Shadow-Lord Iskar

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For the character's biography, see Shadow-Sage Iskar.

BossShadow-Lord Iskar
Image of Shadow-Lord Iskar
Gender Male
Race Arakkoa (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Health
LFRScales
Normal +Scales
Heroic +Scales
Mythic7,610,625
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Hellfire Citadel
Status Killable

Shadow-Lord Iskar is a boss in the Hellfire Citadel in Tanaan Jungle. Tired of being wingless and tempted by the words of Gul'dan, Iskar turned his back on his people following the Spires of Arak storyline and joined the Shadow Council. Iskar now has his wings, illusionary powers, and a cult of corrupted arakkoa at his thrall.

The fight alternates between fighting Iskar himself and the arakkoa adds he summons and focuses around utilizing  [The Eye of Anzu] to dispel the illusions that Iskar places on the raid, passing it between players to dispel harmful debuffs and helping to stop the adds.

Background

Adventure Guide

After Iskar's efforts to resurrect Terokk and return to power ended in frustration, he was approached by Gul'dan with an offer and a promise to break the ancient curse of Sethe. No longer flightless, elevated from the shadows yet still a master of illusion and deception, Iskar's hour of vengeance is at hand.

Designer notes

If something seemed suspicious about Shadow-Seer Iskar as you quested through the Spires of Arak, you weren’t mistaken. This was a fun encounter for the group to brainstorm, beginning with the premise of illusions and an artifact that let a single player see through those illusions, and weaving that concept through multiple abilities and interactions.

Overview

Shadow-Lord Iskar weaves illusions that deceive the raid, but the nearby Eye of Anzu provides the key to seeing through the twisted arakkoa's deception. Players may pass the Eye around among raid members to counter specific attacks of Iskar and his minions. Periodically, Iskar takes to the skies and channels powerful beams of fel energy, as his minions swoop down to attack on the ground.

Dps icon.png Damage Dealers

  • Pass the Eye of Anzu to players affected by Phantasmal Winds or Phantasmal Wounds.
  • Move away from other players if targeted by Fel Chakram.
  • Hold the Eye of Anzu to be able to interrupt Shadowfel Warden's Fel Conduit.

Healer icon.png Healers

  • Pass the Eye of Anzu to players affected by Phantasmal Winds.
  • Focus healing on allies affected by Phantasmal Wounds or pass the Eye of Anzu to them.
  • Move away from other players if targeted by Fel Chakram.
  • Hold the Eye of Anzu to be able to dispel the Fel Bomb during Phantasmal Obliteration.

Tank icon.png Tanks

  • Pass the Eye of Anzu to players affected by Phantasmal Winds or Phantasmal Wounds.
  • Move away from other players if targeted by Fel Chakram.
  • Use a defensive cooldown or be in possession of the Eye of Anzu to survive Phantasmal Corruption.

Abilities

  • Ability felarakkoa eyeofterrok.png  Eye of Anzu Important — Throw the Eye of Anzu to targetted ally. Allows holder of Eye of Anzu to see through shadow illusions.
    • Spell fire ragnaros molteninferno.png  Uncontrolled Radiance Deadly Important — Inflicts increasing Fire damage to nearby units if Eye of Anzu is not being held by someone.
    • Spell burningbladeshaman blazing radiance.png  Radiance of Anzu — The Eye of Anzu leaves a fiery radiance on anyone who comes in contact with it, inflicting 25000 Fire damage every 2.5 sec.

Shadow-Lord Iskar

  • Ability felarakkoa focusedblast.png  Focused Blast Deadly Important — Hurls a beam of fel energy, inflicting 1000000 Fire damage split between enemy targets in front of the caster.
  • Spell frost arcticwinds.png  Phantasmal Winds Deadly Important — Overwhelms enemies with the illusion of wind that pushes them towards the edge of the cliff. Holding the Eye of Anzu removes the illusion.
  • Ability arakkoa spinning blade.png  Fel Chakram — Shadow-Lord Iskar hurls a Fel Chakram that ricochets off three players before returning to him. Upon impact with these targets, the chakram will explode, inflicting up to 130000 Fire damage to all enemies based on their proximity to the explosion. Additionally, this chakram inflicts 130000 Fire damage to any players through which it passes on the way to the target.
  • Spell shadow devouringplague.png  Phantasmal Wounds — Shadow-Lord Iskar unleashes phantasmal bolts that wound their targets, causing them to bleed profusely until healed past 90% of their maximum health. It inflicts 120000 Shadow damage, and then deals 40000 Shadow damage every 2 seconds until healed past 90% of their maximum health. Holding the Eye of Anzu removes the illusion.
  • Spell fire felflamestrike.png  Fel Incineration — A beam of fel corrupted light fixates on a target igniting the ground and inflicting 120000 Fire Damage every 1.5 sec.
  • Ability warrior riposte.png  Shadow Riposte — The caster launches a burst of energy, inflicting 123500 to 136500 Shadow damage and knocking the Eye of Anzu from your possession.

