The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azerothand theyve already located the key to his return.
With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcrafts most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroths last hope dies.
Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
Dominate your foes as a Demon Hunter, an elven outcast shunned for daring to wield the terrible powers of the Legion. Exhibiting superior mobility and a preternatural sense of awareness, Demon Hunters can tap into forbidden powers at times of dire need, metamorphosing into terrifying fel forms. Focus on Havoc to demolish any who stand in your way with fiery demonic attacks, or specialize in Vengeance and go toe to toe with even the most powerful demons, withstanding massive punishment as their attacks fuel your hatred.
Demon Hunters blindness belies their true powers of perception. They rely on magically augmented sight to detect enemies, even those that hide behind obstacles.
Demon Hunters transform into hellish forms, enhancing their formidable powers: damage-focused Illidari gain incredible swiftness and damage allowing them to finish their prey, while those who prize defense become nigh invincible in their demonic forms.
Demon Hunters can double jump, vault in and out of combat, and even unfold their monstrous wings to perform gliding descents and surprise enemies from above.
Only Azeroths most seasoned veterans possess the fortitude to wield artifacts of legend against the Burning Legion. Your myth-forged weapon grows in power as you do, and your choices will change its abilities and the way it looks, sounds, and feels in combat. Fashion your artifact into the perfect instrument of battle, and guide your faction in its most desperate hour.
It is said that this sword, forged by Magni Bronzebeard, bestows the glory of the Light upon its wielder, empowering them to render enemies into ash.
For eons, the demon known as Gorelix the Fleshripper used this massive axe to steal the life force of his enemies and replenish his own. The Maw will bleed dry anything it toucheseating is all it knows.
The staff of the first Guardian of Tirisfal exudes unnatural iciness, allowing its wielder to keep a cold, sharp, and collected mind even in face of overwhelming odds.
This legendary staff was used by the last emperor of Pandaria to shroud his homeland in mist, and it resonates with his everlasting legacy of wisdom and perseverance.
Legend has it that this elven family heirloomonce wielded by an infamous Ranger-Generalcan turn a mediocre archer into a master marksman and make a master truly peerless.
Brave the epicenter of the demon invasionthe Broken Isles, a land rich with ancient wonders. Explore lush forests, colossal mountain ranges, and night elven cities older than human civilization. But native dangers lurk here too: twisted satyrs, savage drogbar, and cursed Kvaldir prowl the Isles alongside the Legions marauding army. To overcome these threats, you will claim a Class Hall unique to your character class and lead your followers on a hunt for the Pillars of Creationthe secret to Azeroths salvation.
If the Watchers are infamous among the night elves, Maiev Shadowsong is a legend. Famed for her uncanny ability to capture any enemy, Maiev tracked Illidan Stormrage, the Betrayer, all the way to the Black Temple in Outland. After his demise, she imprisoned his surviving followers, the Illidari, vowing never to allow the fel-touched demon hunters to roam free ever again.
Xavius once terrorized Azeroth with an affliction that almost obliterated the walls between reality and dream. His machinations ended in defeat, but he has been given another chance at vengeance. Now, Xavius leads the conquest of Valsharah, where the tainted World Tree Shaladrassil spreads the Emerald Nightmares corruption. With an army of vile satyrs at his command, Xavius will stop at nothing to vanquish all who oppose the Burning Legion.
Heir to the throne of Stormwind, Anduin is wise beyond his years. Time and again, he has used diplomacy to end conflict, inspiring even his warrior father to lay down arms in pursuit of peace. But diplomacy has its limits, and some villains cant be reasoned with. As the Burning Legion threatens to annihilate Azeroth, Anduin will learn the true cost of peace and whether hes willing to pay it.
Queen Azshara, former leader of the ancient night elves, rules the naga with supreme authority. Her servants are many, but few can match the fanatical devotion of Athissa. At her queens command, she is poised to lead a massive naga army into Azsuna, a region rumored to hold a long-lost titan relic of power. Nothing will stand between Athissa and this prizenot the cursed night elf spirits who haunt the land nor the Horde and Alliance forces that are gathering on the Broken Isles.
In recent years, the grizzled ruler of Gilneas has suffered many hardships: his son and his nation fell to the Banshee Queen Sylvanas and her Forsaken, and he nearly lost his humanity to the worgen curse. Yet from these tragedies, Genn has found new strength and courage. He is determined to fight tooth and claw against any enemy that threatens the safety of the Alliance.
For centuries, the tauren and the drogbar tribes of Highmountain lived in peace. But soon after the Legions arrival, a drogbar leader named Dargrul the Underking destroyed their unity and stole the Hammer of Khazgoroth, a powerful artifact protected by the Highmountain tauren. Using the terrible power of the Hammer, the Underking intends to take control of Highmountain.
Though he was unable to stop Guldan from opening the Tomb of Sargeras, allowing the Legion to flood into Azeroth once more, Khadgar is determined to find the means to reseal the portal and foil the Legions invasion. He knows that the combined forces of the greatest champions of Azeroth are necessary to succeed, even as dissenting voices speak against a coalition and risk ultimate destruction by the demons.
Guldan owes allegiance to no one save his Burning Legion masters. On Draenor, the power-hungry orc warlock nearly had his entire race enslaved to demons. Though his plans failed, Guldan survived. Under the Legions command, he was banished to Azeroth to open a gateway for a monstrous invasion force unlike anything the Horde and the Alliance have ever faced.
The Forsakens ruthless leader is a formidable champion of her people. But with the Burning Legions invasion, the stakes for the Dark Lady have never been higher. Should Sylvanas perish, her demise will be the beginning of her eternal damnation. All that stand between her and this doom are her Valkyr, yet few of these spirit guardians remain. As her fate edges closer to the abyss, Sylvanas must decide how far shell go to protect her people and whether theyre more precious to her than her soul.
After the fall of the Black Temple, the corpse of the lord of Outland, Illidan Stormrage, disappeared. No one knows the true fate of Illidans remains, but legend holds that Warden Maiev Shadowsong took his broken body to the Vault of the Wardens so that Illidans dark, lingering soul could suffer the rest of his eternal sentencealong with his followers, the feared Illidari. Justice to be forever served
World of Warcraft: Legion is loaded with features that will transform you into Azeroths elite vanguard against the shadowas well as enhance your experience in other ways. Were improving the transmogrification system, allowing you to collect item appearances and save your favorite outfits without sacrificing precious bag space. Were also planning a brand-new PvP system with PvP-specific talents, rewards, and progression, as well as ways to make it easier to play with your friends. As Azeroth trembles, teaming up with your allies will be more important than ever.
Artifacts: customizable weapons that grow in power as you do
Hundreds of World Quests across The Broken Isles
Class Campaigns: unlock an epic class-specific story as you seek out champions to join your order
Character Boostimmediately raise one character to level 100