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Kel'Thuzad KelThuzad

A burst damage Mage that locks down enemies and devastates them with powerful combos.

Identity

Title
Archlich of Naxxramas
Type
Ranged
Role
Ranged Assassin
Difficulty
Hard
Life
Health
Shield
Shields
Energy
Mana
Franchise
Warcraft
Gender
n/a
Rarity
Legendary

Tags

DeadUpdater EnergyImportant Ganker RoleCaster
Kel'Thuzad has faithfully served the Lich King both in life and after death. Reanimated as the Archlich of the Scourge and given domain of the Dread Necropolis, Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad remains Arthas’s most trusted advisor and master of the cold dark.

Stats

Released
September 5, 2017
Size
0.875
Speed
4.8398
Vision
12
Life
1445 (+4% per level)
Regen
3.0117 (+4% per level)
Range
5.5
Damage
72 (+4% per level)
Attacks
1 per second

Abilities

Death and Decay
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Damage enemies and create a damaging pool

  • Type: Basic (Q)
  • Cooldown: 5 seconds
  • Mana: 20

After 0.5 seconds, launch an orb that explodes upon hitting an enemy, dealing 150 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemies in the area. The explosion leaves behind a pool of decay that lasts 2 seconds, dealing 82 (+2.5% per level) damage every 0.5 seconds to enemies.

Frost Nova
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Damage and disable enemies

  • Type: Basic (W)
  • Cooldown: 8 seconds
  • Mana: 50

Create a nova that explodes after 1 second, dealing 180 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemies inside and Slowing them by 35% for 2.5 seconds. Enemies in the center are Rooted for 1 second.

Chains of Kel'Thuzad
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Pull enemy Heroes together

  • Type: Basic (E)
  • Cooldown: 10 seconds
  • Mana: 50

Launch a chain, dealing 97 (+2.5% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit. For 3 seconds after hitting an enemy, Chains can be reactivated to launch to an additional enemy, pulling both enemies together and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds.

Frost Blast
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Root and damage enemies around a target

  • Type: Heroic
  • Cooldown: 50 seconds
  • Mana: 45

Launch a meteor of ice at an enemy Hero. Upon impact, the meteor deals 115 (+2.5% per level) damage to its target and 275 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemies in the area. All enemies hit by Frost Blast are Rooted for 2 seconds.

Shadow Fissure
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Deal high damage in an area

  • Type: Heroic
  • Cooldown: 16 seconds
  • Mana: 40

Create a fissure anywhere on the Battleground that explodes after 1.5 seconds, dealing 320 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemy Heroes in its area. If an enemy Hero is hit, set its cooldown to 1.5 seconds.

Master of the Cold Dark
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Kel'Thuzad becomes increasingly stronger as he disrupts enemies

  • Type: Trait
  • Cooldown: n/a
  • Mana: n/a

Quest: Gain 1 Blight every time a Hero is Rooted by Frost Nova or hit by Chains of Kel'Thuzad.

Reward: After gaining 15 Blight, gain the Glacial Spike Ability.

Reward: After gaining 30 Blight, gain 75% Spell Power.

Blight: 0/30

Summon Mount
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n/a

  • Type: Mount (Z)
  • Cooldown: 4 seconds
  • Mana: n/a

After Channeling for 1 second, gain 30% Movement Speed.

Hearthstone
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n/a

  • Type: Hearth (B)
  • Cooldown: n/a
  • Mana: n/a

After Channeling for 6 seconds, teleport back to the Hall of Storms, instantly restoring 1125 Health and 150 Mana.

Quick Spray Expression
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n/a

  • Type: Spray
  • Cooldown: 3 seconds
  • Mana: n/a

Express yourself to other players by marking the ground with your selected spray.

Quick Voice Line Expression
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n/a

  • Type: Voice
  • Cooldown: 7 seconds
  • Mana: n/a

Express yourself to other players by playing your selected Voice Line.

Unsummon Mount
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n/a

  • Type: Mount (Z)
  • Cooldown: n/a
  • Mana: n/a

Dismounts you.

Chains of Kel'Thuzad
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n/a

  • Type: Basic (E)
  • Cooldown: n/a
  • Mana: n/a

Launch a new chain from the currently chained enemy. Deals 97 (+2.5% per level) damage upon impacting a Hero and pulls both enemies together.

Glacial Spike
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Create a spike that explodes, deals damage

  • Type: Activable (Active)
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds
  • Mana: n/a

Activate to create a spike that detonates after 4 seconds, dealing 60 (+2.5% per level) damage to nearby enemies. The spike can be affected by Chains of Kel'Thuzad.

