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Not to be confused with ray or mana ray.
For information on the specifically named mob, see Nether Ray (mob).

The nether ray is a beast native to Draenor/Outland and Bonich. It has a body much like a stingray's (thus the name) with a long tail and two feathery plumes. It has crystalline growths and stripes running down its body, and all types are brightly colored. Nether rays have been found in Netherstorm, Zangarmarsh, and Shadowmoon Valley and are tamable as hunter pets.

Nether Rays are among the most trusted, versatile mounts in all of Outland and beyond.[1]


Netherwing Ray

A Netherwing Ray.

Native to the Terokkar Forest, nether rays spawn during the rainy season. Out of the hundreds of offspring resulting from one hatching, very few survive to adulthood.[2] Adult nether rays are relatively docile, but their younglings are short-tempered and highly energetic beasts.[3] The sting of the nether rays are filled with venom.[4]

While not especially big as a whole, at least one titanic specimen has been allegedly spotted by adventurers in Zangarmarsh, dubbing it "Count" Ungula. The Cenarion Expedition would be interested in proof of the creature's existence.

The nether rays on the forest world of Bonich are small critters that fly overhead in groups.



As a mount[]

Main article: Nether ray mounts

Nether ray mounts are epic flying mounts available to players who obtain exalted with the Sha'tari Skyguard. They come in five colors and can be purchased from Grella in Blackwind Landing.

As a companion pet[]

As a hunter pet[]

Main article: Ray#As a hunter pet

Nether rays are tamable by hunters as part of the ray family. This family was formerly named "nether ray", but was renamed in patch 8.2.0.

Patch changes[]

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2.0 (2019-06-25): Family renamed to rays.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Spell shadow soulleech 3 [Nether Shock] replaced with Spell arcane massdispel [Netherwinds].
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Major changes.
    Gained new ability, Spell shadow soulleech 3 [Nether Shock].
    Nether rays can now eat fungus.
    Armor had a -10% penalty and now has a +5% bonus.
    Health had a +10% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.
    Damage had a +3% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.


  • There are various drawings of nether rays in the Outland map. When zoomed in on Netherstorm or Nagrand, detailed drawings of nether rays can be found in the upper and lower left corners respectively.
  • It is possible to mistake a nether ray for a sporebat if you are not looking closely, and that mistake might cost you.