|势力范围||艾泽拉斯, 外域, 德拉诺|
现在的许多血骑士在还是高等精灵时曾为Church of Light的成员，大多数是牧师，也有少数圣骑士。 另一部分成员由银月城的皇家卫士——高等精灵社会骄傲的守护者——转变而来。 在第三次战争后，大多数高等精灵改称自己为血精灵来纪念他们死去的同胞和破碎的家国，与此同时，他们也开始怀疑圣光或许并非想象中那么强大。这导致很多血精灵摒弃了圣光信仰， 甚至认为圣光在他们最需要的时候抛弃了他们。 因此，他们必须另找一种使用圣光的方法——于是，被捕获的纳鲁穆鲁便成为了血骑士抽取能量的来源。但陷入疯狂的凯尔萨斯·逐日者却为了燃烧军团而派魔血精灵来盗走了穆鲁。失去能量来源后，血骑士加入了阿达尔的队伍——破碎残阳组织。破碎残阳在奎尔斯丹纳击败了凯尔萨斯和基尔加丹，恢复了奎尔萨拉斯往日的荣光。
There are a great number of similarities between Alliance and Horde paladins, but there are also major variations of the Horde paladins over their Alliance cousins. These are but a few:
The Blood-Tempered Ranseur, during the old system of class-specific quests before the Cataclysm expansion, was the reward obtained after the completion of the Paladin quest given by trainers at level 20 and, as such, comparisons to the Alliance equivalent of the time - Verigan's Fist - were inevitable.
While the Ranseur has been made unavailable due to the removal of its associated quest - although the item itself has not been removed - an item using a similar model can still be found in Outland, namely Terokk's Quill; a reward from a quest in the Sethekk Halls. Players who had previously acquired, but lost or discarded the weapon, will find their old ranseur available for Transmogrification in the upgraded wardrobe featured in World of Warcraft: Legion.
In Blood of the Highborne, Grand Magister Rommath presented Lady Liadrin with a Blood-Tempered Ranseur. He stated that the weapon was symbolic, and represented the balance that the Blood Knights, and indeed all blood elves, must seek to master. As such, the weapon became the order's distinctive weapon.
Like the Alliance, blood elf paladins receive their class-specific warhorse mount at level 20, from their class trainer for 1. Formerly, it was completely free and obtained from a quest, but 1 gold is not too difficult to obtain.
Also like the Alliance, blood elf paladins receive their epic charger mount quest at level 40. Prior to Cataclysm the quest requirements were somewhat different - described as somewhat easier than the Alliance's - and the only instance required was Stratholme (though some may have wished to run Scholomance, as Dark Runes were required for the early portion of this quest). Now however, it is trained from the Paladin trainer.
There are also variations in appearance. Alliance paladin horses are white, with blue livery and silver armor plating (gold at 40). Blood elf paladin horses are black, with red livery and brass armor plating.
The Blood Knight Tabard is now much easier to obtain than it was in the past. Instead of requiring the completion of an expensive quest chain, the tabard comes as a reward for the Horde's Blood elf version of a Paladin quest at level 50 in addition to the Tier-1 look-alike helmet of choice, which has now become standard reward for class quests at this level.
The Blood Knights generally display a certain dress-code, more often than not including their tabard. Several standard Blood Knight uniforms exists, and the main one consists of a plate set, decorated by a collage of red and black. The order does not appear to be particularly strict in enforcing its dress-code, and many variations and alterations of the standard uniforms exist.
Unlike their Alliance counterparts, the Blood Knights tend to make use of swords more than maces, though exceptions do exist. Most Blood Knights are seen wielding either one-handed or two-handed swords, or spears. The Blood Knight order is shown having two major types of shield - the first seen on lower ranking members such as Adepts (which uses a common model, Lor'themar Theron having also formerly used it), and another shield, sporting the trademark symbol of the order - using the same model as a Blood Knight Defender or Bloodforged Guard.
While other organizations or groups have the models of their uniforms available to players - whether in its entirety or to some limited degree - the Blood Knight main uniform can be arguably considered one of the "easiest" (due to various changes to obtaining both honor points and PVP-related gear from previous expansions) for a player to completely obtain.
