Griftah

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Not to be confused with Drifta.
NeutralGriftah
Image of Griftah
Title <Amazing Amulets>
Gender Male
Race Jungle troll (Humanoid)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Lower City, Uncrowned
Location Various
Status Alive

Griftah is a phony amulet vendor located in the Lower City of Shattrath along with other appearances at Darkmoon Island and Kun-Lai Summit.

He persistently announces his silly wares, such as  [Soap on a Rope] and other white neck slot items, all of which are quite useless, either granting abilities you already have (such as jumping, swimming, or returning to your body upon death) or effects you do not need (such as protection from critters or from "Tikbalangs", which aren't actually in the game).

Biography

The Burning Crusade This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.

Griftah in Shattrath City.

Griftah was initially located in the Lower City market section of Shattrath City, trying to sell his wares to unsuspecting bypassers.

Early on he was standing next to Peacekeeper Jadaar who often contradicted and questioned Griftah's claims about his wares, leading to amusing conversations, but for a short time Griftah was exiled from the city due to the endless reports of his shady business practices. He continued to sell his questionable goods outside of Shattrath, at the city's south-western entrance from Terokkar Forest, asking players who pass by about the state of his stall. Peacekeeper Jadaar was standing guard outside Griftah's stall, while the troll's inventory was examined by Investigator Asric. However, when Zul'Aman was re-discovered, Griftah was let back into Shattrath selling his old goods, and sells a  [Hula Girl Doll] necessary in crafting the  [Turbo-Charged Flying Machine], the epic flying mount created by engineers.

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Griftah now has another chance to find customers during the Darkmoon Faire. He can be spotted near the boardwalk by a wagon.

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

Griftah found his way to Pandaria and can be found at the Grummle Bazaar in Kun-Lai Summit.[64, 61] He offers the original items he sells in Shattrath, plus the  [Problem Solving Pendant].

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Griftah traveled on to Draenor, where he managed to sell some of his more useless junk to garrison troops in Talador. There is a standing order to rough him up a bit in order to get a refund back.

Rogues can summon him through  [Secretive Whistle] and do N Rogue [100W] Da Big Score.

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Griftah is found in the Hall of Shadows and later also at Deliverance Point.

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

Griftah traveled to Zuldazar, where he sells his wares at the Port of Zandalar.

Locations

Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Shattrath City 60 2,350
Darkmoon Island 60 2,350
Kun-Lai Summit 90 9,195
 [Secretive Whistle] 100 78,283
Dalaran 100 269,218
Broken Shore 110 831,414
Zuldazar 110 - 120 25,756

Vendor information

Griftah on Darkmoon Island.

His standard inventory:

Inv jewelry talisman 01.png [Charm of Potent and Powerful Passions]
30g
Inv jewelry amulet 03.png [Compassionate Critter's Friend]
20g
Inv misc toy 07.png [Hula Girl Doll]
100g
Inv jewelry necklace 13.png [Infallible Tikbalang Ward]
5g
Inv jewelry necklace 14.png [Marvelous Madstone of Immortality]
40g
Inv jewelry amulet 06.png [Polished Pendant of Edible Energy]
25g
Inv misc necklacea9.png [Problem Solving Pendant]
100g
Inv jewelry necklace 09.png [Shark's Tooth of Bona Fide Fluidic Mobility]
15g
Inv jewelry necklace 10.png [Soap on a Rope]
1g
Inv jewelry necklace 16.png [Stone of Stupendous Springing Strides]
10g
Inv jewelry necklace 12.png [Talisman of True Treasure Tracking]
35g

Rogue-exclusive inventory:

Inv helmet 30.png [Forboding Black Mask]
5,000Coins of Air 1,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv helmet 27.png [Glamorous Purple Mask]
5,000Coins of Air 1,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv misc cape 11.png [Immaculate White Mask]
5,000Coins of Air 1,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv helmet 32.png [Mossy Green Mask]
5,000Coins of Air 1,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv misc bandana 03.png [Rakish Orange Mask]
5,000Coins of Air 1,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv misc bandana 03.png [Sinister Rouge Mask]
25,000Coins of Air 5,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv misc bandana 03.png [Embroidered Crimson and Gold Mask]
25,000Coins of Air 5,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv helmet 41.png [Crimson Shadowcap]
25,000Coins of Air 5,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv helmet 41.png [Fancy Crimson Shadowcap]
50,000Coins of Air 10,000Dingy Iron Coins
Inv cask 03.png [Barrel of Bandanas]
50,000Coins of Air 10,000Dingy Iron Coins

Quests

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.

Griftah's exile from Shattrath City

In Patch 2.2, Griftah was exiled from Shattrath City as a result of fraudulent activities.

The reactions of the players were varied, with some happy with the change while others were disgusted of what they think was Blizzard taking this action due the complaints by players who had got "grifted" (and perhaps because they would lose the opportunity of visiting his stall to hear his funny conversations with Peacekeeper Jadaar).

