I am going to work on fleshing this page out over the week. I figure on grouping the whole discussion of pets in one place and only breaking it out if sections get too large. Perhaps this who section is redundant and we can link straight from the hunter guide to each child page?

Pet Taming

 Simple rules for taming a pet and such.  With suggested methods for special cases

Pet Feeding

 This section already has a page for itself

Pet Training

 How to learn and apply skills

Pet Types

 Different specie of pets and what they are good for.  

Notable Pets

 The "special" pets people like and why.

rework and merge

going to have to start merging pet abilities, and moving them to their own pages.. so far i found 2-3 pages which each list the same information.. CJ 11:05, 30 October 2006 (EST)

Done. Just needs some cleanup work now. CJ 04:34, 31 October 2006 (EST)

Wolves VS. Cats

I am having major trouble deciding between a cat and wolf. I am a Beast Mastery hunter. Mrscribbles

Uhm, congratulations? Alexandar 20:27, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Cat. Better DPS, Prowling for an advantage in PvP and a damage boost at the start of a fight, easy food supply (either go fishing or just kill Beasts for the meat), and there's a lot of cool Cat models out there. My personal favorite is the Ghost Saber from Darkshore; get up to level 20 (they're all level 19-20), go to the ruins with the naga in Darkshore, then go around opening Cat Figurines till it spawns; a Prowling Ghost Saber is damn near impossible to see even if you can "detect" it. Felindre

Claw and Bite Rank 9

Table needs to be updated to show that these pet skills can reach rank 9 -Silverstreak 16:19, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Attack Speed

They nerfed attack speed and brought it back in as a trainable for the pets, but is there any differentuation between attack speeds of pets? For PVP and arena it's kind of integral to mess up casters, this should definitely be addressed in the pet article. Alexandar 20:27, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Nope, no difference. Might as well have a yellow block with a bar code that says 'PET'. They're all basically identical, aside from the special skills they can learn. Cats get prowl, boars get charge (and a surprisingly good AI), etc. --Azaram 04:58, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Kills by pet

I have noticed that if my pet kills something without any help from me, I do not get any experience, nor am I able to loot the corpse. Should this be mentioned in the artice? Or is i already and I didn't notice?--Foozdood 20:30, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

No, it's not already mentioned, and yes, it should be. I'll add in a little something, feel free to update... --Azaram 04:10, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Pet Experience

I added a little bit to the pet training section to explain about how much experience a pet gets and needs to level, and have done a tiny amount of information recording just now with my hunter, but the section could use a lot more information for figuring out how much experience is needed to level for pets. (What I have is: Pet experience gain is approximately equal to unrested character of same level, tested against various swamp of sorrows monsters, the difference was around 5 or so. Pet experience needed to gain a level is 9168 at level 35, 9785 at level 36. I will have other numbers added, but with other characters and other life stuff won't be able to test much of a range of numbers.)Minionman 17:21, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Mobs killed by Pets are lootable now

My pet single-handedly killed a mob, and I was able to loot it. In this article it says you couldn't loot a mob killed by a hunter's pet. BTW, I didn't really look at the XP bar of my character while my pet Boar was killing a mob. I was sure that my pet Boar's XP bar increased but I didn't really look at my own XP bar. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Frank2368 (talkcontr).

My pet being stronger than myself

I think my pet is stronger than myself! Me and my pet Boar was each killing a same level, same race mob. But my pet had more health left when we killed the mobs! BTW, I'm a Beastmaster, and my talents are all on the Beast Mastery page. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Frank2368 (talkcontr).

If your Boar had more health than you at the end of the fight, one of two things is happening:
1) Your Boar has so much health that it still had more remaining at the end than you did (if you mean it had more points of health); or
2) You were getting hit by the mob, meaning you weren't using your pet properly (if you mean that your pets health bar had more % in it than yours did). Felindre

The singular/plural redirect is backwards?

