Bloodlord Mandokir (Classic)

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For lore and character history, see Bloodlord Mandokir. For information on his modern encounter, see Bloodlord Mandokir (tactics).
BossBloodlord Mandokir
Image of Bloodlord Mandokir
Gender Male
Race Jungle troll (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Health 460,000
Wealth 39g 91s 45c
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Zul'Gurub
Status Deceased

Bloodlord Mandokir is the raptor-rider boss of Zul'Gurub. Mandokir begins the fight on his raptor mount, Ohgan. He attacks as soon as the Speaker is killed. He dismounts and both Ohgan and Mandokir engage the raid. Mandokir can [Whirlwind], [Cleave], [Charge] (which also deaggros), and he can also 'watch' someone in the raid. While 'watched', if that person takes any action, Mandokir will charge and likely one-shot that person. Finally, when someone dies, ghosts approach the fallen and offer to resurrect- but for every three people Mandokir kills, he levels up, becoming larger and more powerful. Unlike High Priestess Jeklik or High Priest Venoxis, this encounter cannot be reset by running out of the immediate encounter area.


The Bloodlord can and will charge random people.

See Controlling Mandokir.

Typical cleave.
Mandokir will AoE Fear if there are people within melee range, including as little as two people.
He has a whirlwind attack that lasts several seconds. When it is over, it can do up to 2500 dmg. The second you see this start to happen, strafe away. Do not backstep or you will be hit.
Lookout all. When Mandokir is watching someone (and you know by the emote), be prepared to stop everything. When the buff ticks to zero, and the character is doing something at that time, Mandokir will charge and likely kill the character. Some raid mods will announce who is being watched (he does as well), so be prepared to yell at them to stop activity. When he is watching the tank, make sure to watch the aggro levels very closely since the MT will have to stop for a second or two — which could cause a wipe if there is a player running the upper threat threshold.
When Ohgan is slain, Mandokir will enrage for around one min increasing his physical damage done by 50 and attack speed by 65%.


"Grats!" yells Jin'do the Hexxer. The Bloodlord has one more very tricky thing. When you die, he gains experience. Three deaths will level him, making him hit harder, take less physical damage, and grow in size. If this happens more than a couple times, it will almost certainly be a wipe. Try not to let this happen. It is fairly easy to tell when he levels, as he has the same animation as a normal character will when he or she levels.

There are also spirits around that will resurrect you when you die, with full stats. They randomly choose a corpse to resurrect, so use it when you get it. But attempt to stay alive as best you can, as your death fuels his strength.

Priests should be aware that the ghosts are currently bugged and will not resurrect you if you have the spirit of redeption talent. Clicking it off immediately may allow it to work (this remains untested).


The Bloodlord is a much more difficult fight than the snake and bat aspects. He levels with your deaths, and has an extremely fast moving, quite deadly raptor.

There are two primary methods of dealing with him, each with their separate strategies. To begin with either, begin the fight by pulling the speaker. Kill him; he only has a few thousand HP. Then, you must first separate the raptor and the Bloodlord. Many groups pull the raptor up to behind the stakes, though that is up to the raid leader. Meanwhile, the Bloodlord remains beneath the stakes in almost all cases. Both strategies consist of having the main tank on the Bloodlord and the offtank on the raptor. In either case, have the Mages in the raid group place Amplify Magic on every character, as this fight is purely physical.


The focus of this strategy is to avoid the Bloodlord's enrage when Ohgan dies; it significantly increases his attack power, and it is also suspected to increase the variability of his charges. In affect, the raptor is to be offtanked until the Bloodlord is dead, at which point, the raid may finish the encounter by killing the raptor. The raptor has a stackable debuff affect which decreases the target's armor by a high amount; 7 to 8 sunders will make the tank wearing them squishy as a cloth wearer. Make sure to switch tanks between 3 and 5 sunders. This fight does require 3 tanks. This makes this strategy difficult for the healers; without gear, this makes the fight near impossible for the healers and their mana to survive.


The alternative is to kill the raptor first and the Bloodlord second. This is more dangerous for the raid overall, but it probably amounts to the same difficulty as the first strategy, as your healers are all focused on either the MT or the random person who gets hit by the charge. Again, leave the MT on the Bloodlord, with two offtanks on the raptor, switching off as prescribed in the first strategy. When the raptor falls, the Bloodlord will enrage, increasing attack power, as well as (it seems) increase the randomness with his attacks. The enrage lasts for approximately a minute, but it does make him hit very hard. Every healer should be on the main tank, and the tank should be prepared to make last minute saves, such as Shield Wall.

Controlling Mandokir

The main issue in fighting this boss is getting the aggro back on the MT as quickly as possible after he charges. He seems to charge randomly, but in actuality, he charges anyone who is singled out away from the group and DPSing. Thusly, the easiest way to control him is to deliberately give him someone to single out, while the rest of the group huddles. Hunters work well, as they can Feign Death to aid in the MT's recovery of Mandokir. After Mandokir charges, he will move on the next highest aggro, which is not the MT since he partially dumps the threat associated with the highest aggro producer prior to the charge. This makes it necessary for the one who has the highest threat to run for the MT. DPS should pause after he charges, to enable the tank to easily reestablish his threat.


