The Hawk's Essence is part of the Druid's Swift Flight Form quest chain quest chain.


Defeat the Guardian of the Hawk and bring the Essence of the Hawk to Arthorn Windsong at Evergrove.


Shrine of the Hawk

Shrine of the Hawk

<Arthorn's voice addresses you.>

The last, and strongest, of the spirits spoken of in the Book of the Raven is that of the hawk. It was imprisoned far from Skettis, in a shrine on a remote island southeast of Auchindoun.

I believe this description best matches the island we know as Sorrow Wing Point.

The tablet describes the hawk's guardian as nearly invulnerable to the bird's claws. Forsake physical attacks and call down the fury of the stars to defeat this foe. Do not repeat the hawk's mistake.


Did you overcome the hawk's guardian and win its essence?


Now that we have all the essences, Morthis Whisperwing must find a way to combine them into an amulet that you'll be able to use to challenge the raven god, draw him out of the Emerald Dream and defeat him. I'll be sending him my notes on the spirits with the hope that he'll realize the value of my insight.

Each of the spirits has blessed a charm I've prepared for you.


Spell nature giftofthewaterspirit


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:


Sorrow Wing Point is a large island very close to due south from Lake Ere'Noru, where you fought the Falcon guardian. The Shrine of the Hawk [45, 92]
is on the east side of the central peak. When you summon him, don't panic when you see he has 50k HP. He CAN be overcome, it just requires the right tactic.

This guardian melees for about 1,000 damage on average, putting you very much at a disadvantage in melee. However, his ranged damage is comparably weak. He does do a version of Viper Sting (drains mana) and Curse of Blood (doubles damage done to you), which can be countered by Abolish Poison and Remove Curse respectively.

This guardian take enormous amounts of damage from magic, and if your casting criticals, it does even more. A report of Roots doing 300 damage every 3 seconds, Wrath doing 2650, Moonfire doing 1850, and Starfire doing 4200 may well understate the case. Recent experience, with moderate-good casting gear, had Starfire doing 10-12k per strike. This makes the fight fairly short despite his having some 50k HP.

Regardless of how you are spec'd, then, this fight is a "Root and Nuke". Recast Roots in time to prevent the guardian from getting melee attacks off against you.


This is the full quest line for the Druid Swift Flight Form.

  1. Neutral 15 [70] Morthis Whisperwing
  2. Neutral 15 [70] The Ward of Wakening
  3. Neutral 15 [70] Waking the Sleeper
  4. Neutral 15 [70] No Mere Dream
  5. Neutral 15 [70] Return to Morthis Whisperwing
  6. Neutral 15 [70] To the Evergrove
  7. Neutral 15 [70] The Book of the Raven
  8. Neutral 15 [70] Eyes in the Sky
  9. Neutral 15 [70] To Catch A Sparrowhawk
  10. Neutral 15 [70] The Raven Stones
  11. Neutral 15 [70] The Eagle's Essence
  12. Neutral 15 [70] The Falcon's Essence
  13. Neutral 15 [70] The Hawk's Essence
  14. Neutral 15 [70] Return to Cenarion Refuge
  15. Neutral 15 [70] Chasing the Moonstone
  16. Neutral 15 [70D] Vanquish the Raven God
  17. Neutral 15 [70] Eternal Vigilance

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