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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

Availability Quote Audio Background
Default All life ends in death.
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40 You will learn to show respect.
I will not be denied!
Life is weak and fragile.
Puny mortals! Deathwing's attack sound in Hearthstone.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
Emoji Anduin Pack 1 Anduin Happy.png


  • Anduin: Deathwing, your Old Gods hold no sway here!
  • Deathwing: Naïve whelp. They have already taken root in your own mind.

The Old Gods are known for their mastery at manipulating and slowly corrupting mortals (and immortals) with subtle but maddening whispers, the very method they used to corrupt Deathwing.
Emoji Alexstrasza Pack 1 Alexstrasza Happy.png


  • Deathwing: Look upon me and see death incarnate, the unmaker of worlds.
  • Alexstrasza: I see the hollow metal shell of a once great ally, and the precious gift of the Titans wasted.

An exchange taken almost verbatim from the dialogue in Enter the Dragon Queen.
  • Alexstrasza: Neltharion! Look at yourself. Misshapen. Twisted.
  • Deathwing: Just as all life ends in death, all order must end in chaos.

A slightly shortened version of dialogue from Battle of Life and Death.
Emoji Chromie Pack 1 Chromie Happy.png


  • Chromie: I'm on the same side as Deathwing? Okay, something is VERY broken in this timeline.
  • Deathwing: Little Chronormu. The breaking has only just begun.

Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Happy.png


  • Deathwing: This realm will tremble and quake beneath our rage.
  • E.T.C.: Time for a performance of cataclysmic proportions.

E.T.C.'s response is a obvious references to the Cataclysm.
  • Deathwing: This realm will tremble and quake beneath our rage.
  • E.T.C.: We're gonna rock the foundations of the world, baby!

E.T.C.'s response is a obvious references to the Cataclysm.
  • E.T.C.: Whoa, you're the most heavy metal thing I've ever seen!
  • Deathwing: Are you making a crack about my jaw?!

Emoji Qhira Pack 1 Qhira Happy.png


  • Deathwing: Destruction has come for this realm.
  • Qhira: I have fought countless battles across as many stars. This does not concern me.

  • Qhira: File missing
  • Deathwing: Real? Mortal... I am the only truth.
Emoji Deathwing Pack 1 Deathwing Happy.png


  • Deathwing: Are you prepared for the unmaking of this world?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: Ready yourself. Doom has come to this paltry realm.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: I tell you now: this realm is mine!
From the novel Beyond the Dark Portal, spoken by Deathwing to Alliance forces and their gronn allies on the planet Draenor, where he had hoped to hide a clutch of his eggs: "[...] And I tell you now, and so it is true, that this world is mine*!"
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: Come! Embrace the inevitable, as I have!
Direct quote from Battle of Life and Death.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: Witness my new gifts, bestowed by the true masters of existence.
References a line from Enter the Dragon Queen, spoken in direct response to Alexstrasza's accusation: "Then witness my new gifts, bestowed by this world's true masters!"
Emoji Deathwing Pack 1 Deathwing ROFL.png



  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: They are as good as dead already!
When Alexstrasza joined her fellow Aspects in fighting Deathwing during the Battle of Grim Batol, he asked what she brought to the battle that the other Aspects hadn't unleashed against him already. She replied with "Life... hope... and what they bring with them", to which he laughed and responded "Then you are as good as dead already!".
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: For it to be as it must, yes.
After the Dragon Aspects imbued their essences into the Dragon Soul during the War of the Ancients, Deathwing sealed the essences in the disk, causing an ominous black glow to surround the artifact. The green Dragon Aspect Ysera asked if the glow should be there, to which Neltharion replied "For it to be as it must, yes" (as seen in The Demon Soul).
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: The sun has set on this mortal world.
References a line repeatedly spoken by Deathwing throughout Cataclysm, including his random rampages in the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, in Battle of Life and Death, and when he makes a brief appearance over the goblin island of Kezan: "The sun has set on this mortal world, fools. Make peace with your end, for the Hour of Twilight falls."
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: Our mortal foes cling to false hope... there is no future. All life is doomed!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: The whole of this realm will break!
From the WoW: Cataclysm cinematic: "But at last, the whole of Azeroth will break."
Emoji Deathwing Pack 1 Deathwing Meh.png



  • Deathwing: Hmph. I see I must delay your demise... for now.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: I advise that you stay out of my way, weakling.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: In the end, you will perish with all the rest.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: Do not cross me, whelp.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Deathwing: Speak to me again, and I will answer with fire.

