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Image of Sargeras
Title The Defender (Pre-Corruption), The Lord of the Burning Legion; see more below
Gender Male
Race(s) Titan
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Former affiliation(s) Pantheon
Occupation Champion of the Pantheon (formerly), Supreme Commander, Master, Lord, and Creator of the Burning Legion
Location Avatar buried in Tomb of Sargeras, Spirit in the Twisting Nether[1]
Status Unknown[1] (Alive)[2]
Relative(s) Avatar of Sargeras (physical manifestation)
Student(s) Kil'jaeden, Archimonde, Aggramar
Companion(s) Goremaw the Devourer (personal hound)
"The Burning Legion is but a shadow of his terrible darkness. Trust in me when I say that we have hope even if every demon who serves him comes through, but no hope if we destroy all only to have him step into the world."[3]

Sargeras (pronounced "SAHR-gair-ahs",[4] [ˈsɑrʤəræs] or [sɑrˈgɛrəs]) is the creator and leader of the Burning Legion. Sargeras was once a titan Champion of the Pantheon, chosen to defend the worlds they had created. Sargeras has changed over the millennia. While he once served his race as guardian and protector, he is now the titans' worst enemy. Sargeras works to undo what the titans have strived for ages to achieve.[5] His actions, or the effects of his actions, essentially make him the primary antagonist of the Warcraft series.


Champion of the Pantheon

Sargeras before his fall.
Sargeras fighting demons with Gorshalach.

Sargeras was a mighty giant of molten bronze who was elected to hunt down the demonic armies, the Champion of the Pantheon's cause. He originally possessed the title "The Defender" and was the "noblest of all".[5] Like the rest of his kind, he was altruistic and just, unable to conceive of pure evil.[6] However as his seemingly endless war grew on the titan became increasingly depressed by the chaos he saw wrought by all kinds of evil. While his confusion and misery deepened, Sargeras was forced to contend with several groups intent on disrupting the titans' order: the nathrezim, mo'arg, annihilan, and infernals.[5][7] These demonic creatures conquered a number of populated worlds by possessing their inhabitants and turning them to the shadow. The nefarious, scheming demons turned whole nations against one another by manipulating them into unthinking hatred and mistrust. Sargeras defeated them easily, but their corruption affected him deeply. Shaken by the evil of demons, Sargeras began to despair of his task and gradually slipped into a brooding depression.[8]

Concerned about the increasing demonic activity the titans sent Aggramar to aid Sargeras in combating them. During this time the two would become close with one another and once Aggramar could hold his own, the two departed way to better fight the demons. With the added support against demons, Sargeras who had no way of permanently killing them since they it could only be done within in the Twisting Nether decided to create the prison world of Mardum to serve as a prison for all demon kind. Splitting up to cover more ground Sargeras and Aggramar would soon overflow Mardum with demons, which would ensure peace throughout the cosmos by making demonic appearance once a constant threat to creation increasingly rare.[9]

The Void and the Fall

Sargeras destroying the corrupted world-soul.

While searching for demons Sargeras discovered, to his growing horror, a world-soul lost in dark and horrific nightmares due to the Old Gods which had infested it. Seeking answers Sargeras a conclave of Natherzim on the planet and forcefully interrogated them. The broken demons revealed what they discovered about the Old Gods and the Void Lords, that should powers of the void successfully corrupted a nascent titan, it awaken as an unspeakable dark creature that no power in creation could stand against. The Void Titan, in essence, would then bring all of creation under the Void Lord's will. Horrified and enraged Sargeras destroyed the Natherzim and then knowing there was no other choice cleaved the corrupted world-soul in too.

After this Sargeras immediately informed his fellow titans of what he had discovered, however the titans argued that the young titan could of been saved if Sargeras had called for aid instead of acting rashly. When discussing how to beat the plans of the Void Lords, Sargeras revealed his belief that existence was flawed and believed that only burning all creation could the titans beat the Void Lords. He even further argued that a lifeless universe was better than one dominated by the Void. This horrified the rest of the Titans who tried to convince that had to be another way beside systemic extinction. Overcome with despair and feelings of betrayal Sargeras stormed away from his fellow titans, convinced that they would never see reason.[10]

Dawn of the Burning Legion

Sargeras decided he needed his own army to fight the void lords, and he remembered the demons. He had defeated them and imprisoned them on a world he created called Mardum, the Plane of Banishment. Since demons can't be killed outside of the Twisting Nether, Sargeras created Mardum to store their souls, so that once the demons regenerated physical forms, they'd already be stuck on Mardum.

