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An organization is any group of creatures in Warcraft lore that are associated by some characteristic, be it clan, family, politics, religion, tribe, etc.

Unlike factions, organizations are not all tracked in World of Warcraft by reputation.


For more organizations in the Grand Alliance, see Alliance organizations

High King of the Alliance: Anduin Wrynn

Organizations Leader(s) Secondary leader(s) Status
Kingdom of Stormwind Anduin Wrynn House of Nobles, Master Mathias Shaw Active
Kingdom of Ironforge Council of Three Hammers Senate of Ironforge Active
Darnassus Tyrande Whisperwind and
Malfurion Stormrage
Shandris Feathermoon, Mordent Evenshade Active
Gnomeregan Gelbin Mekkatorque Nevin Twistwrench Active
Exodar Velen Triumvirate of the Hand, Nobundo, Romuul Active
Kingdom of Gilneas Genn Greymane Tess Greymane, Darius Crowley Active
Tushui Pandaren Aysa Cloudsinger Unknown Active
Silvermoon exiles Alleria Windrunner Magister Umbric Active
Army of the Light Turalyon Fareeya Active


For more organizations in the New Horde, see Horde organizations

Warchief of the Horde: Sylvanas Windrunner

Organizations Leader(s) Secondary leader(s) Status
Orgrimmar Varok Saurfang Eitrigg Active
The Forsaken Sylvanas Windrunner and
Desolate Council
Nathanos Blightcaller Active
Thunder Bluff Baine Bloodhoof Jevan Grimtotem, Hamuul Runetotem Active
Darkspear Tribe Unknown Rokhan, Bwemba Active
Kingdom of Quel'Thalas Lor'themar Theron Rommath, Halduron Brightwing, Lady Liadrin
Aethas Sunreaver, Tae'thelan Bloodwatcher
Bilgewater Cartel Jastor Gallywix Mida Active
Huojin Pandaren Ji Firepaw Unknown Active
Kingdom of Suramar First Arcanist Thalyssra Oculeth, Valtrois, Ly'leth Lunastre, Victoire Active
Highmountain Tribe Mayla Highmountain Jale Rivermane, Lasan Skyhorn Active


Lich King of the Scourge: Bolvar Fordragon

Crypt fiends of Azjol-Nerub

King: Unknown

Former King: Anub'arak

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Ahn'kahar Unknown Unknown Unknown
Anub'ar Unknown Anub'arak Unknown
Hath'ar Unknown Malas the Corrupter Unknown
Nerub'ar Unknown Unknown Unknown
Nerubis Unknown Anok'suten Unknown

Scourge forces

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Black Guard Unknown Baron Rivendare †, Aurius Rivendare Unknown
Boneguard Unknown Unknown Unknown
Frostbrood Unknown Sindragosa Unknown
Plagued dragonflight Unknown Lich King Defunct
The San'layn Unknown Lana'thel Unknown
Blood Prince Council Unknown Unknown Defeated
Splinterbone Unknown Amnennar Unknown
Undead Elite Guard Unknown Mal'Ganis, Tichondrius Unknown
Undead Pillagers Unknown Mal'Ganis Unknown
Undead Ravagers Unknown Calis Wraithson Unknown
Dragonflayer clan Unknown King Ymiron Active
Jotunheim vrykul Unknown Thane Ufrang the Mighty Active
Mjordin Unknown Overthane Balargarde Active
Valkyrion Unknown Lich King, Yulda the Stormspeaker Unknown
Sveldrek Unknown Andjor Dragontamer Defeated
Winterskorn clan Unknown Bjorn Halgurdsson Unknown
Ymirjar Unknown King Ymiron Defeated
Death's Head Tribe Unknown Death Speaker Blackthorn Unknown
Drakuru trolls Unknown Overlord Drakuru Unknown
Host of Suffering Unknown Orbaz Bloodbane Unknown
Rot Hide tribe Unknown Thule Ravenclaw Unknown
Wolfcult Unknown Shade of Arugal Unknown

Cult of the Damned

Last Leader: Kel'Thuzad

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Scholomance Unknown Araj the Summoner †, Ras Frostwhisper Unknown
Thuzadin Unknown Unknown Unknown

Burning Legion

Lord of the Burning Legion: Sargeras (Imprisoned)

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Demon Elite Guard Unknown Tichondrius Unknown
Dreadlord Insurgents None Balnazzar, Detheroc and Varimathras Defeated
Tomb Guardians Unknown Unknown Unknown
Fel Covenant None Talixae Flamewreath Defeated
Rakeeshi Rakeesh None Unknown
Talgathi None Talgath Unknown

Kael'thas Sunstrider's blood elves

Last Leader: Kael'thas Sunstrider

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Bloodwarder None Commander Sarannis Defeated
Crimson Hand None Kael'thas Sunstrider Defeated
Dawnblade None Kael'thas Sunstrider Defeated
Firewing None Sharth Voldoun Defeated
Shadowsword None Kael'thas Sunstrider Defeated
Sunblade None Kael'thas Sunstrider Defeated
Sunhawk None Sironas Defeated
Sunseekers None Kael'thas Sunstrider Defeated

