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For the Molten Core mob, see Flamewaker (mob).
Faction/Affiliation Smolderon's forces, Independent
Ragnaros' forces (Old Gods' forces)
Character classes Flamewaker, Warrior, Priest, Shaman, Hunter, Assassin
Racial capital Sulfuron Keep (presumed)
Racial leader(s) IconSmall Baleroc Smolderon
  Formerly IconSmall FireLord Ragnaros †
Homeworld Elemental Plane
Area(s) Firelands, Blackrock Depths
Language(s) Ignan Kalimag, Common

Flamewakers are an elemental race[1] of ruthless serpentine creatures that serve the Firelord. They dwell mostly in the Firelands and the Molten Core. Ferocious and terrifying,[2] flamewakers are among the most feared elemental guardians in the Firelands.[3]

Few of these fiery harbingers remain following Ragnaros' defeat in the Firelands.[4]


Chronicle3 Majordomo Executus

Majordomo Executus monitoring the Dark Iron dwarves in the Molten Core.

Name Role Status Location
Boss IconSmall Flamewaker Majordomo Executus Former Majordomo of the Firelands, Ragnaros' second-in-command Deceased Molten Core
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Ancient Charscale Lieutenant of Flame Killable Ragnaros' Reach, Molten Front
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Azralon the Gatekeeper Gatekeeper of Sulfuron Spire Killable Sulfuron Spire, Mount Hyjal
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Archduke Calcinder Leader of the Dark Iron dwarves in the Searing Gorge Killable Slag Pit, Searing Gorge
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Duke of Cynders Member of the Abyssal Council Removed Silithus
Boss IconSmall Flamewaker Ambassador Flamelash Ambassador to the Dark Iron clan Killable Chamber of Enchantment, Blackrock Depths
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Galenges The Unbreakable; portal guardian in the Flamewake Killable Flamewake, Mount Hyjal
Boss IconSmall Flamewaker Gehennas Low-ranking flamewaker overseer Killable Molten Core
Mob IconSmall Shannox Gezzrok the Keeper Alive Molten Core
Mob IconSmall Shannox Lord Gazzran Killable Blazing Cavern (island expedition)
Boss IconSmall Flamewaker Lucifron Rival of Gehennas Killable Molten Core
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Forgemaster Pyrendius Twilight's Hammer forgemaster Killable Firelands Forgeworks, Mount Hyjal
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Sanoriak Brawler's Guild gladiator, master of flame Killable Bizmo's Brawlpub, Deeprun Tram; Brawl'gar Arena
Neutral IconSmall Flamewaker Shahram Flamewaker bound to the Blackblade and Bleakblade of Shahram Alive
Boss IconSmall Shannox Shannox Chief hunter and kennel master of Ragnaros' hell hounds Killable Firelands
Boss IconSmall Flamewaker Shazzrah Master of the arcane Killable Molten Core
Mob IconSmall Flamewaker Prince Skaldrenox Member of the Abyssal Council Removed Silithus
Boss IconSmall Flamewaker Sulfuron Harbinger Herald of Ragnaros Killable Molten Core



Flamewakers in the Molten Core.

Gezzrok the Keeper

Gezzrok the Keeper in the Molten Core.

As a companion pet[]

Main article: Mark of Flame

Ability creature cursed 01 [Mark of Flame] has a chance to drop from Boss Sulfuron Harbinger in Molten Core.

In the TCG[]

Icon-TCG This section contains information from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game and is considered non-canon.

Unlike the fire elementals, who are beings of pure flame, the flamewakers are elementals composed of flesh and blood.[5]

Flamewakers dwell mostly in the Firelands, but many followed Ragnaros when he was summoned into Azeroth during the War of the Three Hammers, and consequently took to dwelling in the Molten Core. Among the ranks of the flamewakers, overseers and their guards constantly jockeyed for a higher status in the elemental hierarchy in the hopes of winning the Firelord's favor.[5]

In the RPG[]

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

From the Monster Guide.

