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NeutralMerithra of the Dream
Title Green Aspect,[1][2] The Dreamer,[3] Daughter of Ysera
Gender Female
Race Green wyrm (Dragonkin)
Affiliation(s) Green dragonflight, Valdrakken Accord
Occupation Aspect of the green dragonflight
Location Various
Status Alive
Relative(s) Ysera (mother), Gerithus (son), Alexstrasza (aunt), Dralad (uncle), Caelestrasz, Vaelastrasz (cousins)

“Where my mother once flew, I must fly now and in the future. Where her breath brought peace and life, so must mine. I pledge that I will do my best as the leader of the Green dragonflight. I promise that I will do whatever it takes, as Ysera did for so many millenia.”

— Merithra, upon receiving the mantle of Aspect[4]

Merithra, known as Merithra of the Dream, is the current Aspect of the green dragonflight and a child of the former Dragon Aspect Ysera. Following her mother's death, she became the de facto leader of the green dragonflight[5][6], until her ascension to Aspect on the Dragon Isles.[1][2]

During the War of the Ancients, Merithra led the green flight in the Ohn'ahran Plains of the Dragon Isles and forged a pact with Teera, the matriarch of the centaur clans. Millennia later, Merithra played a major role in the War of the Shifting Sands, but was taken captive by the qiraji and trapped in Ahn'Qiraj alongside the red Caelestrasz and the blue Arygos. She remained trapped there for a thousand years before she was freed by adventurers.

During the Fourth War, following Ysera's death, Merithra stepped forward to represent the green dragonflight and worked with a mortal hero to help save the Emerald Dream from an infestation of the Void. While not confident she could live up to her mother's legacy, she decided she would do her best to fulfill the task ahead. When the Dragon Isles reawakened, Merithra led efforts to re-empower her flight's oathstone, and renewed her pact with the centaur clans in order to defend the Emerald Dream from the Primalists.


War of the Ancients[]

Horn of Drusahl

The Horn of Drusahl, the symbol of the pact between Merithra and Teera.

During the War of the Ancients, the Maruuk centaur settled on the Ohn'ahran Plains near the Emerald Gardens, the green dragonflight's home in the Broodlands. The dragons were initially hostile toward their new neighbors and fought with them over territory, which soon led to a large-scale confrontation. Merithra, daughter of Ysera, flew to fight the centaur, but was knocked out of the sky by the centaur matriarch Teera. The two fought each other across the plains, reshaping the landscape in the process, but they were both evenly matched and neither could defeat the other. When they were both exhausted, hostile proto-dragons took the opportunity to attack. Merithra and Teera realized that both of their peoples would be doomed if they continued to fight, so they allied against their common enemy and destroyed them.[7]

Teera and Merithra's friendship ended the enmity between dragons and centaur and proved that it would only be beneficial if they laid down arms against each other. They met upon the hill of Drusahl and made a pact of respect: the green flight and the Maruuk promised to stay out of each other's way but come to the aid of the other when their livelihoods were threatened. The Horn of Drusahl was created as a physical manifestation of their oath.[7][8][9]

War of the Shifting Sands[]

Merithra AQ

Merithra in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.

During the War of the Shifting Sands, the dragon Anachronos enlisted the bronze dragonflight and fought alongside the night elves against the qiraji. The sheer numbers of qiraji and silithid proved overwhelming, however, and so Anachronos called upon the progeny of the other dragonflights, including Merithra.

Along with Caelestrasz and Arygos, she helped push the qiraji back into Ahn'Qiraj which allowed Anachronos, Fandral Staghelm, and the night elves to create a magical barrier to seal the fortress. The three dragons and their companions flew headlong into the insect city as the Scarab Wall was erected behind them, leaving them imprisoned within the walls of C'Thun.[10]

With the betrayal and death of Arygos, and the death of Caelestrasz in the Bastion of Twilight, Merithra became the last one alive of the three former captives.

Dawn of the Aspects[]

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Following Deathwing's defeat, Merithra accompanied her mother to a meeting of the former Aspects at Wyrmrest Temple. She began to tell them that there were rumors of renewed activity from the Emerald Nightmare in the Rift of Aln, and suggested that the Nightmare might be searching for a new Nightmare Lord. Ysera pointedly told her daughter that they'd already discussed the subject and that, with the loss of the Aspects' powers, the protection of the Emerald Dream now fell to mortal druids.[11]

Battle for Azeroth[]

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Merithra of the Dream (Dragon form)

Merithra in the Emerald Dream.

Merithra of the Dream - Chamber of Heart

Merithra in the Chamber of Heart.

