Ardenweald, West of the entrance to Mists of Tirna Scithe at 30.6,55.0 .
He patrols along the steep hill there.
Has approx 766k health, and a buff named Misty Veil, preventing him from being hit - couldn't find a means to remove it, but it's not perfect and occaisionally shots still landed, particularly using
However, there is an elite pack of mobs tied to The Wild Hunt faction, led by
. They can damage him, and will engage if you pull him to them. They were able to kill him, and I was still able to loot at the end.
, but unsure if is guaranteed.
The boss has a buff called
, which causes him to dodge all incoming attacks. There is a Sparkling Animaseed nearby (should be 30.45, 55.54) which will give you a one time ability that can be used on the boss to dispell the buff for 5 minutes. (The egg respawns after around 4 minutes allowing you to keep dispelling him). Dropped
for everyone in the group. Seems to be 100% drop in beta right now.
How to summon
be a member of the Night Fae Covenant
complete the First Chapter in the Night Fae Campaign (For Queen and Grove!)
in Heart of the Forest to unlock the Anima Conductor rank 1
to grab the quest
and unlock the Anima Conductor
upgrade the Anima Conductor to rank 3
use Anima Conductor and channel anima to Tirna Scithe
go to Tirna Scithe
interact with Sparkling Animaseed to get the speel
to remove the dodge buff from the rare
kill the rare
/way 38.6, 55.3 Zayhad (lower level)
/way 50,4, 63,8 Sesselie (lower level)
/way 30,4, 55,5 Sparkling Animaseed
/way 30,3, 55,2 Valfir the Unrelenting
(100% drop rate on beta).
is located in the
You need to
extra action button on rare to remove immun
You can see and pick up
only if you are
Night Fay Covenant player
channeling the Tirna Scithe
Anima Conductor is located in the Heart of the Forest main Night Fay hub
Other players, without Night Fay Covenant, can participate in the kill and get the loot, just need 1 person who can pick up the item.
More info here:
Rare is a part of
/way 30.45 55.55 Sparkling Animaseed
/way 30.45 55.55 Valfir the Unrelenting
Valfir the Unrelenting video:
FYI, NOT 100% drop on live.
Killed this in a group of five (Hunter x 2, Rogue, Tank & Healer) while the buff was still up. Seemed like our two Hunter pets did about 50% of the damage, and could actually hit the mob. Took us about five minutes.
It did not drop anything, neither the mount nor a "begins a quest" or anything similar. We might have been unlucky, but could also be something to do with us "not being supposed to kill it" (not removing the buff).
He is killable without debuffing him, but you can only dmg him when he casts dreadful roar, and people like to interrupt that pretty quickly.
The mount is not 100% drop on live!
This rare also has a chance to drop the Night Fae Soulshape form called Shadowstalker that has a similar model to
For those confused as to what things like the Anima Conductor and Tirna Scithe are, this has to do with the Sanctum Rese rvoir in the area which only Night Fae can use. You need to choose the Anima Conductor upgrade and get it to its third tier to be able to unlock "Flowing Power" which will help in the process of getting this rare killed.
You can AoE the rare down though it will take some effort or a large raid, but I just did this in a group and there was no mount drop.
I just want to clarify that the soulshape form DOES DROP without getting the debuff down. It takes a lot more time but we did it in a raid group and I got the quest that got me the form. So you don't need to have the debuff, it just helps getting him down faster
Killed him through his veil today with a raid group, he didn't drop anything for non- nightfae, but I got the Soulshape mentioned in other comments here. What just surprised me is that I can buy the
for 5000 Anima and 75 Grateful Offering no rep requirement, I don't know if it was there before I killed him. Would love if someone could confirm!
I killed him with his buff still on because we had no one to debuff him. Did it with a large number of other players, no one got the mount. We killed him due to him being vulnerable to damage during his "slam" ability. Was a very slow process...
Just did this no animaseed spawned so could only kill while stomping I also didn't get the mount drop (I am nightfae so I did get the soulshape) I guess it's not 100% chance anymore?
I have never ever seen the seed available... ever.
Killed him just now with a 40 man group, didn't remove the debuff. One person got the mount, despite multiple people in the raid claiming the mount cannot drop unless you actually use the seed.
I just wanted to share that I got the mount at 4:20 pm CST through a ~40ish man raid (people kept leaving due to us not having the seed, so it fluctuated drastically between 10-40). I wasn't actually able to hit him with my spells on my boomkin; I was only able to damage him with the leeching sting dot. Just wanted to share that we never found the animaseed light. I am a member of the fae covenant, but I have only gone as far as starting the quest Into the Reservoir (0/9 chapters). I am not sure if any of this information will help, but I thought I should share with all the confusion surrounding getting the mount.
