For his pre-Wrath of the Lich King encounter, see Four Horsemen (Classic). For the steward in Bastion, see Alexandros (steward).
NeutralAlexandros Mograine
Image of Alexandros Mograine
Title The Ashbringer,
Scourge of the Scourge,[1]
Highlord, Commander, Lord, Sir[2]
Gender Male
Race(s) Maldraxxi (formerly human) (Humanoid / Undead)
Class Death knight, Paladin (formerly)
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) House of the Chosen, Undying Army
Former affiliation(s) Four Horsemen, Scourge, Knights of the Silver Hand, Kingdom of Lordaeron,[2] Alliance of Lordaeron
Occupation Baron of the House of the Chosen
Former occupation(s) Leader of the Four Horsemen, Champion of Kel'Thuzad, Highlord of the Silver Hand
Location Various
Status Active Shadowlands
Relative(s) Elena (wife), Renault, Darion (sons)
Mentor(s) Margrave Krexus
Student(s) Ramaladni[3]
Companion(s) Fairbanks (advisor),[2] Marrow, unnamed flayedwing (mounts)

“This blade, Fairbanks... it feels as much a part of me as the blood that runs through my veins. It is purely, truly an instrument of destruction; a beautifully lethal creation that leaves nothing but charred bone in its wake. I will call it... The Ashbringer!”

— Alexandros to Fairbanks, after using the blade for the first time against the Scourge.[2]

Alexandros Mograine, also known as the Ashbringer,[4] was one of the Highlords of the Knights of the Silver Hand and the original wielder of the Ashbringer. He was murdered by his older son Renault with the sword and raised as a death knight by Kel'Thuzad. His soul was ultimately freed by the sacrifice of his younger son Darion, and he now resides in the afterlife Maldraxxus as a baron of the House of the Chosen.

He was originally encountered in Naxxramas as the leader of the Four Horsemen, but was replaced by Baron Rivendare in Wrath of the Lich King. In Shadowlands, he appears as a quest giver in the Maldraxxus storyline and the Necrolords Campaign.


The Ashbringer

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Alexandros wielding The Ashbringer.

In his youth, Alexandros Mograine spent months training and praying in the Monastery of Tirisfal Glades.[5]

At some point, he met and married his wife Elena, with whom they had two children: Renault and Darion. On the day of Darion's birth, Alexandros rushed in a hurry the stillborn baby to a nearby stream, as he wasn't breathing, and from the freezing water Darion Mograine entered the world. However, the joy his father felt quickly turned to grief as his wife died due to complications from the birth.

Years later, during the siege of Blackrock Spire in the Second War, Highlord Mograine of the Silver Hand witnessed an orcish warlock channeling magic through a dark orb. After the warlock's death, Mograine went to claim it for the Alliance, but his hand was badly mangled as soon as he touched it. Though describing the orb as the "living embodiment of shadow," he was still curious as to what power it might hold and kept it in an iron chest.

Mograine kept the orb a secret until the Scourge reached Lordaeron. He revealed it to several other members of the Silver Hand, suggesting that they search for the orb's polar opposite - a manifestation of the Holy Light itself - to be used against the impending undead holocaust. Mograine's peers, appalled at the sight of this dark crystal, attempted to destroy it with a holy spell. Unexpectedly, the crystal absorbed the spell and became its antithesis, the very crystal of pure light that Mograine suggested moments before, and even restored life to his mangled hand. It was decided that from this crystal a weapon would be forged that would smite the undead with such power that only a cloud of ash would remain in its wake — The Ashbringer.

After Saidan Dathrohan informed them of the Culling of Stratholme and Prince Arthas' suspension of the Silver Hand, Mograine and Fairbanks traveled to Ironforge to ask King Magni Bronzebeard to forge the mighty blade. Magni, having only just learned of his brother's apparent demise, was more than willing to craft a weapon to battle the undead, and described it as the greatest creation wrought by his hand.

Mograine and the other Knights of the Silver Hand banded together to continue the war against the Lich King during the next years. Alexandros was appointed Highlord and the Ashbringer was the Order's greatest weapon. However, the blade caught the attention of Kel'Thuzad. Striking a deal with Balnazzar, who had covertly taken control of the Order by possessing Dathrohan and wished to use it against the Lich King, the two planned to kill him. To do so, Balnazzar corrupted Mograine's son Renault and had him lead his father into a trap. Renault led his father and High Inquisitor Fairbanks to Stratholme where an army of undead waited for them. Renault fled and Fairbanks, being the first to fall, was trapped under the pile of undead corpses. Mograine stood alone against the undead, yet managed to destroy all sent at him. In fatigue, Alexandros dropped his blade. Renault returned and killed Mograine with his own sword, corrupting the Ashbringer. Unable to use the blade, Renault left it with his father's corpse.

