Not to be confused with Royal Dreadguard (Ruins of Lordaeron).
HordeRoyal Dreadguard
Image of Royal Dreadguard
Gender Both
Race Forsaken (Humanoid)
Level 50 Elite
Class Warrior
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Undercity
Occupation Dreadguard
Location Undercity

In Stormheim.

Royal Dreadguards are max level elite Forsaken Dreadguards stationed in the Royal Quarter of the Undercity, and act as the personal bodyguards of the Banshee Queen, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner.

They will attack in large swarms if Sylvanas is engaged, and hit hard. Their aggro range is rather wide, and will use ranged attacks against any intruders atop a flying mount in their vicinity.

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

Bodies of several dreadguards were seen during the Battle for the Undercity.

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

They later accompanied Warchief Sylvanas to Stormheim.

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

Later, they appeared in Darkshore, protecting Nathanos Blightcaller and his two Val'kyr before the fury of Tyrande Whisperwind.


  • Hamstring - Inflicts 20% weapon damage to an enemy, reducing its movement speed for 5 sec.
  • Shield Bash - Bashes an enemy with the caster's shield, inflicting 10% weapon damage and interrupting the spell being cast.
  • Strike - Strikes at an enemy, inflicting increased melee damage.
  • Cleave - Inflicts 110% of normal melee damage to an enemy and its nearest ally.
  • Reflective Shield - Reflects the next spell for 6 sec.
  • Shield Slam - Inflicts damage to an enemy, stunning it for 2 sec.
  • Slash - Inflicts Physical damage.
  • Ability warrior shieldbash.png  Shield Bash — Bashes the victim with their shield, inflicting Physical damage.
  • Inv knife 1h cataclysm c 05.png  Wild Slash — Slashes at the target, inflicting Physical damage.

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Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Level increased to 120.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Level increased from 100 to 110.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Level increased from 90 to 100.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Level increased from 85 to 90.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level increased from 80 to 85. All Royal Dread Guards in the Throne Room are pulled when Sylvanas is aggroed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Level increased from 60 to 80.

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