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Savannah Boar

Updated boar model.

Boars (aka wild boars)[1] are a common, usually furry, cloven-hoofed, four-legged beast that is the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig. Most boars are neutral when approached and are generally omnivorous. They start at around large dog-sized and get larger from there. Some boars are minions of the quilboars and are revered within quilboar culture, and particularly large and tenacious ones are seen as a favor from Agamaggan.[2] Boar meat is the staple diet of the orcs.[3]

Boars are found in Dun Morogh, Loch Modan, Elwynn Forest, Redridge Mountains, Durotar, Mulgore, Blasted Lands, Razorfen Kraul, Razorfen Downs, Westfall, Eastern Plaguelands, and Teldrassil as well as Feralas. Boars are often killed early on for their food ingredient drops.

In Blasted Lands, there were two types of boars - the ash-mane and the helboar.[4]

Boars can be two feet high and two feet wide.[5]

Boars that can attack with quills are known as quilbeasts.


Boar meat, snouts, kidneys and livers are all suitable for consumption.[6][7][8][9]



Boars were critters in Warcraft II.




Armored boar.

There are three types of armored boar that dwell in Razorfen Kraul and into other places ; despite appearances, they are tamable by hunters.


There are also a undead variety of boars, which sometimes, despite their unconventional appearance, can be tamed.

Draenor boars[]

A new model of boars was introduced with the Warlords of Draenor expansion. These appear to be the predecessors of the helboars seen in Outland.

The great greytusks shed their tusks once a year and are extremely shy until they grow back.[10] Rocktusk battleboars attract mates with their distinctive manes, which resemble mohawks.[11]

Frostboars subsist on a diet almost entirely of frozen berries, though they find slow off-worlders equally tasty.[12] As part of the rite of passage into adulthood, a Frostwolf orc must slay a frostboar and carve their family genealogy as far back as will fit on the creature's largest tusk. Family history and tradition are of great importance to the Frostwolf clan, so the largest frostboars are hunted each season to preserve clan lineage.[13]

As a mount[]

Main article: Boar mounts

As a companion pet[]

As a hunter pet[]

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Ability druid ferociousbite Spell magic polymorphpig

Boars are a family of Tenacity pets and are tamable by hunters starting at level 10. Orc hunters start with a Young Boar at level 1. Boars, through use of their Inv weapon shortblade 28 [Gore] ability, can cause the target to take 30% additional damage from bleed effects for 15 seconds. This makes them a fair choice in raids when player-provided debuffs such as Ability druid mangle2 [Mangle] or the Spell shadow lifedrain [Hemorrhage] effect is not available. A Marksman hunter with Ability hunter piercingshots [Piercing Shots] can also use a boar pet to boost their own damage.

There are fourteen different skins available for boar pets. Most unique of mention are the demonic helboars which feature huge spikes, horns and bright coloring. Players have always been fond of the armored boars found in Razorfen Kraul, as well. Undead hunters may also prefer the ghastly, eyeless Mob Plagued Swine found in the Eastern Plaguelands. Boars are also the default starting pet for Orc Hunters.

Boars were one of the very few pets easy to feed, a feature that appealed to many hunters. The only other pets capable of eating all types of foods are the bears, dogs, and goats.


Patch changes[]

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Spell magic polymorphpig [Bristle] added.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Indomitable ability removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Inv weapon shortblade 28 [Gore] replaced with Ability hunter pet boar [Indomitable].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Helboars are now tamable.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Bonuses equalized.
    Damage had no bonus and now has +5% bonus.
    Health had a 10% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Major changes.
    Ability hunter pet boar [Charge] removed as a learnable skill.
    Armor had a +9% bonus and now has a +5%
    Health had a +4% bonus and now has +10%.
    Damage had a -10% penalty and now has no penalty.

In the RPG[]

Icon-RPG This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Though not carnivores, these wild swine are bad-tempered; they usually charge anyone who disturbs them. A boar is covered in coarse, grayish-black fur. Adult males are about 4 feet long and 3 feet high at the shoulder. A boar is such a tenacious combatant that it continues to fight without penalty even while disabled or dying.[14]


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