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For his The Frozen Throne statistics, see Engineer Gazlowe (Warcraft III).
Image of Gazlowe
Title <Garrison Architect>
Gender Male
Race Goblin (Humanoid)
Class Engineer
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Steamwheedle Cartel, Ratchet, MEGA, Greasemonkeys (Horde)
Occupation Trade Manager,[citation needed]  Chief Engineer and leader of Ratchet, Horde Garrison Architect and formerly Chief Engineer of the Horde
Location Various
Status Alive (Lore)
Killable (WoW)
Relative(s) Charnas[1] & Morbix (cousins)
Companion(s) Lady Sena & Skaggit (assistants)

Gazlowe is the official goblin leader of Ratchet in the Horde-aligned territory of the Northern Barrens. He was formerly the Chief Engineer of the Horde engineering works in Durotar, and while he has no love for the Alliance,[2] he has no real hate for them either. After all, their gold is as good as anyone else's.[3] Gazlowe retains strong relations with the Horde.[4] This is further reinforced by one of his prized possessions, a "liberated" SI:7 spy cloak.[5]

Gazlowe is four feet tall with bright green skin, bloodshot yellow eyes, a prominent chin, an impressive nose and long pointed ears.[6] He is about forty by the time of the discovery of Pandaria.[7]


The Founding of Durotar

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Engineer Gazlowe in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

After the Third War, Gazlowe was contracted by Thrall to be Durotar's Chief Engineer. His task was to secure a reliable source of water for the newly constructed city of Orgrimmar. Gazlowe's expedition dugs tunnels outside the city in search of underground well, where they accidentally tunnelled into a den of kobolds who immediately flooded into the caves and drove the goblin miners out. Gazlowe sent the yet-unproven Rexxar into the Orgrimmar Tunnels to protect sappers that would collapse the breaches into the kobold dens. When Rexxar succeeded Gazlowe rewarded him with magical items.[8]

World of Warcraft

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Gazlowe in World of Warcraft.

Thrall paid Gazlowe and his workers well for their help in Orgrimmar's construction, so after the orc capital was completed, the goblin decided to establish the port town of Ratchet on the eastern coast of the Barrens.

He sent Rezlak, one of his employees, to Durotar to continue helping the orcs.[9] Baron Revilgaz sent a  [99-Year-Old Port] to Gazlowe as a gift, which was previously stolen by Mad Magglish.[10]

He also asked the adventurers to deal with the Southsea Freebooters pirates and retrieve his stolen goods. In the past, he once helped the goblins of Mirage Raceway to built a rig and continued to support them. He promised Pozzik a new prototype fuel regulator but it got delayed when Baron Revilgaz had troubles with retrieving its blueprints.

Funding reconstruction and revolution

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Following the devastation in Orgrimmar caused by rogue fire elementals, Gazlowe was approached by Thrall to rebuild the city; even after lowering the price, it was still a tremendous amount, but nonetheless Thrall agreed to pay it to rebuild his shattered capital. Shortly afterwards, the former Warchief departed for Outland.

Following the death of tauren leader Cairne Bloodhoof in the Orgrimmar arena and the insurrection of the Grimtotem tribe that followed, Gazlowe was approached by the shaman Stormsong, a Grimtotem defector who sided with Cairne's son Baine. Baine's plan called for massive amounts of explosives and other weapons, the technical and martial skill of mercenaries, and three zeppelins to transport troops into Thunder Bluff. Stormsong gave Gazlowe an enormous sum, borrowed from the coffers of Theramore: one large payment, and an extra, smaller payment to make it a rush job. Atypically for a goblin, Gazlowe (albeit a little reluctantly) only accepted a fistful of the extra gold as a gesture of respect to Cairne and his son, and provided the armaments requested in four days.

After the Shattering, Gazlowe provided a vessel, Draka's Fury, for Thrall and Aggra's voyage to the Maelstrom, complete with provisions.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

In Cataclysm, it is apparent that Gazlowe wants to remain neutral, but won't stand for being robbed of profit as he felt when Rear Admiral Hartley wanted to prevent the Horde from using the port. Gazlowe thus worked with the Horde adventurers to destroy Hartley's ship and cargo. He promised Wharfmaster Dizzywig a promotion if he deals with the pirates on Fray Island. He also sent the adventurers to the captured Baron Longshore to find his stolen supplies.


