For the Halls of Valor boss encounter, see Odyn (tactics). For the Trial of Valor boss encounter, see Odyn (Trial of Valor tactics). For the Mechagon mechanical wolf, see Odyn (mechanical wolf).
Image of Odyn
Title All-Father[1][2]
Gender Male
Race Titanic watcher
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Pantheon, Valarjar, Ulduar
Occupation Keeper, Prime Designate of Azeroth
Location Various
Status Alive
Relative(s) Helya (surrogate daughter),[3] Thorim, Loken (sons)[4]

“Remember: Life is nothing without Valor.”

— Odyn

Odyn is one of the titan Keepers and is located in the Broken Isles. He rules the Halls of Valor, and was cursed by Helya to be trapped there along with his valarjar army. Despite this curse, however, Odyn could leave the halls in the form of a vrykul named Havi for long periods of time,[5] or under his true form in short bursts.

Odyn is worshipped by the vrykul as a storm god[6][7] and the king of the gods.[8][9]


Odyn is one of the titan-forged who were empowered by the Pantheon and thus became Keepers. He led the titan-forged armies against the forces of the Old Gods. He was imbued with the powers of Aman'Thul. Together with Tyr, he battled and defeated Ragnaros the Firelord and devised the final plan to bring down Yogg-Saron.[10] For his leadership, determination and courage, he was granted the title of Prime Designate, leader of the titan-forged on Azeroth, and was tasked with watching Yogg-Saron's prison and maintaining the Forge of Wills. Odyn gifted Hymdall with the Gjallarhorn, and if it is sounded, the Keepers are oathbound to answer its call, as it signals that the end times are upon Azeroth.[4]

When the other Keepers decided to ask the Pantheon to empower the Dragon Aspects for their heroism against Galakrond, Odyn was vehemently against it, stating that only titan-forged could be trusted to defend Azeroth. The Aspects were empowered despite his objections, and so Odyn took a section of Ulduar and raised it into the sky, creating the Halls of Valor, and in doing so relinquished his position of Prime Designate.[11] Odyn sacrificed his eye to Mueh'zala,[12] (an ally of the Jailer),[13] in exchange for the ability to peer into the Shadowlands.[14] When Odyn gazed into the Shadowlands, he saw the kyrian and was inspired by them to make something similar for himself.[15]

Odyn told the vrykul that those who died a worthy death in battle would have their spirits brought to the Halls and given new immortal bodies infused with the power of the storm to fight as his Valarjar, which Odyn thought would be better defenders than the dragons. In order to retrieve the spirits of the deceased, Odyn would need vrykul to volunteer to become Val'kyr - inspired by the Kyrian he had seen - and take those heroic vrykul spirits from the Shadowlands. The vrykul objected, and Odyn's adopted daughter, the titan-forged Helya, tried to talk him out of it. Instead, Odyn transformed Helya into the first Val'kyr and ordered her to do the job for him.

Helya nursed resentment against Odyn for thousands of years, until the day Loken, a Keeper who was being manipulated by Yogg-Saron, convinced her to turn against him. Helya used the same magic that had been used to lock the Elemental Plane to seal Odyn and his Valarjar army inside the Halls of Valor, and then decided to take vrykul souls in her new realm Helheim. Helya would be replaced by Eyir as the leader of the Val'kyr, and Loken would go on to steal Odyn's title of Prime Designate.[16]


Odyn in his vrykul form, Havi.

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Odyn, still trapped within the Halls of Valor, has one of his Val'kyr rescue a warrior champion from the brink of death. This hero is not trapped in the Halls of Valor like Odyn and his Valarjar, and so Odyn names them the leader of the Valarjar in the battle against the Burning Legion. Odyn also tests class leaders several times. The first time in disguise as Havi in Stormheim to test their valor, might and will in order to judge if they are worthy of crossing the Gates of Valor, then in a duel in the Halls of Valor to judge if they are worthy of wielding the  [Aegis of Aggramar].

