For her character biography, see Elisande.
Image of Elisande
Title <Grand Magistrix>
Gender Female
Race Nightborne (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Location Nighthold
Status Killable

Elisande is a nightborne boss located in the Nighthold.

Adventure Guide

Elisande once distinguished herself by resisting the Legion. She and her highborne followers broke away from Queen Azshara and the dark path she was taking, harnessing the power of the Eye of Aman'thul to create the Nightwell to protect Suramar from the Sundering. But over ten thousand years later, the Legion's arrival offered her no such recourse. She has cast her lot with the demons, hoping to once again use the power of the Nightwell - albeit this time in a very different sense - to save her people.


Grand Magistrix Elisande harness the power of the Nightwell to shape time itself. When her health is low and she is nearing defeat, she rewinds time to send players back to the point at which they first engaged her. The fight recommences from this point, but Elisande uses new abilities mixed in with echoes of her past actions. She can perform this feat twice, after which time can no longer save her.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Epocheric Orb damages the entire raid if allowed to strike the ground.
  • Expedient Elementals continually damage the raid with Exothermic Release until they are dispatched. This damage increases with each successful cast.
  • Recursive Elementals Shield Grand Magistrix Elisande from damage as long as they are alive.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Permeliative Torment inflicts increasing damage over time to its victims.
  • Epocheric Orb damages the entire raid if allowed to strike the ground.
  • Conflexive Burst's duration can be manipulated by using time zones.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • In each time layer, Elisande employs a different ability to threaten tanks.
  • Ablating Explosion inflicts falloff damage to the entire raid when it expires.
  • Interrupt Ablative Pulse.


I foresaw your coming, of course. The threads of fate that led you to this place. Your desperate attempt to stop the Legion.
My people face a similar dilemma. I peered into all possible futures in search for an answer... and found only one.
The Legion's victory is inevitable. Every time stream shows it to be so. Had we resisted, they would have taken the Nightwell by force and left us bereft of it.
I could not allow my people starve, to waste away without its energy sustaining us. So a bargain was struck.
Now I see a future where the Legion is victorious and my people endure. This is the thread that must be preserved. I will do everything in my power to make it so!
Your deaths ensure the future of the Nightborne. Come forward, then. Let us speed you toward your fate.
Your timelines end here!
Spanning Singularity
I control the battlefield, not you!
Arcanetic Ring
Let the waves of time crash over you!
Phase 2
You exist in but a single moment. I am far less limited!
Epocheric Orb
You'll find time can be quite volatile.
Delphuric Beam
The threads of time answer to me!
Phase 3
Time shifts again, and your doom draws near!
  • The time streams are mine to command! You cannot win!
  • Time itself heeds my call!
Conflexive Burst
Will you race through time? Or be trapped in an endless eternity?
50% HP, Time Layer 3
Time is... slipping away! How can it be so?
Killed a player
  • An inevitable outcome.
  • Just as I foretold!
  • You were destined to die.
I take no joy in this victory, but it was inevitable.
It's... not possible! I... I was destined to win...
Echo of Elisande says: In all the possible futures I scryed, I did not foresee one in which you were victorious. I wonder...
Echo of Elisande says: Will you defeat the Legion? Will you fail? Time eddies about you fits and starts. Nothing is certain!
Echo of Elisande says: Perhaps you will win. And in saving your world, my people would be freed from the terrible bargain we were forced to make.
Echo of Elisande says: Fates be damned! I cast my lot in with yours, champions. Go now, face Gul'dan. I will aid you as best I can, and perhaps together we can save us all.


  • Achievement guild timeoff.png  Time Stop Important — The caster stops the flow of time for all but herself, and sends her enemies back in time. This ability costs the caster a significant portion of the caster's energy and can only be used as long as they have sufficient time energy available. 
  • Ability monk paralysis.png  Temporalisis Deadly — The caster freezes enemy players in time for 4 sec. 
  • Spell arcane starfire.png  Cascadent Star Healer Alert — The caster hurls an orb of cosmic energy at the target that inflicts 462500 to 537500 Arcane damage on impact, then strikes out at additional targets for 390600 to 453600 Arcane damage. The number of additional targets decreases as the caster's energy depletes. 
  • Time Elementals — Grand Magistrix periodically summons Time Elementals to aid her in combat. When these elementals are dispatched they leave behind a rift that persists until they are consumed. 
    • Recursive Elemental — When this elemental dies it leaves behind a zone of Slow Time. 
      • Spell arcane manatap.png  Lingering Burn Tank Alert — The victim burns from intense Arcane energy for 4 sec. 
      • Spell arcane invocation.png  Compressed Time — The caster lobs orbs of Arcane energy that inflict 651408 to 757043 Arcane damage to all players within 5 yards of the impact. 
      • Inv misc ancient mana.png  Shield Damage Dealer Alert — The caster shields Grand Magistrix Elisande from nearly all damage. 
      • Spell mage altertime active.png  Recursion Interruptible — The caster resets the duration of all enemy players' debuffs, and resets the duration of the Grand Magistrix's Delphuric Beam ability. 
      • Spell arcane blast.png  Blast Interruptible — Inflicts 740000 to 860000 Arcane damage to the target. Each successful cast of Blast increases the damage of successive Blasts by 5%. 
      • Petbattle speed-down.png  Slow Time Important — Your relative time has decreased by 30%, reducing casting, movement, attack speed, cooldown recharge rate, and periodic tick rates. 
    • Expedient Elemental — When this elemental dies it leaves behind a zone of Fast Time. 
      • Sha spell shaman lavaburst nightborne.png  Exothermic Release Healer Alert — Inflicts 296156 to 311344 Arcane damage to all enemies. The caster deals 5% more damage with this ability each time they use it. 
      • Spell mage altertime.png  Expedite Interruptible — The caster increases the time rate of all enemy player debuffs. Both the periodic rate and the duration of affected auras will be faster. 
      • Petbattle speed.png  Fast Time Important — Your relative time has increased by 30%, increasing casting, movement, attack speed, cooldown recharge rate, and periodic tick rates. 

