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For the Warcraft III unit, see Phoenix (Warcraft III).
Not to be confused with fire hawk, firehawk, or pandaren phoenix.
Racial capital

Somewhere within the Elemental Plane

Racial leader(s)

 Al'ar <Phoenix God>

Racial mount

Self-powered flight

Primary language(s)

Kalimag (assumed)

Al'ar the Phoenix God resides in The Eye.

Phoenixes are powerful creatures of fire created by mages. The phoenix is the most powerful spell a potent blood mage could cast. The idea of a creature rising from its own ashes also symbolizes the blood elves who rose from the ashes of the slaughtered high elves. Thus, the phoenix serves as an essential symbol of the blood elf race, found on their flags, banners, tabards, and racial crest.

While fire hatchings are born from the ashes of a phoenix, dark hatchlings emerge from their shadows.[1]




As a mount

Main article: Phoenix mounts

As a companion pet


The phoenix as depicted on the blood elves' banners.

In the RPG

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The phoenix is a natural predator of the Elemental Plane. The wondrous bird is about 18 feet long with a sleek, feathered body that dances with bright flames. Its colorful feathers range from yellow to orange to red. A crest of spiky feathers runs down the center of its back, and its wingspan stretches out 30 feet. From birth to death, it spends its life hunting through the air - in fact, it lacks any legs that might enable it to land. Even after death it often rises again from its own ashes to continue the hunt.

The phoenix is a fearless, aggressive predator of aerial prey. Its only direct form is a vicious bite, but the secondary damage from its flaming aura and ability to burn help to bring down its prey quickly. A phoenix prefers to attack from above and behind with surprise, but follows up its initial attack by remaining close to burn its victims while continuing to strike with its beak.[4]

Summon phoenix is a unique spell that Kael developed to summon fire elementals. It is similar to other summon monster spells, except it can only summon fire elementals. Kael invariably uses it to summon phoenixes, hence its name.[5]


  1. ^  [Dark Phoenix Hatchling]
  2. ^ N [81] In Bloom
  3. ^  [Phoenix Hatchling]
  4. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 81. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07. 
  5. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 180. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.