Kael’thas Sunstrider was one of the most iconic characters in World of Warcraft. He was a powerful prince, and a master of arcane magic. But his thirst for power ultimately led to his downfall.
Background of the character
Kael’thas Sunstrider is the son of Anasterian Sunstrider, the former King of Quel’Thalas. He was a member of the Council of Six in Dalaran before he and his people joined Illidan’s forces. In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Kael’thas aided Illidan in his bid to claim the Frozen Throne.
Kael’thas and his people were left in Outland, where they were taken in by the Burning Legion.
His role in Illidan’s army
Kael’thas served as Illidan’s second-in-command and led the blood elves in their fight against the Scourge.
His role in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Kael’thas aided Illidan in his attempted takeover of Icecrown Citadel and pledged himself to him after the task was completed.
He sought out advice from other allies, including Lady Vashj, leader of the serpentine naga. He also formed an alliance with the night elves.
His role in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
Kael’thas took the surviving blood elves to Outland, where he tried to find a cure for his people’s addiction to magic.
He joined Illidan’s forces again, but ended up being betrayed by the Lord of Outland and taken prisoner. He was later freed by players.
His role in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
Kael’thas returned to Azeroth, where he joined forces with Lady Vashj to reignite the Sunwell, thus reviving his people’s magic addiction.
The blood elves then served as a part of the Burning Legion. He was killed by players in the Eye of the Storm dungeon.
Abilities and talents
Kael’thas had the following abilities in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.
Abilities – Warlock/Mage hybrid (Warcraft III)
– Fireball (Q) – Ranged low damage fire spell that explodes on impact, dealing damage to all enemies in a small area.
– Frostbolt (W) – Ranged low damage frost spell that slows the target’s movement speed by 50% for 4 seconds.
– Flamestrike (E) – Area of effect high damage fire spell that deals damage to all enemies within its area of effect.
– Mana Shield (D) – Transfers mana to absorb damage dealt to the blood elf hero until it is exhausted, at which point damage will be taken as normal.
– Slow (C) – Reduces an enemy unit’s movement and attack speed by 60%.
– Teleport (F) – Warps the blood elf hero to a target location.
Ten Ton Hammer Kael’thas
A mechanical giant stands in the center of Dalaran, its arms outstretched. It’s head is bowed, as if in prayer. The clanking and grinding of gears can be heard throughout the city.
This is Kael’thas’ newest weapon, the Ten ton hammer. The hammer is said to be so powerful that it takes all of the strength of Kael’thas’ most skilled mages to wield it.
The ten ton hammer has already been used to crush the armies of the Lich King. It is said that the hammer can crush any opponent, no matter how powerful.
Kael’thas plans to use the hammer to crush his enemies and take back what is rightfully his. The blood elves will have their vengeance, and the world will tremble before the might of the ten ton hammer.
Kael’thas Sunstrider is a master of arcane magic. He was a member of the Council of Six in Dalaran before he and his people joined Illidan’s forces. In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Kael’thas aided Illidan in his bid to claim the Frozen Throne.