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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

Availability Quote Audio Background
Default For the Nathrezim One of Varimathras' unit quotes in Warcraft 3.[1]
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40 I Am Eternal! During the The Admiral Revealed quest in World of Warcraft, Mal'Ganis yells "Kirel Narak! I am Mal'Ganis, I am eternal!" when he is at 20% health.

The second part of the quote is also his Summon voice line in Hearthstone.

Kirel Narak!

Translation: not available
Language: Eredun
My Revenge Another quote from The Admiral Revealed. Mal'Ganis says "You'll never defeat the Lich King without my forces. I'll have my revenge, on him and you!" before being defeated.
Settle the Score During the Culling of Stratholme, Mal'Ganis told Arthas to "Gather your forces and meet me in the arctic land of Northrend. It is there that we shall settle the score between us. It is there were your true destiny will unfold."[1]

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Meh.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Your schemes cannot compare to the Legion's machinations.
  • Alarak: And yet I have the superior means of execution.
  • Alarak: I am a master manipulator, demon. Save your tricks for the enemy.
  • Mal'Ganis: A true manipulator tricks no one. We simply lead them to the truth they have yet to accept.
Emoji Alexstrasza Pack 1 Alexstrasza Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: I look forward to your efforts advancing the Legion's plans, dragon.
  • Alexstrasza: We are allied for now, but I will not allow your foul magics to pollute this realm when this is over.
Emoji Auriel Pack 1 Auriel Meh.png

Angel Hero

  • Mal'Ganis: When drained of their Light, the Naaru fall into darkness. Perhaps the same is true for you.
  • Angel: <hero dependent>
The Naaru are a race of immortal energy beings of the Holy Light. They are usually altruistic and wise, but when weakened or near death, their holy energies fade and are replaced by those of the Void, the Light's cosmic opposite. Such dark Naaru can be extremely dangerous, and they may devolve further into monsters called void gods.[1]
  • Angel: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Do not mistake me for that fool Lothraxion. My alliance with the Light is only temporary.
Lothraxion is a Nathrezim who has been infused with the Holy Light and serves as the High General of the Army of the Light, a holy golden army who formerly waged war against the Burning Legion on Argus under the leadership of the naaru Xe'ra.[1]
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  • Mal'Ganis: Arthas. When this is over, I will finally claim my vengeance.
  • Arthas: Bow before your betters.
Mal'Ganis was tasked to bring Arthas into the service of the Lich King, but Ner'zhul betrayed the dreadlord and allowed Arthas to kill him. As a demon, the dreadlord was not permanently killed, and years later he returned and swore vengeance on Arthas (who had now become the Lich King). However, Mal'Ganis never ended up acting on this promise.[1]
  • Arthas: Ugh, you.
  • Mal'Ganis: Yes, young prince. You failed to kill me. I will not make the same mistake.
Emoji Cassia Pack 1 Cassia Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: How many years do you think you have left, warmatron? The Legion can offer you eternal life.
  • Cassia: Do you know how many of your kind have been impaled on my javelin?
  • Cassia: Stay out of my way, demon. And you may live through this.
  • Mal'Ganis: Very well. I would hate to stand between you and your violent death.
Emoji Cho Pack 1 Cho Happy.pngEmoji Gall Pack 1 Gall Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Go forth, Cho'gall, and redeem yourself in the eyes of the master.
  • Cho: Time to unleash some chaos!
  • Gall: Oblivion unfurled!
Cho'gall was originally a member of the Shadow Council, who orchestrated the orcish Horde on behalf of the Burning Legion. However, after the Second War, the ogre abandoned the Horde (and by extension, the Legion) to instead swear service to the Old Gods.[1]
  • Gall: Oh look, brother, a demon!
  • Cho: This should be entertaining.
  • Mal'Ganis: Oh, it will be. Once I tear you in half for deserting the Legion.
Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Angry.png

Demon Hero

  • Mal'Ganis: I have not met a demon like you before. The master will be interested in this.
  • Demon: <hero dependent>
  • Demon: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Why settle for a single world, when so many are ripe for conquest?
Emoji Jaina Dreadlord Pack 1 Dreadlord Jaina Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Our plans have been set in motion. Are you ready for the final phase?
  • Dreadlord: <hero dependent>
Mal'Ganis and Dreadlord Jaina are both Nathrezim in service to the Legion.[1]
  • Dreadlord: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: I'd prefer it if we manipulated these fools into destroying each other. But I suppose more... direct action is acceptable.
Refers to how dreadlords generally prefer manipulation and subterfuge rather than directly engaging in combat.[1]
Emoji Garrosh Pack 1 Garrosh Happy.png


  • Garrosh: I require no assistance from a demon!
  • Mal'Ganis: That's what your father said. At first.
Garrosh's father Grommash was infamously the first orc who drank the blood of the demon Mannoroth, which enslaved the orcs to the Burning Legion (though Grom later redeemed himself by killing Mannoroth during the Third War). As a result, Garrosh despises anyone and anything that has to do with demons or their corruptive magic.[1]
Emoji Gul'dan Pack 1 Gul'dan Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: It is time to prove your worth, Gul'dan. Slay all who oppose us.
  • Gul'dan: As the master wishes.
Gul'dan was the orc chosen by Kil'jaeden to corrupt his race into servitude to the Legion and became the first orcish warlock and the founder of the Shadow Council. However, during the Second War on Azeroth, Gul'dan struck away from the main Horde force in an attempt to claim the demonic power inside the fabled Tomb of Sargeras. This betrayal ensured the Horde's – and by extension, the Legion's – defeat in the war.[1]
  • Gul'dan: The Legion is here! My plans will have to accelerate.
  • Mal'Ganis: See that they do. Our patience with you grows thin.
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Ah, the Betrayer. I wonder, how would the master reward me if I brought him your head?
  • Illidan: I fear no demon. Even you.
Illidan has both worked for and betrayed the Legion several times in the past, as his true goal has always been to eradicate them entirely.[1]
  • Illidan: My fate is my own, demon.
  • Mal'Ganis: You have always been a pawn in a larger game.
Emoji Jaina Pack 1 Jaina Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Ah, Jaina Proudmoore. If only you could have done more to save your precious Prince Arthas.
  • Jaina: I have nothing to say to you.
Jaina and Arthas were once lovers, and later they worked together to combat the undead plague spreading throughout Lordaeron. However, Jaina was unable to prevent Arthas' fall to darkness, a fact she felt great guilt over.[1]
  • Jaina: Oh, it's you. How unfortunate.
  • Mal'Ganis: You have no idea how right you are.
Emoji Johanna Pack 1 Johanna Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: A crusader... I've found crusaders to be particularly easy to deceive.
  • Johanna: The opinions of a demon have never mattered to me.
A reference to Balnazzar and Mal'Ganis' corruption of the Scarlet Crusade and Scarlet Onslaught, respectively.[1] Possibly a reference to Johanna's Zakarum faith, a religious order corrupted by Mephisto.
  • Johanna: Even demons have been sucked into this conflict, hm?
  • Mal'Ganis: That implies we don't revel in conflict for its own sake, mortal.
Emoji Johanna Pack 1 Johanna Happy.png

Johanna with

Warsong skin

  • Jo'Hanna: A demon? Shame. I was hoping for an ally who actually wins once in a while.
  • Mal'Ganis: Ally? No. Your kind will always be subordinate to the Legion.
Emoji Kel'Thuzad Pack 1 Kel'Thuzad Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Never forget, Kel'Thuzad, that the Scourge is a tool of the Legion. You will serve us.
  • Kel'Thuzad: I serve only the Lich King.
The Lich King and the Scourge were created to serve as forerunners for the Burning Legion's invasion of Azeroth, but the Lich King later broke free of the demons' control. Kel'Thuzad has always remained steadfast to the Lich King and played an important role in the Scourge's rebellion against their demon jailors.[1]
  • Kel'Thuzad: The Scourge serve your kind no longer, demon!
  • Mal'Ganis: Is that so? Then I will exterminate them.
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: You seem to have a knack for violence. I would like to see it in action.
  • Kerrigan: Let's go tear them apart.
  • Kerrigan: This realm will fall before us.
  • Mal'Ganis: Are you absolutely certain you're not an Aranasi?
The Aranasi are a race of intelligent spider demons loyal to the Burning Legion. The adult females of the species possess large bony wings that appear to be made out of spider limbs, which look very similar to Kerrigan's iconic skeletal wings.[1]
Emoji Mal'Ganis Pack 2 Mal'Ganis Surprised.png