Satyr groups

Leader: Xavius

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Axxarien Unknown Zevrax Unknown
Bleakheart Unknown Unknown Unknown
Deth'ryll Unknown Unknown Unknown
Felmusk Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hatefury Unknown Prince Kellen Unknown
Jadefire Unknown Xavathras Active
Legashi Unknown Master Feardred Unknown
Lords of the Emerald Flame None Xalan the Feared Defeated
Nazzivus Unknown Tzerak Unknown
Nethervine Unknown Thorngrin the Tender Unknown
Putridus Unknown Lord Vyletongue Unknown
Sargeron Unknown Unknown Unknown
Wildspawn Unknown Alzzin the Wildshaper Unknown
Xavian Unknown Prince Raze †, Geltharis Unknown

Shadow Council

Last Leaders: Gul'dan†, Grandmaster Vorpil† (Outland), Fel'dan† (Azeroth), Gul'dan (alternate universe)

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Argus Wake Unknown Nagaz Unknown
Burning Blade clan Unknown Neeru Fireblade Active
Cabal Unknown Grandmaster Vorpil †, Blackheart the Inciter Unknown
Cult of the Dark Strand None Athrikus Narassin Annihilated
Deathshadow Unknown Reth'hedron the Subduer Unknown
Searing Blade None Jergosh the Invoker †, Bazzalan Annihilated
Shadowsworn None Archmage Allistarj †, Lady Sevine Defeated

Alternate Shadow Council

Last Leader: Gul'dan (alternate universe)

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Gorebound Unknown Teron'gor Unknown
Sargerei Unknown Socrethar Unknown
Sethekk Unknown Shadow-Lord Iskar Unknown

Magtheridon's Forces

Last Leader: Magtheridon

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Horde of Agony None Maim Defeated
Horde of Pain None Rend Defeated
Legion of Anguish None Sagra'nel Defeated
Legion of Torment None Nera'thor Defeated

Undead forces

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Risen Unknown Balnazzar Defeated
Dreadlord Loyalists Unknown Morbent Fell Defeated
Dreadlord Insurgents Unknown Detheroc, Balnazzar †, Varimathras Defeated

Allies during the third invasion

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Veiled Hand Unknown Melris Malagan Unknown
Felrock Unknown Borlock of the Deeps †, Geth'xun Active
Felbound Unknown Zemorath Active
Felfin Unknown Flllurlokkr Active
Deadwood Unknown Magora Active
Feltalon Unknown Unknown Active

Former allies

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Affiliation Current Status
Sunfury Lor'themar Theron Kael'thas Sunstrider Quel'Thalas Active
Feltotem tribe Unknown Torok Bloodtotem Highmountain Tribe Active
Tideskorn Sigryn Skovald Independent Active
Drekirjar Velbrand Irglov Tideskorn Active
Bonespeakers Faljar Unknown Tideskorn Active


Current Leader: Pantheon

Organizations Leader Current Status
Pantheon Aman'Thul Active


Current Dragon Queen: Alexstrasza

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Blue dragonflight Kalecgos Malygos Disbanded
Bronze dragonflight Nozdormu None Active
Green dragonflight Unknown Ysera Active
Red dragonflight Alexstrasza None Active

Ulduar titan-forged

Last prime designate of Azeroth: Odyn, Loken

Organizations Current leader(s) Former leader(s) Current Status
Dolomite Giants Unknown Unknown Active
Hyldnir Thorim None Active
Sons of Hodir Jokkum Arngrim Active
Frostworg pack Frostworg Denmother Unknown Active
Storm giants Gymer Unknown Active


Primary Flights

Lesser Flights


Illidan's forces

Last Leader: Illidan Stormrage

Illidari blood elves

Last Leaders: Illidari Council

Illidari demons

Illidari draenei

Illidari naga

Last Leader: Lady Vashj

Fel Horde

Last Warchief: Kargath Bladefist

Satyr groups

Old Gods' forces

Old Gods: N'Zoth, C'Thun †, Yogg-Saron, Y'Shaarj

N'Zoth forces

C'Thun forces

Yogg-Saron's forces

Y'Shaarj's forces

Twilight's Hammer

Leader: Unknown, Cho'gall


Elemental Lord of Fire: Ragnaros


Elemental Lord of Air: Al'Akir

Iron Horde

Warchief of the Iron Horde: Grommash Hellscream

Orc clans



Trade Coalition

Current Leader: the Trade Princes

Steamwheedle Cartel

Owner: Trade Prince Steamwheedle

Other businesses

Troll tribes and empires

Dark trolls

Forest trolls

Jungle trolls

Ice trolls

Sand trolls

Zandalari trolls


Pandaren Empire

Current Leader: August Celestials

Shattrath City

Current Ruler: A'dal

Abyssal Maw

Elemental Lord of water: Neptulon


Elemental Lord of earth: Therazane


Current Leader: Tusklord Hrak'kar


Current Leaders: Council of Six

Racial groups

Arakkoa groups

Broken tribes

Centaur clans

Draenei Lost Ones tribes

Ethereal groups

Furbolg tribes

Giant groups

Gilgoblin groups

Gnoll tribes

Gorloc tribes

Harpy groups

Kobold groups

Magnataur herds

Makrura tribes

Murloc tribes

Nerubian survivor groups

Ogre clan/tribes

Orc clans

Quilboar tribes

Satyr groups

Snobold groups

Sporeling groups

Tol'vir tribes

Trogg groups

Wolvar tribes

Worgen groups

Animal groups


Worg packs




Mercenary and criminal organizations

Class Orders

Other Class Oganizations

Profession based organizations

Historical factions

These factions have either been destroyed or disbanded.

Former Alliance and Horde organizations

War of the Ancients

See also