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This article is about Archmage Arugal's character biography. For the character's appearance in the Shadowfang Keep instance, see Archmage Arugal (tactics). For his appearance in Grizzly Hills, see Shade of Arugal.
Archmage Arugal
Image of Archmage Arugal
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Character class Archmage
Affiliation Alliance of Lordaeron (former)
Dalaran (former)
Kirin Tor (formerly),
Gilneas (former),

Shadowfang worgen,
Scourge (current)

Wolfcult (current)
Occupation Lord of Shadowfang Keep
Location Shadowfang Keep, Silverpine Forest or Shadowfang Tower, Grizzly Hills (WotLK)
Status Deceased (lore); Killable (wow)
Relative(s) Sons of Arugal
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Archmage Arugal is a former mage of Dalaran, and former royal archmage of Gilneas, who lived within the ruins of Shadowfang Keep and was later raised from the dead.


World of Warcraft

Originally a respected patriot of Gilneas, Arugal eventually became a member of the Kirin Tor of Dalaran. However, after the Scourge destroyed Dalaran and most of its populace, he fled to Shadowfang Keep above Pyrewood Village.[1] Frustrated by their lack of progress, and against the advice of his peers, Arugal used Ur's research[2] to summon extra-dimensional entities to bolster Dalaran's diminishing ranks of his own. Arugal's summoning brought the ravenous worgen into the world of Azeroth. The feral wolf-men slaughtered not only the Scourge, but quickly turned on the wizards themselves. The worgen sieged the keep of the noble Baron Silverlaine. Situated above the tiny hamlet of Pyrewood, the keep quickly fell into shadow and ruin. Driven mad with guilt, Arugal adopted the worgen as his children and retreated to the newly dubbed 'Shadowfang Keep'. He resided there, protected by his massive pet, Fenrus — and haunted by the vengeful ghost of Baron Silverlaine.[1]


Arugal's monologue to Deathstalker Vincent

"I have changed my mind loyal servants, you do not need to bring the prisoner all the way to my study, I will deal with him here and now. Vincent! You and your pathetic ilk will find no more success in routing my sons and I than those beggardly remnants of the Kirin Tor. If you will not serve my Master with your sword and knowledge of his enemies...Your moldering remains will serve ME as a testament to what happens when one is foolish enough to trespass in my domain!"

Other quotes

Fenrus the Devourer dies:

  • Who dares interfere with the Sons of Arugal?


  • You, too, shall serve!

Transforms player into a worgen:

  • Release your rage!

Killing a player:

  • Another falls!

External links

Shadowfang Keep Grizzly Hills