For other uses, see Devourer of Souls (disambiguation).
BossDevourer of Souls
Image of Devourer of Souls
Gender Male[1]
Race Devourer of souls (Undead)
Level 27-32 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Forge of Souls, Icecrown Citadel
Status Killable
Forge of Souls

Devourer of Souls


Other Icecrown Citadel instances

The Frozen Halls
 · Pit of Saron (5)
 · Halls of Reflection (5)
Icecrown Citadel (10/25)

The Devourer of Souls is the second and final boss of the Forge of Souls in Icecrown Citadel. It resembles the similarly-named Reliquary of Souls in the Black Temple.

Its death is the objective of the quest B [25-30D] Echoes of Tortured Souls.


As the chief operator of the Lich King's soul grinders, the creature called the Devourer dedicates himself to preventing souls from escaping the Lich King's dark machines.[2]

Adventure Guide

The dark industries Bronjahm carries out in the Forge of Souls produce tortured, fragmented spirits. To prevent their escape, and use every scrap of the damned, the Lich King created the Devourer of Souls. The Devourer of Souls hunts and consumes the stray spirits, and slowly breaks them down within its terrible form. The consumed souls are driven mad with anguish and suffering, but the Devourer's hunger is never sated.


Devourer of Unleash Souls

Devourer of Mirrored Souls

  • Ability warlock improvedsoulleech.png  Mirrored Soul — The Devourer of Souls mirrors a player's soul! A percentage of damage taken by the Devourer of Souls is being mirrored with the targeted player.
  • Spell shadow soulleech 1.png  Phantom Blast Interruptible — The Devourer of Souls inflicts 15210 to 15990 Shadow damage to a player.
  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Well of Souls — The Devourer of Souls leaps towards a random player, slamming the ground and creating a Well of Souls. The well persists for the remainder of the fight and inflicts Shadow damage to all players within 4 yards every second.
  • Ability rogue shadowdance.png  Unleashed Souls — The Devourer of Souls unleashes a torrent of souls for 5 sec. The Unleashed Souls cannot be attacked and pursue random players for 15 sec.
  • Inv offhand naxxramas 04.png  Wailing Souls — The Devourer of Souls lets loose Wailing Souls for 4 sec., inflicting 6337 to 6663 Shadow damage to anyone infront of her and knocking them back.


The Devourer fairly continuously casts Phantom Blast on the main tank if he is not doing anything else. If possible, this should be interrupted as a sequence of successful casts can quickly kill the tank. If your tank is a warrior, have him use [Spell Reflection] as well, as it can be reflected back to The Devourer. Other things he could be doing include...

Somewhat frequently, the Devourer will leap to another player in the party and create a Well of Souls at that player's position. The well lasts upwards of 15 seconds and does some fairly intense damage to anyone still standing in it.

Devourer of Souls begins to cast Mirrored Soul!

While Mirrored Soul is active, any damage dealt to the Devourer will be mirrored proportionally with whoever has the debuff. Thus, it is imperative to stop DPS while the debuff is up.

Devourer of Souls begins to Unleash Souls!

The Devourer will on occasion stop whatever else he is doing and summon a very large number of wraiths. They do not hit very hard but there are a lot of them and they cannot be targeted. Run away if the damage taken winds up being too great.

Devourer of Souls begins to cast Wailing Souls!

Finally, the Devourer will unleash a wail of souls. He does a 90 degree sweep of the room (either clockwise or counterclockwise) starting from the position of a random, but debuffed player. He starts wailing around three seconds after casting the debuff, and will wail for 15 seconds. Anyone caught in front of him takes a very high amount of damage ticking every 0.4 seconds.

One further thing to note is that the encounter will reset if the party runs back down the stairs, leaving enough time to resurrect 2 players (possibly more) before The Devourer respawns.


Normal mode

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The Devourer has 3 faces through which will switch during the fight. They all have the same quotes.

You dare look upon the host of souls? I SHALL DEVOUR YOU WHOLE!
Wailing Souls
Stare into the abyss and see your end.
Unleash Souls
Killing a player
  • Damnation!
  • Doomed for eternity!
Devourer of Souls yells: The swell of souls will not be abated! You only delay the inevitable.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore/Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: Excellent work, champions! We shall set up our base camp in these chambers. My magi will get the Scourge transport device working shortly. Step inside it when you are ready for your next mission. I will meet you on the other side.


  • Nearly all the items on the Devourer of Souls' loot table reference the Reliquary of Souls in some way.
  • If the Devourer of Souls is killed while releasing souls or performing wailing soul it will simply drop to the floor instantly. This is because neither the suffering face or desire face have a death animation. However, whichever head is active will speak the death quote.
  • Additionally, if he dies during Wailing Souls or Releasing Souls, no text will appear on the chat. Just simply Devourer of Souls yells:
  • Wailing Souls is voiced by Taliesin Jaffe.
  • Mirrored Souls is voiced by Kath Soucie.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01): The Devourer of Souls will now cast Mirrored Souls less often.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Added.


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