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Title Warlords of Draenor Commander,
Mists of PandariaAdmiral,
Cataclysm Captain
Gender Male
Race(s) Human ghost
Character class Warrior
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Alliance, Stormwind, Stormwind Elite Aquatic and Land Forces, Operation: Shieldwall
Occupation Alliance Admiral;
Captain of the The Vanguard;
Commander of the Alliance forces in Spires of Arak; Officer of the Briny Cutter,[1] Hero of Paw'don,[2]
Location Various
Status Active (Undead)
A soldier's duty... is never done.

Taylor was one of the premier commanders of the Alliance military, having served over 15 years.[3] Few are as decorated or experienced on the battlefield. Even in death, he fights to protect the innocent from harm.[4] Taylor played a great part during the Cataclysm and Pandaria campaigns. He was first seen as Captain Taylor when the Alliance began their push toward Vashj'ir. After being captured and freed from the naga, he joined an adventurer in several missions against them, mirroring Nazgrim for the Horde.

After the events of Vashj'ir, Taylor was promoted to Admiral Taylor and found himself shipwrecked on the continent of Pandaria along with young Prince Anduin Wrynn. Taylor and his crew and an adventurer searched for the lost prince throughout the Jade Forest and recruited the Pearlfin Jinyu to the Alliance.

Following the Invasion of Pandaria, Admiral Taylor was sent as a commander of the Alliance forces during the war in Draenor. There, Taylor established a garrison in the Spires of Arak. He agreed to protect Wrathion from the local ogres provided he stayed under house arrest and full-time guard because of his actions during the trial of Garrosh Hellscream. His garrison was infiltrated by necromancer traitors who killed most of his troops and assassinated him. Taylor's undead spirit still fought alongside the Alliance commander as a follower during the Spires of Arak storyline.



Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Following the Cataclysm, the land began to rise up in the area off the coast of Stormwind, known as Vashj'ir. King Varian Wrynn ordered the Alliance navy to immediately claim the land. Taylor was the captain of a contingent of Stormwind Elite Aquatic and Land Forces sent to reinforce the hotspot battleground. The adventurers are on his ship when they are attacked by Ozumat, sunk, and subsequently captured by the naga under orders from Lady Naz'jar. Taylor, his crew, and the player are freed by the efforts of the Earthen Ring shaman Erunak Stonespeaker. Taylor is captured again and forced to work in Nespirah, the giant clam-like ancient under the thrall of the naga. The player frees him and his crew, along with the unexpected Admiral Dvorek, and they continue their battle against the naga. The naga inevitably reveal themselves to be allied with N'Zoth's Faceless ones, showing they are a part of the Old Gods' forces. Eventually receiving backup in the form of the crew of the Pincer X2 submarine, Taylor and the player take part in the defense of the Abyssal Maw from the naga and faceless ones during A [82] Defending the Rift. As Erunak is captured by Ozumat, Taylor and the player follow it down into the Throne of the Tides, freeing Erunak and defeating the naga. Taylor later returned to Stormwind and was promoted for his brave actions.

Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

Admiral Taylor

Taylor has been promoted to Admiral, and was given command of Stomwind's royal flagship, The Vanguard, which would later run aground at the Jade Forest in Pandaria. Taylor was found by the Alliance adventurer as an unconscious prisoner of the Forest Hozen.[5] With the help of fellow prisoner Bold Karasshi, the adventurer aided in rescuing their imprisoned comrades and found sanctuary in Pearlfin Village.[6] When Admiral Taylor recovered, he met with Sky Admiral Rogers who informed him that the Skyfire was unable to provide support and advised him to make do with the SI:7 agents and the friendly locals to secure the Alliance's foothold. As the SI:7 agents continued the search for Prince Anduin,[7] they discovered that the Horde forces had allied themselves with the Forest Hozen.[8] To counter this new development, Admiral Taylor allied himself with the Pearlfin Jinyu. Taylor trained the Pearlfin in their superior military knowledge and equipped them with Alliance weaponry.[9] After training a contingent of jinyu troops, Admiral Taylor tasked the adventurer to lead them in skirmishes against the hostile Forest Hozen.[10] The war with the Horde eventually culminated in a battle at Serpent's Heart, where Taylor led the Alliance forces. The violence and hatred from the battle however, broke the seal that the statue protected and released the sha.[11] The sha killed many combatants on both sides[12] and the adventurer rescued Taylor and other Alliance soldiers from the sha's fallout.[13]

