Flamewaker

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For the Molten Core mob, see Flamewaker (mob).
Flamewakers
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Classification

Medium Outsider (Fire)

Faction/Affiliation
Character classes

Flamewaker, Warrior, Priest, Mage (presumed), Shaman, Hunter

Racial capital

Sulfuron Keep (presumed)

Racial leader(s)
Homeworld
Area(s)
Primary language(s)

Flamewakers are a race of ruthless serpentine creatures that serve Ragnaros the Firelord. They dwell mostly in the Firelands and the Molten Core. The flamewakers are among the most feared elemental guardians in the Firelands.[1]

Few of these fiery harbingers remain following Ragnaros' defeat in the Firelands.[2]

Notable

A flamewaker.
Name Role Status Location
Boss  Majordomo Executus Ragnaros' second-in-command Deceased-Killable Molten Core
Boss  Ambassador Flamelash Ambassador to the Dark Iron clan Killable Chamber of Enchantment, Blackrock Depths
Combat  Ancient Charscale Lieutenant of Flame Killable Ragnaros' Reach, Molten Front
Combat  Archduke Calcinder Leader of the Dark Iron dwarves in the Searing Gorge Killable Slag Pit, Searing Gorge
Combat  Azralon the Gatekeeper Gatekeeper of Sulfuron Spire Killable Sulfuron Spire, Mount Hyjal
Combat  Duke of Cynders Member of the Abyssal Council Removed Silithus
Combat  Forgemaster Pyrendius Twilight's Hammer forgemaster Killable Firelands Forgeworks, Mount Hyjal
Combat  Galenges The Unbreakable; portal guardian in the Flamewake Killable Flamewake, Mount Hyjal
Boss  Gehennas Low-ranking flamewaker overseer Killable Molten Core
Boss  Lucifron Rival of Gehennas Killable Molten Core
Combat  Prince Skaldrenox Member of the Abyssal Council Removed Silithus
Combat  Sanoriak Brawler's Guild gladiator Killable Bizmo's Brawlpub, Deeprun Tram; Brawl'gar Arena
Neutral  Shahram Flamewaker bound to the  [Blackblade of Shahram] and  [Bleakblade of Shahram] Alive
Boss  Shannox Chief hunter and kennel master of Ragnaros' hell hounds Killable Firelands
Boss  Shazzrah Master of the arcane Killable Molten Core
Boss  Sulfuron Harbinger Herald of Ragnaros Killable Molten Core

Types

Flamewakers in the Molten Core.

As a companion pet

Main article: Mark of Flame

 [Mark of Flame] has a chance to drop from Boss Sulfuron Harbinger in Molten Core.

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.

Flamewakers are ruthless servants of Ragnaros. Little is known about flamewakers. They are creatures not purely of fire.[3] They are fiery elementals, but their bodies are flesh and blood. A flamewaker has a humanoid torso with long muscular arms which rests on a serpentine body; the creature's elongated head has a distinctively demonic quality. Its body is mostly covered with yellow or red scales, though a broad strip of grayish scales runs from its chest down the front of its body. Thick spikes range from 1 to 3 feet long protrude from its shoulders, arms, and tail.[4] They are stated to be "outsiders, not humanoids".[5]

Most flamewakers dwell in the Firelands of the Elemental Plane, though some live in Azeroth's Blackrock Depths, including Ambassador Flamelash. A number of flamewakers live within Blackrock Mountain. Many of the bosses in Molten Core are Flamewakers, including Ragnaros' chief lieutenant Majordomo Executus. They are unwavering servants of Ragnaros the Firelord. They form a rigid society in the fiery regions of the Elemental Plane, ruled by a monarch who in turn answers only to Ragnaros. Some believe that flamewakers are immortal, but this is not the case. While they can live for one or two millennia, eventually their fiery bodies burn out and they expire.[6]

Flamewakers are highly intelligent, so they use sophisticated tactics and strategies. A group of flamewakers commonly spreads out to prevent area attacks from hitting too many. They try to divide their opponents, such as through the use of dominate monster or firestorm cast between opposing forces. Meanwhile, those flamewakers that engage in melee slowly retreat to draw away attackers, while other flamewakers wait to engage in flanking positions. A flamewaker generates so much heat that its mere touch deals additional fire damage. Flamewakers' metallic weapons (such as a flamewaker's quarterstaff) also conduct this heat.[4]

An adventuring flamewaker is an unknown sight; no flamewakers have ever left Ragnaros's dominion for other pursuits. However, Ragnaros may send flamewakers out from the Blackrock Depths for his own purposes. These flamewakers may appear to be adventurers, and such a flamewaker may join forces with an adventuring party if he thinks doing so furthers his task. A flamewaker who leaves the Firelands or the Blackrock Depths must remain near a source of heat (such as a volcano) or use magic to maintain its fiery temperature. Adventuring flamewakers usually wear specially crafted magic amulets to maintain their temperatures. Though it has never happened, the possibility exists that a flamewaker could forsake Ragnaros and his people and move out into Azeroth for a life of adventure. Such a life is probably short. Flamewakers have a demonic appearance and an evil reputation, so other races are likely to give them a cold reception. In addition, the outcast's flamewaker brethren and Ragnaros's other servants — such as Dark Iron dwarves and fire elementals would hunt him, with orders to destroy him on sight.[7]

All flamewakers take on the creature class of the same name, however, many branch off to become more, such as a warrior.[7]

Notes

  • "Flamewaker" is often misspelled "Flamewalker" by players.
  • Flamewakers use the same skeleton, animations and combat sounds as naga.
  • Though it was once rumored that flamewakers may have once been Dark Iron dwarves, transformed like the naga, it was clarified in the (now non-canon) RPG that the flamewakers are native to the Elemental Plane, and were summoned to Azeroth by Ragnaros to attend their master.[4] This is supported by the Silithus quests to summon elementals from the Elemental Plane — the fire elemental summoned is a flamewaker (Prince Skaldrenox, an Abyssal Lord) — as well as the large numbers of flamewakers present in the Firelands.
  • Their model is named salamander. Flamewakers appear to be largely based on the salamanders of Dungeons & Dragons. Like the flamewakers, DnD's salamanders are half-serpentine, half-humanoid creatures from the elemental plane of fire and who are often depicted with horns.
  • Hunters' Tier 12 armor set is named and modeled after the flamewakers.

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