Arthas (REWORK) by Xero

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Arthas (REWORK)

By: Xero
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024
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Arthas (REWORK)

The Lich King

Base Stats

Attack Type Melee
Health 2860
Health Regen 5.957
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.8125
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 2
Attack Damage 95


The Goal of this rework is to turn Arthas into a formidable Tank that is difficult to stop as he advances towards the enemies. He is a threat that cannot be ignored when up close.


Arthas gains a new passive trait that includes a new resource that replaces his Mana - Runic Power. This new trait should help the Lich King close the gap with faraway enemies and be extra sticky to close-by ones.

All of Arthas' Basic Abilities are free, unless they're used while above 50 Runic Power which is when they gain a bonus effect but consume 50 Runic Power in the process.

Frostmourne Hungers has been renamed to Frost Strike and is Arthas' Q ability.

Frozen Tempest deals less damage and slows for less, but is active passively at all times. Frozen Tempest can be activated at 50 Runic Power to empower it with more damage, range and slowing.

At Level 1, Arthas may choose from one of three Presence Talents to gain a passive stat bonus and an extra ability - Rune Tap, Chains of Ice, or Death Coil.

A majority of Arthas' talents have been changed in some form or another. New talents have replaced some old ones.

Combat Trait

Death's Advance
Arthas' Movement Speed cannot be reduced below 90%. He gains 10 Armor and 15% Movement Speed when moving towards an Enemy Hero.

Arthas only gains the bonus if he is moving towards a visible Enemy Hero within 40 range (Summon Sindragosa's range is 38 as an example).

Runic Power
Arthas generates 5 Runic Power whenever he attacks. While at or above 50 Runic Power, Arthas' Basic Abilities consume 50 Runic Power for bonus effects.
Runic Power is stored to a maximum of 100.

Primary Abilities

Frost Strike
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Unleash Frostmourne to make Arthas's next Basic Attack strike immediately, deal 99 (+4% per level) increased damage and generate an extra 20 Runic Power.

Empowered: Frost Strike deals an additional 66 (+4% per level) damage and slows the target by 30% for 2.50 seconds. Does not generate bonus Runic Power.
Howling Blast
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Root enemies within the target area for 1.25 seconds and deals 68 (+4% per level) damage. Generates 2 Runic Power for each enemy hit, or 6 against Heroes.

Empowered: Howling Blast gains 30% increased range and roots enemies in its path. Does not generate Runic Power.
Frozen Tempest
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Passive: A relentless blizzard surrounds Arthas, deal 20 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies and Slow their Movement Speed by 10% per second, stacking up to 30%. Heroes hit also have their Attack Speed Slowed by 10% per second, stacking up to 30%. Generates 1 Runic Power whenever this damages an enemy, increased to 2 against Heroes.

Frozen Tempest's effects last for 1.5 seconds.

Empowered: Frozen Tempest can be activated to increase the range and damage of Frozen Tempest by 150% and maximum Movement Speed Slow and Attack Speed Slow increased from 30% to 60%.
Empowered state lasts for 4 seconds and does not generate Runic Power while active.

Secondary Abilities

Rune Tap
Cost: 25 Runic Power
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Restores 25% of Arthas' maximum Health.

Requires Level 1 Talent - "Blood Presence"
Chains of Ice
Cost: 25 Runic Power
Cooldown: 15 seconds

The target Enemy Hero within 1000 Range is instantly rooted for 1.50 seconds.

Requires Level 1 Talent - "Frost Presence"
Death Coil
Cost: 25 Runic Power
Cooldown: 15 seconds

Deals 200 (+4% per level) damage to target enemy and heal for 300 (+4% per level) Health.

Requires Level 1 Talent - "Unholy Presence"
Anti-Magic Shell
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Activate to make Arthas immune to Spell Damage for 4 seconds and heal Arthas for 25% of the damage prevented.

