The history of World of Warcraft‘s dragon comes from warcraft 2, where Alexstrasza and Deathwing first appeared. In the following 20 years Warcraft has refined the lore of these magnificent creatures through various games, expansions, and books. World of Warcraft: Dragonflightthe upcoming expansion pack, brings back a draconian focus by exploring the Dragon Isles: their long-lost ancestral home.
Most World of Warcraft Fans understandably think of the five great dragonflights when they think of dragons. Tasked with protecting Azeroth, the black, blue, bronze, green, and red dragonflights have been both allies and foes over the years. However, World of Warcraft has established several smaller dragonflights throughout its history; Some of these could play a role in the forthcoming enlargement.
The Chromatic Dragonflight
The Chromatic Dragonflight is the first non-great flight to appear in it World of Warcraft. These dragons are the result of twisted scientific experiments by Deathwing and later his son Nefarian to create a dragonflight with the strength of the great swarms. The project was largely unsuccessful – Nefarian was only able to create a few living specimens, most of whom were killed at his side during the raids on Blackrock Spire.
Few chromatic dragons have appeared since vanilla World of Warcraft. A small number appeared in Blackwing Descent in Cataclysm, where Deathwing raised Nefarian as an undead dragon. Chromatus – a massive five-headed chromatic dragon – was animated and then defeated in the Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects Novel. A similarly named Chromitus appeared alongside a group of black dragons during the Battle for Azeroth island expeditions, but it deserves another mention. While this defunct flight is unlikely to return, it could if Dragonflight brings Chromatus back as a villain.
The Netherwing Dragonflight
The netherwing dragonflight traces its origins to Outland. While warcraft 2, Deathwing confiscated some Black Dragon Eggs on Draenor before it was destroyed. When the world fractured and became Outland, the eggs absorbed vast amounts of energy from the Twisting Nether and completely changed it. Cut off from their kin, these dragons were left to fend for themselves in a hostile land.
Though some can be hostile, Netherwing dragons are fully sentient, intelligent, and bereft of the madness of their parent, Deathwing. Players will aid Neltharaku, the leader of the Netherwing dragonflight, and befriend his flight enough to collect them as mounts in Burning Crusade. Unfortunately, the netherwing dragonflight has hardly appeared since then. However, the Black Dragonflight is reformed by Wrathion and Sabellian – the latter lived in Outland for many years. It is possible that the netherwing dragonflight will follow him to Azeroth in the future, seeking a new home with his estranged kin.
The Dragonflight of Dawn
The Twilight Dragonflight was a perfected version of the Chromatic Dragonflight piloted by Sintharia, Deathwing’s first mate and mother of Nefarian. These dragons were created by magically transferring the powers of the Netherwing dragons into dragon eggs. Twilight dragons are dangerous vampiric creatures that feed on magical energy. They first appeared in Wrath of the Lich King and returned as the main antagonists in Cataclysm under Deathwing and Battle for Azeroth as servants of the Old God N’Zoth.
Although Twilight dragons were almost exclusively rogue, by the end of Battle for Azeroth, Wrathion had to cleanse at least one Twilight dragon egg of its corruption, much like he did during Cataclysm. It’s possible that players will see this or other Twilight dragons restored in the future, possibly joining the black dragonflight as they rebuild after years of madness.
The infinite dragonflight
The Infinite Dragonflight consists of future members of the time-manipulating bronze dragonflight, whose leader, Murozond, is the future version of the bronze aspect of Nozdormu. These dragons seek to change history by altering the past and have appeared in time-traveling dungeons during Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm – the latter in which Murozond was killed.
The Infinite Dragonflight returned during war crimes novel for the release of Garrosh Hellscream, but has appeared sparsely since then. However, they return in power during kite flight. Infinite Dragons interfere with quests throughout the Thaldraszus zone, as well as at least one of the World of Warcraft’s new dungeons. Many fans speculate that Murozond will be a main antagonist in Dragonflight – perhaps showing the corruption of Nozdormu.
The primalists and elemental dragonflights
Dragonflight introduces a new group of dragons into the mix: The Primalists. These ur-Leviathans are a group of proto-dragons who have feuded with and despised the Aspects since they were empowered by the Titans. Led by the Aspect-like urinary incarnations, the primalists are masters of the elements and worship the proto-dragon Galakrond of World of Warcraft Shame..
The Primalists and the Primal Incarnates serve as the main antagonists and raid bosses for Dragonflight, although they are new World of Warcraft. However, several other elemental dragons have appeared in the past. Stone and Storm Dragons are mysterious creatures found in Skywall and Deepholm, the elemental planes of Air and Earth respectively, and are said to share a common origin. While these dragons probably won’t appear directly in Dragonflight, World of Warcraft can explore the connection between dragons and the elements via the primalists.
The Storm Dragons are a group of lightning aspect dragons that inhabit the Broken Isles. Despite sharing a similar name with Skywall’s storm dragons, they are not the same beings. There are several breeds of storm dragons: The Thorignir breed, led by Thrymjaris, allied with the titan keeper Odyn. The spawn of Nithogg oppose them.
While they didn’t show up outside of Legion, they could still show up in Dragonflight – especially with their connection to the elements and the titans of World of Warcraft. The Thorignir brood could easily ally with the great dragonflights and join the hierarchy, or Nithogg’s brood could ally with the like-minded primalists. By any measure, there is evidence that these elusive dragons could appear in the Dragon Isles.
There are other dragons that appear in it World of Warcraft’s also history: zombie dragons, undead frost and glowworms and dragons corrupted by nightmares. However, these dragons lack organization and tend to appear in loose, independent, or disbanded groups. That said World of Warcraft can always bring back those or smaller dragonflights—or introduce new ones—and dragonflight would be the perfect time to do so.
World of Warcraft is now available on PC. The Dragonflight expansion is scheduled for release later this year.
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