During the Fourth War, the Emerald Dream was invaded by terrible creatures of the Void, causing Merithra to call for aid as she was doubtful that she could combat this threat on her own.[12] After entering the Dream, she directed her allies to combat the Void in order to secure the Emerald Dreamway,[13] and to acquire fragments of the dragonflight's power.[14] She became distressed upon learning that Karkarius and Thessera chose to give up and embrace death rather than fight for their lives.[15]

Agreeing to help empower the Inv heartofazeroth [Heart of Azeroth], Merithra ventured to the ancient heart of the Emerald Dream, where she planned on empowering the Heart of Azeroth with the essence of her dragonflight. However, she was surprised to discover that the area was withering in the Void's grasp.[16] She subsequently asked her allies to destroy the Void forces in order to continue with their quest, and personally felt responsible for the corruption that had taken hold.[17] Believing that Ysera would be pleased that some of the green dragonflight's power would go toward saving the world, Merithra had her allies throw the emerald fragments in the lake, where she and other green dragons combined them with their power into a powerful dragonscale.[18]

With the Emerald Dream fighting back against the Void, Merithra directed champions to bring the dragonscale back to Magni Bronzebeard in the Chamber of Heart. She subsequently made her way to the chamber as well, where she channeled her power into the Heart Forge and expressed pride in standing with the other dragonflights in defense of Azeroth.[19]

She later journeyed to Mount Hyjal after sensing the distress of Nordrassil caused by Azerite elementals invading the area.

Merithra later returned to the Chamber of Heart where she joined Kalecgos, Alexstrasza, Ebyssian, and Chromie in empowering the Heart of Azeroth.[20] In a conversation with her aunt Alexstrasza, Merithra asked what her mother had truly been like before she became an Aspect and expressed doubt that she would be able to live up to Ysera's legacy. Alexstrasza explained that despite appearances, Ysera's strength was subtle yet indispensable for Azeroth, and encouraged her to have faith in herself.[21]


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A vision of Merithra appears in Ysera's dreams while still within a wildseed, named as 'Daughter'.

After the Winter Queen gifted the Sisters' Tear to Tyrande Whisperwind, Ysera's soul told Tyrande to bring the tear to Merithra, who knew of a place where it could be protected.[22]

The Vow Eternal[]

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Merithra was one of many dragons who assembled at Wyrmrest Temple when they felt a strange longing sensation in their hearts. Alexstrasza informed them that it was the call of the reawakening Dragon Isles which were calling the dragons back home.[23]


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Green Dragon Down

Merithra and Gerithus with the slain Solethus at the Watering Hole.

By the time the Dragon Isles awakened, the green dragonflight was in an unstable state. Although Merithra had stepped up as their de facto leader, it is possible that not all of the flight agreed that she should lead them.[5] Upon returning to the Isles, Merithra and the greens entered the Emerald Dream to empower their Emerald Oathstone.[24] Shortly after they returned to the Emerald Gardens in the Ohn'ahran Plains, they were attacked by a Primalist army led by Koroleth, who sought to reach the Emerald Dream portal on the Ancient Bough. The greens repelled them,[25] leading to a stalemate. Merithra hoped that the neighboring Maruuk centaur clans could help turn the tide and sent an emissary, Gemisath, to ask the centaur to honor the pact she had once made with their ancestors.[9][26] Khanam Matra Sarest agreed to help the dragons, but the centaur of Clan Nokhud allied with the Primalists and attacked the other clans.[27] The Nokhud provided the Primalists with a new weapon, the dragonkiller ballista, with which they breached the greens' defenses.[25]

With the Wind At Our Backs end

Merithra and Gerithus in the Shady Sanctuary.

Using the captive Ohn'ahra, Koroleth and the Nokhud leader, Balakar Khan, then blew the Horn of Drusahl to summon Merithra, her son Gerithus, and Solethus into a trap. As the dragons approached the Horn, the Nokhud tried to kill Merithra with one of their ballistae, but Solethus sacrificed himself by absorbing the bolt meant for her.[28] Khanam Matra Sarest and an adventurer sought Merithra out at the Watering Hole, explained the Nokhud's betrayal, and told her that she still had the support of clans Teerai, Shikaar, and Ohn'ir. Merithra accepted their aid[29] and flew with Gerithus, the hero, and Solethus' body back to the Shady Sanctuary,[25] where she gave the hero her blessing so they could rally the rest of the green flight.[30]

