Arthas

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[e][h]Arthas
The Lich King
Arthas.jpg
Hero Information
Universe
Warcraft-icon.png
Role
Warrior-icon.png
Attack
Melee
Cost:
625 Gems
Release Date:
March 13, 2014
Stats
Physical Armor:
10
Attack Range:
2
Attacks Per Second:
1
Level Changed Stats
Initial
Change/Level
Attack Damage:
99
4%
Life:
2625
4%
Life Regen:
5.47
4%
Mana:
500
10
Mana Regen:
3
0.098

Arthas Menethil, The Lich King, is a Melee Warrior class hero in Heroes of the Storm that specializes in serving as a damage sponge in fights and in providing strong chasing potential in engagements. He was first introduced in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos where he was a playable Paladin who eventually, while under the influence of the mighty sword Frostmourne, turned into a Death Knight. He returned as a playable character in the expansion, The Frozen Throne during which events he turned into the Lich King. Eventually, he served as a boss in the World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King. He was one of the initial 18 heroes in the Technical Alpha phase of the game.

Abilites[edit]

Starting Abilities[edit]

Death Coil
Death Coil.png
Ability: Target
Affects: Self/Enemy
Deals damage to target enemy.

Can be self-cast to heal for Health.
Q
Mana Cost.png 50
Cooldown Clock.png 9
Death Coil damage (per level):
Death Coil heal (per level):
 171 (+4%)
 272 (+4%)
Howling Blast
Howling Blast.png
Ability: Area of Effect
Affects: Enemies
Root enemies within the target area for 1.25 seconds and deals damage.
W
Mana Cost.png 60
Cooldown Clock.png 10
Howling Blast damage (per level):
 71 (+4%)
Frozen Tempest
Frozen Tempest.png
Ability: Area of Effect
Affects: Enemies
Deals damage per second to nearby enemies. Slows enemy Move Speed and Attack Speed by 10% per second, stacking up to 40%.
E
Mana Cost.png 15 per second
Cooldown Clock.png 1
Frozen Tempest damage (per level):
 42 (+4%)
Cancel Frozen Tempest
AbilityCancel.png
Ability: Cancel
Affects: Self
Cancels the Frozen Tempest ability
E
Cooldown Clock.png 1

Heroic Abilities[edit]

Army of the Dead
Army Of The Dead.png
Ability: Summon
Affects: Summons
Summons Ghouls that last 15 seconds. Sacrifice Ghouls to heal for Health.
R
Mana Cost.png 80
Cooldown Clock.png 80
Army Of The Dead Sacrifice heal (per level):
 
278 (+4%)
Summon Sindragosa
Summon Sindragosa.png
Ability: Area of Effect
Affects: Enemies
Deals damage and slows enemies by 60% for 3.5 seconds. Also disables non-Heroic enemies and Structures for 20 seconds.
R
Mana Cost.png 100
Cooldown Clock.png 100
Sindragosa damage (per level):
 239 (+4%)

Combat Trait[edit]

Frostmourne Hungers
Frostmourne Hungers.png
Ability: Buff
Affects: Self
Activate to make Arthas's next Basic Attack strike immediately, do 99 increased damage, and restore 30 Mana.
D
Cooldown Clock.png 12

Talents[edit]

Talents
1
Frostmourne Hungers.png
Howling Blast.png
Block.png
4
Frozen Tempest.png
Biting Cold.png
Death Coil.png
7
Rune Tap.png
Death Coil.png
Icebound Fortitude.png
10
Army Of The Dead.png
Summon Sindragosa.png
13
Howling Blast.png
Frostmourne Hungers.png
Frozen Tempest.png
16
Frozen Tempest.png
Frostmourne Hungers.png
Death Coil.png
20
Army Of The Dead.png
Summon Sindragosa.png
Deaths Advance.png
Anti-magic-shell-talent.png
Eternal Hunger
Quest Mark.jpgQuest: Use Frostmourne Hungers on an enemy Hero.

Quest Mark.jpgReward: Increases the Mana it restores by 4, to a maximum of 40, and its damage by 4.


Strategy and Role[edit]

Lore[edit]

Once the crown prince of Lordaeron and the protégé of the legendary paladin Uther the Lightbringer, Prince Arthas fell to darkness. In a desperate bid to save his people he was corrupted by the cursed blade Frostmourne, its hatred consuming him. Now he serves the Lich King as a death knight eternally bound to his terrible destiny...and always a little cold.

Lore connections to other heroes[edit]

Balance Updates[edit]

References[edit]