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Snakes are typically neutral level 1 critters, but can also be hostile beasts found in many areas of Azeroth. They are small, legless, slithering reptiles.

Snakes are usually not aggressive, fleeing when confronted.[1] (MGWS 19)

They are also available as Battle pets. Xan'tish, the snake vendor, wanders between the side-entrance of Orgrimmar and the Valley of Spirits.

Snakes should not be confused with serpents. Serpents are (since patch 2.0.1) a family of tameable beasts. Serpents tend to be larger, and hold their heads upright.


Long ago, Mount Hyjal's druids tempered the rock vipers to live in peace alongside the region's other creatures. Years ago,humans introduced the rat snake into Duskwood to cull the local rat population. Brave assassins sometimes capture coral snakesto use their highly toxic venom to poison weapons. Wildhammer dwarves train young gryphons by sending them out to huntrattlesnakes in the Twilight Highlands.

A favored companion of the Kirin Tor magi, albino snakes make one wonder whether it's truly a snake or something else altogether. The Jade Forest's pandaren consider temple snakes distant relatives of the revered Jade Serpent, Yu'lon.


  • Constrictor snake

Constrictor snakes hunt for food, but do not attempt to make a meal out of any creature that seems too large to constrict. Constrictor snakes hunt by grabbing prey with their mouths and then squeezing it with their powerful bodies.[1] (MGWS 20) Some druids choose them as their animal companion.[2] (WOWRPG 70)

Battle Pets


Purchased from Vendors



Killing one of the critter variety of snake is required for Ability hunter pet spider.png [Pest Control].

External links

  • ^ a b MGWS, 19
  • ^ WOWRPG, 70
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