For information about the modern encounter, see Doctor Theolen Krastinov.
MobDoctor Theolen Krastinov
Image of Doctor Theolen Krastinov
Title <The Butcher>
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 60 (Classic)
42 (Cata) Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Hall of the Damned, Scholomance
Status Killable

Doctor Theolen Krastinov, also known as "The Butcher", is a level 42 elite human in the Scholomance. Krastinov is the servant of Kirtonos the Herald, and main torturer and provider of bodies and bodily parts for the Scholomance's necromancy experiments.


His first victims were recruited from among the household of Caer Darrow. Among them were servants of the Barov family, Eva and Lucien Sarkhoff. Trapped, tortured and maimed for months, they vowed vengeance on Krastinov even beyond the grave.

Eva Sarkhoff describes Doctor Krastinov's tortures:

"The undead surrounded us, constantly tormenting us with horrifying acts of depravity. Finally, he came. He introduced himself as Doctor Theolen Krastinov. We came to know him as the butcher...We finally understood what the screams were from. The Butcher exposed us to pain that we did not know existed. He used us in countless experiments to devise a plague. The days turned to weeks. We would have died on that first day had it not been for that cruel bastard keeping us alive through magical means....We feel nothing. Our souls remain here, in limbo. We are unable to leave until our remains are found and spirits laid to rest."


  • Backhand - Backhands an enemy, stunning it for 2 sec.
  • Frenzy - Increases the caster's attack speed by 60% for 2 min.
  • Rend - Inflicts Physical damage to an enemy every 3 sec. for 15 sec.


Krastinov is not a necromancer in the strict sense of the word. In combat, he uses strictly melee attacks, a simple rend bleed and a backhand (~1-2sec knockdown stun) though he will enter a heavy enrage (+117 damage +60% speed) towards the end of battle. His charge attacks are particularly nasty, as they can be aimed at anybody, regardless of his current threat list.

Objective of


  • The doctor is in!


Theolen Krastinov has a chance to drop one of the following items. It is not guaranteed, however, that he will drop anything at all.

Theolen Krastinov loot
Inv weapon bow 08.png [Ancient Bone Bow] Inv belt 23.png [Bloodmail Belt]
Inv boots 01.png [Bloodmail Boots] Inv gauntlets 26.png [Bloodmail Gauntlets]
Inv chest leather 05.png [Bloodmail Hauberk] Inv pants 06.png [Bloodmail Legguards]
Inv shoulder 05.png [Burial Shawl] Inv chest leather 03.png [Cadaverous Armor]
Inv belt 16.png [Cadaverous Belt] Inv gauntlets 15.png [Cadaverous Gloves]
Inv pants 07.png [Cadaverous Leggings] Inv boots 05.png [Cadaverous Walkers]
Inv chest chain 15.png [Deathbone Chestplate] Inv gauntlets 28.png [Deathbone Gauntlets]
Inv belt 12.png [Deathbone Girdle] Inv pants 04.png [Deathbone Legguards]
Inv boots 01.png [Deathbone Sabatons] Inv jewelry ring 15.png [Dimly Opalescent Ring]
Inv pants 02.png [Ghoul Skin Leggings] Inv hammer 13.png [Hammer of the Vesper]
Inv relics libramofhope.png [Libram of Divinity] Inv gauntlets 17.png [Magister's Gloves]
Inv boots 05.png [Necropile Boots] Inv bracer 07.png [Necropile Cuffs]
Inv pants 08.png [Necropile Leggings] Inv shoulder 02.png [Necropile Mantle]
Inv chest cloth 43.png [Necropile Robe] Inv relics totemoflife.png [Totem of Sustaining]
Inv potion 24.png [Blood of Innocents] Inv jewelry talisman 12.png [Corruptor's Scourgestone]


  • It is possible that the inspiration for Krastinov's character may be Josef Mengele, head physician of the Auschwitz death camp, who used his position to carry out unspeakable acts of torture on certain inmates in the name of science, earning him the nickname 'The Angel of Death'.
  • His quote "The doctor is in!" may be a reference to Hellraiser's Dr Channard Cenobite.
  • Though he is marked as hostile, Theolen Krastinov does not have an aggro range, and it is possible to stand right on top of him without him attacking.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 60 to 42.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.2.2 (2005-02-15): Players who have completed the quest to summon Kirtonos may now obtain the Blood of Innocents from Doctor Theolen Krastinov.

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