Memes / World of Warcraft

Since it's existed for more than ten years and has a dev team that loves to get in on the fun, it's no surprise that World of Warcraft has as many memes as it does.

Please add entries in the following format:
  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 

  • If Saurfang killed himself, everyone else would die instead.Explanation 
    • Only Hogger would stand a chance against him.Explanation  Or they could team up and look for Mankrik's wife. Explanation 
      • The Mankrik meme has reached ascended status: in a quest in Thousand Needles, the player has become haunted by a troll's ghost; in one of his randomly appearing monologues, he reminisces about the Barrens, then asks, "Hey, did they ever find out what happened with Mankrik's wife?"
      • And this repeated itself come Warlords of Draenor - child!Mankrik asks the player to find his girlfriend, who's actually alive this time... but standing next to the corpses of her parents and dog when she's found.
    • Saurfang? Pfft. Lord Darius Crowley cleaves with his fists.Explanation 
      • Saurfang can do the same, he just uses the less powerful axe so we can still have a world to play in.
      • Crowley already cleaved the world in half, then he cleaved it back together.
  • "Skinning a bear should aggro every bears in a 40 yard radius. It makes sense, you are skinning their best friend." Explanation 
  • Lapdogs! All of you!Explanation 
  • Blades of light!Explanation 
  • "YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!" Explanation 
    • Becomes an Ascended Meme in Legion, when Illidan tells his Illidari demon hunters that they "are prepared" in a lore video.
    • Same expansion, Gul'dan is killed by Illidan after thinking he could manipulate him. In the same way Gul'dan killed Varian too. Alas, Gul'dan is not prepared.
  • Anal [link ability]
    • reported
      • reported for reporting
      • reported for reporting a report Explanation 
  • Movie titles are better with Murlocs Explanation 
  • "I Am King of the Sea/but I'm not Aquaman!"
    • "At least I have chicken." Explanation 
  • Hammer of Vindication is overpowered!
  • Jingle bells, (humans/Forsaken) smell, a (night elf/tauren) laid an egg; (gnomes/trolls) are n00bs and (dwarves/orcs) are boobs and (draenei/blood elves) can't get laid!
    • A mock Christmas carol highlighting cross-faction feelings.
  • LF rouge to unlock (lockbox)!
    • Why do you need a French communist for that?
    • Rouges are overpowdered!Explanation 
  • I know what you're thinking. But Tempest Keep was merely a setback! Explanation 
  • A certain rather (in)famous and narmful video featuring a rather loud raid leader went viral after a battle against Onyxia went pear-shaped. Highlights include:
    • "More DOTS. Throw more DOTS. OK Stop DOTS!"note 
    • "Crushim was feared into-" "WHO THE FUCK WAS THAT? CRUSHIM, WHAT THE FUCK?!?"
    • Hearthstone also referenced this one in the form of the Raid Leader minion, whose quotes and flavor text are references to the video.
  • Onyxia deep breathes more! Explanation 
  • Everyone is necrophiliac for Sylvanas.
  • King Varian Wrynn: Lord of the Chin.
    • CHINTERCEPTED! Explanation 
    • King Varian Chynn.
  • TOO SOON! IT IS TOO SOON!! Explanation 
    • This one reached Ascended Meme status in Lich King; one of your Wolvar companions in Scholazar Basin repeats the line, and several other infamous/famous boss quotes, as you quest with him. Evidently he heard them when adventurers such as you told him about the encounters.
      • It was "ascended" as early as Burning Crusade; in the Hewn Bog of Zangarmarsh, one of the ogres overseeing the operation has a chance of saying "Too soon! You are slacking off too soon!"
    • Ragnar-Os! "Two scoops, Executus, two scoops!" "By fiber be purged!"
  • It's [color] and looks [something]er than your average [category] or [category].
  • doodad_nox_door_spider02 Explanation 
  • Not one, but two Jormungar Worms! Explanation 
    Vegeta, what does the scouter say about the Jormungar count?
    WHAT? TWO?!
  • Press 1 for horse Explanation 
  • "This (change/statement) is a slap in the face to (affected class/players)."
  • Hello, Barrens Chat! Explanation 
  • Arise, my champion! Explanation 
  • /waggle Explanation 
  • The Ashbringer... Explanation 
    • The Ashbringer...
    • Becomes an ascended meme in Legion: Retribution Paladins will get to wield it after Tirion is killed.
  • Gamon will save us! Explanation 
    • Since becoming a minor raid boss, it is possible to wipe entire Alliance raids by kiting Gamon into them.
    • Has reached Ascended Meme status when Gamon helps in the fight against Nazgrim in the Siege of Orgrimmar. The achievement for having Gamon give the finishing blow is even called "Gamon Will Save Us!"
  • Your heart... will explode... Explanation 
  • Basic Campfire for Warchief! Explanation 
    • "Don't blame me, I voted for Basic Campfire."
