Not to be confused with Divine.

A diviner is a spellcaster who specializes in the magic school of divination. Mages of the arcane are diviners of secrets, balancing the ebb and flow of incredible mystic energies.[1] Being a diviner is dangerous and the reagents are rare and expensive.[2] Divination isn't something you can just snap your fingers and expect accurate answers from.[2]

The key to taming visions of the past is a modification of a spell of farseeing, a divination that grants sight of distant objects and far-off locations. The framework of the spell Khadgar used to see a vision of Aegwynn's battle against the demons was that of divination, which was empowered to reach through and search out bits of "misplaced" time.[3]

Examples of usage

As a skill

Divination is the school of magic dedicated to gathering information. Powerful divinations can allow the spellcaster to see targets from a great distance, or even view what may normally be invisible. One of the most common uses of divination magic is scrying, which is the art of seeing something that may be far away[5] - perhaps even on another plane of existence.[6] This school contains spells that can counteract illusions.[7]

While divination is most commonly associated with mages, other classes can perform similar feats, such as warlocks, necrolytes, shaman, priests, clerics, and paladins.

Saberon Cold-Eye is a boneseer, who divines the future using the remains of the dead.[8]


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.

The ability to see into the future is possibly a type of divination or a combination of divination and chronomancy (transmutation).

Notable spells

Known diviners

Diviner gear

In the TCG

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Aided by the Spirit of Air, a shaman may be able to see faraway objects or events, whether the distance be physical or temporal.[10]


  • The suffix "-mancy" means divination by a specified means. A definition of necromancy is the practice of communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future. Shaman, who commune with spirits, can technically be viewed as necromancers by traditional definition, but not the Warcraft one.

See also