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Not to be confused with Heretics of the Holy Light or H [110 - 120] Heretics.

Heretics or apostates are persons believing in or practicing religious heresy, holding beliefs and opinions at odds with that of their former religion or group.

Third War

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During the Third War, a group of wretched and heretical fallen priests[1] appeared. They once counted as the most devout amongst the clergy of Lordaeron. But, after years of constant war and suffering, they had lost their sense of the Holy Light. Now, they existed only to spread their frustration and negativity to their fellow men and women.[1]

They appeared as a category of creeps and counted Fallen Priests, Deceivers and Heretics among their ranks. They were modeled after the Acolytes of the Scourge.[2]

World of Warcraft

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The Centaur Pariah was considered an heretic and exiled by his centaur brethren.[3]

The Burning Crusade

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To some draenei, the shamanistic teachings of the Broken were considered heretics.[4]

Blood elves have a heritage with the Church of Light. Many were members of the church when they were high elves. Many of these went on to become light wielding priests, paladins and Blood Knights. They have also altered their philosophy from that of the Church. At first they forcibly took their power of light from a naaru.

The naga usually revere Queen Azshara as a demigod, but a group instead worshiped Neptulon, and they were deemed heretics for it. Skar'this led them, and several bodyguards, crystal guards and emissaries appeared during the Midsummer Fire Festival.


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In their fall, the Scarlet Onslaught started deeming some of their own as heretics and apostates. Mariella Ward was among them.

Battle for Azeroth

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The followers of Zul were considered heretics.[5][6][7][8] The Zandalari trolls who later rebelled against the rule of Queen Talanji were also considered as such.[9] This may refer to the Zandalari royalty title of "God King".



In the RPG

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The Argent Dawn and the Scarlet Crusade are considered heretics to the Church of the Holy Light.


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.

The Heretics that could be found in Warcraft III on Kalimdor right after the arrival of the Horde and Alliance may have represented Twilight's Hammer members.

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