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Thrall
Thrall

"Glory to the Horde."

Basic Info
Title Warchief of the Horde
Role Bruiser Bruiser
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Release Date January 13, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1876
Health Regen 3.9062
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.75
Attack Speed 0.91
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 173
Data Page


Thrall, the Warchief of the Horde, is a melee Bruiser Hero from the Warcraft universe.[1][2] [3] As a child, he served the cruel Aedelas Blackmoore as a slave. After gaining his freedom, he guided the liberated orcs to a land of their own, and worked to recover their ancient traditions.

Thrall is a Bruiser who can hold his own in a lane.

History[]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

The former slave known as Thrall brought unity to the Horde, turning ravagers into architects and securing a future for his people.

"Thrall" was the moniker bestowed on the young orc Go'el in his first home - an internment camp created to keep the orc prisoners of the Second War from ever threatening Azeroth again - and the name could not be less fitting. When Go'el escaped his prison, he traveled in search of not just aimless freedom but his roots, eventually finding wisdom in the shamanic beliefs of his ancestors.

Thrall's shamanism guided his actions as he re-formed the Horde, becoming its warchief and leading his people to settle in an arid land that he called Durotar, in honor of his father, Durotan. Thrall led the Horde through a seemingly unceasing series of trials: the lifting of the demonic blood-curse that had tainted the orcs, a Burning Legion attack on Mount Hyjal, and the fall of the dreaded Lich King. When Deathwing returned and shattered the world, Thrall stepped down from his role as the Horde's warchief, instead joining the Earthen Ring, a powerful shamanic group, in an attempt to put the elements to rest and stop the Destroyer. Thrall chose Garrosh Hellscream as his successor, a decision he came to regret when the ruthlessness of the new warchief was aimed at other members of the Horde.

Gameplay[]

Thrall is a durable Bruiser with extraordinary burst damage potential in close combat. He combines utility with raw power, which enables him to cast effective crowd control abilities while also damaging multiple enemies at the same time. Thrall's innate self-sustain and the ability to increase both his movement and attack speed allow him to wreak havoc during teamfights. The fact that he is an essential part of his team composition makes him a high priority target for his opponents.

Strengths[]

Weaknesses[]

Abilities[]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Frostwolf Resilience Icon.png
Frostwolf Resilience
Dealing damage with Abilities grants 1 stack of Frostwolf Resilience. At 5 stacks, you are instantly healed for 223 Health.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self
Chain Lightning Icon.png
Q
Chain Lightning
40 Mana Cooldown: 7 seconds
Shock an enemy with lightning, dealing 162 damage. The lightning then bounces 3 times to nearby enemies, dealing 81 damage to each enemy hit.

Type: Spell Damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Bounce
Cast time: 0.15 + 0 seconds
Range:
- Primary: 7.0
- Bounces: 6.0
Bounce interval: 0.375 seconds

  • Targets of secondary bounces are chosen at random from all units in range.
  • Each unit can only be damaged once per cast.
Feral Spirit Icon.png
W
Feral Spirit
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Send out a Feral Spirit that deals 153 damage to enemies in its path and Roots Heroes hit for 1 second. Each Hero hit increases the distance traveled by 25%.

Type: Spell Damage / Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Root, Skillshot (piercing)
Cast time: 0.15 + 0 seconds
Range:
- Initial: 9.0
- Hero bonus: 2.25
Hitbox: 1.25 x 1.875
Missile speed: 12

  • Can still impact Invulnerable targets, giving Thrall stacks of Frostwolf Resilience, increasing the Ability's range, and benefiting Talents, though doing nothing to the target.
Windfury Icon.png
E
Windfury
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Increase Thrall's Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. His next 3 Basic Attacks occur 100% faster and generate stacks of Frostwolf Resilience.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Attack Speed, Attack Modifier (resilience), Movement Speed

  • Empowered Basic Attacks apply stacks of Frostwolf Resilience even if they miss and deal no damage due to Thrall being Blinded or the target Evading.
Sundering Icon.png
R
Sundering
75 Mana Cooldown: 70 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, sunder the earth in a long line, dealing 290 damage and shoving enemies to the side, Stunning them for 1 second.

Type: Spell Damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Knockback, Piercing Skillshot, Stun
Cast time: 0 + 0.5 seconds
Range: 15
Hitbox: 5.0 x 3.0
Missile speed: 47.5
Knockback duration: 0.25
Knockback speed: 30

  • Sundering interrupts active displacements and momentarily removes collision on the targets.
Earthquake Icon.png
R
Earthquake
90 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, summon a massive Earthquake that pulses every 4 seconds. Each pulse lasts 2 seconds, Slowing all enemies in the area by 50%, and deals 50 damage to enemy Heroes. Does 3 pulses.

