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A power-mad and tactically brilliant weaponmaster, Blackhand has both the ambition to rule and the cruelty to maintain his hold on the conquered. Under his leadership, the bold orcs of the Blackrock clan arm an entire world with the strength of steel. Blackrock slaves labor whip-crack to whip-crack on frightful siege engines—weapons that will inevitably be turned against the slaves’ families, neighbors, and homes.
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Blackhand is the chieftain of the Blackrock clan. Blackhand the Destroyer makes an appearance in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, where he is the brutal leader of old, ruling over the Blackrock clan as its Chieftain. Those under his command include, Broxigar Saurfang, Varok Saurfang, Eitrigg, and Orgrim Doomhammer. He forges the weapons for all of the Iron Horde and does so from his throne in Gorgrond.


Blackhand Fan art

In the alternate timeline, Blackhand and his clan were the first to join the Iron Horde that was formed by Grommash Hellscream and Garrosh Hellscream, the mysterious prophet who came from the original timeline. Given the detailed schematics, Blackhand marshaled as many Blackrock orcs to industrialize warfare on a colossal scale against their enemies. He also led battalions of orcs, ogres, and gronn, and infused the powers of flame. Ever since he joined the Iron Horde, he became a brilliant weaponmaster, but revealed much of his cruelty to maintain his hold on the world of Draenor.

During the Assault on the Dark Portal, Blackhand was stationed at the Blackrock Quarry where he ordered his clan to prevent the Alliance and Horde forces from moving forward. Their attempts failed, and the whole quarry was flooded. Later he, alongside Grommash Hellscream, Ner'zhul, Kilrogg Deadeye, and Kargath Bladefist were standing on a cliff where they watched the Dark Portal crumble by the Alliance and Horde forces.

Later on, Blackhand led the siege of Shattrath with Orgrim Doomhammer as his second. However, when Orgrim refused to kill innocents and accused Blackhand of burning Draenor, Blackhand was furious of Orgrim's betrayal and immediately killed him. This act angered Durotan who, with the help of Yrel and Maraad, confront him on the deck of one of his ships. During the fight, Blackhand killed Maraad and then briefly tortured Durotan. He then grabbed Yrel by the throat, assuming she could easily be defeated. However, Yrel managed to heal Durotan's injuries and he tossed his axe to the paladin, who then cleaved Blackhand's shoulder. Screaming in pain, Blackhand vowed that they would all perish. Yrel warned him that he would be the only one who would fall, and then Khadgar teleported her and Durotan off the ship. The Alliance cannon tore the ship to shreds in a spectacular explosion. Blackhand managed to escape the explosion, but the Alliance forces were led to believe that Blackhand was consumed in the flames. The wounded Blackhand fled back to Blackrock Foundry to continue his work for the Iron Horde, and await any hero daring enough to challenge him.


  • Just like Deathwing's, Blackhand's blood appears to be made of fire.

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