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The subject of this article or section is part of Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza, an ongoing event that lasts for two hours every week on Sunday. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next week.


The Hook of the Master Angler turns you into a fish! It is a reward for winning the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza by turning in the quest N Fishing [1-60] Grand Prize.

Aquatic speeds

Movement type yd/sec Run % Swim %
Normal swimming  4.7222  67.46% 100%
Normal swimming with Swift Landing
 [Azure Silk Belt]
 [Glompmaw's Ring]
 5.4306  77.58% 115%
[Unending Breath]  5.6667  80.95% 120%
 [Hook of the Master Angler]  6.375  91.07% 135%
[Speedbarge Diving Helm] (swimming)  7.5556 107.94% 160%
Most aquatic mounts
[Travel Form]
 [Swim Speed Potion]
 [Shimmerscale Diving Suit]
 [Pocket-Sized Computation Device] via  [Slipstream Generator]
 9.4444 134.92% 200%
[Sea Legs] (swimming) 10.3417 147.74% 219%
[Well Fed] 10.6250 151.79% 225%
[Speedbarge Diving Helm] (running)
[Sea Legs] (running)
11.2 160% 237%
 [Underlight Angler] with [Underlight Blessing] 11.8055 168.7% 250%
 [Cursed Swabby Helmet] 14.1666 202.38% 300%
[Sea Legs] on most aquatic mounts 18.8889 269.84% 400%
 [Vashj'ir Seahorse] 25.9722 371.03% 550%


  • The type of fish you turn into is a frenzy, the Warcraft version of a piranha.
  • Has a 30-second cooldown after equipping before it can be used. After this, it has no cooldown.
  • Consumes no mana to transform, since the item does the transformation and works for all classes.
    • (unlike druid seal form, which can be temporarily unavailable to a druid who is too low on mana.)
  • When you shift into fish form, you regain your breath as if you were above water. It'll typically take a few seconds to regain your breath.
  • While not as fast as a druids aquatic form, a druid must drop aquatic form to drink a  [Swim Speed Potion], whereas you can use the such a potion without breaking the "Fish Form". Travel speed (percentage of normal running speed) with a Swim Speed Potion is 156%. However, a druid using  [Glyph of Aquatic Form], is still faster.
  • If you are a Rogue it should be noted that you can [Stealth] underwater first, then use the trinket which does not break your [Stealth] (useful for going afk underwater).
  • Like the druid's Aquatic Form, if you are transformed into a fish and jump out of the water at the surface, even if you immediately dive back into the water, your buff will automatically dispel itself.
  • Does not stack with the larger bonus from [Sea Legs].

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The former 5-second cooldown was removed and the increase in swim speed was increased from 25% to 35%.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Added.

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