Wrath of the Lich King Battle for the Ebon Hold
Location Acherus: The Ebon Hold, Eastern Plaguelands
Result Knights of the Ebon Blade Victory
Commanders and leaders

Knights of the Ebon Blade


The Scourge

Casualties and losses

Knights of the Ebon Blade

  • Moderate

The Scourge

  • Liquidated
Previous Battle for Light's Hope Chapel
Next Scourge Invasion of Orgrimmar, Scourge Invasion of Stormwind and Scourge Invasion of Theramore

“The Hall of Command has been secured, but the Lich King has left us a little present in the Heart of Acherus...'”

Highlord Darion Mograine

The Battle for the Ebon Hold took place in Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Eastern Plaguelands, over the Scarlet Enclave. This battle is experienced in the game by all Death Knight players.

The Conflict

The battle itself was relatively short. The Knights of the Ebon Blade were led by Highlord Darion Mograine, in an attempt to claim the hold. Arthas had been defeated in the earlier Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, and left a severely weakened Patchwerk in charge of an unremarkable force of Undead Scourge. The Lich King greatly underestimated the Ebon Blade's forces, as Patchwerk was defeated and the knights claimed the stronghold.


Patchwerk survived the encounter, returning to Naxxramas as Kel'Thuzad's avatar of war. The Lich King lost much that day, as not only did many of his strongest recruits leave him, but his important strategic base Acherus was claimed by his enemies. The Knights of the Ebon Blade still use Acherus as their capital to this day. Inside, masters train young Death Knights battle and magic. The Knights have joined forces with both the Horde and Alliance in the aftermath, uniting with the enemies of their former master.

See also


  • During the fight, Patchwerk functions exactly like in the encounter in Naxxramas, except with all of his stats greatly reduced.