Shade of Xavius

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BossShade of Xavius
Image of Shade of Xavius
Title <Lord of the Nightmare>
Gender Male
Race Satyr (Demon)
Level 102 - 112 Elite
Health
543,376,325
5H54,498,462
5M68,123,048
Mana 266,554 - 285,263
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Darkheart Thicket
Status Defeatable

Shade of Xavius is a shade of Xavius, the Nightmare Lord, and is the final boss located at the Heart of Dread in Darkheart Thicket.

Background

Adventure Guide

Once a powerful mage, and a councilor to Queen Azshara, Xavius forged a pact with Sargeras to enable the Legion's first invasion of Azeroth. Cursed and tormented in the wake of that defeat, Xavius now projects his true power from the Nightmare into our world, focusing his dark might to break the spirit of his old rival, Malfurion.

Overview

The Shade of Xavius, a shadowy reflection of Xavius's true power, sits in the hollowed-out core of Shaladrassil tormenting Malfurion. At 50% health, the Shade of Xavius casts Apocalyptic Nightmare in an attempt to burn Shaladrassil down around him.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • If affected by Induced Paranoia, stay away from other players to keep them from taking damage and being feared.
  • If affected by Waking Nightmare, stand near other players to remove the Silence and Pacify.

Healer Alert Healers

  • If affected by Induced Paranoia, stay away from other players to keep them from taking damage and being feared.
  • If affected by Waking Nightmare, stand near other players to remove the Silence and Pacify.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • If affected by Induced Paranoia, stay away from other players to keep them from taking damage and being feared.
  • If affected by Waking Nightmare, stand near other players to remove the Silence and Pacify.

Abilities

  • Sha spell fire blueimmolation nightmare.png  Festering Rip — Rends the target, leaving an infected wound that inflicts 100000 Nature damage every 2 sec and decreases healing taken by 15% for 8 sec.
  • Sha ability rogue envelopingshadows nightmare.png  Feed on the Weak — Consumes an enemy's soul, inflicting 180000 Shadow damage every 1 sec for 5 sec.
  • Sha spell fire bluepyroblast nightmare.png  Nightmare Bolt — Launches a bolt of Nightmare energy, inflicting 427500 to 472500 Shadow damage.
  • Sha spell fire bluepyroblast nightmare.png  Nightmare Bolt — Launches a bolt of Nightmare energy, inflicting 427500 to 472500 Shadow damage and applying Waking Nightmare.
    • Sha ability rogue bloodyeye nightmare.png  Waking Nightmare — The target is trapped in a waking nightmare, Silenced and Pacified unless standing near an ally.
  • Ability rogue dirtydeeds.png  Induced Paranoia — The Shade of Xavius heightens the fears of paranoia in his enemies. Enemies affected take 228000 to 252000 Shadow damage and are Horrified for 5 sec if they stand close to allies.
  • Sha spell fire bluerainoffire nightmare.png  Apocalyptic Nightmare — The Shade of Xavius erupts with nightmare fire, igniting the Shaladrassil and inflicting 403750 to 446250 Fire damage to nearby enemies. The ensuing inferno will then rain fire from above, inflicting 142500 to 157500 Fire damage to anyone it hits.
  • Ability xavius nightmareinfusion.png  Apocalyptic Empowerment — The burning nightmare fire empowers the Shade of Xavius, increasing all damage dealt by 5%.

Strategy

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Loot

Item Type
 [Torch of Shaladrassil] (H · M) Fire artifact relic
 [Xavius' Mad Whispers] (H · M) Shadow artifact relic
 [Burning Sky Pauldrons] (H · M) Mail shoulders
 [Mantle of the Resolute Champion] (H · M) Plate shoulders
 [Cloak of Fading Echoes] (H · M) Cloak
 [Dream Bolstered Chestguard] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Wracksoul Chestplate] (H · M) Plate chest
 [Vilescale Bracers] (H · M) Mail bracers
 [Wristbands of Cursed Torment] (H · M) Cloth bracers
 [Gloves of Vile Defiance] (H · M) Leather gloves
 [Ashen Satyr Leggings] (H · M) Leather leggings
 [Terrorweave Leggings] (H · M) Cloth leggings
 [Curserunner Soulcrushers] (H · M) Plate boots
 [Dreadhide Boots] (H · M) Leather boots
 [Paranoid Sprinters] (H · M) Cloth boots
 [Signet of the Highborne Magi] (H · M) Ring
 [Writhing Heart of Darkness] (H · M) Tank trinket

Related achievements

Quotes

Aggro
  • I will break you!
  • What is this? Don't make me laugh!
  • You wish to die? So be it!
  • None may challenge me and live!
  • Trespassers will be punished.
Apocalyptic Nightmare
  • You will waste away slowly, painfully.
  • I will fracture your feeble mind!
Killed a player
  • Don't act surprised.
  • You never stood a chance.
  • Weak!
  • You deserve nothing less.
Wipe
  • What other outcome could there be when one is faced with the wrath of a god?
  • The same fate awaits all who oppose Xavius!
Defeated
  • You cannot... defeat a... god.
  • This must be some kind of... mistake...
  • No, no! I refuse to... accept...
Outro
Malfurion Stormrage says: A well earned victory! We must, however, stay vigilant. Deep inside the Nightmare Xavius remains, unvainquished. The enemy you fought there was merely his shadow.
Unused
  • Malfurion Stormrage yells: Stand together if you hope to win!
  • Malfurion Stormrage yells: Fight back! Do not let him control you!
  • Shade of Xavius yells: First you suffer, then you die!
  • Shade of Xavius yells: You can trust no one. Not even your comrades.
  • Shade of Xavius says: For every blow you strike, I will return even stronger!
Malfurion Stormrage says: I will help, but you must free me. Attack the roots!
  • Shade of Xavius says: Your attacks are a little concern. The nightmare will restore me!
Malfurion Stormrage says: These roots bind me! Destroy them!
  • Malfurion Stormrage says: It is time to end this farce!
Shade of Xavius says: Farce? Ha! So says the insect to the god!

Trivia

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2016-11-29): "
    • Induced Paranoia and Nightmare Bolt now ignore line of sight.
    • Nightmare Bolt now deals 25% less damage."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.

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