This article is about the Classic encounter. For his character biography, see Balnazzar. For his encounter post-Cataclysm, see Balnazzar (tactics).
Image of Balnazzar
Gender Male
Race Nathrezim (Demon)
Level 62 Elite
Resource Mana
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion, Scarlet Crusade, Crimson Legion, Dreadlord Insurgents
Location The Scarlet Bastion, Stratholme
Status Defeatable

Balnazzar, under the guise of Saidan Dathrohan, Grand Crusader of the Scarlet Crusade, is the final boss in the Scarlet Bastion of Stratholme.


Grand Crusader Dathrohan

  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Mind Blast — Inflicts Shadow damage (370 - 430) to an enemy, but causes a high amount of threat.
  • Spell holy sealofmight.png  Crusader's Hammer — Stuns nearby enemies, rendering them unable to move or attack for 4 sec. (Radius: 20 yards)
  • Spell holy holysmite.png  Crusader Strike — Inflicts 75 damage to an enemy and increases the Holy damage it takes by 30 per Crusader Strike. Can be applied up to 5 times. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Ability thunderbolt.png  Holy Strike — Consecrates the caster's weapon, inflicting 3 additional damage on its next attack. All damage inflicted is based on Holy magic.


  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Mind Blast — Inflicts Shadow damage (370 - 430) to an enemy, but causes a high amount of threat.
  • Spell shadow shadowworddominate.png  Domination — Takes control of a humanoid enemy up to level 25 for 15 sec. (can't be dispelled by priests or paladins)
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Shock — Instantly lashes nearby enemies with dark magic, inflicting Shadow damage. (210 - 242) (Radius: 15 yards)
  • Spell nature sleep.png  Sleep — Puts an enemy to sleep for up to 20 sec. Any damage caused will awaken the target. Only one target can be asleep at a time. (can be dispelled by priests or paladins)
  • Spell shadow psychicscream.png  Psychic Scream — Lets out a psychic scream, causing up to 5 nearby enemies to flee for 6 sec.


Grand Crusader Dathrohan

Before you start the fight, shield your tank and engage Grand Crusader Dathrohan. Wait for a few seconds for the tank to build up aggro before the rest of your party attacks. Dathrohan attacks aren't terribly damaging at this point, but don't let him engage your softer party members. Pull him to face the back wall, facing away from the rest of the party. Keep your party's ranged damage about 10-15 yards away to avoid his stun.

At 40% health, Grand Crusader Dathrohan transforms into Balnazzar. When he changes into Balnazzar, he will have full health and mana, but he still retains all aggro. Do not change your tactics, keep him away from your casters and wear him down. Most of his skills are Magic and can be removed by a priest or paladin.

When he dies, undead mobs spawn outside of the room, which is the reason for fighting at the back of the room.


Notable loot
Inv misc book 06.png [Book of the Dead] Inv scroll 03.png [Pattern: Truefaith Vestments]
Inv helmet 03.png [Crown of Tyranny] Inv sword 14.png [Demonshear]
Inv boots 05.png [Fire Striders] Inv weapon shortblade 15.png [Gift of the Elven Magi]
Inv helmet 10.png [Grand Crusader's Helm] Inv hammer 06.png [Hammer of the Grand Crusader]
Inv boots plate 03.png [Lightforge Boots] Inv shoulder 23.png [Shroud of the Nathrezim]
Inv jewelry talisman 08.png [Star of Mystaria] Inv shoulder 24.png [Wyrmtongue Shoulders]
Inv scroll 06.png [Recipe: Flask of Distilled Wisdom] Spell shadow possession.png [Head of Balnazzar]

Objective of


Grand Crusader Dathrohan yells: Today you have unmade what took me years to create! For this you shall all die by my hand!
Balnazzar yells: You fools think you can defeat me so easily? Face the true might of the Nathrezim!
Balnazzar says: Damn you mortals! All my plans of revenge, all my hate... all burned to ash...


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Grand Crusader Dathrohan Balnazzar