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Franchise-warcraft This is from the Warcraft universe.

"Arthas is awesome. Let's just put him in the game!"

- Developer sentiment about Arthas.(src)

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Arthas, the Lich King is a warrior hero from the Warcraft franchise. Arthas steals the souls of his enemies when he kills them and has them following him into battle. He is a slow moving but high damage hero, capable of absorbing and dishing out massive amounts of damage.

Background Edit

Once the crown prince of Lordaeron and protege of Uther the Lightbringer, Prince Arthas was corrupted by the cursed blade Frostmourne in a desperate bid to save his people. Now he rules over the damned as the Lich King and all shall know his wrath.

Abilities Edit

Arthas has death knight-centric abilities.[1]

IconDeathCoil
Death Coil (Q)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 9 seconds

Deals 170.56 (+4% per level) damage to target enemy. Can be self-cast to heal for 247.52 (+4% per level) Health.

IconHowlingBlast
Howling Blast (W) [Area of Effect]
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Root enemies within the target area for 1.25 seconds and deals 70.72 (+4% per level) damage.

IconFrozenTempest
Frozen Tempest (E) [Toggle Area of Effect]
Mana: 15
Cooldown: 1 seconds

Deals 52 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Slows enemy Move Speed by 6.00% per second, stacking up to 30.00%.

Traits Edit

IconFrostmourneHungers
Frostmourne Hungers (D) [Trait]
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Activate to make your next Basic Attack strike immediately, do 100% increased damage, and restore 30 Mana.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconArmyoftheDead
Army Of The Dead [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Summons Ghouls that last 15 seconds. Sacrifice Ghouls to heal for 277.68 (+4% per level) Health.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconSummonSindragosa
Summon Sindragosa [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Deals 230 (+4% per level) damage and slows enemies by 60% for 3.5 seconds. Also disables Minions and Structures for 20 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Talents Edit

Level1 Tier 1, Hero Level 1
IconBlock
Block

Every 5 seconds, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Stores up to 2 charges.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconFrostmourneHungers
Eternal Hunger

IconQuestTalent Quest: Using Frostmourne Hungers on an enemy Hero permanently increases the Mana it restores by 4, up to 40.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After hitting 10 Heroes with Frostmourne Hungers, also increase its damage bonus by 25%.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconHowlingBlast
Frost Presence

Howling Blast's cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds when it hits an enemy Hero.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconDeathCoil
Deathlord

Reduces Death Coil's cooldown by 2 seconds and increase its range by 25%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconFrozenTempest
Biting Cold

Frozen Tempest damage increased by 30%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconFrozenTempest
Frozen Wastes

Frozen Tempest Mana cost reduced by 4 per second.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)

Level7 Tier 3, Hero Level 7
IconRuneTap
Rune Tap

Every 3rd Basic Attack heals you for 4% of your max Health.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconDeathCoil
Immortal Coil

You gain the healing effect of Death Coil even when you use it on enemies. If you damage an enemy Hero with it, you also heal for an additional 100% of the damage dealt.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconIceboundFortitude
Icebound Fortitude
Cooldown: 40 seconds

Activate to reduce damage taken by 25% and reduce the duration of silences, stuns, slows, roots, and polymorphs against you by 75% for 3 seconds.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)

Level10 Tier 4, Hero Level 10
IconArmyoftheDead
Army Of The Dead [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Summons Ghouls that last 15 seconds. Sacrifice Ghouls to heal for 277.68 (+4% per level) Health.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)
IconSummonSindragosa
Summon Sindragosa [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Deals 230 (+4% per level) damage and slows enemies by 60% for 3.5 seconds. Also disables Minions and Structures for 20 seconds.


Tier 4 (Hero Level 10)

Level13 Tier 5, Hero Level 13
IconFrostStrike
Frost Strike

Reduces Frostmourne Hungers' cooldown by 2 seconds. Frostmourne Hungers also slows the enemy by 40% for 1.5 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconFrozenTempest
Frigid Winds

Frozen Tempest reduces enemy Attack Speed by 8% per second, stacking up to 40%.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconHowlingBlast
Trail of Frost

Increases Howling Blast's range by 30% and causes it to also root enemies between you and the target for 1.25 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 Tier 6, Hero Level 16
IconFrostmourneHungers
Frostmourne Feeds

Increases the amount of Basic Attacks empowered by Frostmourne Hungers to 2.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconFrozenTempest
Remorseless Winter

Enemies that remain in Frozen Tempest’s area of effect for 3 seconds are rooted for 1.75 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 10 seconds.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconEmbraceDeath
Embrace Death

Death Coil deals 10% more damage for each 10% of life you are missing.


