The Lich King

The Lich King Card

The Lich King is a 8 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Taunt At the end of your turn, add a random Death Knight card to your hand.

Flavor Text

"All that I am: anger, cruelty, vengeance, 8 attack - I bestow upon you, my chosen knight."

The Lich King Additional Information

  1. There’s 8 total Death Knight cards that are completely separate token cards.
  2. Only The Lich King and Arfus can spawn them.

Cards Relating to The Lich King

Anti-Magic Shell (The Lich King)
Type: Spell - Cost: 4
Give your minions +2/+2 and "Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers."
Army of the Dead (The Lich King)
Type: Spell - Cost: 6
Remove the top 5 cards of your deck. Summon any minions removed.
Death and Decay
Type: Spell - Cost: 3
Deal 3 damage to all enemies.
Death Coil
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Deal 5 damage to an enemy, or restore 5 Health to a friendly character.
Death Grip
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Steal a minion from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
Doom Pact
Type: Spell - Cost: 5
Destroy all minions. Remove the top card from your deck for each minion destroyed.
Frostmourne (The Lich King)
Type: Weapon - Cost: 7 - Attack: 5 - Durability: 3
Deathrattle: Summon every minion killed by this weapon.
Obliterate (The Lich King)
Type: Spell - Cost: 2
Destroy a minion. Your hero takes damage equal to its Health.

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  1. AlteredEnthusiasm
    March 18, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Wish the hs top decks site’s back-end team was competent enough to include this in the “Neutral Card” field of deck filters. Maybe running a database-heavy, user-interactive site via a Wix design template or with one community college IT grad isn’t a great idea…

  2. Mark
    October 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Wish it had lifesteal!

  3. Lol
    August 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm


  4. DoubleT
    August 11, 2017 at 1:26 am

    If you play the Lich King against the new Adventure bosses, there will be Custom lines. I was vs the dude who could only be hurt by weapons.

    Him: What are YOU doing here?

    Lich King: Don’t worry, I can’t hurt you.

  5. Ponçik
    August 9, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Not fair … Must be 9 mana at least

  6. Josh
    August 9, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Ohenestly Frostmourne is the only good death card the rest are just under value and niche

    • Kevin
      August 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      No. Just no. I feel you are comparing the rest to frostmourne instead of…you know, every freaking card in hearthstone…these are all amazingly powerful effects for their cost. I’m only a little meh about death grip but that’s still really good for 2 crystals.

  7. PandaWolf525
    August 8, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    So i got an idea for this with Priest. So first you try to bring out a copy of Lich with Barnes or Shadow Essence. Then try to make copies with Mirage Caller and Herald Volazj. Then use Onyx Bishop, Resurrect, and Eternal Servitude to bring the copies back. Also Shadow Visions to make copies of the spells to get more. Its not going to be good but its going to be fun and try to go Ultra Value. Cant use Prince Taldaram since there are other 3 cost cards in the deck. Also Faceless Manipulator for more copies. Been doing this in wild with Ragnaros, Yesra, Baron, Cairne, and Sylvanas and its fun to just out value since 50% of the time. And like i said, its not good but its fun to watch your opponent struggle to deal with everything or just give up once they realized they cant do much. Also Obsidian Statue is going to be a great addition to this.

    • DK
      August 17, 2017 at 12:37 am

      You managed to play Barnes and summon 1/1 Lich King.
      Opponent Priest Potion of Madness your Lich King into your Barnes and then Eternal Servitudes.

      • PandaWolf525
        August 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

        Lol so I guess its bad because of one thing. GUY LOOK ITS BAD BECAUSE OF “BLANK”! Seriously if you judge every idea and card just because of a card in the same or another class then technically everything is bad and you should not play the game. Seriously that thought process is the same thing is MTG just because it can be countered or removed by and removal spell. Shit players always will have some reason to say something is bad. Yes that exact thing happened but then I went and made about 8 copies of Obsidian Statue and wreaked him.

    • NsaneChemist
      February 4, 2018 at 11:36 am

      you just described big priest

  8. Phil
    August 8, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Somebody called BGH?

  9. Stuffy
    August 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Nice Black Knight buff

  10. Droma
    August 8, 2017 at 2:25 am

    8/8 ? I KNEW IT!! ARTHAS IS A NAZI!!

  11. Helioshade
    August 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Ironbark Protector with a free card attached. Seems good with minion-based decks, with Doom Pact being the only bad roll.

