Background EditThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.
The origin of these powerful daggers is not known, though some scholars believe they may have extra-dimensional origins. At least three are known to exist in Kalimdor, although ancient tales suggest at least one other surfaced in Lordaeron. A coldrage dagger appears to have a blade made entirely of ice, although it is not cold to the touch and does not melt in hot conditions. Snowflakes appear and disappear in a swirling cloud about the blade when it is used in combat. The wielder's skin takes on a bluish hue, as if he were suffering from frostbite, although he incurs no ill effects from this condition.