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After the Cataclysm, he performed several salvage operations in the Shimmering Deep.

Warlords of Draenor

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Gazlowe in Frostwall.

As Thrall and Khadgar's expedition reach Frostfire Ridge, the archmage opens a portal and brings in personnel and supplies to construct a garrison. Gazlowe serves as chief architect because of his history in helping construct Orgrimmar. Gazlowe, his personals, Lady Sena, Skaggit and peons immediately began working on the garrison in Frostwall. During early developments he worked with the commander giving him tasks to prepare the land for construction and continued to work with him when expanding the garrison. The player can learn blueprints and construct buildings at his table. Gazlowe seems to be taking great pride in his work to the point of vanity. He also provided plans for constructing outposts across Draenor.

Upon establishing a building in Vol'jin's Pride, Gazlowe showed up to hurry his workers up.

Gazlowe accompanied the commander and the Frostwolf leaders, Durotan and Draka in Talador and fought against the Iron Horde, their machinery and supplies. He also managed to get and function a robot that was used against the enemy force stationed in Tureem. He then accompanied the Horde to the entrance of Shattrath City to meet Khadgar. When the counter-attack started, he and Thaelin Darkanvil found an Iron Star, functioned it and the commander used it to eliminate the numbers of orcs.

Some time later, the Iron Horde renewed their machinery near Thunder Pass and Gazlowe agreed to investigate... for a sum. With the help of the adventurer he deactivated the enemy drill but was eager to find out about who was responsible for the machinery and what else they've got in the mountains. They entered the Siegeworks and started eliminating the enemies and examining the gadgets. He eventually found out that the mastermind behind the armoury was captured dwarf Thaelin Darkanvil with whom he has a friendly rivalry. They found and freed the dwarf and killed a leading orc on whom the Alliance had set a bounty, thus he gained an extra profit. Afterwards he returned to Frostwall.

He is ultimately seen with the Horde leaders near the Gates of Tanaan, after Warlord Azuka was killed, as Warchief Grommash challenged them to enter Tanaan.

After Gul'dan took over the Iron Horde, Gazlowe sent a team of goblins with the Frostwolf orcs and the Horde to the Iron Docks. He later provided Durotan a siege machine that destroyed the Tanaan Gate.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the Burning Legion's invasion, Gazlowe defended Ratchet in his own custom shredder.

Battle for Azeroth

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Gazlowe leads a Horde band known as Gazlowe's Greasemonkeys - comprised of himself, Lady Sena and Skaggit, his assistants from Frostwall - on Island Expeditions. The group can also be found idling in the Port of Zandalar in Zuldazar.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Ratchet 60 4,120
Frostfire Ridge 100 132,103
Frostfire Ridge 100 293,562
Talador 100 132,103
Talador 97 165,105
Dazar'alor 120 64,845
Island Expedition 110 - 120 30,556 - 47,901


  • Spell fire selfdestruct.png  Bomb — Bombs all enemies in a selected area, inflicting Fire damage.


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Frostfire Ridge

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Garrison Campaign

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Since the Cataclysm, he gives all-new quests, unique to either faction:

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He used to be involved in the following quests:

Objective of


Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

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Engineer Gazlowe in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
Ah, new guy, huh? I'm Gazlowe, chief engineer around these parts. But enough about me. We got work to do, buddy![8]
You see, me and my boys have been dredging out tunnels beneath the city, looking for underground wells. Problem is, we dug straight into a den of kobolds. Now those rat-freaks are running willy-nilly all over our tunnels![8]
I need you to hook up with my boys and seal those kobolds back in their hole. Yeah, just find the tunnel entrance outside of town, and my boys will set you straight.[8]
Engineer Gazlowe: Hey, come on, pal! Not paying you by the hour![8]
Rexxar: Not paying me at all, little goblin.[8]
So they blew themselves up, you say? Now that's occupational commitment! Anyway, ya done good, kid. Take these items, it's the least I can do to repay ya.[8]

