Though they were once only simple automatons made to fight, the Warforged have been developed to the point of sentience. Whether through an artificial or borrowed soul or by the sheer power of raw magical energy, the beings of wood and metal are now able to forge their path.
The Warforged are humanoids who have been constructed out of wood, metal, and immense arcane energy. As the name suggests, they tend to be created to fight in wars that are not their own. However, once the war is over, these new creatures have to find out how they fit into the world that made them.
When created, most Warforged are not given a name, but rather a serial number. This number may tell you what kind of model they are, what their original purpose was, and when they were built. Once Warforged are free to decide what to do for themselves, they often choose a name that fits their new purpose.
Good Warforged Names
While some pick their own name, others take nicknames from their companions. Some may find that their name is incredibly important while others may consider it as mundane as their number. However the name is chosen, it normally comes from a new purpose, an exceptional feature, or an odd misunderstanding.
When he was created, he didn’t know why or how, but he knew he was. The next thing he knew was the large claymore that they pressed into his hands and the simple command. “Fight”
He always had a knack for helping his fellow soldiers get back together, so when he started building things from scratch, he knew it was his true purpose.
A wise Warfroged is said to live atop Mount Cerina. They say if you manage to reach him, you may ask one question that they will answer with absolute certainty.
Cool Warforged names
Warforged is a very unique race in D&D. Choosing to play as one simply because you think they are cool, mechanical, min/max beasts is a totally valid reason.
- Vanguard Assault Model #46 AKA VAM-46
It’s hard to forget the wars one has fought in, but some would never want to forget. Keeping their original number as their name is a way to remind themself of that life they once lived.
Waking up in a large metal body is not what one expects after death. With the soul and mind confused, they are forced to wonder to find out how they had become this… thing.
Funny Warforged names
The Warforged tend to think a bit differently from other humanoids. This can lead them to adopt a name that makes little to no sense to the people that they travel with. While some of these names may be witty nicknames given to them, some may be specifically chosen for some strange reason.
“Name? Name? Name? Name? Name? Name? NameNameNameNameNameNameNameNameName… NOT FOUND”
- Fear Engine 9000
With a bucket held high, the Warforged proudly proclaimed “Bucket!” and who were his companions to question the 7-foot beast who could destroy them in an instant.
- Britt Knee
- Sentry of Cordina, AKA S.U.C.
While most may consider the Warforged strictly as fighting machines, some may consider a world where Warforged were built for all kinds of purposes beyond war. In a modern fantasy world, they may see more as autonomous robots rather than simple constructs.
If you have any of your own exciting names for your Warforged or found a name particularly interesting feel free to leave it in the comments. Hopefully this article has inspired you to create your own meaningful Warforged name, thanks for reading!
P.S. Can you guess which name is based on a true (D&D) story?