He traveled to Mardum and shattered the planet, causing a massive explosion of fel energy which hideously disfigured him. Now transformed into a demonic creature of fel magic, he used his new power to bend the demons to his will. The destruction also tore a hole in the Great Dark Beyond, forming a gateway to the Twisting Nether. Now countless demons could stream out at all times, whereas before demons were a relative rarity.

Death of the Pantheon

After forming the Burning Legion, Sargeras went on to destroy a world for the first time. It didn't have a world soul, but it had been ordered and thus had a constellar like Algalon watching over it. When the constellar came to see what had happened, Sargeras killed him.

The Pantheon was confused that their constellar hadn't reported back, so they sent Aggramar to investigate. He saw the Legion destroying the planet, and Sargeras leading them. Outraged at his former masters' betrayal, Aggramar challenged Sargeras to single combat. They fought, but Sargeras was far more powerful, as titans are naturally weak to fel magic. Both of their blades split in two, and Aggramar fled to warn the Pantheon.

The Pantheon decided to hold a meeting with Sargeras over a world called Nihilam. They thought he could still be reasoned with. At the meeting Sargeras again insisted what he was doing was the only way to stop the void lords.

Aggramar sensed there was still a noble soul beneath Sargeras' madness, and walked up to him, unarmed, pleading for Sargeras to listen to reason. He said they had found a new world-soul, of a titan named Azeroth, who would one day be strong enough to destroy the void lords. Sargeras used his sword to slice Aggramar in half vertically.The Pantheon was outraged over the murder of fellow titan, and fought a massive war with Sargeras.

His fel magic was too powerful and Sargeras killed them all with a massive storm of fel fire. Little did he know, Norgannon had cast a protective shroud which preserved the remaining Pantheon members' spirits, so that as their mortal bodies were destroyed, their spirits would live on.

Nihilam came to be known as Doom World, the site of the Legion's destruction of the Pantheon. Even worse, Sargeras now knew the existence of Azeroth, of a world soul powerful enough to defeat the void lords. He didn't see it that way, he saw it as a world with the potential to birth the ultimate evil if corrupted by the void lords first. So he set out to destroy it.[11]

Brood Queen Tyranna became the ruler of the world and Sargeras personally entrusted her with the  [Sargerite Keystone]. He became known as the "great, dark god of the Nameless Void".[12] He also created demons by infusing creatures with fel energy.[13] These cunning creatures bowed before the dark titan's vast rage and offered to serve him in whatever malicious ways they could. However, among the various beings who served him, none of them had the natural cunning and power to act as commanders and tacticians for his new army, so Sargeras looked about for a race who would serve as his favored agents in exchange for horrific power.

On the planet Argus, Sargeras found the agents he sought — the eredar, a race of highly intelligent beings with a natural affinity for magic in all its myriad forms. Sargeras appeared to the eredar's three greatest leaders, namely Kil'jaeden, Archimonde, and Velen, and made his offer: untold power and prestige in exchange for their allegiance. Though Velen had doubts, Kil'jaeden and Archimonde readily agreed. Velen and his followers fled, becoming the draenei. The remainder of the eredar embraced the darkness and became man'ari eredar,[14] the first sentient race to join the Legion.[15]

Sargeras tasked Kil'jaeden the Deceiver to seek out the darkest races in the universe and recruit them into Sargeras' ranks. Meanwhile, Archimonde the Defiler would lead Sargeras' vast armies into battle against any who might resist the titan's will. Now that his armies were amassed and ready to follow his every command, he launched his raging forces into the vastness of the Great Dark. To this date, it is still unclear how many worlds his Burning Legion has consumed and burned on their unholy Burning Crusade across the universe.[16]

Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

In ages past, the dark titan, Sargeras, offered the mighty aldrachi people a place in his Burning Legion. But the aldrachi proved incorruptible: they slew innumerable demons before their race was wiped out. Sargeras personally killed their greatest champion and seized his weapons - the Aldrachi Warblades which eventually ended up with Kil'jaeden and his loyal demon hunter.[17] Sargeras also had a personal hound named Goremaw the Devourer and a deadly assassin named Akaari who received the Fangs of the Devourer, daggers made from the deceased hound.[18] At some point (probably during the start of the First War), he gave the scythe  [Ulthalesh, the Deadwind Harvester] to the first necrolyte on Azeroth, Satiel.[19]

The First Invasion of Azeroth

Sargeras and the Burning Legion.

