This article is about the Maldraxxi creatures. For the Scourge faction found in Icecrown, see Boneguard (Scourge).
Boneguards are a type of powerful, skeletal Maldraxxi construct. Summoning one of these beings requires a large amount of anima. Successfully summoning one and defeating it is the test of the House of Rituals for the ritualist's mantle. As evidenced by Mortanis, powerful necromancers can undergo a ritual to transform themselves into a boneguard.