Dire trolls, also known as berserkers, are a small number of trolls that are strikingly larger and more heavily muscled than the rest of their brethren. They are very rare, and found deep in troll territories such as the Sunken Temple and Zul'Gurub. There is no racial distinction between them and the rest of the troll race. A variety of reasons might be behind this unusual size and musculature. For example, dire trolls might have been altered alchemically or magically through curse or enchantment. They might also simply have been born larger than average. Regardless of the day-to-day prejudices that these trolls must contend with from other races, dire trolls are not regarded as monstrous by other trolls.
Dire trolls is a name used by outsiders of troll societies, it's unknown exactly what trolls call them, other than just another troll.
In Wrath of the Lich King
The Scourge is producing dire trolls called "Blightbloods" by blighting Drakkari trolls with crystallized Blight. However, the Blightbloods were never deployed because players stopped Drakuru's intentions.
Notable dire trolls
- Many dire trolls have eyebrows, a trait not often seen in trolls.
- Dire trolls used to share the wights' animation set.
- Dire trolls may be inspired by the original idea of the troll berserker, which were originally altered chemically by goblins to achieve their status. Some dire trolls are similarly altered by sources. This seems to have been confirmed with Jin'rokh the Breaker's Dungeon Journal entry.
Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Dire trolls now use a new, more upright animation skeleton.
- ^ Jin'rokh the Breaker's journal entry
- ^ World of Warcraft -> Info -> Story -> The Trolls (Dire trolls) (Retrieved 10-28-2010)
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