The elven Queen Azshara and her people, the Highborne, were wielding magic as their plaything. Sensing the great potential of the Well of Eternity, and knowing that it could satiate his hunger for magic, Sargeras called the Burning Legion to the ethereal outskirts of Azeroth, and the Enemy of All Life called to Azshara. The highborne queen was impressed and overwhelmed by Sargeras' great power. He used a subtle form of mental manipulation while speaking to her and her councilor, Xavius. They saw Sargeras as a god and worshiped him. Azshara agreed to allow him entrance to her world if only for a taste of a portion of his knowledge and energy. (Furthermore she thought he would marry her.) Thus, the first invasion of Azeroth began.

Archimonde and the great pit lord Mannoroth stormed through Kalimdor, ripping the world to shreds and sucking every ounce of energy from it that they could. Sargeras waited in the Twisting Nether for Azshara to strengthen the portal enough to allow him entrance. That time was growing very near, very soon. Sargeras also transformed Xavius into first satyr and gifted Illidan Stormrage with burning out his eyes as well as with arcane tattoos that enshrouded both of his shoulders, permeating the night elf with Sargeras' dark magic.[20][1]

However, at the last moment, the night elves, aided by Cenarius' woodfolk and Alexstrasza's dragons, mustered their forces and rebelled against the highborne in a climactic battle that destroyed the Well of Eternity and crushed much of the continent to rubble. The defenders of Azeroth paid a great cost to throw the demons back into the Twisting Nether, but in the end, Sargeras' mission had failed for the very first time. Because the portal rift into the Twisting Nether vanished in such a great display of magical power, the forces holding the worlds together ruptured, causing the Well of Eternity to implode. A massive part of Kalimdor sank beneath the ocean, and where the Well of Eternity had been before there was only a gigantic oceanic vortex, later named the Maelstrom.

In the novel War of the Ancients, Krasus, Rhonin, and Brox are thrown back in time and are able to help the demi-god Cenarius and the dragon Aspects fight the Burning Legion. Once again, in this new timeline, Sargeras' first invasion of Azeroth failed. During the end of the war, Broxigar leapt through the portal and using the Axe of Cenarius crafted by Malfurion Stormrage killed many demons before catching the attention of Sargeras himself. In a last desperate attempt to buy time for his allies, Broxigar personally attacked the huge titan with the Axe of Cenarius, wounding him in his leg - an extraordinary feat for anyone as he was said to be invincible. Sargeras then killed Broxigar, however, the scratch was pivotal. When Sargeras approached the gateway, Krasus poured the combined power of his companions at the tiny wound and momentarily distracted Sargeras from the portal. Malfurion used this opening to assail the portal and destabilize it. Refusing to believe his defeat, Sargeras stepped within the collapsing portal in a futile attempt to rebuild it. It imploded, destroying his physical body and casting him in to the Nether.[21]

Aegwynn & Medivh

Medivh the Corrupted.

Some nine thousand years after the War of the Ancients, the Guardian of Tirisfal, Magna Aegwynn, kept a constant vigil over Azeroth, destroying demons wherever she found them. Sargeras saw that Aegwynn was a serious threat, but he also saw how she could be manipulated. The Dark Titan sent demonic agents on a great dragonhunt. The demons killed several dragons, but Aegwynn inevitably appeared to aid the great beasts. It was then that Sargeras sent his own avatar to battle the Guardian. Though Aegwynn emerged victorious with the help of the dragons, defeat had been Sargeras's plan all along; his spirit entered her body, lying in wait for centuries.[22]

Years later, the Order of Tirisfal informed Aegwynn that her time as a Guardian was up and asked her to proceed to Dalaran to choose her successor. Aegwynn disobeyed the Order's command, deciding that only one of her own lineage would suffice. She sought out the great mage and advisor to King Landen Wrynn, Nielas Aran. Aegwynn seduced the mage, eventually mothering a son by him. Eventually Sargeras’s spirit awoke and possessed the mind of Aegwynn’s unborn son, Medivh.[23] Medivh, son of Aegwynn, was born.