However, Kel'Thuzad raised the Ashbringer's corpse turning him into a death knight of the Scourge, and reclaimed his blade. Now one the finest warriors the death knights had ever seen, Kel'Thuzad took Mograine back to Naxxramas to have him serve as one of his royal Horsemen.[6] Later, led by nightmares of his father's tortured soul, Darion led a small group of Argent Dawn members into Naxxramas to free him. Darion was the only one to survive the assault, escaping with the blade but forced to leave his father's body behind.

When Darion returned to the Scarlet Monastery with the blade, Alexandros's corrupted spirit manifested and confronted Renault, accusing him of murder before mercilessly killing him. Later, during a Scourge assault on Light's Hope Chapel, Darion plunged the Ashbringer into his own chest in an act of self-sacrifice that obliterated the Scourge armies and seemingly freed Alexandros's soul of the Scourge's corruption. In doing so, however, Darion damned himself into undeath and was escorted off the battlefield by Kel'Thuzad.

Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

During the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, Darion - now a death knight himself and wielding the Corrupted Ashbringer - led an attack against Light's Hope Chapel with his Death Knights of Acherus, but he was defeated by Tirion Fordring who came to support the Argent Dawn with his Knights of the Silver Hand. During the dialogue between Darion and Tirion, Alexandros's spirit appeared and a dialogue between father and son - evidently a flashback of some kind - took place. Alexandros mentioned that Darion would one day wield Ashbringer. However, their reunion was cut short by the arrival of the Lich King, who claimed Alexandros's soul with Frostmourne.

As a result of his story advancement since his original in-game appearance, Alexandros did not return in Naxxramas with the rest of the Four Horsemen. According to Commander Eligor Dawnbringer's lecture in Wintergarde Keep, Alexandros "was the finest warrior that the Death Knights had ever seen. However, after the events in Azeroth, he vanished without a trace. Kel'Thuzad has appointed Baron Rivendare in his place."

Following the fall of the Lich King at the Frozen Throne, one of the champions of Azeroth wielding  [Shadowmourne] found  [Alexandros' Soul Shard] in an  [Unsealed Chest] taken from Arthas' corpse. When they returned it to Darion Mograine, Alexandros's spirit appeared for the final time, thanking his son for saving him from damnation, and explained that the memory of his sacrifice had been the only thing that allowed him to resist Frostmourne's torments, before finally disappearing.[7]


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

Alexandros and Darion reunited in the Maw.

After being freed from Frostmourne, Alexandros' soul was sent to the Shadowlands realm of Maldraxxus, home to the Necrolord Covenant. He felt only horror and rage when he first awoke in the realm, for he perceived the necrolords as being no different from the Scourge. However, Margrave Krexus of the House of the Chosen eventually showed him that the Maldraxxi were a force of honor and acclaim.[8][9] Mograine rose through the ranks to become one of the two barons of the Chosen, the other being Vyraz. After he was named baron, he had Bonesmith Heirmir craft him a new sword called Fatebringer, modeled after the Ashbringer. Alexandros fought hard to come by some of the materials used in its crafting, including a skull of unknown origin.[10] At some point, Vyraz—who was secretly working with the traitorous House of Constructs and House of Rituals—betrayed Mograine and trapped him within the Maw, the realm of eternal torment.[11] Draka later took Mograine's place as baron.[12]

Blade of the Primus

A Maw Walker later arrived to Maldraxxus and began working with Draka, but while the two were away from the House of the Chosen, Vyraz worked with the Constructs to murder Krexus. When Draka and the outsider returned, Vyraz blamed the deed on the Constructs[13] and sent the Maw Walker to rescue Mograine from the Maw.[12] In truth, Vyraz did not expect the hero to return.[14] The hero traveled into the Maw and first rescued Darion Mograine, who had been captured during an earlier assault on the realm. The broker Ve'nari guided the two outsiders to Perdition Hold, where they found Alexandros being held captive. Darion was shocked by the revelation of the baron's identity, as he had not expected to ever see his father again.[15][16] With Ve'nari's help, Darion and the Maw Walker freed Alexandros and brought him to Oribos, where he informed Draka and the hero of Vyraz's betrayal.[11] Before the Maw Walker and the two barons returned to Maldraxxus, Darion told his father that he would stand by his side once more when he could, and Alexandros promised his son that they would have time to speak again later.[14]

Alexandros confronting Vyraz.