After it is discovered that Helya has learned to turn Odyn's Stormforged Valarjar into Kvaldir, Odyn decides that he has had enough of her games.[citation needed] 

Odyn, as Havi, was one of the order hall champions who met Khadgar and Velen at Krasus' Landing to discuss the Pillars of Creation.[17]

Odyn invites the Huntmaster of the Unseen Path to attend the Night of the Wilds, an event where the spirits of beasts of legend rise in the Fields of the Eternal Hunt.[18] He also tests the Battlelord of his Valarjar as part of an annual trial to determine the strongest warrior in the land.[19]

Trial of Valor

Odyn's spear

In recent days, great heroes have arrived in the lands of Stormheim in the Legion's wake. Hoping that their might and determination could tip the scales and end Helya's reign, Odyn summons these champions for a final test, the Trial of Valor.[20]

Odyn seeks mortal champions to vanquish the ruler of Helheim his bitter nemesis, Helya, and secure his freedom.[21]

After Helya's defeat, the curse that bound Odyn to the Halls of Valor was at last broken. Odyn said that it had been ages since he last looked upon the halls of Ulduar and that perhaps he should visit his watcher kin.[22]

After finally slaying Helya, the Valarjar would also recover her horn, capable of commanding the legions of kvaldir who are cursed beyond redemption. Odyn commanded the Battlelord use the horn to direct kvaldir against key Legion targets on the Broken Shore.[23][24]

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

According to Valdemar Stormseeker, Odyn has heard about the Azerothian heroes' search for [Azerite], and his vrykul forces have gathered what they could.[25]


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

Several of Odyn's Val'kyr began to go missing, and even those sent to find them did not return. When an adventurer in the Maw finds and frees Danica the Reclaimer, they return to the Halls of Valor and reveal to Odyn that Helya is still alive and is corrupting his Val'kyr into Mawsworn using his eye that he gave up long ago, now the Eye of the Jailer.[26]


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Skyhold 111 52,681,028
Stormheim 101 - 110 19,654,733
Odyn (tactics) ??
Odyn (Trial of Valor tactics) ??
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales
Helya's Throne (Trial of Valor) ??
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales
N [45] Battle for Stormheim 113 575,293,504
N Warrior [45] The Trial of Rage 111 52,681,028



  • "Cleverness is useless without strength of arms!"[27]
  • "What victories do you bring me?"
  • "Have you brought valor to these halls?"
  • "Tell me of your battles."
  • "My Valarjar."
  • "You'll think it less funny plummeted back to Azeroth..."
  • "Want to try that from the bottom of my boot?"
  • "Bring us tales of victory."
  • "May your battles be glorious."
  • "Go on my champion."
  • "Remember: Life is nothing without Valor."

Notes and trivia


Fan art


Patch changes

See also


  1. ^ N [10-45] Havi's Test
  2. ^  [Pauldrons of the All-Father]
  3. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 47
  4. ^ a b N Warrior [10-45] The Call of Battle
  5. ^ N [10-45D] Halls of Valor: Securing the Aegis
  6. ^ N Monk [45] The Mead Master: Aegira says: Melba's Storm Brew was the rarest and most desired of her recipes. It was even said that the thunder god Odyn served this brew in his hall of champions.
  7. ^ N Monk [45D] Halls of Valor: The Brewmaster: "We need the use of a special cauldron, one owned by Odyn himself. This cauldron is located in none other than the Halls of Valor. There is only one way to enter this exalted place, and that is through the storm god's favor."
  8. ^ N Jewelcrafting [45D] Halls of Valor: Jewel of the Heavens
  9. ^  [Thrymja, Ring of the Gods]
  10. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 pg. 31, 37
  11. ^ N Warrior [45] Ulduar's Oath
  12. ^ Mueh'zala yells: It be Mueh'zala who brought Helya to da Jailer's side... struck a deal for ol' Odyn's eye... and made da Banshee warchief with a whisper!
  13. ^ Steve Danuser and Frank Kowalkowski with The Lost Codex
  14. ^ a b The Legend of Odyn
  15. ^ A deep dive into Bastion, the Shadowlands realm of selflessness and greater purpose
  16. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 59
  17. ^ World of Warcraft: Legion - Patch 7.2 – The Tomb of Sargeras Trailer
  18. ^ N Hunter [45] Night of the Wilds
  19. ^ N Warrior [45] The Trial of Rage
  20. ^ Trial of Valor#Adventure Guide
  21. ^ Odyn (Trial of Valor tactics)#Adventure Guide
  22. ^ Helya (Trial of Valor tactics)#Quotes
  23. ^ N Warrior [45] Helya's Horn
  24. ^ N Warrior [45] Resource Management
  25. ^ N [10-50] Ring of the Reefs
  26. ^ N [60] A Hate-Hate Relationship
  27. ^ N [45WQ] Shock Absorber
  28. ^ N Warrior [10-45] The Sword of Kings
  29. ^ The Legend of Odyn#The Keeper's Eye

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