Alien Species
Air Elemental
Universe WarCraft
Homeworld Skywall
Average Height Variable
Diet Unknown
Sapience Level Sapient

Air Elementals are sapient elemental beings made of coalesced air, wind, storms and weather. The violent and territorial monarchs of the skies they inhabit, they favor mountaintops and other high locations for their lairs. Their physical appearance is that of clouds crackling with lightning, with a pair of glowing yellow orbs representing eyes. Two columns of mist shot through with even lightning extend from the main column like giant arms, each encircled with blue metal bracers. They are the fastest and most agile of the elementals known from the Elemental Plane, and move with silent grace.

As a whole they seek to effect physical change such as erosion via wind upon the worlds they can be found in such as Skywall, Azeroth and Draenor. During battle they often create small, temporary whirlwinds to suck up their opponents and blind them with dust storms, although they can also fire lightning from their arm-columns to hit opponents at a distance. They are usually immune or at least strongly resistant to Nature magic as well, making it difficult for some foes to contend with.

Air Elementals speak Kalimag and Auran. Their racial leader is Al'Akir; however this does not mean they all necessarily follow him unquestionably.

Types of Air Elementals[]

Major Types[]

  • Lesser Wind Elemental
  • Wind Elemental
  • Greater Wind Elemental
  • Whirlwind Ripper
  • Whirlwind Shredder
  • Whirlwind Stormwalker

Specific Types[]

  • Arcane Feedback
  • Arcane Torrent
  • Chillwind Lieutenant
  • Enraged Air Spirit
  • Enraged Tempest
  • Hoary Templar
  • Howling Riftdweller
  • Phantasmal Air
  • Storm Spirit
  • Thundering Exile
  • Whirling Invader
  • Whirlwind Ripper
  • Whirlwind Stormwalker
  • Whispering Wind

Notable Air Elementals[]

  • Aeolos
  • Aeranas
  • Akkiris Lightning-Waker
  • Al'Akir the Windlord
  • Belker
  • Cyclonian
  • Cyclothar
  • Grand Vizier Ertan
  • Huricanian
  • Imperean
  • Kalandrios
  • Murmur
  • Prince Thunderaan
  • Susurrus
  • The Vortex
  • The Windreaver