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For lore, see Ysondre.

Ysondre is one of the four Dragons of Nightmare.

In recent times, Ysera's most trusted lieutenants have been warped by a dark new power within the Emerald Dream. Now these wayward sentinels have passed through the Great Trees into Azeroth, intending to spread madness and terror throughout the mortal kingdoms.

Once one of Ysera's most trusted lieutenants, Ysondre has now gone rogue, sowing terror and chaos across the land of Azeroth. Her formerly beneficial healing powers have given way to dark magics, enabling her to cast smoldering lightning and summon the crazed spirits of druids trapped within the Emerald Dream to aid her. Twisted and insane, Ysondre is bent on unleashing vengeance upon the mortal world as if Azeroth were the force behind the Emerald Dream's corruption.


Ysondre is one of the Emerald Dragons. The other Emerald Dragons are Lethon, Emeriss, and Taerar. These dragons are world spawns located in Duskwood (Twilight Grove), the Hinterlands (Seradane), Feralas (Dream Bough), and Ashenvale (Bough Shadow). They are raid level difficulty. However, some dragons are more challenging than others. Ysondre is considered to be the easiest.

All four dragons share the Sleep (summoning "Dream Fog"), Noxious Breath, Tail Sweep, Mark of Nature and Aura of Nature abilities. Each dragon also has a few unique abilities. One of these is considered the dragon's ace move, and will be performed when the dragon loses 25 ± 5% of its max life. In other words, the ace move will only be performed three times; when the dragon is at 25%, 50%, and 75% life. When it is performed, the dragon will also yell something.


The Green Dragon Ysondre

Used by all the Dragons of Nightmare

  • Spell nature abolishmagic.png Seeping Fog - Summons two clouds of Dream Fog that will chase random players around the dragon and put them to sleep for 4 seconds.
  • Spell shadow lifedrain02.png Noxious Breath - Deals 3000 Nature damage and applies a 30 second DoT that increases cooldowns on all abilities by 10 seconds and inflicting 350 to 450 Nature damage every 3 seconds. The DoT can stack up to 6 times. The main tank should be the only one affected by this.
  • Inv misc monsterscales 05.png Tail Sweep - Inflicts 925 to 1075 damage on enemies in a 30 yards cone behind the dragon, knocking them back.
  • Spell magic featherfall.png Summon Player - Teleports the player who has the most aggro in front of the dragon if the player tries to run out of combat. This ability has first been noted after patch 2.0.1.
  • Spell nature spiritarmor.png Mark of Nature - If players are killed by a nightmare dragon, they will be afflicted by a 15 minute debuff called Mark of Nature. If engaging the dragon during this time, they will be slept for 2 minutes rather than 4 seconds as with the Dream Fog.
  • Spell nature spiritarmor.png Aura of Nature - A invisible pulsing aura that interrupts actions like eating, drinking and bandaging when close to the dragon. Will trigger the 2 minute sleep when combined with Mark of Nature.
  • All the Dragons of Nightmare are also immune to nature damage.

Abilities exclusive to Ysondre

  • Spell nature chainlightning.png Lightning Wave - Lightning bolt that strikes a random target for 463 to 537 Nature damage, then arcs to other nearby players. The spell affects up to 10 targets, inflicting greater Nature damage to each successive target.
  • Spell nature forceofnature.png 25% ability: Summon Demented Druid Spirits - Summons several druids with low health (2,442 HP) that attacks the raid. While easily killed, a spirit will after 10 minutes die by itself. The spirits look like translucent green-shining night elves and tauren clad in druid-like armor. Aside from melee, each spirit has three abilities:
    • Spell shadow antishadow.png Curse of Thorns - Gives the target a 50% chance to take 38 to 82 damage on each attack when attacking something. Lasts for 3 minutes.
    • Spell nature starfall.png Moonfire - Burns the target for 219 to 281 arcane damage and then applies a DoT which deals 88 to 112 arcane damage every 3 seconds for 12 seconds.
    • Spell holy silence.png Silence - Prevents the target from casting spells for 5 seconds.



  • The strands of LIFE have been severed! The Dreamers must be avenged!

When summoning Druids:

  • Come forth, ye Dreamers - and claim your vengeance!


Inv weapon shortblade 22.png
Inv chest cloth 39.png
Inv pants mail 15.png
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Inv shoulder 11.png
Inv misc gem stone 01.png

Shared with other Green Dragons
Inv boots plate 04.png
Inv pants mail 08.png
Inv bracer 14.png
Inv bracer 15.png
Inv gauntlets 17.png
Inv misc cape 17.png
Inv mace 20.png
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Inv staff 36.png
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  • It is interesting to note that although the other dragon's quotes have words with negative effects ("DISEASE", "NIGHTMARE" and "SHADOW") in capitals, Ysondre's word "LIFE" bears a strong meaning to druids and dragons alike.
  • While the eyes of Lethon, Emeriss and Taerar are wide open, Ysondre's eyes are closed.

See also

Patches and hotfixes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Now a questgiver in Feralas instead of a raid boss.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Added

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