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For the tablet, see Hir'eek (object).

Image of Hir'eek
Title Loa of Night[1]
Lord of the Midnight Sky
Gender Male
Race Loa (Bat)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Various
Status Killable (in-game)
Unknown (lore)[2]
Relative(s) Spawnlings and spawns
Hir'eek in World of Warcraft.

Hir'eek (pronounced high-REEK),[3] the Lord of the Midnight Sky, is a bat loa. He is represented on Azeroth through a champion of his choosing, a position once held by the deceased High Priestess Jeklik.


Like the other loa of the Gurubashi tribe, Hir'eek was held in Zul'Gurub against his will during the time when the Hakkari were attempting to resurrect Hakkar the Soulflayer.

Adventurers were later guided by the spirit of Hir'eek in B [31] Backdoor Dealings, where he turns the player into a shadowy gargoyle.

Shortly after the events of Landfall, Hir'eek communicated with Vol'jin, betrayed by Garrosh Hellscream, through visions.[4]

Hir'eek would eventually be corrupted by G'huun and the blood trolls,[5] and subsequently slain by an adventurer with the aid of Jo'chunga and his poison. His death was mourned by the Zandalari.[6][7] As a Wild God, his spirit presumably returned to the Emerald Dream.

Hir'eek's corpse could later be seen by Alliance adventurers looking to escape the blood trolls.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Image of Hir'eek 121 4,323,000
Sanctum of Midnight Alliance 120 432,300
H [110 - 120] Sneaking into Zalamar 110 - 120 136,651
H [110 - 120] Hir'eek, the Bat Loa 110 - 120 128,776
H [110 - 120] To Kill a Loa 110 - 120 194,506

Tales of the Loa

Hir'eek guards de weak,
He can find de things you seek.

He be blind, and so kind.
He brings clarity of mind.

His screech dat you hear,
Can dispel your every fear.

Softest wings glide through de night.
Taste and sound bring different sight.

When ya lost and all alone,
In de darkness where you roam,
His voice will guide ya home.[8]


In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

In the Hearthstone expansion Rastakhan's Rumble, Hir'eek serves as the patron of Hir'eek's Bats, a team of sinister troll warlocks, and personally appears as a legendary warlock card. His flavor text reads: "REPEL’S EFFECT WORE OFF."


  • In Battle for Azeroth, Hir'eek's model uses the same skeleton and animations as the felbat model.
  • During the Battle for Azeroth BlizzCon 2017 demo, Hir'eek was referred to with both male and female pronouns, varying between different quests. This was just a mistake, as he is now exclusively referred to as male in the live version of the game.
  • Following his death Hir'eek can be skinned.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • It is possible that Hir'eek is the reason Darkspear troll druids can transform into bats.
  • Hir'eek may have a connection to gargoyles, since during B [31] Backdoor Dealings, the Totem of Hir'eek turns the player into one. Jeklik, Hir'eek's former high priestess, also turned into a gargoyle during her fight in Zul'Gurub. Alternatively, this may be because the gargoyle was the closest model to a bat available at that time.


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