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For his Warcraft III statistics, see Anetheron (Warcraft III). For information on how to defeat him in World of Warcraft, see Anetheron (tactics).
Image of Anetheron
Gender Male
Race Nathrezim
Class Warlock[citation needed] 
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion[1]
Occupation Envoy of Archimonde[1][2]
Location Unknown (lore)
Status Alive
Relative(s) Tichondrius (brother)[1]

Anetheron is a nathrezim best known for his participation during the Battle of Mount Hyjal.


Third War[]

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Dreadlords convene Reforged

The meeting in the Twisting Nether.

Anetheron waited in the Twisting Nether, acting as an emissary of Archimonde to Tichondrius. He was one of the dreadlords assigned to watch over the Lich King, and grew agitated when they began to suspect the Lich King of treachery and possibly becoming a threat to the Burning Legion. But Tichondrius was confident that, despite his obvious ulterior motives, the Lich King was still providing the tools they needed to make way for the invasion. In a meeting in the Twisting Nether, Tichondrius assured Anetheron that everything was still well in his control.[1]

When Archimonde came to the world, Anetheron went with him and served as a personal guardsman. Anetheron showed his tenacity when he led the Scourge against the Sentinels, Alliance, and Horde in the final, climactic Battle of Mount Hyjal. He invaded the Great Alliance's base several times during the battle, calling infernals to serve him, with the objective of defeating the resistance so that Archimonde could ascend to crush the World Tree.[2] However, Anetheron was killed either during or after the battle.

Caverns of Time[]

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Anetheron in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.

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Main article: Anetheron (tactics)

Adventurers of the Horde and Alliance entered a time pocket of the Battle for Mount Hyjal.[3] This time, however, Anetheron didn't fight throughout the entire battle, but he was defeated by Jaina Proudmoore, adventurers and troops of the Third War in the human base.

Warlords of Draenor[]

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Anetheron before the Black Gate.

Anetheron returns with Archimonde to Draenor and is seen in Hellfire Citadel. He is once again defeated, this time by the adventurers of the Alliance and Horde.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Anetheron was one of the many demons summoned by Gul'dan in front of the Tomb of Sargeras during the battle for the Broken Shore.[4]


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

Although his location is unclear, Nal'ragas delivers Anetheron's regards to Kael'thas and Vashj.[5]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Hyjal Summit ?? Alliance Horde See Anetheron (tactics).
Black Gate, Hellfire Citadel 40 Elite Alliance Horde As a mob before the Archimonde encounter. In this appearance, he has mana.
Tomb of Sargeras, Battle for Broken Shore ?? Alliance Horde During B [10-45] The Battle for Broken Shore.


Hyjal Summit
Main article: Anetheron (tactics)#Abilities
Hellfire Citadel
  • Spell shadow carrionswarm Carrion Swarm — A cresting wave of chaotic magic splashes over enemies in front of the caster, dealing 58 Shadow damage and reducing their healing done by 50%.
  • Spell nature sleep Sleep — Puts enemies in a small area to sleep for up to 10 sec. Any damage caused will awaken sleeping targets.
  • Spell shadow summoninfernal Summon Towering Infernal — Summons a Towering Infernal to defend the caster.



Anetheron's portrait.


Anetheron in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Warcraft III[]

Main article: The Dreadlords Convene (WC3 Undead)#Transcript

World of Warcraft[]

Main article: Anetheron (tactics)#Quotes

In Hearthstone[]

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

Anetheron is a side character in the Year of the Gryphon storyline. He is responsible for killing Kurtrus Ashfallen's family thousands of years ago. He is summoned by Tamsin Roame to destroy Stormwind, although he is defeated by Kurtrus, Cariel Roame, and Tavish Stormpike.

Anetheron appears as a legendary Warlock minion in the United in Stormwind expansion. His flavor text reads: "Leads every demonic invasion. Hopefully this one turns out better than the World Tree."


  • Despite being orange in Warcraft III, in his Hyjal Summit and Hellfire Citadel appearances, his wings are colored red. In his Broken Shore appearance, his wings are yellow, bringing him closer to his Warcraft III appearance.
  • In the Warcraft III campaigns, dreadlord characters were given different colors out of concern that players wouldn't be able to tell them apart.[6]


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.


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Hyjal Summit Hellfire Citadel Battle for Broken Shore