Shadowlands Pre-Expansion patch: New pet looks

The new pet looks of the Shadowlands pre-expansion patch, now live!

See ALL the new Shadowlands looks (including upcoming looks) instead.


Pet-Related Changes in Shadowlands


NEW Family: Camels

Model: Alpacas

Indigenous to Vol'dun, all alpaca colours but the white one will be tameable with the pre-expansion patch.

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Model: Camels

Added in Cataclysm, all camel colours are available for taming in Uldum. The light one only seems to occur in the Assault phase added in Battle for Azeroth.

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NEW Family: Coursers

Model: Horses

A wide range of horse colours, and mane styles, are coming! Most of the NPCs that are Horde-only tames (because they're friendly to Alliance) have looks that are also possible variants on the Alliance-tameable rare, Freckles.

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Model: Dreamrunners

This unique, spectral dreamrunner with an orange glow has existed since Legion, but is only now becoming tameable.

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NEW Family: Mammoths

Model: Classic Elekks

If, like me, you've wanted to tame an elekk since Burning Crusade, your wish is finally being granted! All colours will be available, except for the quirky pink one that you can only see when you're drunk.

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Model: Elekks

Some Draenor elekk pets make sounds when you click on them, but it seems to be linked to the colour, rather than the NPC. If this is important to you, you may need to tame and test to be sure you have a vocal one.

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Model: Mammoths

The imposing woolly mammoths of Northrend are a core member of the new Mammoth family.

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Model: Iron Horde Elekks

At least three NPCs with this unique look are tameable.

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Family: Aqiri

Exotic family: Beast Masters only, minimum level 39.Exotic Family
Can only be used by hunters in the Beast Mastery spec. Minimum level 39 in Shadowlands.

Model: Kunchong

These Pandaria versions of a silithid colossus have been merged with silithids and Aqir goliaths to form the rebranded Aqiri family. Only three of four possible colours have been found on tameable creatures at this stage. One of these (green) is only available through the 'Battle of Stoneplow' quest event in the Valley of the Four Winds. If you've already completed this quest you should be able to return to it by using party sync with someone who is doing it.

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Model: Aqir Goliaths

Introduced during N'Zoth invasions, these goliaths have been merged with silithids and kunchong to form the rebranded Aqiri family. All three colours are available, but the black will only become tameable once we can reach level 52 in the full expansion.

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Family: Birds of Prey

Model: Albatrosses

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Family: Boars

Model: Domestic Pigs

It's unusual for a farm animal to become a tameable beast, but these quirky pigs break the rule. All colours are tameable, except for the more fantastical gold and silver.

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Family: Devilsaurs

Exotic family: Beast Masters only, minimum level 39.Exotic Family
Can only be used by hunters in the Beast Mastery spec. Minimum level 39 in Shadowlands.

Model: Skeletal Devilsaurs

An undead addition to the devilsaur family, at least three skeletal variants will be tameable by undead hunters in the pre-expansion patch. A fourth variant - dark with no armour, used by Dunegorger Kraulok - will be tameable in the full expansion, once we can gain a couple of levels. This model has 18 possible appearances overall, including every possible combination of head cover and body colour, but most are unused at this stage.

Requires Undead Taming.Undead Taming
Forsaken hunters automatically know how to tame undead creatures. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from a Simple Tome of Bone-Binding which is a rare drop from miscellaneous Elite NPCs throughout Maldraxxus and its associated dungeons: Plaguefall and the Theater of Pain.

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Family: Gruffhorns

Model: Rams

Rams will finally be tameable (as Gruffhorns) and have received a beautiful and faithful model update at the same time.

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Family: Hounds

Model: Infernal Hellhounds

The Dog family has been renamed Hounds in order to cover more unusual and fantastical canine models like these undead beauties.

Requires Undead Taming.Undead Taming
Forsaken hunters automatically know how to tame undead creatures. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from a Simple Tome of Bone-Binding which is a rare drop from miscellaneous Elite NPCs throughout Maldraxxus and its associated dungeons: Plaguefall and the Theater of Pain.

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Model: Helhounds

The model of Guarm is finally tameable in Shadowlands! In the full expansion we'll also see variants that have no chains about their necks.

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Model: Beast Abominations

Undead guard dogs of the Lich King.

Requires Undead Taming.Undead Taming
Forsaken hunters automatically know how to tame undead creatures. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from a Simple Tome of Bone-Binding which is a rare drop from miscellaneous Elite NPCs throughout Maldraxxus and its associated dungeons: Plaguefall and the Theater of Pain.

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Model: Skeletal Hellhounds

Requires Undead Taming.Undead Taming
Forsaken hunters automatically know how to tame undead creatures. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from a Simple Tome of Bone-Binding which is a rare drop from miscellaneous Elite NPCs throughout Maldraxxus and its associated dungeons: Plaguefall and the Theater of Pain.

