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适合种族 IconSmall BloodElfDemonHunter Male.gifIconSmall BloodElfDemonHunter Female.gif 血精灵
IconSmall NightElfDemonHunter Male.gifIconSmall NightElfDemonHunter Female.gif 暗夜精灵
专精 毁灭 浩劫 (近战伤害输出)
复仇 复仇 (坦克)
能量类型 狂怒值, 痛苦值
主属性 敏捷
武器类型 战刃,匕首,拳套,单手斧,单手锤,单手剑
护甲类型 皮甲
技能 Fel Rush, Chaos Strike, Eye Beam, Spectral Sight, Double Jump
Deathknight Demon hunter Druid Hunter
Mage Monk Paladin Priest
Rogue Shaman Warlock Warrior

—— 伊利丹·怒风

恶魔猎手Demon Hunter), the disciples of Illidan Stormrage, uphold a dark legacy, one that frightens their allies and enemies alike. The Illidari embrace fel and chaotic magics—energies that have long threatened the world of Azeroth—believing them necessary to challenge the Burning Legion. Wielding the powers of demons they’ve slain, they develop demonic features that incite revulsion and dread in fellow elves.

Demon hunters made a pact, long ago, to fight against the forces of chaos using their own terrible powers against it. They ritually blind themselves in exchange for spectral sight that enables them to better sense their prey. This enhanced awareness, together with their great agility and magical prowess, makes demon hunters unpredictable adversaries. They wield demonically charged warblades in battle and call upon demonic energies to augment their formidable combat skills. 他们自愿牺牲自己的双眼以换取更为强大的感知能力。



A female night elf demon hunter.
A male blood elf demon hunter.

The first demon hunter, Illidan Stormrage, had his eyes burned out and tattoos marked on his body by Sargeras himself. The demon hunters' iconic warglaive weapons come from the famous Twin Blades of Azzinoth, which Illidan took from the doomguard named Azzinoth.

During the years Illidan was in Outland, many elves sought him out because they had lost everything to the Burning Legion and wanted to devote themselves to its destruction.[4] Some blood elf demon hunters were instead sent to Illidan by Kael'thas Sunstrider.[5] On average, only one in five elves survive the demon hunter training. Most are overwhelmed and killed by the demonic energy or go insane and commit suicide.[6] Not all night elf demon hunters were trained by Illidan in Outland. At least one, Illysanna Ravencrest, was a demon hunter since the War of the Ancients after following in Illidan's footsteps.[7][8]

Some very rare demon hunters' souls are bound to the Twisting Nether, effectively making them demons, and killing them in the physical universe will only send them back into the Nether. Such souls are described by Illidan as "immortal demon souls".[9] This does not seem to be the case for most demon hunters, as Illidan was intrigued when he learned about the player's.[9]


The training begins with the person slaying a demon, eating its heart, and drinking its blood. The spirit of the ingested demon bonds with them and from this bond the demon hunter receives visions of the Burning Legion destroying countless worlds across the universe.[10] In horror at the sight, they tear their own eyes out, and usually puts them into a coma.[11] The fel power infusing their bodies after ingesting the demon's heart and blood causes the demon hunter to mutate, gaining demonic features such as scales, horns, or claws.[12]

After the demon hunter awakens and their spectral sight begins to take effect, they are given tattoos which keep their inner demon from overwhelming them, but it is still always there, talking to them and trying to get them to turn to the Legion.[13] Arcane energy counters fel energy, thus they mark their bodies with arcane runes to keep the fel forces in check.[14] They do this in order to not become demons themselves.[15] Demon hunters have a constant craving for fel power and demonic flesh,[6] and live in constant torment from the sacrifices they've made.[16] Some succumb to the overbearing power of fel energy and lose all control of themselves. Their blood begins to burn and they unwillingly take on their demon form before lashing out at any nearby living beings.[17]

Demon hunters used to be taught about demons by Varedis Felsoul, infiltration by Alandien, and weapons by Netharel. Varedis also used to oversee training duels.[6] Theras's role was not elaborated on.



Demon hunters, disciples of Illidan Stormrage, uphold a dark legacy, one that frightens their allies and enemies alike. The Illidari embrace fel and chaotic magics—energies that have long threatened the world of Azeroth—believing them necessary to challenge the Burning Legion. Wielding the powers of demons they’ve slain, they develop demonic features that incite revulsion and dread in fellow elves.

