Zanzil the Outcast

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MobZanzil the Outcast
Image of Zanzil the Outcast
Gender Male
Race Jungle troll (Humanoid)
Level 10-30
Class Witch doctor[1]
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Gurubashi tribe, Zanzil
Former affiliation(s) Skullsplitter tribe
Location Ruins of Aboraz, Cape of Stranglethorn
Status Deceased[2] (Lore) / Killable (WoW)
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Zanzil the Outcast was a Gurubashi troll exile.

In Stranglethorn Vale, he is a level 46 troll found in the Ruins of Aboraz, serving as a minor villain during the Cape of Stranglethorn storyline, and a major antagonist during the Rise of the Zandalari quest chain. He is also a 5 man boss in the newer Zul'Gurub.


Years ago, the Gurubashi exiled one of their own from Zul'Gurub: a troll by the name of Zanzil. The reasons why aren't all that clear, but it had most likely something to do with Zanzils tendency to administer powerful, behavior-altering drugs to anyone he saw. His mixtures causes those who drink it to become strong but feeble minded - similar to zombies.[3] Apparently, he is the one troll too insane for the likes of the Gurubashi.[citation needed] 

Zanzil's liberal use of Zanzil's Mixture has drugged just about everything in the Ruins of Aboraz into obeying him, including naga, Chucky "Ten Thumbs" and Yenniku. Yenniku was captured by Zanzil, who took control of his body and mind, and then sent to the Skullsplitter Tribe to make them join him. Using a Soul Gem, players were able to retrieve his soul.


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Zanzil attempted to unite the troll tribes of Stranglethorn Vale into an army under his rule, starting with the Skullsplitter tribe.[4][5]

Years after the Gurubashi priests and their blood god have been slain, Zanzil the Outcast is enlisted by the shade of Jin'do to help him restore Zul'Gurub to its former glory by resurrecting both High Priestess Jeklik and High Priest Venoxis using his special elixirs. Though the player managed to thwart the resurrection of Jeklik, High Priest Venoxis was successfully brought back to life.

After the Zandalari pledge to aid Gurubashi reach their former greatness, the Gurubashi begin attacking Stranglethorn and Zanzil personally ventures to The Cape of Stranglethorn and turns the inhabitants of both Hardwrench Hideaway and the Explorers' League Digsite into voodoo zombies by poisoning the food in each town.

He was killed in Gurubashi capital of Zul'Gurub, failing in his attempts to redeem himself to the empire.[6]

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When approached by Shade of the Hexxer When Shade of the Hexxer talks to Zanzil the Outcast

Zanzil the Outcast says: Jin'do the Hexxer! It's been a while since I've seen that mask.
Zanzil the Outcast says: What brings you out to my part of Stranglethorn? I'm not accustomed to taking visitors from the esteemed Zul'Gurub.
Shade of the Hexxer says: You know well enough about why I'm here, Zanzil.
Shade of the Hexxer says: The Gurubashi have fallen on hard times. I live, and Mandokir has returned..but the rest of us are gone.
Zanzil the Outcast says: What a shame...but not a concern for an old exile like Zanzil.
Shade of the Hexxer says: Well, Zanzil, I'd like to make it your concern. I've recovered the bodies of High Priestess Jeklik and High Priest Venoxis.
Shade of the Hexxer says: I remember what you can do with those elixirs of yours. Can your elixirs help an old friend?
Zanzil the Outcast says: Friend? You were among those who spit and threw stones. Jin'do. But let's let bygones be bygones eh?
Zanzil the Outcast says: So you bat and you snake need Zanzil's help? Very well. I'll see you inside Zul'Gurub...old friend.

At the alter of Jeklik during the quest B [32] Plunging Into Zul'Gurub

Zanzil the Outcast yells: What're you doin here? Don' matter. I'm gonna resurrect Jeklik before you get a chance to interfere!
Zanzil the Outcast yells: I've had enough of this! Time to take a break..
Zanzil the Outcast yells: Zanzil's back!
Zanzil the Outcast yells: Uh oh...Jin'do's not gonna be happy about this...
Zanzil the Outcast yells: Time to get out of here!

At the alter of Venoxis during the quest B [32] High Priest Venoxis

Zanzil the Outcast yells: You're back for more huh? Too bad, because I've got a stronger potion mixed up this time! Venoxis will live!
Zanzil the Outcast yells: I can't take much more of this...


  • The unscrupulous goblin Crank Fizzlebub wants to get his hands on the potent solution that Zanzil creates to make a liquid to drug others
  • Zanzil has a set of rings from Zul'Gurub named after him: Zanzil's Concentration.
  • It is likely that Zanzil created the poison, [Touch of Zanzil].
  • It appears that Zanzil has a very low self esteem. However, the reason for this remains unknown. He also apparently has no friends.[7]


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.


Despite a quest, Jin'do, and Zanzil himself mentioning and implying that he was a exiled from the Gurubashi, his Dungeon Journal page and Zanzil the Outcast and His Followers list him as being exiled from the Skullsplitter tribe.

Patch changes


  1. ^ H [45] The Fate of Yenniku
  2. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide, pg. 135
  3. ^ A [31] Zanzil's Secret
  4. ^ Yenniku says: Zanzil is creating an army that will wash over all of Stranglethorn! Bloodscalps, Skullsplitter, Gurubashi and Horde... all will serve Zanzil!
  5. ^ B [31] Backdoor Dealings
  6. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide
  7. ^ Zanzil tactics

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