Drek'Thar (film universe)

For the character from the main universe, see Drek'Thar.
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Gender Male
Race Orc
Class Shaman
Affiliation(s) Frostwolf clan, Horde
Occupation Elder shaman of the Frostwolves
Location Azeroth
Status Unknown
Companion(s) Palkar (assistant), Wise-ear (wolf mount)
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This article contains information and lore exclusive to the Warcraft film universe, which is considered to be separate from the main Warcraft universe canon.

Drek'Thar is the orc elder shaman of the Frostwolf clan that reside in Frostfire Ridge on Draenor. During a battle with a wolf, it bit him on his head and ruptured one eye, the second went blind afterwards.[1]

Following the massacre of the Frostwolf clan by the rest of the Horde, Drek'Thar's current location is unknown. Durotan noticed that his and Palkar's bodies were not among the dead, but was uncertain whether they had escaped or merely been taken to serve as fuel for the fel.[2] If they were taken prisoner, they may have been killed to fuel the opening of the Great Gate, or may still be alive.


Dying Draenor

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Drek'Thar was present when Chieftain Garad refused Gul'dan's offer to join the Horde. Drek'Thar was disturbed by Gul'dan's presence and claimed that death followed him.[3] Sometime after Gul'dan left, Garad became increasingly ill. Drek'Thar could not discover why. Unknown to all, Gul'dan had secretly poisoned Garad with the ceremonial dagger giving to him at the end of the parlay. Garad died in battle against the Redwalker clan. After laying Garad to rest, Drek'Thar asked the spirits to bless their new chieftain Durotan. Although approving of him, both Drek'Thar and Durotan realized that something was off with the spirits.[4]

After their attack was repelled by the Frostwolves, the Redwalkers moved north. Through unknown means, they took their strength from the spirits, all the while anticipating that the Frostwolves would come to the spirits' aid. Drek'Thar and his fellow shaman were unable to hear the weakening spirits, resulting in the Frostwolf clan being caught off guard when the volcano near their home erupted. As the Frostwolves settled within a new area to call home, they were once again approached by Gul'dan. Drek'Thar praised Durotan for refusing Gul'dan's offer.[5]

Some time later, the spirits were able to get a message of sorts to Drek'Thar and Durotan. They lead a party north to aid the spirits, leaving leave Draka and Doomhammer in charge of the village. With Durotan and his war party gone, the opportunistic Redwalkers struck against the Frostwolves in order to wound them and use them as a food supply. Meanwhile, Drek'Thar was a vessel to speak with Geyah and both were stunned and horrified that the spirits were weak and would be no more. However, the spirits had enough energy for one last gift. While Durotan and the rest of the party rushed south to help save the clan, Drek'Thar remained behind to keep their dying frost wolves company.[6]

The Redwalkers were ultimately destroyed and Drek'Thar reunited with the rest of the clan, which marched to join the Horde under Durotan's orders.


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When Durotan learned that only a small scouting party of the Horde's fittest warriors were to pass through the Great Gate, Drek'Thar was not included in the small list the chieftain decided on to accompany him to Azeroth. However, Draka asked him to reconsider, reminding him of how many times the shaman's visions had saved Frostwolf lives. After considering this Durotan relented, on the condition that Drek'Thar would not fight, only heal and advise.[7]

Durotan was concerned Drek'Thar would be discovered, and on the day of the portal's opening the shaman wore a hooded cloak pulled low to hide his white hair and covered eyes, with Palkar guiding him.[8] When the Frostwolf encampment was destroyed on Gul'dan's orders, Durotan couldn't find Drek'Thar, Palkar and their items, and was unsure whether they were taken as a fuel for fel or if they escaped.


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.

It is speculated by fans that the unnamed orc portrayed below is Drek'Thar.


  1. ^ Warcraft: Durotan
  2. ^ Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, pg. 226
  3. ^ Warcraft: Durotan page 34
  4. ^ Warcraft: Durotan Page 81
  5. ^ Warcraft: Durotan page 180
  6. ^ Warcraft: Durotan page 285
  7. ^ Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, pg. 33 - 34
  8. ^ Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, pg. 41 - 42
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