Razorfen Downs

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For the original instance, see Razorfen Downs (original).
Razorfen Downs
RFD
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Location
Affiliation
Race(s)
End boss
Advised level

35-60

Minimum level

35

Player limit

5 (10)

Razorfen Downs (or simply Razorfen[1] or the Downs)[2] are the ancestral burial grounds of the quilboar, nestled amid huge brambles in the Thousand Needles.

It is said that the entrance to the Downs is made from Agamaggan's maw.[3] The entry to the outside dome is an arched gap, nearly invisible to any who didn't know where to look.[4]

History

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.[5] 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.

The quilboar there were plagued[6] and took prisoners and imprisoned them here,[7] including Belnistrasz.

After the Cataclysm, Koristrasza arrived here to deal with the quilboars, undead, and Amnennar.[8] Once the lich was defeated, Koristrasza stated that the Downs need to be purged,[9] 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.[10]

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.

Adventure Guide

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.

Geography

Maps

Sub-regions

The Bone PileThe Caller's ChamberThe Murder PensSpiral of Thorns

Quest guide

Quest name Quest giver Zone location
N [37D] Blackthorn's Lieutenants Neutral  Koristrasza entrance [28.4, 22.4]
N [37D] The Ritual Neutral  Koristrasza entrance [28.4, 22.4]

General notes

Dungeon denizens

Bosses Monsters NPCs

Loot

Main article: Razorfen Downs loot

Achievements

In the RPG

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It was described as a quilboar fortress located in the northwestern Barrens.[11]

Notes & trivia

  • Walking through the underground area can take over an hour.[12]
  • Razorfen Downs was seen on a Warcraft III map in the game's manual. It was located in the middle of the Barrens.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous instance level: 42 - 45.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Updated with new lore, enemies and bosses in accordance with recent storyline developments.

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