This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.
For Black Citadel stats see Warcraft III Structures, for information on Black Citadel in outland, see Black Temple.

When the powers of the undead in the living world become fully manifested, further modifications to the Halls of the Dead become necessary. Building of the black citadel allows the Scourge to operate at peak efficiency. Along with this modification comes increased fortification, making the black citadel a truly formidable stronghold.

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