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Argus is the fel-infused world of the eredar, originally including the draenei. It is — or was — an arcane utopia where mages of the arcane divined the arcane secrets of the ordered universe. Its inhabitants were both vastly intelligent and highly gifted in magic. It had a society where art, science, magic and technology were all as one. Argus was ruled by a triumvirate of the greatest and most powerful eredar mages: Kil'jaeden, Archimonde, and Velen. They ruled from Mac'Aree — the most sacred of the cities on Argus according to Jessera of Mac'Aree.

Offical image of Argus from Blizzcon 2016.

Eventually, Argus attracted the attention of Sargeras. The Destroyer offered the eredar a deal: in exchange for their loyalty, he would give them power undreamed of by all races. Kil'jaeden and Archimonde were quick to accept the offer, but Velen had a vision of the future: the eredar would be transformed into demons, under the rule of Sargeras. His advice to Kil'jaeden and Archimonde went unheeded, and he desperately sought a solution to this dilemma. Eventually, Velen was contacted by the naaru, and he fled with his followers, renaming his people the draenei, or Exiled Ones.

Kil'jaeden, Archimonde, and the rest of their race became the feared, insidious sorcerers and tacticians of the Burning Legion.


In Rise of the Horde

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It was unclear whether the world of Argus was destroyed by the eredar's sudden demonic powers (as implied by previous lore), or if it survived their transformation. It is thought that if Argus still exists, it is certainly a stronghold of the Burning Legion, possibly their seat of power. Rise of the Horde leans towards this interpretation, though nothing is explicitly stated.

In Illidan

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It is revealed in World of Warcraft: Illidan, that Argus is in fact intact, and is the "beating heart" of the Legion's forces with all its greatest commanders and Kil'jaeden using it as his seat of power. The entire world has been corrupted into a shadowy version of what it once was. The machines that originally were used to send out peaceful and healing waves of magic over the surface, have been inverted to spread fear, depression, and panic. The capital city of the planet which is unnamed is the current seat of Kil'jaeden and is perhaps one of the most magically protected locations in the universe, with Kil'jaeden himself presiding over the Burning Legion from the palace throne.

In Legion

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It is revealed that Argus is in fact still in existence (although fel-wreathed and shattered) and is the seat of power for the Burning Legion. This is supported with the Warlock class quest which leads you to try and empower the already looming portal on the Broken Shore with Gul'dan himself stating he was going to Argus to fortify it on the other side.

Tomb of Sargeras

Argus seen over the Tomb of Sargeras.jpg

Upon the release of Tomb of Sargeras raid, Illidan, after defeating Kil'Jaeden, uses a demonic portal key to open a rift between Argus and Azeroth. Khadgar then teleports party members off of Kil'Jaeden's fel ship and back to the Broken Isles. The teleportation is successful, but once Khadgar looks up at the sky, he comes to the realization that not only has the party been teleported back to Azeroth, but that the rift was not temporary and continued to grow larger. This was a deliberate action by Illidan who sought to hasten his crusade against the Legion by bringing the fight to them.[1]

Resistance on Argus

One of the Burning Legion's main capital worlds that was once aligned with the Twisting Nether, the planet is now largely visible in the sky and much closer to Azeroth. It also contained a World-soul called Argus the Unmaker, in which the Legion's forces were torturing the titan. A group of broken holdouts who call themselves the krokul have settlements in the Krokuun fragment.


  • Many similarities can be observed between Argus and Aiur of StarCraft. These include:
  • Both Argus and Aiur and Homeworlds of the Draenei and Protoss


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An Eredar on Argus

It seemed to have many mountains, Kaarinos for example. The mountainous landscape is mentioned by Valok the Righteous and Anchorite Tessa. The capital city is Mac'Aree.

Much of what remains of Argus will appear in Patch 7.3. Initial maps on the PTR suggest three fragments of Argus will be explorable.[2] The first fragment encountered is called Krokuun, the second Mac'Aree,[3], and the third Antoran Wastes which appears to be the zone surrounding the raid, Antorus, the Burning Throne.[4][5] The only other instance announced so far is the dungeon Seat of the Triumvirate,[4] which also appears to be in the Antoran Wastes.[5]

Views from the explorable fragments suggest that they are actually floating above the planet proper and that the bulk of what remains of Argus is not habitable.[6]

In World of Warcraft

Some of Argus is available to explore in World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.3. The three fragments represent almost a mini-expansion.

World bosses

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As of PTR build 24473:[7]

  • Combat Elite Rare MobInquisitor Percontatum
  • Combat Elite Rare MobMistress Alluradel
  • Combat Elite Rare MobOvetigo
  • Combat Elite Rare MobSotanathor
  • Combat Elite Rare MobMatron Folnuna
  • Combat Elite Rare MobKeeper Aedis
  • Combat Elite Rare MobVoid-Blade Zedaat
  • Combat Elite Rare MobPit Lord Vilemus



Tomb of Sargeras spoilers

Scenery from Patch 7.3 PTR
Maps from Patch 7.3 PTR
Minimap stitches from Patch 7.3 PTR
Old PTR maps


Patch 7.3

Tomb of Sargeras spoilers

A Thousand Years of War


  • As of Patch 7.3, it is not clear if Argus has actually moved near to Azeroth so it can be seen in the sky or if a massive portal rift opened the size of Argus or larger very near to Azeroth which makes it appear that Argus has moved so near.


Possible image of Argus from Sons of the Storm.

  • The word "Argus" is also present in StarCraft: Brood War, another Blizzard strategy game. The Argus Talisman grants Dark Archons more energy, the Argus Jewel does the same for Dark Templar Corsairs and the Argus Stone exists on Aridas[citation needed]. None of these entities or groups are related to the world of Argus (although the Argus Wake is loyal to the Burning Legion). It is not known what the name implies in relation to Blizzard's universes.
  • Argus or Argos (Greek: Άργος) is the name of several mythological figures, as well as one of the major cities of Bronze Age Greece.

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