See '''[[Awesome/WarcraftExpandedUniverse here]]''' for Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse.

[[folder:Warcraft II]]
* Let's go oldschool: In the second to last orc mission of ''VideoGame/WarcraftII: Tides of Darkness'', you are finally given your last missing piece of the techtree, and the LargeHam narrator announces in the mission briefing:
-->''Fortunately... Orgrim Doomhammer has saved his greatest weapon... ready to unleash it upon the unsuspecting Alliance... at just this moment...''
** After that, the final mission's objectives are simply "DESTROY EVERYTHING YOU BEHOLD IN THE NAME OF THE HORDE!" Then the completely kick-ass [[ Orc Ending Cutscene]].
* The Alliance campaign is not without its awesome moments, the most notable of which has to be the campaign's final cinematic of ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness'', which depicts [[SquishyWizard Khadgar]] unleashing his [[PersonOfMassDestruction full power]] to [[PillarOfLight destroy the Dark Portal]].

[[folder:Warcraft III]]
* The cinematic cutscenes that end each campaign in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' tend to be of the Crowning Moment of Awesome kind.
** Arthas returning home as a war hero after a successful campaign against TheUndead only to [[spoiler:to walk up to him and ''stabbing him through the neck'']].
-->'''Arthas''': ''You no longer have to sacrifice for your people. You no longer have to bear the weight of your crown. I've taken care of everything.''
-->'''Terenas''': ''What is this? What are you doing, my son?''
-->'''Arthas''': ''Succeeding you, father... ''
** Arthas has another Crowning Moment of Awesome in the ending cinematic of the Undead campaign of Frozen Throne: [[spoiler:Arthas shatters the Frozen Throne with Frostmourne and the screen goes black. It the shows the Lich King's Helm of Domination fall and slide to the feet of Arthas, who, picks it up and puts it on, after which his eyes shine with blinding blue light]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Ner'zhul]]''': ''[[spoiler:Now we are one!]]''
** Speaking of Arthas, being able to raise an absolutely enormous [[OurDragonsAreDifferent blue dragon]] as a [[{{Dracolich}} Frost Wyrm]] may also count, especially since his powers are greatly diminished at that point, which makes one wonder what he could do when ''not'' losing power. You can then control the Wyrm in question for the rest of the level - it is by far one of the most powerful units in the game, and can annihilate the enemy base pretty much by itself.
** The first thing Archimonde does after arriving on Azeroth is destroying the wizard city of Dalaran just by drawing in the sand.
** Grom Hellscream killing Mannoroth after Mannoroth taunted him in ''Warcraft III'', freeing Orcs from their demonic enslavement. Mannaroth being so powerful that his body releases a huge burst of hellfire killing Hellscream is also awesome.
-->'''Hellscream''': ''The blood haze has lifted... The demon's fire has burnt out in my veins... I have freed myself''
-->'''Thrall''': ''No old friend... You've freed us all.''
** Finally, the ending cinematic of ''Reign of Chaos'', a Crowning Moment for Malfurion Stormrage, [[spoiler:when he calls upon an army of thousands of [[WillOTheWisp Wisps]] to destroy Archimonde, using a WorldTree empowered version of Detonate]]. Of course, Wisps don't work that way in the [[GameplayAndStorySegregation actual game]].[[note]]Unless you count Archimonde as being a summoned unit which is damaged heavilly by a wisp exploding.. and Kel'thuzad did summon him..[[/note]]
* One for Thrall is at the end of ''Warcraft III'', where he confronts Archimonde, telling him that all that mattered was that the Orcs were free before being teleported away by Jaina, but not before hitting him with a lightning bolt. Considering that this actually hurts Archimonde, a commander of the demonic [[OmnicidalManiac Burning Legion]] makes it pretty awesome. Even Archimonde himself is impressed by the puny mortal daring to stand defiant before a border-line EldritchAbomination.
** Especially since he's immune to spells, meaning [[GameplayAndStorySegregation he can't even be targeted normally.]]
* At the very end of ''The Frozen Throne'' we have Arthas, having finally beaten the Elves and now about to enter the Frozen Throne... only for Illidan to show up, which is followed by one of the only actual fight scenes in ''Warcraft III'', and by far the best-animated. Arthas leaves Illidan for dead, finalizing his victory and ascends to the Frozen throne to become one with Ner'zhul. The Lich King is born.
** Following this, the end credits show Arthas [[AutobotsRockOut playing some heavy metal]] to the tune of [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Power of the Horde]], all while a trio of Orc heroes HoldTheLine against basically everything.
* The spell ''Inferno'' combines DeathFromAbove and SummonMagic into a DynamicEntry. It drops a flaming green meteor that will deal moderate damage and stun anything caught in the blast. Then it's revealed that the meteor is really a rock golem wreathed in green fel fire, ready to pulverize everything in its path. Now tell me how many games summon and deliver their golems by dropping them as meteors.