The Death Knights were an elite kill squad made up of all of the races. They were kidnapped at a young age (4-5 years old) and trained to leave nothing but death and destruction in their wake. Those who failed to keep up were chained up and slaughtered by their friends, as a test of faith and service to the Lich King. They trained in a remote arctic tundra in an uncharted area of Solinia, known only in legends as "Frostglade." In the battle of Frostglade, the Lich King turned on the Death Knights, who rebelled and overthrew him. Leaderless, lost and without purpose, the Death Knights became nomads and spread to the far corners of Solinia, seeking redemption.
Weapons of DeathEdit
The Death Knights' weapons are shrouded in mystery. Little is known about how they work and what they do. The weapon of choice for a Death Knight is a Runed Soulblade, an iron sword emblazoned with deadly runes.
The sword is highly customizable, and there are many runes that can be emblazoned on it. However, swords can only be emblazoned with one type of rune, and this cannot be undone.
List of RunesEdit
- Rune of Cinderglacier
- Rune of Razorice
- Rune of Spellbreaking
- Rune of Spellshattering
- Rune of Lichbane
- Rune of Swordbreaking
- Rune of Swordshattering
- Rune of Frostglade
- Rune of Death
- Rune of Freezerburn
- Rune of Soulshattering
Notable Unique Swords of the Death KnightsEdit
In addition to the Runed Soulblade, some Death Knights forged their own swords to their liking. Such swords are one-of-a-kind and are much more powerful than most other swords. The currently known swords are:
- Frostbite, Shinoko Foxfire's Diamond Runeblade
- Nemesis, Kaiser Darkmourne's Soulshattering Runed Obsidian Deathblade
- Doombringer, Cyrak Elwynn's Iron Jagged Runeblade