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Image of Modera
Title <Kirin Tor>
Gender Female
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Archmage
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Kirin Tor (Council of Six), Kirin Tor Offensive, Magocracy of Dalaran, Alliance, Tirisgarde[1]
Former affiliation(s) Alliance of Lordaeron
Occupation Archmage of the Kirin Tor, Member of the Council of Six, Champion of the Tirisgarde
Location Various
Status Alive

Modera in Road to Damnation.

Archmage Modera is a member of The Six, the elite body that governs all operations within Dalaran. She appears to be one of the most long-standing members of the Six, having been active as a member during the Second War up until now. Modera and Drenden worked together closely, and she is also a close friend and ally of Aethas Sunreaver.[2]


After the Second and Third War[]

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Archmage Modera became a member of the Council of Six during the Second War.[3] As a member of the council, Modera was present at the meetings of the secret council where the members discussed the possible return of Deathwing following the war. The council, Krasus especially, chose Rhonin to send him on a mission to investigate whether Deathwing had really returned. The ruling mages then learned about a mysterious person known as Daval Prestor who was rumored to be Deathwing. Modera and Drenden then worked to discover if it was true and thus traveled to the Capital City to meet both, Terenas and Prestor. They were unable to discover more about Prestor. Thanks to the efforts of Rhonin, Krasus, Vereesa and many others, Deathwing was defeated once more and Modera was present at the final meeting where the members summarized what has happened.[4]

Shortly before the Third War, Modera spoke out against Kel'Thuzad's use of necromancy. She was present when his experiments were discovered, accusing him that his methods would see them condemned as heretics, and leading to his expulsion from the Kirin Tor.[5]

Modera survived the destruction of Dalaran and stayed in the city.[2]


Modera manga

Modera in World of Warcraft: Mage.

Modera took part in the defense of Dalaran after the city found its footing above the skies of Northrend. She and Aethas Sunreaver defended the city from the blue dragon onslaught, using their great powers to create a magical shield around the city. She, Aethas, and Rhonin remained in telepathic contact throughout the attack, and joined forces to confront the treacherous Crevan.[6]

Modera was supportive of the blood elves being admitted as members of the Kirin Tor once more, agreeing with her Council of Six comrade Archmage Aethas Sunreaver's plight to see the sin'dorei readmitted officially. Which of the two archmages was truly behind this notion proved a source of wry (and bitter) amusement for the Grand Magister of Quel'Thalas, Rommath, whose disdain for Archmage Modera and her supposed indifference during the blood elves' escape from the Dungeons of Dalaran had not been dulled by their years apart, or lessened by the Kirin Tor's status as a traditional ally to Quel'Thalas.[2]

During the war against the Lich King, Modera can be found in the Kirin Tor's capital of Dalaran, alongside Rhonin, Vereesa Windrunner, and Archmage Aethas Sunreaver. She also appears as an image at Stars' Rest in Dragonblight, giving missions to Alliance adventurers to stop the Blue dragonflight.


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During the War Against the Nightmare, the Emerald Nightmare enveloped Azeroth as well as Dalaran. When Malfurion Stormrage contacted Modera to ask for help, he only found her very exhausted as she, and the remaining mages of the Kirin Tor still awake in the Violet Citadel, were doing all they could to contain the greatest of their kind from joining the Nightmare’s army.[7]

After the Cataclysm[]

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Ansirem Runeweaver, Modera, and a few other mages arrived near Booty Bay to save Ansirem's daughter Catelyn when she and her crew were under attack from the Bloodsail Buccaneers.[8]

Some time after the death of Deathwing, Modera was present during the meetings of the Council of Six and Jaina Proudmoore who was asking for help in defending Theramore and attacking Orgrimmar. She insisted that Dalaran is neutral and will not attack Orgrimmar.[9]

Discovery of Pandaria[]

Though not visibly present during the Purge of Dalaran, Modera was both sad and angered that the Kirin Tor's efforts to remain above the war had been ruined.[10]

At some point, Modera was looking for Jaina to inform her of an urgent matter. She sent her visage to Jaina's chamber but found no one there though Jaina was there, invisible. She left her a message to come to see her and left the room.[3]

During the war against the Thunder King, Modera traveled to the Isle of Thunder as a commander in Jaina Proudmoore's Kirin Tor Offensive, dealing with the saurok threat.

Warlords of Draenor[]

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Modera appears at Socrethar's Rise with a small group of Kirin Tor. She assists Alliance and Horde members in dealing with the Sargerei threat, mentioning that while she could single-handedly wipe their village out, Khadgar has suggested a more subtle approach to discern their plans.


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Archmage Modera.

Still a member of the Council of Six under Archmage Khadgar's rule, Modera can once again be found in the Violet Citadel with her colleagues. She aids the soon-to-be new leader of the reformed Tirisgarde in obtaining Felo'melorn, by discreetly contacting them with a message (one whose contents she states will be disavowed if she is approached about it), and helping to arrange a secret meeting with Aethas Sunreaver at Dalaran's original, long-abandoned location. Aethas, still banished from Dalaran for his part in the Divine Bell incident, hopes to earn his re-entry into the city by exchanging key information on the blade's whereabouts. Although Modera is willing to help her old friend, she mentions that others on the council are not as forgiving as she is.