However, his creator, World Designer Kisirani, answer the following to one of these claims:[1]

I can say with the utmost confidence that you are incorrect. There is no ret-con occurring here, and the changes to Griftah were not done as a result of player or GM complaints. I assure you, had that been the case, his amulets would likely have been removed entirely rather than merely relocating the NPC.
They were done in the interest of making the world a bit more interesting, and from the vast majority of responses, it appears that motivation is a success.
Wait and see. :)

Kisirani later explained: [2]

It's a shame you're unwilling to believe what is, in essence, the truth—that Griftah has been a small foray in progressive content as we gauge certain things.
I'm the person behind making the content. I've no reason to deceive you.
It's one of the goals of my job, at the heart of it, to make the world feel more alive. The larger parts of it primarily contain holiday content and world flavor; this was a small bit of the latter.

Griftah was seen in Shattrath City again in Patch 2.3.0.

Quotes

Old location (Shattrath)

  • Dangerous over there, innit? Know what ya need? Protection. I can help ya defy death itself! Just wear this madstone 'round your neck, see, and then ya be able to come back if ya find yerself in the spirit world! Just a quick jaunt to your corpse and up ya come, fresh and new!
  • Look over here, <class>! I got something for ya. Just what ya need! It's soap, right.. and it's on a rope! No offense, man, but yer a little ripe, know what I'm sayin'?
  • Ya look lovesick. Special Someone be gettin' ya down, eh? No worries, no worries. Ya get this medallion from me, ya wear it when ya see 'em, and they be all over ya, man/sweetheart!
  • Hey! Hey, <race>! I be havin' just the thing for ya. Ya ever see a tikbalang? Frightenin' creatures. Prone to stealin' ya away. What ya need is one of my tikbalang wards. Guaranteed to ward all tikbalangs!
  • Amazing amulets! Incredible curios! The newfangled jewelcrafters be havin' nothin' on the tried and true mystical methods of ol' Griftah! Improve yerself through these magical talismans for a bargain price!
  • C'mere, <race>. Ya don't want to be riskin' yerself in a dungeon, do ya? Filthy work, and for what? Some worthless trinket? Nah, what ya need be one of my amulets. Guaranteed to work!

Check Peacekeeper Jadaar for some of his conversations with him.

During his exile from Shattrath

Now, I know what ya be thinkin'. Ol' Griftah's in a spot of trouble. This be nothin'. I still got a lotta my stock on me, so c'mere and check out what I got.

  • I can't believe they be chasin' me outta the city. Innit supposed to be a refuge? Ol' Griftah be a refugee! Not my fault I be an ENTERPRISIN' refugee...
  • Hey, wait, <class>! Ya been by the market lately? My stall's okay, yeah? Still there?
  • Check this out, <race>! Ya know what ya be needin'? One of these flowers. Lilacs, right outta the mystical forest of Terokkar! Rare! So rare! Ya don't see any of 'em around me, do ya? A pretty flower for a pretty lady, right? Right?
  • Heh... heh... hey! You! I may be down, but I be gettin' back on my feet! Come over here and look at what I got. The rarest and most marvelous amulets, right here! I even picked up some extra bits! Come on, come on, ya know ya wanna look.
  • Okay, okay, I know what ya be thinkin'. This be a stick. But it be no ORDINARY stick, no! What ya be seein' here, <class>, be a stick of incredible rarity and extraordinary value, shaped by the very powers that wrought the world! Ya wanna own this fantastic piece of Draenor, touched by magnificent power, I know ya do. I be practically givin' em away!
  • Amazing amulets! Incredible curios! The newfangled jewelcrafters be havin' nothin' on the tried and true mystical methods of... the... uh... the newly relocated Griftah! Improve yerself through these magical talismans for a bargain price!

Return to Shattrath

Ahaha, ya see this? Griftah's BACK! Back in my stall, back with my old wares, and ready to pass on the deals to ya!

Want to be better, stronger, faster? Each one of these amulets be guaranteed to do just what I say they be doin'. Step up and buy one of these miraculous baubles! Cheap at twice the price!

Player asking to see inventory

Gossip I'll... take a look.

Darkmoon Island

Da faire be easy times for ol' Griftah...

Kun-Lai Summit

Ahaha, get a load 'a me, mon!
Griftah be back again! New stall, and brand new wares, and ready to pass on the deals to ya!
Want more luck for deh mountains? Want tah buy the best "luckydo" ya ever smelled? Well step right up and don' be talkin' to grummles. Just let your good ol' friend Griftah lead ya right.
These miraculous baubles be cheap at tripple the price!

Hall of Shadows

I be branchin' out, mon. All sorts of things available in. So much opportunity.

Gossip <Fence your loot>

Trivia

Patch changes

External links