Azzinoth was a powerful doomguard commander of the Burning Legion slain by during the War of the Ancients, 10,000 years ago. He was the original wielder of Illidan's warglaives, which the demon hunter claimed after slaying his foe.
- Azzinoth is mentioned in the non-canon Warcraft RPG, in Arthas: Rise of the Lich King and in the Ultimate Visual Guide. Illidan's encounter with Azzinoth is an extension to the events of the War of the Ancients, but was not mentioned in any other accounts of the war.
- Azzinoth later appeared in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game (War of the Ancients). Oddly, he is depicted as a terrorguard, even though all other sources, including the TCG card itself, calls him a doomguard.
- How exactly Illidan confronted Azzinoth and obtained his warglaives is not something Blizzard wants covered in detail.
- During the Mythic Gul'dan fight at the Nighthold, while battling in Illidan's body, adds called Soul Fragment of Azzinoth spawn.
Demon hunters ingest the heart and blood of a demon to bond its spirit with theirs, granting them their demonic powers. Illidan may have done this with Azzinoth. The existence of the Soul Fragment of Azzinoth could support this.