We have moved to Warcraft Wiki. Click here for information and the new URL.


Deviate Viper HS

A serpent in Hearthstone.

Serpents or cobras are a type of large snakes that come in a variety of colors. The cobras of Azeroth are renowned for their fast-acting venom and swift strikes.[1] They are good swimmers and attack with their fangs and Spell nature corrosivebreath [Corrosive Spit]. Serpents are found in the Wailing Caverns, Zul'Gurub, Silverpine Forest, Zul'Farrak, Sholazar Basin, the Sunken Temple, and in Shadowmoon Valley. Sseratus was the loa serpent god until he was killed by the Drakkari.


Avatar of the Desert

A serpent model added in Battle for Azeroth.


As a companion pet[]

As a hunter pet[]

Inv misc food 18
Basic Special Exotic Bonus
Ability druid ferociousbite Ability hunter serpentswiftness
Icon-time This section contains information that is out-of-date.

A serpent is a family of Cunning pets and are tamable by hunters starting at level 17. Serpents, through use of their Spell nature corrosivebreath [Corrosive Spit] ability, can inflict an armor penetration debuff on their target. This makes them a good choice in raids when player-provided buffs such as Ability warrior sunder [Sunder Armor] or Ability warrior riposte [Expose Armor] are not available.

There are eight different skins available for serpent pets. Most unique of mention is that of the Mob Sunburst Adder, which features a significantly bright red skin. Once popular shortly before the release of The Burning Crusade for their intimidating appearance and novelty. Serpents were not normally tamable for a long time. Sandfury Guardians were briefly tamable as a bug (classified as wind serpents). However, the family was rendered tamable with patch 2.0.

Patch changes[]

Dragonflight Patch 10.0.2 (2022-11-15): Cloud serpents have been moved to the Lesser Dragonkin pet family.
Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Cloud serpents can now be tamed as serpents.
Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Ability hunter serpentswiftness [Serpent's Swiftness] replaced with Ability hunter serpentswiftness [Serpent's Cunning].
Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Arcane wyrms can now be tamed as serpents.
Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Spell nature corrosivebreath [Corrosive Spit] is replaced with Ability hunter serpentswiftness [Serpent's Swiftness].
Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Ability changes.

Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Changes.

  • Serpent can no longer eat fish.
    Armor, health, and damage had no bonus and now each has a +5% bonus.

Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Now tamable.


See also[]


External links[]