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Talonclaw in Stormheim

In Stormheim.

Talonclaw, also known as the Eagle Spear and the Spear of the Wild Gods, is the artifact used by survival hunters in World of Warcraft: Legion.

The spear allows its wielder to fly while dead.


Talonclaw is obtained from N Hunter [10-45] The Spear in the Shadow.


The Highmountain tauren crafted this spear, which predates the first demonic invasion of Azeroth more than ten thousand years ago. Talonclaw's wielders have fought alongside many guardian animal spirits, also known as Ancients, to defend the world of Azeroth and its wildlife in particular. Over the millennia, these Ancients have bestowed their blessings on the weapon, imbuing it with a portion of their power.[1]

Ohn'ahra, an eagle Wild God, was once saved from fire elementals by Moren Highmountain, a tauren chieftain of the Highmountain Tribe. In thanks, Ohn'ahra infused a portion of her power into Moren's spear, gifting it with magical abilities. Moren carved Ohn'ahra's name into his spear in honor, and his people would take to calling it the Eagle Spear. To commemorate other heroes he encountered, enemies he bested, and events he witnessed, Moren carved their names onto the Eagle Spear. As the spear was passed down to his descendants, they too carried on this tradition. In this way, the spear has become a living history of the Highmountain tribe. Moren's granddaughter, Eruna Highmountain, received a blessing on the Eagle Spear from the bear Wild God Ursoc after fighting alongside him against the forces of the Old Gods. The Eagle Spear was used by Huln Highmountain during the War of the Ancients, and before Omen succumbed to demonic corruption he blessed it as well.[2] After Huln's life was saved by Jarod Shadowsong, he promised to carve Jarod's name on it in honor.[3]

It is apparent that with the blessings of no less than three Wild Gods, the Eagle Spear also became known as the Spear of the Wild Gods, although nowhere is it stated that this was ever used as an official name.[4]

At the final battle for the Well of Eternity at Zin-Azshari, Huln grievously wounded a doomlord named Xyburn by taking out the demon's left eye, forever earning himself, his species and the Eagle Spear Xyburn's enmity.[5]

Two of Huln's descendants, twin sisters Arien Highmountain, the Protector of the Mountain who had bestowed the name "Talonclaw" to the Eagle Spear, and Chieftain Gardrel Highmountain, led the Unseen Path to a mountain nearby Thunder Totem. On approaching the summit, Arien noticed Talonclaw begin to glow. Holding it up to the sky, all were amazed as a cascade of golden energy poured from the spearhead and took the shape of a great eagle. The twins realized that Ohn'ahra herself had just blessed the site, and the newly sacred area was renamed to "Talon Peak". After the Highmountain helped to build Trueshot Lodge and the Three Talon towers, Arien herself eventually joined the organization.[6]

Generations later in Stormheim, Chieftain Dorro Highmountain lost Talonclaw and his life in battle to a fierce nightsaber, a magically corrupted monstrosity called Dakarr that had been hunting the tauren. All attempts to retrieve it failed.[7]

Artifact traits[]

Talonclaw interface


Ability Ranks Linked powers
Inv pet undeadeagle [Aspect of the Skylord] 1 Explosive Force
Ability hunter eagleeye [Bird of Prey] 4 Embrace of the Aspects; My Beloved Monster; Talon Strike
Artifactability survivalhunter eaglesbite [Eagle's Bite] 1 Fluffy, Go; Lacerating Talons
Spell hunter aspectofthehawk [Embrace of the Aspects] 1 Bird of Prey; Fluffy, Go
Spell fire selfdestruct [Explosive Force] 4 Aspect of the Skylord; Hunter's Guile; Raptor's Cry
Ability mount blackdirewolf [Fluffy, Go] 4 Eagle's Bite; Embrace of the Aspects; Hunter's Bounty
Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 01 [Fury of the Eagle] 1 Iron Talons
Ability hunter carve [Hellcarver] 4 Iron Talons; Raptor's Cry
Inv firstaid healingsalve2 [Hunter's Bounty] 4 Fluffy, Go; Lacerating Talons; My Beloved Monster; Raptor's Cry
Ability mage potentspirit [Hunter's Guile] 4 Explosive Force; Lacerating Talons
Inv misc wailingbone [Iron Talons] 1 Fury of the Eagle; Hellcarver; Sharpened Fang
Ability hunter laceration [Lacerating Talons] 4 Eagle's Bite; Hunter's Bounty; Hunter's Guile
Ability hunter invigeration [My Beloved Monster] 4 Bird of Prey; Hunter's Bounty; Sharpened Fang; Terms of Engagement
Ability hunter raptorstrike [Raptor's Cry] 4 Explosive Force; Hellcarver; Terms of Engagement
Ability hunter mongoosebite [Sharpened Fang] 4 Iron Talons; My Beloved Monster
Inv misc bone 06 [Talon Strike] 1 Bird of Prey
Ability hunter harpoon [Terms of Engagement] 1 My Beloved Monster; Raptor's Cry
Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 02 [Voice of the Wild Gods] 1 None

