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BossDark Inquisitor Xanesh
Image of Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Gender Female
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level ?? Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Darkwhisper, Black Empire
Occupation Inquisitor
Location The Ritual Chamber, Ny'alotha, the Waking City
Status Killable

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh is a human boss in Ny'alotha, the Waking City.

She is also found by the adventurer and Wrathion in the Vault of the Shadowflame in Blackwing Descent where she intended to revive Nefarian's experiments and use Wrathion's essence to resurrect Nefarian and Onyxia to serve N'Zoth. However, she was thwarted in this and retreated to Ny'alotha.[1] Within Ny'alotha she tortured Queen Azshara for betraying N'Zoth until she was slain by Wrathion and Azeroth's champions.

Adventure Journal[]

Few can resist the whispers of the Old Gods, but those who do find themselves at the “mercy” of Dark Inquisitor Xanesh. A cruel and sadistic torturer, Xanesh prides herself on slowly carving the sanity away from those in her charge until all that remains is unwavering devotion to N'Zoth.


Xanesh summons power from the Void to torment players and Queen Azshara. Participate in Xanesh's [Void Ritual] to gain the ability to eliminate [Void Orbs] summoned during the encounter.

Tank Alert Tanks[]

  • Position Xanesh so that allies can safely participate in [Void Ritual].
  • During [Void Ritual] coordinate with allies that are [Voidwoken] to safely eliminate the [Void Orb].
  • [Abyssal Strike] inflicts significant damage.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers[]

  • During [Void Ritual] coordinate with allies that are [Voidwoken] to safely eliminate the [Void Orb].
  • Move away from your soul to reduce damage taken from [Soul Flay].

Healer Alert Healers[]

  • During [Void Ritual] coordinate with allies that are [Voidwoken] to safely eliminate the [Void Orb].
  • Move away from your soul to reduce damage taken from [Soul Flay].
  • [Anguish] causes damage to all players throughout the encounter.


Azshara and Xanesh

The inquisitor torturing the queen.

Queen Azshara yells: Impudent underling! You will... address me... as queen!
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh yells: Insolence only prolongs your agony! You will break, or I will carve out your defiant tongue!
Queen Azshara yells: More likely, Xanesh... Azeroth's champions... will be the ones... to silence you.
Queen Azshara yells: Release me! Only I possess the means of defeating N'Zoth!
Xanesh becomes attackable
Your cries shall echo for eternity!
I'll pry the screams from your flesh!
Soul Flay
  • I'll flay your minds!
  • You are mine to torment!
Abyssal Strike
Darkness come forth!
  • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh yells: Your agony gives me strength, my queen!
  • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh yells: Your anguish will never end, Azshara!
Queen Azshara yells: Noooooo!
Void Ritual
The Void is mine to command!
Void Orb created
Queen Azshara yells: Do not allow the Void near me!
Azshara and Wrathion

Azshara gives Xal'atath to Wrathion before departing.

Azshara breaks free of her bonds while Wrathion walks into the chamber.
Wrathion says: We fulfilled our end of the bargain, Azshara. Now honor yours.
Queen Azshara says: Mind your tone, whelpling. A queen keeps her promises. Listen closely, as I will only say this once.
Queen Azshara says: For all his bluster, N'Zoth was ever the weakest of his kin. One vestige of their power yet remains that can be turned against him.
Azshara summons Xal'atath and throws it at Wrathion's feet.
Queen Azshara says: I would have driven this blade into his foul heart myself... had you not disrupted my plans.
Queen Azshara says: No matter. Xal'atath is yours, mortals. Strike true. Should your first blow fail, you will not survive to attempt another.
Queen Azshara says: Now go and do what you will. I tire of intermediaries and heralds. The true throne of power beckons, and I intend to claim it.
Azshara opens a Void portal behind her and disappears through it.
Wrathion says: Azshara has a fondness for games. I will examine this dagger for signs of treachery. But for now, let us continue.
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh HS

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh in the Darkmoon Races in Hearthstone.

In Hearthstone[]

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

Dark Inquisitor Xanesh appears as a legendary Priest minion in the Darkmoon Races mini-set for Hearthstone. Her flavor text reads: "Fear is the mind-killer, and also the name of my wurm."


PTR adventure journal

There are few who can resist N'Zoth's whispers, but those who do are doomed to fall under Dark Inquisitor Xanesh's wrath. A mastermind of torture, Xanesh prides herself on slowly peeling the sanity from of her victims until they have been carved into true worshippers of the Black Empire.

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