The Quel'dorei steed are descended from a fine line of horses that once grazed near the shores of the Well of Eternity. Many unicorns live on the Broken Isles. The majority of the nightborne refer to zhevras as "monohorns" instead of "unicorns", claiming that it is a much more fitting name, though there is debate among their community. They consider them a rare breed, their distinctive hides being used for all manner of fashion, including hats, coat linings, and other fine apparel. At least some unicorns are tied to the Emerald Dream. Dreamrunners, for instance, are capable of traveling between Azeroth and the Emerald Dream at will.Ephemeral Runners are ghostly unicorns living on the world of Bonich.
A white unicorn's image could be found on the sails of the now-defunct Second War-era Elven Destroyers. During that era, a unicorn's image was also depicted on ballistae, which were the product of human design and elven craftsmanship. It is unknown if the unicorn was the symbol for Quel'Thalas in general before the Third War; the Thalassian banner has depicted a phoenix ever since.
Archmagi brandish magical blades and ancient staves while mounted atop their trusty unicorn steeds.
A pink unicorn can be seen being devoured by some rampaging gorilla-like monster on a banner on Darkmoon Island.
The Legion unicorn model is named "horse2" in the files.
Blizzard has a running gag with refusing to acknowledge unicorns as such, instead referring to them as "not unicorns", "horses with horns", or simply "horse2s" in reference to their model name.
The unicorn is possibly one of the oldest and most recognized mythical creatures in the world. The traditional European unicorn looks similar to a horse, save for cloven hooves, a goat beard, and a lion-like tail. Unicorns are known for their healing powers and their solitary nature.
A unmounted version not used in-game.
Depiction of a unicorn on a ballista from the Second War.
Depiction of a unicorn on an Elven Destroyer's sail.
^Ariel Fain. Legion - Not Unicorn. ArtStation. Retrieved on 2020-04-10. “My personal touch to legion. The great mystical mythical not a unicorn.”
^BlizzCon 2016 WoW Q&A panel. YouTube (2016-11-06). Retrieved on 2020-04-10. “"There are no unicorns in Azeroth." [...] "But there are some in Val'sharah." "Oh, you mean those horses with the horns."”