Gul'dan (tactics)

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For his biography, see Gul'dan (alternate universe).
BossGul'dan
Image of Gul'dan
Title <Lord of the Shadow Council>
Gender Male
Race Orc (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Health
LFR Scales
Normal + Scales
Heroic + Scales
Mythic ??
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Shadow Council, Burning Legion
Location Nighthold
Status Defeatable/Deceased

Gul'dan is the final boss of the Nighthold.

Adventure Guide

The chain of events set in motion when Garrosh escaped to Draenor has continued, unbroken for all its twists and turns, leading to this very moment. Thwarted in Draenor, Gul'dan now stands on the precipice of achieving ultimate victory on behalf of his Legion masters. Standing atop the Nighthold, as the vortex of fel energy swirls in the skies overhead, the outcast orc warlock awaits his destiny.

Overview

Gul'dan begins a ritual to bring his master into Azeroth, locking himself inside the active Eye of Aman'Thul and summoning his demonic lieutenants. However, proximity to the active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows equally powerful abilities to players, based on their role. After his lieutenants fall, Gul'dan leaps into the fray himself, harnessing the power of the Fel to bolster his frail frame. At 85%, 70%, and 55% health, Gul'dan again taps into the active Eye of Aman'Thul, empowering his abilities. As his health dwindles further, Gul'dan beseeches his Legion masters for additional power, unleashing his ultimate strength while disrupting the aid that players receive from the Eye.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Use Time Dilation to increase damage at opportune moments or cover distances quickly.
  • Assist Bonds of Fel-afflicted allies in order to reduce the damage to manageable levels.
  • Move away from others when afflicted with Eye of Gul'dan or Empowered Eye of Gul'dan.
  • Absorb Soul Corrosion inside the Well of Souls in order to reduce raidwide damage taken from Black Harvest.
  • Interrupt Carrion Wave.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Fel Lord Kuraz'mal's Shatter Essence inflicts high damage. Coordinate use of damage-reduction abilities to help tanks.
  • Assist Bonds of Fel-afflicted allies in order to reduce the damage to manageable levels.
  • Black Harvest inflicts high raidwide damage.
  • Use Scattering Field to absorb nearby allies' Fire damage taken at opportune moments.
  • Dispel Inquisitor Vethriz's Drain.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Use Resonant Barrier to survive moments in the encounter that may otherwise kill you.
  • While fighting Fel Lord Kuraz'mal, be prepared for Shatter Essence.
  • D'zorykx the Trapper will throw Soul Vortex at his current target, drastically increasing their damage taken.

Abilities

Stage One: The Council of Elders

Gul'dan locks himself inside the active Eye of Aman'Thul, summoning his demonic lieutenants. However, proximity to the active Eye of Aman'thul bestows equally powerful abilities to players, based on their role.

