.