Serpents are large cobra-like snakes that come in a variety of colors. They are good swimmers and attack with their fangs and Poison Spit. Serpents are found in Shadowmoon Valley, Tanaris, Sholazar Basin, Northern Stranglethorn, and Thousand Needles, as well as dungeons like the Wailing Caverns, Zul'Gurub, Zul'Farrak, and Sunken Temple.

Serpents were not normally tamable for a long time. Sandfury Guardians were briefly tamable as a bug (classified as wind serpents). However, the family was rendered tamable with patch 2.0.

With the advent of Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria, a new serpent became available to tame. Mana serpents are found mainly in Northrend, in such places as Dragonblight. They are a floating serpent, technically dragonkin.

Hunter pet Edit

Specialization (upon taming)
Ability hunter animalhandler Cunning
The Serpent eats
Inv misc food 18
The Serpent comes with
Ability druid ferociousbite Ability hunter serpentswiftness
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit Ability physical taunt

Though hunters can respec their pet serpents into Ferocity or Tenacity, they are inherently Cunning. In addition to the abilities that come standard with all pets ([Growl] and [Avoidance]) and those given to their natural or retrained specialization, all serpents are given the following:

Subspecies Edit

The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters.



Coilskar Cobra


Arcane Serpent


Named Edit

Mobs with level numbers are tamable.

Vanity/Battle pet Edit

Patch changes Edit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Ability changes.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Changes. Serpent can no longer eat fish. Armor, health, and damage had no bonus and now each has a +5% bonus.
  • WoW Icon 16x16/ Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Now tamable.

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