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Howling Ziggurat

Ziggurat in WCIII

A Ziggurat is a Scourge (and Forsaken) structure, currently found in Stratholme, the Eastern Plaguelands and the Ghostlands.

These towers of the ancient spider kingdom of Azjol-Nerub are called into service once again to provide a source of raw energy for undead forces. Several ziggurats are required to sustain a high number of Scourge warriors. In time, these towers can be further empowered to provide protection.[1] (WC3man 43) They can be upgraded to Spirit towers or Nerubian towers. The only visible difference between the three types is the crystal above them.


In Stratholme, three ziggurats must be emptied before confronting Baron Rivendare. Each is guarded by a mini-boss:

Searching these Ziggurats for Scourge Data is the objective for N [60D] The Active Agent.

Eastern Plaguelands

In the Eastern Plaguelands, there are multiple ziggurats in the Plaguewood. Each is defended by a level 58 Ziggurat Protector. Destroying these ziggurats is the objective of the quest N [58+] When Smokey Sings, I Get Violent.


The Ghostlands of Quel'Thalas contain two named ziggurats: the Bleeding Ziggurat and the Howling Ziggurat, on either side of the Dead Scar. In addition, Deatholme contains minor ziggurats where Masophet the Black, one of Dar'Khan Drathir's lieutenants, can often be found. Dr. Whitherlimb, a Scourge scientist, can also be found at either the Bleeding or Howling Ziggurats or the ziggurats in Deatholme.


  • A Ziggurat was a Mesopotamian temple tower of the Sumerians, Babylonians and the Assyrians like the Tower of Babel.

  1. ^ WC3man, 43