Glimmer

Glimmer is one of two level 85 rare hunter pets tamable by hunters in The Jade Forest, the other being Savage. Unlike Savage, who does not appear to walk through any phased areas, Glimmer’s path is heavily phased, adding another level of difficulty to the taming process.

If you are looking at taming Glimmer and have not quested in the area, there is a method of camping him which, although time consuming, is effective. Map and Coordinates below the break.


Apart from being slightly challenging, Glimmer is also desirable because he’s one of the new Water Strider pets that were introduced in MoP. Water Striders’ pet ability offer the Water Walking ability to Hunters. Like DK’s Path of Frost, Water Walking is cancelled when dealt damage, but lasts as long as the Water Strider is the active pet.

Basic Info:
NPC ID: 50859
Type: Water Strider
Skin: Red and White
Rarity: Rare
Exotic
Challenges:

  1. Invisible: Glimmer is invisible unless flared or under hunter’s mark. If under hunters mark he is only visible to that hunter
  2. Tracking: Glimmer places Flooded Tracks on the ground which must be followed. Place a flair approximately 10-20 yards ahead of where his last track was placed
  3. Tracks are currently backwards, are currently forwards on the 5.1 PTR
  4. Only Hunters can see tracks
  5. Once flared savage is visible to all, even non-hunters
  6. Patrol time: roughly 35 minutes one way
  7. Does not de-spawn, Glimmer turns around and backtracks his path
  8. Does not attack during tame. Will continue to pat and may even pat out of tame range
  9. Does not hit very hard on an 85, easy to tame right off the boat

Strider’s Patrol area takes him through a heavily phased area, and I can confirm that the tracks completely disappear once entering the phase, and re-appear if you leave it. The Phased area appears to revolve around the Serpent’s Heart, a giant jade statue that the player helps complete, only to be destroyed and corrupted by one of the Sha. After it is destroyed the zone goes few a few phases, one of which is being covered by Sha Corruption, and then finally returns to something relatively normal.

Flooded Tracks. Are still currently backwards

This is a long quest chain, and you must have competed the Pearlfin Village questline beforehand.

However, there is a way to get around this.

As you can see, Glimmer begins his phasing area just after the River and ends it just ahead of the Temple of the Jade Serpent. I’ve personally confirmed each end of the phased zone, though I cannot say whether or not his tracks may become visible at any point within his phased zone, I highly doubt it.

As my hunter was not in the proper phase, I used this method to tame him. I had followed his path up to nearly the upper edge as shown on the map when I found his tracks. Following them until the phased zone, I mounted and quickly ran to the other side of the river (shown on map) and waited patiently. This took about 15 minutes but suddenly I saw the tracks begin to appear. I quickly launched my flair and tamed him.

One thing to note is that NPC Scan did not go off for Glimmer, even after I flared him. Not sure if this is due to the invisibility he is under, or perhaps I entered in the wrong NPC ID. Either way don’t rely on this as it wouldn’t even go off until he were flared, hypothetically.

As always I’ve added in a list of waypoints you can add with TomTom.

LINKS:

Petopia
Wowhead

WAYPOINTS:

/way The Jade Forest 37.26 66.58 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 37.51 67.10 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 37.93 67.57 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 38.99 68.07 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 39.33 68.75 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 39.58 68.96 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 40.26 69.72 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 40.78 70.46 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 41.49 71.52 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 42.08 71.95 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 42.77 72.02 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 42.77 72.02 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 43.61 72.19 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 44.05 72.38 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 44.27 72.45 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 45.35 72.64 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 47.43 72.52 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 47.73 72.73 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 48.31 73.16 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 48.81 73.66 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 49.56 74.24 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.33 74.38 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.99 73.93 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.84 74.17 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.38 73.20 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.14 71.72 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.92 70.85 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.85 70.21 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.27 68.99 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.78 67.58 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.54 66.55 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.15 65.24 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.94 64.70 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.33 64.71 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.12 64.57 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.89 64.29 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.42 63.31 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.40 62.55 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.13 60.95 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.12 60.37 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.65 59.04 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.57 58.40 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.43 57.20 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.24 56.42 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.72 54.79 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.85 54.43 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 50.37 55.52 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.46 53.69 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.48 52.72 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 57.87 51.89 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.97 51.52 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.66 52.19 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.12 51.00 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.20 50.30 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.87 49.18 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.53 49.46 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.87 49.18 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.70 48.88 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.99 48.84 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 55.37 48.47 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 55.81 48.24 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 56.25 47.57 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 56.00 46.79 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 55.31 46.62 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.92 46.50 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.52 46.18 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.14 45.80 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.81 45.88 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.78 45.73 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.47 45.75 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.28 44.99 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.94 44.69 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 51.87 43.99 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.11 43.62 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 52.68 42.86 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 53.16 42.81 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.10 42.88 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 54.85 43.04 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 55.83 42.57 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 56.13 42.11 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 56.89 41.63 Glimmer
/way The Jade Forest 57.52 41.37 Glimmer

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