Lightforged draenei

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This article is about the Lighforged draenei lore. For the playable race, see Lightforged draenei (playable).
Lightforged draenei
Lightforged draenei 2.jpg
Character classes
Racial capital

The Vindicaar
The Xenedar (crashed)

Racial leader(s)

Alliance  Captain Fareeya
Alliance  Turalyon
Neutral  Xe'ra †

Racial mount
Primary language(s)
Secondary language(s)

The Lightforged draenei are a race of draenei affiliated to the Army of the Light and the Alliance. For untold millennia, the Army of the Light waged war against the Burning Legion throughout the Twisting Nether. The draenei most committed to their long crusade would undergo a ritual to become Lightforged, infusing their bodies with the very essence of the Holy Light. After finally achieving victory on Argus, the Lightforged draenei have undertaken a new mission: protecting Azeroth from rising threats and helping the Alliance push back against Horde aggression.

They made their debut in Legion.


They were another group of draenei who boarded the Genedar when they left Argus. The Genedar then split into two different ships, the Genedar itself and the Xenedar, and went their separate ways.[1]

They were later infused with the Light by Xe'ra.


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

The Lightforged draenei are led by the prime naaru Xe'ra and High Exarch Turalyon. They also have five champions: Grand Vindicator Sorvos (paladin), Baraat the Longshot (hunter), Archmage Y'mera (mage), Blademaster Telaamon (blademaster), and Captain Fareeya (warrior).

Having battled the Burning Legion for thousands of years, the Army of the Light unites with the heroes of Azeroth during their invasion of Argus.[2] Despite the Xenedar being shot down, the Lightforged rally under their champions and battle demons across Krokuun and the Antoran Wastes. Archmage Y'mera also aids adventurers in Mac'Aree when seeking Archimonde's third of the Crown of the Triumvirate.[3]

The Lightforged forces later laid siege to Antorus, the Burning Throne, hoping to end the Burning Crusade once and for all. Their forces battled the Legion's endless armies while the class order leaders destroyed the Legion's commanders, war machines, and access to reinforcements. The Lightforged were witness to Sargeras' defeat and imprisonment, their grand mission finally accomplished.

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content exclusive to Battle for Azeroth.

Once the Burning Crusade was over, the Lightforged turned their attention to Azeroth, where the draenei were living. Foreseeing the upcoming war between the Alliance and the Horde, the Lightforged decided to stand alongside their new allies after millennia separated.

Turalyon and one of the class order leaders travel to the Vindicaar, still apparently home to the Lightforged, to request them to join the Alliance. Captain Fareeya is enthusiastic about the idea, but claims that first they must first witness how draenei are turned into Lightforged: The Forge of Aeons, which reinforces a draenei's mind, body, and soul with the power of the light after facing their inner demons.[4] After the adventurer takes part in T'paartos' ritual, Fareeya is impressed by their strength and claims that the Lightforged are more than willing to ally themselves with the Alliance, the heroes who helped them stop the Burning Crusade, and continue bringing peace and justice to Azeroth.[5]


Lightforged draenei appear not that dissimilar from their brethren who live on Azeroth and Draenor. However, after infusing themselves with the Light, they gained some aesthetic changes. Chief among these differences are their alabaster-marble colored skin, white hair and bright golden eyes. In addition, the Lightforged often bear glowing or golden tattoos of sorts on their bodies.