BossGrethok the Controller
Image of Grethok the Controller
Gender Male
Race Orc (Humanoid)
Level 32 Elite
Class Mage
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Blackwing, Dragonmaw clan
Location Dragonmaw Garrison, Blackwing Lair [35.2, 67.8]
Status Killable

Grethok the Controller is part of the Razorgore the Untamed encounter in Blackwing Lair. Aggroing him or his guards, the Blackwing Guardsmen will begin the encounter.

Spells and abilities

  • Spell nature starfall.png  Arcane Missiles 30 yd range — Launches magical missiles at an enemy, inflicting Arcane damage. Instant. Hits for 66-77 Arcane.
  • Spell shadow shadowworddominate.png  Dominate Mind 20 yd range — Takes control of a humanoid enemy up to level 25 for 15 sec. 2 sec cast. 15 sec duration.
  • Spell nature brilliance.png  Greater Polymorph 30 yd range — Transforms an enemy into a sheep, forcing it to wander around for up to 20 sec. While wandering, the sheep cannot attack or cast spells, but regenerates very quickly. Only one target can be polymorphed at a time. Only works on beasts, dragons, giants, humanoids, and critters. Instant.
  • Spell nature slow.png  Slow — Increases the time between nearby enemies' attacks and casting time by 50% and slows their movement by 60% for 6 sec. Instant. (10 sec cooldown)


He primarily uses the Mind Control and Arcane Missiles abilities, and should be dealt with first over his two guards.


Intruders have breached the hatchery! Sound the alarm! Protect the eggs at all costs!
Mind Control
Foolish mortal, you serve me now!
I have regained control! Return to your posts!


  • Grethok is voiced by Marc Graue.
  • Grethok had the clothes and powers of a mage before orcish mages were introduced in Cataclysm.

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