King Ymiron

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For strategy on the Utgarde Pinnacle encounter, see King Ymiron (tactics). For strategy on the Maw of Souls encounter, see Ymiron, the Fallen King.
NeutralKing Ymiron
Image of King Ymiron
Title The Fallen King,
King of the Vrykul
Gender Male
Race Vrykul (Undead)
Character class Warrior,
Icon-TCG.png Death knight
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Valarjar
Former affiliation(s) Scourge, Dragonflayer clan
Occupation Champion of the Valarjar; formerly King of the Vrykul in Northrend and Leader of the Dragonflayer clan
Location Various
Status Alive[1]
Relative(s) Queen Angerboda (wife)
King Ymiron.

King Ymiron was the king of the vrykul in Northrend. In-game, he lies sleeping within Gjalerbron. His people, the Dragonflayer clan, are still fanatically loyal to him. Having proven himself to the Lich King, he was converted to the undead and is the last boss of Utgarde Pinnacle.

When defeated by adventurers, Ymiron found the Halls of Valor closed to him for his betrayal against Odyn. Helya brought him into his service in the Maw of Souls instead. As Helheim was stormed by order champions, the Battlelord of the Valarjar convinced Odyn to force the Fallen King to raise him so he could serve the Keeper for eternity, a fitting punishment for dooming his people.[2]


Early Life

Under King Ymiron's leadership the Dragonflayer clan finally gained the upper hand against its foes and in a coordinated offensive, the vrykul attacked and drove the jalgar into Kalimdor's lush central forests. Yet on the heels of this victory, tragedy struck as the curse of flesh took another turn. Dragonflayer women began giving birth to small, malformed children - a development that spread fear and superstition among the vrykul clans. While some vrykul blamed Ymiron for this affliction, Ymiron himself believed that the mythical keepers were to blame. Ymiron convinced his people to renounce the silent and aloof keepers, who had not been seen or heard from in generations and promised to unite all vrykul clans to his banner.

His first decree was to cleanse the clan by destroying all of the malformed infants and while many obeyed Ymiron's brutal orders, some could not and left the Dragonflayer with their children in tow.[3] Thus King Ymiron is indirectly responsible for the creation of what is now the human race.


Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

In A [71] Anguish of Nifflevar, the adventurer uncovers an event of the distant past, where King Ymiron declares that the old gods - the Titans - had abandoned them, and pledges to protect the Vrykul race. His first act is to declare that aberrant children, evidently precursors to humans, be destroyed to preserve the Vrykul racial purity. A [71] The Echo of Ymiron had earlier shown that some families had acted to preserve these children despite the proclamation.

Ymiron was put into a magic sleep before he died, along with many elite vrykul warriors, to be awakened at some point in the future. His wife, Queen Angerboda, attempted to awaken him so they might serve the vrykul's new death god together. During H [72] The Slumbering King, players kill Angerboda before the awakening ritual is completed. However, the Lich King arrives and takes Ymiron away to Utgarde Pinnacle. After proving himself, the Lich King made Ymiron undead and had him lead the Scourge-allied vrykul against the Horde and Alliance. As adventurers stormed the keep, the vrykul king made his last stand at Ymiron's Seat where he was killed.

After his death, Ymiron was dragged down to Helheim.


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

Though Ymiron was a fierce warrior, Odyn was angered that Ymiron had sold out his people to the Lich King and denied him entrance to the Halls of Valor. Ymiron's soul was instead sent to Helya's Maw of Souls.[4] Many years later, Odyn's mortal champion led an assault on the Maw of Souls and struck Ymiron down. The warrior returned to the Halls of Valor and asked the keeper to allow Ymiron's soul into the Halls of Valor to aid them in battle against the Burning Legion. Though Odyn initially refused, he was swayed by the warrior's suggestion that there could be no better punishment for Ymiron than eternal servitude.[5]


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
A [71] Anguish of Nifflevar  ?? 205,784
Winter's Terrace  ?? 7,096
King Ymiron (tactics) 82
5 404,430
5H 566,202
Purge of Dalaran 90 39,394
Ymiron, the Fallen King 112
5 38,927,456
5H 41,151,880
5M 51,439,852
Skyhold 102 - 109 522,253


Ymiron in Skyhold.
Main article: Quest:Anguish of Nifflevar#Notes
Main article: King Ymiron (tactics)#Quotes
Main article: Ymiron, the Fallen King#Quotes
  • What now?
  • My hatred burns.
  • Get it over with already.
  • Go away...
  • GO AWAY!
  • I will spit on your grave!
  • I hate your damn guts!
  • I would die a thousand deaths to see you suffer!
  • If the Legion does not kill you, someday I will!
  • Leave me be already!
  • Bah!

Notes & trivia


  • Ymiron is probably named for Ymir, the primordial frost giant, whose corpse Odin used to create the world according to Norse mythology.


External links

Preceded by:
King of the Vrykul in Northrend
Succeeded by: