Far seer

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Not to be confused with Seer.
This article is about the class. For the Warcraft III unit, see Far Seer (Warcraft III).
Far seer concept art for Warcraft III.

Though the far seers (or farseers) were thought to be an orcish tradition, it appears that all highly accomplished shaman can become a far seer; Nobundo is referred to as a "farseer" in spite of the orcish tradition. This could mean that far seer is in fact a shamanistic title or that the draenei took the title from the orcs.

Dark shaman can be dark farseers.

In Warcraft III

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Far seers can be granted visions of distant places and summon both the elements and spirit wolves to protect them. Far seers also have a [Chain Lightning] spell. Perhaps their most powerful spell is the ability to summon the element of earth to induce a massive [Earthquake].

Notable far seers

Name Status Location
Horde  Far Seer Mok'thardin Alive Grom'gol Base Camp Northern Stranglethorn
Horde  Far Seer Regulkut <Eyes of the Warchief> Alive Thrallmar Hellfire Peninsula
Horde  Zor Lonetree <Elder Far Seer> Alive Grommash Hold Orgrimmar
Horde  Thrall Alive Various Locations
Horde  Drek'Thar <Frostwolf General> Alive Alterac Mountains
Alliance  Farseer Nobundo <Earthen Ring> Alive Various Locations
Alliance  Farseer Umbrua <Shaman Trainer> Alive Golden Keg Stormwind City
Alliance  Farseer Javad <Shaman Trainer> Alive Golden Keg Stormwind City
Horde  Kalthar Alive Orgrimmar
Horde  Bale Bleakstare Alive Unknown
Horde  Morg Wolfsong Deceased Durotar
Horde  Farseer Corhuk <The Lightning Sons> Alive Garadar Nagrand
Horde  Farseer Kurkush <The Lightning Sons> Alive Garadar Nagrand
Horde  Farseer Margadesh <The Lightning Sons> Alive Garadar Nagrand
Horde  Farseer Grimwalker Alive Bor'gorok Outpost Borean Tundra
Horde  Shin Stonepillar <Far Seer> Alive Dranosh'ar Blockade Durotar
Alliance  Farseer Eannu <The Earthen Ring> Alive Great Forge Ironforge
Neutral  Farseer Gadra <The Earthen Ring> Alive Damplight Chamber Shimmering Expanse
Neutral  Farseer Tooranu <The Earthen Ring> Alive Grim Batol
Alliance  Farseer Kylanda <Stormshield Shaman Leader> Alive Stormshield Ashran
Horde  Mare Wildrunner <Warspear Farseer> Alive Stormshield Ashran


Gar'dal Grimsight, Negal Fireye, Kazil Darkeye, Magis Coldeye, Gorr Grimwolf, Kag'ar Winterfang, Morg Wolfsong, Kazragore, Fenris'ar Gul, Nazgrel.[1]


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In the RPG

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The far seers are an elite group of ancient orcs who represent the pinnacle of shamanistic power. These powerful shamans, who preside over matters mystical for the Horde, are counted amongst Thrall's closest advisors and are constantly in tune with the workings and maneuverings of the Horde. Far seers are not only tied to the elements of the earth and sky, but are also adept at foretelling the future. Their wisdom is outshined only by their courage and ferocity in combat. When the enemies of the horde advance, the far seers mount their loyal dire wolves and wade into battle wielding all the elemental powers of their shamanistic birthright.

Far seers are adept at seeing places and events that are distant in both space and time, allowing them to foretell the future to a degree. Many say that they are the pinnacle of shamanistic development. The far seer is an orc tradition, but they sometimes train members of their allied races in its ways, especially tauren. These shaman are wise and often old. Most shaman of this type do not actually earn the title "far seer" until late in their lives, but they must begin training at an early age.[2]

Far seers are some of the most respected shaman in the Horde. Most of them ride great white wolves to battle — some say this practice is in homage of the Frostwolf clan, of which Thrall was the chieftain before he united the Horde. The orc far seer is the most respected of shaman. He is not a dedicated battlefield mage; however, the guidance provided by his visionary powers can prove to be more valuable than a dozen skilled warriors. In combat, a far seer prefers to sit back and summon spirits to do his bidding, but if he's pressed into melee, he can be a formidable adversary.[3]

In addition to being the warchief, Thrall is also an accomplished and practicing far seer.[citation needed] He was trained by the ancient far seer Drek'Thar.


  • In the Warcraft III alpha, far seers rode wyverns. Flying heroes were later removed from the game, and the far seers were instead given frost wolves.
  • Interesting to know is that the title of the orcish far seers has been translated into German as "Scharfseher", which is analog to the translation in Warcraft III. (Far seer directly translated into German is "Fernseher", which is the German word for TV.) The title of draenei far seers in contrast was translated as "Weissager", which would mean "prophet" translated back to English.
  • Another interesting translation is russian one, where Farseer is called "Govorjaschij s Duhami" (Talking with Spirits) for unknown reasons.

See also


  1. ^ Listed as a far seer in Warcraft III: Battle.net
  2. ^ Bennie, Scott; Richard Farrese, Bob Fitch. Horde Player's Guide, 16. ISBN 9781588467720. 
  3. ^ Bennie, Scott; Richard Farrese, Bob Fitch. Horde Player's Guide, 194-195. ISBN 9781588467720.