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Not to be confused with Broken.
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Faction/Affiliation Independent
Homeworld Unnamed realm
Area(s) Shadowlands

Brokers are a race of humanoid energy beings native to an unnamed realm of the Shadowlands.[1][2] Independent from the Covenants and the Maw, they possess an innate affinity for anima and act as soul-traders that can move freely around the realms. They are savvy, adaptable, and keep their true intentions to themselves. In the wake of the current anima drought, the Brokers have taken the chance to capitalize on new opportunities for profit and perhaps more.[1][3] Brokers value success, and are not afraid to display the results of their endeavors.[4] Brokers do not only sell, they also collect and put their collections on display.[5] Their methods of storage are bigger on the inside.[6] They navigate through the In-Between.[7]

Brokers value the accumulation of information and knowledge, and the application of such knowledge has the side effect of allowing them to accumulate much influence and wealth.[4] The lure of information is appealing enough to brokers for them to even go to places as dangerous as the Maw.[8]

Brokers have recently been attracted to the city of Oribos by the arrival of mortal adventurers. There they offer a variety of exotic merchandise and profession knowledge.[1] Other groups have set up operations at Transfer Station Ta in Bastion and the Night Market in Revendreth, as well as bringing beings from other realms and planes for the forces of Maldraxxus to fight in the Theater of Pain.

Broker society is divided into cartels. Each Broker's name has the name of their cartel attached as a prefix; for example, Opulence Ba'hare is of Cartel Ba, and Ta'lan the Antiquary is of Cartel Ta.

Tazavesh the Veiled Market is a giant floating city[7] of the Brokers.



  • The Brokers share a lot of similarities with ethereals through their appearance, culture, and society divided into cartels.
  • The belts of some Brokers bear the same pattern that can be found around Oribos and on other First One artifacts in the Shadowlands.
  • Brokers use children's toys to teach their cartel's encryption methods.[9]
  • The  [Ancient Broker Headpiece] made Ta'lan wonder if this belonged to some forgotten precursor or previous history of the Brokers or some group of Brokers who are hiding themselves.
  • They are not permitted to enter the Other Side.[10]


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  1. ^ a b c Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 2020-05-21. Shadowlands Preview: Oribos. Archived from the original on 2020-05-21.
  2. ^ N [60D] A Valuable Find: Necrotic Wake, "our world" referring to the Shadowlands
  3. ^ Daniel Tack 2019-11-18. An Exclusive Tour Of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands' Revendreth. Game Informer. Retrieved on 2020-05-21.
  4. ^ a b Opulence Ba'hare#Quotes
  5. ^ Keeper Ta'hilt#Quotes
  6. ^ Stablehand Ta'shno says: Into the box, my dear. Don't worry, it's bigger on the inside.
  7. ^ a b Wowhead's Chains of Domination Interview - No New Soulbinds, New Ve'nari Rewards, Megadungeon Hard Mode
  8. ^ N [60] Rule 4: Make A List
  9. ^  [Puzzling Cryptogram]
  10. ^ N [60D] Trading Favors: The Other Side