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For strategy on the Utgarde Pinnacle encounter, see King Ymiron (tactics). For strategy on the Maw of Souls encounter, see Ymiron, the Fallen King.
NeutralKing Ymiron
Image of King Ymiron
Title The Fallen King,
King of the Vrykul
Gender Male
Race Vrykul (Humanoid)
Class Warrior,
Icon-TCG Death knight
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Valarjar
Former affiliation(s) Scourge, Dragonflayer clan
Occupation Champion of the Valarjar
Former occupation(s) King of the vrykul in Northrend and leader of the Dragonflayer clan
Location Various
Status Alive[1]
Relative(s) Queen Angerboda (wife)
King Ymiron

King Ymiron on his throne in Utgarde Keep.

King Ymiron was the king of the vrykul in Northrend. His people, the Dragonflayer clan, are still fanatically loyal to him. Having proven himself to the Lich King, he was converted to the undead and is the last boss of Utgarde Pinnacle.

When defeated by adventurers, Ymiron found the Halls of Valor closed to him for his betrayal against Odyn. Helya brought him into her service in the Maw of Souls instead. As Helheim was stormed by order champions, the Battlelord of the Valarjar convinced Odyn to raise the Fallen King so he could be forced to serve the Keeper for eternity, a fitting punishment for dooming his own people.[1]


Early life[]

King Ymiron was the leader of the vrykul before the Sundering, when they were still titan-forged iron.[2] Under his leadership the Dragonflayer clan finally gained the upper hand against its foes and in a coordinated offensive, the vrykul attacked and drove the jalgar into Kalimdor's lush central forests. Yet on the heels of this victory, tragedy struck as the curse of flesh took another turn.

The curse started turning his metal people to flesh and blood, he blamed the titans, and then tried to purge the “weakness” from his own people.[2] Later, Dragonflayer women began giving birth to small, malformed children - a development that spread fear and superstition among the vrykul clans. While some vrykul blamed Ymiron for this affliction, Ymiron himself believed that the mythical keepers were to blame. Ymiron convinced his people to renounce the silent and aloof keepers, who had not been seen or heard from in generations and promised to unite all vrykul clans to his banner.

Some vrykul were disgusted by these "aberrations" and beseeched their ruler, Ymiron, to have them all killed, citing a need to keep the vrykul race pure; others pleaded with him to show them mercy, protesting that despite their weakness, these infants were still their children. Ymiron meditated on the issue for some time before reaching a dangerous conclusion: that because the titans had not come to aid them in their hour of need, and because the vrykul knew of no other beings with power on the same level as their gods, the curse must have been created by the titans. Although this was not the case, the vrykul believed it, and at Ymiron's bidding they forsook their gods and titan worship was outlawed. Ymiron then took the side of those calling for the death of their malformed infants, and decreed that all parents with so-afflicted children must kill their young or be taken to Gjalerbron for execution.[3][2] While many obeyed Ymiron's brutal orders, some could not and left the Dragonflayer with their children in tow.[4] Thus King Ymiron was indirectly responsible for the creation of what is now the human race.

When that didn't work, he had his people go into magical sleep, to be awakened ages later. Ymiron himself was put into a magic sleep before he died, along with many elite vrykul warriors, to be awakened at some point in the future.[2]

Wrath of the Lich King[]

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During the war against the Lich King, the adventurer uncovered an event of the distant past, where King Ymiron declared that the old gods - the titans - had abandoned them, and pledged to protect the vrykul race. His first act was to declare that aberrant children, evidently precursors to humans, be destroyed to preserve the vrykul racial purity.[5] Earlier it was shown that some families had acted to preserve these children despite the proclamation.[6]

In Icecrown, vrykul fought each other in the pit of Valhalas; the winners of these combats became one of the Ymirjar, the elite warrior caste created by King Ymiron in service of the Lich King, and the loser became a vargul, an undead creature.[7]

During the war, his wife, Queen Angerboda, attempted to awaken him under Gjalerbron when the Lich King started moving across Northrend, so they might serve the vrykul's new death god together.[2] While the adventurers killed Angerboda before the awakening ritual was completed, the Lich King arrived and took Ymiron away to Utgarde Pinnacle.[8] After proving himself, the Lich King made Ymiron undead and had him lead the Scourge-allied vrykul against the Horde and Alliance, from his throne in Utgarde Keep. As adventurers stormed the keep, the vrykul king made his last stand at Ymiron's Seat where he was killed.

After his death, Ymiron was dragged down to Helheim.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Ymiron, the Fallen King

Ymiron, the Fallen King in Helheim.

As a mighty warrior held in awe by his people, the gates of the Halls of Valor awaited Ymiron in the afterlife. But the vrykul king's hunger for more power led him to striking a dark bargain with the Lich King, dooming his people to a cursed existence. And so, after his death, he found the eternal Halls to be closed to him. The damned king thus ended up on the shores of the Maw of Souls, in service of Helya.[9]

During the third invasion of the Burning Legion, when Odyn's mortal champion, the Battlelord, led an assault on the Maw of Souls, they struck Ymiron down. The warrior then convinced Odyn that forcing Ymiron into his service would be a perfectly suited punishment, and so he was brought to the Halls of Valor to serve him for the rest of time.[1]


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
A [10-30] Anguish of Nifflevar ?? 205,784
Winter's Terrace ?? 7,096
King Ymiron (tactics) 69 - 82
Purge of Dalaran 90 39,394
Ymiron, the Fallen King 112
Skyhold 102 - 109 522,253

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King Ymiron Skyhold

Ymiron in Skyhold.


Main article: Anguish of Nifflevar#Notes
Main article: King Ymiron (tactics)#Quotes
Main article: Ymiron, the Fallen King#Quotes


  • What now?
  • My hatred burns.
  • Get it over with already.
  • Go away...
  • GO AWAY!
  • I will spit on your grave!
  • I hate your damn guts!
  • I would die a thousand deaths to see you suffer!
Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 9.1.5.
  • If the Legion does not kill you, someday I will!
  • Leave me be already!
  • Bah!

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King of the Vrykul in Northrend
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