Phantasmal Radiance

  • Inv misc steelweaponchain.png  Chains of Despair — Links pairs of enemies together with Dark Bindings. The Eye of Anzu enables you to see who you are partnered with.
    • Inv misc steelweaponchain.png  Dark Bindings — Phantasmal chains attach you to another, inflicting 30000 Shadow damage every 1.5 sec. for 30 sec. While chained Abandoned Hope will be triggered if Dark Bindings expires, your partner dies, or you stand near anyone with Dark Bindings that is not your partner. Abandoned Hope will inflict 1425000 to 1575000 Shadow damage if triggered. Standing near your partner will dispel the chains.

Fel Raven

  • Spell fel elementaldevastation.png  Phantasmal Corruption — Infects the target with Phantasmal Corruption, causing them to explode, inflicting 185803 Fire damage to nearby enemies and increases damage taken by Fire by 100% for 10 sec. Anyone holding the Eye of Anzu is immune.

Shadowfel Warden

  • Spell fire felfirenova.png  Fel Conduit Interruptible — Channels Fel Chain Lightning every 1.5 sec, dealing 133000 to 147000 Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 5 total targets. Every cast of Fel Chain Lightning also increases Nature damage dealt by 25%. Can only be interrupted by an enemy holding the Eye of Anzu.
    • Spell fire felfirenova.png  Fel Chain Lightning — Hurls a fel lightning bolt at the enemy, dealing 133000 to 147000 Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Affects 5 total targets.

Corrupted Priest of Terokk

  • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation red.png  Phantasmal Obliteration — Shadow-Lord Iskar marks multiple enemies with Phantasmal Fel Bomb and one enemy with Fel Bomb.
    • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation red.png  Phantasmal Fel Bomb Magic Effect — Explodes in a Fel Detonation after 5 sec.
      • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation red.png  Fel Detonation — Inflicts 114000 to 126000 Fire damage to nearby allies.
    • Ability felarakkoa feldetonation green.png  Fel Bomb Magic Effect — If dispelled, all Phantasmal Fel Bombs are dispelled. Fel Bomb can only be dispelled by holding theEye of Anzu.

Illusionary Outcast

Strategy

The fight requires 2 tanks to switch for Iskar's chakram attack, in addition to one being the designated holder of the Eye of Anzu during the add phase. Save [Bloodlust] for the third and final add phase. Before the fight, it is highly recommended that players download the "Iskar Assist" mod through Curse as it will make passing the Eye to other players far easier. Holding the eye causes a debuff that hurts the one holding it and stacks. Have a healer and a tank, or 2 healers, constantly toss it between them to keep stacks low while still performing the abilities the Eye grants them.

Iskar begins the fight alone until 75% HP. Pull the boss back to the middle of the room and have ranged back towards the door. He will target 3 players (a ranged, a melee, and his current tank) with a Fel Chakram that will cause AOE damage on contact. Make 3 markers to the right side of the room, spaced out so the targeted players can run there and get hit without damaging anyone else. Ranged players will sometimes be targeted by Fel Incineration, a green laser which leaves permanent fire in its wake. Run to the left side of the room while avoiding the laser. Lastly, Iskar will cast Phantasmal Winds on several raid members, causing them to be pushed towards the cliff and eventually fall to their death if not dispelled. It can only be removed by throwing the Eye of Anzu at an affected player. Once a player is dispelled, he must throw the Eye at others who are affected by the winds until everyone is dispelled, at which point it should be thrown back to the designated holders.

At 75%, Iskar flies off the platform and leaves you to fight a Corrupted Talonpriest and several Illusionary Outcasts. The raid should be split into the melee and ranged groups so they can soak Iskar's Focus Blast together. The outcasts can be quickly cleaved down, but the Talonpriest takes priority. It will cast Phantasmal Felbomb, a magic-effect debuff, and several normal fel bombs on several players. Only a healer holding the Eye can see the Phantasmal Fel Bomb and dispelling the Phantasmal Fel Bomb will immediately get rid of all other bombs. A healer must be ready to dispel the player with Phantasmal Fel Bomb, dispel it, throw it to someone else to let the harmful stacks fall off, then throw it back to the healer so he can be ready to dispel it once again. You should be able to focus down the Talonpriest before Iskar comes back down. Iskar repeats his abilities he had in phase 1.

At 50%, Iskar takes off again and the same priest and outcasts attack, but along with one Shadowfel Warden, a corrupted Apexis golem. This phase is where the fight gets more intense. In addition to the healer dispelling the fel bombs, a tank who has the adds must interrupt the warden's shadowfel lightning to stop it from killing the dps. The tank can only do this if he/she has the Eye and does a melee spell interrupt while the warden is casting. The raid can either throw the Eye to who needs it, watching the dbm timer for ability times, or constantly toss the Eye back and forth between the healer and tank so whoever needs it immediately has it. The second method is arguably faster but takes more precise timing. Kill the warden, then the priest. Always finish off adds before going back to dps'ing Iskar.

