|“||Pain... Agony.... My hatred burns through the cavernous deeps. The world heaves with my torment. Its wretched kingdoms quake beneath my rage... But at last... The whole of Azeroth will break... ...And all will burn beneath the shadow of my wings...||„|
Deathwing the Destroyer, formerly known as Neltharion the Earth-Warder, was one of the five Dragon Aspects and leader of the black dragonflight.
Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. However, driven mad by the Old Gods, he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients. Among both mortals and dragons, his name became one whispered with a feeling of fear and contempt.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 6-B
Name: Deathwing the Destroyer, formerly: Neltharion the Earth Warder
Classification: Dragon Aspect
Age: More than 16,000 years old
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Immortality (Types 1 and 2), Earth Manipulation Magic, Fire Manipulation, Telepathy, Status Effect Inducement, Possession, Can Summon lesser Dragons to his side to aid him in combat, Resistance to Low-level Magic, Can attack souls, Can ignore Intangibility, Shapeshifting
Attack Potency: Large Country level (The Shattering caused by Deathwing's return to Azeroth caused untold destruction across portions of the continents of Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms)
Lifting Strength: Unknown. Likely at least Class T (His awakening reshaped Azeroth)
Striking Strength: Large Country class (Can easily shake entire continents and cause massive natural disasters)
Durability: Large Country level (Tanked attacks from the other Dragon Aspects, including Alexstraza)
Stamina: Extremely high (Was only felled by a massive raid of the finest Adventurers, but even then he was gravely wounded by the other Dragon Aspects at the time)
Range: Several dozen meters due to his sheer size. Several hundred meters with fire breath and magic. Multi-continental with the use of his Aspect
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Deathwing is ruthless, cruel, and cunning, using every resource he has at his disposal with no regard for the lives of others. In the past, he has enslaved his arch nemesis and rival, Alexstraza, to the Horde in order to remove her as an obstacle for many years and helped conduct countless experiments on his fellow Dragons in order to generate a twisted army under his command. In addition, he has an innumerable number of years of experience in combat as a Dragon Aspect, allowing to duel armies of Azeroth's strongest Adventurers even with the assistance of the Dragon Aspects.
Weaknesses: Deathwing is rather overconfident and completely insane