Twenty minutes later, at Uther’s encampment near the Blackrock clan village…



Uther: Ah, good timing, lad. I sent two of my best knights in to parley with the orc leader. They should be returning shortly.

(two horses return to base.. without the men).

Uther: Damn. These orcs will never surrender.

Arthas: Then let’s get in there and destroy the beasts!

Uther: Remember, Arthas, we are paladins. Vengeance cannot be a part of what we must do. If we allow our passions to turn to bloodlust, then we will become as vile as the orcs.

Arthas: Yes, Uther.

Uther: Now, if you’re feeling up to it, I want you to lead the attack.

Arthas: Me? Well, of course!

Uther: I’ll remain here and ensure that none of the loathsome beasts threaten the camp.

Arthas: I won’t fail you.

Uther: I know you won’t, lad.


Establish a Base

  • Construct a Barracks
  • Construct 2 Farms
  • Train 6 Footmen


You start the mission with 8 Peons (5 mining and 3 chopping wood), Uther and Arthas. Uther can’t be controlled, but he patrols betwen the north and east base entrances.

Buildings: Town Hall, Lumber Mill, Altar of Kings, and 4 Scout Towers.

340 gold – 50 wood – 8/12 Upkeep.


Build a Barracks.

HINT – To increase the rate at which you collect lumber, train additional Peasants and assign them to harvest from the forest.

Build a Farm.

HINT – Speed up construction by selecting additional Peasants and RIGHT-CLICKING on the building in progress.

Build a Farm.

Build 2 Peasants. Send them to harvest the Mine.

Send idle Peasants to harvest wood after the complete their task.

Build a Footman.

Build a second Barracks.

Build a Peasant. Send him to harvest the Mine.

Build a Footman.

HINT – Scout Towers can be upgraded to Guard Towers. This upgrade enables them to defend against enemy attackers.

TIP: Destroy the crates at this location to loot a Scroll of Protection: Increases the armor of all friendly units in an area around your Hero by 2 for 30 sec.

TIP: Destroy the crates at this location to loot a Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.

Build 3 Footman — as resources become available.

Send Arthas and the 3 Footman east where you will find Feranor Steeltoe (Dwarven Mortar Team) with a quest.

Feranor Steeltoe: Well met, good human! Have you come to join in our hunt?

Arthas: What are you dwarves hunting in this region?

Feranor Steeltoe: We’re hunting black drakes. It’s said that drake’s blood can bestow fiery enchantments upon weapons.

Arthas: The fiery enchantments you seek could prove useful.

Feranor Steeltoe: The name of the beast we’re hunting is Searinox. With your aid, the monster won’t stand a chance!


  • Slay Searinox, the Black Dragon.
  • Bring the Heart of Searinox to Feranor Steeltoe.

Note: Around this time, two Blackrock orcs are heading to your base from the east.

Note: The 4 Rifleman next to Feranor Steeltoe join your team. You can control them. However, your upkeep increases to 35/24, which means you need to build more Farms.

NEW UNIT AVAILABLE – Rifleman (R) – You can now build Dwarven Riflemen from the Barracks. Riflemen are highly skilled sharpshooters effective against air units.

NEW BUILDING AVAILABLE – Blacksmith – You may now upgrade your units from the Blacksmith. Upgrades affect both current and future troops. You don’t need to build the Blacksmith. It is the building behind Feranor Steeltoe.

These are the tooltips for each of the Blacksmith upgrades available.

Build 2 Farms.

Build a Footman.

Select the Blacksmith building. Upgrade to Iron Forged Swords (S): Increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spellbreakers, Dragonhaw Riders, Gryphon Riders and Knights.


Establish a Base


Blademaster of Blackrock Clan: Paladin fool! The warlocks of the Blackrock clan have spoken! Soon, demons will rain from the sky, and this wretched world will burn!

Uther: Yes, I’ve heard this rethoric before. You orcs will never learn!

(Uther strikes at the blademaster)

Uther: It was only a mirror image. Damn it, what are these curs up to?

Blademaster: The hour of doom approaches! Let this paltry sacrifice appease our demon masters!

Unlucky Footman: You sick bastards! You’ll never get away with–



  • Defeat the Blademaster

Arthas: Slay the orcs! Slay them all!

Build a Farm.

Send Arthas and the troops to the bottom-right corner of the map, where the yellow exclamation in a circle is marked.

Build a Footman.

Build a Rifleman.

Build a Farm.

Kill this Black Dragon Whelp level 3.

Move south to kill three Black Dragon Whelps that aggro.

Now head west to kill Searinox, the Black Dragon.

Searinox: You dare challenge me? You mortals become more reckless with every generation!

Arthas: Let’s bring this heart back to the dwarves.

Around this time, 4 Blackrock orcs attack the north entrance of your base.

HINT – You can repair buildings by selecting a Peasant and then RIGHT-CLICKING on the damaged building.

