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For the Darkspawn Chronicles companion, see Shriek (thrall).

Shrieks are lithe, clawed darkspawn that specialize in ambushing their prey.


Scholars call these tall, lean darkspawn Sharlocks; however, they are more popularly known as shrieks due to their ear-splitting cries that they emit in battle. Shrieks are feared for their tremendous speed and agility as well as their capacity to stealthily move through enemy ranks. Shrieks serve as the Darkspawn's closest approximation to a traditional Assassin, penetrating well behind enemy lines and tearing their foes apart using the long, jagged blades attached to their forearms. There have even been reports of Shrieks employing a poison mixed from their own tainted blood in their attacks and cunning group tactics when attacking in numbers.

They are the product of elven Broodmothers;[1] hence their pointed ears, agility and physical frailty.


Aeducan Thaig Aeducan Thaig
Caridin's Cross Caridin's Cross
Dead Trenches Dead Trenches
Denerim Denerim
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Abilities & Skills[]

Stealth Stealth
Frenzy Frenzy
Leap Leap
Terrorize Terrorize
Overwhelm Overwhelm

Codex entries[]

Codex entry: Shriek Codex entry: Shriek
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Codex entry: Broodmother Codex entry: Broodmother