Know Your Lore

Want to get into the lore, but don’t know where to begin? The following is a guide to all canon novels, manga, comics, and short stories related to World of Warcraft — in chronological order. This means that instead of being listed by when the material was published, it’s being listed by its order in the Warcraft lore timeline. For frame of reference, all material is sorted by the game title and expansion in which it takes place.

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Recent Know Your Lore Posts

Know Your Lore: The Zandalari Trolls at the dawn of time The word Zandalar means a lot of different things. It’s the name of a mountain chain that eventually became an island when ancient Kalimdor was destroyed.

Know Your Lore: Moira O’Deorain and Overwatch’s continuing mysteries Is there such a thing as going too far in the pursuit of science? Most would say yes, there is a moral line that shouldn’t be crossed.

Know Your Lore: The secrets of Battle for Azeroth We got to see a kickass cinematic, watched some panels, and heard Jaina’s chilling voiceover on the features trailer. But what do we actually know about Battle for Azeroth? What’s the story of the upcoming expansion?

Know Your Lore: Teldrassil, Crown of the Earth It’s the largest of the World Trees, dwarfing even Nordrassil or Shaladrassil. It’s so massive that a city nestles in its boughs, earth and towns in its branches.

Know Your Lore: Shadows of Lordaeron Far to the north in the Eastern Kingdoms lies Tirisfal Glades. Withered forests are haunted with lingering remnants – the centerpiece of a once-glorious kingdom that spanned the northern reaches of the continent.

Know Your Lore: BlizzCon and the nature of new lore reveals In just a few short days, BlizzCon 2017 will be here — and with it, a cavalcade of announcements. At this point, it’s almost a certainty that we’ll see a new WoW expansion reveal.

Know Your Lore: Odyn and the break with the Keepers I fully expect Odyn to be a raid boss at some point in the future. Maybe even the big bad of an expansion.

Know Your Lore: Potential future race and class combinations When we’re looking at upcoming content, it’s always fun to speculate about new races. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t look at our existing choices as well.

Know Your Lore TFH Edition: Helya’s betrayal and the Death God Last week we talked about Keeper Odyn and the dread being he had summoned from the Shadowlands. Odyn forced his stepdaughter Helya to call up this creature for him.

Know Your Lore: The Vrykul — a new playable race? When looking at likely prospects for new playable races next expansion, it’s impossible to ignore the Vrykul. Originally making their first appearance in Wrath, these progenitors of humanity have made a comeback in Legion.

Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: Odyn and the power of death The Titan Keeper and Prime Designate Odyn did not trust the Dragon Aspects. As he saw it, only those originally created by the Titans for the ordering of Azeroth could be entrusted with such a responsibility.

Know Your Lore: The Ethereals, a playable race? Last week, we took a look at a race that took center stage for a chunk of the latest expansion. The Shal’dorei are the kind of new entry to Warcraft lore that almost begs to be made a playable race.

Know Your Lore: Kul Tiras There were once seven nations of Humankind in the Eastern Kingdoms. All descended from the proud Arathi people and the first Empire of Strom, but they followed many different paths.

Know Your Lore: The Shal’dorei, a playable race? In between all fighting all the demonic forces the Legion has to offer, there are hints to be found at what might be coming next. The most logical of these?

Know Your Lore, TFH edition: The genesis of Titans Last week Blizzard released the three part Alleria and Turalyon audio drama, A Thousand Years of War. One line in it grabbed my attention.

Know Your Lore: The Windrunner sisters Nothing forms a bond quite like family. And no other family has been quite as high-profile as the Windrunners.