Not to be confused with crow or dread raven.
For the critter, see Raven (critter). For the NPC inside Zul'Farrak, see Raven (human female). For the NPC in Lunarfall, see Raven (human male).


Ravens are a species of bird primarily found in Outland, though a few raven critters can also be found in Stonetalon Mountains. The ravens of Outland seem to have a special connection with the arakkoa, with many ravens serving the various veils. A subspecies of raven is the dread raven, which the Raven God Anzu is the father of. The former vrykul Vydhar states that not only are they filthy, (as apparently one that can understand them) these birds are foul-mouthed and rude. They apparently like to insult by speaking uncouth things about one and one's lineage.[1]

In Kul Tiras, ravens are used as homing pigeons to send messages.[2]



In the RPG

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Ravens are a type of bird. These glossy black birds are about 2 feet long and have wingspans of about 4 feet. They combine both claws into a single attack. They are non-predatory birds. They are solitary and live in temperate forests on Azeroth.[3] Ravens in cold climes are under some competition with storm crows, but are not completely shouldered out.[4]

As a mount

Shadowblade's Murderous Omen mount.

As a battle pet

As a hunter's pet

Main article: Birds of prey



Patch changes


  1. ^ N [45WQ] Pesty Nests
  2. ^ A [50] Of Myth and Fable
  3. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Monster Guide Web Supplement, 3, 16. ISBN 1300002129. 
  4. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 168. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.