Blood Magic: What do we know?

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"Blood mages" in WC3 practiced magic that had nothing to do with blood. They casted Flamestrike, Banish, Siphon Mana, and Summon Phoenix. They were magi with a darker feel than the those of Dalaran - consistent with the blood elves' theme of turning to darker paths and darker magic due to their withdrawal from the Sunwell's magic (hence the warlock-y spells like Banish and Siphon Mana, as well as the more volatile fire mage spells like Flamestrike and Summon Phoenix). The "blood" in "blood mage" was more in the sense of "blood" in "blood elf": it did not have anything to do with manipulating blood; it was just a title-name-thing like "Sin'dorei".

As to how "blood mage" changed to signify a mage who manipulated blood magics, my guess is that either a new dev tried to bring in lore about them in game but was not knowledgable about what they were in WC3, or they tried to develop it beyond that.

Though if they wanted to develop blood mages as mages who manipulated blood, they probably should have appropriated it to the San'layn, since they have a heritage of wielding magic and it plays well with their vampiric theme.


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85 Blood Elf Monk
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From what I've seen in WCIII, blood mage's are just extremely powerful fire mages similar to destro locks that summons phoenix.
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90 Worgen Warlock
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02/18/2013 07:02 AMPosted by Treegrower
The "blood" in "blood mage" was more in the sense of "blood" in "blood elf": it did not have anything to do with manipulating blood; it was just a title-name-thing like "Sin'dorei".

02/18/2013 07:02 AMPosted by Treegrower
As to how "blood mage" changed to signify a mage who manipulated blood magics, my guess is that either a new dev tried to bring in lore about them in game but was not knowledgable about what they were in WC3, or they tried to develop it beyond that.


The blood, including in the Blood Elf name, seemed to relate to life essence. It really wasn't a rule that only Blood Elves could be Blood Mages. Just that Blood Elves, in their current situation, would be certainly prone to be Blood Mages by siphoning all kinds of life and mana essences.

Blood magic probably just mean "magic that uses someone's life essence". The Gnome in Blasted Lands used Blood as a reagent, but that doesn't mean it is restrict to using or manipulating raw blood.
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42 Human Hunter
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Weren't the mages of the Blood Elves called Blood Mages?
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50 Blood Elf Warlock
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Blood Mages are semi-playable as Blood Elves, Destro Warlocks.
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