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For information on how to defeat Anetheron in World of Warcraft, see Anetheron (tactics).

A cunning and powerful dreadlord, Anetheron was second only to Tichondrius himself[1] (he later took the place of Tichondrius for a brief period[2]) in the ranks of the nathrezim.


Third War

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III.

Anetheron waited in the Twisting Nether, acting as emissary of Archimonde to Tichondrius. He was one of the dreadlords assigned to watch over the Lich King, and grew agitated when they began to suspect the Lich King of treachery and possibly becoming a threat to the Burning Legion. But Tichondrius was confident that, despite his obvious ulterior motives, the Lich King was still providing the tools they needed to make way for the invasion. In a meeting in the Twisting Nether, Tichondrius assured Anetheron that everything was still well in his control.[1]

When Archimonde came to the world, Anetheron went with him as a personal guardsman. Anetheron showed his tenacity when he led the Scourge against the Great Alliance consisting of the Sentinels, Alliance, and Horde in the final, climactic Battle of Mount Hyjal. He invaded the Great Alliance's base several times during the battle, calling infernals to serve him, with the objective of defeating the resistance so that Archimonde could ascend to crush the World Tree. However, Anetheron was killed during the battle.[2]

After his death, it is presumed that Mephistroth acts as the new leader of the nathrezim.

Caverns of Time

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade This section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.

During the time of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, five years after the death of Anetheron, dark agents infiltrated the timeways and tried to alter the course of the history. They tried to sabotage the Battle of Mount Hyjal and the bronze dragonflight sent adventurers to prevent it.[4] This time, however, Anetheron didn't fight throughout the entire battle, but he was defeated by Jaina Proudmoore, adventurers and troops of the Third War in the human base.[3]

Level 10 Anetheron Statistics in Warcraft III

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Carrion Swarm Sleep Rain of Chaos
Anetheron abilities in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.
Unlike other Dreadlords, he had three abilities.
  • 1300 HP (+ 13% more than a regular dreadlord)
  • 600 MP (same as a regular dreadlord)
  • 44-54 hero melee damage (same as a regular dreadlord) (+ 6 Orb of Lightning)
  • 6 hero armor (+5 item)(same as a regular dreadlord)
  • AttributesWarlock}
    • 42 Strength Primary Attribute (same as a regular dreadlord)
    • 25 Agility (same as a regular dreadlord)
    • 40 Intelligence (same as a regular dreadlord)
  • Abilities
    • Carrion Swarm
    • Sleep (incapacitates enemy)
    • Rain of Chaos (summons two, three or four (depending on the level of skill) infernals from the sky and does AoE stun on landing)
  • Items(Battle for Mount Hyjal warcraft 3)


  • Strangely, despite the fact that Tichondrius was the leader of the Nathrezim at this time, Anetheron appeared to be giving an order when talking about the Scourge getting out of hand, by saying "See that they do not. Lord Archimonde has little patience for failure." This would seem to be a risky move given Tichondrius' character, possibly an underhanded way for Anetheron to indirectly challenge and/or threaten his brother.


Preceded by:
Lord of the Nathrezim
Succeeded by:
Mephistroth (presumed)