Good luck all!
Can confirm it does drop without the seed; here's a screenshot of 1 person in a raid of >40 getting it.
We were like 12 people, dropped for 1, without removing the buff.
He hits like a truck, make sure you have 1 tank 1 healer to be safe
Basically to put concisely some things you should know about fighting Valfir:
No you do not need the seed to take off the debuff to kill him.
Yes you can kill him even with the debuff on.
Yes he still drops the mount even with the debuff on. It seems to be a lower drop rate then some other mounts from bosses but it still drops.
A short guide on getting him over quickly with debuff on (so if no one has seed):
1. Auto attack (if dps), heal (if healer and make sure you heal your pets hunters and warlocks!), keep aggro (if tank).
2. When he casts his aoe fear CANCEL IT! And then quickly pop a cooldown
3. Attack for the few seconds he smashes on the ground
4. Repeat. Make sure you save your big attacks for when he smashes on the ground. He will dodge your attacks at any other time.
If you have a good sized group this boss shouldn't take too long which gives you enough time to add some people into the group even as you're getting him pretty low in health.
Killed it with 20ppl raid group right now. No seed used. 2 mounts dropped.
Has anyone NOT in Night Fae gotten the mount from Valfir? I've only ever seen people who are in the Night Fae covenant get the mount in the groups I've been in.
Can you keep killing him or it's a daily/weekly thing?
If the world quest "A Night in the Woods" happens to be up you can rather easily do this rare! Luring Valfir to the Patrol npcs will cause them to also attack. While doing this WQ this morning a Guardian Druid lured him over. There were maybe 6 or 7 of us total but still killed this guy in fairly short order.
Thank you, Patrol NPCs.
Was able to solo him by kiting into the world quest "A night in the woods". They can damage him even when he isn't casting. Was pretty easy. That WQ is currently up at the time of writing this. Goodluck!
Not sure if blizzard buffed him, but he is really hard to kill now, even with massive AOEs. This was not the case before. Tried with multiple groups.
Edit: The mount is still dropping.
they gave him a 99% damage reduction on top of the avoid buff , took us 30min to kill him and we got a mount drop so keep going ;)
Killed him today as Kyrian and got +500 Court of Night reputation.
As per the 4th December Hotfix:
Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir's demise.
Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.
I believe Blizz hates us doing it old way. If you want to down him now, prepare for 30+ minutes of pain.
Was kiting Valfir down to the WQ npcs fixed aswell? Resets so quick now can barley move it :s
Raid group said: He cant be hit without a rank 3 in Anima Conductor and be night fae. what?
this really sucks. it was already hard to kill him...
Can confirm he can still be killed by AOE abilities even after the Dec 4th buff to his veil. Took my full raid group 58 min 49 seconds, according to my Details. One person got the mount.
Not listed here, but if you're Night Fae he also has a 23% chance to drop
They just patched him. You can technically still damage him with aoe, but the damage you're able to do to him has been reduced tremendously. We did it with about a full raid party+dozens of others who dropped in, and it took well over 30 minutes. We used punching bags on the ground near him to allow aoes to hit him. Can confirm it still dropped the mount for two people.
But I'd just wait until night fae members have access to their anima power at this point.
Dropped the Spinemaw Gladechewer for me just now.
Blizzard is great. Fails to test the game. Players exploit their lack of testing and get the mount, no beef with them mind you. The rest of us? Hotfixed see yeah whenever.
Update after the patch bolstering his shield:
AOE DAMAGE IS INEFFECTIVE
Class&Spec Signature moves have a 100% chance of hitting Valfir.
Spec specific-Outlaw=BTE > Subtelty=Shadowstrike
Unholy DK=Virulent Plague & Unholy Blight
Paladins - Judgment
Warlock > Destruction=Soul Rot
Gonna test some more and update this comment,
so far, I'd say the most efficent kill would be a group of 5-10 people made of Paladin Tanks&Healers & Sub rog DPS,
Outlaw can outshine the SUB rog if you drop a trunip next to Valfir, allowing him to CD reduction on his BTE thanks to the "Restless blades" passive.
He is downable, it takes time. And only certain skills are effective. Yes AoE hits, but not with high damage.
What I learned today was as an assassination rogue (don't judge) the only things guaranteed to hit were Fan of Knives, Shiv, and Crimson Tempest. All the rest are just you flexing and looking stylish whilst dying.
It took us approximately 40 minutes to kill him with a full raid and a nearly full horde raid, it looked like.
