Maloriak HS.jpg
Faction/Affiliation Nefarian (Old Gods' forces), Iron Horde
Character classes Alchemist, Mage
Racial capital Blackwing Descent (presumed)
Racial leader(s) IconSmall UndeadNefarian.gif Nefarian †
Homeworld Azeroth
Language(s) Draconic, Common

A dragonman is a type of dragonkin. Maloriak was a human kidnapped by Nefarian and fused with the corpse of a dragonspawn. The result was a bumbling minion who possessed only a dull of his former intelligence.[1] Failed fusions are called aberrations and can be found in the Fleshrender's Workshop. Several of them appear as enemies in Island Expeditions, accompanying the black dragonflight.




  • The name dragonman comes from their model file names.
  • At BlizzCon 2010, it was mentioned in an offhand comment that something called a "dragonman" was based on unused concept art for a scrapped idea for a playable race. It may have been these dragonmen.
  • The Art of World of Warcraft contains concept art for creatures called dragonmen, without horns.[2] They may have inspired the Cataclysm dragonmen.
  • Dragonmen use the playable worgen skeleton.
  • The dragonmen aberrations use the plague eruptor skeleton. They are known as dragonman hulk in the game files.


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It appears that the fusion process was a failed experiment by Nefarian to create loyal minions with their original intellect. It might also have been an attempt by Nefarian to recreate the dracthyr.