Taylor awakened to find himself sharing a room with General Nazgrim (who was also heavily wounded in the battle) at Binan Village, and the two nearly came to blows.[14] With the adventurer's help, Taylor later made an appearance in Kun-Lai Summit where he and the adventurer worked to recruit the pandaren of Westwind Rest by aiding them against the hostile yaungol.[15]


He later makes appearance in Lion's Landing, where he served as a major Alliance quest giver and aids in its defense during the Lion's Landing (scenario). He tasked Alliance adventurers to bring Agent Connelly out of retirement[16] and aid him in his endeavors to spy on the Horde.[17] Furthermore, Taylor directed Alliance adventurers to aid prominent Alliance heroes such as Prince Anduin Wrynn[18][19][20] Sarannha Skyglaive,[21], Lady Jaina Proudmoore,[22] and the Explorer's League[23] in their endeavors to support the Alliance war effort and prevent the Horde from utilizing the  [Divine Bell].

Siege of Orgrimmar

Taylor is present on the Timeless Isle overseeing the Celestial Court with Lyalia, in Celestial Tournament along with his comrades. He also participated in the Siege of Orgrimmar helping the Alliance kill Kor'kron soldiers in the Underhold.

Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

The spirit of Admiral Taylor.

Taylor arrived in Draenor and established his garrison in Spires of Arak. However, his subordinate Ephial betrayed him and turned the entire population into undead, including the admiral. Taylor's spirit was imprisoned and tortured, then turned by Ephial into the bone wraith Soulscythe.

Soulscythe and Ephial are defeated by the commander of Lunarfall or Horde adventurers. Taylor's spirit is then released from the necromancer's control, and after that joins the Alliance adventurer as a garrison follower.

 [Admiral Taylor's Garrison Log] details these events.

He can also be seen watching fights between garrison commanders in the Coliseum of Highmaul.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Timeless Isle 90 3,939,410
Siege of Orgrimmar (instance) 91 4,075,320
Spires of Arak 95 744,380
Lunarfall 96 - 100 1,323,000
Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Kelp'thar Forest 80 30,951
Shimmering Expanse 82 446,790
Voldrin's Hold 82 446,790
Abyssal Depths 80 309,510
A [82] Defending the Rift 80 - 81 30,951 - 37,187
Throne of the Tides 81 37,187
Jade Forest 85 158,079
Kun-Lai Summit 88 2,713,760
Krasarang Wilds 90 3,939,410
Lion's Landing 90 1,969,705



He is involved in the following quests in Kelp'thar Forest:

The following quests in the Shimmering Expanse:

The following quests in the Abyssal Depths:

And the following quests in Throne of the Tides:


Admiral Taylor at Lion's Landing.

He is involved in the following quests in Jade Forest:

And in Kun-Lai Summit:

And in Lion's Landing:

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of Mists of Pandaria.

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the PTR stages of patch 5.1.


He is involved in the following quests in Spires of Arak:


The inscription on Taylor's memorial.

A memorial dedicated for him is erected at Southport:

Admiral Taylor

In honor of Admiral Taylor

Admiral Taylor was a true hero of the Alliance. His numerous accomplishments on the battlefield serving his people will not be forgotten.

He bravely set out to establish a garrison stronghold among these spires to further the Draenor campaign, but was cut down by his own men before his time.

May he rest in peace.




Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Main article: Quest:Call of Duty (Alliance)#Notes
Main article: Quest:Defending the Rift (Alliance)#Notes

The Briny Cutter

This was a good man, <race>. We'd served together through many battles...

These beasts have a debt to pay!

Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

  • Good to see you, friend.
  • Adversity, our constant companion.
  • The Alliance shall prevail.
  • This land tests us, friend.
Greeting wounded
  • "Groans"
  • Hmm?
  • King Wrynn for the win!
  • We mustn't fail.
  • Remember: The king is counting on us.
  • Soldiers duty is never done.
  • The Alliance must prevail.
Farewell wounded
  • "Groans"
Notable Dialogue
Main article: Quest:Road Rations#Notes
Main article: Quest:Admiral Taylor has Awakened#Notes
Main article: Quest:Challenge Accepted (Alliance)#Notes


Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

  • Our enemies stand no chance against the both of us.
  • The Light guides us to victory.

Notes & trivia


Patch changes


External links