While Draka warned the Chosen's allies at the Seat of the Primus,[14] Alexandros and the Maw Walker confronted Vyraz at the House of the Chosen to punish him for his betrayal. However, the treacherous baron and his guards proved to be too powerful. Draka interrupted the battle to bring Alexandros and the Maw Walker to the Seat and defend it from Vyraz's allies.[17] The Maw Walker subsequently used the Blade of the Primus to open the way into the Seat, unleashing the Primus' power and forcing Vyraz's forces to retreat, as well as revealing a message from the Primus.[18]

Art of War

Alexandros remained stationed at the Seat. The necrolords later received word from Xandria, the kyrian Paragon of Courage, that the House of Constructs had sent reinforcements to Bastion to continue their earlier assault on the Temple of Courage. Alexandros volunteered to spearhead the defense of the temple alongside necrolord Maw Walkers in order to restore Maldraxxus' honor.[19] Xandria was highly distrustful of the necrolords and stated that she would only tolerate their presence if they helped defeat their treacherous kin. The Ashbringer and Maw Walkers disabled the Constructs' shields in the outer area of the temple,[20][21] then flew with Xandria to the edge of the Necrotic Wake—the ruined inner sanctum—where the Construct necromancers had created a toxic cloud preventing the kyrian from flying in en masse.[22] As Alexandros and the heroes went to work killing the necromancers, they heard the mocking voice of the Construct commander, Baroness Antolyte, an old rival of Mograine who was never able to defeat him in the arena.[23] Once the skies were cleared, Xandria and necrolords wiped out the Construct forces on the ground[24] and headed to the necropolis Zolramus, where they killed Antolyte.[25] As they returned to the temple's entrance, Xandria stated that her kin desired vengeance against the Constructs, and Alexandros replied that the necrolords would need time to prepare for such an assault.[26]

The Ashbringer and the Paragon of Courage in Bastion.

Before they returned to Maldraxxus, Alexandros asked Xandria why the Arbiter had not chosen for him to spend his afterlife in Bastion when he had spent his life in service to the Light. He wondered if it was because his faith hadn't been strong enough or if his soul had been tainted when he was raised as undead. Xandria replied that forces like the Light had no purchase in the Shadowlands and brought Alexandros to Agthia's Repose to discern the source of his courage.[9] By meditating on the repose's scrolls, Alexandros realized that it was the memory of his loved ones—not his devotion to the Light—that was the true source of his strength. If he had been chosen for Bastion, his memories of Elena, Renault, and Darion would've been deemed a burden and stripped from him, and thus the Arbiter decided that he belonged in Maldraxxus instead. The Maw Walkers subsequently returned to Draka with news of their victory over the Constructs, but Alexandros chose to stay a moment in Bastion to reflect[27][28] before accompanying Xandria to Archon's Rise to plan the attack on the Constructs.[29][30] He suggested to Xandria that the Construct ruler Margrave Gharmal's heart could be used to empower the kyrian's Crest of Ascension.[31] During the conversation, Xandria also told the Ashbringer about a Forsworn named "Uther".[30]

When the kyrian and necrolords attacked the House of Constructs with the necropolis Zerekriss, Alexandros and Emeni led the assault on the western gate while the Maw Walkers helped Xandria and the kyrian advance from the east.[32][33] Alexandros and Emeni's forces—including Bonesmith Heirmir and Plague Deviser Marileth—came under heavy bombardment from Gharmal's juggernauts of kyrian flesh, preventing them from advancing into the Stitchyard. Kynthia brought the Maw Walkers to the Ashbringer's position to assist him.[34] The juggernauts' hides were impervious to normal weapons, but Alexandros devised a plan to deal with them. First, he told the Maw Walkers to absorb the essences of Gharmal's minions into the Blade of the Primus.[35] Then, he and the heroes mounted his pet deathroc Marrow, headed into the sky above the Stitchyard, and unleashed the runeblade's power on the juggernauts to destroy them, thereby forcing Gharmal into the open.[36] With the attackers having gained control of the stronghold, Alexandros and the heroes joined Xandria at the central ripening pond[37] and engaged in combat with Gharmal in order to buy enough time for Draka to focus the Zerekriss' weaponry. While Xandria dueled the margrave directly, Alexandros and the heroes focused on holding off Gharmal's minions. The battle ended with Draka using the Zerekriss to fire a massive bolt of energy at the margrave, killing them.[38] Afterward, Alexandros convinced Xandria to take Gharmal's heart as he had suggested earlier.[31] Draka appeared shortly after to show the Ashbringer and necrolord Maw Walkers a troubling discovery she had made in Gharmal's private tower:[39][40] canisters of anima from Revendreth. Before leaving, she told the Ashbringer and heroes to search the rest of the tower for anything of value.[41] At the top of the structure, they discovered the Primus' Mantle of Eternal Victory,[42][43] which they took with them back to the Seat.[44]

