|Racial capital||Somewhere within the Elemental Plane|
|Racial leader(s)||<Phoenix God>|
|Racial mount||Self-powered flight|
|Primary language(s)||Kalimag (assumed)|
The phoenix is a natural predator of the Elemental Plane. The wondrous bird is about 18 feet long with a sleek, feathered body that dances with bright flames. Its colorful feathers range from yellow to orange to red. A crest of spiky feathers runs down the center of its back, and its wingspan stretches out 30 feet. From birth to death, it spends its life hunting through the air -- in fact, it lacks any legs that might enable it to land. Even after death it often rises again from its own ashes to continue the hunt.
The phoenix is a fearless, aggressive predator of aerial prey. Its only direct form is a vicious bite, but the secondary damage from its flaming aura and ability to burn help to bring down its prey quickly. A phoenix prefers to attack from above and behind with surprise, but follows up its initial attack by remaining close to burn its victims while continuing to strike with its beak. ( )
The "phoenix god" is , found in Tempest Keep.
Summon phoenix is a unique spell that Kael developed to summon fire elementals. It is similar to other summon monster spells, except it can only summon fire elementals. Kael invariably uses it to summon phoenixes, hence its name. ( The phoenix is the most powerful spell a )blood mage can cast. The idea of a creature rising from its own ashes can also symbolize the blood elves who rose from the ashes of the slaughtered high elves. Thus the phoenix serves as an essential symbol of the blood elf race. Powerful blood mages, like Kael'thas, can summon phoenixes.
The phoenix is also a dropped flying mount. The phoenix mount has the same +310% flying speed bonus as the Swift Nether Drake arena award mount. This mount drops from Kael'thas, last boss in Tempest Keep: The Eye, and is called . The first ever phoenix mount was given to Ezra Chatterton when he went to Blizzard's offices with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Two days later, it dropped for the guild Method.
Eyonix, on May 1st, 2007, stated, "The phoenix mount is a rare drop, currently in-game."
Cataclysm introduces a new phoenix mount, the Dark Phoenix mount which is unlocked by certain guild achievements. It is unknown what those are yet, or how much the mount costs.
- Phoenix (mob) (part of the Kael'thas boss encounter in The Eye of Tempest Keep.)
- Phoenix (Magisters' Terrace mob) (part of the Kael'thas boss encounter in Magisters' Terrace.)
- Phoenix Hatchling
- Ember of Al'ar