Why is the singular 'Hunter pet' page redirecting to 'Hunter pets'? The WoWWiki standard is the opposite. --Madkaugh (talk) 22:37, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Exotic pets in WotLK

With the 51-point Beast Mastery talent, will the exotic pets (rhinos, chimaera, rocs, etc.) shrink like all the other pets that can be tamed? Specifically, will the gigantic devilsaur become as small as a normal raptor when it is tamed? If this has been addressed somewhere else, please direct me to it. Seldo (talk) 02:33, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure if it is talked about here, but yes, they do shrink but not to the size that normal pets would. User:Coobra/Sig3 03:07, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I can understand some shrinking (I don't want to see an actual size devilsaur running around Stormwind,it would scare me even at high levels) but I just don't want to see some big exotic pet get its height reduced to chest level. Thanks for answering my question. Seldo (talk) 03:46, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

3.02 rework

worked in most changes from 3.02. The beast table needs to be checked for errors (ability, diet). Smakofatz

TKA Something website

The TK website is triggering the spam filter and prevents saving changes to this page. If the link is beneficial, the site should be whitelisted; if the link is spam, the link should be removed. I looked at the site, and it appears to be beneficial with spammy overtones. Can someone with a strong interest in maintaining Wiki neutrality look into this? The current situation is absurd. The link already exists on the page, and edits not related to the link are blocked. Madkaugh (talk) 00:01, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


What's the name of the animal that's the recolored darkhound that's tamable. Looks like the Mageslayer of the Nexus or any of the wolves the beryl mages and pretty much all mages that sided with Malaygos have next to them.  IconSmall HighElf Male Mr.X8 Talk Contribs 02:22, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

The Vargul Blighthounds? User:Coobra/Sig3 20:02, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Raiding Pet

What pet do you recommend for the highest DPS in a raiding environment? I tried a wolf, but the AP bonus doesnt stack. a cats 'rake' seems like a wimpy damage addition. i thought about getting a core hound, but i dont know. what should i get? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Galexior (talkcontr).

From what i hear its Scorpid then Devilsaur ... can't remember what the third best was... but it doesn't matter, next patch all that will change. User:Coobra/Sig3 21:45, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Attribute bonuses

"Pets receive attribute bonuses depending on their master's stats. The amount is 15%"

...and then the section goes on to say that e.g. "1 resistance gives 0.4 resistance". How exactly is that 15%? What am I not getting here? Red dog (talk) 13:01, February 3, 2010 (UTC)


I found a mini-boss (Timber in this case) beast and decided to try and tame it as soon as I was lv 10. After dying many times and having him flee when there was 1 second left of the taming, I started to believe he was untameable, but he wasn't and I now have both Timber and Mangeclaw as two of my pets. ~Pgans

k.User:Coobra/Sig4 19:33, June 5, 2010 (UTC)


A suggestion for more content.. a section on taming your 2nd pet. it is massively non-intuitive and I have to search around every time on all the steps (MarkRButler (talk) 03:05, August 10, 2010 (UTC))

I'm confused. Taming a second pet is no different than taming the first one aside from it not being a quest. Target a tamable beast and click [Tame Beast]. There are things you can do to make it easier and they are all listed in the Taming section. —EGingell (T|C|F) Treader of Cenarion Circle 06:33, August 10, 2010 (UTC)

The actual mechanics of taming are the same however it is quite unintuitive that you have to purchase another slot at a stablemaster and then dismiss your pet and then move the pet to the "not in use" slots at the stablemaster *before* you can go out to tame a second pet. Also, you may want to add a section on how to get rid of the pet if you no longer want it, "dismiss" seems logical but that doesn't actually eliminate it and people who have never visited a stablemaster would be very confused by the "you already have a pet" messages when they try to tame... just a thought. MarkRButler (talk) 16:27, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I see what you're saying; however, right now it's a bit of a moot point because they are giving hunters a major overhaul (all classes, really) in Cataclysm. Including being able to "hold" more than one pet at a time (five to be exact). —EGingell (T|C|F) Treader of Cenarion Circle 23:39, August 11, 2010 (UTC)
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