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A unicorn in Hearthstone.

The unicorn is a species of horse-like creature living on Azeroth, but, unlike horses, they have a horn growing out of their head. They, or at least the ones ridden by high elves, are descended from a fine line of horses that once grazed near the shores of the Well of Eternity.[1] Many unicorns live on the Broken Isles. The nightborne refer to them as "monohorns", which they claim is a much more fitting name.[2]

At least some unicorns are tied to the Emerald Dream; dreamrunners, for instance, are capable of traveling between Azeroth and the Emerald Dream at will.[3]

Ephemeral Runners are ghostly unicorns living on the world Bonich.


As a mount

Appereances and mentions

A unicorn in Azsuna.


  • The unicorn is possibly one of the oldest and most recognized mythical creatures in the world. The traditional European unicorn looks similar to a horse, save for cloven hooves, a goat beard, and a lion-like tail. Unicorns are known for their healing powers and their solitary nature.
  • The Legion unicorn model is named "horse2" in the files.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
Zhevras, found throughout the Barrens, may be a subspecies of unicorn or at least be related to them, as they have horns growing out of their heads as well. The Nightborne classify zhevra as unicorns; or rather, as "monohorns".[2]


See also