For the subzone, see Blades of the Fallen Prince (Icecrown Citadel).

The Blades of the Fallen Prince,  [Frostreaper] and  [Icebringer], are the artifacts used by frost death knights in World of Warcraft: Legion.


The Blades of the Fallen Prince are obtained from N Death knight [10-45] The Call of Icecrown.


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.[1]

Artifact traits

Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 8.0.1.

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Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Ambidexterity] 4 Bad to the Bone; Hypothermia; Mirror Ball
[Bad to the Bone] 4 Ambidexterity; Hypothermia; Mirror Ball
[Blades of Frost] 1 Blast Radius; Crystalline Swords; Nothing but the Boots
[Blast Radius] 4 Blades of Frost; Chill of the Grave
[Chill of the Grave] 1 Blast Radius; Ice in Your Veins
[Cold as Ice] 4 Frozen Skin; Ice in Your Veins; Mirror Ball
[Crystalline Swords] 1 Blades of Frost
[Dead of Winter] 4 Frozen Skin; Sindragosa's Fury
[Frozen Core] 1 Frozen Skin; Nothing but the Boots
[Frozen Skin] 4 Cold as Ice; Dead of Winter; Frozen Core
[Frozen Soul] 1 Over-Powered
[Hypothermia] 1 Ambidexterity; Bad to the Bone
[Ice in Your Veins] 4 Chill of the Grave; Cold as Ice; Over-Powered
[Mirror Ball] 1 Ambidexterity; Bad to the Bone; Cold as Ice
[Nothing but the Boots] 4 Blades of Ice; Frozen Core
[Over-Powered] 4 Frozen Soul; Ice in Your Veins
[Sindragosa's Fury] 1 Dead of Winter
[Soulbiter] 1 None


Ability Ranks
[Ferocity of the Ebon Blade] 1
[Runefrost] 4
[Runic Chills] 1
[Thronebreaker] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d01dual.pngInv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 01.png Classic

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Classic]

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This is the default appearance Recover one of the Pillars of Creation Recover  [Light's Heart]
N [10-45] Light's Charge
Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order
N [10-45] A Personal Request

Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d02dual.pngInv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 02.png Upgraded: Frostmourne's Legacy

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

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Complete the death knight Order Campaign
 [Forged for Battle]
Unlock every artifact trait
 [Power Realized]
Research the full history of the artifact
 [Part of History]
Obtain eight rare archeological finds
 [This Side Up]

Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d05dual.pngInv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 05.png Valorous: Sindragosa's Fury

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

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Complete the Balance of Power questline
 [Improving on History]
Kill eight world bosses
 [Unleashed Monstrosities]
Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
 [Keystone Master]
Earn the achievement  [Glory of the Legion Hero]

Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d04dual.pngInv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 04.png War-torn: Gravekeeper

Achievement: Alliance  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

Participate in Player vs. Player combat and reach  [Honor Level 10] Reach  [Honor Level 30] Reach  [Honor Level 50] Reach  [Honor Level 80]

Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d03dual.pngInv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 03.png Challenging: Soul Collector

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

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Complete the Xylem Challenge questline Defeat Heroic Kiljaeden after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Win 10 rated battlegrounds after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Defeat all Legion dungeon bosses after unlocking a challenge artifact appearance

Inv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 06dual.pngInv sword 1h artifactruneblade d 06.png Hidden: Dark Runeblade

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [Runes of the Darkening] Complete 30 Legion dungeons after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Complete 200 World Quests after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Kill 1,000 enemy players after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance


While wielding the Blades of the Fallen Prince, a Memory of Arthas will occasionally appear. Clicking on him will cause him to speak to you, and then grant you a small amount of Artifact Power.

Memory of Arthas whispers: See the spirits writhe and twist...
Memory of Arthas whispers: The numberless shades forsaken by time.
Memory of Arthas whispers: The dead outnumber the living, and always will.
Memory of Arthas whispers: You believe that you are in control, that your will is your own...
Memory of Arthas whispers: Yet you do as He commands.
Memory of Arthas whispers: You exist by His whim alone.
Memory of Arthas whispers: You imagine yourself to be free, but you will always be His instrument...
Memory of Arthas whispers: So many fallen kings, silent in their numberless graves...
Memory of Arthas whispers: Even the mighty are rendered nameless by time.
Memory of Arthas whispers: Every king must kneel before death.
Memory of Arthas whispers: The darkness does not die, <name>.
Memory of Arthas whispers: Rage against the Nightmare. Struggle as you will.
Memory of Arthas whispers: The infinite darkness is patient. We will all be claimed in the end.

Notes and trivia

  • Temple Priestesses comment that the blades are cursed, and order the death knight who wield them to not bring the chill of death in the sacred Temple of Elune.
  • Muradin Bronzebeard considered it blasphemous to see a death knight wielding those cursed blades, as they were forged from the remains of Frostmourne, the cursed blade that damned Lordaeron and it's prince.[2]
  • At the gamescom 2015 event, the twin blades were introduced as Icebringer and Soulreaper. When the artifact previews were revealed on the main World of Warcraft website on the first day of BlizzCon 2015, Soulreaper was changed to Frostreaper. Frostreaper was initially the name of the offhand blade while Icebringer was the main hand, but the two were later switched.



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