The Lich King

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For other uses of The Lich King, see Arthas Menethil (disambiguation) and The Lich King (disambiguation).

The Lich King is a legendary neutral minion, from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set.

How to get

Card packsThe Regular version can be opened from any of these packs:

Knights of the Frozen Throne
Regular1 (random)
Card packsThe Golden version can be opened from any of these packs:

Knights of the Frozen Throne
Golden Wild
Golden1 (random)
CraftingCraft a Regular copy for 1600 Dust.pngRegular1
CraftingCraft a Golden copy for 3200 Dust.pngGolden1

Previous availability

The Lich King used to be obtainable through these means.

Bundle Buy the Twist Starter Bundle 3 in the Shop from June 1, 2024 until July 1, 2024 for $19.99 or 2000 Runestone.pngRunestones.Regular 1

Generated cards[edit | edit source]

Anti-Magic Shell
Army of the Frozen Throne
Death and Decay
Death Coil
Death Grip
Doom Pact


To edit these notes, go to Template:The Lich King notes.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

  • ▶️ VO_ICC_239_Male_Human_Play_01.wav Warriors of the frozen wastes, rise!
  • ▶️ LichKing_Play_Stinger.wav <music stinger>
  • ▶️ VO_ICC_239_Male_Human_Attack_03.wav The end has come.
  • ▶️ VO_ICC_239_Male_Human_Death_01.wav <death sound>

Lore[edit | edit source]

Warcraft Wiki icon.pngThis section uses content from the Warcraft Wiki.
The Lich King is the master and lord of the Scourge, which he rules telepathically from Icecrown Glacier atop the Frozen Throne.
Kil'jaeden the Deceiver created the Lich King from the spirit of the orc shaman Ner'zhul while Zovaal the Jailer forced the Runecarver (imprisoned Primus) who was forced against his will to do so by the Jailer to create both Frostmourne and Helm of Domination The Jailer intended to use the blade and the Helm to establish his influence on Azeroth, thereby allowing him to claim his "final prize", a secret that the First Ones sought to hide to raise an undead army to weaken Azeroth in preperation of the Burning Legion's invasion. Initially trapped within the Frozen Throne with  Frostmourne, the Lich King eventually betrayed Kil'jaeden and merged with the human  Arthas Menethil. At the climax of the war for Northrend, the Lich King was defeated by Highlord  Tirion Fordring and his champions. With the destruction of Frostmourne and the death of Arthas,  Bolvar Fordragon took up the mantle of the Lich King in order to keep the undead Scourge in check.
The Lich King Arthas was the titular antagonist of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The artwork for this card comes from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game "Icecrown" series, for the card The Lich King.
  • The Lich King is the only minion to also be a default hero.
    • Demon Hunter's default hero,  Illidan Stormrage, would've had a corresponding minion had it not been removed and replaced with  Xavius.
    • According to developers, the reason Illidan's minion had to be replaced, but not The Lich King's, is due to it being a "different situation", with the main reason being that The Lich King is not in Standard.[1]
      • Despite this, Xavius wasn't changed back into Illidan even after becoming a Wild-only card.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Lich King, full art

Patch changes

  • MoLK Logo.pngPatch (2022-11-29):
    • Minion type is now Undead (previously: no minion type).
  • REV Logo Adventure.pngPatch (2022-11-01):
    • Now reads: "Taunt At the end of your turn, add a random Lich King card to your hand." (previously: "Taunt At the end of your turn, add a random Death Knight card to your hand.")
  • Knights of the Frozen Throne logo.png Patch (2017-08-08):
    • Added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Celestalon on Twitter (X). (2022-11-29).