Time Layer 1

While in this Time Layer Grand Magistrix Elisande will use her Spanning Singularity and Arcanetic Ring abilities.

  • Spell mage arcaneorb.png  Arcanetic Ring Deadly — The caster summons an Arcanetic Ring that slowly collapses inwards, inflicting 1500000 Arcane damage to all in its path. This ability echoes. In Mythic Difficulty, the Arcanetic Ring expands to the outside of the room after collapsing. 
  • Spell arcane blast.png  Spanning Singularity Important — The caster rips several holes in time under their enemies. Each hole explodes for 231250 to 268750 Arcane damage to victims caught in the area. After the explosion occurs, a Singularity is created. Anyone entering the Singularity suffers 651408 to 757042 Arcane damage every second. Standing in the Singularity causes it to shrink and ultimately disappear. Spanning Singularities appear at the same time and place in successive Time Layers. This ability echoes in Mythic Difficulty. 
  • Spell arcane arcane01.png  Ablation Tank Alert — The caster traces Arcane magic around the target that will inflict 100000 Arcane damage every second. 

Time Layer 2

While in this Time Layer Grand Magistrix Elisande will use her Epocheric Orb and Delphuric Beam abilities.

  • Spell arcane arcane03.png  Delphuric Beam Important — The caster periodically targets players and fires a burst of Arcane energy at them. Any players caught in the path of this Arcane energy suffer 925000 to 1075000 Arcane damage. This ability echoes in Mythic difficulty, and the beam continues through the target rather than stopping at the target. 
  • Spell arcane invocation.png  Epocheric Orb Deadly — The caster rips a hole in the fabric of time, unleashing an orb of intense Arcane energy that will inflict 832500 to 967500 Arcane damage to all players when it hits the ground. If a player catches the orb, the radius of the explosion is reduced to 5 yards instead. This ability echoes. In Mythic difficulty, players catching the Orbs are afflicted with Epocheric Vulnerability. 
    • Spell arcane invocation.png  Epocheric Vulnerability — The victim is vulnerable to the damage of further Epocheric Orbs for 1.5 min. All Epocheric Orb damage is increased by 100% per application. 
  • Spell arcane arcane01.png  Ablating Explosion Tank Alert — The caster traces Arcane magic around the target that will inflict 1387500 to 1612500 Arcane falloff damage to all enemies from the point of the target after 8 sec. 

Time Layer 3

While in this Time Layer Grand Magistrix Elisande will use her Conflexive Burst and Permeliative Torment abilities.

  • Ability socererking arcanemines.png  Permeliative Torment Healer Alert — Marks several enemies with Arcane energies that periodically inflict damage to the victim. The damage inflicted increases every time it occurs. 
  • Ability socererking arcanemines.png  Conflexive Burst Deadly — The caster causes the strands of time to converge on multiple targets. After 30 sec, each convergence causes 740000 to 860000 Arcane damage to all players within 200 yards. In Mythic difficulty, the damage of this ability inflicts falloff damage to all players in the raid. 
  • Spell arcane arcane01.png  Ablative Pulse Tank Alert Interruptible — Inflicts 781690 to 908451 Arcane damage to the target. Each cast of Ablative Pulse increases the damage of further Ablative Pulses against the victim by 10%. 


Objective of


Item Type
 [Collapsing] (LFR · H · M) Storm Artifact Relic
 [Exothermic Core] (LFR · H · M) Fire Artifact Relic
 [Farsight Spiritjewel] (LFR · H · M) Arcane Artifact Relic
 [Doomblade Cowl] (LFR · H · M) Rogue helmet
 [Dreadwyrm Crown] (LFR · H · M) Death knight helmet
 [Eagletalon Cowl] (LFR · H · M) Hunter helmet
 [Eyes of Azj'Aqir] (LFR · H · M) Warlock helmet
 [Helm of Bound Elements] (LFR · H · M) Shaman helmet
 [Helmet of the Highlord] (LFR · H · M) Paladin helmet
 [Hood of Enveloped Dissonance] (LFR · H · M) Monk helmet
 [Hood of Everburning Knowledge] (LFR · H · M) Mage helmet
 [Hood of the Astral Warden] (LFR · H · M) Druid helmet
 [Mask of Second Sight] (LFR · H · M) Demon hunter helmet
 [Purifier's Gorget] (LFR · H · M) Priest helmet
 [Warhelm of the Obsidian Aspect] (LFR · H · M) Warrior helmet
 [Mantle of Prestidigitation] (LFR · H · M) Cloth shoulders
 [Cloak of Temporal Recalibration] (LFR · H · M) Cloak
 [Bracers of Impossible Choices] (LFR · H · M) Leather bracers
 [Eternally Recurring Bracers] (LFR · H · M) Plate bracers
 [Belt of Celestial Alignment] (LFR · H · M) Mail belt
 [Waistplate of Fractured Realities] (LFR · H · M) Plate belt
 [Convergence of Fates] (LFR · H · M) Physical DPS trinket
 [Ephemeral Paradox] (LFR · H · M) Healer trinket


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-02-16):
    • Elisande's health has been reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
    • Cascadent Star is now cast approximately 40% more often than before on all difficulties.
    • Cascadent Star's damage has been increased by 20% on all difficulties.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-02-03): Brewmaster Monks no longer take damage from Stagger while under the effect of Time Stop.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.

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