For the original encounter in Karazhan, see Attumen the Huntsman.
BossAttumen the Huntsman
Image of Attumen the Huntsman
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 47 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Karazhan
Status Deceased (lore)[1]
Killable Legion

Attumen the Huntsman is the fourth boss in Return to Karazhan.

Adventure Guide

Once charged with hunting game for his master's feasts, Attumen now sets his sights on a very different kind of quarry. Ever wary of those seeking to steal his famed steed, Midnight, Attumen unleashes his well-honed fighting skills against all intruders.


Attumen fights from the saddle until Midnight has her health reduced to 50%. At this point Midnight and Attumen will fight separately for a short while. Midnight will regain her health, then Attumen will remount and fight from the saddle once again.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Attumen is untargetable while riding Midnight.
  • Mighty Stomp will interrupt all spellcasting.
  • You will need to stand by your tank to help them survive Shared Suffering.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Pay close attention to which player truly has the Intangible Presence haunting them and dispel that player.
  • Mighty Stomp will interrupt all spellcasting.
  • You will need to stand by your tank to help them survive Shared Suffering.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • While on foot, Attumen will constantly hit you with Mortal Strike.
  • Reposition Attumen so you and your Melee Damage Dealers can easily avoid Midnight's Mezair.
  • You will need the aid of your allies to survive Shared Suffering.


Horse and Rider as One

Attumen begins the fight astride his faithful steed, Midnight.

  • Spell holy senseundead.png  Intangible Presence Healer Alert — The caster summons a specter to haunt their enemies. This specter will inflict 200000 Shadow damage to all players every 2 sec. until it is dispelled. Dispelling the wrong player will result in all players taking 555000 to 645000 Shadow damage instead.
  • Inv skeletalwarhorse black.png  Mighty Stomp Damage Dealer Alert Healer Alert — Midnight rears up, then stomps down with her front hooves. All players within 30 yards suffer 277500 to 322500 Fire damage and have any spells interrupted for 4 sec.
  • Inv mount spectralhorse.png  Spectral Charge Deadly — The caster summons forth a line of spectral horses to charge across the battlefield. Any players caught in their path suffer 1850000 to 2150000 Shadow damage.

Fighting on Foot

When Midnight has her health reduced, Attumen dismounts and fights on foot until Midnight's health regenerates.

  • Inv skeletalwarhorse black.png  Mezair Deadly — Midnight raises her front hooves and charges forward, inflicting 555000 to 645000 Fire damage to all enemies in a cone in front of her.
  • Ability warrior cleave.png  Mortal Strike Tank Alert Healer Alert — Attumen swings his sword in an overhead chop. All enemies within 12 yards in front of Attumen take Physical damage and have their maximum health reduced to 50% of normal.
  • Ability hunter swiftstrike.png  Shared Suffering Important — The caster swings their sword in a great arc, inflicting 4625000 to 5375000 Shadow damage evenly divided amongst all targets in the sword's path.


Item Type
 [Dirge of the Hunted] Shadow Artifact Relic
 [Fear of Predation] Frost Artifact Relic
 [Lava-Quenched Hoofplate] Fire Artifact Relic
 [Helm of Phantasmal Scars] Plate helmet
 [Choker of Barbed Reins] Necklace
 [Mantle of Hideous Trophies] Mail shoulders
 [Calliard's Galoshes] Leather boots
 [Wilderness Stalker's Softsoles] Cloth boots
 [Inescapable Dread] Tank trinket
 [Midnight's Eternal Reins] Mount


  • Ah, faithful Midnight. For many years, our countless hunts provided game for the master's table.
  • These days we hunt for sport... and the glory of the kill!
Well, well! Another group of thieves trying to steal my horse!
Intangible Presence
My quarry never escapes!
Mighty Stomp
Rise up, Midnight! Stamp them into dust!
Fighting on Foot
Time to face my quarry toe-to-toe!
Mounting up
We ride, Midnight! To victory!
Spectral Charge
  • Form ranks! Charge!
Killed a player
  • My trophy collection grows.
  • Easy prey!
Midnight kills a player
Well done, Midnight!
They had no chance! I kill for a living!
I... have become... the hunted...
Unused quotes
  • Good show, old friend. Let's fetch you some oats.
  • My long hunt... has ended...


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