Fungal giants (a.k.a. spore giants) stand as a prime example of Zangarmarsh's remarkable fauna. Though relatively non-aggressive, these lumbering behemoths are savagely efficient at dispatching their adversaries when provoked. They feed on other native swamp creatures, as well as any Lost Ones unlucky enough to stray too close to the giants' beloved hideaways.
Recently, they have come into conflict with the Sporeggar. Driven by starvation due to the continuous sapping of the marsh's resources by the naga, they have began to roam the Spawning Glen, preying on sporeling young. Members of the Cenarion Expedition are looking for a peaceful solution to allow the two species to cohabitate in the marsh.
A number of fungal giants also appear in Deepholm. They appear to have been colossi who were struck by a curse similar to the Curse of Flesh. It is likely that it is caused by the Stone trogg. The other giants share no love for their fungal brethren.
It's unknown exactly how long they can live for; however, Hungarfen has been alive for millennia tending to a very special plant, known as the Underspore.
- Fungal giants are considered giants in-game, showing the creature type "giant" under their names.
- If they are idle long enough, they will sniff their fungal-ridden armpits and then try to fan away the stink.
- Based on the text of [The Heart of Quagmirran], fungal giants seem to have three hearts.
- They can also be "skinned" by those that have the herbalism skill, yielding herbs, Motes of Life, and [Unidentified Plant Parts]. The skill required is 5 times the level of the giant, and does not reward a point in the profession.