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Alexstrasza Life-Binder, you think life is yours to take away? Direct quote from Enter the Dragon Queen, after Alexstrasza states that she intends to kill Deathwing.
vs. Anduin I don't know what Wrathion sees in you. Wrathion is a black dragon who was born free of the Old Gods' corruption. He considers himself Deathwing's son and heir. During the events of Mists of Pandaria, Anduin and Wrathion encountered one another and developed an odd friendship of sorts.
vs. Cho'gall Two heads. Countless failures. Cho'gall was the leader of the Twilight's Hammer, a cult who worships the Old Gods and hailed Deathwing as their herald. During the Cataclysm, Cho'gall and the Twilight's Hammer worked to help Deathwing bring about the Hour of Twilight, but Cho'gall himself was eventually killed in his stronghold, the Bastion of Twilight.
vs. Chromie Give my regards to Murozond. The bronze dragonflight is led by Nozdormu, the former Aspect of Time. At some point in the future, Nozdormu is destined to fall to madness, take on the name Murozond, and form a faction of corrupted bronze dragons called the infinite dragonflight.
vs. D.Va (The Destroyer skin) Hah! A pale imitation at best! The D.Va the Destroyer skin is based on Deathwing and was made in response to the "Deathwing confirmed" memes circulating around the release of the Hanamura Showdown cinematic in 2017.
vs. Malthael Nothing can stop Deathwing. Reference to the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Opening Cinematic, in which Malthael tells Tyrael "No one can stop death".
vs. Ragnaros You will always be a tier below me, Firelord. In World of Warcraft, armor sets obtained from raiding (and, by extension, the raids themselves) are categorized into "tiers". Ragnaros is the final boss of tier 12 (the Firelands) while Deathwing serves as the final boss of tier 13 (Dragon Soul).
vs. Thrall Where's the Dragon Soul now, shaman? During the Cataclysm, Thrall and Deathwing's fellow Dragon Aspects used the Dragon Soul to destroy the Worldbreaker. Since the artifact was determined to be the only weapon capable of harming Deathwing, Thrall would've been pretty helpless without it.
vs. Varian That was for Onyxia. Onyxia was Deathwing's prime daughter. Disguised as Lady Katrana Prestor, she tried to destroy the human kingdom of Stormwind from within but was eventually killed by King Varian and his allies.
vs. hero with kill streak You consider that a killing spree? Pathetic.
Generic Your efforts are insignificant. Direct quote from Spine of Deathwing.
Death is final. Death is eternal. Short version of a line from Enter the Dragon Queen: "Death is final. Death is eternal. Death is … my realm."
You are less than dust. Short version from the Spine of Deathwing: "You are less than dust, fit only to be brushed from my back."
Watch as this world comes to an end. Unused Madness of Deathwing quote: "Watch as your world comes to an end!"
Will you continue to fight what you cannot defeat? Direct quote from Day of the Dragon, where he asks it of his fellow Aspects after their attacks prove unable to damage him.

