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Val'kyr Shadowguard

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MobVal'kyr Shadowguard
Image of Val'kyr Shadowguard
Race Val'kyr (Undead)
Level 80 Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location The Frozen Throne, Icecrown Citadel

Val'kyr Shadowguards appear during Phase 2 of the Lich King fight. They pick up raid members, carry them to the closest edge of the platform and drop them to their death.


  • Achievement boss svalasorrowgrave.png  Summon Val'kyr — Summons a Val'kyr Shadowguard. Instant. Attempts to pick up a player and drop them off the edge of Icecrown Citadel. (3 sec cooldown)
    • Ability warlock haunt.png  Life Siphon 60 yd range — Deals 1850 to 2150 Shadow damage to an enemy target, healing the caster for 10 times the damage dealt. 2 sec cast. Heroic mode only. Cast at 50% health after dropping the player

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Updated with a new model.
  • Hotfix (2011-08-04): "The Val'kyr will again despawn after the Lich King reaches 10% health. If they are in the process of carrying a player, they will first drop them to the ground before leaving."
  • Hotfix (2010-02-05): "The Val'kyr Shadowguards in the Icecrown Citadel Lich King raid encounter should always properly pick up their target."
  • Hotfix (2010-02-03): "The Val'kyr in the Lich King encounter are no longer affected by Death Grip and will head to ledges faster."
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01): Added.

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