Part 3 – Razormaw Hatchling
The third part of the series is all about my search for the Razormaw Hatchling. All information readily available in the first part will be used throughout and I will not repeat it here if not at all necessary. So if you have any questions about your possibilities please do take a look at the first part of this guide – maybe I have already answered them!
The Razormaw Matriarch (Lvl 31 Rare) has made its home in the far north of the Wetlands. You will find it well hidden in a cave at the Raptor Ridge. The Razormaws are scattered around the country in little groups and led by the Matriarch from this cave . For protection only the closest confidents are allowed near the nest. As matriarch of the raptors from the Wetlands the Lady has to take care of its wards from time to time, though. Consequently, it will leave the cave on occasion when another adventurer is on his (or her) way to wreak havoc in the name of Omer Ironbraid. It is the matriarch’s duty to protect all raptors in the area. Its companion Sarltooth (Lvl 29) was killed on one of these revenge campaigns called for by Omer. The Razormaw Matriarch is a good mother but there simply is not enough time to spend on its clutch of eggs. Its confidents are more into the fighting vein instead of protecting the nest. However, only three or four of the Highland Razormaws (Lvl 27-28) and Elder Razormaws (Lvl 29) are left on patrol for potential threats.
Telleia brings light into the darkness
The Razormaw Matriarch’s Nest is in its cave at the Raptor Ridge in the Wetlands. But with every visit it pays to its clutch of eggs it relocates it to another place hoping that the members of another pack of raptors would be more careful with its nest. That hope does prove to be fallacious as we know and the Razormaw Hatchling is not safe. We have to act.
During my apprenticeship with Unger Statforth I heard of a dangerous cave up in the north, close to Grim Batol. It is not quite as easy to access as Takk’s clutch of eggs. You will have to live with a pretty long way up there. It will take about three minutes from Menethil Harbor. You might be faster from the Refuge Point in the Arathi Highlands but it might take you longer to get there in the first place. The sons and daughters of the Horde can only get there via the Arathi Highlands. Starting from Hammerfall they will approach the entrance of the cave after about four minutes.
The shortest route to Hammerfall would be for a Death Knight via the Death Gate.
In the Wetlands it is best to ride on the Direforge Hill and turn to the eastern hillside after having passe Balgara’s tent. The cave will show itself to your left after a cluster of trees.
Follow the passageway that is filled with split rock and you will find the nest. In the first room with its two pillars there are three paths to choose from – turn to the left. Follow this very long passage and you will finally reach a cave with a waterhole. There are three small plateaus. Your first spot to check lies between the two plateaus to the right of the waterhole. If you cannot find it there proceed along between the left and the plateau further to the right and follow the short passage to a very large cavern.
On entering it you will immediately note a very large plateau that is the very center of the cavern. You will find a way up directly to the right. After you have you passed a pillar to the left you will be on top of the plateau and there is the second spot. You cannot climb this place from the right-hand side or from the front and it is not possible to pick up the hatchling from its nest from below. If you have a look around you will find the beginnings of another way up and to the right there is a small opening.
It would be best to simply jump from the landing as the third spot is directly across from the plateau – you can see it from there, in fact. You will see the passage heading to the right which after a small ascent would lead you back to the room with the two pillars. Directly in front of you there are two huge rocks and between those two the matriarch will lay its eggs. You don’t even have to run up to the spot, you will see them from far away.
Passing the small opening in the wall to the right-hand side of the large cavern you will be able to enter a smaller one. To your left there is a small protrusion that is easy to climb, though. You will find the nest there. If you pass along the short passageway you will find yourselves in the first room. Run between the pillars and you wll reach the passage that will lead out of the cave again.
Please keep in mind that the Razormaws of this cave are on constant parol. You should never stay in one place with low level collectors when there is a patrol around. The best place to park your char is on top of the large plateau. If you ever encounter an enemy there will only be one and you can actually see two of the eggs’ spots in one go. If you ever happen to come across the Razormaw Matriarch you can be sure, though, that it will call for aid. Prepare yourself for the nest’s defenders rushing to its protection.
Note All Highland Razormaws are small but their aggro range is astonishingly huge.
On checking the nest’s possible whereabouts you should either do a full clockwise round or you should simply have a quick look around from the main cavern to the adjacent caves. To easily find them all I am again providing you with a map. The Wetlands alone would not really do much good so I have also come up with an inside view of the cave on the Raptor Ridge. The upper arrow shows the approach behind Balgara’s tent, the lower one another approach leading to the Raptor Ridge and the mouth of the cave.
The Razormaw Hatchling has to be well looked after it has been removed from the Razormaw Matriarch’s Nest. Do keep in mind to feed it only when wearing really good gloves, that is, heavy gloves. I am pretty sure that you will soon note that familiar yellow aura around you. From time to the hatchling will roar like its mum. It may be that it is just practising for later times when it is set to lead the Razormaws in the Wetlands and has to call them to order. It bites each and every time, quite in contrast to the Leaping Hatchling, but this should be no big problem for you. Just watch out for your fingers.
– – parts 4-5 in the process of translation – -
If you have general questions please read part one carefully.
If you haven’t read part two of the hatchling guide please do so and find out all there is to know about the Leaping Hatchling.
The Darting Hatchling is definitely worth a look. Simply go to part 4.
The final installment of this hatchling guide, part 5, will take care of the Ravasaur Hatchling.
The fine print
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Guide status: World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King – patch 3.3.0
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