NeutralLord Thorval
Image of Lord Thorval
Gender Male
Race Human (Undead)
Class Death knight, Paladin (former)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Knights of the Ebon Blade
Former affiliation(s) Scourge, Death knights of Acherus, Knights of the Silver Hand
Location Various
Status Active

Lord Thorval is a human death knight trainer at Acherus: The Ebon Hold in the Eastern Plaguelands, and is particularly teaching Blood abilities to the adepts. After he became a death knight, he wrote a book about his past. He describes his former life, being a paladin and having a wife and two daughters. They died when his home village was burned by the Scarlet Crusade in fear of an infection. During a battle against the Scourge he, filled with hate, pain and disillusionment, swore allegiance to the Lich King and was reborn as a death knight. Despite his oath of allegiance he defected from the Lich King following the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel and now aids the Knights of the Ebon Blade.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Acherus: The Ebon Hold Wrath of the Lich King 80 55,340
Acherus: The Ebon Hold Legion 100 - 110 2,078,534


Death knight gossip

The blood is life... And as easily as the ebb and flow of blood is controlled, so too is the life of our enemies.

Gossip Enter the Proving Grounds

Non-death knight gossip

I have nothing to teach you, <class>.


"As disciples of blood, you strive to master the very lifeforce of your enemies.
Be it by blade or incantation, blood feeds our attacks and weakens our foes.
True masters learn to make blood serve just their strength in battle.
Stripping energy from our foes, both fighting and fallen, allows us to persevere where lesser beings fall exhausted.
And every foe that falls, energy sapped and stolen, only furthers our assault.
As masters of blood, we know battle without end...
We know hunger never to be quenched...
We know power never to be overcome...
As masters of blood, we are masters of life and death itself. Against us, even hope falls drained and lifeless."

Patch 7.0.3 Frost

In Patch 7.0.3, the Frost spec was changed to pure one-handed dual wielding. All death knights were mailed two Frost-Etched Runeblades by Thorval.

Frost Weapon Change

Frost Death Knight!

We've determined the most chilling way to carve up foes is to use two weapons at once. Although you may have used a giant, unwieldy two-handed weapon in the past, you'll now be required to dual wield one-handed weapons. In fact, some of your abilities can only be pulled off if you are dual wielding!

A sword is enclosed to help you with this transition. Another sword is enclosed in an additional mail.

Good Luck!


  • After the defection of the Ebon Blade, the Host of Suffering chose its next Blood death knight trainer in the person of Baelok.

Patch changes

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