- For the original instance, see Razorfen Downs (Classic).
Originally crafted from the same mighty vines as Razorfen Kraul, Razorfen Downs is the traditional capital city of the quilboar race. The sprawling, thorn-ridden labyrinth houses a veritable army of loyal quilboar as well as their high priests - the Death's Head tribe.
Charlga Razorflank shaped most of the thorn dome, but later taught Chugara Razorflank to maintain the dome. Following the Third War, agents of the undead Scourge - led by the lich, Amnennar the Coldbringer - have taken control over the quilboar race and turned the maze of thorns into a bastion of undead might. The quilboar fought a desperate battle to reclaim their beloved city before Amnennar could spread his control across the Barrens.
After the Cataclysm, Koristrasza arrived here to deal with the quilboars, undead, and Amnennar. Once the lich was defeated, Koristrasza stated that the Downs need to be purged, but nothing of sort was seen.
Even after Amnennar's defeat at the hands of mortal heroes employed by the red dragonflight, the lich was not truly killed, as his phylactery remained intact. Death Speaker Blackthorn intended to bring back his master to the realm of the living, and it was again up to mortal heroes to eliminate the Scourge problem within, this time once and for all.
At some point after the discovery of Pandaria, Shagtusk brought the dryad Taryndrella here in order to cleanse the cave but were caught by Chugara and Blackthorn who wanted to sacrifice the dryad to Amnennar. Aramar Thorne and his friends entered the Downs as well. When they encountered Blackthorn and his undead army, Reigol Valdread joined the fray. While his objective was Aram's compass, he instead targeted Blackthorn. While Aram's group escaped, Reigol successfully stopped Amnennar's return.
During the war in Draenor, Koristrasza and the heroes of the Alliance and Horde returned here and once again fought against the enemies. This time, Koristrasza took his phylactery away.
Legends state that where the demigod Agamaggan fell, his blood gave rise to great masses of thorny vines. Many quilboar have taken up residence in the largest cluster of giant thorns, the Razorfen, which they revere as Agamaggan's resting place. Recently, scouts have reported seeing undead milling about the region, engendering fears that the dreaded Scourge may be moving to conquer Kalimdor.
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- Main article: Razorfen Downs loot
In the RPG
It was described as a quilboar fortress located in the northwestern Barrens.
Notes and trivia
- Walking through the underground area can take over an hour.
- Razorfen Downs was seen on a Warcraft III map in the game's manual. It was located in the middle of the Barrens.
- Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous instance level: 42 - 45.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Updated with new lore, enemies and bosses in accordance with recent storyline developments.