Ulthalesh, the Deadwind Harvester is the artifact used by affliction warlocks in World of Warcraft: Legion.


The scythe was created by Sargeras from the fires of Mardum's destruction, and he used it to harvest the souls of the demons who had risen up against him. He named the scythe after the dreadlord Ulthalesh who led those demons and who was the last of the demons who the scythe devoured. Over the centuries, Sargeras bestowed the blade upon many, only to see their spirits devoured by Ulthalesh.

Sargeras gave Ulthalesh to Sataiel and commanded her to go to Azeroth where she brought ruination to what would later be known as Deadwind Pass and formed a magical nexus. As Sataiel was scheming against Sargeras, he sent visions to the Guardian of Tirisfal Scavell of the danger. Scavell hunted down Sataiel and, after an epic battle, turned the scythe on her. He hid it where no one would find it.

When Sargeras twisted Guardian Medivh's mind he dispatched the cursed Dark Riders to search for the scythe. The Dark Riders continued their quest even after Medivh's death and they eventually found it and brought it to the catacombs beneath Karazhan.[1] From there it was recovered by a warlock champion of the Council of the Black Harvest with whom it served against the Legion.[2]

According to Khadgar following the Fourth War, the scythe is still in the hands of a champion of the Council of the Black Harvest. The Archmage also mentions in his report that, according to him, the scythe still hopes to this day to be able to eliminate Sargeras.[3]


The first necrolyte to walk the world of Azeroth, Sataiel, was given this scythe by the titan Sargeras himself. It grows in power as it draws souls from its victims. The Harvester earned its name as Sataiel methodically drained all life from the hapless inhabitants of Deadwind Pass, creating a potent magical nexus there in the process. Hunting down Sataiel, the Guardian of Tirisfal turned the scythe on her, sending her soul to join those of her victims. Eventually the Dark Riders recovered the weapon and secreted it beneath the tower of Karazhan.[4]


This item is a quest reward from N Warlock [10-45] The Dark Riders.

Artifact traits

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Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Compounding Horror] 1 Long Dark Night of the Soul; Seeds of Doom
[Crystalline Shadows] 1 Inherently Unstable; Reap Souls; Seeds of Doom
[Drained to a Husk] 4 Fatal Echoes; Inherently Unstable; Shadows of the Flesh
[Fatal Echoes] 1 Drained to a Husk
[Harvester of Souls] 1 Shadows of the Flesh
[Hideous Corruption] 4 Shadowy Incantations; Wrath of Consumption
[Inherently Unstable] 4 Crystalline Shadows; Drained to a Husk; Inimitable Agony; Sweet Souls
[Inimitable Agony] 4 Inherently Unstable; Seeds of Doom; Shadows of the Flesh
[Long Dark Night of the Soul] 4 Compounding Horror; Soul Flame
[Perdition] 4 Sweet Souls; Wrath of Consumption
[Reap Souls] 1 Crystalline Shadows
[Seeds of Doom] 4 Compounding Horror; Crystalline Shadows; Inimitable Agony
[Shadows of the Flesh] 4 Drained to a Husk; Harvester of Souls; Inimitable Agony
[Shadowy Incantations] 4 Hideous Corruption; Soul Flame
[Soul Flame] 1 Long Dark Night of the Soul; Shadowy Incantations
[Soulstealer] 1 None
[Sweet Souls] 1 Inherently Unstable; Perdition
[Wrath of Consumption] 1 Hideous Corruption; Perdition

Hidden trait: Unknown


Ability Ranks
[Degradation of the Black Harvest] 1
[Winnowing] 4
[Sinister Seeds] 1
[Rend Soul] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50


Inv staff 2h artifactdeadwind d 01.png Classic

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Classic]

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This is the default appearance Recover one of the Pillars of Creation Recover  [Light's Heart]
N [10-45] Light's Charge
Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order
A Daring Rescue

Inv staff 2h artifactdeadwind d 02.png Upgraded: Hand of the Afflicted

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

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Complete the warlock Order Campaign
 [Forged for Battle]
Unlock every artifact trait
 [Power Realized]
Research the full history of the artifact
 [Part of History]
Obtain eight rare archeological finds
 [This Side Up]

Inv staff 2h artifactdeadwind d 03.png Valorous: Soul Siphon

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

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Complete the Balance of Power questline
 [Improving on History]
Kill eight world bosses
 [Unleashed Monstrosities]
Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
 [Keystone Master]
Earn the achievement  [Glory of the Legion Hero]

Inv staff 2h artifactdeadwind d 05.png War-torn: Death's Hand

Achievement: Alliance  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde  [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

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Participate in Player vs. Player combat and reach  [Honor Level 10] Reach  [Honor Level 30] Reach  [Honor Level 50] Reach  [Honor Level 80]

Inv staff 2h artifactdeadwind d 06.png Challenging: Spine of the Condemned

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

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Complete the Twins Challenge questline Defeat Heroic Kiljaeden after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Win 10 rated battlegrounds after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Defeat all Legion dungeon bosses after unlocking a challenge artifact appearance

Inv staff 2h artifactdeadwind d 04.png Hidden: Fate's End

Achievement:  [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [Essence of the Executioner] Complete 30 Legion dungeons after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Complete 200 World Quests after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Kill 1,000 enemy players after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance


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