  12. Amjakiro
    August 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Dr.8 is here!!!

  13. Marshal
    August 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I think this card is PERFECT. Not because of it’s stats or its ability, but because of the fact that it’s difficult as shit to kill, just like WoW’s Lich King (WoTLK anyway). People might say that the HS Lich King needs to be nerfed because of how insane its body and effect is, but that’s how WoW’s Lich King was. And while you might HS has it harder because you’ll see it pretty much every game, WoW players felt the same way about pre-nerfed WoW Lich King. This is Blizzard’s way of putting the golden age of WoW into HS. THAT’S why this card is perfect just as it is. 1 year and a half of this. jUsT wHaT i WaNt, GoOd JoB bLizZaRd

    • Advocaat
      August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      It’s actually way easier to kill than Ysera. 8 health is much lower than 12. It’s taunt, so it can be attacked right away. Ysera can be guarded by other taunt minion. It has 8 attack so it can be deathed by priest unlike Ysera. It can be killed by Black Knight (if taunt is gonna be more present in the meta that will be a thing)

      I think it’s a good card but not so resistent like Ysera. We have seen in the kibler reveal stream that this guy never sticks on board for too long. There were always multiple ways of dealing with it.

      • Avocado
        August 7, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        m8 you ever seen someone play Ysera in constructed nowdays? No shit 8 health is lower than 12. But who cares about 12 health when you get hit in the face for lethal afte playing a 9 mana do nothing. This card impacts the board immediately and 8 and 9 mana is a big difference too.
        Ysera is still bae though if the meta slows down enough.

        • lotusweaver
          August 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

          dude, see anyone playing 8 mana 8-8’s except rag? They aren’t hard to kill. Polymorph, meteor, hex, shadow word death, equality plus anything, execute, hunters mark. These are all cards that are played that kill or essentially kill it. See anyone playing ironbark prot?? The stats aren’t OP but 8 for an 8-8 taunt that can give you some amazing cards (1 guaranteed) is awesome, because it combines good stats and a great effect

          • Avocado
            August 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

            Now you are confusing me m8. Not sure if trolling, but essentially you said exactly the same thing I meant. Never have I said that it is exceptionally hard to kill. Except for shadow word death all the removal-options you listed work for literally every card in the game (?). I thought that was obvious. My point was that it has playable “vanilla stats” with taunt and gives you an amazing card at the end of your turn for 1 mana less than Ysera and impacts the board immediately (taunt) giving you the option to stop some bleeding, if it doesn’t get removed. That makes it almost strictly better than Ysera and a good card if the meta doesn’t change drastically.

  14. Tokeghost
    August 7, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    its ironbark defender power creeped into ysera and neutral.

  15. Brann
    August 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    OK this is kinda dumb, Like it’s a really great card and all, but this is gonna be like Dr.Boom level broken

    This is our new Rag, that every control deck + prob even aggro and Mi -range deck could easily run

    8-8 for 8 with taunt is easy to drop anytime (because taunt) unlike cards like Ysera

    + most the Dk cards he gives are even better then Yseras Dream cards

    StoneHill just got a MASSIVE buff, I could see control paladin becoming Redic

    Idk.. I like it, but i don’t like how it’s gonna be like an auto include in almost every deck, I think this is gonna be a little broken, Unless they make it so Stone-Hill can’t discover this

    Imagine having 2 3 manna cards that could Discover you doctor boom in your deck

    • Piggy
      August 8, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Aggro decks playing an 8 mana 8/8 that does nothing the turn it’s played and has a chance to screw you over by giving you shit cards?

      • Brann
        August 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

        Murlock Paladin runs Tirion and sometimes even Rag LightLord

        A ton of aggro decks used to run Rag

        + yeah you might get a bad card, but the only one that looks really bad for aggro is Doom pack, the other ones all look pretty decent to me

        And against aggro decks, control decks are likely to have a much harder time removing this guy the turn you play him, since they are gonna be having to deal with a ton of aggro in the early game

        So good chance this guy might get you 2-3 cards

        • Brann
          August 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

          It has taunt to so it does something the turn you play it, it protects your other minions on board

  16. Altsz
    August 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Weaker ysera. Hmmm…

    Anyone who use ysera knows, this kind of effect is slow.

    No tribal tag, 4 less health, and 8 atk have its own drawback.

    But its a nice 8 drop.

    Good in curving taunt decks.

    Though, kinda expecting more fron an entity called Lich King

    • Brann
      August 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      This is way stronger then Yesera

      And not even that slow since it’s a taunt

      It’s a taunt so it’s way easier to just play then Yesera a turn earlier

      Most of the DK cards are way stronger then Yesera Dream cards

      New druid leg Spider Rezez this guy

      StoneHill discovers this guy

      TO be honest this guy will prob be run in almost every deck (minus maybe combo decks)

  17. Fanderay
    August 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I don’t know guys, I don’t know… This is the Lich King!! This should be an awesome card but it seems just… average… I mean: the card itself is nice but, what about the spells that it generates? Anti-Magic Shell works only if you have a good board, Frostmourne needs 3 turns and needs to kill 3 minions to proc its effect (while you get damage attacking the opponent’s minions). Doom Pact and Obliterate could be more negative than positive. And Army of the Dead reminds me of Varian Wrynn who’s never been played. The other 3 cards are good but, in my opinion, Ysera’s +5/+5 or Ysera’s deal 5 damage to everyone except Ysera herself are way better. I don’t know you guys but I feel a bit disappointed.

