"May the archangels protect us."
Archangels are angels of elevated power and/or status.
"Like musical notes in a grand chorus, angels are the manifestation of the Arch’s intrinsic harmony. The purest expressions of this harmony were my brethren, the archangels."
Visually, archangels appear with more wings and stand more powerful than their normal kin and have been seen to wear far more intricate and individualized armor. Their armor is a manifestation of their own spirit. The weapon of an archangel was the only means by which the Worldstone could be cloven.
Archangels believe in fate, or destiny—the sense that all things are "written" and therefore knowable.
- Auriel, Archangel of Hope
- Imperius, Archangel of Valor
- Itherael, Archangel of Fate
- Malthael, Archangel of Wisdom (became the Angel of Death, killed in the Pandemonium Fortress)
- Tyrael, Archangel of Justice (now the mortal Aspect of Wisdom, stripped of archangel status by the Council)