Archmage Vargoth

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NeutralArchmage Vargoth
Image of Archmage Vargoth
Title <Kirin Tor>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Character class Mage
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Council of Six, Kirin Tor, Kirin Tor Offensive, Alliance, Tirisgarde
Former affiliation(s) Alliance Expedition
Occupation Archmage of the Kirin Tor, Member of the Council of Six, Champion of the Tirisgarde; formerly Master of Kirin'Var Village
Location Various
Status Alive
Student(s) Ravandwyr,[1] Naberius[2]
Companion(s) Glacius (familiar)

Archmage Vargoth is a level 70 quest giver located inside the Violet Tower in the contested territory of Netherstorm. Throughout most of the questline, he interacts with questers using a projection.


Vargoth was the leader of the mages of the Kirin Tor that accompanied the Alliance Expedition to Draenor and founded Kirin'Var Village in Farahlon, later known as Netherstorm. While there he worked with the mages to study the Ley lines and heard of the alliance between the human and orcs from the Laughing Skull clan. At some point, he sent a report with General Turalyon to Dalaran with reports, apparently not knowing about the Alliance heroes that stayed here after the explosion of Draenor.[3]

The Burning Crusade

Archmage Vargoth in Outland.
The Burning Crusade This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

The village has survived the following years until the attack of Kael'thas Sunstrider and his blood elves that killed all people in the village except himself, he was locked up in a magical way in the The Violet Tower and guarded by Combat Ar'kelos. He sensed that Ravandwyr, his apprentice who he sent away with his staff during the attack, was still alive. Through his staff he worked with the adventurers to free himself.

Wrath of the Lich King

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Vargoth within the Violet Citadel.

Vargoth can be found in Archmage Vargoth's Retreat, a room in the Violet Citadel of Dalaran inaccessible except via the book  [The Schools of Arcane Magic - Mastery], the quest reward from the achievement [Higher Learning]. Vargoth will give you a  [Kirin Tor Familiar] non-combat pet.

Rage of Firelands

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The image of Vargoth can be found in Mount Hyjal helping to defend against the Firelands invasion as one of the party members that assist you for the quest N [85 Daily] The Protectors of Hyjal.

Rise of the Thunder King

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Vargoth's image appears on the Isle of Thunder.

Warlords of Draenor

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Vargoth has been sending various artifacts from the main timeline into the alternate timeline of Draenor. Adventurers of the Horde and the Alliance collected them and brought to Zooti Fizzlefury, Vargoth's most trusted friend and confidant,[4] who summoned Vargoth's image to Draenor. The image then joined the adventurers as a follower in their Garrisons in order to assist in research of Draenor's past.[5]

He notes that his image is still very "outdated" and that he has traded up those old robes for much better looking ones.


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

Seen in person for the first time since the events in Northrend, Vargoth has joined the Council of Six. Vargoth voted in favor to allow the Horde into the Kirin Tor and was then present when the spell to teleport Dalaran to the Broken Isles was cast.

When Aethas Sunreaver asked the council to allow him to rejoin the Kirin Tor, Vargoth voted yes.

Vargoth is later revealed to have ties with the Empyrean Society, an organization of mages looking into forbidden magics such as fel.[6] Khadgar states that because Vargoth has proven his loyalty to the Kirin Tor many times in the past, he will be given the benefit of the doubt. Nevertheless, Khadgar is obligated to share the concerns about Vargoth with the rest of the Council of Six. Kalecgos and Karlain, two other members of the council, also noted that they had seen Vargoth behaving oddly.[7] As Vargoth has been absent for a while, the Conjuror of the Tirisgarde takes a look through his room in the Violet Citadel alongside Kalec and discovers his journal, within which they find notes about the Nightborne Soulstone, which can channel the power of the souls captured within it.[8]

The Tirisgarde later discover that Vargoth has been possessed by Kathra'natir. He is freed and Kathra'natir is imprisoned in the Nightborne Soulstone that he had been using to drain Meryl Felstorm.[9]

Vargoth has since been absent, not attending the Council meetings.[10]


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Netherstorm 70 6,986
Dalaran 70 8,982
Dalaran 110 20,728,400
Hall of the Guardian 110 166,282,800
The Oculus 110 166,282,800
Hall of the Guardian 100 269,218
 [Champion: Archmage Vargoth] 110 831,414


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The Burning Crusade This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of The Burning Crusade.


  • You have saved my reputation, not to mention my life! Without your persistence, I would still be hanging above the Nexus yet, <name>. I hope you will accept my everlasting gratitude.[11]

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