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A Fateful Encounter

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The Lich King

The Lich King (Prologue boss).png

Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Hero
Health: 30
Artist: Glenn Rane

His undead army must be stopped. Heroes gather to defeat the Lich King!

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Tirion Fordring

Tirion Fordring (Prologue boss).png

Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Hero
Health: 30

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For the minion card, see The Lich King. For the final boss of the missions, see The Lich King (boss).

A Fateful Encounter is a boss encounter found in the Knights of the Frozen Throne missions. It is the first and only encounter of the first wing, The Prologue.

The encounter starts with the player controlling Jaina Proudmoore facing The Lich King. After a quick defeat, the player is raised as Frost Lich Jaina, and combats Tirion Fordring in battle. After defeating Tirion, the player is purified from The Lich King's control.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Boss[edit | edit source]

The Lich King Tirion Fordring
The Scourge(63151).png
The Silver Hand(22485).png
Silver Hand Recruit(268).png

Frost Lich Jaina[edit | edit source]

Icy Touch(62843).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

The Lich King[edit | edit source]

Blood Tap(63110).png
Army of the Dead(63111).png

Tirion Fordring[edit | edit source]

Eager Rogue(63114).png
Terrible Tank(63115).png
Needy Hunter(63116).png
A. F. Kay(63117).png
Warlock on Fire(63118).png

Decks[edit | edit source]

The class column in the tables below is included purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

The Lich King[edit | edit source]

The Lich King visually has a full deck and appears to draw cards each turn. However, his remaining card count remains equal, so despite the visual effect these cards are put directly into his hand. Because of this, and because he kills the player by the third turn using only four cards, most of his actual deck is unknown.

Class Card Quantity Remarks
Warrior Bolster 0 Put into hand on turn 3 Played on turn 3
Boss Army of the Dead 0 Put into hand on turn 1 Played on turn 1
Blood Tap 1 Played on turn 1
Frostmourne 0 Put into hand on turn 2 Played on turn 2
Unknown Unknown 29

Tirion Fordring[edit | edit source]

Tirion Fordring has a normal deck; however his starting hand, his first two draws, and his first five plays are all pre-determined.

Class Card Quantity Remarks
Boss Eager Rogue 1 Starting hand Played on turn 1
Terrible Tank 1 Starting hand Played on turn 2
Needy Hunter 1 Starting hand Played on turn 3
A. F. Kay 1 Drawn on turn 1 Played on turn 4
Warlock on Fire 1 Drawn on turn 2 Played on turn 5
Paladin Argent Protector 2
Consecration 2
Lightfused Stegodon 2
Lost in the Jungle 2
Muster for Battle 2
Quartermaster 2
Rallying Blade 1
Silvermoon Portal 2
Vinecleaver 1
Wickerflame Burnbristle 1
Neutral Chillwind Yeti 2
Harvest Golem 2
Novice Engineer 2
Stormwind Champion 2

Player[edit | edit source]

Jaina Proudmoore

Jaina's starting deck contains only cards with a Mana cost of 4 or more, making them unplayable throught the first part of the mission. However, on turn 3 the player (similar to the Lich King on all turns) does not really draw a card: despite the visual effect the Magma Rager "drawn" is actually directly generated and does not come from the deck.

Class Card Quantity Remarks
Mage Archmage Antonidas 1
Cone of Cold 2
Blizzard 1
Flamestrike 2
Pyroblast 2
Alexstrasza 1
Baron Geddon 1
Big Game Hunter 2
Cairne Bloodhoof 1
Captain Greenskin 1
Deathwing 1
Faceless Manipulator 2
Gruul 1
Harrison Jones 1
Hogger 1
Xavius 1
Leeroy Jenkins 1
Magma Rager 0 Put into hand on turn 3
Malygos 1
Nozdormu 1
Onyxia 1
Ragnaros the Firelord 1
Sylvanas Windrunner 1
The Black Knight 1
The Beast 1
Ysera 1
Frost Lich Jaina

For the second stage of the fight, Jaina uses a 25-card deck; now the Lich King give you a very strong Death Knight card every even turn up to and including 10.

Class Card Quantity Remarks
Mage Breath of Sindragosa 2
Blizzard 2
Coldwraith 2
Fallen Hero 2
Frostbolt 2
Mana Wyrm 2
Mirror Image 2
Shatter 1
Sindragosa 1
Neutral Acidic Swamp Ooze 2
Azure Drake 2
Bloodmage Thalnos 1
Bonemare 2
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn 1
Prince Valanar 1
Death Knight Anti-Magic Shell 0 Put into hand on sixth turn
Death and Decay 0 Put into hand on tenth turn
Death Coil 0 Put into hand on fourth turn
Frostmourne 0 Put into hand on eighth turn
Obliterate 0 Put into hand on second turn

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

The Lich King[edit | edit source]

Beginning the Icecrown Adventure

The Lich King
Icecrown! Come for the terrible power. Stay... because you're dead.

Before match

The Lich King
Come, champion! I will annihilate you and disenchant you for Arcane Dust!

Introduction Greeting

The Lich King
Choose your cards carefully. You have been dealt your last.

Turn 1

The Lich King
My cards are so good...

Emote Response

The Lich King
Your pleas for mercy ring hollow.


The Lich King
Go ahead. End your turn, so that I can end you!

Ending turn

Tirion Fordring
Have no fear, champion! We are on our way.

The Lich King's First Turn

The Lich King
Behold my power. *Plays Blood Tap and Army of the Dead* Hahaha - THAT's my opener! This isn't even my aggressive deck.

Turn 2

Tirion Fordring
We're almost there! How are things going? Good?

The Lich King's Second Turn

The Lich King
None can save you. My power is absolute.

Attacking with Frostmourne

The Lich King
Your ranking will suffer.
Tirion Fordring
Hold fast, champion! Have faith that providence will deliver in your time of need.

Turn 3

Jaina Proudmoore
*Draws Magma Rager* Are you serious right now?
The Lich King
You, too, will serve.

The Lich King's Third Turn

Tirion Fordring
Champion, we're just about ready to- *The Lich King plays Bolster* What!? *Jaina dies*


The Lich King
Rise up, mage. Your work is not complete. *The Lich King revives Frost Lich Jaina* Join me. The living will tremble and the dead will obey.

Tirion Fordring[edit | edit source]


Tirion Fordring
What is this? What have you become!?

Emote Response

Tirion Fordring
I don't even know you anymore!

Turn 1

The Lich King
Now, champion, clear this worthless trash from my doorstep.
Frost Lich Jaina
I hear the whispers... of the dead...

Eager Rogue

Tirion Fordring
You face the finest adventurers of Azeroth!
Eager Rogue
I got this!

Terrible Tank

Terrible Tank
Where are my heals?
Tirion Fordring
Why aren't you taunting?

Turn 4

The Lich King
My hordes of undead are yours to command.

A. F. Kay

A. F. Kay
Tirion Fordring
Pay attention!

Warlock on Fire dies

Tirion Fordring
I'm going to need some better adventurers...

Turn 8

The Lich King
Make them suffer.

Turn 10

The Lich King
Mercy is for the weak.

Defeating Tirion

Tirion Fordring
*Divine Shield* Stay your hand!


Tirion Fordring
Hero, your will is your own. Turn against the Lich King's call! *Turns Jaina back to normal*
Jaina Proudmoore
We must... resist...

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Lich King, full art
Tirion Fordring, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]