For the Anniversary version, see Doomwalker (Anniversary).
Image of Doomwalker
Race Fel reaver (Mechanical)
Level ?? Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Location Black Temple, Shadowmoon Valley
Status Killable


Doomwalker is a powerful fel reaver sent by Kil'jaeden to assault the gates of the Black Temple in Shadowmoon Valley.[1]

It is an ?? Elite (Boss), and has exactly the same abilities as the normal Fel Reaver except from the overrun ability that is described below. It is much stronger and hurts a lot more. He can crit tanks for 15k. It is interesting to note that this boss used to patrol the zone in the Burning Crusade Beta and for a short while during retail, but this function was later removed due to complaints.


The cunning mo'arg engineers of the Burning Legion pushed their gan'arg workers for weeks in the construction of the first fel reaver, a massive construct that could easily raze fortified towers or tear the wings off an airborne gryphon. Though pleased by the success of their construct, the engineers quickly realized that they could improve upon the design. While the forge camps began to mass-produce these fel reavers to smash the mortal forces of Outland, all the manpower of the mighty Legion Hold in Shadowmoon Valley was dedicated to the creation of a superior machine.
Now unleashed, Doomwalker rages throughout Shadowmoon Valley, annihilating everything in its path. Infused with the captured souls of martyred draenei, the Doomwalker is empowered with unparalleled fury and might. With the fortified strength of its gargantuan body and the unbridled power of countless tortured souls, this newest fel reaver is among the most powerful weapons of the Burning Legion.[2]


If you are killed by Doomwalker you gain the debuff " [Mark of Death]". This debuff (similar to the Dragons of Nightmare bosses), means that you can only attempt this boss once every 15 minutes.

  • Spell nature earthquake.png  Earthquake — 2,000 physical damage every 2 seconds (total 8,000 physical damage). He will be stunning everyone for the duration of this spell. This stun can be avoided with any kind of shield. The damage will hit players flying overhead, as well, but again, avoiding the stun.
  • Spell nature chainlightning.png  Lightning Wrath — This appears completely random. It damages the first target for estimated 2,000 damage. It will jump like normal chain lightning to anyone within 5-10 yards doubling the damage for every hit! (spread out to avoid being hit).
  • Ability bullrush.png  Overrun — Randomly charges people, they get knocked back. This appears to wipe the aggro. Best countered with tanks being ready to pick him up. He will do this spell several times in a row until he is picked up. The buff is described as "Increases run speed by 100%" and lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ability warrior sunder.png  Crush Armor — Reduces the target's armor by 10% for 1 min. Stacks up to 10 times.
  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Enrage — At 20%, all physical damage is doubled. Kills even Shield Walled tanks.

Notes of Interest

  • There appears to be issues with Misdirection on Doomwalker. Occasionally, he will switch from the Hunter pulling to the MT accordingly, but while running past still attack (and kill) the pulling Hunter. An alternative solution you may use is having a Paladin body or ranged pull (bombs, Avenger's Shield, Holy Shock, etc.), run to the MT while the Hunter operates Misdirection, and then use Divine Shield before he is hit. This allows the Hunter to stay behind the tank (and thus not get hit due to glitches), the MT to snag hate, and no one die on the pull.
  • This fight seems to be centered around allowing guilds to see how all three tanks (Paladin, Druid, Warrior) can work together on a single boss fight:
    • There is a workaround to Doomwalker's enrage. A feral tank can easily soak up the damage from Doomwalker while enraged and not die provided their armor value is incredibly high, due to it being a physical attack. The feral tank will end up taking more damage than a Warrior will pre-enrage, but nothing compared to the double damage a Warrior will take once outside of shield wall (an unlucky crushing blow will obliterate a Warrior in one shot).
    • While many guilds will suggest you use Warriors to Taunt and pull Doomwalker back into the center, some have switched to using Paladins simply because of the range allowed with Righteous Defense. A simple macro (demonstrated below) can allow the Paladin to simply "yank" the mob back into the center without needing any further assistance from Warriors on the edge by spamming the macro before it targets a non-tank.
  • Doomwalker will leash if pulled too far from his normal path.
  • His AoE effects (Earthquake, Aura of Death) WILL affect players who are flying. It is strongly advised to stay away from him even while in flight, as a death in mid-air can make corpse retrieval difficult or impossible, however in a recent patch corpses now fall to the ground. He will periodically cast Earthquake as he patrols, which can catch players off-guard.
  • Rogues are able to use Cloak of Shadows to avoid the stun on Earthquake, but it will still damage them.
  • Holy Priests with Spirit of Redemption are able utilize a loophole in the Mark of Death debuff. If a Priest resurrects in battle they will still be killed by Mark of Death, but are still allowed 15 seconds of Spirit of Redemption healing. This can be useful near the end of the battle where the main tank needs large, uninterrupted heals during Doomwalker's enrage. This exploit can be repeated throughout the course of the entire battle.
  • Sunder Armor can be removed from the tank with Blessing of Protection. The best time to do so is either when Doomwalker is targeting another tank or when Doomwalker casts Earthquake. The tank should remove Blessing of Protection as soon as possible, in order to continue generating threat.

Doomwalker at level 80

It is possible to solo Doomwalker at 80 with end game raid gear, but is highly dangerous. As with most such adventures, it requires a balance of damage and self healing ability. As well, there are occasional people leveling in the zone, which on PvP servers may lead to ganking.

A usual minimum approach is to have separate well geared Tank and Heals, with as many DPS (optional) as want to come along. Making use of his large aggro radius and position can help offset the chance of a chain lightning jump. When casting earthquake, all players will be stunned, but only around 8k damage is dealt. Most topped off players will survive and this can be healed through. Recommended you save your cooldowns for when it enrages at 20% health remaining, since all damage at that time will be doubled, and this will be the most likely cause of a wipe.

Doomwalker will drop 2 level 70 BoE items and around 500 gold. He can be downed within 10–25 minutes depending on performance and attendance.


Doomwalker loot


Do not proceed. You will be eliminated.
  • Tectonic disruption commencing.
  • Magnitude set. Release.
  • Trajectory locked.
  • Engage maximum speed.
Killing a player
  • Threat level zero.
  • Directive accomplished.
  • Target exterminated.
System failure in five, f-o-u-r...


Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): The amount of gold dropped has been reduced by 90%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): All raid dungeons from Karazhan to Sunwell Plateau as well as the outdoor encounters of Doom Lord Kazzak and Doomwalker have been adjusted and now all creatures and bosses have less health points and do less damage.
    Health was reduced from 2,593,480 to 1,593,480
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Loot dropped by Doomlord Kazzak and Doomwalker has been changed to Bind on Equip. In addition, the cash dropped by these bosses has been significantly increased.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

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