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Image of Quel'Delar
Race Sword (Uncategorized)
Level 80 Elite
Health 214,000
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Sword's Rest, Halls of Reflection
Status Subduable

Quel'Delar, the Sister Blade is a prismatic blade forged by the night elves[1] and the five dragonflights along with its sibling, [Quel'Serrar]. Quel'Delar serves as an idol of opposition against the Scourge, and the elven factions of Dalaran would therefore like to see the blade play a pivotal role in the assault on Icecrown Citadel.

Players are able to embark on a mission to assemble the sword and either wield it themselves or trade it with their respective Dalaran faction for a weapon they can use.[1] Doing so will reward the achievement  The Sword in the Skull.


The resting place of Quel'Delar.
Quel'Delar being purified in the Sunwell.

After its creation, the sword was given to the quel'dorei[2] and passed down from father to son until it was wielded by Thalorien Dawnseeker[3] against the trolls and the Scourge. Thalorien eventually fell at the hands of Arthas' lieutenants and the blade was subsequently brought to Icecrown by Lana'thel, one of the followers of Kael'thas. Lana'thel originally intended Quel'Delar to be an instrument of vengeance, but after her own demise began to harbor hatred for the sword.[1]

Now that the Ashen Verdict, alongside the Horde and the Alliance, are ready to march upon Icecrown Citadel, interest in the sword has been renewed. When Lana'thel defiles the sword at Quel'Delar's Rest, the Silver Covenant and the Sunreavers immediately vow to return the blade to its former glory, so players are asked to reforge and cleanse the sword. The whole process takes players to distant places like the Halls of Reflection,[4] the Sunwell[5] and Dalaran.[6]


Lorekeeper Lydros implied that there were many Quel'Serrars and one "Prismatic Blade of Quel'Serrar." However, the lore about Quel'Delar says that there were many Prismatic Blades, with Quel'Delar and Quel'Serrar (oddly having the name of all of them) being sisters, and does not mention the many one-dragon Quel'Serrars.

Quel'Delar in the Halls of Reflection

In the Halls of Reflection, the character must "subdue" Quel'Delar. Quel'Delar fights much like a warrior, using [Bladestorm], [Heroic Strike], [Mortal Strike] and [Whirlwind]. It not only can be disarmed by a warrior's [Disarm] ability, it has been reported that other methods might also work. (Note that where disarming works, it does not automatically result in victory.)

Quest chain

Main article: The Return of Quel'Delar quest chain
  1. B [80] The Battered Hilt
  2. B [80] What The Dragons Know
  3. A [80] The Sunreaver Plan / H [80] The Silver Covenant's Scheme
  4. B [80] A Suitable Disguise
  5. A [80] A Meeting With The Magister / H [80] An Audience With The Arcanist
  6. A [80] Return To Caladis Brightspear / H [80] Return To Myralion Sunblaze
  7. B [80D] Reforging The Sword
  8. B [80D] Tempering The Blade
  9. B [80D] The Halls Of Reflection
  10. B [80] Journey To The Sunwell
  11. B [80] Thalorien Dawnseeker
  12. B [80] The Purification of Quel'Delar
  13. One of:

Quest rewards

Inv sword 155.png [Quel'Delar, Might of the Faithful] Inv sword 155.png [Quel'Delar, Ferocity of the Scorned]
Inv sword 155.png [Quel'Delar, Cunning of the Shadows] Inv sword 155.png [Quel'Delar, Lens of the Mind]
Inv mace 48.png [Cudgel of Furious Justice] Inv mace 86.png [Hammer of Purified Flame]
Inv mace 87.png [Lightborn Spire]


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
Warlords of Draenor This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.
  • Lady Liadrin is seen wielding Quel'Delar as the leader of the Sunsworn on alternate Draenor. It's unknown whether the weapon is intended to be Quel'Delar or it just uses its model.

Patch changes


See also

  1. [Battered Hilt]
  2. [Remnants of Quel'Delar]
  3. [Reforged Quel'Delar]
  4. [Tempered Quel'Delar]
  5. [Subdued Quel'Delar]
  6. [Tainted Quel'Delar]
  7. [Restored Quel'Delar]

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