|Race||Wind serpent (Beast)|
|Location||Arikara's Needle, Thousand Needles|
Arikara is a level 43 elite named wind serpent in Thousand Needles. The tauren believe Arikara to be a creature of vengeance. Lakota Windsong asks Horde and Alliance characters to summon Arikara and gain knowledge of where Magatha Grimtotem is hiding. After adventurers free Magatha from the Twilight's Hammer Arikara remains by her side.
During the Burning Legion's third Invasion of Azeroth Arikara is claimed by the Legion and later liberated by Magatha when she and the Farseer of the Earthen Ring attack the Legion forces in the Darkcloud Pinnacle. Once freed Arikara aids Magatha against the Legion.
- Lightning Bolt - Blasts an enemy with lightning, inflicting Nature damage.
- Main article: Invoking the Serpent#Notes
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Changed from level 28 to level 43 elite. No longer tamable.
- Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): No longer elite.
- Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Arikara now has statistics appropriate to its status as an elite creature.