Demon hunters ritually blind themselves in exchange for spectral sight that enables them to better sense their prey. This enhanced awareness, together with their great agility and magical prowess, makes demon hunters unpredictable adversaries. An Illidari’s quarry has much to fear.

Forgoing heavy armor, demon hunters capitalize on speed, closing the distance quickly to sever enemies with one-handed weapons. However, Illidari must also use their agility defensively to ensure that battles end favorably.

They can command chaotic energies to inflict havoc on enemies, or they can focus their powers to resist damage. Demon hunters fuel vengeful attacks and are a leather-wearing melee DPS and tank class, with only two specializations: Havoc (DPS), and Vengeance (tank).





Appearance options for the demon hunter class.


  • 犄角 - 拥有几种不同的尺寸和风格,由小到大或是没有犄角。
  • 纹身 - 几种不同的颜色和图案,大量恶魔猎手专属的护甲装备可以暴露出这些纹身。
  • 皮肤 - from "scaly and demonic" to normal
  • 眼罩 - "traditional Illidan-style", veils, with or without the green eye glow

Starting experience

详见:Demon hunter starting experience

Demon hunters will have a unique starting experience, similar in nature to the death knight starting experience. Starting at level 98, players will then be able to "immediately flow into" Legion content.

The demon hunter storyline starts years before Legion, at the events at the Black Temple. Part of an elite team of demon hunters, the player is sent on a "suicide mission" by Illidan to the Legion prison world of Mardum, the world in which Sargeras imprisoned demons prior to his descent into madness. As events play out, the player will learn what it means to be a demon hunter, and the true meaning of sacrifice.[2]

Years later, the player is awoken in the Vault of the Wardens. Desperate for help in the fight against the Burning Legion, the wardens have "thrown the switch" to awaken the imprisoned demon hunters, in particular because of their unique abilities when it comes to fighting demons.


For a full list of specialization abilities, see Demon hunter abilities

不同于绝大多数职业, 恶魔猎手只有2个专精: 作为输出的浩劫专精和作为坦克的复仇专精.


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Havoc demon hunters are agile melee damage dealers, using the weapons of the enemy against them. They constantly struggle to resist the corruption of the power they wield and can channel that power to achieve feats of impossible agility, or release it explosively in a torrent of chaos.[19]


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Vengeance demon hunters wield fire and pain as their weapons. Those who follow the path of vengeance have found strength in their suffering, and by harnessing that power, they are able to inflict it upon their enemies while defending themselves and their allies from harm. They directly attack the soul of their foe.[20]


详见:Demon hunter abilities

Havoc demon hunters use Fury as their primary resource while Vengance demon hunters use Pain. Some abilities generate Fury or Pain, while other consume it. Demon hunter attacks primarily deal Physical, Fire, or Chaos damage.


参见:Demon hunter sets Demon hunters are able to wear cloth and leather armor only, and gain additional benefits from wearing completely leather. They can equip warglaives, fist weapons, one-handed axes, and one-handed swords.



Illidan Stormrage.
Name Role Affiliation Status Location
中立  伊利丹·怒风 The Betrayer, Lord of Outland, Lord of the Illidari Illidari 健在 Various Locations
交战  Alandien Overseer of demon hunter recruits in training Illidari 已故-可击杀 Ruins of Karabor, Shadowmoon Valley
交战  Netharel Overseer of demon hunter recruits in training Illidari 已故-可击杀 Ruins of Karabor, Shadowmoon Valley
交战  Theras Overseer of demon hunter recruits in training Illidari 已故-可击杀 Ruins of Karabor, Shadowmoon Valley
交战  Varedis Felsoul Ex-overseer of the demon hunter training grounds,

traitor to the Illidari and servant of Kil'jaeden

Burning Legion 已故-可击杀 Various Locations
首领  Leotheras the Blind Driven insane during demon hunter training Independent 已故-可击杀 Serpentshrine Cavern
中立  Altruis the Sufferer Illidari defector who fought the Legion in Nagrand

