Shot of the Week: Beast Lore

sotw_725Each week we’ll look at the history and utility of some of the greatest abilities in the Hunter’s arsenal

This week I’m digging deep into the spell book and presenting you with our unique ability, Beast Lore. That’s right, Beast Lore. I know it’s not a DPS ability, and I get that it’s not something you use often, if at all.

If there’s a time when you want to break this one out and have it handy it’s for the Warlords of Draenor beta. Petopia is an awesome resource, but Blizzard doesn’t just send them the data. The list of tameable pets is the work of players like you who go into the beta, wander around and cast Beast Lore on everything.

Beast Lore allows you to collect information on any beast that you run across. When you cast Beast Lore it puts a debuff on the target that lasts for 30 seconds. If you pull up the target’s tool tip you’ll get information such as if it’s tameable, its diet, and any tamed abilities it has.


Notice that the Ancient Spineclaws on the Timeless Isle are indeed tameable, and once Warlords of Draenor arrives and you hit level 91, you can go back and get one.

If you’re lucky enough to get into the beta, be sure to spend some time finding out which new pets we can add to our stables.