Later, Alexandros accompanied the necrolords as they assaulted the stronghold of the House of Rituals in order to remove the influence of the traitor Kel'Thuzad. After breaking down the barriers blocking a side entrance into the stronghold, the necrolords pushed into the Grimoirium and confronted Kel'Thuzad's servant, Baroness Ninadar. After empowering herself with anima, Ninadar began battling Alexandros, Draka, and the Maw Walkers until they nearly defeated her, at which point she started draining even more anima and inadvertently destroyed herself in the process. The attackers continued to the Prime Arcanum, where they were unable to stop Kel'Thuzad from summoning a Maw Infernous but received sudden reinforcements from the Venthyr Covenant that allowed them to defeat the creature. The attackers pressed on to Exoramas, where Kel'Thuzad was waiting with the captive Margrave Sin'dane. Alexandros and the others spread out to hold off Kel'Thuzad's skeletal minions while the Maw Walkers dealt with the lich himself. After Kel'Thuzad escaped in defeat and the necrolords gained the allegiance of Sin'dane, Alexandros pointed out that there was still much to be done, such as making Vyraz answer for his treachery and dealing with Kel'Thuzad more permanently. Draka agreed but stated that for the time being, they should return to the Seat and savor their victory.[45]

Alexandros can be invited to participate in the Ember Court.

Chains of Domination

The Ashbringer in Korthia.

The Ashbringer accompanied the covenant forces who invaded the realm of Korthia and can be found at Keeper's Respite. He led the necrolords in the united covenant attack on Desmotaeron,[46] during which Draka, Thrall, and a Maw Walker rescued a number of Forsworn[47] and killed Vyraz.[48] Mograine then returned to the Seat with the Forsworn and some of the necrolords' old allies from Bastion to witness the Primus naming Draka the new Margrave of the Chosen. He told Maw Walkers that with Vyraz's death, his quest to purge the corruption from Maldraxxus was complete. However, honor demanded that the necrolords help other lands in need of assistance before they could start rebuilding.[49]

After the attack on the Sanctum of Domination, Darion joined his father at Keeper's Respite. The Mograines discussed Tirion Fordring, who had been the one to take up the Ashbringer and defeat the Lich King in battle. Alexandros commented that he could think of few people who were more worthy and that he disapproved of how Darion and the rest of the Ebon Blade had tried to raise Tirion as a Horseman, saying that it was not the legacy he had meant to leave for his son. Darion replied that Alexandros had taught him to defend what he held most dear, a legacy he was proud to uphold, and his father responded that he was proud of Darion in turn.[50]

With the Corrupted Ashbringer

WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 3.0.2 but is present in Classic.

Players who obtained the [Corrupted Ashbringer] from the original version of Naxxramas could take it to the Scarlet Monastery and see a special event in which Alexandros Mograine returned, killed his son, and frees Fairbanks' spirit from his undead form. With the updated lore in the comics and the expansion, however, this event and the information given by Fairbanks regarding the Ashbringer have mostly been retconned out.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Four Horsemen (Classic) ?? 2,160,000
Old Hillsbrad Foothills 52 2,371
N Death Knight [8-30] The Light of Dawn ?? 13,945,000
N [30] Mograine's Reunion ?? 13,945,000
Maldraxxus 60 Elite


For his abilities from the Four Horsemen encounter, see Four Horsemen (Classic).
During N [54] In Death We Are Truly Tested
  • Spell nature reincarnation.png  Taunt — Taunts the target to attack the caster for 5 sec.
  • Inv sword 2h artifactashbringer d 06.png  Wake of Ashes — Stuns all enemies in front of the caster, rendering them unable to move or attack for 5 sec. Inflicts Shadowflame damage to all enemies in front of the caster.
During N [60] Death Rains and N [60] Sustain, In Vain

In addition to the two listed above, he also has:

  • Spell animamaldraxxus wave.png  Anima Mending — Calls upon Maldraxxi magic to heal an ally.
  • Paladin holy.png  Ashbringer — The Ashbringer has a chance to instantly destroy any lesser demon or undead creatures. Causes the enemy's corpse to look like a pile of ash.


