Gorfax Angerfang

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HordeGorfax Angerfang
Image of Gorfax Angerfang
Title <Dragonmaw Clan>
Gender Male
Race Orc (Humanoid)
Class Warrior
Affiliation(s) Dragonmaw clan, Angerfang, Orgrimmar, Horde
Occupation Chieftain of the Dragonmaw clan and the Angerfang
Location Various
Status Alive

Gorfax Angerfang is an orc warrior and the current chieftain of the Dragonmaw clan. He is initially found in the Wetlands at the Angerfang Encampment. There, he is described to be the chieftain of the Angerfang Dragonmaw.

In the Wetlands, he took Nek'rosh Skullcrusher's position as a leader in the area. He later took control of the clan after the death of Warlord Zaela, as he represents the Dragonmaw at the prestige ceremony in the Undercity. This is later repeated at the Kosh'harg festival, where it is definitively stated he is the chieftain. Unlike those that came before him, he seeks to bring the Dragonmaw back to an honorable future; rather than one laiden with subjugation and slavery.


Gorfax and the Angerfang were long-time supporters of Nekros Skullcrusher and his son, Nek'rosh. Gorfax later found this support regretful, leading to nothing but death and dishonor.[1]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Following the Cataclysm, the Angerfang are led exclusively by Gorfax; describing him as 'chief' of the Angerfang Dragonmaw. He was attacked by Alliance adventurers sent by Prospector Whelgar to ensure that the Dragonmaw did not attack them at Whelgar's Retreat.[2]

According to Gorfax, the Angerfang joined Hellscream's Horde alongside the rest of the Dragonmaw clan.[3] It is unknown whether or not any of the group sided with Hellscream during the rise of the True Horde or defected into the Iron Horde.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Gorfax Angerfang visiting the Undercity.

Despite his defeat at the hands of the Alliance adventurer, Gorfax could be found in the Undercity alongside other notable leaders of the Horde when a Horde adventurer reached Prestige Rank 2. He was present at the ceremony hosted by Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner that congratulated the character for their battles against the Alliance, following their receiving of the  [High Warlord's Medal of Valor] from the Warchief, as well as an artifact appearance.[4]


Dragonflight This section concerns content related to Dragonflight.

Gorfax was present at Azeroth's first Kosh'harg festival, where he stood as chieftain of the clan. He lamented the fact that Thrall has had a bitter experience concerning his clan. He also told the tale of the sad story of his people, chastising his own hand in supporting Nek'rosh Skullcrusher. He stated their legacy has been stained with enslaving or subjugating another race, typically draconic, and he would like to lead them out of this dark legacy on their own merit. He was so vested in this concept; he stated he was willing to redeem the clan, or die trying. Upon orc champions requesting to join the Dragonmaw, Gorfax reaffirmed that it was their wish.[1] He subsequently instructed them with hunting, tracking, and killing Gor'krosh, the Long Knives, without their armor, in order to test their skills in battle.[5] Following their success, Gorfax accepted the  ["Long Knife"] as a trophy on behalf of the clan.[6]

As the Kosh'harg festival neared its end, Gorfax cheered orc champions as the champion of their people.[7]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Angerfang Encampment, Wetlands 10-30 Alliance Horde
Royal Quarter, Undercity 10-45 Elite Horde During H [10-45] A Royal Audience.
Razor Hill, Durotar 50-70 Elite Horde As part of the Heritage of Draenor.


  • Spell nature bloodlust.png Bloodbath — Cause bloody carnage for 3 sec.
  • Spell nature bloodlust.png Bloodlust — Increases an ally's attack speed by 30% for 6 sec.
  • Spell shadow bloodboil.png Bloody Strike — An instant attack that deals 110% weapon damage. Increases attack damage by 5%, but reduces chance to hit by 5%. Lasts 15 sec.

Objective of



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  • Despite being slain during the quest A [10-30] The Angerfang Menace in Cataclysm, Gorfax appears in the Undercity in Battle for Azeroth. It is entirely possible that, rather than the quest being non-canon, Gorfax simply survived the attempt on his life.
  • Since he was described as a chief in Cataclysm, there may have been a splinter in the Dragonmaw at some point as he was alive at the same time as Mor'ghor, who had claimed dominion over the Dragonmaw during his initial appearance. It is worth a note that Mor'ghor's title was Warchief, meaning that Gorfax could still be a subordinate. The title "Sub-Chief" has also been used among orcs, such as the Thunderlord Clan Sub-Chief, which may have been what Gorfax's role was.

Patch changes


  1. ^ a b H IconSmall Orc Male.gifIconSmall Orc Female.gif [50-70] The Blessing of the Clan, Gorfax's dialogue.
  2. ^ A [10-30] The Angerfang Menace
  3. ^ H IconSmall Orc Male.gifIconSmall Orc Female.gif [50-70] The Blessing of the Clan, Gorfax's dialogue
  4. ^ H [10-45] A Royal Audience
  5. ^ H IconSmall Orc Male.gifIconSmall Orc Female.gif [50-70] The Long Knives
  6. ^ H IconSmall Orc Male.gifIconSmall Orc Female.gif [50-70] Cornering Gor'krosh
  7. ^ H IconSmall Orc Male.gifIconSmall Orc Female.gif [50-70] Aka'magosh
  8. ^ Wowhead

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Preceded by:
Warlord Zaela
Chieftain of the Dragonmaw clan (Azeroth)
Succeeded by: