Dracthyr (playable)

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NeutralDragonflight Dracthyr
Dragonflight site - Dracthyr.png
Character classes Evoker
Main language Draconic
Secondary language Alliance Common
Horde Orcish
Starting zone Forbidden Reach, Dragon Isles
Racial leader Alliance   Azurathel
Horde   Cindrethresh
Racial mount IconSmall Vorquin.gif Vorquin
Dracthyr Crest

The dracthyr are one of the playable races in World of Warcraft, introduced in Dragonflight. They are available to both the Alliance and the Horde, the second race in World of Warcraft to have this option after the pandaren. The dracthyr choose their faction at character creation. They are unique in that they can only select the new Evoker class.

Dracthyr start out at level 58, and have their own starting zone, the Forbidden Reach. Dracthyr can alternate between a humanoid and draconic form.[1] Both forms can be customized. The aesthetic is not tied to the magic the dracthyr uses.[2] The form can be alternated even while in combat.

Dracthyr are initially only able to fly to a limited extent using [Soar]. Once they complete their starting zone and have unlocked dragonriding on their account, they learn [Empowered Soaring] and [Expedited Takeoff], and inherit all of the abilities and talents available to normal dragonriding mounts.


Main article: Dracthyr#History

Creation screen description

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Opening cutscene

Players are first introduced via an animated cutscene, which depicts flashbacks of their last memories.

Lightning strikes periodically reveal silhouettes of a dracthyr army. A blizzard surrounds your vision, while the sounds of battle fill your ears.
Unknown male yells: Talons! To the fore!
Unknown male says: Stay with me.
Unknown female yells: On the flank! Move!
A flash of Neltharion in his visage and wielding Oathbinder appears.
Unknown female yells: Ebon Scales! Fall back!
Unknown male yells: Fall back!
Unknown male yells: Retreat! Retreat!
Raszageth yells: [roars]
Raszageth devastates the army with her lightning breath. You see flashes of her leading proto-drakes in battle against the army and fighting in the sky with dragons, while interspersed with lingering visions of the War Creche.
Unknown female yells: Argh!
Unknown male yells: Argh!
You blink repeatedly as you focuses on a panicked dracthyr reaching out towards you. As silence falls, your vision settles upon the War Creche once again.
Unkown male says: [echoing voice] Sleep...
Shadows envelop your vision as your fall into stasis.


Racial traits

Dracthyr using Wing Buffet racial ability.
[Chosen Identity] - active - instant cast
Activate to automatically assume your Visage when you leave combat or after Soaring.
[Glide] - active - instant cast
Reduces your falling speed.

You can activate this ability with the jump key while falling.
[Soar] - active - 1.5 sec cast - 5 min cooldown
Muster your strength and launch into the air.

Cooldown begins when you land.
[Tail Swipe] - active - instant cast - 1.5 min cooldown
Lash out with your tail, knocking enemies within 6 yds into the air.
[Visage] - active - instant cast
Switch between your Dracthyr and Visage forms.

Your Visage puts your party at ease, significantly increasing out of combat health regeneration.
[Wing Buffet] - active - instant cast - 1.5 min cooldown
With a powerful flap of your wings, you knock away enemies in front of you.
[Awakened] - passive
Increases your mastery by 2.5%.
[Discerning Eye] - passive
Increases your Perception by 50. Perception increases the radius of tracking Mining and Herbalism nodes, and the chance of finding additional rare materials when gathering.
[Empowered Soaring] - passive
Your Soar is empowered after co-opting new flight techniques from the dragons of the Dragon Isles.

Soar is now equivalent to dragonriding, granting access to vigor and all dragonriding abilities.
[Expedited Takeoff] - passive
Soar's cooldown is reduced to 10 sec.
[Principles of Soaring] - passive
While Soaring through the air, pointing yourself toward any given direction sends you in that direction.

Pointing yourself downward grants more momentum. Evening out can transfer that momentum forward.

Pointing yourself upward slows you down. When at your slowest, you will start to fall slowly toward the ground, forward and down.

You also gain access to the following abilities:

[Surge Forward]
Flap forward a short distance, gaining speed.

[Skyward Ascent]
Flap upward, gaining height the cost of some momentum.



  • The dracthyr are a "two form" race, like the worgen, though aren't forced into their natural form by simply being in combat; there are select abilities, like [Living Flame], that can be used in visage form. Most other abilities cause them to dispel their visage.
  • To supplement limited Transmogrification options in their natural form, they have worn armor that's customizable at the barber. Dracthyr only share the shoulder and belt appearances across their visage and dracthyr form. All armor pieces are visible on the visage form.
  • The dracthyr were conceived before the evoker class.[3]
  • Dragonflight is required to play the Dracthyr Evoker, and players are limited to one dracthyr per realm as they are only available as a hero class. A player's first dracthyr can be created without additional restrictions, but creating another dracthyr character will require a pre-existing level 50 character on their realm of choice.[4]
  • The dracthyr were created by Neltharion 20,000 years ago.[5]


Patch changes

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.2.5 (2024-01-16): "New Passive Ability: [Empowered Soaring] - [Soar] is now equivalent to dragonriding, granting access to vigor and all dragonriding abilities. New Passive Ability: [Expedited Takeoff] – Soar's cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds. Soar dragonriding will become available after learning dragonriding on the account and the Evoker has completed the Forbidden Reach starting experience. [Familiar Skies] (Racial) has been removed."
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.2 (2022-11-15): Added.


External links

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