Theldren is a level 60 elite Dwarf who hangs out at the arena Ring of the Law in Blackrock Depths. He is the leader of several gladiators which he participates along with in the arena. As seen from his abilities, Theldren is clearly a Warrior.


Both Theldren and his gladiators were once members of the mercenary-company The Veiled Blade. After the failed attempt at (completely) killing Lord Valthalak, Theldren left the company with a piece of Lord Valthalak's amulet and some of the other former members to become gladiators for the Dark Iron dwarfs in Blackrock Depths. According to Anthion Harmon, another of the former members of The Veiled Blade, Theldren beat him to an inch of his life when Anthion tried to retrieve Theldren's amulet-piece as Anthion had realised the curse behind it. As such, Theldren is a very violent and egocentric dwarf.

Not either concerned with honor and good sportsmanship, he tries to never fight in a fair fight. His idea of a good fight is where he already knows he will win before it even starts. Still, he is a bit of a hot-head and will rush into a fight if his family's honor is being mocked.


  • Ability warrior battleshout  [Battle Shout]ω ϖ—The warrior shouts, increasing the attack power of all party members within 20 yards by 185. Lasts 2 min.
  • Ability warrior warcry  [Demoralizing Shout]ω ϖ—Reduces the attack power of all enemies within 10 yards by 140 for 30 sec.
  • Ability warrior disarm  [Disarm]ω ϖ—Disarm the enemy's weapon for 5 sec. (1 minute cooldown)
  • Spell holy heal  [Drink Healing Potion]ω ϖ—Uses a Holy elixir to heal the caster. Heals for 394 to 456, but has been observed to heal for 1744 HP.
  • Ability golemthunderclap  [Frightening Shout]ω ϖ—Shouts at nearby enemies causing them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
  • Ability shockwave  [Hamstring]ω ϖ—Maims the enemy, causing 45 damage and slowing the enemy's movement by 50% for 15 sec.
  • Ability rogue sprint  [Intercept]ω ϖ—Charge an enemy, causing 65 damage and stunning it for 3 sec.
  • Ability warrior savageblow  [Mortal Strike]ω ϖ—A vicious strike that deals weapon damage plus 160 and wounds the target, reducing the effectiveness of any healing by 50% for 10 sec. (6 seconds cooldown)


Theldren and his fellow gladiators can be summoned using a Banner of Provocation. The Arena Spoils will be lootable after their defeat.

Theldren's team of gladiators includes:

Notice that not all his gladiators can join him at the same time. He is always accompanied by four of them, and it is random which of them it is. If a player wish to fight all of them, it will require at minimum 2 fights with Theldren (only one fight may be fought each Blackrock Depths-run, thus instance will have to be reset).

The fight with Theldren and his gladiators is unique compared to many other boss-fights. While most bosses found in 5-man instances know on average 2-3 abilities, the members of Theldren's group know about 6-7 each. Many of the abilities are also used by player-controlled classes, rather than being unique abilities specific to a unique NPC as with most other bosses. This makes the members of Theldren's group similar to real players. Furthermore, the varying purposes of their abilities (some are CC, some are AoE, etc.) and the apparent class-roles of the members both in visual looks and acting (Va'jashni is a priest healer, Volida is a ranged mage DPS, etc.) makes Theldren's group resemble an organized group of real enemy players, almost as when in an Battleground. Because of this, some players claim that the fight is more PvP-like than PvE. This may be intended as Theldren and all his gladiators are also immune to taunts, which is one of the most basic features of PvE while almost nonexistent in PvP.

This style of encounter was later repeated in The Burning Crusade with Priestess Delrissa in Magisters' Terrace, and in Wrath of the Lich King with the Faction Champions in Trial of the Crusader.





  • I'm going to kick yer ugly head in!
  • You want a fight? A fight you'll get!
  • I crush weaklings like you every day! Bring it on!


Theldren is mentioned in the book Brazier of Invocation: User's Manual. This is given to the player along with a Brazier of Invocation as rewards later in the Dungeon Set 2 quest line. What is being described is how a player completing the quests will keep the Banner of Provocation and may use it to summon Theldren and his gladiators in Blackrock Depths as many times as he/she wants.

"As a side note, because I know that you'll be interested in knowing, the Banner of Provocation can be used in similar fashion at the arena in Blackrock Depths. Be sure to teach Theldren and his goons a lesson for me every time you get a chance when you're there."

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