Flamewakers are ruthless servants of Ragnaros. Little is known about flamewakers. They are creatures not purely of fire.[6] They are fiery elementals, but their bodies are flesh and blood. A flamewaker has a humanoid torso with long muscular arms which rests on a serpentine body; the creature's elongated head has a distinctively demonic quality. Its body is mostly covered with yellow or red scales, though a broad strip of grayish scales runs from its chest down the front of its body. Thick spikes range from 1 to 3 feet long protrude from its shoulders, arms, and tail.[7] They are stated to be "outsiders, not humanoids".[8]

Most flamewakers dwell in the Firelands of the Elemental Plane, though some live in Azeroth's Blackrock Depths, including Ambassador Flamelash. A number of flamewakers live within Blackrock Mountain. Many of the bosses in Molten Core are Flamewakers, including Ragnaros' chief lieutenant Majordomo Executus. They are unwavering servants of Ragnaros the Firelord. They form a rigid society in the fiery regions of the Elemental Plane, ruled by a monarch who in turn answers only to Ragnaros. Some believe that flamewakers are immortal, but this is not the case. While they can live for one or two millennia, eventually their fiery bodies burn out and they expire.[9]

Flamewakers are highly intelligent, so they use sophisticated tactics and strategies. A group of flamewakers commonly spreads out to prevent area attacks from hitting too many. They try to divide their opponents, such as through the use of dominate monster or firestorm cast between opposing forces. Meanwhile, those flamewakers that engage in melee slowly retreat to draw away attackers, while other flamewakers wait to engage in flanking positions. A flamewaker generates so much heat that its mere touch deals additional fire damage. Flamewakers' metallic weapons (such as a flamewaker's quarterstaff) also conduct this heat.[7]

An adventuring flamewaker is an unknown sight; no flamewakers have ever left Ragnaros's dominion for other pursuits. However, Ragnaros may send flamewakers out from the Blackrock Depths for his own purposes. These flamewakers may appear to be adventurers, and such a flamewaker may join forces with an adventuring party if he thinks doing so furthers his task. A flamewaker who leaves the Firelands or the Blackrock Depths must remain near a source of heat (such as a volcano) or use magic to maintain its fiery temperature. Adventuring flamewakers usually wear specially crafted magic amulets to maintain their temperatures. Though it has never happened, the possibility exists that a flamewaker could forsake Ragnaros and his people and move out into Azeroth for a life of adventure. Such a life is probably short. Flamewakers have a demonic appearance and an evil reputation, so other races are likely to give them a cold reception. In addition, the outcast's flamewaker brethren and Ragnaros's other servants — such as Dark Iron dwarves and fire elementals would hunt him, with orders to destroy him on sight.[10]

All flamewakers take on the creature class of the same name, however, many branch off to become more, such as a warrior.[10]

Notes and trivia[]

  • "Flamewaker" is often misspelled as "Flamewalker" by players. Even the developers have misspelled it once.
  • Flamewakers use the same skeleton, animations and combat sounds as naga.
  • Flamewaker's Battlegear, the hunter tier 12 armor set, is named and modeled after the flamewakers.
  • It was once commonly theorized by fans that flamewakers were the result of Dark Iron dwarves being transformed in a similar way to the naga. However, both the Warcraft RPG and the teaser page for the Molten Core raid deck from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game (both considered non-canon) state that the flamewakers are native to the Elemental Plane, and were summoned to Azeroth by Ragnaros to attend their master.[5][7] In canon lore, this notion is supported by the Silithus quests to summon the fire elemental Prince Skaldrenox, an Abyssal Lord and a flamewaker, from the Elemental Plane, as well as the large numbers of flamewakers present in the Firelands.
  • The flamewaker model is named salamander, and flamewakers appear to be largely based on the salamanders of Dungeons & Dragons. Like the flamewakers, DnD's salamanders are half-serpentine, half-humanoid creatures from the elemental plane of fire that are often depicted with horns.



  1. ^ WoW Blog/Molten Core
  2. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Kaivax 2011-04-28. Patch 4.2 Preview: The Firelands - WoW. Retrieved on 2017-09-26.
  3. ^ Adventure Guide entry for Shannox
  4. ^ Ability creature cursed 01 [Mark of Flame]
  5. ^ a b c World of Warcraft Molten Core. Archived from the original on 2009-01-04. Retrieved on 2017-09-25.
  6. ^ Monster Guide, pg. 154
  7. ^ a b c Monster Guide, pg. 73
  8. ^ Dark Factions, pg. 42
  9. ^ Dark Factions, pg. 41
  10. ^ a b Dark Factions, pg. 42-43