Warp stalker

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Warp stalkers are predators corrupted by the Burning Legion and live in Terokkar Forest and Netherstorm of Outland. They can also be found at Mac'Aree on Argus, having evolved completely independently from one another.[1]

Background

Warp Stalker art.

Originally called stalkers, these predatory animals used skin with natural camouflage ability to strike,[2] as well as to sneak in and steal the eggs of their prey.[3] They were native to many areas of Draenor, and following the planet's destruction they became corrupted by the Burning Legion into warp stalkers and gained the ability to teleport. They can be found in Terokkar Forest and Netherstorm of Outland, though there also seems to be a breed in Vashj'ir, though whether these are true warp stalkers or not is still unknown. There are reports that Legion officers use warp stalkers as mounts.[4]

Warp stalkers will sometimes prey on travelers. They are both smart and powerful, with the ability to phase in and out of the physical and astral dimensions. This ability disturbs magical energy, making them an annoyance to magic-users.[5] After hatching, these twisted reptiles devour the weaker members of their clutches as an act of dominance.[6]

Notable

Blinky, a warp stalker in the TCG.

Types

As a companion pet

As a hunter pet

Type
Tenacity
Diet
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Abilities
Basic Special Exotic Bonus
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Warp stalkers are a family of Tenacity pets and are tamable by hunters starting at level 54. Their [Warp Time] ability slows time around the enemy, reducing their movement speed by 50% for 6 sec. This is a great ability in PvP, like [Hamstring], even though [Crippling Poison] is more effective.

There are six different skins available for warp stalker pets. They are all quite distinctive, with dark bodies and vivid stripes, such as Combat Chasm Stalker. Void elf hunters start with a warp stalker with a unique Void skin. This is the only way to get a warp stalker with this skin, as the mobs using it are not tamable. Warp stalker were once popular as pets during the Burning Crusade, due to their dragon-like appearance and useful species skill, but their numbers have declined as the focus has shifted away from their native lands in Outland.

Patch changes

Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Time Warp (pet) replaced with [Warp Time].
Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Ability changes.

Warp replaced by Time Warp.

Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Bonuses equalized.

Damage had no bonus and now has +5% bonus.
Health had a 10% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.

Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Pet bonus changes.

Health had no bonus and now has a +10% bonus.
Damage had a -6% penalty and now has no penalty.

Notes

  • There exists assets for a ridable Black Warp Stalker mount but it was never added. No one, Legion officer or otherwise, uses them as mounts.
  • When lizard critters were added throughout Azeroth during World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, they used the only currently available small lizard-like model, the warp stalker. These lizard critters have no relation to the warp stalkers.

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