Except for the obvious differences (lack of skin, hair, a working circulatory system, etc.) the undead army are very much like any living human army. They have military ranks, a chain of command, and a set of marching orders. The bulk of the army is made up of once-live humans. However, there are tales that when this force marches into battle, the animated skeleton of a once-grand dragon marches with it.
There is much speculation about the undead of Tyria and what their goals might be. Many believe that they are the remnants of Orr, those lost souls who were so disturbed by the destruction of their home in the Cataclysm that they refuse to pass into the next life. Others believe there is a more sinister force motivating these creatures, a malevolent being who has raised the resting dead to do his bidding. Some even say this mysterious leader is a powerful lich lord who rules them all from behind the front lines. But most of this is just campfire tales and barroom gossip, for there is no one who lives today who can claim to have seen this creature in the flesh (so to speak).
Known Sub-Types[edit | edit source]
The undead army includes every creature in the skeleton, zombie, and awakened families, as well as a number of creatures from the ghost / phantom / wraith family and one creature from the elemental family.
Hard mode levels are in brackets
|Bone Fiend||1..18||Animate Bone Fiend||ranged attack|
|Bone Horror||1..18||Animate Bone Horror
Aura of the Lich1
|Bone Minion||0..13||Animate Bone Minions||one corpse produces 2 minions|
|Celestial Horror||25||Star Servant||summoned rather than animated|
party members gain 25 health and 3 energy each time it hits
|Flesh Golem3||3..26||Animate Flesh Golem||leaves an exploitable corpse|
|Shambling Horror||1..18||Animate Shambling Horror||creates a Jagged Horror when it dies|
|Jagged Horror||0..16||Animate Shambling Horror2
|attacks inflict bleeding|
|Vampiric Horror||1..18||Animate Vampiric Horror||whenever it deals damage, it heals its controller for an equal amount of health|
|Minion of Zoldark||20||Animate Undead||only usable by Zoldark the Unholy|
- This skill creates one minion, plus one more for each corpse within earshot.
- These skills create minions upon the death of the target creature rather than creating them immediately.
- This minion is a fleshy creature.
For a listing of known types of undead units see Category:Undead.