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“Veterans of the battle for Outland's Hellfire Peninsula are traumatized by thoughts of these beasts to this day.”

Mount Journal entry for  [Deathtusk Felboar]

Helboars, also known as felboars and demonic boars, are spiny, mottled boars that burn with different colored flames. It comes in a variety of looks, possibly related to the amount of exposure it has had to the demonic energies of the Twisting Nether. Helboar were once ordinary boars, now mutated by demonic influence.[1]

In Azeroth, the helboar is native only to the Blasted Lands. The Outland variety found on Hellfire Peninsula shows far larger signs of demonic blood. Their hides are brightly colored and twisted into a vile parody of a boar. Helboars also started appearing on alternate Draenor after the corruption of Tanaan Jungle.


A felboar variant from Warlords of Draenor.
Green variant from Warlords of Draenor.


As a mount

Main article: Boar mounts

As a companion pet

Main article: Fel Piglet

 [Fel Piglet] can be purchased from Draemus <Exotic Pet Supplier> at the Magical Menagerie in Dalaran at a cost of 200 Shiny Pet Charm.

As a hunter pet

Main article: Boar#As a hunter pet

Boars are a family of Tenacity pets and are tamable by hunters.


  • Originally classified as demons in-game, they have been re-classified as beasts since Cataclysm. This is most likely for just gameplay mechanics and they are probably still considered demons lore-wise.
  • In the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans manual, orcs were described to bring beasts called groks to the slaughter.[2] They may have been helboars.

In the RPG

Helboar in the Monster Guide

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Helboar are spiny, mottled boars that burn with a reddish-orange flame. Helboar were once ordinary boars, now mutated by the earth-shattering magic of the Blasted Lands. The arcane fire that savaged the region was absorbed into native boars, turning them into savage, ferocious predators. The body of a helboar is constantly aflame, although this flame deals no damage to the creature. Helboar are omnivores, but consume only plants or animals thoroughly cooked by their flames. Typical helboar are 4 feet long, stand 3 feet high, and weigh 300 pounds or more. Helboar viciously charge any creature that enters their territory. Once engaged in melee, they use their flaming gore attack to tear into and fry their opponents.[3]