Saberon

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Saberon
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The vicious saberon are a cat-like species native to Draenor.

Few creatures embody the savagery of Draenor as much as the saberon, vaguely feline beasts who have adapted to nearly all of this world’s diverse environments. From the icy caverns of Frostfire to the steamy jungles of Tanaan to the maze-like rocky outcroppings of Nagrand, there’s not a niche that the ferocious saberon haven’t conquered. Saberon outwardly appear more advanced than beasts; they have a social structure, and can shape simple tools into weapons. Adventurers should be especially wary of saberon hunting parties, whose coordinated attacks, sharp rending claws, and ability to shadowstep behind prey make them deadly indeed.[2]

Appearance and culture

Saberon are cat-like humanoids, standing around 6-7 feet tall.[citation needed] Their ranks include hunters and warriors, as well as witchdoctors and "shadowshapers", both wielders of magic. The saberon have highly developed rituals and customs.[3]

Melee types usually wear minimal clothing, often a simple loincloth, and may fight barehanded or with dual-wielded knife-like weapons. In contrast, the magical types are lavishly decorated with complex garments, ornamentation and feathers, and wield large and lengthy jawbones as weapons. These saberon are adorned with necklaces, belts, shoulders, bracers and headdresses, and wear wrap-like garments covering their lower bodies.

The difference between the appearance of the two groups is likely due to the higher position or rank of the magic-wielding types within saberon culture, but may also relate to religious or ritual purposes.

They cook and eat other humanoids such as orcs.[4]

Notable

A saberon in its lair.

Tribes

Tribe Leader Territory Zone
Blackfang Combat  The Blackfang <Warboss of the Blackfang> Fang'rila Tanaan Jungle
Bloodmane Combat  Ralshiara <Bloodmane Matriarch> Bloodmane Valley Spires of Arak
Daggerjaw Combat  Vicegnaw Daggerjaw Incursion Talador
Panthran Combat  Panthora Gorian Falls Ashran
Sabermaw Sabermaw Nagrand
Sharpclaw Gorian Falls Ashran
Snarlpaw Combat  Boneseer Cold-Eye Snarlpaw Ledge Nagrand
Steamscar Combat  Ashripper <Chieftain of the Steamscar> Steamscar Rise Gorgrond
Tailthrasher Tailthrasher Basin Gorgrond

Notes

  • Saberon hearts are used by orc shaman.[5]
  • Conceptually they seem to be based at least partially on the tigon model.
  • The basic saberon model is also used for the druid [Claws of Shirvallah] form.
  • Saberon models were in the game during Mists of Pandaria.
  • Saberon use the same skeleton and animations as saurok and male worgen.
  • Saberon are the only civilized Draenor race whose origins are not covered in Chronicle Volume 2. In fact, the only time saberon are mentioned in the book at all is in the story of Terokk.

Speculation

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This species vanished or was completely annihilated when Draenor of the main universe was shattered into Outland.

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