Baroness Ninadar

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NeutralBaroness Ninadar
Image of Baroness Ninadar
Title Mistress of Tomes[1]
Gender Female
Race Lich (Undead)
Level 60 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde while disguised
Alliance Horde during The Third Fall of Kel'Thuzad
Affiliation(s) House of Rituals
Location Grimoirium, Maldraxxus[66.3, 26.4]
Status Killable

Baroness Ninadar was one of the two barons of the House of Rituals. She held the title of Mistress of Tomes, meaning she was in charge of the house's library at the Grimoirium.[1]


Kel'Thuzad, the other Ritualist baron, asked Ninadar to assemble a list of literature to help him in his ritual to breach the Maw. After Necrolord Maw Walkers infiltrated the House of Rituals disguised as Acolyte Nelesis, Kel'Thuzad tasked them getting his books from Ninadar, but noted that the baroness enjoyed exploiting her title and that they would likely have to complete some mundane tasks for her before she cooperated.[2] As expected, Ninadar sent Kel'Thuzad's "acolyte" to obtain overdue scrolls held by the Grimoirium's studious acolytes[1] and capture loose animated quills and parchment[3] before she parted with the list of Kel'Thuzad's books and told the acolyte that the volumes could be found in the Hall of Tomes.[4]

After his ritual was sabotaged by the Maw Walkers and the deposed baron Balmedar, Kel'Thuzad openly launched a coup against Margrave Sin'dane, confronting her and Ninadar at the entrance to the Hall of Sorcery. Sin'dane told the traitor that he could not match her power, but Ninadar suddenly betrayed the margrave by stealing her weapon, the Staff of the Primus, while declaring that she was weak and that it was time to anoint a new margrave. This allowed Kel'Thuzad to capture Sin'dane[5] and—with Ninadar's backing—seize control of the house.[6]

During the Necrolord Covenant's assault on the House of Rituals, Ninadar—now wielding the Staff of the Primus—led the defense of the house's southern entrance, raining sorcery down on the attackers. With the help of Emeni's abominations, the Maw Walkers pushed through the baroness' forces and damaged her until she was forced to retreat by teleporting to the Grimoirium. There, she began drawing out a massive amount of energy from the house's anima reservoir, and Balmedar (who was accompanying the Necrolords) warned that she had to be stopped before she destroyed them all. After becoming empowered by anima, Ninadar began fighting the Maw Walkers, Baroness Draka, and Alexandros Mograine until she was nearly defeated again. Yelling that she intended to have what she had been promised, Ninadar began absorbing even more anima, ignoring Balmedar's protests that it was too much for her to control. Moments later, the excessive power created an explosion that completely obliterated the baroness. She left behind the Staff of the Primus, which the Necrolords subsequently used to free Sin'dane and defeated Kel'Thuzad.[7]


During N [60] The Third Fall of Kel'Thuzad

As Baroness Ninadar (stage 2):

  • Ability mage waterjet.png  Freezing Blast — A cresting wave of ice surges over players in a line in front of the caster, dealing Frost damage on impact and knocking enemies back. 
  • Spell shaman ancestralawakening.png  Freezing Storm — Stuns all enemies within 5 yards of the impact, rendering them unable to move or attack for 6 sec. Inflicts Frost damage to enemies within 5 yards of the impact. 
  • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed. 

As Empowered Baroness Ninadar (stage 4):

  • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed. 
  • Ability skyreach four wind.png  Glacial Winds — Summons tornadoes that rip apart anything they touch, inflicting Frost Damage. 
  • Spell mage cometstorm.png  Ice Fall Launches a series of ice projectiles over a 10-second channel. The projectiles create ice blocks where they land that can be used to take cover from Shattering Lance.
  • Spell frost frostblast.png  Shattering Lance — Ninadar prepares to hurl a Shattering Lance at the target. Shattering Lance impacts the first object it hits inflicting Frost damage. 


The House of Rituals
  1. N [60] Mistress of Tomes Activequest
  2. N [60] Cantrip Collections and N [60] Errant Enchantments AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [60] The Hall of Tomes Availablequest
Assault on the House of Rituals



Main article: Mistress of Tomes#Notes
Main article: The Traitor Unmasked#Notes
Main article: The Third Fall of Kel'Thuzad#Notes


  • Do not test my patience.
  • I have no time for fools.
  • What is it?
  • Failure is unacceptable.
  • We are done here.
  • We will rule Maldraxxus at any cost!


You had better have a good reason for interrupting me, acolyte.
Well, what is it?
During the N [60] Mistress of Tomes questline
Ah yes, I do remember the baron requesting a collection of tomes from my library. An odd smattering of topics, if I do recall correctly.
As you can see, I am a very busy lich. However, if you were to lighten my workload I could perhaps see it fit to provide you with the tomes you seek.


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