Blood mage

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For the field of magic involving the manipulation of blood, see blood magic.
Blood mage
Blood mage art by Samwise Didier.
Affiliation Magisters, Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, Horde, Independent
Sunfury, Illidari, Burning Legion
Origin To avenge their homeland these noble high elves turned down darker, demonic paths.
Favored by Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Weapon proficiency Verdant Spheres
Armor proficiency Light armor (mainly magical robes)

Mystical heroes, blood mages (a.k.a. bloodmages, sometimes blood magi or bloodmagi) are blood elves adept at controlling magic and ranged assault. While they were still members of the Alliance, the blood elves began to turn to the darkest parts of magic, abandoning the water and frost spells of the Kirin Tor for the fire and heat of what some people fear to be demonic magic.[1]

The most famous and the first known of the blood mages was Kael'thas Sunstrider, the Prince of Quel'Thalas. He commanded the blood elves after the death of High King Anasterian, leading them out of the Alliance and into Illidan's service. In recent times, blood magi are still present in Quel'Thalas and are being commanded by Grand Magister Rommath.[2]

Despite their name, they are not actually users of blood magic. The Verdant Spheres are magical items used exclusively by the blood mages.


Warcraft III

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Main article: Blood Mage (Warcraft III)
A blood mage in Reforged.

Many of the stoic high elves, reeling from the loss of their ancient homeland, Quel'Thalas, have given in to their hatred and despair and embraced the dark side of their magical natures. Calling themselves "blood elves", these cold hearted refugees seek to expand their remaining magical powers at any cost — even if it means courting the infernal powers of the Burning Legion. Though still loyal to the Alliance, the blood elves' passions will lead them not only to the highest pinnacles of power, but to the darkest depths of madness.[3]

The Burning Crusade

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During the invasion of Outland, a battalion of bloodmages were led by Arcanist Torseldori and defended the supply caravan outside of Thrallmar from the invading infernals.

Mists of Pandaria

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Following the Purge of Dalaran, Regent Lord Lor'themar Theron ordered Grand Magister Rommath to "assemble the blood magi" in order to prepare for coming assault on the Isle of Thunder.[4]


In Warcraft III, blood mages have many abilities based on the usage of fire and mana, and flung a Verdant Sphere whenever they cast a spell or attacked an enemy:

In World of Warcraft, they can also be seen using numerous other fire spells such as [Fireball] and [Pyroblast],[5] but also frost magic.[6]

Known blood magi

Kael'thas Sunstrider, the most famous blood magi.

Blood elves

Name Role(s) Affiliation(s) Status
Neutral  Kael'thas Sunstrider Lord of the blood elves and master of Tempest Keep. Sunfury, Kingdom of Quel'Thalas Deceased
Horde  Bloodmage Alkor Member of the Warsong Offensive. Warsong Offensive, Horde Deceased
Horde  Bloodmage Laurith Extermination of magnataur in the Borean Tundra. Warsong Offensive, Horde Alive
Mob  Tenris Mirkblood Leader of the Scourge in Karazhan. San'layn, Scourge Deceased
Horde  Varanis Bitterstar Icon-TCG.png Mage seeking vengeance against the Scourge. Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, Horde Alive
Neutral  Weaver Belmaril Icon-TCG.png Member of the Timewalkers. Timewalkers, Bronze dragonflight Alive
Warcraft III

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The following are random blood magi names from Warcraft III: Eldin Sunstrider, Tanin Hawkwing, Lorn Bloodseeker, Aldos Firestar, Gilaras Drakeson, Hale Magefire, Kath'ranis Remar, Tyoril Sunchaser, Sylvos Windrunner, Marakanis Starfury, Geldor Earthfire, Halendor Burnkin, Kelen the Destroyer.


Name Role(s) Affiliation(s) Status
Mob  Bloodmage Thalnos Haunting the Honor's Tomb in the Scarlet Monastery. Scarlet Crusade Undead

*He has been updated in Mists of Pandaria and is now known as Thalnos the Soulrender, seeming to be more a necromancer than a blood mage.



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