This article is about the ancient. For the Druid ability, see [Incarnation: Tree of Life].

Tree of life in the Battle for Darkshore, using a dedicated model

A tree of life in Val'sharah, using a generic model with spell effects

A Tree of Life in Darkshore during the War of the Thorns, based on the druid form

In Warcraft III

Trees of life are saplings of the World Tree Nordrassil. These ancients suffered heavy losses during the Third War and returned to the forests to spread their seeds and replenish their numbers undisturbed.[1] Druids can also shapeshift into one with [Incarnation: Tree of Life].


Third War

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Main article: Tree of Life (Warcraft III)

The Tree of Life is a mighty enchanted sapling of the World Tree, Nordrassil, from which the night elves draw their life energies. This mysterious ancient is the key to the night elves' immortality and harmonious coexistence with nature. Nordrassil's energy, channeled through the tree of life, allows the night elves to benefit from its powers regardless of the vast distances that might separate them.[2]

A Tree of Life can grow into a Tree of Ages.


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A Tree of Life can be found in the Dreamgrove. Other Trees of Life fought during the War of the Thorns, aiding the night elves against the Horde in Darkshore.

Battle for Azeroth

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A Tree of Life fights for the night elves during the Battle for Darkshore. It upgrades into a Tree of Ages and after that into a Tree of Eternity.



In the RPG

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Trees of life are the most important ancients in night elf society. They are the wisest and most insightful of the ancients, and gently guide night elf leaders toward the skills they need to effectively lead their people. Trees of life rarely enter combat alone; their importance means that they are usually surrounded by ancients, dryads, keepers and night elf allies. A tree of life fights defensively, remaining near its companions, but willingly smashes opponents with its great branches.[3]

This enormous ancient's eyes burn blue in its blunt face. Golden sparkles dance in its boughs.[3]



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