Monday, September 3, 2012

Portent - Trackable Hunter Pet (Quilen)

Portent is a level 90 Quilen that can be found patrolling through the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. He is one of the rare elite trackable hunter pets introduced in Mists of Pandaria. He is an exotic beast, therefore he can only be tamed by hunters that are specced Beast Mastery. Like Madexx, the scorpion in Uldum, he can spawn in several different colors. In Portent's case, he spawns in four: blue, red, purple and green. I believe each color is unique, and the color he spawns in is totally random. 


How to track: Like the other trackable hunter pets, you will not be able to see him when he's up. He is completely stealthed. In order to locate him, you will need to find and follow his tracks - tracks that thankfully only hunters can see. Once you've found his tracks you'll need to follow them until you don't see any more. This is where I like to wait and watch where I think that he'll be walking next. Often times you'll see a new track appear right in front of you - this means you've found him!

Once you find him, the only way to see where he is, will be for him to walk through a flare. Don't throw your flare down on top of the track he just left, throw it a little further out in front of where you think he is. When he walks through your flare he will become visible. You can take this opportunity to tame, or you can throw a Hunter's Mark on him - which will keep him visible to you when he goes back into stealth. Hunter's Mark will make him visible to you, but only you when he's in stealth.



Portent's tracks are called "Dusty Tracks." Like other beasts' tracks they do not stay up indefinitely; the furthest ones behind disappear one by one as new tracks are created. His tracks are dark brown in color and almost his entire path is on bright yellow ground, making his tracks one of the easier sets to find. Although they do stand out well, I still recommend turning the ground clutter option down to low to make finding them a little easier.

(Tracks are now facing the correct direction. You no longer need to follow them backwards.)

Portent's Path starts on Autumnshade Ridge, just northeast of The Gate of the Setting Sun. He turns around there just in front of the elite quest npc Bai-Jin the Butcher. From there he winds his way through pretty much the entire zone heading in a mostly eastward direction until he reaches the wall just north of Mogu'Shan Palace. It takes him about 32 minutes to move from one end of the path to the other. When he reaches the end of his path, he simply turns around 180 degrees and heads back in the direction he came from.

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Below are some visuals of Portent moving through his path; starting from the west end of his path in Autumnshade Ridge moving east toward Mogu'Shan Palace.

In the above screenshots Portent is heading toward the west end of his path, where he turns around 180 degrees in front of Bai-Jin the Butcher and begins walking back in the direction he came from.
Above from left to right: Portent is moving south through Autumnshade Ridge, then east by The Five Sisters. In the right screenshot he is heading northeast through Winterbough Glade.
Above from left to right: Portent is heading north through the Ruins of Guo-Lai, then turning east in front of Ruins Rise. In the right screenshot he is moving east across The Emperor's Approach.
Above from left to right: Portent is passing the Golden Pagoda, while moving south along The Emperor's Approach. In the right screenshot he is moving east through The Summer Fields.
In the above screenshots Portent is heading north through The Summer Fields parallel to Mogu'Shan Pallace.
In these last screenshots he is heading toward the eastern end of his path (just north of Mogu'Shan Pallace), and then turning around. 
I've got a video below that shows Portent's full path, following him from the west side of the zone moving east. The video has been sped up x3.


In this second video below, myself and a couple of other hunters watched him walk a short ways until I finally tamed him.

45 comments:

  1. My Hunter's hoping for the green one, it will match her ride!

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    1. Omg thats right! Hopefully they'll add more quilen companion pets too in these colors...these things are always better in triplicate!! =D

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    2. Me too -.- i´ve only blue, red and purple one :(

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  2. I might take a look around for this guy tonight. Thanks for putting the maps on your blog, it helps a lot when I'm tracking them! By the way, the hubby and I signed on our homeless pandas tonight and I didn't see you online. Hope to catch you another time!

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    1. I've got company over this weekend, so not much time for WoW. I'll be around during the week though. I'm generally on my main or my hunter alt (Varraline). Hope to see you soon! ;)

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  3. Just got him tonight. Got the urge to look for some MoP rare's and luckily enough, there was his prints! I love the model on this guy. By far my favorite rare from MoP.

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  4. I could really use some help trying to find him...cant seem to get the path down and havent seen a single track :/ Really hoping to get this guy.