    • Vol'Jin for Warchief 2012 Explanation 
  • "This pear... so delicious." Explanation 
  • Genn. Motherfucking. Greymane. Explanation 
  • AWW DUDE Four STR, four STAM leather belt?! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! Level 18? UUUUH, OHHHH~ (Used in Ventrilo harassment) Explanation 
  • Lor'themar Theron.
    • Who? Explanation 
      • He was given an important part in the quests surrounding the Isle of Thunder and Mogu excavations during Mists of Pandaria and rose from obscurity to be a capable leader who cares for his people and questions Garrosh's reckless warmongering.
      • But sadly, in perhaps the ultimate irony, players most likely still don't know his name, as most NPC's refer to him by his rank, Regent Lord.
  • The ice stone has melted!
    • The ice stone has melted!
    • The ice stone has melted!
    • The ice stone has melted!
    • The ice stone has melted! Explanation 
      • This one has reached Ascended Meme status as of Warlords of Draenor, where one of the lootable treasures contains a piece of ice with a 30-second duration. After 30 seconds, "The ice stone has melted!" pops up across the screen.
  • Also similar to Kael'thas' line, Sindragosa's "SUFFER MORTALS, AS YOUR PATHETIC (insert whatever here) BETRAAAAAAAAAAYS YOU!" Explanation 
  • Tauren and Draenei rogues exist, they're just so good at stealth that even their class selection button is hidden at the character creation screen. Explanation 
    • When you go to loot a mob you killed and nothing is there? Tauren rogue (or draenei rogue).
    • If you fell off Aldor Rise, a draenei rogue pushed you. If you fell off Thunder Bluff, a tauren rogue pushed you.
    • Have you ever seen a tauren rogue? (No.) Exactly!
    • Officially an Ascended Meme as of Mists of Pandaria thanks to Mishka who is not only a Draenei Rogue, but also a Rogue Healer using Bandages.
    • Also mentioned in Hearthstone with the "Master of Disguise" card which represents a beautiful female blood elf and the description is "In truth, it's a tauren."
  • Now you see, the Ogres are the biggest guys on the field. There's nobody on the field bigger than the Ogres, that's why they're the biggest guys on the field. Explanation 
  • "We named him Dranosh..."
    • It means "waste of 90 seconds" in Orcish. Explanation 
  • When's that new feature coming? SoonTM. Explanation 
  • "Why Am I Ticking?"
    • "Because you are the bomb. Run!" Explanation 
  • WORKING AS INTENDED. Explanation 
  • Bolvar's dialogue with Tirion at Icecrown Citadel is very exploitable. One of many examples:
    Akama: Without it's master's command, the Illidari will become an even greater threat to this world. Control must be maintained... There must always be... [dramatic fel lightning] a Lord of Outland!
    Maiev: The weight of such a Burden... it must be mine! For I need job now anywa-
    Bolvar Fordragon: The dragons' flame... sealed my fate. The world of the living can no longer comfort me. Place the horns upon my head, Maiev. Forevermore - I will be the Lord of Outland.
    Akama: What the heck are you doing here?!
    Bolvar: Icecrown is nice and all, but I heard there are concubines here!
    Tirion: [shocked] Bolvar... by all that is holy...
    Bolvar Fordragon: Tell them only that they are not prepared...
    Bolvar Fordragon: and that Bolvar Fordragon is on vacation...
    Maiev: But...
    Bolvar Fordragon: [/flirts at Mother Shahraz] NOW GO. LEAVE THIS PLACE AND NEVER RETURN.
  • Did he drop any good loot? Explanation 
  • You will melt faces as a shadow priest in PVP. Explanation 
    • You will melt faces as a shadow priest in PVP. Explanation 
  • I hate you so much, Cookie. Explanation 
  • Good news, everyone! I fixed the poison slime pipes! Explanation 
  • Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
  • Say it with me now; I will not move when Flame Wreath is cast or the raid blows up.Explanation 
  • check patch notes Explanation 
  • I remember it well. It was a bright, shiny day... I was just mindin' my own business, when all of a sudden, Deathwing appeared! I said to myself, "I'm gonna punch that dragon in the face!" Explanation 
  • The new loading screen for Northrend features a very exploitable picture of Bolvar, which quickly resulted in this thread.
  • With the Twilight's Hammer cult being a major antagonist in Cataclysm, the advent of the Twilight Dragonflight and the addition of the Twilight Highlands, people have taken to making (largely mocking) Twilight references whenever one of these comes up.
    • The game itself does as well... one of the worgen /silly jokes is 'At least we don't sparkle...'
  • My body is clad head to toe in heirlooms! Look at your armor, now back to mine. Yes, my horse is made of stars!
    • For Twinkles! A more loyal star pony has never been seen.
  • The Rainbow Generator item, which shoots rainbows at enemies. It does very weak damage, but it's become very popular to show people firing this thing off, one image even showing somebody hitting The Lich King with it.
  • I tried to make an entry here...