In a 40man raid we put
Turnip Punching Bags
near him and AOE'd down, managed to kill veery slowly.
Fury warriors (Venthyr): If you have turnip around, target turnip and whirlwind, then use raging blow and condemn, it does damage boss pretty much, other are useless. Also, Heroic and Shattering throw works, but low dps and cd...
no longer spawnable without a Rank 3 Night Fae Anima Conductor being channeled to it
Just did him solo with my prot pala, can confirm that judgement deals its full dmg, so everytime you use judgement he takes around1.6k dmg, took while to kill him tho, loot: Faeweald amber, 500 rep
Just confirmed with Night Fae Anima Conductor Rank 3: Valfir has 100% droprate for the Shadowstalker soul for Night Fae players. The mount did NOT drop for a ~25 man raid group. Unknown if the mount drops at all. Could still be a 1-2% drop rate like when it was observed before the patch that removed him from pathing.
If a Night Fae Player activates the area to enable Valfir, they will a) need to click on a Sparkling Anima Seed then b) click an ability button that will remove the shield so he can be attacked normally.
Encountered a bug on this one...this first time or two that I hit Valfir with the seed ability it worked to remove the debuff but after that it stopped doing anything altogether. I left instance and joined again to see if it would work but after that I wasn't able to loot the seed at all until he was down so be careful that this seems to reset. Had enough people in the raid party to slowly AOE him down but it took a LONG time.
I just killed him with a group of 10 players after having unlocked the third level of the Anima Conductor and channeling it to Tirna Scithe. The fight is easy once you get his buff off and completely doable with a smaller group. He dropped one
and nothing else since I already had the
from an earlier kill before he was patched.
Can anyone confirm that a non night fae is able to receive the mount?
I have killed this guy four times now, once before he was hotfixed to only spawn when he is channeled there and three times after the hotfix (but only once while I had Tirna Scithe channeled personally). He dropped the
on the first kill,my friend who is also Night Fae got it from their first kill also and I got it on a NF alt that was freshly 60 so I can confirm, as others have pointed out, that it does seem to be a 100% drop for NF players but the mount hasn't dropped so far. I can reasonably assume that the
is NOT 100% even for NF players who dismiss his shield.
One thing to keep in mind with the seed is that it will spawn him once you pick it up however it has a limited duration, which seemed to be around 5 min, to use it otherwise you'll have to wait for the seed to respawn.
As of January 20th, 2021, Valfir has returned to the game after being removed from people killing it in the wrong way that was intended.
Currently very difficult if not impossible to solo. After his first anima seed buff falls off, the seed will be uninteractable for a long time. In addition, you can't refresh the buff during the fight because he will get the veil and become intangible again. If you can't do 700k damage in 5 mins, you won't be able to solo him
Just got the mount as a drop, and night fae is my covenant.
"Restrictions: Only lootable by Night Fae characters, confirmed dropping as early as level 51. Anima Conductor channel not required. "...why does this page keep saying you don't need the Anima Conductor at level3 going to get this mount when almost all the comments say you do.
If you have a targetable toy such as
, you can use splash damage to add to your AoEs. Just downed him in a loose group of both factions. Took us about 33 minutes. I got 550 rep with the Night Fae, some Shrouded Cloth, anima, Grateful Offerings, and vendor trash and gold. I did not notice if anyone got the mount.
To anyone doing the Rare Resources-calling:
No, he wont drop
Edit: During the two previous Rare Resources-callings, Valfir have not dropped a single
. However, he did today. Whether it was bad RNG or the drop really is this low is unknown for me.
To check if you killed him today run
Got the mount today in the mail, didnt even know that the group i was in killed him while doing the WQ. Happy little accident.
Really appreciate that Blizz has made this an easy solo kill without the hassle of needing a group.
It was doable on my hunter (night fae + anima seed)
He is a lot easier now that players are better geared. We took him down easily with a party of six, and the seed.
Killed him today with four of us (not in a party) and the mount dropped for me (6th attempt). It was a mix of Horde and Alliance, so I'm not sure if the other faction players received it, unfortunately.
Fight started off pretty slowly when it was just myself (mage) and a DH, but once a boomkin and feral druid came along, it went pretty smoothly.
The channelling does not have to be of permanent type, even the temporary channelling helps.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
Night Fae Anima Conductor Rewards
Night Fae Covenant Rewards
Night Fae Soulshapes and Crittershapes in Shadowlands
Ardenweald Rares and Treasures
Shadowlands Mount Guide
The Littlest Mountain: A collector's overview of EVERY Mount and Pet in the game!
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