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[Pet] Getting a Ghost saber

Ghost Sabers, they are beasts that can be tamed by hunters. They are in the cat family (Surprise surprise).They are fairly rare pets because they have only one zone in the game that they can spawn in. This zone is also probably one of the least popular 10-20 leveling zones. Where? Darkshore. But how do I recognize one? Well they look like this:

What the Colors mean:
Red: Item
Blue: Location


Hey whats that! No I mean that cool looking cat you have there. A ghost saber you say? Cool where do you get one? This is a question I myself asked back when I played my Night elf hunter back in 06. I figured that I should write a guide about it so here we go! Ghost sabers can be spawned in the Ruins of Mathystra in Darkshore. You are going to need to be at least level 19, but 20 is recomended because the ghost saber spawns at levels 19 and 20. Now the naga there are aggressive and will attack you. This makes it a good idea to tame a pet you plan to abandon if the Saber spawns.


How to get there you ask? Well for Dwarves, Gnomes, and Humans just head to Stormwind. Humans will need to run there, while Dwarves and Gnomes will take the deeprun tram from Ironforge. Once at Stormwind head to the west end of the City until you reach Stormwind harbor. Wait for the boat to Auberdine to arrive, then take it. This process is even simpler for Draenei and Night elves. Just take the boat from your respective starting zones right to Auberdine. Now for members of the Horde this is going to be a little bit more difficult.


First, start in Orgrimmar, heading to the side gate, as shown below.


Now follow the bridge to the Barrens, and then north to Ashenvale. Try to go around the Sludge Fen, the goblins can swarm you and easily kill you.


Once in Ashenvale follow the map below. Getting the Splintertree post and Zoram'gar Oupost flight points are highly recommended for later questing. Avoiding Astrannar is critical though, level 40 alliance guards will not give you a comfortable travel experience. Red lines and red text are optional but recommended, while black lines give you an easy route to follow.


Your in Darkshore now! This step is for alliance and horde, black is the horde path and blue is the alliance path. Horde parties still need to steer clear of Auberdine, even now level 40 guards will not give you a comfortable traveling experience.


Well here you are in the Ruins of Mathystra! Isn't it pretty? That's not why you are here is it? To Spawn a ghost saber you must click on the cat statues scattered throughout the ruins, while hopefully avoiding the naga that patrol here. The cat figurines look like a little like mini striped Night Elf racial mounts:


If your level 20 or higher, be sure to drop a freezing trap before you open the figurine. The cat will spawn almost immediately after opening the statue, and the freezing trap will last you through almost all of the tame. Dwarves should be sure to pop find treasure, as the cat figurines show up on the mini map, making this much easier for them. When I got it on my night elf I spent over 2 hours on 2 separate occasions opening figurine after figurine to no avail. Finally I got it. On my Blood elf however, I managed to nab one on the very first figurine. It did take a while to get there on my BE though.


Congratulations! The ghost saber was caught! It is one of the rarer pets in the game because many people are to lazy to research how to actually get it. With the hunter pet leveling changes, the most you will have to level this little guy up is 5 levels. When tamed or called out if the pets is 5 or more levels below the hunter then the pet will level to 5 levels lower then the hunter. Oh and by the way, if he randomly dies a short time after you tame him, do not worry. It only happens once and has something to do with he despawn timer.


For all of you non hunters out there, if you really want to get one of these guys there is a way. Get to the ruins the same was as above, but this time when a ghost sabre spawns just kill it. Sometimes a glowing cat figurine drops, allowing you to summon one of these guys to aid you in your fighting for 10 minutes. These are tough to get, and only have one charge but its well worth if for some.
*This guide is also on my blog, aspectofthedruid.blogspot.com

Comments

Cataclysm

The ghost saber is still available for taming in Cataclysm. He res'd for me on my fourteenth statue.

Jiyambi's picture

Needs some improvements

This guide is up to date, but could use some improvements in formatting and style. If anyone would like to adopt this guide, please leave a comment.

If the cat figurines are removed in Cataclysm, this guide will be moved to the archive section at that time.

Nice Guide

New to the game just got this pet lastnight!

WOTLk

Does this guide still work, i mean WOTLK is out, and i have tried 3 times and i just get this [Cat Figurine] please help me

Shadowavi's picture

I tryed about 10 times

I tryed about 10 times before the cat did spawn Eye so just keep on trying..

Shikamaru's picture

You should tame the cat, not

You should tame the cat, not kill it Sticking out tongue

Deea's picture

Maybe he was referring to

Maybe he was referring to the Glowing Cat Figurine Sticking out tongue
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Shikamaru's picture

Same thing, different item

Same thing, different item Sticking out tongue

Deea's picture

Glowing Cat Figurine drops

Glowing Cat Figurine drops from Ghost Sabers Sticking out tongue
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Shikamaru's picture

That's what I told you, same

That's what I told you, same thing, different item.

Shikamaru's picture

Quote: Oh and by the way,

Quote:

Oh and by the way, if he randomly dies a short time after you tame him, do not worry. It only happens once and has something to do with he despawn timer.

It doesn't really die, actually it runs away. This has nothing to do with the despawn timer, this has something to do with the cat not being friendly with you.

Lycander's picture

He dies because

He dies because he's on a 5-minute timer from being summoned by the figurine. It will only happen after the initial tame, and just res him and he's yours. You should feed him some food, however, just to make sure his death doesn't piss him off too much.

Jiyambi's picture

Small map text

Definitely looking better. However the maps are a bit hard to read - the text appears so small on my screen that I can't read it at all.

Pictures fixed

I redid the pictures with a bigger font size. Cool

P.S. trusted member, I haz it

Kostada's picture

Scrolled through it, very

Scrolled through it, very nice job. You could also add a special color for the saber itself - just a suggestion...ha ha.

Comment me on my blog. http://kostada.blogspot.com/

Benhir's picture

Another improvement Much

Another improvement Smiling Much better now, really. Anyway I really advise to get the 2 Ashenvale FP if you are horde because it will save a lot of travelling in the future. At least as a hunter you have aspect of the cheetah and go faster in the neverending Ashenvale road Sticking out tongue

Shikamaru's picture

Good job, and congrats on

Good job, and congrats on reaching Trusted Member status Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

Grats! The maps are much

Grats! The maps are much easier to read. They could still be a little more polished, but that might require a better photo editing program. For now, they work just fine Smiling

Shikamaru's picture

Jiyambi is right, it's very

Jiyambi is right, it's very hard to read.

I suggest using a bigger font size Smiling

Benhir's picture

Some kind of feedback.

Ok, so I just tamed this kitty Smiling. It was fairly easy to get (2.4 improvements? I think so) and I have some feedbacks for the fellow hunters here:

- taming this pet at level 20 make the taming 5X times easier. You will get freezing trap, which basically is a "taming-Trap", useful for all kinds of pet;
- place a freezing trap in front of the figurine, then step back and wait 'til the CD of the trap finishes. At this point you can open the figurine and hopefully find the pet. it will be immediatly freezed, now just lay down another trap and start to tame. This way, the pet will be freezed for 2 times, making very very easy the taimng for you;
- always keep clear the ruins, kll the ohter mobs as they spawn.

Another thing: don't feed immediatly the pet until it is happy, just give it 1 piece of food. This because it will die (not every time though) and you will waste some food on feeding Sticking out tongue

Shadowy's picture

Great Guide!

Great guide Halfdragon, I didn't even knew such a cat existed Laughing out loud
Just some typos:

Well for Dwaves, Gnomes, and Humans just head to Stormwind. Humans will need to run there, while Dwaves and Gnomes will take the deeprun tram from Ironforge.

'Dwaves' must be Dwarves I think Eye

and a bit further

Draeni must be Draenei Smiling

But still an awesome guide, really wanna get a ghost saber now.
Keep up the good work Eye

Benhir's picture

Wonderful job! You really

Wonderful job! You really improved the quality of the guide, no need for the videos as I said yesterday Sticking out tongue Going to try this as soon as my dwarf huntard reaches level 20 Sticking out tongue

Shikamaru's picture

Another little

Another little suggestion,

When you're at the 'edit' page, scroll down until you see 'File Attachement'.

uncheck all 'listed' images.

This way you won't have a long list of images underneath your guide! Smiling

Benhir's picture

Nice guide, a useful guide

Nice guide, a useful guide for hunters. My suggestion is to add a map of Darkshore where you show the spawn location / locations of the mob, and you may think to improve the paragraphs, for example when you wrote "Your in Darkshore now!" you should have started another paragraph instead of keeping the same line. Also, add some coloured text / bold text to make it easier to read. The best thing would be a video showing the road that you have to do to get to the ruins if you are both Alliance or Horde. Ex. : speed up video from Org and from Darnassus.

