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Ancient of Wind

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This article is about the race as a whole. For the Warcraft III unit, see Ancient of Wind (Warcraft III).

Ancients of Wind, or Ancients of the wind, are able to tap into the more feral side of nature. The ancient of the wind allows contact with the stoic Druids of the Talon. This site also provides a location for the taming of the mighty hippogryphs.[1]

These ancients suffered heavy losses during the Third War and returned to the forests to spread their seeds and replenish their numbers undisturbed.[2] The Battle for Darkshore marked their first appearance since the Third War.


In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Ancients of wind guard the nesting grounds for the mighty hippogryphs.[3]

Ancients of wind assist ancients of lore in the training of night elf druids. They excel especially at teaching night elves to train and ride hippogryphs, and the druids of the talon revere them as their key mentors. Ancients of wind avoid combat; but like other ancients, when enemies threaten nature, they battle with their allies. They use their spells to confound their enemies; as their name implies, they favor wind-based spells like cyclone.[4] This ancient turns its hawk-like head with surprising quickness.[4]


Unused Ancient of Wind model added in 8.1 game files.
  • Even though a Ancient of Wind model was added in 8.1 game files[5] the currently only Ancient of Wind in World of Warcraft, Cloudsong, appears with the model of a Ancient of Lore.


Patch changes


  1. ^ Warcraft III manual, pg. 62
  2. ^ Ask CDev Answers - Round 3
  3. ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 14
  4. ^ a b Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 198
  5. ^ Wowhead, Patch 8.1 PTR 27826 - New Creature Models - Air Elemental, Capybara, Elite Naga Boss, Kael'Thas Fire