For the mobs in Eastern Plaguelands, see Dark Summoner (Eastern Plaguelands).
MobDark Summoner
Image of Dark Summoner
Race Skeletal mage (Undead)
Level 103 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Brawler's Guild

The Dark Summoner is the second encounter at Rank 7 in the Brawler's Guild.


  • Ability priest surgeofdarkness.png  Dark Protection — The caster coats themselves in Shadow energy protecting them from all harm. Aura on the summoner. Immune to all damage.
  • Achievement halloween ghost 01.png  Summon Ghost 100 yd range — Summons a ghost from beyond the grave to fight for the caster. 1.0 sec cast. Uninterruptible. Summons a Tormented Ghost.
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadowbolt 40 yd range — Deals 200% weapon damage as Shadow damage. 1.8 sec cast. Interruptible. Hits for around 85,000 Shadow. (5 sec cooldown)
  • Inv misc tolbaradsearchlight.png  Guardian's Light — Shining this light on the Dark Summoner's minions will stop them in their tracks. Aura on the adventurer. Can be controlled by physically turning about.


The Dark Summoner starts out immune to damage. It will start summoning Tormented Ghosts, level 102 wraith mobs with 89,010 health. The challenger is buffed with Guardian's Light:

Use the Guardian's Light to stop the Dark Summoner's minions!

A light will shine out 20 yards in front of the challenger and will freeze the summoned wraiths. Do NOT get hit in melee by the wraiths. Quickly kill it to pop the Dark Summoner's immunity shield for 20 seconds:

The Dark Summoner is vulnerable for a short time, now's your chance!

When the shield wears off:

The Dark Summoner's protective magics are active once again.

Kill another wraith and repeat the process. Try to interrupt Shadowbolts as often as possible.

Assuming only four ghosts will be killed, the Dark Summoner encounter requires nearly 13,800 DPS to beat the enrage timer. Five ghosts raises the DPS requirement to around 14,550 DPS.


Hero, you must defeat the Dark Summoner's minions in order to weaken his protective magic. Until then he will be invulnerable.
<Announcer> yells: Also entering the arena: The Dark Summoner. Wow, he doesn't even have a real name. Spooky!
Dark Summoner yells: What are you afraid of?
Dark Summoner yells: At last, my soul is free!
Dark Summoner yells: No mercy for the living!

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Updated to level 100
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-11-29): Dark Summoner's health has been reduced by 10%, and his damage reduced by 35%.
Health reduced from 4,361,370 to 3,925,233

External links

Dark Summoner Tormented Ghost