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Not to be confused with wendigo or sasquatch.
Classification Large Monstrous Humanoid (Cold)
Homeworld Azeroth
Environment Cold mountains
Area(s) Alterac Mountains, Feralas, Hillsbrad Foothills, Winterspring, Howling Fjord, Storm Peaks, Kun-Lai Summit, Drustvar
Language(s) Unknown
Average height over 7 ft (213 cm)
Weight about 1,200 lbs (544 kg)
Organization(s) Tribes[1] Solitary, pair (12–36)
Alignment Always neutral
Sources: Monster Guide, pg. 140

Yetis are large, furry humanoid animals that usually live in or near caves. Some of the varieties in colder regions breathe ice breath. Yetis are skinnable, unlike most humanoids. Yetis can be found in Feralas, the Hillsbrad Foothills, Winterspring, and the Alterac Mountains. They can also be found in Northrend and Pandaria.

Although generally regarded as untamed beasts, yetis are actually quite intelligent. The ones in Feralas, notably Feral Scar, utilize strategy in combat, name each other and even believe in an afterlife called the "Afterlands." Those in Feralas forged an alliance with the Woodpaw clan of gnolls, with the help of Aramar Thorne and his crew.[2] Toejam the Terrible, in the Azure Span, was actually a gentle soul willing to help children.[3]



Wrath-Logo-Small.png This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

In Wrath of the Lich King, the yetis of Northrend got a new more intimidating look. They also appear to be far more intelligent than the yetis of the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, with the capability of complex speech and understanding.

The taunka of Northrend have been hunting the giant yetis of the Howling Fjord for generations. Traditionally, the hunt includes the usage of a loud horn carved from a ram horn and whose call allegedly mimics the mating call of the female yeti.[4]

A yeti's favorite food is shark meat.[5]

Note that The Wrath of the Lich King Bestiary called this model a "wendigo", but they are consistently referred to as "yeti" elsewhere.


Pandaria Yeti.png

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

In Mists of Pandaria, the yetis of Pandaria receive a look that appears to be a cross between the huge yetis of Northrend and the smaller yetis found in the Eastern Kingdoms, while still looking intimidating.

Garrosh Hellscream's True Horde captured and starved several yetis.


Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Even though no yetis are found in the wilds of Draenor, a yeti mount is rewarded from  [Challenge Warlord: Silver]. Draenic legends also tell of the monstrous Grumpus and his Grumpling minions, but it's possible that these creatures simply use the yeti model and aren't actually meant to be yetis.

Kul Tiras

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

Hostile yetis congregate in the Waning Glacier of Tiragarde Sound and among the snowy foothills of Drustvar. They are noted as being hostile to travelers and dangerous to neighboring eco-systems. Those of the glacier are also explained to rapidly breed, to such an extent that their numbers threaten the gryphon taming camps below.



The first yeti model, which has been completely replaced.

As a mount

Main article: Yeti mounts

As a companion pet

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Yetis are cousins to wendigos. They live in colder climates, far away from civilized communities. Yeti are far more territorial and aggressive than wendigo, usually attacking intruders on sight. A yeti begins combat with its breath weapon and then closes into melee, attacking fiercely.[6]


  • Frozo the Renowned's first flying carpet was made of yeti hair and burlap.[7]
  • As evidenced by Feral Scar, they believe that after they die, they go to a place called the afterlands of the yetis.[8]


Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-09-12): The yetis of Feralas should once again have facial hair.
  • Legion Patch 7.3.0 (2017-08-29): Model updated.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Yeti will no longer flee when at low health.