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Not to be confused with wendigo or sasquatch.

Large Monstrous Humanoid (Cold)


Cold mountains

Primary language(s)


Secondary language(s)
Average height

over 7 ft


about 1,200 lbs


Solitary, pair, or tribe (12–36)


Always neutral

Sources: Monster Guide, pg. 140

Yetis are large, furry humanoid animals that usually live in or near caves. Some of the varieties in colder regions breathe ice breath. Yetis are skinnable, unlike most humanoids. Yetis can be found in Feralas, the Hillsbrad Foothills, Winterspring, and the Alterac Mountains. They can also be found in Northrend and Pandaria.



Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

In Wrath of the Lich King, the yetis of Northrend got a new more intimidating look. They also appear to be far more intelligent than the yetis of the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, with the capability of complex speech and understanding.

The taunka of Northrend have been hunting the giant yetis of the Howling Fjord for generations. Traditionally, the hunt includes the usage of a loud horn carved from a ram horn and whose call allegedly mimics the mating call of the female yeti.[2]

A yeti's favorite food is shark meat.[3]

Note that The Wrath of the Lich King Bestiary called this model a "wendigo", but they are consistently referred to as "yeti" elsewhere.


Pandaria Yeti.png
Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

In Mists of Pandaria, the yetis of Pandaria receive a look that appears to be a cross betwen the huge yetis of Northrend and the smaller yetis found in the Eastern Kingdoms, while still looking intimidating.

Garrosh Hellscream's True Horde captured and starved several yetis.


Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

Even though no yetis are found in the wilds of Draenor, a yeti mount is rewarded from [Challenge Warlord: Silver]. Draenic legends also tell of the monstrous Grumpus and his Grumpling minions, but it's possible that these creatures simply use the yeti model and aren't actually meant to be yetis.



As a mount

Main article: Yeti mounts

As a companion pet



In the RPG

The first yeti model, which has been completely replaced.
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Yetis are cousins to wendigos. They live in colder climates, far away from civilized communities. Yeti are far more territorial and aggressive than wendigo, usually attacking intruders on sight. A yeti begins combat with its breath weapon and then closes into melee, attacking fiercely.[5]

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-09-12): "The yetis of Feralas should once again have facial hair."
  • Legion Patch 7.3.0 (2017-08-29): Model updated.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Yeti will no longer flee when at low health.