NeutralEpicus Maximus
Image of Epicus Maximus
Title Destructobyte's Ultimate Replica, Paragon of Epicosity
Race(s) Shark, Devilsaur, Forsaken
Level 50 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde (Brawler's Guild)
Alliance Horde (Nazjatar)
Location Brawler's Guild;
Nazjatar[29.3, 22.7]
Status Killable

Epicus Maximus in the Brawler's Guild.

Epicus Maximus in Nazjatar.

Epicus Maximus is a legacy encounter in the Brawler's Guild and requires the use of a challenge card to fight.

The party is composed of:

  • Epicus Maximus, a level 90 elite flying shark equipped with two rockets and a laser beam.
  • And a Dinosaur, a level 60 rare elite devilsaur. He rides on Epicus Maximus's back.
  • ROCK ON, a level 85 elite Forsaken with the  [Arcanite Ripper], identical in appearance to Bergrisst. He rides on And a Dinosaur's back.

The trio can also be seen flying above the water wall on the northwestern edge of Nazjatar, north of Bloodfin Village and west of the Zanj'ir Terrace. They circle a large area that is mostly out of bounds, but they periodically fly close enough to the edge of the water wall to be seen by players.


  • Inv misc volatilewater.png  Blue Crush — Activating beams of destruction! 2 sec cast. Interruptible. 4 sec duration. Triggers every 0.5 sec...
    • Inv misc volatilewater.png  Blue Crush — Deals Frost damage and knocks enemies away! Instant. Hits for 142,500-157,500 Frost.
  • Spell mage infernoblast.png  Destructolaser — Activating beams of destruction! Channeled. 12 sec duration. Channels a beam that follows the target around the room. Standing in the beam triggers every 1 sec...
    • Ability warlock fireandbrimstone.png  Destructolaser — Inflicts 243750 to 256250 Fire damage. Instant.
  • Ability vehicle sonicshockwave.png  Pure Rock'n Roll 40 yd range — Inflicts Sonic damage. Instant. Spawns a void zone with a few seconds of charge time, then hits for 166,250-183,750 Physical every 0.5 sec before exploding.


Interrupt Blue Crush, kite around the Destructolaser, and don't stand in the Pure Rock'n Roll.

This encounter, like most in the Brawler's Guild, has a two minute enrage timer, so 87.2KDPS will be required for victory.


Destructobyte yells: I am Destructobyte, the great ursurper[sic]! And as you can see, I have found your secret plans!
Destructobyte yells: Fools! You thought they were hidden, deep in the sands of Uldum...
Destructobyte yells: Now, choke on your own hubris!
Destructobyte yells: Ah- hah hah hah hah haaa!

Beta appearance

Epicus Maximus, the Paragon of Epicosity, originally appeared in the Cataclysm beta, circling above the Maelstrom in front of Thrall and Aggra. The shark-dinosaur-Forsaken combination was added in response to a forum thread in which beta testers complained that the area wasn't epic enough. Lead World Designer Alex Afrasiabi initially replied to the thread with:

Re: The Maelstrom? | 2010-07-21 09:56 | Blizzard Entertainment Valnoth

Maybe I missed the memo on levels of "epicosity" or something, but I'm pretty sure the Maelstrom is a CLASS 10 epic zone. Though I guess it is missing sharks with laser beams patrolling the waters and Arthur Fonzarelli jumping across it with water skis. And dinosaurs.

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A few hours later, Afrasiabi returned to the thread to announce the addition of more epicness to the zone:

Re: The Maelstrom? | 2010-07-21 13:33 | Blizzard Entertainment Valnoth

After reading this post I called for a meeting with TOP TOP MEN (that's two tops) in order to figure out a solution to the problem at hand. Frankly, I think we hit a home run. The next 4.0 build (or the one after) should have a Maelstrom that's between 10 - 50x more epic than what currently exists.

Buckle yourselves into your computer chairs or face being blown away!

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Epicus Maximus was added to the Maelstrom in the following beta build. The trio was removed before Cataclysm went live but made a cameo in the Uldum zone, where the  [Holographic Projector] used to subjugate some cursed engineers will sometimes display the trio and play some epic background music.


An official mousepad of the Epicus Maximus trio illustrated by Greg Capullo was produced by SteelSeries for sale exclusively at BlizzCon 2011.[1][2]

Product description: Have Epicus Maximus, the mythical creature from the Cataclysm Beta, beneath under the palm of your hand! This epic-sized gaming QcK+ mousepad from SteelSeries will be premiering at this year's BlizzCon, available only while these supplies last. Guaranteed to be a collector's item!


  • The laser beam attached to the shark's head is likely a homage to the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, which had the film's antagonist furious that he couldn't acquire "frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads". Or Austin Powers: Goldmember where the film antagonist's son actually gets him "Sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads."

Patch changes


  1. ^ BlizzCon 2011 Event Store. Archived from the original on 2011-10-26.
  2. ^ TheGregCapullo. Epicus Maximus artwork. DeviantArt. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19.

External links

Epicus Maximus
And a Shark