Ghost Wolf

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For the lore, see spirit wolf.
Ghost Wolf
Spell nature spiritwolf.png
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
Spell nature spiritwolf.png
  • Magic
  • Ghost Wolf
  • Increases movement speed by 30%.
A shaman in ghost wolf form.

Ghost Wolf is a level 16 shaman ability. It transforms the shaman into the form of a ghost wolf, increasing movement speed by 30%.

Things you can do in Ghost Wolf form

  • Move 30% faster (The Enchant Boot - Minor Speed enchant has no effect on Ghost Wolf speed)
  • Attack with a bite attack (damage and attack speed depend on what weapon the shaman has equipped).
  • Become hard to see by other players (though this won't affect aggressive mobs).
  • Your ability to loot, skin, and gather herbs remains usable.
  • Carry the flag in battlegrounds such as Warsong Gulch.
  • Do a silly dance! (/dance)

Tips and tactics


  • Glyph of the Spectral Wolf
  • Use: Alters the appearance of your Ghost Wolf transformation, causing it to resemble a large, spectral wolf.
  • Classes: Shaman
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s


When Thrall's soul separated from his body and entered the spirit world he transformed himself into a spirit wolf.[1] The Taur-ahe word for "ghost wolf" is "Lo'Gosh."[2] In Micky Neilson's opinion, when a shaman transforms into a ghost wolf the shaman's body becomes incorporeal.[3]


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19):
    • Now prevents movement speed from being reduced below 100% while active. Mana cost reduced.
    •  [Glyph of Spirit Wolf]'s effect is now baseline.
  • Hotfix (2014-12-11): "Ghost Wolf modified by Glyph of Ghostly Speed no longer provides a movement speed increase while indoors."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Wolf model updated.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Cast time removed. No longer causes the Shaman to be less hindered by effects that would reduce movement speed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Speed buff reduced to +30%, down from 40%. Can now be learned at level 15. Now usable indoors.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Can now be learned at level 16. While in this form, snaring effects may not bring the shaman below base normal run speed.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Base cast time reduced to 2 seconds, down from 3.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Will now correctly have its cast time reduced by Nature's Swiftness.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.12 (2004-10-11): Now only usable outdoors.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Now considered a beast when using Ghost Wolf.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Moved to level 20. Mana cost increased.


  1. ^ The Shattering, pg. 488-490
  2. ^ The Shattering, pg. 110 (ebook)
  3. ^ Micky Neilson on Twitter

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