Watch Shadowlands Afterlives Animated Shorts

I’m excited to see the rest! Also I noticed the last gets released on the 17th. Pre-patch the 22nd?

“I dearly hope that there’s a special place in Hell waiting for you, Arthas.” -- Uther the Lightbringer’s last words before being butchered by Frostmourne.

And Uther, Hand delivered Arthas there …



i hope arthas is back again … in wow we no you are never truly die , he comes back makes up with uther makes up with jaina , then slays sylvanas

Yeah, kinda took me out of the video for a minutes, was like… what?

Had to start over, as I missed about 2 minutes.


Where is the next one!?!!! The anticipation is killing me.

It has arrived! Enjoy.


not into the weeb cinematics, but cool

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Maldraxus looks great, but the plot is not as interesting as the Bastion plot so far, but is fitting since Maldraxus is the plane of eternal war.


Imagine saying “there could be surivors” in the realm of the dead…

Someone please explain how one dies in the lands of the dead? where do you go after this?


I liked the bit at 0:59 where she goes on a mission against the Burning Legion.


There are other references in Maldraxxus to their defending against invasions of the Shadowlands by the Void Lords and the Naaru.

There’s a bigger war going on out there…

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I would have given you multiple likes if I could. I too am curious how you die after being dead.

“It’s not pining, it’s passed on! This [Orc] is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late [Orc]! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies! It’s metabolic processes are now history! He’s off the twig! He’s kicked the bucket, he’s shuffled off the mortal coil, rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-[Orc]!”

I think was explained somewhere that when a soul in Shadowlands “dies” it becomes pure Anima and the soul is gone forever.


I’m just going to say, if the intent was to make me care about Drakka as a character, congratulations, you failed. You could take her out and replace her with a baked potato and it would probably have more screen presence than she does.


Actually it’s just a recycled shot from the Illidan Harbingers video. Watch it again, they just reused it and hoped we’d either miss it or perform mental gymnastics for them to excuse it.

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So will Blizzard address the reuse of images?

One takes place near a forest and mountains with fel energies, yet the Illidan one takes place on a broken landscape? :upside_down_face:


I mean… okay? Pretty sure those crates in my garrison are also a reused graphic.


Save thy cost production. :ok_hand:

My opinion is that the point of the Maldraxus short was to show us that what a character was in life does not matter much other than when the Arbitor is choosing where they go.