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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 IconSmall Antonidas Antonidas Former leader of the Kirin Tor, mentor of Jaina Proudmoore Kirin Tor, Alliance of Lordaeron Deceased Unknown
Horde IconSmall Aethas Aethas Sunreaver Leader of the Sunreavers, former member of the Council of Six Sunreavers, Kirin Tor Alive Various
Neutral IconSmall Human Female 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 IconSmall Ansirem Ansirem Runeweaver Member of the Council of Six Kirin Tor Alive Dalaran Crater, Hillsbrad Foothills
Neutral IconSmall HighElf Female Ari Former member of the Council of Tirisfal and member of the the Tirisgarde Tirisgarde Alive Hall of the Guardian
Neutral IconSmall Human Male Arrexis Wielder of Ebonchill, killed by Balaadur around the First War Kirin Tor, Council of Tirisfal Deceased Unknown
Neutral IconSmall Arugal Arugal Former archmage of the Kirin Tor, unleashed the worgen upon Azeroth Wolfcult, Scourge Deceased Various
Horde IconSmall Undead Male Ataeric Former archmage of the Kirin Tor in Ambermill, killed and raised by the Forsaken Undercity Active Ambermill, Silverpine Forest
Neutral IconSmall Human Male Azore Aldamort Argent Dawn agent in Desolace Argent Dawn Unknown Unknown
Neutral IconSmall Human Male Cedric Leader of the Violet Eye Violet Eye, Kirin Tor Alive Dalaran Crater, Hillsbrad Foothills
Alliance & Horde IconSmall Adventurer The Conjuror Leader of the Tirisgarde and Archmage of the Kirin Tor Tirisgarde, Various Alive Azeroth
Horde IconSmall Undead Male Dalar Dawnweaver Former archmage of the Kirin Tor killed and raised by the Scourge Undercity Active Sepulcher, Silverpine Forest
Alliance IconSmall Jaina3 Jaina Proudmoore Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras, former leader of the Kirin Tor and Theramore Proudmoore Admiralty, Alliance Alive Various
Boss IconSmall Cultist Female Jandice Barov Mistress of illusions in Scholomance Cult of the Damned Active-Killable Hall of Illusions, Scholomance
Neutral IconSmall KaelWretched 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 IconSmall Karlain Karlain Member of the Council of Six Kirin Tor Alive Various
Neutral IconSmall Kel'ThuzadSL Kel'Thuzad Lieutenant of the Jailer, former Master of Naxxramas and the Cult of the Damned Mawsworn Deceased Various
Alliance IconSmall Human Male Kem Archmage of the Lunarfall Mage Tower Alliance Alive Mage Tower, Lunarfall
Alliance IconSmall Khadgar Khadgar Leader of the Kirin Tor, former apprentice of Medivh Kirin Tor, Sons of Lothar Alive Various
Neutral IconSmall Human Male Koreln Archmage of the Kirin Tor, accompanied Jaina Proudmoore into the Frozen Halls Kirin Tor Deceased Icecrown Citadel
Neutral IconSmall Krasus Krasus Humanoid form of the red dragon Korialstrasz, former member of the Council of Six Red dragonflight, Kirin Tor Deceased Various
Neutral IconSmall Medivh Medivh Last Guardian of Tirisfal Council of Tirisfal Active Various
Neutral IconSmall Modera Modera Member of the Council of Six Kirin Tor Alive Various
Alliance IconSmall Highborne Male Mordent Evenshade Leader of the Alliance-loyal Highborne Highborne, Darnassus Alive Howling Oak, Darnassus
Alliance IconSmall Human Male Nakada Entertaining onlookers in the Mage Quarter of Stormwind Stormwind Alive Mage Quarter, Stormwind City
Neutral IconSmall Nielas Nielas Aran Court conjurer of Stormwind, father of Medivh Stormwind, Tirisgarde Deceased Various
Alliance IconSmall Human Male Relios the Relic Keeper Archmage of the Kirin Tor Alliance Killable Dalaran Crater, Hillsbrad Foothills
Neutral IconSmall Rhonin Rhonin Former leader of the Kirin Tor Kirin Tor Deceased Various
Horde IconSmall Rommath Rommath Grand Magister of Quel'Thalas Magisters, Silvermoon City Alive Various
Boss IconSmall Human Female Sol Leader of the Kirin Tor forces at the Violet Bluff, infected by the Primals Primals Killable Violet Bluff, the Everbloom
Neutral IconSmall Highborne Male Tarsis Kir-Moldir Former prisoner of Naxxramas, brief owner of Atiesh Unknown Unknown Unknown
Neutral IconSmall BloodElf Male Thalen Songweaver Creator of the mana bomb that destroyed Theramore True Horde Alive Unknown
Neutral IconSmall Vargoth Vargoth Member of the Council of Six, master of Kirin'Var Village Kirin Tor Alive Various
Neutral IconSmall Human Male Xylem Insane archmage Independent Alive Various

In Warcraft III[]


Archmage from Warcraft III: Reigh of Chaos

WC3RoC-logo This section concerns content related to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.
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.

The campaign includes a number of unique archmagi.

In the RPG[]

Icon-RPG 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.

Typical Archmage[]

Archmagi keep the enemy on their toes, making them realize that there are more things to fear than simply the swords in their faces. Always attacking from afar, archmagi back up the combatants and either protect them or attack the enemies. Extremely powerful, they are also vulnerable, and warriors must protect them in case the enemy archers attempt to focus their fire on them. An example of a typical archmage is Conjurus Rex.[5]