Kael'thas

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Kael'thas
Kael'thas

"Selama ashal'anore!"

Basic Info
Title The Sun King
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Release Date May 12, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1520
Health Regen 3.168
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 1.0
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 65
Data Page


Kael'thas Sunstrider, the Sun King, is a Ranged Assassin hero from the Warcraft universe. Like all Blood Elves, Prince Kael'thas was transformed by the fall of Quel'thalas. Desperate to save his people from being consumed by their magical addiction, he joined forces with the Burning Legion and now lords over Tempest Keep.

Kael'thas is a fire mage who punishes enemies that stay close together.

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Kael'thas Sunstrider was a senior member of the Kirin Tor, the Prince of Quel'Thalas, son of King Anasterian Sunstrider and his wife great-great grandson of Dath'Remar Sunstrider and the last of the Sunstrider dynasty. After the Fall of Quel'Thalas, Kael'thas led what remained of his people in the service of the Alliance. Striving to placate his people's addiction to magic, he later allied with Illidan Stormrage, but betrayed him to the Burning Legion when its master, the demon lord Kil'jaeden the Deceiver, enticed Kael'thas with the promise of salvation for the blood elves. He was branded a traitor after his allegiance to the Legion was revealed, and lost the support of many of his people. After his defeat at Tempest Keep, Kael'thas returned to Azeroth a shadow of his former self. Kael'thas plotted to summon Kil'jaeden through the Sunwell, but his plans were foiled by the Shattered Sun Offensive. He was slain by their forces in Magisters' Terrace.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas is a Ranged Assassin, with an exceptional overall damage potential. All of his abilities deal AoE damage, severely punishing enemy teams that stand close together. Kael'thas' Trait, Verdant Spheres, allows him to improve the effectiveness of one Basic Ability at a time. It is important for players to decide which ability should be empowered and when, as the effectiveness of each option varies greatly depending on circumstance.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Has extremely low mobility and survivability
  • Requires close attention to positioning
  • Completely Mana dependant

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.



Talents[edit | edit source]

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Skins[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Skins
 
Rare The Sun King
Backstory: Like all Blood Elves, Prince Kael'thas was transformed by the fall of Quel'thalas. Desperate to save his people from being consumed by their magical addiction, he joined forces with the Burning Legion and now lords over Tempest Keep.
Kael'thas The Sun King.jpg
Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
The Sun King
Kael'thas Silver.jpg
Free
Silver
Kael'thas Ivory.jpg
Free
Ivory
Kael'thas Forest.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Forest
Epic Cyberhawk
Backstory: Sunstrider Industries CEO Mikael Thoss uses his company's vast wealth and cutting edge technology to protect the innocent as Cyberhawk, the avian avenger!
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Superheroes vs. Eternal Empire skins.
Kael'thas Cyberhawk.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Sapphire.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sapphire
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Cyborghawk.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Cyborghawk
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Spectre.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Spectre
Rare Sovereign
Backstory: Only the finest of robes and armor may adorn the Sun King. His majesty and brilliance must shine forth like the sun itself.
Kael'thas Sovereign.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Kael'thas Sovereign Sun.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Sun
Kael'thas Sovereign Fel.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Fel
Rare Stormbot
Backstory: Originally constructed to be a magician's assistant, Kael'thas's preprogrammed aptitude for sorcery soon catapulted him past the expertise of his own creators.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Kael'thas Stormbot.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kael'thas Stormbot Cobalt.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Cobalt
Rare StormPunk
Backstory: On some worlds, technology and magic are not so different. Those who master both, like Lord Kael'thas, can create both wonders and terrors beyond your imagination.
Kael'thas StormPunk.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kael'thas StormPunk Azure.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Azure
Kael'thas StormPunk Crimson.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Crimson
Kael'thas StormPunk Gold.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Gold
Kael'thas Event Skins
 
Epic Lunar Lunar Festival
Backstory: As prince of the sin'dorei, Kael'thas presides over all Lunar Festival ceremonies throughout Silvermoon City. It is imperative that his finery match his station.
Features: Themed animations, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Kael'thas Lunar.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kael'thas Lunar Jade.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Jade
Kael'thas Lunar Heavenly.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Heavenly
Kael'thas Lunar Amber.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Amber
Kael'thas Lunar Lotus.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Lotus

