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Memes: World of Warcraft

Since it's existed for nearly 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?"
    • 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 
  • Rogues do it from behind.
  • Lapdogs! All of you!Explanation 
  • Blades of light!Explanation 
  • I'LL RIP THE SECRETS FROM YOUR FLESH!Explanation 
  • "YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!" Explanation 
  • "GIVE WARLOCKS GREEN FIRE" Explanation 
  • NOBODY TOUCH THAT CORPSE, THOSE BOOTS ARE MINE!
  • 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!"
  • And lest ye forget: LEEROOOOOOOOOOOY. JEEEEEEEEEEENKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS.
    • "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 
  • "More DOTS. Throw more DOTS. OK Stop DOTS! FUUUUUUUUUUUCK! WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?"
    • That's a 50 DKP MINUS!!!!! Explanation 
    • MANY WHELPS! HANDLE IT!
      • From a rather (in)famous and narmful video featuring a rather loud raid leader. Now also an Ascended Meme. When Onyxia was re-tooled for Wrath, she was given new achievements that are all either from this or the meme below.
  • Onyxia deep breathes more! Explanation 
  • Paladin nerfs? TO THE GROUND, BABY!
  • 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!"
    • BY FIRE BE PURGED!!
    • Ragnar-Os! "Two scoops, Executus, two scoops!" "By fiber be purged!"
  • My staff is a good one.
    • LOOK IT OVER
  • CAT DURID IS 4 FITE!!! Explanation  Explanation 
  • It's [color] and looks [something]er than your average [category] or [category].
  • OH NO WHY IS ANIMALS ON MY FACE? Explanation 
  • >8< spider pride
  • doodad_nox_door_spider02 Explanation 
  • Not one, but two Jormungar Worms! Explanation 
    Vegeta, what does the scouter say about the Jormungar count?
    IT'S OVER ONE!
    WHAT? TWO?!
  • Press 1 for horse Explanation 
  • GHOSTCRAWLER PROMISED ME A PONY! Explanation 
  • "This (change/statement) is a slap in the face to (affected class/players)."
  • IN THE MOUNTAINS
  • Hello, Barrens Chat! Explanation 
  • Arise, my champion! Explanation 
  • /waggle Explanation 
  • The Ashbringer... Explanation 
  • 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 
  • "This pear... so delicious." Explanation 
  • Genn. Motherfucking. Greymane. Explanation 
  • FLESH FROM BONE!
  • LOOT THE FUCKING COREHOUNDS! Explanation 
  • AWW DUDE Four STR, four STAM leather belt?! AAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! Level 18? UUUUH, OHHHH~ (Used in Ventrilo harassment) Explanation 
  • Lor'themar Theron.
    • Who? Explanation 
      • Is now an important part of the lore and quests concerning the blood elves in Mists of Pandaria and is shown to be a capable leader who cares for his people and questions Garrosh's ambitions and leadership.
      • 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 
  • BOOOOOOOOOOONE STOOOOOOOOOOOORM Explanation 
  • 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.
  • JOHN FUCKING MADDEN
    • 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 
  • I WILL ENGULF AS I PLEASE! (0:18)
  • Warlocks ride single file to hide their numbers
  • WORKING AS INTENDED. Explanation 
  • Why is Arthas' mount called Invincible if I can see it?
  • 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.
  • HOW I MINE FOR FISH
  • Did he drop any good loot? Explanation 
  • You will melt faces as a shadow priest in PVP.
  • 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.
  • World Of Warcraft.......Catacalysm (kuh-tack-uh-liz-um) will change the gameplay forever.
  • 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...'
  • Thrall's balls! They're everywhere...
  • 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.
  • [Dirge]
  • The Rainbow Generator item, which shoots rainbows at enemies. It does very weak damage, but it's recently 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 recently revealed, and already 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: So...it 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.
  • "Zarcrawler", the lovechild of the developer Greg Street (aka Ghostcrawler) and community manager Zarhym. Witness its origins here.
  • ARCANITE REAPER! HOOOOOOOO! Explanation 
  • 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 
  • Vol'Jin for Warchief 2012 Explanation 
  • "The WILL...of the Klaxxi...is a turtle!"Explanation 
  • "We could do that, but it'd cost a raid tier."Explanation 
  • Kara Spire 2014! Explanation 


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