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Ferra, a plagued bear.

A very common, bulky, furry, four-legged beast that lopes along on all fours, but may occasionally rise up on hind legs. Most bears are hostile when approached, despite their sometimes cuddly appearance. They tend to be larger than human sized at their smallest. Bears are found in Dun Morogh, Loch Modan, the Hillsbrad Foothills, Ashenvale, Feralas, the Western Plaguelands, Darkshore, Elwynn Forest, Silverpine Forest, Bloodmyst Isle, and Winterspring.

There are varieties of "plagued" bears that roam Felwood and the Western Plaguelands.

Hunter pet

Specialization (upon taming)
Tenacity Tenacity
The Bear eats
Inv misc food 11.png Inv misc food 04.png Inv misc fish 24.png Inv misc food 19.png Inv mushroom 11.png Inv misc food 18.png
The Bear comes with
Ability druid rake.png Ability druid demoralizingroar.png Ability hunter separationanxiety.png
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit.png Ability physical taunt.png

Very popular as hunter pets due to their easy diet.

Though hunters can respec their pet bears into Cunning or Ferocity, they are inherently Tenacity. In addition to the abilities that come standard with all pets ([Growl] and [Avoidance]) and those given to their natural or retrained specialization, all bears are given the following:

Subspecies

The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters. Dwarf hunters start with a dark brown bear.

Black

Brown

Dark brown

Grey

White

Black
Brown
Dark brown
Grey
White
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [8 Rare] IconSmall Bear.gif Bjarn
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [11] IconSmall Bear.gif Mangeclaw
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [49-50] IconSmall Bear.gif Shardtooth Bear
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [50] IconSmall Bear.gif Rimepelt
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [53] IconSmall Bear.gif Ursius
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [71 Elite] IconSmall Bear.gif Hozzer (spawned)
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [72-73] IconSmall Bear.gif Arctic Grizzly
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [76-77] IconSmall Bear.gif Icepaw Bear
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [80] IconSmall Bear.gif Icemaw Bear
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Friendly.png Combat [79] IconSmall Bear.gif Shardtooth (Alliance only)

Black

Dark brown

Grey (does not retain egg sacs)

White

Black
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [11-12] IconSmall Bear.gif Giant Rabid Bear
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [35-36] IconSmall Bear.gif Diseased Black Bear
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [57-58] IconSmall Bear.gif Tainted Black Bear
Brown
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [25 Rare] IconSmall Bear.gif Big Samras
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [37-38] IconSmall Bear.gif Hulking Plaguebear
Dark brown
Grey
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [19-20] IconSmall Bear.gif Infested Bear
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [21 Rare] IconSmall Bear.gif Little Bjorn
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [35 Rare] IconSmall Bear.gif Mange
White
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [7 Rare] IconSmall Bear.gif Hibernus the Sleeper
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [71-72] IconSmall Bear.gif Rabid Grizzly
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [80-84] IconSmall Bear.gif Tirisfal Bear
Other

Named

Mobs with level numbers can be tamed by hunters.

Vanity/Battle pet

Mount

Main article: Bear mount

See also

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Ability changes. Swipe replaced by Demoralizing Roar. Now have a bonus ability, Rest.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Bonuses equalized. Damage had no bonus and now has +5% bonus. Health had a 10% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Major changes. Bite replaced with Swipe. Health had a +8% bonus and now has +10%. Damage had a -9% penalty and now has no penalty.

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