Forgotten One (Warcraft III)

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Forgotten One
Faction Faceless Ones
Hit points 4000 (8000*)
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 10.00 HP/sec.
Mana 1000 (1500*)
Mana Regeneration rate 5.00 (10.00*) Mana/sec.
Level 15
Normal attack: 42-70 (56 avg)

Full Damage Area: 5
2/5 Damage Area: 10
1/5 Damage Area: 20

Can attack: Air, Ground, Structure
Range 60
Attack type Chaos
Cooldown 2.00 sec.
Weapon type Msplash
Armor Type Heavy
Armor 4
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Forgotten Ones are mysterious entities related to the Old Gods. One appeared in a mission in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, where it was defeated by Arthas and Anub'arak as they journeyed through the lower reaches of Azjol-Nerub. The quest to destroy it described it as "an unfathomable horror of a long forgotten time".[1]

Spells and abilities

Flame Strike

Conjures a pillar of fire which damages ground units in a target area over time.
Cooldown Mana Cost Area of Effect Effect
8 sec. 50 22.5 45 damage/sec. for 1.67 seconds, 10 damage/sec for 6 sec.

Spawn Tentacle

Unleashes a mighty Tentacle upon the enemy.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Effect
30 sec. 2 sec. 5 Summons a Tentacle.

Spell Immunity (Passive)

Renders this unit immune to negative spells.

The Forgotten One gains the following abilities on Hard:

Breath of Fire

Breathes a cone of fire at enemy units which deals damage.
Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
50 70 15 Air, Ground 150 damage.


Reduces movement speed by 75%, attack rate by 50%, and damage by 50% of a target enemy unit.


The forgotten ones are massive and powerful tentacle-bearing aberrations living in the deepest reaches of Azjol-Nerub.

In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, there was a chapter entitled The Forgotten Ones where Arthas and Anub'arak fought through an army of faceless ones and tentacles, with a massive Forgotten One as the boss at the end of the mission. The forgotten one lead the mysterious faceless ones, and it could "spawn" armies of tentacles and faceless ones to aid itself.

It is possible that there was more than one forgotten one. The chapter being entitled "The Forgotten Ones" implies that there were more than one of these creatures, and Anub'arak points out that the forgotten one fought by Arthas was but one of the creatures by saying it was "a forgotten one".

In Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom and the Dragon Soul raid, faceless ones called Forgotten Ones can be seen. What this means for the race/term is unknown.

Chris Metzen in BlizzCast 12 stated that Blizzard "had old gods in Northrend in Frozen Throne".[2] It is unknown what he was talking about, but it may have been the Forgotten One.

Quotes related to forgotten ones

  • Anub'arak: It cannot be...
  • Anub'arak: A forgotten one... Look to your defenses, death knight! Fight as you've never fought before![1]



  • The Forgotten One in Warcraft III bears physical similarities to C'Thun, and also Iso'rath, Go'rath, and Shu'ma who are presumed to be Forgotten Ones.
  • Both instances of an explicitly labeled forgotten one have been later turned into faceless ones (Volazj and Soggoth[3]). However, at least four similar creatures (of an unnamed type) have appeared in Cataclysm.
  • Concept art for General Vezax is called "Forgotten One". This may be related to Volazj, who is flanked by normal faceless called that name.
  • Deathwing's final form, 'the Madness of Deathwing' shares some similarity to these creatures.