- This article is about the race as a whole. For the Warcraft III unit, see Ancient Protector (Warcraft III). For the Darnassus and Teldrassil NPC, see Ancient Protector. For the Val'sharah NPC, see Ancient Protector (Val'sharah).
Ancient protectors are green, leafy ancients with a beard of thick leaves and moss.
The early purpose of these primeval guardians was to defend the resting places of the druids as they slept. Called into service for the Third War, these wardens dedicate their existence to the defense of their brethren and the forested lands of Ashenvale. These mighty ancients can also hurl enormous boulders at any enemies who threaten the tranquility of the night elves' villages.
Valuable ancient, critical in the security of night elf civic areas and groves. The owl-faced ancients hurl massive boulders at all interlopers who dare desecrate the sacred groves of the night elves. They are also the quickest ancients on root-foot.
- Del'thanar Sagewood <Disciple of Elothir>
- Elder Brightleaf
- Elder Stonebark
- Erwind Mistfen <Disciple of Elothir>
- Flourishing Protector
- Marnor Lorleaf <Disciple of Elothir>
- Tormented Protector
- Wandering Protector
- Ancient Hyjal Protector
- Ancient Protector
- Ancient Protector
- Ancient Teldrassil Protector
- Corrupted Servitor
- Crystalline Protector
- Ironbark Protector
- Magic-Bound Ancient
- Raging Ancient
- Rotting Forest-Rager
- Sylvanaar Ancient Protector
- Warpwood Crusher
- Whisperwind Protector
- Withered Protector
In the RPG
Ancient protectors often remain near night elf settlements, serving as heavy artillery and powerful soldiers against their enemies. Ancient protectors prefer to hurl rocks at their opponents as they close, then enter melee with mighty swings of their branchlike arms. One hand may clutch a boulder.
Warcraft III concept art.
An orange ancient protector in Ashenvale.
A purple ancient protector in Darnassus.
A gray (corrupted) ancient protector in Dire Maul.
A red ancient protector (cherry ancient) from the WC3 map Cherryville (not in game).
A pink crystal ancient protector in Coldarra.
A blue crystal ancient protector in the Nexus.