Molten giants are type of mountain giant that live in warm mountains and underground, most live in the Molten Core. They have small glowing yellow eyes which peer out of a massive red stone skull. In fact, this creature's entire body is formed from chunks of red stone, even what appears to be a beard or mane. Its arms and legs are thick pillars of rock, and every inch is covered with molten veins.
Molten giants are the brutal and cunning front-line defenders of Ragnaros' army. They view themselves as an autonomous society, serving their flamewaker masters and even Ragnaros himself only by choice. The truth is they could not leave his service if they wanted to, but they are a proud race and refuse to believe otherwise. Molten giants are opportunistic among their own kind. Their leaders continually jockey for position within their ranks and seek favor with the flamewaker nobility. Molten giants speak Kalimag.
Molten giants stand toe-to-toe with foes, slamming and bashing until each opponent in turn stops moving. When molten giants fight in pairs, one sometimes uses a war stomp while the other slams prone victims. If lava is present, as it often is near a molten giant settlement, molten giants attempt to bull rush victims into it. A molten giant generates so much heat that its mere touch deals additional fire damage. A molten giant's metallic weapons also conduct this heat. Molten giants generally wield huge stone greatclubs. Stone clubs conduct only half the heat.
Mountain giants found in locations with large amounts of molten stone, lava and magma take on a deep, glowing red color, their moss covering an ashen appearance. They are classified as molten giants.
A molten giant near Hand of Gul'dan has taken on a greenish yellow hue of the lava that flows from the volcano.