Burning Legion hero

  • Mal'Ganis: This realm will bow to the Legion, or it will burn.
  • Legion hero: <hero dependent>
  • Legion hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Manach sheek-thrish!
Translation: not available
Language: Eredun
Manach sheek-thrish is an Eredun phrase with no known translation, originally spoken by Archimonde in the Battle for Mount Hyjal raid.[1]
Emoji Li-Ming Pack 1 Li-Ming Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Nathreza is home to the greatest archive of magical knowledge in the Twisting Nether. It could all be yours... if you join us.
  • Li-Ming: Don't think too hard, you might hurt yourself.
At the heart of the Nathrezim homeworld of Nathreza was the dreadlords' greatest monument, a massive archive containing records of every conquest and campaign the Legion has performed during its long history.[1]
  • Li-Ming: I'm fighting alongside you? I can't believe this!
  • Mal'Ganis: Your belief is irrelevant. Do not disappoint me.
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: The Legion is in your debt, warden. That vault of yours provided us with many powerful minions.
  • Maiev: Go on. I would love an excuse to slay you.
This refers to the Vault of the Wardens, a huge prison facility on the Broken Isles where the Watchers contained all the monsters and criminals they'd imprisoned over the years. During the Legion's latest invasion of Azeroth, they attacked and occupied the vault, unleashing many of its dangerous inmates to serve their purposes.[1]
  • Maiev: The others may trust you, demon, but I am not so easily deceived!
  • Mal'Ganis: (malicious laughter) Is that so? I was not aware you possessed a sense of humor, Shadowsong.
Emoji Medivh Pack 1 Medivh Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Your quest for redemption is futile, Medivh. You always have, and always will, belong to the Legion.
  • Medivh: Speak to me only when necessary, demon.
Medivh was possessed from birth by Sargeras, the Burning Legion's ruler, and under his influence he opened the Dark Portal that unleashed the orcish Horde on Azeroth. Many years later when the Burning Legion tried to invade once more, Medivh returned as a Prophet to guide Azeroth's mortal races to unite against, and ultimately triumph over, the demons' invasion.[1]
  • Medivh: I had hoped to never consort with demons again.
  • Mal'Ganis: The Dark Titan cares nothing for your pitiful hope. You will serve him again in the end.
Emoji Rehgar Pack 1 Rehgar Happy.png

Orc Hero

  • Mal'Ganis: You orcs had such potential. And you could unlock it again, if you accept our generous offer.
  • Orc: <hero dependent>
Kil'jaeden corrupted the orcish race into a bloodthirsty, demon-corrupted Horde in service to the Legion. The Horde invaded Azeroth and fought in two brutal wars before being defeated by the Alliance. A generation later, Thrall reformed the Horde and led the orcs to freedom, both from the humans and from their former demon masters.[1]
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Happy.png


  • Samuro: Your presence brings us disgrace. Keep your distance or my blade will keep it for you!
  • Mal'Ganis: Your blade? The one that butchered so many innocent lives at our command? (laughs) I am not the source of your disgrace.
Emoji Anub'arak Pack 1 Anub'arak Meh.png

