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The subject of this article or section is part of Feast of Winter Veil, a seasonal event that lasts several weeks. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

The Abominable Greench is an elite yeti that resides in the snowy region of the western peak of the Alterac Mountains (now part of Hillsbrad Foothills) within Growless Cave

[43, 40]

. He only appears during the height of winter and probably lives on a seasonal hibernation cycle. When he does appear, however, he must satiate a savage hunger and constantly scrounges for food. He is known to attack travelers passing through the mountains, taking their entire food supply. Since the employees of Smokywood Pastures make use of the mountain routes to transport their goods, they are often hindered by the Greench's annual awakening and lose some amount of their rations to his voracious appetite.

As of 2011, he is now the objective of the Feast of Winter Veil daily quest below. He currently stays in front of his cave instead of roaming. Most the time he will die quickly due to masses of players of both factions swarming him each time he spawns.

Objective of

Removed quest objective

Questchanged Note: These quests are no longer associated with this particular mob/NPC/item.

Drops [Stolen Treats] for the quests:


He is a reference to the Grinch character from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.


Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): New model; new quests; no longer instant respawn
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.

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