For the sea witch that Thrall and his orcs fought against on the Darkspear islands, see Zar'jira.
Sea witch
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Affiliation Nazjatar Empire
Favored by NagaNaga Naga
Weapon types Bows

Sea witches (or sea-witches),[1] also known as tide priestesses,[citation needed]  are naga casters of frost and lightning spells.

Third War

A Naga Sea Witch in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

Naga Sea Witch

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Main article: Naga Sea Witch (Warcraft III)

The Naga Sea Witch was a mystical naga Hero, adept at ranged combat. These scaly denizens of the ocean have often been associated with the coming of prodigious storms, but few have actually seen them rise from the sea and lived to tell the tale.

While naga sea witches are better with their marksmanship skills,[citation needed]  they are also capable of magic powerful enough to create tornadoes and lightning storms.




Anna Kondra, Ursula Snakemane, Lady Venomtongue, Asprah Serpus, Venna Seastorm, Charib'dishal


In the RPG

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

Priestess of the tides is the naga priest variant class. They are potent spellcasters. Informally, they bear the name "sea witch". They are naga who revere their queen, Azshara. It is their faith in her and in naga superiority which grants them power. They wield the freezing cold of the arctic north; they command the fury of ocean storms. They also draw upon their race's arcane legacy to protect themselves. Most priestesses of the tides are females. The occasional male naga joins their ranks; however, these are vanishingly rare, as most male naga don't have the intelligence (or spirit) to make spellcasting a viable pursuit. Male naga who join these ranks are called priests of the tides.[2]

The iconic priestess of the tides is a calculating and cunning opponent. She plans her attacks well in advance, and enemies find that other naga support her. She moves among their ranks, frost shimmering at her arrowheads and thunder sounding in the sky.[2]

Notes and trivia

  • Helya is also referred to as a sea witch by Odyn.[3]
  • In World of Warcraft there seems to be several different sorts of sea witch mobs: normal female naga able to cast both priest and mage spells like in the RPG, and sea witches looking more like their The Frozen Throne appearance. The latter ones usually have a high rank compared to the plain ones.
  • The sea witches were inspired by the Gorgons of Greek mythology, of whom Medusa is the most famous.


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.

Coilfang Fathom-Witch may be a sea witch using shadow based abilities, unlike the freeze spells. Tidesinger, Stormspeaker and Stormweaver may be alternate names based on the mobs using storm abilities.


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