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Not to be confused with Kor'kron Guard (Kun-Lai Summit), Kor'kron Guard (Isle of Conquest), or Kor'kron Guard (Orgrimmar).
Kor'kron banner
Main leader Unknown
  Formerly IconSmall OrcGray Male IconSmall Malkorok Malkorok †
IconSmall Varok High Overlord Varok Saurfang †
Secondary leaders IconSmall Orc Male Overlord Agmar
IconSmall Orc Male Overlord Or'barokh
  Formerly IconSmall Orc Male Earthbreaker Haromm †
IconSmall Orc Female Kardris Dreamseeker †
IconSmall Orc Male Commander Ag'troz †
IconSmall Orc Male Commander To'karg †
IconSmall Orc Male Commander Knucklecrusher †
IconSmall Saurfang Dranosh Saurfang †
Race(s) OrcOrc Orc
Mag'har orcMag'har orc Mag'har orc
Jungle trollJungle troll Jungle troll
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
GoblinGoblin Goblin
  Formerly TaurenTauren Tauren
ForsakenForsaken Forsaken
TaunkaTaunka Taunka
Base of operations Underhold, Orgrim's Hammer, Agmar's Hammer, Shadowmoon Village, Dazar'alor
Theater of operations Kalimdor, Northrend, Shadowmoon Valley, Twilight Highlands
  Formerly Undercity
Affiliation Horde, Orgrimmar, Thrallmar, Warsong Offensive, Valarjar
  Formerly True Horde
Status Active

The Kor'kron (or the Kor'kron Guard[1][2][3] / Kor'kron guard)[4][5][6] are an elite fighting force of the Horde, serving as the personal bodyguards of the Warchief and enforcers of their command.[7] With some exceptions, they are fiercely loyal to whoever is leading the Horde, not any particular individual.[8][9] They can be considered the Horde's closest counterpart to the Alliance's 7th Legion.[10]

Under Garrosh Hellscream's regime, the Kor'kron greatly expanded in power, albeit narrowing its racial composition down to almost universally orcs. They served as the Warchief's primary soldiers during the Siege of Orgrimmar, until Hellscream's forced removal from power. The Kor'kron sustained heavy causalities during the siege, including the death of its leader, Malkorok, and several other celebrated generals. With Vol'jin's ascension as Warchief of the Horde, the surviving Kor'kron were placed in prisons, save for those who had defected such as Gakkorg.[11]

During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, the Kor'kron seem to have returned, as several members can be spotted in the ranks of the Horde again.


Cycle of Hatred[]

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Thrall originally traveled alone and free. However, after the demonic betrayal of his closest advisor Burx, the warchief decided it would be wiser to be alert at all times and to always have someone watch his back. As such, he began surrounding himself with an honor guard.[12]

World of Warcraft[]

Kor'kron Elite

The classic Kor'kron armor.

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After Thrall had revived the order,[8] the elite band of orcs served as his bodyguards.[13] They were stationed in the Warchief's own fortress of Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar.

The Burning Crusade[]

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A detachment of Kor'kron have also been dispatched to Outland where they serve as the defenders of Shadowmoon Village in Shadowmoon Valley, the closest Horde outpost to the Black Temple. From there, they wage war against the Burning Legion as well as the legions of Illidan Stormrage.

Wrath of the Lich King[]

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More recently the Kor'kron have been deployed in Northrend in full force[14] as part of the Horde Expedition. The fortress at the base of Angrathar the Wrathgate is called Kor'kron Vanguard and is commanded by Dranosh Saurfang. In many ways, they seem to be the Horde counterpart of the 7th Legion. Both groups consist of their faction's elite forces, and both are heavily involved in their faction's campaign in Northrend.

During the war against the Lich King, Thrall sent a legion of Kor'kron under Bragor Bloodfist to the Undercity to replace the Forsaken forces deployed to the front lines in Northrend; after the events of the Wrathgate, they were tasked to keep an eye on the Royal Apothecary Society to ensure that they discontinued work on the New Plague.

In Dragonblight, the fortress Agmar's Hammer was created as a major Horde base in the region, under the leadership of Overlord Agmar. He was later present to lead the warriors of the Kor'kron on the Isle of Conquest, where they fought the 7th Legion under the command of Halford Wyrmbane.

The Kor'kron under the command of High Overlord Varok Saurfang fought their way through Icecrown Citadel at the side of the Ashen Verdict and engaged the 7th Legion in an aerial battle between the Orgrim's Hammer and the Skybreaker outside of the citadel.