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
What? Possibly a nod to one of Deathwing's Warcraft II unit quotes.
Why are you wasting my time?
I am starting to think you're doing that on purpose.
I was once known as Neltharion. But now I am become Deathwing, destroyer of worlds. Reference to a famous line from the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita famously (mis)quoted by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb
Ugh. I'm having the worst case of lockjaw right now. Lockjaw is the common name for several medical conditions that can cause muscle spasms. In Deathwing's case it's rather literal, since his lower jaw is actually made of metal.
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky. I did that! Reference to the lyrics of Deep Purple's 1972 song "Smoke on the Water".
At the tone, the time will be the HOUR OF TWILIGHT! Eastern Kingdoms standard time. The Hour of Twilight is a prophesied moment when the Old Gods will break free of their prisons and usher in the end of all of life on Azeroth. The goal of Deathwing was to bring about the Hour of Twilight. "Eastern Kingdoms Standard Time" is a reference to the Eastern Kingdoms, Azeroth's easternmost continent, and the North American time zone Eastern Standard Time.
People keep saying they're outraged at another infamous black dragon for burning an entire city full of innocent people to ash. One city. <scoffs> Amateur. Reference to "The Bells", the penultimate episode of the controversial final season of HBO's Game of Thrones which aired in early 2019, in which the black dragon Drogon burns down the city of King's Landing. The episode and the season as a whole were met with heavy criticism for the writing and the sudden character turns.
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Get ready, Azeroth, for the biggest cataclysm you've ever seen, as Deathwing the Destroyer breaks the world into smoldering ruins! Don't miss it!
What is a dragon's favorite car? A wyrmrest accord! Buh-dum-ba. A pun on the Honda Accord car and the Wyrmrest Accord, an alliance between the dragonflights to combat the blue Dragon Aspect Malygos after he declared war on all mortal magic users.
Look, with the number of whelps I've sired, I think I've earned the right to make a dad joke or two. Most of the Dragon Aspects have a large number of consorts and descendants. Deathwing's children include the infamous Nefarian and Onyxia, and many of his plots over the years have revolved around trying to raise new clutches of eggs or create entirely new dragonflights.

Commands[edit | edit source]

Command Quote Audio Background
Move Pain... Agony... Direct quote from the opening cinematic for Cataclysm.
Who will be the first to be blasted to ash?
The Hour of Twilight falls.
None can stand in my way.
The dawn of my new world approaches.
My hatred burns. Shortened quote from the Cataclysm cinematic: "My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps."
Oblivion awaits.
These pitiful mortals will know real power.
This realm is doomed.
I have borne witness to the truth.
Attack You dare challenge me?!
Your armor means nothing! Shortened quote from Madness of Deathwing: "Your armor means nothing, your faith even less."
I will tear your world apart! Unused quote from Madness of Deathwing.
I shall show you a true cataclysm! Unused quote from Madness of Deathwing.
Behold the jaws of the apocalypse.
Your tenacity is admirable, but pointless. Shortened quote from Spine of Deathwing: Your tenacity is admirable, but pointless. You ride into the jaws of the apocalypse."
Time to die.
Not Enough


I am low on energy.
I need more energy.
Fool! I require more energy.
Not Enough


I am low on mana.
I need more mana.
Fool! I require more mana!

Pings[edit | edit source]

Ping Quote Audio Background
Assist icon.png


Ally Our pitiful ally requires aid!
Self Fight beneath my shadow!
To me! Crush these imbeciles!
Def icon.png


Defend this area at any cost.
Structure Guard this structure.
Fort Do not lose our fort to the enemy!
Core Defend our core!
Watchtower Maintain control of that watch tower!
Ally Protect our feeble ally!
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Beware. Your wretched life is in danger.
Omw icon.png

On My Way

I shall rain fire from above you.
Attack Strike here! Now!
Watchtower Seize that watch tower!
Mercenaries Bring these mercenaries to heel!
Fort Demolish their fort!
Core Destroy their core!
Destroy Structure Reduce that structure to rubble!
Enemy Annihilate our foe!
Eradicate our foe!
Enemy Slay that hero!
That hero must be annihilated!
Missing An enemy has scurried from my sight.
Retreat Retreat!
Fall back!
Objective Capture Seize the objective.
The objective will be ours! Capture it!
Collect Take possession of these at once.
Gather these!
Transport Move the transport!
Turn In Turn in what you have collected.
Do not hoard those! Turn them in now!

