NeutralMariella Ward
Image of Mariella Ward
Title The Heretic
Gender Female
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Discipline priestess
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Conclave
Former affiliation(s) Scarlet Onslaught
Occupation Champion of the Conclave
Location Various
Status Alive

Mariella Ward (or Mariella the Heretic) is a defector priest of the Scarlet Onslaught.


She was sentenced to death for disavowing the Scarlet Onslaught and about to be executed when a priest adventurer rescued her. Grateful for what she believed to be a chance at redemption, Mariella asked the adventurer for help in proving her worthiness by killing members of the Scarlet Onslaught and freeing other apostates.

With those tasks accomplished, she then requested to follow the adventurer to Netherlight Temple to beg the Conclave for forgiveness. Mariella was accepted as an ally and recruited as a champion by the priest adventurer.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Dragonblight 110 1,039,267
N Priest [45] Unexpected Guests 100 299,132
Netherlight Temple 110 1,039,267



Onslaught Executioner says: Any last words you impure mongrel?
Mariella the Heretic yells: Just do it already! I would rather die than spend another day living a life built around your twisted beliefs!
Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
  • I owe you my life, and so much more. You saw something in me worth saving, and allowed me to eventually believe that as well. Let me live my life with purpose, <name>. Let me fight by your side.[1]
  • Yes?
  • Hello.
  • How can I help?
  • You have my attention.
  • Haven't I suffered enough?
  • What more do you want from me?
  • You're persistent, aren't you?
  • Where are your matters?
  • This needs to stop!
  • Don't let me do something we'll both regret!
  • May the light shine upon you.
  • I will atone.
  • I will be redeemed.

Notes and trivia

  • While in Dragonblight and accompanying a player, other players see her as Onslaught Apostate.
  • In the Legion alpha, she was named Claire Campbell.


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.

Due to their positions as priests of the Onslaught, she is most probably related to Inquisitor Ward. She might also be related to the settlers Gavin and Sabetta Ward.

Patch changes


External links