Requires Level 20 Talent - "Anti-Magic Shell"

Heroic Abilities

Army of the Dead
Cooldown: 80 seconds

Summons 6 Ghouls that last 15 seconds and attack for 20 (+4% per level) damage. Sacrifice Ghouls to heal for 267 (+4% per level) Health and generate 10 Runic Power.
Summon Sindragosa
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Arthas gains 100 Runic Power and summons Sindragosa to deal 230 (+4% per level) damage and Slows enemies by 60% for 4 seconds. Also disables Minions, Mercenaries, Monsters and Structures for 20 seconds.


Arthas' Talents have been changed in different ways, the form of change is marked next to each talent's name.

Level 1

Blood Presence [NEW]
Gain 10% Maximum Health and learn Rune Tap.
While above 50 Runic Power, Arthas receives 15% more healing from all sources.

Frost Presence [NEW]
Gain 15% Attack Speed and learn Chains of Ice.
While above 50 Runic Power, Arthas gains an additional 5 Armor and 10% Movement Speed while moving towards an Enemy Hero.

Unholy Presence [NEW]
Gain 10 Spell Power and learn Death Coil.
While above 50 Runic Power, Arthas gains 10 Spell Armor and Death Coil recharges 100% faster.

Level 4

Quest: Use Frost Strike on an enemy Hero.
Reward: Increases the Runic Power it generates by 1, to a maximum of 10, and its damage by 6.

Frozen Wastes [TWEAKED]
Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Frozen Tempest.
Reward: After damaging enemy Heroes 200 times with Frozen Tempest, the Movement and Attack Speed Slows of Frozen Tempest last an extra 1.5 seconds against enemy Heroes and its Empowered state lasts for an extra 2 seconds.

Icy Talons
Gain 3% Attack Speed for 1.5 seconds every time a Hero is damaged by Frozen Tempest, to a maximum of 60%.

level 7

Immortal King [NEW]
Rune Tap restores an additional 10% Maximum Health.
Chains of Ice grants Arthas a shield that absorbs 400 damage.
Death Coil's cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds and it deals 30% more damage and healing.

San'layn Rites [NAME CHANGE]
Every 3rd Basic Attack heals Arthas for 5% of his max Health.

Icebound Fortitude [TWEAKED]
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to reduce the duration of Stuns, Slows, and Roots against Arthas by 75% for 3 seconds.

level 13

Shattered Armor
Enemy Heroes hit by Howling Blast have their Armor reduced by 15 for 4 seconds.

Biting Cold
Each second an enemy is damaged by Frozen Tempest, it deals 12.5% bonus damage, up to a 50% bonus.

Frostmourne Hungers [TWEAKED]
Reduces Frost Strike's cooldown by 4 seconds. Empowered Frost Strikes cleave for 50% additional damage.

Level 16

Remorseless Winter [TWEAKED]
Enemy Heroes that remain within Frozen Tempest for 3 seconds are Rooted for 1.25 seconds. This effect can only happen once every 10 seconds.
Empowering Frozen Tempest triggers Remorseless Winter immediately.

Frostmourne Feeds [TWEAKED]
Frost Strike heals Arthas for 50% of the bonus damage done. Empowered Frost Strikes stun the target for 1.25 seconds.

Death's March [NEW]
Death's Advance Armor and Movement Speed bonuses are doubled when moving towards an enemy rooted by Howling Blast or Chains of Ice.

Level 20

Legion of Northrend [TWEAKED]
4 additional Ghouls are created. Ghouls deal 50% more damage, heal for an additional 50%, generate an additional 5 Runic Power, and last 5 seconds longer.

Absolute Zero
Sindragosa flies twice as far. Enemy Heroes are Rooted for 2.5 seconds, and then Slowed by 60% for 4 seconds.

Revenant of Ner'zhul [NEW]
Arthas learns Rune Tap, Chains of Ice and Death Coil. Their costs are reduced by 10 Runic Power.

Anti-Magic Shell
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to make Arthas immune to Spell Damage for 4 seconds and heal Arthas for 25% of the damage prevented.

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