Merithra then led her forces to join up with the centaur clans and meet the Primalist army at the Storm Scar, where Koroleth was trying to break down the magical shield protecting the Ancient Bough.[31] After Sarest and the hero destroyed the dragonkiller ballistae,[32] Merithra flew into battle with her fellow dragons and destroyed Koroleth's defenses with her poison breath,[33] allowing Sarest and the hero to kill her. With the Primalists scattering,[34] Merithra then invited the centaur khans and the adventurer to join her at the Ancient Bough,[35] where they held a ceremony to renew the vow Merithra had made with the centaur's first matriarch, Teera, through an exchange of ceremonial gifts. Merithra and Sarest vowed that dragons and centaur would work together to protect the Dream and the Ohn'ahran Plains, causing the Emerald Oathstone to reawaken.[36] Merithra then sent the adventurer onward to help the Kirin Tor claim the blue dragonflight's Azure Oathstone.[37]

Tyrande and Malfurion brought The Sisters' Tear to the Ancient Bough. Knowing they held the hopes of souls of so many fallen night elves, they asked Merithra if she was sure it would be safe there. Merithra told them to follow her and they stepped into the Emerald Dream portal.[38]

Sometime later Merithra welcomed Rymek, a drakonid who presented himself as an ambassador of the blue dragonflight, who had arrived to learn and help protect the Emerald Gardens.[39] As she helped educate Rymek on the green dragonflight and the garden, she directed adventurers with waking Ancients so that they may further help keep the garden safe, and with culling the lashers, in order to collect their seeds and deliver them to the Sisters of the Garden with the intuition of using them to cultivate the vegetation in the garden. As adventures carried out these tasks, they discovered that one of the ancients had been slain. Merithra was deeply troubled by this and feared that the Primalists were preparing for another attack.[40][41] Unbeknownst to her, the Primalists had already begun their attack, as Rymek and his companions were in reality members of the Primalists, taking advantage of the trust between her and Kalecgos in order to gain access to the Emerald Dream.

Ignorant of Rymek's true purpose, she sent him with adventurers to help her son with his magical project, which was focused on returning Ysera to life, and later granted him access to the Ancient Bough.[42][43][44] While there, Rymek was able to manipulate his way into gaining access to the Emerald Dream portal, where he used his powers to claim the area for the Primalists.[45][46] Merithra was stunned by the betrayal and feared that the Primalists didn't just seek to attack the Emerald Dream but to claim the Sisters' Tear, which was meant to be a new beginning for the night elven people.[47][48] Though Rymek's magic prevented them from entering the grove, Merithra realized that there was a way in from death. However, her first course of action was to gather allies. Thus, sent adventurers to rally the druids and Maruuk Centaur within the Shady Sanctuary.[49]

Mother and daughter

Merithra reunited with Ysera.

Soon afterward, she was approached by Somnikus, who informed her that Malfurion had taken Ysera's place in death, so that her mother may return to life, and that as soon as Ysera reached the Dream, they would make way for the defenders.[50] Following the barrier's destruction, Ysera was reunited with her daughter, Merithra, who noted that she was different, that she had been touched by Death.[51] With Ysera returned to them, the green dragonflight moved as one to save the nascent World Tree from being destroyed by Rymek. Merithra also revealed to her mortal allies that Lunedane must be secure in order to eradicate the Primalist from the Emerald Dream, and that an ancient artifact within would have the power to expel their enemies all at once. However, she admitted that she didn't know if her mother had the power to use it and command it anymore but that it was something they would have to deal with once Rymek was stopped.[52] For her part, Ysera declared that she was no longer connected to the Dream as she had once been and that someone new must arise to take her place.[53]

Following Rymek's death, mother and daughter turned their attention towards healing the Dream.[54] However when the time came to activate the power within Lunedane, Merithra was caught off guard when Ysera encouraged her daughter to step out of the shadow of her wings and spread her own. Merithra initially refused, pointing out that the Dreamer had always been Ysera and that she wasn't ready for it. In response, Ysera remarked that few ever think they were, when the time came, and gave her daughter one last encouragement. After reflecting on how the Emerald Flight and the Dream had felt different with her mother's death, she admitted that she thought it would return to as it did before with her return. However, she declared that everything had changed, that it was time to accept that change, and to move forward with the power they have. Thus Merithra stepped forward, activating the power within the Lunedane, destroying the Primalists forces, and securing her place as the new Dreamer.[55]

Following this, Ysera admitted that from the moment she reentered the Dream, she knew things were different, and that it was only fitting that her daughter would be the one to ascend after she had taken care of the flight since her death, that she must in fact lead the Emerald Flight. Thus when Merithra offered to return "The Dreamer" mantle back to her, Ysera refused, and declared that Merithra was the leader of the green dragonflight and that when they reclaimed their full powers, she would be the Aspect. With that declaration Merithra accepted the position, pledging that she would do her best as leader of the green dragonflight and do whatever it takes. Following this mother and daughter took to the skies and flew together once more.[1]

Dragonflight Aspects

Merithra with her fellow Aspects.

