虽然大家更喜欢叫它雪鸮，梵风雕鸮的发现绝对是令人震惊的大发现。鸮类一种十分成功的生物，但它们中的大部分并没能够从种族自身的灭绝中幸存下来。目前我们从未见过它们远离冻土带，我推测方尖碑可能是它幸存下来的关键。 显然，梵风雕鸮是现代鸮类的后代，它和它的小祖先们有着许多共同的特征。如，它能够排出丸状的雪鸮食团，这些雪鸮食团能够作为极好的资源。 它们宽大的翅膀能够帮助它们在长时间的飞行中节省体力并减少噪音。它们甚至连狩猎的方式都未曾改变：俯冲向地面，用强有力的爪袭击猎物。 此外，这些利爪还能够分泌一种具有高冰点的化学物质冻结它们猎物的行动能力，它们甚至还能在广阔的天空中释放这种物质，从而冻结其他敌人。
Common name: Snow Owl
Species: Bubo chinookus
Discovering Bubo chinookus was a pleasant surprise. Owls are remarkable creatures, but they're not the type that could survive an extinction level event on their own. Since it never strays from the patch of frozen tundra we encountered, I believe the Obelisk was the key to its survival. Clearly a descendant of modern Strigdae, Bubo shares many traits with its smaller ancestors. For example, it excretes waste in the form of pellets, which make excellent fertilizer, and their large wings let them save energy during long, silent flights. They even hunt in the same way: by diving towards the ground to attack their prey with powerful talons. However, these talons also secrete a chemical with a high freezing point to slow down their prey, and they can even unleash this chemical in a wide cloud, temporarily freezing their foes.
With its swift flying and frigid attacks, Bubo makes an excellent single-rider support mount or scout. The later is helped by its tremendous vision, which it can share with its rider via its antenna. Not only does this make enemies easier to see, but Bubo can also spot Element veins with ease, even when they're underground.