The Wastewander, or Wastewander Bandits, are a band of outlaw nomads who wander Noonshade Ruins and Waterspring Field in Tanaris. They have taken control of many of the water sources in the desert, and are thus despised by the Gadgetzan Waterworks Company. Their leader is Caliph Scorpidsting.
This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
The leadership of this group appears to have been decimated by the time of the cataclysm, but a few still harass travelers in Tanaris. Several members of the organization have also been spotted in the recently uncovered region of Uldum.
Varieties of Wastewander NPCs are (most in Tanaris):
Removed with Cataclysm
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- Wastewander Assassin
- Wastewander Bandit
- Wastewander Rogue
- Wastewander Scofflaw
- Wastewander Shadow Mage
- Wastewander Thief
All Wastewander NPCs had a chance of dropping a Wastewander Water Pouch. These could be turned in to Spigot Operator Luglunket in stacks of 5 for Gadgetzan reputation and a Gadgetzan Water Co. Care Package, which could contain food, water, and/or potions. Wastewander NPCs also occasionally dropped leatherworking patterns for the Tough Scorpid collection armor pieces.
Gadgetzan Water Company
The Wastewander nomads are enemies of the Gadgetzan Water Company for three reasons:
- Murdering Gadgetzan Water Co. employees
- Stealing Gadgetzan Water Co. resources
- Seizing Gadgetzan Water Co. property
Killing Scorpidsting gives 15 reputation with Gadgetzan if doing so granted experience, until Honored, but he was made a rare mob with Cataclysm, so is less of a good source of reputation. Scorpidsting grants 8 reputation for the other goblin city factions (Booty Bay, Ratchet, and Everlook).
Gained Rep from normal Wastewander NPCs.