as well as the Illidari, later rejoins them

Illidari 健在 Various Locations
中立  Feronas Sindweller Admirer of Illidan, killed demons disguised as druids in Felwood Independent 健在 Felwood
中立IconSmall NightElfDemonHunter Male.gifIconSmall Dreadlord.gif Loramus Thalipedes Inhabiting the body of the dreadlord Razelikh Illidari 健在 Various Locations
中立  凯恩·日怒 High-ranking Illidari lieutenant Illidari 健在 Various Locations
交战  Telarius Voidstrider Herald of the Dark Embrace Independent 可击杀 Bashal'Aran Collapse, Darkshore
首领  Illysanna Ravencrest Member of the Illidari forces on Mardum,

later a boss in Black Rook Hold

Illidari 可击杀 Various Locations
交战  Caria Felsoul Wielder of the Aldrachi Warblades Burning Legion 已故-可击杀 Various Locations
首领  Tirathon Saltheril Member of the Illidari, later a boss in Vault of the Wardens Illidari 可击杀 Various Locations
中立  Vandel Demon hunter lieutenant trained at the Black Temple, later scout on Mardum Illidari 健在 Mardum, the Shattered Abyss
中立  Elarisiel Demon hunter trained at the Black Temple Illidari 健在 Mardum (presumed)
中立 IconSmall NightElfDemonHunter Male.gif Needle Demon hunter trained at the Black Temple Illidari 健在 Mardum (presumed)
中立  Isteth Demon hunter trained at the Black Temple, comitted suicide Illidari 已故 Black Temple
中立  Mavelith Demon hunter trained at the Black Temple, comitted suicide Illidari 已故 Black Temple
中立  Seladan Demon hunter trained at the Black Temple, comitted suicide Illidari 已故 Black Temple
中立  Ravael Demon hunter trained at the Black Temple, killed by Vandel Illidari 已故 Black Temple
中立  Kor'vas Bloodthorn Illidari veteran Illidari 健在 Various Locations

Warcraft III

WC3RoC logo 16x32.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸III

A list of random demon hunter names that appear in Warcraft III:

  • Shadowsong, Shadowfury, Shadowstalker, Flameseeker, Darkweaver, Darkterror, Darksorrow, Sindweller, Painkiller, Hellbourne, Wrathbringer, Ragerunner, Firebrand, Bloodwrath, Terrorblade.

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png 本段文字所记述的内容来自魔兽争霸角色扮演游戏,这些设定可能是非官方设定.


An elven demon hunter with her eyes intact.[21]

Illidan Stormrage is the most famous demon hunter, and was the first of their kind. Even Illidan's own brother did not appreciate his sacrifice, and locked him below ground for thousands of years for trafficking with dark powers. Illidan's case was unique. Sargeras, lord of the Burning Legion, burned away Illidan's eyes with magic fire until only scorched sockets remained. Illidan's resulting sight was a maddening display of violent colors. His altered vision allowed him to easily recognize both demons and mortals with magic powers. In addition, Sargeras covered Illidan's body with black tattoos that increased his arcane power.[22]

Later, a group of night elves, inspired by Illidan's example, made a pact to turn the Burning Legion's powers against it, fighting destruction with destruction. Obviously they could not gain their powers in the same way Illidan did, but they discovered other means. In the millennia since, other night elves, and a few creatures of other races, have made the same pact, binding demonic essence in their bodies and using it to destroy the Legion's minions.[22]

Though many among the night elves and the Alliance fear the demon hunters and their pact with darkness, all know that demon hunters and their demonically-charged warblades have played an important part in combating what remains of the Burning Legion.[21]

Development and abilities

Demon hunters have a variety of abilities that assist them in destroying demons, though the power coursing through their bodies also allows them to prevail over lesser foes. Demon hunters eschew heavy armor, valuing mobility and speed. As a demon hunter grows in power, they undergo a gradual evolution, becoming more and more demonic in appearance. The changes are cosmetic and can take many different forms, from burning eyes to black blood. By the time the demon hunter reaches the pinnacle of his development, he is a twisted and dark version of his former self - though the chaotic energy in his body does not affect his personality and allegiance (or so the demon hunters claim), it wreaks great changes on his physical form. The demon hunter’s gradual evolution achieves its pinnacle as they become a demonic entity. Their appearance has changed to something frightening: The exact changes vary, but can include glowing red eyes; horns; clawed feet and hands; nonfunctioning wings; cloven hooves; a spiked tail; dark skin; a deep, rumbling voice; and similar cosmetic changes. The demon hunter becomes an outsider.

