Aspect of the Dragonhawk
Ability hunter pet dragonhawk.png
  • Aspect of the Dragonhawk
  • Hunter ability
  • 1 second cooldown
  • Instant
  • The hunter takes on the aspects of a dragonhawk, increasing ranged attack power by X and chance to dodge by 18%. Only one Aspect can be active at a time.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Nature
Cooldown 1 second
Improvements [Improved Aspect of the Hawk], [Improved Aspect of the Monkey], [Aspect Mastery]
Related buff
  • Aspect of the Dragonhawk
  • Increases ranged attack power by X.
    Increases dodge chance by Y%.

Aspect of the Dragonhawk was an Animal Aspect that was a combination of [Aspect of the Hawk] and [Aspect of the Monkey]. Any talents that affected Aspect of the Hawk or Aspect of the Monkey also affected Aspect of the Dragonhawk.

Rank table

Rank Level Ranged Attack Power Bonus Cost
1 74 230 28g 50s
2 80 300 28g 50s


Aspect of the Dragonhawk was meant to be a replacement for both [Aspect of the Hawk] and [Aspect of the Monkey]. Because hunters often switched from Aspect of the Hawk to Aspect of the Monkey when they engaged in melee combat, the intent of this new skill was to remove the global cooldown penalty by merging these two aspects into a single one.[1]

Aspect of the Dragonhawk replaced Aspect of the Hawk completely for PVE use - rank 1 of Dragonhawk was an upgrade to the highest rank (8) of Aspect of the Hawk.

Talent improvement

  • [Improved Aspect of the Hawk] ( [Exotic Beasts] Talent): While Aspect of the Dragonhawk is active, all normal ranged attacks have a 10% chance of increasing ranged attack speed by 3% per rank (5 ranks total) for 12 sec.
  • [Improved Aspect of the Monkey] (Beast Mastery Talent): Increases the dodge bonus of Aspect of the Dragonhawk by 2% per rank (3 ranks total).
  • [Aspect Mastery] (Beast Mastery Talent): Gains both the effects for Aspect of the Hawk (Increases the ranged attack power bonus of Aspect of the Dragonhawk by 30%) and Aspect of the Monkey (All damage taken is reduced by 5% while Aspect of the Dragonhawk is active).

Tips and tactics

In any situation where Aspect of the Hawk or Aspect of the Monkey would normally be used, Aspect of the Dragonhawk will replace both. Instead of having to cycle between three Aspects in a PVP encounter, you can now use Aspect of the Dragonhawk continuously until mana regeneration is needed, at which point you should use [Aspect of the Viper].

Patch changes


  1. ^ Ghostcrawler 2008-10-15. Upcoming Hunter Changes, Part II. Retrieved on 2008-10-28.

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