|Specialization (upon taming)|
|The Serpent eats|
|The Serpent comes with|
|All pets come with|
Serpents are large cobra-like snakes that come in a variety of colors. They are good swimmers and attack with their fangs and Poison Spit. Serpents are found in Shadowmoon Valley, Tanaris, Sholazar Basin, Northern Stranglethorn, and Thousand Needles, as well as dungeons like the Wailing Caverns, Zul'Gurub, Zul'Farrak, and Sunken Temple.
With the advent of Mists of Pandaria, a new serpent became available to tame. Mana serpents are found mainly in Northrend, in such places as Dragonblight. They are a floating serpent, technically dragonkin.
Though hunters can respec their pet serpents 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 serpents are given the following:
The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters.
- A H [40-41]
- A H [47-48]
Mobs with level numbers are tamable.
- / Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Ability changes.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Changes. Serpent can no longer eat fish. Armor, health, and damage had no bonus and now each has a +5% bonus.
- / Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Now tamable.