Maldraxxus storyline

  1. N [54] A Soul Saved Activequest
  2. N [54] In Death We Are Truly Tested Availablequest

Necrolords Campaign

Do Not Forget
  1. N [60] The Only Cure Availablequest
  2. N [60] Death Rains AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [60] Sustain, In Vain AvailablequestActivequest
  4. N [60] No Peace In Death Availablequest
  5. N [60] The Golden Dawn Availablequest
A Golden Dawn
  1. N [60] Trouble on the Western Front Activequest
  2. N [60] Charging The Blade AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [60] Power of the Chosen AvailablequestActivequest
  4. N [60] The End is Now Availablequest
  1. N [60] An Abominable Discovery Activequest
  2. N [60] Gharmal's Tower AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [60] Prized Possession AvailablequestActivequest
  4. N [60] The Mantle Returned Availablequest

Kyrian Campaign

Righteous Retribution
  1. N [60] Trouble on the Western Front Activequest
  2. N [60] Charging The Blade AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [60] Power of the Chosen AvailablequestActivequest
  4. N [60] The End is Now Availablequest


Chains of Domination campaign


Ashbringer comic

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Mograine during the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel.

  • Ready yourselves, men! If it is blood these green-skined heathens crave then it is blood they shall have! Come you, knights! Raise hammers, bare steel! We fight to the end, we die if we must! For Lordaeron! FOR THE KING! ATTACK!
  • I love you, Elena! I always have loved you!
  • I love you, Darion!
  • I... Loved you, Renault.

At Light's Hope Chapel:

  • I love you, son. With all that I am... All I was... All I ever will be.
  • My soul will forever bear the weight of your sacrifice, my son. And just as you never gave up on me, I shall never give up on you. For you've taught me the most valuable lesson of all: Hope... Never dies.

World of Warcraft

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Main article: Four Horsemen (Classic)#Quotes
Main article: Corrupted Ashbringer#Will of the Ashbringer
Main article: Corrupted Ashbringer/Scarlet Monastery Event#Event Script

The Burning Crusade

Bc icon.gif This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.

Main article: Ashbringer/Old Hillsbrad Ashbringer event

Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.
Main article: The Light of Dawn (quest)#Quest dialogue
Main article: Mograine's Reunion#Notes


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.


Alexandros (right) with Vashj and Draka in the Seat of the Primus.

