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Dire Beast
Ability hunter longevity
  • Dire Beast
  • Row 6 Beast Mastery hunter talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 20 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Summons a powerful wild beast that attacks the target and roars, increasing your Haste by 5% for 8 sec.
Class Hunter
School Nature
Cooldown 20 seconds
Talent required Ability hunter cobrashot [Cobra Sting] or Ability hunter thrillofthehunt [Thrill of the Hunt]
Improvements Ability hunter ferociousinspiration [Dire Command], Ability hunter huntervswild [Dire Frenzy], Ability hunter sickem [Dire Pack]
Related buff
Ability hunter longevity
  • Dire Beast
  • Haste increased by 5%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Dire Beast is a row 6 Beast Mastery hunter talent.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 talent (was a level 15 talent).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): No longer has a Focus cost.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now a level 15 talent (was a level 12 ability). Redesigned.
    Previous effect: Summons a powerful wild beast to attack your target for 8 sec. Generates 12 Focus over its duration.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Now has 2 charges baseline.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 12 (was 10).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-12): Dire Beast is a bit less noisy.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned into a Beast Mastery hunter ability.
    Previous effect: Summons a powerful wild beast to attack your target for 15 sec. Each time the beast deals damage, you will gain 2 Focus.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 15%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now restores 2 Focus per hit (down from 5 Focus per hit).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-09-11): Should no longer summon snakes that were larger than usual while on the Timeless Isle.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-15): Dire Beast summons should now have the Avoidance aura.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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