The Risen are the undead minions of the Elder Dragon Zhaitan. They consist mostly of the humans of Orr and corsairs, but have many of the species of Tyria within their ranks as well. Most of the Risen army are nigh-mindless berserkers, possessing only a fraction of the dragon's willpower. They are often directed by more powerful creatures, such as the many dragon champions of Zhaitan, who act with much more self-will, determination and strategy.
Some of the Risen employed by Zhaitan are highly specialized, ranging from undercover scouts to abomination-constructing chirurgeons to its top lieutenants; the Eyes and Mouths of Zhaitan, which it uses to spy and prey on magical artifacts.
- Risen enemies can drop any of the eight Fine crafting materials, the tier dropped depending on their level.