Snarl Backdraft

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Snarl Backdraft is a charr centurion of the Ash Legion. Snarl was raised in Lion's Arch and is described as highly charismatic. His skill seems to be a cut above average, since the founder of the Vigil, General Almorra Soulkeeper, seems personally interested in his recruitment, mentioning she's been trying to win him for the Vigil for quite some time.[1]

Although the player gets to rescue his warband during a story instance, its name is never given.


Early years[edit]

Snarl was raised in Lion's Arch, and he grew an intense loyalty to it while he lived there. Sometime later, he returned to charr lands and climbed up to the rank of legionnaire in the Ash Legion.[2]. At some point, he also attracted the attention of General Almorra Soulkeeper who took interest in his recruitment into the Vigil.

Personal story[edit]

As a member of the Ash Legion, he was placed in charge of working with the Iron Legion for use of the Ghostbore Musket to alter them into turrets, placing him in competition with Galina Edgecrusher who was assigned by the Blood Legion to utilize the Ghostbore Musket technology with cannons.

Later on, Snarl's warband was put in more cooperative missions with Galina's warband, such as an assault on the Flame Legion camp in Sunken Halls of Clarent where they assassinated Exaerix Infernus with the help of a Vigil Warmaster and Trahearne. During that mission, Snarl and Galina were recruited by the Vigil to assist in retaking Claw Island, where they brought their modified Ghostbore Musket technology in a bet to see which of the two could tally more kills. Later on, they assisted the Pact with their expertise on Ghostbore technology that proved to be highly effective against the Risen.

In Orr, he joined a group consisting of Agent Zrii, Explorer Hekja, and Galina, aiming to defeat a Mouth of Zhaitan. Hekja began scouting out the estate of Lord Kitah where the Mouth was hiding and disappeared, corrupted. Afterwards, the Pact Commander arrived and either prevented new artifacts from reaching the Mouth, or went directly into the estate, killing the Mouth and Hekja.

Soon, after the death of the Elder Dragon of Shadow and Death, Zhaitan, he appeared at Fort Trinity where he mentioned to the Pact Commander that Galina was in love with him, and added that she was surprisingly subtle about it.

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

Sometime after Zhaitan's demise, he was promoted to the rank of centurion and in 1333 AE, he arrived in Drizzlewood Coast to battle the Dominion forces of rogue imperator Bangar Ruinbringer along with Galina. There, he encountered the Pact Commander and tribune Rytlock Brimstone who were directed to him and Galina to ask how to help turn the tide in the civil war.

During the meeting, Snarl explained that morale was low, forces were spread thin, and that they were having difficulty getting supplies to the United Legions Base Camp. After the Commander and Rytlock had assisted with these tasks, he sent them off to repair Listening Devices and decode charr trail signs. They then performed these tasks and Snarl mentioned potentially naming a cub after the Commander.


Shiverpeak Mountains

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]


Before completing Shoulder to Shoulder
Hey there, Commander. I'd be keen to talk, but I know you're here on business. We'll jaw later.
Talk end option tango.pngRight. We'll talk soon.
After completing Shoulder to Shoulder
Stay alive, Commander. After all you've done for us, I thought we might name our first cub after you. I'd hate for it to be a posthumous thing.
Talk end option tango.pngI have a feeling that Galina will have something to say about that.

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Drop Bandage. Drop Bandage. - Drop a pack of bandages that provides a little healing.
  • Rapid Fire Rapid Fire - Blast your foe with rapid fire from your pistol.
  • Thumper Turret Thumper Turret - Turret. Build a high-health thumper turret that damages nearby foes. This turret overcharges when it is first placed.
  • Venomous Knife Venomous Knife - Stealth Attack. Throw a knife, bleeding and poisoning your target.


  1. ^ Killing Fields General Almorra Soulkeeper: I also know two fine charr soldiers that I've been trying to recruit for years—Snarl and Galina. They'd be a tremendous help.
  2. ^ Defense Contract Snarl Backdraft: Claw Island? No! I was raised in Lion's Arch. There's no way I'm letting the city fall.