HordeGunther Arcanus
Image of Gunther Arcanus
Gender Male
Race Forsaken (Humanoid)
Level 1-30
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Undercity, Horde
Former affiliation(s) Scourge, Kirin Tor, Magocracy of Dalaran
Location Gunther's Retreat, Tirisfal Glades
Status Active

Gunther Arcanus is a Forsaken quest giver located in Gunther's Retreat in Tirisfal Glades.


During life, he was a mage and necromancer of the Kirin Tor in Dalaran, and a friend of Bethor Iceshard and Thule Ravenclaw. He was raised as an undead slave to the Scourge, but broke free of the Lich King's control on his own. Thinking he was the only undead with free will, he distrusted all others, but agents of the Forsaken proved to him that they were enemies of the Scourge too. Gunther then joined the Forsaken, reunited with his old friend Bethor.


WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.
Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.


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.

Although his appearance is that of a usual undead, he is called a Lich by the Forsaken. This may be a title used to refer to him because he is a powerful sorcerer, or his in-game model may not be an accurate representation of what kind of undead he truly is.

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