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For the critter, see Scorpion (critter).
A flame scorpion[1] Lost Emberspit Scorpion in the Molten Front.

Scorpions are a type of arthropod similar or related to scorpids or arachnathid, and native to both Azeroth and Draenor.[2][3] There are also sea scorpions in the seas of alternate Draenor.

The volatile Durotar scorpion is a fierce desert predator. It's known for only occasionally stinging its owner.[4]

In World of Warcraft, scorpions and scorpids share the same models.


First War

Main article: Scorpion (Warcraft I)
A scorpion from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.

Human conjurers of the First War were capable of using the spell Summon Scorpions to help fight against the Horde.

Human Description

Creatures of the arid lands, these giant arachnids strike with venomed stingers that are located in their tails to kill their prey. The poison they employ is extremely painful, and is a slow and wicked death. They are hunters by nature that will attack anything that strays near their nests.[5]

Orc Description

Hunters of the underground, these are as venomous and deadly as any creation of the Warlocks. Their tails are tipped by a sharp spike, and can tear through the armor and flesh of their prey to inject a deadly and painful poison into the unfortunate. The Humans have learned to command the smallest of these fiends, and can summon them to do their bidding.[6]

Known scorpions


As a mount

Main article: Scorpion mounts

As a companion pet

As a hunter pet

Main article: Scorpid

Scorpions, who are in the scorpid pet group, are tenacious pets who can disable opponents from using their melee and ranged weapons for a short time with their ability, [Clench].

In the RPG

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  • Monstrous scorpion
    Monstrous scorpions are likely to attack any creature that approaches, and they usually charge when attacking prey. A monstrous scorpion has a poisonous sting, with details that vary by the scorpion’s size.[8]


  • They are summonable monsters which can be called upon through conjurers and summoning arts.[9]
  • Besides goblins and centaur warbands, a few scorpions were one of the only signs of life in the Thousand Needles at one point.[10]