Acherus Deathcharger
Spell deathknight summondeathcharger.png
  • Acherus Deathcharger
  • Level 10 death knight ability
  • global cooldown
  • 1.5 seconds cast
  • Summons and dismisses your rideable Acherus Deathcharger.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown Global
Other information
Level learned 10
Improvements [On a Pale Horse]
Related buff
  • Acherus Deathcharger
  • Increases ground speed by 60%/100%.
Deathchargers will serve only those who have no remorse.[1]

Acherus Deathcharger is a death knight-only ground mount. It's unlocked by completing N Death Knight [8-30] Into The Realm of Shadows during the original death knight starting experience, or by creating and logging in on an allied race or pandaren death knight.


In life, this deathcharger was a horse owned by the Scarlet Crusade, and kept at the Havenshire Stables under the watch of Stable Master Kitrik. The horse was then stolen by an initiate Death knight of Acherus and returned to Salanar the Horseman, who then sent the animal to the Realm of Shadows, where one of his Dark Riders of Acherus awaited it.

The Dark Rider slew the horse and then raised it as a deathcharger. The death knight was then sent into the realm by Salanar to challenge the dark rider. If successful in killing the dark rider (most are not), the deathcharger permits the death knight to ride it. Returned to the world of the living, Salanar presents the deathcharger as the death knight's new, personal mount.

Mount Journal

Some horses merely adopt the dark. This horse was born in it, molded by it.


The Mount Journal entry is a reference to a quote spoken by Bane to Batman in the movie The Dark Knight Rises: "You think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, and by then it was nothing to me but blinding."


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