NeutralMaruut Stonebinder
Image of Maruut Stonebinder
Title <The Earthen Ring>
Gender Male
Race Tauren (Humanoid)
Class Shaman
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Horde,[citation needed]  Earthen Ring
Location Various
Status Deceased[1]

Maruut Stonebinder was a tauren shaman of the Earthen Ring, notably leading the forces holding the Temple of Earth in Deepholm where he perished.


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During the Elemental Unrest, Maruut Stonebinder appeared in Thunder Bluff defending the city.

Later, he served as head of the Earthen Ring forces occupying Deepholm. He enlisted the aid of adventurers in reforming the World Pillar. He himself could not go as he had to remain near the rift in order to stabilize it. Eventually, through many trials and tribulations and aid from Therazane, the pieces of the World Pillar were retrieved. However, sensing that the World Pillar would soon be reassembled, the remnants of the Twilight Hammer staged an all out assault on the Earthen Ring. Once more, Maruut called on the adventurers to defend them as he and his fellow shaman worked to rebind the Pillar. The defensive lines held, but where the foot soldiers could not go, High Priestess Lorthuna was able, entering the main chamber and assaulting the participants of the ritual. Knowing that they may very well not get another chance, Maruut and the others did not stop the ritual even as they were attacked, and it fell on the adventurers to enter combat with Lorthuna alone.

Luckily, Therazane and her Stone Lords came to their aid, and helped repel the attack. The Twilight Hammer and Lorthuna were defeated, and the Earthen Ring managed to complete the ritual. Although the pillar was reformed, it came at the sacrifice of Maruut himself, his lifeless body being found in the aftermath. Earthcaller Torunscar commented that Maruut would be proud of this moment and of his death, as he had once said that he would gladly give his life to see their task done.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Elemental Unrest 84 967,438
Deepholm 82 - 90 112,500



Maruut Stonebinder in Thunder Bluff during the Elemental Unrest.

During the Elemental Unrest
  • Get a totem from any Earthen Ring member! Use it to free citizens or defenders from the Elemental Prisons!

Upon failing to secure the city:

  • Enough! The Earthen Ring will temporarily stop the invasion. But be warned, the elementals will return!
Deepholm gossip

Deathwing's entry into our world opened a rift between it and Deepholm.

Rebuilding the World Pillar is the only way to stabilize the rift.


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.

Pand Stonebinder and Gurin Stonebinder may be related to him.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-11-01): Active.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.


  1. ^ N [30-35] The Binding

External links

Thunder Bluff Deepholm Unused