Arthas Menethil

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"Nothing shall prevent me from having my revenge, old friend. Not even you. Now, I call out to the spirits of this place. I will give anything, or pay any price, if only you will help me save my people."

Arthas Menethil is an upcoming alternate hero for the Paladin icon.png Paladin class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Background[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Arthas Menethil, Crown Prince of Lordaeron and Knight of the Silver Hand, was the son of King Terenas Menethil II and heir to the throne. He was trained as a paladin by Uther the Lightbringer and was inducted into the Order of the Silver Hand. Arthas also had a romantic relationship with the kind sorceress Jaina Proudmoore. Committed to the protection of his people, Arthas was determined to stop the plague spreading throughout Lordaeron.
Despite his promising beginnings, Arthas became one of the most powerful and evil beings Azeroth would ever know. Although he killed the necromancer Kel'Thuzad, Arthas was unable to stop the spread of the plague and resorted to increasingly desperate methods, such as purging the city of Stratholme. Taking up the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, Arthas was able to defeat the demon Mal'Ganis, but he lost his soul in the process. Becoming a death knight of the Scourge, he led the undead in destroying Lordaeron, Quel'Thalas, and Dalaran. Arthas later made his way to the Frozen Throne of Icecrown and merged with the Lich King.
Ruling as the Lich King for years afterward, Arthas had the last remnants of his humanity destroyed and was ultimately defeated in combat by Highlord Tirion Fordring and his champions of the Light. Cradled by the spirit of his father, Arthas Menethil died, leaving the mantle of the Lich King to be taken by a noble soul who would contain the power of the Scourge.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Arthas wallpaper from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.

Arthas is rewarded after a player defeats the Lich King in the final Knights of the Frozen Throne single-player Mission with all nine classes.[1]

Functionality[edit | edit source]

Once unlocked and selected for use, Arthas Menethil is used as the hero whenever playing with a paladin deck. Arthas comes with his own portrait, emotes, and hero tray art, as well as featuring a special animation when using his Hero Power, Reinforce.

For more information, see Alternate heroes.

Flavor text[edit | edit source]

When viewed in the Collection, Arthas has the following flavor text:

The boy who would be King... LICH King.
Obtained by defeating the Lich King with every class.

Emotes[edit | edit source]

Each hero has their own selection of audio and written emotes that are produced in response to specific events. For more information, see Emote.

Regular play[edit | edit source]

Type Emote
Thanks You have my gratitude.
Well played Well played.
Greetings Hail, and well met.
Mirror Greetings Well met, indeed!
Wow Holy Light!
Oops A misstep.
Threaten You are past redemption!
Attack Evil will be PURGED!
Concede The battle is over. You win.
Opening remark For Lordaeron!
Mirror start For my father the King!
Thinking [1] Hmm...
Thinking [2] Which path to choose...
Thinking [3] What would Uther do...
Running out of time I must act now!
Almost out of cards I'm almost out of cards!
Out of cards I'm out of cards!
Error: Too many minions I have too many minions!
Error: Generic I cannot do that.
Error: Hand already full My hand is full!
Error: Hero already attacked I already attacked.
Error: Minion not ready Give that minion a turn to ready.
Error: Minion exhausted That minion already attacked.
Error: Not enough mana I don't have enough Mana.
Error: Need a weapon I need a weapon.
Error: Can't play that card I can't play that.
Error: Can't target stealthed minions I can't target Stealthed minions.
Error: Not a valid target That's not valid target.
Error: Must attack taunt minion A minion with Taunt is in the way.
Selection in Arena Justice has come!
Winter Veil Greetings Happy Feast of Winter Veil!
Happy New Year Happy New Year!
Midsummer Fire Festival Greetings Light the bonfires!
New Lunar Year Greetings Happy New Year!
Pirate Day Greetins It's good to be Arrrrrrrrthas!

Artist[edit | edit source]

Eric Braddock

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Arthas Menethil, full art
Arthas in Stratholme, as seen in the Caverns of Time in World of Warcraft.

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]