For the fox mob in Gilneas, see Fox (mob).

A fox is a small predator that is native to Azeroth and also lives within the Emerald Dream. They exist in the proper balance.[1] A tiny red fox with a sly — yet gnomish — visage was one of the Ancients, during the War of the Ancients.[2]


World of Warcraft: Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Foxes were introduced with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. They are found all across Azeroth.

Hunter pet

Specialization (upon taming)
Ferocity Ferocity
The Fox eats
Inv misc fish 24.png Inv misc food 19.png Inv misc food 18.png
The Fox comes with
Ability druid ferociousbite.png Inv misc foxkit.png Ability hunter separationanxiety.png
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit.png Ability physical taunt.png

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





The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters.

  • RepFrame - Neutral.png Combat [18-19] IconSmall Fox.gif Forest Stalker
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [23 Rare] IconSmall Fox.gif Lopex
  • RepFrame - Neutral.png Combat [15-16] IconSmall Fox.gif Redridge Fox
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [36-37] IconSmall Fox.gif Rabid Fox
  • RepFrame - Neutral.png Combat [80-84] IconSmall Fox.gif Baradin Fox (also red)
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [85] IconSmall Fox.gif Crane Hunter


Mobs with level numbers are tamable by hunters.

  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [16 Rare] IconSmall Fox.gif Ashtail
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [9 Rare] IconSmall Fox.gif Bushtail
  • RepFrame - Alliance Friendly.png RepFrame - Horde Friendly.png Combat IconSmall Fox.gif Dig
  • RepFrame - Alliance Hostile.png RepFrame - Horde Hostile.png Combat [23 Rare] IconSmall Fox.gif Lopex
  • RepFrame - Alliance Friendly.png RepFrame - Horde Friendly.png Combat IconSmall Fox.gif Uigi

Vanity/Battle pet

Red Fox Ancient

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Perhaps the red fox ancient is somehow tied to either foxes or the gnome race based on its description.

  • Note: Fox Ancient is a placeholder name until an actual name is given for the creature.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Added as a tamable pet family.


  1. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 147
  2. ^ The Sundering, pg. 186

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