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"Elemental fury" redirects here. For the shaman ability, see Spell fire volcano [Elemental Fury]. For the quest, see A [50] Elemental Fury.
Throne of the Elements WoD
Faction/Affiliation Independent, Guardians of the Vault
Racial capital Throne of the Elements (alternate)
Racial leader(s) IconSmall FireFury Incineratus <Fury of Fire> (alternate)
IconSmall WaterFury Aborius <Fury of Water> (alternate)
IconSmall EarthFury Gordawg <Fury of Earth> (alternate)
IconSmall UnboundAir Kalandrios <Fury of Air> (alternate)
Homeworld Draenor (alternate)

Furies is the name for all elementals on Draenor, all of whom try to keep the world in balance.[1] Furies appear to be unique to Draenor. It may be something about the primal nature of the planet.[2] After the destruction of Draenor, many furies disappeared, but they are still plentiful on the alternate Draenor. There, the elements live in purity upon the Elemental Plateau.[3] This purity is maintained through the Cycle of Rebirth. Impurities are accumulated in the elemental body over time, and when enough contamination has taken place, an elemental will become unstable and in some cases volatile. When the Elemental Plateau becomes unstable, the cycle of rebirth must begin. A part of the rebirth is pure, living essence which can be found atop the Elemental Plateau, as well as in the body of an elemental spirit.[4]

When the Elemental Plateau grows unstable, such as when the alternate Gordawg was captured and enslaved by the pale orcs, the elemental spirits begin to devolve and mutate into elemental conglomerates such as slag elementals.[3]

The furies at the Throne of the Elements in Outland are extremely powerful elementals, but they are no more all that it is to be earth, or water, than a handful of soil or a drop of water is all that it is to be earth or water. It is a complex idea.[5]

There are many similarities between the elemental spirits of Draenor and their counterparts on Azeroth, but also many differences that Alliance or Horde shaman will be forced to adapt to. Whereas the elements of Azeroth are in constant conflict, the elements of Draenor strive for balance within themselves. This is especially evident in the Throne of Elements in Nagrand, where the greatest elemental furies of Draenor have convened peacefully since the dawn of the world. Be warned, however: if the chaos of war on Draenor throws the elements out of balance, they may lash out at each other... and anyone caught between them.[6]

Blacksmiths know that furies can be harvested for the best flux.[7]


Harbingers furies

The furies as seen in Harbingers.

Burning Crusade[]

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Despite the destruction of Draenor, some furies remain in Outland. Many are found in Nagrand. Four powerful furies representing the four elements are located at the Throne of the Elements near Garadar. The Earthen Ring placed members there to make certain the furies wouldn't be bothered by trivialities; that only those in need of their wisdom or sincere in offering aid could speak with them. But this was just a courtesy, as the furies are imposing and can handle themselves.[8]

In the Throne of the Elements, the members of the Earthen Ring collaborate with the Furies of Outland to bring peace to the restless elemental spirits of Nagrand. Elementalist Lo'ap, under the guidance of Watoosun of the Water, instructs adventurers to kill the destructive Lake Spirits nearby and aids them with securing Incineratus' blessing.[9] With the fiery essence of Incineratus himself granted to the adventurers, Lo'ap tasked his agents to set fire to Windyreed Village, whose inhabitants had agitated the water spirits in their efforts to create a marshland in Nagrand.[10] Meanwhile, Watoosun cleansed the water spirits of their corruption; but in doing so, created a twisted spirit essence. Lo'ap sent adventurers to purge Watoosun's Polluted Essence and its offspring, the Lake Surgers.[11]

Gordawg also directs adventurers to kill tainted earth elementals and destroying the one responsible for their corruption: Gurok the Usurper.[12][13] Elementalist Morgh also sent adventurers to slay Murkblood Putrifiers, who have been using dark shamanism to control air spirits.[14]

The furies in Shadowmoon Valley were corrupted or enraged when Gul'dan shattered the land and severed the orcs' ties with the elements. The Earthen Ring captured the souls of furies in order to commune with them and find a way to heal the land. They revealed that Cyrukh the Firelord was awakened and driven insane by the shattering, throwing the elements into turmoil. In order to redeem the elements, adventurers reconstructed Gul'dan's Cipher of Damnation to summon Cyrukh and defeat him.[15]

The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm[]

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Aggra brought Go'el to meet the four furies at the Throne of the Elements. He asked them to help him understand what was causing Azeroth's elemental spirits to suffer. Kalandrios was uninterested in the plight of Air in a foreign world while his own essences suffered in Outland. Incineratus was also more troubled by the plight of his own, but still regretted being unable to help Go'el without some essence of Azeroth's Fire. He instead gifted Go'el with the fire of passion to do what was needed. Aborius wished that he could help Go'el or impart a gift like Incineratus, but was only able to show compassion and provide words of encouragement. Gordawg also couldn't provide insight into Azeroth's spirits until Go'el presented a stone from Azeroth. Gordawg ate the stone and experienced its fear of being broken and shattered, likening it to the fear he tasted right before Draenor was destroyed.[16]

Alternate timeline[]

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Furies BotSL

A group of water furies.

During a ritual, Drek'Thar heard the cry of a fury. Beaten, half consumed, and shattered by ancient magics, the fury was the prisoner of the magnaron Kron, the Flame Breaker. It had been fragmented, its pieces scattered on the wind or consumed by scavengers.[17] In order to free the fury, Drek'thar became one with Exurotus, and started on the path of becoming this world's greatest shaman.[18]

An earth fury, Kronus, is later empowered by Archdruid Atomik in order to assist the Horde in battle in Ashran.

Gordawg and a large number of furies were captured by the pale orcs and enslaved. The plateau grew unstable, causing the elemental spirits there to devolve and mutate. Its imbalance created Magmire, a slag elemental who was both fire and earth elemental. So long as Gordawg was absent from the throne, the imbalance in the elements would worsen.[3] Incineratus tried to maintain the balance on the Elemental Plateau in slaying the corrupted Guardians of the Plateau[19] while Kalandrios ordered the death of the now-corrupted Gordawg.[20]

Named Furies[]

Name Location Status (Draenor) Status (Outland)
IconSmall Colossus IconSmall EarthFury Gordawg <Fury of Earth> (WoD) Throne of the Elements, Nagrand Deceased Alive
IconSmall Fire IconSmall FireFury Incineratus <Fury of Fire> (WoD) Throne of the Elements, Nagrand Alive Alive
IconSmall Air IconSmall UnboundAir Kalandrios <Fury of Air> (WoD) Throne of the Elements, Nagrand Alive Alive
IconSmall Water IconSmall WaterFury Aborius <Fury of Water> (WoD) Throne of the Elements, Nagrand Alive Alive
IconSmall FelGiant IconSmall UnboundFire Cyrukh the Firelord <The Dirge of Karabor> (WoD) Altar of Damnation, Shadowmoon Valley Killable Killable
IconSmall Colossus Gurok the Usurper Warmaul Hill, Nagrand Alive Killable
IconSmall FireFury Exurotus <Fury of Frostfire> Altar of Kron, Frostfire Ridge Alive (merged with Farseer Drek'Thar) Deceased
IconSmall EarthFury Kronus <Horde Guardian> Warspear, Ashran Alive Deceased
IconSmall EarthFury Tectus <The Living Mountain> Highmaul, Nagrand Defeatable Deceased
IconSmall WaterFury Aqualir Socrethar's Rise, Shadowmoon Valley Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall EarthFury Quakefist Lunarfall, Shadowmoon Valley Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall Colossus An'dure the Awakened Jorune Mine, Talador Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall WaterFury Liquid Life Evermorn Rise, Gorgrond Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall GreaterWater Dessicus of the Dead Pools Brimstone Springs, Gorgrond Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall GreaterWater Undertow <Living Typhoon> Tanaan Channel, Shadowmoon Valley Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall EarthFury Crater Lord Igneous Sulfur Basin, Gorgrond Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall UnboundAir Erosian the Violent Steamburst Cauldron, Gorgrond Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall FireFury Heart of the Mountain The Blast Furnace, Blackrock Foundry Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall FireFury Everburn <Primal Fury> Ashen Crater, Frostfire Ridge Defeatable Unknown
IconSmall FireFury Cindral the Wildfire Ironhold Harbor, Tanaan Jungle Defeatable Unknown

Types of furies[]

Elemental Variant
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Air
  • Earth
  • Arcane
  • Magma (Fire and Earth)
  • Crystal (crystal and earth)

On Azeroth[]

Elemental furies also exist in Highmountain on the Broken Isles in Azeroth.[23] They mostly amass in the areas around Thunder Totem. Crystal furies are used by the drogbar.[24] Water furies also appear.

Following the Argus Campaign, Azerite furies began to appear.

Notes and trivia[]

  • After Gul'dan asked the Blackrock orcs how their ancestors had created the Doomhammer and learned of the elementals' involvement, he refused to ask the Furies of Draenor for more weapons as he was working on undoing the connection between the orcish people and the elements.[25]
  • The Throne of the Elements has a keeper of the elements. In Warlords of Draenor, Gar'rok carries his title until his death.[26]
  • Originally, the furies were the four elemental spirits at the Throne of the Elements. Warlords of Draenor revealed that all Draenor elementals are considered furies. However, World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 later reinforced the original description of the Furies.
  • The name "furies" may be derived from the Erinyes or Furies, female deities of vengeance in Greek mythology.


  1. ^ Jeremy Feasel on Twitter (2014-07-09). Retrieved on 2017-05-03.​ “@GotobeTroll @Loreology @SpringTheElf @Miatog @Arakkoa #12: All elementals on Draenor are called Furies, and seek to balance the world.
  2. ^ N [100R] Heart of the Fury
  3. ^ a b c N [35-40] A Wrong of Earth and Fire
  4. ^ N [35-40] Earth, Wind and Fire...and Water
  5. ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, pg. 176
  6. ^ Beasts of the Savage Lands — Nagrand
  7. ^ Blacksmithing Flux to Give
  8. ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, pg. 299
  9. ^ N [15-30] Agitated Spirits of Skysong
  10. ^ N [15-30] Blessing of Incineratus
  11. ^ N [15-30] The Spirit Polluted
  12. ^ N [15-30] The Tortured Earth
  13. ^ N [15-30] Gurok the Usurper
  14. ^ N [15-30] Murkblood Corrupters
  15. ^ The Cipher of Damnation quest chain
  16. ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, pg. 300 - 307
  17. ^ H [40] Eaters of the Elements
  18. ^ H [40] Fury of Frostfire ; H [40] Ours is the Fury
  19. ^ N [35-40] Guardians of the Plateau
  20. ^ B [35-40] The Fate of Gordawg
  21. ^ Combat Rocks Fall. Everyone Dies.
  22. ^ Combat Blizzard Convention
  23. ^ N [10-45] Invading Spelunkers
  24. ^ N [45WQ] Fury Road
  25. ^ Blood Ledger#The Kingslayers
  26. ^ N [35-40] The Debt We Share