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Hero Trait

  • Frostmourne Hungers---

Cooldown: 12 seconds

Activate to cause Arthas' next Basic Attack to do 100% increased damage and restore 30 mana.

Starting Abilities

  • Death Coil(Q)---55 Mana

Cooldown: 9 seconds

Throws a Death Coil at target enemy, dealing (80 + 14 per level) damage. Death Coil can be cast on Arthas to heal himself for (82 + 22 per level) Health.

  • Howling Blast(W)---75 Mana

Area of Effect Cooldown: 12 seconds

Roots enemies within the target area in place for 1.5 seconds and deals (30 + 6 per level) damage.

  • Frozen Tempest (E)---Deals (20 + 3 per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Slows enemies' Move Speed by 6%, stacking up to 5 times. Drains 8 mana per second. Lasts until canceled or Arthas runs out of mana.

Heroic Abilities

  • Army Of The Dead R)---100 Mana

Heroic Ability Cooldown: 90 seconds

Summons Ghouls for 15 seconds. Sacrifice Ghouls to heal for (150 + 30 per level) health.

  • Summon Sindragosa (R)---100 Mana

Heroic Ability Cooldown: 90 seconds

Deals (150 + 15 per level) damage and slows enemy Heroes or freezes Minions for 10 seconds and Structures for 20 seconds.


Arthas is from Blizzard's World of Warcraft series.

The design of Arthas is meant to measure up to his status in the lore of Warcraft. Tough but able to hunt down enemies and use them in his army of the dead, Arthas is a character with so much depth that it would be difficult to restrict him to one ability set. Because of this, players are given choices and can choose which heroic abilities to develop to best fit individual play style.


Early Life

Prince Arthas Menethil was born to King Terenas Menethil II four years before the First War. In a time ravaged by war, he was trained in combat and became a great swordsman, becoming a Knight of the Silver Hand by 19. His reputation spread as a warrior and took Jaina, a sorceress daughter of Daelin Proudmoore, as a lover. He abruptly ended their relationship, afraid they were not ready, and then they rekindled their love at the beginning of the Scourge invasion.

Knight of the Silver Hand

Plague and orcs spread through the northlands of Lordaeron, and Arthas was sent to Stahnbrad to defend the town. After defending the town and defeating the black drake Searinox, he used the heart of the dwarf Feranor Steeltoe to defeat the Blackrock Clan's blademaster.

The plague of undeath swept over the land and Jaina and Captain Falric joined Arthas to investigate. Fighting the undead army, they encountered the necromancer Kel'Thuzad, who had infected the grain of Andorhal. Arthas killed him but Kel'Thuzaf spoke of Mal'Ganis, a Nathrezim demon who led the Scourge.

Arthas and Jaina ran into an undead army and discovered that the plague was a tool to turn the innocent population into an undead army. After defeating the army he met the prophet Medivh, who told him to travel west to Kalimdor, but Arthas refused, believing his place to be with his people. Though Jaina wanted him to take heed of the prophet's words, he returned to Stratholme.

Upon arrival he found the grain already distributed and knew the villagers would soon become undead zombies. Arthas ordered a purge of the entire city, but Uther called this act treason. Arthas disbanded the Knights of the Silver Hand, with many remaining loyal to Arthas and joined him in killing the corrupted townsfolk, but several soldiers, along with Jaina, left with Uther. Mal'Ganis met with Arthas as he slaughtered the citizens. Mal'Ganis was there to claim the lost souls and Arthas worked to kill them before Mal'Ganis could steal their souls. Demanding a showdown, Mal'Ganis slipped away, promising to meet him in Northredn.


Following Mal'Ganis, Arthas' men came under fire, only to discover it was dwarven explorers. Meeting his good friend and mentor, Muradin Bronzebeard, they worked together to destroy an undeed camp nearby. They sought Mal'Ganis but came across an emissary from Lordaeron, Captain Luc Valonforth, who brought orders from Uther and Terenas instructing him to return home. Instead, with the help of mercenaries, he destroyed the boats and then blamed the mercenaries, who were then killed, much to Muradin's disgust. Without means of returning home, they marched to Northrend.

Upon arriving at Drak'Tharon Keep Mal'Ganis appeared to him and foretold his death. Arthas, Muradin, and a small contingent searched for Frostmourne, the fabled runeblade. They defeated the Guardian and Muradin discovered that it was a cursed blade, but Arthas took it. Breaking free, a shard of ice pierced Muradin and Arthas, drawn by the blade, left him for dead. He discareded his holy warhammer and took Frostmourne, with which he defeated Mal'Ganis's forces and finally Mal'Ganis himself, who told him that the Lich King's voice was leading Arthas. After killing Mal'Ganis, Arthas fled the area, leaving his troops alone in the frozen north, and lost the remnants of his sanity.

Champion of the Lich King

Months later, Arthas returned home to much rejoicing. Kneeling before the throne of his father, he murdered him with Frostmourne before leaving Lordaeron without a King, his bloodied crown broken and lost.

After fleeing, he raised his steed, Invincible, from the dead to serve as his mount again. Weeks later Arthas appeared at Vandermar village to pay leige to his new master, The Lich King. Meeting Tichondrius the Darkener, Arthas threatened him, believing it to be Mal'Ganis, only to find the Dreadlord congratulating him on his latest efforts. Remorseless, Arthas listened as Tichondrius told him the sword stole souls and that Arthas' was the first it claimed.

