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NeutralArchmage Vargoth
Image of Archmage Vargoth
Title <Kirin Tor>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Mage
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Kirin Tor (Council of Six), Kirin Tor Offensive, Sons of Lothar, Magocracy of Dalaran, Alliance, Tirisgarde, Armies of Legionfall
Former affiliation(s) Alliance Expedition, Alliance of Lordaeron
Occupation Archmage of the Kirin Tor, Member of the Council of Six, Champion of the Tirisgarde
Former occupation(s) Master of Kirin'Var Village, Leader of the first Kirin Tor expedition in Draenor
Location Various
Status Alive
Student(s) Ravandwyr,[1] Naberius[2]
Companion(s) Glacius (familiar)

Archmage Vargoth is a human mage located inside the Violet Tower in the contested territory of Netherstorm. Throughout most of the questline, he interacts with questers using a projection.


Vargoth was the leader of the mages of the Kirin Tor that accompanied the Alliance Expedition to Draenor and founded Kirin'Var Village in Farahlon, later known as Netherstorm. While there he worked with the mages to study the ley lines and heard of the alliance between the human and orcs from the Laughing Skull clan. At some point, he sent a report with General Turalyon to Dalaran with reports, apparently not knowing about the Alliance heroes that stayed here after the explosion of Draenor.[3]

The Burning Crusade[]

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The village has survived the following years until the attack of Kael'thas Sunstrider and his blood elves that killed all people in the village except himself; since he was locked up in a magical way in the The Violet Tower and guarded by Ar'kelos. He sensed that Ravandwyr, his apprentice who he sent away with his staff during the attack, was still alive. Through his staff he worked with the adventurers to free himself.

Return to Azeroth[]

Vargoth took up residence in the Violet Citadel of Dalaran, in Archmage Vargoth's Retreat. The room is accessible only via the book Inv misc book 11 [The Schools of Arcane Magic - Mastery], from the achievement Inv misc book 11 [Higher Learning]. Vargoth will give you a Ability creature disease 05 [Kirin Tor Familiar] if you talk to him.

Vargoth later sent his image to aid adventurers in Mount Hyjal during the quest N [35 Daily] The Protectors of Hyjal, and then again on the Violet Rise on the Isle of Thunder.

Warlords of Draenor[]

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Vargoth sent various artifacts from the main timeline into the alternate timeline of Draenor. Adventurers collected them and brought to Zooti Fizzlefury, Vargoth's most trusted friend and confidant,[4] who summoned Vargoth's image to Draenor. The image then joined the adventurers as a follower in their Garrisons.

He notes that his image is still very "outdated" and that he has traded up those old robes for much better looking ones.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Archmage Vargoth - Dalaran

Vargoth as he appears in Legion.

Vargoth appears in-person once more, having joined the Council of Six. Vargoth voted in favor to allow the Horde into the Kirin Tor and was present when the spell to teleport Dalaran to the Broken Isles was cast. When Aethas Sunreaver asked the council to allow him to rejoin the Kirin Tor, Vargoth voted yes.

Vargoth is later revealed to have ties with the Empyrean Society, an organization of mages looking into forbidden magics such as fel.[5] Khadgar states that because Vargoth has proven his loyalty to the Kirin Tor many times in the past, he will be given the benefit of the doubt. Nevertheless, Khadgar is obligated to share the concerns about Vargoth with the rest of the Council of Six. Kalecgos and Karlain, two other members of the council, also noted that they had seen Vargoth behaving oddly.[6] As Vargoth has been absent for a while, the Conjuror of the Tirisgarde takes a look through his room in the Violet Citadel alongside Kalec and discovers his journal, within which they find notes about the Nightborne Soulstone, which can channel the power of the souls captured within it.[7]

Magni and Order heroes Alliance

Vargoth with Magni and the other Alliance heroes.

The Tirisgarde later discover that Vargoth has been possessed by Kathra'natir. He is freed and Kathra'natir is imprisoned in the Nightborne Soulstone that he had been using to drain Meryl Felstorm.[8] Vargoth has since been absent, not attending the Council meetings.[9]

When Magni called upon the champions of the Armies of Legionfall to draw the corruption out of the Sword of Sargeras, Vargoth carried Inv staff 2h artifactaegwynsstaff d 01 [Aluneth], representing the Tirisgarde for non-mage players.[10]


Dragonflight This section concerns content related to Dragonflight.

He traveled to the Dragon Isles, and can be found alongside Scrollsage Nola and Chief Telemancer Oculeth at the quarters of Professor Intinosa at Algeth'ar Academy in Thaldraszus.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Netherstorm 70 15,940
Dalaran 70 8,982
Dalaran 110 20,728,400
Hall of the Guardian 110 166,282,800
The Oculus 110 166,282,800
Hall of the Guardian 100 269,218
N Mage [45] Champion: Archmage Vargoth 110 831,414
B [110] The Speaker's Call 113 9,204,700


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

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.


Netherstorm gossip

The night Kael'thas leveled the village, I could do nothing to help. His magic had already sealed me in the tower, exacerbating my torment by forcing me to witness the deaths of my fellows.

And still the voices are calling from far away, waking me up in the middle of the night.

Archmage Vargoth's Retreat

Greetings <class>, to my humble retreat. I find this place very relaxing and I have always loved being at home in Dalaran. Sometimes though, it can be a lonely place... such a lonely place.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Hall of the Guardian
  • Archmage Vargoth suddenly loses his balance and lurches to one side.
  • Archmage Vargoth's fingers twitch spasmodically.
  • Archmage Vargoth looks into the distance.

Hm, have we met before? Your face is quite familiar.

Oh! You are the hero I've been hearing so much about. You are most impressive.

Algeth'ar Academy gossip

Few things merit an in-person visit such as this. But when I heard so many dragons were willing to share some of their secrets... well I just had to come.

I have already learned so much. Like how to add smell and taste to an illusion! Just imagine it!

In Hearthstone[]

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

Vargoth appears as a legendary card in the Rise of Shadows expansion for Hearthstone. His flavor text reads: "He's an archmage, but he might want to brush up on the basics... like aiming."

He also appears as one of the bosses that can be encountered in the Dalaran Heist single-player experience.


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