Hunter's Guide Index

Active pet skills:

Passive pet skills:

Arcane Resistance Fire Resistance Natural Armor
Avoidance Frost Resistance Nature Resistance
Cobra Reflexes Great Stamina Shadow Resistance

Bite

Bite is the most basic special attack your pet has. It is a physical attack that hits the enemy causing damage based on the level of the bite.

Range: Melee
Cost: 35 Focus
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Available to: All except Crabs, Owls, Scorpids and Spore Bats

Rank
Damage Caused
Level Required
Training Point Cost
1
7-9
1
1
2
16-18
8
4
3
24-28
16
7
4
31-37
24
10
5
40-48
32
13
6
49-59
40
17
7
68-80
48
21
8
81-99
56
25
9
108-132
64
29

Bite ranks learned from:

Rank 1

Dun Morogh: Snow Tracker Wolf, Winter Wolf
Mulgore: Prairie Wolves
South Fury River: Dreadmaw Croclisks
Teldrassil: Webwood Venomfang

Rank 2

Barrens: Eycheyakee (Elite), Highmane Huntress, Highmane Prowler, Oasis Snapjaws
Dun Morogh: Starving Winter Wolf
Durotar: Croclisks
Ellwyn Forest: Prowler
Loch Modan: Forest Lurkers, Loch Crocolisk
Mulgore: Prairie Alphas
Redridge Mountains: Tarantula
Teldrassil: Giant Webwood Spider, Lady Sathrah, Webwood Silkspinner
Tirisfal Glades: Worgs
Westfall: Coyote Packleader

Rank 3

Ashenvale: Ghost Paw Runner
Duskwood: Green Recluse
Hillsbrad Foothills: Spiders
Loch Modan: Wood Lurkers
Redridge: Greater Tarantulas
Silverpine: Bloodsnout Worgs
Stonetalon Mountains: Besseleth (Elite)
Tarren Mills:
Forest Moss Creeper
Wailing Caverns: Deviate Crocolisks (Elite)

Rank 4

Ashenvale: Ghostpaw Alpha
Blackfathom Deep: Ghamoo-Ra
Duskwood: Black Mastiff, Naraxis
Hillsbrad Foothills: Giant Moss Creeper, Snapjaw
Tarren Mills: Elder Moss Creeper
Wetlands: Giant Crocodile

Rank 5

Arathi Highlands: Giant Plains Creeper, Plains Creeper
Badlads: Crag Coyote
Dustwallow Marsh: Darkfang Lurker, Drywallow Crocolisk
Thousand Needles: Turtles in Salt Flats

Rank 6

Feralas: Longtooth Runner, Snarler, Undead Wolf
Hinterlands: Witherbark Broodguard
Swamp of Sorrows: Deathstrike Tarantula

Rank 7

Felwood: Felpaw Ravager
Hinterlands: Saltwater Snapjaw, Vilebranch Raiding Wolf
Western Plagueland: Diseased Wolf, Plague Lurker

Rank 8

Backrock Spires: Bloodaxe Warg
Hellfire Peninsula: Thornfang Venomspitter

Rank 9

Blades Edge Mountains: Rema the Den Mother
Terokkar Forest: Dreadfang Lurker, Dreadfang Widow

Charge

Charge is a very powerful skill for pets, and one that is very popular with hunters that use their pets for DPS and PvP. When used the pet charges the enemy at a fast run and immobilizes them for a second. In addition they gain extra attack power on their next attack. The only real down side is that charge can only be learned by a boar. In addition a boar can learn dash, but they share the same cooldown timer, so you can only use one or the other.