The demon hunter can drain a demon’s energy to fuel their own powers. They mainly use arcane and fire energy. Shadow energy is rare. No other energies have been confirmed. The demon hunter can channel the chaos energy within them into a melee weapon to increase its powers. In time the demon hunter becomes more proficient in channeling demonic energy into their weapons, and highly skilled demon hunters are adept at this technique. Demon hunters have shown the ability to cover their bodies in a shell of flame. At the pinnacle of evolution, Demon hunters can unleash the demon in them and turn themselves (temporarily) into something more. This is called Metamorphosis.

Demon hunters hone their speed and maneuverability to overcome their foes.[22]


Night elf society shuns demon hunters. Most night elves don't understand the noble sacrifice that demon hunters make; therefore, they make another sacrifice: to be outcasts from their society. Other cultures share the night elves' distrust of demon hunters, and the shadowy individuals are not welcome in cities throughout the Alliance or Horde-controlled lands. Citizens and soldiers may allow a demon hunter to stay at an inn or take a brief rest at a tavern, but they watch them warily and breathe sighs of relief when they leave. These people do not see the demon hunters for the heroes and martyrs they are; they see them as dangerous individuals who consort with dark powers, almost as bad as warlocks. Such ignorance embitters many demon hunters, and most are solitary souls. Some are fortunate enough to find the company of a few individuals who appreciate them, or at least show them little ill will.[22]

Race and initiation

An armored human demon hunter with his eyes intact.[22]

The tradition of the demon hunter arises from night elf history, and almost all demon hunters are night elves. A few blood elves make the pledge as well, seeking revenge for the destruction of their home. Other races can become demon hunters, but such individuals are unheard of. Any member of another race who is willing to make the sacrifices necessary to join the fight against the demonic invaders must find a night elf or blood elf demon hunter to assist him in the initiation ceremonies.[22]

Humans can also be demon hunters.[21] Some of these demon hunters can be found guarding Mount Hyjal with the help of fellow night elf demon hunters.[23] Demon hunters in other races are rare, but some exist.[请求来源]

To become a demon hunter, a hero must find a demon hunter who is willing to lead them through a series of complex rituals. These rituals involve capturing a demon and sacrificing it in order to bind a portion of its spirit inside the hero.[21] As part of the ceremony to become a demon hunter, the initiate burns out his or her eyes with a magic blade to entrap a demonic essence within their body. Most demon hunters then bind their mutilated eyes with strips of cloth. In return for this sacrifice, the demon hunter gains the ability to see the world without vision — creatures are visible as dimly glowing forms against a gray and murky background. Demonic energy blazes like burning pitch in the night; the demon hunter sees and recognizes it easily.[22]

Equipment and weaponry


Though equipment obviously varies from demon hunter to demon hunter, one universal element of the order seems to be the blindfold. Used to conceal the remains of the demon hunters' mutilated eye sockets, the demon hunter blindfold is usually some dark but mundane-looking fabric. Blindfolds are occasionally neglected, perhaps to make the demon hunter appear more frightening and intimidating. A second common occurrence among demon hunters is the tendency for the males among their numbers to be stripped to the waist, which is just one display of the demon hunters' emphasis on the importance of agility and general rejection of heavier armor. Those female demon hunters that have surfaced have been similarly garbed, wearing only the bare minimum of clothing on their upper bodies, sometimes even nothing at all. Demon hunters further tend to wear what appears to be cloth or leather, rarely (if ever) donning plate and mail, favouring greater speed and agility on the battlefield.


To contrast their stark lack of armor and clothing in general, demon hunters seem to typically carry large, curved warglaives, in the style of Illidan Stormrage's own Twin Blades of Azzinoth. Though the exact reason for this tendency isn't well explained, there are several possible reasons. One is that this kind of weapon has simply become a tradition over the years, later demon hunters mimicking the first of their kind. Another is that this style of curved warblades is common among the kind of demons that demon hunters have to kill as part of their basic initiation process. A third explanation is that the dual-bladed nature of their large, curved weapons allows them to deal the most damage with the least amount of effort, allowing them to focus on their agility and speed. A final explanation is that this kind of weapon is somehow easier to magically charge or channel through, though there is nothing that directly suggests this.