Two of the earliest and more "iconic" Blood Knight-esque weapons in the game are the Sin'dorei Warblade, obtained in the Ghostlands from the quest Quest:The Traitor's Destruction. The second one, the Blood-Tempered Ranseur, was the reward for level 20 Blood Elf Paladins but is no longer available to players. However, the model is used a second time - in the form of Terokk's Quill - and that weapon is still available as a reward from the Sethekk Halls quest Quest:Terokk's Legacy.
The majority of the main Blood Knight's uniform - incorporating the head, chest, gloves, legs, boots and a choice of two variants of shoulderpads - can be obtained through the level 60 PVP sets, namely the Warlord's Aegis and Champion's Redoubt. For a third variant of shoulderpads in the Blood Knight red-and-black colour scheme, the Mech Tech Shoulders - a reward from the Quest:Pick Your Part quest in the Netherstorm - is an available option.
After obtaining the above items, only the cloak and a suitable belt remain. Two cloaks which perfectly match the colour scheme are available. The first one is the Cloak of Blade Turning, which is part of the loot table of Kael'thas in the normal-mode Magisters' Terrace. For those unwilling to play the odds, the Blood Knight War Cloak is by far an easier option, costing only 63.
Given that fighting in the contested town of Halaa (in Nagrand) is now virtually non-existent on many (if not all) servers, the initial example of a Blood Knight belt - the Avenger's Waistguard - can be considered somewhat impractical due to it requiring 20 PVP kills (Halaa Battle Tokens) in the town and a Halaa Research Token to buy it. Once again, G'eras in Shattrath City comes to the rescue, with the Chain of Unleashed Rage at the cost of 46.
Although it's fairly easy for players to purchase the standard main uniform it is difficult to use it for transmogrification purposes - despite not being introduced until The Burning Crusade, the gear still requires a military rank acquired in vanilla or through rated battlegrounds in order to transmogrify it.
Notable Blood Knights with a deviating uniform include Cyssa Dawnrose, Duyash the Cruel, Lyrlia Blackshield, Matis the Cruel, Lord Solanar Bloodwrath and even Lady Liadrin. Sometimes, some blood elves will also wear what looks like a Blood Knight uniform but with no proof of them ever being members of the order, like the Crimson Sigil soldiers and the master archer Daellis Dawnstrike.
The armor set worn by several several blood elven paladin trainers.
The Judgment Armor set is often worn by Blood Knights in official art.
The stated goal of the Blood Knight order is a simple one: to defend Quel'Thalas, and to destroy her enemies. Their specialized Light-based powers have made the order a useful front line of defense against the Scourge, while their common mindset with the magisters had led to some playing roles of state enforcement.
The Blood Knights, and their matriarch in particular, were once highly eager to demonstrate the superiority and dominion of their rapidly-growing order to the "false paladins of the world," though in light of recent events it appears this creed has somewhat subsided.
The knights now uphold a mixture of willpower and faith in one's own ability.
There are four "ranks" that were obtainable by players, and some that are only obtained by NPCs.
- Initiate: Where all Blood Knights begin, as their starting set indicates. Initiates were to eventually undergo the ritual of the First Trial to prove their willpower, by engaging in mortal combat and then resurrecting their fallen opponent.
- Adept: Obtained after completing Quest:The Adept's Path, around level 20, and obtaining a weapon commissioned by the warchief himself. From this point on they are considered full Blood Knights in service to Silvermoon City, and they get their Thalassian Warhorse. Previously, Adepts had to undergo the Second Trial to obtain the order's distinctive weapon (the Blood-Tempered Ranseur) and their own insignia instead.
- Knight: Presumably obtained after getting the Thalassian Charger around level 40. Previously implied to be obtained after learning Summon Thalassian Warhorse around level 40 instead.
- Master: Presumably obtained after completing Quest:Weapons of Darkness (blood elf) around level 50 and getting the Blood Knight Tabard, which was previously obtained alongside the Master rank and the Thalassian Charger after completing Quest:True Masters of the Light (3) around level 60. This rank is also held by some NPCs (Master Pyreanor in Orgrimmar, for example). Blood Knight masters are considered part of an elite inner circle of the order. Acquiring the rank of master requires the sponsorship of another high-ranking knight.
See also Paladin quests for a more detailed account of the various trials that were required to rise in ranks in the Blood Knight order.
- Bloodwarder: Some Sunfury and Illidari knights in Outland had this rank.
- Blood Lord: Some Sunfury and Illidari knights in Outland had this rank.
- Champion: Some blood elf paladin trainers (Champion Cyssa Dawnrose in the Undercity, for instance) have this rank.
