BossMargrave Stradama
Image of Margrave Stradama
Gender Female
Race Slime giant (Aberration)
Level Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) House of Plagues
Occupation Ruler of the House of Plagues
Location Festering Sanctum, Plaguefall
Status Killable
Companion(s) Plague Deviser Marileth (soulbind)[1]

Doctor Ickus
Domina Venomblade
Margrave Stradama



Margrave Stradama is the last boss of Plaguefall. She was the leader of the House of Plagues before their seat was destroyed.


Before the fall of her house, Margrave Stradama was kind, talented, and knowledgeable. She was soulbound to Plague Deviser Marileth[1] and confided her fears in him after the Primus's disappearance and the beginning of the anima drought, the latter of which had caused the House of Plagues' work to stagnate. The House of Rituals offered to provide the House of Plagues with anima and sent the necromancer Korrim the Cunning to assist in their experiments. Stradama and Marileth both suspected duplicity, but their house was in no position to refuse. As a last resort, Marileth devised a potion to protect his margrave if the need arose, but before he could craft it, the House of Plagues was annihilated.[2][3] Stradama herself was driven mad from a mixture of twelve different airborne poxes[4] and was transformed into a monstrous being of slime and bone.

With help from the Maw Walker, the now-insane Marileth later managed to complete his potion. Stradama appeared out of the slime below Marileth's laboratory alongside two Plaguefall Wards, but the potion succeeded in granting her and Marileth a brief moment of lucidity. Marileth was shocked at Stradama's fate, but the margrave told her "dear Marileth" that he had to forgive himself and that while she was lost, he had to endure. The margrave disappeared back into the slime and Marileth promised that he would endure for her sake. Moments later, the effects of the potion wore off, but the act of temporarily clearing Stradama and Marileth's minds awakened the Rune of Insight on the Blade of the Primus carried by the Maw Walker.[5]

Adventure Guide

It was believed that Margrave Stradama was destroyed in the explosion that brought down her house. In truth the explosion transformed her into a monstrous new form, driving her mad, and leaving her at the heart of the fallen House of Plagues.


Item Type
Normal Heroic
 [Infinitely Divisible Ooze] Infinitely Divisible Ooze#Heroic Trinket
 [Plagueborne Shoulderguards] Plagueborne Shoulderguards#Heroic Mail shoulders
 [Gloves of Obscure Rituals] Gloves of Obscure Rituals#Heroic Leather hands
 [Muckwallow Stompers] Muckwallow Stompers#Heroic Plate feet
 [Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence] Poxstorm, Longsword of Pestilence#Heroic One-hand sword
 [Blighted Margrave's Cloak] Blighted Margrave's Cloak#Heroic Cloak


Main article: Fit For a Margrave#Notes
Behold my final work! My pride and my doom!
Malignant Growth
  • You cannot avoid this fate!
  • Can you feel its anger? My anger?!
Plague Crash
All will be destroyed!
Infectious Rain
My House weeps with blight!
Killing a player
Now you will know my suffering.
Do not... trust... the baron...


Concept art.

  • During the early alpha, Stradama's Adventure Guide entry read: "Transformed due to the explosion that destroyed her house, Margrave Stradama is now the source of the plague that continues to ooze across Maldraxxus."


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.

It is unknown if the baron Stradama mentions at her death is Kel'Thuzad or Vyraz.

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