Dismiss Pet
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  • Dismiss Pet
  • Level 5 hunter ability
  • Unlimited range
  • 3 sec cast
  • Temporarily sends this pet away. You can call it back later.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 5

Dismiss Pet is a level 5 hunter ability. It sends the hunter's current pet away, allowing for another active pet to be called or allowing [Lone Wolf] to activate. The pet is only temporarily gone and can be called back again with [Call Pet].

In the spellbook, this ability is found inside the Pet Utility button.

Tips and tactics

  • When calling a previously-dismissed pet, it will appear with the same amount of health as it was dismissed with.
  • A pet can also be "dismissed" by ordering it to Move To a location, then walking out of range. Dismissing a pet this way will cause it to appear with full health the next time it's called.
  • Dismiss Pet can be used in combat to save a pet from death.
  • Dismiss Pet can be used to prevent a pet from drawing aggro; this is especially useful in certain instances.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer requires the hunter to have line of sight on their pet.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.2 (2013-12-10): Now disabled after the pre-match preparatory period in Arena.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Cast time increased to 3 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Casting time reduced from 5 seconds to 2 seconds. Ranged increased from 10 yds to unlimited. This ability no longer causes Happiness loss.

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