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MobAraj the Summoner
Image of Araj the Summoner
Gender Male
Race Lich (Undead)
Level    Retail: 15-30 Elite
Classic: 61 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scourge
Former affiliation(s) Undead Ravagers
Location Andorhal, Western Plaguelands
Status Killable
Araj the Summoner TCG


Araj's Phylactery

Araj's Phylactery appears in place of his corpse.

Araj the Summoner, the former leader of the Scholomance,[1] is the ruler of the Ruins of Andorhal in the Western Plaguelands.


Araj the Summoner was a lich in the service of Ner'zhul, the Lich King, who became regional commander of Scourge forces in the Western Plaguelands.

During the Third War, Araj commanded the Undead Ravagers to attack Hearthglen.[2]

It is known that he was the former leader of Scholomance before aiding the Scourge invasion of Caer Darrow and later claiming the city of Andorhal as his own.[1]

Headquartered in the ruined city of Andorhal, Araj had two primary responsibilities: spread the Plague of Undeath via massive Plague Cauldrons situated at various points throughout the area, and continue to pound at the Forsaken defenses at the strategic pass known as the Bulwark. These duties kept him busy for some time after the end of the Third War, but ultimately it was the spreading of his resources that spelt his doom. Considering the Forsaken to be the most necessary target of Scourge forces, he left his southern flank far less guarded than was wise, perhaps not considering an Alliance incursion likely.[citation needed] 

Subsequent to the fall of Arthas Menethil as the Lich King, Araj commanded the scattered remains of the Scourge forces still present at Andorhal. This persistence sealed his fate, however, and Araj was slain by adventurers seeking to conclude the long stalemate during the Battle for Andorhal. A shard from his phylactery was taken.


  • Spell frost frostarmor02 Chilled — If an enemy strikes the caster, they may have their movement slowed by 30% and the time between their attacks increased by 20% for 5 sec. Only one type of Armor spell can be active on the Mage at any time.
  • Spell frost frostnova Frost Nova — Inflicts Frost damage to nearby enemies, immobilizing them for up to 8 sec.
  • Spell frost frostbolt02 Frostbolt — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed for 4 sec.
  • Mind Blast
  • Inv misc bone dwarfskull 01 Summon Berserkers
WoW Icon update The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic Era.

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WoW Icon update The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic Era.

Notes and trivia[]


Patch changes[]

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 61 to 35.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Moved closer to the fountain, instead of standing on the road.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13):
    • The summoning crystals of Andorhal have been removed; as a result, Araj the Summoner will behave like a normal spawn. The respawn time on Araj once he is slain is 10-15 minutes.
    • Araj the Summoner now has increased hit points and does increased melee damage.
    • Araj the Summoner no longer drops a Corruptor's Scourgestone 100% of the time when killed.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Araj should now spawn as a result of destroying the crystals in the towers of Andorhal.


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Preceded by:
Headmaster of the Scholomance
Succeeded by:
Darkmaster Gandling