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Wolves are carnivorous, furry, canine beasts that often run in packs. Wolves encountered in the wilderness are typically hostile and attack characters that approach them too closely. Diseased, sick wolves of Elwynn Forest tend to keep to themselves and not attack characters, because they are sick and weak. Oddly, the Diseased Wolf of Western Plaguelands will not hesitate to attack players, probably because the plague drove them into a frenzy, making them attack everything on site.

Wolves are indigenous to many parts of Azeroth. They live on every known continent and have a wide variety of subspecies and social habits. Although most are hostile toward anyone who trespasses on their territories, a few unique dire wolf packs have befriended the Horde in recent years. These cunning and ferocious creatures have found an especially welcome home among the orcs, who admire their endurance and keen survival instincts.[1]

They live in Elwynn Forest, the Hinterlands, Mulgore, Duskwood, Silverpine Forest, the Badlands, Tirisfal Glades, Dun Morogh, Felwood, Burning Steppes, Ashenvale, Feralas, the Western Plaguelands, Blackrock Spire, and Shadowfang Keep. Wolves have also been found in Hellfire Peninsula, Terokkar Forest, and Blade's Edge Mountains in Outland.

Wolves are skinnable.

Wolves and the Horde



Wolves are a major symbol of the Horde, especially to the orcs. They serve as guards, scouts, pets, and partners. The large cousins of the wolf, the worgs, are used as the orc mount. Many such wolves came from Draenor with the orcs, others were natives of Azeroth.

Orcs and other Horde shamans hold them in high regard. They can speak to them and summon spectral wolves, some serve a giant wolf spirit.[2] Their armor also often has a wolf on it.

The Frostwolf clan of Alterac has an especially close connection to the native wolves, and two giant wolves, Duros and Drakan, who guard their chieftain.

Hunter pet

Specialization (upon taming)
Ability druid primaltenacity Ferocity
The Wolf eats
Inv misc food 18
The Wolf comes with
Ability druid ferociousbite Ability hunter pet wolf
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit Ability physical taunt

Wolves are a popular pet due to their large variety of skins and locations. Worgs, when tamed as a hunter pet, are in the same category as wolves and have the same skills. Wolves are ferocious pets.

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


The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters. Human hunters start with a pet wolf.



Black worg mount


Mobs with levels can be tamed by hunters.

Other subspecies



Epic wolf mount

Main article: Wolf mounts

Wolves are sold by Ogunaro Wolfrunner located in Orgrimmar. Freka Bloodaxe, the Ogrimmar Quartermaster in Icecrown, also sells two unique Wolves.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

It is possible that large wolves were also indigenous to Outland and were domesticated by the uncorrupted orcs. When Kil'jaeden forced the orcs to assault Azeroth, they brought the wolves with them. After the old Horde was scattered and destroyed, wolves adapted and settled in their environment. They were also taken to Kalimdor on orcish ships to help as defense.

See also

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Bonuses equalized. Damage had a +10% bonus and now has +5% bonus. Armor had no bonus and now has a +5% bonus.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Pet bonus changes. Armor had a +5% bonus and now has no bonus. Health had no bonus and now has a +5% bonus. Damage had no bonus and now has a +10% bonus.


External links

Facts about WolfRDF feed
Patch date14 April 2009 + and 14 October 2008 +

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