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For lore, see Azuregos. For the anniversary world boss, see Azuregos (Anniversary).
Image of Azuregos
Gender Male
Race Blue dragon (Dragonkin)
Level ?? Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Blue dragonflight
Location Azshara
Status Killable

Azuregos was a world boss found in southeastern Azshara. The blue dragon Azuregos is a trusted servant of the aspect Malygos. As a blue dragon he is incredibly interested in magical artifacts and their protection. For this reason he guarded the ancient night elf Ruins of Eldarath, in modern day Azshara.

Since Inv misc celebrationcake 01 [WoW's 13th Anniversary], Azuregos is available during the anniversary event.


From the official "Raid Areas" article:

Before the Great Sundering, the night elf city of Eldarath flourished in the land that is now known as Azshara. It is believed that many ancient and powerful Highborne artifacts may be found among the ruins of the once-mighty stronghold. For countless generations, the Blue Dragon Flight has safeguarded powerful artifacts and magical lore, ensuring that they do not fall into mortal hands. The presence of Azuregos, the blue dragon, seems to suggest that items of extreme significance, perhaps the fabled Vials of Eternity themselves, may be found in the wilderness of Azshara. Whatever Azuregos seeks, one thing is certain: he will fight to the death to defend Azshara's magical treasures.



Azuregos is immune to arcane spells and is very frost-resistant. His powers include:

  • Teleporting himself and all players within 30' range a short distance, wiping the aggro table. Azuregos will still have aggro for those players who were out of range of teleport. After the teleport, all affected players will be underneath the dragon and should run out.
  • Any player slain by Azuregos gets the "Mark of Frost". Azuregos periodically sends out an AOE pulse that freezes anyone with this mark into an ice cube. The mark cannot be removed in most cases; players with this are essentally out of the fight for 15 minutes. You should still stick around; Azuregos usually takes over half an hour to kill. This debuff was introduced to prevent players from Corpse Running during the encounter.
  • Azuregos periodically puts up a magic reflection shield that bounces spells back at the caster. The state of this shield will usually be announced in raid shout if you or someone else in the raid have a raiding mod like CT Raid installed. It is also quite visible; you will see a sparkly halo around the dragon.
  • Azuregos casts a blizzard-like spell that burns the mana of any caster caught in its range. He tends to center this spell at very close range to himself; this is why it is important for casters to run a short distance away from the dragon after a teleport. Mages should blink immediately after a teleport.



Azuregos in battle.

Once Azuregos has been aggroed, all the DPS and healers stand at his sides within teleport range. Melee attack on his sides to avoid his breath and other frontal attacks. The MT keeps Azuregos facing parallel to the dps/heal groups. A few healers keep the MT(s) up while the other concentrate on keeping everyone up.

It is key for everyone to be in teleport range when the teleport happens, as this clears his aggro. Each time a teleport occurs everyone runs back to their side positions. ALL DPS AND HEALING must STOP until the MT has aggro again; it is usually sufficient to give the MT 5 seconds before the rest of the raid unloads. DPS resumes until the teleport happens again. Obviously use potions and bandages as necessary after teleports. Rinse and repeat until Azuregos goes down.

If any casters need to drink, wait until the next teleport and then run away from the raid. Otherwise you will be the only person on Azuregos' aggro table and he will come after you.

Mages should keep themselves buffed with Spell frost frostward [Frost Ward] and use Spell fire soulburn [Scorch]. Fireballs are not allowed, for three reasons: 1) When the magic shield goes up, it hurts a lot less 2) The scorch debuff does not stack up like the fireball one does 3) Quick casting time lets you get more in between teleports.

This fight is mana intensive. Curse of Elements and Judgement of Wisdom should be on the dragon at all times. If you have any Shamans, mana spring and mana tide should be up whenever possible.

Greater Frost Protection Potions are very helpful in this fight. They require 1 elemental water, 1 dreamfoil, and 1 crystal vial.

There is no legitimate means to remove Mark of Frost.

The best place to put a low-level alt as a lookout is on a hill at [55, 77]VZ-AzsharaBlip.


Inv wand 01 [Cold Snap] Inv crown 01 [Crystal Adorned Crown]
Inv misc cape 04 [Drape of Benediction] Inv misc monsterclaw 04 [Eskhandar's Left Claw]
Inv weapon shortblade 06 [Fang of the Mystics] Inv pants 08 [Leggings of Arcane Supremacy]
Inv misc bandage 04 [Mature Blue Dragon Sinew] Inv misc cape 06 [Puissant Cape]
Inv boots cloth 14 [Snowblind Shoes] Inv sword 41 [Typhoon]
Inv belt 31 [Unmelting Ice Girdle] Inv misc bag 10 blue [Blue Sack of Gems]

WotLK notes[]

Azuregos can once again be soloed by a hunter (3.0.3) and possibly any class that can out-heal the damage. Where it once took hours now just takes less than thirty minutes to accomplish. Azuregos can be soloed in under 10 minutes. This video documents a Death Knight (3.2) out-healing the DPS output of this boss.



You seek to harm me, <race>?

Gossip I am a treasure hunter in search of powerful artifacts. Give them to me and you will not be harmed.


This place is under my protection. The mysteries of the arcane shall remain inviolate.

Arcane Vacuum

Come, little ones. Face me!


Such is the price of curiosity.

Patch changes[]

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Encounter removed. Now a quest giver.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Azuregos is now properly resistant to Frost damage.
  • WoW Icon update Hotfix (2005-06-28): Azuregos has had his HP increased to compensate for a bug fix that will result in increased caster DPS.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Additional new raid items have been added to the treasure list for Azuregos.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19):
    • Azuregos now has a new ability - Mark of Frost. A player who is hit with the Mark of Frost will be temporarily frozen in a block of ice should they attempt to re-engage Azuregos. Mark of Frost is extremely powerful and will persist through death and resurrection.
    • Azuregos has received some new items on his loot table.
    • Azuregos will no longer drop random blue items of a level lower than 50.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Added.

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