Dragon champion

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Lieutenants are hand-picked by the dragons. They're not mindless drones, but intelligent killers, and have the power to corrupt living beings.

Arcanist Fenn

Champions, sometimes referred to as lieutenants, are created or corrupted by the Elder Dragons to lead their armies and to reinforce their minions. Dragon champions are of themselves extremely powerful, but they also tap into the inexhaustible power of their masters. An Elder Dragon may have multiple champions at any given time,[1] with the champions' shapes ranging anywhere from draconic to humanoid. The difference between a champion and other dragon minions is that champions are imbued with a much greater amount of the Elder Dragons' will and magic, and possess an intellect of their own with which they act according to their master's wishes.[2][3] Champions are also capable of spreading corruption much faster than lesser minions or even swarms of minions.

The more powerful champions also seem to play a role in the awakening of the Elder Dragons, Primordus's awakening having been heralded by the Great Destroyer and delayed by fifty years upon that champion's defeat. In this context, these champions are known as heralds. The Elder Dragons use the champions to gather magical energy for their awakening by assimilating more beings into the Elder Dragons' armies.[1]

Occasionally, dragon champions are not referred to as individuals but rather a rank in the Elder Dragons' forces. For example, the Claw of Jormag is not a single individual but a rank of champion whose objective is to harry kodan refugees coming from the north.

List of confirmed dragon champions[edit]

Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Guild Wars 2.

Jormag (Icebrood)[edit]

Kralkatorrik (Branded)[edit]

Mordremoth (Mordrem)[edit]

Primordus (Destroyer)[edit]

Zhaitan (Risen)[edit]



  1. ^ a b c Stéphane Lo Presti and Jeff Grubb, GuildWars2Guru.com; links broke - image of posts: [1] [2] [3] [4]
  2. ^ Magic Sucks
    Trahearne: I would be surprised if Zhaitan even bothers with controlling its lesser minions. They do nothing but destroy. [...]
    Trahearne: These seem to be more powerful. They also hold a larger quantity of magic. More of Zhaitan's will, perhaps? [...]
    Trahearne: Indeed, these creatures are acting with more self-will! Zhaitan's infused them with tremendous energy. See how the weapon affects them!
  3. ^ Ree Soesbee on Wartower.de interview, Youtube.com (video inactive)