Type: Spell Damage / Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect, Slow
Cast time: 0 + 0.5 seconds
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 12

  • Only grants Frostwolf Resilience stacks from Heroes.

Talents[]

1
Echo of the Elements Icon.png
Echo of the Elements
❢ Quest: Kill minions or heroes within 1.5 seconds of them being hit by Chain Lightning

❢ Reward: After killing 10 enemies, reduce the Mana cost of Chain Lightning from 40 to 25.

❢ Reward: After killing 20 enemies, gain a second charge of Chain Lightning.


Charge cooldown: 0.5 seconds.
Crash Lightning Icon.png
Crash Lightning
❢ Repeatable Quest: Hitting at least 2 Heroes with a single use of Chain Lightning increases the damage of its bounce by 12, up to 360.

❢ Reward: After hitting multiple Heroes 30 times, Chain Lightning prioritizes bouncing to Heroes.


Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Ability

  • Bounce targets within the groups of Heroic or non-Heroic targets are still chosen at random.
Rolling Thunder Icon.png
Rolling Thunder
For 8 seconds after hitting an enemy with Chain Lightning, Thrall's next Basic Attack against them grants a stack of Frostwolf Resilience. If the target is an enemy Hero, then he also deals damage to them equal to 3% of their maximum Health and healing for the same amount.

Passive: Increase the number of bounces by 1.


Type: Percent Damage / Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
4
Feral Resilience Icon.png
Feral Resilience
Heroes damaged by Feral Spirit grant 3 stacks of Frostwolf Resilience and 2 stacks of Feral Resilience, granting 75 Physical Armor against the next incoming Hero Basic Attack.

Stacks are consumed on the next cast of Feral Spirit.


Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Block, Physical Armor
Stack limit (block): 10

  • Does not stack with other positive Physical Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Frostwolf Pack Icon.png
Frostwolf Pack
❢ Quest: Hit 6 Heroes with Feral Spirit. Progress is lost on death and when Thrall fails to hit a Hero.

❢ Reward: Reduce the cooldown and Mana cost of Feral Spirit by 50%.

Mana Tide Icon.png
Mana Tide
Frostwolf Resilience restores 15 Mana and reduces Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.
7
Maelstrom Weapon Icon.png
Maelstrom Weapon
❢ Repeatable Quest: Basic Attacks against Heroes while Windfury's Movement Speed bonus is active increase Attack Damage by 1.

❢ Reward: After gaining 20 Attack Damage, increase the Movement Speed bonus of Windfury to 40%.

❢ Reward: After gaining 40 Attack Damage, Thrall permanently gains 15% increased Movement Speed.


Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Self

  • Continues to gain stacks even after the quests are completed.
  • Movement Speed bonuses do not stack.
Ancestral Wrath Icon.png
Ancestral Wrath
Cooldown: 1 second
Activate to consume 8 stacks of Ancestral Wrath, damaging a target enemy Hero for 15% of their maximum Health over 3 seconds, and healing Thrall for 150% of the damage dealt.

Gain 1 stack of Ancestral Wrath every time Frostwolf Resilience activates.


Type: Percent damage / Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 7.0
Tickrate: 1.0 per second (x4)
Damage per tick: 3.75 % (of max health)

  • Does not generate Frostwolf Resilience stacks.
  • Starts with 0 stacks.
Follow Through Icon.png
Follow Through
After using an Ability, your next Basic Attack within 6 seconds deals 40% additional damage.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Stacks additively with other damage modifiers affecting Thrall's Basic Attack damage.
10
Sundering Icon.png
Sundering
Cooldown: 70 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, sunder the earth in a long line, dealing 290 damage and shoving enemies to the side, Stunning them for 1 second.
Earthquake Icon.png
Earthquake
Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, summon a massive Earthquake that pulses every 4 seconds. Each pulse lasts 2 seconds, Slowing all enemies in the area by 50%, and deals 50 damage to enemy Heroes. Does 3 pulses.
13
Grace Of Air Icon.png
Grace Of Air
Windfury attacks grant twice as many stacks of Frostwolf Resilience.
Frostwolf's Grace Icon.png
Frostwolf's Grace
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Frostwolf Resilience can be activated to instantly heal for 150% of its normal amount.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

