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Harrison Jones

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AllianceHarrison Jones
Image of Harrison Jones
Title Explorer's League,
Archaeology Trainer,
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Rogue
Affiliation(s) Stormwind, Explorers' League
Occupation Archaeologist, Explorer
Location Various
Status Alive
Mentor(s) Brann Bronzebeard[2]
Student(s) Janric Moller, Lana Dubing, Darnella Winford

Harrison Jones is an archaeologist and explorer of the Explorers' League, much like his namesake. Initially a simple joke character, Jones has become a recurring character with added significance, particularly during the Uldum storyline. His companions often include Adarrah, Samir, and Budd Nedreck.


Harrison Jones in the Royal Library of Stormwind City.

The Burning Crusade

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Jones first appeared inside Zul'Aman. Upon entering Zul'Aman, the inner gate into the city was shut; speaking to Jones would cause him to don his hat, shout out that he studied the site intending to have its treasures put in a museum, and run over to the gong near the door. He and five adventurers needed to hit the gong until it stopped moving. Shortly thereafter, the gates would open, and suddenly Amani trolls ambushed him.

Wrath of the Lich King

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Having survived the troll ambush, Harrison traveled to Northrend. He can be found captured in the crypt of the Drakil'jin Ruins in the eastern Grizzly Hills. Freed from his cage by the adventurer, he decided to leave the place and asked them if they wanted to follow him. In the crypt, he freed Adarrah and defeated the giant cobra Tecahuna after summoning it by hitting a gong. Once Harrison saved the adventurer, Jones disappeared from sight.[3]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Harrison Jones in Uldum.

After the Cataclysm, Harrison appeared in the Royal Library of the Stormwind Keep as the city's archaeology trainer, teaching adventurers and his students.

One day, Explorer Mowi informed him about the Masters' Gate which Deathwing was trying to use as a weapon. Before deciding to go to Uldum, he sent an Alliance soldier to meet up with Adarrah.

Shortly after this, Harrison traveled to Uldum on a mule and was encountered at Khartut's Tomb, searching for the Coffer of Promise. Moments before arming some explosives, pygmy shot at Harrison's mule which forced the adventurer to hit a brazier and light the explosive. Terrified, Harrison and the adventurer jumped into two nearby chests. After crushing into another pygmy, they ended up at the Obelisk of the Stars. To their luck, they discovered a titan tablet which told him that the obelisk was what kept the land hidden. He also discovered that the way to recharge it was by using the Shaft of the Stars. Going inside the Chamber of the Stars, he learned that the statues housed four orbs, and he decided to topple them.

Harrison then informed the adventurer to meet him in Ramkahen for the next step of his plan. They entered the Chamber of the Sun and activated it, then took flight on a plane. When Commander Schnottz told everything about his plan to the adventurer, Harrison came into the scene and told Schnottz to beat. At the Obelisk of the Moon, Schnottz's men have already treaded into the ruins to defeat the Guardian that protected it but ultimately failed when the adventurer bombed the camp and killed the remaining men. Harrison arrived at the ruins and activated the obelisk and then, he and the adventurer ran towards the Temple of Uldum. Unfortunately, Schnottz had already won and had found the treasure before they even got there. Surrounded by black dragons, Harrison and the adventurer had been put in an impossible situation to get out of, until suddenly, the chest spoke. Someone was in there and used an orb of light to obliterate the black dragons and Schnottz himself.

Brann Bronzebeard's "two steps ahead of everyone as usual" struck again, and Harrison Jones and the adventurer were relieved. Harrison then told the adventurer to light up his signal flares to be brought to the Coffer of Promise.

Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

Jones can be briefly seen in the Silvershard Mines on a mine track heading north.

Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content related to Warlords of Draenor.

Jones was mentioned in passing by a Stormshield Guard in Ashran as to be looking for an artifact but with no luck. Examiner Rahm Flameheart and Illandria Belore of the Reliquary also discussed Harrison's mission, hoping to seize the artifact before he did.

Harrison was found on the main island excavating its ruins in Stormshield Stronghold and was targeted by the Horde.

