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Inigo Montoy

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NeutralInigo Montoy
Image of Inigo Montoy
Title Father
Gender Male
Race Human
Class Lich, Priest (formerly)
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Scourge
Former affiliation(s) Brotherhood of the Light, Argent Dawn
Occupation High Priest[citation needed] 
Location Light's Hope Chapel in Eastern Plaguelands
Status Thel'zan the Duskbringer

Father Inigo Montoy was a level 60 quest giver previously located at Light's Hope Chapel in the contested territory of Eastern Plaguelands. In Wrath of the Lich King it is revealed he betrayed the Argent Dawn and became the lich Thel'zan the Duskbringer.

He was affiliated with the Brotherhood of the Light and the Argent Dawn.

Priests could turn in items to him in order to get the Tier 3 armor set called the Vestments of Faith.


Main article: Thel'zan the Duskbringer

Following the initial assault on Naxxramas, the agents who defeated Kel'Thuzad delivered  [The Phylactery of Kel'Thuzad] to Inigo for payment. However, the Argent Dawn reported later that they never received the phylactery. As it turned out, Montoy's true master was not the Brotherhood of the Light or the Argent Dawn at all.

Inigo returned the phylactery to Arthas, and was transformed into the lich, Thel'zan the Duskbringer.[1] Being referred to by the name he held in life, an existence he despised, particularly enrages Thel'zan — when Bolvar does so, Thel'zan promises to kill him on the spot.


The Lich King is attempting to make his presence known in our world. This must not be allowed to occur.



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.

His name is very likely a tribute to the character Inigo Montoya from the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman, and the movie of the same name. He was a master swordsman who spoke those famous words, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," which is now one of the most memorable quotes in fantasy.

Furthermore the inspiration for the name of Inigo Montoya might have been Ignatius (Íñigo) of Loyola, the founder and the first General of Jesuits. This supposed origin of the name might fit the WoW character, as Jesuits are often a part of various conspiracy theories (and the in-game Inigo seems to be a malevolent, plotting figure).

Interestingly, according to Wikipedia, Loyola's Jesuit Constitutions stressed absolute self-abnegation and obedience to Pope and superiors, as he put it: "perinde ac cadaver"; "well-disciplined like a corpse", which could be a very becoming motto for a servant of the Lich King and a member of the Scourge Inigo Montoy has become.

Some speculate that the name is more than just a tribute, and that it might have a deeper meaning. The fact that he obviously takes the phylactery of Kel'Thuzad for himself (or unknown masters) may be a hint to show that Kel'Thuzad might be Montoy's father (as the quote mentioned above would suggest), or some other close relative. Alternatively, Montoy's father could have been killed by Kel'Thuzad.

 [Inigo's Copper Coin], fished from the fountain in the Eventide, at least states that Inigo wishes he had his father back in some context... or could just be a reference to Inigo Montoya's famous line.


This section includes speculation on characters that might be related, usually because they may share a last name. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Judging by the surname, he could be related to Daniel Montoy.

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