Uther's Tomb

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The Tomb of Uther the Lightbringer

Uther's Tomb [52, 83] is a monument dedicated to Uther the Lightbringer, at Sorrow Hill in what is now Western Plaguelands - the only bastion of Light in a dying land.


Outside Uther's Tomb.
Uther's Tomb after the Cataclysm.
Path leading to Uther's Tomb post-Cataclysm
What horde players read.

Following the fall of Lordaeron the Knights of the Silver Hand led by Uther the Lightbringer, Sage Truthbearer, and Ballador the Bright took control of Andorhal and kept the Scourge at bay until the coming of the now death knight Arthas. Arthas (who had become the greatest of the Lich King's death knights) came to find a magical vessel to carry the remains of Kel'Thuzad to the Sunwell in Quel'Thalas in order to resurrect him. Arthas boldly lead an army of undead scourge killed Sage Truthbearer, Ballador the Bright, Uther the Lightbringer, and their forces. With Uther dead Arthas took the urn of King Terenas for himself.[1]


Uther's body was retrieved by his remaining soldiers, and buried in a great tomb built for him to the south of the ruins of Andorhal, vigilantly guarded by defenders of the Alliance.[citation needed] The headstone shows him in a heroic pose, a tome of Light in one hand, his warhammer in the other. The marker stone before it, written in the Common tongue, reads:

Here lies Uther the Lightbringer

First Paladin - Founder of the Order of the Silver Hand.

Uther lived and died to defend the Kingdom of Lordaeron. Though he was betrayed by his most beloved student, we believe that his spirit lives on. He continues to watch over us, even as the shadows close in around our ruined land. His light is the light of all humanity - and so long as we honor his example, it shall never fade.

High Priest Thel'danis is the caretaker of Uther's Tomb.

Burning Crusade

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Some time after the blood elves joined the Horde, Mehlar Dawnblade, a former student of Uther, wanted to defile Uther's Tomb for training Prince Arthas. However the Ghost of Uther Lightbringer kept the tomb from being defiled. A Draenei named Anchorite Truuen wants to pay tribute to Uther by recovering the Mark of the Lightbringer. An item that was lost when Uther was killed and was recovered by the Scarlet Crusade. After recovering the mark and taking it to tomb the Ghost of Uther Lightbringer tells the player to keep the mark to inspire others.

The Journey

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Shortly before the attack on Andorhal, Maddox's army visited the tomb.[2]


Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

A beautiful lush pathway now leads to the tomb, lined with tall hedges. And if you kneel before the statue, it gives you a buff called Uther's Blessing, which is also available to Alliance characters after doing the quest of the same name.[3]


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

Since Lord Fordring's apparent passing, the Light became disturbed and the spirits of the buried near the Tomb became restless. Its High Priest summoned a protective barrier over the tomb. Thel'danis and Mehlar Dawnblade were then aided by the paladins of the Silver Hand.[4][5]

The priest champions of the Conclave visited the holy tomb in order to get pure Light from the place. They killed Sanctus the Unforgiving, an evil spirit, who was drawn to the place.[6]