Only Azeroth’s most seasoned veterans possess the fortitude to wield Artifacts of legend against the Burning Legion. Your myth-forged weapon grows in power as you do, and your choices will change its abilities and the way it looks, sounds, and feels in combat. Fashion your Artifact into the perfect instrument of battle, and guide your faction in its most desperate hour.
A Death Knight is only as good as the weapon they wield. You have become one of the greatest heroes of Azeroth, one deserving of a weapon not only with power—but with a name.
Knights of Darkness
Death Knights have three distinct specializations: Blood, Frost, and Unholy. Each brings with it a unique identity that is reflected within the Artifact weapon choices.
- Blood Death Knights wield an axe of great power known as the Maw of the Damned. Forged for rending both soul and flesh, this weapon testifies to the wielder’s great power over mortality itself.
- Frost Death Knights bend the will of Frostmourne’s shattered remnants to their cold-hearted needs. Known as Icebringer and Frostreaper, these dual devices of death are waiting to be infused with even greater power.
- Unholy Death Knights, true to their nature, wield violence, plague, and death in the form of their ghastly blade, Apocalypse — a great and terrible weapon that leaves a trail of broken dreams in its wake.
Each Artifact is a symbol of the might of the Death Knight that wields it. Names have power — learn those of these mighty weapons well, for they will be your constant companions against the deadliest foe you’ve faced yet.
Blood - Maw of the Damned
An ancient Legion axe forged from a metal that drains its victims' vital energies. The soul of its original creator is trapped within and cursed with unending hunger. For more than a thousand years, an old and cunning mo'arg has used the axe to butcher uprisings and consume the life force of the Legion's foes. Over its long and infamous history, the weapon has made its demonic bearer extraordinarily powerful.
Frost - Icebringer and Frostreaper (Blades of the Fallen Prince)
Crafted by the Burning Legion to corrupt the world of Azeroth, the soul-stealing runeblade Frostmourne was shattered by Ashbringer atop Icecrown Citadel. Countless souls were freed from the broken blade, but others were not so fortunate. Today the shards of Frostmourne can be recrafted and infused with even more power. However, the spirits still trapped within must first be subdued and bent to the wielder's will.
Unholy - Apocalypse
Vampiric demons known as nathrezim forged this ancient sword, which brings with it violence, plagues, and death. Apocalypse soon earned a horrific reputation in the hands of a Tirisgarde mage who couldn't control its destructive energies. In time the sword was seized by the malevolent Dark Riders: servants of Medivh, the corrupted Guardian of Tirisfal. They hid the blade in the catacombs under his home, the tower of Karazhan.