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Artwork of an earth elemental.

Earth elementals are elemental creatures made of the rock, and energy of the earth itself. An Earth Elemental is a hulking mass of rock which bears a humanoid torso, a flat head with glowing eyes, and two muscular stone arms encircled by giant copper bracers. Its torso trails away into a pile of formless rock that floats along the ground. Earth elementals, the strongest of all elementals, are beings of destruction. They use their tremendous strength to batter their enemies. They move through stone as easily as a human walks along the ground, and while they look like they might fly, they always remain in contact with the ground. Larger and larger earth elementals favor grappling attacks, as their size and strength give them a significant advantage over most enemies. When possible, earth elementals bull rush their opponents into walls or off cliffs. An earth elemental can glide through stone, dirt, or almost any other sort of earth except metal as easily as a fish swims through water. Its burrowing leaves behind no tunnel or hole, nor does it create any ripple or other signs of its presence. A move earth spell cast on an area containing a burrowing earth elemental flings the elemental back 30 feet, usually stunning the creature.[1] Earth elementals originate from the Deepholm of the Elemental Plane. They speak Kalimag and Terran.[2]

Not all earth elementals are minions of the elemental lords and princes, some are minions of the elemental spirits of Outland. Some earth elemental attacks do nature damage, but most are physical. Earth Elementals also have the highest armor rating of the elementals. Their home/domain on the Elemental Plane is known as Deepholm. The leader of the earth elementals is Therazane.

In Cataclysm

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In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, earth elementals got multiple new models.

Earth elemental types

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Notable earth elementals



  1. ^ Monster Guide, page 57
  2. ^ Shadows & Light, page 143