G'Hanir, the Mother Tree is the artifact used by restoration druids in World of Warcraft: Legion.


This is a single branch taken from G'Hanir, the first tree, which was gifted to mortal druids by the demigod Aviana long ago. Its connection to the mystical Emerald Dream serves as a healing and stabilizing influence on the world of Azeroth. In recent times, druids have used this staff to hold back the corruption and madness of the Emerald Nightmare. As a result, satyrs within the Nightmare are desperate to see G'Hanir destroyed.[1]


The shock of Aviana's death in the War of the Ancients reverberated through the Emerald Dream, and all the leaves of G'Hanir fell from their branches. Many mourned it, and some succumbed to the temptation of serving dark forces in Aviana's absence. But although she had died, her spirit lingered. As the night elves struggled to rebuild their society in the wake of the Great Sundering, the green dragonflight discovered a gift: A single branch from the Mother Tree, with a single acorn hanging from its leaves, had been left in their care. Alexstrasza of the red dragonflight used the acorn to grow Nordrassil, the World Tree.[2]

Malfurion Stormrage sensed that it had been Aviana's spirit that had given the branch to them, and he believed it was best to keep it hidden. Many of Aviana's children had been lost to chaos, and they might be driven to claim the remnant of Aviana's legacy for their new masters. Quietly, Malfurion moved the branch to a safe location within the Emerald Dream. Few knew of its location, but its influence was felt far and wide. For many millennia, the branch served as a stabilizing force for the Emerald Dream, and the land near it was said to be a place of great healing and peace.[2]

Artifact traits

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Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Armor of the Ancients] 4 Blessing of the World Tree; Blooms of G'Hanir; Essence of Nordrassil
[Blessing of the World Tree] 4 Armor of the Ancients; Mark of Shifting; Tranquil Mind
[Blooms of G'Hanir] 1 Armor of the Ancients; Grovewalker; Natural Mending
[Dreamwalker] 1 Essence of Nordrassil
[Essence of G'Hanir] 1 Nature's Vigor
[Essence of Nordrassil] 4 Armor of the Ancients; Dreamwalker; Nature's Essence
[G'Hanir's Bloom] 1 None
[Grovewalker] 4 Blooms of G'Hanir; Nature's Essence; Nature's Vigor
[Infusion of Nature] 4 Nature's Vigor; Persistence
[Knowledge of the Ancients] 4 Persistence; Power of the Archdruid; Seeds of the World Tree
[Mark of Shifting] 4 Blessing of the World Tree; Seeds of the World Tree
[Natural Mending] 4 Blooms of G'Hanir; Nature's Vigor; Seeds of the World Tree
[Nature's Essence] 1 Essence of Nordrassil; Grovewalker
[Nature's Vigor] 1 Essence of G'Hanir; Grovewalker; Infusion of Nature; Natural Mending
[Persistence] 4 Infusion of Nature; Knowledge of the Ancients
[Power of the Archdruid] 1 Knowledge of the Ancients
[Seeds of the World Tree] 4 Knowledge of the Ancients; Mark of Shifting; Natural Mending
[Tranquil Mind] 1 Blessing of the World Tree

Hidden trait: [Druidic Touch]


Ability Ranks
[Grace of the Cenarion Circle] 1
[Eternal Restoration] 4
[Joy of Spring] 1
[Deep Rooted] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv staff 2h artifactnordrassil d 01.png Classic

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Classic]

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This is the default appearance Recover one of the Pillars of Creation Recover  [Light's Heart]
N [10-45] Light's Charge
Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order
N Druid [10-45] Idol of the Wilds

Inv staff 2h artifactnordrassil d 02.png Upgraded: Eldertree

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

Complete the druid Order Campaign
 [Forged for Battle]
Unlock every artifact trait
 [Power Realized]
Research the full history of the artifact
 [Part of History]
Obtain eight rare archeological finds
 [This Side Up]

Inv staff 2h artifactnordrassil d 03.png Valorous: Crystalline Awakening

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

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Complete the Balance of Power questline
 [Improving on History]
Kill eight world bosses
 [Unleashed Monstrosities]
Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
 [Keystone Master]
Earn the achievement  [Glory of the Legion Hero]

Inv staff 2h artifactnordrassil d 04.png War-torn: Deadwood Keeper

Achievement: Alliance  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

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Participate in Player vs. Player combat and reach  [Honor Level 10] Reach  [Honor Level 30] Reach  [Honor Level 50] Reach  [Honor Level 80]

Inv staff 2h artifactnordrassil d 06.png Challenging: Night's Vigilance

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

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Complete the The Black Rook Threat questline Defeat Heroic Kiljaeden after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Win 10 rated battlegrounds after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Defeat all Legion dungeon bosses after unlocking a challenge artifact appearance

Inv staff 2h artifactnordrassil d 05.png Hidden: Warden's Crown

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [Acorn of the Endless] Complete 30 Legion dungeons after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Complete 200 World Quests after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Kill 1,000 enemy players after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance


  • Encountering Archdruid Glaidalis with the staff triggers a special conversation.
  • Standing still with G'Hanir equipped causes a small circle of flowers to bloom beneath your character after a few seconds.


Patch changes


  1. ^ Legion: Druid Artifact Reveal (2015-10-23). Retrieved on 2015-11-20.
  2. ^ a b Tome of the Ancients

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