Maldraxxus storyline
Main article: Delving Deeper#Notes
Main article: Wake of Ashes (quest)#Notes
Main article: Maw Walker (quest)#Notes
Main article: A Soul Saved#Notes
Main article: In Death We Are Truly Tested#Notes
Necrolords Campaign
Main article: Power of the Primus#Notes
Main article: No Rest For the Dead#Notes
Main article: The Only Cure#Notes
Main article: Death Rains#Notes
Main article: No Hesitation, No Surrender#Notes
Main article: Peace by Piece#Notes
Main article: Don't Cross Courage#Notes
Main article: Aerial Absolution#Notes
Main article: The Last Labor#Notes
Main article: Afterlife Goes On#Notes
Main article: No Peace In Death#Notes
Main article: All I Ever Will Be#Notes
Main article: Do Not Forget#Notes
Main article: Fight and Flight (Necrolord)#Notes
Main article: Trouble on the Western Front (Necrolord)#Notes
Main article: Power of the Chosen (Necrolord)#Notes
Main article: The End is Now (Necrolord)#Notes
Main article: Pursuit of Justice (Necrolord)#Notes
Main article: An Abominable Discovery#Notes
Main article: Gharmal's Tower (quest)#Notes
Main article: The Third Fall of Kel'Thuzad#Notes
Kyrian Campaign
Main article: A Perilous Journey#Notes
Main article: Fight and Flight (Kyrian)#Notes
Main article: Trouble on the Western Front (Kyrian)#Notes
Main article: Power of the Chosen (Kyrian)#Notes
Main article: The End is Now (Kyrian)#Notes
Main article: Pursuit of Justice (Kyrian)#Notes
Main article: Take Heart#Notes
Main article: Return to the Hold#Notes
Chains of Domination campaign
Main article: A Job Done Right#Notes
Main article: The Roads We Walk#Notes
Seat of the Primus conversations (triggered by talking to Baroness Draka)
  • Alexandros Mograine says: Baroness, your original night elf form was restored in the afterlife, was it not? Why abandon it for one akin to the naga?
Baroness Vashj says: When I was kaldorei, I was but a handmaiden to my queen. Prized for my beauty, and little else. As a naga, I was recognized and rewarded for my cunning and resolve.
Baroness Vashj says: But I could ask the same question of you. Why adopt the form of a feeble human, when so many stronger ones exist?
Alexandros Mograine says: This is the form I had when purging countless undead on Azeroth. But I suppose your point stands.
  • Baroness Draka says: Have you children, Alexandros?
Alexandros Mograine says: I do. Two sons. One betrayed me to the Scourge. The other sacrificed himself to free me.
Alexandros Mograine says: I saw him again, just recently, in the Maw. He too has risen as a death knight. He too fights to defend our world.
Baroness Draka says: You must be proud. My son was a mere babe when traitors struck me down. I fought to my last breath to save him. But I... do not know if he survived.
Alexandros Mograine says: If he is of your blood, Draka, then I have no doubt that he did.
  • Baroness Draka says: Krexus spoke highly of you, Ashbringer. He did not offer praise lightly.
Alexandros Mograine says: He forged my strength into victories I thought impossible. I will rip out Vyraz's blackened heart for betraying him.
Alexandros Mograine says: It pleases me to know you served Krexus well. He admired your spirit even when you answered to Akarek.
Baroness Draka says: We both learned much from him. And together, we shall see him avenged.
  • Baroness Vashj says: Mograine. Given your personal history with the undead, you must find Maldraxxus... distasteful.
Alexandros Mograine says: Slaying the undead was my life's purpose. To be surrounded by them in death... I found myself in the midst of a nightmare.
Alexandros Mograine says: It was Margrave Krexus who showed me that our army is one of honor and acclaim. But the actions of our enemies echo those of the Scourge.
Baroness Vashj says: Then perhaps your life's purpose shall continue.
On approach in the Bleak Redoubt if part of the Venthyr Covenant and are not a Friend or higher
Approach freely, Maw Walker.
On approach in the Bleak Redoubt if part of the Venthyr Covenant and are a Friend or higher
What news of battles across the Shadowlands, friend?
On approach in the Bleak Redoubt if part of the Venthyr Covenant and are a Best Friend
Ah, <name>. How is my favorite Maw Walker today?
Keeper's Respite after N [60] Covenants Renewed (triggered by talking to Darion)

Alexandros and Darion at Keeper's Respite.

Alexandros Mograine says: So Tirion Fordring took up the Ashbringer in my absence? I can think of few more worthy.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: Indeed. He met the Lich King in battle and shattered Frostmourne itself.
Alexandros Mograine says: And yet you sought to raise him into undeath. Why deny him the rest he had earned?
Highlord Darion Mograine says: I once told Tirion that only a silver hand can wield an ebon blade.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: We needed a fourth horseman, one to lead the others. He seemed the right choice.
Alexandros Mograine says: It appears fate chose differently. This is not the legacy I meant to leave you, Darion.
Highlord Darion Mograine says: You taught me to defend that which I hold dear. I am proud to carry on such a legacy.
Alexandros Mograine says: And I am proud of you, my son.


  • Even in death, we must fight.
  • My blade is ready.
  • Orders?
  • This land festers. We must cauterize the wound.
  • We have little time to waste.
  • What do you need?
  • What is my task?
  • Cease your prattling!
  • I have little patience for these games!
  • Ambition is nothing without honor.
  • Ashes to ashes.
  • Krexus' will be done.
  • I await the next battle.
  • I will not suffer this corruption any longer!
  • It is in death that we are truly tested.
  • Trample our enemies! Leave nothing but ash.


