the Embalmer creates Stitches as a "gift" for , the mayor of Darkshire — sending him to terrorize the town.
It was common for a high-level player to single-handedly slay Stitches — taking the drama out of the situation. As of Cataclysm, the arrival of Stitches is phased content, so this no longer occurs.
- Stitches yells: Darkshire... I HUNGER!!
- Stitches yells: ROAAAARR!
- Stitches can be kited to the town guards, and they will help kill him. However, if the player does not cause a significant amount of the damage done, he will not be able to loot Stitches' corpse. This is by design.
- As of Cataclysm, he appears as part of phased content and Abercombie now rides on shoulders. He spawns around the town hall as part of the [??] quest. The whole town of Darkshire seems to be abandoned except for a few guards attacking the creature and most of the buildings are on fire during the entire quest.
- The <Night Watch Guards> won't tank Stitches, but only make him 'busy'. There is no aggro table, just touch the abomination and he'll start attacking you. This also means that if you die fighting with Stitches, the Night Watch Guards don't let him evade or reset his health. So, hit him as hard as you can and if you die, just resurrect and fight again. Stitches will be there at the same point and with the same health he had when you died. 
- Stitches is a playable hero in Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm .
- Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Now part of phased content. level reduced to 23 from 35. Health reduced to 3,025 from 12,200.
- Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): Apparently weakened.
- (28-Jun-2006): Added.
- New phased version