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Voice Lines[]

Availability Quote Audio Audio (Hellwarden) Background
Default Where's Illidan?
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40 Curse that impetuous demon hunter!
There shall be no prison for you this time!
I hold you in contempt.
Swear to me!


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


  • Maiev: Sniper. We have both dedicated our lives to keeping the world safe. I will do so long after your time has passed.
  • Ana: There are some who say immortality is a curse. These days, I'm inclined to believe them.
  • Ana: You live for how long? Do you ever get to retire?
  • Maiev: Never. A warden's watch is eternal.
Emoji Azmodan Pack 2 Azmodan Angry.png


  • Maiev: The others may trust you, demon, but I am not so easily deceived!
  • Demon hero: <hero dependent>
The night elves have been fighting demons for millennia. Additionally, many of Warcraft's dreadlords and eredars enjoy employing deception as a means to lure their enemies to their side.
  • Demon hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Go on. I would love an excuse to slay you.
Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Cool.png

Demon hunter*


  • Maiev: Illidari. While you caper about, I shall see to the real work.
  • Demon Hunter hero: <hero dependent>
  • Demon Hunter hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: I would do anything to save Azeroth. Even if it means releasing you.
Originally a quote from one of the cinematics for Legion.
Emoji Gul'dan Pack 1 Gul'dan Happy.png


  • Maiev: The foul menace you serve will never conquer Azeroth, warlock!
  • Gul'dan: (laughs) Such delusion.
  • Gul'dan: You...
  • Maiev: I've seen how you die, Gul'dan. Betrayed and desperate. You deserve nothing less.
Whilst exploring the tomb of Sargeras in search of Illidan, Maiev found blood runes made by Gul'dan as he made his way into the temple. Throughout her journey, she read as how he would continue to struggle through the tomb before something abruptly cut him off, leaving his final rune unfinished.
Emoji Garrosh Pack 1 Garrosh Meh.png

Horde hero

  • Maiev: The Horde. Must I ally with such filth?
  • Horde hero: <hero dependent>
  • Horde hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: When this is over, I will see your kind purged from Ashenvale.
When the orcs travelled to Kalimdor, Thrall placed the Warsong clan in charge of providing lumber for the Horde. As a result of this logging, the night elves remained hostile to the orcs after the defeat of the Burning Legion.
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Meh.png


  • Maiev: Illidan! I will hunt you down for as long as I live!
  • Illidan: Then for your sake, I hope you die.
  • Maiev: Did you really think you could elude me, Illidan? Run again, and I'll shackle you like the beast you are!
  • Illidan: Just be glad I have no plans to kill you... yet.
  • Illidan: Can you put aside your anger, warden?
  • Maiev: Can you put aside your arrogance, Betrayer?
  • Illidan: Can you put aside your anger, warden?
  • Maiev: I don't know, can you put on a shirt? It's distracting.
  • Illidan: Can you put aside your anger, warden?
  • Maiev: Forgive me if my glaive finds your heart, Illidan. It's hard to distinguish you from the rest of this filth.
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Happy.png


  • Maiev: Allying with Illidan. I always knew you couldn't be trusted, Kael'thas.
  • Kael'thas: Let's get this over with.
At the Terror of the Tides, Kael initially aided Maiev's hunt for Illidan. During their search, Tyrande held off a wave of undead from Kael's caravan, but the bridge she was on collapsed, washing her down the river. Kael would later report this to Malfurion, who imprisoned Maiev for lying about Tyrande's death before working with his brother to rescue Tyrande. In the Curse of the Blood Elves, Kael aids Illidan in escaping Maiev and imprisoning her.
  • Kael'thas: I see. It is you...
  • Maiev: Yes, me. The one who saved your wretched life back in Lordaeron.
Maiev and Tyrande found Kael attempting to transport supplies to the Alliance and offered to accompany him. In exchange, Kael would aid them in hunting Illidan.
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png


  • Maiev: I see you too thirst for vengeance. We will claim it together.
  • Kerrigan: Let's go tear them apart.
  • Kerrigan: You, huh? This could be fun.
  • Maiev: I never have fun. But I will enjoy tearing our enemies to shreds.
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Mage hero

  • Maiev: Sorcerers. I detest your kind... but you do have your uses.
  • Mage hero: <hero dependent>
  • Mage hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: The arcane is responsible only for ruin. Misuse it, and I will show you no mercy.
Emoji Malfurion Pack 1 Malfurion Happy.png