Talents

Talent Icon The Plaguelands

Increase Death and Decay's duration by 1 second. After gaining 30 Blight, increase the radius of Death and Decay's pool by 30%.
Talent Icon Blighted Frost

Frost Nova deals 75% more damage to enemies in the center. After gaining 30 Blight, increase Frost Nova's Root duration by 0.5 seconds.
Talent Icon Barbed Chains

Increase Chains of Kel'Thuzad damage by 125%. After gaining 30 Blight, Chains of Kel'Thuzad reduces the Armor of pulled Heroes by 10 for 4 seconds.
Talent Icon Strip Shields

Pulling a Hero with Chains of Kel'Thuzad grants Kel'Thuzad a permanent 128 (+4% per level) Shield, stacking up to 2 times.

Additionally, Chains of Kel'Thuzad deals up to 270 (+2.5% per level) bonus damage to Heroes' Shields.
Talent Icon Phylactery of Kel'Thuzad

Quest: Collect 12 Regeneration Globes to charge Kel'Thuzad's Phylactery.

Reward: Kel'Thuzad's Phylactery can be activated while dead to immediately respawn at the Hall of Storms, but must be charged again.

Passive: Kel'Thuzad heals for 10% of all Spell Damage dealt while the Phylactery is charged.
Talent Icon Armor of the Archlich

Cooldown: 25 seconds

Activate to gain 50 Physical Armor for 4 seconds. Upon activation, nearby enemies take 45 (+4% per level) damage and are Slowed by 35% for 4 seconds.
Talent Icon Accelerated Decay

Each time a Hero is hit by Death and Decay's pool, they take 25% more periodic damage from Death and Decay for the next 4 seconds, stacking up to 4 times.
Talent Icon Chilling Touch

Every 8 seconds, Kel'Thuzad's next Basic Attack hits all enemies in the area for 80% additional damage, deals Spell damage instead of Physical, and Slows by 30% for 2 seconds.
Talent Icon Ice Cold

Reduce the cooldown of Glacial Spike by 8 seconds and increase its damage by 400%.
Talent Icon Frost Blast

Cooldown: 50 seconds

Launch a meteor of ice at an enemy Hero. Upon impact, the meteor deals 115 (+2.5% per level) damage to its target and 275 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemies in the area. All enemies hit by Frost Blast are Rooted for 2 seconds.
Talent Icon Shadow Fissure

Cooldown: 16 seconds

Create a fissure anywhere on the Battleground that explodes after 1.5 seconds, dealing 320 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemy Heroes in its area. If an enemy Hero is hit, set its cooldown to 1.5 seconds.
Talent Icon Icy Grasp

Increase Frost Nova's Slow by 20%. Each time Kel'Thuzad damages enemies Slowed by Frost Nova, reduce the cooldown of Frost Nova by 0.5 seconds.
Talent Icon Chains of Ice

After Chains of Kel'Thuzad's Stun expires, the enemy is also Slowed by 60% for 1 second.
Talent Icon Chain-Link

Pulling a Hero with Chains of Kel'Thuzad reduces its cooldown by 5 seconds and refunds its Mana cost.
Talent Icon Arcane Echoes

Whenever Kel'Thuzad hits an enemy Hero with Death and Decay's explosion, its cooldown is reduced by 1.5 seconds.
Talent Icon Hungering Cold

Enemies that are Rooted take an additional 55 (+2.5% per level) damage each time they are damaged by Kel'Thuzad.
Talent Icon Power of Icecrown

Stunning, Rooting, or Slowing a Hero grants 6% Spell Power for 10 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
Talent Icon Deathchill

When Frost Blast's Root expires, enemies are Slowed by 40% for 3 seconds. Heroes killed while under the effects of Frost Blast instantly release another Frost Blast explosion.
Talent Icon Might of the Scourge

If a Hero is hit with Shadow Fissure, a second one is cast below them 1 second later. This second cast will not duplicate itself.
Talent Icon Shifting Malice

Cooldown: 240 seconds

Activate to dash forward, dealing 150 (+2.5% per level) damage to enemies in the path. Takedowns reset the cooldown of Shifting Malice.
Talent Icon The Damned Return

Cooldown: 15 seconds

Activate to create a Shade of Naxxramas that lasts 15 seconds and mimics Kel'Thuzad's casts of Death and Decay.
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