  • Essence of Aman'Thul
    • Ability socererking arcanefortification.png  Time Dilation Damage Dealer Alert — The active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows great power, modifying relative time for the caster. Your relative time has increased by 30%, increasing casting, movement, and attack speed by 30% as well as decreasing cooldowns by 30% and Periodic Effects occur 30% faster. Receiving Fire damage removes this effect.
    • Ability warlock coil2.png  Scattering Field Healer Alert — The active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows great power into a protective dome, absorbing 50% of Fire damage taken up to 1750000, shared amongst allies within 10 yards.
    • Ability warlock coil2.png  Resonant Barrier Tank Alert — Channels the power of the Nightwell into a protective barrier, absorbing all damage taken for 6 sec.
  • Gul'dan
    • Spell fire felpyroblast.png  Liquid Hellfire — Conjures a massive orb of Fel Fire that splashes down at a target's location, inflicting 1755000 to 1845000 Fire damage, decreasing in damage as distance increases.
    • Spell fel elementaldevastation.png  Fel Efflux — Pours out fel energy in a focused channel, inflicting 300000 Fire damage every half-second to all targets within the energy.
    • Ability warlock handofguldan.png  ImportantTankHand of Gul'dan — Calls down a demonic meteor, inflicting 1900000 to 2100000 Shadow damage to anyone within 10 yards of the meteor's impact location and summons a powerful demon at that location.
      • Tank Alert Fel Lord Kuraz'mal
        • Inv axe 2h felfireraid d 01.png  Shatter Essence Deadly Tank Alert — Shatters the target's soul with a heavy swing, inflicting 9975000 to 10025000 Fire damage.
        • Ability bossfellord felspike.png  Fel Obelisk Tank Alert — Conjures a Fel Obelisk to impale targets, inflicting 807500 to 892500 Fire damage and stunning targets, bleeding them for an additional 75000 Physical damage every half-second for 7 sec.
      • Inquisitor Vethriz
        • Inv darkmoon eye.png  Gaze of Vethriz — Summons in a Gaze of Vethriz at a targeted location which channels a beam of magic, inflicting 600000 Shadow damage to any players struck by the beam.
        • Warlock curse shadow.png  Drain Magic Effect — Drains 200000 health from an enemy every second as Shadow damage for 21 sec, healing the caster for 212568E1 times the damage inflicted.
        • Ability priest cascade shadow.png  Dark Blast — Blasts a target for 560000 Shadow damage.
        • Spell shadow dispersion.png  Shadowblink — Steps through the shadows, appearing at another location.
      • Tank Alert D'zorykx the Trapper
        • Spell warlock demonicportal green.png  Soul Vortex — Drops a cage hungering for souls at his target's location, drawing in enemies and inflicting 75000 Shadow damage every second for 6 sec. Enemies caught near the cage are afflicted by Torn Soul, increasing Physical damage taken by 100% and suffering 50000 Shadow damage every 3 sec for 30 sec. This effect stacks. Subsequent casts increase the magnitude of the pull effect by 100%. This effect stacks.
        • Inv misc trinket6oih orb2.png  Anguished Spirits — Unleashes a volley of spirits from his grasp, inflicting 760000 to 840000 Shadow damage to targets struck.

Stage Two: The Ritual of Aman'Thul

Gul'dan leaps into the fray himself, harnessing the power of the Fel to bolster his frail frame. At 85%, 70%, and 55% health, Gul'dan again taps into the active Eye of Aman'Thul, expanding the potency of his abilities.

  • Essence of Aman'Thul
    • Ability socererking arcanefortification.png  Time Dilation Damage Dealer Alert — The active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows great power, modifying relative time for the caster. Your relative time has increased by 30%, increasing casting, movement, and attack speed by 30% as well as decreasing cooldowns by 30% and Periodic Effects occur 30% faster. Receiving Fire damage removes this effect.
