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What a Dark Troll would perhaps look like in World of Warcraft.

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Faction/AffiliationNeutral, Hostile, Night Elves (during battle for Mount Hyjal), Twilight's Hammer clan (some presumed) Cataclysm-Logo-Small
Character classesBerserker, Trapper, High priest, Shadow priest, Warlord (WC3); Barbarian,[1] Shaman[1] (WRPG)
Racial capitalNo Capital [2]
Racial leader(s)Demon-Prophet Umarah
HomeworldAzeroth
Primary language(s)Low Common
Average height10' to 12' (slouched)
AlignmentUsually Chaotic Neutral[1]
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The dark trolls (a.k.a. dark forest trolls[3]) are the tallest and rarest known species of trollkind.[1] Some have decided to classify this species as the fifth category of trolls.[4]

Dark trolls are ancestors of Night elves[5], and during the Battle of Mount Hyjal a clan of dark trolls joined the night elves and fought against the Burning Legion, helping for the salvation of Azeroth.

History Edit

Background Edit

Shadowtooth encampment

ShadowTooth Clan.

There is no evidence that the dark trolls have ever formed a civilization or nation. As their estimated numbers are so few their existence as a distinct category of trolls is considered highly questionable. It seems likely that they are derived from a single troll tribe.[2]

Third War Edit

When Grom Hellscream first arrived in Ashenvale Forest, he found and destroyed a dark troll settlement.[6] Later, small settlements of dark trolls were destroyed by Tyrande, Malfurion, and their army during their search for the Druids of the Talon.[7] However, a group of dark trolls named the ShadowTooth Clan joined the night elves in the Battle of Mount Hyjal.[5]

Appearance Edit

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Dark trolls are muscular, wiry humanoids that stand 10 feet and sometimes even 12 feet tall while slouched.[1] They have a royal purple hue of skin [2] and pointed features. Their choice of war paint tends to be black or a shade of purple. They have pale yellow eyes that glare as they slip out of shadows.[1]

Society Edit

Dark Troll Priest

Dark troll priest.

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Dark trolls lead a mostly subterranean existence,[2] and emerge at night to hunt.[1] They have a tribal structure, in which physical power and cunning are held in great esteem. Tribal shamans offer spiritual guidance and divine magic when necessary. This is similar — but far more primitive — in social structure to jungle trolls, the most civilized of trollkind. They practice voodoo, ritual sacrifices and even occasional cannibalism. Dark trolls are possibly the most violent of all troll species and are feared even among their own kind.[1]

It is known that their society contains shamans,[1] berserkers, trappers, shadow priests, and high priests, and their groups are led by warlords.[8]

Dark troll culture is as primitive as their forest troll cousins but they are more violent than forest trolls,[9] and it has been theorized that dark trolls are much less intelligent than the other trolls.[2]

Groups of dark trolls Edit

It is said that there are various tribes within the dark trolls,[1] however, only one organization is known so far: The ShadowTooth Clan.[5]

Combat Edit

Alleged sightings of dark trolls usually involve hulking and brutish creatures who attack with little tactical planning or coordinated effort.[2] They attack with battleaxes or spears in combat, but they are by no means limited to using weapons. Even when disarmed, they can be lethal with their claws. They fight without fear, relying on their natural healing ability to keep them going. A dark troll's favored class is barbarian.[1]

Units in Warcraft III Edit

Dark Troll Trapper

Dark Troll Trapper

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Units Edit

Creeps
Monolith
Dark Troll Base Monolith

A Monolith dark troll base.

Besides the units from the melee maps new units were added to this official scenario map:

Buildings Edit

Campaign
Monolith

In World of Warcraft? Edit

Dark troll concept art

Cataclysm concept artwork.

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The Cult of the Dark Strand in northwestern Ashenvale has a number of troll members who could possibly be dark trolls, however, no dark troll settlements has been seen, and those in the strand are likely jungle trolls.

In Cataclysm Edit

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Concept art for dark trolls has surfaced, but they did not appear in the Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm expansion.

Elune Worships Edit

Dark Troll Priestess of Elune by Assey Westfall Isake

Femlae Dark Troll Elune Priestess by Assey Westfall

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Dark Trolls might have worshipped Elune as a Loa who transformed them into Dark elves. Dark Troll Loa Priests was Enchanted by Elune in a similar way as Mar'li, Slith, Tigon, Akil'Zon have been transformed by other Loas. Elune would have changed Dark Trolls into Dark elves. A tribe of nocturnal Humanoids was summoned to the Well of Eternity who made them strong wise and virtualy immortal and was futher transformed into the Night elves. Dark Trolls + Elune = Dark elves, Dark elves + Well of Eternity = Night Elves

Notes Edit

  • Though they can be found nearly anywhere, they prefer darkness to daylight.[1]
  • The blood elves find the dark trolls of interest.[10]
  • Goblins are becoming fast friends with the dark trolls as both races enjoy the stolen loot the pirates obtain.[11]
  • There is some debate as to how many categories are necessary in order to describe the troll race. Some have chosen to specify a fifth category: The dark trolls.[4] However, their existence as a distinct category of troll is considered highly questionable. In consequence, it seems likely that if the dark trolls do exist, they are derived from a single troll tribe.[2]

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