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Forgotten One Reforged

A forgotten one in Warcraft III: Reforged.


A forgotten one in Warcraft III: Classic.

This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

“It cannot be... A forgotten one. Look to your defenses, death knight! Fight as you've never fought before!”


A forgotten one is a massive entity related to the Old Gods. The only known specimen was encountered and killed by Arthas Menethil and Anub'arak in the Inner Kingdom of Azjol-Nerub shortly after the Third War. It commanded the n'raqi group called Faceless Ones and was described as "an unfathomable horror of a long forgotten time".[1] It had been released from the dark below by the earthquakes that were being caused by Illidan Stormrage's sorcery in his attempt to destroy the Frozen Throne[2] and emerged from the ice to block Arthas and Anub'arak's passage to Icecrown. In combat, it summoned large tentacles and used fire spells against the Scourge forces.[1] Upon being defeated, the creature's death stirred the depths of the Old Kingdom and caused the caverns to begin crumbling in on themselves.[3]

In the RPG[]

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In Azjol-Nerub, forgotten ones seethe below, eager to return to the world above.[4] The being at the Master's Glaive in Ashenvale is described as a "dead" forgotten one.[5] Forgotten ones are categorized as aberrations in an index despite lacking stats elsewhere.[6]



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.
  • Due to their appearances and similarities, being entities under the earth seeking to emerge, maw creatures could in fact be forgotten ones.
  • Il'gynoth could be a forgotten one.



  1. ^ a b c The Forgotten Ones
  2. ^ Into the Shadow Web Caverns
  3. ^ Ascent to the Upper Kingdom
  4. ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 91
  5. ^ a b Dark Factions, pg. 145
  6. ^ Monster Guide, pg. 212
  7. ^ BlizzCast Episode 12 (2009-12-08). Retrieved on 2019-06-11.​ “In order to leverage a lot of these cool ideas we had even as far back as Warcraft III, and just ideas that had popped as the franchise had shaped itself since WoW's debut, you know just building WoW, we came up with all sorts of weird stuff that did not exist. Ahn'Qiraj and crazy old gods, well actually, we had old gods in Northrend in Frozen Throne...