Seat of the Primus after N [54] The Door to the Unknown
This corruption... I had come to expect as much from the vile force of Death.
I felt only horror when I awoke here. Horror and rage. But in time, Margrave Krexus showed me that the Maldraxxi were not the Scourge: honor presided among the Chosen.
But he has been slain by his own subordinate. The other margraves advance upon us. The hunger for dominance has starved what little honor remained.
I will purge this wretched place.
Seat of the Primus (Covenant Sanctum version)
The fire within me shall only be quelled by justice.
The Stitchyard during Righteous Retribution/A Golden Dawn
Margrave Gharmal will die this day.
Keeper's Respite
Our campaign in Korthia is particularly challenging. We need all the assistance we can get.
Bleak Redoubt, if part of the Venthyr Covenant and are a Friend or higher
Is your experience in the Shadowlands your first time leading, <name>?
I doubt it from the way you handle yourself. Leadership is a burden few bear correctly the first time.
I have heard the other guests gossiping at court, displeased with some choice or another that you made. As if the entirety our[sic] the Shadowlands revolved around their whims.
Do not let their words discourage you.
Chart a path to victory, and lead us there. They will understand eventually.
Bleak Redoubt, if part of the Venthyr Covenant and are a Best Friend
<Name>. Without fail, I am reminded of my old life on Azeroth whenever we meet.
When all of this is over and we are celebrating our victories around the feasting table, I shall have questions for you.
But, for now, we must remain focused on the task at hand.
Too much is at stake to avert our gaze from the enemy, even for a moment.
At the Ember Court
I am accustomed neither to the prattle of socialites nor the opulence of royalty.
<Alexandros's face softens as he loosens his grip on his weapon.>
But I am thankful for a moment's rest. Even the strongest warrior must be allowed to regroup between battles.
I will use this time to recharge and recommit myself to the fight that remains.
Krexus's will be done.
If the player uses the  [Quill of Correspondence], he responds with a Letter
Main article: Quill of Correspondence

Notes and trivia

  • Alexandros used to wear the helm  [Justice Gaze].
  • Alexandros is remembered by the Silver Hand and his statue is located in the Sanctum of Light. His plaque says: The beginning of a legend still spoken of in hushed whispers. His memory will never be forgotten, just as the forces of darkness will never forget his blade.
  • A passage from Alexandros' libram reads: My brothers, my sisters, join me now in battle, join me now in victory, and we shall ride forth to the Light’s embrace together.[51]
  • Korfax watched Mograine crack open the skulls of the undead with  [Dreadnaught Sabatons] during the Third War.[52]
  • The testimony of Fairbanks, before his execution by the Scarlet Crusade, was later written in the Libram of Ancient Kings and allowed the Knights of the Silver Hand to learn the truth about his murder by his own son.[53]
  • Alexandros' generic name during N [60] Death Rains and N [60] Sustain, In Vain is Righteous Blademaster. Unlike many other generic versions of NPCs, the Righteous Blademaster retains Alexandros' appearance.
  • Alexandros can be seen during the Old Hillsbrad Ashbringer event.
  • Alexandros is voiced by Marc Graue in Wrath of the Lich King and Richard Epcar in Shadowlands.
  • In World of Warcraft, it was stated that Alexandros Mograine was known as the "Scarlet Highlord"[54][55][56][57][58] and was one of the three founders of the Scarlet Crusade.[59] The Ashbringer comic depicts the formation of the Crusade occurring after Alexandros' death, in which case he would have never been a member.
    • According to A Cleansing Fire, Alexandros died four years after the death of Terenas.[60] In the current timeline his death occurred two years after Terenas' death.
  • During the days of The Burning Crusade it was a common speculation that David Wayne would eventually end up being revealed as the second son of Alexandros. It all began with the Corrupted Ashbringer Scarlet Monastery event which mentioned another Mograine living in Outland and who might be able to forge Ashbringer anew. David's relative youth for a member of the Sons of Lothar, his isolation, his blacksmithing skills and dialogs all led people to think he was the one High Inquisitor Fairbanks was speaking about, but Wrath of the Lich King eventually revealed that the other son was actually Darion Mograine. The Ashbringer sword was thus purified by the Light of Dawn instead of being recreated.
  • An unused NPC representing a modern version of Alexandros Mograine was added roughly at the same time as matching versions of the three other original Horsemen, all presumably meant to appear in World of Warcraft: Legion. He and these other NPCs didn't make it out of the Legion alpha stage. It is notable that Mograine was still called "The Ashbringer" and that he was wearing the Dreadnaught's Battlegear set, an armor that was originally made exclusively for him.[61]
    • The Dreadnaught's Battlegear set can be briefly seen in the Ashbringer comic, worn by Mograine's ghost.
  • During the patch 9.1 PTR, Alexandros mistakenly appeared in the Sanctum of Domination as one of the Ebon Blade's Four Horsemen in place of Darion. This version of Alexandros used his Shadowlands model with Fatebringer equipped, but with the title of <Horseman of the Ebon Blade> and riding Darion's Crimson Deathcharger. Lead Narrative Designer Steve Danuser confirmed that this was a PTR bug,[62] and it was corrected prior to the patch's release.