World of Warcraft

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  • Rezlak. There's one thing you need to know in life, and that's if you want something done well, do it yourself.[11]
  • You can get anything done for a price.[11]
Thrall paid me and my boys well for helping out with the construction of Orgrimmar, so I decided to set up a port here. We do most of our business through Booty Bay and Baron Revilgaz.
Oh no, you didn't!
  • Welcome to Ratchet! I hope you're looking for work!
  • Hey there, just passin' through?
  • Keep it quick, kid! I ain't got all day!
  • I sure could use your help, kid!

Warlords of Draenor

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Main article: For the Horde! (quest)#Notes
Main article: At Your Command (Horde)#Notes
  • Hey, commander!
  • Watcha need?
  • Work crew standing by!
  • I'm all yours, commander!
  • So, what's next commander?
  • I'm on it!
  • Right away!
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'll take care of it.
  • Huh, I love it!
  • Precision goblin engineering!

In the RPG

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In his younger days, Gazlowe was a thief, like many goblins. Through adventuring, he gradually managed to make enough money to begin legitimate business, and proved to excel at it.[12]

Now, at the age of 40, Gazlowe resides in Ratchet as the manager of the port's trading operations. He runs one of the largest and most successful port towns in Kalimdor — if not the entire globe. While Gazlowe's city operates under the watchful eyes of the trade princes, he has considerable free reign, and proves effective because of it. A well-respected member of the goblin community, he also has a good heart, and is willing to help someone for little in return on occasion — but he wouldn't mind payback later, of course. He ships and receives to and from Booty Bay and Undermine. This goblin's smile looks almost friendly, but for his sharp teeth.[12]

Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

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In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, Gazlowe was a pilot and engineer who built his own zeppelin during the Second War and flew it in over ten missions. The young Thrall helped him foil the "ground-breaking" engineering plans of a group of nearby gnomish inventors that Gazlowe wanted to stop. In thanks, Gazlowe helped him travel around the Eastern Kingdoms in his zeppelin.

The machinery of this zeppelin contained a samophlange.

In Hearthstone

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Gazlowe appears as a legendary card in the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion for Hearthstone. His flavor text reads: "Gazlowe was voted "Most Likely to Explode" in high school."

In Heroes of the Storm

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Gazlowe appears as a playable character in Heroes of the Storm.

  • This is also referenced in one of his click-on quotes in Warlords of Draenor (see above).
  • The powered armor used by Gazlowe in Heroes of the Storm greatly resembles the Tinker hero unit from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The armor also resembles the art for the epic tinker in the non-canon RPGs, while his Chief Engineer (formerly Master) skin incorporates elements from Gallywix's unused shredder art.

Notes and trivia


Heroes of the Storm

Patch changes

See also


  1. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 419
  2. ^ H [16] Love it or Limpet. Gazlowe, referring to the Alliance warship The Bellipotent: "I can't be held responsible if some enterprising Horde <class> were to attach a limpet mine to that part of the hull. Not even if I supplied the mine. And paid <him/her>. Handsomely."
  3. ^ A [35] Flight to Theramore
  4. ^ N [9] Winds in the Desert. Rezlak: "I'm Rezlak, one of Gazlowe's boys. Boss sent me to help the orcs here in Durotar."
  5. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 267
  6. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 238
  7. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, chapter 25
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Quest: Seal the Tunnel, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment. Orgrimmar Tunnels, Durotar. Gazlowe.
  9. ^ N [9] Winds in the Desert
  10. ^ N [18] Trouble at the Docks
  11. ^ a b N [9] Securing the Lines
  12. ^ a b Kiley, Ellen P.. Lands of Mystery, 30. ISBN 9781588467843. 
  13. ^ Project Blue Book#Quotes
  14. ^ H [91] What We Need
  15. ^ H [16] Find Baron Longshore
  16. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path
  17. ^ Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 236
  18. ^

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