|Alignment||Always chaotic evil|
Core hounds are the vicious but faithful servants of Ragnaros and his minions. The beast has the appearance of a massive bulldog with two heads, each equipped with a mouth filled with rows of flaming teeth. Its body is covered with armored hide and studded with bony spikes. A streak of flames runs down its spine from head to stubby tail. The oldest and most powerful of the core hounds is Magmadar, the alpha male and sire of the entire current pack.
Core hounds understand Kalimag but cannot speak.
Core hounds use simple tactics, attacking the most obviously threatening target first. They will typically attempt an improved grab or bull rush to push their target into nearby lava. A core hound with flaming breath takes hold of a victim before using its flaming breath, thus preventing the victim from escaping the effect. Core hounds grow and gain power throughout their lives.
A core hound is a giant twin-headed, quadrupedal elemental lava monster that originates in the Firelands of the Elemental Plane, and also live in the Molten Core. The largest is known is Magmadar, and Golemagg the Incinerator seems to treat them as pets. There is also a small captured one in upper Blackrock Spire known as The Beast, who has swallowed gnome explorer Finkle Einhorn. Their leather, Core Leather, is greatly prized for making high-end items.
As a hunter pet
|Specialization (upon taming)|
|The Core hound eats|
|The Core hound comes with|
|All pets come with|
Only Hunters with the 51 talent point Beast Mastery will be able to tame these exotic beasts.
/ Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Become tamable.
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.
/ Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): New special ability added, Ancient Hysteria.