Legion ship

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Dozens of Legion ships warping in above the Tomb of Sargeras in patch 7.2 cinematic

Legion ships[1][2] (also called command ships,[3][4][5] or battleships[6]) are spaceships created by the Burning Legion that can teleport and travel between dimensions, namely the Twisting Nether and the Great Dark Beyond. Being dagger-shaped, the tip of the ships forms a portal which can then be used to summon in more demons and bombard enemy troops with infernal-like fireballs.

Background

Legion ships steering towards Dalaran in the Tomb of Sargeras cinematic
A ship bombarding the Alliance's forces during the Battle for the Broken Shore.

They are used to transport and deploy troops directly on the field, as well as acting like gateways for the Legion to summon their armies. They are thus present on both the worlds they invade as well as their own worlds where the demons reside, serving as bases of operations. They were deployed in great numbers during the various stages of the Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, including the Battle for the Broken Shore, the Legion invasions and the assault on Karazhan.

Functionalities and characteristics

Kil'jaeden's ship floating above Argus as seen in the Tomb of Sargeras cinematic.
The command bridge of the Fel Hammer.

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Matron Mother Malevolence used the Fel Hammer's warp systems to transport the bulk of the recently freed Illidari forces aboard, but doing so greatly taxed the ship's power. Instead, the leader of the Illidari used the power of their warglaives to tear a rift in reality and open a permanent gateway, powered by captured demons' souls, from Dalaran to the Fel Hammer. From the other side of the portal, the gateway is being kept open by Priestesses of Dementia.

The Lightbreaker could only be accessed through a portal locked to those without the key, divided in two halves which were given to the powerful lieutenants of the demon Azoran, commander of the operations in Felsoul Hold.[7]

Viz'aduum the Watcher tried to utilize two of them in Netherspace to secure Karazhan and tether the tower to every single Legion world in existence, which would've allowed the infinite armies of the Legion to pour into Azeroth. A massive number of them could be seen in the distance.[8]

When Mephistroth's ship crashed on the Broken Shore, the souls used in its creation were released and wander the area in ceaseless agony and pain.[9]

The top of a Legion ship's spire is a cannon, a weapon demonstrated by the Fel Hammer.[10]

Notable

Notes

Speculation

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  • Their prows somewhat resemble melted and warped versions of the titan architecture of Stormheim, hinting at possible titan influence in their design.

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References

  1. ^ Name of mob when taking damage from Fel Artillery during the Legion Invasions
  2. ^ N [110] Shard of Kozak
  3. ^ N [110] Glaive Circumstances
  4. ^ Name of mob when taking damage from Hellfire Cannons during the battle for the Broken Shore
  5. ^ N [110] Into The Pit!
  6. ^ H Warrior [98] Return to the Broken Shore
  7. ^ N [110] Shard of Kozak
  8. ^ Viz'aduum the Watcher#Quotes
  9. ^ Quest:The Wailing Dead
  10. ^ Quest:Defense of the Fel Hammer
  11. ^ N [110] Shard of Vorgos
  12. ^ Quest:Behind Enemy Portals
  13. ^ Alex Afrasiabi on Twitter