Malfurion - Archdruid

Malfurion is one of the few heroes of the Warcraft Universe that has played a key role in all of the major events in the history of Azeroth. He is the first known mortal druid and was trained by the Demigod Cenarius. During the war of the ancients, the first appearance of the Burning Legion on Azeroth, Malfurion forms the first resistance alongside his twin brother Illidan and lover Tyrande Whisperwind. With the training of Cenarius and the Ysera, the Green Dragon Aspect, Malfurion learns to use the Emerald Dream to seek out the Dragon Soul, a powerful artifact in Deathwing’s possession and the key to stopping the invasion of the Burning Legion. Malfurion battles personal and physical demons on his quest through the Emerald dream only to be betrayed by his brother upon recovering the Dragon Soul. Illidan steals the key to his brother’s plan for stopping the invasion and brings it to Queen Azshara and the Burning Legion. Events of the war culminate in an epic battle and Malfurion fights tirelessly alongside Cenarius and his Demigod allies at the Well of Eternity. Illidan’s final insult to his brother, after Malfurion pushes the Burning Legion out of Azeroth, is the creation of a new Well of Eternity, the very beacon that drew the attention of the Legion in the first place. Malfurion has no choice but to sentence his own twin to a magical imprisonment until such time that he can be redeemed for his actions.

After defeating the Burning Legion a short period of peace descended on Azeroth. Ysera and the Druids set out to repair the world through the Emerald Dream while Malfurion and Cenarius recruit other Night Elves into the Cenarion Circle and teach them Druidism. As payment to Ysera for using the Emerald Dream to save and repair Azeroth, Malfurion agrees to spend 10,000 years in the Dream. When the time comes, Malfurion wakes from his stay in the Dream to discover that the Burning Legion has returned to Azeroth and are stronger than ever. As he has done before, Malfurion gathers his forces to form his resistance but is shocked to discover that Tyrande has released Illidan from his prison and brought him along. Tyrande believes that Illidan is ready to redeem himself and that his past experience fighting demons will be helpful. Malfurion is unable to forgive his brother for this past transgressions and the two set out on different missions rather than working together. Malfurion eventually catches up to his brother only to discover that Illidan had joined forces with the demon Ticondrius and has been working against their efforts. This latest act of betrayal is the final straw for Malfurion and, turning his back on his twin brother forever, Illidan is banished from the Cenarion Circle and forever deemed an enemy. Malfurion and Tyrande then join their forces with the Horde and Alliance on Azeroth in the battle for Mount Hyjal, the site of the new Well of Eternity that Illidan created 10,000 years prior, to once again push the Burning Legion out of Azeroth.

In order to replenish his spent powers, Malfurion once again returns to the Emerald Dream only to become trapped in the Emerald Nightmare, imprisoned by a foe he thought vanquished 10,000 years earlier. Malfurion fights his greatest opponent yet within the Emerald Nightmare and requires the combined effort of Tyrande and several allies to finally vanquish the demon and be released from his prison. Not surprisingly, Malfurion is again required to defend Mount Hyjal and lead the armies of Cenarius, this time from the threat of Ragnaros the Firelord who was released when Deathwing emerged from the Elemental Plane and created the Cataclysm on Azeroth.

Lore written by staff writer Trin

Starting Statistics

Health Health Regen Damage Attack Speed Mana Regen
835 (+150) 1.7382 (+0.313) 33 (+6) 1.11 per second 500 (+10) 3 (+0.098)

Combat Trait

Innervate

Heroic Abilities

Tranquility Twilight Dream

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