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There are two kinds of creatures called dragonhawks in Warcraft lore.
Dragonhawks are vicious flying predators. They are swift and deft, able to crack bones and pierce hides with their mighty beaked jaws. They can be trained as aerial mounts and seem to have a particular affinity with high elves (and now blood elves), and are often trained by them. Majestic and magnificent creatures, dragonhawks and their elf riders, resplendent in lacquered dragonhide armor, make an impressive sight.
This large raptor could carry away a man - on its back, or in its talons. These hawk-like creatures are impressive. Its feathers show brilliant streaks of color on its wings and tail, but its most remarkable feature is its head, which seems like a combination of an eagle and a dragon. Its strong beak gleams wickedly. Straight, colored horns that match its plumage sprout from the beast's head.
As their name implies, dragonhawks resemble a cross between a hawk and a dragon. They look much like large hawks with dragonlike heads and a few other draconic characteristics - long neck, sleek body and large wings. Dragonhawk plumage is brown with touches of blue and red.
Dragonhawk (beast)This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
- See also: Dragonhawk Hatchling
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The dragonhawk is the blood elf hunter's starting pet. Though hunters can respec their pet dragonhawks into Ferocity or Tenacity, they are inherently Cunning. In addition to the abilities that come standard with all pets (, , ) and those given to their natural or retrained specialization, all dragonhawks are given the following:
The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters.
- A H [51 Rare]
- A H [70 Elite]
- A H [51 Rare]
- Orange and red
- N [7-8]
- N [5-6]
Mobs with levels can be tamed by hunters.
Flying mountThis section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
In Patch 2.4.0, the Isle of Quel'Danas was opened. Dragonhawks are used as the main taxi from the island to the mainland, as well as for bombing runs in the Dead Scar and on the Dawnblade flotilla off the northern coast. In Patch 2.4.3, dragonhawks replaced the bats at the Silvermoon City and Tranquillien flight paths. This was the original intention for the Quel'Thalas flight paths, but around the time BC was released, guards would say that the Silvermoon flight master was tending to the dragonhawks. As draenei did not receive their own special fliers (given hippogryphs instead), blood elves were originally given bats.
This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
A rideable dragonhawk was made available as of 3.0.8 as a reward for completing the achievement, which requires the player to collect 100 different mounts. The reward is either a Blue Dragonhawk Mount for Alliance or a Red Dragonhawk Mount for Horde. Both are 280% speed mounts.
- Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling (, Netherstorm, 10)
- Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling ( , Eversong Woods, 50)
- Red Dragonhawk Hatchling ( , Eversong Woods, 50)
- Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling ( , Eversong Woods, 50)
- Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Dragonhawks: Some of these creatures were unskinnable. Almost all are now skinnable. Exception: Feral Dragonhawk Hatchlings.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Pet bonus changes.
Armor, Health, and Damage had no bonus and now each has a +5% bonus.