Scare Beast
Ability druid cower.png
  • Scare Beast
  • Level 39 hunter ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 25 Focus
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Scares a beast, causing it to run in fear for up to 20 sec. Damage caused may interrupt the effect. Only one beast can be feared at a time.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 39
Related debuff
Ability druid cower.png
  • Magic
  • Scare Beast
  • Feared.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Scare Beast is a Hunter ability that causes a beast to run in fear for up to 20 seconds.

Tips and tactics

  • This can be used as crowd control when fighting multiple mobs and one happens to be a beast.
  • This skill works on druids when they are in Bear form or Cat form, and shamans in [Ghost Wolf] form.
  • As with all Fear effects, Scare Beast should be used carefully. Scared beasts can easily wander into range of other mobs, aggroing them and causing them to attack the hunter.
  • Scare Beast can be used to allow time for the hunter to bandage, or to gain distance before recommencing their attack.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Re-added.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now available at level 36, up from level 14, and has had its training cost updated.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer has more than one rank.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): The range on this spell has been increased to 30 yards.
    Where the ability had a max range of 10 yards before. — The change to the casting time never came to be [1].
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.2.0 (2004-12-18): Beasts now have an increasing chance to break free of the effect, such that it is unlikely the effect will last more than 15 seconds.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07):
    • Facing requirement removed.
    • Increased the chance of breaking early.

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