- Dire Lion
Dire lions are large lions found on Azeroth, and in the Badlands.Their faces constantly betray a look of aggression. Dire lions are patient hunters, just like their smaller cousin, but apt take on considerably larger prey. Many dire lions grow to be up to 15 feet long and weigh up to 1,000 pounds. A dire lion attacks by running at prey, leaping, and clawing and biting as it rakes with its rear claws. It often jumps onto a creature larger than itself.
Dark Iron dwarves under Dedrik Thunderaxe had trained a dire lion to guard their cavern, and to ignore dwarves (it would not attack them). The lion wore an iron collar with two large loops on the top. They fed it a myriad of delicacies, including gnolls.
Game Value Edit
- Hunters can tame lions as pets; pet lions will eat meat and fish.
- Lions are skinnable.
- Several quests require players to collect lion parts, such as claws or fangs.
- Humar the Pridelord, Pitch (black lion), Echeyakee, Sian-Rotam (white lion), and The Rake are popular Hunter pets.