When Aethas and the champion return from Icecrown with the runeblade in tow, Modera urges the council to take this recent act into consideration when deciding whether to grant Aethas' request. After a brief discussion, the council unanimously votes to readmit Aethas into the city, urging him not to misuse this chance to make things right.[11]

Modera then joins the Tirisgarde herself.[1]

Modera participated in the Battle for the Exodar battling against High General Rakeesh, alongside Archmage Kalec.

When alchemists pluck a hair from Khadgar's head for the Black Market, Modera teasingly asks him if he wants her to kiss his head when he reacts in surprise.[12]


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Dalaran 80 2,213,500
Isle of Thunder 90 91,950
Shadowmoon Valley (alternate universe) 100 2,348,490
B [10-45] Calling of the Council 110 20,728,400
Dalaran 110 166,282,800
N Mage [10-45] An Unexpected Message 100 53,843,600
Hall of the Guardian 113 9,204,700
The Oculus 110 8,314,140
The Exodar 100 - 103 660,376


  • Spell frost frostnova Frost Nova — Freezes enemies them in place. Damage may interrupt the freeze effect.
  • Spell frost frostbolt02 Frostbolt — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed.
  • Spell frost frostblast Ice Lance — Deals Frost damage to an enemy target. Causes triple damage against Frozen targets.


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Road to Damnation[]

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"You know that we have always walked a fine line in order to protect our people without becoming a danger ourselves. We dare not sacrifice our humanity- not in appearance, and certainly not in truth. At best, your methods would see us condemned as heretics."[5]

Image of Archmage Modera, Stars' Rest[]

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Greetings, <class>.

How may I help you?

The Magical Kingdom of Dalaran

Gossip I am ready to be teleported to Dalaran.

Isle of Thunder[]

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  • The saurok are despicable, but they may end up useful.
If we can incite them against the mogu, they can draw attention away from our men.
  • While our goals call for the eradication of the mogu, we can't ignore our flanks.
While both the Horde and the saurok attack the mogu alongside us, either could turn on us at any moment.

Socrethar's Rise[]

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  • Have you heard of me, <name>? I am Modera, archmage of the Council of Six, which rules the Kirin Tor and Dalaran.
I could wipe out this entire village if I chose.
But that is not why we are here. As I have learned through the years, sometimes you need honey to catch a fly.
  • The Sargerei village is like a beehive.
Disturb its denizens, and we will get stung. Destroy it in flames, and we will destroy the precious honeycomb as well.
The only way to retrieve the information we seek is through sublety.
  • It's been years since I've been out in the field like this.
<The stately archmage takes a deep breath.>
There's nothing like the smell of clean air and danger.
  • If it were up to me, I'd be the one to carry out this mission. But Archmage Khadgar insisted that you would have a more delicate touch.
  • I cannot fathom why anyone would pledge themselves to the Legion.
There are those who lust for power, and do not know how to wield it.
  • I still bear old wounds from the demons' first coming to Azeroth. I remember the horror, the madness, and the stillness that descended upon a city destroyed.
I will do anything in my power to prevent that from happening again.


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The Violet Citadel, Dalaran

Hail, champion.

Hall of the Guardian
  • There is much to do if we are to defeat the Burning Legion. I will not allow them to destroy my city for a second time.
  • The Kirin Tor supports the new Tirisgarde wholeheartedly, <name>.
  • I believe the Kirin Tor must accept help from all quarters if we are to defeat the Burning Legion.
The Purple Parlor

We won't give up without a fight.


Combat ally[]
  • You are no match for the Tirisgarde!
  • Crumble before our power!
  • Witness the power of an Archmage!
Killed a mob
  • Our enemies fall!
  • Hardly a challenge!
  • We are victorious. Just as I predicted.
  • My wounds are deep... Go on without me...
  • The pain is too much... I need some time to recover...

Notes and trivia[]

  • Modera has been on the Council of Six the longest of any known members.
  • During the Legion event, when Dalaran was located above Karazhan, Modera was friendly for both, the Alliance and Horde characters. When Dalaran moved to the Broken Isles, she is neutral for the Horde players.
  • Appeared in Day of the Dragon and Road to Damnation. Modera was given a WoW model for Damnation's complementary images, that of a golden-haired woman wearing Arcanist Regalia.
  • Despite the fact that Modera is described in Day of the Dragon as being an elderly woman, she appears to be quite young in the Mage manga. She is again described as an elder woman in Dawn of the Aspects.[3]
  • In Warlords of Draenor, Modera mentions that it has been years since she was out in the field. This seems erroreous, since she only recently accompanied Jaina to battle the Thunder King on Pandaria. She also says that she still bears wounds from the demons's first coming to Azeroth. It was, in fact, their second coming which she experienced.
  • Modera is voiced by Susan Eisenberg in Legion.
  • She wields Inv staff 74 [Grand Magister's Staff of Torrents].
  • As a bodyguard, Modera rides a White Stallion on the ground, and a Ability mount snowygryphon [Snowy Gryphon] in the air.
  • Modera is a recruitable mage champion and a Combat Ally.
  • Modera's generic name is Kirin Tor Invoker.
  • During the alpha, she replaced Alodi as a mage champion.


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Modera in Tides of Darkness?[]

An unnamed female member of the Council of the Six was present when Khadgar told the council the information about Medivh. The woman is described as tall and statuesque woman. It is unknown whether the member was Modera or someone else.


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