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Archmage Vargoth is a level 70 quest giver located inside the Violet Tower in the contested territory of Netherstorm. Throughout most of the questline, he interacts with questers using a projection.

See List of Netherstorm NPCs.


Vargoth was the leader of the mages of the Kirin Tor that went to Netherstorm and founded Kirin'Var Village. After surviving the attack of Kael'thas Sunstrider and his blood elves that killed all people in the village except himself, he was locked up in a magical way in the The Violet Tower and guarded by Combat Ar'kelos.

In World of Warcraft

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In Wrath of the Lich King

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Vargoth can be found in Archmage Vargoth's Retreat, a room in the Violet Citadel of Dalaran inaccessible except via the book [The Schools of Arcane Magic - Mastery], the quest reward from the achievement Money achievement.png Higher Learning. Vargoth will give you a [Kirin Tor Familiar] non-combat pet.

In Warlords of Draenor

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The Image of Archmage Vargoth is available as a garrison follower to players who gather the following items, which are scattered throughout Draenor, and turn them in at Khadgar's tower in Zangarra.

In Legion

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Aethas Sunreaver wanted to return to Dalaran from which he was exiled during the Purge of Dalaran, Khadgar called for a vote to re-accept the Horde to Dalaran. Vargoth voted "yes".

Vargoth revealed that he is tied with the Empyrean Society, an organization of mages who are studying forbidden magics (including fel).

Conjuror of the Tirisgarde discovers that Vargoth has been possessed by Kathra'natir.



  • He appears as one of the elite fighters in the Firelands daily questline.


  • In his quest text, the Archmage will occasionally paraphrase lines from the song "Hotel California" by the Eagles.
    • "Plenty of room at the cursed Violet Tower"
    • "Any time of year, you can find me here"
    • "Some scried to remember, some scried to forget"
    • "And still their voices are calling from far away, waking me up in the middle of the night"

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