Hidden trait: Inv valkierpet [Call to the Eagles]


Ability Ranks
Misc legionfall hunter [Ferocity of the Unseen Path] 1
Ability hunter mongoosebite [Jaws of the Mongoose] 4
Inv misc bone 06 [Talon Bond] 1
Ability hunter invigeration [Echoes of Ohn'ara] 1
Temp [Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 01 Classic

Achievement: Achievement arena 5v5 1 [Fighting with Style: Classic]

This is the default appearance Recover one of the Pillars of Creation Recover Inv jewelcrafting taladitecrystal [Light's Heart]
N [10-45] Light's Charge
Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order
N Hunter [10-45] Signaling Trouble

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 02 Upgraded: Eagle's Rebirth

Achievement: Achievement arena 5v5 1 [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

Eagle's Rebirth
Eagle's Rebirth2
Eagle's Rebirth3
Eagle's Rebirth4
Complete the hunter Order Campaign
Achievement bg killxenemies generalsroom [Forged for Battle]
Unlock every artifact trait
Ability skyreach empower [Power Realized]
Research the full history of the artifact
Inv artifact tome01 [Part of History]
Obtain eight rare archeological finds
Trade archaeology [This Side Up]

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 03 Valorous: Spear of the Alpha

Achievement: Achievement arena 5v5 1 [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

Spear of the Alpha
Spear of the Alpha2
Spear of the Alpha3
Spear of the Alpha4
Complete the Balance of Power questline
Achievement dungeon utgardepinnacle 25man [Improving on History]
Kill eight world bosses
Inv misc stormdragonpurple [Unleashed Monstrosities]
Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
Achievement challengemode platinum [Keystone Master]
Earn the achievement Inv helm plate legionquest100 b 01 [Glory of the Legion Hero]

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 04 War-torn: Serpentstrike

Achievement: Alliance Achievement arena 5v5 6 [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde Achievement arena 5v5 6 [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

Participate in Player vs. Player combat and reach Achievement legionpvptier2 [Honor Level 10] Reach Achievement legionpvp2tier2 [Honor Level 30] Reach Achievement legionpvp2tier4 [Honor Level 50] Reach Achievement legionpvp3tier3 [Honor Level 80]

Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 06 Challenging: Forest's Guardian

Achievement: Inv icon heirloomtoken weapon01 [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

Forest's Guardian
Forest's Guardian2
Forest's Guardian3
Forest's Guardian4
Complete the Xylem Challenge 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 polearm 2h artifacteagle d 05 Hidden: Bear's Fortitude

Achievement: Achievement arena 5v5 7 [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

Bear's Fortitude
Bear's Fortitude2
Bear's Fortitude3
Bear's Fortitude4
Acquire Inv polearm 2h artifacteagle d 05 [Last Breath of the Forest] 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


  • At the Gamescom 2015 event, it was introduced as The Eagle Spear. When the Artifact previews were revealed on the main World of Warcraft website on the first day of BlizzCon 2015, the name had been changed, but is the same weapon referred in the lore of the novels.
  • Like its famed wielder Huln, Talonclaw made its debut in the War of the Ancients Trilogy. At the time it was known simply as "the eagle spear", not receiving a proper name or expanded backstory until Legion.
  • Talonclaw is the only artifact to have three different names.


Patch changes[]

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Stats, item level and level requirement modified due to level squish.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2015-10-23. Legion: Hunter Artifact Reveal. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2015-11-06.
  2. ^ Tales of the Hunt
  3. ^ The Sundering, pg. 283
  4. ^ Tales of the Hunt
  5. ^ Tales of the Hunt
  6. ^ N Hunter [10-45] Preparation for the Hunt, Tales of the Hunt
  7. ^ N Hunter [10-45] The Hunter's Call, N Hunter [10-45] Weapons of Legend

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