Scourge Hero

  • Mal'Ganis: Are you ready to serve your masters?
  • Scourge hero: <hero dependent>
  • Scourge hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: We created your kind as a precursor to our own invasion. You were made to be expendable.
Emoji Uther Pack 1 Uther Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: We're more alike than you care to admit, paladin. I too was betrayed by Arthas Menethil.
  • Uther: Oh? Are you expecting me to give a damn? Hah, that's rich.
Uther served as Arthas' mentor in the prince's youth, training him in the ways of the paladin and even coming to see him almost as a son. However, just like Jaina, Uther was unable to prevent Arthas' turn to evil and was later killed by his former student.[1]
  • Uther: So it's you.
  • Mal'Ganis: I must thank you, Uther, for molding Arthas into a man who was so easy to corrupt.
Emoji Valla Pack 1 Valla Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: You call yourself a demon hunter? You are nothing before the Legion.
  • Valla: Make no mistake, we are not allies.
  • Valla: When this is over, you're next.
  • Mal'Ganis: Do not mistake me for the demons you know. I am far more dangerous.
Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Varian Wrynn. Would you like to know how you die?
  • Varian: Your foul words do not sway me.
Mal'Ganis was present at the Battle for Broken Shore, where Varian was killed by Gul'dan.[1]
  • Varian: Allying with such evil is not a test I was expecting.
  • Mal'Ganis: And yet you do so willingly. Your journey into darkness has already begun.
Emoji Whitemane Pack 1 Whitemane Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Ready to do a dreadlord's bidding, inquisitor? It wouldn't be the first time.
  • Whitemane: Your deceit falls upon deaf ears.
A reference to the Scarlet Crusade's history of dreadlord corruption.[1]
  • Whitemane: The Scarlet Crusade will be your end, dreadlord!
  • Mal'Ganis: (dark laughter) If only you knew.
Another reference to the Scarlet Crusade's history of dreadlord corruption.[1]
Emoji Yrel Pack 1 Yrel Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: The Dark Titan is pleased with your people's contributions to the Legion. Would you like to know how many worlds they have destroyed?
  • Yrel: Do not speak to me, demon. We'll settle this when the battle is over.
Originally, Yrel's people – the draenei – were members of the eredar race on the planet Argus. When Sargeras invited the eredar's three rulers to join his Burning Legion, two of the leaders (Archimonde and Kil'jaeden) gladly accepted, while the third (Velen) and his followers fled with the help of the naaru. While Velen's people became known as draenei, the eredar who joined the Legion were transformed into monstrous demons later known as man'ari, and they became the foremost tacticians and commanders of the Legion's forces, with Archimonde and Kil'jaeden as Sargeras' main lieutenants. The draenei and man'ari eredar have been mortal enemies ever since.[1]
  • Yrel: So now I must place my trust in a demon? I should smite you where you stand!
  • Mal'Ganis: Do you have any idea how many Nathrezim have already secured your trust?
Emoji Zul'jin Pack 1 Zul'jin Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: The orcs proved to be a disappointment. Perhaps your people would be more... satisfactory.
  • Zul'jin: Ho, you got some serious bad mojo going on.
  • Zul'jin: Ah, the Loa warn us about things like you.
  • Mal'Ganis: What makes you think we weren't your "loa" to begin with?
"Loa" is a collective term for various powerful gods and spirits worshiped by the troll tribes. Given the Nathrezim's usual tactics, it wouldn't at all be strange for them to impersonate such objects of worship.[1]
Emoji Mal'Ganis Pack 1 Mal'Ganis Happy.png


  • Mal'Ganis: Is your soul readied for the chaos yet to be unleashed?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: I have been waiting for you. Are you ready to fulfill your purpose?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
Callback to a line Mal'Ganis said to Arthas during the Culling of Stratholme: "I've been waiting for you, young prince."[1]
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: I am more prepared for this than you know.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: This will be a fine test, mortal.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: The Dark Titan would not have sent me otherwise.
Emoji Mal'Ganis Pack 1 Mal'Ganis ROFL.png



  • Mal'Ganis: Excellent. Someone who can play their part.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: It seems fate conspires against our foes.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: You seem promising. Let's see what you can do, shall we?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: We will devour their hope.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: I look forward to this feast.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: The battle is already won.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Do not let your confidence become our downfall.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: An enticing prospect.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Yes... this is the beginning.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: We will crush this realm until the flame of life has been snuffed out forever.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Our onslaught will wash over our enemy's forces!
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  • Mal'Ganis: Bow to the Burning Legion.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: The Dark Titan has sent you to me... despite my protest.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Weak little mortal. You will have to do.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Fear not. I will kill our enemies before I kill you.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Do you think it's a coincidence that we are allies? You will be turned.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: The only reason you still live is because you are of use to me. For now.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: Brave words. Unfortunately for you, that's all they are.
Another Culling quote: "Brave words. Unfortunately for you [Arthas], it won't end here."
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: This is why all who join the Legion are required to learn demonic.
While the members of the Burning Legion hail from many different races, they all speak the common language of Eredun, or Demonic. Ironically, the Nathrezim also have their own separate tongue, but they're very secretive about it and rarely use it outside their homeworld.[1]
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mal'Ganis: I acknowledge your power, mortal. Take pride in it. Revel in it. Use it for the Legion.

