The Lich King
You no longer have to sacrifice for your people. You no longer have to bear the weight of your crown. I've taken care of everything.
~ Ner'zhul to Arthas


Arthas Menethil was the son of King Terenas Menethil of Lordaeron. He used to be a paladin and one of the best soldiers in the kingdom.

The events of the Third War between the Alliance and the Orcs drove him to abandon his idealistic stance in favor of purging the plague of undeath caused by Ner'zhul. Causing him to find the sword Frostmourne, which consumed his soul and turned him into a Death Knight. When he went back to his kingdom, he murdered his own father and his own people.

Later on he merged with Ner'zhul, turning him into the Lich King. Years later, he was defeated by Tirion Fordring and his warriors. 

Powers and Stats

Tier: Unknown

Name: Arthas Menethil, The Lich King

Origin: Warcraft

Gender: Male

Age: 31 At the time of his death 

Classification: Human, former Paladin, Death Knight, Prince of Lordaeron, Host to the Lich King, Undead, Ruler of the Undead

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery, Ice, Blood, and Unholy Magic, Immortality (Types 1, 6 & 7), Teleportation via Deathgates, Chilling Aura, Can summon spirits, Soul Manipulation via Frostmourne, Mind Control, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Disease Manipulation, Able to convert others into Death Knights under his control, Illusion Creation, Resurrection

Attack Potency: Unknown (Fought and defeated Illidan Stormrage atop the Frozen Throne while weakened. Grew vastly in power after obtaining the Helm of Domination and hibernating for 5 years)

Speed: At least Subsonic (Should be equal to Illidan)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Unknown

Durability: Unknown

Stamina: Extremely high (Being undead he doesn't need to rest)

Range: Several dozen meters, continental with telepathy, planetary range with the Scourge and magic

Standard Equipment: Frostmourne, Helm of Domination

Intelligence: Extremely good teacher, skilled fighter, good at telling people’s emotions, good knowledge of human anatomy, can think complex thoughts like marking really quickly

Weaknesses: Holy magic to an extent.

Notable Attacks/Techniques

  • Remorseless Winter: A chilling frost aura which slows and deals massive amounts of frost damage to those near him.
  • Shadow Traps: Black void zones which send any one standing in them several kilometers in the air.
  • Defile: Black void zones which grow in size and power if something is standing in them.
  • Fury of Frostmourne: Blasts nearby enemies with the power of his runeblade, sealing their souls into the blade.
  • Harvest Soul: Sucks the soul of a living into Frostmourne.
  • Raise Dead: Raises the corpses of the fallen.
  • Death Gates: Waygates allowing for teleportation from anywhere in the world back to the Icecrown Citadel.


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