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Skeletal Hellhound

Family: Pterrordaxes

Exotic family: Beast Masters only, minimum level 39.Exotic Family
Can only be used by hunters in the Beast Mastery spec. Minimum level 39 in Shadowlands.

Model: Harnessed Pterrordaxes

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Family: Raptors

Model: Skeletal Raptors

Four out of five possible colours of skeletal raptor will be tameable. The missing fifth is only a slight variation on the dark bronze. The striking steel grey one is only available on a rare NPC in the Wetlands.

Requires Undead Taming.Undead Taming
Forsaken hunters automatically know how to tame undead creatures. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from a Simple Tome of Bone-Binding which is a rare drop from miscellaneous Elite NPCs throughout Maldraxxus and its associated dungeons: Plaguefall and the Theater of Pain.

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Family: Serpents

Model: Ground Snakes

These simple but beautiful snakes have been coveted by hunters since Vanilla. Some of the colours make hissing sounds when clicked, but others do not (such as the red or green ones). If this is important to you, double-check when you tame it.

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Model: Cloud Serpents

A number of these amazing cloud serpents are finally available for taming in Shadowlands! You'll need to be Exalted with Order of the Cloud Serpent in order to purchase the tome that teaches the skill, but the skill appears to be account-wide once learned. Sadly, many of the brighter colours of cloud serpent are still friendly and cannot be tamed, but hopefully they'll become available in the future.

Requires Cloud Serpent Taming.Cloud Serpent Taming
Pandaren hunters automatically know how to tame Cloud Serpents. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from the tome How to School Your Serpent, which may purchased from San Redscale at The Arboretum in The Jade Forest. You require Exalted standing with The Order of the Cloud Serpent to read this tome, but the learned skill is account-wide. You can even purchase and read this tome on a non-hunter character.

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Model: Pythons

Sadly there are only three colour variants of this lovely Pandaria-era model, but all are available for taming in Shadowlands.

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Model: Celestial Cloud Serpents

At least two colours of this incredible heavenly cloud serpent will be tameable in Shadowlands. The black is tameable during the pre-expansion patch, but the blue will only be available once we can reach level 52.

Requires Cloud Serpent Taming.Cloud Serpent Taming
Pandaren hunters automatically know how to tame Cloud Serpents. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from the tome How to School Your Serpent, which may purchased from San Redscale at The Arboretum in The Jade Forest. You require Exalted standing with The Order of the Cloud Serpent to read this tome, but the learned skill is account-wide. You can even purchase and read this tome on a non-hunter character.

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Family: Shale Beasts

Exotic family: Beast Masters only, minimum level 39.Exotic Family
Can only be used by hunters in the Beast Mastery spec. Minimum level 39 in Shadowlands.

Model: Shale Worms

Another great Pandaria-era model is finally tameable! These elemental worms have been combined with shale spiders to form the rebranded Shale Beast family.

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Family: Spiders

Model: Demon Spiders

The demon spiders of Legion are available in all regular colours. There is a fifth colour - the Nightmare version - which is flagged tameable but currently cannot be tamed due to a mysterious bug.

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Family: Spirit Beasts

Exotic family: Beast Masters only, minimum level 39.Exotic Family
Can only be used by hunters in the Beast Mastery spec. Minimum level 39 in Shadowlands.

Model: Astral Cloud Serpents

Elegon, in Mogu'shan Vaults, is tameable as a Spirit Beast.

Requires Cloud Serpent Taming.Cloud Serpent Taming
Pandaren hunters automatically know how to tame Cloud Serpents. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from the tome How to School Your Serpent, which may purchased from San Redscale at The Arboretum in The Jade Forest. You require Exalted standing with The Order of the Cloud Serpent to read this tome, but the learned skill is account-wide. You can even purchase and read this tome on a non-hunter character.

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Astral Serpent

Family: Stags

Model: Giraffes

When giraffes are on our side, the Jailer has no chance!

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Family: Toads

Model: Dire Toads

The remaining two colours of dire toad, blue and green, have become tameable in Shadowlands. The yellow dire toad has been tameable since the start of BfA.

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Family: Wind Serpents

Model: Skeletal Windserpents

An old, but distinctive undead addition to the wind serpent family.

Requires Undead Taming.Undead Taming
Forsaken hunters automatically know how to tame undead creatures. Hunters of other races must learn the skill from a Simple Tome of Bone-Binding which is a rare drop from miscellaneous Elite NPCs throughout Maldraxxus and its associated dungeons: Plaguefall and the Theater of Pain.

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Family: Wolves

Model: Maned Wolves

These red and grey banded wolves are limited to Orc and Human hunters respectively, who begin in the Exile's Reach starting zone.

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