  • Maiev: Malfurion. I thought I smelled the stench of cowardice.
  • Malfurion: Let's get moving. There's time for us to hate each other later.
  • Malfurion: Hmph. Fate has chosen to be unkind to me this day.
  • Maiev: A true shan'do would forge their own fate.
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  • Maiev: Where's Murkidan?
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
  • Maiev: Where's Murgulis?
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
  • Murky: <Playfully questioning to the person next to him>
  • Maiev: Ugh. Murlocs.
Emoji Tychus Pack 1 Tychus Meh.png


  • Maiev: Your armor is your prison? Is that what passes for justice among your people? Pathetic.
  • Tychus: Eh, I can't believe it either.
  • Tychus: I can't believe I got stuck babysitting you.
  • Maiev: Watch your tone, convict, or I'll throw you back into prison myself.
Emoji Tyrael Pack 1 Tyrael Meh.png


  • Maiev: Are you prepared to deliver justice to this realm?
  • Tyrael: I am justice itself!
  • Tyrael: Are you ready to meet out justice?
  • Maiev: The archangel of justice. It is an honor to fight beside you.
Emoji Tyrande Pack 1 Tyrande Happy.png


  • Maiev: The traitor Tyrande. You belong in a cell, no less than Illidan.
  • Tyrande: We remain allied through convenience. Do not make it inconvenient.
Maiev looks down on Tyrande as she slew many of Maiev's wardens in order to free Illidan.
  • Tyrande: The goddess seems to be testing my resolve...
  • Maiev: Like she tested mine while you murdered my sisters?
See above
Emoji Valla Pack 1 Valla Happy.png


  • Maiev: A demon hunter, are you? Hmm. Your brand of demon hunting, I can accept.
  • Valla: Come, let's join the hunt.
  • Valla: Are you ready to seek vengeance?
  • Maiev: Vengeance will be ours.
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Happy.png


  • Maiev: Have you made preparations yet?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: I have no tolerance for error, be ready!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: My watch is eternal. I am always ready.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: You would be a fool to think otherwise.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: The question is: are you?
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  • Maiev: So, we're to be allies, are we? Good.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Today, justice will be done!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: You appear to be a resourceful ally. Let's see what you can do.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Of course.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Well spoken.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: We will bring them to justice.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: The scum that pollutes this realm will be purged!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Capture those who surrender, slay everyone else.
Emoji Maiev Pack 1 Maiev Meh.png



  • Maiev: You...
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Speak to me again, and I'll throw you into a cell!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Say that again and I'll make sure you never speak another word!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: I have no idea what you just said, not that it was important.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Maiev: Forgive me if my glaive finds your heart. It's hard to distinguish you from the rest of this filth.

Demon hunters, also known as Illidari, only exist in the game as a skin for Valeera


Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Demon A fitting end to a vile invader.
vs. Illidan My long hunt is finally over.
I feel nothing. I am... nothing. A quote from Illidan's defeat at the Black Temple in Wrath of the Lich King, where he states that a hunter is nothing without its prey.
Hmm. I thought that would be more satisfying.
vs. Kael'thas You should have kept your mouth shut. Maiev lied to Malfurion that Tyrande was killed by the undead and blamed Illidan as an indirect cause. Kael, however, blurted that Tyrande was simply taken by the river's current, and that it was too early to assume she was dead.
vs. Gul'dan I'm keeping your Shadow Orb! Frozen Throne reference. The Shadow Orb was scattered through the Tomb of Sargeras, and could be remade.
vs. Mage hero The only good mage is a dead mage.
vs. Malfurion That was for the good of the Kaldorei.
vs. Tyrande This time, you really are dead.
vs. Valla Hmm, wrong demon hunter.
vs. Zeratul I know all your tricks, Zeratul! Zeratul's basic abilities are similar, if not the same as the Warden's from Warcraft III.
vs. hero with kill streak Your hunt is over, wretch!
Generic You never stood a chance.
I did say dead or alive.
Justice is mine!
Another menace eradicated.
No match for my umbra crescent.


Quotes marked "Click-Quotes" are triggered when the player repeatedly clicks on the hero with the Left mouse button.