    • ...but I couldn't, because Hungering Cold has a cast time. Explanation 
  • Watch your clever mouth, bitch! Explanation 
  • Any comment regarding the Draenei's status as Blizzard's Unfavorite Explanation 
    • "Draenei 2.0" Explanation 
  • WOW is hard. Explanation 
  • GO'EL, GO'EL, GO'EL, GO'EL... Explanation 
  • POWAH! Explanation 
    • Darth Benedictus. Explanation 
    • Lord Voldemort references are a decent second in popularity, due to the "there is no X or Y - only power" speech being almost identical to Voldemort's speech in the first Harry Potter movie, although far from the only obvious Shout-Out by raid bosses.
  • "Can I have your stuff?" Explanation 
  • Knowing Blizzard, he'll probably go crazy and become a raid boss. Explanation 
  • Horde bias! Explanation 
  • "Break yourselves upon my body. Feel the strength of the earth!" Explanation 
  • The Mists of Pandaria cinematic was revealed, and the scene where the unnamed human hands the unnamed orc his spear while the pair stares at Chen Stormstout has become a meme.
    • The unnamed human has been dubbed "Captain Mustache" by some and is being hailed as a Memetic Badass on par with Saurfang and Crowley. Others seem to think he's Jaina's (possibly non-canon) brother Tandred.
    • Towards the end of the expansion, Blizzard released a follow-up cinematic featuring the characters drowning their sorrows at a tavern after getting their asses kicked. The short's two sole lines of dialogue have already reached memetic status in the community.
    Human: was a bear?
    Orc: In a HAT!
  • how u mak pnada Explanation 
    • how u mak pinata
    • where u go 2 betle pets Explanation 
  • "<insert character name here> was/is right".Explanation 
  • The Sha of Happiness has taken the official forums by storm. {◕ ◡ ◕}
    • The horror and terror in this thread is unfathomable! I must put a stop and en... {◕ ᵥ ◕} *blinks* Stand strong adventurers, its reign shall end shortly. Explanation 
    • {◕ ◡ ◕}{◕ ◡ ◕}{◕ ◡ ◕}{◕ ◡ ◕}{◕ ◡ ◕}{◕ ◡ ◕}
  • 28g 50s Explanation 
    • "Got gold."/"Gold. FUCK!" are common things to hear at the end of every fight. Never in the history of capitalism have so many people been so angry to get so rich.
      • And with the new random Legendary item drops in Legion, one suspects that ''"THE FUCKING RING!"'' and variants thereof will be joining that phrase for a while.Explanation 
  • "Zarcrawler", the lovechild of the developer Greg Street (aka Ghostcrawler) and community manager Zarhym. Witness its origins here.
  • In Warlords of Draenor, explore the savage world of Draenor, as you savage the savages of the savage jungles and savage deserts and savage mountains and savage the savage races with savage savage savages. #Savage Explanation 
  • "The WILL...of the a turtle!"Explanation 
  • "We could do that, but it'd cost a raid tier."Explanation 
    • Became an ascended meme. In the alliance garrison, there is a gravestone with "Ray D. Tear" on it.
  • KaraSpire 2014! Explanation 
  • CITIZENS OF DALARAN Explanation 
  • RISE, MOUNTAINS Explanation 
  • Khadgar gets angry. Madgar.
    • Khadgar stands in the fire and dies. Badgar.
      • Khadgar is going to be a father. Dadgar. Explanation 
  • Khadgar is a pretty shit wizard. Explanation 
  • I'll get you next time, Gadget!! Explanation 
  • Kek. Explanation 
    • Topkek. Explanation 
  • Me gonna ook you in the dooker! Explanation 
    • The hozen speak in a weird mixture of Engrish and Poirot Speak, so this was to be expected. Riko in particular:
    "I'm back, you DOOKERS!"
    "Grook dem florkin' wikkets!"
  • No king rules forever. Explanation 
  • Jaina is a Dreadlord. Explanation 
  • Additional instances cannot be launched, please try again later. Explanation 
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    • The Ice Stone has melted!
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  • Zul'Again / There must always be a Troll Dungeon.Explanation 
    • Warlords didn't have a troll dungeon. It was the worst expansion. Coincidence?!
  • In case of sub loss, break glass. Explanation (Spoilers) 
  • "It's white and looks longer than your average cloak or cape." Explanation 
  • "An illusion!? WHAT ARE YOU HIDING!" / "Something's not quite right...." / "Who goes there?" Explanation 
  • Nomi's tendency to burn food has become legendary. explanation 
    • Became an Ascended Meme by being referenced in one of Blizzard's hotfix notes.
    Blizzard hotfix note: Nomi will now also check your bank to see if you have any Silver Mackerel for him to burn.
    • A common joke is that Sargeras is renaming his forces the Nomi Legion.
    • Nomi's Ascended Meme status peaked during April Fools 2017 in the open beta, where Blizzard made all of Dalaran attackable... and gave Nomi world boss-tier stats. Cue entire raids dedicated to fighting Firelord Nomi.
  • "Times change." explanation 
  • Illidan did nothing wrong! Explanation 
  • Time to feed the junkies. explanation 

The Ice Stone has melted!