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Arthas This is where your journey ends, boy. Callback to what Mal'Ganis tells Arthas at the start of the Warcraft 3 mission "Frostmourne": "This is where your journey ends, boy. Trapped and freezing at the roof of the world, with only death to sing the tale of your doom."[1]
vs. Dreadlord hero Is this how Varimathras felt? Varimathras was recruited by Sylvanas Windrunner and aided her in securing Lordaeron for her Forsaken, culminating in killing Balnazzar as a proof of loyalty, despite the rule prohibiting Nathrezim from slaying one another.[1]
vs. Jaina Join your beloved in death. Most likely refers to Arthas, who was killed by the heroes of Azeroth atop Icecrown Citadel.[1]
vs. Kel'Thuzad It was unwise of you to side with Arthas. Throughout the Third War and its aftermath, Kel'Thuzad remained absolutely loyal to Arthas and to the Lich King and played a significant role in the civil war between the Scourge and the Legion.[1]
vs. Uther And now your failure is complete, Lightbringer. Likely a reference to a scene in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi in which Darth Vader tells Luke that "Now [Obi-Wan's] failure is complete". The relationship between Uther and Arthas has many similarities to that of Obi-Wan and Anakin/Vader, with the experienced warrior being betrayed and killed by a beloved student turned evil.[1]
vs. Whitemane You outlived your usefulness. Another nod to Mal'Ganis' leadership of the Scarlet Onslaught.[1]
vs. hero with kill streak Enough! Your killing spree ends here.

Anach kyree!

Translation: Miserable insect!
Language: Eredun
A quote from the The Admiral Revealed quest.[1]
All too easy. Mal'Ganis can say this when killing a player in Culling of Stratholme. It's also possibly a reference to the duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, during which Vader at one point says "All too easy" after Luke falls into a carbonite-freezing chamber.[1]
Your death is in vain. Another quote from the The Admiral Revealed quest.[1]
Your time has come to an end. A quote from the The Admiral Revealed quest.[1]
Is that all?

Click-quotes[edit | edit source]

Quotes marked "Click-Quotes" are triggered when the player repeatedly clicks on the hero with the Left mouse button.