Later, Jones appeared in the adventurers' garrisons to aid them in recovering relics across Draenor. He became a follower for both Alliance and Horde commanders when his missions were complete.

Battle for Azeroth

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Harrison sporting a beard during the Assault in Uldum.

He appeared at the Maker's Ascent in Uldum during the Assault in Uldum along with several other members of the Explorers' League.


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Zul'Aman 70 Alliance Horde Classic only; appearance removed in patch 4.1.0.
Drakil'jin Ruins, Grizzly Hills[70.6, 17.4] 15-30 (retail)
70 (Classic)
Alliance Horde As a quest giver during the Grizzly Hills storyline.
Royal Library, Stormwind City[85.6, 25.8] 1-70 (retail)
80 (Classic)
Alliance Horde As a quest giver and archaeology trainer.
Uldum 30-35 (retail)
85 (Classic)
Alliance Horde As one of the main characters in the Uldum storyline.
Silvershard Mines Alliance Horde Untargetable, name seen via tracking.
Stormshield Stronghold, Ashran[42.8, 76.8] Ashran+1 Elite Alliance Horde
Frostwall; Lunarfall 40 Alliance Horde As a quest giver for Relic Hunter daily quests.
Becomes a follower after earning  [Don't Call Me Junior].
Maker's Ascent, Uldum[39.8, 14.0] 50 Alliance Horde In the Battle for Azeroth version.


  • Ability rogue fanofknives.png Fan of Knives — Deals Physical damage to all targets in 15 yards.
  • Ability kick.png Kick — A quick kick that interrupts spellcasting and prevents any spell in that school from being cast for 5 sec.
  • Ability sap.png Sap — Incapacitates the target for up to 8 sec.
  • Ability hunter snaketrap.png Snake Trap — Place a trap that will release several venomous snakes to attack the first enemy to approach. The snakes will die after 5 sec. Trap will exist for 1 min
  • Ability rogue sprint.png Sprint — Increases your movement speed by 50% and attack speed by 50% for 12 sec. Usable while stealthed.

As a follower

Harrison Jones is a Subtlety Rogue Garrison follower with the following abilities:

  • Trade archaeology draenei tome.png Mentor (Trait) — Accompanying followers gain this follower's combat effectiveness.
  • Inv garrison resource.png Extreme Scavenger (Trait) — Increases the garrison resources gained from a mission by 200%.
  • Spell shadow shadowward.png Evasion (Ability) — Used by a rogue to avoid significant damage. Counters: Massive Strike Massive Strike
  • Ability kick.png Kick (Ability) — Used by a rogue to interrupt a spell (super frustrating). Counters: Powerful Spell Powerful Spell
  • Ability rogue sprint.png Sprint (Ability) — Used by a rogue to escape harm's way. Or, to move quickly between the mailbox and auction houseCounters: Danger Zones Danger Zones
  • Ability rogue fanofknives.png Fan of Knives (Ability) — Used by a rogue to damage many enemies. Counters: Minion Swarms Minion Swarms
  • Ability sap.png Sap (Ability) — Used by a rogue to neutralize a dangerous enemy (or just to annoy you). Counters: Deadly Minions Deadly Minions
  • Ability stealth.png Subtlety (Specialization) — A dark stalker who leaps from the shadows to ambush and counter some BossesCounters: Boss Boss

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the PTR stages of patch 6.1.0.

  • Inv jewelry trinket 18.png Explorer Extraordinaire (Ability) — An expert in both Beast Lore and Terrain Exploration, Harrison can anticipate all incoming danger. "Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory." - Harrison Jones Counters: Danger Zones Danger Zones



Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 8.0.1.

Lunarfall / Frostwall Warlords of Draenor
Grizzly Hills Wrath-Logo-Small.png
Stormwind Keep Cataclysm
Uldum Cataclysm

Obelisk of the Stars questline

Obelisk of the Sun questline

Schnottz's Landing questline

Vir'sar and beyond questline

Temple of Uldum questline

Removed from game The subject of this section did not make it out of the beta stages of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Objective of



Strange... these mosaics don't resemble any known troll tradition.

A word to the wise, stranger, go back to wherever you're from.

This is no place for lighthearted adventurers. It'll chew up the likes of you and spit out your bones.

