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Main leader IconSmall Zaela Warlord Zaela
Secondary leaders

IconSmall Dragonmaw Male Commander Tharbek

IconSmall Dragonmaw Male Orebender Gor'ashan
Race(s) Mag'har orcMag'har orc Mag'har orc
IconSmall Dragonmaw MaleIconSmall Dragonmaw FemaleOrcOrc Orc
OgreOgre Ogre
Character classes Grunt, Raider, Scout, Shaman, Warrior
Capital Upper Blackrock Spire
Other major settlements Okril'lon Hold, Nethergarde Keep, Dreadmaul Post
Theater of operations Blasted Lands, Blackrock Mountain
Language(s) Orcish
Sub-group(s) Black Iron, Dragonmaw clan, Dreadmaul tribe
Affiliation Iron Horde
Status Dissolved

The Ironmarch (or the Ironmarch Vanguard[1] and Iron March)[2] is an expeditionary force of the Iron Horde that has traveled through the Dark Portal in order to invade Azeroth, acting upon the orders of Garrosh Hellscream to establish their presence within Blackrock Spire to create a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destroying large portions of Eastern Kingdoms, including Stormwind.[3] They have taken control of Nethergarde Keep and Dreadmaul Hold, and have allied themselves with the Dreadmaul tribe[4] and the nefarious alchemist Kyrak.[5] The joined force of the Ironmarch and Dragonmaw clan in the Spire is known as Black Iron.

The Ironmarch first appeared during the Iron Horde Incursion world event, immediately preceding Warlords of Draenor.



Name Role Location
Mob IconSmall Zaela Warlord Zaela Leader of the Ironmarch The Molten Span Upper Blackrock Spire
Mob IconSmall Dragonmaw Male Commander Tharbek Commander of the Ironmarch Blackrock Stadium Upper Blackrock Spire
Mob IconSmall Dragonmaw Male Orebender Gor'ashan Ironmarch elementalist Hall of Binding Upper Blackrock Spire
Mob IconSmall Dragonman Kyrak Draconic alchemist The Rookery Upper Blackrock Spire
Mob IconSmall Mag'har Male Gar'mak Bladetwist Ironmarch leader in Blasted Lands Okril'lon Hold Blasted Lands
Mob IconSmall Ogre Male Toothsmash the Annihilator Leader of the Dreadmaul Dreadmaul Post Blasted Lands
Mob IconSmall Blackrock Male Mokrik Blackfingers Gar'mak's lieutenant Nethergarde Keep Blasted Lands
Mob IconSmall Blackrock Female Rukah the Machinist Gar'mak's lieutenant Nethergarde Keep Blasted Lands
Mob IconSmall Blackrock Male Gar Steelcrush Gar'mak's lieutenant Nethergarde Keep Blasted Lands



Beta mobs[]

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages.

These Iron Horde mobs located at the Dreadmaul Post and the Dark Portal didn't make it to live for the event. The reason for this is unknown.


  • Internally, the Inv belt 45 [Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf] uses the ID named Ironmarch Warmaw.
  • An unreleased bonus objective quest in Shadowmoon Valley[6] and unused strings[7] suggest that the Ironmarch army was to be the force that invaded Shadowmoon Valley before the revamp of the zone.


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.

Several green-skinned orcs were members of the Ironmarch during the Warlords of Draenor beta. It is likely that they were meant to members of the True Horde that joined with the Iron Horde when they began their invasion, or they could have been a part of Okril'lon Hold and switched sides during the attack. Since one of them is still wearing what looks like a Kor'kron or Warsong clan tabard, the probability of him being an Azerothian Garrosh loyalist is very likely.