Image of Hydrospawn
Gender Male
Race Water elemental (Elemental)
Level 38 - 62 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Dire Maul East
Status Killable

Hydrospawn is an elite water elemental mini-boss in the East Wing of Dire Maul, in the Shrine of Eldretharr inside a pool.

Adventure Guide

When the satyr Zevrim Thornhoof sought to control the elementals in Dire Maul, he focused on Hydrospawn, who calmly resided in the pool beneath his altar. As he performed his profane sacrificial rituals, the elemental grew agitated and restless, striking out at Thornhoof's demonic minions. As the years passed, Thornhoof used his victims' energies to whip Hydrospawn into unbridled fury, little by little binding its will to the satyr's commands.

Oddly, both N Mage [60G] Arcane Refreshment and N [15-30D] An Unwelcome Guest say that Hydrospawn does not seem to be native to the area. This hook was never followed up on, and was contradicted by the Dungeon Journal.


Quest items



  • Ability warrior disarm.png  Riptide Important — Knocks back anyone within a 10 yard radius, dealing 85 to 115 Frost damage. Also disarms all targets hit for 4 sec.
  • Spell shadow demonbreath.png  Submersion Magic Effect — Reduces the Stamina of nearby enemies by 10 for 1 min.
  • Spell frost summonwaterelemental.png  Summon Massive Geyser — Hydrospawn summons a Massive Geyser that inflicts Frost damage to all players within 10 yards and knocks them back.
  • Spell frost chillingblast.png  Summon Hydroling — Hydrospawn summons 2 Hydrolings at 50% health remaining.
    • Spell frost chillingblast.png  Hydrojet — The Hydroling knocks a player back and reduces their threat to zero whenever they strike a player in melee combat.


During the fight, he will summon hydrolings to help him. It's best to ignore these and continue to kill him, as they don't deal too much damage.

Objective of


  • Hydrospawn is the only non-nature or arcane elemental in Dire Maul.
  • Hydrospawn must be killed for the quest to teach mages how to conjure level 55 water.

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