Lady Deathwhisper

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Lady Deathwhisper
Lady Deathwhisper(63175).png
Set: Knights of the Frozen Throne
Type: Hero
Health: 30
Armor: 90 Armor.png (Normal)

Deathwhisper has dragon-napped Valithria! Save the dragon, save the world.

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Lady Deathwhisper is a boss found in the Knights of the Frozen Throne mission. She is the third and final boss of the mission's Lower Citadel wing.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal
Whisper of Death(63176).png

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Looming Presence(27480).png
Skeletal Knight(63177).png
Valithria Dreamwalker(63174).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

The below classes are listed purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Class Card Quantity
Boss Skeletal Knight 2
Looming Presence 2
Priest Forbidden Shaping 2
Shadow Ascendant 2
Shadow Word: Pain 2
Dark Cultist 2
Eternal Servitude 2
Shadow Madness 2
Power Word: Tentacles 2
Neutral Haunted Creeper 2
Deathlord 2
Flesheating Ghoul 2
Lil' Exorcist 2
Evil Heckler 2
Cobalt Scalebane 2

Strategy[edit | edit source]

At the start of the fight, you will have Valithria Dreamwalker on your side of the board, but damaged to just 1 health. Her high attack enables a quick win if you can find a way to enable her to attack - which means either healing her to full health, or using a silence effect, or lowering her maximum health to match the current health (e.g. through Equality). Each of these strategies has some specific drawbacks and benefits.

The downside of healing is that you have to heal her back every turn, because Lady Deathwhisper's hero power will automatically damage her back to 1 health at the start of her turn. The benefit is that her hero power makes Deathwhisper's minions unable to attack Valithria, so she is very likely to survive. Additionally, you can safely use Valithria to clear out a low-attack Taunt without losing her.

The benefit of using a silence is that you can now attack with Valithria on every turn, without requiring additional effort. However, this also means that Lady Deathwhisper's minions can attack her at will, so you will need to put in more effort to keep Valithria alive. If you can clear the board you should be safe, because Deathwhisper's deck contains no minions that have Charge. (However, if you are really unlucky you could lose the game due to Forbidden Shaping generating such a minion with).

Setting Valithria's maximum health to 1 is in many ways similar to silencing her, however you have one additional drawback - the lowered maximum health itself. With a silenced Valithria, you still have the option of healing her and then using her to remove a low-attack minion from the board; once her maximum health is at 1 you lose that option, making her even more vulnerable to Deathwhisper's minions.

Divine Shield is very effective for keeping your minions on the board as well as keeping Valithria protected if you are using the "set Health to 1" strategy.

Lady Deathwhisper seems to prioritize removing the threat of Valithria over attacking your hero; that makes survival in this fight a bit easier than in some other boss fights.

A Priest deck built around Baku the Mooneater can be very potent, as Priest's upgraded hero power can fully heal Valithria every turn from turn 2 onwards. This can result in a kill as early as turn 5 if Deathwhisper does not play any Taunts.

Boss completion[edit | edit source]

As the third and final boss of Lower Icecrown Citadel, defeating Lady Deathwhisper unlocks the Upper Reaches and awards the player with a Knights of the Frozen Throne card pack.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Lady Deathwish's hero power appears to be actually coded as "damage every minion for one less than it's current health". If Prophet Velen is on her side of the board, this damage will be doubled, causing her to kill all minions.[1]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Encounter[edit | edit source]

Before match

The Lich King
This is Lady Deathwhisper. Before she got nerfed!

Introduction

Lady Deathwhisper
What is this disturbance? My work here is not complete.

Turn 1

Valithria Dreamwalker
Help me, champion! I must not... give in.
The Lich King
Deathwhisper! I told you to finish off that dragon. For the leader of a death cult you’re taking your sweet time.

Emote Response

Lady Deathwhisper
Was that a threat?

Hero Power

Lady Deathwhisper
Darkness embraces you...
Death calls to you...
Do you grasp the futility of your actions?
The living are so very weak...
Your flesh is a curse...

Play Equality

Lady Deathwhisper
That is not the good idea you think it is.

Play The Lich King

Lady Deathwhisper
Master I – please – I’m killing them as fast as I can!

Becoming a death knight

Lady Deathwhisper
Ah! You, too, have tasted the master's power...

Interaction with Valithria

Lady Deathwhisper
Hands off the dragon already! (giving Divine Shield)
As if I didn’t hate that dragon enough. (giving Taunt)
Sickening. (giving Windfury)
Lay your hands elsewhere, Paladin! (casting Blessed Champion)
I don’t like this game anymore. (summoning another Valithria)

Fully healing Valithria

Valithria Dreamwalker
I am... renewed!

Attacking Lady Deathwhisper with Valithria Dreamwalker

Lady Deathwhisper
Argh..
The Lich King
That dragon will undo all we’ve wrought! Destroy it, Deathwhisper!

Deathwhisper loses all Armor

The Lich King
Stop toying with them and finish this, Deathwhisper. Why isn’t Arcane Explosion in your deck!?

Death

Lady Deathwhisper
Impossible....!
The Lich King
Your deck has failed me, Deathwhisper. Be content that your defeat was quick.

Defeat

The Lich King
Once more. With healing!

Completing The Lower Citadel[edit | edit source]

The Lich King
You seek to turn my power against me? Hold fast while I net-deck something that will forever shroud this world in darkness.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The lich Lady Deathwhisper is the Supreme Overseer of the Cult of the Damned and the second boss of the Icecrown Citadel raid. The fight is mostly a DPS race (with a high damage output it becomes significantly easier), but also requires high awareness from all raid members. The 25-player Heroic version of this boss is one of the most difficult encounters in the instance.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Greg Staples

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Lady Deathwhisper, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]