    • Ability warlock coil2.png  Scattering Field Healer Alert — The active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows great power into a protective dome, absorbing 50% of Fire damage taken up to 1750000, shared amongst allies within 10 yards.
    • Ability warlock coil2.png  Resonant Barrier Tank Alert — Channels the power of the Nightwell into a protective barrier, absorbing all damage taken for 6 sec.
  • Gul'dan
    • Spell fire felpyroblast.png  Liquid Hellfire — Conjures a massive orb of Fel Fire that splashes down at a target's location, inflicting 1755000 to 1845000 Fire damage, decreasing in damage as distance increases.
      • Spell fire felflamestrike.png  Empowered Liquid Hellfire — Conjures a massive orb of Fel Fire that splashes down at a target's location, inflicting 1852500 to 1947500 Fire damage, decreasing in damage as distance increases and setting the ground ablaze for 3 min. The burning ground inflicts 200000 Fire damage every second to those standing on it.
    • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation green.png  Bonds of Fel — Binds a target to a location, snaring by 50% and inflicting 40000 Fire damage every half-second. When broken, the bond explodes for 5850000 to 6150000 Fire damage to targets within 5 yards of the bound target, divided evenly amongst targets hit.
      • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation red.png  Empowered Bonds of Fel — Binds a target to a location after knocking them back, snaring targets by 70% and inflicting 45000 Fire damage every half-second. When broken, the bond explodes for 5850000 to 6150000 Fire damage to targets within 5 yards of the bound target, divided evenly amongst targets hit.
    • Spell shadow soulgem.png  Eye of Gul'dan — Conjures several Eyes of Gul'dan which channel shadow energy at an enemy, inflicting 350000 Shadow damage to enemies within 8 yards every 1 sec. This damage increases by 2% every cast. Upon reaching full power, the Eye of Gul'dan casts Duplicate, creating a copy of itself, then moves to a new location.
      • Ability shawaterelemental swirl.png  Duplicate Important — Creates a copy of itself nearby.
      • Inv misc trinket6oih orb4.png  Empowered Eye of Gul'dan — Conjures an Empowered Eye of Gul'dan which channels fire energy at several targets, inflicting 360000 Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards. This damage increases by 2% every cast. Empowered Eyes of Gul'dan follow their highest threat target. Upon reaching full power, the Eye of Gul'dan casts Duplicate, creating a copy of itself.
    • Ability warlock handofguldan.png  Hand of Gul'dan Tank Alert — Calls down a demonic meteor, inflicting 1900000 to 2100000 Shadow damage to anyone within 10 yards of the meteor's impact location and summons a powerful demon at that location.
      • Dreadlords of the Twisting Nether
        • Spell shadow carrionswarm.png  Carrion Wave Interruptible — The Dreadlord causes a wave of chaotic explosions to wash over enemies in front of them, inflicting 950000 to 1050000 Shadow damage and putting targets to sleep for 5 sec.
        • Ability warlock demonicpower.png  Focused Assault — Causes Fervor when a spell cast is interrupted.
          • Sha ability rogue bloodyeye nightmare.png  Fervor — Increases all damage done by 25% and attack speed by 25%. This effect stacks.
    • Ability creature felsunder.png  TankFel Scythe Tank Alert — Gul'dan's keen eye allows him to cast Fel Scythe when any additional target stands within 2 yards of his primary target when attacking. Fel Scythe cleaves at targets for 1500000 Fire damage, divided amongst targets within 2 yards, consuming all of Gul'dan's Fel Energy, increasing in damage by 5% for every point of Fel Energy consumed. Each successful cast of Fel Scythe grant's Gul'dan Fury of the Fel. If Gul'dan ever reaches full Fel Energy, he immediately casts Fel Scythe at his primary target.
      • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fury of the Fel Important Tank Alert — Each successive cast of Fel Scythe increases attack speed by 15% for 10 sec. This effect stacks.

