Archimonde is one of Sargeras’ oldest and most terrible servants and as the greatest of all eredar warlocks, Archimonde serves as general and overlord for the dark titan’s armies, controlling what is known as the Burning Legion — a vast horde of demons, pitlords and eredar warlocks. Early on in his reign over the Burning Legion, Archimonde appointed the former leader of the enslaved pit lords, Mannoroth, as his second-in-command. Together, they led the Legion in the Burning Crusade — a vast war of destruction with the goal of razing every world that had been ordered and shaped by the ancient titans. Archimonde led Sargeras’ forces against the young world of Azeroth, but was eventually stopped and forced into retreat by the demi-god Cenarius and the dragon Aspects.

Years later, Archimonde led the Burning Legion against Azeroth a second time. This time, he preceded the invasion with a contagion that spread quickly among the human kingdoms and transformed the infected into hideous, undead monstrosities. This time, the invasion succeeded.
Archimonde’s forces swept across huge portions of the world and destroyed everything in their path. However, Archimonde was ultimately defeated and slain just moments from his ultimate victory as he latched onto the World Tree and tried to drain
it of its power.

Twice is it then that the arch druid Malfurion has played a significant role in the defeat of Archimonde and the Burning Legion.

Character appearances



  • World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde

Here Archimonde is briefly mentioned at numerous occasions and encountered at early stages of the book, during which time you learn of origin and Archimonde's relation to various big names (Such as Velen, Kil'Jaeden and Sargeras).

  • Warcraft: War of the Ancients

Here you get to enjoy Archimonde leading an invasion against Azeroth, and you get to experience him a little more up-close than in Rise of the Horde. Among other clashes, you'll read about his battle with Malorne and his defeat against Malfurion.


  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

In World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, you travel back in time and aid the Bronze dragonflight in preventing the past from being altered. One of the things you are obliged to do is defend Mount Hyjal from Archimonde's ascent, fight him and defeat him.

  • Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos

Archimonde's second invasion on Azeroth was even closer to victory than his first one, although was defeated on the finish line (Mount Hyjal). Here you get to experience Archimonde claiming control of the Scourge, razing Dalaran and leveling all Azerothians in his path.

Overview of powers


Equipment info, quotes, feats

Character feats

Character quotes

  • You are very brave to stand against me, little human. If only your countrymen had been as bold, I would have had more fun scouring your wretched nations from the world!
  • Let this scar signify the first blow against the mortal world

From this seal shall arise the doom of men,
who, in their arrogance, sought to wield our fire as their own.
Blindly they build their kingdoms upon stolen knowledge and conceit.
Now they shall be consumed by the very flame they sought to control.
Let the echoes of doom resound across this wretched world, that all who live may hear them and despair.

  • Tremble, mortals, and despair! Doom has come to this world!
  • You orcs are weak and hardly worth the effort! I wonder why Mannoroth even bothered with you!

Notable debates

List of debates this character has been in.

Controversial debates/Debates with no clear winner


  • Despite being completely obliterated at the end of the battle of Mount Hyjal, a portion of Archimonde's skeleton still hangs from the branches of Nordrassil. Where it came from or why the druids and the dragons still let it dangle there is a mystery.
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