- Not to be confused with Roaring Wolf and other wolfs that have appeared in the series.
Dire Wolves in Sword Art Online take the appearance of a snarling, bi-colored wolf with glaring red eyes. Its legs, face, tip of the tail, and the insides of its ears have white fur, while its back and stomach are dark brown. Its eyes make them unique from regular wolves in the game.
After Kayaba Akihiko's announcement in the Starting City, Kirito leaves Klein and heads towards the next town. While on his way, Kirito encounters a Dire Wolf and easily defeats it with a single Sword Skill.