Quilen

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Quilen (pronounced "kwai-lin")[1] are canine-leonine creatures that are native to Pandaria and serve as the favorite companions of the mogu. Mogu sorcerers create them by breathing life into stone using an ancient, secret magic.[2] Loyal and fearless,[3] these dogs know no mercy and can be quite skilled at blending into their surroundings. The mogu use them as guard dogs,[4] in war,[5] and to track their enemies.[6] There are three variations of quilen: organic, stone, and adorned stone.

During the brief reign of Emperor Kang, the mogu experimented with binding quilen servants in small stone statuettes. The experiment was abandoned as the quilen thus bound were greatly diminished in power and therefore deemed unworthy.[7]

Notable

 

Types

As a mount

Main article: Quilen mounts

As a companion pet

As guardian pet

As a hunter pet

Type
Ferocity - Exotic
Diet
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Abilities
Basic Special Exotic Bonus
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Only hunters that choose the Beast Mastery specialization can tame these exotic beasts. As with most exotic pets, they amount to a juiced-up version of a more common pet. In the quilen's case, this common pet would be the wolf. The Quilen (pet) are capable of performing a [Rebirth] to fallen party members during combat. Because of their sheer ferocity and their battle resurrection move, they are in high demand.

Patch changes

Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): New special ability added, [Stone Armor].
Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

Trivia

  • The in-game icon for  [Lucky Quilen Cub] and an unreleased mogu mob named Mogu Quilin Master use the spelling "quilin".
  • The name of these creatures seems to be derived from the qilin (麒麟, qílín), Chinese mythological creatures often referred to as "Chinese unicorns". Warcraft's interpretations more closely resemble Chinese guardian lions, or shishi, also known as "Foo Dogs" in the West.
    • A creature based on the qilin would be introduced later in Mists of Pandaria's patch cycle in the form of the  [Swift Windsteed], followed by the cloudstrider race four expansions later in Shadowlands.

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