Darnassian Army

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AllianceDarnassian Army
Darkshore - Kaldorei forces.jpg
Main leader  Tyrande Whisperwind
 Malfurion Stormrage
Secondary leaders  Shandris Feathermoon
 Maiev Shadowsong[1]
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
WorgenWorgen Worgen
Dryad Dryad
Keeper of the grove Keeper of the grove
IconSmall ProtectorAncient.gifIconSmall LoreAncient.gif Ancient
Treant Treant
IconSmall Hippogryph.gif Hippogryphs
Character classes Archer, Druid, Hippogryph rider, Hunter, Huntress, Priestess of the Moon, Ranger, Rogue, Scout, Warrior
Capital Bel'ameth
  Formerly Darnassus †
Other major settlements New Feathermoon Stronghold
  Formerly Bashal'Aran, Old Feathermoon Stronghold †
Theater of operations Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, Blade's Edge Mountains, Northrend, Broken Isles, Alternate Draenor
Language(s) Darnassian, Common
Affiliation Darnassus, Alliance
Status Active

The Darnassian Army[2] is formed from the collective military forces of the kaldorei. The armies of the night elves are some of the most diverse on Azeroth, encompassing a range of different roles and species.[3] The army's largest and most visible component are the Sentinels, warrior women who act as both the night elves' domestic guards and front-line troops. However, in times of war, the kaldorei also rely heavily on druids, wisps, ancients, hippogryphs, chimaera, treants, dryads, and others.[4]

Historically, Darnassus's army has been based from the World Tree Teldrassil, and is most active on the continent of Kalimdor where it usually acts in a defensive role to protect kaldorei lands. As part of the Grand Alliance, however, the Darnassian Army has seen action across Azeroth and beyond, dealing with threats such as the Burning Legion, the Undead Scourge, and the Horde.


For a summary of Darnassus's military history, see Sentinel Army.
Final stage of the War of the Thorns.

The Darnassian Army is mostly made up of night elf soldiers, supported in battle by other races of the forest, such as ancients, treants, dryads, and keepers of the grove.[5] In times of need, these natural allies will by rallied and can prove decisive on the battlefield. Many units also consist of kaldorei mounted on various beasts. Hippogryphs and chimaera are generally used for aerial attacks, while nightsabers are the preferred ground mount for Darnassian forces. Even the night elves' own ancestors may aid them in war in the form of wisps, having become one with the forest itself.[6]

While Sentinels form the bulk of kaldorei soldiers, in recent times they been increasingly joined by other units (male and female) such as archers, druids, priestesses, and small numbers of wardens.[7] Glaive throwers are the chief siege weapon of the Darnassian Army, able to hurl massive glaives at targets from a distance.

The Darnassian military maintains bases across Kalimdor, with the largest at Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas, and contested sections of Darkshore. The army's former headquarters and namesake, the city of Darnassus, was ultimately destroyed during the War of the Thorns, when the World Tree Teldrassil was burned by the Horde. Beyond Kalimdor, kaldorei forces also have major presences on the Eastern Kingdoms,[8] Pandaria,[9] and Outland,[10] among others. As part of the Alliance army, they are stationed even more extensively across Azeroth and beyond.


The Darnassian Army is made up of numerous subgroups, including:

Notable members

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Name Role Status Location
Alliance  Tyrande Whisperwind Leader of the night elves, and the Army of the Black Moon Alive Various
Alliance  Shandris Feathermoon General of the Sentinel Army Alive Various
Alliance  Jarod Shadowsong Field commander and kaldorei hero Alive Various
Alliance  Myara Nightsong Captain of the Darnassian Army and member of the Army of the Black Moon Alive Various
Alliance  Maiev Shadowsong Leader of the Wardens and commander during the Battle for Darkshore Alive Various
Alliance  Raene Wolfrunner Sentinel ruler of Ashenvale Alive Astranaar, Ashenvale
Alliance  Kalen Trueshot Commander of artillery at Trueshot Point Alive Trueshot Point, Blade's Edge Mountains
Alliance  Illiyana Leader of the dryads at Forest Song[11] Alive Forest Song, Ashenvale
Alliance  Huntress Jalin Huntmistriss and commander of Stardust Spire Alive Stardust Spire, Ashenvale


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