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Basic Info
Title Son of Hellscream
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Attack Type Melee
Release Date August 8, 2017
Base Stats
Health 2049
Health Regen 4.27
Energy 500
Armor 0
Attack Speed 0.83
Attack Range 1.2
Attack Damage 142
Stats per level
Max Health
Health Regen
Ranged Damage
Max Energy

Garrosh, Son of Hellscream, is a melee warrior hero from the Warcraft franchise. As the new warchief of the Horde, Garrosh is a proud and vicious warrior who rules with an iron fist. His hatred for the Alliance burns like wildfire, and he will stop at nothing to destroy them. By his axe, the orcs will reclaim their rightful glory.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Garrosh Hellscream was born on the orcish homeworld of Draenor, and grew up untainted by the demonic blood that twisted the orcs who invaded Azeroth. Though he wasn't demonically influenced himself, Garrosh was haunted by his family's legacy: his father, Grommash Hellscream, was the first orc to embrace corruption by drinking the blood of the pit lord Mannoroth. Garrosh lived in the shadow of his father's acts until he met Warchief Thrall, founder of the renewed Horde, who explained to the younger Hellscream how Grommash ultimately gave his life to lift the demonic blood-curse, and freed his race from servitude to dark forces.

Uplifted, Garrosh joined Thrall in Azeroth and quickly became a hero of the Horde by leading a successful offensive against the Lich King. When Deathwing shattered the world, Thrall was forced to leave his throne to stop the destruction, and left Garrosh as his successor. Looking for ways to gather more resources and new territory for his people, Hellscream has initiated several brutal strikes against the Alliance, razing Jaina's city of Theramore and later clashing over the continent of Pandaria. As warchief, Garrosh's controversial actions - among them claiming the heart of an Old God and ravaging Pandaria's Vale of Eternal Blossoms - fueled rebellion, leading Horde dissidents and a vengeful Alliance to besiege Orgrimmar and depose him.

