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Kel'Thuzad is a male video game character who features in Warcraft.



Kel'Thuzad was a human male who lived on Azeroth where he grew to adulthood by the time of the Second War. In time, he sat on the ruling Council of Six of the Kirin Tor that ruled the magical human kingdom of Dalaran.

He then returned to Lordaeron in disguise with his base of operations being the floating dread citadel of Naxxramas. In the span of 3 years, he used his fortune to gather a secretive brotherhood of like-minded men and women. This led to the formation of the Cult of the Damned that consisted of acolytes who were offered eternal life in exchange for service to Ner'zhul. With this force, Kel'Thuzad looked to pervert the faith in the Holy Light and instead offered an alternative in worship of the Lich King.

Under the Lich King's instructions, he personally oversaw the spread of the undead plague starting from the small town of Brill. His activities were discovered by Prince Arthas and Jaine Proudmoore thus forcing Kel'Thuzad to flee to Andorhal. Pursued to the settlement, he told Prince Arthas that the mastermind behind the plague was the demon Mal'Ganis that resided in Stratholme. In anger, Arthas hunted down and killed the necromancer though Kel'Thuzad warned that his death would mean little in the end.


Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities

He eventually came to learn dark magic where he became a necromancer allowing him to control the dead. This allowed him to summon forth the dead as servants that operated as soldiers.

After his death, he was resurrected as a Lich with his soul being bound within a phlactery container.


  • Kel'Thuzad was created by Blizzard Entertainment where he was voiced by actor Michael McConnohie.

In other media

Video games

  • In Heroes of the Storm, Kel'Thuzad was introduced as a playable character in the setting of the battle arena video game where he was voice by actor Michael McConnohie.


  • Warcaft III: Reign of Chaos:
  • Warcaft III: The Frozen Throne:
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King:

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