Lilian Voss

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For strategy on the Scholomance dungeon encounter, see Lilian Voss (tactics).
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Human (Undead)

Former affiliation(s)

Active[1] (Undead)


Benedictus (father)

Lilian Voss is a recently "recovered" undead, first uncovered by the player from a coffin inside the Shadow Grave of Deathknell. Rejecting the Forsaken, Lilian has undertaken a single-minded crusade against both the Scarlet Crusade and all evil necromancers.

The player, while leveling in Tirisfal Glades, will often either encounter or hear about Lilian up until the player helps her kill her father High Priest Benedictus Voss. Later on she infiltrated the Scarlet Monastery and enlisted the aid of adventurers in order to retrieve the  [Blades of the Anointed] and finish off High Inquisitor Whitemane by stabbing her with them. She then took the blades and went to Scholomance to kill on Darkmaster Gandling, the headmaster of the necromancy school. Surviving the experience, she is later seen in Draenor hunting more necromancers.



Lilian was raised by her father High Priest Voss to battle the plague as a member of the Scarlet Crusade, giving up her childhood. She studied stealth, sorcery, martial arts and anything else that would make herself stronger.[2]


Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Lilian Voss as a newly raised Forsaken.

After she died, Lilian was raised as an undead by the Forsaken's Val'kyr. When Forsaken adventurers approached her to recruit her into the Forsaken's ranks, she ran away in denial of her undeath, claiming that her father would protect her.[3] She was later found by Novice Elreth in Deathknell. To show her what she really was and encourage her to join the Forsaken, Novice Elreth gave the Forsaken adventurer a hand mirror. When Lilian saw her own face in the mirror she ran away, again calling for her father and denying her life as an undead.[4]

Shortly thereafter, she was captured by the Scarlet Crusade and imprisoned. She discovered her father had disowned her and ordered Lilian's execution.[2] Enraged by this, Lilian passed through the bars of her cage, ignited herself in purple flames and instantly killed her former comrade.

Some time later, dozens of Scarlet Crusaders were found that had been killed in the same fashion. Lilian was again encountered by a Horde adventurer and escorted to her father. Lilian grabbed Benedictus and climbed up the walls of the towers, strangling and killing him in the process, before escaping again.[2]

High Executor Derrington at the Bulwark received reports of Scarlet Crusade activity at a small camp east of Felstone Field, now known as the Charred Outpost. He sends Horde adventurers to the Western Plaguelands to inspect the camp. Upon reaching the camp, all the Crusaders are found dead and engulfed in purple flames,[5] implying that Lilian had passed through the area.

Mists of Pandaria

MoP This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

Lilian appeared again in revamped Scarlet Monastery instances as a Hooded Crusader, directing adventurers to clear up any rebuilding Scarlet forces inside the Monastery and to retrieve the  [Blades of the Anointed], the only weapon that is able to permanently kill High Inquisitor Whitemane. After the deed was done, Lilian finally revealed herself and took the blades, venturing to eradicate the Scourge remnant in Scholomance, including Darkmaster Gandling.

Turning her wrath against the Scourge necromancers,[6] Lilian fought her way through Gandling's domain, only to be subdued by the darkmaster himself. Now turned against her allies, she had to be freed from the necromancer's control by defeating her in combat. After the Necromancer fled, Lilian begged the adventurers to leave her to die alone. However, she managed to survive the wounds she sustained during the battle and is still active in the world somewhere.[1]

Warlords of Draenor

WoD This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

Lilian appears in Lunarfall Inn / Frostwall Tavern, enlisting adventurers to obtain a Soulsever Blade from the necromancers in Auchindoun. She starts N [100] The Soulcutter and N [100] The Soulcutter.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Deathknell 1 84
Tirisfal Glades 5 204
Scarlet Halls 42 - 91 3,302 - 407,532
Scarlet Monastery 42 - 91 3,302 - 12,498
Garrison 92 492,040

Objective of


Tirisfal Glades
Main article: Quest:The Wakening#Notes
Main article: Quest:The Truth of the Grave#Notes
Main article: Quest:A Daughter's Embrace#Notes
Scarlet Monastery
Main article: Hooded Crusader#Quotes
Main article: Rattlegore#Quotes
Main article: Lilian Voss (tactics)#Quotes


  • Although Lilian does not have a completely unique model, it's unusual for a non-death knight with the Forsaken model to have glowing blue eyes (rather than yellow ones). Another notable example is Lord Godfrey.
  • Many of Lilian's attacks cause her victims to erupt in purple flames, leaving her mark throughout Scarlet encampments in Tirisfal Glades and the Western Plaguelands. These kinds of attacks also appear in the fight against Lilian in Scholomance.
  • Though commonly assumed to be a reference to Liliana Vess (a necromancer from Magic: The Gathering), Wryxian has stated that any similarities between the characters are coincidental.[7]

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