Thursday, August 29, 2013

Duskwood Rare Spawns

Duskwood, the dark and cursed level 20 - 25 Alliance zone just south of Elwynn Forest, has a total of eleven rares that can be found throughout it's forests. Three of these rares are tamable, however the majority are fittingly either undead or worgen.

Tamable Rares:

*Lightning Paw is a beautiful new spirit beast fox (added in patch 7.1.5) that can scale with your level starting at 17. She has multiple spawn points within bushes with blinking eyes around the western part of the zone. I wrote up a very detailed separate post on her here: Lightning Paw - New Spirit Beast (Fox)

Lupos (the level 20 white worg) does not have a unique skin, and beware of his melee attacks - this guy can give you Rabies! Naraxis (the level 21 red and green spider) is also not unique, but does have a pretty neat coloration in my opinion. Although her skin is fairly common now, during the Burning Crusade era the only mob that had this model and color was Terokkarantula in Terokkar Forest.

Non-Tamable Rares:

There are so many interesting rares in this zone. Each one really has their own story, and most of them even have their own titles. I'm not going to cover all of them, but I'd like to point out the ones I though were most interesting.

Watcher Eva <The Restless Dead> was the rare I found most intriguing. He is a non-hostile undead that patrols around the Tranquil Gardens Cemetery. His patrol route starts at the house of Blind Mary, then on to the campfire just outside, and then up to the graveyard. At the graveyard he will stop and kneel for a long while at one of the graves, when he stops at the campfire it almost looks as if he were preparing a meal. From there he walks back into Blind Mary's house and stands by the door where he states "They will pay for forsaking us. For leaving us amongst the beastly undead to rot..." When attacked he says "It did not have to be this way! I only wish to see my family share with them this gift!" Poor fellow. I felt awful for attacking the guy.

There are two more undead rares in the zone; The Unknown Soldier and Eliza <Bride of the Embalmer>. The Unknown Soldier can be found kneeling over his own tomb in a secluded shrine near the mountainside in Beggar's Haunt. For an unknown soldier, he sure got quite the memorial (pictured at the very end of this post). I would love to know his story.

Before cataclysm Eliza used to look like this: this. These days you can actually tell she is a woman. When aggro'd she says: "Eliza isss pretty... sssso pretty..." I guess now that she isn't the standard falling apart ghoul model she's not half bad looking.

Speaking of Cataclym model changes, Nafaru and Fenros have also gotten some face lifts. Well, sort of. Each of them used to be the badass pre-Catacysm style worgen. (The kind I was SO hoping to play when I found out they'd be playable.) Nafaru's model change also seemed to have caused a gender switch.

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Here are some screenshots of each of these rares in order by level. (Click on pictures to enlarge them.)
Lupos, The Unknown Soldier, Naraxis & Watcher Eva
Fenros, Carved One & Marus
Eliza, Nefaru & Marina DeSirrus
All of these rares can be added to NPCScan. You can simply cut and paste this macro in game to add all of them automatically:

/npcscan add 521 Lupos
/npcscan add 45739 The Unknown Soldier
/npcscan add 574 Naraxis
/npcscan add 45740 Watcher Eva
/npcscan add 507 Fenros
/npcscan add 45785 Carved One
/npcscan add 45771 Marus
/npcscan add 45801 Eliza
/npcscan add 534 Nefaru
/npcscan add 45811 Marina DeSirrus

The Unknown Soldier's Resting Place


  1. Oh nice! I'll have to go back and update my 2 models.

  2. About 8 years ago I was in Dusk Wood, behind the Twilight Grove killing wolves and spiders when I came across a strange 2-3 tailed wolf or fox. I have never seen the thing again and have since then looked for it from time to time with my hunter and his tracking ability but I was wondering if anyone else might have seen something like this as well?

    1. Oh sh*t I actually know what this is!

      So original Bushtail had 3 tails and was a different color and would wonder between Elwynn and Duskwood's for quite a stretchy path and had a little den where it would rest for a certain amount of time.

      This bushtail was level 15 and had a stun attack.
      I actually know a guy called Jostel who is a Nightelf hunter who actually has this pet in Argent Dawn. Although the mob doesn't spawn now cause Bushtail resides in Elwynn as a level 9 you can still find a rare few players with this delectably rare mob around Stormwind.

  3. The Unknown Soldier is a larger memorial to the soldiers in real life who have passed away and were never given a proper burial for several reasons, or were lost in war. It is actually a term, sort of like a mass memorial for all of the people lost in war; "The Unknown" was something that actually started in America in the 1920s, after WWII when we started to claim the bodies of American soldiers lost at war.

    "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God" -

    Pretty interesting to read through the WoW player comments, too: