Warchiefs of the Horde
|First Warchief of the Horde, elected by the clan chieftains during the war against the draenei on Draenor. Continued as Warchief during 第一次战争 between Stormwind and the Horde. He was slain by 奥格瑞姆·毁灭之锤 in ritual combat who then took his place as Warchief.||Deceased||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the Horde during the end of the First War (having slain 黑手 and taken his place) and the entirety of the 第二次战争. Died when liberating orcs from the Alliance internment camps.||Deceased||Buried in Hammerfall, Arathi Highlands|
|Warchief of the Horde of Draenor. Rallied the clans that remained on Draenor after the Dark Portal was shut down at the end of the 第二次战争. He created several portals to escape Draenor after the Alliance invaded, but was captured by 基尔加丹, who transformed him into the Lich King.||Deceased||Unknown|
|Warchief of the 部落. Son of 杜隆坦, liberator of the orcs and chieftain of the 霜狼氏族. As the greatest 萨满祭司 ever known, he stepped down to join the Earthen Ring in stabilizing the world following the Cataclysm.||Alive||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the Horde. Son of Grom Hellscream. Invited by Thrall to join the Horde after the reopening of the Dark Portal by 霸主卡扎克 and quickly advancing to the position of personal adviser, he was chosen by Thrall to be the Warchief when he stepped down to join the Earthen Ring. Deposed by the Alliance and 暗矛之乱 due to the warmongering and genocidal policy towards non-orcs.||Deceased||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the Horde. Son of 森金. Shadow Hunter and chieftain of the Darkspear tribe. Became Warchief following Garrosh's defeat at the Siege of Orgrimmar. The first non-orc to hold the position.||Unknown||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the Horde and Banshee Queen of the Forsaken, became Warchief following Vol'jin's disappearance during the third Burning Legion invasion. She is the first female, undead and elf to hold the position.||Alive||Various Locations|
Other organizations have warchiefs as well.
|Warchief of the Dark Horde, minion of Nefarian. Gathered together remnants of the Blackrock, Dragonmaw, and Black Tooth Grin clans after the Horde's defeat in the Second War. Resided in the 黑石塔上层 of Blackrock Mountain in Azeroth.||Deceased||Blackrock Stadium, 黑石塔上层 (formerly)|
|Fel Horde||Warchief of the Fel Horde, minion of Illidan. Resides in the 破碎大厅 of Hellfire Citadel in 外域.||Deceased||Hall of Blades, 破碎大厅|
|Refers to himself as "Warchief" of the Bleeding Hollow clan in Nagrand.||Alive||Garadar, Nagrand|
|Described as "Warchief" of the 龙喉氏族 in the Twilight Highlands, later defeated by Garrosh Hellscream's forces. Formerly the leader of the Dragonmaw forces in Shadowmoon Valley as a servant of Illidan.||Deceased||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the True Horde, after he expelled the non-orcish races.||Deceased||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the Iron Horde, an organization consisting of uncorrupted orcish clans on an alternate version of Draenor after Garrosh interfered with the timeline.||Alive||Various Locations|
|Warchief of the Frostwolf Orcs on alternate Draenor.||Alive||Various Locations|
Roles of the Warchief in the Horde
部落的大酋长 stands as the undisputed leader. The warchief holds dominion over the entire Horde. The warchief maintains the Horde, has the power to declare war for the entire Horde, take any precaution to ensure the stability and security of the Horde's member states, and has the final say in the induction of new Horde members.
All members of the Horde have to swear a blood oath to join the Horde and are thus obligated to follow the warchief's commands and support the warchief in times of war if the warchief calls upon them for aid.
The position of warchief can be attained by having the previous warchief chose a successor or challenging the current warchief to a Mak'gora: a prearranged duel with deadly weapons between two people following a formal procedure in the presence of witnesses and traditionally fought until one party yields or is killed, usually to settle a quarrel involving a point of honor. Above all else, the title warchief is granted to those who display strength and decisive action. Warchiefs must be able to gain respect via combat effectiveness and martial conquests but also have enough tact to keep the Horde united and stable.
The warchief may accept ambassadors and advisors from all the different tribes and members of the Horde to makes sure their voices are heard in the running of the fledgling hegemony but ultimately, only the warchief has the final say in matters concerning the entire Horde.