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AllianceGeneral Hammond Clay
Image of General Hammond Clay
Title <High Commander of Stormwind Defense>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Class Warrior
Affiliation(s) Stormwind, Stormwind City Guard, Stormwind Army
Occupation General of Stormwind, High Commander of Stormwind Defense
Location Various
Status Alive

General Hammond Clay is the successor of the late General Marcus Jonathan as commander of the defense of Stormwind City, following Jonathan's death during the Attack on Theramore Isle. He can be found at the end of the Valley of Heroes, in front of the statue of Turalyon.

He also shows up with High Sorcerer Andromath and Maginor Dumas to arrest Hogger, as did his predecessor.


Mists of Pandaria[]

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

When pandaren adventurers entered Stormwind for the first time, Hammond welcomed them. After Aysa Cloudsinger asked for an audience with their "emperor" to join the Alliance, he corrected her by mentioning that they would meet King Varian Wrynn at Stormwind Keep. As they left, he noticed Jojo Ironbrow's pillar and ordered them to behave well.[1]


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, when the city was under lockdown because of the infiltration from the Veiled Hand, Hammond organized the soldiers on the bridge, inspected the smoke explosion in Trade District and ultimately guarded the entrance of Stormwind Keep.[2]

Battle for Azeroth[]

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

At the time of the Fourth War, he participated in the Battle for Lordaeron, escorting the adventurer through the Lion's Wake toward the Ruins of Lordaeron.[3] Later, he was encountered by Horde champions that attacked an Alliance host marching from Stromgarde towards the ruins of Durnholde Keep.[4]


Dragonflight This section concerns content related to Dragonflight.

After thwarting the rebellion of Duncon Ratsbon and the Defias Brotherhood, Hammond promoted the Stormwind champion into a Lionguard and bestowed them with new armor.[5]


Location Level range Reaction Notes
Valley of Heroes, Stormwind City[69, 83]VZ-Stormwind CityBlip & Forest's Edge, Elwynn Forest 1-70 Elite Alliance Horde
Valley of Heroes, Trade District & Stormwind Keep, Stormwind City 10-45 Elite Alliance Horde During B Rogue [10-45] The Unseen Blade.
Lion's Wake, Tirisfal Glades 10-50 Elite Alliance During the Battle for Lordaeron.


  • Ability warrior charge Charge — Charges an enemy, inflicting normal damage plus a bonus.
  • Ability warrior rallyingcry Commanding Shout — Increases maximum health of all party members within 20 yards by 10%. Lasts 2 min.
  • Ability warrior shockwave Shockwave — Sends a wave of force in front of the warrior, causing damage and stunning all enemy targets within 10 yards in a frontal cone for 4 sec.
  • Ability warrior sunder Sunder Armor — Hacks at an enemy's armor, reducing it per application of Sunder Armor. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 20 sec.
  • Spell nature thunderclap Thunderclap — Inflicts Nature damage to nearby enemies, increasing the time between their attacks and slowing their movement speed for 6 sec.


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Main articles: Joining the Alliance#Notes, The Battle for Lordaeron (Alliance)#The Third Fleet, Go with Honor, Friend#Notes
Greetings, citizen.


  • He /salutes back.


This section includes speculation on characters that might be related, usually because they may share a last name. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

He may be related to Eula Clay.

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Preceded by:
Marcus Jonathan
General of Stormwind and High Commander of Stormwind Defense
Succeeded by: