Tame Beast

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Tame Beast
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Level hunter ability
  • 30 yd range
  • Channeled
  • Begins taming a beast to be your companion. If you lose the beast's attention for any reason, the taming process will fail.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Related buff
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Taming pet.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related debuff
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Taming pet.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Tame Beast allows the Hunter to train the beasts of Azeroth and make it their life-long companions.

It is learned at level 10 for 6s 80c.

Tips and tactics

Taming a beast can be made easier with some preparation. Some of the beasts you encounter have special attacks which will cause your attempt to tame them to fail.

  • Put down a [Freezing Trap] between you and your target. This will add up to 20 seconds of uninterrupted time for taming.
  • Have a mage friend sheep the beast and you can then tame it.
  • Have a druid friend [Hibernate] it.
  • Have a priest friend [Holy Nova] around you while you tame it (No threat).


  • You cannot have another pet active if you want to tame a new one. Stable or dismiss any pet you have active before attempting to tame a new one.
  • Interruptions will fail the attempt. This includes stuns, knock downs, and silence, but does not include the daze effect.
  • You can only tame beasts that are at your level and below.
  • Some beasts cannot be tamed. Only certain families of beasts are tamable, and even within those families not every member is tamable. To ensure the beast you want is tamable, you may want to cast [Beast Lore] on it for more information.
  • Having a bodyguard follower will break the taming process, so it's better to dismiss the bodyguard beforehand.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Now tames pets to match the hunter's level, rather than 3 levels below.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer reduces armor while taming. Time taken to tame pet reduced by 10 sec.

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