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For the warlock pet, see Succubus (warlock minion).

A succubus (plur. succubi) is a stunningly beautiful woman. Her voluptuous form is squeezed into a tight leather-bodice. Large bat wings unfurl from her back, and she lets out a short gasp as she cracks a small whip against her milky thigh. A succubus is pleasure and pain rolled into one deadly package. Like all demons, she enjoys bringing death and misery to the mortal races — but that doesn’t mean she cannot have fun with them first.

Many warlocks choose a succubus as a fellow companion for their ability to manipulate those weak of will. It is not uncommon for a succubus in a mortal’s servitude to fall uncontrollably in love with him or her; this occurrence is not always to the master’s advantage, though, for a devoted succubus can be prone to fits of extreme jealousy, especially when her master deals with those of the opposite sex.

A succubus usually tries to avoid direct confrontation, preferring instead to use her natural (and supernatural) charm to gain a creature’s trust, then to lure her victim into a defenseless position. In open combat, a succubus is far from helpless, however. She is surprisingly agile, always attempting to feint or flank an opponent, thus allowing her to backstab with her lash of pain.

Most warlocks tend to trust their succubus’s natural instincts in combat. This trust comes as much from respect for her abilities as it does from the realization that a succubus may ignore an order she doesn’t agree with anyway. This is especially true when an opponent threatens her master directly, as she may become reckless trying to save them.[1]

Sayaad are the species of winged demons from which the succubi race[2][3] originate. They are predominantly loyal to the Burning Legion. As with harpies and shivarra, no information exists on males of the species (it is unknown if male sayaad even exist) who would properly be called incubi. Incubi were given a very brief mention in the Last Guardian.[4]


As members of the Burning Legion, succubi speak Eredun, and most also speak Common. Common is a language known by most races who would summon these beings, those who summon them likely know Eredun as well.[1]

Notable succubi

Name Role Status Magical Field
Combat [61] IconSmall Succubus.gif Lady Hederine Killable Warlock} Demonic
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos IconSmall Succubus.gif Mistress of Torment stationed in the Black Temple Deceased Warlock} Demonic
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos IconSmall Succubus.gif Sinstralis of the Pain imprisoned in Outland Arena Alive Warlock} Demonic
Combat [60] IconSmall Succubus.gif Simone the Seductress Killable Warlock} Demonic
Combat [56] IconSmall Succubus.gif Rakaiah Killable Warlock} Demonic
Warcraft RPG - may not be canon IconSmall Succubus.gif Queen of suffering domination upon other succubi Alive Warlock} Demonic



Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): The succubus model has been updated.


  1. ^ a b Monster Guide, pp 127.
  2. ^ Manual of Monsters, ?
  3. ^ Monster Guide, ?
  4. ^ the Last Guardian, pp 118.