Return Arthas to the Blacksmith building to deliver the Heart of Searinox to Feranor Steeltoe.

Feranor Steeltoe: Now, I will reforge your weapons to strike with searing heat!


This item is automatically added to Arthas’ inventory slots. Orb of Fire: Adds 5 bonus fire damage to the attack of a Hero when carried. The Hero’s attacks also become ranged when attacking air and do splash damage to nearby enemy units.

Note: When Arthas equips the Orb of Fire, an actual orb of fire rotates around his hammer.



Build 3 Farms.

Select the Blacksmith. Upgrade to Black Gunpowder (G): Increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines and Flying Machines.

Select the Blacksmith. Upgrade to Iron Plating (P): Increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Spellbreakers, Knights, Flying Machines and Siege Engines.

Select the Blacksmith. Upgrade to Studded Leather Armor (A): Increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders and Gryphon Riders.

Build 4 Rifleman.

Build 2 Farms.

Move Arthas and your troops to this hidden chokepoint. Once there, head south. You will find a Gnoll Warden level 3. Lead in with Arthas. That narrow ramp can only allow one unit at a time.

It drops a Wand of Negation (3): Dispells all magical effects in a target area. Contains 3 charges. Deals 200 damage to summoned units.

Go back to your base, and take the path north to this camp. There is a Gnoll Poacher level 1 and two Gnoll level 1. The Poacher drops Potion of Mana: Restores 150 mana when used.

Continue north to find two Murloc Tiderunner.

Footman: Murlocs? Here? They must have an encampment nearby!

Kill the Murloc Huntsman level 2 and the 4 Murloc Tiderunner level 1. The Huntsman drops Claws of Attack +3: Increases the attack damage of the Hero by 3 when worn. Then destroy the Murloc Huts there. One of them drops Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.

Build a Farm.

Build 2 Rifleman.

There is a narrow path just southwest of these murloc huts that lead uphill to the top-left corner of the map.

There you will find a Ogre Magi level 5 and two Ogre Warrior level 3. The Magi drops Gauntlets of the ogre Strength +3: Increases the Strength of the Hero by 3 when worn.

Now return to the crossroads and head east to this location. There you will kill two Gnoll Poacher and a Gnoll level 1. One of them drops a Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.

At that location, go east through a narrow path into the mountain side. You will find 4 Murloc Tiderunner hidden up there.

Now head out to the the green exclamation mark shown in the map. There you will kill the Blademaster. No need to attack the Blackrock base, as that is not part of the Main Quest.




Uther: You’ve done well, lad. This was a sound victory.

Arthas: I don’t know, Uther. The orcs were sacrificing townsfolk. I think they were trying to summon demons.

Uther: Have faith, lad. These orcs are trying to hold on to dying traditions. We defeated their demons a long time ago. Let’s head for home. It’s been a long day.


  1. Gnoll Warden level 3 – drops Wand of Negation: Dispells all magical effects in a target area. Contains 3 charges. Deals 200 damage to summoned units.
  2. Gnoll Poacher level 1. Gnoll level 1 (2).
  3. Murloc Tiderunner level 1 (2).
  4. Murloc Huntsman level 2. Murloc Tiderunner level 1 (4). Drops Claws of Attack +3: Increases the attack damage of the Hero by 3 when worn.
  5. Ogre Magi level 5. Ogre Warrior level 3 (2).
  6. Gnoll Poacher level 1 (2). Gnoll level 1. Drops Potion of Healing: Heals 250 hit points when used.
  7. Murloc Tiderunner (4). Murloc Nightcrawler.
  8. Blackrock Clan Blademaster
1. The Prophecy2. Cinematic: Thrall's Vision3. Chasing Visions4. Departures
5. Riders on the Storm6. The Fires Down Below7. Countdown to Extinction
1. Cinematic: The Warning2. The Defense of Strahnbrad3. Blackrock & Roll4. Interlude: Jaina's Meeting
5. Ravages of the Plague6. The Cult of the Damned7. March of the Scourge8. Interlude: The Prince and the Prophet
9. The Culling10. Interlude: Divergent Courses11. The Shores of Northrend12. Dissension
13. Frostmourne14. Cinematic: Arthas' Betrayal
undead campaign
1. Trudging through the Ashes2. Digging up the Dead3. Into the Realm Eternal4. Key of the Three Moons
5. The Fall of Silvermoon6. Blackrock & Roll, Too!7. The Siege of Dalaran8. Under the Burning Sky
9. Cinematic: The Destruction of Dalaran
orc campaign
2. The Long March3. Cry of the Warsong4. The Spirits of Ashenvale
5. The Hunter of Shadows6. Where Wind Riders Dare7. The Oracle8. By Demons Be Driven
Night Elves Campaign
1. Enemies at the Gate2. Daughters of the Moon3. The Awakening of Stormrage4. The Druids Arise
5. Brothers in Blood

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