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NeutralOverlord Drakuru
Image of Overlord Drakuru
Gender Male
Race Ice troll (Humanoid / Undead)
Level 20-30 Elite
Class Death knight
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scourge
Former affiliation(s) Drakkari tribe, Drakkari Empire
Occupation Overlord of the Scourge forces in Zul'Drak
Location Granite Springs, Grizzly Hills; Drak'Tharon Keep; Voltarus, Zul'Drak
Status Deceased
Companion(s) Shalewing (pet)
Overlord Drakuru

Overlord Drakuru in World of Warcraft.

Overlord Drakuru is the Scourge warlord of the Voltarus necropolis, he is a drakkari troll who rose from being a prisoner at Granite Springs to being promoted by Arthas after his successful takeover of Drak'Tharon Keep. He was tasked with subverting the local Drakkari trolls and making them into an army of Blight infused trolls. Adventurers of the Horde and Alliance were sent as undercover agents by the Knights of the Ebon Blade to undermine his efforts and slay him. In the end, however, the Lich King was the one who killed him, disgusted by his defeat and amused by the adventurers' duplicity.


During the war against the Lich King, the wandering adventurer first encountered Drakuru when he was assigned to capture an ice troll at Ruins of Drak'Zin for Samir at Granite Springs.[1] Drakuru proposed a truce with them, offering to share his knowledge of Drak'tharon Keep. Through the use of an alchemical potion, the adventurer maintained contact with Drakuru, who guided them in a journey to collect several artifacts that make the keep impervious: The Inv jewelcrafting crimsonspinel 02 [Eye of the Prophets], the Inv jewelcrafting livingruby 01 [Heart of the Ancients], and a set of Inv misc stonetablet 05 [Drakkari Tablets].

The adventurer summoned Drakuru at the top of Drak'tharon Keep, where he revealed that he was actually betraying the Drakkari Empire to the Lich King. Drakuru was awarded the Keep and the risen dead minions from it, and charged with 'cleansing' Zul'Drak. He even offered the adventurer a position in Zul'Drak.

After the betrayal of his own people to the Lich King, as Drak'tharon Keep fell early to the Scourge thanks to his betrayal,[2] Drakuru was given control over the necropolis Voltarus, Drakuru had a plan to infuse captured troll chieftains with blight and transform them into misshapen weapons for the Scourge.[3]

The adventurer later encountered Drakuru after narrowly dodging a trap laid by the Scourge. With the assistance of Stefan Vadu of the Knights of the Ebon Hand, the adventurer infiltrated the necropolis Voltarus and convinced Drakuru - now Overlord - to reveal his new weapons.

In a final showdown, the adventurer used Drakuru's own Inv staff 81 [Scepter of Domination] to turn his Blightblood Trolls against him. On the verge of being defeated, Drakuru summoned the Lich King for help. The Lich King beheaded Drakuru for his failure, but spared the adventurer's life for having amused him.


Drakuru was fiercely loyal to the Lich King and had zero tolerance for failure. He often offered great power to his subordinates to motivate their success, and would follow through on his offers, demonstrated when he gave the adventurer his Inv staff 81 [Scepter of Domination] saying that they would need it to lead his army of Blightblood Trolls. Also, he seemed to have arranged having certain adventurers made into the Scourge serving under him, in a crude form of affection towards them.


Drakaru owned a variety of powerful scepters. It is unknown if these were given to him by the Lich King, or if he already possessed them before joining the Scourge.


  • Spell shadow shadowbolt Shadow Bolt 90 yd range — Hurls a missile of dark magic, inflicting shadow damage. 2 sec cast. Inflicts 638 to 862 damage. Gives a debuff: Damage taken from Shadow spells and effects increased by 500. Lasts 15 sec.
  • Inv misc gem flamespessarite 02 Throw Blight Crystal 90 yd range — Throws a Blight Crystal at an enemy target. The crystal shatters on impact, dealing 2043 to 2257 nature damage and leaving behind a toxic residue that deals additional damage for 45 sec. 1 sec cast. This is announced by an emote.


Grizzly Hills (as a captive)
Through the Image of Drakuru produced by the Vial of Visions
In Drak'Tharon Keep
As Overlord Drakuru in Zul'Drak
Overlord Drakuru as a foe


"Behold, mon! We be creatin' da greatest Scourge army ever seen!"[4]

Ey, mon!

Good to be seein' ya again... <name> right? yes, yes, of course.

You and I gunna be real good friends. Drakuru know dese things.

<A grin slowly spreads across the troll's painted face.>

Gossip I need another of your elixirs, Drakuru.

There ya go, mon. Try ta be more careful with this one, won't ya?
Now head to the passage at of Drak'Atal to the northwest and drink the elixir at the pedestal there.
I'll instruct you further when I see you again.


Completing Cleansing Drak'Tharon and Betrayal awards the Achievement Money achievement Guru of Drakuru.



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