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Death Knight Arthas
Set:Forged in the BarrensForged in the Barrens
Class:Death KnightDeath Knight
Health:30 Health
Artist:Alex Garner
If Arthas reaches the Lich King in the Frozen Throne, all is lost. This is your final chance to stop him.
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It is a part of limited content and does not appear in any other game modes.

The subject of this article is only available in Solo Adventures.
For other representations of Arthas Menethil, see Arthas Menethil (disambiguation).

Death Knight Arthas is the seventh boss in demon hunter's Book of Heroes chapter.

Hero Power[]

Dark Determination(75673).png

Player's hero[]

Equip Warglaives(71880).png

Special cards[]


Icecrown Obelisk(75712).png
Darkness Beckons(389431).png
Frost Wyrm(75708).png
Pure Cold(7806).png


Illidari Studies(76269).png
Ruthless Wrathguard(75685).png
Stolen Vengeance(75719).png
Lady Vashj(76369).png
Kael'thas Sunstrider(76331).png


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

Death Knight Arthas (28/30) Illidan
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Death Knight Frostmourne 2 Boss Illidari Studies 2
Boss Darkness Beckons 2 Ruthless Wrathguard 1
Frost Wyrm 2 Stolen Vengeance 2
Pure Cold 1 Lady Vashj 1
Mage Shatter 2 Kael'thas Sunstrider 1
Coldwraith 2 Demon


Double Jump 2
Blizzard 2 Felscream Blast 2
Warrior Val'kyr Soulclaimer 2 Throw Glaive 1
Neutral Glacial Shard 2 Chaos Strike 2
Acolyte of Pain 2 Immolation Aura 2
Deathlord 2 Sigil of Flame 1
Bone Wraith 2 Spectral Sight 2
Grim Necromancer 1 Acrobatics 1
Sludge Belcher 2 Eye Beam 2
Bonemare 2 Raging Felscreamer 1
Skull of Gul'dan 1
Warlock, DH Felosophy 2
Neutral Mo'arg Artificer 2
Talented Arcanist 2



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Before match

Illidan (present)
▶️In a way, I felt for Arthas. The Lich King had manipulated him the same way Kil'jaeden tried to toy with me. But he was not clever enough to resist.
▶️I had spent my whole life questioning everything and trusting no one. Surely that wretched boy could not have measured up to me...


▶️The hour has come at last. After today, the Scourge will meet its end.
Death Knight Arthas
▶️This is no end, but a new beginning.

Emote Response

Death Knight Arthas
▶️The hour grows late, demon.


Death Knight Arthas
▶️I have claimed many lives greater than yours. Like my own father's.
▶️I must say, you did fine work disposing of Tichondrius. You ought to follow my orders more often.
▶️Day and night my mind is racked with visions of the Frozen Throne. Its call fills my every thought.

Turn 1

▶️If I take more obelisks, Arthas is trapped.

Turn 2

Death Knight Arthas
▶️You have mocked the Scourge long enough! I will put the fear of death back in you.
▶️I'd like to see you try.

Turn 4

Kael'thas Sunstrider
▶️Be careful, Illidan. If he controls the obelisks, we won't be able to reach the Frozen Throne.
▶️I know.

Turn 5

Death Knight Arthas
▶️There is no defeating the dead.

Turn 6

Death Knight Arthas
▶️How much will you sacrifice?

Turn 7

Death Knight Arthas
▶️Ah, Kael'thas. Are you still upset that Jaina loved me and not you?
Kael'thas Sunstrider
▶️You've taken everything I've cared for. Vengeance is all I have left.

Turn 9

Death Knight Arthas
▶️You chose the wrong side.

Gaining control of the Icecrown Obelisks

▶️Got one.
▶️There's another.


Death Knight Arthas
▶️You cannot break my control.
▶️The Frozen Throne awaits me. Step aside, demon!
▶️I have sworn to destroy it, Arthas. It must be done!
Death Knight Arthas
Arthas strikes down Illidan with Frostmourne
Death Knight Arthas
▶️Leave this world and never return. If you do, I'll be waiting.


Death Knight Arthas
▶️You were a match for me once, but that time is over.


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Arthas Menethil, Crown Prince of Lordaeron and Knight of the Silver Hand, was the son of King Terenas Menethil II and heir to the throne. He was trained as a paladin by Uther Lightbringer and was inducted into the Order of the Silver Hand. Arthas also had a romantic relationship with the kind sorceress Jaina Proudmoore. Committed to the protection of his people, Arthas was determined to stop the plague spreading throughout Lordaeron.
Despite his promising beginnings, Arthas became one of the most powerful and evil beings Azeroth would ever know. Although he killed the necromancer Kel'Thuzad, Arthas was unable to stop the spread of the plague and resorted to increasingly desperate methods, such as purging the city of Stratholme. Taking up the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, Arthas was able to defeat the demon Mal'Ganis, but he lost his soul in the process. Becoming a death knight of the Scourge, he led the undead in destroying Lordaeron, Quel'Thalas, and Dalaran. Arthas later made his way to the Frozen Throne of Icecrown and merged with the Lich King.
Kel'Thuzad's remains were badly decomposed and needed to be taken to the mystical Sunwell in Quel'Thalas to be revived. Tichondrius sent Arthas to recover a mystical urn, which could be used to transport Kel'Thuzad's remains. However, the urn was in the keeping of the Knights of the Silver Hand. Arthas killed two paladins, Ballador the Bright and Sage Truthbearer, who both condemned Arthas' betrayal. He then faced Uther Lightbringer, who explained that the urn held the ashes of his father, King Terenas. The two engaged in a duel with Uther initially having the upper hand, knocking Arthas down and sending Frostmourne flying from his hands. As Arthas awaited the killing blow, the sword seemed to find its own way into his hands and he was granted more power by the Lich King. The battle began to turn in Arthas' favor. Eventually, Uther, covered in blood from his wounds, fell to his knees and told Arthas he hoped there was a special place in hell waiting for him. Arthas replied that they may never know because he intended to live forever, then delivered the killing blow. He seized the urn and abandoned his father's remains, which suddenly swarmed on him with the wind, choking him and burning his eyes. Arthas had the remains of Kel'Thuzad placed within the urn, and then began the long journey to Quel'Thalas.


Death Knight Arthas, full art

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