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Deathrattle are the vast sprawling undead empires of skeletons overseen by queens and kings.


The Wight Kings rule huge empires from their barrow thrones, tomb palaces and mortuary keeps - their populations were once living and vital kingdoms that have been destroyed by war or pestilence or simply crushed by time. Many of the inhabitants of these empires still act much as they did when they were living, toiling silently to build and maintain cities and towns, clear woods and forge weapons and tools.[1]

Their armies are a sharp contrast to the ravening hordes of the Flesh-eater Courts, marching and fighting in disciplined ranks of infantry with proud cavalry formations of Black Knights - the noble warriors of the king or queens lands. The Grave Guard are equally elite warriors, heavily armoured in the best materials their nation can provide, and like the Black Knights, their weapons are enchanted and deadly.[1]

Notable Kingdoms

Notable Members

Name Faction Unit Species Description
Cortek Deathrattle Wight King Skeleton A Wight King who formed an alliance with Queen Neferata - the Blade of the Blood Queen and together they destroyed the hosts of the Champion of Slaanesh Sydros. The Alliance still holds.
Cold-Iron King Deathrattle Wight King Skeleton A monarch who craves control and perfection with vast armies to enforce his will in the Realm of Shyish.
Dark Lord of Despair Deathrattle Wight King Skeleton The Ruler of Helspont.
Prince of Dust Deathrattle Sepulchral Guard Skeleton Once the commander of vast legions, now he is just another servant of Nagash.
Realmreaver Lord Deathrattle Wight King Skeleton He constantly marches from one war to another with his crusading armies and has no kingdom of his own.
Sarpa Deathrattle Wight King Skeleton A noble in life and death and a warrior of the Drak, oldest of the highclans of the Rictus Clans
Sepulchral Champion Deathrattle Sepulchral Guard Skeleton He doesn't remember why he fight as all the memories that remain in him are of countless battles.
Sepulchral Harvester Deathrattle Sepulchral Guard Skeleton Once a humble farmer, now he reaps the living.
Sepulchral Warden Deathrattle Sepulchral Guard Skeleton Once he was the Lord Marshal of Shadespire, but now in undeath he leads the Sepulchral Guard.


Image Unit Faction Grand
Black Knight M01.jpg
Black Knight Deathrattle Death Warscroll
Grave Guard M01.jpg
Grave Guard Deathrattle Death Warscroll
Sepulchral Guard M01.jpg
The Sepulchral Guard Deathrattle Death Warscroll
Skeleton Warrior M03.jpg
Skeleton Warrior Deathrattle Death Warscroll
Wight King M01.jpg
Wight King Deathrattle Death Warscroll (with Baleful Tomb Blade),
Warscroll (with Black Axe)

See Also


Grand Alliances and factions
Order Collegiate Arcane - Darkling Covens - Daughters of Khaine - Devoted of Sigmar - Dispossessed - Eldritch Council - Free Peoples - Fyreslayers - Idoneth Deepkin - Ironweld Arsenal - Kharadron Overlords - Lion Rangers - Order Draconis - Order Serpentis - Phoenix Temple - Scourge Privateers - Seraphon - Shadowblades - Stormcast Eternals - Swifthawk Agents - Sylvaneth - Wanderers
Chaos Brayherds - Chaos Gargants - Daemons of Chaos - Daemons of Khorne - Daemons of Nurgle - Daemons of Tzeentch - Everchosen - Hosts of Slaanesh - Khorne Bloodbound - Monsters of Chaos - Nurgle Rotbringers - Skaven Eshin - Skaven Masterclan - Skaven Moulder - Skaven Pestilens - Skaven Skryre - Skaven Verminus - Slaves to Darkness - Thunderscorn - Tzeentch Arcanites - Warherds
Beasts of Chaos - Blades of Khorne - Disciples of Tzeentch - Maggotkin of Nurgle - Skaventide
Legion of Azgorh - Tamurkhan's Horde
Destruction Aleguzzler Gargants - Beastclaw Raiders - Bonesplitterz - Firebellies - Gitmob Grots - Greenskinz - Gutbusters - Ironjawz - Maneaters - Moonclan Grots - Spiderfang Grots - Troggoths
Gloomspite Gitz
Death Beasts of the Grave - Deadwalkers - Deathlords - Deathmages - Deathrattle - Flesh-Eater Courts - Nighthaunt - Ossiarch Bonereapers - Soulblight
Grand Host of Nagash - Legion of Blood - Legion of Grief - Legion of Night - Legion of Sacrament