- For the Warlords of Draenor character, see Kilrogg Deadeye (alternate universe). For information on how to defeat Kilrogg in Hellfire Citadel, see Kilrogg Deadeye (tactics).
|Title||Bleeding Hollow Chieftain|
|Affiliation(s)||Horde of Draenor, Bleeding Hollow clan|
|Former affiliation(s)||Old Horde|
|Occupation||Chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow Clan|
|Status||Deceased, killed by Danath Trollbane|
|Relative(s)||Jorin Deadeye (son);
3 deceased sons,
2 deceased grandsons
Kilrogg Deadeye was the warrior and chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow clan. He is named so because he lost his left eye. Leading his clan in both the First and Second wars, Kilrogg was one of the more older and cunning orc chieftains. During the Invasion of Draenor, he was killed in a duel by Danath Trollbane.
Lords of War
Tired of watching his clan slowly walking towards extinction because of the arakkoa, Kilrogg went to his father and confronted him about the situation. His father then suggested that he would go through the clan's ancient, sacrificial ritual just as he did. Kilrogg accepted, sacrificing his left eye and receiving a vision of the future. He saw his clan becoming superior again and his own death at the hands of the Alliance Expedition formed by the the Alliance of Lordaeron. He then proceeded to kill his father and take over the clan.
Kilrogg as seen in Lords of War before losing his eye.
Rise of the Horde
Kilrogg was present at the Kosh'harg celebration in Nagrand. Later, when Gul'dan promised the orc chieftains unlimited strength and power, Kilrogg was one of the first to accept the offer, drinking the blood of Mannoroth and becoming filled with strength and demonic rage.
As an older chieftain, Kilrogg Deadeye had become more unwilling to throw lives away in combat. In orcish politics older orcs become more pragmatic, which is often mistaken for cowardice by the younger generation. Prior to the sacking of Stormwind, Kilrogg had killed three of his sons and two grandsons already who thought they could rule the clan better.
At the start of the First War, the Bleeding Hollow clan participated in the first attack on Stormwind Keep, along with the Twilight's Hammer clan, led by Cho'gall. This first attack was an unmitigated disaster for the orcs, and Deadeye and Cho'gall blamed the failure on each other. A rift soon grew that threatened to rip the Horde apart before it had even begun its conquest of Azeroth. Gul'dan quickly stepped in to quell the problem, reinstalling Blackhand as the leader of the invasion.
Kilrogg fought under Blackhand, and then later under Orgrim Doomhammer. During the Second War, his clan was stationed throughout Khaz Modan, where it controlled the Horde's vital mining and oil refining operations. When Orgrim Doomhammer was forced to withdraw back into Khaz Modan, after sending a large part of the Horde away to kill the treacherous Gul'dan and regain the lost honor of the orcs, Deadeye was one of the few that agreed with his decision. He also revealed that the dwarves of Ironforge continued to be a problem as he had been trying to reach them for months during the Siege of Ironforge. Doomhammer told him to stay here and slow the enemies down. At the end of the war with the destruction of the Dark Portal and the defeat of the orcs; the aging Kilrogg refused to surrender, even after Doomhammer was captured. Kilrogg escaped and managed to avoid capture by the Alliance forces.
Beyond the Dark Portal
Kilrogg and his remaining Bleeding Hollow orcs managed to evade the Alliance for two years. He, like most of the remaining orc leaders, was summoned to the site of the Dark Portal to discover that Teron Gorefiend had reopened the portal, Grom and his Warsongs already being there and that the Horde had united under Ner'zhul's leadership. Kilrogg informed Teron about the status of orcs on Azeroth and returned home. After returning to Ner'zhul in the Hellfire Citadel, the old shaman decided to keep the wise tactician and his orcs with himself acting as his bodyguards. When Ner'zhul was ready to move, Kilrogg insisted to give Hellscream new orders, but Ner'zhul disagreed.
On the way from Hellfire Citadel to the Black Temple to begin the ritual, Ner'zhul — accompanied by Kilrogg and Teron Gorefiend — made a stop in the ruined draenei necropolis of Auchindoun, a prospect that frightened the usually-fearless chieftain, believing that it would doom them if they went there. However, he eventually gave in, accepting that it was necessary to rest there for a time on their way to Shadowmoon Valley. It was there, in the depths of the Shadow Labyrinth — slowing the Alliance forces enough for Ner'zhul to make his escape — that Kilrogg met his end. In a duel with Alliance force commander Danath Trollbane (honorable, to the latter's surprise), the human threw his blade at Kilrogg's throat, taking advantage of the chieftain's half-blindness. Kilrogg's throat was slashed open, but he managed to declare that by his blood the Horde would live and that he was returning to his ancestors. His eye glazed over, and he toppled sideways landing heavily on the floor.
Retconned & not released content
After the War
This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III.
- The Warcraft III manual stated that Kilrogg survived his clash with the Alliance forces; this alternative account is chronicled below and is considered non-canon.
When Ner'zhul used the items to open more portals, Grom Hellscream and Kilrogg Deadeye realized Ner'zhul's mad plans would doom their entire race. They abandoned Ner'zhul and rallied as many orcs as they could find, driving them through the Dark Portal to the questionable safety of Azeroth just before Draenor was destroyed. Their clans passed through just before Archmage Khadgar closed it completely. Hellscream and Deadeye hacked their way through the human ranks in a desperate bid for freedom, the Dark Portal exploding behind them. For them, and the remaining orcs on Azeroth, there would be no going back. Though Grom Hellscream and his Warsong clan managed to evade capture, Deadeye and his Bleeding Hollow clan were rounded up and placed in the internment camps in Lordaeron.
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, Thrall and Orgrim would have freed Kilrogg Deadeye and the Bleeding Hollow from the internment camps. During a convocation on an Altar of Storms, Thrall would have convinced Kilrogg and the leaders of the Frostwolf and the Shattered Hand clans to work together to free the rest of the orcs and reunite the Horde.
- I am Kilrogg Deadeye. I am chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow clan. Many humans have I slain. You will not be the last. I am charged with stopping you from passing, and so... you shall not.
- You did get past me—I give you that. Well fought, but in the end, you have failed, human. My master has gone ahead to the Black Temple to cast his spell. You cannot stop him now, and worlds without end will know the trampling feet of the Horde.
- By my blood... the Horde... lives. Ancestors... I come...
- There is a recurring warlock spell called , being named after the renowned chieftain. 
- The Deadeye Shore in Durotar is named in his honor.
- Kilrogg's vision presented in Lords of War is not meant to be taken literally and was just a nod to the players. Maraad does not know the actual contents of Kilrogg's vision, though it was likely his death at the hands of Danath.
He might be related to Krahl Deadeye.
Kilrogg Deadeye after being freed from the interment camps in Warcraft Adventures.
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