Hemet Nesingwary

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Enemy of Nature, The Great Game Hunter, The Butcher of Badlands, The Stranglethorn Ripper, Old Man Death, Hemet, Nessie, Ol' Dirty, Ol' Dirty D, Father of the Bounty, The Extinctionator, The Target of D.E.H.T.A.




Dwarf (Humanoid)


70 / 78 Elite

Character class

20,958 / 35,310


Leader of the Nesingwary Safari and Nesingwary Base Camp, Former leader of Nesingwary's Expedition




Hemet Nesingwary is a quest giver and game hunter seen in Nagrand, Sholazar Basin and Valley of the Four Winds. Considered the greatest hunter on Azeroth, he leads safaris to hunt the wildlife of Azeroth and beyond, and is the author of The Green Hills of Stranglethorn. He is generally to be found in the wild, camped out with a group of fellow hunters, surrounded by a variety of grizzly trophies collected from the native game of the area. Nesingwary and his cohorts tutor adventurers on the hunting and trapping of wild creatures.

Hemet fought in many battles alongside Ajeck Rouack's father, and has been described by his servant Barnil Stonepot as a war hero of the Alliance. Nesingwary is the father of Hemet Nesingwary Jr., who has taken over some of his father's duties in Stranglethorn in order to allow him to focus on new and even more exotic game in newly discovered lands.

See List of Nagrand NPCs or List of Sholazar Basin NPCs.


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Legends: The Thrill of the Hunt

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Hemet was hired by the night elves of Nighthaven to track down a crazy furbolg that was terrorizing the elves. He chased him into the Winterspring where he almost caught him not for the interference of Creedy's hunters. The furbolg escaped but one of the hunter recognized him to be the most famous hunter. They told him they were hunting a fox and Hemet joined them. After they found the animal's tracks, he immediately understood they were not after the fox and left them. He went after the tracks only to be attacked by a lion who turned out to be Teleena. She explained him that her mount, Isis had cubs who were hunted by Creedy's hunters. Hemet understood that Creedy was not an honest hunter so he decided to help Teleena and her three cubs. They successfully escaped Creedy but the cruel hunter was able to shoot Teleena. Hemet took her to a nearby cave and started to heal her but it was too late, she died saying to take care of the three cubs.

Nesingwary began with constructing the traps, killing Creedy's hunters one by one. Hemet managed to pull Creedy into a trap and bounded him to a tree, leaving him to be eaten by whatever creatures lived in the wilds. The furbolg Hemet has been hunting appeared and killed Creedy. Hemet killed the furbolg right after.

After this, he once visited The Blue Recluse and retold Flint Broadshot his story where he learned the true meaning of an honorable kill and the "thrill of the hunt" when he found himself guarding three Frostsaber cubs from unscrupulous human hunters in Winterspring.[1]

World of Warcraft

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Hemet Nesingwary was stationed in Stranglethorn Vale and was level 40, but has since increased both his level and his need for bigger game in Outland and Northrend. The Stranglethorn Vale quests he used to offer are now given by his son Hemet Nesingwary Jr.

The Burning Crusade

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With the opening of the Dark Portal, Hemet Nesingwary saw this as an opportunity to hunt new prey. He traveled to Nagrand and set up camp and welcomes every one who wishes to join the hunt. His choice of target there appeared to be the clefthoof and Banthar is their champion. His ultimate target was Tusker.

Wrath of the Lich King

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Wanted poster in the Borean Tundra.

In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Hemet Nesingwary has returned to Azeroth, moving his operations (via a boat crash landing this time) to the Nesingwary Base Camp, located in Sholazar Basin in western Northrend. (Evidently, his piloting skills have not improved.)

A new organization known as D.E.H.T.A. gives players quests to combat the game hunter's butchery, and even go up against Hemet's hunters.[2]

He became respected by Frenzyhearts and Keket wants to see him during the Children's Week. Hemet advised him to read The Green Hills of Stranglethorn if he wants to hunt with him.

Unlike from the original WoW-to-BC transition, Nesingwary can still be found in Nagrand as well as Sholazar Basin. It was previously assumed that Hemet Jr. (or another son) would replace him in Nagrand, but this does not appear to be the case.


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Hemet appears in Mount Hyjal as one of many well-known NPCs during the quest N [85 Daily] The Protectors of Hyjal.

Mists of Pandaria

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Hemet Senior (right) and Junior at their camp in the Valley of the Four Winds

Hemet and his son make an appearance in Mists of Pandaria at Nesingwary's Safari near the south-west of the Valley of the Four Winds, in Pandaria. They have traveled here with a small group, having arrived by hot air balloon, The Killem' Jaro (and not crashing for a change). After he had valley's wildlife hunted, his son wanted to step out of his father's shadow by hunting his own game hunt. Nevertheless, Hemet had to rescue his junior from the spell of Torjar's Bane.

Warlords of Draenor

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He is involved in the following quests in

Sholazar Basin
Mount Hyjal
Valley of the Four Winds



Patch changes

External links

Nagrand Sholazar Basin Mount Hyjal Valley of the Four Winds