Iron Horde

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Our bond is Iron, our will unbreakable, who will stand against us?
- Grommash Hellscream
Combat 32 Iron Horde
Iron Horde Emblem
Crest of the Iron Horde
Main leaderIconSmall Gul'dan2 Gul'dan
  FormerlyIconSmall Grommash Grommash Hellscream
Secondary leadersIconSmall Kilrogg Kilrogg Deadeye
  FormerlyIconSmall Bladefist Kargath Bladefist
IconSmall Blackhand2 Blackhand
IconSmall Garrosh Garrosh Hellscream
IconSmall Mag'har Male Fenris Wolfbrother
IconSmall Mag'har Male Malgrim Stormhand
IconSmall Dragonmaw Female Zaela
IconSmall Dragonmaw Male Tharbek
IconSmall Mag'har Male Gar'mak Bladetwist
IconSmall Goblin Male Pauli Rocketspark
IconSmall Dragonmaw Male Dharl of the Thrice-Bloodied Blade
IconSmall Dragonmaw Female Azuka Bladefury
IconSmall Ner'zhul2 Ner'zhul† (defected)
IconSmall Doomhammer Orgrim Doomhammer† (defected)
Race(s)IconSmall Mag'har MaleIconSmall Mag'har FemaleIconSmall Dragonmaw MaleIconSmall Dragonmaw FemaleIconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orc
IconSmall FelOrc MaleIconSmall FelOrc Female Fel orc
IconSmall Goblin MaleIconSmall Goblin Female Goblin
IconSmall Gronn Gronn
IconSmall Ogre MaleIconSmall Ogre Male2IconSmall Ogre Female Ogre [1]
IconSmall Ogron Male Ogron
IconSmall Magnaron Male Magnaron
IconSmall Gronnling Male Gronnling
IconSmall DireOrc Male Dire orc
Base of operationsBlackrock Foundry, Upper Blackrock Spire, Bladefist Hold, Grimrail Depot, Grommashar, Iron Docks, Grom'gar, Hallvalor, Bladefury's Command, Lok-rath, Iron Siegeworks
Theater of operationsDraenor
Main languageOrcish
Secondary languagesGoblin, Common
AffiliationShadow Council
Burning Legion

The Iron Horde is the name given to the new Horde created under the vision of Garrosh Hellscream after he escapes imprisonment at the hands of the Alliance, Horde, and pandaren and escapes through time. Garrosh Hellscream returns to the moment just before his father Grommash Hellscream drinks the blood of Mannoroth 35 years earlier with the intention of not only stopping their corruption and their enslavery to the dark legion (which ultimately leads to the destruction of their home world) but to also influence an outcome and path where the new Iron Horde (Pure Blooded and non corrupted Orcs) could lead a new era of Conquest. Garrosh equips the Iron Horde with technology from his time. His intent is to re-align the Dark Portal and bring this army into the present to crush his enemies.

After Garrosh's death at the hands of Thrall, the Iron Horde would later fall under the effects of the Blood Curse that Gul'dan developed.[citation needed] When Kilrogg Deadeye was the first to drink the blood of Mannoroth and became corrupted, Gul'dan took control of the Iron Horde and imprisoned Grommash for refusing to accept the blood.[citation needed]

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Orcish clans Edit

  • Shadowmoon clan: It is led by their chieftain Ner'zhul, these orcs make their home within Shadowmoon Valley. They are profoundly linked to the spiritual world and have many seers, astrologers, and speakers of the dead among their ranks. Their strength lies within their mastery of the dark arts.
  • Blackrock clan: It is an orc clan led by Blackhand himself, these orcs make their home within Gorgrond. The Blackrock are a disciplined, organized, and militaristic clan who boast expert smiths and metalworkers. Well armored, they utilize brute strength and weaponry to destroy their foes.
  • Shattered Hand clan: It is an orc clan led by the twisted Kargath Bladefist, these orcs make their home among the Spires of Arak. These former slaves have been drawn together through a macabre joy of pain both self-inflicted and imposed upon others. It is through this pain that they believe they gather strength, and their reputation as relentless and dirty fighters is well-earned.
  • Warsong Clan: It is led by legendary Grommash Hellscream himself, this orc clan makes their home in the lush land of Nagrand. The mounted raiders of the Warsong favor speed and maneuverability in battle—they move quickly, strike swiftly, and are away before their enemies know what hit them. Their war cries inspire their allies and strike fear into all those who dare get in their way.
  • Bleeding Hollow clan: It is an orc clan led by Kilrogg Deadeye, this clan makes their home in the jungles of Tanaan Peninsula. They are a fanatical and crude clan who fight with a berserker fury and gain the boon of prophecy from their elders, who sacrifice an eye to see into the future.
  • Thunderlord clan: It is an orc clan that lives within the Frostfire Ridge. The clan is known for their excellent hunters, which are specialized in hunting down the Draenor Giants. They use the skeletal remains of the killed giants as settlements. Like the other orc clans, the Thunderlord clan has received the call for orcish unity from the Iron Horde. They are on the verge of joining the Iron Horde, but the Frostwolf clan attempts to stop them.
Shadowmoon Clan Ner'zhul Shadowmoon Valley
Blackrock Clan Blackhand Gorgrond
Shattered Hand Clan Kargath Bladefist Spires of Arak
Warsong Clan Grommash Hellscream Nagrand
Bleeding Hollow Clan Kilrogg Deadeye Tanaan Jungle


The foundation of all Iron Horde technology is a primitive, coal-fired centrifugal engine which can be used to turn wheels, belts, and chains, allowing for the construction of crude vehicles and siege weapons including tanks, cannons, and chariots. The Kor'kron Iron Star, an early, unmounted version of this engine, was first unleashed by orcish siege engineers during the final battle of the Siege of Orgrimmar, and it is this technology that Garrosh smuggles into the past.[2]

Post 0600Warlords-Logo-Small Edit

It was suggested at BlizzCon 2013 that some of the Iron Horde may join the Horde at the end of the expansion to level out the Horde and Alliance power. [3]

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  • The Kor'kron Iron Star was incorporated into the final encounter with Garrosh during the Siege of Orgrimmar specifically to foreshadow the Iron Horde.[2]
  • Despite being shown together with the other Warlords, Durotan and Gul'dan and their respective clans and tribes were not a part of the Iron Horde.
    • Near the end of 0600Warlords-Logo-SmallPatch 6.1.0, it is shown that Gul'dan is now taking over the Iron Horde.
    • This marks Gul'dan's and his tribe's official membership into the Iron Horde.
  • Despite Garrosh creating the Iron Horde in an effort to prevent the orcs from being cursed and bound to the Burning Legion as they were in his time line, they still eventually do so following Garrosh's death.
    • This is due to Kilrogg Deadeye, instead of Grommash Hellscream (as it was originally).
  • Initial planning for Warlords of Draenor began prior to the launch of Mists of Pandaria, with developers considering several different possibilities for Garrosh's new Horde, including a "Dark Horde" and a "Mongrel Horde," which would have been comprised of displaced races such as gnolls, kobolds, troggs, and centaurs.[4]

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