Teleportation is the second most famous use of arcane magic school called transmutation. It is taught by the mages of Kirin Tor in Dalaran. Magi use their knowledge of the arcane to bend the fabric of reality to circumvent the distance between two points. Teleportation is an internal effort that transforms the mage into a portal. is the most basic teleportation spell. The Kirin Tor designates specific destinations for teleportation spells to prevent mages from accidentally teleporting into other objects or people.
Jaina Proudmoore is a skilled transmuter, and has developed a powerful variation of the mass-teleport spell capable of moving a significant portion of an army with minimal effort. The goblin Akazamzarak is a master of portals and teleportation.
According to Archmage Ansirem Runeweaver, portal and teleport spells are a great privilege and responsibility; however, portals and teleportations are negatively used as a means for garbage repository in the Twisting Nether.
Mass Teleport is an extremely powerful spell that allows the archmage to teleport himself and his army. However, due to the delicate nature of the spell, archmagi can only teleport to places where someone they know currently is.
For a caster to include anyone but themselves in the teleportation spell required line of sight—at least. However, Archmage Antonidas once told Jaina that one could also do it if one was in what he called “line of mind.” It required the mage to reach out and touch the thoughts of whomever they wished to teleport. This was a lot riskier, as there were many whose minds were difficult or dangerous to touch. Other mages and demons generally had protections against such things, and even someone particularly strong-willed would probably be able to resist.
Forest stalkers were native to many areas of Draenor, and following the planet's destruction they became corrupted by the Burning Legion into warp stalkers and gained the ability to teleport by phasing in and out of the physical and astral dimensions at will.
Following the orc invasions of Azeroth, teleportation spells were temporarily perturbed by emanations from the region where the Dark Portal laid. During that time, only the most powerful mages such as Medivh used those spells with confidence, for an unwary spellcaster might have otherwise materialized away from their intended target. This didn't stop the expert mages of the Kirin Tor teleporting to Dalaran from their embassy in Capital City.
A mage specialized in teleportation is called a telemancer. The arrival of the nightborne and their telemancers in the Horde greatly improved their teleportation network, as seen in their Zandalar expedition.
Instances of teleportation
- Frightened by the horrors that he saw in Naxxramas, Kel'Thuzad teleported out and tried to escape. Unfortunately, he was surrounded by wraiths who teleported him back inside.
- King Anasterian Sunstrider knew how to teleport, and he used this ability during his fateful fight against the death knight Arthas Menethil on the Isle of Quel'Danas.
- Loania teleported herself and her sister Lieren from Aerie Peak to Karazhan, and then from the tower back home. However, Loania was so weak that Lieren offered her access to her lifeforce to beat Karazhan's pull. As Lieren could only use her lifeforce to power the spell rather than magic, the strain of the teleportation caused her hair to become streaked with white.
- The New Council of Tirisfal teleported themselves on a small plateau in the Twisting Nether during the fight against Cho'gall at the start of the war against the Lich King.
- The Council of Six teleported Dalaran from the Hillsbrad Foothills to above Crystalsong Forest in Northrend, then the Deadwind Pass and later above Broken Isles during the Burning Legion's third invasion.
- Khadgar located Durotan, Yrel, and the body of Maraad on a ship and teleported them to himself at the end of the Battle for Shattrath.
- During the Battle for the Undercity, Jaina Proudmoore mass-teleported Varian Wrynn and his Alliance soldiers from the Undercity back to Stormwind City.
- After the final confrontation between the heroes of Azeroth and Kil'jaeden aboard his command ship in the Nether and near the planet Argus, Khadgar teleported the heroes to Azsuna only after Illidan Stormrage opened a rift that made Azeroth appear.
- Jaina teleported Anduin Wrynn, Alleria Windrunner, and Genn Greymane from the Lordaeron Throne Room to her ship flying above the Ruins of Lordaeron at the end of the Battle for Lordaeron.
- Eitrigg activated the which sent magic bubbles to the Mag'har Clan orcs in Gorgrond on alternate Draenor (along with several botani, saberon, and goren) and teleported them to Durotar on Azeroth.
