Dr. Boom

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CombatDr. Boom
Image of Dr. Boom
Gender Male
Race Goblin (Humanoid)
Level 68
Health 654,000
Wealth 3g 90s 0c
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Camp of Boom, Netherstorm[35, 60]
Status Killable
Mentor(s) Lead Sapper Blastfizzle

Dr. Boom is the former protégé of Lead Sapper Blastfizzle at Area 52. Previously known as Sparky Uberthruster, he refused to wear his protective nether helmet and over time became irradiated. He became known as Dr. Boom. He set up his camp northeast of Area 52 with a majority of the goblins' sapping equipment and has terrorized Area 52 ever since. Blastfizzle calls on adventurers of the Alliance and the Horde to destroy Dr. Boom and end his madness.


  • Throw Dynamite - Inflicts 1836 to 2484 Fire damage to all enemies in a selected area.

Objective of

Easy ranged weapon leveling

Previously, because Dr. Boom could not move to attack when pulled, standing on the rocks behind him and shooting down at him made him the best mob in the game to grind ranged weapon skill from. This is no longer true, as firstly Dr. Boom was given a normal ranged attack and then weapon skill was removed from the game.


  • Dr. Boom is a non-elite quest boss with 654,000 hitpoints; he does not move or use ranged attacks, making him a popular target for casters and Hunters to test their DPS output, as well as a target for leveling up ranged weapon skill. This fight is sort of a mini-game where you have to dodge his Bomblings to get close enough to throw the provided bombs at him, although it is possible to climb or fly over the rocks that surround him and kill him from behind. It is also possible to stand just beyond the range of the Bombling spawns and attack him that way, standing on the cart filled with explosives for instance.
  • His name is an obvious reference to the Marvel comic book villain Doctor Doom, and his Boom Bots are also references to the Doombots used by Doctor Doom.
  • Dr. Boom appears as a legendary card in the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion for Hearthstone. The card is quite infamous for having been one of the most powerful legendary cards in the game at the time of its release, causing some players to refer to him with nicknames such as "Dr. Balance". His flavor text reads: "MARVEL AT HIS MIGHT!"
    • In World of Warcraft, The Great Akazamzarak apparently has a golden copy of Dr. Boom.
    • Dr. Boom returns in the The Boomsday Project as the central character of the expansion in the form of Dr. Boom, Mad Genius. This version of Dr. Boom has returned to the Netherstorm and constructed a laboratory to work on the namesake mysterious "Boomsday Project" with a team of nefarious elite scientists. Dr. Boom, Mad Genius' flavor text reads: "Of course I've gone mad with power. Ever try going mad without it?"



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