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Image of Mor'ghor
Title Overlord, Warchief, Leader of the Dragonmaw
Gender Male
Race Fel orc (Humanoid)
Class Warrior
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Dragonmaw clan
Former affiliation(s) Illidari, Black dragonflight
Occupation Overlord of the Dragonmaw Clan on Netherwing Ledge, Warchief of the Dragonmaw
Location Various
Status Deceased (lore)
killable (WoW)

Mor'ghor was a high-ranking fel orc of the Dragonmaw clan. In Outland, he appeared as Overlord Mor'ghor, leading the Illidari-loyal Dragonmaw operations at Netherwing Ledge in Shadowmoon Valley, as well as having ties to Sinestra, Deathwing and the black dragonflight. Years later, following the Cataclysm, he traveled back to Azeroth to seize control of the Azerothian Dragonmaws, becoming known as Warchief Mor'ghor. Eventually, however, he was killed by Warlord Zaela, Garrosh Hellscream and an adventurer, and Zaela became the new leader of the Dragonmaw clan.


The Burning Crusade[]

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Overlord Mor'ghor is the leader of the Dragonmaw clan on Netherwing Ledge in Shadowmoon Valley and oversees all operations that take place there. Mor'ghor serves under Zuluhed and Illidan Stormrage as a fel orc and aids the Illidari in collecting valuable resources from the Netherwing Ledge, much to the dismay of the Netherwing.

However, Mor'ghor still secretly serves the Black Dragonflight as is apparent from both his conversation with Lady Sinestra and the player's conversation with the Murkblood Overseer in the Netherwing Mines; although the Dragonmaw under Mor'ghor have been using much of the resources that they take from the Ledge to supply Illidan's armies, they have also been taking much of it for themselves and either selling it or giving it to the Black Dragonflight in return for mounts and the favor of the Dragonflight's master.

He offers two daily quests for the clan where the adventurer is tasked with raiding locations in Outland. However, the Aldor or Scryers will discreetly subvert one of them to trick Mor'ghor.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Mor'ghor, having fled from Outland, now resides in Dragonmaw Port, where he has become the new Warchief of the Dragonmaw clan. He is unwilling to aid the Horde in the Twilight Highlands, which - in combination with his bloodthirsty nature - leads to a rebellion led by battlemaiden Zaela which ultimately results in his death.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Shadowmoon Valley 73 151,760
Dragonmaw Port 84 193,488
H [30-35] Death to Mor'ghor 84 322,480


Overlord Mor'ghor

Overlord Mor'ghor

Shadowmoon Valley

Objective of[]

Twilight Highlands




<Overlord Mor'ghor salutes.>

Lady Sinestra[]

Lady Sinestra says: Overlord Mor'ghor, I presume... A pleasure to finally make your acquaintance.
Lady Sinestra says: I am Lady Sinestra.
Overlord Mor'ghor says: I will not drag this out any further than it need, Lady Sinestra. You have bent my ear, now tell me what it is that you want from Dragonmaw?
Lady Sinestra says: You have no doubt heard about Nefarian's failures on Azeroth... While he has fallen, the experiments continue. My master... He continues the work that his progeny began.
Overlord Mor'ghor says: The... The master? He lives?
Lady Sinestra nods.
Lady Sinestra says: You were once a chief lieutenant, Mor'ghor. Your work in Grim Batol is not easily forgotten.
Lady Sinestra Says says: Now... We need the eggs that you recover. The Netherwing eggs. They are, after all, a product of the master. We will pay whatever price that you ask.
Overlord Mor'ghor stammers.
Overlord Mor'ghor says: Ye... Yes, yes... Of course. We need only the crystals and ore from this place. There is... We will need mounts.
Lady Sinestra says: The master will be most pleased with this news. The Black Dragonflight will provide you all that you ask. You will be allowed to ride upon the backs of our drakes as needed.
Lady Sinestra says: I thank you for your graciousness, Mor'ghor. I must now take my leave.


Horde negotiator says: This is it! Stay close to me and let me do the talking. I'm an expert.
Horde negotiator says: Most esteemed warchief-
Warchief Mor'ghor says: Quit wasting words, worm. If you want the aid of the Dragonmaw, you should've come on and bent knee with offerings of gold.
Horde negotiator says: Warchief, you misunderstand. Garrosh Hellscream will have a beach head on these shores, with or without your help. What we ask-
Warchief Mor'ghor says: Was that a THREAT? I knew Hellscream in Outland. A whimpering whelp. He is no warchief.
Horde negotiator says: But the horde has assembled an enormous host! A vast fleet of war machines and hardened veterans! He would crush you as-
Warchief Mor'ghor says: Bring him on!
Mor'ghor stomps and stuns the Horde negotiator and the player.
Horde negotiator says: This is madness!
Warchief Mor'ghor says: This is...
Warchief Mor'ghor yells: ...DRAGONMAW!!
Mor'ghor kicks The negotiator into the nearby bonefire!
Warchief Mor'ghor says: Keep the <Class> alive, he/she will be our bargaining chip...


  • His armor is the tier 6 armor for warriors.
  • He wields an enchanted Inv axe 09 [Arcanite Reaper].
  • The scene in which Mor'ghor kicks the Horde negotiator into the fire and yells "This is...DRAGONMAW" is a reference to a famous scene in the movie 300, in which King Leonidas kicks a Persian messenger into a hole. The scene eventually became an Internet meme.


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 presumed that he is Zuluhed the Whacked’s second in command and is therefore the current Chieftain of the Dragonmaw when the player encounters him.

From his meeting with Lady Sinestra, we can assume that he was an orc of high standing during the Dragonmaw's stay at Grim Batol and also an agent of the black dragonflight during this time. It is possible that he supplied Deathwing with information on Alexstrasza and the Dragon Soul's whereabouts which eventually led to the events that took place in Day of the Dragon. However, if this is the case, it means that Mor'ghor was either not present at the The Battle of Grim Batol, having already traveled to Outland with his chieftain or he has only recently arrived there, which would mean that he survived the Dragon Queen's wrath and possibly served under Nek'rosh Skullcrusher. The latter theory is probably the more likely of the two, given Nek'rosh's connection with the Black Dragonflight. (See Dark Horde)

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Preceded by:
Zuluhed the Whacked
Chieftain of the Dragonmaw Clan (Outland)
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Nek'rosh Skullcrusher
Chieftain of the Dragonmaw Clan (Azeroth)
Succeeded by:
Warlord Zaela