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MobOrbaz Bloodbane
Image of Orbaz Bloodbane
Title <The Hand of Suffering>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scourge, Host of Suffering
Former affiliation(s) Death knights of Acherus
Occupation Commander of the Host of Suffering
Location Various
Status Deceased (lore)
Killable Wrath-Logo-Small

Orbaz Bloodbane, nicknamed the "Hand of Suffering", is a human death knight in the service of the Scourge.


Wrath-Logo-Small This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

He was first encountered in Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Scarlet Enclave. After N Death Knight [8-30] Victory At Death's Breach!, he is relocated to the Scarlet Tavern. Upon discovering that there was a courier coming from Hearthglen (in N Death Knight [8-30] How To Win Friends And Influence Enemies), Orbaz, Thassarian, and Koltira Deathweaver were sent behind enemy lines to locate him. He appears to be apathetic to the plight of any comrade who gets him/herself captured and/or killed and still maintains old hatreds, as was the case when Koltira was captured and held in the Scarlet Hold. After the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel in N Death Knight [8-30] The Light of Dawn, Orbaz flees when the Scourge is defeated, thus remaining in Scourge service while Darion Mograine and the others (including the players who took part) are freed from the Lich King.

At some point, Orbaz killed Dahlia Suntouch at the Ruby Dragonshrine.[1]

Orbaz was apparently intended to lead a new order of death knights, the Host of Suffering, based out of Malykriss: The Vile Hold, a replacement for Acherus being built out of saronite. Seeking to derail the plans surrounding the new necropolis, the Knights of the Ebon Blade send out willing allies to disrupt saronite mining operations, destroy infrastructure, and slay the intended leaders of the new order, ending with Bloodbane himself in N [25-30G5] The Fate of Bloodbane.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave 55 784,200
N Death Knight [8-30] The Light of Dawn 55 3,052,000
Icecrown 80 422,100


  • Spell deathknight deathstrike Blood Strike — Instantly strike the enemy, causing 60% weapon damage plus 55 for each disease effect on the target.
  • Spell deathknight scourgestrike Empower Runeblade — Empowers the Death Knight's runeblade with dark energy, allowing it to unleash devastating shadow lightning.
  • Spell deathknight icetouch Icy Touch — Deals 2 to 2 Frost damage modified by attack power and reduces the target's ranged, melee attack, and casting speed by 15% for 20 sec.
  • Spell deathknight empowerruneblade Plague Strike — A vicious strike that deals weapon damage and plagues the target, dealing Shadow damage over 12 sec.

Objective of[]


  1. ActivequestN Death Knight [8-30] Behind Scarlet Lines
  2. AvailablequestActivequest N Death Knight [8-30] The Path Of The Righteous Crusader
  3. AvailablequestActivequest N Death Knight [8-30] Ambush At The Overlook
  4. Availablequest N Death Knight [8-30] A Meeting With Fate
  5. Activequest N Death Knight [8-30] The Scarlet Onslaught Emerges
  6. Availablequest N Death Knight [8-30] Scarlet Armies Approach...


Orbaz Bloodbane (Icecrown)

Orbaz in Icecrown

Scarlet Tavern gossip

We are the chosen ones, <name>. Death knights of the Scourge, sent to sow the seeds of the master's destruction.

Main article: Brothers In Death#Notes
Main article: The Fate of Bloodbane#Notes


Originally, Orbaz Bloodbane could be found in the Ruby Dragonshrine in Dragonblight, but he was replaced by Duke Vallenhal sometime during the alpha.


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.

It is possible that he is related to Baron Bloodbane.


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