Fire hawks are large fiery bird-like creatures native to the Firelands.
Legends state that the pureblood line may be traced back to the very creation of the Firelands. Fire hawks are as wild as any of the creatures in the Plane of Fire, yet there is beauty in their form. While the storm crows struggle to fly in the high density air, the fire hawks on that ridge seem to soar with ease. The fire hawks of Fireplume Peak can withstand incredible temperatures. While fire hawks are often found circling the skies above, they're also known to swim in molten lava.
They are not birds. Certainly, they fly, their wings have appearance of feathers, and even called hawks, but that is where the comparisons to bird stops. In fact, it would appear they have more in common with dragons: an affinity with fire, a solitary nature, and some indications of intelligence. However, they do differ from dragons when it comes to their lifespan. Whereas the dragons can live for millennia on end, these fire hawks live brief lives, passing quickly from egg to adulthood in 2 days after birth to death. In the Fireplume Peak volcano the fire hawks make their home. The Fire Hawk Matriarch and her eggs can be found at the top. Fire hawk hatchlings imprint upon the first thing they see at birth, constantly pestering the target for food. Altought fire hawks lay eggs, at least in the case of Alysrazor they can be created from dragons.
Since the Guardians of Hyjal began stealing Fire Hawk Eggs and taking young Fire Hawk Hatchlings to train for their own uses their matriarch has taken offense to them. Morthis Whisperwing wonders why Ragnaros and his minions have not made attempts to rally the Fire hawks against the Guardians of Hyjal.
- Alysrazor, formerly Alysra, a green dragon that was reborn in fire as a fearsome fire hawk, now a boss in the Firelands.
- Millagazor, invader of Mount Hyjal. His corrupted and smoldering eggs hatched into firehawk mounts.
- Andrazor <Lord of Cinders>, elite mob at Sethria's Roost in Mount Hyjal.
- Blazing Broodmother
- Blazing Monstrosity
- Fire Hawk Matriarch
- Inferno Hawk
- Smouldering Hatchling
- Trained Fire Hawk
- Voracious Hatchling
- Blazing Phoenix
As a mount
As a companion pet
- can be purchased from Dawn-Seeker Krisek <Order of the Awakened> at a cost of 2,000 upon reaching exalted reputation with Order of the Awakened.
- Depending on the model and type, they use the proto-drake skeleton for most of their animations.
- The Mage Tier 12 armor set Firehawk Robes of Conflagration is named and modeled after the fire hawks.
- Unlike many other fire elementals, fire hawks' fire does not disappear after their deaths in-game.
- The flight form of all druids of the Flame is a fire hawk.