Wraiths, also commonly referred to as Cairn Wraiths, are undead creatures which appear in Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy setting.


Appearing somewhat similar to classical depictions of the Grim Reaper, Wraiths are the restless spirits of sorcerers who used the power of dark magic to prolong their lives. Clad in the tattered remnants of the robes they wore whilst alive, Wraiths are creatures with no actual physical form who have defied death for centuries, if not millennia, and their very appearance inspires terror in those who lay eyes upon them.

Powers and Abilities


  • Being spirits composed only of a magical consciousness, Wraiths cannot be harmed by normal weapons; only spells and those items imbued with a magic of their own have any effect upon them. They may also pass through solid objects as if they were not even there.

Death’s Touch

  • Wraiths have the ability to kill with a mere touch, the taint of death which surrounds them killing any foe who comes within their chill grasp.
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