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The Frostwolf Clan seeks to drive out the dwarves of the Stormpike Expedition from Alterac Valley.

The Frostwolf clan (otherwise known as Frost Wolf clan) is one of the original orc clans from the planet of Draenor, and one of very few clans not to partake of the Blood of Mannoroth which corrupted the other clans. Today, the Frostwolf clan hopes to retake Alterac Valley from the relic seeking Stormpike Guard dwarves.



The emblem of the Frostwolf clan.

The Frostwolf clan, named after their kinship with their frost wolves, was one of the original orc clans from the planet of Draenor. They were one of the smaller clans, with about eighty orcs.[1] They would frequently clash with the neighbouring Ogres and their ancient rivals, the Thunderlord Clan. Their homeland was in Frostfire Ridge, though with the changing of the seasons they would move to Nagrand near the Mountain of Spirits, Oshu'gun.[2] Every winter when the clefthoof herds would migrate, the clan would follow.[3] Although they were traditionalists, they rejected certain practices, such as drowning weak or sickly infants.[4] Unlike other clans they prided themselves on suppressing rage and avoided falling into bloodlust, for they knew that those that succumb to the beast within become their own greatest enemy.[3]

Some time before the formation of the Horde, the clan battled against the Laughing Skull clan.[5]

Rise of the Horde

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The Frostwolf clan joined the Old Horde. When Gul'dan initially approached the chieftains with the offer to gain immeasurable power by drinking the blood of Mannoroth, Durotan of the Frostwolves refused. Durotan, who advocated traditional orc society, began to speak out vehemently against the corruption wrought by Gul'dan and the warlocks of the Shadow Council. Because of this, Gul'dan exiled the Frostwolves.[6] Fearing for the safety of his clan, Durotan led the Frostwolves through the Dark Portal and, using stealth and eliminating anyone who could rise alarm, eventually settled in the distant Alterac Mountains.

At the start of the the First War in Year 0,[7] Durotan returned from exile to warn his old friend Orgrim Doomhammer again of Gul'dan's treachery. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife were murdered by assassins on the orders of Gul'dan; only their infant son Go'el, named Thrall by the human lord who found him, survived.[8]


Throughout the First and Second War the Frostwolves remained in hiding, practicing the old traditions under the leadership of their shaman Drek'Thar. Eventually, nearly two decades after their exile, Thrall, the son of their chieftain, sought them out. Under the tutelage of Drek'Thar, Thrall became a shaman and began a crusade to re-awaken the orcs to their heritage and free them from the demonic corruption that had plagued them for so long. Though the Frostwolves fought bravely to liberate their brethren from the humans, against the Burning Legion during the Third War, and helped to found Durotar, many of them abandoned their capital where the rest of the orc clans live. Instead, they returned to their traditional homeland in the Alterac Mountains, where they hoped to remain neutral[citation needed] as tensions between the Horde and the Alliance increased.

Frostwolf Keep.

Now, however, the Frostwolves have been caught up in the new struggle between the Horde and the Alliance, as the Alterac Mountains become the setting for an ongoing battle between the two factions. As Warchief of the Horde and Chieftain of the Frostwolves, Thrall has asked that all able-bodied members of the Horde assist.


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When the Forsaken started killing all living creatures in Hillsbrad Foothills they caused many of the surviving citizens of Southshore and Hillsbrad Fields to take on the worgen curse so they might stand a chance against the undead forces. These worgen joined the Bloodfang pack and started requesting aid from the Stormpike Guard, who have been sneaking in their equipment and men from the Alterac Valley without detection for a few months already, to help rid the land of the Forsaken.[9] When the Forsaken discovered these plans, they quickly requested the aid of the Frostwolf clan. Drek'Thar refused to help the Forsaken, seeing them as nothing but a blight upon the world, and vowed to never help them.[10] High Warlord Cromush planned to make sure the warchief knew of the clan's treason.[11]

Alterac Valley

The Frostwolf banner

Along with Drek'Thar, the Frostwolf clan lived along the Alterac Mountains practicing shamanism, and having Frost wolves as their companions.

After breaking free from the human captors who had raised him, Thrall set forth to find the Frostwolves. He had learned of the fate that befell the orcs, of his father's demise and of his true place amongst the exiles as their Warchief.

Since then, the dwarven expedition known as the Stormpike Guard led by Vanndar Stormpike have started an expedition in the Frostwolf territory to excavate the valley and mine its veins, a transgression to the orcs who inhabited Alterac. This provoked a slaughter of the first expedition, and started the battle for Alterac Valley.


Players can earn reputation in this faction by participating in the Alterac Valley battleground by doing various tasks as well as killing members of the opposite faction, the Stormpike Guard.

As of Patch 2.0.1, you no longer get reputation for turning in [Alterac Valley Marks of Honor], they are instead used to buy PvP rewards.

You are granted the player title Conqueror once exalted with the Frostwolf Clan and the other two battleground factions, Warsong Outriders and the Defilers.


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Name Location
Horde  Thrall Draenor
Horde  Drek'Thar Frostwolf Keep Alterac Valley
Horde  Aggra Alive
Horde  Mother Kashur Deceased
Horde  Durotan Deceased
Horde  Draka Deceased
Horde  Nazgrel Thrallmar Hellfire Peninsula TBC
 Garad Deceased
Horde  Greatmother Geyah (Now Mag'har) Garadar Nagrand TBC
 Tal'kraa Deceased
 Kash'drakor Deceased
Horde  Captain Galvangar Iceblood Garrison Alterac Valley
Horde  Frostwolf Ambassador Rokhstrom Valley of Strength Orgrimmar
Horde  Grunnda Wolfheart Frostwolf Keep Alterac Valley
Horde  Jekyll Flandring Outside Alterac Valley entrance Alterac Mountains
Horde  Lieutenant Stronghoof Iceblood Graveyard Alterac Valley
Horde  Lieutenant Vol'talar Iceblood Garrison Alterac Valley
Horde  Primalist Thurloga Frostwolf Village Alterac Valley
Horde  Wing Commander Guse Icewing Bunker Alterac Valley
Horde  Wing Commander Jeztor Stormpike Lumber Yard Alterac Valley
Horde  Wing Commander Mulverick Dun Baldar North Bunker Alterac Valley
Horde IconSmall Orc Male.gif Uthul Unknown
Horde IconSmall Orc Male.gif Palkar Alterac Valley

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History Shamanism Rise of the Horde First War Second War Interbellum Third War World of Warcraft The Burning Crusade Wrath of the Lich King Cataclysm Mists of Pandaria Warlords of Draenor
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Frostwolf mount

The Frostwolf Howler is a wolf mount available to all members of the Horde costing 2000 Honor Points.

Frostwolf tabard

The  [Frostwolf Battle Tabard] is a tabard available to members of the Horde costing 2679 Honor Points.

Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

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In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, the Frostwolf clan made its first appearance. Led by Durotan, they were sent north to await orders that were never intended to arrive instead of being straight-up and officially exiled. In addition to Thrall and Durotan, Drek'Thar, his son Kal'Thar, Nazgrel, Baelgun, Zar'gil and Gath'ras were members of the clan.

They lived in Frostwolf Town in the Frostwolf Settlement and it was shown that they did not disband their wolf rider corps, unlike the other clans of the Old Horde.


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