The Dreadguard is the elite wing of the Forsaken military. It is composed of the most ruthless and loyal of Forsaken. A legion of Royal Dreadguard protect Sylvanas and her advisors. Since the Cataclysm, some Royal Dreadguards are also stationed at nearby Scarlet Monastery.

Most of the Dreadguard operate in Silverpine Forest and the Hillsbrad Foothills. Bulwark Dreadguard are stationed at the Bulwark to guard against spillover from the Western Plaguelands.