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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 Elwynne 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.
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.
- See Darkwolf
- Main article: Dire wolf
- See Frost wolf
- See Giant wolf.
- Main article: Timber wolf
Timber wolves are wolves found commonly throughout Azeroth.
Great wolves are found in Dun Morogh, stalking the forest.
- See Shadow wolf
- See Spirit wolf
Grimtotem Spirit Wolf has replaced the Grimtotem Spirit Guide.
|Specialization (upon taming)|
|The Wolf eats|
|The Wolf comes with|
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- See Ghost wolf
Manual of Monsters
As a hunter pet
- A popular pet, due to a large variety of skins and locations to find them at.
- Worgs, when tamed as a hunter pet, are in the same category as wolves and have the same skills.
- Wolves are ferocious pets and can howl to boost their and their master's attack power.
Wolves as mounts
- Main article: Wolf mounts
|Mount Name||Availability||Required riding skill||Required Level|
|Black Wolf||1||Riding (75)||20|
|Brown Wolf||1||Riding (75)||20|
|Dire Wolf||1||Riding (75)||20|
|Timber Wolf||1||Riding (75)||20|
|Swift Brown Wolf||10||Riding (150)||40|
|Swift Gray Wolf||10||Riding (150)||40|
|Swift Timber Wolf||10||Riding (150)||40|
|Black War Wolf||PVP||Riding (150)||40|
|Frostwolf Howler||PVP||Riding (150)||40|
|Ogrimmar Wolf||100||Riding (150)||40|
|Swift Burgundy Wolf||5 500||Riding (150)||40|
|Arctic Wolf||No Longer Attainable|
|Red Wolf||No Longer Attainable|
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.
- 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 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.