- This article is about the lore of the Mag'har orcs. For information about the playable Mag'har allied race, see Mag'har orc (playable). For the in-game faction called "The Mag'har", see Mag'har (faction).
| Grommash Hellscream, a Mag'har orc|
Horde, Warsong Offensive, The Mag'har, Bleeding Hollow clan, Blackrock clan, Frostwolf clan, Laughing Skull clan, Shattered Hand clan, Warsong clan, Lower City, True Horde, Iron Horde
Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior
Beastmaster, Berserker, Blademaster, Bonecrusher, Dark shaman, Far seer, Gladiator, Grunt, Peon, Raider, Scout
The Mag'har orcs ("uncorrupted" in Orcish), simply referred to as the brown orcs, are the orcs that escaped the corruption of the Burning Legion. On Draenor, they were a result of isolation from the Horde due to being quarantined in Garadar. They have a noble shamanistic tradition cultivating a mighty tribal society that was centered around survival, regulating themselves through ritualized combat and personal honor. On alternate Draenor, the orcs did not take up the fel because of the intervention of Garrosh Hellscream, causing them to remain uncorrupted.
Years prior to the Blood Pact with Mannoroth, a virulent plague known as the "red pox" spread among the orcish clans, and Geyah established a quarantine village in Nagrand, naming it Garadar after Garad. Those that were quarantined managed to avoid the corruption that plagued even their parents and the rest of the world. The orcs, and Nagrand, came to be referred to as "Mag'har" — which in Orcish means "uncorrupted".
This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
The current leader of the Mag'har, the venerable Greatmother Geyah, is an old and wise orc, yet she recently fell extremely ill. Garrosh Hellscream, the son of Grommash Hellscream, served as the Mag'har's military chief, aided by Jorin Deadeye, son of the venerable chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow clan Kilrogg Deadeye. Garrosh was to succeed Geyah as chieftain of the Mag'har should she pass. Warchief Thrall of the New Horde met with the Mag'har and reconnected with the old traditions. The Mag'har joined the Horde, and taught the orcs about their past and the old ways.
Several Mag'har orcs also traveled to Shattrath City, allying with Lower City.
Wrath of the Lich King
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Garrosh was the first Mag'har to set foot in Orgrimmar. A number of Mag'har joined the Horde's war effort, notably during the campaign against the Lich King and the Alliance, Deathwing and in the Pandaren Campaign. Mag'har orcs in the Horde became a more common sight once Garrosh became its Warchief.
Among the Mag'har who joined Garrosh on Azeroth are Dranosh Saurfang, Cromush, Grebo, Glubgok, Lucretia, Saurboz, Gash'nul, Rok'nah, Dalgan, and Ishi. Even children like Namond and Gogu ventured beyond the Portal. Korgol Crushskull can be found at the Darkmoon Faire. Mag'har war drummers also participate in the assault on the Seething Shore.
Mists of Pandaria
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While many members of the Horde rebelled against Garrosh's reign as Warchief, many loyal Mag'har sided with him and could be found in Orgrimmar and the Underhold as part of the True Horde.
Alternate Draenor Mag'har
- Main article: Iron Horde#History
For untold generations, the orc clans of Draenor battled one another in endless war. But when Gul'dan offered them the blood of his demonic masters, the disparate tribes of Mag'har—the orcish word for "uncorrupted"—refused the dark bargain and banded together to drive out the Burning Legion. United under the leadership of Grommash Hellscream, the Mag'har pledged to one day repay Azeroth's heroes for aiding their cause. As war against the Alliance intensifies, the Horde must call upon the might of the Mag'har to seize victory.
Mag'har of Outland
|| Member of the Earthen Ring and wife to Thrall
|| Various Locations
|| Horde, Frostwolf clan, The Mag'har, Earthen Ring
||Mother of Durotan. Spiritual leader of the Mag'har
||The Mag'har, formerly Frostwolf clan
||Previous elder shaman of the Frostwolf Clan and Drek'Thar's mentor
||Spirit Fields, Nagrand
||The Mag'har, Frostwolf clan
| Garrosh Hellscream
||Son of Grom Hellscream, former warchief of the Horde, mastermind behind the Iron Horde on alternate Draenor
||Iron Horde formerly The Mag'har, Warsong Offensive, Horde
| Garm Wolfbrother
||Last Chieftain of the Thunderlord Clan
||Thunderlord Stronghold, Blade's Edge Mountains
||The Mag'har, Thunderlord Clan
| Dranosh Saurfang
||Son of Varok Saurfang, killed at the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate, Soul claimed by Frostmourne and raised as a death knight, Slain by adventurers
||Buried in the Ancestral Grounds, Nagrand
||The Scourge, formerly Horde, Warsong Offensive
| Jorin Deadeye
||Son of Kilrogg Deadeye and Chieftain of the Bleeding Hollow Clan
||Bleeding Hollow Clan, The Mag'har
||Blademaster and champion of Warchief Garrosh Hellscream
||Garrosh'ar Advance, Kun-Lai Summit
||Warlord of the Horde
Mag'har of alternate Draenor
- Main article: Orcish
The architecture of the Mag'har seems to be inspired from the orcish buildings from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. This suggests that during the First War, orcs used similar building types to those back at home on Draenor. However, over time, their buildings become more and more "warlike" and less nomadic. Those back on Draenor/Outland never changed their building style.
- Geyah once called the land itself of Nagrand mag'har - uncorrupted. As such, the term does not apply only to orcs.
- It is unclear whether Orhan Ogreblade is a Mag'har orc or a mok'nathal.
- Denonym for the Mag'har orcs is Mag'hari.