This article is about the in-game faction called The Wardens. For the lore and background of the organization, see Warden. For other uses, see Warden (disambiguation).
NeutralThe Wardens
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Main leader  Maiev Shadowsong
  Formerly  Sira Moonwarden (in absentia)[1][2]
Secondary leaders Night elfNight elf High Council[3]
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
Character classes Warden
Base of operations Vault of the Wardens
Theater of operations Broken Isles, Darkshore
Affiliation Armies of Legionfall, Watchers
Status Active
Quartermaster  Marin Bladewing

The Wardens are night elven wardens loyal to Maiev Shadowsong operating in the Broken Isles. They have worked from their base of operations, the Isle of the Watchers in Azsuna, to hunt down and neutralize major threats to Azeroth's inhabitants, through imprisonment or summary execution. Captured foes were interned in the Vault of the Wardens.

They reward the heroes who help them deal with dangerous threats on the Broken Isles. The faction is known to possess Warden Towers across the Broken Isles, although in recent times they have been forced to abandon many of them. There are two in most Legion zones that serve as PvP targets.


At the outset of the third invasion of Azeroth by the Burning Legion, the demons targeted the Vault and, with the aid of the traitor warden Cordana Felsong, they succeeded in overrunning the prison complex and retrieving the corpse of Illidan Stormrage. Maiev Shadowsong was captured during the conflict and taken to Black Rook Hold. The Wardens worked with the Illidari to fight back the invading demons.[2]

In Shadowsong's absence, Sira Moonwarden took up the mantle of leadership.[1] The Wardens continued their duties of upholding justice and safeguarding the world's inhabitants, directing order leaders to eliminate various threats on the Broken Isles.

It is implied that the vast majority of the Wardens' ranks have been decimated by recent events,[4] making it necessary for them to train new recruits, and to directly ask adventurers to hunt down prisoners who have escaped from the Vault of the Wardens.[5]

Following the creation of the Armies of Legionfall, members of the Wardens, including the now freed Maiev and several Warden Vigilants, participated in the Assault on Broken Shore.


Faction description

After Legion forces broke the Vault of the Wardens with the aid of Gul'dan, what few Wardens remain are determined to rebuild their prison and hunt down the terrifying beasts that were let loose when it fell.


Marin Bladewing
<Wardens Emissary>
Rep Item Cost Type Other
Honored  [Trapped Treasure Chest Kit] 300g Toy
 [Schematic: Reinforced Headgun] 550g Engineering schematic Rank 3
 [Schematic: Bolt-Action Headgun] 550g Engineering schematic Rank 3
 [Recipe: Feathered Luffa] 600g First Aid recipe
Revered  [Fledgling Warden Owl] 500g Companion
 [Syxsehnz Rod] 500g Toy
 [Vault Patroller's Warboots] 1,000g Plate boots
 [Vantus Rune Technique: Star Augur Etraeus] 900g Inscription technique Rank 3
 [Vantus Rune Technique: Spellblade Aluriel] 900g Inscription technique Rank 3
 [Vantus Rune Technique: Cenarius] 900g Inscription technique Rank 3
 [Recipe: Spiced Falcosaur Omelet] 1000g Cooking recipe
Exalted  [Boon of the Bloodhunter] 200g Shoulder enchant
 [Drape of the Patient Hunter] 5,000g Cloak
 [Warden's Tabard] 300g Tabard
 [Design: Twisted Pandemonite Choker] 1,500g Jewelcrafting design Rank 3
 [Schematic: Sawed-Off Cranial Cannon] 1,500g Engineering schematic Rank 3
 [Schematic: Semi-Automatic Cranial Cannon] 1,500g Engineering schematic Rank 3
Paragon  [Sira's Extra Cloak] Special Toy


Patch changes


  1. ^ a b N Demon hunter [45] Deal With It Personally
  2. ^ a b N Demon hunter [10-45] Working With the Wardens
  3. ^ N Demon hunter [8-45] Stop Gul'dan!
  4. ^ N [45D WQ] Vault of the Wardens: A Grim Matter
  5. ^ Warden quests
  6. ^ When starting Warden World Quests: Sira Moonwarden says: Our owls have spotted a target near your location. Dispatch it.

External links

Faction Paragon