The dread ravens are the children of the Raven God Anzu, as the kaliri are to Rukhmar and the wind serpents were to Sethe. Long ago, after a battle with Sethe, Anzu was cursed never to fly again. He disappeared into the shadows, later to become the patron God of many flightless arakkoa outcasts. His children, the dangerous and shadowy dread ravens, still populate the Spires of Arak to this day. Fiercely strong and surprisingly intelligent, dread ravens are dangerous when their territory is breached, particularly if their hatchlings are jeopardized. They are a grave threat on land and even more terrifying when they strike from above. Adventurers should be wary of their powerful headbutt or deafening screech. Stronger dread ravens use their wings as weapons, buffeting explorers with winds that threaten to blow them off the spires' high cliffs. Ka'alu is the current leader of the dread ravens; Anzu left her to watch over them when he retreated into a world of darkness.
The dread ravens seem to have mostly gone extinct when Draenor became Outland, likely because they were native to the Spires of Arak which were destroyed. Yikkan Izu, who was transported to Azeroth to serve as a Brawler's Guild gladiator, is one of the few remaining specimens.
- Anzu is the Raven God and the father of all dread ravens.
- Ka'alu is the demigod consort of Anzu, left behind to lead the ravens after her mate vanished into the shadows.
- Darkscreech <Ornekka's Raven>
- Deathtalon <Avatar of Iskar>
- Duskclaw <Akeeta's Raven>
- Nisha <Rexxar's Mount>
- Oskiira the Vengeful
- Yikkan Izu
- Adolescent Dread Raven
- Darktalon Hatchling
- Darktalon Young
- Dread Raven (NPC)
- Dread Raven (mob)
- Dread Raven Hatchling
- Lunarfall Chick
- Lunarfall Matriarch
- Lunarfall Raven
As a mount
- has a chance to drop from Anzu in Sethekk Halls on Heroic difficulty.
- is granted upon purchase of the Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition.
- can be purchased from Dawn-Seeker Krisek <Order of the Awakened> in Tanaan Jungle at a cost of 150,000 upon reaching Friendly with Order of the Awakened.
As a companion pet
is granted upon purchase of the Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition.
As a hunter pet
- Main article: Bird of prey#As a hunter pet
Notes and trivia
- A dread raven Spirit Healer can be found in a corner of Skettis in the Spires of Arak, surrounded by several kaliri spirits.
- Dread ravens use the same skeleton and animations as skyscreamers.
- Dread ravens were originally untamable by hunters due to their rarity and their ties to the arakkoa. They were made tamable in patch 8.3.0.
Possible dread ravens
These ravens may be dread ravens, or may simply be reusing the model:
- Blaithe, the consort of Aviana.
- Huginn and Muninn, Havi's pets.
- Cunning Nightwings, Monstrous Shadefeathers, Screeching Nightwings and Shadefeather Ravens, mobs on Island Expeditions.
In addition, the Dire Ravens in Blade's Edge Mountains are probably meant to be dread ravens given their association with the Grishna who follow Anzu, but the model did not yet exist at the time they were implemented.