Soothe Animal
Ability hunter beastsoothe
  • Soothe Animal
  • 40 yd range
  • 6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Soothes the target beast, reducing the range at which it will attack you by 10 yards. Only affects Beast and Dragonkin targets level 85 or lower. Lasts 15 sec.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Utility
Casting timeInstant cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Nature's Reach
Other information
Related debuff
Ability hunter beastsoothe
  • Magic
  • Soothe Animal
  • Reduced distance at which target will attack.
  • Duration: 15 sec

Soothe Animal reduces the aggro radius of a beast or dragonkin.

Rank TableEdit

Rank Level Levels affected Cost
1 22 40 and lower 30Silver
2 38 55 and lower 1Gold 20Silver
3 54 70 and lower 2Gold 80Silver
4 70 85 and lower 10Gold


  • If it is resisted, you will aggro the target. Spell hit rating gear or talents may help prevent this.
  • Only usable on beasts and dragonkin.

Tips and tacticsEdit

  • This spell can be cast on a beast with stealth detection and will allow a rogue to Sap a nearby mob. This has been confirmed to work on the hellhounds in Hellfire Ramparts.
  • You can use this ability on mobs that patrol around a resource node (herb or mineral) and it will allow you time to gather and retreat; unlike Hibernate which will make you enter combat once the sleep wears off. If possible, enter Flight Form after casting Soothe to better your escape.
  • This can be used to prevent chain pulls if two beasts are close together. Cast on the undesired add before pulling. Some mobs have a combined aggro field and cannot be separated this way.
  • Another use is to mark targets for Hibernate, similar to how some mages once marked targets to be polymorphed with Detect Magic, prior to its removal from the game.

Patch changes Edit

  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Can now be used on Dragonkin as well as Beasts. Is now instant cast.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Removed and changed to Soothe.

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