When Medivh reached fourteen, his powers as a Guardian manifested themselves throwing him into a coma that lasted for twenty years. During this time, Sargeras tapped into the Guardian's enormous power, and when Medivh at last awoke, the dark titan had nearly taken complete control. In his new body, Sargeras contacted the orcish warlock Gul'dan, leader of a host of orcs on the world of Draenor — a world which had been discovered by his lieutenant, Kil'jaeden, a few generations beforehand. Medivh went to the Black Morass in the remote, southern parts of Azeroth and opened the Dark Portal allowing the orcs permanent access to the planet. Gul'dan's Orcish Horde swarmed through the rift, waging war upon the native humans of the Kingdom of Azeroth.

Medivh's nature was thoroughly changed after his coma, and his closest friends and relatives noticed something was wrong. Medivh's mother Aegwynn, now banished from the realm for her misdeeds against the Order of Tirisfal, had figured out what Sargeras had done to her, and got into contact with King Llane and his general, Lord Lothar. Lothar felt he had no choice but to destroy the corrupted Medivh in order to prevent the evil Guardian from doing any more damage to Azeroth. Medivh's apprentice, Khadgar, helped Lothar and an orcish emissary, Garona, infiltrate Medivh's dark tower, Karazhan. Despite his enormous power, Medivh was caught off his guard, and was in the end killed by his former friends and comrades in his underground sanctum.

Sargeras desired vengeance against the human kingdoms and expected the orcs to travel through the portal and destroy the humans. Although the orcs did enter the portal, and eventually caused a great amount of damage to the human kingdoms, Sargeras ultimately failed in his plans because of Medivh's early death. Eventually, Sargeras wanted to shed the body of Medivh and once again enter his avatar, but he didn't have enough time to do so.[24]

Gul'dan's encounter with Sargeras

The orcish warlock Gul'dan believed the Tomb of Sargeras to hold amazing power since he had been told as much by both Medivh and the eredar demon Kil'jaeden. Gul'dan attempted to claim the tomb for himself, but when he gained access to the grave, Sargeras' avatar was not there. Instead Gul'dan found a plethora of demons that had been driven mad by their long imprisonment, the demons proceeded to tear Gul'dan to shreds but he survived the first ambush. Then Gul'dan saw Sargeras (or at least an illusion of him) laughing at him and understood that he had been a pawn, a fool. Now that he knew he would not get the Eye of Sargeras and would instead die in the tomb, he wrote his story in runes with his own blood. Shortly afterwards, the demons came for him and killed him, eventually using his skull as a focal point of demonic power.[25][26]


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

The Burning Legion has launched their third invasion with only one goal - to summon Sargeras with the means they have already located. The forces of Azeroth only hope is to take back the Pillars of Creation, mighty artifacts and tools created by the Titans themselves, to close the portal before the demons can finally summon the dark titan himself to Azeroth to usher in the defiant world's final destruction.


Sargeras leads the Burning Legion in battle.

Sargeras is a huge being almost beyond comprehension. He is fully clad in a burning suit of molten, black armor, and his skin cracked with veins of magma. Wildly dancing flames surround his head and form a thick mass of hair and a sweeping beard. A pair of horns extends from his forehead and a pair of demonic wings lie on his back.[5]


The exact powers at the dark titan's command are unclear, though certainly formidable given his status as a former titan and lord of the Legion. His power before his corruption was such that he was considered to be the Champion of the Pantheon, and he demonstrated the ability to destroy entire worlds with barely an effort. After his fall and corruption, his power became so great that he was able to single-handedly destroy the entire Pantheon with his fel magics.

He has been shown to display the following powers:

  • Telepathy (able to commune with his servants, such as Mannoroth and Archimonde, from the Nether)
  • Illusion (created a false vision of what he offered to the eredar in exchange for their obedience). He can also use his former angelic voice.[27]
  • Invulnerability against mortal weapons, and limited immunity to immortal weapons (Broxigar's Axe of Cenarius was able to scratch him, but not to any great effect, while the powers of the Demon Soul had no effect).
  • Various magical abilities (lashed out with energy at Illidan via the portal being opened to summon him).
  • Ability to enter mortal bodies (remained within Aegwynn's womb for nearly a millennium) and take control of them (Medivh).
  • The strength of 100 dragons is merely a fraction of Sargeras' strength;[28] his strength nearly matches the power of a portal closing.
  • In comparison to Sargeras, Mannoroth and Archimonde were as fleas.[28] This could be a reference to either power or height.
  • He wields the horrific broken sword, Gorribal.
  • Sargeras can re-form his minions again and again.[29]

