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For the mob, see Frostsaber (mob). For the NPC, see Frostsaber (Ravencrest's Legacy).

Priestess of the Moon with her frostsaber tiger[1] in Warcraft III.

Frostsabers (or wintersabers)[2] are sabercats commonly seen with night elves. Before the War of the Ancients, Tyrande Whisperwind took the frostsaber cub Ash'alah as a companion. 4,000 years ago, Tyrande rescued the frostsaber queen Shy-Rotam from ice giants, granting an eternal alliance between the night elves and the frostsabers. Rivern Frostwind continues to protect her and the frostsabers from the frostmaul giants by sending Alliance heroes against them.[3]

Their ferocious appetite earned them the nickname "Dragon Belly" in the night elf language.[4] Night elves raise frostsaber cubs from infancy, forging lifelong bonds of trust between rider and beast.[5] Taming this savage breed requires patience, strength, and a large supply of fake mice and twine.[6]

The lack of spots or stripes marks the Ancient Frostsaber as a descendant of the most ancient frostsaber line.[7] Frostsabers are very long lived since Ash'alah is over 10,000 years old and Shy-Rotam 4,000.



As a companion[]

As a mount[]

Main article: Saber mounts

As a hunter pet[]

Main article: Cat

In the RPG[]

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Frostsabers are legendary cats native to Winterspring, and they are highly sought after by the most experienced Sentinels as mounts. The night elves view frostsabers as sacred, and treat them with more respect than almost any other creature. Frostsabers are difficult to train, and thus traditionally only experienced Sentinels were ever capable of convincing one to serve as a mount. In recent years, with the coming of the goblins to Winterspring, Wintersaber Trainers have begun selling their trained mounts for the first time in history. Traditionalists view this as blasphemous, but many understand that the coin from such sales often goes to a worthy cause (and Frostsaber Trainers are highly selective about just who they are willing to sell to). Frostsaber cats are intelligent and loyal when domesticated, but feral and aggressive when left in their natural environments.[8]

The frostsaber cat is a fearless opponent, its thick fur having the resilience to shrug off minor damage. It uses its fangs and claws against those foolish enough to engage it in melee combat.[8][9]

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