  • Triggering Frostwolf Resilience this way still benefits from all talents and abilities affecting it.
  • Activating does not affect the current amount of Resilience stacks.
Spirit Shield Icon.png
Spirit Shield
Cooldown: 45 / 0.75 seconds
Every 45 seconds, gain 50 Spell Armor against the next enemy Ability and subsequent Abilities for 2.5 seconds. Triggering Frostwolf Resilience reduces this cooldown by 10 seconds. Can be toggled to allow or prevent this talent from triggering automatically.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target (toggle)
Properties: Spell Armor

  • Does not stack with other positive Spell Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
16
Tempest Fury Icon.png
Tempest Fury
The final strike of Windfury hits 3 times for 75% of normal damage.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Each additional hit generates Frostwolf Resilience stacks.
  • Only the first hit of the three part series benefits from Follow Through's damage bonus.
  • Stacks additively with other damage modifiers affecting Thrall's Basic Attack damage.
Thunderstorm Icon.png
Thunderstorm
Casting Chain Lightning on a Hero other than the last Hero it was cast on causes it to Slow targets by 8% for 2 seconds.

❢ Repeatable Quest: Each consecutive cast against a new Hero increases this bonus by 8%, up to 40%. Bonuses are reset if Thrall dies or casts Chain Lightning on the same Hero twice.

❢ Reward: While at 40% bonus, Chain Lightning's damage is increased by 25%.


Type: Offensive damage modifier / Crowd control
Affects: Ability / Enemies

  • Stacks are only lost when the primary target of subsequent casts is the same Heroic Target.
  • Targeting non-Heroic units (Minions, Mercenaries, Structures...) does not affect the quest progress but also doesn't trigger the Slow.
  • Damage bonus triggers regardless of targets when at 5 stacks.
  • Stacks additively with other damage modifiers affecting Chain Lightning's damage.
Alpha Wolf Icon.png
Alpha Wolf
For 3 seconds after a Hero is hit by Feral Spirit, Thrall's Basic Attacks against them deal an additional 3% of the target's maximum Health as damage.

Passive: Increase the duration of Feral Spirit's Root to 1.5 seconds.


Type: Percent damage / Crowd control
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Bonus damage is dealt in a separate instance and does not generate Frostwolf Resilience stacks.
20
Worldbreaker Icon.png
Worldbreaker
Lower the cooldown of Sundering by 40 seconds. After Sundering impacts, it leaves behind an impassable rift, blocking unit movement for 3 seconds.

Type: Pathing blocker
Width: 5 (1
Height: 15 (1

  • 1) Consists of two rows of 4 overlapping circles with 2.5 radius.
Earthen Shields Icon.png
Earthen Shields
You and your allies within the Earthquake area gain a Shield equal to 15% of max Health each pulse. This shield lasts 4 seconds.

Type: Shield
Scaling: -
Affects: Allies, Self

  • Calculated from the target's maximum Health.
Nexus Blades Icon.png
Nexus Blades
Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage and Slow enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 second.

Type: Offensive damage modifier / Crowd Control
Affects: Self / Enemies

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Thrall's Basic Attack damage.
Wind Rush Icon.png
Wind Rush
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Activate to immediately teleport to a target location and gain Windfury.

Type: Movement: Teleport, Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 7.2

  • Wind Rush benefits from all talents affecting Wind Fury.

Builds and guides[]

Icy Veins Thrall Guide

Thrall Community Build Guides @ HeroesFire

Thrall Community Build Guides @ Heroes Hearth

Skins[]

Thrall Skins
 
Rare Warchief of the Horde
Backstory: As a child, Thrall served the cruel Aedelas Blackmoore as a slave. After gaining his freedom, he guided the liberated orcs to a land of their own and worked to recover their ancient traditions. Now and forever he is the Warchief of the Horde.
Thrall Warchief of the Horde.jpg
Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Warchief of the Horde
Thrall Silver.jpg
Free
Silver
Thrall Mag'har.jpg
Free
Mag'har
Legendary Earthbreaker
Backstory: The weight of the world hangs upon the Aspect of Earth, a burden no mortal can bear. As Thrall embraced its power, he was consumed by living rock and forever changed.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Thrall Earthbreaker.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Thrall Earthbreaker Soulbreaker.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Soulbreaker
Thrall Earthbreaker Dreambreaker.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Dreambreaker
Epic Hellhammer
Backstory: Go'el, the new Warlord of the Ashwolf clan, lifted the shattered Doomhammer from the Blackrock chieftain's corpse. Of his father’s betrayers, only Gul'dan remained.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft alternative shared history skins.
Thrall Hellhammer.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Thrall Hellhammer Draenor.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Draenor
Thrall Hellhammer Felhammer.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Felhammer
Thrall Hellhammer Ashen.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Ashen
Rare World-Shaman
Backstory: The vestments of a shaman should be as simple as the elements themselves. Although, there's no rule about what you wear beneath them.
Thrall World-Shaman.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Thrall World-Shaman Dark.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Dark
Thrall World-Shaman Pallid.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Pallid