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With the coming of the Cataclysm, Varok Saurfang remained in Northrend as commander of a skeleton crew in Warsong Hold.[15] They also had minor involvement in the Twilight Highlands against Cho'gall's forces. They were involved in many of the recent events of the Alliance-Horde war, serving as counterparts of the 7th Legion.

Kor'kron warriors also accompanied the newly-appointed Warchief, Garrosh Hellscream, to Mulgore to fight against the quilboar.[16]

Later, just prior to the Ashenvale war, six Kor'kron guards accompanied Garrosh to Bilgewater Harbor to meet with Briln.[17] Later, they accompanied him to Ashenvale to attack the Alliance. At some point during the ferocious battle, one guard warned Garrosh of the danger the Alliance posed. King Varian Wrynn also managed to kill two soldiers. As the Alliance pushed the Horde, Kor'kron guards realized that the battle had been lost, and went to hold and convince the battle-thirsty Garrosh to retreat.[18]

During the last battle against Deathwing, Ka'anu Reevs of the Kor'kron Air Command jumped on the back of the dragon before being tossed to sea moments later.

Mists of Pandaria[]

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Most recently, Garrosh Hellscream granted the Blackrock clan amnesty and a formidable amount of them can be found in the Horde.[19] The new leader of the Kor'kron, Malkorok, was also a Blackrock orc. They served as some kind of secret police force to Garrosh, punishing anyone who questions the warchief.[20]

Some Kor'kron had dark gray skin and might have been Blackrocks, like the Kor'kron Assassins.


Two months after the mist collapsed, Garrosh Hellscream, accompanied by his Kor'kron, arrived with the bulk of the Horde fleet and oversaw the construction of Domination Point. However, Garrosh had another clash of opinions with Vol'jin. Garrosh ordered Vol'jin's outright murder, sending him off on a mission with the Kor'kron and one of Garrosh's assassins. Vol'jin survived the attempt on his life, and it was revealed that Garrosh put the Echo Isles under martial law, sending his Kor'kron forces to round up the Darkspear trolls. However, Thrall and Horde adventurers traveled to the Echo Isles and freed them from their control by killing enough Kor'kron so the Darkspear could overwhelm the rest and take them prisoners.

Malkorok and his Kor'kron accompanied Garrosh through his entire search for the Inv misc bell 01 [Divine Bell]. After Garrosh learned of the location of the Divine Bell by Shan Kien, he tasked Blademaster Ishi with acquiring it. Ishi led a small force of Kor'kron into the Ruins of Korune where the bell is hidden, only to discover that the night elves had already found the bell and brought it to Darnassus. Later on, Garrosh amassed Horde forces at Emperor's Reach with the Divine Bell, Malkorok, and his Kor'kron in tow. Garrosh rang the bell, turning some of the present Kor'kron into sha, as they could not control the power of the Divine Bell. The bell was then shattered during a showdown between Garrosh and Anduin Wrynn.

Some Kor'kron were also present at Domination Point, guarding the fortress.

They also participated in the Assault on Zan'vess.


Main article: Kor'kron Commander

At some point, Kor'kron Elite have taken over the job of guarding Orgrimmar and have an increased presence throughout town.[21] It was also been discovered that the Dark Shaman working in the Ragefire Chasm were a secret part of the Kor'kron.

As the building conflict between Garrosh Hellscream's loyal Kor'kron and the rebelling forces of Vol'jin's Darkspear Rebellion augmented in intensity, Kor'kron troops wearing what looked like a recolored Warsong clan tabard were now operating all over the Northern Barrens, suggesting that at least some Warsong members were also following Garrosh. Some Kor'kron soldiers dropped Inv misc map09 [Indecipherable Plans], hinting that something darker was going on in Orgrimmar.

Siege of Orgrimmar[]

The Kor'kron composed the Garrosh-loyalists' main army during the Siege of Orgrimmar, joining forces with the Dragonmaw clan to defend the city from the Alliance and the Darkspear Rebellion. Many Kor'kron were slain during the ensuing battles, losing ground to the invaders both above and beneath Orgrimmar. Both Malkorok and General Nazgrim lost their lives in the conflict, as well as many orcs within the Kor'kron's ranks.

Following Vol'jin's ascension as warchief, there were not many Kor'kron left due to most of them having sided with Garrosh, and the handful of survivors were all in prisons (save for defectors such as Gakkorg). During Garrosh's trial in Pandaria, Baine Bloodhoof noted that Vol'jin had not yet selected his own special guards but that they would likely include more than a few trolls.[11]

Warlords of Draenor[]

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At the start of the war in Draenor, all of the Kor'kron guards in the Undercity left, leaving only Bragor with the new title of "Hand of the Warchief". Under odd circumstances, the body of Overseer Kraggosh is now found in a cage.