Victorious, Orgrimmar’s liberators dragged Hellscream to trial in Pandaria, where they recounted each of his crimes against Azeroth. The former warchief was unapologetic; worse, he escaped his captors, vanishing with the aid of the bronze dragon Kairozdormu to an alternate Draenor in the past. There, he was able to confront Gul'dan and witness his transformation into one of the first green orcs, corrupted by the influence of the fel powers, and slowly change the course of events leading to the birth of the Iron Horde. Garrosh also managed to give an idea to create a gateway between the alternate timeline and the current one in order to return to exact his vengeance on Azeroth, in a form of the Iron Horde's Dark Portal and then sent the Iron Horde in order to conquer the world. During this conflict he was eventually defeated and killed by Thrall in a mak'gora.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Armor Up Icon.png
Armor Up
Garrosh gains 1 Armor for every 2% of maximum Health missing.
Groundbreaker Icon.png
30 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 81 damage to enemies in an area. Heroes hit on the outer edge are pulled toward Garrosh.
Bloodthirst Icon.png
55 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deal 156 damage to an enemy and heal for 10% of Garrosh's missing Health. Healing is increased by 100% against Heroes.
Wrecking Ball Icon.png
Wrecking Ball
60 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Throw a nearby enemy Hero, Minion, or Mercenary to the target location, dealing 91 damage to enemies near the impact and Slowing them by 30% for 2.5 seconds.
Warlord's Challenge Icon.png
Warlord's Challenge
40 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds
Silence nearby Heroes and force them to attack Garrosh for 1.5 seconds.
Decimate Icon.png
30 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 50 damage to nearby enemies and Slow them by 30% for 1.5 seconds. Deals 100% more damage to Heroes, and each Hero hit reduces the cooldown by 1 second. Stores up to 3 charges.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Warbreaker Icon.png
❢ Quest: Pull Heroes with Groundbreaker
❢ Reward: After pulling 5 Heroes, Groundbreaker deal san additional 150 damage over 3 seconds to Heroes. After pulling 15 Heroes, reduce Groundbreaker’s cooldown by 3 seconds.
Unrivaled Strength Icon.png
Unrivaled Strength
Increase Wrecking Ball’s throw range by 20% and its damage by 100%.
Body Check Icon.png
Body Check
Activate to deal 111 damage to a target enemy and Slow them by 30% for 3 seconds. Damage is increased by 200% of Armor Up’s current bonus, and the Slow amount is increased by 30% if Armor Up’s bonus is above 25.
In For The Kill Icon.png
In For the Kill
Increase Bloodthirst’s damage against non-Heroes by 60% Killing enemies with Bloodthirst resets its cooldown and refunds its Mana cost.
Thirst for Battle Icon.png
Thirst for Battle
Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the cooldown of Bloodthirst by 2 seconds.
Indomitable Icon.png
Activate to become Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds.
Intimidation Icon.png
Groundbreaker reduces the Attack Speed of Heroes hit by 40% for 4 seconds.
Brute Force Icon.png
Brute Force
Enemies hit by Body Check receive 50% reduced healing for 4 seconds.
Oppressor Icon.png
Basic Attacks against Heroes reduce the target’s Spell Power by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
Into the Fray Icon.png
Into the Fray
Activate to throw a nearby ally and grant them 25 Armor for 3 seconds. Deals 91 damage to nearby enemies upon impact and Slows them by 30% for 2.5 seconds. While in flight, allied Heroes are Unstoppable.
Warlord's Challenge Icon.png
Warlord's Challenge
Cooldown: 50 seconds
Silence nearby Heroes and force them to attack Garrosh 1.5 seconds.
Decimate Icon.png
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 50 damage to nearby enemies and Slow them by 30% for 1.5 seconds. Deals 100% more damage to Heroes, and each Hero hit reduces the cooldown by 1 second. Stores up to 3 charges.
Defensive Measures Icon.png
Defensive Measures
Pulling a Hero with Groundbreaker grants Garrosh a 350 Shield for 6 seconds.
Bloodcraze Icon.png
When hitting a Hero, Bloodthirst heals for an additional 10% of Garrosh’s maximum Health over 3 seconds.
Double Up Icon.png
Double Up
Armor Up can be activated to increase its Armor bonus by 100% for 3 seconds.
Rough Landing Icon.png
Rough Landing
Heroes pulled by Groundbreaker are Slowed by 50% for 3 seconds.
Mortal Combo Icon.png
Mortal Combo
If Wrecking Ball is used on a Hero within 2 seconds of pulling them with Groundbreaker, Wrecking Ball’s cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.
Earthshaker Icon.png
Wrecking Ball Stuns enemies near the impact area for 0.75 seconds.
Death Wish Icon.png
Death Wish
Increase the duration of Warlord’s Challenge by 0.5 seconds. If an enemy Hero is killed while affected by Warlord’s challenge, its cooldown is reduced by 45 seconds.
Deadly Calm Icon.png
Deadly Calm
Heroes hit by Decimate deal 20% less damage for 3 seconds.
Titanic Might Icon.png
Titanic Might
Wrecking Ball now throws the 2 closest enemies.
Inner Rage Icon.png
Inner Rage
Body Check gains an additional charge, and its cooldown recharges 100% faster while Armor Up’s bonus is at or above 25.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Garrosh Skins
Rare Garrosh
Backstory: As the new warchief of the Horde, Garrosh is a proud and vicious warrior who rules with an iron fist. His hatred for the Alliance burns like wildfire, and he will stop at nothing to destroy them. By his axe, the orcs will reclaim their rightful glory.
Garrosh Son of Hellscream.jpg
750gems / 15,000gold
Son of Hellscream
Garrosh Shattered Hand.jpg
Shattered Hand
Garrosh Glorious.jpg
Garrosh Deadly.jpg
Shard.png 150
Garrosh Blackrock.jpg
Shard.png 150
Legendary Mad Axe
Backstory: Of all the biker gangs marauding the wastelands, none are as feared as the Warsong Outriders. Led by the mutant warlord Garrosh, the roar of their engines is the sound of death on wheels.
Garrosh Mad Axe.jpg
Shard.png 2,400
Garrosh Mad Axe Frozen.jpg
Shard.png 2,400
Garrosh Mad Axe Mutant.jpg
Shard.png 2,400
Garrosh Mad Axe Horde.jpg
Shard.png 2,400
Garrosh Mad Axe Biohazard.jpg
Shard.png 2,400

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Garrosh/Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Garrosh made his debut in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (January 2007).
  • Garrosh is voiced by David Patrick Seitz.
  • Garrosh is the first orcish melee warrior hero in the game.
    • He is also the only offical member of the Warsong clan in the game.
  • Garrosh's name is Orcish for 'warrior's heart'.
  • Garrosh's axe - Gorehowl - belonged to his father, Grommash Hellscream.
    • The weapon itself was also owned at one point by Garrosh's grandfather, Golmash Hellscream.
    • Garrosh's axe was also owned by Prince Malchezaar at one point, although it was later recovered after the Northrend campaign.
  • The Shattered Hand Garrosh tint resembles a member of the Shattered Hand clan.
    • Interestingly, the tattoo on the left of Garrosh's chest displays the Shattered Hand symbol.
  • Garrosh is the second hero in the game who mentions that he likes to play Hearthstone, while the first one is Valeera. This could be related to the fact that Garrosh is the default Warrior hero.
    • In one of Garrosh's jokes, he states that when your hand is empty, the only choice left is to "Armor Up," a reference to his Hearthstone ability and HOTS trait (what he says is actually true in context of Hearthstone's game mechanic).
    • Garrosh also mentions sending Varian to his death, which is a reference to Varian being a Warrior card, meaning only Garrosh can use him in his deck.
  • The Deadly Garrosh skin depicts Garrosh with blue eyes.
  • The Blackrock Garrosh tint resembles a member of the Blackrock clan.
    • In this tint, Garrosh's pauldrons - the Tusks of Mannoroth - will have a fire glow in the eye sockets, the wedge of Gorehowl will glow, and Garrosh's eyes, belt, boots, nostrils, and torso - sternum and spinal cord - will have a fire glow.
    • Strangely, this tint doesn't display the tattoos on Garrosh's torso.
  • One of Garrosh's gag quotes references the 1927 song "Ice Cream".

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