BossAdvisor Vandros
Image of Advisor Vandros
Gender Male
Race Nightborne (Humanoid)
Level 47 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Location Arcway
Status Killable, Deceased[1] (lore)

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Advisor Vandros


Advisor Vandros

Advisor Vandros is a high-ranking nightborne and the final boss of the Arcway.


War of the Ancients

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Vandros was once a young noble in the Court of Farondis.[2][3] When Prince Farondis planned to destroy the Well of Eternity, Vandros reported this to Queen Azshara herself. Azshara wasted no time in punishing Farondis and his people. In a frightening display of arcane power, she destroyed the  [Tidestone of Golganneth], and in doing so, released a wave of dark energy over all of Azsuna and its inhabitants.[2] Evidently, Vandros would later join the Highborne of Suramar when they created a shield to protect their city.

Twilight of Suramar

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Vandros arguing with the other advisors.

Vandros was present when Gul'dan, emissary of the demonic Burning Legion, appeared before the nightborne with his offer: bring down the barrier around Suramar, give him access to the Nightwell and become allies of the Legion, or be destroyed. Afterwards, Advisor Melandrus wondered if the Legion was trying to negotiate because they had need of the Nightwell's power immediately, to which Vandros responded that it is always better to negotiate while having the advantage. First Arcanist Thalyssra countered by saying that Vandros was a fool if he believed the demons would keep their word, to which the advisor responded that the nightborne were outnumbered and that it was a risk they had to take. Melandrus ended the argument by saying that the decision was ultimately up to Grand Magistrix Elisande.

Two days later, with the three-day time limit for Gul'dan's offer nearing its end, Elisande revealed to Vandros that she had decided to accept the Legion's offer and told him to gather her advisors. Despite a brief and unsuccessful uprising within the city by Thalyssra and a group of rebels, Vandros helped the Grand Magistrix bring down the barrier and expose their city to the Legion.[4]

Adventure Guide

Vandros is one of Elisande's closest advisors, and an adept at harnessing the arcane magic of the Nightwell, second only to Elisande herself. He would not ordinarily venture into the Arcway himself, but after monitoring the state of the nightfallen resistance and their allies, he now feels the need to take matters into his own hands.


Advisor Vandros uses the power of the Nightwell to influence time. He frequently summons Chrono Shards and attempts to erase players from existence with Banish In Time.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Interrupt Accelerating Blast to prevent it from stacking.
  • Quickly defeat Timeless Wraiths while Banished In Time.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Force Bombs inflict heavy damage to the entire group.
  • Timeless Wraiths use Breach to inflict damage to all nearby players.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Avoid standing near Chrono Shards.
  • Position the boss away from Force Bombs.


  • Spell arcane arcanetorrent.png  Accelerating Blast Interruptible Magic Effect — Advisor Vandros blasts a player with dark energy, inflicting 243750 to 256250 Arcane damage. Each successful cast increases his damage done and haste by 5% for 15 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Ability socererking forcenova.png  Force Bomb — Advisor Vandros summons 2 Force Bombs that detonate after 5 sec. Each Force Bomb inflicts 146250 to 153750 Arcane damage to all players within 4.5 yards and creates a Force Nova.
    • Ability socererking forcenova.png  Force Nova — Inflicts 52500 Arcane damage every 0.5 sec to all players within the nova's area of effect. In addition, the nova pushes players away as it moves outwards.
  • Inv enchant shardbrilliantsmall.png  Chrono Shards — Advisor Vandros periodically summons Chrono Shards that explode after 8 sec. This effect inflicts 243750 to 256250 Arcane damage to all players within 10 yards.
    • {{Abilities|Time Split|Chrono Shards detonate after 8 sec, inflicting 243750 to 256250 Arcane damage to all players within 10 yards.|image=}spell_mage_arcaneorb}
  • Ability mage arcanebarrage nightborne.png  Unstable Mana Heroic Difficulty — Advisor Vandros brands a player with unstable energy that marks their current location every 0.5 sec for 8 sec. After 1.5 sec, the marked location explodes inflicting 350000 Arcane damage to all players within 5 yards.
  • Spell holy borrowedtime.png  Banish In Time Important — When Advisor Vandros reaches 50% health remaining, he teleports all players away and attempts to banish them in time. If he is not re-engaged within 2 min, all players are lost in time and die.
    • Timeless Wraith — Timeless Wraiths roam the space between time and attempt to stop players from escaping.
      • Ability bossgorefiend touchofdoom.png  Breach — Timeless Wraiths breach time, inflicting 102375 to 107625 Arcane damage to all players within 15 yards every second.
      • Spell arcane blast.png  Time Lock Interruptible Magic Effect — Timeless Wraiths lock a player in time, stunning them for 10 sec.


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Item Type
 [Accelerating Torrent] Storm artifact relic
 [Split Second] Arcane artifact relic
 [Gaze of Fleeting Hours] Leather helmet
 [Manawracker Crown] Cloth helmet
 [Erratically Ticking Talisman] Necklace
 [Frozen Pendulum Shoulderguards] Plate shoulders
 [Swordsinger's Shoulders] Leather shoulders
 [Arcane Defender's Breastplate] Plate chest
 [Fluxflow Robes] Cloth chest
 [Ley Dragoon's Gloves] Mail gloves
 [Mana-Lanced Gloves] Leather gloves
 [Chain of Causal Links] Mail belt
 [Time-Breached Waistband] Cloth belt
 [Mute Erasure Legguards] Mail leggings
 [Treads of Fates Entwined] Plate boots
 [Chrono Shard] Trinket


Objective of


My, my... Someone has made quite a mess down here. It has been too long since we purged these catacombs of refuse. It appears we have a rat infestation.
I have not survived for ten thousand years just to fall to a swarm of rats.
Chrono Shards
Have you vermin ever witnessed such raw power? I think not.
Banish in Time
I am a conduit of the Nightwell's glorious power! I am NIGHTBORNE!
Successfully reached the boss in time
Enough! You little beasts are getting out of hand!
Killed a player
  • For the glory of Elisande!
  • Think of this as a mercy killing.
  • So brave, but so... shortsighted.
Alas... blind courage only triumphs in the fairy tales.
The Grand Magistrix... will have your heads for this...
Unused quote
Find the vermin and bring me their heads! Leave no stone unturned!


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