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AllianceLord Grayson Shadowbreaker
Image of Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker
Title Lord,
Paladin Trainer,
Mission Specialist
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Paladin
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Knights of the Silver Hand, Church of the Holy Light, Kingdom of Stormwind, Alliance
Occupation Chief paladin of Stormwind, Mission specialist and leader of the Silver Hand
Location Various
Status Alive
On his tombstone will be engraved three words: respect, tenacity, and compassion.[1]

Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker is a human paladin and paladin trainer known to be one of the foremost human paladins of the Alliance.[2] He is located in the eastern wing of the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind City, alongside fellow paladin trainers Katherine the Pure and Arthur the Faithful, and later moved in the Sanctum of Light beneath Light's Hope Chapel.

He is the chief paladin in Stormwind, a knight of the Order of the Silver Hand, and the one in charge of helping young paladins to get their holy charger. During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, he joined the ranks of the reformed Order of the Silver Hand, and pledged his allegiance to its new Highlord. As the Mission specialist and member of the order's war council,[3] he was in charge of the overall coordination and organization of the Silver Hand's activities in their headquarters and on the battlefields against the Burning Legion.


World of Warcraft[]

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Main article: Paladin quests
Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker

Grayson Shadowbreaker in World of Warcraft.

Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker is present at the Cathedral of Light where he met new promising paladins and sends them on missions to Chillwind Camp in the Western Plaguelands, to assist Commander Ashlam Valorfist against the endless undead of the Scourge present in the region.[4]

When the time comes for a paladin to obtain his charger, they are redirected towards Lord Shadowbreaker to be guided through the many trials that will follow, and to test if they are worthy.[5]

At first, he sent the paladin adventurer to meet High Priest Rohan and get his Spell holy holyprotection [Exorcism Censer] by sacrificing a large amount of gold to support their cause in Ironforge, and help the poorest among the dwarf people.[6] Subsequently, he sent them with the censer to drive out the evil spirits that tormented Terrordale, in the Eastern Plaguelands, in order to judge them with the Light.[7]

Now in possession of the exorcism censer, and after having proven themselves with it, Grayson explained to the paladin adventurer that a charger is nothing without proper barding for it, and that it is necessary that the barding was created from the best possible materials and be sufficiently in harmony with the spirit realm. So he sent them to Grimand Elmore, who made him his first barding when he went for his own charger,[8] so that they can bring him the materials to creating their Inv shoulder 30 [Arcanite Barding].[9][10]

For the next step, the master paladin sent them to Dire Maul in Feralas, in order to eliminate the corrupt treant Tendris Warpwood and save the Ancient Equine Spirit, to then feed him with Inv misc food wheat 01 [Manna-Enriched Horse Feed], created and provided by Merideth Carlson at Southshore,[11] and get its special blessing on the barding.[12]

For the last step, he ordered the paladin adventurer to obtain two diamonds and assemble them with the censer to create a Inv misc enggizmos 08 [Divination Scryer].[13] Then he sent them in the depths of the Great Ossuary of Scholomance to fight the Death Knight Darkreaver, saving its charger from the torment of its servitude by holding the Inv misc orb 03 [Charger's Redeemed Soul] and the Inv shoulder 31 [Blessed Arcanite Barding], which bound it as the charger of the paladin.[14]

The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm[]

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Grayson took part in a grand ceremony for the fallen Alliance members who died in Northrend, where two night elf Sentinels arrived to tell King Varian Wrynn what had happened to their fellow night elves in Ashenvale. At the request of the King, the paladin went to get food and drink for the women, an attitude described by Jaina Proudmoore as that of a paladin for whom any service, as modest as it is, was born from the Light as long as it helped others.[15]


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Following the Cataclysm, Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker still took care of sending promising paladins on missions.[16][17] To honor the dedication of a paladin hero, King Varian Wrynn commissioned the royal armorer Therum Deepforge to forge a special weapon for them, thus Grayson sent the adventurer to obtain unique materials that could only be found in the cursed Shadowfang Keep in Silverpine Forest.[18] He later sent them to fight the enemies of the Alliance in Blackrock Depths, and prevent the deaths of allies at the hands of the Dark Iron clan and the Twilight Hammer forces.[19]


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Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker Alonsus Chapel

Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker in Alonsus Chapel.

