For the title, see Archmage (title).

Archmage hero unit portrait in Warcraft III: Reforged.

Archmagi (or arch magi and archmagus (singular)) are a type of powerful caster that represent the pinnacle of magical power. Most archmagi hail from the magical kingdom of Dalaran but can be found among other groups as well. Weaving their intricate enchantments, these mages defend their people with all the magical powers at their disposal. Mounted atop their trusty steeds, the archmagi brandish magical blades and ancient staves that serve to channel their fierce energies in battle. Though gruff and slightly aloof, these experienced wizards are a heartening sight upon any battlefield where the fate of humanity lies in peril.[1]


Warcraft III concept art.

Name Role Affiliation Status Location
Alliance  Antonidas Former leader of the Kirin Tor, mentor of Jaina Proudmoore Kirin Tor, Alliance of Lordaeron Deceased Unknown
Horde  Aethas Sunreaver Leader of the Sunreavers, former member of the Council of Six Sunreavers, Kirin Tor Alive Various
Neutral  Angela Dosantos Member of the Brotherhood of the Light, former guardian of Atiesh Brotherhood of the Light, Argent Crusade Alive Tyr's Hand, Eastern Plaguelands
Neutral  Ansirem Runeweaver Member of the Council of Six Kirin Tor Alive Dalaran Crater, Hillsbrad Foothills
Neutral  Ari Former member of the Council of Tirisfal and member of the the Tirisgarde Tirisgarde Alive Hall of the Guardian
Neutral  Arrexis Wielder of Ebonchill, killed by Balaadur around the First War Kirin Tor, Council of Tirisfal Deceased Unknown
Neutral  Arugal Former archmage of the Kirin Tor, unleashed the worgen upon Azeroth Wolfcult, Scourge Deceased Various
Horde  Ataeric Former archmage of the Kirin Tor in Ambermill, killed and raised by the Forsaken Undercity Active Ambermill, Silverpine Forest
Neutral  Azore Aldamort Argent Dawn agent in Desolace Argent Dawn Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Cedric Leader of the Violet Eye Violet Eye, Kirin Tor Alive Dalaran Crater, Hillsbrad Foothills
Alliance & Horde IconSmall Adventurer.gif The Conjuror Leader of the Tirisgarde and Archmage of the Kirin Tor Tirisgarde, Various Alive Azeroth
Horde  Dalar Dawnweaver Former archmage of the Kirin Tor killed and raised by the Scourge Undercity Active Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest
Alliance  Jaina Proudmoore Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras, former leader of the Kirin Tor and Theramore Proudmoore Admiralty, Alliance Alive Various
Boss  Jandice Barov Mistress of illusions in Scholomance Cult of the Damned Active-Killable Hall of Illusions, Scholomance
Neutral  Kael'thas Sunstrider Last scion of the Sunstrider dynasty, servant of Kil'jaeden Sunfury, Burning Legion Deceased Buried on the Isle of Quel'Danas
Neutral  Karlain Member of the Council of Six Kirin Tor Alive Various
Neutral  Kel'Thuzad Lieutenant of the Jailer, former Master of Naxxramas and the Cult of the Damned Mawsworn Deceased Various
Alliance  Kem Archmage of the Lunarfall Mage Tower Alliance Alive Mage Tower, Lunarfall
Alliance  Khadgar Leader of the Kirin Tor, former apprentice of Medivh Kirin Tor, Sons of Lothar Alive Various
Neutral  Koreln Archmage of the Kirin Tor, accompanied Jaina Proudmoore into the Frozen Halls Kirin Tor Deceased Icecrown Citadel
Neutral  Krasus Humanoid form of the red dragon Korialstrasz, former member of the Council of Six Red dragonflight, Kirin Tor Deceased Various
Neutral  Medivh Last Guardian of Tirisfal Council of Tirisfal Active Various
Neutral  Modera Member of the Council of Six Kirin Tor Alive Various
Alliance  Mordent Evenshade Leader of the Alliance-loyal Highborne Highborne, Darnassus Alive Howling Oak, Darnassus
Alliance  Nakada Entertaining onlookers in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind Stormwind Alive Mage Quarter, Stormwind City
Neutral  Nielas Aran Court conjurer of Stormwind, father of Medivh Stormwind, Tirisgarde Deceased Various
Alliance  Relios the Relic Keeper Archmage of the Kirin Tor Alliance Killable Dalaran Crater, Hillsbrad Foothills
Neutral  Rhonin Former leader of the Kirin Tor Kirin Tor Deceased Various
Horde  Rommath Grand Magister of Quel'Thalas Magisters, Silvermoon City Alive Various
Boss  Sol Leader of the Kirin Tor forces at the Violet Bluff, infected by the Primals Primals Killable Violet Bluff, the Everbloom
Neutral  Tarsis Kir-Moldir Former prisoner of Naxxramas, brief owner of Atiesh Unknown Unknown Unknown
Neutral  Thalen Songweaver Creator of the mana bomb that destroyed Theramore True Horde Alive Unknown
Neutral  Vargoth Member of the Council of Six, master of Kirin'Var Village Kirin Tor Alive Various
Neutral  Xylem Insane archmage Independent Alive Various

Third War

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Main article: Archmage (Warcraft III)

In Warcraft III, the Archmages were introduced as hero units, a special unit-type of the Human faction.

They had the following spells: Blizzard, Summon Water Elemental, Brilliance Aura, and Mass Teleport.

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Archmages can come from any arcane caster class as long as they have a sufficient level of arcana and spellcraft knowledge. They must have the ability to cast arcane spells and spells from at least five of the schools of magic at a certain level of proficiency. They must also spell focus in two schools of magic. Archmages of the Kirin Tor forbid warlocks and necromancers from their ranks.[2]

Archmage is a class mentioned in the Dungeons and Dragons: Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game which exists in the world of Warcraft. Though incorporated into the Warcraft RPG it is detailed only in the DMG (Dungeon Master's Guide). Characters with this class appear in Lands of Conflict and Shadows & Light.[3][4]

Archmage of Kirin Tor

Main article: Archmage of Kirin Tor

In World of Warcraft: The Role Playing Game, the generic archmage class was replaced with the Archmage of Kirin Tor prestige class, which included a Warcraft lore description. Note that the term "Archmage of the Kirin Tor" can and has been properly shortened to simply "archmage" in lore text. The term archmage can also be used to describe archmagi that are not members of the Kirin Tor.

Archmage in World of Warcraft

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

In World of Warcraft, an archmage appears to be an honorary title given to a powerful mage (usually the most powerful within some faction or organization). The leader and some members of the Kirin Tor in Dalaran are usually given the title of "Archmage". Throughout the history of Azeroth there have been many archmagi. Just being named an archmage doesn't make a mage extremely powerful, but most are not to be trifled with.[citation needed]