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For the Warcraft III unit, see Naga Sea Witch (Warcraft III).
Lady Vashj

Lady Vashj, a sea witch and Queen Azshara's foremost handmaiden.

Sea witches (or sea-witches),[1] are naga casters, adept at ranged combat with their frost and lightning spells. 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.[2]



Warcraft III

The following are random hero naga sea witches names from Warcraft III: Anna Kondra, Ursula Snakemane, Lady Venomtongue, Asprah Serpus, Venna Seastorm, and Charib'dishal.



A Sea witch in World of Warcraft.

In the RPG[]

Icon-RPG 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.[3]

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.[3]

Notes and trivia[]

  • Helya is also referred to as a sea witch by Odyn.[4]
  • 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.


World of Warcraft
Warcraft III

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