“I cannot help but wonder if things would have turned out different if the titans had elevated even one more dragonflight.”
Dragonflights (aka flights) represent types of dragons. In early history, there were many dragonflights (there were dragons in every color of the rainbow), yet there were five flights that held dominion over their brethren. It was these five flights that the Titans chose to shepherd the budding world. The leaders of each group were called the Dragon Aspects, the Great Aspects, or simply the Aspects. The five great dragonflights are identified by their coloration: black, blue, bronze, green, and red.
Lesser dragonflights beyond the main five also exist, which are artificial or otherwise unnatural. Since the fall of Deathwing, the dragonflights, including the former Aspects and Alexstrasza herself, have apparently lost most of their power, along with most of their eggs in the Wyrmrest Temple sanctums and their ability to further reproduce.
There were once many more dragonflights, but eventually five rose to prominence as the others declined:
|Red dragonflight||Granted dominion over life by Eonar the Lifebinder||Alexstrasza the Life-Binder||Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight (presumed)|
|Green dragonflight||Granted dominion over the Emerald Dream by Eonar the Lifebinder||Ysera the Awakened||Eye of Ysera, Emerald Dream|
|Bronze dragonflight||Granted dominion over time by Aman'Thul the Highfather||Nozdormu the Timeless One||Caverns of Time, Tanaris|
|Blue dragonflight||Granted dominion over magic by Norgannon the Dreamweaver||Kalecgos the Spell-Weaver||Nexus, Borean Tundra|
|Black dragonflight||Granted dominion over the earth by Khaz'goroth the Shaper, but was almost completely corrupted by the Old Gods and later driven to the brink of extinction by Wrathion|| Wrathion the Black Prince (Azeroth)
|Neltharion's Lair (formerly)|
|Chromatic dragonflight||Created by Nefarian using the blood of the various other flights|| Deathwing
|Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain|
|Infinite dragonflight||Corrupted bronze dragons seeking to disrupt the timeways||Murozond||Caverns of Time, Tanaris (presumed)|
|Netherwing dragonflight||Spawned from black dragon eggs infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart||Neltharaku||None|
|Nightmare dragonflight||Green dragons who have been corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare||Xavius||Emerald Dream|
|Plagued dragonflight||Bred within Scholomance by the Cult of the Damned as another method of spreading the Plague of Undeath|| Vectus
|Storm dragonflight||A flight associated with storms found on the Broken Isles; not to be confused with Skywall's storm dragons||Thrymjaris||Unknown|
|Twilight dragonflight||Created by Sintharia by using the power of the nether dragons; feed vampirically on magical energies|| Deathwing
|Twilight Caverns, Blackrock Mountain|
Other creatures and dragon types that have members within the primary and lesser dragonflights.
In the RPG
Dragons group in five dragonflights that claim ancestry to the greatest of their kind. Each color is proud of its heritage and lineage and remembers the name of all those who have gone before. These flights are further separated into small family groups known as broods. Each occupies and holds territory within Azeroth‘s less populated areas. Some are commonly seen; others have nearly been driven to extinction by wars among their own kind.
Each of these five flights keeps secrets of its own and adheres to separate ideologies from the rest. They are led by powerful entities known as Aspects, one from each color, who rule over their flights as powerful gods looking down on their less fortunate descendants. For the most part, all dragons are of the same species with similar bone structure, anatomy, and physical capacity. Each flight, however, is distinct with different goals, interests, and ideals. The cautious traveler remembers the ancient words spoken by one of Azeroth's most powerful mages: Let sleeping dragons lie.
- Nightmare - Green dragons corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare to the point they are unrecognizable.
- Albino — According to Breanni, even the Draconic Native Association tests proved inconclusive in determining if the albino drake is related to a known dragonflight.
- Stone dragons of Deepholm
- Storm dragons of Skywall
- ^ Mount Journal entry for
- ^ Knaak, Richard A.. Day of the Dragon, 160. ISBN 978-0-6710-4152-6.
- ^ The Well of Eternity
- ^ Dawn of the Aspects: Part 1, pg. 84: "...and her ability to lay more had been forever taken away, but in addition to all that she lived with the knowledge that the other dragonflights had also suffered so. She might have accepted her loss of power, but not this loss of her kind's future. After all, she had been the Life-Binder."
- ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 27. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.
- ^ Mount Journal entry for