Kael'thas

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Kael'thas
Kael'thas

"Selama ashal'anore!"

Basic Info
Title The Sun King
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Release Date May 12, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1520
Health Regen 3.168
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 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, 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, 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 every situation is incredibly different and will need to be approached accordingly.

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]

Verdant Spheres Icon.png
D
Verdant Spheres
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Activate to make your next Basic Ability more powerful.
Flamestrike Icon.png
Q
Flamestrike
70 Mana Cooldown: 7 seconds
After 1 second, deal 345 (+4% per level) damage in an area.
Verdant Spheres increases the radius by 50%.
Living Bomb Icon.png
W
Living Bomb
50 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deal 120 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds to an enemy, then they explode dealing 215 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemies. Other Heroes damaged by this explosion are also affected by Living Bomb, though the secondary explosions cannot spread.
Verdant Spheres makes this Ability cost no Mana and have no cooldown.
  • Living bomb deals 3 ticks of 42 damage before exploding.
Gravity Lapse Icon.png
E
Gravity Lapse
90 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Stun the first enemy hit for 1 seconds.
Verdant Spheres causes Gravity Lapse to stun the first 3 enemies hit and increases the stun duration by 50%.
Pyroblast Icon.png
R
Pyroblast
80 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 1.5 seconds, cast a slow-moving fireball that deals 810 (+5% per level) damage to an enemy Hero and 405 (+5% per level) damage to enemies nearby.
Phoenix Icon.png
R
Phoenix
80 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
Launch a Phoenix to an area, dealing 78 (+4% per level) damage to enemies along the way. The Phoenix persists for 7 seconds, attacking enemies for 78 (+4% per level) damage and splashing for 50%.
  • Phoenix is untargetable and invulnerable and has no collision.
  • Phoenix attacks the nearest enemy to the center, prioritizing Heroes.
  • Phoenix' attacks deal Spell Damage.
  • Phoenix' initial swoop through enemies is affected by Spell Power, but its attacks aren't at any time.
  • Phoenix attacks 13 times during it's duration, dealing total of 1014 damage and 507 splash damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Convection Icon.png
Convection
❢ Quest: When Flamestrike damages an enemy Hero, increase its damage by 5, up to 100. Lose all damage bonuses if you die.
❢ Reward: After gaining 100 bonus damage, increase Flamestrike damage by an additional 100 and no longer lose the bonus if you die.
Fel Infusion Icon.png
Fel Infusion
Increases your Spell Power by 4%. Heal for 94 (+4% per level) Health when you activate Verdant Spheres.
Mana Addict Icon.png
Mana Addict
❢ Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your maximum Mana by 15.
❢ Reward: After gathering 20 Regeneration Globes, you can also activate Arcane Barrier to gain a Shield equal to 100% of your maximum Mana for 4 seconds. 45 second cooldown.
  • Continues to gain stacks even after the quest is complete.
  • Kael'thas' current mana is also increased by 15, when a Regeneration Globe is collected.
4
Nether Wind Icon.png
Nether Wind
Increases Gravity Lapse's range by 30%. When Gravity Lapse hits an enemy Hero, refund 80 Mana.
Energy Roil Icon.png
Energy Roil
Reduce the Mana cost of Gravity Lapse by 70. When Gravity Lapse hits a Hero, reduce its cooldown by 9 seconds.
Mana Tap Icon.png
Mana Tap
Activating Verdante Spheres restores 4% of your maximum Mana.
7
Burned Flesh Icon.png
Burned Flesh
When Flamestrike damages 2 or more Heroes, they take additional damage equal to 8% of their maximum Health.
  • The damage from Burned Flesh is dealt as a separate instance of Spell Damage that is flagged to ignore any Armor.
Sun Kings Fury Icon.png
Sun King's Fury
Living Bombs that spread to enemy Heroes deal 35% more damage.
Sunfire Enchantment Icon.png
Sunfire Enchantment
Activating Verdant Spheres causes your next 2 Basic Attacks to instead deal 115 (+4% per level) Spell Damage. If both of them hit enemy Heroes, gain 15% Spell Power for 10 seconds.
10
Phoenix Icon.png
Phoenix
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Launch a Phoenix to an area, dealing 78 damage to enemies along the way. The Phoenix persists for 7 seconds, attacking enemies for 78 damage and splashing for 50%.
Pyroblast Icon.png
Pyroblast
Cooldown: 100 seconds
After 1.5 seconds, cast a slow-moving fireball that deals 810 damage to an enemy Hero and 405 damage to enemies nearby.
13
Pyromaniac Icon.png
Pyromaniac
Each time Living Bomb deals periodic damage, your Basic Ability cooldowns are reduced by 0.5 second.
Backdraft Icon.png
Backdraft
Living Bomb's explosion slows enemies Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Fission Bomb Icon.png
Fission Bomb
Increases Living Bomb's explosion radius by 20%.
16
Fury of the Sunwell Icon.png
Fury of the Sunwell
Flamestrike will explode a second time 1.5 seconds later.
Ignite Icon.png
Ignite
Flamestrike applies Living Bomb to the enemy Hero closest to its center who is not currently affected by Living Bomb.
  • Only 1 Living Bomb can be applied per Flamestrike cast.
Twin Spheres Icon.png
Twin Spheres
Verdant Spheres gains a second charge.
20
Rebirth Icon.png
Rebirth
Increases Phoenix duration by 100%. While alive, the Phoenix may be ordered to move to a different location.
  • Phoenix now attacks 26 times during its duration dealing total of 2028 damage and 1014 splash damage.
  • Phoenix can be relocated only once per cast.
    * Relocating Phoenix through units deals damage, but causes it to miss out one attack.
  • Relocate damage is not affected by Kael'thas' Spell Power.
Presence Of Mind Icon.png
Presence Of Mind
Increases Pyroblast's explosion radius by 50%. Heroes who are hit by Flamestrike or have Living Bomb spread to them reduce the cooldown of Pyroblast by 10 seconds.
Master of Flames Icon.png
Master of Flames
Living Bomb's spread from explosions can now also spread Living Bomb.
  • Enables Living Bomb to spread indefinitely.
Flamestrike Icon.png
Flamethrower
Increases the cast range of Flamestrike by 40%. If you hit 2 or more Heroes, Flamestrike's cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Skins
 