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)

Level20 Tier 7, Hero Level 20
IconArmyoftheDead
Legion of Northrend

3 additional Ghouls are created. Ghouls heal for an additional 50% and last 5 seconds longer.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconSummonSindragosa
Absolute Zero

Sindragosa flies twice as far. Enemy Heroes are rooted for 2 seconds, and then slowed by 60% for 3.5 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconDeathsAdvance
Death's Advance
Cooldown: 50 seconds

Passively increases your Movement Speed by 10%. Activate to increase this bonus to 30% for 3 seconds.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)
IconAntiMagicShell
Anti-Magic Shell
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to grant Arthas 100 Spell Armor for 3 seconds, reducing Ability Damage taken by 100%, and heal Arthas for 25% of the damage prevented.


Tier 7 (Hero Level 20)

Skins Edit

The Lich King
Arthas - TLK - Grey Arthas - TLK - Blue Arthas - TLK - White
Grey (Default) Blue White


Crown Prince
$9.99
As his hands gripped the hilt of the cursed blade Frostmourne, a dimensional gateway erupted from the icy pedestal, dragging the young prince Arthas into the Nexus.
Arthas - CP - Blue Arthas - CP - Green Arthas - CP - Purple
Blue Green Purple


Frost Wyrm
$7.49
After the death of the Ashen Verdict's champions, none could halt the Lich King's advance. As a reminder of his victory, he grafted the bones of his fallen servants onto his armor.
Arthas - FW - Purple Arthas - FW - Orange Arthas - FW - Green
Purple Orange Green


Crimson Count
$9.99
Few of Sarah von Kerrigan's suitors are as bold or brash as Marquis Arthas du Menethil. The Crimson Count hopes their unholy union will spell doom for Raven Court's vampire slayers.
Arthas - CC - Red Arthas - CC - Green Arthas - CC - Blue
Red Green Blue
Arthas - Bat Transformation

Bat Transformation "mount"


Mystic Kingdoms
$9.99
Revered for his bravery and martial skill, General Arthas has led his king's armies to countless victories. His loyalty knows no bounds, and nothing can make him break his oath of service.
Arthas - MK - Green Arthas - MK - Blue Arthas - MK - Black
Green Blue Black


Master
Hero level 10, 10,000 gold
As Frostmourne devoured more and more souls, the Lich King's dominion over the damned grew ever stronger. It wasn't long before his armor began to manifest changes.
Arthas - Master - Blue Arthas - Master - White Arthas - Master - Pink
Blue White Pink

Quotes and Facts Edit

See also: Arthas quotations

  • A "Baron Arthas" skin has been hinted at.[2]
  • A 2UP Arthas figure based on his appearance in Heroes of the Storm will be released in 2015.[3]
  • A 7" figure based on his appearance in Heroes of the Storm will be released.[4]

Development Edit

Arthas was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[5]Uniquely, his art was designed first, and his role in the game came later.[1] His design in Heroes of the Storm is a case of taking a number of iconic elements from his appearances in the Warcraft series and putting them into a single incarnation. These appearances were of his time as the Lich King, thus including his crown, Frostmourne, his armor, and his shoulder patch.[6]

His ultimate ability originally let him pull, heal and deal damage simultaneously.[7]

Removed AbilitiesEdit

Name Key Target Cost Cooldown Description
IconFrostStrike
Frost Strike
Q Enemy 55 mana 7 sec. Slow and damage an enemy. This has been replaced by Death Coil.

Removed skinsEdit

Lich King
Death Knight

Crown Prince Arthas

Related Content Edit

Videos
Images

Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch January 4, 2017Note: Now has 15 Physical Armor.
  • IconHotS (Patch May 17, 2016Note: Arthas has received updated visual effects to coincide with his Talent rework.; Health increased from 2382 (+4% per level) to 2582 (+4% per level); Health regeneration increased from 4.96 (+4% per level) to 5.37 (+4% per level).
  • IconHotS (Patch April 19, 2016Note: Crimson Count Arthas’ Health bar will now appear much closer to his Hero model while in bat form.
  • IconHotS (Patch February 2, 2016Note: All Arthas Skins and Skin Variations have received facial animations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  2. 2014-03-12, Heroes of the Storm Developer Q&A Part 3 (Feb 20, 2014) – Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-06-19
  3. 2015-02-14, Toy Fair NY 2015 NECA Heroes of the Storm Action Figures Photos. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-02-15
  4. 2015-07-08, SDCC 2015 – NECA Reveals Heroes of the Storm 7″ Scale Action Figures Series 2. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-07-24
  5. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  6. 2013-12-11, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm Overview Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2014-04-25
  7. Charles Onyett. 2011-10-21. Blizzard DOTA isn't More of the Same. IGN. Accessed 2012-05-13.

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