Direhorns are three-horned dinosaurs found mainly on the Isle of Giants and the Isle of Thunder. These saurian titans populate many islands in the South Seas. The Zandalar tribe have tamed and armored direhorns, as well as other dinosaurs, for use as living war engines to aid them in defending the Throne of Thunder and their allies, the mogu, on the Isle of Thunder.
The Zandalari breed specific direhorn species for their small size for use as mounts.
As a mount
- Main article: Direhorn mounts
As a companion pet
- has a chance to drop from direhorn mobs on the Isle of Giants.
- has a chance to drop from in the Throne of Thunder.
- is rewarded from .
As a hunter pet
Direhorns were added in patch 5.2.0 as a tamable pet family for Hunters that have learned the required skill. Aspiring direhorn owners should seek out clues regarding these auspicious beasts. The direhorn's special ability, , allows them to deflect all spells cast in front of them.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Added. Tamable.
While mostly comparable to the iconic Triceratops dinosaur, direhorns actually combine visual elements of several ceratopsid and ankylosaur genera, such as Triceratops, Styracosaurus and Ankylosaurus. They are also similar to Stegadons from Warhammer Fantasy Battles, which also are a combination of the aforementioned genera.