For opera event details including tactics and loot table, see Wizard of Oz. For the Pet Battle ability, see [Roar].
Image of Roar
Race Tigon (Beast)
Level ?? Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Location The Opera Hall, Karazhan
Status Killable (WoW), Alive (WoW)

Roar is a tigon boss in the Wizard of Oz encounter in Karazhan, accompanied by Dorothee, Strawman, Tinhead, Dorothee's pet Tito, and followed by The Crone.

The show had to be stopped on more than one occasion when Tito and Roar would lock eyes, resulting in an extended chase around the Karazhan Opera House.[1]

He also appears backstage during the Return to Karazhan.


  • Basic Melee - Hits for around 3000 on cloth.
  • Frightened Scream - Instant. Lets out a scream, causing up to 3 nearby enemies to flee for 2 sec.


As befitting his inspiration, Roar is rather cowardly, and susceptible to [Fear].

He can be feared by either the [Fear] spell itself, or by a Hunter's [Scare Beast] ability, or by [Howl of Terror] or [Psychic Scream]. As of the 2.1 patch, Roar is also vulnerable to horror effects, i.e. [Death Coil].

He is immune to snares and [Hibernate].

A thing to note about fear is that he runs into the walls while he's doing this he can not be targeted by a fearer, so a suggested strategy is to have the tank not worrying about Tinhead, grab enough aggro on Roar that once fear breaks he turns to the tank rather than a squishy.



I'm not afraid a' you! Do you wanna' fight? Huh, do ya'? C'mon! I'll fight ya' with both paws behind my back!
Killing a player
Take forty winks!
You didn't have to go and do that!

Return to Karazhan

You know, I wasn't *really* scared all that time on stage. I'm just a good actor. Really.


  • Roar is a homage to The Cowardly Lion of The Wizard of Oz.
  • He uses the lion skin of the tigonmale model. It was possibly specifically made for Roar.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Given the nature of the opera event, it is unclear if Roar is an "actual" tigon, or merely an actor in a costume.

Patch changes


External links

Karazhan Return to Karazhan