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Direhorn Runt

Direhorn Runt
Direhorn Runt
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Drop: Primal Direhorn [91+], Primal Direhorn Hatchling [90+]

Zone: Isle of Giants

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 60

Direhorn Runt
Direhorn Runt
Binds when used
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 61.8% have it
Neutral Neutral
Idles about. Occasionally runs in circles around the player, leaving behind a small dust trail.
Vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.3.0 | Posted: May 21, 2013
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 1

85% Hit Chance 


Rushes to the enemy, dealing 453 Beast damage.


This move always goes first.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Tramples the target, dealing 197 Beast damage plus an additional 10% of the target's health.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 394 Beast damage.


If the user is faster than the target, they have a 50% chance to be trampled and lose their turn.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Starts a stampede, causing 177 Critter damage.


Opponents struck by the stampede take double damage for 2 rounds.


Stampede continues for 3 rounds.

Vs. Undead

Vs. Humanoid
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Frightens the enemy team, dealing 197 Beast damage to all enemy pets and reducing their speed by 25% for 4 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

Reduces up to 197 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 3 rounds.



Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

Isle of Giants — Pandaria
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Top RaterVek 
Rating: +5   [Report]

The healthiest of the Direhorns. This one comes in many breeds so be careful what you chose. H/H with 1766 health will be daunting for many opponents to take out, couple that with the superb Trihorn Shield. Otherwise you can go for 289 power or 281 speed and still have around 1500 health. Even after 5.4 nerf Direhorns are very powerful pets. Primal Cry with both damage and slow is great. Then you got a priority move and a move that can stun. Or surprise with Stampede! Great pet.

May 7, 2014 at 7:02am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-EU | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Rating: +2   [Report]

From what I've seen of this little fellow is that he hits like a truck for the H/P breed.

May 29, 2015 at 5:12am | Edits: 0 | Grizzly Hills-US | Pets: 254 Compare collections | Score: 1265
Top RaterAzarna 
Rating: +2   [Report]

Sure, this little dino is a tough fighter in battle.


But even if he was useless I would still adore him.. he is CUTE!


I love how, if I stand still too long, he will run around me in an impatient circle.  "Come on, come on, there are adventures to have!"


Of all my pets this is the only one that regularly has people whispering me to comment on his cuteness. 

Dec 30, 2013 at 7:06pm | Edits: 0 | Thunderhorn-EU | Pets: 647 Compare collections | Score: 3312
Site MVPTalonist 
Rating: +2   [Report]

This cute little guy does seem to have an animation..  when I was mounted, it started to run circles around my mount! 


I'm going to keep him out for awhile to confirm this behaviour, that it wasn't just my imagination  :).

May 27, 2013 at 12:07pm | Edits: 0 | Whisperwind-US | Pets: 733 Compare collections | Score: 4000
Rating: +2   [Report]

Finally got mine after killing my guess would be 40+ and this little one is so cute. While sitting in 2 moons she went on a little rampage around the circle leaving a dust trail. Haven't battled with the cutie yet but from the list of abilities this one is going to be a beast. I have named mine Tinyhorn, gose well with my hunter's direhorn named Shieldhorn. She is currently lvl 9 and she is a monster, Primal Cry+Horn Attack is a NASTY combo and finish with Trihorn Charge.

May 22, 2013 at 4:50am | Edits: 1 | Caelestrasz-US | Pets: 809 Compare collections | Score: 4413
Rating: +1   [Report]

Figures, after farming bones since December, and killing more of the Direhorns and the Hatchlings than I could ever count, I break down and buy two on the AF for 100 Gold each.  Farm tonight and 2 of these drop in my first 5 kills.  Really?  My Hubby is still laughing at me, LOL.

Jan 21, 2014 at 1:36am | Edits: 0 | Malygos-US | Pets: 487 Compare collections | Score: 2298
Rating: +1   [Report]

for all those asking which the best breed is, i would recommend a h/s breed. this means, along with primal cry, that you will almost always be first, allowing your Horn Attack to stun the opponent against all enemies except flying pets (which you wouldn't want to use a direhorn against as all its abilities are beast)

Aug 31, 2013 at 5:49pm | Edits: 0 | Nordrassil-EU | Pets: 67 Compare collections | Score: 335
Rating: +1   [Report]

Back on the 5.3 PTR these guys had a different idle animation, I uploaded a video of it to my channel if anyone's interested:


It was quite... different. I guess you can see why they changed it!


