Not have the patience to hunt the spirit beast, but would like an unusual ghostly pet? What about these? The random daily quest from the Oracle faction in Sholazar Basin – Cleansing Song – requires you to summon and kill three ghostly creatures. One is a giant crocolisk, another looks like a slime and a third a white hydra. They are all tameable and all count as croclisks under beastlore, having the family skill Bad Attitude. The other nice thing about them is they are level 80, so for level 80 players there is no pet leveling required.
I tamed both the hydra and the slime. They both shrink significantly when tamed, the slime particularly makes a very small pet, if you like small. I messed up the hydra tame initially, as Anelf pre-healed me and then whacked in another heal, so the hydra very sensibly decided to take out the healer. It was also semi-resistant to freeze traps – being frozen successfully by one out of three. It has a knock-back (untamed), which interrupts the taming, so if you get knocked back you have to begin again. Both it and the slime also have a poison dot, which did quite a bit of damage while I was taming. The slime stands at a distance and shoots its poison so it’s harder to pull it into a waiting trap. Better to drop one on its head to begin the taming.
Not sure if I will keep them, but they make interesting and unusual pets.