A dire wolf was a dire version of a grey wolf,[citation needed] being a larger and more primitive or feral breed of wolf.[citation needed] Dire wolves were favored by the gods Garagos and Ilneval.[6]

Description[edit | edit source]

Dire wolves grew to about 9 feet (2.7 meters) long and weighed up to 800 pounds (363 kilograms), about the size of a horse. Their fur was thick and a mottled grey or black in color, and they had fiery eyes.[citation needed]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Dire wolves were far more aggressive than normal wolves, attacking and killing anything they could catch. They could be found singly as lone wolves or in packs numbering three to five dire wolves.[citation needed]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

They could generally be found in temperate forest environments.[citation needed]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

They had keen senses, including a sharp sense of smell, allowing them to track their prey by scent. They could also move stealthily on the hunt.[citation needed]

That howling? Wolves—or folk caught in their jaws, who want all Faerûn to know they're dying. They could let me sleep, inconsiderate dolts.
— Aglasz Jhavildar, Sage of Teziir, Lessons to Children, Volume IV[7]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Dire wolves fought in packs, fighting efficiently and surrounding their prey and flanking it to gain an advantage. Their bite was their only weapon, but they could drag a creature to the ground once they had gotten a hold of them.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

In the Year of the Prince, 1357 DR, Conner and a young boy were traveling on a moor when fog swept in and they were beset by starving dire wolves. However, before the beasts closed in for the kill, a shaft of moonlight transported them to Waterdeep.[8]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Ruins of AdventurePool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor
Novels
Blackstaff
Video Games
Neverwinter Nights: Darkness over DaggerfordNeverwinter Nights: Tyrants of the Moonsea

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External Link[edit | edit source]

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