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  5. OMG! Not even 5 minutes after posting my previous post, i patrolled his path one last time and boom! Found a Dusty Track. I quickly threw up flare and the beauty was right there! Thank you so much!

    P.S. I got the Purple Version :D

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  6. Just tamed this cool pet. I got the green version, which I really like.

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  7. Portent phases if you haven't done Golden Lotus/August Celestian stuff. About twenty minutes ago, I was following his tracks. I threw the flare down, and tried to mark him, but even as he walked through it he quickly dissapeared, just barely past the Golden Pagoda, near the rare. I haven't done any of that on my hunter, since I just hit 90 on her, but he does phase if you don't do it.

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  8. Damn you, Portent. I have ALL versions except the green one I want. I won't give up.

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  9. AHAHA I cried and now I got him... destiny :D!

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  10. Just got the red one follow the tracks forward now

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  11. i have all but the blue one.. still tracking... but the best of all is BloodTooth (Turtle) look him up, track him, he Rawks

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  12. Oh how incredible :D I found your awesome Page a few days ago & decided to do a quick search before I logged off for the night & found my first dusty tracks :D I was hoping for the green as My Worgen Hunter collects green pets but the Purple beauty I got is purrfect!

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  13. Just got the red one today at the end of his route between the shrine and the palace. Thanks for the map!

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  14. Thanks for this guide I have a goblin hunter called Azuriah on the eu dragonblight realm got the amethyst colour today :D

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  15. Very helpful guide, thanks! Just got myself the blue one - my first hunter pet from Pandaria!

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    1. Woot! Grats Jojo! The blue one is one of my favs. =)

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  16. I just got the last of the 4 portent and I named them all portent lol, I got them in the same spot you got your red portent but he never attack me like he did. Is that new? That he doesn't attack when taming?

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    1. I'm fairly certain that's a bug. It's been going on for a while. I do hope they fix it as it seems a little silly to see them wandering off while your taming heh.

      Grats on your team of Portents! ;)

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    2. all of the invisible pets just walks away so dont think its no bug

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  17. This is BM spec pet, after finding him twice over two days, I am unable to tame him (SV).

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  18. just tamed this guy! <3 awsome model.
    Although I'm a little disappointed I got the purple skin, looks a bit to close to the generic stone purple quilen.

    Anyone catching him just phasing out, it takes about half an hour for him to double back and phase back in (If you havn't completed the quest line) I suggest camping in summer field, just before the terrain drops down to meet the tree line.

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  19. tracked him 3 times now, I've found he actually spawns on the east near the wall. Perhaps he cant spawn at either end of his path?

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  20. I just found and tamed Portent blue. He had made it all the way to the east side of the vale and was headed back. Got him going up the mountain on south side of Big blossom excavation site. 12:28am, (NY time zone), Scarlet Crusade server.This was the first time I looked for him. (I had same luck when I went looking for Savage)

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  21. i have problem with finding him, find track was easy and instant, but there are phasing issues :(

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  22. Thx again for the video, got him too by the same method, spamming the flare at the end of his path and he came in about 10 minutes :)I got the blue version, thx Leo, and time for another one :)

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  23. This one I thought wasn't too difficult to track although he does go through rough areas. I have now tamed 3 times trying to get the different colors. The easiest place I found is 13.38. It is near the beginning of the path but you can park yourself and watch for his tracks. Once you see them, determine which way he is going then pop your flares.

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    1. It seems to me that a lot of people find blue. Perhaps this is the most common. I got blue, red, blue.

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  24. Áthan [Draenor]

    Captured! (Jasper, Cobalt and Jade)

    P.S. In my opinion this is by far the easiest. Due to his dark tracks and the bright ground.

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    1. Also, does anyone have a respawn time on this NPC?

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  25. me and my mate got all 4 in one night. both of us. spawntime is 1 hour and spawns at mogu shan palace

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  26. Ok I freaked when i seen they were gone but for some reason, you have to re tame them after patch 5.4. So if you had this pet and its gone, you're gonna have to retame them all.

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  27. Amazing guide! Thank you so much.

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  28. I just got the purple one!!! took forever.. ty for the map and the hints!!!

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  29. yeaa got the red one THANK YOU !!

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  30. with on hunters mark now use freezing trap and then tame him

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  31. Anyone else having a problem taming this beast? I flare him and begin taming but he just walks away. This is after latest patch.

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  32. ok nvm, you have to use freezing trap. that worked for me at least. all tamed :)

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