- Light's Vengeance
- Quest Item
Light's Vengeance was an enormous, heavy-looking hammer, its silver head etched with runes and its sturdy haft wrapped in blue leather. It was given to Arthas by Archbishop Faol when Arthas completed a ceremony held in the Cathedral of Light and joined the Knights of the Silver Hand.
Darion Mograine wanted adventurers to collect Light's Vengeance in order to create an artifact to rival Frostmourne, believing that only the hammer of Arthas himself would provide a worthy model. Reforged with saronite, Light's Vengeance was transformed into , which would later become .
- In Warcraft III, Light's Vengeance looked like any other paladin's hammer.
- In World of Warcraft, Light's Vengeance shares its model with the .
- Before the introduction of Light's Vengeance, it was a common speculation that Arthas' former mace was actually the .
- A unique design for Light's Vengeance was created for Arthas's paladin skin in Heroes of the Storm, but Blizzard felt players would confuse him with Uther and decided he should wield Frostmourne instead.
- Arthas' weapon has been depicted differently throughout multiple sources. In Warcraft III, Arthas wielded Light's Vengeance, which looked like a simple-looking, dark warhammer. In World of Warcraft and TCG artwork however, his hammer used the model instead. In Hearthstone, Arthas is wielding an even more ornate warhammer. In World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3 and Jaina's Visions, his hammer looks like its original Warcraft III depiction.
Light's Vengeance in Warcraft III.
Arthas discards Light's Vengeance in favor of Frostmourne.
TCG artwork of Arthas.
Concept art of Arthas with an adorned hammer for Heroes of the Storm
Arthas hammer used in a Battle for Azeroth in-game cinematic.
- Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Added.