NeutralWhen Dreams Become Nightmares
Start Lea Stonepaw
End Lea Stonepaw
Level 10-45
Category Artifact
Experience 22200
Rewards 58g 20s
Previous N Druid [10-45] The Third Trial of Ursol
Next N Druid [10-45] The Dreamer Returns


Enter the Emerald Dream and obtain the Claws of Ursoc.


Now that we have Ursol's blessing, we can safely pass the magical wards and reach the claws' resting place!

Now, we must pass into the Dream. Lay down before the Shrine of Ursol and drink of the moonwater you brought earlier and your spirit will drift off into the dream.

Be careful, the Dream can be a dangerous place.


You will receive: 58g 20s


Have you retrieved the Claws of Ursoc?


I owe you my life, <name>. If it wasn't for your actions I'd be dead or worse.

That traitor, Xavius, may have taken Ursoc but at least we were able to recover the claws. Hope is not lost to us yet.



Moonwell water used
Lea Stonepaw says: Calm your mind, let go and your spirit will enter into the Dream. I'll join you soon.

Stage 1: Ursoc's Lair

  • Locate the Claws of Ursoc

Follow the trail leading further into the corrupted lair.

Lea Stonepaw says: We're past the wards, but what's going on here? Could the Nightmare have spread to Ursoc's Lair?
Lea Stonepaw says: Let's get going!
Rothoof Defiler yells: Foolish mortals! Soon this place will belong to the master!

Stage 2: The Light in the Dark

Spirit of Ursoc yells: Vile beasts of the Nightmare! You will never take my claws!
Lea Stonepaw says: Lord Ursoc! Quickly <name>, to his side!

Kill the satyrs attacking Ursoc.

Spirit of Ursoc says: I thank you, druids. These abominations of Nightmare are relentless! They will stop at nothing to snatch the claws from my lair.
Lea Stonepaw says: Lord Ursoc, the Burning Legion has returned. <Name> is our best hope to drive back the Legion AND the Nightmare, but we must have the claws if we are to succeed!
Lea Stonepaw says: We humbly request your aid. The power of your claws could defeat our enemies once and for all.
Spirit of Ursoc says: Worthy you may be, but if you would wield my claws to defend this world, you must make haste to retrieve them. Even now, I sense more of the enemy approaching!
Lea Stonepaw says: Thank you, mighty Ursoc!
Lea Stonepaw says: The ritual I'm about to perform is complicated, and will take some time to finish, but it is the only way to drop the barrier.

Stage 3: The Nightmare Approaches

  • Survive the first assault

A Rothoof Shadowstalker and several Blightborn Sludges appear as the first wave.

Spirit of Ursoc says: These foes are weak, but fight in numbers. In life, I paid the price for underestimating my enemy. Never again!
Spirit of Ursoc says: Creatures of the wild, heed my call! Come to our aid!
Mylune says: I heard your call for aid, great one. Are there any teeny lil' fuzzy animals in danger? Oh! Oh my!
Attacking an enemy
  • Mylune yells: Gee, this is going to hurt. I'm so sorry!
  • Mylune yells: Oh my, stars! I just can't stand violence! I hope this end quickly!
Being attacked
Mylune yells: Help! These big meanies won't leave me alone!
  • Mylune yells: Ow! Ow! Owww! I really need a moment to rest.
  • Mylune yells: I'll be fine! Just give me a moment to rest.

Stage 4: The Nightmare Continues

  • Survive the second assault

A combination of Rothoof Defilers and Rothoof Shadowstalkers appear for the second wave.

Spirit of Ursoc yells: Protect our healers and casters, guardian. We must not let our allies fail!
Mylune yells: Oh dear! More invaders are coming!

Stage 5: The Nightmare Continues

  • Survive the third assault

Several Blightborn Sludges and a Corrupted Defender appear for the third wave.

Spirit of Ursoc yells: Keep it up, defenders! We will never yield to these invaders!
Spirit of Ursoc says: Their blood will burn the very ground where they fall. Don't let them touch our defenders!

Stage 6: The Nightmare Continues

  • Survive the final assault

Just two Corrupted Defenders appear for the final wave, but they are not to be underestimated.

Spirit of Ursoc says: Beware! The Nightmare's corruption has spread to the trees!

Stage 7: The Fallen One

Lea Stonepaw yells: It is finished! The claws are ours!
Spirit of Ursoc yells: Hold, guardian. I feel a chill deep in my spirit.
Shade of Xavius yells: Foolish bear! You've fallen for my trap!
The shade entangles the group in tendrils of agony.
Spirit of Ursoc yells: What is this sorcery!? When I get free, I'll tear out your foul throat, Xavius!
Shade of Xavius yells: No, Ursoc. When next you bare your fangs, it will be at my command!
Spirit of Ursoc yells: I will resist you to my last breath, usurper! I will never submit to one such as you!
Shade of Xavius yells: I am LORD of the Nightmare! I have been shaped by the powers of the Old Gods. Tremble before me!
Spirit of Ursoc yells: Aaarrghhh ArrrghhhH!
Ursoc's spirit vanishes.
Shade of Xavius yells: I must go attend to my prize. Malithar, I leave the claws to you. Use them exterminate this filth.
Arch-Desecrator Malithar says: Yes, Lord Xavius! I'll be happy to tear them apart in your name!
Malithar claims the Claws of Ursoc and is proceeded to be turned into a corrupted bear.
Mylune yells: Get away from me you big, stupid... stupid head!

Avoid Malithar's frontal AoE and kite him into the [Starfall] whenever it is up.

Lea Stonepaw says: You did it, <name>! You got him!

Final Stage: The Claws Reclaimed

Lea Stonepaw says: We should go. There's nothing left for us here. Let me know when you're ready to leave and I'll take us back to our bodies in the normal world.

Recover the claws then head on over to Lea.

Are you ready to leave?
Gossip Let's go.


  1. N Druid [10-45] A Summons From Moonglade
  2. N Druid [10-45] Call of the Wilds
  3. N Druid [10-45] The Dreamway
  4. N Druid [10-45] To The Dreamgrove
  5. N Druid [10-45] Weapons of Legend
  6. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  7. N Druid [10-45] Sowing The Seed
  8. N Druid [10-45] Ascending The Circle
  9. N Druid [10-45] Word on the Winds
  10. N Druid [10-45] Making Trails
  11. N Druid [10-45] Growing Power (optional)
  12. Complete all of:
  13. N Druid [10-45] Sister Lilith
  14. N Druid [10-45] Recruiting the Troops
  15. N Druid [10-45] A Glade Defense
  16. N Druid [10-45] Branching Out
  17. N Druid [10-45] Sampling the Nightmare
  18. N Druid [10-45] Dire Growth
  19. N Druid [10-45] Malorne's Refuge
  20. N Druid [10-45] Grip of Nightmare
  21. N Druid [10-45] Tracking the Enemy
  22. N Druid [10-45] Idol of the Wilds
  23. N Druid [10-45] Gathering the Dreamweavers
  24. N Druid [10-45] The Protectors
  25. Optional

Level 45

  1. N Druid [45] The Way to Nordrassil
  2. Complete all of:
  3. N Druid [45] A Dying Dream
  4. N Druid [45] Communing With Malorne
  5. N Druid [45] A New Beginning
  6. Complete both:
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N Druid [45] Enter Nightmare
  9. N Druid [45] Defenders of the Dream
  10. N Druid [45] The War of the Ancients
  11. N Druid [45] Archimonde, The Defiler
  12. N Druid [45] The Demi-God's Return
  13. N Druid [45] A Hero's Weapon

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