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What is it?
Do you need something?
I used to think justice was blind... And then I met Illidan.
I am vengeance. I am the night. I am a warden!
Nothing escapes my sight. Not even when I blink. A pun on blinking with her eyes and blinking as in teleporting.
My umbra crescent is a formidable weapon, but my skills are what make me dangerous. A warden's true power comes from beyond the glaive.
I will never forgive Cordana for betraying us. But after dealing with Khadgar, I can see why she lost her sanity.
Like us wardens, owls are vigilant watchers and silent hunters. They're also quite good at delivering letters. Much better than ravens, anyway.
Betraying the kaldorei? That's an imprisoning. Consorting with demons? That's an imprisoning. Consuming the Skull of Gul'dan and becoming a demon? Oh, you better believe that's an imprisoning. All three are acts by Illidan.
I have no idea where my brother Jarod went during his long exile. Am I my brother's keeper? No! I'm Illidan's keeper!
Why yes, I do know the secret behind the owl statues on the Isle of the Watchers. All wardens do. We just won't share it with you.
A pristine Core Hound Tooth, a custom forged Perdition's Blade, and of course, a sharpened Shard of Azzinoth. My dagger collection is quite extensive. That's because I'm a fan of knives. This is a reference to multiple obtainable weapons in World of Warcraft, and also a pun on one of Maiev's abilities, which she possessed since Warcraft III.
So I murdered a few Highborne, tried to kill Malfurion, and fled Darnassus as a wanted fugitive. Can't you just drop it and move on? Everyone else has! Reception of Maiev's actions in Wolfheart was rather negative, however, all of her actions are more or less ignored or handwaved when Maiev returns in World of Warcraft: Legion.
I am nothing like Illidan! I merely do whatever is necessary to achieve my goals, even if it means making morally questionable decisions while growling about the hatred I've felt for ten thousand years!
You're still talking to me!? At least give me a cough drop, you monster!
What do you mean I'm obsessed with Illidan? It's not like I think about him every day. And every night. Picturing his smug grin as I sharpen my glaive, imagining how it would feel when I plunge into his chest, right between those big, disgusting tattoos, leaning in close to watch the light fade from his eyes-- Oh, I'm sorry. What were you saying?


Command Quote Audio Background
Move Let the hunt begin.
Now is the time. Originally from Frozen throne
Vengeance will not wait.
I am watching.
Let's go!
We have much work to do!
On to the next target.
The guilty will suffer. Originally from Frozen Throne
Attack For the watchers! Originally from Frozen Throne
I will be your executioner!
Meet your end!
Bleed as I have bled!
I sentence you to death!
You incur my wrath!
Let none survive!
Not Enough


My mana is low.
Not enough mana!
I need more mana.



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


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Lock-in None shall flee my grasp.
Purchase I am forever bound to the hunt!
Try Mode Let a true warden show you how it's done.
A trial? Very well.
Healed You have my thanks, healer.
Most appreciated.
I'm glad to have you in the field.
Hearthing (groans) I must retreat for now.
Returning to base.
Respawn They will know my vengeance.
This isn't over.
I will not rest until justice has been met.
Resurrected The hunt is far from over.
I owe you for that.
Taunting I've got my eye on you.
You can't hide from me.
Don't even think about it.
Talent chosen Smart.
A wise choice.
My skills are sharper than any blade.
This could prove useful.
Another weapon in my arsenal.
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Victory at any cost!
No sacrifice is too great.


Ability Quote Audio Background
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Fan of Knives



I have you now!
A warden always hits her mark!
Let justice be served!
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Umbral Bind




None can escape my fury!
They shall not escape!
You think you're above the law?
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Containment Disc

I am the iron hand of justice!
This will be your prison!
used on


Did you really think you could elude me, Illidan?
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Warden's Cage

Abandon hope!
I will have my vengeance!

Tor ilisar'thera'nal!

Translation: Let our enemies beware!
Language: Darnassian



Quotes marked "datamined" might not exist in-game, and may be outdated. Do not take them as representative of the game in its current or future states.

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Druid hero

  • Maiev: Your aid is most welcome, druid.
  • Druid hero: <not available>
  • Druid hero: <not available>
  • Maiev: Good to see you're awake for this fight.
vs. Naga hero You are an affront to everything the Night Elves stand for!

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Tanks Tank

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Announcer Quotes
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