- Knight-Lord: Intermediate officer position, with the role of managing rank-and-files Blood Knights (Knight-Lord Bloodvalor in Silvermoon).
- Matriarch: The rank held by Lady Liadrin, supreme leader of the Blood Knight order.
|多个位置||Matriarch and supreme leader of the Blood Knight order.|
|Hall of Blood||Silvermoon City||Trains aspiring Masters (post-Patch 2.4).|
|Hall of Blood||Silvermoon City||Creator of the Blood Knights, led the project to drain energy from captive naaru.|
|Hall of Blood||Silvermoon City||Oversees Blood Knight training in the lower ranks.|
|Shattrath City||Talador||Former captain of the Shattered Sun Offensive, Knight-Lord of the Blood Knights.|
|The Bulwark||Western Plaguelands||Former student of Uther the Lightbringer, aids in creation of Scourgebane.|
|Royal Quarter||Undercity||Only Blood Knight trainer in the Eastern Kingdoms outside of Quel'Thalas.|
|Grommash Hold||Orgrimmar||Only Blood Knight trainer in Kalimdor.|
|Eversong Woods||Quel'Thalas||Blood Knight master; oversees trials by combat.|
|Various||Blood Knight veteran, blood elf representative in the Garad'kra.|
|Razor Hill||Durotar||A pupil of Lady Liadrin and direct subordinate of Halduron Brightwing; dispensed to aid in the Horde attack on Theramore.|
|Valley of the Emperors||Kun-Lai Summit||One of the named Blood Knights deployed to Pandaria.|
|Terrace of Light||Shattrath City||Only known Blood Knight affiliated with the Scryers.|
更为详细的血骑士档案可见于gp:List of Blood Knight paladins。
- Blood Knight Adept - Silvermoon City
- Blood Knight Honor Guard - Orgrimmar
- Firewing Bloodwarder - Terokkar Forest
- Horde Halaani Guard - Nagrand
- Sunfury Bloodwarder - Netherstorm
- Sunfury Blood Knight - Netherstorm
- Eclipsion Bloodwarder - Shadowmoon Valley
- Eclipsion Blood Knight - Shadowmoon Valley
- Sunfury Eradicator - Shadowmoon Valley
- Sunfury Blood Lord - Shadowmoon Valley
- Bloodwarder Vindicator - The Eye
- Bloodwarder Squire - The Eye
- Crimson Hand Blood Knight - The Eye
- Illidari Blood Lord - Black Temple
- Dawnblade Blood Knight - Isle of Quel'Danas
- Sunblade Blood Knight - Magisters' Terrace
- Darkfallen Blood Knight - Icecrown Citadel
- Reliquary Blood Knight - Krasarang Wilds
- Sunreaver Aegis - Purge of Dalaran
- Blood Knight - Kun-Lai Summit
- Dawnguard Bloodknight - Isle of Thunder
- Sunsworn Knight - Talador
- Sunsworn Honor Guard - Talador
- Silvermoon Blood Knight - Battle for the Broken Shore
- Blood Knight - Various Legion locations
The introduction of paladins to the Horde along with shamans to the Alliance was initially controversial. The decision to eliminate faction-specific classes was explained by Blizzard as an attempt to refine and distinguish the two classes from one another. They had previously suffered from comparisons of their abilities, and the attempt to "balance" them and yet have them remain distinct led to the two classes becoming more and more similar to one another. The introduction of these classes to both sides would reduce the controversial issue of faction balance. Nevertheless, this decision has met with some criticism by players and even Blizzard employees have expressed that the decision was not an easy one.
- The Blood Knight order appears to hold political sway within Quel'Thalas, the Silvermoon guardians appearing to be particularly respectful to both the Blood Knight player and Champion Vranesh: a Blood Knight player who uses the "/eye" emote on a Silvermoon City Guardian will be treated with a courteous kneel, and one who uses the "/salute" emote will receive a salute in response. On the other end of the spectrum, the Blood Knights do not seem to hold the Farstriders in a very high regard.[请求来源]
- The term "Blood Knight" refers to both the order, and the blood elves' own individual take on the paladin class. Many Blood Knights not directly affiliated with Quel'Thalas retain the title (such as the Sunfury and Illidari knights in Outland), and a number of Kael'thas' Blood Knights continued to wear their uniforms even on Quel'Danas. The Darkfallen Blood Knights further suggest that "Blood Knight" can be a personal take on the class. On the other hand, there is nothing to suggest that blood elf paladins affiliated with the Argent Crusade consider themselves anything other than paladins of the Light.
