The Blackwing Cabal are in service of the black dragonflight and are located in Blackwing Lair which was lorded by Nefarian until his death in Year 25 when the adventurers of the Horde raided the place.
While most are orcs from the Dark Horde's Blackrock and Dragonmaw clans, the Blackwing Spellbinders are blood elves classified as dragonkin. This may imply that they are dragonkin disguised as elves. Alternatively, they could be elves that become and transform into dragonspawn. Their ranks also include goblin technicians.
Nefarian was later brought back and he moved to Blackwing Descent.
- Grethok the Controller
- Blackwing Drakonaar
- Blackwing Guardsman
- Blackwing Legionnaire
- Blackwing Mage
- Blackwing Spellbinder
- Blackwing Taskmaster
- Blackwing Technician
- Blackwing Warlock
In the RPG
- Gruul referred to Deathwing as Blackwing Greatfather.
- The cultists in Blade's Edge Mountains are also referred to as the Blackwing wyrmcultists.
- Orc Blackwing Assassins and Blackwing Warlords were initially planned to appear as well.
- The unrelated night elf Kania was initially named Blackwing.