Talonclaw

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Talonclaw, also known as the Eagle Spear and the Spear of the Wild Gods, is the artifact used by survival hunters in World of Warcraft: Legion.

The spear allows its wielder to fly while he or she is dead.

Source

Talonclaw is obtained from N Hunter [98] The Spear in the Shadow.

History

The Highmountain tauren crafted this spear, which predates the first demonic invasion of Azeroth more than ten thousand years ago. Talonclaw's wielders have fought alongside many guardian animal spirits, also known as Ancients, to defend the world of Azeroth and its wildlife in particular. Over the millennia, these Ancients have bestowed their blessings on the weapon, imbuing it with a portion of their power.[1]

Ohn'ahra, an eagle Wild God, was once saved from fire elementals by Moren Highmountain, a tauren chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe. In thanks, Ohn'ahra infused a portion of her power into Moren's spear, gifting it with magical abilities. Moren carved Ohn'ahra's name into his spear in honor, and his people would take to calling it the Eagle Spear. To commemorate other heroes he encountered, enemies he bested, and events he witnessed, Moren carved their names onto the Eagle Spear. As the spear was passed down to his descendants, they too carried on this tradition. In this way, the spear has become a living history of the Highmountain tribe. Moren's granddaughter, Eruna Highmountain, received a blessing on Talonclaw from the bear Wild God Ursoc after fighting alongside him against the forces of the Old Gods. Talonclaw was used by Huln Highmountain during the War of the Ancients, and before Omen succumbed to demonic corruption he blessed it as well.[2] After Huln's life was saved by Jarod Shadowsong, he promised to carve Jarod's name on it in honor.[3]

At the final battle for the Well of Eternity at Zin-Azshari, Huln grievously wounded a doomlord named Xyburn by taking out the demon's left eye, forever earning himself, his species and his weapon Xyburn's enmity.[4]

Two of Huln's descendants, twin sisters Arien Highmountain, the Protector of the Mountain who had bestowed the name "Talonclaw" to the Eagle Spear, and Chieftain Gardrel Highmountain, led the Unseen Path to a mountain nearby Thunder Totem. On approaching the summit, Arien noticed her weapon begin to glow. Holding it up to the sky, all were amazed as a cascade of golden energy poured from the spearhead and took the shape of a great eagle. The twins realized that Ohn'ahra herself had just blessed the site, and the newly sacred area was renamed to "Talon Peak". After the Highmountain helped to build Trueshot Lodge and the Three Talon towers, Arien herself eventually joined the organization.[5]

Generations later in Stormheim, Chieftain Dorro Highmountain lost the weapon and his life in battle to a fierce nightsaber, a magically corrupted monstrosity called Dakarr that had been hunting the tauren. All attempts to retrieve it failed.[6]

Artifact traits

Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Aspect of the Skylord] 1 Explosive Force
[Bird of Prey] 3 Embrace of the Aspects; My Beloved Monster; Talon Strike
[Eagle's Bite] 1 Fluffy, Go; Lacerating Talons
[Embrace of the Aspects] 1 Bird of Prey; Fluffy, Go
[Explosive Force] 3 Aspect of the Skylord; Hunter's Guile; Raptor's Cry
[Fluffy, Go] 3 Eagle's Bite; Embrace of the Aspects; Hunter's Bounty
Fury of the Eagle 1 Iron Talons
[Hellcarver] 3 Iron Talons; Raptor's Cry
[Hunter's Bounty] 3 Fluffy, Go; Lacerating Talons; My Beloved Monster; Raptor's Cry
[Hunter's Guile] 3 Explosive Force; Lacerating Talons
[Iron Talons] 1 Fury of the Eagle; Hellcarver; Sharpened Fang
[Lacerating Talons] 3 Eagle's Bite; Hunter's Bounty; Hunter's Guile
[My Beloved Monster] 3 Bird of Prey; Hunter's Bounty; Sharpened Fang; Terms of Engagement
[Raptor's Cry] 3 Explosive Force; Hellcarver; Terms of Engagement
[Sharpened Fang] 3 Iron Talons; My Beloved Monster
[Talon Strike] 1 Bird of Prey
[Terms of Engagement] 1 My Beloved Monster; Raptor's Cry
Voice of the Wild Gods 20 None

Hidden trait: Call to the Eagles

Appearances

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 01.png Classic

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Classic]

Talonclaw.jpg
This is the default appearance. Recover one of the Pillars of Creation. Recover Light's Heart and bring it to the safety of your Order Hall. (N [98] Light's Charge) Complete the first major campaign effort with your order. (Quest:Signalling Trouble)

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 02.png Upgraded: Eagle's Rebirth

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

Complete the hunter class hall campaign. ( [Forged for Battle]) Unlock every Artifact Trait. ( [Power Realized]) Fully research the history of your artifact in your class hall. ( [Part of History]) Complete the achievement " [This Side Up]."

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 03.png Valorous: Spear of the Alpha

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

Complete the questline, "Balance of Power" ( [Improving on History]) Complete the achievement " [Unleashed Monstrosities]." Complete a Challenge Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone. ( [Keystone Master]) Complete the achievement " [Glory of the Legion Hero]."

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 04.png War-torn: Serpentstrike

Achievement: Alliance [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

Complete the quest "B [100] The Victor's Spoils" after reaching Prestige level 1, Rank 50. Reach Prestige level 5 and earn a  [Crest of Heroism]. Reach Prestige level 5 and earn a  [Crest of Carnage]. Reach Prestige level 5 and earn a  [Crest of Devastation].

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 05.png Hidden: Bear's Fortitude

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

Acquire  [Last Breath of the Forest]. Complete 100 dungeons using a hidden artifact appearance. Complete 200 World Quests using a hidden artifact appearance. Kill 1,000 enemy players using a hidden artifact appearance.

Trivia

  • At the Gamescom 2015 event, it was introduced as The Eagle Spear. When the Artifact previews were revealed on the main World of Warcraft website on the first day of BlizzCon 2015, the name had been changed, but is the same weapon referred in the lore of the novels.
  • Like its famed wielder Huln, Talonclaw made its debut in the War of the Ancients Trilogy. At the time it was known simply as "the eagle spear", not receiving a proper name or expanded backstory until Legion.

Videos

Patch changes

References

  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2015-10-23. Legion: Hunter Artifact Reveal. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  2. ^ Tales of the Hunt
  3. ^ The Sundering, pg. 283
  4. ^ Tales of the Hunt
  5. ^ N Hunter [98] Preparation for the Hunt, Tales of the Hunt
  6. ^ N Hunter [98] The Hunter's Call, N Hunter [98] Weapons of Legend

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