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Classification Undead (Incorporeal)
Faction/Affiliation Independent
Character classes Mage
Homeworld Azeroth
Area(s) Broken Isles
Language(s) Darnassian, Common

Spectres are a type of night elf and high elf ghosts. The male counterparts to banshees, they can be found in Azsuna, Val'sharah, and Suramar on the Broken Isles[1] as well as in Darkshore.



In the RPG

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

Spectres or specters are incorporeal undead often mistaken for ghosts.[2] They haunt the places where they died, retaining their sapience, but now hating all living things. Mael Shelub "convinced" a local spectre in the Silverpine Forest to join his forces.[3][4] Most spectres resemble the more timid form of a shade,[5] rather than the fearsome servants of the Scourge who were created by ritual sacrifice.[6]


  • The spectres are sometimes jokingly internally referred to as "manshees" by Blizzard employees.[1]
  • Wraiths formerly were used to represent male counterparts to banshees, such as with the Suffering Highborne.
  • Disturbed Spectres use normal night elf ghost model and are male and female.

See also


  1. ^ a b BlizzCon 2015: World and Content Overview Panel (around 36:50)
  2. ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 11.
  3. ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 143, 146, 148.
  4. ^ "He also convinced (making liberal use of command undead) a local spectre to join him, and the creature serves loyally.", Lands of Conflict, pg. 143.
  5. ^ Monster Guide, pg. 120.
  6. ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 143.