Stage Three: The Master's Power

At 40% health Gul'dan harnesses the Eye of Aman'Thul to gain new and empowered abilities, also disrupting the powers that players received from the Eye.

  • Inv misc trinket6oih orb4.png  Empowered Eye of Gul'dan Important — Conjures an Empowered Eye of Gul'dan which channels fire energy at several targets, inflicting 360000 Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards. This damage increases by 2% every cast. Empowered Eyes of Gul'dan follow their highest threat target. Upon reaching full power, the Eye of Gul'dan casts Duplicate, creating a copy of itself.
    • Ability shawaterelemental swirl.png  Duplicate Important — Creates a copy of itself nearby.
  • Sha spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Storm of the Destroyer Deadly — Calls upon the power of the Destroyer, sequentially inflicting 665000 to 735000 Shadow damage to enemies within 10 yards, then 855000 to 945000 Shadow damage to enemies within 20 yards, then 855000 to 945000 Shadow damage to enemies within 30 yards, and finally 2850000 to 3150000 Shadow damage to enemies within 60 yards.
  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Well of Souls — Summons a Well of Souls which holds fragments of players' souls. Gul'dan periodically casts Soul Siphon, adding to the stored supply. Standing inside the Well of Souls inflicts 166725 Shadow damage every second and causes enemies to ignore you.
    • Ability warlock soulsiphon.png  Soul Siphon Healer Alert — Siphon's a piece of several targets' souls, inflicting 200000 Shadow damage and applies Soul Siphon, absorbing 650000 healing for 30 sec. This adds a soul to the Well of Souls.
    • Ability warlock improvedsoulleech.png  Soul Corrosion Important — Every 3 seconds a player remains inside the Well of Souls, a soul fragment leaves the Well, inflicting 213750 to 236250 Shadow damage within 5 yards of the targeted player and afflicts them with Soul Corrosion. Soul Corrosion inflicts 30000 Shadow damage every second for 3 min. This effect stacks.
    • Spell warlock harvestoflife.png  Black Harvest Deadly — Calls upon the Black Harvest, inflicting 900000 Shadow damage every 2 sec, expelling all stored souls within the Well of Souls over 4 sec. Each Harvested Soul erupts violently, inflicting 312000 to 328000 Shadow damage to all enemies. When the Well of Souls is full, newly drawn souls immediately cause a Harvested Soul eruption.
  • Ability warlock fireandbrimstone.png  Flames of Sargeras — Encompasses a target in flames after 3 sec, burning them for 3 sec. Every second they burn, they explode for 100000 damage and an additional 315000 Fire damage to friends within 8 yards. Struck targets leave residual embers at their location, exploding again for 600000 Fire damage to targets within 5 yards, creating a field of Desolate Ground.
    • Spell mage flameorb.png  Desolate Ground — Creates a field of Desolate Ground for until cancelled, inflicting 400000 Fire damage every second.
  • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fel Scythe Tank Alert — Gul'dan's keen eye allows him to cast Fel Scythe when any additional target stands within 2 yards of his primary target when attacking. Fel Scythe cleaves at targets for 1500000 Fire damage, divided amongst targets within 2 yards, consuming all of Gul'dan's Fel Energy, increasing in damage by 5% for every point of Fel Energy consumed. Each successful cast of Fel Scythe grant's Gul'dan Fury of the Fel. If Gul'dan ever reaches full Fel Energy, he immediately casts Fel Scythe at his primary target.
    • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fury of the Fel Important Tank Alert — Each successive cast of Fel Scythe increases attack speed by 15% for 10 sec. This effect stacks.

