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AllianceArmy of the Black Moon
Terror of Darkshore - Malfurion and Tyrande
The Army about to attack the Horde
Main leader IconSmall TyrandeDark Tyrande Whisperwind
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
WorgenWorgen Worgen
Character classes Archer, Druid, Warrior
Base of operations Bashal'Aran
Theater of operations Darkshore
Affiliation Sentinels
Status Active

“If the wolf is rabid, it matters not who rides it. Sooner or later, the beast will bare its fangs.”

Tyrande Whisperwind to Shandris Feathermoon at the Fourth War's end[1]

The Army of the Black Moon is the group of night elven and worgen soldiers supporting Tyrande Whisperwind's campaign to wrest night elf territories from the Horde. After Tyrande completed her ritual to become the Night Warrior, they attacked the Horde in order to avenge the Burning of Teldrassil and also to drive their forces out from Darkshore.

Contrary to other night elves, they have black eyes due to the Night Warrior ritual.[2] The change occurs over time to any night elf fighting on behalf of Elune while under the darkened moon in Darkshore.[3]

Towards the end of the Fourth War, the Army eventually defeated the Horde forces in the region, returning most of Darkshore to the night elves' control,[4] although it is later mentioned that Tyrande and her forces have largely abandoned Darkshore to begin focusing their wrath elsewhere in Kalimdor.[5]

The presence of the Sentinels of the New Moon at Amirdrassil and Bel'ameth shows that many still fight for the kaldorei.

Terror of Darkshore - Teldrassil

The Army of the Black Moon against the Horde in the Tides of Vengeance cinematic.



  • Some of the night elves who fought in Darkshore, such as Shandris Feathermoon and Malfurion Stormrage, are apparently not directly affected by the Night Warrior's influence, as their appearance remains unchanged, possibly indicating that they have chosen not to embrace its powers.
  • Despite Elune's blessing, those empowered as part of the Army are not invincible, nor immune to being raised by the val'kyr, as several night elf commanders were slain and other night elf rangers and wardens were killed and turned with relative ease by Horde adventurers in Darkshore.[6]
  • During the PTR, Alyris Lunarwrath appeared in Darkshore accompanying Tyrande Whisperwind.

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