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This article is about about the universe of Warcraft games and lore. For for the universe inside the games, see cosmos.

The Warcraft universe (aka Warcraft franchise or History of Warcraft) is the game world, history, and lore created by Blizzard Entertainment, beginning with the seminal title Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. This page contains information about the official sources of Warcraft lore.

See also lore, Category:Sources, WoWWiki:Citation, and WoWWiki:Book citation index.

Games

The computer games were the origin of the Warcraft universe, and continue to be its primary focus. Much has changed in the lore since Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, with each new release greatly expanding the world and revising some of the past lore.

  • Warcraft I introduced the basic conflict between the orcs and humans, as well as the characters of Medivh, Llane, Garona, and Lothar.
  • World of Warcraft has continued this trend by allowing the players to experience nigh all of the colossal world as no more than one of the many little players, as well as introducing a host of new creatures and characters, such as Garrosh Hellscream, son of Grom.
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an online card game that draws on Warcraft lore for its background, but does not introduce much new lore.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans

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Warcraft II

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Warcraft Adventures

Warcraft III

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World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.

       Blizzard lore posts
Timeline (from official site, 2004)
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Hearthstone

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Hearthstone (game) This section concerns content exclusive to Hearthstone.

Heroes of the Storm

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Heroes of the Storm This section concerns content exclusive to Heroes of the Storm.

Upcoming games

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Novels and short stories

Novels This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft novels or short stories.

Manga and comics

Manga This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft-related manga (or manhwa).

Comic This section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft: The Comic or other Warcraft-related comics.

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Comic

Manga (Manhwa)

Ongoing comic

Ongoing manga

Upcoming comic

Upcoming manga

Movies

DVDs

  • Warcraft III Cinematics Disc
  • The Making of World of Warcraft

Pen-and-Paper RPG Sourcebooks

Warcraft RPG - may not be canon This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.

Warcraft

World of Warcraft

PDF-only material

Strategy guides

RTSs

World of Warcraft

Other books

Other

Media

Video

References

External links

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Board games
Warcraft RPGs
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News
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