Others Crocodile
Body type Crocodylian
Average height Varies by subspecies
Average length Varies by subspecies
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity Very high
Place of origin Seemingly evolved from basilisks or diemetrodons
Habitat Varies by subspecies
Diet Carnivore
Locomotion Movement using six legs
Subspecies Numerous - see below
Status Least Concern
Behind the Scenes
Universe Warcraft

A crocolisk is a long-snouted reptile with six short legs and a long tail that bears a striking resemblance to basilisks, diemetrodons, alligators, and crocodiles.

They are most common in the Eastern Kingdoms with 13 including the magically-enhanced subspecies in Dalaran (now located over the Northrend); the second greatest number are found in Pandaria at 5 subspecies, and Kalimdor has the fewest number at 4. Though genetically unrelated, one or two species on Draenor survived the cataclysm thereon.


It is massive in length and covered in thick, rough scales that run from the end of its tail to the tip of its maw. Mottled green in color with yellowish fangs, the beast is supported by six squat legs with webbed feet, each of which ends in short, black claws.

Crocolisks are powerful amphibious predators common in most regions of Azeroth, attacking unwary adventurers sailing their waterways. They exist naturally in both fresh and saltwater environments, preferring to remain close to land. However, seafarers occasionally report sighting giant crocolisks out in the ocean, miles from dry land. Crocolisks spend most of their time submerged, but are equally at home on land and often climb onto shore to sun themselves or to roll in warm mud.

They are proficient swimmers, able to surge forward with bursts of speed that often catch prey by surprise. They prefer to feed on relatively defenseless prey, such as small, aquatic creatures or larger land creatures that flounder when crossing bodies of water. However, crocolisks never hesitate to defend their territory aggressively from trespassers. A crocolisk usually lies in wait, submerged near the edge of a body of water with only its eyes and nostrils showing, unnoticed as long as it remains motionless When it spots prey, it charges to the attack. It lacerates the victim until it bleeds to death, then drags the corpse back to its watery home. Crocolisks become stealthy while they are in the water.

Crocolisks are usually found near bodies of water such as rivers, marshes and lakes. They appear to be related to the primitive diemetradons.

They are found in the Wailing Caverns, Durotar, Loch Modan, the Wetlands, Swamp of Sorrows, Dustwallow Marsh, Zul'Gurub, Nagrand, Netherstorm, and even Stormwind City (as the elusive Sewer Beast).

Due to the corruption emanating from Grim Batol, some of the crocolisks living in the Wetlands have gained poisonous bites.


Snarly, Crocolisk

A young crocolisk

Due to the existence of animals like alligators and crocodiles within World of Warcraft, it may be that the crocolisk received its name due to its shockingly similar features shared by basilisks and crocodiles alike. It could also be speculated that perhaps the two species are able to interbreed to create this beast.



  • Underbelly Croc (Dalaran -- city is mobile)

Eastern KingdomsEdit

  • Amani Crocolisk (Zul'Aman)
  • Baradin Crocolisk (Tol Barad)
  • Darkwater Crocolisk (Black Morass)
  • Loch Crocolisk (Loch Modan)
  • Marsh Crocolisk (Silverpine Forest)
  • River Crocolisk (Stranglethorn Vale)
  • Saltwater Crocolisk (Stranglethorn Vale)
  • Sawtooth Crocolisk (Swamp of Sorrows)
  • Snapjaw Crocolisk (Stranglethorn Vale)
  • Swamp Crocolisk (Gilneas)
  • Wetlands Crocolisk (The Wetlands)
  • Zulian Gnasher (Zul'Gurub)


  • Deviate Crocolisk (Wailing Caverns)
  • Dreadmaw Crocolisk (Durotar/Barrens river)
  • Drywallow Crocolisk (Dustwallow Marsh)
  • Venomfang Crocolisk (Lost City of the Tol'vir, Uldum)


  • Bog Crocolisk (Jade Forest)
  • Coldbite Crocolisk (Dread Wastes)
  • Electrified Razortooth (Isle of Thunder)
  • Mortbreath (Krasarang Wilds)
  • Stillwater Crocolisk (Vale of Eternal Blossoms)


  • Barbscale Crocolisk (Netherstorm)
  • Sewer Crocolisk (Black Temple -- May or may not be a separate subspecies)

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