For lore about dragons, see Dragon.
Race Dragon
Faction Horde
Hit Points 100
Armor 5
Sight 6
Speed 14
Gold 2500 Gold
Food 1 Food
Produced at Dragon Roost
Build time 250 seconds
Basic Damage 0
Piercing Damage 16
Range 4
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Dragons are native to the untamed northlands of Azeroth. Reclusive by nature, Dragons have had little contact with their earthbound neighbors over the centuries. Rend and Maim, the Chieftains of The Black Tooth Grin clan, masterminded the capture of the Dragon Queen Alexstraza[sic] by the Dragonmaw clan. With their Queen held captive, these majestic creatures have been forced into subservience by the Horde - her progeny being raised by the Dragonmaw clan to slaughter the enemies of the Horde.

By combining their incredible destructive powers with a keen intellect, the Dragons represent the single most powerful force within the Horde. The devastating flame that issues forth from the mouths of older serpents can level any number of enemy troops, while their powerful wings allow them to tirelessly soar through the skies.[1]


  • Despite being depicted with green sprites, the dragons of Warcraft II were enslaved members of the red dragonflight as later lore developed.
  • In Beyond the Dark Portal the dragons of the Horde were being described as once having been enslaved but now continuing to feed upon humans, roosting at Blackrock Spire and being led by Deathwing.[2] Later lore changed them to being willing members of the black dragonflight.
  • The in-game sprite[3] and cinematic model has a dragon with two legs which is inconsistent with later depictions of dragons in the Warcraft universe which all have four legs.


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