NecrolordThe Traitor Unmasked

Kel'Thuzad confronting Sin'dane and Ninadar
Start Balmedar [52.7, 63.7]300px
End Balmedar
Level 60 (Requires 60)
Category Necrolord Campaign
Experience 11,800
Rewards  [Bladesworn Conjurer's Tunic]
or  [Bladesworn Wraith's Jerkin]
or  [Bladesworn Tactician's Hauberk]
or  [Bladesworn Harbinger's Chestguard]
51g 48s
Previous N [60] A Helpful Hand
Next N [60] The Better Part of Valor


Mastermind behind the chaos in the House of Rituals and Maldraxxus.

Confront Kel'Thuzad in the Hall of Sorcery.


We must waste no time in warning the margrave of Kel'Thuzad's treachery. His reckless toying with forbidden powers could bring ruin to the house and beyond!

Let us put an end to this!


You will receive one of:
Inv chest cloth maldraxxus d 01.png [Bladesworn Conjurer's Tunic] Inv chest leather maldraxxus d 01.png [Bladesworn Wraith's Jerkin]
Inv chest mail maldraxxus d 01.png [Bladesworn Tactician's Hauberk] Inv chest plate maldraxxus d 01.png [Bladesworn Harbinger's Chestguard]

You will also receive:

  • 51g 48s
  • 11,800 XP


We must stop Kel'Thuzad before it's too late!


I didn't think we would make it out of that encounter intact.

You are truly a skilled <class>, <name>.


"Have you come to celebrate my victory?"

Kel'Thuzad's parting gift


Balmedar follows along. Kill a path outside. The Sorcerous Steps are in a new phase; most of the inhabitants are dead and the entire area is walled in by an impassable barrier of magic:

Balmedar says: Look there... signs of battle leading to the margrave's hall.
Balmedar says: Hurry! We may be too late!

At the entrance to the Hall of Sorcery, which is blocked off by another barrier, Kel'Thuzad is facing Margrave Sin'dane and Baroness Ninadar. Approach them:

Margrave Sin'dane says: What is this treachery! Do you truly believe you can match the power of a margrave?
Kel'Thuzad says: Alone? No.
Ninadar casts a spell, snatching the Staff of the Primus out of Sin'dane's hands.
Margrave Sin'dane says: Baroness?! How dare you! (The voice-over says "Ninadar" instead of "Baroness".)
Baroness Ninadar says: Your weakness is unbecoming of the House of Rituals, Sin'dane. It is time we anointed a new margrave.
Margrave Sin'dane says: You will pay for this deceit!
Kel'Thuzad says: Perhaps. But such is always the price for power.
Kel'Thuzad incapacitates Sin'dane with magical chains before turning around to face Balmedar and the player.
Kel'Thuzad says: So, mortal, you managed to escape. Have you come to celebrate my victory?
Ninadar moves into the Hall of Sorcery with Sin'dane in tow while Kel'Thuzad follows after them. Necrotic magic starts swirling in Kel'Thuzad's former spot.
Kel'Thuzad says: No? What a pity. Nevertheless, allow me to leave you with a... parting gift.
With a roar, Sapphiron materializes from the swirl of magic.

After a few seconds, Sapphiron automatically aggros onto you and Balmedar. Let Balmedar tank him and sidestep out of his deep breaths, which are signaled by the emote:

Sapphiron takes in a deep breath.

Finish off the dragon:

Balmedar says: Kel'Thuzad has retreated to the necropolis. The two of us have no chance against him now.
Balmedar says: There is little choice but to return to your allies and regroup.


  1. N [60] House of Rituals
  2. N [60] The Wayward Baron
  3. N [60] Playing Favorites, N [60] Pilfered Power, N [60] Burying Suspicion
  4. N [60] A Fitting Guise
  5. N [60] The Pupil Returns
  6. N [60] The Baron's Plan
  7. N [60] Mistress of Tomes
  8. N [60] Cantrip Collections, N [60] Errant Enchantments
  9. N [60] The Hall of Tomes
  10. N [60] Necessary Ingredients
  11. N [60] Heart of the Forest, N [60] Cage Free Spores
  12. N [60] The Final Reagent
  13. N [60] Explosive Schemes
  14. N [60] No Crate Unturned, N [60] Blinding the Brokers
  15. N [60] Designed to Fail
  16. N [60] Caught in the Act
  17. N [60] Improvised Implements
  18. N [60] A Helpful Hand
  19. N [60] The Traitor Unmasked
  20. N [60] The Better Part of Valor

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