Gossip Thanks for the concern, but we intend to explore Zul'Aman.

Suit yourself. At least five of you must assist me if we're to get inside. Follow me...
According to my calculations, if enough of us bang the gong at once the seal on these doors will break and we can enter.
I've researched this site extensively and I won't allow any dim-witted treasure hunters to swoop in and steal what belongs in a museum. I'll lead this charge.

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Cold feet, I assume. Probably better this way - nothing but death in there for the likes of you....
In fact, it would be best if you just stay here. You'd only get in my way....
These fires have been burning steadily for years. Unusual dedication for trolls.

Grizzly Hills


You'd better get outta here unless you want to find yourself in one of these cages....

Stormwind City


Are you here to train in Archaeology?

Trainer Train me.

On approach, Janric Moller, Lana Dubing, and Darnella Winford stand in a semi-circle in front of Jones.
Archaeology is the search for fact. Not truth.
If it's truth you're interested in, Cuddy Nordlinger's Philosophy class is right down the hall.
Janric Moller laughs.
Lana Dubing laughs.
Darnella Winford laughs.
So forget any ideas you've got about lost cities, exotic travel, and digging up the world.
Seventy percent of all archaeology is done in the library. Research. Reading.
We cannot afford to take mythology at face value.
Lana Dubing flutters her eyelashes at Harrison Jones.
Ahem! Well... ah, next week:"Tanaris." Starting with the excavation of Broken Pillar by Marvon Rivetseeker in Year 22.
I will be here doing research if anybody's got any problems for the next hour and a half.
The students wave goodbye and leave the library.


Khartut's Tomb
  • This place is an archaeologist's dream!
I wish there were time to conduct a proper excavation.
  • Just look at this place!
It's an a[sic] archaeologist's dream...
  • You're not thinkin' about stealing my explosives again, are ya?
  • How about you don't go runnin' off with my explosives this time, okay?
Obelisk of the Stars

I've been meaning to investigate this site.

No time like the present!

Obelisk of the Sun

Dad always told me the big fellas hit hard, but that they're slow...

I'm pretty sure dad never met this guy!

Vir'naal Dam


We'll have to do that again sometime!

Well, I'm off to do some more research. I'll catch up to you when I'm ready.

Schnottz's Landing

It's a good thing I showed up when I did!

I'm guessing we haven't seen the last of that Schnottz fellow.

Oasis of Vir'sar

Focus, <name>.

We have to get to the Coffer of Promise before Schnottz does!

Pilgrim's Precipice

I had no idea Sullah had so many... acquaintances.

Near the Obelisk of the Moon

We have to make our way to the coffer without tipping off Schnottz and his boys.

At the Obelisk of the Moon


Taking out those crystals should drain the construct.


  • You need my help with anything today, commander?
  • Nothing surprises me, commander. I'm a scientist.
  • Have you found any more artifacts, commander?
  • You call THIS archaeology?
  • Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and Glory.
  • I'm making this up as I go!
  • I'm like a bad penny. I always turn up.
  • I'll give ya a tip, kid. "X" never, ever marks the spot.
Gossip I need you to come on patrol with me.

In other media

Icon-TCG.png This section contains information from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and is considered non-canon.

Harrison Jones is a rare card in the Tomb of the Forgotten deck of Trading Card Game. He is also depicted in the art of Tailgunner! (Tomb of the Forgotten).

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

He appears as a legendary card in Hearthstone. His flavor text reads:"That belongs in the Hall of Explorers!"

  • His hat appears as a rare Hunter spell in the League of Explorers adventure. The flavor text reads:"Harrison Jones was disappointed that he didn't get to be part of the League of Explorers, but his hat did."

Heroes of the Storm This section concerns content related to Heroes of the Storm and is considered non-canon.

Jones makes cameo appearances in Heroes of the Storm on the Sky Temple and Tomb of the Spider Queen battlegrounds.

Notes and trivia



This section includes speculation on characters that might be related, usually because they may share a last name. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

He may be related to Isabel Jones, Timothy Jones, Agent Jones, Amalia Jones, Erika Jones, William Jones, and Dandy Jones.


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