Macros and Addons

For those looking for the challenge of acquiring rare tamable hunter pets, here are a few Addons and Macros that are must haves:



TomTom is a must-have for tracking the new Pandaren Rare Hunter Pets.

TomTom, like its namesake, is a GPS type app. One nice features that it places a waypoint on the map and a handy direction arrow on your HUD of where your corpse is should you die.

However, what is extremely helpful is that it allows you to add custom waypoints, including a list of them, that you can follow in game. I'm adding TomTom waypoints to each of the taming guides for the MoP rare pets that you can use to guide you in your hunting.

I recommend creating a custom Waypoint Profile in TomTom when adding your waypoints. To do this, in game, type /tomtom which will open up the configuration window. Select the Waypoints Profile tab under the expanded menu and Type in a new name for the profile (i.e. Savage for Savage's waypoints).

One thing to note is that the waypoints do not reset so you'll have to add them in each time.

NPC Scan and NPC Overlay

These two addons are must haves if you want to find rare tamable mobs. NPC scan is an addon that will alert you (a very loud and hard to miss message) whenever a rare npc is within range. This goes for tamable and non tamable mobs. It will only alert you if the creature is found in the zone in which it spawns, so you won't get too many false alarms (though if a hunter has a pet out in the zone it's tamed in you will get a few false alarms). Once the addon has found your rare it will pop up a little window in the bottom center of your screen. Clicking on that window will target the rare creature, and mark it with a green arrow. A side no, unfortunately it will also work on corpses.

NPC Overlay will put a colored, slightly opaque overlay of the creature's spawn locations on your map and mini map. Great for camping or pathing.

One very important note: you must clear your creature cache every time you log out of WoW or else you will miss the rare mobs. The addon works by scanning creatures as it enters your cache, so a previously cached creature will not be spotted. To do this simply locate your creature cache, which usually is located in:

World of Warcraft => Cahe => WDB => enUS* => cahce.wdb

simply delete this file every time you exit the game and you'll be set

*this will be different depending on what type of server you are on


This macro is a must. It will work in all specs
/cast Deterrence
/cast Tame Beast
This nice little macro will cast Deterrence and Tame beast at the same time, with one click. This gives you the nice benefit of not tanking any damage for the first few seconds of your tame, and is a must have for some of the new Challenge Tames introduced in patch 4.2

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