Rare Kael'thas
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
625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
The Sun King
Kael'thas Silver.jpg
Free
Silver
Kael'thas Ivory.jpg
Free
Ivory
Kael'thas Forest.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 400
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Sapphire.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sapphire
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Cyborghawk.jpg
Shard.png 400
Cyborghawk
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Spectre.jpg
Shard.png 400
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
Shard.png 100
Kael'thas Sovereign Sun.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sun
Kael'thas Sovereign Fel.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 100
Kael'thas Stormbot Cobalt.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 100
Kael'thas StormPunk Azure.jpg
Shard.png 100
Azure
Kael'thas StormPunk Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Crimson
Kael'thas StormPunk Gold.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 400
Kael'thas Lunar Jade.jpg
Shard.png 400
Jade
Kael'thas Lunar Heavenly.jpg
Shard.png 400
Heavenly

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Portraits
 
Carbot Kael'thas Portrait.png
Carbot Kael'thas
Shard.png 100
Cyberhawk Kael'thas Portrait.png
Cyberhawk Kael'thas
Shard.png 40
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
Shard.png 60
Stormbot Kael'thas Portrait.png
Stormbot Kael'thas
Shard.png 40
StormPunk Kael'thas Portrait.png
StormPunk Kael'thas
Shard.png 40

Toon Lunar Kael'thas Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Lunar Kael'thas
Shard.png 60
WoW Kael'thas Portrait.png
WoW Kael'thas
Shard.png 40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Sprays
 
Behold the Sun King Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Behold the Sun King
Shard.png 40
Carbot Kael'thas Spray.png
Carbot Kael'thas
Shard.png 100
Feast-ival Kael'thas Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Kael'thas
Shard.png 150
Lunar Kael'thas Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Kael'thas Lantern
Shard.png 150

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.
  • 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.
  • Kael'thas' Cyberhawk skin is likely a reference to a character from Rock N' Roll Racing of the same name.

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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