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MobLord Banehollow
Image of Lord Banehollow
Gender Male
Race Nathrezim (Demon)
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion, Shadow Council
Occupation Leader of the Shadow Council
Location Various
Status Killable

Lord Banehollow is a dreadlord of the Burning Legion and the former leader of Jaedenar, the seat of the Shadow Council on Azeroth.


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Lord Banehollow

Banehollow in Felwood.

Located in Shadow Hold in Felwood, Lord Banehollow was guarded by a wide variety of warlocks, demons, and his personal attendant Ur'dan. Lord Hel'nurath is his rival. He had in his possession Xorothian stardust which was needed by Gorzeeki Wildeyes. He had a warlock adventurer disguise as a member of the Shadow Council and go to Banehollow to obtain it.[1] To gain his favor, Banehollow sent the adventurer to kill his former servant Ulathek, who was actually a spy for Lord Hel'nurath on Xoroth, and to get his heart, planning to eat it.[2] With the task done, Banehollow allowed the adventurer buy the stardust from Ur'dan.[3]

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Wanting to dismantle Shadow Hold, the druid Farlus Wildheart of the Emerald Circle worked with adventurers to eliminate the leaders of the area. The druid sent them to kill Shadow Lord Fel'dan, who the dreadlord viewed as an instrument to prepare the land for another invasion of the Burning Legion. Once the orc was slain, the next target Lord Banehollow himself.[4]

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He appears in the Black City on the Broken Shore during the Battle for the Broken Shore and can be encountered by the Horde forces.[5]

Dragonflight This section concerns content related to Dragonflight.

Years later, Banehollow disguised himself as Madam Shadow on the Darkmoon Island and lured new warlocks to his side, posing as a teacher, but in order he wanted to obtain their souls.[6] He had a bargain with Phineas, who delivered him the warlocks, but eventually the dreadlord killed him for his servitude.[7] After obtaining some of the souls, the adventurer revealed the true identity of Madam Shadow, and the nathrezim retreated to the Tainted Scar in the Blasted Lands, where the adventurer and Initiate Oman defeated Banehollow, with his last words being that he'll be back.[8]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Shadow Hold, Felwood 15-30 Alliance Horde
Black City, Broken Shore 12-47 Elite Alliance Horde As part of the H [10-45] The Battle for Broken Shore.
Tainted Scar, Blasted Lands 30-70 Elite Alliance Horde


  • Spell shadow carrionswarm Carrion Swarm — A cresting wave of chaotic magic splashes over enemies in front of the caster, dealing Shadow damage.
  • Spell shadow antishadow Curse of Thorns — Curses an enemy for 15 sec., giving it 50% chance to take 3 damage on attack.
  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy Mind Blast — Inflicts Shadow damage to an enemy.
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt Shadow Shock — Instantly lashes nearby enemies with dark magic, inflicting Shadow damage.
Broken Shore
  • Spell shadow carrionswarm Carrion Swarm — Deals Shadow damage to enemies in a large cone and reduces their healing taken by 75% for 5 sec.
  • Spell fire twilightflamebolt Shadow Bolt Volley — Hurls missiles of dark magic, inflicting Shadow damage to nearby enemies.
  • Spell nature sleep Slumber Fog — Created clouds of sleeping gas under up to 3 nearby enemies.
Tained Scar, Blasted Lands
  • Ability warlock chaosbolt Chaos Bolt — Lord Banehollow unleashes a devastating blast of chaos, inflicting 10 Chaos damage.
  • Spell warlock demonbolt Demon Bolt — Lord Banehollow launches a powerful Demon Bolt inflicting 3 Shadow damage.
  • Spell shadow shadetruesight Drain Souls — Lord Banehollow drains the souls of captured Demonology Warlocks to empower himself with their abilities and shielding him for 30% of his health.
  • Spell shadow shadetruesight Drain Souls — Lord Banehollow drains the souls of captured Affliction Warlocks to empower himself with their abilities and shielding him for 30% of his health..
  • Spell shadow shadetruesight Drain Souls — Lord Banehollow drains the souls of captured Destruction Warlocks to empower himself with their abilities and shielding him for 30% of his health..
  • Spell shadow felarmour Empowered Fel Armor — Lord Banehollow shields himself with the souls he drained, granting 90% of his health in an absorb shield.
  • Spell shadow felarmour Fel Armor — Lord Banehollow shields himself with the souls he drained, granting 30% of his health in an absorb shield.
  • Inv netherportal Nether Portal — Lord Banehollow summons a Pit Lord to decimate players.
  • Spell shadow rainoffire Rain of Fire — Lord Banehollow calls down a burning Rain of Fire that inflicts 0 Fire damage every 5.2 sec to players in the area.
  • Spell shadow seedofdestruction Seeds of Corruption — Lord Banehollow creates several Seeds of Corruption that inflict 6 Shadow damage every 1 sec to nearby players.
  • Spell shadow shadetruesight Siphon Souls — Lord Banehollow drains the souls of all captured Warlock souls to empower himself with all of their abilities and shielding him for 90% of his health.
  • Spell warlock calldreadstalkers Summon Dreadstalkers — Lord Banehollow summons a pair of Dreadstalkers to hunt down players.
  • Spell shadow summonfelguard Summon Empowered Felguard — Lord Banehollow summons an Empowered Felguard to strike down his enemies.
  • Spell shadow summonfelhunter Summon Empowered Felhunter — Lord Banehollow summons an Empowered Felhunter to attack his enemies.
  • Inv misc questionmark Summon Empowered Imp — Lord Banehollow summons an Empowered Imp to attack his enemies.
  • Spell shadow unstableaffliction 3 Unstable Affliction — Lord Banehollow afflicts players with an Unstable Affliction inflicting 2 Shadow damage every 1 sec for 10 sec.

Objective of[]

Blasted Lands


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Pathetic mortal... I will build a new empire atop your corpse!
No... NO! This is my domain! You cannot have... it...

Blasted Lands[]

Main article: When Revenge Burns Green#Notes

In the RPG[]

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Lord Banehollow, something of a demonic politician (and thus beyond even a normal concept of evil), serves as the emissary between the Burning Legion's remaining leaders and the Shadow Council in Shadow Hold in Felwood. He keeps Fel'dan under watchful eye.[9]


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.5 (2023-07-11): Added for new warlock questline.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added on the Broken Shore.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 59 Elite to 46. Now a hostile quest target.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Added.

See also[]


  1. ^ N Warlock [58] Lord Banehollow
  2. ^ N Warlock [58] Ulathek the Traitor
  3. ^ N Warlock [60] Xorothian Stardust
  4. ^ N [15-30] Lord Banehollow
  5. ^ H [10-45] The Battle for Broken Shore
  6. ^ N Warlock [30-70] Beginning Impositions
  7. ^ N Warlock [30-70] Fel Suspicions
  8. ^ N Warlock [30-70] When Revenge Burns Green
  9. ^ Horde Player's Guide, pg. 184, 187

External links[]

Felwood Broken Shore Blasted Lands