Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf
|Location||Tower of Azora, Elwynn Forest|
Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf is a human mage standing in front of the entrance of the Tower of Azora in Elwynn Forest, he is the final obstacle, as well as the owner of and can only be found if the mage hunting for the hidden artifact appearance has completed the previous requirements.
He was kicked out of the Tower of Azora by Theocritus, who branded him as insane. When a mage talks to him, waves of Enraged Elwynn Sheep and Enraged Volatile Elwynn Sheep appear to swarm him down. After protecting him, a lumberer named Craig Ryan V appears and tries to warn the mage that Cote is a maniac who transformed the former's entire family into sheep. Cote polymorphs Craig into a sheep and then turns his staff on the player. He is killed in the ensuring onslaught and his staff taken from his body.
When hostile, Cote will use these spells:
- Arcane Barrage — Inflicts Arcane damage to an enemy.
- Arcane Explosion — Sends out a blast wave of magic, inflicting Arcane damage to nearby enemies.
- Arcane Missiles — Launches magical missiles at an enemy, inflicting Arcane damage every 1 sec. for 5 sec.
- Inconceivably Volatile Polymorph — A lot more dangerous than usual.
- Being shunned
- Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf yells: I swear it! The staff came to life! I must discover how it works!
- Theocritus yells: You've lost your mind, Shepherd!
- Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf yells: Only a few more sheep! I'm so close to unlocking the mysteries of this artifact!
- Theocritus yells: Keep your fantasies to yourself! You are no longer welcome here!
- NO YOU CAN'T TOUCH IT!
- Do you hear something? Is that... bleating?
- Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf yells: Oh, sheep!
- The mage adventurer and Shepard fight a few waves of enraged sheep. A man then comes running up.
- Craig Ryan V yells: He turned my family into sheep!
- Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf yells: Nonsense! Don't believe this maniac!
- Craig Ryan V yells: He did! That dead sheep was my cousin Johnny!
- Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf yells: Shut up, peasant!
- Shepard polymorphs Craig.
- Cote "Shepherd" Metcalf yells: Curses! Can you pretend you didn't see that?
- Shepard turns hostile.
- While "cote" and "shepherd" are both words related to sheep, the name "Metcalf" is likely a reference to former Blizzard artist Ryan Metcalf, who helped design the Woolomancer's Charge appearance.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.