Quote Audio Background
You call on me? One of Varimathras' select quotes in Warcraft 3.[1]
What is it now? One of the select qutoes for the Dreadlord (unit) in Warcraft 3.[1]
I watched Varian die on the Broken Shore. Admittedly, I didn't do much after that, but I was there! Lampshades how Mal'Ganis was one of many demons who appeared in the Battle for Broken Shore, the event that kicked off the World of Warcraft: Legion expansion and in which Varian Wrynn was killed by Gul'dan, but ended up never appearing again after that.[1]
So many people mistake me for Varimathras that I've just started signing his autograph when they ask me for one. It's easier than correcting them. Most Nathrezim tend to look nearly identical to each other, to the point where the Warcraft 3 developers had to give each dreadlord character in that game a different color to make them easier to tell apart. This quote is probably also a reference to how the art on Mal'Ganis' Hearthstone card was originally created for the WoW Trading Card Game to represent Varimathras.[1]
I heard that the Black Dragonflight tried to destroy Stormwind by disguising one of their own as a high-ranking official. Hmph. I suppose imitation is the highest form of flattery. This refers to the black dragon Onyxia, who infiltrated the Stormwind court disguised as the noblewoman Katrana Prestor and orchestrated many dire events, including the kidnapping of King Varian Wrynn. She had designs to take over Stormwind entirely but was eventually unmasked and killed by Varian and his comrades. Onyxia's tactics were very similar to the Nathrezim, who are also masters of disguise and infiltration of mortal societies.[1]
You'd think that after Balnazaar, the Scarlet Crusade would have started vetting their leadership more carefully. alnazzar was one of Mal'Ganis' fellow dreadlords. He corrupted the zealous human order known as the Scarlet Crusade from its inception by killing the paladin Saidan Dathrohan and possessing his corpse. Later, Mal'Ganis pulled the exact same trick with the Scarlet Crusade's splinter organization, the Scarlet Onslaught, by possessing the body of Grand Admiral Barean Westwind.[1]
For the last time, I am Mal'Ganis. I am not a turtle, I am eternal. During "The Admiral Revealed", Mal'Ganis yells "Kirel narak! I am Mal'Ganis. I am eternal!". The latter part returned as Mal'Ganis' summon quote in Hearthstone, but over the years many Hearthstone players have misheard it as "I am Mal'Ganis. I am a turtle!", leading to countless turtle-related memes and jokes.[1]
A word of advice. The ability to incapacitate your enemies is extremely valuable. I wouldn't sleep on it if I were you.
Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of the work I did with the plague of undeath. But Hakkar the Soulflayer's Corrupted Blood? Now that was a plague! Hakkar the Soulflayer, the Loa of Blood, is a monstrous troll god that players originally faced in the Zul'Gurub raid in classic WoW. During the boss fight, Hakkar would contaminate players with a damage-over-time disease called Corrupted Blood, which was intended to remain confined to Zul'Gurub but which -- through a player exploit -- managed to spread to players in the outside world. Entire cities soon became infected, with players dying like flies until Blizzard patched the game a few weeks later. Despite being unintentional, the event is a famous part of WoW history, and some university researchers studied the incident as an example of how real-world pandemics might spread.[1]
It is forbidden for one Nathrezim to kill another. Granted, the penalty is just a citation and small fine, but it goes on your permanent demonic record. This rule was first mentioned in the Warcraft 3 mission "A New Power in Lordaeron", in which Sylvanas Windrunner commanded Varimathras to kill his brother Balnazzar. He initially refused, citing the rule, but eventually obeyed Sylvanas' orders.[1]
I wanted to storm Icecrown Citadel and claim my revenge on Arthas, but... I could never get a group together. If only flexible raiding had existed back then! At the end of "The Admiral Revealed", Mal'Ganis tells the player character that Azeroth's heroes will never be able to defeat the Lich King without Mal'Ganis' Scarlet Onslaught forces, and he vows to one day have his revenge on Arthas and the player both. However, Mal'Ganis was noticeably absent when players invaded the Icecrown Citadel raid and destroyed the Lich King. The joke about flexible raiding refers to how WoW raids used to require a specific amount of players, with Icecrown Citadel requiring a raid size of 10 or 25 players, while later expansions introduced a flexible system where raids will scale in difficulty based on group sizes between 10-25 players, making it easier to get raid groups together.[1]
Are you enjoying this, mortal? Wasting valuable time clicking on me so you can hear these jokes? You're not recording this, are you?
Have you heard the one about the Nathrezim baker? He was a bread lord.
No, seriously, that's why we used infected grain to spread the plague of undeath. It was his thing. Prior to the Third War, Kel'Thuzad and his Cult of the Damned spread the Plague of Undeath throughout Lordaeron by infusing the disease into grain that would then be distributed from the city of Andorhal to outlying villages, baked into bread, and eaten. The plan proved brutally effective, with entire towns being transformed into Scourge minions almost overnight.[1]
(phone rings) Yes? Oh, hello Darkness. My old friend. Have you called to talk to me again? (pauses then sighs) No. I still don't have the Demon Hunter's number. Ask the other one. A reference to the one of Warcraft III Dreadlord joke quotes, which itself is a part of "Darkness calls" series of joke quotes. Also a reference to Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" song.

Commands[edit | edit source]

Command Quote Audio Background
Move The night beckons. Dreadlord (unit) Move quotes from Warcraft 3.[1]
That was my plan.
Very well.
For now. Tichondrius' Move quote in Warcraft 3.[1]
I must hunt soon. Dreadlord (unit) Move quote from Warcraft 3.[1]
So many souls to consume.
The master's will be done.
Chaos will reign.
Attack I hunger! Dreadlord (unit) Attack quote from Warcraft 3.[1]
Tiny mortal.
Die, fool! Tichondrius' Attack quote from Warcraft 3.[1]
Your soul is mine! Dreadlord (unit) Attack quote from Warcraft 3.[1]
Time to feed.
I will enjoy this.
Suffer and perish.
Not Enough


I need more mana.
Not enough mana.
Provide me with mana.