The Warspear Mine Guards on Ashran in Draenor wear the Kor'kron tabard.


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Following the Battle for Broken Shore, one orc with the Kor'kron tabard was present at the funeral ceremony for Vol'jin seen cheering for his successor, Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner.[22]

During the Burning Legion's third invasion, they became a recruitable option for the Valarjar after the freeing of Eitrigg,[23] and a pair of Kor'kron Headhunters could be seen on board The Sunstrider, escorting Lady Liadrin, Aethas Sunreaver and the adventurer on their venture towards Azuremyst Isle to join the invasion of Argus.[24]

Following the end of the Argus Campaign, the Kor'kron continued to act as elite orc guards of Grommash Hold.[25]

Battle for Azeroth[]

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During the events of the Fourth War, several Kor'kron members were present, notably Commander Mokor who trained Horde soldiers in Dazar'alor and Lieutenant Akaro who participated in the Battle for Stromgarde.

At some point, two Kor'kron guards, a blood elf, and two jungle trolls were seen escorting a shipment through Darkshore woods to the Horde encampment. With the exception of one of the trolls, they were all killed by Malfurion Stormrage and Tyrande Whisperwind.[26]

Exploring Azeroth[]

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Following the war against the Jailer, the brothers Bronzebeard reported that the Kor'kron stronghold Agmar's Hammer in Dragonblight is still active under the leadership of Overlord Agmar.[27]



Name Role Status Location
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Agmar Commander in Northrend, Overlord Alive Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Akaro Lieutenant Alive Ar'gorok, Arathi Highlands
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Bragor Bloodfist Hand of the Warchief Alive Royal Quarter, Undercity
Horde IconSmall Dranosh Dranosh Saurfang Vanguard leader, Warlord Deceased Kor'kron Vanguard, Dragonblight
Horde IconSmall Mag'har Male Dresh Commander Alive Grommash Hold, Orgrimmar
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Dubs Guard Deceased Thunder Hold, the Jade Forest
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Gort Guard Captain Alive Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Jo'mag Guard Deceased (presumed) Hellscream's Fist, the Jade Forest
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Kraggosh Overseer Deceased Apothecarium, Undercity
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Mokor Commander in Zandalar Alive Hall of Ancient Paths, Dazar'alor
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Or'barokh Commander in Outland, Overlord Alive Shadowmoon Village, Shadowmoon Valley
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Shin Guard Deceased (presumed) Hellscream's Fist, the Jade Forest
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Spisak Guard Deceased (presumed) Hellscream's Fist, the Jade Forest
Horde IconSmall Orc Male Valnok Windrager Wing Commander Alive Agmar's Hammer, Dragonblight
Horde IconSmall Varok Varok Saurfang High Overlord Deceased Warsong Hold, Borean Tundra
Horde IconSmall Undead Female Dark Cleric Laresa Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds
Horde IconSmall BloodElf Female Thaumaturge Saresse Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds
Horde IconSmall Tauren Male Sunwalker Chagon Kor'kron Commander Killable Lion's Landing, Krasarang Wilds

True Horde[]

Name Role Status Location
Mob IconSmall Dragonmaw Male IconSmall Malkorok Malkorok Garrosh Hellscream's Right Hand, Leader Deceased The Underhold, Siege of Orgrimmar
Mob IconSmall Orc Male Haromm Dark Shaman Deceased Orgrimmar (during Siege of Orgrimmar)
Mob IconSmall Orc Female Kardris Dreamseeker Dark Shaman Deceased Orgrimmar (during Siege of Orgrimmar)
Mob IconSmall Orc Male Ag'troz Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Male Ruskan Goreblade Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Female Greska Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Male Kar Greyskull Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Female Jessina Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Male Knucklecrusher Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Male Ruka Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Female Se'sha Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)
Mob IconSmall Orc Male To'karg Commander Killable Northern Barrens (during Battlefield: Barrens)

Ranks and units[]


Kor'kron Annihilator

A Kor'kron Annihilator.

  • The Kor'kron use only the mightiest wolves for their mounts, bedecking them in armor that would break the backs of lesser creatures.[28]
  • Vicious in battle and surprisingly loyal,[29] the mighty Kor'kron war scorpion served as the inspiration for the Iron Juggernaut,[30] a mechanical monstrosity that guarded the gates of Orgrimmar during the Siege.
  • Bred for their aggressive, unpredictable demeanor by the Kor'kron stablemasters, the Black War Kodos' trumpeting call signifies that blood will soon be shed.[31]

Notes and trivia[]


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