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Epicus Maximus

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NeutralEpicus Maximus
Image of Epicus Maximus
Title Destructobyte's Ultimate Replica, Paragon of Epicosity
Race(s) Shark, devilsaur, Forsaken
Level 93 Elite
Health 10,467,288
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Brawler's Guild; Nazjatar
Status Killable
Epicus Maximus in the Brawler's Guild.

Epicus Maximus is a legacy encounter in the Brawler's Guild and requires the use of a challenge card to fight. The group is also found on top of the water wall in Nazjatar.

The party is composed of:

  • Epicus Maximus, a level 90 elite flying shark equipped with two rockets and a laser beam.
  • And a Dinosaur, a level 60 rare elite devilsaur. He rides on Epicus Maximus's back.
  • ROCK ON, a level 85 elite Forsaken with the  [Arcanite Ripper], identical in appearance to Bergrisst. He rides on And a Dinosaur's back.

Epicus Maximus can also be seen flying close to the edge of the waterfall near Bloodfin Village within Nazjatar and out into the ocean.


  • Inv misc volatilewater.png  Blue Crush — Activating beams of destruction! 2 sec cast. Interruptible. 4 sec duration. Triggers every 0.5 sec...
    • Inv misc volatilewater.png  Blue Crush — Deals Frost damage and knocks enemies away! Instant. Hits for 142,500-157,500 Frost.
  • Spell mage infernoblast.png  Destructolaser — Activating beams of destruction! Channeled. 12 sec duration. Channels a beam that follows the target around the room. Standing in the beam triggers every 1 sec...
    • Ability warlock fireandbrimstone.png  Destructolaser — Inflicts 243750 to 256250 Fire damage. Instant.
  • Ability vehicle sonicshockwave.png  Pure Rock'n Roll 40 yd range — Inflicts Sonic damage. Instant. Spawns a void zone with a few seconds of charge time, then hits for 166,250-183,750 Physical every 0.5 sec before exploding.


Interrupt Blue Crush, kite around the Destructolaser, and don't stand in the Pure Rock'n Roll.

This encounter, like most in the Brawler's Guild, has a two minute enrage timer, so 87.2KDPS will be required for victory.


Destructobyte yells: I am Destructobyte, the great ursurper! And as you can see, I have found your secret plans!
Destructobyte yells: Fools! You thought they were hidden, deep in the sands of Uldum...
Destructobyte yells: Now, choke on your own hubris!
Destructobyte yells: Ah- hah hah hah hah haaa!

Beta appereance

Epicus Maximum at the Maelstrom.

During the Cataclysm beta, Epicus Maximus, the Paragon of Epicosity, could be found circling the Maelstrom in front of Thrall and Aggra. The shark-dinosaur-Forsaken combination appeared in the Maelstrom after hearing that players considered the area not epic enough.[1] The trio was removed before Cataclysm went live but made a cameo in the Uldum zone, where the  [Holographic Projector] used to subjugate some cursed engineers will sometimes display the trio and play some epic background music.


An official mousepad of the Epicus Maximus trio illustrated by Greg Capullo was produced by SteelSeries for sale exclusively at BlizzCon 2011.[2][3]

Product description: Have Epicus Maximus, the mythical creature from the Cataclysm Beta, beneath under the palm of your hand! This epic-sized gaming QcK+ mousepad from SteelSeries will be premiering at this year's BlizzCon, available only while these supplies last. Guaranteed to be a collector's item!


  • The laser beam attached to the shark's head is likely a homage to the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, which had the film's antagonist furious that he couldn't acquire "frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads". Or Austin Powers: Goldmember where the film antagonist's son actually gets him "Sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads."

Patch changes


  1. ^ The Maelstrom? (2010-07-20). Archived from the original on 2011-12-01. Retrieved on 2011-09-19.
  2. ^ BlizzCon 2011 Event Store page (archived)
  3. ^ TheGregCapullo. Epicus Maximus artwork. DeviantArt. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19.

External links

Epicus Maximus
And a Shark