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Greymane, the Lord of the Worgen, is a ranged (human form) and melee (worgen form) assassin hero from the Warcraft universe. In light of the many tragedies that befell the people of Gilneas, Genn Greymane embraces his inner beast. He employs his bestial fervor and human tenacity in tandem to ensure the safety of the Alliance, rather than succumbing to the worgen curse.[1]


"Gilneas will rise again!"

Basic Info
Title Lord of the Worgen
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Release Date January 12, 2016
Data Page
Greymane (Human)
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1876
Health Regen 3.9062
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 140
Data Page
Greymane (Worgen)
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1876
Health Regen 3.9062
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 10
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 1.25
Attack Damage 196
Data Page

Greymane is a high damage assassin who wears down enemies from afar and dives in for the kill.

Greymane's ability to quickly shapeshift between human and worgen forms makes him a versatile and formidable threat in any combat situation. Whether firing from behind the lines of battle, dousing enemies in explosive Gilnean Cocktails, or pouncing fang-first into battle, the Lord of the Worgen will do what is necessary to protect all he holds dear. Those who threaten Greymane or his people would do well to fear the shadows, for they will undoubtedly meet their end at the vicious claws within.[1]


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Years of hardship and personal loss have not broken Genn Greymane; they have shaped him into a ferocious warrior, a cunning statesman, and a loyal ally.

After Genn Greymane became king of Gilneas, he pursued a doctrine of isolationism. He refused to join the Alliance, and he even built the colossal Greymane Wall to close off his nation from the rest of the world. In his hubris, he believed Gilneas could handle any threat that came its way, without the help of outsiders.

Everything changed when a horrifying curse engulfed his nation. The affliction transformed many Gilneans—including Greymane—into bloodthirsty wolf-beasts known as worgen. As the curse continued to spread, Sylvanas Windrunner and her undead Forsaken invaded Greymane's weakened kingdom. A large number of brave Gilneans lost their lives defending their nation... even the king's son, Prince Liam. Hardship after hardship befell Greymane and his people, until they were forced to flee their home and find refuge with the Alliance.

A lesser king would have crumbled in the face of these tragedies. Greymane did not. In the years since Gilneas's fall, he has become one of the Alliance's fiercest supporters. He has also learned to control the worgen curse in his blood and use it as a weapon. Though Greymane dreams of reclaiming Gilneas, he will first focus his efforts on securing peace for the Alliance. He and his people are prepared to fight with sword and fang against anything that endangers the Alliance, whether it is the Burning Legion or Sylvanas and her Forsaken.


Greymane is an ranged Assassin that can switch between his Human form (with ranged oriented attacks) and his Worgen form (capable of dealing powerful melee attacks). Each form has their own set of Abilities, granting Greymane versatility in terms of combat and how to engage opponents. Properly using Greymane's alternate forms is absolutely key to his mastering. For general Hero combat, one should associate the Human form with lower, safer damage. The Worgen form should be reserved for situations where burst damage is needed and relatively safe to carry out.



  • Offers zero utility beyond raw damage
  • Low survivability albeit having a reasonably-sized Health pool
  • Vulnerable to crowd control and blinds
  • Absolutely no access self-sustain
  • Lack of sustained damage in extended teamfights, specially if he cannot maintain Inner Beast.


