This article is about the pre-Cataclysm world boss. For lore and history, see Ysondre. For the Anniversary update, see Ysondre (Anniversary). For Emerald Nightmare version, see Dragons of Nightmare.
Image of Ysondre
Gender Female
Race Green dragon (Dragonkin)
Level ?? Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Green dragonflight
Occupation Guardian of the Emerald Dream
Location Bough Shadow, Dream Bough, Seradane, or Twilight Grove
Status Killable
Relative(s) Ysera (Green Dragon Aspect)

Ysondre was one of the four Dragons of Nightmare. Since  [WoW's 13th Anniversary], Ysondre is available during the anniversary event.


Ysondre is one of the Emerald Dragons. The other Emerald Dragons are Lethon, Emeriss, and Taerar. These dragons are world spawns located in Duskwood (Twilight Grove), the Hinterlands (Seradane), Feralas (Dream Bough), and Ashenvale (Bough Shadow). They are raid level difficulty. However, some dragons are more challenging than others. Ysondre is considered to be the easiest.

All four dragons share the Sleep (summoning "Dream Fog"), Noxious Breath, Tail Sweep, Mark of Nature and Aura of Nature abilities. Each dragon also has a few unique abilities. One of these is considered the dragon's ace move, and will be performed when the dragon loses 25 ± 5% of its max life. In other words, the ace move will only be performed three times; when the dragon is at 25%, 50%, and 75% life. When it is performed, the dragon will also yell something.


Used by all the Dragons of Nightmare

  • Spell nature abolishmagic.png Seeping Fog - Summons two clouds of Dream Fog that will chase random players around the dragon and put them to sleep for 4 seconds.
  • Spell shadow lifedrain02.png Noxious Breath - Deals 3000 Nature damage and applies a 30 second DoT that increases cooldowns on all abilities by 10 seconds and inflicting 350 to 450 Nature damage every 3 seconds. The DoT can stack up to 6 times. The main tank should be the only one affected by this.
  • Inv misc monsterscales 05.png Tail Sweep - Inflicts 925 to 1075 damage on enemies in a 30 yards cone behind the dragon, knocking them back.
  • Spell magic featherfall.png Summon Player - Teleports the player who has the most aggro in front of the dragon if the player tries to run out of combat. This ability has first been noted after patch 2.0.1.
  • Spell nature spiritarmor.png [Mark of Nature] - If players are killed by a nightmare dragon, they will be afflicted by a 15 minute debuff called Mark of Nature. If engaging the dragon during this time, they will be slept for 2 minutes rather than 4 seconds as with the Dream Fog.
  • Spell nature spiritarmor.png [Aura of Nature] - A invisible pulsing aura that interrupts actions like eating, drinking and bandaging when close to the dragon. Will trigger the 2 minute sleep when combined with Mark of Nature.
  • All the Dragons of Nightmare are also immune to nature damage.

Abilities exclusive to Ysondre

  • Spell nature chainlightning.png Lightning Wave - Lightning bolt that strikes a random target for 463 to 537 Nature damage, then arcs to other nearby players. The spell affects up to 10 targets, inflicting greater Nature damage to each successive target.
  • Spell nature forceofnature.png 25% ability: Summon Demented Druid Spirits - Summons several druids with low health (2,442 HP) that attacks the raid. While easily killed, a spirit will after 10 minutes die by itself. The spirits look like translucent green-shining night elves and tauren clad in druid-like armor. Aside from melee, each spirit has three abilities:
    • Spell shadow antishadow.png Curse of Thorns - Gives the target a 50% chance to take 38 to 82 damage on each attack when attacking something. Lasts for 3 minutes.
    • Spell nature starfall.png [Moonfire] - Burns the target for 219 to 281 arcane damage and then applies a DoT which deals 88 to 112 arcane damage every 3 seconds for 12 seconds.
    • Spell holy silence.png Silence - Prevents the target from casting spells for 5 seconds.


Inv weapon shortblade 22.png [Emerald Dragonfang] Inv chest cloth 39.png [Jade Inlaid Vestments]
Inv pants mail 15.png [Leggings of the Demented Mind] Inv pants plate 05.png [Strangely Glyphed Legplates]
Inv shoulder 11.png [Acid Inscribed Pauldrons] Inv misc gem stone 01.png [Hibernation Crystal]
Shared with other Green Dragons
Inv boots plate 04.png [Acid Inscribed Greaves] Inv pants mail 08.png [Ancient Corroded Leggings]
Inv bracer 14.png [Dragonbone Wristguards] Inv bracer 15.png [Dragonspur Wraps]
Inv gauntlets 17.png [Gloves of Delusional Power] Inv misc cape 17.png [Green Dragonskin Cloak]
Inv mace 20.png [Hammer of Bestial Fury] Spell shadow haunting.png [Nightmare Engulfed Object]
Inv staff 36.png [Staff of Rampant Growth] Inv misc orb 01.png [Trance Stone]


The strands of LIFE have been severed! The Dreamers must be avenged!
When summoning Druids
Come forth, you Dreamers - and claim your vengeance!


  • It is interesting to note that although the other dragon's quotes have words with negative effects ("DISEASE", "NIGHTMARE" and "SHADOW") in capitals, Ysondre's word "LIFE" bears a strong meaning to druids and dragons alike.
  • While the eyes of Lethon, Emeriss and Taerar are wide open, Ysondre's eyes are closed. However with the anniversary encounter, her eyes are open.

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