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

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


Shrieks were originally known as Sharlocks; however, in time the colloquialism they acquired from their screeching cry, "Shriek" came to supplant their original name. 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
Cadash Thaig Cadash Thaig
Deep Roads Deep Roads

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