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For information on how to defeat Elerethe Renferal in Emerald Nightmare, see Elerethe Renferal (tactics).
AllianceElerethe Renferal
Image of Elerethe Renferal
Title Archdruid,
Archdruid of the Valley
Gender Female
Race Night elf (Humanoid)
Class Druid
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Alliance, Stormpike Guard, Cenarion Circle
Occupation Archdruid
Location Various
Status Deceased (killable); spirit within the Emerald Dream (lore)

Archdruid Elerethe Renferal is an Alliance quest giver located behind the Dun Baldar North Bunker in Alterac Valley. She was an Archdruid of the Cenarion Circle, and an old friend of Malfurion Stormrage and Hamuul Runetotem.


Elerethe was present when Hamuul Runetotem attended his first meeting of the Cenarion Circle, after which she and Hamuul would form a close friendship over the years working as druids, and was an old friend of Hamuul's teacher Malfurion Stormrage.[1] She had brought with her a simple, ceramic goblet that was glazed blue and etched with runes which had survived the Great Sundering. It was filled with water from the Temple of Elune[2] and then presumably drunk from by at least some if not all the attendees.


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Shortly before the War Against the Nightmare, Fandral Staghelm called for a convocation and Elerethe was invited there alongside Naralex. They were partners in regret, even if the reasons for each were different.

Elerethe had sought to save the flora and fauna of Alterac Valley during the last war between the Alliance and the Horde, but had been unable to prevent the carnage caused by not only two fighting armies, but an orc shaman. After the war, she had sworn to restore the valley. Even after several years, she was still trying. She was present during the wedding of Malfurion and Tyrande.[3]

The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm[]

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Archdruid Elerethe Renferal was one of the night elf druids Hamuul Runetotem reached out to in an attempt to mend relations between the Alliance and the Horde following a brutal attack on Sentinels in Ashenvale. She was present at the meeting with Hamuul alongside four other night elf druids, and four other tauren druids in Ashenvale, and though the meeting initially began well, she was killed by orcs from the Twilight's Hammer who were deliberately disguised as members of the Horde.

After she had shifted to cat form and disemboweled one orc, another had impaled her to the ground with a polearm, ending her life, and ruining the attempted reconciliation. She died believing that Hamuul had some hand in leading her and the other elven druids into an ambush.[4] The true nature of the attack was eventually discovered, although it is not known how or when this happened.[1]


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After she died, Elerethe's consciousness apparently resided in the Emerald Nightmare, trapped in an existence of endless fear, confusion, and hatred. Twisted and broken, she believed anyone who crosses her path to be responsible for her tragic end. Trapped in this cycle of madness, she set her sights on the adventurers fighting against Xavius and the corruption of the Nightmare. She was fought within a twisted nightmare version of Mulgore.

After Xavius is killed, Elerethe's redeemed spirit is found within the Emerald Dream.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Dun Baldar North Bunker 119 - 120 12,471,204
Mulgore (Emerald Nightmare) ??
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales
Elerethe Renferal (tactics) ??
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales
Emerald Dream ?? 10,915


  • Spell nature stranglevines Entangling Roots — Entangles an enemy in roots, inflicting Nature damage every 3 sec. and immobilizing it for up to 6 sec.
  • Spell nature starfall Moonfire — Burns the enemy for Arcane damage and inflicts additional damage over 12 sec.
  • Spell nature rejuvenation Rejuvenation — Heals an ally every 3 sec. for 12 sec.


  • A [20-70] Crystal Cluster AvailablequestActivequest
  • A [20-70P] Ivus the Forest Lord AvailablequestActivequest
  • Both quests require the turn in of [Storm Crystal] which can be found on the corpses on enemy players.
  • As of the 2.01 patch Crystal Cluster requires you to turn in stacks of 5 Storm Crystals and receive 20-21 Alliance reputation and 5 Stormpike Guard reputation (as a Human).
  • Turning in 200 Storm Crystals during the course of battle will start an event that causes the druids to march to the Field of Strife to summon Ivus the Forest Lord.


Alterac Valley[]

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My faith guides my actions, <race>. I know that Ivus will come.

Gossip Have you made contact with Ivus, Archdruid?

Enough crystals were turned in
Soldiers of Stormpike, aid and protect us! The Forest Lord has granted us his protection. The portal must now be opened!
Spawning Ivus
We must focus our thoughts upon the Circle of Calling if the Forest Lord is to come! We must hurry! Concentrate your energies!

The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm[]

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Renferal whirled for just an instant to affix Hamuul with a stare of fury and loathing that pierced his heart as surely as any spear. "We came in good faith!" was all she said before she transformed into a cat and launched herself on the nearest orc.


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Emerald Dream

You pulled me from a storm of madness and I am forever in your debt, <name>. I know there is much I must atone for, but at least now, my nightmare has passed.

Notes and trivia[]

  • Elerethe was, as most night elf women, tall and graceful. She wore her green hair short and had dark violet skin. She was experienced in battle, having lavender scars and her body was sinewy and muscular rather than lush.[5]
  • Malfurion considered her "a druid who was as a sister" and resolved to tend to Alterac Valley in her name.[1]
  • At some point, her Alterac name was changed from Arch Druid Renferal to Archdruid Renferal.

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