Flamewakers are ruthless servants of Ragnaros. Little is known about flamewakers. They are creatures not purely of fire. ( They are fiery elementals, but their bodies are flesh and blood. A flamewaker has a humanoid torso with long muscular arms which rests on a serpentine body; the creature's elongated head has a distinctively demonic quality. Its body is mostly covered with yellow or red scales, though a broad strip of grayish scales runs from its chest down the front of its body. Thick spikes range from 1 to 3 feet long protrude from its shoulders, arms, and tail. ) ( In )WoW, flamewakers are classified as Humanoid and not Elemental pointing out to the fact that they are not purely of fire and that their bodies are flesh and blood as stated above.
Most flamewakers dwell in the Firelands of the Elemental Plane, though some live in Azeroth’s Blackrock Depths. They are unwavering servants of Ragnaros the Firelord. They form a rigid society in the fiery regions of the Elemental Plane, ruled by a monarch who in turn answers only to Ragnaros. Some believe that flamewakers are immortal, but this is not the case. While they can live for one or two millennia, eventually their fiery bodies burn out and they expire. ( )
Flamewakers are highly intelligent, so they use sophisticated tactics and strategies. A group of flamewakers commonly spreads out to prevent area attacks from hitting too many. They try to divide their opponents, such as through the use of dominate monster or firestorm cast between opposing forces. Meanwhile, those flamewakers that engage in melee slowly retreat to draw away attackers, while other flamewakers wait to engage in flanking positions. A flamewaker generates so much heat that its mere touch deals additional fire damage. Flamewakers' metallic weapons (such as a flamewaker's quarterstaff) also conduct this heat. ( )
An adventuring flamewaker is an unknown sight; no flamewakers have ever left Ragnaros’s dominion for other pursuits. However, Ragnaros may send flamewakers out from the Blackrock Depths for his own purposes. These flamewakers may appear to be adventurers, and such a flamewaker may join forces with an adventuring party if he thinks doing so furthers his task. A flamewaker who leaves the Firelands or the Blackrock Depths must remain near a source of heat (such as a volcano) or use magic to maintain its fiery temperature. Adventuring flamewakers usually wear specially crafted magic amulets to maintain their temperatures. Though it has never happened, the possibility exists that a flamewaker could forsake Ragnaros and his people and move out into Azeroth for a life of adventure. Such a life is probably short. Flamewakers have a demonic appearance and an evil reputation, so other races are likely to give them a cold reception. In addition, the outcast’s flamewaker brethren and Ragnaros’s other servants — such as Dark Iron dwarves and fire elementals would hunt him, with orders to destroy him on sight. ( )
A number of flamewakers live within Blackrock Mountain. Ambassador Flamelash is the first of the Flamewaker adventurers are likely to encounter as he is located in Blackrock Depths. Many of the Bosses in Molten Core are Flamewakers, including Ragnaros' chief lieutenant Majordomo Executus.
|[??]||Supreme commander of Ragnaros' flamewakers||Deceased-Defeatable||Fire|
|||Ragnaros' ambassador to the Dark Iron clan, boss in Blackrock Depths||Killable||Fire|
|[??]||One of the flamewaker captains of Ragnaros, boss in Molten Core||Killable||Shadow|
|[??]||One of the flamewaker captains of Ragnaros, boss in Molten Core||Killable||Shadow Fire|
|[??]||One of the flamewaker captains of Ragnaros, boss in Molten Core||Killable||Arcane|
|[??]||One of the flamewaker captains of Ragnaros, boss in Molten Core||Killable||Fire Shadow|
|||Spirit summoned on the proc of||Active||Fire Shadow|
|[??]||Abyssal Lord in Silithus||Killable||Fire|
|||Abyssal Lord in Silithus||Killable||Fire|
- "Flamewaker" is often misspelled "Flamewalker" by players.
- Though it was rumored that flamewakers may have once been Dark Iron dwarves, transformed like the naga, it was clarified that the flamewakers are native to the Elemental Plane, and were summoned to Azeroth by Ragnaros to attend their master. ( This is supported by the Silithus quests to summon elementals from the Elemental Plane — the )fire elemental summoned is a flamewaker (Prince Skaldrenox, an Abyssal Lord).
- There is a possibility that there are also versions loyal to the other elemental forces, as the blue texture for the flamewaker suggests that not all flamewakers are fire-aligned (see Shazzrah).
- Their model is named Salamander.
- It seems likely that they are based off of the Dungeons and Dragons race called Salamanders who are also affiliated with fire elementals and appear similar physically.