Dragonflight – WoW Dragonflight

Dragonflights (aka flights) represent types of dragons. In early history, there were many dragonflights (there were dragons in every color of the rainbow), yet there were five flights that held dominion over their brethren. It was these five flights that the Keepers chose to shepherd the budding world. The leaders of each group were called the Dragon Aspects, the Great Aspects, or simply the Aspects. The five great dragonflights are identified by their coloration: black, blue, bronze, green, and red.

Lesser dragonflights beyond the main five also exist, which are artificial or otherwise unnatural. Since the fall of Deathwing, the dragonflights, including the former Aspects and Alexstrasza herself, have apparently lost most of their power, along with most of their eggs in the Wyrmrest Temple sanctums and their ability to further reproduce.


There were once many more dragonflights, but eventually five rose to prominence as the others declined:

Name Description Leader(s) Former leader(s) Capital
Red dragonflight Granted dominion over life by Eonar the Lifebinder Alexstrasza the Life-Binder None Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight (presumed)
Green dragonflight Granted dominion over the Emerald Dream by Eonar the Lifebinder Merithra of the Dream Ysera the Awakened Eye of Ysera, Emerald Dream
Bronze dragonflight Granted dominion over time by Aman’Thul the Highfather Nozdormu the Timeless One None Caverns of Time, Tanaris
Blue dragonflight Granted dominion over magic by Norgannon the Dreamweaver Kalecgos the Spell-Weaver Malygos the Spell-Weaver † Nexus, Borean Tundra
Black dragonflight Granted dominion over the earth by Khaz’goroth the Shaper, but was almost completely corrupted by the Old Gods and later driven to the brink of extinction by Wrathion Wrathion the Black Prince (Azeroth)
Sabellian (Outland)
Deathwing the Destroyer † Neltharion’s Lair (formerly)


Name Description Leader(s) Former leader(s) Capital
Chromatic dragonflight Created by Nefarian using the blood of the various other flights Unknown Deathwing †
Nefarian †
Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain
Infinite dragonflight Corrupted bronze dragons seeking to disrupt the timeways Murozond † None None
Netherwing dragonflight Spawned from black dragon eggs infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart Neltharaku Unknown None
Nightmare dragonflight Green dragons who have been corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare None Ysera †
Xavius †
Emerald Nightmare
Plagued dragonflight Bred within Scholomance by the Cult of the Damned as another method of spreading the Plague of Undeath None Vectus †
Lich King †
Storm dragonflight A flight associated with storms found on the Broken Isles; not to be confused with Skywall’s storm dragons Thrymjaris Unknown Unknown
Twilight dragonflight Created by Sintharia by using the power of the nether dragons; feed vampirically on magical energies Unknown Deathwing †
Zeryxia †
Vexiona †
Twilight Caverns, Blackrock Mountain

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Non-dragon members

Other creatures and dragon types that have members within the primary and lesser dragonflights.

  • Dragonspawn
  • Drakonid
  • Dragonman
  • Drakeadon
  • Undead Dragonkin

In the RPG

Dragons group in five dragonflights that claim ancestry to the greatest of their kind. Each color is proud of its heritage and lineage and remembers the name of all those who have gone before. These flights are further separated into small family groups known as broods. Each occupies and holds territory within Azeroth‘s less populated areas. Some are commonly seen; others have nearly been driven to extinction by wars among their own kind.

Each of these five flights keeps secrets of its own and adheres to separate ideologies from the rest. They are led by powerful entities known as Aspects, one from each color, who rule over their flights as powerful gods looking down on their less fortunate descendants. For the most part, all dragons are of the same species with similar bone structure, anatomy, and physical capacity. Each flight, however, is distinct with different goals, interests, and ideals. The cautious traveler remembers the ancient words spoken by one of Azeroth’s most powerful mages: Let sleeping dragons lie.

Possibly dragonflights

  • Nightmare – Green dragons corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare to the point they are unrecognizable.
  • Albino — According to Breanni, even the Draconic Native Association tests proved inconclusive in determining if the albino drake is related to a known dragonflight.
  • Stone dragons of Deepholm
  • Storm dragons of Skywall

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