Bloodlord Mandokir is often soloed for his rare  [Swift Razzashi Raptor] drop by level 80 players. This is most easily done as a tank class.

Soloing this boss is a fairly straight-forward fight, with not nearly enough strategy required as the other mount-dropping Zul'Gurub boss, High Priest Thekal. The boss will do a few damaging abilities that aren't much to worry about on level 80.

From time to time he will cast Threatening Gaze on the player, who will receive a debuff. If any action is taken by the player within the 2 second duration of the debuff, Bloodlord Mandokir will charge the player, inflicting some damage and stunning. Tanking classes can usually just ignore this and keep DPSing.

When the boss' raptor sidekick is killed, Bloodlord Mandokir will enrage, meaning he will do slightly more damage with each attack. Again, this can just be ignored by tank classes, they don't need to worry about keeping the raptor alive.

The boss will also fear the player from time to time. Because of this, tanking him on top of the pyramid (behind him when he spawns) is a good idea. That way, when feared, the player will automatically run down the steps, and when the fear runs out, he can just get back up to a safe spot. This means that the trash on the sides of the room can be largely ignored.

Soloing as a Shadowpriest

This is one of the easier fights to solo as a priest in Zul'Gurb.

Although clearing the entire room can be useful in the event you are Feared at an unlucky time, generally speaking it is not necessary. Provided you have glyphed Inner Fire and Power Word: Shield, you will rarely need to drop out of Shadowform and heal.

Begin the fight by applying all DoTs to both Mandokir and Ohgan while running to the top of his ziggurat. Focus fire on Ohgan as, although he induces Berserker Rage in Mandokir on death, he is a quick and easy kill and it makes the fight easier to control. Ohgan should die relatively quickly when focused on.

Maintain your Power Word: Shield and apply Fear Ward whenever it drops off cooldown, but otherwise simply DPS Mandokir. If you drop to 40% health and your shield is still on cooldown, jump off the top of his ziggurat to the floor and heal yourself to full. However, note that occasionally he will simply teleport you back up to the top - in this situation, keep trying, keep moving and drop out of shadowform to heal. Leaving the ziggurat is not essential but it certainly makes healing back to full easier. Afterwards, run to the top again and resume.

If you are feared after you have dropped off the ziggurat then there is a high chance you will aggro another pack of mobs, either Raptors or Champions. If this happens, stay calm and switch to a survival mindset rather than a "full nuke" approach. Apply dots to everything again, particularly Shadow Word: Pain, then reascend the ziggurat and use the "leap-off" tactic to heal to full when needed. Focus DPS on the adds rather than Mandokir if this happens, they die considerably faster.


Mandokir drops several important items. High-end guilds will kill him for his  [Primal Hakkari Idol], which leads to a very powerful class specific enchant.

In addition to that, he also drops a very rare epic mount. It is called the  [Swift Razzashi Raptor] and it is the only possibility for Alliance members to ride a raptor. Horde members can ride it, too, including tauren.

Mandokir, along with Jin'do the Hexxer, has a high drop rate on the  [Primal Hakkari Kossack],  [Primal Hakkari Aegis], and  [Primal Hakkari Tabard], which are otherwise rare.

Primal Hakkari armor tokens
Inv bracer 18.png [Primal Hakkari Armsplint] Inv bracer 05.png [Primal Hakkari Bindings]
Inv bracer 14.png [Primal Hakkari Stanchion] Inv belt 12.png [Primal Hakkari Girdle]
Inv shoulder 19.png [Primal Hakkari Shawl] Inv belt 07.png [Primal Hakkari Sash]
Inv chest chain 12.png [Primal Hakkari Aegis] Inv shirt 07.png [Primal Hakkari Kossack]
Inv banner 01.png [Primal Hakkari Tabard]
Other Loot
Inv zulgurubtrinket.png [Primal Hakkari Idol] Inv sword 54.png [Bloodlord's Defender]
Inv weapon halberd 12.png [Halberd of Smiting] Inv waepon bow zulgrub d 01.png [Mandokir's Sting]
Ability mount raptor.png [Swift Razzashi Raptor] Inv sword 55.png [Warblade of the Hakkari]
Inv pants mail 14.png [Animist's Leggings] Inv gauntlets 26.png [Blooddrenched Grips]
Inv shoulder 01.png [Bloodsoaked Pauldrons] Inv pants cloth 14.png [Bloodtinged Kilt]
Inv misc cape 18.png [Hakkari Loa Cloak] Inv jewelry ring 39.png [Overlord's Crimson Band]
Inv jewelry ring 47.png [Primalist's Seal] Inv jewelry ring 46.png [Zanzil's Seal]


Bloodlord Mandokir yells: I'll feed your souls to Hakkar himself!
Level up
Bloodlord Mandokir yells: Ding!
Threatening Gaze
Bloodlord Mandokir yells: <player>! I'm Watching you!
Ohgan dies
Bloodlord Mandorkir goes in a rage after seeing his raptor fall in battle!

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