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There must always be... a Lich King.
~ Each hero, once they transform into a Death Knight.

The Death Knights are the corrupted death knight versions of the nine original heroes of Hearthstone, appearing in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion. Before their corruption, they all fought their way across Icecrown Citadel to exact their vengeance on the Lich King, Arthas Menethil, before killing him and falling under the Frozen Throne's influence, becoming the new Lich King and enacting their new plans. In the set, they all appear as legendary hero cards.

Members

  • Malfurion the Pestilent: The death knight version of Malfurion Stormrage. He has been disillusioned with the druidic philosophy of the balance between life and death and sees that death always wins, so he cultivates swarms of insects to spread pestilence in order to reform the balance in his own image. He is a Choose One-oriented hero; when played he can either summon two Poisonous spiders of two Taunt scarabs, and his Hero Power lets him either gain attack or armor.
  • Deathstalker Rexxar: The death knight version of Rexxar. After being corrupted, he released the souls that the original Lich King trapped, so that he could hunt them for sport. When he is played, he shoots arrows at all enemy minions, and his Hero Power creates a "Zombeast" made from two Beast minions stitched together.
  • Frost Lich Jaina: The death knight version of Jaina Proudmoore. She first appears in the prologue when the Lich King defeats Jaina with overpowered cards, before raising her as Frost Lich Jaina to fight Tirion Fordring and his army of inexperienced adventurers. After defeating the Lich King, she takes the throne for herself and entices several undead to join her, but she doesn't notice her blood freezing. When she is played, she summons a Water Elemental and her Elemental minions have Lifesteal for the rest of the game, and her Hero Power deals damage and summons another Water Elemental if it kills a minion.
  • Uther of the Ebon Blade: The death knight version of Uther the Lightbringer. He believes that the Light's justice has failed, so he will take justice against the wicked into his own hands. He equips his signature hammer, Grave Vengeance (which has Lifesteal) when played, and his Hero Power summons one of the Four Horsemen of the Ebon Blade. When all four are on the field at once, they all destroy the enemy hero and Uther wins.
  • Shadowreaper Anduin: The death knight version of Anduin Wrynn. He believes himself to have been naive to follow the Light, and fully embraces the power of shadows, though in his entry quote he claims that the Light had betrayed him. He destroys all minions with 5 or more attack when played and his Hero Power deals 2 damage, and refreshes whenever he plays a card.
  • Valeera the Hollow: The death knight version of Valeera Sanguinar. She has enhanced stealth abilities by disappearing into the shadows, which she uses to indiscriminately hunt people from the darkness. She gains temporary Stealth when played and her Hero Power creates a temporary "Shadow Reflection" card every turn that changes into the previous card that she played.
  • Thrall, Deathseer: The death knight version of Thrall. He silences all of the trapped spirits once being corrupted, and feels lost without his link to the elements. He evolves all of his minions when played, and does the same with his Hero Power.
  • Bloodreaver Gul'dan: The death knight version of Gul'dan. Gaining vampiric abilities after his corruption, the already power-hungry Gul'dan opened the Dark Portal and terrorized various worlds beyond. He resurrects his dead Demons when played and his Hero Power deals damage with Lifesteal.
  • Scourgelord Garrosh: The death knight version of Garrosh Hellscream. After razing Azeroth with his power, he raised several undead followers and became an even bigger ruler than before. He equips Shadowmourne, which deals damage to adjacent minions, when played, and his Hero Power deals 1 damage to all minions.

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Gilneas: Lord Vincent Godfrey
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Blackrock Orcs: Blackhand the Destroyer | Orgrim Doomhammer | Rend Blackhand | Jubei'Thos
Iron Horde: Grommash Hellscream | Ner'zhul | Teron Gorefiend | Gul'dan | Garona Halforcen | Cho'gall | Kilrogg Deadeye | Kargath Bladefist | Overlord Mor'ghor | Zul'jin | Chieftain Zul'Marrosh | Hex Lord Malacrass
Orcs: Garrosh Hellscream | General Nazgrim | Malkorok | Warlord Zaela | Overlord Krom'gar | Warlord Rok'nah | Urtrak | Blood Guard Porung
Ogre: Imperator Mar'gok
Goblins: Trade Prince Gallywix | Candy Cane | Chip Endale
Tauren: Magatha Grimtotem
Blood Elves: Kael'thas Sunstrider | Overseer Theredis | Sharth Voldoun
Forsaken: Sylvanas Windrunner | Grand Apothecary Putress | Brothogg the Slavemaster | Calder Gray | Castillian | Hagara the Stormbinder | Stalvan Mistmantle | Apothecary Keever
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The Twilight's Hammer
Cho'gall | Archbishop Benedictus | Warmaster Blackhorn

Burning Legion
Sargeras | Kil'jaeden | Archimonde | Mannoroth | Tichondrius | Varimathras | Balnazzar | Mal'Ganis | Anetheron | Mephistroth | Detheroc | Xavius | Kazzak | Highlord Kruul | Lord Jaraxxus | Queen Azshara | Sironas | Giselda the Crone | Shadow Council | Burning Blade Clan

Illidan's followers
Illidan Stormrage | Kael'thas Sunstrider | Lady Vashj | Mekgineer Steamrigger | Mennu the Betrayer

