For the hunter pets ability, see [Sting].

Stings are nature-based poisons that are exclusive to hunters. Like warlock curses, each sting has a different function, and many of them are useful in PvP.

  • [Scorpid Sting] - Reduces the target's physical critical strike chance by 50% for 8 sec.
  • [Serpent Sting] - Causes Nature damage over 15 seconds.
  • [Spider Sting] - Stings the target with potent spider venom for 5 sec, causing their next offensive spell cast to silence them for 4 sec.
  • [Viper Sting] - Reduces the target's healing done by 30% for 6 sec. Viper Sting is removed if the target casts a non-instant cast healing spell.
  • [Wyvern Sting] - Puts the target to sleep, incapacitating them for 30 sec. Damage will cancel the effect.


The following stings were removed in patch 4.0.1:

  • [Scorpid Sting] - Reduces the target's chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks by 3% for 20 seconds.
  • [Viper Sting] - Drains mana over 8 seconds.