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- Item Level
- Binds when picked up
- Speed 3.60
- 2642 – 3964 Damage
- (917.5 damage per second)
- +511 Agility
- +766 Stamina
- +346 Critical Strike
- +332 Mastery
- Blood Artifact Relic Slot
- Iron Artifact Relic Slot
- Storm Artifact Relic Slot
- Equip: Grants the Fury of the Eagle ability, which unleashes an unrelenting series of frontal spear strikes.
- "The Eagle Spear. Spear of the Wild Gods. Talonclaw. Bearing many names and many blessings, this is a weapon of legends."
The spear allows its wielder to fly while he or she is dead.
The Highmountain tauren crafted this spear, which predates the first demonic invasion of Azeroth more than ten thousand years ago. Talonclaw's wielders have fought alongside many guardian animal spirits, also known as Ancients, to defend the world of Azeroth and its wildlife in particular. Over the millennia, these Ancients have bestowed their blessings on the weapon, imbuing it with a portion of their power.
, an eagle Wild God, was once saved from fire elementals by , a tauren chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe. In thanks, Ohn'ahra infused a portion of her power into Moren's spear, gifting it with magical abilities. Moren carved Ohn'ahra's name into his spear in honor, and his people would take to calling it the Eagle Spear. To commemorate other heroes he encountered, enemies he bested, and events he witnessed, Moren carved their names onto the Eagle Spear. As the spear was passed down to his descendants, they too carried on this tradition. In this way, the spear has become a living history of the Highmountain tribe. Moren's granddaughter, , received a blessing on Talonclaw from the bear Wild God after fighting alongside him against the forces of the Old Gods. Talonclaw was used by during the War of the Ancients, and before succumbed to demonic corruption he blessed it as well. After Huln's life was saved by , he promised to carve Jarod's name on it in honor.
At the final battle for the Well of Eternity at Zin-Azshari, Huln grievously wounded a doomlord named by taking out the demon's left eye, forever earning himself, his species and his weapon Xyburn's enmity.
Two of Huln's descendants, twin sisters , the Protector of the Mountain who had bestowed the name "Talonclaw" to the Eagle Spear, and Chieftain , led the Unseen Path to a mountain nearby Thunder Totem. On approaching the summit, Arien noticed her weapon begin to glow. Holding it up to the sky, all were amazed as a cascade of golden energy poured from the spearhead and took the shape of a great eagle. The twins realized that Ohn'ahra herself had just blessed the site, and the newly sacred area was renamed to "Talon Peak". After the Highmountain helped to build Trueshot Lodge and the Three Talon towers, Arien herself eventually joined the organization.
Generations later in Stormheim, Chieftain lost the weapon and his life in battle to a fierce nightsaber, a magically corrupted monstrosity called that had been hunting the tauren. All attempts to retrieve it failed.
|3||Embrace of the Aspects; My Beloved Monster; Talon Strike|
|1||Fluffy, Go; Lacerating Talons|
|1||Bird of Prey; Fluffy, Go|
|3||Aspect of the Skylord; Hunter's Guile; Raptor's Cry|
|3||Eagle's Bite; Embrace of the Aspects; Hunter's Bounty|
|Fury of the Eagle||1||Iron Talons|
|3||Iron Talons; Raptor's Cry|
|3||Fluffy, Go; Lacerating Talons; My Beloved Monster; Raptor's Cry|
|3||Explosive Force; Lacerating Talons|
|1||Fury of the Eagle; Hellcarver; Sharpened Fang|
|3||Eagle's Bite; Hunter's Bounty; Hunter's Guile|
|3||Bird of Prey; Hunter's Bounty; Sharpened Fang; Terms of Engagement|
|3||Explosive Force; Hellcarver; Terms of Engagement|
|3||Iron Talons; My Beloved Monster|
|1||Bird of Prey|
|1||My Beloved Monster; Raptor's Cry|
|Voice of the Wild Gods||20||None|
Hidden trait: Call to the Eagles
|This is the default appearance.||Recover one of the Pillars of Creation.||Recover Light's Heart and bring it to the safety of your Order Hall. ()||Complete the first major campaign effort with your order. (Quest:Signalling Trouble)|
|Complete the hunter class hall campaign. ()||Unlock every Artifact Trait. ()||Fully research the history of your artifact in your class hall. ()||Complete the achievement "."|
|Complete the questline, "Balance of Power" ()||Complete the achievement "."||Complete a Challenge Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone. ()||Complete the achievement "."|
|Complete the quest "" after reaching Prestige level 1, Rank 50.||Reach Prestige level 5 and earn a .||Reach Prestige level 5 and earn a .||Reach Prestige level 5 and earn a .|
|Acquire .||Complete 100 dungeons using a hidden artifact appearance.||Complete 200 World Quests using a hidden artifact appearance.||Kill 1,000 enemy players using a hidden artifact appearance.|
- At the Gamescom 2015 event, it was introduced as The Eagle Spear. When the Artifact previews were revealed on the main World of Warcraft website on the first day of BlizzCon 2015, the name had been changed, but is the same weapon referred in the lore of the novels.
- Like its famed wielder Huln, Talonclaw made its debut in the War of the Ancients Trilogy. At the time it was known simply as "the eagle spear", not receiving a proper name or expanded backstory until Legion.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.