Range: 8 - 25 yards
Cost: 25 Focus
Cooldown:25 seconds
Available to: Boars

Rank
Attack Power Gain
Level Required
Training Point Cost
1
50
1
5
2
100
12
9
3
180
24
13
4
250
36
17
5
390
48
25
6
550
60
29

Charge ranks learned from:

Rank 1

Durotar: Mottled Boars (all types)
Dun Morogh: Crag Boars (all types)
Elwynn Forest: Stonetusk Boar,
Porcine Entourage,
Rockhide Boar
Mulgore: Battleboar,
Bristleback Battleboar
Teldrassil: Young Thistle Boar,Thistle Boar

Rank 2

Loch Modan: Elder Mountain Boar,Mangy Boar
Redridge Mountains: Great Goretusk
Westfall: Goretusks (all types)

Rank 3

Razorfen Kraul: Agam'ar,Raging Agam'ar,Rotting Agam'ar
Redridge Mountains: Bellygrub
Westfall: Great Goretusks

Rank 4

Currently not in the game

Rank 5

Blasted Lands: Ashmane Boar,

Rank 6

Eastern Plaguelands: Plagued Swine

Claw

Claw is a very basic special attack, and is the equivalent of bite for all those pets that can't bite, as well as many that can, but gain it as an extra attack. It is a physical attack that hits the enemy causing damage based on the level of the bite. Claw does not have a cooldown and can burn through lots of focus very quickly, therefore it is a great ability to be used with Beastmaster hunters.

Range: Melee
Cost: 25 Focus
Cooldown: None
Available to: Bears, Carrion Birds, Cats, Crabs, Owls, Raptors, Scorpids, Warp Stalkers

Rank
Damage Caused
Level Required
Training Point Cost
1
4-6
1
1
2
8-12
8
4
3
12-16
16
7
4
16-22
24
10
5
21-22
32
13
6
26-36
40
17
7
35-49
48
21
8
43-59
56
25
9
54-76
64
29

Claw ranks learned from:

Rank 1

Dun Morogh: Ice Claw Bears
Durotar: Pygmy Surf Crawlers
Teldrassil: Strigid Owl

Rank 2

Darkshore: Thistle Bear
Dun Morogh: Bjarn, Mangeclaw
Durotar: Encrusted Surf Crawler, Venomtail Scorpid
Ellwyn Forest: Young Forest Bear
Orgrimmar: Scorpions
Silverpine: Bears
Teldrassil: Strigid Hunter

Rank 3

Ashenvale: Ashenvale Bear, Clattering Crawler
Darkshore: Den Mother
Hillsbrad Foothills: Gray Bears
Loch Modan: Black Bear Patriarchs, Ol' Sooty (Elite)
Tarren Mills: Gray Bear
Westfall: Crabs

Rank 4

Ashenvale: Elder Ashenvale Bear
Desolace: Scorpions
Shimmering Flats: Scorpid Reaver
Thousand Needles: Scorpion in Salt Flats

Rank 5

Desolace: Scorpashi Lasher

Rank 6

Feralas: Ironfur Bear
Swamp of Sorrows: Silt Crawler
Tanaris: Scorpid Hunter

Rank 7

Burning Steppes: Deathlash Scorpid
Felwood: Angerclaw Mauler, Ironbeak Hunter
Feralas: Ironfur Patriarch
Winterspring: Shardtooth Bear, Winterspring Owl

Rank 8

Western Plaguelands: Diseased Grizzly
Winterspring: Elder Shardtooth, Winterspring Screecher

Rank 9

Bone Waste: Scorpid Bonecrawler
Nagrand: Greater Windroc, Ravenous Windroc
Netherstorm: Ripfang Lynx
Terokkar Forest: Scorpid Bonecrawler

Cower

Cower is a special ability that allows your pet to reduce its threat against a target. This is important if it accidentally pulls aggro in a group situation or if you want the MOB off or your pet for a few seconds so that you can heal it or pull it to you into a trap. All Pets can learn this ability, and it has 7 ranks. Each rank drops slightly more threat than the previous rank.

