Join the Scourge in undying servitude with a new hero, new skins and a bone-chilling challenge.

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In the shadows of the Nexus he waited... Biding his time, growing in power, bending heroes to his will... The wait is over; Kel’Thuzad has arrived.

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Kel'Thuzad

Archlich of Naxxramas

Kel'Thuzad has faithfully served the Lich King both in life and after death. Reanimated as the Archlich of the Scourge and given domain of the Dread Necropolis, Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad remains Arthas’s most trusted advisor and master of the cold dark.

Primary Abilities

Death and Decay

After 0.5 seconds, launch an orb that explodes upon hitting an enemy, dealing 150 damage to enemies in the area. The explosion leaves behind a pool of decay that lasts 2 seconds, dealing 70 damage every 0.5 seconds to enemies.

Frost Nova

Create a nova that explodes after 1 second, dealing 212 damage to enemies inside and Slowing them by 35% for 2.5 seconds. Enemies in the center are Rooted for 1 second.

Chains of Kel'Thuzad

Launch a chain, dealing 97 damage to the first enemy Hero or Structure hit. For 4 seconds after hitting an enemy, Chains can be reactivated to launch to an additional enemy, pulling both enemies together and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds.

Hero Trait

Master of the Cold Dark

Quest: Gain 1 Blight every time a Hero is Rooted by Frost Nova or hit by Chains of Kel'Thuzad. Reward: After gaining 15 Blight, the cooldown of all Basic Abilities is reduced by 2 seconds. Reward: After gaining 30 Blight, gain 75% Spell Power. Blight: 0/30

Heroic Abilities

Frost Blast

Launch a meteor of ice at an enemy Hero. Upon impact, the meteor deals 100 damage to its target and 275 damage to enemies in the area. All enemies hit by Frozen Tomb are Rooted for 1.5 seconds.

Shadow Fissure

Create a fissure anywhere on the Battleground that explodes after 1.5 seconds, dealing 440 damage to enemy Heroes in its area.

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Resurrecting Kel’Thuzad

Take a behind-the-scenes journey through the creation of our most-requested Hero.
  1. 01 Resurrecting Kel’Thuzad Trailer 02:09
  2. 02 Episode 1: Honoring a Legacy 07:09
  3. 03 Episode 2: Paper to Pixel 04:13
  4. 04 Episode 3: Merging Art, Design & Fantasy 08:11
  5. 05 Episode 4: Finding the Fun 07:34
  6. 06 Episode 5: The Lich Comes to Life 06:43

The Court of the Archlich

Jaina, Zagara, and Sonya have fallen under Kel’Thuzad’s command. Now they ride to battle in the service of evil, adorned with the armaments of the Scourge.

Jaina

Dreadlord

Zagara

Crypt Queen

Sonya

Death Knight

Unlock a Frozen Fortune

Collect frosty new emojis, banners, and sprays.

Quest: Obey the Call

Slay heroes in Kel’Thuzad’s name to earn exclusive rewards! This four-part quest becomes available on 9/5. Parts must be completed in order, and only one can be active at any given time. The quest will remain open until 9/25. Games in Versus AI, Quick Match, Unranked, and Ranked all count toward quest goals!
Ghoul

Play a game with Kel’Thuzad present on either team

Reward Portrait
Acolyte

Achieve 30 takedowns in winning games

Reward Portrait
Necromancer

Achieve 60 takedowns in winning games

Reward Portrait & Spray
The Lich Lord

Achieve 90 takedowns in winning games

Reward Portrait & Banner

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