Following the death of Tirion Fordring during the Battle for Broken Shore, Grayson Shadowbreaker moves to the Sanctum of Light to serve the new Highlord of the Silver Hand. There he volunteered to serve as a mission specialist, next to the paladin Scouting Map, to help coordinate their forces on the Broken Isles and strike back against the Legion, by advising the Highlord on various missions during the third invasion of the Burning Legion.[20]

Following the discovery of the Inv jewelcrafting taladitecrystal [Light's Heart], that crashed towards the coast of Suramar, and listening to the message of the High Exarch Turalyon to save Azeroth by bringing the heart of the naaru Xe'ra to the Prophet Velen, Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker organized a meeting of the Silver Hand, bringing together all the leaders of the Order, to discuss their goals and next actions against the Legion.[21]

After the Order's victory over Balnazzar, he sent Champion Cyssa Dawnrose to contact the Highlord to join him in the Sanctum of Light. There he explained that he wanted the leader of the Silver Hand to have a new mount suited to his status, as he did for young paladins, but times have changed as they now have most of those materials at hand. He just asked to the Highlord a strong, thick, and heavy barding,[22] before redirecting them to Alard Schmied in Dalaran who is able to modify the barding to make it worthy for the steed who will bear it.[23]

Now in possession of the Ability mount tyraelmount [Plated Barding], Grayson Shadowbreaker announced to the Highlord that it was time to purify the barding, with both material and immaterial means, and that it was necessary to in Stratholme to recover Inv potion 75 [Stratholme Holy Water], in order to overcome the will of Rivendare's mount, Shadowmane.

He waited for the Highlord inside Alonsus Chapel, now at the hands of the Order of the Silver Hand, where he announced that he had made preparations for the ritual but that three of his best men did not return after being sent to secure the holy water. He asked the Highlord to take two paladins to be assisted in the city, then to find the missing paladins and the holy water necessary for the ritual. When they returned, he thanked the Highlord for saving his men and instructed them to proceed to channel the holy magic in the barding, before taking them to Rivendare's crypt to confront his specter.

In the Slaughter House, he discovered that the tomb had been desecrated and the body of Lord Aurius Rivendare had been taken away. He fought then alongside the Highlord against Raemien the Soultaker who attacked them while announcing that he would unleash the plague again on the Plaguelands. Following their victory, Grayson took Shadowmane to the Sanctum of Light with the help of the Silver Hand paladins, so that the mount can be redeemed into Glowing Reins of the Golden Charger and claimed by the Highlord.[24]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Cathedral of Light, Stormwind City 1-70 Alliance Horde
Sanctum of Light 10-45 Elite Alliance Horde As part of the Paladin Campaign.
Stratholme 45 Elite Alliance Horde As part of N Paladin [45] Stirring in the Shadows.


  • Spell holy holysmite Crusader Strike — Inflicts 60% of normal weapon damage to an enemy and increases the Holy damage it takes by 25 per Crusader Strike. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 15 sec.
  • Spell holy holybolt Holy Light — Calls upon Holy magic to heal an ally.
  • Ability thunderbolt Holy Strike — Consecrates the caster's weapon, inflicting additional damage on its next attack. All damage inflicted is based on Holy magic.


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Grayson Shadowbreaker in Sanctum of Light.

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To paladins and non-paladins

May the Light protect you this day.

To void elves
  • This place is not meant for you.
  • Thank you, but I do not require your aid.
To Lightforged draenei

Should you ever need my assistance, you know where to find me.

Sanctum of Light

Your will is our command.

Upon logging in on a boosted paladin
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<Name>, the Light shines brightly upon you. Come speak with me.



This section includes speculation on characters that might be related, usually because they may share a last name. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

He may be related to Jubeka Shadowbreaker.

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