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Tame Beast
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • 30 yd  range
  • Channeled
  • Tames a beast to be your companion. If you lose the beast's attention for any reason, the taming process will fail.

    You must dismiss any active beast companions and have an empty Call Pet slot before you can begin taming a new beast. Only Beast Mastery specialized Hunters can tame Exotic Beasts.
Usable by
Casting timeChanneled
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required10
Related buff
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Taming pet.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related debuff
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Taming pet.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Tame Beast is a hunter ability learned at level 10. It allows the hunter to train the beasts of Azeroth and make them their life-long companions.

Modified by

Tips and tactics

Taming a beast can be made easier with some preparation. Some of the beasts encountered have special attacks which will cause attempts to tame them to fail. Though the taming time is now dropped from 20 seconds, some of the below tactics may prove useful in particular situations:

  • Put down a [Freezing Trap] between you and your target and optionally use [Concussive Shot]. This will add up to 20 seconds of uninterrupted time for taming.
  • Have a mage friend [sheep] the beast and you can then tame it.
  • Have a druid friend [Hibernate] it.


  • You cannot have another pet active if you want to tame a new one. [Dismiss] any pet you have active before attempting to tame a new one.
  • Interruptions will fail the attempt. This includes stuns, knock downs, and silence, but does not include the daze effect.
  • You can only tame beasts your level and lower.
    • If you try to tame a beast higher level than your own you receive a system message on your screen that says your level isn't high enough for this beast.
  • Some beasts cannot be tamed. Only certain families of beasts are tamable, and even within those families not every member is tamable. To ensure the beast you want is tamable, you may want to cast [Beast Lore] on it for more information.
  • Beast Mastery hunters are able to tame members of exotic pet families with the passive [Exotic Beasts] ability.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Now tames pets to match the hunter's level, rather than 3 levels below.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): No longer reduces armor while taming. Time taken to tame pet reduced by 10 sec. Mana cost removed.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Beast Mastery talent allows taming of "exotic" pets.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.11.1 (28-Jun-2006): Added.

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