Stage One: The Ritual of Aman'Thul Heroic Difficulty

Gul'dan, taking no chances, leaps into the fray, harnessing the power of the Fel to bolster his frail frame, periodically summoning his demonic lieutenants and utilizing the active Eye of Aman'Thul, expanding the potency of his abilities.

  • Essence of Aman'Thul
    • Ability socererking arcanefortification.png  Time Dilation Damage Dealer Alert — The active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows great power, modifying relative time for the caster. Your relative time has increased by 30%, increasing casting, movement, and attack speed by 30% as well as decreasing cooldowns by 30% and Periodic Effects occur 30% faster. Receiving Fire damage removes this effect.
    • Ability warlock coil2.png  Scattering Field Healer Alert — The active Eye of Aman'Thul bestows great power into a protective dome, absorbing 50% of Fire damage taken up to 1750000, shared amongst allies within 10 yards.
    • Ability warlock coil2.png  Resonant Barrier Tank Alert — Channels the power of the Nightwell into a protective barrier, absorbing all damage taken for 6 sec.
  • Gul'dan
    • Spell fire felpyroblast.png  Liquid Hellfire — Conjures a massive orb of Fel Fire that splashes down at a target's location, inflicting 1755000 to 1845000 Fire damage, decreasing in damage as distance increases.
      • Spell fire felflamestrike.png  Empowered Liquid Hellfire — Conjures a massive orb of Fel Fire that splashes down at a target's location, inflicting 1852500 to 1947500 Fire damage, decreasing in damage as distance increases and setting the ground ablaze for 3 min. The burning ground inflicts 200000 Fire damage every second to those standing on it.
    • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation green.png  Bonds of Fel — Binds a target to a location, snaring by 50% and inflicting 40000 Fire damage every half-second. When broken, the bond explodes for 5850000 to 6150000 Fire damage to targets within 5 yards of the bound target, divided evenly amongst targets hit.
      • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation red.png  Empowered Bonds of Fel — Binds a target to a location after knocking them back, snaring targets by 70% and inflicting 45000 Fire damage every half-second. When broken, the bond explodes for 5850000 to 6150000 Fire damage to targets within 5 yards of the bound target, divided evenly amongst targets hit.
    • Spell shadow soulgem.png  Eye of Gul'dan — Conjures several Eyes of Gul'dan which channel shadow energy at an enemy, inflicting 350000 Shadow damage to enemies within 8 yards every 1 sec. This damage increases by 2% every cast. Upon reaching full power, the Eye of Gul'dan casts Duplicate, creating a copy of itself, then moves to a new location.
      • Ability shawaterelemental swirl.png  Duplicate Important — Creates a copy of itself nearby.
      • Inv misc trinket6oih orb4.png  Empowered Eye of Gul'dan — Conjures an Empowered Eye of Gul'dan which channels fire energy at several targets, inflicting 360000 Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards. This damage increases by 2% every cast. Empowered Eyes of Gul'dan follow their highest threat target. Upon reaching full power, the Eye of Gul'dan casts Duplicate, creating a copy of itself.
  • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fel Scythe Tank Alert — Gul'dan's keen eye allows him to cast Fel Scythe when any additional target stands within 2 yards of his primary target when attacking. Fel Scythe cleaves at targets for 1500000 Fire damage, divided amongst targets within 2 yards, consuming all of Gul'dan's Fel Energy, increasing in damage by 5% for every point of Fel Energy consumed. Each successful cast of Fel Scythe grant's Gul'dan Fury of the Fel. If Gul'dan ever reaches full Fel Energy, he immediately casts Fel Scythe at his primary target.
    • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fury of the Fel Important Tank Alert — Each successive cast of Fel Scythe increases attack speed by 15% for 10 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Ability warlock handofguldan.png  Hand of Gul'dan Tank Alert — Calls down a demonic meteor, inflicting 1900000 to 2100000 Shadow damage to anyone within 10 yards of the meteor's impact location and summons a powerful demon at that location.
      • Tank Alert Fel Lord Kuraz'mal
        • Inv axe 2h felfireraid d 01.png  Shatter Essence Deadly Tank Alert — Shatters the target's soul with a heavy swing, inflicting 9975000 to 10025000 Fire damage.
        • Ability bossfellord felspike.png  Fel Obelisk Tank Alert — Conjures a Fel Obelisk to impale targets, inflicting 807500 to 892500 Fire damage and stunning targets, bleeding them for an additional 75000 Physical damage every half-second for 7 sec.
      • Inquisitor Vethriz
        • Inv darkmoon eye.png  Gaze of Vethriz — Summons in a Gaze of Vethriz at a targeted location which channels a beam of magic, inflicting 600000 Shadow damage to any players struck by the beam.
        • Warlock curse shadow.png  Drain Magic Effect — Drains 200000 health from an enemy every second as Shadow damage for 21 sec, healing the caster for 212568E1 times the damage inflicted.
        • Ability priest cascade shadow.png  Dark Blast — Blasts a target for 560000 Shadow damage.
        • Spell shadow dispersion.png  Shadowblink — Steps through the shadows, appearing at another location.
      • Tank Alert D'zorykx the Trapper
        • Spell warlock demonicportal green.png  Soul Vortex — Drops a cage hungering for souls at his target's location, drawing in enemies and inflicting 75000 Shadow damage every second for 6 sec. Enemies caught near the cage are afflicted by Torn Soul, increasing Physical damage taken by 100% and suffering 50000 Shadow damage every 3 sec for 30 sec. This effect stacks. Subsequent casts increase the magnitude of the pull effect by 100%. This effect stacks.
        • Inv misc trinket6oih orb2.png  Anguished Spirits — Unleashes a volley of spirits from his grasp, inflicting 760000 to 840000 Shadow damage to targets struck.

Stage Two: The Master's Power Heroic Difficulty

At 50% health Gul'dan harnesses the Eye of Aman'Thul to gain new and empowered abilities, also disrupting the powers that players received from the Eye.

