A gnaw wolf is the lowest ranking wolf in the pack. They are actually malcadhs, or cursed pups, who survived after being abandoned by the Obea. They are subject to regular bites, kicks, punishments and verbal abuse. The pack gives them bones on which they gnaw important events that take place in the pack or simply practise their gnawing skills. The best gnaw wolves are selected during a gaddergnaw, in which they join the Sacred Watch. Notable gnaw wolves include Hamish from the Guardians of Ga'hoole seires and Faolan from the Wolves of the Beyond.
Despite their low rank, they are usually still valued in their packs, mostly for the fact that they are the ones to keep records of important events that occur in a pack.