For the encounter in the Trial of the Champion, see The Black Knight (tactics). For the item, see  [The Black Knight].
NeutralThe Black Knight
Image of The Black Knight
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid / Undead)
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Cult of the Damned
Location Various
Status Deceased (lore),
Killable Wrath of the Lich King
Companion(s) Maloric (squire)

The Black Knight is an agent of the Lich King, sent to disrupt Tirion Fordring's Argent Tournament.


Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

The Black Knight's first fall.


The Black Knight can be found near the eastern end of the Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown. He is involved in the neutral quest chain starting with A [25-30] The Black Knight of Westfall? / H [25-30] The Black Knight of Silverpine? and supposedly ending with N [25-30] The Black Knight's Fall upon reaching the rank of Champion in the Argent Tournament. His mount is named Black Knight's Gryphon but called the Black War Gryphon when riding it.

Trial of the Champion

The Black Knight returned in patch 3.2.0 as the final boss of the 5-man instance the Trial of the Champion within the Crusaders' Coliseum.[1] In the quests N [25-30] The Black Knight's Curse and N [25-30] The Black Knight's Fate, it was revealed that the Cult of the Damned resurrected the Black Knight into undeath.

After flying into the coliseum and slaying a herald of the crusade (either Arelas Brightstar or Jaeren Sunsworn), a fight ensued in which the Black Knight was resurrected once as a skeleton and afterwards as a ghost until he was finally slain by the champions who were training there.


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

During the Scourge resurgence, the Black Knight was one of the undead forces reanimated by Mawsworn kyrian at Deathspeaker's Watch in Icecrown. Later, adventurers of both the Alliance and the Horde were sent by the Argent Crusade to kill him once again.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Argent Tournament Grounds 80 5,534
N [25-30] The Black Knight's Fall 80 21,960
The Black Knight (tactics) 82


  • His naming, the naming of his relevant achievements, as well as elements of his encounter, are fairly obvious references to the character of the same name from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
  • He appears as a legendary card in Hearthstone. His flavor text reads: "He was sent by the Lich King to disrupt the Argent Tournament. We can pretty much mark that a failure."
  • The Black Knight has been slain five times. Once in the quest chain at the Argent Tournament, three times during the Trial of the Champion dungeon and once more when he was reanimated by the Mawsworn.
  • He is voiced by Matthew Mercer in World of Warcraft, and by Lance Henriksen in Hearthstone.



Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-21): Players can no longer summon the Black Knight unless you are riding an Argent Warhorse.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added.

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