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Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Blood-Queen Lana'thel
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Beware the terrible bite of the vampiric Blood Queen!

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For the card of the same name, see Blood-Queen Lana'thel.

Blood-Queen Lana'thel is a boss found in the Knights of the Frozen Throne mission. She is the first boss of the mission's Upper Reaches wing and fourth boss of the mission overall.

Hero Power[]

Blood-Queen Lana'Thel Player
Vampiric Leech(63132).png
Vampiric Bite(63130).png

Special cards[]

Bite of the Blood-Queen(63133).png
Blood Essence(63134).png
Looming Presence(27480).png
Sleeping Acolyte(63131).png


The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Class Card Quantity
Boss Blood Essence 2
Looming Presence 3
Warlock Corruption 2
Flame Imp 4
Gnomeferatu 2
Darkshire Councilman 2
Demonwrath 3
Imp Gang Boss 2
Dreadsteed 1
Imp-losion 2
Voidcaller 2
Despicable Dreadlord 2
Siphon Soul 2
Abyssal Enforcer 1


Each turn, if your Hero Power is not Vampiric Bite, Lana'thel will play Bite of the Blood-Queen to turn your Hero Power into it, starting from the very first turn, meaning that changing your Hero Power such as through Baku the Mooneater, Genn Greymane or Sir Finley of the Sands or other such cards are unlikely to retain the better Hero Power for more than a turn.

This whole fight is about your new hero power, +2/+2 for 0 mana is a huge boost, the only catch is that you are forced to use it each turn (unless there are no possible targets on the board) and each minion can only be affected by it once. Playing at least one minion each turn solves that problem, but be wary of her 2 Blood Essence spells, which turn 2 minions in your hand to spells.

Blood Queen runs 12 demons(+summoned imps) and 6 non-demons as well as 2 Imp-losions and 3 Demonwraths, so countering her with a demon-zoolock with addition of cards such as Light's Champion and Sacrificial Pact is one idea.

Generally any zoo deck will work here. You should also consider adding some cards that benefits from being buffed such as: Rat Pack, Meanstreet Marshal, Dragon Egg, Runic Egg, Echoing Ooze, Nerubian Egg, Devilsaur Egg, Stoneskin Gargoyle, Meat Wagon or any minion with Charge, Lifesteal, Windfury or Taunt.

Additionally since you are going to be using hero power every turn any Inspire cards have a higher value here as well as Frost Giant and Poisoned Blade.

A card that will continuously generate minions each round such as Moroes or Hogger can be invaluble here, as long as the player can keep their health up for long enough before Lana'thel's spells and the Despicable Dreadlord can overwhelm the player. Moroes in particular can be incredibly powerful in this fight as of together with the fact that he is stealthed, the stewards that he spawns will often have a lower priority than the player itself and make for an excellent candidate to bite together with Moroes himself.

Blood-Queen Lana'thel's boss fight can be easily trivialized with Jade Druid or Pogo-Hopper Rogue decks, as you can quickly summon low-cost minions which increase in power with each summon, eventually becoming strong enough to overwhelm Lana'thel's forces. The Pogo-Hopper strategy is especially effective as Rogues can quickly shuffle more Pogo-Hoppers into their deck using Gang Up, Lab Recruiter and Togwaggle's Scheme, or replay the Pogo-Hoppers via Shadowstep or Daring Escape to give them an extra Battlecry buff or gain a better target to bite if you are running out of minions.

Boss completion[]

As the first boss of Upper Reaches, defeating Blood-Queen Lana'thel unlocks the second boss, Professor Putricide.


Unlocking The Upper Reaches

The Lich King
You seek to turn my own power against me? Do you know how many times I've ranked Legend?

Before match

The Lich King
Lana'thel!! There are TEETH MARKS in my CARDS! I told you to put them in SLEEVES!


Blood-Queen Lana'thel
You have made an... unwise... decision.

Emote Response

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Are you... flirting with me?

Boss cards

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Bite of the Blood-Queen
Know my hunger!
You are too late. I am already lost! (cast by player)
Blood Essence
It's getting too crowded in here.
Let's mix things up, hmm?
You didn't have plans for those, did you?

Turn 2

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Why not feed on one of MY minions? They’re dormant... And delicious... and covered in gravy!

Vampiric Bite

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Be sure to spit out the poison when you're done. (biting a Poisonous minion)
Biting that HAD to hurt. (biting a Dinosaur)
Don't chip a tooth. (biting a Tortollan or Mech minion)
Ohhh you put your MOUTH on that? (biting an Ooze)

Attempting to "End Turn" without using Vampiric Bite

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Are you forgetting something? The thirst burns in your veins!

Vampiric Bite on a Sleeping Acolyte

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Oh the delicious irony!

Player's cards

Blood Prince (Keleseth / Taldaram / Valanar)
Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Betrayer! Turn in your fangs!
My Queen!
My Queen... I thirst.
Queen Lana'thel.
The Lich King
Blood-Queen Lana'thel
*scoff* You...!
The Lich King
This boss bites.
Becoming a death knight
Oh I knew I liked you.

Damaging Lana'thel below 15 Health

Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Really? Is that all you’ve got?


Blood-Queen Lana'thel
But we were getting along so well!
The Lich King
Lana'thel... It is fortunate you cannot lose stars at your rank.


The Lich King
Are you afraid to bite your own minions? This is Icecrown. Not NICEcrown!


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Blood-Queen Lana'thel, pronounced (LEH-nuh-THEL), is the leader of the San'layn, a group of Kael'thas' greatest followers, raised in undeath by the Lich King and transformed into vampiric beings.



Blood-Queen Lana'thel, full art

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