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Venim Iceblade
Regular
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Set:Madness at the Darkmoon FaireMadness at the Darkmoon Faire
Type:Hero
Class:MageMage
Health:40 Health
Artist:James Ryman
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Arthas and Jaina were ambushed while investigating a new plague outside the city.

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Book of Heroes logo.png The subject of this article is part of Book of Heroes.

Venim Iceblade is the sixth boss in Paladin's Book of Heroes adventure.

Hero Power[]

Infection(389446).png
Auto-cast
Summoned minions
Skeleton(7839).png

Player's hero[]

Uther Lightbringer(389478).png
Equip Lightbringer Rank 2(389483).png

Special cards[]

Boss[]

Skeleton(7839).png
Death and Decay(63056).png
Skeletal Smith(7890).png
Iceblade(389447).png
Necroknight(7889).png
Pure Cold(7806).png

Player[]

Hammer of the Lightbringer(389458).png
Lordaeron Attendant(339649).png
Libram of Wisdom(339648).png
Unbroken Faith(389476).png
Prince Arthas(389423).png
Radiant Lightspawn(389463).png
Jaina Proudmoore(389449).png

Decks[]

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

Venim Iceblade Uther Lightbringer
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Death

Knight

Death and Decay 2 Boss Lordaeron Attendant 2
Iceblade 4 Libram of Wisdom 2
Boss Skeletal Smith 2 Unbroken Faith 2
Necroknight 2 Prince Arthas 1
Pure Cold 2 Radiant Lightspawn 2
Druid Ultimate Infestation 1 Jaina Proudmoore 1
Mage Frostbolt 2 Paladin Brazen Zealot 2
Arcane Intellect 2 Air Raid 2
Coldwraith 2 Subdue 2
Frost Nova 2 Paragon of Light 2
Neutral Grim Necromancer 2 Blessing of Kings 2
Wicked Skeleton 2 Consecration 2
Abomination 1 Quartermaster 2
Skelemancer 2 Stand Against Darkness 2
Spectral Knight 2 Libram of Hope 2
Paladin, Priest Devout Pupil 2

Notes[]

Strategy[]

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Dialogue[]

Before match

Uther Lightbringer (present)
I was right. The orcs weren't a threat to us - something far worse was rising.
It began when Jaina Proudmoore warned me that Arthas was under attack in the village of Hearthglen.
I rushed to help him. What else could I do?

Introduction

Uther Lightbringer
For Lordaeron! For the king!
Prince Arthas
Uther, your timing couldn't have been better.
Uther Lightbringer
Don't celebrate yet, son. This battle is far from over!

Emote Response

Venim Iceblade
I see.

Hero Power

Venim Iceblade
All submit sooner or later.
Mal'Ganis is watching...
One by one, they turn.

Idle

Venim Iceblade
The master has great plans for young Arthas.
We've infected all of the grain. There is no hope for you.
You mustn't bother killing me. I've already been through that!

Turn 1

Venim Iceblade
You will freeze together!

Turn 4

Uther Lightbringer
What are these abominations?
Prince Arthas
The Scourge. They started this plague by infecting the villagers' grain. And all who perish join them.
Uther Lightbringer
We knew people were getting sick, but not the cause...

Turn 7

Uther Lightbringer
I'm surprised that you kept things together as long as you did.
Prince Arthas
Look, I did the best I could, Uther!
Uther Lightbringer
Now is not the time to be choking on pride! What we face here is only the beginning.

Death

Prince Arthas
We should strike at their leader! I'll go to Stratholme and kill Mal'Ganis myself if I have to!
Uther Lightbringer
Easy, lad. Brave as you are, you can't hope to defeat him all by yourself.
Prince Arthas
I'm going. With or without you.

Defeat

Venim Iceblade
Curious... he perished sooner than the master planned.

Lore[]

Wowpedia icon.pngThis section uses content from Wowpedia.
Venim Iceblade was a lich that fought during The Scourge of Lordaeron against the Alliance. Celebrated for a short time as a hero of the Scourge, his courage and skill in battle was only matched by his unconventional strategies, such as using Caravans in battle and surprise, overwhelming tactics.
Venim Iceblade was the leader of a purple Undead Scourge base located near Hearthglen. One night he and Calis Wraithson decided to attack Hearthglen and all the nearby villages. They sent an Undead Caravan to the villages and undeads against Hearthglen. A devoted follower of the Cult of the Damned and one of the first to become a Lich, Venim began an aggressive campaign of Scourge domination with his ally and friend Calis Wraithson, eclipsing in their attack on Hearthglen.
His powers of Necromancy were legendary, and he summoned many great skeleton and horrors terrifying many of the defenders of Hearthglen even before they attacked. He was confident in the Scourge's ability to destroy life and took great joy in unleashing them en masse with the intent of surprising or overwhelming the paltry human reistance.
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.
Meanwhile in Hearthglen Arthas arrived and killed the infected villagers, and then prepared the defense of the city. The time taken to destroy Hearthglen was frustrating Venim, who attacked from the north into the Town Centre, despite his powers and skill, he was struck down at the end of the battle and killed along his forces by Arthas Menethil, Uther the Lightbringer, the city defenders and the Knights of the Silver Hand.

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Venim Iceblade, full art

Patch changes[]

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