Captain Thornby

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Not to be confused with Thornby.
Captain Thornby

Captain Thornby.jpg

Race Human
Base unit Captain
Faction Human Forces
Hit points 1500 / 2100
Unit Classified As: Ground
Gold Bounty Awarded None BTNPillage.png
Normal attack: 154-158
Range Melee
Attack type Normal
Defense Type Heavy
Armor 36
This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Captain Thornby was a Kul Tiras officer serving under Admiral Proudmoore in Kalimdor during his invasion of the continent. He was stationed inland, outside of the base camp set up by Vol'jin after the humans attacked the Echo Isles. He and his soldiers may have been killed by Rexxar and his companions, but killing them isn't required.[1] His current fate is unknown.

Spells and abilities


Activate to take 50% less damage from Piercing attacks, but have reduced movement speed.
Defend does not reflect attacks to buildings, and its chance of reflection against units is 30%.


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.

He may be the same person as Thornby, a human villager who volunteered to aid Arthas in protecting Strahnbrad from the Blackrock Clan in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. However, Strahnbrad straddles the border between historic Alterac and Lordaeron, which means that this Thornby would unlikely be a citizen of Kul Tiras by birth. If the two are the same person, he has a past similar to the venerable paladin Dagren the Orcslayer, who joined Admiral Proudmoore's expedition after failing to defeat the Scourge in Lordaeron.