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A Twilight Wilderling.

Wilderlings (or wolf serpents)[1][2] are benevolent and magical flying creatures of Ardenweald.[3] They resemble Azerothian cloud serpents, with sinuous fur-covered bodies and antlered wolf heads. Wilderlings are drawn to strong, pure souls.[3] In battle, they act as support units by preserving their allies and disabling enemy magics.[4] When anima once again began flowing to Ardenweald's distant forests, the wilderlings cautiously emerged from their canopy burrows.[5]

Types

As a mount

All wilderling mounts are exclusive to members of the Night Fae Covenant.

Notes and trivia

BlizzConline preview image of wilderling mounts.

  • During the initial announcement of patch 9.1 at BlizzConline, it was stated that wolf serpents would be reawakened from wildseeds that had been thought lost to the anima drought,[1] implying that they were originally intended to be the souls of Wild Gods from mortal worlds rather than native Ardenweald creatures. Their in-game mount descriptions make no mention of wildseeds.
  • Just like cloud serpents, wilderlings resemble traditional depictions of Chinese and other East Asian dragons. They also resemble the dragon Falkor from The NeverEnding Story.

References

 
  1. ^ a b World of Warcraft 2021-02-20. BlizzConline 2021 - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Update (20:12). YouTube. Retrieved on 2021-06-21.
  2. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 2021-06-10. [UPDATED JUNE 10] Prepare for Lift Off: Get Ready for Flying in Chains of Domination. Archived from the original on 2021-06-21.​ “[N]ight fae will ride upon majestic wolf serpents ...
  3. ^ a b Autumnal Wilderling Harness
  4. ^  [Winter Wilderling Harness]
  5. ^ Ardenweald Wilderling Harness