Sorcerers (also spelled sorcerors) are a type of magi of various races that are capable of magic, such as mogu, ethereal, eredar, pandaren,[1] arakkoa, undead, ogres, night elves, orcs, tol'vir[2] and even tauren,[3] Broken,[4] saurok,[5] and nerubians.[6]

In World of Warcraft, sorcerers can be found all over the world of Azeroth in many zones.

Jaina Proudmoore is stated to be the most powerful human sorceress alive.[7] Cho'gall is referred to as an immensely powerful sorcerer.[8]

Zian of the Endless Shadow of the mogu and Imperator Mar'gok of the Gorian Empire use the title Sorcerer King. Andromath is a High Sorcerer and Morran is a Lieutenant-Sorcerer. There are also two High Sorceresses, Aryna and Marala.

Female naga are incredible sorcerers, commanding the power of water and ice at their fingertips.[8]

Azure Sorcerors attacked the Violet Hold.

The Sorcerer's League was one of three factions within Dalaran during Third War that attempted to defend the city.


Grimtotem Sorcerer.

Name Occupation Status
Alliance  High Sorcerer Andromath Alive
Alliance  Sorcerer Ashcrombe Prisoner of Shadowfang Keep Removed
Neutral  Azj'Aqir Original owner of the  [Scepter of Azj'Aqir] Deceased
Neutral   Queen Azshara Queen of the naga, former queen of the night elves Alive
Alliance  Daelin Proudmoore [citation needed]  Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras Deceased
Horde  Drek'Thar Chieftain and Elder Shaman of the Frostwolf clan Alive
Horde  Master Apothecary Faranell Master of the Royal Apothecary Society Active
Neutral  Gul'dan Master of the Shadow Council Deceased
Neutral  Helya Ruler of Helheim; sorceress twisted into a val'kyr by Odyn Active
Neutral  Illidan Stormrage The Betrayer, former Lord of Outland Alive
Neutral  Kil'jaeden Right hand of Sargeras, interim leader of the Burning Legion Alive
Boss  Imperator Mar'gok Sorcerer King of the Gorian Empire Killable
Neutral  Medivh Former Guardian of Tirisfal Alive
Neutral  Lieutenant-Sorcerer Morran Ghost
Neutral  Rhonin Former leader of the Kirin Tor Deceased
Neutral  Sargeras The Dark Titan, master of the Burning Legion Alive
Alliance  Sanitation Sorcerer Stephen Litmatch Alive
Horde  Sylvanas Windrunner [citation needed]  Banshee Queen of the Forsaken Active
Neutral  Sorcerer-thane Thaurissan Former emperor of the Dark Iron clan; summoned Ragnaros to Azeroth Ghost
Neutral  Thal'kiel Leader of the Wakeners on Argus Deceased
Neutral  Xavius [citation needed]  The first satyr Alive
Neutral  Zalazane[9] Traitor of the Darkspear, self-proclaimed ruler of the Echo Isles Deceased
Boss  Zian of the Endless Shadow Sorcerer King of of the Mogu Empire Ghost


Warcraft III

WC3RoC-logo.png This section concerns content related to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.

In the RPG

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

A half-elf sorcerer.

Sorcerers own great talent for arcane spellcasting, but they have not harnessed it through the intensive training that wizards pursue. Most people do not make a distinction between sorcerers and wizards, although the latter may often refer to the former as hedge wizards or some other term.

Night elves bear a particular dislike for sorcerers, seeing them as vessels of demonic power. Wizards, at least, attempt to manipulate arcane power through controlled processes, rather than letting their own bodies act as conduits.

Sorcerers can come from any race. Night elves who takes this class are stripped of their racial heritage, effectively transforming into high elves, although they do not physically change.[11]

High elf sorcerers

High elves are renowned for their magic, and on the battlefield, elven sorcerers often accompany Alliance troops into the thick of the fray. Although not physically powerful, the skill and bravery of these elves is beyond dispute. The elven sorcerer prefers to serve as part of a group, preferably in the rear with a few people to guard them. Mana shield is deployed to provide additional protection, while spells like slow and invisibility support their allies.[12]


  • The sorcerer core class was not adapted into the World of Warcraft RPG and was eliminated for use in the game.
  • The word "sorcery" is derived from Latin sors, which was connected to divination and drawing lots, used in modernity to refer to either "low magic" or "black magic" within magical theory.