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Elemental ascendant
Hallazeal the Ascended HS
Faction/Affiliation Twilight's Hammer (Old Gods' forces), Earthen Ring, 7th Legion
Racial capital Bastion of Twilight
The Heart of Azeroth
Racial leader(s) IconSmall AscendantWaterIconSmall AscendantFireIconSmall AscendantAirIconSmall AscendantEarth Ascendant Council
Shaman The Farseer
Homeworld Azeroth

Kalimag, Ignan, Common

Icon-RPG Auran, Terran, Aquan
Average height Varies

Elemental ascendants, or twilight ascendants, are a type of elementals introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Originally, Elemental ascendants are Twilight's Hammer cultists that have been twisted into elemental beings via 'ascension'. By the time of the Cataclysm, the Ascendant Council members have long forgotten their existences as mere mortals. From their wicked sanctum, they oversaw the selection of new ascension candidates.[1]

Elemental ascendant, or Twilight ascendant, are the highest echelon of Twilight's Hammer cultists who become one with the elements. The Twilight Cultists hope that they will one day become elemental ascendants.[2] During a dark ritual they are infused with elemental powers, transforming them into monstrosities.[3] The ascension process seems to involve draining something from other elementals[4] or demigods.[5]

Mists of Pandaria[]

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

Lava Guard Gordoth and his allies had hoped to mimic the creation of elemental ascendants in the Twilight's Hammer cult. Hubris drove the brilliant shaman to act as a living conduit for energies pulled from the Firelands. Instead, the explosive influx of power drove Gordoth insane and mutated his body into a hideous form.[6]

However, it seems that some shaman adventurers have mastered a more co-operative, though temporary, form of ascension.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, an ascendant named Alexor joined the Earthen Ring in the Heart of Azeroth. On the request of the Farseer, he beseeched the elements with several shaman of the faction who have spent their lives dedicated to the path of Air, Water, or Fire to be Ascend, making them become powerful, if short-lived, forces to deploy in their war against the Legion.[7] Alexor also mentioned that the ritual of ascension is not to be requested lightly, and that the Ascended cannot be commanded, only unleashed.

Subsequently, some ascendants could be seen in the Hearth of Azeroth, and were sent on missions by the Farseer.

Battle for Azeroth[]

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

During the Fourth War, ascended shaman of the 7th Legion were present in Bonetrail Gulch in Vol'dun, where they attacked some vulpera caravans who were carrying supplies for the Horde, mentioning during their fight that the elements have answered their call.[8]


Emberscar the Devourer Art

Emberscar the Devourer in the Trading Card Game.




  • Ascendants use the same model skeleton and animations as ethereals.


Trading Card Game