Pings[edit | edit source]

Ping Quote Audio Background
Assist icon.png


Ally It seems our ally needs help.
Self I call upon your aid, mortal.
Assist me at once.
Def icon.png


Hold your ground.
Structure Defend this structure with your lives.
Do not allow this structure to fall.
Fort If that fort falls, so shall you.
Core Defend our core.
Watchtower Keep this watch tower in our grasp.
Ally Prevent this one from dying.
This weakling needs protection.
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I'd be careful if I were you.
You are courting danger, mortal.
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On My Way

I will be with you soon.
Reinforcements are on the way.
Attack Attack without mercy.
Watchtower Take control of this watch tower.
Mercenaries Turn these mercenaries to our side.
Fort Crush their fort.
Core It is time. Destroy the core.
Destroy Structure Bring ruin to that structure.
I want that structure destroyed.
Enemy Snuff that one out.
Claim that one's life.
Enemy Kill them.
Missing The enemy has eluded me. Impressive.
I have lost sight of the enemy.
Retreat Retreat, if you value your life.
Enough! Pull back.
Objective Capture Take the objective.
I command you to seize the objective.
Collect All of these will be ours.
Gather these. All of them.
Transport Accompany the objective.
This "thing" must be secured.
Turn In Bring in all that you have.
Relinquish those. Now.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Quotes in this section trigger when the player is in the Collection tab.

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Viewed in shop Locked Fear the Nathrezim.
Owned Heed the voice of the Dark Titan.
Waiting Locked What would you give for true power?
Take your time. My patience is... eternal.
Owned Do not waste my time.
Even the perfect plan is useless if not put into action.
Purchased Your journey has just begun.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

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Lock-in I must feed. Tichondrius' quote from Warcraft 3.[1]
Try Mode Witness the strength of a dread lord.
Can your mortal mind comprehend this power?

(Successfully capturing a merc camp or objective)

All according to plan.
(evil laughter)
Complimenting a Kill You are stronger than I thought.
Vicious. You would do well in the Legion.
This pleases me.
Near Low-Health Ally Fool. Find a healing fountain.
You require healing, mortal.
Healed You've proven useful, healer.
You are wise to serve me.
I will remember this.
Hearthing I must gather my strength at our base.
It is imperative that I retreat.
Respawn I am Mal'Ganis. I am eternal! The Admiral Revealed quote.[1]
I have gathered my strength. At the end of "The Admiral Revealed", Mal'Ganis says "Enough! I waste my time here. I must gather my strength on the homeworld." before leaving through a portal.[1]
Enough of my time has been wasted.
Resurrected Did they really think I would stay dead?
You can never truly kill a demon.
Taunting I will crush the life from you.
Face the might of the Nathrezim. Quotes similar to this one are spoken by Balnazzar in the Stratholme dungeon and Varimathras in Antorus.[1]
It has been too long since I tore someone apart.
Talent chosen Clever.
Well chosen.
My strength gathers.
The Dark Titan grants me power.
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Death is but a temporary inconvenience.
That was a fair trade.
Comeback And now, to crush their hopes of victory.
Team wiped We will have our revenge.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Night Rush

sleeping heroes Time out. Quotes spoken by Mal'Ganis when casting Sleep on a player in Culling of Stratholme.[1]
You seem tired.
Sleep now.
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Carrion Swarm

None can oppose me! Varimathras' quotes from Warcraft 3.[1]
Vanquish the weak! Varimathras' quotes from Warcraft 3.[1] Also spoken by Dreadlord Jaina
Time to die.
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Dark Conversion

Your life will sustain me. Tichondrius' quote from Warcraft 3.[1]

Announcer[edit | edit source]

