For the story of the battle itself, see Siege of Dalaran. For the unrelated mission from Warcraft II, see The Siege of Dalaran (WC2 Orc).
The Siege of Dalaran
Location Dalaran
Result Tactical Scourge victory
  Undead Scourge

Kirin Tor

Commanders and leaders

Undead Scourge


Kirin Tor

Casualties and losses

Undead Scourge

  • Heavy

Kirin Tor

  • Very heavy
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Siege of Dalaran is chapter 7 of the Path of the Damned campaign.

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The next morning, at the gates of Dalaran...


(Antonidas appears twice on this map; the southern Antonidas speaks during the cinematic and is removed upon the start of the mission.)


Main Quests

Availablequest BTNHeroArchMage.png Three Archmagi

  • Slay the first Archmage
  • Slay the second Archmage
  • Slay Antonidas

Each of the three Archmagi who power the city's defensive shield have hidden somewhere within Dalaran's streets. You must charge into the city and slay each Archmage in order to bring down the crippling shield.



Arthas, Kel'Thuzad, and the forces of the Scourge gather in front of the entrance to Dalaran.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: Wizards of the Kirin Tor! I am Arthas, first of the Lich King's death knights! I demand that you open your gates and surrender to the might of the Scourge!
Antonidas and two Knights ride up to greet the death knight.
IconSmall Antonidas.gif Antonidas: Greetings, Prince Arthas. How fares your noble father?
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: Lord Antonidas. There's no need to be snide.
IconSmall Antonidas.gif Antonidas: We've prepared for your coming, Arthas. My brethren and I have erected auras that will destroy any undead that pass through them.
Antonidas swings his staff, and the auras in question become visible.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: Your petty magics will not stop me, Antonidas.
IconSmall Antonidas.gif Antonidas: Pull your troops back, or we will be forced to unleash our full powers against you! Make your choice, death knight.
Antonidas teleports himself and his Knights away.
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: I sense that three separate wizards are maintaining these auras. If you find and kill them, the auras will disperse.

During the Mission

  • IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: The Archmage has been killed. The first aura is dispersing.
  • IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: The Kirin Tor keeps these creatures caged for studying. If they were to be released, they would cause our enemies a great deal of pain.
  • IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: The second wizard has fallen. Only one cursed aura remains.
  • IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: The wizards keep many enchanted items within that vault. Shatter it, and we can use their own weapons against them.

Mission Complete

IconSmall Antonidas.gif Antonidas: It pains me to even look at you, Arthas.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: I'll be happy to end your torment, old man. I told you that your magics could not stop me.
Arthas kills Antonidas. He and Kel'Thuzad approach the Book of Medivh, which is hovering above a pedestal.
IconSmall ArthasDK.gif Arthas: The spellbook is all yours, lich. Let's take it and leave before the wizards amass for their final attack.
IconSmall Kel'Thuzad.gif Kel'Thuzad: Indeed. I will begin summoning Lord Archimonde at sunset.
Kel'Thuzad picks up the tome.


Undead Scourge
Kirin Tor


WC3Reforged-icon.png This section concerns content related to Warcraft III: Reforged.
  • In the Reforged remaster, the map has been significantly changed:
    • The main quest's name, requirement, and description have been updated. The player is now tasked with killing three unnamed archmages (rather than two) before killing Antonidas.
      • The three random archmages now use various abilities and mechanics during the fight.
      • Antonidas' fight is also more difficult, as he summons war golems, siege golems, and berserk elementals to assist him, rather than being supported by human units. His death quote in the original is instead used as a pre-battle statement.
    • The three human bases (and one outpost inaccessible to ground units) have been replaced with the Violet Council as the main attack force.
    • New optional quest added - Violet Council. Description: Dalaran's elite council of nine is spread throughout the city summoning reinforcements, and guarding treasures. Crush them to ease your path to victory.
      • There are nine Council Wizards that can be slain to gain access to the various vaults holding either resources or other Dalaran experiments.
      • On occasion, a wizard present in the Violet Hold will summon various prisoners to help attack the undead forces.