For lore about Deathwing, see Deathwing.
Race Dragon
Base Unit Dragon
Faction Horde
Hit Points 800 (+700%)
Armor 10 (+100%)
Sight 9 (+50%)
Speed 14 (Normal)
Basic Damage 10 (+10)
Piercing Damage 25 (+56%)
Range 5 (+25%)
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Second in power to only Alexstrasza herself, Deathwing is one of the greatest terrors of the known world.

During the Second War, Goblin alchemists adhered plates of adamantine steel to the Black Dragon. This made the great beast virtually invulnerable to almost any physical attack. Deathwing has taken control of a group of renegade Dragons and roosts with them upon his mountain in the Northeast of Draenor.[1]


  • This is a special, very powerful hero Dragon unit which appears as an enemy in the Beyond the Dark Portal Human campaign map of the same name, and in the final mission of the Orc campaign, in which he is under your control.
  • Ironically, Deathwing's armor plates offer very little extra protection in-game. This is because attacks capable of hitting flying units deal mostly or exclusively piercing damage, which ignores armor. In fact, the only units that deal less damage to Deathwing than to a normal Dragon are Destroyers and Alleria.