|Title||<The Hand of Suffering>|
|Affiliation(s)||Scourge, Host of Suffering|
|Former affiliation(s)||Death knights of Acherus|
|Occupation||Commander of the Host of Suffering|
He was first encountered in Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Scarlet Enclave. After , he is relocated to the Scarlet Tavern. Upon discovering that there was a courier coming from Hearthglen (in ), 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 , 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.
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 .
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Plaguelands: The Scarlet Enclave||55||784,200|
- Blood Strike — Instantly strike the enemy, causing 60% weapon damage plus 55 for each disease effect on the target.
- Empower Runeblade — Empowers the Death Knight's runeblade with dark energy, allowing it to unleash devastating shadow lightning.
- 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.
- Plague Strike — A vicious strike that deals weapon damage and plagues the target, dealing Shadow damage over 12 sec.
- Scarlet Tavern gossip
We are the chosen ones, <name>. Death knights of the Scourge, sent to sow the seeds of the master's destruction.
It is possible that he is related to Baron Bloodbane.
Orbaz Bloodbane in Ebon Hold.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.