- For the Everbloom boss with the same name, see Witherbark.
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The Witherbark tribe split off from the Amani Empire after the Troll Wars and returned to their ancestral lands, in the areas that are now called the Hinterlands and the Arathi Highlands. Like all other forest trolls, the Witherbarks allied themselves with the Old Horde during the Second War for the assault on Quel'Thalas. under the leadership of Zul'jin, a famous troll hero from the Amani tribe. When the Horde was soundly defeated, Zul'jin disappeared, and the forest trolls abandoned their orcish allies.
The Witherbark trolls are known to be sworn enemies of the Stromgarde.
World of Warcraft
This section concerns content related to the original World of Warcraft.
The Witherbarks living in the Hinterlands settled several places, including the Hiri'watha village, the Zun'watha ruins, and the temple of Shadra'Alor. They eventually happened across the Revantusks and launched many attacks against the small tribe. The dwarves of Aerie Peak also became a noticeable threat against the troll tribe.
This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
Following the Cataclysm, the Witherbark trolls have vanished from the Hinterlands, it's unknown if they were driven off or simply killed. They still remain in the Arathi Highlands. Zul'arek Hatefowler occasionally appears among the old Zun'watha ruins which have since been abandoned. The Hiri'watha village was taken by the Forsaken and turned into a research station, while Shadra'Alor temple was taken over by the Vilebranch trolls.
This section concerns content related to Legion.
By the time of the Legion's third invasion, Stromgarde was taken by Galen Trollbane and the Witherbarks led by Ojin'ba attacked the city and holed up in the mage district. The death knights of the Ebon Blade killed them.
Battle for Azeroth
This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.
Witherbark Village has been reinforced. The area has far more trolls, a denser forest surrounding it, more huts have been added and its architecture has been updated.
Witherbark Speakers can be found in Zuldazar on Zandalar. The tribe also sends regular attacks against both the Alliance and Horde at the Battle for Stromgarde. Their alliance with the Boulderfist clan appears to have fallen apart, as members of their tribe can be found in the ogre den's cages.
|Ojin'ba||Former leader of the tribe||Deceased||Stromgarde Keep, Arathi Highlands|
|Zalas Witherbark||Leader of the remnants of the tribe||Killable||Witherbark Village, Arathi Highlands|
|Witch Doctor Mai'jin||One of the leaders of the tribe within the Hinterlands||Deceased (presumed)||Unknown|
|Zul'arek Hatefowler||Killable||Zun'watha, Hinterlands|
|Nimar the Slayer||Warband leader||Killable||Witherbark Village, Arathi Highlands|
|Beastrider Kama||Rider||Killable||Witherbark Village, Arathi Highlands|
- Witherbark Axe Thrower
- Witherbark Berserker
- Witherbark Bloodrager
- Witherbark Bonebreaker
- Witherbark Fisher
- Witherbark Headhunter
- Witherbark Raider
- Witherbark Shadow Hunter
- Witherbark Shadowcaster
- Witherbark Speaker (Dazar'alor)
- Witherbark Troll
- Witherbark Witch Doctor
ClassicThe subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft but is present in Classic.
- They brought giant bats to the Highlands and keep raising them.
- The Witherbarks worship a spider god, Shadra, whom they collect a very powerful venom from.
- Upon completing their rites of passage, the young shadow hunters receive knives.
- Oran Snakewrithe is a well-known scholar on matters concerning them.
It's likely they also worshiped the many of the same loa as the Amani tribe.