Titles and epithets

  • Dark Titan
  • Fallen Titan
  • God of Fel and Flame[1]
  • The Daemon Lord
  • The Destroyer
  • The Destroyer of Worlds
  • The Evil One[30]
  • The Fallen
  • The Great Enemy of All Life
  • The Great One[31]
  • The Ravager of Worlds

Character development

In the original lore, Sargeras was sent to confront the insidious eredar prior to his confrontation with the nathrezim. This has now been retconned by new lore that establishes that the eredar, and many (but not all) races were transformed into demons by Sargeras. It was fighting the nathrezim, mo'arg, sayaad, and infernals that corrupted him as revealed in the fifth issue of the WoW magazine.[5]

Sargeras was originally a footnote in Warcraft lore, a fallen Daemonlord whose dark legacy was used by Medivh to manipulate Gul'dan. Gradually, novels and game material built up his role to the primary lore villain.

Related artifacts

Sargeras has various weapons:

  • Jeweled Scepter of Sargeras — Created through incredible effort by hundreds of Sargeras' servants, this scepter can rip open dimensional gateways between worlds.[32] It was eventually stolen by Ner'zhul and was used to make the portals that destroyed Draenor. Its fate is unknown, though given the fact that it was in Ner'zhul's possession when he entered the rift,[33] it has probably been returned to Kil'jaeden.
  • Gorshalach — Sargeras wielded this sword when he was still the Champion of the Pantheon. It sundered itself into two pieces upon Sargeras' fall into madness. Sargeras reforged one of the two fragments into his current weapon, Gorribal, while the other fragment was claimed by Aggramar and reforged into Taeshalach.
  • Eye of Sargeras — It is unknown if it was his real eye or a trinket he had with him when he was "killed" by Aegwynn. It appears to have had the ability to focus magics into a single destructive force. It was destroyed in Dalaran when Illidan's spellwork was interrupted.
  • Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian — This weapon was used by Medivh. Sargeras made a powerful demon inhabit it when he possessed Medivh. The demon still inhabited the staff, even when it was shattered. The demon is now known as Atiesh. He must be killed to purify the staff.
  • The unnamed spear of Sargeras, wielded when Aegwynn battled his avatar. The spear is inscribed with runes that continuously bleed.[34] (It is believed to be a mix between Gorshalach and the Jeweled Scepter of Sargeras, though he has gained a separate spear in recent artwork.)

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.


Aegwynn battles the avatar of Sargeras.
Sargeras after his fall.

Sargeras was once a vanir titan,[35] called upon to defeat and imprison the hordes of demons native to the Twisting Nether, so that their evil would not contaminate the titans' vision of order. Sargeras went about his task devoutly for several millennia.[36]

Shaken by the boundless evil and hate of demons, Sargeras began to despair of his task and gradually slipped into a brooding depression. He was unable to comprehend the nature of such pure evil, and came to blame the titans for what he considered to be their flawed pursuit of a false order. Sargeras concluded that chaos and depravity were the only true forces in the universe and angrily exiled himself from their ranks forever.[36]

Sargeras roamed the Twisting Nether for thousands of years, freeing many demon races that he had previously hunted down and imprisoned. He bound the newly released demons to his will and used them to construct an army of massive proportions — one that eventually became known as the Burning Legion.[36]

Convinced that the titans' ordering of the universe was unnatural and ultimately responsible for the corrupted nature of the demons, Sargeras decided to undo the work of the titans throughout the universe. The only way that he could correct their mistakes was to destroy all of the worlds that the titans had shaped and brought order to so long ago.[36]

Sargeras and the Legion eventually became aware of the young world of Azeroth due to the night elves' reckless use of arcane magic, and Sargeras began to hunger for the limitless energies of the Well of Eternity.[36] Sargeras' first invasion of Azeroth failed, and his armies were defeated by the demi-god Cenarius and the dragon Aspects left by the titans.[37]

The second time Sargeras assaulted Azeroth, he was confronted by Aegwynn, the Guardian of Tirisfal. As Aegwynn surveyed the scene, she found the rift from which the Legion's agents had come through in the Storm Peaks. Using this portal, Sargeras entered Azeroth in the form of an avatar. It is said that this avatar was infused with a portion of Sargeras' soul which he controlled.[37][38] The Guardian of Tirisfal did not hesitate in attacking, but Sargeras held back, letting the mage destroy his physical body. However, as it died, Sargeras' spirit reached inside Aegwynn's body and hid, lying dormant for many years. Unaware of the tainted presence inside her body, Aegwynn buried Sargeras' physical body in a tomb and cast it deep into the ocean.[37]

