For the Warcraft III structure, see Ziggurat (Warcraft III).

Howling Ziggurat

Ziggurat in WCIII

A ziggurat is a Scourge (and Forsaken) structure, currently found in Stratholme, the Eastern Plaguelands and the Ghostlands.


In Stratholme, three ziggurats at the Gauntlet must be emptied before confronting Baron Rivendare. Each is guarded by a mini-boss:

Searching these ziggurats for  [Scourge Data] is the objective for N [60D] The Active Agent.

Eastern Plaguelands

In the Eastern Plaguelands, there are multiple ziggurats in the Plaguewood. Each is defended by a level 58 Ziggurat Protector. Destroying these ziggurats is the objective of the quest N [58] When Smokey Sings, I Get Violent.


The Ghostlands of Quel'Thalas contain two named ziggurats: the Bleeding Ziggurat and the Howling Ziggurat, on either side of the Dead Scar. In addition, Deatholme contains minor ziggurats where Masophet the Black, one of Dar'Khan Drathir's lieutenants, can often be found. Dr. Whitherlimb, a Scourge scientist, can also be found at either the Bleeding or Howling Ziggurats or the ziggurats in Deatholme.



  • A Ziggurat was an mesopotamian temple tower of the sumerians, babylonians and the assyrians like the Tower of Babel.
  • On top of the Ziggurats in Stratholme are Ash'ari Crystals of which very little is known, guarded by Thuzadin Acolytes. This may or may not apply to all Ziggurats.
  • A place called Ziggurat (with the icon of ruins) in Zul'Aman was shown on a Warcraft III map in the game's manual and in an early concept map for World of Warcraft. This was probably later meant to be the Shrine of Ula'Tek.
  • Trolls have built several ziggurats unrelated to the Scourge structures throughout Azeroth.