This article is about the dracthyr lore. For the playable race, see Dracthyr (playable).
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Faction/Affiliation Alliance, Horde, Independent
Character classes Evoker
Racial capital Neutral Forbidden Reach
Alliance Stormwind City
Horde Orgrimmar
Racial leader(s) Unknown
  Formerly  Neltharion †
Homeworld Azeroth
Area(s) Forbidden Reach, Dragon Isles

The dracthyr are an ancient race of humanoid dragonkin. They have the ability to wield the magic of all five primary dragonflights as evokers, and, like true dragons, shapeshift between a draconic form and a humanoid visage.[1] The dracthyr were created in the ancient past by the black Dragon Aspect Neltharion, who combined the essence of dragons with the adaptability of the mortal races to create a race of ideal soldiers.[2] Neltharion crafted the Forbidden Reach off the coast of the Dragon Isles to serve as the dracthyr soldiers' training ground, but after a terrible battle, the island laid dormant and abandoned for ages. Recently, however, the return of an ancient enemy caused the dracthyr to stir, and they now seek to forge their own path in Azeroth by joining both the Alliance and the Horde.[3]


  • When the dracthyr were revealed with the Dragonflight expansion, they were described as a drakonid race.[4]



  1. ^ World of Warcraft 2022-04-19. Dracthyr Evoker & Dragonriding Preview. YouTube. Retrieved on 2022-04-20.
  2. ^ World of Warcraft 2022-04-19. Dragonflight: Weaving a Story. YouTube. Retrieved on 2020-04-20.
  3. ^ World of Warcraft: Dragonflight official site. Retrieved on 2022-04-20.
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