Helm of Domination (Lich King)
- For the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj helmet, see .
The Helm of Domination (also referred to as the helm of the Lich King or Lich King's crown) was crafted by demons, both to hold the spirit of and grant him his powers. The helm, which helps command undead and others, was bonded to Ner'zhul's spirit and locked within the Frozen Throne. The runeblade Frostmourne was also locked inside the Frozen Throne, but Ner'zhul cast it from the throne so it would eventually find its way to Arthas. Upon shattering the Frozen Throne, he donned the helm and inherited the Lich King's powers. It forces the undead Scourge to obey the wearer's will.
With the death of Arthas, the Helm of Domination passed to , who became the new Lich King.
In the RPG
As long as the Lich King is alive, any creature donning the helm is slain immediately by a surging overflow of power. Only divine beings are not slain, but they still cannot command its powers if the Lich King is alive.
In the TCG
- While the name originated from the non-canon RPG, Loreology confirmed that the name was still official but subject to change. The name was officially used for the first time in patch 7.2.0.
- The helm was once described as spiked and ornate.
- The helmet can be seen in the Caverns of Frost in Diablo III.
The Helm of Domination, as seen in the Caverns of Frost in Diablo III.
- ^ , "The Helm of Domination shows me many things, Deathlord."
- ^ a b Ultimate Visual Guide
- ^ The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
- ^ a b c Manual of Monsters, pg. 175
- ^ a b Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
- ^ The Ascension
- ^ Fall of the Lich King
- ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20110106174212/http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/misc/images/tcg/card4-large.jpg
- ^ Loreology on Twitter (2013-12-23)