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Meat is a type of food in WoW

Meat is one of World of Warcraft's six main types of food. Meat in WoW represents the edible flesh of beasts and similar animals. The edible flesh of fully aquatic animals falls under fish.

Types of meat

Meat items come in two types: consumables and ingredients. Consumable meat can be eaten by player characters and certain hunter pets; when eaten by a player character, consumable meat restores health and (depending on the item) can grant a well fed buff. Meat ingredients are a type of trade good and cannot be eaten by player characters without first being turned into consumables through cooking. Most meat-eating hunter pets can eat meat ingredients.

Some items have meat-themed names and visuals, but do not actually function as meat. These are often quest items such as  [Fresh Crawler Meat] or  [Basilisk Meat]. There are also two maces, purchasable with Darkmoon Faire Tickets, that resemble legs of meat:  [Last Month's Mutton] and  [Last Year's Mutton].

Raw meat

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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade introduced raw meat as a food type that could be eaten by Dragonhawks, Nether Rays, Ravagers, and Serpents. Raw meat was separate from uncooked meat ingredients; it included items like  [Squashed Rabbit Carcass] and  [Partially Digested Meat], allowing hunters to make use of them despite their usual status as vendor trash.

Raw meat as a food type was removed in Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2, and pets will no longer eat these items.[1]


  • Player characters can eat meat to recover health. Many cooked meat items also provide a well fed buff.
  • Hunters can feed meat to certain pets; some of the more popular pets eat only meat.
  • Many meat items are used as ingredients for foods that can be created by cooking.


Consumable meat

Ingredient meat

  • Commonly looted from animal mobs, especially beasts.
  • Can be purchased cheaply on the auction house.

Buyable meat

Name Level HP restored Price
 [Tough Jerky] - 61 health over 18 seconds 25c
 [Haunch of Meat] 5 243 health over 21 seconds 1s 25c
 [Mutton Chop] 15 552 health over 24 seconds 5s
 [Wild Hog Shank] 25 874 health over 27 seconds 10s
 [Cured Ham Steak] 35 1392 health over 30 seconds 20s
 [Roasted Quail] 45 2148 health over 30 seconds 40s
 [Smoked Talbuk Venison] 55 4320 health over 30 seconds 56s
 [Clefthoof Ribs] 65 7500 health over 30 seconds 80s
 [Salted Venison] 65 13200 health over 30 seconds 85s
 [Mead Basted Caribou] 75 15000 health over 30 seconds 1g 60s
See also: Meat vendor


  1. ^ Petopia. Archived from the original on 2008-10-18. Retrieved on 2017-07-13.