- Veterans of the battle for Outland's Hellfire Peninsula are traumatized by thoughts of these beasts to this day.
Helboars, also known as felboars and demonic boars, are spiny, mottled boars that burn with different coloured flames. It comes in a variety of looks, possibly related to the amount of exposure it has had to the demonic energies of the Twisting Nether. Helboar were once ordinary boars, now mutated by demonic influence. In Azeroth, the helboar is native only to the Blasted Lands. The Draenor variety found on Hellfire Peninsula show far larger signs of demonic blood. Their hides are brightly colored and twisted into a vile parody of a boar.
As a mount
- Main article: Boar mounts
- can be purchased from Z'tenga the Walker <Saberstalker Quartermaster> in Tanaan Jungle at a cost of 5,000 upon reaching exalted reputation with the Saberstalkers.
- can be purchased from Vindicator Krethos <Hand of the Prophet> / Shadow Hunter Denjai <Vol'jin's Headhunters> in Tanaan Jungle at a cost of 2,500 upon reaching exalted reputation with Hand of the Prophet / Vol'jin's Headhunters, respectively.
As a companion pet
- Main article: Fel Piglet
As a hunter pet
- Main article: Boar#As a hunter pet
- Originally classified as demons in-game, they have been re-classified as beasts since Cataclysm. This is most likely for just gameplay mechanics and they are probably still considered demons lore-wise.
- In the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans manual, orcs were described to bring beasts called groks to the slaughter. They may have been helboars.
In the RPG
Helboar are spiny, mottled boars that burn with a reddish-orange flame. Helboar were once ordinary boars, now mutated by the earth-shattering magic of the Blasted Lands. The arcane fire that savaged the region was absorbed into native boars, turning them into savage, ferocious predators. The body of a helboar is constantly aflame, although this flame deals no damage to the creature. Helboar are omnivores, but consume only plants or animals thoroughly cooked by their flames. Typical helboar are 4 feet long, stand 3 feet high, and weigh 300 pounds or more. Helboar viciously charge any creature that enters their territory. Once engaged in melee, they use their flaming gore attack to tear into and fry their opponents.