Curse of the Worgen (Trait)
Use certain Abilities to shapeshift between a Human and a Worgen. While Human, your Basic Attack is ranged. While Worgen, your Basic Attack is melee but deals 40% more damage and you gain 10 Armor, taking 10% less damage.
  • Successfully mounting in the Worgen form shapeshifts you into Human.
  • Any shapeshift places Darkflight and Disengage on full cooldown.
Razor Swipe
30 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Swipe towards the area in front of you for 126 (+4% per level) damage.
Human Form: Gilnean Cocktail
  • Usable only in Worgen form.
  • Razor Swipe can move through units.
Gilnean Cocktail
55 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Hurl a flask that deals 55 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy hit and explodes for 220 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a cone behind them.
Worgen Form: Razor Swipe
  • Usable only in Human form.
Inner Beast
70 Mana Cooldown: 20 seconds
Gain 50% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Basic Attacks refresh this duration, and reduce the cooldown of Inner Beast by 0.5 seconds.
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Roll away and shapeshift into a Human.
Human Form: Darkflight
  • Usable only in Worgen form.
  • Shares cooldown with Darkflight.
10 Mana Cooldown: 5 seconds
Shapeshift into a Worgen and leap at an enemy dealing 88 (+4% per level) damage.
Worgen Form: Disengage
  • Usable only in Human form.
  • Shares cooldown with Disengage.
Go for the Throat
90 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
Leap at an enemy Hero and shapeshift into a Worgen, slashing for 355 (+4% per level) total damage. If this kills them, the Ability can be used a second time within 10 seconds for free.
  • Enemy heroes with enough low HP to be killed by using this ability are indicated by a red skull above them if the ability is not on cooldown.
  • Greymane is Unstoppable for the leap duration.
Cursed Bullet
50 Mana Cooldown: 30 seconds
Greymane shapeshifts into a Human and fires a bullet that hits the first enemy Hero in its path, dealing 35% of their current Health in damage. Does not affect Vehicles.


While Inner Beast is active, each Basic Attack lowers its cooldown by 1 seconds.
Perfect Aim
Increases Gilnean Cocktail's range by 30% and refunds 35 Mana if it hits an enemy Hero.
Increases Inner Beast's duration to 4 seconds, and causes Ability damage to also refresh its duration.
Thick Skin
Using Darkflight grants 50 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks while in Worgen Form, reducing the damage taken by 50%
Eyes in the Dark
Disengage grants Stealth for 3 seconds.
Inner Beast causes Basic Attacks to restore 10 Mana.
Draught Overflow
Increases Gilnean Cocktail's explosion length by 35%.
Quicksilver Bullets
Increases Human Basic Attack range by 20%.
Incendiary Elixir
❢ Quest: Every time you hit an enemy Hero with the explosion damage from Gilnean Cocktail increase its explosion damage by 15, up to 225.
Wizened Duelist
❢ Quest: Every 6 Human Basic Attacks against Heroes increase Basic Attack damage by 1%, up to 30%. Worgen Basic Attacks grant credit for 3 Basic Attacks. Half of this bonus is lost upon death.
Go for the Throat
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Leap at an enemy Hero and shapeshift into a Worgen, slashing for 355 (+4% per level) total damage. If this kills them, the Ability can be used a second time within 10 seconds for free.
Cursed Bullet
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Greymane shapeshifts into a Human and fires a bullet that hits the first enemy Hero in its path, dealing 35% of their current Health in damage. Does not affect Vehicles.
Running Wild
Increases Darkflight and Disengage's range by 35%.
Visceral Attacks
Worgen Basic Attacks reduce Razor Swipe's cooldown by 1.5 second.
On the Prowl
Inner Beast increases your Movement Speed by 30% once it has been active for 3 seconds.
Unfettered Assault
Increases Razor Swipe's lunge distance by 60%.
Eager Wolf
Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Inner Beast by an additional 40% after it has been active for 4 seconds.
Attacking a Hero that is Slowed, Rooted, or Stunned increases your Basic Attack damage by 30% for 3 seconds.
Alpha Killer
Worgen Basic Attacks against Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 3% of the Hero's maximum Health.
  • Damage from Alpha Killer is dealt as a separate instance of Ability Damage that is flagged to ignore any Armor.
  • Damage from Alpha Killer doesn't splash.
If the free cast of Go for the Throat kills its target, another free cast is provided that deals 35% more damage, up to 140%.
Gilnean Roulette
Cursed Bullet now hits all enemy heroes in its path and has its cooldown reduced by 5 seconds per hit.
Hunter's Blunderbuss
Human Basic Attacks splash for 100% damage behind the target.
  • This talent disables Greymane's melee attack animation in the Human form.
Tooth and Claw
Worgen Basic Attacks cleave for 100% damage.


