Death Knight Hidden Artifacts Appearances and Effects

This article will cover how to get the Hidden Artifact Appearances for Death Knights as well as elaborate what their hidden effects are.

Blood Death Knight

Blood Death Knight Hidden Artifact Appearance for Maw of the Damned is called "Touch of Undeath" and is unlocked via the Twisting Anima of Souls.

Hidden Artifact Appearance

Twisting Anima of Souls has a chance to drop from the Withered Army Training scenario from Suramar. It is speculated that you need to finish the scenario with at least 400 points in order to have a chance for the appearance to drop.

Hidden Artifact Effect

Maw of the Damned Hidden Artifact Effect: The Maw Must Feed

1. Killing a non-elite humanoid or demon create will give you a stacking 1% damage increase (up to 10%) for 30 seconds.

2. NPC related quotes:

Approaching Kil'jaeden: "The Maw of the Damned begins to tug at your grip as you approach the Deceiver."

Upon defeating Kil'jaeden the Spirit of Natrezaar whispers: "At long last! Revenge... revenge is mine!"

Temple Priestess says: "Please, Death Knight. Do not defile this sacred place with that wicked axe you wield. I can feel its hunger from here."

Dalaran Citizen says: "The skull on that axe looks... hungry."

Val'sharah Refugee says: "That axe you carry... is it a Legion weapon? Are you certain you can control its hunger?"

Frost Death Knight

Frost Death Knight Hidden Artifact Appearance for Blades of the Fallen Prince is called "Dark Runeblade" and is unlocked via Runes of the Darkening.

Hidden Artifact Appearance

Runes of the Darkening drops from The Soultakers.

If this World Boss is not active then you can defeat Saurfang, Lich King and The Four Horsemen on any difficulty for a low chance to get the artifact appearance.

Hidden Artifact Effect

Blades of the Fallen Prince Hidden Artifact Effects

1. A patch of ice will grow at your feet while standing still.

2. You will be able to interact with a Memory of Arthas that will be present throughout the Broken Isles:

/way Azsuna 39.4 9.8 Memory of Arthas
/way Val'sharah 67.2 58.2 Memory of Arthas
/way Thunder Totem 50 53.4 Memory of Arthas
/way Stormheim 64.6 46.6 Memory of Arthas


In Azsuna, Memory of Arthas says:
See the spirits writhe and twist.
The numberless shades forsaken by time.
The dead outnumber the living and always will.

In Val'sharah, Memory of Arthas says:
The darkness does not die, (name).
Rage against the Nightmare. Struggle as you will.
The infinite dark is patient. We will all be claimed in the end.

In Highmountain, Memory of Arthas says:
You believe that you are in control, that your will is your own...
Yet you do as He commands.
You exist by His whim alone.
You imagine yourself to be free, but you will always be His instrument…

In Stormheim, Memory of Arthas says:
So many fallen kings, silent in their numberless graves...
Even the mighty are rendered nameless by time.
Every king must kneel before death.

3. Soulblade was the original hidden effect for the weapon, however it was removed from the game during beta. Soulblade made your damaging attacks have a chance to summon Bolvar Fordragon, Arthas Menethil or Ner'zhul, which would give you runic power and/or restore depleted runes.

4. NPC related quotes:

Dalaran Citizen says: "Those blades... just looking at them makes me feel cold."

Muradin Bronzebeard says: "What is this blasphemy, (Player Name)? How dare you reforge that cursed blade, the very sword that damned Lordaeron and its prince? I warned Arthas not to touch Frostmourne, and now I'm warning you: cast those things into the sea before they damn us all."

Temple Priestess says: "Those blades you carry... they are cursed. Please, do not bring the chill of death to this sacred place!"

Unholy Death Knight

Unholy Death Knight Hidden Artifact Appearance for Apocalypse is called "Bone Reaper" and is unlocked via The Bonereaper's Hook.

Hidden Artifact Appearance

1. Summoning Army of the Dead has a chance to summon a special NPC Army of the Dead which drops Professor Putricide's Lost Journal when he despawns.

2. We recommend you macro Apocalypse and Army of the Dead to check if this special NPC has been spawned. This macro will check if you have received the credit for Special Army of the Dead Summoned.

/cast Apocalypse
/script print(C_QuestLog.IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(44188))

3. When this special minion spawns, he will say: "Why have I been brought back to fight for you?" and drop Professor Putricide's Lost Journal on despawn. Note that you don't have to read the journal, it's fine if you've missed it as long as you have received the credit for the hidden quest mentioned above.

4. The journal tells you about Putricide's Secret Lab, which can be accessed via a secret door in his room in Icecrown Citadel. At the end of his lab you will find Stitchwork, the NPC which you have to kill in order to get the The Bonereaper's Hook appearance.

Hidden Artifact Effect

Apocalypse Hidden Artifact Effect: Apocalyptic Deathblade

1. Chance on hit to finish off enemies below 20%.

2. Chance on kill to leave the enemies rotten corpse discolored and swarmed with flies.

3. NPC related quotes:

Temple Priestess says: "That demonic blade you carry - it reeks of corruption, Death Knight. Finish your business here and take that blade far away from this sacred temple."