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Image of Nithogg
Gender Male
Race Storm drake (Dragonkin)
Level ?? Rare Elite
Health Health scales
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Brood of Nithogg
Former affiliation(s) Thorignir
Location Stormheim

Nithogg is a male storm drake who makes his home in Nastrondir in northwestern Stormheim. He used to be a servant to the Keepers, but broke free. Vethir wanted him dead for terrorizing the lands of Stormheim.

Adventure Guide

The great dragon Nithogg was once of the Thorignir, having left the brood shortly after they swore fealty to the titan keepers. Nithogg believed that one day he would be more powerful than even the keepers, and refused to be their subject. Instead, he took up roost in the mountain Nastrondir, where he raises his brood and terrorizes the nearby lands whenever the mood strikes him.


Over the course of the encounter, Nithogg uses his powerful breath attack and a muscular tail! Avoid standing in front or behind him.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Be sure not to be too close when Static Sparks die as they burst in an Unstable Explosion.
  • Do not stand in front of or behind Nithogg to avoid Storm Breath and Tail Lash.
  • When Nithogg reaches 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20% health, avoid standing in Crackling Jolt.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Do not stand in front of or behind Nithogg to avoid Storm Breath and Tail Lash.
  • When Nithogg reaches 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20% health, avoid standing in Crackling Jolt.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Face Nithogg away from your allies to avoid hitting them with Storm Breath.
  • When Nithogg reaches 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20% health, avoid standing in Crackling Jolt.


  • Warrior talent icon thunderstruck.png  Crackling Jolt — Nithogg unleashes bolts of crackling lightning that strike at the location of all players, inflicting 731250 to 768750 Nature damage to all targets within 4 yards of the impact.
  • Inv misc monsterscales 04.png  Tail Lash — Inflicts 341250 to 358750 Physical damage to players in a cone behind him, knocking them into the air.
  • Spell mage icenova.png  Electrical Storm — Nithogg creates a vortex of electric current that inflicts 250000 Nature damage every 2 sec while players are near the vortex.
  • Spell nature lightningoverload.png  Storm Breath Tank Alert — Nithogg unleashes a blast of electricity from his maw inflicting 1218750 to 1281250 Nature damage to all enemies in a cone in front of him. In addition, the damage of Storm Breath is increased by 100% for 30 sec.
  • Spell nature unrelentingstorm.png  Static Charge — Nithogg places an electrical charge on a random target that inflicts 243750 to 256250 Nature damage after 5 sec. Upon expiring 5 Static Orbs erupt from the target and move towards targets afflicted with Lightning Rod.
  • Static Spark
    • Inv rod enchantedcobalt.png  Lightning Rod — Nithogg changes the polarity of up to 5 players, causing them to attract Static Orbs to their location.
    • Spell shaman staticshock.png  Unstable Explosion — Upon reaching a player affected by Lightning Rod, the Static Orb bursts inflicting 219375 to 230625 Nature damage to all enemies within 8 yards. In addition, haste and movement speed are reduced by 15% for 8 sec.


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Inv helm mail raidshaman q 01.png [Coif of Unstable Discharge] Inv 70 quest ring8c.png [Cursed Warden's Keepsake]
Inv leather raiddemonhuntermythic q 02helm.png [Helm of the Mountain Recluse] Inv helm cloth raidwarlock q 01.png [Hood of Scorned Brood]
Ability titankeeper cleansingorb.png [Pillaged Titan Disc] Inv helm plate raiddeathknight q 01.png [Stormbattered Casque]
Inv cape leather raiddemonhuntermythic q 02.png [Windwhipped Greatcloak] Inv misc stormdragonpurple.png [Skull of Nithogg]

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  • Nithogg is a reference to Níðhöggr, a dragon from Norse mythology who gnaws on the roots of the world tree Yggdrasil. Nithogg's abode of Nastrondir is a reference to Náströnd, the place in Hel where Níðhöggr lives.

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