  • Inv misc trinket6oih orb4.png  Empowered Eye of Gul'dan Important — Conjures an Empowered Eye of Gul'dan which channels fire energy at several targets, inflicting 360000 Fire damage to enemies within 8 yards. This damage increases by 2% every cast. Empowered Eyes of Gul'dan follow their highest threat target. Upon reaching full power, the Eye of Gul'dan casts Duplicate, creating a copy of itself.
    • Ability shawaterelemental swirl.png  Duplicate Important — Creates a copy of itself nearby.
  • Sha spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Storm of the Destroyer Deadly — Calls upon the power of the Destroyer, sequentially inflicting 665000 to 735000 Shadow damage to enemies within 10 yards, then 855000 to 945000 Shadow damage to enemies within 20 yards, then 855000 to 945000 Shadow damage to enemies within 30 yards, and finally 2850000 to 3150000 Shadow damage to enemies within 60 yards.
  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Well of Souls — Summons a Well of Souls which holds fragments of players' souls. Gul'dan periodically casts Soul Siphon, adding to the stored supply. Standing inside the Well of Souls inflicts 166725 Shadow damage every second and causes enemies to ignore you.
    • Ability warlock soulsiphon.png  Soul Siphon Healer Alert — Siphon's a piece of several targets' souls, inflicting 200000 Shadow damage and applies Soul Siphon, absorbing 650000 healing for 30 sec. This adds a soul to the Well of Souls.
    • Ability warlock improvedsoulleech.png  Soul Corrosion Important — Every 3 seconds a player remains inside the Well of Souls, a soul fragment leaves the Well, inflicting 213750 to 236250 Shadow damage within 5 yards of the targeted player and afflicts them with Soul Corrosion. Soul Corrosion inflicts 30000 Shadow damage every second for 3 min. This effect stacks.
    • Spell warlock harvestoflife.png  Black Harvest Deadly — Calls upon the Black Harvest, inflicting 900000 Shadow damage every 2 sec, expelling all stored souls within the Well of Souls over 4 sec. Each Harvested Soul erupts violently, inflicting 312000 to 328000 Shadow damage to all enemies. When the Well of Souls is full, newly drawn souls immediately cause a Harvested Soul eruption.
  • Ability warlock fireandbrimstone.png  Flames of Sargeras — Encompasses a target in flames after 3 sec, burning them for 3 sec. Every second they burn, they explode for 100000 damage and an additional 315000 Fire damage to friends within 8 yards. Struck targets leave residual embers at their location, exploding again for 600000 Fire damage to targets within 5 yards, creating a field of Desolate Ground.
    • Spell mage flameorb.png  Desolate Ground — Creates a field of Desolate Ground for until cancelled, inflicting 400000 Fire damage every second.
  • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fel Scythe Tank Alert — Gul'dan's keen eye allows him to cast Fel Scythe when any additional target stands within 2 yards of his primary target when attacking. Fel Scythe cleaves at targets for 1500000 Fire damage, divided amongst targets within 2 yards, consuming all of Gul'dan's Fel Energy, increasing in damage by 5% for every point of Fel Energy consumed. Each successful cast of Fel Scythe grant's Gul'dan Fury of the Fel. If Gul'dan ever reaches full Fel Energy, he immediately casts Fel Scythe at his primary target.
    • Ability creature felsunder.png  Fury of the Fel Important Tank Alert — Each successive cast of Fel Scythe increases attack speed by 15% for 10 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Spell fire felhellfire.png  Fel Winds — Fel Winds push you back.

Stage Three: The Demon Within Heroic Difficulty

When Gul'dan reaches 10% health remaining. Archmage Khadgar attempts to return Illidan's soul to his dormant body,. Unbeknownst to Khadgar a dark, outworldly presence was filling Illidan's mortal shell, and the consequences of Khadgar's actions incite deadly consequences...

  • Ability demonhunter glide.png  Soulsever — Dives at his current target, striking for 13650000 to 14350000 Physical damage and creates several arcs of Shadow magic that travel outward. Each arc shears a soul fragment of any targets struck from their body, ejecting that piece into the playspace. This Sheared Soul absorbs all healing received until another player collects the piece. Collecting the Sheared Soul inflicts 1187500 to 1312500 Shadow damage to targets within 2 yards, afflicting them with Severed, increasing 227040 damage taken by 900%. Once the target regains their soul fragment, they are additional afflicted with Severed Soul, absorbing 7800000 to 8200000 Healing received.
  • Ability demonhunter infernalstrike1.png  Flame Crash — Leaps at the furthest target, striking all enemies inflicting (1187500 to 1312500 * 3) Fire damage, decreasing in damage as distance from the point of impact increases to a minimum of 1187500 to 1312500 Fire damage.
  • Spell shadow soulleech 3.png  Parasitic Wound — A parasitic shadow demon burrows its way through the target, dealing 1150000 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 10 sec. When the shadow demon is finished, it leaves the target and seeks new prey, inflicting 475000 to 525000 Shadow damage and knocking back players within 6 yards of the previous host.
  • Spell shadow seedofdestruction.png  Chaos Seed — Slashes twice, manifesting an orb of chaotic energy which explodes upon reaching its destination, inflicting 855000 to 945000 Chaos damage and an additional 166250 to 183750 Chaos damage every half-second for 6 sec to enemies within 8 yards of the impact location.
  • Nightorb — Nightorb spawn, which are protected by Nightshield. This can only be removed via Bulwark of Azzinoth, increases threat generated by 200% and decreases magic damage taken by 60%, and allows the wearer to bypass a Nightorb's Nightshield. The Nightorb cast Capricious Barrage, Fires a focused barrage of Nightwell energy at a target every 0.5 sec for 2 sec. When defeated, a Time Stop Field is created.
    • Ability bossmagistrix timewarp2.png  Time Stop Field — Create a void in time for 10 sec. Any targets within the void are immune to all damage, stunned, and all their auras, cooldowns, and periodic effects are reduced to nothing.
  • Spell shadow spectralsight.png  Visions of the Dark Titan — Ushers in a glimpse of the end of all things, instantly killing all enemies every second for 15 sec.
  • Spell holy holynova.png  Demonbane — Increases damage taken by 50% for 5 sec. This effect stacks and adds 5 sec to the current duration when stacking.
  • Additional adds that spawn are Soul Fragment of Azzinoth, Demonic Essence, Purified Essence. The Purified Essences can cast Purified Essence, becomes Purified at upon reaching full health, instantly killing all players and applying Demonbane to all enemies.