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- Teleportation Pad
- Titan Translocator
- Orb of Translocation
- Ulduar Teleporter
- Uldir Teleporter
- Lightforged beacon
- Scourge Transporter
- Teleport to Dalaran Crystal - Teleport to Violet Stand Crystal
- Displacement Pedestal
- The teleport mage's hand may grow warm during teleportation.
- One practicing teleportation may be called teleportologist as evidenced by Teleportologist Fozlebub.
- There are mole machines in-game that function like a teleportation device.
- The use of portals and teleportations can cause nausea, stomach aches and vomiting depending on whether the user is accustomed to using them.
- To feel less nauseous on the other side, when going through a portal, it is advised to close eyes.
- There's a book about teleportation titled A Treatise on the Nature of Teleportation.
Warcraft film universe
Teleportation is the magical art of near-instantaneously transporting matter from one place to another. The art may be related to portal magic.
Teleportation is not taught by the Kirin Tor, possibly due to its inherent danger. Despite this, the Guardian Medivh is well-versed in its use, presumably having learned the art in the years following his formal training in Dalaran.
Teleportation appears to require first magically defining the area in which the spell is to take effect. This is achieved through runic markings, typically placed on the ground beneath the target area. The runes can be marked using mundane materials, even charcoal. For smaller areas, powerful mages can create the teleportation circle with a simple wave of their hand.
Once the circle is complete, the mage speaks an incantation to start the spell, and gathers the strands of magic in their hand, as if taking the reins of a horse. The magic forms a dome, bubble or sphere over the target area, crackling with the blue-white light of arcane energy. Once the mage completes the spell, the subjects almost instantly travel to the target destination, although it may take a moment to adjust to the new location.
Medivh used teleportation to swiftly transport himself, Khadgar and Anduin Lothar from Karazhan to Stormwind, following his being summoned by the King Llane. He first etched runic symbols at each of the four compass points, and drew a circle in the earth with the end of his staff. Gathering the luminous strands in his hand, he delicately drew up the magic until he held it over his head, and then brought his arm down with a swift, precise movement, causing the strands to leap and join into a crackling dome, illuminating the area with a bright blue glow. Once Khadgar and Lothar stepped into the circle, Medivh completed the spell, startling the guards in the Stormwind throne room into which the three suddenly appeared.
Medivh later used teleportation to send his daughter Garona Halforcen back to Stormwind, to be with the grieving Lothar following the death of his son Callan. He created the circle with an effortless movement of his hands, perhaps due to his recent bathing in Karazhan's magical font. Once Garona stepped into the circle, the spell activated itself without command, although this may have been triggered by the gift of a flower crafted of magical energy, given to her by Medivh, which she accepted from him.
Despite not knowing of the magic until his first encounter with Medivh, Khadgar seems to learn the art quickly, making use of it a short while later to teleport himself and Lothar to Karazhan to defeat the possessed Guardian, drawing on the prison floor with a piece of burned wood from a brazier. Once in the tower, Khadgar creates another circle to teleport Medivh's golem, bringing an end to the Guardian's life.
Film universe notes
- Medivh claims teleportation is not taught by the Kirin Tor because they fear it, and says that they should since it is very dangerous.
- Anduin Lothar appears to dislike traveling by teleportation and can be seen just before the spell completes clenching his fists and scrunching up his face, apparently to brace himself for the spell's effects.
- ^ a b c The Schools of Arcane Magic - Transmutation
- ^ Ask CDev - Round 4
- ^ Portals are NOT Garbage Bins!
- ^ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual#Archmage
- ^ Cycle of Hatred, chapter 8
- ^ The Burning Crusade Bestiary: Warp Stalkers
- ^ The First Guardian
- ^ Day of the Dragon, chapter 7
- ^ Day of the Dragon, chapter 13
- ^ Chief Telemancer Oculeth#Gossip
- ^ Road to Damnation
- ^ Blood of the Highborne, chapter 2
- ^ Legends Volume 5, Warrior: United
- ^ Blood of the Highborne, chapter 3
- ^ Cycle of Hatred, pg. 17
- ^ Cycle of Hatred, pg. 75
- ^ Traveler: The Shining Blade, chapter 33
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
- ^ a b c d Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, pg. 86 - 87
- ^ a b Warcraft
- ^ a b Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, pg. 193 - 194
- ^ Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization, pg. 231 - 232