Dragonflight

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Dragons in World of Warcraft.
Dragons in Warcraft III.
"I cannot help but wonder if things would have turned out different if the titans had elevated even one more dragonflight."
Alexstrasza[1]

Dragonflights (aka flights) are subraces of dragons. In early history, there were many dragonflights (there were dragons in every color of the rainbow),[2] yet there were five flights that held dominion over their brethren. It was these five flights that the Titans chose to shepherd the budding world.

The leaders of each group were called the Dragon Aspects, the Great Aspects,[3] 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.

Primary

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

Name Description Leader Capital
Red dragonflight Red dragonflight Granted dominion over life by Eonar the Lifebinder  Alexstrasza the Life-Binder Wyrmrest Temple, Dragonblight (presumed)
Green dragonflight Green dragonflight Granted dominion over the Emerald Dream by Eonar the Lifebinder  Ysera the Awakened Eye of Ysera, Emerald Dream
Bronze dragonflight Bronze dragonflight Granted dominion over time by Aman'Thul the Highfather  Nozdormu the Timeless One Caverns of Time, Tanaris
Blue dragonflight Blue dragonflight Granted dominion over magic by Norgannon the Dreamweaver  Kalecgos the Spell-Weaver Nexus, Borean Tundra
Black dragonflight Black dragonflight Granted dominion over the earth by Khaz'goroth the Shaper, but was almost completely corrupted by Old Gods
and driven to the brink of extinction by Wrathion
 Wrathion the Black Prince (Azeroth)
 Sabellian (Outland)
Unknown

Lesser

Name Description Leader Capital
Chromatic dragonflight Chromatic dragonflight Created by Nefarian using the blood of the various other flights  Deathwing
 Nefarian
Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain
Infinite dragonflight Infinite dragonflight Corrupted bronze dragons seeking to disrupt the timeways  Murozond Caverns of Time, Tanaris (presumed)
Netherwing dragonflight Netherwing dragonflight Spawned from black dragon eggs infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart  Neltharaku None
Plagued dragonflightPlagued dragonflight Plagued dragonflight Bred within Scholomance by the Cult of the Damned as another method of spreading the Plague of Undeath  Vectus
 Lich King
None
Twilight dragonflight Twilight dragonflight Created by Sintharia by using the power of the nether dragons; feed vampirically on magical energies  Deathwing
 Sintharia
Twilight Caverns, Blackrock Mountain
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  • IconSmall DrakeAlbino.gifAlbino — According to Breanni, even the Draconic Native Association tests proved inconclusive in determining if the albino drake is related to a known dragonflight,[4] which may make them a unique dragonflight as well.

Other

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

In the RPG

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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.[5]

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