Portraits[]

Thrall Portraits
 
2016 Spring Global Championship Portrait.png
2016 Spring Global Championship
Carbot Thrall Portrait.png
Carbot Thrall
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Doomgiver Portrait.png
Winter Veil Doomgiver
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Doomhammer 'n' Pegs Portrait.png
Toys Doomhammer 'n' Pegs
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Hearthstone Thrall Portrait.png
Hearthstone Thrall
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Hellhammer Thrall Portrait.png
Hellhammer Thrall
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Shadow Warchief Portrait.png
CraftWars Shadow Warchief
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Thrall Hero Portrait.png
Thrall Hero
Thrall Mastery Portrait.png
Thrall Mastery
Warcraft III Thrall Portrait.png
Warcraft III Thrall
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
World-Shaman Thrall Portrait.png
World-Shaman Thrall
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
WoW Thrall Portrait.png
WoW Thrall
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[]

Thrall Sprays
 
Carbot Thrall Spray.png
Carbot Thrall
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Mosh Party! Spray.gif
Mosh Party!
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
El Lobo Gélido Thrall Spray.png
Nexomania El Lobo Gélido Thrall
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Thrall Pixel Spray.png
Thrall Pixel
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[]

Thrall Pack 1 Emoji Thrall Pack 1 Thrall Happy.png Thrall Pack 2 Emoji Thrall Pack 2 Thrall Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Thrall Pack 1 Thrall Happy.png Thrall Happy :thrallhappy:
:thrahappy:
Emoji Thrall Pack 2 Thrall Angry.png Thrall Angry :thrallangry:
:thraangry:
Emoji Thrall Pack 1 Thrall ROFL.png Thrall ROFL :thralllol:
:thrallrofl:
:thralol:
:thrarofl:
Emoji Thrall Pack 2 Thrall Cool.png Thrall Cool :thrallcool:
:thracool:
Emoji Thrall Pack 1 Thrall Sad.png Thrall Sad :thrallsad:
:thrasad:
Emoji Thrall Pack 2 Thrall Oops.png Thrall Embarrassed :thralloops:
:thrallembarrassed:
:thraoops:
:thraembarrassed:
Emoji Thrall Pack 1 Thrall Silly.png Thrall Silly :thrallsilly:
:thrasilly:
Emoji Thrall Pack 2 Thrall Love.png Thrall in Love :thralllove:
:thrallinlove:
:thralove:
:thrainlove:
Emoji Thrall Pack 1 Thrall Meh.png Thrall Speechless :thrallmeh:
:thrallspeechless:
:thrameh:
:thraspeechless:
Emoji Thrall Pack 2 Thrall Surprised.png Thrall Surprised :thrallwow:
:thrallsurprised:
:thrawow:
:thrasurprised:

Quotes[]

Main article: Thrall/Quotes


Trivia[]

  • Thrall first appeared in Warcraft: Of Blood and Honor (January 2001 novel) and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002 game). His own game (Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans) was cancelled in 1998.
  • Thrall is voiced by Chris Metzen in all of his game appearances with the exception of the canceled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans (where he is voiced by Clancy Brown).
  • Thrall was a support hero in Blizzard DOTA.[4]
  • Rehgar's kit (other than his trait) originally belonged to Thrall. It was moved to Rehgar so Thrall could be redesigned as a more aggressive hero.[5]
  • Thrall was one of the heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2014.
  • One of Thrall's gag quotes references the famous music band Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Gallery[]

Videos[]

References[]

  1. StarCraft. 2011-10-20. Blizzard DOTA Trailer. Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-22.
  2. 2013-11-08, BlizzCon 2013 - Heroes of the Storm - Building the Nexus. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-12
  3. 2014-03-18, Hero Interaction Strings - Introduction Questions, accessed on 2014-03-18
  4. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  5. 2014-07-24, Developer Insights: The Bloodlust of Rehgar

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