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This dreadlord commands the Scourge against you, impeding your progress.

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Book of Heroes logo.png The subject of this article is part of Book of Heroes.
For the collectible card in Goblins vs Gnomes set, see Mal'Ganis.

Mal'Ganis is the seventh boss in Paladin's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Power[]

Nathrezim's Favor(389461).png

Player's hero[]

Uther Lightbringer(389478).png
Divine Storm(389484).png

Special cards[]


Skeletal Smith(7890).png


Libram of Compassion(389454).png
Libram of Holiness(389455).png
Lordaeron Attendant(339649).png
Libram of Wisdom(339648).png
Unbroken Faith(389476).png
Silver Hand Zealot(389470).png
Libram of Justice(389457).png
Radiant Lightspawn(389463).png
Silver Hand Crusader(389469).png


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

Mal'Ganis Uther Lightbringer
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Skeletal Smith 1 Boss Libram of Compassion 1
Priest Silence 2 Libram of Holiness 2


Brittlebone Destroyer 2 Lordaeron Attendant 2
Flesh Giant 2 Libram of Wisdom 2
Warlock Mortal Coil 2 Unbroken Faith 2
Plague of Flames 2 Silver Hand Zealot 2
Rain of Fire 2 Libram of Justice 1
Drain Soul 2 Radiant Lightspawn 2
Soul Shear 2 Silver Hand Crusader 2
Dark Skies 2 Paladin Air Raid 2
Aranasi Broodmother 2 Subdue 2
Siegebreaker 2 Paragon of Light 2
Enhanced Dreadlord 2 Blessing of Kings 2
Twisting Nether 2 Consecration 2
Neutral Spectral Knight 2 Equality 2
Sathrovarr 1 Libram of Hope 2



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Before match

Uther Lightbringer (present)
Despite my misgivings, I followed the boy to Stratholme. The journey was a perilous one, with roads overrun by Scourge.
My belief in Arthas, in his goodness, was too strong to push aside. I had to find him.


Arthas abandoned you. Leave him.
Uther Lightbringer
Never! I won't let you harm him!

Emote Response

Is that all?


Haven't you realized this was all part of our plan?
None may halt the march of the Scourge.
We will break you and the boy too.

Turn 1

Even if you survive the road to Stratholme, your words will never reach him.
Uther Lightbringer
Silence! You do not know his heart. I do.

Turn 4

The boy is already lost to you.
Uther Lightbringer
I won't give up!

Boss' turn 6

Choke on your pride!


Prince Arthas
We're too late, Uther. These people have all been infected. The city must be purged.
Uther Lightbringer
How can you even consider that? I cannot obey that command!
Prince Arthas
Then I must consider this an act of treason. Get out of my sight!
Uther Lightbringer
You've just crossed a terrible threshold, Arthas.
Jaina Proudmoore
I'm sorry, Arthas. I can't watch you do this.


It was always your destiny to fail.


Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Mal'Ganis was one of the nathrezim sent by Archimonde as a jailor of the Lich King. He was chosen to head up the plot to turn Prince Arthas Menethil to darkness, and make him the Lich King's greatest champion.
As Arthas and Jaina Proudmoore were investigating rumors of plague, they were attacked again and again by the forces of the Scourge posing as the personal army of the dreadlord Mal'Ganis. Kel'Thuzad helped play the part by telling Arthas that it was Mal'Ganis himself and not the Lich King behind the plague. Each attack, each town destroyed hit at Arthas' weakness, his pride. Arthas began to take his inability to protect his people from the Scourge personally, and soon became obsessed with killing the dreadlord.
Mal'Ganis led Arthas to Stratholme, and left him with the choice of either slaughtering all of its inhabitants or watching them fall to the plague. Arthas chose to kill his own subjects rather than let them become slaves to Mal'Ganis in death, killing most of the inhabitants of the town. Mal'Ganis was there in the wreckage, and goaded Arthas once again to come to Northrend to finish their battle. As expected, Arthas took the royal fleet and sailed north. The Prince's obsession with the hated dreadlord led him further down the path of evil, first lying to his men, betraying his mercenaries, and finally forsaking his own soul to take up the runeblade Frostmourne, grievously wounding Muradin Bronzebeard in the process.
The moment Arthas took up Frostmourne he became a tool of the Lich King, completely subservient to his will. This was what Mal'Ganis had planned all along. Confidently he approached Arthas and informed him of his fate. However, the manipulative and traitorous dreadlord was himself betrayed, as the Lich King's first whispers to Arthas were that the time for his vengeance had come (this was the first step towards Ner'zhul's independence). Arthas defeated the dreadlord, and both Arthas and the Lich King believed him to be slain. However, the dreadlords had ensured they would be shielded from the power of Frostmourne when they created it. The sword was incapable of consuming Mal'Ganis's soul, which instead returned to the Twisting Nether where he would be reborn in a new body.



Mal'Ganis, full art

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