Wrath of the Lich King Scourge Invasion of Stormwind
Location Stormwind
Result Scourge expelled from Stormwind. Valiance Expedition was formed to attack Icecrown Citadel in Northrend.


Commanders and leaders




Casualties and losses


  • Moderate


  • Heavy
Previous Battle for the Ebon Hold
Concurrent Scourge Invasion of Orgrimmar and Scourge Invasion of Theramore
Next Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate

Part of the Scourge Invasion was fought in Stormwind City, this battle is also called The Winds of War[1] and Echoes of Doom.

The battle

The battle began swiftly as Frost Wyrm Raptors disabled key Alliance defenses such as cannons and glaive throwers. Abominations moved in to fight to raze Stormwind City, but faced fierce resistance from the Stormwind City Guards and the Alliance adventurers, veterans of a recently hard fought campaign in Outland.

The Frost Wyrm Raptors strafed the fighters below with icey breath, occasionally swooping down from the sky to bite and claw the defenders, picking up guards with their massive talons and dropping them to their deaths. King Varian Wrynn urged his champions to prevail, participating in the battle himself and killing Frost Wyrms and Abominations single-handedly alongside Bolvar Fordragon. In the end, the Alliance won victory over the Scourge, demolishing the abominations on the ground, as aid arrived in the form of the Ironforge Airforce, which drove back the assault along with aid from the Mage Quarter and cannonfire from the ramparts and fleet.

The battle for Stormwind was over...but the battle against the Lich King and his Scourge army was just beginning...




Comic version of the battle

Comics title.png This section concerns content related to the Warcraft manga or comics.

Although depicting the same event, the comic and the game show some differences:

  • In the comic, Broll was absent from the battle as he was called to Darnassus.
  • Valeera Sanguinar was also absent from the battle as she remained in Theramore Isle at that time.
  • The death knights did not appear in-game.