Jul 29, 2013 at 6:31pm | Edits: 0 | Moon Guard-US | Pets: 443 Compare collections | Score: 2045
Top RaterSuntaile 
Rating: +1   [Report]

This little one have an extra animation apart from idling, he sometimes runs off into a circle, leaving a trail of dust behind him as he does so.

May 31, 2013 at 6:12am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-EU | Pets: 830 Compare collections | Score: 4148
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Finally gave up on farming one of these and went to the auction house. Someone had a lvl 1 up for 60g, and it was an H/H. :D

Feb 23, 2015 at 12:39am | Edits: 0 | Kirin Tor-US | Pets: 430 Compare collections | Score: 1983
Top RaterUnknownhand 
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If you have any pet that can cast DOTs like a Unborn Val'kyr(yes, I know it is a annoying pet... if you don't have one yet:P) or Senjin Fetish you can swap to this pet and cast Shield and Stampede. 

Jul 15, 2014 at 11:57pm | Edits: 0 | Haomarush-US | Pets: 838 Compare collections | Score: 4815
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There were about 5 on my AH today for 250 gold each, lol! Immediately bought one ofcourse, saves me some trouble :)


And omg, he's the cutest pet I've ever seen! Definitely keeping this one out :)

Jan 7, 2014 at 5:59pm | Edits: 1 | Laughing Skull-EU | Pets: 323 Compare collections | Score: 1510
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The Direhorn Runt is one of my favorites. I love that he will wander around in a circle if you stand still long enough.

Jul 20, 2013 at 10:00pm | Edits: 0 | Shandris-US | Pets: 383 Compare collections | Score: 1722
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I had 8 drop today.  2 H/H and about one of every other breed.  I'm gonna keep the H/H and level and sell the rest.  She can be a backup tank pet.  I was farming bones for my mount, which I also completed today.  I still have to get the 1k bone pet but another day.

Jul 14, 2013 at 12:37am | Edits: 0 | Sargeras-US | Pets: 443 Compare collections | Score: 2274
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Any thoughts on the best breed for this guy?

Jul 10, 2013 at 2:09am | Edits: 0 | Doomhammer-US | Pets: 509 Compare collections | Score: 2779
Top RaterNinjadog 
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Husband helped me farm for this cutie the first week of 5.3. Took several nights farming for about 30 minutes to an hour each time. We would skip nights where competition was too annoying (had people who would stand too close and cause our mob to charge them and possibly pull more in the process.) If you farm as well, please be considerate of others. Can confirm its idle animation; I squealed very loudly the first time I saw it! :)

Jun 16, 2013 at 9:25am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 835 Compare collections | Score: 4878
Top RaterJanxy 
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800 bones (roughly 95 Direhorn Hatchling kills) later this guy finally dropped, did manage to get a primal egg drop as a bonus. Happy Hunting and good luck to all!

May 25, 2013 at 4:57pm | Edits: 1 | Eitrigg-US | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3155
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Got him after killing about 10 of the bigger direhorns, with a friend of mine. currently farming one for him.. no such luck yet but at least one dropped XD!

May 22, 2013 at 3:30am | Edits: 0 | Dath'Remar-US | Pets: 793 Compare collections | Score: 3708
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My experience is about 1 hr of farming with 25 to 35 kills for one. I am working on trying to get my second right now.


I went back and farmed more bones. Taking into account bones from when I originally started and assuming an average drop rate of 8 bones per kill for a direhorn hatchling. It works out to a drop rate for me of 1 in 26.

May 21, 2013 at 10:21pm | Edits: 1 | Arathor-US | Pets: 526 Compare collections | Score: 2824
Rating: -1   [Report]

There are few pets that I could describe as 'cute', but this little guy is one of them.  Dropped while farming bones for the mount; a lot of kills but since I'm only 10% of the way towards the mount, not too bad.

Dec 16, 2013 at 3:47pm | Edits: 0 | Arygos-US | Pets: 717 Compare collections | Score: 3538
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The Zandalari breed specific Direhorn species for their small size for use as mounts.
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