Fan art

Patch changes


  1. ^ World of Warcraft: Ashbringer, pg. 20
  2. ^ a b c d Death is Contagious
  3. ^ N [60R] The Fate of Ramaladni
  4. ^ Corrupted Ashbringer/Scarlet Monastery Event
  5. ^ Ashes to Ashes
  6. ^ WoW Classic: Naxxramas is Now Live!
  7. ^ N [30] Mograine's Reunion
  8. ^ Shadowlands quotes
  9. ^ a b N [60] No Peace In Death
  10. ^ Bonesmith Heirmir#Quotes
  11. ^ a b N [54] Maw Walker
  12. ^ a b N [54] The Maw
  13. ^ N [54] Among the Chosen
  14. ^ a b c N [54] A Soul Saved
  15. ^ N [54] Delving Deeper
  16. ^ N [54] A Bond Beyond Death
  17. ^ N [54] In Death We Are Truly Tested
  18. ^ N [54] The Door to the Unknown
  19. ^ N [60] The Only Cure
  20. ^ N [60] No Hesitation, No Surrender
  21. ^ N [60] Peace by Piece
  22. ^ N [60] Don't Cross Courage
  23. ^ N [60] Aerial Absolution
  24. ^ N [60] Wipe the Slate Clean
  25. ^ N [60] The Last Labor
  26. ^ N [60] Afterlife Goes On
  27. ^ N [60] All I Ever Will Be
  28. ^ N [60] Do Not Forget
  29. ^ N [60] An Expected Visitor
  30. ^ a b N [60] A Perilous Journey
  31. ^ a b N [60] Take Heart
  32. ^ N [60] Stronger Together
  33. ^ N [60] Fight and Flight/N [60] Fight and Flight
  34. ^ N [60] Trouble on the Western Front/N [60] Trouble on the Western Front
  35. ^ N [60] Charging The Blade/N [60] Charging The Blade
  36. ^ N [60] Power of the Chosen/N [60] Power of the Chosen
  37. ^ N [60] The End is Now/N [60] The End is Now
  38. ^ N [60] Pursuit of Justice/N [60] Pursuit of Justice
  39. ^ N [60] Pursuit of Justice
  40. ^ N [60] Return to the Hold
  41. ^ N [60] An Abominable Discovery
  42. ^ N [60] Gharmal's Tower
  43. ^ N [60] Prized Possession
  44. ^ N [60] The Mantle Returned
  45. ^ N [60] The Third Fall of Kel'Thuzad
  46. ^ N [60] A Job Done Right
  47. ^ N [60] Forsworn and Forgotten
  48. ^ N [60] A Traitor's Due
  49. ^ N [60] The Roads We Walk
  50. ^ N [60] Covenants Renewed
  51. ^ We Ride Forth
  52. ^ N Warrior [60R] Dreadnaught Sabatons
  53. ^ Libram of Ancient Kings
  54. ^ Dreadnaught's Battlegear#Notes
  55. ^  [Nat Pagle's Guide to Extreme Anglin']
  56. ^ Eligor Dawnbringer#Light's Hope Chapel
  57. ^  [Corrupted Ashbringer]
  58. ^  [Ashbringer]
  59. ^ Corrupted Ashbringer/Scarlet Monastery Event#Dialogue with Fairbanks
  60. ^ Legends Volume 5: A Cleansing Fire
  61. ^ Dreadnaught's Battlegear#Notes
  62. ^ Steve Danuser on Twitter (2021-05-07). Retrieved on 2021-05-13.

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Alexandros Mograine Generic names Ember Court faction
Preceded by:
Uther Lightbringer
Leader of the Silver Hand
Succeeded by:
Tirion Fordring
Preceded by:
Possibly Sir Zeliek
Leader of the Four Horsemen
Succeeded by:
Baron Rivendare
Preceded by:
Sword forged
Wielder of the Ashbringer
Succeeded by:
Darion Mograine