Razelikh the Defiler

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MobRazelikh
Image of Razelikh
Gender Male
Race Nathrezim (Demon)
Level 57 Elite
Health 22,272
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Occupation Overseer of demonic activity in the Blasted Lands
Location Blasted Lands; Fel Hammer
Status Alive, sharing a body with Loramus
Relative(s) Felcular (champion)

Razelikh the Defiler (also called Rakh'likh)[1] is a dreadlord who served as Lord Kazzak's most fearsome lieutenant during the Third War. After the demons retreated to the Blasted Lands, he was instructed to secure the land and ultimately succeeded when he united the Shadow Council.[2]

Background

World of Warcraft

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Rakh'likh the Defiler
Loramus with Razelikh in his body

Besides being served by the death knight Ilifar and Felcular, Razelikh was protected by a triad composed by Grol the Destroyer, Lady Sevine, and Archmage Allistarj of the Shadowsworn. In exchange for their servitude, Razelikh granted each of them nearly unlimited power within the Blasted Lands. Each of Razelikh's underlings wears a third of an amulet of Razelikh's creation around their neck. The very same amulet is needed in order to summon the arch demon. The amulet pieces are each attuned to the lifeforce of their owner, granting them immortality. As long as they remain within the Blasted Lands, they cannot be slain, their life spans extended until the end of days.

There is only one way to harm the demon lord and his minions. A weapon of power must be forged bearing his true name: Rakh'likh. When such a weapon is forged, the demon and all under his command are vulnerable.

Razelikh's lair is atop the highest mountain in the Blasted Lands: the Rise of the Defiler. The only way to reach his lair is through the use of the teleport runes near the base of the mountain. Only by holding the amulet can one be transported to the peak.

The old quest chain to summon and kill Razelikh/Rakh'likh was one of the longest and most convoluted in the game, taking players from the Blasted Lands to Azshara and Stranglethorn Vale before returning them to the Blasted Lands for the final battle.

Cataclysm

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Though his servants were slain, Razelikh remained at large. The demon hunter Loramus sought to put an end to Razelikh but was slain by Grol the Destroyer, one of Razelikh's fallen servants.[3][4] Adventures later revive and empower Loramus and the two unite to battle against Razelikh. During the fight Loramus sacrifices his own life in order to help trap Razelikh's soul, claiming he will battle Razelikh in the next world.[5]

Legion

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Loramus in Razelikh's body, imprisoned aboard the Fel Hammer.

The  [Stone Knife of Sealing] that Loramus and Razelikh were trapped in was eventually destroyed, and their souls escaped only to be sent to the Twisting Nether. Within the Nether Razelikh's body reformed, with Loramus trapped inside and their souls entwined in eternal conflict. The next thing Loramus knew, they were expelled from the Nether and summoned to Azeroth by the Burning Legion. Loramus is now inside of Razelikh's body and joins the Illidari on the Fel Hammer. Razelikh sometimes takes control and threatens the Illidari, but Loramus is staying in a prison to keep Razelikh from attacking the others.[6]

The Illidari forces fought the soul of Razelikh.[7]

Attacks and abilities

  • Melee swing: deals about 250 physical damage (before armor reduction).
  • Inv shield 01.png  Decimate — Reduces a target's chance to block by 70% for 30 sec.
  • Spell fire windsofwoe.png  Flames of Chaos — 4.26 sec cast, 10 yard range AOE knockback (announced by Let the flames of chaos engulf you!)
  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Frenzy — Increases the caster's attack speed and the Physical damage it deals for 2 min.
  • Spell shadow manaburn.png  Mana Burn — Hits nearby enemies with anti-mana bolts. For each point of mana consumed from a target, that target takes 0.5 damage.
  • Ability warrior cleave.png  Strong Cleave — Inflicts normal damage plus 55 to an enemy and its nearest allies, affecting up to 5 targets and increasing the time between their attacks by 33% for 10 sec.

Removed from the game:

Quotes

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Intro
Loramus Thalipedes says: Demon! I have returned from beyond the grave to destroy you!
Loramus Thalipedes says: Death has not erased my memory. I still know your name...
Loramus Thalipedes yells: RAKH'LIKH! Come, and know demise!
Loramus grips the knocked player
Razelikh the Defiler yells: Ah! Get back over here!
Phase 2
Razelikh the Defiler yells: Enough games!
Razelikh the Defiler says: What's this? Loramus... I see, they used the Altar of Storms, didn't they?
Razelikh the Defiler says: You must feel it already then... the demonic energy entering your heart, your lungs, your soul...
Razelikh the Defiler yells: Allow me to speed up the process a bit!
Razelikh possesses Loramus.
Loramus the Defiled says: Now, heroes! Finish me, while Rakh'likh possesses my body!
Loramus the Defiled yells: [Demonic] Lok zenn Za enkil refir mordanas lok zenn
Loramus the Defiled says: Quickly! Use the knife on me! Time runs short!
Defeated
Loramus the Defiled says: It is done. Leave me here, then, while I wrestle with Rakh'likh in the next world. Your job here is done, heroes.

Notable drops

Tactics

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The battle is done single at the level quest without particular tactic.

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He was previously level 57 elite.

He was immune to all debuffs/stuns, to all paladin judgements, warlocks DoTs (all curses, [Corruption]), [Banish], [Fear], and also shadow and fire damage. The debuffs from the Enchanted Azsharite Felbane weapons didn't appear to affect him, just his minions.

During combat, Rakh'likh summons one of his minions, a Death Knight, then later his champion, a felguard. Between the two, he will do a powerful knockback which have the nasty habit of knocking the tank off the mountain. It has a five second cast, so run away while he's charging up. If not, a quick charge can save your life. Pets are immune to the knockback, but a tank must prepare. Either the full length of the plateau (so the tank lands still on the plateau), or where there is a solid wall behind him to stop the flight. There are two common strategies to avoid him knocking the tank off the mountain which occurs at 50% health.(In addition to potentially wiping the group, can cause the tank to miss being able to loot the  [Severed Horn of the Defiler] if he gets knocked far enough away). First, there is a ledge below the top with the "Rune of Return" on it(It teleports you to [44,9, 55,3]. If you can pull Razelikh to that ledge, the tank can place his back against the wall, negating the knockback. Secondly, when Razelikh is about to perform his knockback, he shout "Let the flames of chaos engulf you!". At this point, all melee can simply run out of range of the channeled knockback and avoid it completely.

Notes

Speculation

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Runes

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Rakh'likh can be summoned without a cooldown.

References

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