Behind the Warlock
A look into our History and Lore...
The eredar of the Burning Legion are credited as the original warlocks and wielders of dark magics, corrupted from the powerful and magically attuned eredar of Argus.
In most societies, the warlocks now live on the fringe of civilization, tolerated but not trusted. Human warlocks meet in secret in the basement of a bar in Stormwind. Thrall has expressed discomfort with the warlock but understands the necessities in using them. Conventional spellcasters often see warlock magic as a vain attempt at gaining power.
Although many that consort with demons fall to darkness, the warlocks of a Horde and Alliance advocate bending demonic forces to its will without succumbing to complete corruption. These spellcasters can summon demons to serve them, and they also cast many painful spells that slowly eat at the life of enemies. Warlocks are usually physically weak compared to classes, but they compensate for this deficiency with their potent array of spells and their demonic minions. Compared to other spellcasters, warlocks are among the strongest and often depend on the sacrifice of their own blood to fuel their magical powers.
In the world of Azeroth, there are many races who presently wield the dark power of the Nether. Playable ones including humans, gnomes, orcs, forsaken and blood elves. Each has its own history in the dark arts. Learn more about Warlocks by race here...
Where Warlocks the first class that existed?
Pernicious chimes in with a little more lore. Though it doesn't speak of specific warlocks, the official World of Warcraft community site, lore section, hints that warlocks were the first class that existed (before the creation of Azeroth).
History of Warcraft
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Gul'dan the Warlock, Initiate of the Seventh Circle Circle of the Shadow Council and Destroyer of Dreams, was the most powerful warlock in the Horde - indeed, the most powerful non-Eredar warlock ever to exist. He is known for describing himself as "darkness incarnate" and "the Destroyer of Dreams." The latter title is believed to be a reference to his triumph over the Conjurers of Azeroth, known as "Dwellers in Dream." [ Learn more... ]
Drak'Thul was a warlock in Gul'dan's Stormreaver Clan. When they betrayed the Horde, they fled to the Broken Isles, and raised the Tomb of Sargeras from the seafloor. But when Gul'dan entered the Tomb, he was maimed by the guardian demons. Between them and the vengeful Blackrock Clan forces, the Stormreaver and Twilight's Hammer Clans were eradicated, all except Drak'Thul. Drak'Thul became a hermit, wandering about the Broken Isles, and chased by the ghosts of the many orcs who died in the battle. [ Learn more... ]
Kil'jaeden the Deceiver is the right hand of the Fallen Titan, Sargeras. Above even his comrade, Archimonde the Defiler, he was the Destroyer's chief lieutenant, manipulating the strands of fate in order to ensure the Burning Legion's consumption of all worlds floating in the Twisting Nether. Since the apparent death of Sargeras, he has become the Master of the Burning Legion - and now seeks vengeance for the setbacks caused by the mortal races of Azeroth. [ Learn more... ]
Archimonde the Defiler was the left hand of the fallen titan, Sargeras. Archimonde was one of the greatest and darkest of the Eredar. His ruthless and cunning personality quickly earned him station and power within the Eredar ranks, until finally he was one of the first among them. [ Learn more... ]
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