Greymane Skins
  Lord of the Worgen
Backstory: Like most Gilneans, Genn Greymane is afflicted by the Worgen Curse. Though he feels at fault for his people's ill fate, he has embraced his inner beast without giving in to its feral nature. Now he leads his pack as both their alpha and their king.
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Lord of the Worgen
Backstory: Finery befitting a Gilnean king comes at great cost within the Nexus. Some days it's tooth and nail, others it's an eye for an eye.
Backstory: Gazlowe and Gallywix always have the Extravaganza's finances in mind. So a Ringmaster that's not only a lion tamer, but also the lion? Well, that's a done deal, my friend.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza.
Backstory: As a veteran STORM officer, Greymane has faced off against his fair share of city's criminal scum. He's proven time and again that he can get the job done, even though his tactics often bring him into contact with the top brass.
Features: Themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Enforcer skins.
Greymane Event Skins
  Doctor Wolf & Stein  
Backstory: Doctor Wolf has turned to twisted science in hopes of combating the supernatural abilities of Raven Court's vampires. The serum he has developed is indeed powerful... but it comes with a price.
Features: Themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Raven Court skins.


Greymane Portraits
Carbot Greymane
Curse of the Worgen
  Doctor Wolf
Greymane Hero
Greymane Mastery
  Mister Stein
  Toon Doctor Wolf

  Toon Mister Stein


Greymane Sprays
Carbot Greymane
  Doctor Wolf
Greyfin's Curse
Law and Order
  Making Fetch Happen
  Mister Stein
Watchdog Greymane


Greymane Pack 1   Greymane Pack 2  
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
  Greymane Happy  :greymanehappy:
  Greymane Angry  :greymaneangry:
  Greymane ROFL  :greymanelol:
  Greymane Cool  :greymanecool:
  Greymane Sad  :greymanesad:
  Greymane Embarrassed  :greymaneoops:
  Greymane Silly  :greymanesilly:
  Greymane in Love  :greymanelove:
  Greymane Speechless  :greymanemeh:
  Greymane Surprised  :greymanewow:
Worgen Greymane Pack 1   Worgen Greymane Pack 2  
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
  Worgen Greymane Happy  :greymaneworgenhappy:
  Worgen Greymane Angry  :greymaneworgenangry:
  Worgen Greymane ROFL  :greymaneworgenlol:
  Worgen Greymane Cool  :greymaneworgencool:
  Worgen Greymane Sad  :greymaneworgensad:
  Worgen Greymane Embarrassed  :greymaneworgenoops:
  Worgen Greymane Silly  :greymaneworgensilly:
  Worgen Greymane in Love  :greymaneworgenlove:
  Worgen Greymane Speechless  :greymaneworgenmeh:
  Worgen Greymane Surprised  :greymaneworgenwow:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Pack 1     Doctor Wolf & Stein Pack 2  
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Happy  :greydrhappy:   Doctor Wolf & Stein Angry  :greydrangry:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein ROFL  :greydrlol:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Cool  :greydrcool:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Sad  :greydrsad:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Embarrassed  :greydroops:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Silly  :greydrsilly:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein in Love  :greydrlove:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Speechless  :greydrmeh:
  Doctor Wolf & Stein Surprised  :greydrwow:


Main article: Greymane/Quotes


  • Greymane was first mentioned in the manual for Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (December 1995).
    • Greymane made his first novel appearance in Day of the Dragon (February 2001), and his first game appearance in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (December 2010).
  • Greymane was under consideration as far back as 2011.[2]
  • Greymane was one of the four heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2015.[1]
  • Greymane is one of seven human rulers to decide the forming of the Grand Alliance in World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness (August 2007).
  • Greymane was in attendance to Garrosh's trial after his arrest at the end of the Alliance-Horde War in War Crimes (May 2014).
  • Greymane's first encounter with King Varian Adamant Wrynn and his son, Anduin Wrynn, was during a summit meeting at Darnassus in Wolfheart (September 2011).
  • One of Greymane's gag quotes references the televison series The Incredible Hulk (June 2008).
  • Greymane is voiced by Cameron Folmar. [3]





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