By the time of Scalecommander Sarkareth's death, Merithra had taken her place at the Seat of the Aspects in Valdrakken besides her fellow Aspects. After the Black dragonflight arrived and informed the Aspects of what transpired within Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible and that Ebyssian was selected to be the new Aspect of the flight, Alexstrasza declared that the threat of Aberrus had been quailed and had made them grow stronger, while declaring that soon Azeroth would welcome a s symbol hope from the Emerald Dream and that they would protect it. Merithra agreed with her and reflected on how such a small seed fueled by hope and love thrived, with the time nearing for it to return from the Dream to fulfill its purpose. She further admitted that while she had filled the role of Aspects for the green dragonflight, she had been afraid to acknowledge it, because doing so would admit that her mother was truly gone. However, after declaring that she wasn't gone and that she wasn't a child, Merithra vowed that it was her place to lead the flight, and she would gladly do so.[2]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Temple of Ahn'Qiraj ?? Elite Alliance Horde
Temple of Elune, Val'sharah 50 Elite Alliance Horde
Emerald Dreamway & Emerald Dream 50 Elite Alliance Horde
Nordrassil, Mount Hyjal 50 Elite Alliance Horde
Chamber of Heart 50 Elite Alliance Horde


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  1. N [62-65] With the Wind at Our Backs AvailablequestActivequest
  2. N [62-65] Shady Sanctuary AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [62-65] The Primalist Front Availablequest
  4. N [62-65] Justice for Solethus Availablequest
  5. N [62-65] Deconstruct Additional Pylons and N [62-65] Starve the Storm
  6. N [62-65] Stormbreaker Activequest
  7. N [62-65] The Isle of Emerald AvailablequestActivequest
  8. N [62-65] Renewal of Vows AvailablequestActivequest


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Heroes of the Brood? C'Thun must be banished! We can assist you, mortal!
Succumb to the endless dream, little ones. Let it consume you!

Battle for Azeroth[]

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  • Hello, champion.
  • What would you ask of me?
  • Tell me of your dreams.
  • Isn't it past your bedtime?
  • Is it time to go already?
  • Rest well.
  • May your dreams be peaceful.


Main article: Before I Wake#Notes
Main article: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of#Notes
Main article: The Long Awake#Notes


I fear that even if Azeroth is saved, my brothers and sisters of the green dragonflight are doomed.
Still, we will do everything in our power to help save the world.
Gossip Who are you?
I am Merithra, daughter of Ysera, the dreamer.
I had thought that she would be here forever. Until she wasn't.
For eons my flight has watched over the Dream and the realms of nature. I cannot hide from this duty. Even if I fail, I must try.
There is too much at stake to do nothing.

Emerald Dreamway[]

Gossip Where is Ysera?
Ysera, the Dreamer, lost her life in Val'sharah after she was corrupted by the Nightmare.
In the end, it seemed as if Elune welcomed her spirit with open arms. I pray she is at peace.

Mount Hyjal[]

I could feel the distress of Nordrassil deep within the Dream. With all that this world has endured, we cannot lose another great tree.
Thankfully, we have you on our side, and the Heart of Azeroth.

Chamber of Heart[]

Merithra of the Dream says: Life-Binder, might I ask you something?
Alexstrasza says: Of course, Merithra. You may always speak openly with me.
Merithra of the Dream says: Long did my mother lead the green dragonflight as the Aspect of the Dream.
Merithra of the Dream says: And yet she always seemed... distant. As if she were in two places at once.
Merithra of the Dream says: You knew her before you became Aspects. What was she truly like?
Alexstrasza says: We were sisters. The only two of our brood to survive. Inseparable ever since birth.
Alexstrasza says: Some believed that as the smallest among us, she was also the weakest. They were wrong.
Alexstrasza says: Ysera was strong in a way most could not understand. But hers was a strength on which Azeroth depended.
Merithra of the Dream says: I do not know if I possess such strength. Or if I can fulfill the task that lies ahead of me.
Alexstrasza says: Neither did she. None of the Aspects did. But we rose to the challenge, as you will. Have faith in yourself Merithra.
Merithra of the Dream says: Thank you, Alexstrasza. I will do my best to live up to my mother's legacy.



