Thief Catcher

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Thief Catcher Farmountain.

Thief Catchers are three named elite Alliance guards in Ironforge that patrol the city. They can detect stealthed enemies and upon discovering one, will attack it, alerting the city to its presence. Their patrol is on a set route that takes them throughout a majority of the city.


Name Location
Alliance [80+]  Thief Catcher Thunderbrew Ironforge
Alliance [80+]  Thief Catcher Farmountain Ironforge
Alliance [80+]  Thief Catcher Shadowdelve Ironforge


If a player zooms in on one of these NPC's as they pass, a pair of  [Catseye Ultra Goggles] is clearly visible being worn on their heads — most likely to aid in their stealth detection capabilities.


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They are probably a sub-division of the Ironforge Guard.

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Patrolling scouts that can see through stealth and invisibility have been added to Ironforge.

See also