Lich King

Frozen Throne
WoW Archivist: Icecrown Citadel Was any raid in WoW ever anticipated as voraciously as Icecrown Citadel? Players had been eager to face the Lich King in person since the game was announced. The hype only intensified after the blockbuster reveal that players would travel to Northrend for the game’s second expansion. Ghostcrawler fed into it by stating (jokingly) that...

Know Your Lore: Who killed Chromie? One of the weirder little mysteries from patch 7.2.5 was the Deaths of Chromie scenario. Not because of the scenario itself — a wild tangle of twisting timelines and a race to prevent Chromie’s inevitable demise. No, the bigger mystery is the question of who, exactly, was trying to kill the Bronze Dragon. It’s a...




Defeat the Lich King on all Hearthstone classes for Young Arthas hero skin We know about the cards coming in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion for Hearthstone. But now, we’re hearing about new features and missions, and the biggest one is that you have to fight the Lich King himself. If you can manage to beat the Lich King on all nine Hearthstone classes, you’ll win...

Ice Cream Citadel comes to Comic-Con If there’s one thing the developers at Blizzard have in common, it’s a love of terrible puns. The promos for the latest Hearthstone expansion Knights of the Frozen Throne are no exception. Since the Lich King is involved, the scourge is well on its way to washing over the world as a swarm of dad...

The Queue: Shall we begin?

Between the mass murder and the ending line, last night’s episode of Game of Thrones set up quite a bit to happen in the future, and was nicely satisfying.

But damn you HBO for showing Hodor in the opening promos… Hold the door, time for some Queue questions.


Know Your Lore: Death Knights, then and now Before the Frozen Throne crashed into Icecrown, before the lords of the Burning Legion first conceived of a weapon that would scour life from Azeroth, there was only means, motive and opportunity... and a self-serving power hungry Warlock grasping for a tool.




Know Your Lore: What comes next? One of the questions I hear a lot is: After we deal with the Legion, what threat could possibly be next? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times. There are some obvious answers, of course, but one of the trends I’m seeing in Legion is that we’re being our usual short sighted selves...

Role Play: Death Knight roleplay in Legion We haven’t really heard much from the Knights of the Ebon Blade since the end of Wrath. They had a fairly intense campaign in the Ruins of Andorhal, but that was it for story content. As far as Death Knight roleplay in the game went, stories were largely up to the individual player. It was...



Does WoW need to take a breath? Let’s face it, Azeroth has never been a safe place. But since Wrath of the Lich King it’s reeled from one disaster to the next like an out of control bumper car in a classy antique shop. The Scourge and the Lich King were defeated, only for Deathwing to rise and threaten the entire world....

Know Your Lore: Tirion Fordring and the fall of the Lich King Tirion Fordring had risen from a mere hermit living in the outskirts of the Plaguelands to the leader of the assault against the Lich King. It wasn’t out of any quest for eternal glory or wish to be a man of legend. He was simply carrying out the vow he made to his son: that he...

New Arthas skin brings Guan Yu to Heroes of the Storm Heroes of the Storm‘s Taiwan YouTube channel has unveiled an upcoming Arthas skin based on Guan Yu — a historical Chinese military general still revered to this day. Guan Yu appears in the Dynasty Warriors franchise, a game-ification of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which is itself a fictionalized version of historical events. (Confused...

Know Your Lore: The rise of Sylvanas as the Banshee Queen When last we looked at Sylvanas Windrunner, she had died at the hands of Arthas Menethil, servant of the Lich King. Now we look at what happened after she died: how she went from the Ranger-General of Silvermoon to the Banshee Queen of the Forsaken. Death was a hard demarcation line for Sylvanas — the...

Know Your Lore: The life and death of Sylvanas Windrunner Often when we discuss Sylvanas, we begin at the Banshee Queen. And since her death, forced undeath, and escape from the control of the Lich King, Sylvanas has changed the face of the world of Azeroth. There’s no denying it — for good or (more often) for ill, Sylvanas Windrunner is a power to be...

Know Your Lore: The future of the Forsaken Sylvanas Windrunner had a choice to make at the end of Wrath of the Lich King, and initially, she chose oblivion. It wasn’t until she realized that the entirety of the Forsaken would be left behind to fend for themselves and die out that she changed her mind. She made a pact with the Val’kyr,...

Francesco Orrù 3D prints a wearable Lich King helm 3D model artist Francesco Orrù has recently created a wearable, full-size Lich King helm. Orrù designed and sculpted the helm over the course of four days, rendering and modifying it several times. Once the model was completely rendered, it took almost 100 hours to print all 14 parts that make it up, though he used...

Can you play a Death Knight loyal to the Lich King? Yes! Looking for a new gaming challenge or an interesting angle on RP? Reddit user Avinaria has found one: playing a Death Knight who remains loyal to the Lich King rather than joining the Alliance or Horde.