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Heroes Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight
Lich minimap icon.png Lich
Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern
Races Dragons
Characters Slyrak
Items Siltbreaker Precious Egg icon.png Precious Egg
Texts Eldwurm Eddas

The Eldwurms (also known as eldwyrms, elderwurms, grand dragons) are old, wise, and powerful dragons in Dota 2's lore.

The Eldwurms' Roost[]

Auroth often mentions a place where the Eldwurms congregate to roost. This roost is a vantage point, since Auroth was able to see the Ancients' battlefield from this roost.[1][2][3][4]


The Eldwurms are defined by their age and knowledge rather than their common physical characteristics since it seems that any species of Dragon can be an Eldwurm if they fulfill the requirements of being old and wise. Hence, they are an intellectual class of dragons rather than a species or strain of dragon.


The Eldwurm Eddas[]

For full information on this ancient dragon literature, see the Eldwurm Eddas

Written by not just one Eldwurm but any of them, the somewhat open-ended Eldwurm Eddas (a.k.a. Eldwurm's Edda, Eldwurms' sagas, etc.) is a massive poem, like an edda or saga, that recounts the colorful history of the Eldwurms, as well as any other wonders and terrors of the world that its authors might record.[5]

The Elder Myth[]

For full information on this ancient and mysterious myth, see the Elder Myth

The Elder Myth is, well, an ancient myth. Not much is said about its contents. It has something to do with Auroth for some reason. The only thing currently known about the Elder Myth is that if one will petition two dragons for their thoughts on it, it may result in receiving five replies.[6]

Resisting Death[]

In their search for knowledge, ancient eldwurms have learned techniques for staving off death itself.[7]

Notable Eldwurms[]

It would seem that most of the Eldwurms are dead, according to most of the responses that mention them.


Slyrak is a massive and powerful Eldwurm who possesses many centuries of wisdom. He is best known for transferring his strength and wisdom to this Dragon Knight minimap icon.png Dragon Knight,[8] the latter of which has been merged with Sir Davion's valor alongside the other Eldwurms' wisdom, both of which are now the source of his nobility.[9]

  • Davion (and maybe Slyrak) wishes to those that he has slain to be ushered to their final resting place by the Eldwurms.[10]
  • A somewhat similar fate shall happen to him when he dies, as he joins the Eldwurms in death, implying that these sage dragons have already crossed the veil long ago.[11]
  • During battle, Davion (and maybe Slyrak) will invoke or swear upon the "honor of the ancients". It's uncertain if these "ancients" refer to the Eldwurms or something else.[12]

Auroth the Winter Wyvern minimap icon.png Winter Wyvern is yet another Eldwurm, but she is actually the last Eldwurm left, not counting Slyrak who partially exists in this world.[13] As such, she's the last keeper of the Eldwurm's Edda[14] and perhaps the oldest Eldwurm in existence.[15]

  • She claims to be a "Maidenwurm" before she became an Eldwurm, further proving that the Eldwurms aren't a race or species of dragons, but rather a status that can be achieved by dragons, akin to a draconic version of a druid, sage, or philosopher.[16]


It's implied that Vyxia is an eldwyrm because of her "grand dragon" title,[17] a title that was also used to refer to another dragon of large proportions who's implied to be Slyrak himself, judging by the evidence.[18] Seeing how all that remains of Vyxia is a sword in Sir Davion's possession that's made from her scales, teeth, and fiery blood, she is most likely dead.



It seems that the Lich minimap icon.png Lich is ill-disposed to the two remaining Eldwurms. He seeks to battle and perhaps kill Slyrak[19] and he has done something wrong to Auroth that has shocked the Netherdrake Viper minimap icon.png Viper, implying some sort of backstabbery.[20] His wrongdoing against Auroth may have taken place after he warmed up to her in Artifact.[21][22][23][24]


  1. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ I saw this field from where the Eldwurms roost and knew one day it would cool beneath my shadow.
  2. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ From the roost of winter.
  3. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ So far from my roost!
  4. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ Back to the roost well rested.
  5. Winter Wyvern's biography.
  6. Portents of the Elder Myth description.
  7. Precious Egg description.
  8. Dragon Knight's biography.
  9. Dragon Knight response: ▶️ ▶️ The wisdom of the Eldwurms, fused with the valor of the ageless knight: this is the source of my nobility.
  10. Dragon Knight response: ▶️ ▶️ May the eldwyrms carry you to rest.
  11. Dragon Knight response: ▶️ ▶️ I join the Eldwurms.
  12. Dragon Knight response: ▶️ ▶️ By the honor of the ancients.
  13. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ The last of the Eldwurms!
  14. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ Who will keep the Eldwurm's Edda now?
  15. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ I'm not just an Eldwurm, I'm the eldest wurm!
  16. Winter Wyvern response: ▶️ I'm an Eldwurm now, but I was once a Maidenwurm.
  17. Dragonblood Ravager description.
  18. Chronicle of Thesos: A Folk of the Keens lore.
  19. Dota Underlords - Lich response: Slyrak, long have I waited for this moment!
  20. Dota Underlords - Viper response: What have you done to Auroth, Lich?
  21. Artifact - Lich response: It is with greatest pleasure that I bathe in your black shadow, Auroth.
  22. Artifact - Lich response: I've read your books, Wyvern. They were fascinating.
  23. Artifact - Winter Wyvern response: Don't get the wrong idea, Lich. Ours is a professional relationship.
  24. Artifact - Winter Wyvern response: I tire of your advances, Lich.