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Portraits
 
Carbot Kael'thas Portrait.png
Carbot Kael'thas
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cyberhawk Kael'thas Portrait.png
Cyberhawk Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Kael'thas Hero Portrait.png
Kael'thas Hero
Kael'thas Mastery Portrait.png
Kael'thas Mastery
Lil' Lunar Kael'thas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Money Launderer Kael'Thas Portrait.png
The Scarlet Heist Money Launderer Kael'Thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
San'layn Kael'thas Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest San'layn Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Stormbot Kael'thas Portrait.png
Stormbot Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
StormPunk Kael'thas Portrait.png
StormPunk Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Toon Lunar Kael'thas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Lunar Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
WoW Kael'thas Portrait.png
WoW Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Sprays
 
Behold the Sun King Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Behold the Sun King
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Carbot Kael'thas Spray.png
Carbot Kael'thas
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Feast-ival Kael'thas Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Kael'thas
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Lunar Kael'thas Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Kael'thas Lantern
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Puppet Kael'thas Spray.png
Toys Puppet Kael'thas
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Pack 1 Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Happy.png Kael'thas Pack 2 Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Happy.png Kael'thas Happy :kaelthashappy:
:kthappy:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Angry.png Kael'thas Angry :kaelthasangry:
:ktangry:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas ROFL.png Kael'thas ROFL :kaelthaslol:
:kaelthasrofl:
:ktlol:
:ktrofl:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Cool.png Kael'thas Cool :kaelthascool:
:ktcool:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Sad.png Kael'thas Sad :kaelthassad:
:ktsad:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Oops.png Kael'thas Embarrassed :kaelthasoops:
:kaelthasembarrassed:
:ktoops:
:ktembarrassed:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Silly.png Kael'thas Silly :kaelthassilly:
:ktsilly:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Love.png Kael'thas in Love :kaelthaslove:
:kaelthasinlove:
:ktlove:
:ktinlove:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Meh.png Kael'thas Speechless :kaelthasmeh:
:kaelthasspeechless:
:ktmeh:
:ktspeechless:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Surprised.png Kael'thas Surprised :kaelthaswow:
:kaelthassurprised:
:ktwow:
:ktsurprised:
Lunar Festival Lunar Kael'thas Pack 1 Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Kael'thas Happy.png Lunar Festival Lunar Kael'thas Pack 2 Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Kael'thas Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Kael'thas Happy.png Lunar Kael'thas Happy :kaelthaslunarhappy:
:ktlhappy:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Kael'thas Angry.png Lunar Kael'thas Angry :kaelthaslunarangry:
:ktlangry:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Kael'thas ROFL.png Lunar Kael'thas ROFL :kaelthaslunarlol:
:kaelthaslunarrofl:
:ktllol:
:ktlrofl:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Kael'thas Cool.png Lunar Kael'thas Cool :kaelthaslunarcool:
:ktlcool:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Kael'thas Sad.png Lunar Kael'thas Sad :kaelthaslunarsad:
:ktlsad:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Kael'thas Oops.png Lunar Kael'thas Embarrassed :kaelthaslunaroops:
:kaelthaslunarembarrassed:
:ktloops:
:ktlembarrassed:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Kael'thas Silly.png Lunar Kael'thas Silly :kaelthaslunarsilly:
:ktlsilly:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Kael'thas Love.png Lunar Kael'thas in Love :kaelthaslunarlove:
:kaelthaslunarinlove:
:ktllove:
:ktlinlove:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Kael'thas Meh.png Lunar Kael'thas Speechless :kaelthaslunarmeh:
:kaelthaslunarspeechless:
:ktlmeh:
:ktlspeechless:
Emoji Kael'thas Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Kael'thas Surprised.png Lunar Kael'thas Surprised :kaelthaslunarwow:
:kaelthaslunarsurprised:
:ktlwow:
:ktlsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kael'thas/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kael'thas first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (July 2003).
  • Kael'thas is voiced by Quinton Flynn.
  • Kael'thas was the last hero released during the beta.
  • Scrapped abilities like Burning Impact and Combustion were datamined from older versions of the game client.[1]
  • Kael'thas sometimes says "merely a setback" when he revives at the Hall of Storms. This is a reference to a popular quote said by him in World of Warcraft: "Don't look so smug! I know what you're thinking, but Tempest Keep was merely a setback." The phrase has become a common utterance by players discussing potential future dungeons and raids, often with the joking implication that Kael'thas will somehow return.
  • Kael'thas is the first blood elf hero, the second being Valeera Sanguinar.
  • While the name of Kael'thas' Cyberhawk skin is likely a reference to a character from Rock N' Roll Racing of the same name, the design of the skin is a reference to Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Concept Art[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. List of Unreleased Hero Abilities . HeroesNexus. Accessed 2015-05-08.

External links[edit | edit source]


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