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For other uses, see Druid of the Claw (disambiguation).
NeutralDruids of the Claw
Main leader IconSmall NightElf Female Lea Stonepaw (Val'sharah)
IconSmall NightElf Male Janthes Shadeleaf (Teldrassil)
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
WorgenWorgen Worgen
TaurenTauren Tauren
TrollTroll Troll
Character classes Druid
Affiliation Cenarion Circle, Alliance
Status Active

The Druids of the Claw are a clan[1] of druids charged with the protection of Val'sharah from any that would seek to disrupt the balance of nature.[2] A number of them participated in the Third War and some are found within World of Warcraft working with their people or fellow druids. The Val'sharah druids are led by Lea Stonepaw and consider Ursoc their patron.[3] While primarily associated with Ability racial bearform [Bear Form], Druids of the Claw are also seen to take Ability druid catform [Cat Form], such as Gaivan Shadewalker in Ashenvale and the druids on the Broken Shore.

A faction of the Druids of the Claw was found in Darnassus during the War of the Thorns, led by Janthes Shadeleaf, an Archdruid of the Claw at the Cenarion Enclave. He rallied the ancients, treants and dryads to the night elves' aid during the conflict, in an attempt to preserve the World Tree Teldrassil.[4] Other Druids of the Claw fought in Darkshore for the rest of the conflict. After the Burning of Teldrassil, some surviving Druids of the Claw successfully infiltrated the Undercity and fought with the Forsaken.[5]


Druid of the Claw concept

Druid of the Claw concept

In the RPG[]

Icon-RPG This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

A druid of the claw is class of druid. They were invaluable during the Third War. Their totem is the bear, and they use the bear's strength and resilience to ravage their enemies in close combat. Perhaps more than any other druid, Druids of the claw focus on combat prowess, preferring raw strength and staying power to stealth and subtlety.[6]

Druids of the claw take on the form of bears and wander the wilderness on a never-ending pilgrimage dedicated to the ursine Eternals. Though the destruction of the ancient Kaldorei homeland destroyed much of the land traveled by the twins, those who worship them have never given up their search for any of Ursoc's "alewells" and Ursol's carvings that may have survived to the present day.[7]


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