Upcoming Models and Looks in Battle for Azeroth

Here are all the potential new models, and new looks for older models, that we've found so far! It's quite likely that not everything on this page will become tameable - at this stage we just want to document everything with potential.

NEW Families in Battle for Azeroth!

Existing Families with new looks in Battle for Azeroth!

Unclassified models (these probably won't be tameable, but we're displaying them now for your interest) :


NEW Family: Krolusks

Model: Krolusks

These eerie isopod-like creatures inhabit the deserts of Voldun, in Zandalar.


NEW Family: Lizards

Model: Saurolisks

This formidable new lizard, often called a 'saurolisk', comes in a huge range of bright colours.

Model: Diemetradons

Finally tameable in Battle for Azeroth, diemetradons are receiving a model update at the same time!


NEW Family: Pterrordaxes

Model: Pterrordaxes

A gorgeous new model, added in Battle for Azeroth, which inhabits the continent of Zandalar.

Model: Old Pterrordaxes

This old model could well be replaced by the new one added in Battle for Azeroth.


NEW Family: Toads

Model: Dire Toads

This toad is a natural/"non-loa" variation of the toad loa model.

Model: Toads

First spotted in Pandaria, these toxic amphibians have been the death of many an adventurer.


Family: Bears

Model: Bears

At least one new colour of bear is coming. By its file name it seems likely that it'll appear near the honey in Stormsong!


Family: Beetles

Model: Beetles

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

An update for the original scarab model. The old cerise and orange looks do not seem to have been replaced yet.


Family: Birds of Prey

Model: Falcons

This sleek new falcon shares part of its model with the upcoming hawk, but it has a slimmer build. Its stunning textures are based on real-world falcon species! It can also use the skins created for the new hawk.

Model: Hawks

This new hawk shares part of its model with the upcoming falcon, but it has a heavier head. Its textures are based on real-world hawk species, but it can also use the skins created for the new falcon.

Model: Parrots

This gorgeous new parrot model currently only comes in a few colours. Hopefully more will be added and it'll be used to replace the original model entirely.

Model: Albatrosses

We don't know for sure that these new seabirds will be included in the Birds of Prey, but it seems likely given that the seagull already belongs in this family.

Model: Ravens


Family: Carrion Birds

Model: Ravens

Model: Vultures

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.


Family: Core Hounds

Model: Slender Core Hounds

A sleeker, one-headed version of the core hound. These beasts are associated with the Dark Iron Dwarves and we don't yet know if they'll become generally tameable.


Family: Crabs

Model: Crabs

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

A high-quality update for the old crab model, including a bunch of bright new colours.

Model: Hermit Crabs

A fun new addition for the crab family, the hermit crab shares skins with the other new crab model. There are actually four shell options, but we're currently only displaying the plain one. The others are the same colour, but adorned with algae, sand or barnacles.


Family: Dogs

Model: Darkhounds

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.


Family: Feathermanes

Model: Grand Gryphons

This updated gryphon model has not yet been made available for taming. Four new colours are being added in Battle for Azeroth, all variations on grey.


Family: Gorillas

Model: Gorillas

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

A beautiful update for the old gorilla model. There's also a variant that has no beard.


Family: Hyenas

Model: Hyenas

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

Finally, a new hyena model! Many of the colours don't match very closely but maybe more are on the way.


Family: Mechanicals

Model: Mechanical Tigers

It seems likely that this model will become available for taming at some point. If you tame five colours can you assemble Voltron?

Model: Robot Chickens

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

This updated mechanical chicken model comes in a huge range of new colours. It seems likely that the gold-orange one is intended to replace the original.

Model: Robotic Gorillas

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

The robotic gorilla, A-ME 02, seems to be getting a gorgeous update.

Model: Mechanical Prairie Dogs

We don't know for sure that these new robo-prairie dogs will be tameable, but mechanical chickens are, so why not? :)

Model: Rocket Chickens

The old rocket chicken model was never tameable, but hopefully we'll be able to tame this new one at some point. While only one colour is currently available to this model, it could actually use all the skins for the new mechanical chicken - if they were copied over to it.

Rocket Chicken

Model: Mechanowolves


Family: Raptors

Model: Ravasaurs

A lovely new raptor model with a feathery mane and tail. It's less likely that the undead version will be tameable, but there are precedents with an undead eagle, so we're including it here for completeness.

Model: Saurids

These sleek, new theropods look cute and blood-thirsty at the same time!


Family: Riverbeasts

Model: Stocky Riverbeasts

A new river beast that looks more like a traditional hippo!


Family: Rodents

Model: Rabbits

Some tameable rabbits have been discovered in the BfA Alpha, but we're not yet sure if it's intended.


Family: Scalehides

Model: Thunder Lizards

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

A lovely new thunder lizard model. Currently, some of the colours don't match the originals well but hopefully more are on the way.

Model: Akylodons

This stocky reptilian is the wild beast version of the Zandalari guardian druid form.


Family: Serpents

Model: Giant Cobras

This wicked cobra model will almost certainly be tameable.

Model: Eel-Serpents

Although their model is named 'SeaEel', these awesome creatures are scaly, slither upright, and seem to be found on land - like the new cobras and the classic serpents.


Family: Spiders

Model: Gracile Spiders

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

A faithful update to the aging 'mine spider' model, though a couple of them don't seem to match the original colours well.

Model: Bone Spiders

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

Model: Tarantulas

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

A high-quality update for the tarantula.

Model: Barbed Spiders

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.


Family: Spirit Beasts

Model: Spirit Cats

There's not yet any indication that this appearance will be used by a tameable beast, but we can hope! This model was designed for a Tiger Loa, but the appearance is sufficiently natural that it could easily be used on a spirit beast or cat, much like Loque'nahak was given Har'koa's appearance.

Loa Tiger

Family: Stags

Model: Dreamrunners

Model: Zhevras

Model: Greater Stags


Family: Wasps

Model: Sturdy Wasps

A wicked new wasp, with a body that resembles the "hook wasps" from Draenor, but with a more traditionally wasp-like head.

Model: Bees

It seems reasonable that this cute new bee model will be grouped in a family with wasps. We had trouble displaying the wings correctly and it's possible they aren't quite right as displayed.


Family: Wind Serpents

Model: Wind Serpents

Replacement model ~ this model will update / replace an older one. In patch 8.0, existing Hunter pets will automatically change to their related colour variant of this new model. See our Model Updates Page for more information.

This detailed new wind serpent may optionally have a rattle on its tail. Some of the current colours don't seem to match those they're replacing but maybe more are on the way.


Family: Wolves

Model: Maned Wolves


Family: Worms

Model: Blood Worms

This model may be intended purely for supernatural summons; we don't know if it will ever be available for taming.

Blood Worm

Family: Unclassified Models

Model: Sabertusks

[Unclassified Model]

The name "sabertusk" for this model isn't official. This tusked reptilian is the wild beast version of the Zandalari feral druid form. There are only a couple that are currently tameable but they (i) still use the armored druid version of the model (this is likely to change) and (ii) are currently classified in the Cat family (this is possibly an error due to the fact they replaced tigers in the area). For now we're leaving them unclassified, but they could end up in the Scalehide family, or in a new family of their own.

Model: Brutosaurs

[Unclassified Model]

Will these graceful new dinosaurs be judged too tall for taming? Time will tell!

Model: Blood Ticks

[Unclassified Model]

Eerie new creatures that resemble nerubian flyers. Perhaps they could be included with spiders in an arachnid family.

Model: Crawgs

[Unclassified Model]

Savage, two-limbed denizens of Zandalar's swamps, these beasts could make great Hunter pets.

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