Image of Akunda
Gender Male
Race Loa (Beast)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Zandalari Empire
Location Various
Status Alive

Akunda, the thunder lizard, is the loa of storms and new beginnings. He believes that the storm has the power to wash away regret and sorrow.[1] Through a sacred ritual, Akunda enters the minds of those who come to his temple in Vol'dun seeking refuge and removes the memories that cause them pain.[2][3] His followers do good works to show the loa they are worthy of his blessing.[4]

The unwanted painful memories that Akunda takes from his followers are stored in the Valley of Sorrows,[3][5] where Akunda's power (normally) keeps them sealed away.[6]

As he commands the storms, Akunda allows the Eternal Spring near his temple to never run dry.[7]


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Akunda as he appears while imprisoned by his followers before the adventurer frees him.

Akunda's projection in Zuldazar.

Akunda was poisoned by his follower Akunda the Exalted, who took the loa's own memories from him. Using Akunda's power, Akunda the Exalted wiped the trolls at the temple of not only their painful memories but all of their memories. After Meijani and an adventurer from the Horde discovered this, they used Akunda's powers of the storm to slay Akunda the Exalted. With Akunda the Exalted defeated, Akunda restored the memories of his followers.[8] Afterward, Akunda offers his gift to the adventurer, allowing them to call upon the Boon of Akunda whenever they commune at an Altar of Akunda.[9]

During Akunda the Exalted's schemes, the followers of Akunda renamed themselves after the loa.[10] After Akunda the Exalted was slain, all of the loa's followers began to use their own, prior names again.[11]

Akunda later participated in the defense of Zuldazar when Zul and his forces sought to destroy the Great Seal. He held off sethrak as they attempted to invade the Zocalo.[12]

The loa assists his chosen aspect during the Battle of Dazar'alor.[13]

After Rastakhan's death, Akunda observed Talanji's ascension as queen in Zuldazar.

Akunda's power was later used by Nailok to cleanse the [Gift of N'Zoth] from Horde champions.[14]


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
H [20-50] The Aid of the Loa 122 1,197,510
Temple of Akunda 121 4,323,000
Aspect of Akunda 120 5,029,876
Loa's Sanctum 122
Normal +1,636,590
Heroic +2,259,790




Main article: Cleanse the Mind#Notes
Main article: Repairing the Past#Notes
Main article: Ending the Madness#Notes


  • All are welcome here.
  • I am the storm.
  • What brings you here?
  • Clarity comes after the storm.
  • Do not fear the storm.
  • Let the storm guide you.
  • The storm is calling.


<The body of the loa has been incapacitated by magical bonds.>
After completing H [30-50] Ending the Madness
Welcome to my temple, <name>. Thanks to your brave deeds, you will always be received with hospitality here.

Tales of the Loa

Akunda brings de lightning,
Akunda brings de thunder.
De faithless be afraid,
De brave be full of wonder.

Akunda brings de wind,
Akunda brings de rain.
Ya memories come flooding up,
His will can ease ya pain.

One day he hits with all de force,
De next day he be kind.
Much like Akunda's touch,
Dere be great power in his mind.

When ya courage goes astray,
When doubt be in ya heart.
Think of calm before de storm,
And Akunda do his part.[15]


Main article: Temple of Akunda#Inhabitants

Notes and trivia


Patch changes

See also


  1. ^  [Akun'Jar Vase]
  2. ^ H [30-50] Powerful Conductors
  3. ^ a b H [30-50] Valley of Sorrows
  4. ^ H [30-50] Vile Infestation
  5. ^ H [30-50] Memory Breach
  6. ^ H [30-50] Shattered and Broken
  7. ^ H [30-50] It Springs Eternal
  8. ^ H [30-50] Ending the Madness
  9. ^ H [30-50] Akunda's Blessing
  10. ^ H [30-50] Fond Farewells
  11. ^ Once H [30-50] Ending the Madness is completed, all the followers have their names restored.
  12. ^ H [30-50] Zandalar Forever!
  13. ^ Conclave of the Chosen
  14. ^ H [50] His Eye Upon You
  15. ^  [Tales of de Loa: Akunda]
  16. ^  [Thundering Idol]
  17. ^ Andrea Toyias on Twitter - "@AndreaToyias God, I love Chris' voice....... /swoon. He played: Akunda, Gorak Tul and Sunwalker Ordel. You will certainly know him when you hear him!! <3"

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