Ancient Apparition/Lore

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Ancient Apparition Kaldr, the Ancient Apparition
Kaldr, the Ancient Apparition, is an image projected from outside time. He springs from the cold, infinite void that both predates the universe and awaits its end. Kaldr is, Kaldr was, Kaldr shall be… and what we perceive, powerful as it appears to us, is but the faintest faded echo of the true, eternal Kaldr. Some believe that as the cosmos ages and approaches its final moments, the brightness and power of Kaldr will also intensify—that the Ancient Apparition will grow younger and stronger as eternity's end draws nigh. His grip of ice will bring all matter to a stop, his image will cast a light too terrible to behold. An Apparition no longer!
Associated with
Heroes Crystal Maiden minimap icon.png Crystal Maiden
  • Kaldr has a crush on Rylai and wishes to ask her out on a date.[1]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Ancient Apparition

  • Play Underlord r We will bring a storm of ice and flame upon them!
  • Play Dark Willow r You're not much of a people person, are you.
  • Play Dark Willow r I'm not sure if the shivers I'm feeling are nerves, or just being around you.
  • Play Enigma r You mistake me Apparition. I am more than you know.
  • Play Enigma r Ancient Apparition: an elemental in service to the Fundament.
  • Play Kunkka r Apparition, with you by my side I'll live to be an ancient mariner!
  • Play Play Monkey King r Listen ghost, if you're ever gonna ask the Crystal Maiden out on that date, you better start working on those ice puns.
  • Play Play Monkey King r Here's the plan: you freeze 'em, and I'll smash their face in.
  • Play Pangolier r Are you brighter than you were yesterday?
  • Play Pangolier r Does anything surprise you anymore, Kaldr?
  • Play Puck r Excellent, an apparition of exceptional age. What I wonder can it teach me.
  • Play Tusk r So are you supposed to be some kind of ice ghost?

Enemies meeting Ancient Apparition

  • Play Dark Willow r You should've stayed incorporeal.
  • Play Play Monkey King r You should've stayed home, Apparition. You're not walking away from this.

Enemies killing Ancient Apparition

  • Play Alchemist I always wondered what you'd get if you melted Apparition down.
  • Play Bane When your blood runs cold, you can blame it on me.
  • Play Brewmaster I prefer my spirits in liquid form.
  • Play Brewmaster Time for a cold one.
  • Play Centaur Warrunner When ice meets blade, ice loses.
  • Play Clinkz Ice is no match for fire.
  • Play Clinkz Naught but steam!
  • Play Crystal Maiden Old, cold and busted.
  • Play Dark Willow r You never should've stuck your nose in my business, Kaldr.
  • Play Enigma You have been too long in the cold.
  • Play Enigma You should not fight your betters.
  • Play Enigma You are beneath me.
  • Play Jakiro A respectable chill, Apparition, but put some fire in it next time. More ice, too.
  • Play Keeper of the Light Ancient you were, dead you are.
  • Play Medusa Ice cracks, the same as stone.
  • Play Play Monkey King r You think you're the first spirit I've dealt with?
  • Play Pangolier r Not ancient enough, it appears, to know better.
  • Play Pangolier r You require a bit more fire in your belly to take me on.
  • Play Phoenix Chirp!
  • Play Rubick Thaw and shatter.
  • Play Spectre Death's cold embrace.
  • Play Storm Spirit Mm, Spirit, Apparition…they're nothing alike.
  • Play Tiny Nothing personal, Ancient. Some of my best friends are fossils.
  • Play Tusk Did you know that I shatter ice with my fists for fun?
  • Play Winter Wyvern You're the ice cold wind beneath my wings.


  • Play Oracle r You shall almost certainly exhale your last in an icy blast.


  1. Monkey King response: Play Listen ghost, if you're ever gonna ask the Crystal Maiden out on that date, you better start working on those ice puns.
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