Scourge
Lich King/Arthas Menethil | Kel'Thuzad | Anub'arak | Sindragosa | Dar'Khan Drathir | Blood-Queen Lana'thel | Ymiron | Overlord Drakuru | Arugal | Amnennar the Coldbringer | Four Horsemen | Highlord Mograine | Baron Rivendare | Ras Frostwhisper | Gothik the Harvester | Masophet the Black | Mirdoran the Fallen | Noth the Plaguebringer | Orbaz Bloodbane | Abomination
Cult of the Damned: Lady Deathwhisper | Grand Widow Faerlina

Scarlet Crusade
Balnazzar | Grand Inquisitor Isillien | Brigitte Abbendis | Renault Mograine | Sally Whitemane | Darion Mograine | Crusader Lord Valdelmar | Archbishop Landgren | Huntsman Leopold | Mataus the Wrathcaster | Scarlet Commander Marjahn

Black Dragonflight
Deathwing | Nefarian | Onyxia | Sabellian | Sinestra | General Drakkisath | Maloriak

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Elemental Lords: Al'Akir | Ragnaros
Fire Elementals: Lord Rhyolith | Baron Geddon | Majordomo Staghelm | Majordomo Executus | Shannox | Riplimb & Rageface | Baron Charr
Water Elementals: Princess Tempestria | Harbinger Skyriss

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C'thun | Yogg-Saron | N'Zoth | Y'Shaarj | G'huun
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Mogu
Lei Shen | Shan Bu

Other
Abercrombie | Abominable Greench | Ahune | Aiden Perenolde | Alpha Prime | Black Stalker | Bloodsail Buccaneers | Charlga Razorflank | Dagran Thaurissan | Edwin VanCleef | Engineer Overgrind | Epoch Hunter | Felendren the Banished | Gearmaster Mechazod | Goldtooth | Gorefiend | Goren | Grand Empress Shek'zeer | Hakkar the Soulflayer | Headless Horseman | Helya | Hogger | Jammal'an the Prophet | Kanrethad Ebonlocke | Leper Gnomes | Maggot Eye | Magnataurs | Magtheridon | Malygos | Marez Cowl | Medivh | Mekgineer Thermaplugg | Murloc Sorcerer | Murlocs | Murmur | Murozond | Naj'tess | Omen | Ortor of Murkblood | Pholx | Podlings | Quagmirran | Talon King Ikiss | Taragaman the Hungerer | Thaddius | Thaurissan | The Cleaner | Ultraxion | Void Lords | Zar'Jira | Zelfrax | Zevrim Thornhoof

Hearthstone
Playable characters: Jaina Proudmoore | Gul'dan | Garrosh Hellscream | Illidan Stormrage | Lei Shen
Classic: Edwin VanCleef | Al'Akir | Lord Jaraxxus | Grommash Hellscream | Hogger | Sylvanas Windrunner | Ragnaros | Onyxia | Malygos | Deathwing
Curse of Naxxramas: Kel'Thuzad | Baron Rivendare | Thaddius | Grand Widow Faerlina | Gothik the Harvester | Noth the Plaguebringer | Heigan the Unclean
Goblins vs. Gnomes: Trade Prince Gallywix | Mal'Ganis | Dr. Boom | Mekgineer Thermaplugg
Blackrock Mountain: Nefarian | Rend Blackhand | General Drakkisath | Maloriak
The Grand Tournament: Anub'arak
League of Explorers: Rafaam
Whispers of the Old Gods: Old Gods (C'thun | N'Zoth | Y'Shaarj | Yogg'Saron) | Fandral Staghelm | Cho'gall | Malkorok
One Night in Karazhan: Prince Malchezaar | Terestian Illhoof
Mean Streets of Gadgetzan: Don Han'Cho | Aya Blackpaw | Kazakus
Knights of the Frozen Throne: Lich King/Arthas Menethil | Death Knights | Professor Putricide | Sindragosa | Archbishop Benedictus | Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Kobolds and Catacombs: King Togwaggle | The Darkness
The Witchwood: Hagatha the Witch | Splintergraft | Arugal | Shudderwock | Glinda Crowskin | Lord Vincent Godfrey | Captain Shivers | Infinite Toki
The Boomsday Project: Dr. Boom | Boommaster Flark
Rastakhan's Rumble: Zul'jin | Hex Lord Malacrass | Hakkar the Soulflayer
Rise of Shadows: League of E.V.I.L. (Rafaam | Madame Lazul | Hagatha the Witch | Dr. Boom | King Togwaggle | Rakanishu | Vessina | Ol' Barkeye | Kriziki | Captain Eudora | Squeamlish | Mr. Chu | Tekahn | George the Fallen | Lackeys)
Saviors of Uldum: Tekahn | Plague Lords (Vesh, Plague Lord of Murlocs | Kz'rath, Plague Lord of Madness | Xatma, Plague Lord of Death | Icarax, Plague Lord of Wrath)
Descent of Dragons: Murozond | Galakrond | Kronx Dragonhoof
Ashes of Outland: Reliquary of Souls | Lady Vashj | Kanrethad Ebonlocke | Kargath Bladefist | Teron Gorefiend | Magtheridon | Kael'thas Sunstrider | Xavius | Mannoroth | Rusted Legion (Mecha-Jaraxxus)
Scholomance Academy: Kel'Thuzad | Darkmaster Gandling | Ras Frostwhisper | Vectus | Theolen Krastinov | Instructor Malicia | Rattlegore

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