Have you ever thought about making similar guides for other rare pets? I'd like to know about white lion and the black lion, never found them Sticking out tongue

About the pictures

So I had the pictures of the maps and the routes on the guide at my blog, but I really wanted to get this on the website and couldnt figure out how to get them onto the website. How might one to this? Sticking out tongue

Jame's picture

I'm really loving it here

I'm really loving it here now!

Whenever a guide gets posted, you all jump in and start making tons of suggestions. This is great, this site is going places Eye

Jiyambi's picture

I'm glad you like it Jame,

Smiling I'm glad you like it Jame, and I hope we can take some of the workload from you - unfortuneately more active site = more work for you. I hope WoW-Pro becomes THE place for WoW guides Eye

Shikamaru's picture

Totally agree!

Totally agree! Smiling

Shikamaru's picture

Video would be nice, but not

Video would be nice, but not necessary.

Maps showing the paths you have to walk will do Smiling.

I takes less time and it can be more detailed, if you do it right! Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

Lions

The black lion is sort of obsolete now, I think, since you can get the same model in Sholazar Basin in Northrend. But in case you are interested, the old black lion comes from the Barrens, near a tree on the cliff north of Ratchet. The white lion comes from one of two Horde quests: Echeyakee in the Barrens or Shy-Rotam (I think) in Winterspring. If you are not Horde or have already completed those quests, you'll have to find a Horde friend to help you get a white lion.

Benhir's picture

Thanks.

Thanks very much for this comment, I didn't know that there was that kind of mob in SB. For the white lion, I have done the quest several times while following Hosho's guide to the Barrens but I thoght that there was maybe another spawn location. Well, thanks, next time I level a horde hunter I will surely tame the white lion before killing it for the quest!

Shikamaru's picture

And ofcourse there's King

And ofcourse there's King Bangalash in Strangletorn Vale ! Smiling

Note that it's an elite tiger, though!

Jiyambi's picture

Heh, yes. He is pretty

Heh, yes. He is pretty awesome too, I was referring specifically to the white lion model though, the one with the mane. Sorry I couldn't put in links, they block WoWhead here at work >_<

Shikamaru's picture

rofl, They caught you

rofl,

They caught you writing guides and comments instead of doing your actual job ?Sticking out tongue

Jiyambi's picture

Heh, not that I know of Hey

Heh, not that I know of Eye Hey I'm a student worker, and it's a temp job, don't judge! But nah, the sites have been blocked from work since before I was here - so are all email sites as well as Facebook. Somehow they missed WoW-Pro though! Stupid company, making me do work while being paid! Eye }:)

Deea's picture

Don't you just hate when

Don't you just hate when they do that? People these days...
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Jame's picture

First of all, thank you for

First of all, thank you for writing a guide, and it's definitely a topic which can interest many players, I myself would like to get one of those pets.

However:

  • Wall of text Sticking out tongue Split your guide in different parts, add some text formatting to it, make it more easy to read. Check out my guide writing guide to learn how to make your guide look pretty.
  • A few pictures would greatly enhance the guide. For example, a picture of the actual ghost saber at the start of the guide, and a screenshot of the map showing the location of the ghost saber.
  • Make your guide clearer, people might think it's a guide to get a vanity pet. Mention at the start that it's a TAMEABLE pet for hunters.
  • The guide was in the wrong category, I moved it to the hunter section

Keep it up!

Shikamaru's picture

oops! Now the guide it says

oops!

Now the guide it says it was posted by me, can you change that Jame ? xD

Sorry Sticking out tongue

Shikamaru's picture

Agree with Jame, You could

Agree with Jame,

You could edit the guide to make it look a better and the guide will be easier to read if you do that, too Smiling

I suggest using making lines under each Paragraph with this code:

[ hr ] (Without the spaces of course Smiling)

I demonstrated it in the first paragraph, take a look at it Smiling

Fixed!

Hey so I added the things that were suggested. Item links, paragraph breaks, font colors. (C wut i did thar?)I think that should be all? Thanks for all the comments, I...errr...kinda forgot to add the pictures the way your guide said to. Eye I didnt think this guide would get responded too so quickly either!

krusz0n's picture

Does this work on 2.4.3

Does this work on 2.4.3 ?? spended 2h looking and cant find a single figurine .. ;/