High Warlord Cromush

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HordeHigh Warlord Cromush
Image of High Warlord Cromush
Gender Male
Race Mag'har orc (Humanoid)
Class Warrior
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Blackrock clan, Orgrimmar, Horde
Occupation High Warlord
Location Various
Status Alive

High Warlord Cromush is a Mag'har orc high warlord, who attended the meeting where Sylvanas Windrunner showed Garrosh Hellscream how the Val'kyr raise the dead into new Forsaken. Both the High Warlord and the Warchief himself were disgusted by this, and to make sure the forsaken won't be up to any tricks, Garrosh dispensed Cromush to "guard" Sylvanas. Cromush took this charge without question, though appeared to be far more tolerant of the Forsaken than some other orcs in the Eastern Kingdoms.

After a long hiatus, Cromush returned to aid the Horde war effort during the Fourth War.


Cromush in Hillsbrad.


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High Warlord Cromush accompanied Lady Sylvanas and her forces through Silverpine Forest - Sepulcher and The Forsaken Front. From the latter, he directed the adventurers to kill worgen druids. Following the victory over the Alliance, he fought against Lord Godfrey and his allies when they betrayed Sylvanas, making Godfrey and his ilk escape to the nearby Shadowfang Keep. In a moment of panic, Cromush hastily urged the Val'kyr to "fix" Sylvanas, which they did, even though it cost them their lives in the process.[1]

Deathstalker Commander Belmont later finds Cromush within Shadowfang Keep, and together with the player they work to defeat Godfrey. Belmont smoothly attributes the effectiveness of the plague the Forsaken forces had been using to clear the keep as little more than a worgen repellent; an excuse Cromush takes with a pinch of salt. Godfrey is later able to incapacitate Cromush via poison, leaving Belmont and the player to continue ahead and take revenge.

Cromush was later relocated to Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills, eager to put the Forsaken war machine to good use. After the demise of Kingslayer Orkus, Cromush honors his actions for the betterment of a Horde-controlled Lordaeron, and learns of the Stormpike Clan's intentions towards it. He asks for the aid of the Frostwolf Clan in retaliation, and is shocked when General Drek'Thar completely rejects the notion of aiding the Forsaken.

Outraged, Cromush resolves to defeat the Stormpike without the assistance of the Frostwolves. With the help of the player and the Banshee Melisara, Cromush goes about bringing the destruction of the Stormpike Clan in Hillsbrad, and is able to bring about an aptly named "Stormpike apocalypse", shattering their presence in Hillsbrad.

Cromush reveals that Warchief Hellscream will learn of Drek'Thar's supposed "treason", though nothing ever came of it.

Cromush accepts the call to arms sent out by the Guardians of Hyjal, and comes to their aid in the battle against Ragnaros' forces.[2]


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the Legion Invasions of Hillsbrad, Cromush led the defense against the demons. After they were repelled, he wanted to deal with the Alliance.

Battle for Azeroth

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Cromush is aboard The Banshee's Wail in Zuldazar. As part of the Horde War Campaign, he assisted the Horde with establishing an outpost Stormsong Valley on Kul Tiras.

He later commanded the Horde forces throughout Faction Assaults. During the Faction Assault on Nazmir, he was certain that the Alliance could never take Nazmir and would likely get themselves killed by blood trolls, but he preferred to see to their deaths personally.[3] The Faction Assault on Vol'dun caught him off guard, as he never expected the Alliance to push into the region.[4] He also personally calls for the destruction of the gunship assaulting Zuldazar.[5] After the Alliance flank Horde forces and push into Warfang Hold during the Assault on Stormsong Valley, Cromush calls Horde adventurers to defend the hold and cut off the Alliance retreat.[6]


Dragonflight This section concerns content related to Dragonflight.

A few years after the Fourth War, Cromush participated in Azeroth's first Kosh'harg festival. There, he stated he felt out of place, and that he'd rather be leading the orcs in attendance into battle rather than partying.[7]

He later warmed up to the event, admitting that it does feel good to reunite with other orcs.[8] During the festival, it was also shown that Cromush is a part of the Blackrock clan, as he sat at the clan table alongside Thura, Ariok, and his chieftain Eitrigg.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Silverpine Forest 20 - 85 12,571 - 387,450
Shadowfang Keep 85 23,395
Hillsbrad Foothills 85 70,185
Legion Invasion 100 978,540
Zuldazar 110 - 120 432,300


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  • Commanding Shout
Silverpine Forest
  • Ability shockwave.png Hamstring — Inflicts 20% weapon damage to an enemy, reducing its movement speed for 5 sec.
  • Ability warrior savageblow.png Mortal Strike — Inflicts 100% weapon damage and leaves the target wounded, reducing the effectiveness of any healing by 25% for 5 sec.
Mount Hyjal
  • Ability warrior charge.png Charge — Charges an enemy, inflicting normal damage plus a bonus.
  • Ability warrior sunder.png Sunder Armor — Hacks at an enemy's armor, reducing it per application of Sunder Armor. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 20 sec.
  • Spell nature thunderclap.png Thunderclap — Inflicts Nature damage to nearby enemies, increasing the time between their attacks and slowing their movement speed for 6 sec.


Silverpine Forest
Hillsbrad Foothills
Dazar'alor & Stormsong Valley


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Main article: Heroes of the Horde!#Notes
Main article: Romp in the Swamp#Notes

Faction Assault on Nazmir


It's likely that the Alliance will fall victim to the blood trolls, but I want to ensure their demise. Cut them down wherever you find them!

Notes and trivia

  • In Hyjal, he rides a wolf and a wyvern.
  • When found in Tarren Mill, Cromush has a tremendous amount of a health and boasts a large amount of damage. This is likely an anti-gank precaution for the safety of the Mill's inhabitants, as the regions around Tarren Mill and Southshore were once hotspots for player killing.
  • Cromush appears to be sporting a full Wrathful Gladiator's Battlegear set, and wields a  [High Warlord's Pig Sticker].
  • An unused NPC representing Cromush is situated in the same ID range as other legendary warriors presumably meant to appear in Skyhold. He and most of these NPCs didn't make it out of the Legion alpha stage.

Patch changes

See also


  1. ^ H [5-30] Cities in Dust
  2. ^ N [35 Daily] The Protectors of Hyjal
  3. ^ H [10-50] Romp in the Swamp
  4. ^ H [10-50] Isolated Victory
  5. ^ H [10-50] Shores of Zuldazar
  6. ^ H [10-50] Horde of Heroes
  7. ^ Orc Heritage armor questline, Cromush dialogue before completion.
  8. ^ Orc Heritage armor questline, after final quest completion.

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