Range: Melee
Cost: 15 Focus
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Available to: All Pets

Cower ranks learned from:

Rank 1

Barrens: Plainstriders,
Darkshore: Foreststrider Fledging, Moonstalker Runt
Dun Morogh: Juvenile Snow Leopard
Durotar: Durotar Tigers
Mulgore: Elder Plainstriders, Flatland Cougars
Teldrassil:Nightsaber, Greater Duskbat

Rank 2

Barrens: Ornery Plainstriders
Darkshore: Giant Foreststriders, Moonstalker Sire
Hillsbrad Foothills: Starving Mountain Lion
Stonetalon Mountains: Panthers, Twilight Hunters, Twilight Runners

Rank 3

Arathi Highlands: Highland Strider
Hillsbrad Foothills: Feral Mountain Lion
Razorfen Kraul: Kraul Bat
Stranglethorn Vale: Stranglethorn Tiger, Young Stranglethorn Tiger, Young Stranglethorn Panther
Thousand Needles: Crag Stalker

Rank 4

Badlands: Ridge Huntress, Ridge Stalker

Rank 5

Eastern Plaguelands: Noxious Plaguebat
Stranglethorn Vale: Jaugero cat

Rank 6

Eastern Plaguelands: Monstrous Plaguebat
Winterspring: Frostsaber Cub

Rank 7

Blades Edge Mountains: Grovestalker Lynx
Netherstorm: Ripfang Lynx

Dash

Dash is a great ability that allows your pet to move much faster for 15 seconds. The speed increase is very noticeable and primarily used as an opening move to an opponent, or to increase pursuit speed to a fleeing opponent. This skill once learned is hard to go without, as it feels like you are always waiting on your pet without it. The percentage of speed increased is based on the rank of the skill.

Dash and Dive are essentially the same skill, Dash is for ground pets, and Dive is for airborne pets.

Range: N/A
Cost: 20 Focus
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Available to: Boars, Cats, Hyenas, Raptors, Ravagers, Tallstriders, Wolves

Rank
Speed Increase
Level Required
Training Point Cost
1
40%
30
15
2
60%
40
20
3
80%
50
25

Dash ranks learned from:

Rank 1

Badlands: Crag Coyote, Crag Coyotes
Desolace: Bonepaw Hyena
Stranglethorn Vale: Tigers

Rank 2

Badlands: Ridge Stalker Patriarch, Rabid Crag Coyote
Feralas: Longtooth Runner
Stranglethorn Vale: Bhag'thera, Elder Shadowmaw Panthers, King Bangalash
Tanaris: Blisterpaw Hyenas

Rank 3

Blade's Edge Mountians: Rip-Blade Ravager
Hinterlands: Vilebranch Raiding Wolf
Netherstorm: Scythetooth Raptor
Zul'Gurub: Zulian Panthers, Zulian Stalkers
Winterspring: Frostsaber Huntress, Frostsaber Stalker

Dive

Dive is a great ability that allows your flying pet to move much faster for 15 seconds. The speed increase is very noticeable and primarily used as an opening move to an opponent, or to increase pursuit speed to a fleeing opponent. This skill once learned is hard to go without, as it feels like you are always waiting on your pet without it. The percentage of speed increased is based on the rank of the skill.

Dash and Dive are essentially the same skill, Dash is for ground pets, and Dive is for airborne pets.

Range: N/A
Cost: 20 Focus
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Available to: Bats, Carrion Birds, Dragonhawks, Nether Rays, Owls, Wind Serpents

Rank
Speed Increase
Level Required
Training Point Cost
1
40%
30
15
2
60%
40
20
3
80%
50
25

Dash ranks learned from:

Rank 1

Arathi Highlands: Various Buzzards
Desolace: Dread Flyer
Dustwallow Marsh: Noxious Flayers, Reavers, and Shredders
Razonrfen Kraul: Various Bats

Rank 2

Feralas: Vale Screecher
Felwood: Ironbeak Owl
Tanaris: Various Rocs

Rank 3

Felwood: Ironbeak Hunter, Ironbeak Screecher
Hellfire Peninsula: Kaliri Swooper
Shadowmoon Valley: Shadow Wing Owl
Terokkar Forest:
Kettis Kaliri
Netherstorm:
Scythetooth Raptor
Winterspring: Winterspring Owl, Winterspring Screecher

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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