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This article is about the race. For the Warcraft III unit, see Phoenix (Warcraft III). For the Tempest Keep mob, see Phoenix (Tempest Keep). For the Magisters' Terrace mob, see Phoenix (Magisters' Terrace).
Not to be confused with fire hawk, firehawk, or pandaren phoenix.
Al'ar HS
Racial leader(s) IconSmall Phoenix Al'ar <Phoenix God>
Homeworld Elemental Plane
Lava Phoenix

A Lava Phoenix from the Dragonflight expansion.

Phoenixes are powerful, bird-like fire elementals summoned by mages. They burn with such intensity that they damage both themselves and nearby enemies. When a phoenix dies, it creates an egg that will hatch into a new phoenix.[1] The phoenix is the most powerful spell able to be cast by a potent blood mage.

While fire hatchings are born from the ashes of a phoenix, dark hatchlings emerge from their shadows.[2] Phoenixes grow very slowly; a phoenix hatchling obtained from the Magisters' Terrace during the invasion of Outland was still a hatchling by the end of the Fourth War.[3]

There are also molten phoenixes on the Dragon Isles. Some act as carrion birds, others are tamed by the djaradin. They do leave a smoldering feather behind once killed, before rising again.[4]



A phoenix from the Burning Crusade expansion.


Alternate Draenor

As a mount[]

Main article: Phoenix mounts
Solar Spirehawk

The Inv helm suncrown d 01 [Solar Spirehawk] mount.

As a companion pet[]

In Warcraft III[]

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Phoenix unit icon in Warcraft III: Reforged.

  • Phoenix (created by the Blood Mage when he casts the Phoenix spell)

Phoenixes are encountered as wild creatures in Durotar in the The Founding of Durotar campaign.

In the RPG[]

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The phoenix is a natural predator of the Elemental Plane. The wondrous bird is about 18 feet long with a sleek, feathered body that dances with bright flames. Its colorful feathers range from yellow to orange to red. A crest of spiky feathers runs down the center of its back, and its wingspan stretches out 30 feet. From birth to death, it spends its life hunting through the air - in fact, it lacks any legs that might enable it to land. Even after death it often rises again from its own ashes to continue the hunt.

The phoenix is a fearless, aggressive predator of aerial prey. Its only direct form is a vicious bite, but the secondary damage from its flaming aura and ability to burn help to bring down its prey quickly. A phoenix prefers to attack from above and behind with surprise, but follows up its initial attack by remaining close to burn its victims while continuing to strike with its beak.[5]

Summon phoenix is a unique spell that Kael developed to summon fire elementals. It is similar to other summon monster spells, except it can only summon fire elementals. Kael invariably uses it to summon phoenixes, hence its name.[6]

Notes and trivia[]

Silvermoon banner two

The phoenix as depicted on the blood elves' banners.



See also[]