Solitary, pair, or pack
|Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm|
As a hunter pet
- Main article: Dog
Mastiffs will be tamable in Cataclysm, being the first members of dog, a new ferocity pet class. Players that start as a worgen hunter will receive a mastiff as their first pet. Mastiffs belong to the Ferocity talent tree family and have a very useful PvP ability (), making them not in a way exotic, but very demanding. They come in shades of black, grey, and brown.
As a companion pet
- Concept art for a mastiff-like breed of hounds employed by the vrykul already existed before the release of Wrath of the Lich King as the "jag hund".
- Several mobs that once used the hyena model have been updated to use the new mastiff model in Cataclysm, such as the various hounds employed by the Scarlet Crusade.