MobMonstrous Kaliri
Image of Monstrous Kaliri
Race Kaliri (Beast)
Level 15-30
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Skettis, Terokkar Forest
Status Killable
Pet family Bird of Prey

Monstrous Kaliri are huge kaliri bred by the arakkoa. These huge avians are bred within the bounds of Skettis itself, and are often seen patrolling the skies above the city. The Sha'tari Skyguard regularly sends daring fliers to bomb the monstrous kaliri eggs before they can hatch, thus preventing the possibility of losing any more of their numbers to them.


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You can avoid their attack by flying up and right or left at the same time as soon as they aggro on you, if you can do so before you're dismounted (or if you're a druid), they end up looping up next to you as you move upward and are unable to attack.

Another method is to fly up and straight until reaching maximum altitude, then going into a steep dive. Usually, by the time you go into the dive, you'll be at the edge of their chase range. This works because even rare flying mounts can climb faster than the kaliri.

In case you actually want to hunt these creatures (e.g. for the daily cooking quest , you will need to draw their aggro. You cannot attack them from the ground as they fly too high, and cannot attack anything while flying, so the only option is to fly close enough to one to make it attack you. It's handy to be over water while doing so, in case the attack dismounts you. When your level gets to be higher than the kaliri's the aggro radius becomes quite small, and drawing the aggro can become difficult.


The Monstrous Kaliri are one of the most hated mobs in all of Outland by players. When this beast first appeared, players got seriously frustrated by them, causing many protests of "NERF MONSTROUS KALIRI" or "Get rid of Kaliri". People still hate them to this day. This gave birth to the  [Kaliri Stew].

However, since Patch 3.3.0 replaced being dazed off your mount with the "knock-back effect" they pose a smaller threat.

In Warlords of Draenor, the garrison mission known as "Patrol The Kaliri Nuisance" makes a reference to the Monstrous Kaliri. The description of the mission reads: "A reduced kaliri population would be greatly appreciated by virtually every hero moving about the skies, for all time."

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Now tameable.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Now knocks you back instead of dismounting you.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Monstrous Kaliri have learned how to chase players going straight up.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Added.

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