Chaos is complete disorder and confusion. Order, in reality, is most commonly perceived as arcane magic. However, this does not mean order is always perceived as arcane magic in reality. This type of energy is innately volatile, and wielding it requires intense precision and concentration. Disorder, as opposed to order, is manifested as highly destructive fel magic. This brutal and extremely addictive energy is fueled by drawing life from living beings as if it's a Void-related, demonic force.
Chaos exists because the Light and Void, forces that are ultimately responsible for a force that opposes the very divine order of godlike beings who work on behalf of a god.
"Chaotic energy will destroy you." - Kanrethad Ebonlocke
Denizens of the Cosmos
Demons are evil immortals who feed upon life and magic. In order to become a demon, a creature must be infused with fel energy, the dark and corrupting essence wielded by the demonic Burning Legion itself.
Sludge beasts are strange creatures that share an elemental heritage, but have been corrupted by the powers of chaos. Now they exist as tortured masses of semi-sentient goo. No one knows what their motivations are or if there is any specific ecology behind their existence.
Items of Chaos
Remnant of Chaos
The remnant of chaos is an object that pulses with nightmarish power.
Tome of Chaos
The tome of chaos is a volume of demonic incantations, filled with grotesque illustrations.
Professions of the Cosmos
Druids"May Elune guide us in this time of chaos." - Vanira RaventhorneDruids harness the vast powers of nature to preserve balance and protect life. By leveraging the sacred powers of the moon, the sun, and the stars, balance druids access arcane and nature magics—made more potent still through shapeshifting, when the spellcaster takes the form of the moonkin—to aid in the fight against imbalance that threatens the natural order of all things. As a shapeshifter, a feral druid endlessly pursues a greater understanding of a truth. They seek a visceral connection to the wild, and in combat take the form of a deadly feline predator. Feral druids become ferocious, agile stalkers—ripping, biting, and bleeding their enemies dry. The forces of chaos are tamed by the druid’s primal fury. The many gifts provided by nature must sometimes be reciprocated. Restoration druids seek order in the world by tending directly to its many life forms. Friend to flora and fauna alike, restoration druids celebrate birth and growth. Where there is decay, they bring rejuvenation. Where there is abatement, they summon regrowth. Life not only needs protection—it needs nourishment.
MagesOf the arcane, the language of order, mages are diviners of secrets, balancing the ebb and flow of incredible mystic energies. Unparalleled skill is required to manipulate the volatile forces of the universe. These practitioners push their magical knowledge to its very limits—often to the brink of their own exhaustion, and at great risk to the world around them. Those who master this craft are capable of releasing a barrage of unrelenting power upon their enemies, drawing upon replenishing energies to maintain their assault for as long as the battle demands.
As champions of order, paladins are extremely potent in a group – their blessings and auras can improve damage and survivability for both themselves and their party. To serve as instrument of the Light is to hold an unshakable faith. Oftentimes the most dedicated paladins become fanatical in their devotion, instruments of retribution against those who dare defy the laws of the divine. These paladins are vengeful guardians of the weak—crusaders judging and punishing the wicked. Their resolute conviction in the divine order of all things assures them that victory is inevitable—but they will fight to the end to ensure that the Light prevails.
ShamansShaman are spiritual guides and practitioners, not of the divine, but of the very elements. Unlike some other mystics, shaman commune with forces that are not strictly benevolent. The elements are chaotic, and left to their own devices, they rage against one another in unending primal fury. It is the call of the shaman to bring balance to this chaos.
WarlocksWarlocks are magical practitioners who seek to understand darker, fel-based magics, including destructive spells. Their chaos magics have burnt out whole worlds and annihilated countless species over the aeons. Warlocks peer into the Void without hesitation, leveraging the chaos they glimpse within to devastating ends in battle. Their greatest abilities are fueled by the souls they’ve harvested from their victims. Those specialized in the ways of demonology use this life essence to tap into the Void, pulling all manner of abomination from the chaos of the Twisting Nether. While such a practice is often considered by outsiders to be wicked and reckless, the demonologist maintains absolute control over the summoned creatures. These malignant entities are fully beholden to—and empowered by—the will of the warlock, until banished to the realm from whence they came.
The term chaos ultimately derives from the Greek word khaos, meaning ‘vast chasm, void.’
- ↑ Google Search: Chaos Definition
- ↑ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 pg. 17 on iBooks
- ↑ The Warcraft Encyclopedia/Demons
- ↑ Micky Neilson on Twitter
- ↑ Quest:Collecting Corruption
- ↑ Quest:Allegiance to the Old Gods (2)
- ↑ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1: 26 on iBooks
- ↑ Warcraft:Orcs & Humans manual - 593
- ↑ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual - Sludge Beasts
- ↑ WoW TCG Card: Starburst
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Game Guide > Classes > Druid
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Legion Class Preview Series: Druid
- ↑ Dave Kosak on Twitter
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Legion Class Preview Series: Mage
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Game Guide > Classes > Paladins
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Legion Class Preview Series: Paladin
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Game Guide > Classes > Shaman
- ↑ Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Game Manual - Warlock
- ↑ World of Warcraft > Legion Class Preview Series: Warlock