AllianceDelvar Ironfist
Image of Delvar Ironfist
Gender Male
Race Dwarf (Humanoid)
Level 40
Class Death knight
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Stormshield Barracks, Stormshield; Lunarfall
Status Active
Relative(s) Gygax (grandfather)

His beta appearance.

Delvar Ironfist is a dwarf death knight who was recruited as a follower by the Alliance commander during their initial tour of Stormshield. Delvar Ironfist is a surly dwarf that loves battle almost as much as mead.[1] His grand-father Gygax trained him when he was just a lad.[2] Lieutenant Howell described him as opinionated, a bit gruff and overbearing dwarf.[3] He can also be seen watching fights between garrison commanders in the Coliseum of Highmaul.

His Horde counterpart is Vivianne.


  • Bone Shield
  • Death and Decay
  • Death Gate
  • Scourge Strike




Follower gossip
  • Me grandpa Gygax trained me when I was just a lad. Ye won't be finding a better warrior in these parts. I can promise ye that.
  • Look, I don't have time for any... Oh, it's you!
  • Well it's about time ye showed up. I'm done slumming around with these new recruits.
Me blade is sharp, me armor is spit shined and I combed me beard this mornin'.
I've been ready for battle since me grandpa Gygax first put an axe in me wee lil hand.
So whad'ya say, commander?

Gossip I need you to come on patrol with me.


Delvar is recruited by completing A [10-40] Delvar Ironfist, which is the last quest offered to the Alliance champion during their first visit to Stormshield.

Abilities and Traits

  • Delvar will always have [Bone Shield] as his first ability, which counters Massive Strike.
  • If Delvar is epic, he will have a random second ability.
  • Delvar will always have Bodyguard as his first trait.
  • Delvar's other traits are always random.

Notes and trivia

  • In the Warlords of Draenor beta, Delvar used to be an Arms Warrior. He was changed before launch to a Blood Death Knight but his dialogues were not updated, still acknowledging him as a warrior and getting drunk.
  • When Delvar serves as a companion, other players will see him as Stormshield Death Knight.
  • When Delvar's reputation reaches Wingman, his axe does not upgrade along with his armor. As a result, he punches enemies with his fist. This is a direct reference to his namesake 'Khelgar Ironfist' from Neverwinter Nights 2, a dwarven warrior-turned-monk.
  • Delvar wears a reskinned version of the death knight tier 10 armor, Scourgelord's Battlegear. This version is unavailable to players. It is also worn by Marwyn in the Halls of Reflection and Deathbringer Saurfang in Icecrown Citadel.
  • Delvar originally appeared as a Dwarf Warrior in the First Quest Advanced Dungeons & Dragons set. Delvar's mention of his grandpa Gygax is a reference to Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons.


This section includes speculation on characters that might be related, usually because they may share a last name. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

He may be related to Angus Ironfist and Inge Ironfist.

Patch changes


  1. ^  [Delvar Ironfist] (spell)
  2. ^ Delvar Ironfist's gossip text
  3. ^ A [10-40] A Surly Dwarf

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