I have an announcement to make.
I’m going to be hunting more than one spirit beast it seems.
There is a new spirit beast on the PTR! This is the 3rd spirit beast, which continues the tradition of 1 new spirit beast per big patch, and this is no exception.
Actually, there is one very big exception to this particular spirit beast: he’s a wolf.
I nearly died of shock when I saw this. Apparently, he has electricity crawling all over him and his light blue fur glows with the crackle of power. The picture does no justice to all these cool effects, so I order all of you to go drool over this video right now! Skoll in Video
He’s named after a character from Norse mythology: Skoll, the moonchaser. Skoll chased the moon across the sky in an effort to catch up with her and eat her. His counterpart, Hati, chased the sun for the same purpose. On the day of Ragnarok, the end of times, Skoll and Hati would succeed in their ravenous quest and feast on the sun and the moon.
Skoll, the spirit beast, matches his namesake in almost every way. His lightning fur matches the electricity that was wielded by Thor and other gods, so is a powerful symbol of his Norse heritage. His fur is blue, the colour of the night he chases under. His attack is a Moonstrike graphic, the last tie to his Norse namesake.
I, for one, am going to be camping this guy the instant the patch releases and I won’t stop until he is mine.
Loque will have to wait if I don’t have him by then, as I have bigger wolves to catch!
Special thanks to Tigerfeet for pointing out to whom the artwork belongs to(MissMonster’s portrait of Skoll is amazing, is it not? She drew a version for Hati as well!), to Mania for the screenshot of Skoll, and to zub for finding the video of Skoll in-game!