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For the Warcraft III unit, see Phoenix (Warcraft III). For the World of Warcraft mobs, see Phoenix (mob) and Phoenix (Magisters' Terrace mob).
Not to be confused with fire hawk, firehawk, or pandaren phoenix.
Pyros, a phoenix in Hearthstone.
Racial leader(s)

 Al'ar <Phoenix God>


Phoenixes are powerful, bird-like fire elementals summoned by mages. They burn with such intensity that they damage both themselves and nearby enemies. When a phoenix dies, it creates an egg that will hatch into a new phoenix.[1] The phoenix is the most powerful spell able to be cast by a potent blood mage.

While fire hatchings are born from the ashes of a phoenix, dark hatchlings emerge from their shadows.[2]




As a mount

Main article: Phoenix mounts

As a companion pet


The phoenix as depicted on the blood elves' banners.

In the RPG

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The phoenix is a natural predator of the Elemental Plane. The wondrous bird is about 18 feet long with a sleek, feathered body that dances with bright flames. Its colorful feathers range from yellow to orange to red. A crest of spiky feathers runs down the center of its back, and its wingspan stretches out 30 feet. From birth to death, it spends its life hunting through the air - in fact, it lacks any legs that might enable it to land. Even after death it often rises again from its own ashes to continue the hunt.

The phoenix is a fearless, aggressive predator of aerial prey. Its only direct form is a vicious bite, but the secondary damage from its flaming aura and ability to burn help to bring down its prey quickly. A phoenix prefers to attack from above and behind with surprise, but follows up its initial attack by remaining close to burn its victims while continuing to strike with its beak.[6]

Summon phoenix is a unique spell that Kael developed to summon fire elementals. It is similar to other summon monster spells, except it can only summon fire elementals. Kael invariably uses it to summon phoenixes, hence its name.[7]



  1. ^ Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne manual, Blood Mage, Phoenix
  2. ^  [Dark Phoenix Hatchling]
  3. ^ The First Guardian
  4. ^  [Phoenix Hatchling]
  5. ^ N [81] In Bloom
  6. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 81. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07. 
  7. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 180. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.