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Image of Anub'esset
Gender Male
Race Crypt lord (Undead)
Level 106 - 112 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scourge
Location Violet Hold, Dalaran
Status Killable

Anub'esset is a nerubian crypt lord boss in Assault on Violet Hold.


Adventure Guide

Anub'esset, one of the few remaining ancient Nerubian crypt lords, was captured by the Kirin Tor during the invasion of Icecrown Citadel and imprisoned in Violet Hold. Set free during the Legion's invasion, his thoughts turn only to revenge against the living.


Anub'esset attacks the party and calls scarabs and beetles to assist him in battle. Players must quickly eliminate his minions before becoming overwhelmed.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Quickly kill Spitting Scarabs after they are spawned by Call of the Swarm.
  • When targeted by Impale, move away from other players to avoid damaging them.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Mandible Strike deals heavy damage to the Tank and reduces their healing taken for a short time.
  • If Spitting Scarabs are not killed quickly, their Poison Spit will deal heavy damage.
  • When targeted by Impale, move away from other players to avoid damaging them.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Mandible Strike deals heavy damage and reduces your healing taken for a short time.
  • Impale creates spikes in front of Anub'esset, which should be avoided.


  • Ability druid disembowel.png  Mandible Strike Deadly Tank Alert — Inflicts 1415250 to 1644750 Physical damage and reduces healing received by 50% for 10 sec.
  • Ability backstab.png  Impale — Causes a barrage of spikes to emerge from the ground in a cone towards a player. Players hit by a spike suffer 323750 to 376250 Physical damage and are knocked into the air.
  • Spell nature insect swarm2.png  Call of the Swarm — Anub'esset calls ancient Spitting Scarabs to his side.
    • Spitting Scarab
      • Ability creature poison 02.png  Poison Spit — Spits poison at a player, inflicting 78625 to 91375 Nature damage immediately, and poisoning them for 23125 to 26875 Nature damage every 2 sec. for 6 sec.
  • Blistering Beetle Heroic Difficulty — On Heroic difficulty, Blistering Beetles will burrow into the fight, fixating on nearby players. When they come into contact with a player or die, they will explode, creating a pool of Blistering Ooze.
    • Ability creature poison 06.png  Blistering Ooze Heroic Difficulty — Players who step into the Blistering Ooze take 275000 Nature damage every 2 sec. and have their movement speed reduced by 45% for 6 sec.


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Item Type
 [Fealty of Nerub] (H · M) Shadow artifact relic
 [Corpse Feast Headwrap] (H · M) Leather helmet
 [Chestguard of Ravaged Chitin] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Cryptwalker Bracers] (H · M) Leather bracers
 [Cuffs of the Nerubian Empire] (H · M) Mail bracers
 [Scarab-Caller Grips] (H · M) Cloth gloves
 [Serrated Mandible Grips] (H · M) Plate gloves
 [Burrow-Dweller Leggings] (H · M) Cloth leggings
 [Legplates of the Swarm] (H · M) Plate leggings
 [Seal of Malicious Deceit] (H · M) Ring
 [Impenetrable Nerubian Husk] (H · M) Tank trinket


  • Lord Malgath yells: Crypt lords do not take defeat well. Being locked in this prison will have made this one angry... Very, VERY angry.
  • Lord Malgath yells: Come now, Anub'esset! You call yourself a great crypt lord, and you can't even burrow your way out of this prison? Show us why you are to be feared!
Finally free... and you will NOT imprison me again.
Mandible Strike
  • Your strength means NOTHING!
  • I'll crush your bones to POWDER!
  • Bleed and die, vermin.
  • Only scraps will remain!
Call of the Swarm
  • Consume their flesh!
  • A feast for my brethren...
Killed a player
  • You should have died in Northrend!
  • Another one crushed between my pincers.
  • Did you expect me to be an simple obstacle, fools?
  • I crave the smell of freshly spilled blood. How convenient that you are here.
  • Too easy an end. How disappointing.

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