Eventually Sargeras' spirit awoke and possessed the mind of Aegwynn's unborn son, Medivh. When Medivh grew old enough to inherit the mantle of Guardian of Tirisfal from Aegwynn, Sargeras' spirit manipulated him to use his powers to contact Gul'dan and open a portal between Draenor and Azeroth. Sargeras desired vengeance against the human kingdoms, and expected the orcs to travel through the portal and destroy the humans. Although the orcs did enter the portal and eventually caused a great amount of damage to the human kingdoms, Sargeras ultimately failed in his plans because a band of Medivh's friends recognized signs of possession in the sorcerer and rushed to kill him. As Medivh died, the portion of Sargeras' spirit that had possessed him was released and swiftly dispersed. Many believe that Sargeras' spirit yet endures somewhere, hungering for revenge against the only world ever to withstand the Burning Legion’s might...[37]

Brann Bronzebeard is fairly confident that the real Sargeras never actually set foot on Azeroth, implying the real Sargeras is still around in the Twisting Nether.[38] Lending this theory further credibility is in War of the Ancients, the power of the Well of Eternity was needed to create a portal strong enough for Sargeras to attempt to enter Azeroth, the creation of which took a long time to be completed. The portal used to bring the Sargeras that Aegwynn fought was powered by a handful of demons and was created in only a few minutes.

Skills and abilities

As a former Champion of the Pantheon, Sargeras is nearly impervious to physical damage. He is highly resistant to magical attacks. His natural attacks are more powerful than other titans. Demonic influences have given Sargeras' body flames and made him totally immune to fire damage and fel damage. Sargeras' flesh burns with demonic energy, scorching everything in his path. Sargeras' body flames slowly increase the ambient temperature by up to fifty degrees in every direction for one thousand miles. The effect on natural climates can be devastating.[37] Body Flames (Sargeras' flesh burns with demonic energy, scorching everything in his path. Sargeras’s body flames slowly increase the ambient temperature by up to 50 degrees in every direction for 1,000 miles. The effect on natural climates can be devastating.)[37][39] His molten armor can nearly burn your eyes.[39]


War of the Ancients

  • "I have decided to redeem you. I have decided that there is a place for you. I have looked into the darkness within you and found that which once pleased me. I make it the core of what you are to become and in doing so make you a far superior servant than you were. You must be reshaped, but so that others will mark in you the glory I give and the punishment I mete out, I return that by which they will know you best.
  • "You are strong, but not strong enough."

The Last Guardian

  • "The time of Tirisfal is about to end. This world will soon bow before the onslaught of the Legion."
  • "Surrender now. I have use of your power."
  • "You killed a body, witch. You only killed my physical form! Killed it and hid it away in a tomb beneath the sea. But I was willing to sacrifice it to gain a greater prize. Yes, Mother dear. I hid in your womb, and passed into the slumbering cells of your unformed child. A cancer, a blight, a birth defect that you would never surmise. Killing you was impossible, seducing you unlikely. So I made myself your heir.
  • "You see, I am nothing but one more component in the great machine, one that has been running since the Well of Eternity was first shattered. The one thing that the original bits of Medivh and myself agree on is that this cycle needs to be shattered. Of course, I assure you, we are of one mind."


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • It is possible that Sargeras is the "master" to which Varimathras referred during the Battle for the Undercity. The theory that Varimathras' master is Sargeras is heavily supported by the fact that the sound file for the distant voice of the master is labeled "Sound\\Creature\\Sargeras\\WG_Sargeras_HOR01.wav".


  • Sargeras may be partially inspired by:
    • Sargonnas, a god from Dragonlance. This is supported by the fact that pictures of Sargeras usually have bull-like horns, while Sargonnas is a god of minotaurs and is usually depicted as having horns.
    • Surtur, a villan from Marvel Comics' Thor, who is in turn based on Surt from Norse Mythology. Surtur and Surt are both depicted as a giant of flame wielding an enormous sword, who leads a massive army of demons with the ultimate goal of setting the world (and in Surtur's case, the universe) aflame.


See also


Preceded by:
Champion of the Pantheon
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Lord of the Legion
Succeeded by:
Kil'jaeden and Archimonde (conjointly)