Blood mage

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Blood Mage
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Kael'thas Sunstrider
Affiliation
Origin

To avenge their homeland these noble elves turned down darker, demonic paths

Favored by
Weapon proficiency
Armor proficiency

Light armor, mainly magical robes

Skill(s)

Demonic fire manipulation

Special notes

Mostly blood elves, a few other races exist

Sources: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Mystical heroes, blood mages (a.k.a. bloodmages, sometimes blood magi or bloodmagi, and blood wizards[1]) are in majority blood elves adept at controlling magic and ranged assault. While they were still members of the Alliance, the blood elves began to turn to the darkest parts of magic, abandoning the water and frost spells of the Kirin Tor for the fire and heat of what some people fear to be demonic magic.[2]

The most famous and the first of the blood mages was Kael'thas Sunstrider, the Prince of Quel'Thalas. He commanded the blood elves after the death of his father Anasterian, leading them out of the Alliance and into Illidan's service.

Origin

WC3RoC logo 16x32.png This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or its expansion The Frozen Throne.

Main article: Blood Mage (Warcraft III)

Many of the stoic high elves, reeling from the loss of their ancient homeland, Quel'Thalas, have given in to their hatred and despair and embraced the dark side of their magical natures. Calling themselves "blood elves", these cold hearted refugees seek to expand their remaining magical powers at any cost — even if it means courting the infernal powers of the Burning Legion. Though still loyal to the Alliance, the blood elves' passions will lead them not only to the highest pinnacles of power, but to the darkest depths of madness.[3]

Abilities

A blood mage in action.

Blood mages have many abilities based on the usage of fire and mana.

They can use numerous other spells such as [Fireball] or [Pyroblast].[4]

Verdant Sphere

Verdant Spheres seem to be orbs of magical fire that revolve around the head of some blood mages. Rumor has it that they siphon the life essence of the demons slain by the blood mage, further empowering especially their fire spells.[citation needed] In Warcraft III, the playable blood mage hero flung a Verdant Sphere whenever he cast a spell or attacked an enemy.

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

In the novella Blood of the Highborne, it was revealed that Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider's Verdant Spheres were originally the three guardian Mooncrystals of Quel'Thalas which were corrupted within the Scourge-ridden waters of the Sunwell. This may prove to counter the idea that every blood mage owns one or several Verdant Spheres due to both the rarity of the initial Mooncrystals and the sheer amount of power that the corrupted Sunwell held to change them. It may also mean that Verdant Spheres owned by others such as Varanis Bitterstar are simply not as empowered as the ones owned by Kael'thas himself.

Famous blood magi

Elf

Name Role Allegiance Condition Magical Field
Horde [69]  Bloodmage Alkor Member of the Warsong Offensive Horde, Warsong Offensive Deceased Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire
TCGlore.jpgCombat [90]  Weaver Belmaril Member of the Timewalkers Bronze Dragonflight, Timewalkers Alive Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire, Spell arcane blast.pngArcane
Horde [50]  Bloodmage Drazial Study of the fel energy in the Blasted Lands Horde, Silvermoon City Alive Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire
Combat [??+/72+]  Kael'thas Sunstrider Lord of the blood elves, falling to the Wretched Blood elf, Illidan, Himself, Burning Legion Deceased Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire, Spell arcane blast.pngArcane
Horde [72+]  Bloodmage Laurith Extermination of magnataur in the Borean Tundra Horde, Warsong Offensive Alive Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire
Horde [53]  Bloodmage Lynnore Study of the fel energy in the Blasted Lands Horde, Silvermoon City Alive Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire, Spell deathknight bloodpresence.pngBlood magic [5]
Combat [73+]  Tenris Mirkblood Leader of the Scourge in Karazhan Scourge Deceased Spell deathknight bloodpresence.pngBlood magic
TCGlore.jpgHorde  Varanis Bitterstar Blood mage seeking vengeance against the Scourge Horde, Silvermoon City Alive Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire, Spell arcane blast.pngArcane

Human

Name Role Allegiance Condition Magical Field
Combat [31+]  Bloodmage Thalnos* Haunting the Honor's Tomb Scarlet Crusade Undead Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire, Ability creature cursed 03.pngShadow

Gnome

Name Role Allegiance Condition Magical Field
Alliance [50]  Kasim Sharim Study of the fel energy in the Blasted Lands Alliance, Gnomeregan Alive Spell fire selfdestruct.pngDemonic Fire, Spell deathknight bloodpresence.pngBlood magic [6]
  • His use of blood magic may imply that he is of a completely different class than the blood elf blood mages.

Other blood magi

Eldin Sunstrider, Tanin Hawkwing, Lorn Bloodseeker, Aldos Firestar, Gilaras Drakeson, Hale Magefire, Kath'ranis Remar, Tyoril Sunchaser, Sylvos Windrunner, Marakanis Starfury, Geldor Earthfire, Halendor Burnkin, Kelen the Destroyer.

Fan art gallery

Speculation

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This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Near to the end of the Purge of Dalaran events in Patch 5.1.0, Regent Lord Lor'themar Theron orders Grand Magister Rommath to "assemble the blood magi" in order to prepare for the up and coming assault on the Isle of Thunder. This would lead one to assume that the ranks of the Magisters beneath him include several.

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