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For Prince Keleseth's encounter in the Icecrown Citadel, see Blood Prince Council.

Prince Keleseth is the first boss of Utgarde Keep. He is the Scourge overlord of Howling Fjord and ambassador to the vrykul.[2]

He also appears in Acherus: The Ebon Hold on the second floor. He later appears as a questgiver at the Crypt of Remembrance. He is also shown in a vision for the quest Out of Body Experience, where he and three other darkfallen resurrect Archmage Arugal from the dead. He also appears briefly at the entrance to Vengeance Landing in Howling Fjord after the completion of H [68] Report to Anselm, and his death is the objective of the quest that follows that, H [71D] A Score to Settle.

  1. Quest Complete 16x16.png N [55] The Crypt of Remembrance
  2. Quest Avail 16x16.pngQuest Complete 16x16.png N [55] Nowhere To Run And Nowhere To Hide
  3. Quest Avail 16x16.pngQuest Complete 16x16.png N [55] How To Win Friends And Influence Enemies
  4. Quest Avail 16x16.png N [55] Behind Scarlet Lines


Health: 192,200 HP

  • Shadow Bolt: Deals 2975 to 4025 shadow damage. Has a 40 yard range and 2 second cast time. (Deals 5950 to 8050 shadow damage on Heroic.)
  • Raises 5 undead skeletons with 2,500 HP. They will cast Decrepify (Reduce strength by 100 and movement speed by 30%) on their target. All methods of undead CC work on them. Once they have all been killed, they will respawn.
  • Casts Frost Tomb. Immobilizes the target for 20 seconds and causes 400 damage per second (increasing to approximately 2000 damage per second in heroic mode). Frost Tombs have roughly 2,500 HP and can be DPSed. Mages can Blink out of the prison, and it is immune to Frost damage.


Keleseth and his vrykul bodyguards outside Vengeance Landing

It is important to mind the random Frost Tomb applied to players, these can be burnt down and should be if your party is low on healing. A Frost Tomb does approximately 8000 damage which leaves most level 70’s either dead or very close to it. In addition to Frost Tombs, the prince will summon 5 skeletons which can be crowd controlled, make sure they are grouped up when they die because they will be resurrected periodically throughout the fight and it’s easier to control them if they’re in a group.

If the entire group stands directly in front of the tank then the skeletons and ice blocks will stay in the same place - this means the tank can maintain aggro on skeletons with their AOE move and both the tank and melee can easily take down ice blocks without having to move.

Paladin Tanks are arguably the best suited tank for this, as they can bubble out of the Frost Tomb and use specific UD killing moves like Holy wrath to easily pick up the skeleton adds. This boss is relatively easy, however should not be underestimated. Challenging shout/roar is useful when the adds spawn.


Associated with the Ability mage coldasice.png [On The Rocks] achievement.

Prince Keleseth drops either a Bouquet of Red Roses or a Bouquet of Ebon Roses during the Love is in the Air celebration. Acquiring either of these bouquets will grant you the Inv rosebouquet01.png [My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose] achievement.

Icecrown Citadel

Keleseth, along with his brother Valanar and Prince Taldaram from Ahn'kahet, have returned in Icecrown Citadel as members of the Blood Prince Council. The three princes were raised in undeath by the Lich King to avenge themselves upon their slayers and to act as bodyguards for Blood-Queen Lana'thel, the blood-queen of the San'layn.


Normal mode
Inv weapon shortblade 46.png
Inv helmet 107.png
Inv gauntlets 10.png

Heroic mode
Inv sword 97.png
Inv wand 18.png
Inv helmet 104.png
Inv belt 34.png
Spell holy summonchampion.png


  • Your blood is mine!
Summoning skeletons
  • Aranal, ledel! Their fate shall be yours!
Frost Tomb
  • Not so fast.
  • I join... the night.


Prince Keleseth as he used to look during the Beta test.



Alliance Prince Keleseth - Paladin Tanking Perspective


External links

Ebon Hold Utgarde Keep Crypt of Remembrance Vision

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