Saving Hati!

How to rescue and re-tame your old friend

[SPOILERS AHEAD] This content won't be active until Patch 8.1.5, but can currently be experienced on the Public Test Realm.

If you played Beast Mastery in Legion, you'll already know Hati - Thorim's wolf that sacrificed himself and became bound to our artifact weapon, Titanstrike. He served faithfully as our secondary pet until his essence was lost when Titanstrike was drained at the end of the expansion. Or so it seemed. In reality he narrowly escaped destruction, but at the cost of his essence being split in two. Patch 8.1.5 introduces a level 120 quest chain that allows you to rescue Hati's fragmented essences and reform him. This allows you to tame him in any or all of six different colours. While the quest chain can be started in any hunter spec, Hati is a Spirit Beast, and therefore only usable by Beast Masters.

Tracking Hati

The story begins at Trueshot Lodge, in Highmountain. Mimiron has a new quest for you - Spark of Genius.

This quest leads you to The Storm Peaks where you meet up with Mimiron and your old friend Grif Wildheart in The Inventor's Library, south of Ulduar. During the follow-up quest, Telemetry Online, Mimiron attempts to triangulate the position of Hati's essences, while you fend off enemies that have followed the signal: first waves of vrykul and proto-drakes, and then waves of silithids. These attackers are not particularly hard.

The first essence

The next quest, The Huntsman's Creed, sends you to the nearby Temple of Storms - the same place where your story with Hati began back in Legion. There you find Thorim incapacitated and part of Hati's essence running amok.

After speaking to Grif you have to fight Hati's essence and reduce it to 21% health, at which point you can absorb it. This event can really hurt, and if you don't avoid the lightning you can die. At the time of writing there's also a bug: if you die during the fight you may find you have to abandon the quest and pick it up again in order to continue. Thorim then offers you the next quest, Paid in Blood, leading you to Silithus.

The second essence

The other half of Hati's essence is located in Silithus, north of the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj, which you can reach by taking the portal in Boralus or Dazar'alor and then flying south.

Speak to Grif Wildheart to begin. This fight is a little harder than the first one, as Hati also emits balls of lighting that chase you. If one hits you it will freeze you in place and make it far more likely you'll die from the other lightning spells. After Hati's essence is reduced to 21% health it is incapacitated and you can absorb it.

Reforming Hati

After absorbing the rest of Hati's essence, your next quest, Spark of Imagination, directs you to rendezvous with Mimiron in the Spark of Imagination in Ulduar. When you arrive don't enter the raid instance, instead take the portal located just outside the entrance which sends you directly to the Spark of Imagination.

For the next part you'll need a free pet slot to tame Hati, but there's a YZ-85 Biorearrangement Unit <Stable Master> located in the Spark of Imagination if you need to stable one of your active pets.

In the Spark of the Imagination speak to Mimiron to start the reformation quest - Bonds of Thunder. Place the Thunderspark on the console and sit back and watch - no interaction is really needed here. Once the event has completed, Hati has returned!

At this point you must 'renew your bond' with Hati, i.e. re-tame him, in order to complete the quest. Hati will not harm you during the taming.

But that's not the end - there are five more shades of Hati!

In the final stretch of the chain, the quest Homeward Bound sends you back to the Temple of Storms to speak to Thorim. This is an important step, as it will allow you to tame other Hati colours. In the quest, Reverberation, Thorim teaches you how to use the Thunderspark (now conveniently placed in the middle of the Temple floor) to summon different known aspects of Hati and them tame them. Hati will not harm you during the taming. It seems that the Thunderspark will remain in the Temple of Storms as a permanent feature, so you can return and tame other colours of Hati later.

Each essence may be tamed as a separate version of Hati. The six possible options are:

The light grey 'Hati's Sacrifice' version is new, and not one of the versions that were previously available with Titanstrike.

Hati retains his name when tamed, but you can change it if you want to.

But wait, there's more - toys!

Not far from Thorim stands Clockwerk a mechagnome who sells consumable toys and accessories for Hati. These aren't yet working: the items he offers are currently just placeholders, so check back later. Currently it looks like he'll be selling:

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