Bloodfang pack

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"Bloodfang" redirects here. For the Pet Battle ability, see [Bloodfang]. For the spider, see Bloodfang (Island Expedition). For the tier set, see Bloodfang Armor.
AllianceBloodfang pack
Main leader  Packleader Ivar Bloodfang
Race(s) WorgenWorgen Worgen
Capital Shadowfang Keep
  Formerly Fenris Keep
Other major settlements Purgation Isle
Theater of operations Silverpine Forest; Gilneas; Hillsbrad Foothills
Affiliation Kingdom of Gilneas,[1] Alliance[2]
  Formerly Wolf Cult, Independent
Status Active

Crowley is a disgrace to our kind for giving in to the Forsaken. My pack will show them the true face of the worgen and the relentless fury that comes with our presence!”

Packleader Ivar Bloodfang[3]

The Bloodfang Pack[4] are a group of feral worgen that attacked Gilneas City sometime prior to the Forsaken invasion of Gilneas.[5] While initially hostile to the Gilneans, a pact formed between Darius Crowley of the Gilneas Liberation Front and Ivar Bloodfang, leader of the Bloodfang worgen of Silverpine Forest,[2] paved the way for the pack to ultimately join the Alliance.

Spymaster Mathias Shaw notes that while the Bloodfang worgen are allies with the Alliance, they are so close to feral that he advises his spies to not let their guard down around them.[6]


The Bloodfang worgen claimed to have been in Silverpine prior to the arrival of the Gilneas Liberation Front. According to statements from Ivar Bloodfang, they hold resentment towards Gilneas, specifically Greymane, for having abandoned them and having left them to die beyond the Greymane Wall.[7] They were part of Alpha Prime's Wolf Cult under Arugal, as all worgen in Silverpine were. It is unknown whether or not the Bloodfang were a pack of their own or were created after the destruction of the Moonrage and Shadowfang packs.


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King Genn Greymane and the Gilnean forces fighting the Bloodfang pack in Curse of the Worgen.

When the Wolf Cult's attack upon Gilneas first occurred, it was Bloodfang's worgen that led the charge. They swarmed the streets of Gilneas City; turning many into Afflicted Gilneans, including Josiah Avery who turned and bit an adventurer who would become one of Gilneas' champions.[8] After the Merchant Square and Military District were overwhelmed by the Bloodfang pack, Lord Darius Crowley and his Northgate rebels accepted a suicide mission to attract as many of them as possible to the Cathedral Quarter, in order to secure the evacuation of the Gilnean citizens to Duskhaven.[9] Under Crowley's orders, his men brought their cannons to protect Light's Dawn Cathedral's entrance, and when enough Bloodfang worgen were lured, the rebels slaughtered them until they ran out of ammunition and retreated in the building.[10] They were eventually overwhelmed by the beasts and became worgen themselves.[11]

One day after the attack, the capital was reported to be totally under the control of the Wolf Cult, but the bloodthirsty beasts and their leader remained inside for unknown reasons.[12] Following the death of Alpha Prime in the Blackwald,[13] Ivar was seen as the alpha by the ferals of Silverpine,[14] while Sylvanas Windrunner's forces took control of Gilneas City.

After witnessing the Forsaken's cruelty to their kind, the pack later joined forces with Darius Crowley and his Gilneas Liberation Front against the Horde in Silverpine Forest.[15] He and Crowley later launched a mass of sneak attacks and ambushes on Sylvanas' forces, at one point even killing part of her elite guard and almost killing the Horde adventurer along with them.[16] Ivar was also present alongside Darius Crowley when meeting with the Refugee Leadership. He and his pack later aided Crowley in distributing blood to the rest of the humans who had accepted the pact, turning them into Hillsbrad Worgen, and the Forsaken believed them to have made their blood offering to every surviving human in Lordaeron.[17]

