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This article is about the race of beings called titans. For the titan organization led by Aman'Thul, see Pantheon. For the titanic language, see Titan (language). For the UI addon/mod that creates a bar at the top of the screen, see Titan Panel.
Faction/Affiliation Pantheon
Burning Legion
Racial capital Seat of the Pantheon
Racial leader(s) IconSmall Aman'Thul Aman'Thul
IconSmall Sargeras Sargeras
Homeworld Great Dark Beyond
Language(s) Titan

The titans (sometimes capitalized) are a race of colossal, planet-sized cosmic beings, composed of arcane magic and the primordial matter from which the universe was born. They roamed across the cosmos like walking worlds, imbued with the raw power of creation itself. The titans used this incredible force to find and awaken others of their kind.[1] Hailing from the far reaches of the cosmos, they shaped and brought life and order to countless worlds across the Great Dark Beyond.[2] They were described as perfect and majestic beings who are akin to gods.[3]


Pantheon Chronicle

The Pantheon as depicted in Chronicle Volume 1.

Pantheon stars

The Pantheon as depicted at gamescom 2015.

Argus world-soul

The world-soul of Argus in Antorus, the Burning Throne.

“In many ways, the titans will be the easiest to manipulate. Their singular goal is to impose structure upon everything they see. Show them a force that opposes their drive for Order, and they will be consumed by their urge to eradicate it. Their pantheon, so seemingly united in purpose, is vulnerable to fracturing.”

— A nathrezim describing the titans in a book of enemy infiltration

The titans are colossal godlike beings made up of the primordial matter from which the very universe was born. Imbued with the raw power of creation itself, they roam the cosmos like walking worlds.[4] Titans are born from world-souls, spirits who are formed within the fiery cores of a small number of worlds and who slumber for ages, suffusing the planets they inhabit with Spirit energy before finally awakening. Described as living worlds, their bodies are covered in mountain peaks and rivers, their forms wrapped in cloaks of stardust and their eyes shining like brilliant stars.[5] Bastions of purity and good, the titans are unable to conceive of evil or wickedness in any form.[6]

Titans are heavily tied to the cosmic force known as arcane and are the embodiments of Order.[7] In fact, arcane is their very lifeblood. The original Well of Eternity, an enormous lake of volatile arcane energies, was literally the very lifeblood of Azeroth's world-soul.[8] They are also uniquely susceptible to fel magic, their polar opposite. Mature titans are immune to the corruptive influences of the void lords.[9]

Despite what is commonly known on Azeroth as history, the titans were in some way connected to the First Ones, the same entities that organized and designed the Pantheon of Death of the Shadowlands, along with the Shadowlands themselves. The titans connection to the Progenitors, and the otherwise unknown facility known as Zereth Ordus, was concealed and forbidden by the command of Odyn, placing Titans as the absolute pinnacle of existence in their records so as not to 'confuse' mortals, in his words.[10]


