- For the faction see Netherwing.
Burning Legion (formerly)
|Secondary language(s)||Common, Orcish|
|Average height||Varies according to specific species and age|
|Alignment||Always chaotic neutral ()|
- Domain: Outland, Twisting Nether, Mana
- Breath: Unknown
The Netherwing Dragonflight is an unusual brood of translucent dragons whose bodies are composed of energies from the Twisting Nether, was spawned from the eggs of Deathwing's black dragonflight, and were infused with raw nether-energies when Draenor was torn apart. Without Deathwing's guidance, they now seek to find their identity beyond the shadows of their father's destructive heritage.
Nether dragons vary from being highly friendly to mortal races to downright hostile towards all beings. Many inherited the temper of their sire, the dark Aspect Deathwing. Many others, specifically those in the twisted lands of the Netherstorm, have fallen prey to a mysterious corruption. The nether dragons often see themselves as orphans, abandoned on Draenor as it began to shatter, uncared for and unwanted by their father.
They are fully sentient intelligent beings and speak Draconic like normal dragons. They also share the ability to learn magic and take humanoid forms. When disguised as humanoid creatures, the Nether dragons prefer to take the form of goblins and elves.
The names of Nether dragons often end in "-aku" or "-us". Some of them have names related to the Twisting Nether instead.
Near the end of the Second War, the black dragon Deathwing traveled through the Dark Portal to Draenor. Believing the world to be a relatively safe haven for his offspring, he secreted away a cache of black dragon eggs before having to suddenly retreat back to Azeroth. Following the war, Ner’zhul recklessly opened multiple portals on Draenor, and the magical stress tore the planet apart. The energies released in this catastrophe altered Deathwing’s eggs, resulting in the nether dragons: partially corporeal and partially ethereal dragons who possess the ability to shift between the astral and physical planes. Without Deathwing’s guidance, these otherworldly nether dragons are just now finding their own way among the blasted ruins of Outland.
One faction of netherwing dragons, named the Netherwing, were attacked by the Dragonmaw orcs of Shadowmoon Valley and many were enslaved by Zuluhed, including the female Karynaku (mate of Neltharaku) who was leader of the brood. Their son Mordenai wanders the Netherwing Fields seeking adventurers to help free his mother and eventually help the Netherwing escape enslavement.
Another brood found at the Celestial Ridge in Netherstorm, is ruled by the corrupted crazed Veraku. Tyrygosa of the blue dragonflight seeks to defeat Veraku and take control of the brood for their own safety and to study their physiology.
|Barthamus||First of the Nether dragons. Nether drake caretaker and mount keeper. Located in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Dragon||Alive|
|Dreadwing||Broodmother located in the Singing Ridge of Blade's Edge Mountains.||Dragon||Killable|
|Karynaku||Netherwing matriarch and queen. Held prisoner by Zuluhed the Whacked at the Dragonmaw Fortress in Shadowmoon Valley.||Dragon||Alive|
|Mordenaku||Netherwing prince and son of Neltharaku and Karynaku. Located in the Netherwing Fields of Shadowmoon Valley.||Dragon||Alive|
|Neltharaku||Netherwing patriarch leader king and aspect. Flies through the skies above the Netherwing Fields of Shadowmoon Valley.||Aspect||Alive|
|Netherspite||A rogue nether dragon, the first of his kind seen on Azeroth. Located inside Karazhan.||Dragon||Killable|
|Toranaku||A nether dragon found inside the Netherwing Mines of Shadowmoon Valley.||Dragon||Alive|
|Valoku||A nether dragon encountered by Tyrygosa on her journey to Outland. Saves her from Ragnok Bloodreaver.||Dragon||Alive|
|Veraku||A corrupted nether dragon who rules the Netherwing at the Celestial Ridge of Netherstorm.||Dragon||Killable|
|Yarzill||A nether dragon working undercover against the Dragonmaw Clan in goblin guise. Found in the Dragonmaw Base Camp in Shadowmoon Valley.||Dragon||Alive|
|Zzeraku||A nether dragon captured by Sinestra and brought to Grim Batol to feed the twilight dragon Dargonax. Sacrifices himself to defeat her creation.||Dragon||Deceased|
|Jorus||A cobalt nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Drake||Alive|
|Malfas||A purple nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Drake||Alive|
|Nazan||Vazruden's mount, found flying above the Ramparts of Hellfire Citadel.||Drake||Killable|
|Nethrandamus||Altruis the Sufferer's mount, found northwest of Sunspring Post in Nagrand.||Drake||Alive|
|Onyxien||An onyx nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Drake||Alive|
|Suraku||An azure nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Drake||Alive|
|Voranaku||A violet nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Drake||Alive|
|Zoya||A veridian nether drake mount, found in the Lower City of Shattrath.||Drake||Alive|