Members of the Bloodfang pack could also be seen among the ranks of the Gilneas Liberation Front, such as the Bloodfang Scouts and Bloodfang Berserkers. They managed to sabotage the orcish Warchief's fleet that came to help the Forsaken[18] and ambushed the undead across the Silverpine Forest.[19] At some point, they aided with establishing the Gilneas Liberation Front Base Camp.[20] After Sylvanas Windrunner captured Lorna Crowley, and used her as a bargaining chip in securing Crowley's surrender, the Bloodfang pack retreated from Silverpine to the contested areas of Gilneas.[2]

Despite Ivar's original apprehension about joining forces with Gilneas, the Bloodfang still assisted the Alliance even after the order was given to abandon and retreat from Silverpine Forest.[2] The Bloodfang pack later continued to oppose the Forsaken in Hillsbrad Foothills where they have allied with the Stormpike Guard. Both sides jointly claimed Purgation Isle and attacked the Forsaken stationed at the Ruins of Southshore.[21][22]

Following the Stormpike Apocalypse, Ivar was encountered in Shadowfang Keep where he directed his worgen and the Alliance adventurers in hunting the traitorous Lord Godfrey and his underlings, Baron Ashbury[3] and Lord Walden.[23] Once in front of Godfrey's chamber, Ivar was surprised to find the door closed since his pack should have already taken care of the traitor. During the battle, Godfrey mockingly revealed that he had slaughtered all the worgen sent to kill him. After the victory, Ivar thought to use Shadowfang Keep as a home for his pack, though they tend to prefer more natural habitats, but ultimately decided to leave it as a reminder of Godfrey's betrayal and of the Bloodfang warriors that died here in battle.[24]

Battle for Azeroth

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Ivar leading his packmembers in Darkshore.

During the Fourth War, the Bloodfang Pack lent forth Bloodfang Stalkers to aid with the Alliance war effort in the name of Gilneas. After Alliance champions defeated Deathstalker Hayward, the pack re-mobilized back into Silverpine Forest and claimed Fenris Isle.[25] Consequently, the Horde proceeded to distract the Bloodfang forces, encountering Ivar, in order to allow their refugees to escape Tirisfal across the lake.[26]

During the Battle for Darkshore, Packleader Ivar Bloodfang traveled to Darkshore with some of his pack, aiding once again Gilneas and the kaldorei to fight the Forsaken.

Exploring Azeroth

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Following the Fourth War, Mathias Shaw and Flynn Fairwind embarked on their journey to explore Azeroth as well as catalog the locations of various artifacts, and eventually visited Silverpine Forest. Shaw noted his main contact in the area as Packleader Ivar Bloodfang, stating that the packleader was his contact within Shadowfang Keep. The pack had apparently claimed it, alongside Fenris Isle, and had taken most of the artifacts within the Shadowfang to Fenris Keep to be guarded closely.[6]


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A few years later, Fenris Isle and its keep had been claimed by the Scarlet Crusade, who used it as their base operations during their attack on the Ruins of Lordaeron.[27] Although they were defeated and driven out by the Forsaken, it is unknown what happened to the Bloodfang and the artifacts they kept on the isle. The members of the pack were also not present during the Reclamation of Gilneas.


Ivar Bloodfang, packleader of the Bloodfang.




  • Despite attacking Gilneas itself, the Bloodfang seem to harbor some loyalty to the kingdom. They share the traditional worgen click quotes, including Ivar himself. They deploy to Darkshore alongside the other Gilnean forces, despite having little reason to do so outside of killing Forsaken. They also, somewhat ironically, hold a strong loathing for traitors; especially Lord Godfrey. Multiple times, Ivar Bloodfang makes note of his desire to kill Godfrey, Baron Ashbury, and Lord Walden for being traitors; using the word as an insult repeatedly and making reference to their betrayal of Gilneas.[28][29]
    • As many of the Bloodfang worgen would have originally been Gilnean, it's possible that, similar to Darius Crowley, they held disdain more for the isolationist policies, rather than the actual nation itself.


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