This article is about the types of dragons. For the expansion, see World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.

Dragons in World of Warcraft.

Dragons in Warcraft III.

“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),[2] yet there were five flights that held dominion over their brethren. It was these five flights that the Keepers chose to shepherd the budding world. The leaders of each group were called the Dragon Aspects, the Great Aspects,[3] 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.[4][5]


There were once many more dragonflights, but eventually five rose to prominence as the others declined:

Name Description Leader(s) Former leader(s) Capital
Red dragonflight Red dragonflight Granted dominion over life by Eonar the Lifebinder  Alexstrasza the Life-Binder None Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight (presumed)
Green dragonflight Green dragonflight Granted dominion over the Emerald Dream by Eonar the Lifebinder  Merithra of the Dream  Ysera the Awakened Eye of Ysera, Emerald Dream
Bronze dragonflight Bronze dragonflight Granted dominion over time by Aman'Thul the Highfather  Nozdormu the Timeless One None Caverns of Time, Tanaris
Blue dragonflight Blue dragonflight Granted dominion over magic by Norgannon the Dreamweaver  Kalecgos the Spell-Weaver  Malygos the Spell-Weaver † Nexus, Borean Tundra
Black dragonflight 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)
 Sabellian (Outland)
 Deathwing the Destroyer † Neltharion's Lair (formerly)


Name Description Leader(s) Former leader(s) Capital
Chromatic dragonflight Chromatic dragonflight Created by Nefarian using the blood of the various other flights Unknown  Deathwing †
 Nefarian †
Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain
Infinite dragonflight Infinite dragonflight Corrupted bronze dragons seeking to disrupt the timeways  Murozond † None None
Netherwing dragonflight Netherwing dragonflight Spawned from black dragon eggs infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart  Neltharaku Unknown None
IconSmall DragonNightmare.gif Nightmare dragonflight Green dragons who have been corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare None IconSmall YseraNightmare.gif Ysera †
IconSmall Xavius2.gif Xavius †
Emerald Nightmare
Plagued dragonflightPlagued dragonflight Plagued dragonflight Bred within Scholomance by the Cult of the Damned as another method of spreading the Plague of Undeath None  Vectus †
 Lich King †
IconSmall Thorignir.gif Storm dragonflight A flight associated with storms found on the Broken Isles; not to be confused with Skywall's storm dragons  Thrymjaris Unknown Unknown
Twilight dragonflight Twilight dragonflight Created by Sintharia by using the power of the nether dragons; feed vampirically on magical energies Unknown IconSmall Deathwing.gif Deathwing †
IconSmall Sinestra.gif Sintharia
IconSmall DrakeTwilight.gif Zeryxia †
IconSmall DragonVoid.gif Vexiona †
Twilight Caverns, Blackrock Mountain

Non-dragon members

Other creatures and dragon types that have members within the primary and lesser dragonflights.

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

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.[6]

Possibly dragonflights

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.

See also


  1. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake]
  2. ^ Knaak, Richard A.. Day of the Dragon, 160. ISBN 978-0-6710-4152-6. 
  3. ^ The Well of Eternity
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ N [10-45] The Last of the Last
  6. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 27. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07. 
  7. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Reins of the Albino Drake]