Mongoose Bite (old)

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For the new version, see [Mongoose Bite].

Mongoose Bite
Ability hunter swiftstrike.png
Usable by



5 sec

Other information

Requires melee weapon.


Mongoose Bite is a melee range hunter ability. It deals nice damage, but is hardly worth of running close to the enemy.

Rank Damage Level Cost
1 25 16 18s
2 45 30 80s
3 75 44 2g 60s
4 115 58 4g 32s
5 150 70 30g
6 280 80 30g


  • Does not reset the swing timer.
  • Damage based on attack power.

Talent improvement

[Savage Strikes] (Survival Talent) - Increases the critical strike chance of [Raptor Strike] and Mongoose Bite by 10%/20% (total of 2 ranks).

[Resourcefulness] (Survival Talent) - Reduces the mana cost of all traps and melee abilities by 20%/40%/60% and reduces the cooldown of all traps by 2/4/6 sec (total of 3 ranks).

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): No longer requires you to dodge in order to use this ability.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Damage increased, mana cost increased.

See also