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For the character in the main timeline, see Socrethar. For information on how to defeat Socrethar in Hellfire Citadel, see Socrethar the Eternal.
MobExarch Othaar / Socrethar
Image of Exarch Othaar / Socrethar
Title <Sha'tari Proconsul>
Gender Male
Race(s) Draenei (Humanoid)
Man'ari eredar (Demon)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Sargerei, Shadow Council (Burning Legion)
Former affiliation(s) Council of Exarchs, Sha'tari
Occupation Leader of the Sargerei, ally of Gul'dan[1]
Former occupation(s) Leader of the Sha'tari as Exarch
Location Various
Status Killable as Socrethar

Exarch Othaar was one of the five Exarchs, leaders of draenei society under Prophet Velen, until he swore himself to Sargeras and the Burning Legion, transforming into a man'ari eredar and taking the name Socrethar.


Exarch Othaar

Exarch Othaar, before his betrayal

Othaar is first encountered in Elodor in Shadowmoon Valley where he gathers the other ExarchsMaladaar, Akama, Hataaru and Naielle — in order to hear Maraad's request. When the Exarchs gather, Hataaru is found dead. Othaar points out that Naielle was arguing with him earlier and that Maladaar knows the tools of the enemy. He and Akama forbid Maladaar from speaking with Hataaru's spirit.

Othaar later becomes the twisted Socrethar and betrays his people in favor of power. Responsible for the imprisonment of Exarch Maladaar and the murder of Exarch Hataaru, he is transformed into a powerful eredar and adopts a leadership role amongst the Sargerei, leading them and the forces of the Burning Legion to claim the draenei capital of Shattrath after its liberation from the Iron Horde. The Auchenai and the Sunsworn team up with the Sha'tari Defense in order to cast him out and free the city. Before the attack, Archmage Khadgar instructed Modera to spy on Socrethar's Rise.

After completing N [40] Socrethar's Fury, Khadgar sends the commander to liberate Shattrath of Socrethar's presence. Socrethar has been working with the Shadow Council in the name of the Burning Legion.[2] With the assistance of Lady Liadrin and Exarch Maladaar, Socrethar is challenged and killed.[1]

His avatar can also be killed in Shattrath.

Following his defeat in Shattrath, however, Socrethar used a corrupted fel vigilant to preserve his soul, and can now be found in the halls of Hellfire Citadel.[3] He was once again attacked by the adventurers and his vigilant was used against him, defeating his soul. However, with his dying breath he revealed he was being consumed by the Nether.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Shadowmoon Valley (alternate universe) 91 204,000
Avatar of Socrethar 101 708,610
B [40] Socrethar's Demise 100 978,540
Soul of Socrethar ??
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales


Objective of


Main article: The Traitor's True Name#Notes
Main article: Socrethar the Eternal#Quotes
  • The people speak through me.
  • What brings you to the Exarchs?
  • Our power is supreme.
  • Someday, we will recreate the glory of Argus.
  • We will rise again.
  • Never forget.
Post-A [10-40] The Exarch Council

The Exarch Council is the "Hand of the Prophet." We represent the draenei people, and act as the Prophet's messengers, enforcers, and conscience.



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's not clearly stated what class he was as Exarch. He could be either vindicator, paladin or warrior. Ishanah described the main timeline version of him as "a warrior of the Light".[5]

Since the Burning Legion[6] and Twisting Nether transcend all realities,[7] and demon are reborn in the Nether, many questions about Socrethar, or indeed the Eredar in general, arise. Evidently the mortal eredar are not multiversal singularities, as there have been at least two Velens encountered. Similarly, the conversation where Afrasiabi revealed this information did go on to suggest that the situation with the eredar is 'difficult' to say the least. The Socrethar encountered on Outland is clearly familiar with the draenei who confront him, and the fall of Draenor, and vice-versa. So how the two relate to each other is currently unknown.

Patch changes[]


  1. ^ a b B [40] Socrethar's Demise
  2. ^ H [40] Reclaiming the City: Lady Liadrin says: Socrethar is working directly with the Shadow Council. To stop the Burning Legion, we must end his reign.
  3. ^ Dungeon Journal entry for Socrethar the Eternal
  4. ^ Film/Television/Video Games: WoW-Warlords of Draenor
  5. ^ N [25-30] Ishanah's Help
  6. ^ World of Warcraft: Illidan, chapter 9
  7. ^ Alex Afrasiabi on Twitter (2015-05-06): "Archimonde is a demon whose demon soul is anchored to the Nether. The Nether transcends all realities. That is all."

External links[]

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