Nightmare dragonflight

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Not to be confused with Dragons of Nightmare (original).
Nightmare dragonflight

Corrupted, Nightmare

Major leader(s)
Primary language


Concept art for the nightmare dragons.

Nightmare dragons are members of the green dragonflight corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare. Some of them were encountered in Val'sharah.[1]

Notable members



Emerald Portal

Prior to the start of the War in Outland, Ysera's most trusted lieutenants were warped by a dark new power within the Emerald Dream. These wayward sentinels passed through the Great Trees into Azeroth, intending to spread madness and terror throughout the mortal kingdoms.

IconSmall Lethon.gif Lethon

Lethon's exposure to the aberration within the Emerald Dream not only darkened the hue of the mighty dragon's scales, but also empowered him with the ability to extract malevolent shades from his enemies. Once joined with their master, the shades imbue the dragon with healing energies. It should come as no surprise, then, that Lethon is considered to be among the most formidable of Ysera's wayward lieutenants.

Lethon was killed by the redeemed Eranikus during the War Against the Nightmare.

IconSmall Emeriss.gif Emeriss

The mysterious dark power within the Emerald Dream has transformed the once-majestic Emeriss into a rotting, diseased monstrosity. Reports from the few who have survived encounters with the dragon have told horrifying tales of putrid mushrooms erupting from the corpses of their dead companions. Emeriss is truly the most gruesome and appalling of Ysera's estranged green dragons.

Emeriss was killed by Tyrande Whisperwind during the War Against the Nightmare.

IconSmall DragonNether.gif Taerar

Taerar was perhaps the most affected of Ysera's rogue lieutenants. His interaction with the dark force within the Emerald Dream shattered Taerar's sanity as well as his corporeal form. The dragon now exists as a specter with the ability to split into multiple entities, each of which possesses destructive magical powers. Taerar was a cunning and relentless foe who was intent on turning the madness of his existence into reality for the inhabitants of Azeroth.

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He is killed by Ysondre with the help of adventurers during N [40] Taerar's Fall.

IconSmall DragonGreen.gif Ysondre

Once one of Ysera's most trusted lieutenants, Ysondre had gone rogue, sowing terror and chaos across the land of Azeroth. Her formerly beneficial healing powers had given way to dark magics, enabling her to cast smoldering lightning and summon the aid of fiendish druids. Ysondre and her kin also possessed the ability to induce sleep, sending her unfortunate mortal foes to the realm of their most terrifying nightmares.

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Ysondre was later freed of her insanity and, after aiding adventurers in killing Taerar, set about living a peaceful life among mortals for the rest of her days after B [40] Ysondre's Farewell.

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Ysondre and the Dragons in the Emerald Dream.

Ysondre has been drawn back into the Nightmare and nightmares of her former comrades have joined her, completely consuming the Emerald Dreamway in shadows. She is ultimately slain, but her spirit and the spirits of her comrades are seen in the restored Emerald Dream after Xavius is defeated.


  1. ^ 2015-11-06, World of Warcraft: Legion – World and Content Overview | Summary. Blizzplanet, retrieved on 2015-11-08