BossThe Beast
Image of The Beast
Race Core hound (Beast)
Level 60 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Furnace, Upper Blackrock Spire
Status Killable
Relative(s) Beauty (mate), Buster, Lucky, Runty, Spot, Son of the Beast (pups)
Pet family Core hound

The Beast

The Beast is a core hound boss found at the Furnace in Upper Blackrock Spire. This minion of Ragnaros was captured by Nefarian's forces, tortured for their amusement, and then retrained to guard the spire from intruders.

One such intruder, Pip Quickwit, was swallowed whole by the Beast in the pits at the Molten Span. With the protection of his lava-proof suit, the gnome remained in the belly of the Beast for some time (varying from "months" to "the better part of a month"), and he can be freed by skinning the Beast.

Pip was rescued by some adventurers.[1]

Dungeon Journal

Nefarian's dragonkin take obscene delight in the barbaric torture of Ragnaros's captured minions. Despite suffering unimaginable agony, one core hound remained lucid enough to be retrained, and his ferocity makes him an ideal guard in the upper levels of Blackrock Spire.


  • Ability warrior charge.png  Berserker Charge — The Beast charges a random player, inflicting Physical damage and knocking them back.
  • Spell fire immolation.png  Immolate Magic Effect — The Beast burns a random player, inflicting Fire damage instantly and additional Fire damage every 3 seconds for 15 sec.
  • Spell fire fireball.png  Fire Blast — The Beast blasts his current target with fire, instantly inflicting Fire damage.
  • Ability devour.png  Terrifying Roar — The Beast roars, causing all players within 0 yards to flee in fear for 5 sec.
  • Spell holy excorcism 02.png  Flamebreak — The Beast emits flames, inflicting Fire damage to all players within 0 yards and knocking them back.
  • Spell fire flamebolt.png  Fireball — The Beast inflicts Fire damage to his current target.


A tank will need to keep aggro on the Beast at all times, as he hits extremely hard and can kill a cloth wearer in two or three hits. It may be necessary to use multiple tanks to hold aggro consistently through Terrifying Roar and Berserker Charge. Otherwise, as long as the group has sufficient healing, the fight should be a simple one.

In order to free Finkle and have a chance at  [Pristine Hide of the Beast], the group will need a member with 310 skinning. Since the maximum in Classic is 300, this means that the skinner must have either Finkle's Skinner (from the Beast itself) or  [Zulian Slicer] (from Zul'Gurub).


Inv misc ticket tarot beasts 01.png [Ace of Beasts] Inv bracer 07.png [Blackmist Armguards]
Inv pants 06.png [Blademaster Leggings] Inv misc cape 05.png [Bloodmoon Cloak]
Inv sword 33.png [Pip's Skinner] Inv misc cape 18.png [Frostweaver Cape]
Inv boots cloth 05.png [Ironweave Boots] Inv hammer 17.png [Seeping Willow]
Inv pants 06.png [Spiritshroud Leggings] Inv pants 04.png [Tristam Legguards]
Inv misc monsterscales 15.png [Pristine Hide of the Beast]

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

The Beast appears as a legendary card in Hearthstone. Upon death, he summons Pip Quickwit for the opponent. His flavor text reads: "He lives in Blackrock Mountain. He eats Gnomes. That's pretty much it."

Notes and trivia

  • When tamed by a hunter prior to patch 4.0.3a, the Beast would retain its "Level ?? (Boss)" tag. It was the only pet that could have this tag.
  • In Classic, the Beast is a level 62 elite rather than a ?? boss. It's unknown if this is intentional.

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