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Draconic writing in a book in Valdrakken.

Draconic is the language of the dragons and all dragonkin.[1][2] Players can speak Draconic in-game if they play as the dracthyr race.

Draconic primer[]

Official translations[]

  • Abela = Once.[3]
  • Am dakana = For all.[3]
  • Belan shi = Thank you.[2]
  • Dargonax = Devourer.[4]
  • Lish Llrath = Talon Toss.[5]
  • Mal = And.[3]
  • Mel andilar borun miranol = Your suffering shall be legendary.[6]
  • Reln nu ramani ar ravelahn = Let the will of this puppet be broken.[6]
  • Rethul = Vessel.[7]
  • Thorel osh'onza. = Insolent young elf.[8]

Untranslated words or phrases[]

In-game parser[]

This is the list of words created by the in-game language parser for the Draconic language and is listed as language number eleven (word range 902-1028) in the Language text file.

In the in-game translator, the word list for Draconic is similar to the ones for the Draenei, Eredun (Demonic), and Titan languages.

Note: The language algorithm used by the in-game "translator" merely makes the words LOOK like Draconic. It does not actually use a specific dictionary. Therefore, translated in-game speech isn't true Draconic.

Number of letters in word Word List
One-letter words A, E, I, O, U, Y, G, X
Two-letter words Il, No, Az, Te, Ur, Za, Ze, Re, Ul, Me, Xi
Three-letter words Tor, Gul, Lok, Asj, Kar, Lek, Daz, Maz, Ril, Ruk, Laz, Shi, Zar
Four-letter words Ashj, Alar, Orah, Amir, Aman, Ante, Kiel, Maez, Maev, Veni, Raka, Zila, Zenn, Parn, Rikk
Five-letter words Melar, Rakir, Tiros, Modas, Belan, Zekul, Soran, Gular, Enkil, Adare, Golad, Buras, Nagas, Revos, Refir, Kamil
Six-letter words Rethul, Rakkan, Rakkas, Tichar, Mannor, Archim, Azgala, Karkun, Revola, Mishun, Arakal, Kazile, Thorje
Seven-letter words Belaros, Tiriosh, Faramos, Danashj, Amanare, Faralos, Kieldaz, Karaman, Gulamir, Toralar, Rethule, Zennshi
Eight-letter words Maladath, Kirasath, Romathis, Theramas, Azrathud, Mordanas, Amanalar, Ashjraka, Azgalada, Rukadare, Sorankar, Enkilzar, Belankar
Nine-letter words Naztheros, Zilthuras, Kanrethad, Melarorah, Arakalada, Soranaman, Nagasraka, Teamanare
Ten-letter words Matheredor, Ticharamir, Pathrebosh, Benthadoom, Amanemodas, Enkilgular, Burasadare, Melarnagas, Zennrakkan, Ashjrethul, Kamilgolad
Eleven-letter words Zekulrakkas, Archimtiros, Mannorgulan, Mishunadare, Ashjrakamas
Twelve-letter words Zennshinagas

In-game draconic (run through the parser; may not be "true" Draconic);

  • Belan Shi Karkun = "Thank you, Mortal" Said by the Netherwing Drakes during N [25-30] Kindness
  • Ashj zila gul kirasath lok ante il lok buras danashj Gul gul = "They must not discover the fate of the young paladin. Not yet." Said by Alexstrasza during Return To Angrathar
  • Maez ante X, Mordanas, ante il lok rethul, daz ashjrakamas zila kanrethad re kirasath il xi veni, Matheredor. Golad Kazile il Gulamir. Zila rethul revos daz azrathud faramos ze kieldaz lok sorankar ashj x toralar ril. Xi veni rukadare raka te shi veni xi revos, maz ur maz re veni veni adare, no gul maez, aman ante ashjrakamas x kazile mordanas. Golad il lok mishun il daz rethul xi rakkan ashjrethul. Az daz rethul romathis maz alar parn enkilgular amanemodas. = Know that I, Izgarogg, last of the scales, has transcribed this knowledge as dictated by my lord, Neltharion, Earth Warder of Azeroth. This tablet marks our fiftieth attempt at merging the elements into a binding ore. My lord believes this shall be the ultimate tool in his rise to power, but we may be many many years, if not ages, away from discovering a stable solution. Below is the recipe of our search to remove impurities. It has proven powerful but will need additional refinement. Ancient Neltharion Tablets
  • Rikk soran xi enkil Maladath il tichar, karkun. Ruk maz zekul shi ashj raka xi enkil xi gular te lok faramos rakkan? Enkilzar archim... = Your quest to learn draconic is futile, mortal. And why would you ever want to learn to speak in the ancient tongue? Baffling really... Draconic for Dummies


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.

These draconic words are inferred from the in-game language parser above, but can't be verified as exact translations and are just speculation.

  • "Il" = "Of" (Seems only to appear when referring to a name.)
  • "Lok" = "The"
  • "Maladath" = "Draconic"

In the RPG[]

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Draconic is an obscure tongue only spoken by a few scholars, for native speakers — dragons — are seldom encountered.[9] The Draconic language is made up of husky syllables and has a growling sound.[10]


Draconic concept

Concept art of Draconic glyphs.

  • The Draconic writing system in Dragonflight was created by Jimmy Lo. The language's appearance was based on established design motifs from the Nexus in Wrath of the Lich King, and structured around the idea that dragons arrange their glyphs like music notes to create magical compositions.[11]
  • As with many other Warcraft languages, Draconic shares a name with a language from Dungeons & Dragons. In the latter, Draconic is spoken by dragons, various reptilian humanoids, elves, and scholars.
  • With the release of patch 3.0.2, a number of player characters in World of Warcraft were granted the ability to speak Draconic, for unknown reasons. For example, all gnome rogues on the Shadow Council US server gained the ability.[12][13] The ability was widely reported among gnome rogues, and appears to have largely been limited to this race and class combination, although some players reported dwarf rogues gaining the language.[14] Some gnome rogues have since reported the ability to no longer work, likely following fixes with patch 5.0.4,[15] which also removed the Titan language skill from many rogues.

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