Name Title Description Status
IconSmall Aman'Thul Aman'Thul Highfather of the Pantheon[11] Leader of the Pantheon. He empowered the keepers Ra and Odyn, and he blessed the Bronze dragon Nozdormu with the power of Time, to watch over and protect the interweaving pathways of fate and destiny. Active[12]
Hearthstone Amitus The Peacekeeper[13] As a champion of harmony, Amitus abstained from the Pantheon's many conflicts until one day, shortly after the corruption of Sargeras, she vanished altogether. Non-canon
IconSmall Eonar Eonar The Life-Binder[11] Protector of life, nature, and health. She imbued Freya with a portion of her powers, so that Freya could create the Emerald Dream. Blessed the Red dragon Alexstrasza with the power to safeguard all living creatures and Life and the Green dragon Ysera to safeguard nature and the Emerald Dream. Active[12]
IconSmall Norgannon Norgannon Keeper of Celestial Magics and Lore[11] The master of all arcane magic, knowledge, secrets, and mysteries. He gave power to the keepers Loken and Mimiron, and bestowed great power upon the Blue dragon Malygos to be the guardian of magic and arcanum. Active[12]
IconSmall Golganneth Golganneth Lord of the Skies and Roaring Oceans[11] Father of the Sea Giants. He imbued the keepers Hodir and Thorim with power. Active[12]
IconSmall Khaz'goroth Khaz'goroth Shaper and Forger of Worlds[11] The ultimate craftsman and builder. Imbued keeper Archaedas with his powers. Empowered the Black dragon Neltharion, who later became Deathwing, with dominance over the earth and the deep places of the world. Active[12]
IconSmall AggramarIconSmall DarkAggramar Aggramar Lieutenant of the Great Sargeras[11] Successor to Sargeras as the champion of the Pantheon. Charged with combating the Burning Legion and purging its demonic taint from the universe. He imbued Tyr with strength and courage. On Draenor, Aggramar created the elemental giant Grond and empowered his descendants, the Colossals, to balance out the power of the Spirit element. Killed, and then eventually resurrected in an avatar, by Sargeras as his enforcer. Active[14][12]
IconSmall SargerasPantheonIconSmall Sargeras Sargeras The Defender (formerly),

The Destroyer

The former champion of the Pantheon, creator and lord of the Burning Legion. Master of all that is evil and demonic. Imprisoned[12]
Azeroth The Final Titan Could potentially become the most powerful titan in existence according to the Pantheon.[15] Dormant
IconSmall Argus Argus The Unmaker The tormented world-soul of Argus, present at Antorus, the Burning Throne. Deceased
Unnamed titan Corrupted by Old Gods, the world-soul was destroyed by Sargeras.[16] Deceased[17]

Mentions of titans[]

In the RPG[]


A titan depicted in Shadows & Light.

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

Many believe them to simply be a progenitor race,[23] akin to gods.[24] Their figure is humanoid but gigantic, with gleaming metallic skin and a perfection of form that makes the heart ache.[25] Each titan cultivates specific interests that relate to particular elements or energy types — essentially, to some small aspect of creation over which the titan holds a measure of dominance. Some titans refer to the piece of creation upon which they focus as their "sphere of power". Furbolgs have legends of seeing the coming of the titans to the world from their homeland in Northrend, implying they predate the titans.[26]

There are two types of titan:

  • Aesir "storm giant", platinum-skinned, stronger, smarter, and more agile
  • Vanir "earth giant", bronze-skinned, tougher but less powerful

Scholars have postulated that there are other subspecies of titans. No titans have ever been spotted, and it is believed that they live among the stars where they continue to this day shaping new worlds.[25] Sargeras is believed to be a vanir titan[27] as well as a dark titan.[28] It is believed that there may be other subspecies than the aesir and vanir.[25]

Titans generally believe they are invincible. They wade into the thickest of battles using their most powerful abilities, or even just swinging with massive, alloyed fists. Titans with well-defined spheres of power have wildly varying combat tactics, focusing primarily upon the strengths of their spheres.[29]

Titans can be fighter, barbarian, gladiator, healer, druid of the wild, shaman, expert, wizard, warrior, mage, sorcerer or warlock.

Some accounts of the titans give them titles such as "Patron of All Life".[30]

The ancient Iron Forge is perhaps the greatest titan artifact ever unearthed.[31]

Notes and trivia[]


"Titan"-labeled models, used for the Watchers.