Strategy

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Loot

Item Type
 [Felstained Jawbone Fragments] (LFR · H · M) Fel Artifact Relic
 [Lionshead Lapel Clasp] (LFR · H · M) Iron Artifact Relic
 [Phial of Fel Blood] (LFR · H · M) Blood Artifact Relic
 [Warchief's Shattered Tusk] (LFR · H · M) Shadow Artifact Relic
 [Netherbranded Shoulderpads] (LFR · H · M) Mail shoulders
 [Breastplate of the Remembered King] (LFR · H · M) Plate chest
 [High Shadow Councilor's Wrap] (LFR · H · M) Leather belt
 [Doomblade Pants] (LFR · H · M) Rogue leggings
 [Dreadwyrm Legplates] (LFR · H · M) Death knight leggings
 [Eagletalon Legchains] (LFR · H · M) Hunter leggings
 [Leggings of Azj'Aqir] (LFR · H · M) Warlock leggings
 [Leggings of Bound Elements] (LFR · H · M) Shaman leggings
 [Leggings of Enveloped Dissonance] (LFR · H · M) Monk leggings
 [Leggings of Everburning Knowledge] (LFR · H · M) Mage leggings
 [Leggings of the Astral Warden] (LFR · H · M) Druid leggings
 [Legplates of the Highlord] (LFR · H · M) Paladin leggings
 [Legplates of the Obsidian Aspect] (LFR · H · M) Warrior leggings
 [Legwraps of Second Sight] (LFR · H · M) Demon hunter leggings
 [Purifier's Leggings] (LFR · H · M) Priest leggings
 [Outcast Wanderer's Footrags] (LFR · H · M) Cloth boots
 [Ring of the Scoured Clan] (LFR · H · M) Ring
 [Draught of Souls] (LFR · H · M) Melee DPS trinket
 [Infernal Contract] (LFR · H · M) Tank trinket
 [Whispers in the Dark] (LFR · H · M) Caster DPS trinket
 [Living Infernal Core] Mount (Normal/Heroic/Mythic only)
 [Fiendish Hellfire Core] Mount (Mythic only)