Demon hunters also possess a plethora of magical abilities, most notably the ability to metamorphose. Many abilities also tend to vary from demon hunter to demon hunter, possibly derived from the type of demon that they originally partially absorbed.

A demon hunter warblade.

Demon hunter warblades description: These blades appear as a strange cross between a small buckler and a sharp-looking, curved, two-bladed short sword. The demon hunters of the night elves wear these blades while they hunt the minions of the Scourge, the Burning Legion or other dark adversaries worthy of such weaponry. While many of the demon hunters rely on non-magic weapons, eventually most have either one of these double blades or a matching pair.[24]

The use of such weapons tells a lot about the individual wielding them. The inwardly-curving nature of the blades means that the demon hunter must get extremely close to their opponent, literally within what would normally be punching range, in order to get maximum use of the blades. The warblades would be swung in wide arcs at extreme speed, viciously lacerating the foe. More often than not, the warblades will have intricate serrations on the outer edge of the blade near the central buckle, adding yet another facet to the brutal nature of the weapons.


  • Demon hunters as a playable class were considered as early as Wrath of the Lich King. However, it was not until Legion that an expansion arrived with a story and theme which fit the class.[3] Still, even before Legion several demon hunters NPCs and mobs already existed, with different gear and customizations than those playable now. Examples of such old-school demon hunters are Loramus Thalipedes, Altruis the Sufferer, Leotheras the Blind, Alandien and the Demon Hunter Initiates of Karabor. Note that some of them have been updated since, but pictures of their older appearances are still archived on their respective pages.
  • The addition of Telarius Voidstrider as early as Cataclysm could've been an early hint at the coming of playable demon hunters, but Writings of the Dark Herald shows that the story for them might have originally been intended to be different.
  • While death knights had a unique effect to their normal voiceover audio, demon hunters' audio is entirely unique, with new dialogue to fit their status.
  • In previous lore, they were described as dark, shadowy warriors who were shunned by the greater night elf society. Though the mightiest warriors within the night elves' society, they were always maligned and misunderstood for making their selfless pact with darkness.[25] This is no longer true as the novel Illidan revealed that they were created by Illidan on Outland, long after the War of the Ancients. There is only one confirmed instance of a demon hunter that was not directly formed by Illidan, Illysanna Ravencrest, who followed into his footsteps.
  • Playable female Blood Elf Demon Hunters are voiced by Karen Strassman.
  • Playable female Night Elf Demon Hunters are voiced by Arianna Ratner.
  • Female Demon Hunter NPC's are voiced by Kathleen Fisher.





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  1. 先行者:伊利丹
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.blizzgc.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dev Interviews, August 6-7 Hotfixes, Blue Posts, Pet Battle Bonus Event, Legion Art (2015-08-07).
  4. Harbingers
  5. Quest:Illidan's Pupil
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 World of Warcraft: Illidan
  7. Illysanna Ravencrest dungeon journal
  8. Hastily-Scrawled Page
  9. 9.0 9.1 Quest:Enter the Illidari: Shivarra, Lord Illidan Stormrage说: Interesting. Like me, you have an immortal demon soul. You cannot truly die. Instead, your soul will make its way to the Twisting Nether. There, you will wait until you can find a suitable body to inhabit.
  10. Illidan (novel) chapter 9
  11. World of Warcraft: Illidan, ch. 8-9
  12. World of Warcraft: Illidan, pg. 125-127
  13. World of Warcraft: Illidan pg. 123-124
  14. Quest:Opposites Repel
  15. Quest:Inscription of the Body
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olC9LYLttfg Demon Hunter Developer Preview
  17. Quest:Illidari Freedom
  18. 引用错误:无效<ref>标签;未给name属性为Official_Demon_Hunter的引用提供文字
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olC9LYLttfg Demon Hunter Developer Preview
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olC9LYLttfg Demon Hunter Developer Preview
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Alliance & Horde Compendium, 27
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 Alliance Player's Guide, 48-50
  23. Lands of Mystery, 17
  24. Magic & Mayhem, 126
  25. http://classic.battle.net/war3/nightelf/units/demonhunter.shtml

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