  • It has been hinted that when titans die, their souls would return to their own Order plane.[32]
  • The titans do not transcend all realities like demons do.[33]
  • When the titans ultimately appeared in World of Warcraft, they largely seemed to ignore the descriptions presented in Chronicle Volume 1, being the metallic giants seen in the RPG books and Warcraft Saga or orbs of energy in their soul form.
    • In the artwork of the titans from Chronicle Volume 1, the titans resemble constellar.
  • Though Chris Metzen said the titans were godlike[34] and the Warcraft Encyclopedia states titans are not gods,[35][36] the Ultimate Visual Guide,[6] the Sunwell Trilogy,[37] the Magazine,[2] and Loreology[38] have stated that they are "metallic-skinned gods" as described in Inv misc book 10 [Mythology of the Titans]. The Senior Historian later clarified that by "gods" he meant "perfect specimen rather than an actual divine being".[3]
  • Prior to the publication of Chronicle Volume 1, the Pantheon were the leaders of all titans, implying there were more of them, and were described as metallic-skinned.[39]
  • Two in-game models are called "titans" in the files, but are used for titanic watchers rather than actual titans.
  • The non-canon RPG described two races of titans: aesir and vanir. This categorization was used in-game to describe storm and earth giants,[40] but was later re-defined in Chronicle Volume 1 to describe instead the two original types of titan-forged.[41]
  • There was to be an in-game feature called Path of the Titans in Cataclysm but it was cut before release.


  • The name "titan" is inspired by the eponymous giants or proto-gods from Greek mythology who inhabited the world during the First Era, and later ruled it during the Second Era. Their leader was Kronos. Notable titans include Rhea, Atlas, and Prometheus. Unlike their Warcraft counterparts, most of them were inherently malevolent. They were defeated by Zeus and the Olympians at the start of the Third Era.
  • The Æsir and Vanir come from Viking (Norse) mythology. The Aesir are the rulers of Asgard and the more altruistic force in the universe, the greatest of them being Odin and Thor. The Vanir come from Vanaheim and are allied with the Æsir. They mostly live apart from each other, but a few Vanir have been taken into Asgard and are considered as "one of the Æsir." Both have a common enemy in the Jotnar (giants). In an interesting contrast from Blizzard's direction, which places the dwarves close to the titans, the Vanir of Norse myth had stronger ties to the elves.



  1. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 16
  2. ^ a b World of Warcraft: The Magazine Volume I Issue IV, 71.
  3. ^ a b Sean Copeland on Twitter (2014-08-04)
  4. ^ a b World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 13
  5. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 19, 20
  6. ^ a b Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 32
  7. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 8 (cosmology chart)
  8. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 36
  9. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 48 - 50
  10. ^ Inv 10 specialization professionbook engineering color1 [Edicts of the Prime Designate, Volume 742]
  11. ^ a b c d e f World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 20
  12. ^ a b c d e f g Antorus, the Burning Throne
  13. ^ Hearthstone: TITANS
  14. ^ N [45] Visions of Torment
  15. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 30 - 31
  16. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 23 - 24
  17. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 50, 65
  18. ^ N [45] Whispers of a Frightened World
  19. ^ Temple of Anguish#Quotes: Illidan Stormrage says: Should they fall to darkness, Sargeras will have the power he needs to claim the final titan. / Magni Bronzebeard says: Azeroth!
  20. ^ N [60G] The Calling
  21. ^ Inv misc book 07 [The Feast of Winter Veil]
  22. ^ BlizzCast - Episode 12
  23. ^ Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg. 32, 127
  24. ^ Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 75
  25. ^ a b c Shadows & Light, pg. 107
  26. ^ Lands of Mystery, pg. 85
  27. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 123
  28. ^ Magic and Mayhem, pg. 16
  29. ^ Shadows & Light, pg. 109
  30. ^ Shadows & Light
  31. ^ Lands of Conflict, pg. 76
  32. ^ Steve Danuser with Taliesin & Evitel - 00:40:01
  33. ^ Jeremy Feasel on Twitter
  34. ^ BlizzCon 2005 - Lore Panel
  35. ^ The Warcraft Encyclopedia: Gods "...the benevolent titans, though not gods themselves..."
  36. ^ The Warcraft Encyclopedia: Immortals "The titans are not gods..."
  37. ^ Dragon Hunt
  38. ^ Loreology on Twitter (2014-06-22): "They are classified as "metallic skinned gods" in my bible.... :)"
  39. ^ Inv misc book 10 [Mythology of the Titans]
  40. ^ Tribunal of Ages
  41. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 31