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The term planet (sometimes referred to as world) is a geographical category. Planets exist in the Great Dark Beyond, which is what we would call "outer space".

The term "world" generally refers to Azeroth itself, other worlds are generally referred to by their names in context to Azeroth.

In geographical hierarchy, worlds contain continents.

Known worlds

  • Argus,[1][2] the homeworld of the eredar race of magic-wielders and their exiled brethren called the draenei.
  • Azeroth, the world where most of the action of the Warcraft universe is set.
  • Draenor[2] was the homeworld of the orcs, ogres, and other species, and a sanctuary of the draenei. It was destroyed in a cataclysm, becoming Outland.
  • Outland[2] The remains of Draenor have become the extradimensional realm of Outland.[citation needed]
  • Xoroth,[1][2] the homeworld of the dreadsteeds (and possibly the nathrezim and tothrezim).
  • Xerrath[1][3] was a world destroyed by the Burning Legion as a show of power during the enslavement of Xoroth.

Unknown worlds

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Some worlds exist in the Warcraft universe that have not yet been named. Most often we know of their existence because of creatures coming from those worlds.

  • Homeworld of:
    • Nathrezim (theorized to be Xoroth)
    • Tothrezim (theorized to be Xoroth )
    • Annihilan
    • Titans
    • Voidwalker (if they are not the remains of the Shadows of creation)
    • Silithid (if not native to Azeroth)[citation needed]

Countless other unnamed worlds have been visited by the titans, taken over, or obliterated by the Burning Legion.

In-game worlds


In the novel The Last Guardian, the orcs are said to come from a planet (Draenor) on the far side of the Dark Beyond. The sky looked rusty due to the red sun there.[citation needed] However, there is also evidence that Azeroth and Draenor may be in the same star system, as Azeroth can be seen from the courtyard of the Black Temple. It may be a portal or the like since Draenor may be completely in the Twisting Nether (which can be used to pass between points in the universe easily).[citation needed] In the World of Warcraft The Burning Crusade Official Strategy Guide, Azeroth is said to be the "closest habitable world" to Draenor.

Travel between worlds

The only known means of traveling between worlds is through the use of magic, advanced technology, or through the Twisting Nether. These include:

  • Dimensional Gateways, such as the Dark Portal.
  • Dimensional Ships, such as Tempest Keep
  • Well of Eternity (and by extension, the Sunwell).
  • Other portals fueled by various forms of magic.

See Teleportation.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matthew Rossi 2013-07-24. Know Your Lore: Worlds lost, worlds unknown. WoW Insider.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Error on call to Template:ref web: Parameters url and title must be specifiedAnne Stickney 2011-05-22. . WoW Insider.
  3. An Unusual Tomeω τ ϖ

*A portion or version of this article was copied from a WoWWiki icon stamp.pngWoWWiki archived page ( April-11-2015 ) . See list of authors.

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