Octopi are ocean-dwelling cephalopods. The ink from octopi is used for writing. Octopus meat takes some getting used to, but some night elves like to eat the whole thing while it's still alive. It's impossible to catch octopi with a fishing line.
Mimic octopi aren't as rare as one might think because they use camouflage to hide amongst rocks and plants. Even in death, mimic octopi continue changing color to blend in with their environment.
As a companion pet
- Ball of Tentacles comes from Transmute: Meat to Pet (Battle for Azeroth), crafted by Alchemists.
- can be bought for 100 in Tiragarde Sound and Zuldazar.
- Inky and Octopode Fry are rare drops from Island expeditions.
In the RPG
These bottom-dwelling sea creatures are dangerous only to their prey. If disturbed, they usually try to escape. An octopus can emit a cloud of jet-black ink ten feet high by ten feet wide by ten feet long once per minute. The cloud provides total concealment, which the octopus normally uses to escape a losing fight. All vision within the cloud is obscured. An octopus can jet backward at great speed, moving in a straight line. An octopus can change colors, allowing it to hide. An octopus also can squeeze and contort its body to escape threats.
Murky's Heroic ability Octo-Grab in Heroes of the Storm summons an octopus to stun a target enemy Hero.