Collection[edit | edit source]

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

Use Quote Audio Background
Viewed in shop Locked All life is doomed!
Owned I am the bane of life!
Waiting Locked The Hour of Twilight waits for no one.
You attempt to delay the inevitable?
Owned What are you waiting for? I have a world to unmake.
Mortal! Do you presume I am at your beck and call?
Purchased Behold death incarnate!

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Lock-in I am the destroyer.
Try Mode Bear witness to annihilation.
You will know the fate of all worlds.

(Successfully capturing a merc camp or objective)

Death comes for this realm!
The Hour of Twilight is nigh!
Complimenting a Kill You serve the master well.
Yes, destroy them all!.
Near Low-Health Ally Heal your fragile form at once.
Death will soon be upon you, fool.
Hearthing Enough! I shall soon return with a vengeance!
I leave the battle to you for now. Do not fail me.
Respawn I will not be undone by some mortal filth! I am the Worldbreaker!
Death... is my realm.
The world heaves with my torment. Quote from the opening cinematic for Cataclysm.
Talent chosen Witness my new gifts.
This world's true masters grant me power.
This wretched realm quakes beneath my rage. Modified quote from the Cataclysm cinematic: "[Azeroth's] wretched kingdoms quake beneath my rage."
My foes shall see what I now wield.
I am the cataclysm!
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

None shall be spared!
In death, I serve my grand purpose!
Comeback I am Deathwing! Inevitable! Indomitable! Shortened quote from Madness of Deathwing: "I AM DEATHWING, THE DESTROYER, THE END OF ALL THINGS, INEVITABLE, INDOMITABLE; I AM THE CATACLYSM!"
Team wiped Your deaths were to come later than this!

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Dragonflight Icon.png


Takeoff My shadow will engulf this realm!
Death takes flight!
Cower beneath my wings!
Landing Death from above!
None shall escape!
Meet your demise!
Cataclysm Icon.png


self and hostile There's no shelter from my fury!
ally All will burn beneath the shadow of my wings! Final line from the opening cinematic of Cataclysm, spoken during Deathwing's destructive flight that inspired this ability.

Announcer[edit | edit source]

Event Quote Audio Background
Start of a Match Players spawning Prepare yourselves whelps. The battle awaits.
Players spawning (playing as the same hero) I am death incarnate.
Ahh. So you recognize true power.
Your flattery will not save you mortal.
countdown The battle commences in...
Ten seconds.
Battle begins Let the battle begin!
The hour of twilight is upon us.
Spare no one.
Talents Unlocked Choose a talent.
Player Abandons A hero has left the battle.
Player Rejoins A hero has rejoined the battle.
Player Kills Hero slain.
The sun sets on that pathetic fool.
Insignificant whelp.
Kill them all.
Life is weak.
Their fate was inevitable.
Rejoice as you watch them die.
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.
This was always to be your fate.
Death is final. For most.
Fear not. Their end is also nigh.
None shall be spared. Not even you.
Death on a Killing Spree Your killing spree has reached its end.
Ally Death on a Killing Spree Your ally's killing spree has reached its end.
Enemy Team Wiped Enemy team dominated.
Killing Spree tier 1
(5 takedowns)
Killing spree.
tier 2
(10 takedowns)
tier 3
(15 takedowns)
tier 4
(20 takedowns)
Hero of the Storm!
Enemy Fort Destroyed Fort destroyed.
You reduce their fort to rubble.
Yes. Destroy everything in your way.
Enemy Keep Destroyed Keep destroyed.
You have obliterated their keep.
Their keep has been shattered.
Own Fort Lost Fort lost.
Your enemies have destroyed your fort.
Watch as your fort burns.
Own Keep Lost Keep lost.
Your keep was doomed from the start.
Another smoldering ruin.
Core Is Under Attack Your core is under attack.
Your enemies beseige your core.
Victory Victory.
You win. Enjoy it while you can.
A true omen of things to come.
Defeat Defeat.
This outcome matters not. Soon all will perish.
Win or lose, destruction reigns supreme.

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