Related achievements

Quotes

Intro
Ah, yes... the heroes have arrived. So persistent, so confident... but your arrogance will be your undoing.
  • AllianceHave you forgotten your humiliation on the Broken Shore? How your precious High King was bent and broken before me? Will you beg for your lives as he did, whimpering like some worthless dog?
Your pathetic Alliance will fall to dust. Your new boy King will bow down and serve me, as will all of you!
  • HordeHave you forgotten your humiliation on the Broken Shore? How your mighty Warchief was stuck in the belly like a helpless piglet? Will you die slowly as he did, consumed by fel corruption and squealing for a merciful end?
Your pathetic Horde will fall to dust. In the end, death will inherit this world... and she will be waiting.
The husk of Illidan will prove an ideal vessel for my master's glory. Sargeras will rise, and together, we will watch your world burn.
Let the endgame begin!
Aggro
You will not stop the ritual!
Aggro on Mythic
Too late! I am unstoppable!
Hand of Gul'dan
  • Strike for Sargeras!
  • Rid me of these pests!
  • Kill them in my master's name!
  • Come forth and serve me!
Locks himself within the Eye of Aman'Thul
The vessel must be made ready!
Fel Efflux and Flames of Sargeras
Burn from within!
Liquid Hellfire
I'll make ashes of you!
Stage Two: The Ritual of Aman'thul
You failed, heroes! The ritual is upon us! But first, I'll indulge myself a bit... and finish you!
A taste of the master's might!
Eye of Gul'dan
Behold... power given form!
Bonds of Fel
My will is unbreakable!
Empowered Bonds of Fel
You'll never escape my grasp!
Empowered Liquid Hellfire
Drink in the glory!
Empowered Eye of Gul'dan
I will not fail you, master! More power... just need more power!
Stage Three: The Master's Power
Gul'dan yells: No more distractions! I have work to do...
Gul'dan yells: Surrender! I may yet show mercy!
Archmage Khadgar yells: Time to return the demon hunter's soul to his body... and deny the Legion's master a host!
Black Harvest
Why won't you die? Why do you keep resisting?
Storm of the Destroyer
Let the storm rain death upon you!
30% Health
Archmage Khadgar yells: This is our world, not the Legion's!
20% Health
Archmage Khadgar yells: We can stop him! I know it!
10% Health
Archmage Khadgar yells: Keep pressing, champions! Gul'dan wavers! He WILL fall!
Killing a player
  • You should have bent the knee!
  • One by one you fall!
Wipe
  • Never underestimate a master warlock!
  • Thus do the champions of this world fall.
Mythic Phase
Archmage Khadgar yells: Time to return the demon hunter's soul to his body... and deny the Legion's master a host!
The Demon Within yells: You topple of pawn and presume to challenge its master? Such arrogance!
The Demon Within yells: Behold the shadow of what is to come, the endless darkness that shall consume your world.
The Demon Within yells: You are not prepared!
Death (Mythic)
I am Gul'dan! I am darkness incarnate! It cannot end... like this.
Parasitic Wound
  • The Demon Within yells: Become a vessel of darkness!
  • The Demon Within yells: Feel the power... of the demon within!
Manifest Azzinoth
The Demon Within yells: Behold the Flames of Azzinoth!
Visions of the Dark Titan
The Demon Within yells: Gaze upon the inevitable end of all you know... all you fought for!
Killed a player
  • The Demon Within yells: That was too easy!
  • The Demon Within yells: Now you fall!
Wipe
The Demon Within yells: Was that all the fury you could muster?
Death
  • The Demon Within yells: How... is it even... possible?
  • The Demon Within yells: He will... yet claim... this titan...

Closing cinematic

Gul'dan is knocked to his knees, a scar over his right eye, as the portal into the Nether begins to destabilize. A shockwave of energy blasts Illidan's crystal prison backwards, smashing into one of the statues.
Gul'dan: No... NO!!!
Gul'dan reaches out, as if to stop the portal from closing.
Gul'dan: This...cannot...be...
The portal finally closes, leaving Gul'dan alone...as a pair of shadowed wings unfurls in the felfire. Looking despairingly behind him, Gul'dan is lifted off the ground by Illidan himself, who begins to channel fel energy into Gul'dan's body. Gul'dan screams as his body explodes in a bright flash of light. After the light fades, Illidan stands triumphant, holding Gul'dan's smoking skull in his hand.
Illidan Stormrage: You have seen what I have seen.
Illidan crushes Gul'dan's skull into fragments and dust.
Illidan Stormrage: You know what we face. Now, mortals, follow me...into the abyss!

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2017-03-21): "
    • Resolved an issue in which a player could retain the visual effects of Bonds of Fel after death.
    • Resolved an issue in which the detonation from Bonds of Fel could occur after the player was combat-resurrected."
  • Hotfix (2017-03-17): "Resolved an issue that could cause Eye of Gul'dan to inflict damage faster than intended."
  • Hotfix (2017-01-31): "Resolved an issue that could cause Empowered Bonds of Fel to instantly detonate."
  • Hotfix (2017-01-30): "Resolved an issue where players afflicted by Empowered Bonds of Fel would fail to recieve warning text."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.

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