|Race||Infinite drake (Dragonkin)|
|Location||Tarren Mill, Old Hillsbrad Foothills|
Epoch Hunter is a drake boss of the infinite dragonflight that attacks the young Thrall and his rescuers during his Escape from Durnholde Keep inside the Caverns of Time. Epoch Hunter appears after you have escorted Thrall to Tarren Mill and found Taretha inside the inn.
Epoch Hunter is voiced by Michael McConnohie.
The mysteriously-named Epoch Hunter is an assassin from the infinite dragonflight sent to alter the course of history by killing Thrall before he can escape from Durnholde. The shadowy drake has slain countless beings in service of his cause, but this will be his most important kill. He will summon every ounce of his strength, power, subtlety, and cunning to bring about the end of this timeline.
Attacks and Abilities
This fight starts with Epoch Hunter swooping in from above. He keeps flying over Tarren Mill, but he is not attackable at first. He will send 3 waves of adds.
Wave 1: trash, west
Wave 2: trash, south
Wave 3: trash, west
- Now there will be a small pause. Use it to get your health and mana back up. You can use regular food at this moment so save your potions!
Wave 4: Epoch Hunter, west
- Sand Breath — Epoch Hunter breaths sand, inflicting Arcane damage to all players in front of him, reducing their attack and movement speed for 10 sec.
- Impending Death — Epoch Hunter marks a player for death, inflicting Shadow damage every 3 seconds for 24 sec.
- Wing Buffet — Epoch Hunter inflicts Physical damage to all players within 15 yards of him, knocking them back.
- Double Attack — Epoch Hunter has a 25% chance to attack twice when meleeing.
- Magic Distruption Aura — Epoch Hunter is surrounded by a disrupting aura, dispelling 1 magical effect from all players within 45 yards every 3 seconds.
This is a longer fight than any of the other bosses in this encounter, so healing and mana users be ready. (Be sure Evocation, Innervate, and Shadowfiend are off cooldown.)
Defeat the three waves of adds as you did in the barn, church, and inn. They are affected by all forms of CC that work on Dragonkin. The Defilers, which love to hang back and spam Shadowbolt, are an excellent target for .
Boss Seeing as he has a nasty knockback, he is best tanked near the northwestern small house of Tarren Mill, under the outside roof of it. This way, the tank can grab aggro quickly again. Watch out for his breath, and healers should watch out for his DoT. After he is dead, Old Hillsbrad Foothills will do its last little cinematic.
For the entire instance, Thrall can die nineteen times and the encounter can be reset from the Keep, outside Tarren Mill, or beside Taretha ,depending on how far through you are. (Prior to Patch 2.2.0, Thrall could only die twice.)
Important note! If Thrall does die the last time and you have reached the last boss, the boss will be found hovering in the center of town. Thrall is dead. You can engage the boss and fight as normal, but since Thrall must strike the killing blow, the boss will persist indefinitely at 1% health. He will also taunt you by saying that Thrall is dead and "you lose". Save your strength (and your repair bill) and reset the instance after your twentieth failure. (This is unconfirmed since Patch 2.2.0.)
When Thrall dies, you must walk back into the inn and find him upstairs. Talk to him to start the boss fight again.
Epoch Hunter, like others of the infinite brood, has a deep voice that echoes and rasps.
- Epoch Hunter yells: Thrall! Come outside and face your fate!
- Thrall says: Who or what was that?
- Epoch Hunter yells: Taretha's life hangs in the balance. Surely you care for her. Surely you wish to save her...
- Thrall says: No!
- Thrall runs outside of the Inn.
- Epoch Hunter yells: Ah, there you are. I had hoped to accomplish this with a bit of subtlety, but I suppose direct confrontation was inevitable. Your future, Thrall, must not come to pass and so...you and your troublesome friends must die!
- Enough! I will erase your very existence!
- Not so fast!
- Struggle as much as you like!
- You cannot fight fate!
- Killing a player
- You are...irrelevant.
- Thrall will remain a slave. Taretha will die. You have failed.
- No! The master will... not be... pleased.
- Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.