For the Manga manga, see Legends.
The hope for future generations has always resided in mortal hands. And now that my task is done, I will take my place...amongst the legends of the past.-Medivh[1]

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Legends are the most famous heroes and villains from all eras of Azeroth's history.

The world of Azeroth is rife with adventure. Even the smallest villages have their stories of monsters assailed, treasures discovered and battles won. Yet only a few adventurers in each generation rise to face the next level of challenge, to become true heroes. Of those heroes, fewer still survive their trials to become legends that will be remembered for all time.

Decades, centuries, even millennia later, their names are still known: Malfurion Stormrage, Tyrande Whisperwind, Orgrim Doomhammer, Korialstrasz, Uther Lightbringer and the other characters are beings of great renown and greater ability, legends.[2][3]

In Warcraft II

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Legends (aka Legendary Heroes) is also the term for the unique special hero units in Warcraft II.[4]


The most important, famous and notorious legendary characters of the Warcraft setting, from all eras of its history:[5]

Heroes and Villains

Lords of the Burning Legion

Burning Legion's leaders:[6]

Other legendary villains

So-called villains:[7]

Other legendary heroes

Human heroes: [10]


  • Allthough the primary sources for these lists are the Warcraft RPG - may not be canon Warcraft and World of Warcraft RPGs that are not considered canon, the lore is otherwise sound and based on pre-RPG sources.


  1. ^ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  2. ^ Shadows & Light, 9
  3. ^ Shadows & Light, 32
  4. ^ Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness - manual
  5. ^ Shadows & Light, "Chapter 2: Legends, Heroes and Villains", 34-58
  6. ^ Shadows & Light, "Chapter 2: Legends, Lords of the Burning Legion", 58
  7. ^ Manual of Monsters, "Appendix 2: Villains of Warcraft, Villains", 176-189
  8. ^ Manual of Monsters, 177
  9. ^ a b Shadows & Light, "Chapter 2: Legends, Legends and Your Campaign, Dungeoneering", 33
  10. ^ a b Shadows & Light, "Story at the end of Chapter 1", 29
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