NeutralThaon Moonclaw
Image of Thaon Moonclaw
Title Archdruid of the Vale,
Servant of Xavius
Gender Male
Race Night elf (Humanoid)
Level 10-45
Class Druid
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Dreamweavers
Former affiliation(s) Emerald Nightmare
Occupation Archdruid
Location Various
Status Deceased,[1] spirit within the Emerald Dream


Thaon in the Emerald Dream.

Thaon Moonclaw is a night elf quest giver located at Moonclaw Vale in Val'sharah. He is one of three ancient Archdruids of Val'sharah.


Thaon fought in the War of the Ancients, during which Thaon attempted to kill Xandris the Dishonored for betraying and accordingly slaughtering many of their fellow comrades, but Xandris fled when the satyr saw him.[2] It would be 10,000 years later before they crossed paths again. After the war Thaon advocated that the surviving satyrs the night elves had rounded up should all be killed, but he was overruled and they were put into a sleep beneath Shaladrassil instead.

Years later during third invasion of the Burning Legion when Moonclaw Vale comes under attack Thaon enlists the assistance of an adventurer to save his grove before he will leave to aid Cenarius. Together, they exact vengeance on Xandris the Dishonored, but Thaon afterwards leaves Kagraxxis the Corruptor to be dealt with alone by the adventurer, having sensed an even darker presence that requires his personal attention.

The "darker presence" is revealed to be Xavius, Nightmare Lord of the Emerald Dream. When the adventurer catches up, the Image of Xavius gloats that although the archdruid had put up quite a fight, he now belongs to Xavius. With there being no other choice, the adventurer is forced to kill Thaon at the Den of Claws.

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


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Moonclaw Vale 98 - 110 3,531 - 675,271
Den of Claws 98 - 110 16,215
Emerald Dream ?? 10,915


  • Basic melee
  • Spell shadow darkritual.png  Dreadfire 30 yd range — Burns the enemy for Shadow damage, and reduces damage dealt by 5% for 9 sec. Instant.
  • Ability druid disembowel.png  Rake Melee range — Rake the target for Physical damage and additional damage over 9 sec. Instant.
  • Spell shadow shadowfury.png  Shadow Nova — Inflicts Shadow damage to nearby enemies and knocks them back. 3 sec cast. 10 yd knockback.
  • Ability rogue envelopingshadows.png  Shadow Pounce 8-40 yd range — Leaps to the enemy's location. In addition, Physical damage is increased by 150% for 8 sec. 1.5 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown.


Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.

Objective of



Main article: Dishonored#Notes
Main article: The Corruptor#Notes
Main article: The Nightmare Lord#Notes


  • There is little time.
  • Darkness surrounds us.
  • I guard the wild.
  • We must protect the Vale.
  • Go with speed.
  • The wrath of nature is upon them.
  • Move swiftly.


Moonclaw Vale

These wicked vermin must not prevail over my precious grove.

Gossip Master Moonclaw! What has become of your grove?

After the War of the Ancients, the surviving satyrs were assembled together. I argued to execute them for their transgressions, but our merciful nature won the day. I was overruled.
Instead, the satyrs were placed in an eternal sleep deep below the roots of Shaladrassil. Now, somehow, they have awoken.
We shall not make that same mistake again, if I must kill them all myself!
Gossip I understand.
Emerald Dream

They should have listened to me from the start and destroyed all the satyrs before this could happen.

I thank you, <Name>, for releasing me from the madness of Xavius.


Patch changes


  1. ^ post-N [10-45] The Nightmare Lord
  2. ^ N [10-45] Dishonored

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