A winter wolf was more akin to a worg than an actual wolf, being of wicked intelligence and cunning.[3]


It grew to about 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length, 4 ft 6 in (1.4 m) at the shoulder, and weighed around 450 lb (200,000 g). They usually had blue eyes.[3]


Using their fur as camouflage, winter wolves would lay in wait for prey.[1] When an ambush was triggered, winter wolves would encircle their prey and take turns to attack, or attempt to pin it. They could breathe gusts of cold as well as bite their victims. They could also trip their enemies. They were immune to cold and cold magic, but were vulnerable to fire.[3]


Winter wolves typically lived in packs of around three to five.[3] They were well organized and their leaders were both the strongest and smartest among them. When hunting they typically traveled against the wind in order to ensure that their prey couldn't smell them.[6]


Winter wolves were known to inhabit the region of High Ice, where they often hunted ice toads.[6]


Winter Wolves were known to speak their own bestial language,[1] as well as Common and Giant.[3]


Winter wolves were sometimes found as allies and guardians of frost giants, white dragons, and other evil arctic beings.[3]



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