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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 3.17
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.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Verdant Spheres Icon.png
Verdant Spheres
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Activate to make your next Basic Ability more powerful.
Flamestrike Icon.png
70 Mana Cooldown: 7 seconds
After 1 second, deal 320 (+4% per level) damage in an area.
Verdant Spheres increases the radius by 50%.
Living Bomb Icon.png
Living Bomb
50 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deal 120 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds to an enemy, then they explode dealing 200 (+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 40 damage before exploding.
Gravity Lapse Icon.png
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
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.

* Cast time is a 1.5 second stationary channel.
Phoenix Icon.png
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]

Convection Icon.png
❢ 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.

* Bonus damage from Convection is affected by Spell Power, but not by Scaling
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.
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
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.
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 Basic Attack to instead deal 165 (+4% per level) Spell Damage.
Phoenix Icon.png
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
After 1.5 seconds, cast a slow-moving fireball that deals 810 damage to an enemy Hero and 405 damage to enemies nearby.
Pyromaniac Icon.png
Each time Living Bomb deals periodic damage, your Basic Ability cooldowns are reduced by 1 second.
Backdraft Icon.png
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%.
Fury of the Sunwell Icon.png
Fury of the Sunwell
Flamestrike will explode a second time 1.5 seconds later.
Twin Spheres Icon.png
Twin Spheres
Verdant Spheres gains a second charge.
Arcane Power Icon.png
Arcane Dynamo
Using a Basic Ability increases your Spell Power by 3% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 15%.
Rebirth Icon.png
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% and reduces its cooldown by 25 seconds per enemy Hero hit.
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
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
Kael'thas Ivory.jpg
Kael'thas Forest.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Cyborghawk.jpg
Shard.png 400
Kael'thas Cyberhawk Spectre.jpg
Shard.png 400
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
Kael'thas Sovereign Fel.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
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
Kael'thas StormPunk Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Kael'thas StormPunk Gold.jpg
Shard.png 100

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Portraits
Cyberhawk Kael'thas Portrait.png
Cyberhawk Kael'thas
Kael'thas Hero Portrait.png
Kael'thas Hero
Kael'thas Mastery Portrait.png
Kael'thas Mastery
Stormbot Kael'thas Portrait.png
Stormbot Kael'thas
StormPunk Kael'thas Portrait.png
StormPunk Kael'thas
WoW Kael'thas Portrait.png
WoW Kael'thas

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Kael'thas Sprays
Behold the Sun King Spray.png
Sun's Out, Guns Out Behold the Sun King

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:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Angry.png Kael'thas Angry  :kaelthasangry:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas ROFL.png Kael'thas ROFL  :kaelthaslol:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Cool.png Kael'thas Cool  :kaelthascool:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Sad.png Kael'thas Sad  :kaelthassad:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Oops.png Kael'thas Embarrassed  :kaelthasoops:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Silly.png Kael'thas Silly  :kaelthassilly:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Love.png Kael'thas in Love  :kaelthaslove:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 1 Kael'thas Meh.png Kael'thas Speechless  :kaelthasmeh:
Emoji Kael'thas Pack 2 Kael'thas Surprised.png Kael'thas Surprised  :kaelthaswow:

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 uses a number of Thalassian phrases, such as anar'alah belore (by the light of the sun), felo'melorn (flamestrike), and selama ashal'anore (justice for our people).
  • The phoenix god Al'ar is Kael'thas's most prized possession.[2] It appears as both a boss and mount in World of Warcraft.
  • 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 is very jealous of Arthas due to both having a strong love for Jaina.
  • One of Kael'thas' gag quotes references the effects of drugs.
  • Kael'thas' Cyberhawk skin is probably a reference to a character from Rock N' Roll Racing of the same name.
  • The skin may also be a reference Pharah from Overwatch. Its Cyborghawk variation could be a nod to Genji, hence the color scheme and cyborg.

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