The Hunter and the Prince

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Matthias Lehner in the Court of Bones wants you to look for a Bloodstained Stone and complete the Prince's Destiny.

  • The Prince's Destiny


Before the prince became a king, he fought many battles... but only one where he came close to dying.

It was fought right here. After you let me show you what happened, you'll understand everything.

Find a bloodstained stone and pick it up from the floor. You'll see what happened.


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv gauntlets 06.png [Gloves of Tormented Recollection] Inv gauntlets 05.png [Gloves of Troubled Memory]
Inv pants mail 04.png [Leggings of the Turning Point] Inv helmet 106.png [Bloodstained Helmet]


Did you see, <name>? Did you?


After that fight, the prince realized what was holding him back was that he was still human... he could still feel... he could still bleed. He still had a heart.

The first thing he did when he became king was to rid himself of it. He threw it down the pit where we first met. And you, <name>, were the first person to touch it since.


The duel

There are several stones scattered about the courtyard, just west of the quest giver.

Touching one the stones once again transforms the player into Arthas, with a different set of abilities. This time, it's a one on one with Illidan Stormrage: the same duel seen after the Warcraft III mission A Symphony of Frost and Flame. Arthas will start with 188,000 HP and an empty mana bar worth 25,014 MP. Illidan starts with 903,000 HP and Boss status.

Illidan Stormrage says: Prepare to die!

Arthas has four abilities:

  • 1: Parry - "Parry Illidan's attack and regenerate 25% of your mana if successful." Makes Arthas parry Illidan's next attack, giving him mana, as he starts with none. Instant, 3 second cooldown.
  • 2: Deathstrike - "Deal weapon damage +20000." A heroic strike for 20,000 Dmg, a mediocre amount of damage for this fight. 2000 Mana, Instant, 1 second coodown.
  • 3: Stomp - "Knock Illidan back." Knock Illidan back, giving Arthas the range he requires to use Annihilate. 5000 Mana, Instant, 4 second cooldown.
  • 4: Annihilate - "Leap at Illidan dealing weapon damage +400000 and stunning him for 6 seconds." A heroic leap attack that deals a substantial amount of damage, 400,000 Dmg, to Illidan. 10,000 Mana, 8-25 yard range, Instant, 15 second cooldown.

Parry until Arthas has enough mana to Stomp and immediately follow up with Annihilate. Do that about 4 or 5 times to defeat Illidan and complete the quest.

During the fight you will get a debuff called Pierced Heart. Its text is: "Your heart has been grazed by Illidan's glaives. If only you could rid yourself of this useless thing..."


  1. N [80] Where Dragons Fell
  2. N [80] Time for Answers
  3. N [80] The Hunter and the Prince
  4. A [80] Knowledge is a Terrible Burden / H [80] Knowledge is a Terrible Burden
  5. A [80] Tirion's Help / H [80] Argent Aid
  6. N [80] Tirion's Gambit

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