Arthas brought the Cult of the Damned together who hid in Vandermar, and travelled to Andorhal to recover Ke;'Thuzad's corpse with the help of their magic. Killing the guards of the crypt, he recovered the necromancer, bringing his ghost into being, who told Arthas not to trust the dreadlords.

Horribly decomposed, Kel'Thuzad's remains were taken to Sunwell to be revived. Arthas needed the mystical urn held by the Knights of the Silver Hand, and he killed two paladins in order to get it, his actions condemned by Ballador the Bright and Sage Truthbearer. Killing his mentor, Uther the Lightbringer, who told him the urn held his father's remains, Arthas replaced them with Kel'Thuzad.

On his return, he fought elves with his undead army, destroying them. Arthas corrupted the elven general Sylvanas Windrunner, turning her into a banshee, enslaved to the Lich King. Arthas led the Scourge through Silvermoon, leaving it in ruins, and killed the High King of Quel'Thalas, using the Sunwell to bring Kel'Thuzad to life as an undead lich.

Destruction of Dalaran and Return to Lordaeron

Kel'Thuzad explained the "Second Invasion" of the Lich King and the Scourge to Althas, as well as their subservience to the demon lord Archimonde. They travelled to Dalaran to acquire the spellbook of Medivh, which would allow Kel'Thuzad to summon Archimonde into Azeroth.

The Scourge tore through the magical fortifications and killed the Archmage, Kirin Tor, claiming the Book of Medivh. Repelling the mages' counterattacks, Kel'Thuzad summoned Archimonde, who proclaimed that the Lich King was of no further use, placing Tichondrius in command of the Scourge. The Lich King told Arthas that all went according to plan, and he and Kel'Thuzad disappeared as Archimonde destroyed Dalaran.

Several months later, Arthas instructed Illidan in how to claim the Skull of Gul'dan for himself. Illidan agreed to this plan and Arthas disappeared.

Arthas appeared again to reclaim his throne, after Archimonde had been defeated. The dreadlords fled and he called Sylvanas and Kel'Thuzad, who helped him destroy the remaining humans in the area. During the fighting, the Lich King called him, causing him to seizure.

The Lich King's power weakened, and Sylvanas was freed from his control, meeting the three dreadlords in secret, who told her the Lick King's power was fading.

Ambushed in the capital, Arthas fought against the dreadlords and was saved by banshees sent by Sylvanas. As they fled, the Lich King told him he was betrayed when Sylvanas shot him with a paralyzing arrow before being chased away by Kel'Thuzad. Through his paralysis, the Lich King told Arthas to return to Northrend to protects it, and so he left, leaving Kel'Thuzad in charge of Lordaeron.

Escape to Northrend and Race to the Frozen Throne

Arriving at Northrend, he fought off blood elves hungry for vengeance. Saved by the Anub'arak, the Crypt lord. The blood elves's scouts were defeated but their leader, Kael'thas, warned that their main army would not lose so easily. Arthas followed Anub'arak to the shattered kingdom of Azjol-Nerub. Along the way, they killed dragons to acquire dragon armor, and Arthas raised Sapphiron, an ancient blue dragon, into a powerful frost wyrm.

At Azjol-Nerub, the followers of Muradin fired upon Arthas. With Ananb'arak's help, Arthas defeated them and delved deep into the earth, finding an evil called The Faceless Ones, a legendary race thought to be extinct. They defeated the powerful Forgotten one and moved to the Upper Kingdom, but an earthquake separated them. After reuniting, the Lich King contacted Arthas and told him he was losing power because the Frozen Throne has been cracked, and its energy was seeping out.

Upon reaching the surface, they fought Illidan's forces. Arthas defeated Illidan in battle and warned him to leave Azeroth before entering the hollow glacier. The voices of the betrayed and forsaken flooded him. Rising to the pinnacle, he brought Frostmourne against the Lich King's prison, exploding the Frozen Throne. Taking Ner'zhul's throny helm in his hands, he placed the powerful and ancient artifact on his head, fusing his spirit and Ner'zhul's into one might being, transforming him into the new Lich King.

The Lich King of the Scourge

As the Lich King, the Scourge invaded Azeroth once more, facing an enormous resistance from the Horde, Alliance, Argent Crusafe, and Knights of the Ebon Blade. This lured the powerful heroes to Northrend who he tried to make into his champions to use them against their homelands.

His plan failed when Tirion Fordring ascended the Frozen Throne and did battled him. The Lich King froze Tirion in a block of ice and killed him in a mighty blow. As he was about to raise them all into undeath, Tirion freed himself and destroyed Frostmourne with the Ashbringer, releasing the souls within, including Arthas'. Severely weakened, Terenas and Tirion were able to kill the Lich King. As he lay dying, Arthas returned to himself and asked his father if it was all over. Terenas replied, "At long last. No king rules forever, my son." Arthas said he saw only darkness before him as he died.


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Hero Stats



Arthas hasn't been officially announced, but his likeness has been included in a set of mini sculpts given away at this year's Blizzcon.


Class Hero
Assassin Falstad - Illidan - Kerrigan - Nova - Raynor - Valla
Warrior Arthas - Diablo - Elite Tauren Chieftain (ETC) - Sonya - Stitches - Tyrael
Support Malfurion - Tassadar - Uther
Specialist Abathur - Gazlowe - Naziba