Wraith King/Lore

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Wraith King minimap icon.png Ostarion, the Wraith King
For untold years, King Ostarion built a kingdom from the remains of his enemies. It was an obsessive's errand, done to pass the long eternities of a monarchy that seemed fated never to end. He believed that as long as he built up the towers of his palace, he could not die. But eventually he learned that he had been deluded... that bone itself could perish. Deeply mistrustful of flesh, he sought a more permanent way of extending his reign, and at last settled on pursuit of wraith energy, a form of pure spirit given off by certain dark souls at death. Should he infuse himself with Wraith Essence, he thought he might create a body as luminous and eternal as his ego. On the millennial solstice known as Wraith-Night, he submitted to a rite of transformation, compelling his subjects to harvest enough souls to fuel his ambition for immortality. No one knows how many of his champions died, for the only survivor who mattered was the Wraith King who rose with the sun on the following morn. Now he rarely spends a moment on his glowing throne--but strides out with sword drawn, demanding a fealty that extends far beyond death.
Wraith King
Lore Wraith King.png
Associated with
Heroes:Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain
Places:Empire of Bone
Ivory Forest
Gleaming City
Characters:Duke of Levinthal
Other Lore:Wraith-Night
Wraith Essence
  • Ostarion was formerly known as the Skeleton King minimap icon.png Skeleton King, reborn as Wraith King minimap icon.png Wraith King after the ceremony of Wraith-Night. Because of this history, Ostarion is still sometimes known as the Bonelord.[1]
  • Ostarion considers all the champions who died for him during Wraith-Night to be his rightful tribute.[2]
  • After Wraith-Night, Ostarion barely remembers his first kingdom, when it was still created from bone.[3]
  • Ostarion likes to take the crowns and trappings of his slain enemies, wearing them for himself.[4][5]
  • Ostarion's servants made him a sword from the bones and armor of fallen kings.[6]
  • Ostarion killed the Dreadknight, along with his Magnoceros accomplice.[7]
  • Ostarion seems to have an affinity for Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Queen of Pain.[8]
  • When Ostarion's flesh was returning to his skeleton, he was held back by a swirling fire. He broke free of its grasp, and brought back some of the fire with him.[9]
  • Ostarion was once offered a sword as a token of peaceful surrender by a kingdom he intended to conquer. This gesture did not convince him to spare the kingdom, however. [10]
  • Ostarion likely slew the undead dragon Ambinderath. He owns a sword fashioned from its jaw.[11]
  • When Ostarion's subjects die, they are magically bound to the Wraith King, and serve him as skeletal warriors.[12]

The Duke of Levinthal[edit]

In his conquests, Ostarion came upon the realm of the Duke of Levinthal. For days, his undead armies laid seige to the city. At last, the Duke rode out to meet Ostarion in personal combat. Ostarion slew him, and took his enormous broken blade as a token.[13]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Wraith King

  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r We might as well make the best of it, Ostarion.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I'll fight beside you, but I'm not callin' you king, Wraith.

Enemies killing Wraith King

  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png Bow to your new lord.
  • Play Underlord minimap icon.png You are no king.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png You're wanted dead or alive. I don't know which you are but I'll collect your bounty all the same.
  • Play Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png Your reign as king is over.
  • Play Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png You are a better corpse than a king.
  • Play Chaos Knight minimap icon.png Knight takes king.
  • Play Ember Spirit minimap icon.png Be gone, foul wraith.
  • Play Play Juggernaut minimap icon.png I bow to no king.
  • Play Play Juggernaut minimap icon.png u One strike against the throne of bone.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust the dead.
  • Play Lycan minimap icon.png Tis no treason to kill a tyrant king.
  • Play Lycan minimap icon.png When you strike a king's neck, you better take his head.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r King? Ha!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Get back up again, I dare you.
  • Play Night Stalker minimap icon.png I'll pick my teeth with your bones.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png King for a day… Queen for eternity.
  • Play Sand King minimap icon.png The King is dead. Long live the King.
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png I ruled in the hell of Foulfell. Why would you think I'd bow to you?
  • Play Play Undying minimap icon.png We welcome kings and tyrants.
  • Play Visage minimap icon.png At last you bow before me, Ostarion.
  • Play Weaver minimap icon.png Who puts their skeleton on the inside?


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r The one who makes you bow will rise again. But no such luck for you.


  1. Regalia of the Wraith Lord Sword description.
  2. Ritual of the Dreadborn Regent description.
  3. Wraith King response: Play I scarce recall the kingdom of my first coronation. The wraith flame has consumed those memories.
  4. Regalia of the Wraith Lord Helmet description.
  5. Dreadknight Gauntlet description.
  6. Blade of Dead Kings description.
  7. Dreadknight Pauldron description.
  8. Skeleton King response: Play Oh Queen of Pain, if I had flesh I would let you torment it.
  9. Blistering Shade description.
  10. Boneslayer description.
  11. Ambinderath's Jaw description.
  12. Unbroken Fealty description.
  13. Shattered Blade of Levinthal description.