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The Horde is one of the two major political factions of the mortal races in Azeroth, its counterpart being the Alliance. Although its ideals, policies, and beliefs have been revised and membership has changed over time, it is the same Horde inherited by Thrall through Warchief Orgrim Doomhammer.

Current members

Major member races include:


Led by Warchief Thrall.

  • Capital is Orgrimmar in Durotar. They also have camps in the Barrens, Ashenvale, Stranglethorn Vale, Arathi Highlands, Badlands, Swamp of Sorrows and Azshara.
  • Attempting to embrace their once honorable, shamanistic ways and fight the corruption of demonic magic.
  • Surviving orc clans that have joined Thrall:
    • Frostwolf clan - Thrall's own clan, led by Farseer Drek'Thar since the death of its last affirmed chieftain, Durotan. The Frostwolf clan is the largest concentration of orcs in the Eastern Kingdoms, residing in Alterac Valley since their exile by Gul'dan decades earlier.
    • Warsong clan - Led by Garrosh Hellscream, these orcs have largely settled in Ashenvale Forest.
    • Shattered Hand clan - The Azerothian part of the clan have joined Thrall and serves as the Horde's guild of assassins.
    • Bleeding Hollow clan - The clan returned to Draenor after the Second War, but when it was torn apart some of the members crossed to the safety of Azeroth at the same time that Grom Hellscream and his Warsong clan passed. They were captured and later rescued from the interment camps, and now they serve the New Horde.
    • Burning Blade clan - Though their numbers are few, the blademasters are part of the horde. These swordsmen were once part of the Burning Blade clan that consumed itself in the throes of demonic corruption.

Led by Shadowhunter Vol'jin.


Led by High Chieftain Cairne Bloodhoof.

Undead Forsaken

Led by the Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner, with Varimathras as her majordomo until he betrayed her and the horde.

Horde Forces

  • Defilers
  • Frostwolf clan
  • Warsong Outriders

Other smaller factions/organizations that are part of the Horde:

  • The Stonemaul ogres of Dustwallow Marsh, formerly lead by Mok'Morokk, currently many support Tharg instead.
  • Many members of the Earthen Ring.
  • Many sentient Wyverns are considered to be part of the Horde.
  • Many intelligent Vampire Bats.
  • The Half-ogres
  • Many (though not all) Half-orcs.
  • Sylvanas has many banshee allies.


These are neutral or friendly to the Horde, but are not true members of the Horde. They have treaties or contracts with the Horde.

  • The forest trolls of the Revantusk tribe in the Hinterlands, led by Primal Torntusk, are Independent, though loosely allied with the Horde. While not members of the Horde, they are its friends. They know compassion, though they find it a bit difficult to relate to the Darkspear jungle trolls, having once been enemies
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