Needless to say, in the myriad of creatures that are present in the World of Warcraft universe, there would always be some whose appearances are deceptive. Consider Exhibit A known as a Shoveltusk. This magnificent and noble creature will make its first appearance in the latest expansion of the hit MMORPG game. The expansion, known as Wrath of the Lich King, will not only showcase Shoveltusks as background creatures, but would actually be killable mobs. You might be wondering why, when if you look at the creatures, they seem harmless enough. Yes, they do have gigantic tusks and antlers protruding from their heads, but they don't seem pretty fierce, you seem to be thinking. Well, you're all sorts of wrong. Read on to know more about these creatures and why you should avoid them if you're not at top form.
As I mentioned above, a Shoveltusk is immediately recognizable by the huge, curving, and pronged antlers that seem to cover the top of its face and springs up above it, like a crown. From their jaw, two long, sharp tusks exude, reminiscent of this world's mammoths. The massive antlers are used to fight with the males over females or territory, while the husks are generally used to get food from the ground. A mane of fur covers their necks and they have a sleek, lean body covered in fine hair. Their sizes are not exactly huge, but there have been rumors that they could actually be used as mounts, especially by the Taunka and Iron Dwarf races. But overall, not really scary, right? If you compare Shoveltusks with creatures like the Murlocs, who are downright frightening in appearance, the Shoveltusks seem almost lovable. But wait, you don't know the best part yet!
This is where the danger comes in when encountering a Shoveltusk. The creatures are fiercely territorial. If they are fond of using their antlers and their tusks against other males who invade on their territory, they are as eager to use it on adventurers, travelers, or just anyone unlucky enough to venture into their feeding grounds. They attack without hesitation and usually in groups. Imagine yourself the target of dozens of those huge antlers and you'll realize how dangerous these creatures actually are.
How to Fight Them:
If you really WANT to try your luck in facing these formidable creatures, then make sure that your armor and gear are all in top form. Never allow yourself to get cornered by them, as well as being in the center of an attack. Consider yourself a goner if that happens. Constant movement is the key here. By moving around, you will get to avoid the majority of the creature's attacks. You can then focus your own attacks one Shoveltusk at a time. Good luck!
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