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As a companion pet
- Main article: Fragment of Frozen Bone
has a chance to drop from in Icecrown Citadel.
At first it was believed that the bone wraiths were creations of the , since the only one known was the fearsome . However, with the recent resurfacing of Uldum and Halls of Origination it seems to be more of a "natural" occurence, like many other undead, as cannot possibly be affiliated with Scourge in any way. It is also possible that it's just a coincidence, and more a technical than a lore-related matter (read - model reuse) on Blizzard's part. It could also be speculated that the Lich King (or Arthas Menethil) could have been inspired by the tales of bards or folklore in Lordaeron and/or Azeroth about these constructs, and chose to create or perfect it himself.
Concept art of a bone wraith by Red Knuckle