- It should be noted, however, that the Darkfallen Blood Knights are likely another mockery of the Lich King to cause more rage in the hearts of possible Blood elf heroes who enter the Crimson Hall, since they do not wield any Light-based powers, and are most likely paladins or warriors from the original Northrend expedition of Illidan like their Queen. Another possibility is that, since Dar'Khan Drathir was ordered by the Lich King to kill and raise Blood Knights as undead, they could be risen Horde knights incorporated into the San'layn.
- A recurring theme in the Blood Knight order is the prevalence of the term "blood" in several of its members' surnames. This is likely a self-styled reference to both the blood of their many brethren who perished during the Third War, and to the moniker of their order.
- Most of the sin'dorei battlemasters appear to be Blood Knights: Althallen Brightblade, Lyrlia Blackshield, Yula the Fair, Duyash the Cruel, Alenjon Sunblade, Irissa Bloodstar and Andrissa Heartspear. Notable exceptions include Mabrian Fardawn, who appeared to be a warrior, along with Asara Dawnblaze, Saeld Brightflare, and Magister Surdiel, who are mages.
- A grand master pet tamer, Antari, appears to be a Blood Knight.
- According to Chris Metzen, the Blood Knights' role in Warlords of Draenor was going to bring their understanding of the Light and the origin of paladins full circle from The Burning Crusade. However, this did not make it into the expansion.
- In the Diablo franchise, Blood Knights are a type of enemy creature.
- "Silvermoon" Harry delusionally claims that he was trained by the Blood Knights.
- Lady Liadrin herself asked for the young orphan Salandria to be released to her custody for training within the order in Silvermoon City.
- Following the abduction of M'uru, exactly how sin'dorei paladins could continue wielding their powers was the source of wide speculation. It was noted by Magister Astalor Bloodsworn that Lady Liadrin was actively seeking a new source of power for the order, and her conversation with A'dal left a number of possibilities open. For one, it was possible that either A'dal or another Naaru continued to empower the Blood Knights, now allies of the Shattered Sun Offensive. Despite such allusions, however, it was never explicitly stated how the Blood Knights were able to retain their powers between the betrayal of Kael'thas and the defeat of Kil'jaeden.
- Various Blood Knights seem to display a somewhat totalitarian attitude shared with some of the Magisters, as seen with Gatewatcher Aendor on behalf of the Blood Knights and Priest Kath'mar on behalf of the Magisters. This further contributes to the political divide within Silvermoon. Whether this is still the case is unknown, as despite the radical changes sweeping Quel'Thalas with the Sunwell restored, Quel'Thalas itself has not been updated to convey much of it.
- The Blood Knights in the Kael'thas' forces on Outland could be from the order, as Rommath was seen to leave for Outland to Prince Kael in year 25, so the Grand Magister could have sent him the knights prior to the war in Outland. They could have also joined voluntarily during the war, as some pilgrims from Quel'Thalas did.
Following the Sunwell's revitalization, the Blood Knights now take their power directly through the Sunwell itself - the restored fount now a mixture of both holy and arcane energy - to fuel their order and paladin-esque abilities. However, where this leaves the blood elves in relation to conventional Light worship remains somewhat unclear.
On one hand, Lady Liadrin appears to have reconverted to the Light's teachings, or at the very least has rekindled a reverence for its power. Simply viewing the Sunwell firsthand and feeling its embrace wrought on a new perspective for the Blood Knight Matriarch, and several blood elf pilgrims have also been seen adhering to her opinion; as seen by her encouraging exchange with them in Quel'Delar's penultimate quest.
On the other, although the Blood Knights moved away from abusing the Light, there is nothing to suggest that they have a practical "need" for Light worship, as all the process essentially requires at this point is channeling the Light via the Sunwell.
At this point, it is possible that both components are present in the Blood Knight order - those that have rekindled their faith in the Light, and those who simply have not since the Sunwell itself allows them to retain their Light-given powers either way.
- Blood Knight collection
- Blood Knight Maul
- Blood Knight War Cloak
- Blood Knight Defender
- Legplates of the Redeemed Blood Knight
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- Initiate's Shirt
- Quest:The Thalassian Warhorse
- Quest:The Master's Path
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- gp:Quest:Gambling Debt
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