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MobHiram Creed
Image of Hiram Creed
Title <Warlord of the Blackhowl>
Gender Male
Race Drakonid (Dragonkin)
Level 35 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Blackhowl, Black dragonflight, Old Gods' forces (de facto)
Supposedly: Gilneas, Alliance
Location Stoneward Prison, Gilneas City, Ruins of Gilneas
Status Deceased (lore),
Killable Cataclysm

Lord Hiram Creed was a black drakonid who disguises themselves as an affluent Gilnean noble. Creed manipulated a group of Gilnean humans and worgen named the Blackhowl who occupied Gilneas City, and secretly infected them with his own draconic blood, which made them stronger but also unwittingly slowly turned them into his unwilling servants. The Blackhowl had apparently repelled numerous Forsaken assaults, as seen in the courtyard of the Stoneward Prison where Creed resided, which was littered with Forsaken corpses.

Black Prince Wrathion sent his rogue champion who sought to earn his favor to assassinate Creed in his crusade to eliminate all corrupted black dragons on Azeroth.[1] With his death, it is unknown what the fate of the Blackhowl group is.


  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness Consuming Darkness — Hurls a ball of dark energy, inflicting shadow damage and creating a zone of consuming darkness on the ground.
  • Spell shadow charm Blackhowl's Will — Deals 18500 to 21500 Shadow damage and drains all energy.
  • Spell shadow deathsembrace Blackhowl's Rage — You have hid from Lord Hiram Creed in battle, sending him into a rage, increasing all damage dealt by 100% for 10 sec.
  • Spell fire twilightflamebreath Shadow Breath — Deals 13875 to 16125 Shadow damage.


Hiram Creed Drakonid

Hiram Creed in his drakonid form

Lord Hiram Creed says: An assassin, eh? Who sent you? Speak, or I will carve the answer from your skull!
75% Health
Lord Hiram Creed says: I tire of this disguise. Now we finish this!
Lord Hiram Creed says: Who... ordered... this?

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Wrathion and his followers claimed that the Gilneans had no clue of their subversion, so at the time they might've been fighting for the Alliance. However Creed later turned them all into his loyal servants with his draconic blood, and they were also hostile to Alliance rogues sent to kill Creed. Creed also fought the Forsaken within Gilneas. It thus seems that Creed sought to take Gilneas for himself or his flight, turning its inhabitants into his unwilling servants.

Given that Creed holds enough prestige to lead a force into Gilneas City without question and his affluency was not questioned by his followers, he was likely masquerading as a nobleman for a long time to build up that trust, or he has impersonated an actual nobleman.

Patch changes[]


  1. ^ N Rogue [35] Assassinate Creed

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