Main article: Green Dragon Down#Notes
Main article: With the Wind at Our Backs#Notes
Main article: Shady Sanctuary (quest)#Notes
Main article: The Primalist Front#Notes
Main article: Justice for Solethus#Notes
Main article: Deconstruct Additional Pylons#Notes
Main article: Stormbreaker (quest)#Notes
Main article: Renewal of Vows#Notes


Shady Sanctuary
Thank you for coming here, <race>. Your assistance is appreciated.
The Storm Scar
The battle has begun. Whatever happens, we must not allow the Primalists to set foot within the Ancient Bough.
Ancient Bough
The green dragonflight's charge has always been to protect the Emerald Dream. As our strength grows here in the Dragon Isles, so too does our ability to keep the Dream safe.
Ancient Bough after N [62-65] Renewal of Vows
This world still needs much healing, but I find comfort in the fact that you are here to aid us, <name>. Go now and complete your task.
I should stay.
Leafy Repose
Welcome to the Emerald Gardens, the ancient home of my flight in the Dragon Isles.
Gossip Who are you?
I am Merithra of the Dream, the daughter of Ysera.
Since my mother's death, I have served as the leader of the green dragonflight.
At times, I wish that mantle had not fallen to me.
Still, I have hope that we will endure and grow again.
Gossip Let's talk about something else.



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.

Her father is likely Eranikus as he was the only dragon explicitly identified as Ysera's consort, though it's possible that Ysera had multiple consorts like Alexstrasza and Malygos did.



Patch changes[]


  1. ^ a b c N [70] Like Mother, Like Daughter
  2. ^ a b c N [70] Symbol of Hope
  3. ^ N [70] The Dreamer
  4. ^ N [70] Like Mother, Like Daughter
  5. ^ a b Medievaldragon 2022-04-20. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Interview with Jackie Wiley and Tina Wang. Blizzplanet.​ “... Ysera’s daughter Merithra has been acting as like the de facto leader for the green dragonflight since Ysera’s death, but they don’t have an aspect right now. How do they move forward from that? You know, not all green dragons might agree that Merithra should be in charge.
  6. ^ The Vow Eternal - "Merithra, who had stepped up as the informal head of the green dragonflight after the loss of her mother."
  7. ^ a b Storykeeper Jaru
  8. ^ N [62-65] By Broken Road
  9. ^ a b Gemisath#Quotes
  10. ^ The War of the Shifting Sands
  11. ^ Dawn of the Aspects, part I, chapter 1
  12. ^ N [50] In Darkness, I Dream
  13. ^ N [50] Null the Void
  14. ^ N [50] Shards of Emerald
  15. ^ N [50] Don't Close Your Eyes
  16. ^ N [50] We Must Go Deeper
  17. ^ N [50] Before I Wake
  18. ^ N [50] The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
  19. ^ N [50] The Long Awake
  20. ^ N [120] We Stand United
  21. ^ Merithra#Chamber of Heart
  22. ^ N [60] A Gift of Hope
  23. ^ The Vow Eternal
  24. ^ N [62-65] Next Steppes
  25. ^ a b c N [62-65] With the Wind at Our Backs
  26. ^ N [62-65] The Emissary's Arrival
  27. ^ N [62-65] The Khanam Matra
  28. ^ N [62-65] Blowing of the Horn
  29. ^ N [62-65] Green Dragon Down
  30. ^ N [62-65] Shady Sanctuary
  31. ^ N [62-65] The Primalist Front
  32. ^ N [62-65] Justice for Solethus
  33. ^ N [62-65] Deconstruct Additional Pylons
  34. ^ N [62-65] Stormbreaker
  35. ^ N [62-65] The Isle of Emerald
  36. ^ N [62-65] Renewal of Vows
  37. ^ N [62-65] Into the Azure
  38. ^ Ancient Bough - "Stay a while and listen."
  39. ^ N [70] A Day in the Groves
  40. ^ N [70] Seeds for the Future
  41. ^ N [70] Wake the Ancients
  42. ^ N [70] Gerithus's Research
  43. ^ N [70] Anchors to Life
  44. ^ To Somnikus
  45. ^ The Chittering of Rocks
  46. ^ N [70] So Close
  47. ^ N [70] So Close
  48. ^ N [70] And Yet So Far
  49. ^ N [70] Rallying Nature's Allies
  50. ^ N [70] Storm's Rest
  51. ^ N [70] Reunited, Once Again
  52. ^ N [70] The Emerald Dragonflight
  53. ^ N [70] The Emerald Dragonflight
  54. ^ N [70] Winter's Fall
  55. ^ N [70] The Dreamer
  56. ^

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