Tame Beast
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Level 5 hunter ability
  • 30 yd range
  • Channeled
  • Tames a beast to be your companion. If you lose the beast's attention for any reason, the taming process will fail.

    You must dismiss any active beast companions and have an empty Call Pet slot before you can begin taming a new beast. Only Beast Mastery specialized Hunters can tame Exotic Beasts.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Nature
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 5
Related buff
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Taming pet.
  • Duration: 6 seconds
Related debuff
Ability hunter beasttaming.png
  • Tame Beast
  • Taming.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

Tame Beast is a level 5 hunter ability that allows the hunter to train beasts and make them their life-long companions.

Hunters starting in Exile's Reach unlock this ability during B Hunter [1-10] Taming the Wilds.

Tips and tactics

Taming a beast can be made easier with some preparation. Some of the beasts you encounter have special attacks which will cause your attempt to tame them to fail.


  • You cannot have another pet active if you want to tame a new one. Stable or dismiss any pet you have active before attempting to tame a new one.
  • Interruptions will fail the attempt. This includes stuns, knock downs, and silence, but does not include the daze effect.
  • You can only tame beasts that are at your level and below. Raid bosses count as the level the raid was designed for, plus 3. For example, the quilen of the Stone Guard require at least level 93 to tame.
  • Some beasts cannot be tamed. Only certain families of beasts are tamable, and even within those families not every member is tamable. To ensure the beast you want is tamable, you may want to cast [Beast Lore] on it for more information.
  • Having a bodyguard follower will break the taming process, so it's better to dismiss the bodyguard beforehand.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 13 (was 10).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now takes 6 seconds, down from 10.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): The casting bar for Tame Beast should now always indicate the correct cast duration at high values of haste.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Now tames pets to match the hunter's level, rather than 3 levels below.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer reduces armor while taming. Time taken to tame pet reduced by 10 sec.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.11 (2004-09-29): No longer requires the Hunter or the target beast to be out of combat.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Beast Taming is now renamed to Tame Beast

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