Finally, at 25% Iskar will take flight one last time and puts one last add into the mix: a Fel raven. The raven hits tanks hard so decide beforehand which will take the arakkoa, and who will be taking the raven and warden. The kill order is 'raven > warden > priest > outcasts.' Pop cooldowns and bring down the fel raven first. The tank fighting the raven will be infected with Phantasmal Corruption, causing significant stacking fire damage to him/her and the raid. Having the tank of the raven the sameone taking the warden allows them to use the Eye for both purposes. Similar to Phantasmal Winds, the debuff will be dispelled if the tank is holding the Eye, which makes good timing on throwing the Eye between the healer and tank essential. This is yet another reason the strategy of constantly throwing the Eye back and forth during the add phases like a game of hot potato between tank and healer is a popular strategy. It is unlikely the raid will be able to finish off all adds before Iskar comes back down, but at least the raven should be down and the warden almost dead. If not, managing the adds' debuffs while also saving people from Phantasmal Winds may prove too much to handle and wipe the raid. Once adds are all dead, Iskar will use his normal abilities until death. Unless the raid hits the enrage timer, if they clear the third add phase, they have effectively won the fight.

Loot

Raid Finder Normal/Heroic/Mythic
Item Type Item Type
 [Demonspine Wand] Caster wand  [Shadowrend Talonblade] (H · M) Agility one-hand sword
 [Beaked Hood of Betrayal] Mail helmet  [Deceiver's Felbeak Wand] (H · M) Caster wand
 [Cursefeather Cloak] Agility cloak  [Coif of Untrue Sight] (H · M) Mail helmet
 [Corrupted Talonguard Chestplate] Plate chest  [Helm of Imagined Horrors] (H · M) Leather helmet
 [Bracers of Supreme Despair] Leather bracers  [Corrupted Talonguard Pendant] (H · M) Strength necklace
 [Feather-Embellished Wristclamps] Plate bracers  [Amice of Phantasmal Power] (H · M) Cloth shoulders
 [Chakram-Gripping Gloves] Leather gloves  [Cloak of Desperate Temerity] (H · M) Agility cloak
 [Phantasmal Cummerbund] Cloth belt  [Chestguard of Ill Fate] (H · M) Plate chest
 [Flickering Nightstone Band] Spirit ring  [Raiment of Divine Clarity] (H · M) Cloth chest
 [Soul Prison Solitaire] Caster ring  [Vestment of Illusory Might] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Talon-Link Loop] Tank ring  [Wristplate of the Wretched] (H · M) Plate bracers
 [Ensnared Orb of the Sky] Caster trinket  [Belt of Misconceived Loyalty] (H · M) Leather belt
 [Corrupted Nest Guardian] Companion  [Surefooted Chain Treads] (H · M) Mail boots
 [Band of Enthralling Delusion] (H · M) Strength ring
 [Filigreed Loop of Zealotry] (H · M) Tank ring
 [Ring of Foul Temptation] (H · M) Spirit ring
 [Anzu's Cursed Plume] (H · M) Tank trinket
 [Unblinking Gaze of Sethe] (H · M) Caster DPS trinket
 [Corrupted Nest Guardian] Companion

 [Gemcutter Module: Critical Strike] is looted by Jewelcrafters.

Related Achievements

Quotes

Intro
You are too late! The corruption is nearly complete!
Aggro
The shadows will envelop you!
Phantasmal Winds
  • You had better learn to fly!
  • The winds will punish you!
  • It's a long way down!
Focused Blast
  • Witness true power!
  • The Veil can not hide my might!
  • Terokk can not protect you!
Killed a player
  • Behind the veil, all you find is death.
  • Now you dwell in darkness.
  • The only truth is your death.
  • Terokk's lies are proven false!
Reset
And now, the veil covers all.
Death
Do you think you have won? You know nothing!
Outro (Killed first)
Archmage Khadgar yells: I've breached the first seal, soon the portal will take us to Gul'dan.
Outro (Killed second)
Archmage Khadgar yells: Another seal is open! Oh, I am good.
Outro (Killed third)
Archmage Khadgar yells: The portal is nearly complete, the next seal has been removed.
Outro (Killed fourth)
Archmage Khadgar yells: The final seal has fallen! My work here is almost finished.
Outro (Killed last)
Archmage Khadgar yells: The portal is unlocked! It will take us directly to Gul'dan. Now he will pay for his crimes.

Notes

Videos

Heroic Shadow-Lord Iskar - Boss Voice - Mage

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2015-07-06): "Shadow-Lord Iskar's Fel Chakram ability no longer requires line-of-sight with the target."
  • Hotfix (2015-06-25): "Fel Bomb should no longer be incorrectly removed by Mistweaver Monk's Revival if the player is not holding the Eye of Anzu."
  • Hotfix (2015-06-24): "Eye of Anzu should now correctly protect players from the effects of Shadow-Lord Iskar's Phantasmal Winds."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Added.

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