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sylvar concept
Faction/Affiliation Night Fae Covenant, Court of Night, Wild Hunt
Character classes Hunter, Archer, Tracker, Trapper
Racial leader(s) IconSmall WinterQueen.gif Winter Queen
Racial mount IconSmall Runestag.gif Runestag
Homeworld Shadowlands
Environment Forests, groves
Area(s) Ardenweald

The sylvar (also pluralized as sylvari)[1][2] are a satyr-like race of the Night Fae Covenant in Ardenweald. Graceful and loyal, the sylvar serve as crafters and enchanters who create tools, foci, and magical objects to maintain the ebb and flow of existence in Ardenweald.[3]


Name Role Status Location
Neutral  Ara'lon Member of the Wild Hunt Deceased Tirna Noch, Ardenweald
Neutral  Niya Protector of Heartwood Grove Alive Ardenweald
Neutral  Lumera Member of the Wild Hunt Unknown Ardenweald


  • Sylvar use the female draenei skeleton.
  • Concept art refers to them as fauns.[4]
    • Early Warcraft III and Warcraft RPG lore describe dryads as having the lower body of "woodland fauns".[5][6][7][8] In Cataclysm, Shael'dryn uses "faun" as a term for young dryads.[9] Based on the context, these uses of "faun" may simply be a misspelling of fawn, a juvenile deer.
    • In Roman mythology, fauns are the equivalent of the Greek satyrs, i.e bipeds with goat-like legs and horns on their heads.
    • The sylvar may be a reference to the sylphs in Modern Occultism as "air elementals" invented by Paracelsus likely from the term nympha silvestris (forest nymph) in the Aeniad; "Sylvar" would roughly mean "of the forest".


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  1. ^ The Games We Play#Notes
  2. ^ Alvyni generic name
  3. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 2020-06-03. Shadowlands Preview: Ardenweald and the Night Fae Covenant. Archived from the original on 2020-06-03.
  4. ^ BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands art gallery. Blizzard Watch. Retrieved on 2019-11-06.
  5. ^ Warcraft III Game Manual, pg. 58 — The playful, frolicking creatures vaguely resemble centaurs (their cursed cousins), but have bodies more akin to woodland fauns.
  6. ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 22 — The creature has the head, arms, and torso of a night elf, but the lower body of a woodland faun.
  7. ^ Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 27 — They resemble gray fauns with the upper torsos of night elf women.
    Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 206 — This creature has the lower body of a gray faun, but the upper body of a beautiful night elf woman.
  8. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 149 — ...the creature before you, with the torso of an elf and the body of a faun, is clearly a dryad.
  9. ^ A [7-30] Playing Possum