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Start of a Match Players spawning Soon, the battle will commence.
Players spawning (playing as the same hero) I will personally lead the assault.
Another Nathrezim with my name? Having a double could be useful...
Is that an impersonator, or an illusion? Either way, it's an impressive deception.
countdown The battle begins in...
Ten seconds.
Battle begins Let the battle begin!
Let your true destiny unfold.
Kill them for opposing you.
Talents Unlocked Choose a talent.
Player Abandons A hero has left the battle.
A weakling has fled the battlefield.
Player Rejoins A hero has rejoined the battle.
Player Kills Hero slain.
Hero slaughtered.
Embrace your anger.
Yes, kill them all.
Feed upon your enemies.
Take pride in this destruction.
Double Kill Double kill.
Triple Kill Triple kill.
Quadruple Kill Quad kill.
Mega Kill Mega kill.
First Blood First blood.
Player Deaths You have been slain.
You will have your revenge.
Gather your strength and slay your killer.
Punish their insolence.
Death is impermanent. Your wrath is eternal.
That should have been your kill.
Death on a Killing Spree Your killing spree has ended.
Show them no mercy.
Ally Death on a Killing Spree Your ally could not maintain their killing spree.
Enemy Team Wiped Enemy team slaughtered.
Killing Spree tier 1
(5 takedowns)
Killing spree.
tier 2
(10 takedowns)
tier 3
(15 takedowns)
tier 4
(20 takedowns)
Hero of the Storm! (laughs)
Enemy Fort Destroyed Fort destroyed.
Your enemies have lost a fort.
They deserve to burn.
You did what was necessary.
Well done.
Enemy Keep Destroyed Keep destroyed.
Yes. This is what you were meant for.
Satisfying, isn't it?
Own Fort Lost Fort lost.
You have let the enemy destroy your fort.
This was not part of the plan.
Are you going to let them get away with this?
How dare they strike at you.
Own Keep Lost Keep lost.
I feel your rage. Make it your strength.
This does not bode well for you.
Core Is Under Attack Your core is under attack.
They're striking at your core.
Victory Victory!
Did they think they could stand against you?
Why stop now? You could kill so many more.
Defeat Defeat.
These insects did not earn their victory.
You cannot be blamed for this. You did your part.

References[edit | edit source]

Hero Quotes
Bruisers Bruiser

ArtanisChenD.VaDeathwingDehakaImperius (Demonic) • Leoric (Space Lord) • MalthaelRagnarosRexxarSonyaThrallVarianXulYrel

Healers Healer

AlexstraszaAnaAnduinAurielBrightwing (Flying Monkey) • DeckardKharazimLi LiLt. MoralesLúcioMalfurionRehgarStukovUtherTyrandeWhitemane

Melee Assassins Melee Assassin

AlarakGazloweIllidanKerrigan (Queen of Ghosts) • MaievMurkyQhiraSamuro (Monkey King) • The ButcherValeeraZeratul

Ranged Assassins Ranged Assassin

Azmodan (Azmodunk) • CassiaChromieFalstadGreymaneFenixGallGenjiGul'danHanzoJaina (DreadlordTheramore) • Junkrat (Sapper) • Kael'thasKel'ThuzadLi-MingLunaraMephistoNazeeboNovaOrpheaProbiusRaynorSgt. HammerSylvanasTracerTychus (Infested) • VallaZagaraZul'jin

Support Support

AbathurMedivhTassadar (Mecha) • The Lost VikingsZarya

Tanks Tank

Anub'arakArthasBlazeChoDiablo (LurkabloPrime Evil) • E.T.C.GarroshJohanna (Warsong) • Mal'GanisMeiMuradin (Maraudin') • StitchesTyrael (Mecha)

Announcer Quotes
Warcraft Warcraft

AlexstraszaAnub'arakAnduinArthasBrightwingDeathwingDrek'TharE.T.C.FalstadGarroshGazloweHeadless HorsemanIllidanJainaKel'ThuzadLi LiMaievMalfurionMal'GanisMuradinMurkyRehgarStitchesVanndar StormpikeWhitemaneYrel

StarCraft StarCraft

AbathurAdjutantAlarakBlazeDr. CookFenixMira HanSgt. HammerTassadarTychusZeratul

Diablo Diablo (franchise)

BelethThe ButcherDeckardDiabloIlarianImperiusJohannaMephistoNazeeboSonyaTyraelValla

Overwatch Overwatch

AthenaD.VaGenjiHanzoJunkratKatya VolskayaMei

Nexus Heroes of the Storm

Arena AnnouncerBlackheartCommodore FordEl GuapoGrave KeeperKaKevin "cloaken" JohnsonLady of ThornsMC TombstoneNeithisOrpheaQhiraQueen NightshadeMecha TyraelRaven LordThe Kid