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This article is about the playable race. For the dracthyr lore, see Dracthyr.
NeutralDragonflight Dracthyr
Dragonflight site - Dracthyr
Character classes Evoker
Main language Draconic
Secondary language Alliance Common
Horde Orcish
Starting zone Forbidden Reach, Dragon Isles
Racial leader Alliance IconSmall Dracthyr Azurathel
Horde IconSmall Dracthyr Cindrethresh
Racial mount IconSmall Vorquin Vorquin
Dracthyr Crest

Dracthyr Crest

The dracthyr are one of the playable races in World of Warcraft, introduced in Dragonflight. They are available to both the Alliance and the Horde, the second race in World of Warcraft to have this option after the pandaren. The dracthyr choose their faction at character creation. They are unique in that they can only select the new Evoker class.

Dracthyr start out at level 58, and have their own starting zone, the Forbidden Reach. Dracthyr can alternate between a humanoid and draconic form.[1] Both forms can be customized. The aesthetic is not tied to the magic the dracthyr uses.[2] The form can be alternated even while in combat.[3]

Dracthyr are able to fly to a limited extent. This is similar to dragonriding, but not as advanced—they are able to jump off and dive, for instance, but there is no upgrade system for dracthyr themselves. Dracthyr can later gain access to dragonriding-proper, riding dragons in their visage forms.[3]


Racial traits[]

Dragonflight reveal - Dracthyr abilities

Dracthyr using Wing Buffet racial ability.

Ability racial chosenidentity [Chosen Identity] - active - instant cast
Activate to automatically assume your Visage when you leave combat or after Soaring.
Ability racial glide [Glide] - active - instant cast
Reduces your falling speed.

You can activate this ability with the jump key while falling.
Ability racial soar [Soar] - active - 1.5 sec cast - 5 min cooldown
Muster your strength and launch into the air.

Cooldown begins when you land.
Ability racial tailswipe [Tail Swipe] - active - instant cast - 1.5 min cooldown
Lash out with your tail, knocking enemies within 6 yds into the air.
Ability racial visage [Visage] - active - instant cast
Switch between your Dracthyr and Visage forms.

Your Visage puts your party at ease, significantly increasing out of combat health regeneration.
Ability racial wingbuffet [Wing Buffet] - active - instant cast - 1.5 min cooldown
With a powerful flap of your wings, you knock away enemies in front of you.
Ability racial awakened [Awakened] - passive
Increases your mastery by 2.5%.
Ability evoker discerningeye [Discerning Eye] - passive
Increases your Perception by 50. Perception increases the radius of tracking Mining and Herbalism nodes, and the chance of finding additional rare materials when gathering.
Ability racial familiarskies [Familiar Skies] - passive
You fly 20% faster on continents that you have fully explored.
Ability racial soar [Principles of Soaring] - passive
While Soaring through the air, pointing yourself toward any given direction sends you in that direction.

Pointing yourself downward grants more momentum. Evening out can transfer that momentum forward.

Pointing yourself upward slows you down. When at your slowest, you will start to fall slowly toward the ground, forward and down.

You also gain access to the following abilities:

Inv icon wing08b [Surge Forward]
Flap forward a short distance, gaining speed.

Inv icon wing07c [Skyward Ascent]
Flap upward, gaining height the cost of some momentum.



  • Similar to the worgen, the dracthyr are going to be in dracthyr form when in combat. The armor that a dracthyr wears is a type of armor that will be able to be customizable at the barbershop. So dracthyr should be able to wear shoulders, tabards, and belts across their visage and dracthyr form. All armor pieces will be visible on the visage form.[3]
  • The dracthyr were conceived before the evoker class.[4]
  • Dragonflight is required to play the Dracthyr Evoker, and players are limited to one dracthyr per realm as they are only available as a hero class. A player's first dracthyr can be created without additional restrictions, but creating another dracthyr character will require a pre-existing level 50 character on their realm of choice.[5]
  • The dracthyr were created by Neltharion 20,000 years ago.[6]


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