Spectres are a type of night elf ghosts. The male counterparts to banshees, they can be found in Azsuna and Val'sharah on the Broken Isles.
In the RPG
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Spectres or specters are incorporeal undead often mistaken for ghosts. They haunt the places where they died, retaining their sapience, but now hating all living things. Mael Shelub "convinced" a local spectre in the Silverpine Forest to join his forces. Most spectres resemble the more timid form of a shade, rather than the fearsome servants of the Scourge who were created by ritual sacrifice.
- The spectres are sometimes jokingly internally referred to as "manshees" by Blizzard employees.
- Wraiths formerly were used to represent male counterparts to banshees, such as with the Suffering Highborne.