The orcish demolisher is a phlogiston-powered replacement for the formerly used orcish catapults which were replaced after the Third War. It is a standing asset to the Horde. Capable of hurling fiery projectiles over great distances, orcish demolishers have been the doom of many Alliance regiments. Though a small team of orcs must always be available to man these destructive machines, unerringly demolishers serve as the Horde's greatest siege weapon. Horde demolishers use a phlogiston-powered boiler to fling its projectiles. ( Unlike catapults, demolishers can be equipped with burning oil which smothers their projectiles in napalm and thus setting the ground ablaze wherever they land. )
Despite theoretically being an improvement over the catapult, there were no demolishers in World of Warcraft until Wrath of the Lich King, although catapults were (and still are) quite common.
In World of Warcraft
The appears in Strand of the Ancients as a siege weapon. Wintergrasp also has the aptly named . They are the baseline vehicles upon which the rest are based. They have both a long-range attack and a short-ranged spike ramming attack. The vehicle can also carry up to 3 passengers as well as a driver. In this vehicle, the passengers are exposed allowing them to be targeted and attacked — but also allowing them to do the same. The driver is also in control of both weapons.
- in Icecrown which is involved in a quest.
- in Ulduar (Patch 3.1).
- Isle of Congquest (Patch 3.2). in
- in garrison from level 3 Goblin Workshop.
- in Nagrand for Horde players who built a Tankworks in their outpost.