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- Argus, the homeworld of the eredar and their exiled brethren called the draenei. Now the stronghold of the Burning Legion, it is located on the border between the Great Dark and the Twisting Nether.
- Centralis, a world whose inhabitants were slaughtered by Gorelix and the .
- Draenor (Outland) was the homeworld of the orcs, ogres, and other species, and a sanctuary of the draenei. Destroyed by Ner'zhul, the remains of Draenor, called Outland, are no longer considered to be a planet as it sits between dimensions.
- Dreadscar Rift, a Legion portal-world situated in the Twisting Nether previously controlled by Mephistroth and ruled by the pitlord Jagganoth. It was conquered by the warlocks of the Black Harvest.
- Fanlin'Deskor, a world annihilated by the Burning Legion.
- K'aresh, the original homeworld of the ethereals before it was destroyed by Dimensius the All-Devouring. It was situated in the Great Dark Beyond.
- Karkora, a world saved from Dimensius by the naaru T'uure.
- Mardum, a prison world created by Sargeras in the Twisting Nether when he still served the titan Pantheon. The imprisoned demons became the first members of the Burning Legion when Sargeras returned and shattered Mardum. The demons have used Mardum as a portal-world ever since as well, mainly for guarding the , until they were defeated by the Illidari who took control of Mardum for themselves.
- Nathreza, the homeworld of the nathrezim. It is located in the Twisting Nether.
- Navane, a world with a handful of intelligent races who held a history of enmity but united against the Burning Legion, until Kathra'natir turned them against each other.
- Nihilam, the "Doom World", is a planet near where the Pantheon confronted Sargeras after the Burning Legion's first destruction of a world. Sargeras proceeded to kill his fellow titans when they tried to reason with him, twisting and warping Nihilam in the apocalyptic conflict.
- Niskara, another Legion portal-world, home to the Niskaran inquisition.
- Xandros, a world destroyed by Mongrethod on behalf of the Burning Legion.
- Xerrath, destroyed by the Legion as a show of power during the enslavement of Xoroth.
- Xoroth, the homeworld of the dreadsteeds, that came under Legion control.
- Azeroth, the world where most of the action of the Warcraft universe is set. It exists in an isolated corner of the universe.
- An unnamed world-soul corrupted by Old Gods, destroyed by Sargeras before the dark titan could awaken. See Corruption of a world-soul.
- A frozen planet, shown by Star Augur Etraeus.
- A planet destroyed by the Legion, shown by Star Augur Etraeus.
- Three Old God-corrupted planets, shown by Star Augur Etraeus.
- Hara'samid sector was mentioned by Gezhe while speaking to a Consortium Nether Runner.
- Xarodi sector was mentioned by Gezhe while speaking to a Consortium Nether Runner.
- One demon world was invaded by a class order in an attempt to take it as their own.
- Illidan Stormrage and his demon hunters assaulted a demon world under the control of the pit lord Azgoth.
- Right before Draenor's implosion, Turalyon escaped with the forces of the Alliance Expedition that were with him through a portal to yet another world, one they could barely make sense of, before they returned to Draenor, now Outland.
- Illidan traveled to three worlds destroyed by the Burning Legion while seeking out Nathreza:
- A desert with cemetery cities with bodies clogging the streets. Imps danced among the ruins. War had sliced the tops of hills and turned plains into sheets of glass. Mad ghosts haunted the land and mountains had been carved in the shape of dreadlords. A moat of bones surrounded a city the size of a nation. A giant skeleton rose from the moat and clawed its way over mountains of bones before the necromancy faded and the giant collapsed.
- An ocean world with the water red as blood, filled with poisons that killed the whale-sized inhabitants. Massive rafts woven from dead kelp rotted on the surface with corpses of merfolk entwined around them. Sea creatures the size of cities decomposed on the ocean floor, surrounded by skeletons of aquatic armies that had once guarded them.
- A desert world where he found the bones of wandering tribespeople. Every oasis had been poisoned. Dunes sometimes crumbled to reveal the skeletons of armored worms or remains of brass skyscrapers.
- An unknown world mostly covered in water depicted in the Halls of Lightning with two green-white continents (one in the southern hemisphere, the other in the northern hemisphere) and a purely white ice cap centered around the world's equator.
- "Countless" worlds that were judged and observed by Algalon the Observer.
- "Countless" worlds visited by the titans, or the naaru, or taken over or obliterated by the Burning Legion.
- The draenei passed dozens of worlds and mapped much of the cosmos after they left Argus.
- Several other seemingly gaseous planets seen in the skies of Outland and that are depicted in the Halls of Lightning and Ulduar.
- At least seven planets were said to be set to feature in future patches and/or expansions for World of Warcraft, courtesy of Outland's Dimensional Gateways.
- The only known means of traveling between worlds is through the use of magic or advanced technology. These include:
- The demons of the Burning Legion destroy world after world. Every death narrows the range of possible futures for the universe, till eventually all the multitude of possibilities are narrowed to one, utter annihilation.
- According to Illidan Stormrage, there are only several worlds left besides Azeroth and Outland that were not completely annihilated by the Burning Legion. After the events of the war in Draenor, the alternate Draenor is saved too.
- Yet according to Wrath-Lord Lekos, Azeroth is the last world standing, whether the demon meant it literally or just boasted is unclear.
- The term "world" generally refers to Azeroth itself, other worlds are usually referred to by their names in context to Azeroth.
- Azeroth can be seen from the courtyard of the Black Temple in Outland, but the theory that Azeroth and Draenor may have been in the same star system has several problems:
- Azeroth and Draenor orbited different kinds of stars. Azeroth has a single yellow sun, whereas Draenor had a single red sun.
- Draenor's cataclysmic destruction would have been seen from Azeroth, but there is no mention of anyone observing it.
- In the The Burning Crusade Official Strategy Guide, Azeroth was said to be the "closest habitable world" to Draenor by dimensional travel.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Illidan, pg. 239
- ^ The Art of World of Warcraft, page 54.
- ^ Word of the Conclave
- ^ a b World of Warcraft: Illidan
- ^ Libram of the Dead
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 50
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 19-20
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 28
- ^ Class Hall Mission: Finding a Gateway
- ^ Medievaldragon 2009-02-09. Chris Metzen & Micky Neilson Pocket Star Books Lore Q&A Video Interview. Retrieved on 2009-02-17.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Illidan, chapter 9: "This time he saw not just one universe but a near infinity of them, a complex fractal structure, where new worlds were born each minute from the decisions made a heartbeat before. Everywhere the Burning Legion marched, destroying world after world. Every death narrowed the range of possible worlds, till eventually all the multitude of possibilities narrowed to but a few."
- ^ World of Warcraft: Illidan, chapter 14
- ^ Grubb, Jeff. The Last Guardian, 144. ISBN 978-0-6710-4151-9.
- ^ Grubb, Jeff. "Epilogue", The Last Guardian, 405 (ebook). ISBN 978-0-6710-4151-9. “...and Khadgar's own battle beneath the dull red sun.”