Black Bear

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the charmable animal. For the collector during Farewell to Gaile, see Black Bear (collector).

Black Bear
Black Bear.jpg
Affiliation Shiverpeak Mountains wildlife
Type Charmable animal
Level(s) 3, 5
Campaign Prophecies
Black Bear location in Wizard's Folly.jpg
In Wizard's Folly
Black Bear location in Spearhead Peak.jpg
In Spearhead Peak

The Black Bear is a charmable animal that can be found in Ascalon (pre-Searing) and in the Southern Shiverpeaks. They only eat starchy fruit when berries are in season, though at othertimes they have a better balanced diet, and due to the immense amount of energy stored up, they are able to hibernate once berry season ends.




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  • The attack skill Brutal Mauling that the Black Bear uses is slower than a normal pet attack, causing the Black Bear to have a lower damage over time than other pets (including the Polar Bear). However, it can also trigger effects that requires an attack skill to be used, like some Paragon skills provide.
  • A level 3 Black Bear can be found in pre-Searing Ascalon. Charming this animal is quite difficult and requires the help of another player to overcome the bear's ability to interrupt Charm Animal.
    • The helping player must passively tank the bear in an area with a clear escape route, and should keep the bear's back facing the charmer. The charming player must stand at maximum spell range from the bear.
    • Every fourth attack, a symbol will appear over the bear as it winds up to use its maul skill. This is slower than its normal attacks. The players should coordinate to react the next time it begins, as soon as the symbol appears: the charmer will cast charm and the helper will run directly away from the charmer.
    • If everything goes right, the bear will complete its attack skill on the now-distant tanking player, and will then chase after them, moving out of the interrupt's range and failing to notice the charmer.
    • The principle is that the tank brings the bear far enough that even if it uses Breaking Charm, the trainer, who charm, is not affected by it
    • See this Youtube video for an example.
  • Beyond pre-Searing, the bears appear at level 5 and can be charmed as easily as any other animal.
  • One easily accessible location is in Spearhead Peak, northwest of Copperhammer Mines and the nearest resurrection shrine.
  • There is also one to be found in Witman's Folly, due east of the portal from Port Sledge. The path will usually be clear of enemies, but beware popups near the bear's location.
  • Black Bears deal slashing damage.
  • Unlocking cost: 1Silver Zaishen Coin plus 100Gold or 1,000 Balthazar Faction (Common, Tyria)
Anomaly Anomaly.
  • Black Bears exhibit unusual pet behavior while in Pre-Searing Ascalon such as a wide wandering range, automatically aggressive behavior, and slower reaction when it comes to following of its tamer (similar to non-tamed black bears in Pre-Searing).
  • These behaviors appear to go away after the bear gains a level.