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Image of Rothos
Title <Nightmare Guardian>
Gender Male
Race Nightmare dragon (Dragonkin)
Level 112 Elite
Health 284,548,576
Mana 285,263
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Emerald Nightmare
Former affiliation(s) Green dragonflight
Location Emerald Nightmare
Status Killable
Rothos in Hinterland

Rothos is a large green dragon that was corrupted by the Emerald Nightmare.


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Rothos first appeared as a 62 hostile elite green drake found patrolling Seradane in the Hinterlands. He was aided by various dragonkin and another drake, Dreamtracker. After the Cataclysm, Rothos disappeared from the area.

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When the dragons from all dragonflights ventured to liberate the Wyrmrest Temple during the war against Deathwing, Rothos made brief appearance being nervous when Nozdormu and his bronze dragons were not present among them. Alexstrasza then sent Rothos to gather the dragons as the dragonqueen wanted to tell them something courageous.[1]

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth, Rothos was corrupted by Xavius and left for the Emerald Nightmare guarding the Dragons of Nightmare. He was killed by the adventurers of the Horde and Alliance.

Attacks and abilities

The Emerald Nightmare
  • Inv misc head dragon blue nightmare.png  Gift of Emeriss — Grants usage of Volatile Infection.
    • Creature sporemushroom.png  Volatile Infection — An infection burns within the target, inflicting 16 Nature damage to the target and all players within 8 yds every 3 sec for 15 sec.
  • Inv misc head dragon bronze nightmare.png  Gift of Lethon — Grants usage of Gloom.
    • Inv icon shadowcouncilorb purple.png  Gloom — Nightmares periodically fall from above, inflicting 67 Shadow damage to players within 10 yds of the impact area.
  • Inv misc head dragon black nightmare.png  Gift of Taerar — Grants usage of Seeping Fog.
    • Spell nature sleep.png  Seeping Fog — Nightmare fog seeps out from Rothos. If a player comes into contact with the fog, that player is put to sleep for 6 sec and suffers 18 Nature damage every 1 sec for the duration.

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a.

  • Spell nature acid 01.png  Corrosive Acid Breath — Shoots a cloud of acidic breath at enemies in a cone in front of the caster, reducing their armor and inflicting Nature damage every 5 sec. for 30 sec. Stacks up to 10 times.
  • Spell nature invisibilty.png  Fade — Turns the caster invisible and increases its movement speed by 50% for 3 sec.

Patch changes


External links

Hinterlands Emerald Nightmare