Dragonkin

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Dragonkin are all creatures descended from and including dragons. Dragonkin sometimes refers specifically to a type of creature closely related to a dragon, but usually lacking wings or full dragon abilities, powers, and spells. Nearly all dragonkin belong to one of the main or lesser dragonflights.

Characteristics in World of Warcraft

  • Reptilian and almost always have a tail.
  • Scaly skin that is usually skinnable.
Dragon scales often have magical properties and are highly valuable to craftsmen.
  • Have sharp claws.
  • Semi-intelligent to very intelligent.
  • Some can fly and usually have bat-like wings in that case.
  • Some have a breath-weapon.
  • Some have special abilities or powers and can cast spells.
  • Most are susceptible to the Druid's [Hibernate] ability.

Flights

Major

Lesser

Types

The infant stage of the dragon race
IconSmall WhelpBlack.gifIconSmall WhelpBlue.gifIconSmall WhelpBronze.gifIconSmall WhelpGreen.gifIconSmall WhelpRed.gifIconSmall WhelpTwilight.gifIconSmall WhelpNether.gifIconSmall WhelpInfinite.gifIconSmall WhelpViolet.gifIconSmall WhelpAzure.gif Whelp
The adolescent stage of the dragon race
IconSmall DrakeBlack.gifIconSmall DrakeBlue.gifIconSmall DrakeBronze.gifIconSmall DrakeGreen.gifIconSmall DrakeRed.gifIconSmall DrakeTwilight.gifIconSmall DrakeNether.gifIconSmall DrakeInfinite.gifIconSmall DrakeChromatic.gifIconSmall DrakeAzure.gifIconSmall DrakeAlbino.gif Drake
The adult stage of the dragon race
IconSmall DragonBlack.gifIconSmall DragonBlue.gifIconSmall DragonBronze.gifIconSmall DragonGreen.gifIconSmall DragonRed.gifIconSmall DragonTwilight.gifIconSmall DragonNether.gifIconSmall DragonInfinite.gifIconSmall DragonViolet.gif Dragon
The leaders of the dragonflight empowered by the titans
IconSmall Deathwing.gifIconSmall Kalecgos.gifIconSmall NozdormuDragon.gifIconSmall YseraDragon.gifIconSmall Alexstrasza.gifIconSmall Murozond.gif Aspect
Servants of the dragonflights
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Servants of the dragonflights
IconSmall DrakonidBlack.gifIconSmall DrakonidBlue.gifIconSmall DrakonidBronze.gifIconSmall DrakonidGreen.gifIconSmall DrakonidRed.gifIconSmall DrakonidTwilight.gifIconSmall DrakonidNether.gifIconSmall DrakonidInfinite.gifIconSmall DrakonidViolet.gif Drakonid
Ancestors of the dragon race
IconSmall ProtoBlack.gifIconSmall ProtoBlue.gifIconSmall ProtoBronze.gifIconSmall ProtoGreen.gifIconSmall ProtoRed.gifIconSmall ProtoViolet.gifIconSmall ProtoPlated.gifIconSmall ProtoRusted.gif Proto-dragon
Dragonkin experiment of Nefarian
IconSmall Drakeadon.gif Drakeadon
IconSmall Dragonman.gif Dragonman
IconSmall DragonmanHulk.gif Dragonman Aberration

As a more specific term

At times dragonkin may refer exclusively to non-dragon dragonkin.

The term dragonkin has been used to refer to a category that seemingly includes both dragonspawn and drakonids. Some dragonspawn are known as "dragonkin", like the Elder Dragonkin and the Twilight Dragonkin. They are called such as a whole in N [39] The Essence of Enmity. Maxnar the Ashmaw, a drakonid, is described as "one of the dragonkin, half-man, half-dragon."[1] The dragonkin originate when dragons empower mortal servants, changing them into something halfway. This process does not have to be willing.[2] They are separate races from the dragon race. They became dragonspawn and drakonid thanks to the dragons they served (via intentional alteration or via "unintended side effect of hanging out with dragons").[3]

Tyri at the Celestial Ridge calls the nether dragons there "dragonkin,"[4][5] perhaps denoting their strangeness in relation to true dragons.

Undead Dragonkin

Types of Undead Dragonkins

Other Dragonkin

Dragonkin that don't have any relation with dragonflights, and as such maybe just classified as Dragonkin for gameplay purposes.

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