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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)

IconDamage (6/10) IconUtility (5/10) IconSurvivability (8/10) IconComplexity (4/10)

Arthas, the Lich King is a warrior hero from the Warcraft franchise. He is capable of absorbing and dishing out massive amounts of damage. Once the crown prince of Lordaeron and protégé 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 262 (+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) [Aura]
Mana: 15
Cooldown: 1 seconds

Deals 20 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Slows enemy Move Speed and Attack Speed by 10% per second, stacking up to 40%.

Traits Edit

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

Activate to make Arthas's next Basic Attack strike immediately, do 99 increased damage, and restore 30 Mana.

Heroic Abilities Edit

IconArmyoftheDead
Army Of The Dead [Heroic Ability]
Mana: 80
Cooldown: 80 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
IconFrostmourneHungers
Eternal Hunger

IconQuestTalent Quest: Use Frostmourne Hungers on an enemy Hero.
IconQuestTalent Reward: Increases the Mana it restores by 4, to a maximum of 40, and its damage by 4.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconHowlingBlast
Frost Presence

IconQuestTalent Quest: Root enemy Heroes with Howling Blast.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After rooting 5 Heroes, Howling Blast's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After rooting 10 Heroes, Howling Blast's range is increased by 30%.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After rooting 20 Heroes, Howling Blast also roots enemies in its path.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)
IconBlock
Rime

Every 5 seconds, gain 60 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 60%. Stores up to 3 charges.


Tier 1 (Hero Level 1)

Level4 Tier 2, Hero Level 4
IconFrozenTempest
Frozen Wastes

Frozen Tempest Mana cost reduced by 4 per second.
IconQuestTalent Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Frozen Tempest.
IconQuestTalent Reward: After damaging enemy Heroes 150 times with Frozen Tempest, the Movement and Attack Speed slows of Frozen Tempest last an extra 1.5 seconds against enemy Heroes.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
Icon Icy Talons
Icy Talons

Gain 3% Attack Speed for 1.5 seconds every time a Hero is damaged by Frozen Tempest, to a maximum of 60%.


Tier 2 (Hero Level 4)
IconDeathCoil
Deathlord

Reduces Death Coil's cooldown by 3 seconds and increase its range by 30%.


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

Gain the healing effect of Death Coil even when used on enemies. If Death Coil is used on Arthas, it heals for an additional 50% bonus healing.


Tier 3 (Hero Level 7)
IconIceboundFortitude
Icebound Fortitude
Cooldown: 35 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: 80
Cooldown: 80 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
IconHowlingBlast
Shattered Armor

Enemy Heroes hit by Howling Blast have their Armor reduced by 15 for 4 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconFrostStrike
Frost Strike

Reduces Frostmourne Hungers' cooldown by 2 seconds. Frostmourne Hungers also slows the enemy by 50% for 1.5 seconds.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)
IconFrozenTempest
Biting Cold

Each second an enemy is damaged by Frozen Tempest, it deals 12.5% bonus damage, up to a 50% bonus.


Tier 5 (Hero Level 13)

Level16 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)
IconFrostmourneHungers
Frostmourne Feeds

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


Tier 6 (Hero Level 16)
IconEmbraceDeath
Embrace Death

Death Coil deals more damage and heals more the lower Arthas's current health is, to a maximum of 100% bonus damage and healing.


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 make Arthas immune to Spell Damage for 3 seconds 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


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

Development Edit

Arthas was conceived within the first two years of the game's development.[2] His model was designed first and his role in the game was decided upon later.[1] His ultimate ability originally let him pull, heal, and deal damage simultaneously.[3]

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHotS (Patch March 14, 2017Note: Health increased from 2404 to 2524; Health Regeneration increased from 5.0117 to 5.2578; Basic Attack damage reduced from 99 to 95.
  • 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.

References Edit

  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. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  3. Charles Onyett. 2011-10-21. Blizzard DOTA isn't More of the Same. IGN. Accessed 2012-05-13.

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