    • mistertwister
      August 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      An avarage 4.8/5 I see u bra. But sure u r right. This should be 5 mana discover a death knight card at the start and the end of the turn, can not be targeted by spells. Am I right m8?

    • dukeawesome1
      August 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      this card is really good. i know for a fact that this must of been one of the most difficult cards to create that lives up to the original source. They can pull a deathwing and make another version of the lich king in a future set.

  18. José Augusto
    August 7, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    “I got a beast in my sights.”

    Can we see this guy again ?

  19. Imaloony
    August 7, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Yeah, uh, don’t really know what to add. It’s pretty good. It does a little bit of everything, and being 8 mana instead of Ysera’s 9 is a really big deal. Some of the cards are obviously better than others (which will also change based on the situation), but in general it’s just really good. Taunt Warrior wants it, the theoretical Taunt Druid wants it, Control decks want it, value decks want it, Midrange decks probably want it… there’s a lot of competition for deck slots right now so it probably won’t make it into every deck, but many decks will at least give it a lot of consideration, and it will probably make it into at least one top tier deck.

  20. Wywern
    August 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Giant body? Check!
    Immediate effect on the board? Check!
    Value generator? Check!

    Well then, enough said.

  21. Thydzz
    August 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    It will fit so perfectly in new druid’s deck. This shit can return at least 3 times to the board.

    • Hearthstoner69
      August 7, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      This card is the most overated card since Troggzor the earthinater. The stats are terrible, it should’ve been a 10/10 and even then it wouldn’t have been played. The effect isn’t good just use Arfus. This card is hard countered by the black knight and spell breaker. This is why I rate this card 1.5/10.

      • Ixc
        August 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        Ummmm….not countered at all by spell breaker. You still have a giant 8/8 body and got a pretty good card in hand. That’s like saying spell breaker counters Ysera or Antonidas. Yeah, sure he removes one of the things that make them good but you’ve normally still gotten some value from them and there’s still a reasonably large body. Not to mention how good This good this card is with the new Druid legendary, and it can be discovered from Stonehill defender. Also can be good in Shaman with ancestral Spirit.

      • T3
        August 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        rank 25 comment confirmed

      • Kenchilada
        August 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        This card is destroyed by silence and polymorph effects, therefore it is bad.
        News flash, every minion dies to removal…

        • SUP3R
          August 8, 2017 at 6:51 am

          So using that logic, every minion in the game is bad… good to know

      • pikazou
        August 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm

        Lol dude are you retarded? This is Ysera for one mana less and with taunt and I won’t think Black Knight will see much play in the next time. If you spend your 4 mana to silence it, it will still be an 8/8 that has to be removed. This card is just VERY STRONG.

      • Ridanculous
        August 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm

        I rate Hearthstoner69’s comment Troll/10

      • macenshit
        August 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        Dude you high? Oh my bad you are stoned. I see you.

    • CypherC
      August 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Yeah, this will be awesome in druid.

  22. Joe
    August 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Best card of set. My must have #1 card to craft. Its a neutral so will be great in so many decks. Wow looks Amazing.

  23. Playwright
    August 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    This seems like a really good card. The only problem is there doesn’t seem to be much of an overarching theme to the cards. One of the things that made Ysera so effective was that you always were near guaranteed to get a good card from her. While many of the possible Death Knight cards are pretty good, about as many more have extremely limited uses.

  24. Moltar
    August 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Free from amber.

    • Notthedruidyouarelookingfor
      August 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      can be discovered by stonehill defender

      • Moltar
        August 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm

        Also the black knight is saying hello.

        • SwoleLord
          August 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm

          No he’s not. Taunt war was the most played deck for so long and yet it still saw no play cuz it’s stats are Garbo

  25. akaji
    August 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    DR. 7 returnes as the Lich king

  26. Fogog
    August 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    0 star because it’s broken.

  27. QuirkyTurtle
    August 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Similar to ysera, though the cards aren’t as good. Really cool self harm cards though. Why can’t warlock get anything that balanced?

    • turtle power
      August 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Right! Most of these spells would make great warlock cards. I’d trade in my treachery for an army of the dead any day

  28. Crapcrack
    August 7, 2017 at 11:47 am


  29. Ruso
    August 7, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Have yet to see what these new death knights are. It would be interesting to see the current hero cards in minion form, but I doubt that they are going to be like that. Other than that, this is a solid card, think druid 8/8 work taunt with free card generation. Will definitely see play on control if the death knights are any good at all.

    • Dop
      August 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      It saus right below the card what the 8 death knight cards are, but yes it’s a title minion for a control deck

      • Ixc
        August 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        Comment from op was posted before the death knight cards were revealed/known

  30. Ben
    August 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Sick af