Not to be confused with  [Eye of the Beast].
Eyes of the Beast
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  • Eyes of the Beast
  • Level 29 hunter ability
  • Unlimited range
  • 2 second cast
  • Take direct control of your pet and see through its eyes for 1 min.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 29
Related buff
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  • Eyes of the Beast
  • Directly controlling pet.
  • Duration: 1 minute

Eyes of the Beast is a level 29 hunter ability that allows direct control of their pet for one minute.



  • Very useful for scouting.
  • Useful for pulling mobs.


  • You cannot talk to NPCs while holding control of your pet.
  • You cannot use Eyes of the Beast if you are in combat or start combat by pulling aggro with the pet while you're controlling it.

Eyes of the Beast Tips

  • Try to have teammates to guard you for when the mob is pulled.
  • If you are in an area where you can cast [Eagle Eye], but you cannot see your target, you can use Eyes of the Beast to position your camera (attached to your pet) to another area and cast Eagle Eye from the pet's point of view.


Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, answering a question at BlizzCon 2013 regarding the ability's removal, said that Eyes of the Beast was actually clipped from the game code. It would be a non-trivial matter to add it back, and would come at the cost of adding some other ability to the game. He acknowledged the desire in the hunter class community to have Eyes of the Beast back, but noted that there was no great solution at the time.[1] In reply to a question on Twitter in 2016, he more clearly stated that it was "not hard [to bring back Eyes of the Beast]," but again reminded the community that it would cost development time on something else.[2]

The ability would eventually return to the game in patch 9.0.1, after a 10-year absence.

Patch changes

See also


  1. ^ MarcelianOnline 2013-11-16. World of Warcraft Q&A Full Panel - Blizzcon 2013 (HD).
  2. ^ Greg Street on Twitter (2016-01-24).​ “@Spinner981 @JesseGammon It's not hard. It's just not free. A week of that engineer's time is a week she's not working on something else.”

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