For the original version of the encounter, see Hex Lord Malacrass (BC Classic).
BossHex Lord Malacrass
Image of Hex Lord Malacrass
Gender Male
Race Forest troll (Humanoid)
Level 37 Elite
Class Witch doctor
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Amani tribe
Occupation Hexer
Location Zul'Aman
Status Killable
Animal Bosses



Final Bosses

Hex Lord Malacrass


Zul'Aman loot
Timed Event

Hex Lord Malacrass is a boss in Zul'Aman. He is the fifth boss of the instance and is located inside the temple on the east end.


Adventure Guide

Rumored to be the most feared witch doctor of the Amani tribe in decades, Hex Lord Malacrass has done the unthinkable and sealed the essences of several mighty troll animal gods in their strongest champions ... keeping the darkest one for himself.

Objective of

Attacks and abilities

Servants of Malacrass

Hex Lord Malacrass is accompanied by two of four possible servants.

  • Alyson Antille — A blood elf Holy priest.
    • Spell shadow teleport.png  Arcane Torrent — Alyson silences all players within 8 yards for 2 sec.
    • Spell holy flashheal.png  Flash Heal Interruptible — Alyson calls upon Holy magic to heal an ally for 277500 to 322500 (+ 42.9% of Spell power).
    • Spell holy holysmite.png  Empowered Smite Interruptible — Alyson smites a random player, inflicting 9500 to 10500 Holy damage.
  • Slither — A serpent.
    • Spell nature corrosivebreath.png  Venom Spit Interruptible poison — Slither spits poison at a random player, inflicting 7000 to 9000 Nature damage, then an additional 4625 to 5375 damage every 1 second for 5 sec.
  • Gazakroth — An imp.
    • Spell fire firebolt.png  Firebolt — Gazakroth shoots a bolt of flame at a player, inflicting 5655 to 6345 Fire damage.
  • Darkheart — A wraith.
    • Spell shadow psychicscream.png  Psychic Wail — Darkheart lets out a psychic scream, inflicting 11781 to 13218 Shadow damage and causing all nearby players to flee for 3 sec.
    • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Wail of Souls Interruptible — Darkheart inflicts 4250 to 5750 Shadow damage to all players within 0 yards.

Hex Lord Malacrass

  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Spirit Bolts — Malacrass channels a powerful barrage of spirit bolts, inflicting 3000 Shadow damage to nearby players every 0.5 second.
  • Spell shadow shadowembrace.png  Drain Power — Malacrass drains the power out of all nearby players, increasing his damage done by 5%. This effect stacks.
  • Spell shadow soulleech 2.png  Siphon Soul — Malacrass draws the soul of a random player, granting him the powers of their class for 30 sec.
Death Knight
  • Spell deathknight empowerruneblade.png  Plague Strike — Malacrass executes a vicious strike that inflicts 100% weapon damage plus 500 and infects the target with Blood Plague, a disease dealing Shadow damage over time.
    • Spell deathknight bloodplague.png  Blood Plague — Malacrass' Plague Strike causes a disease that deals 9425 to 10575 Shadow damage every 3 sec. for 12 sec.
  • Spell shadow deathanddecay.png  Death and Decay — Malacrass inflicts 15000 Shadow damage every 2 sec to all players in the affected 0 yard radius area for 10 sec.
  • Spell shadow deathsembrace.png  Blood Worms — Malacrass infects a random target with Blood Worms, causing worms to emerge from the infected player's location. These worms move towards Malacrass and heal him for 3% of his maximum health when they reach him.
    • Blood Worm — These worms move towards Malacrass and heal him for 3% of his maximum health when they reach him.
  • Ability druid typhoon.png  Typhoon — Malacrass summons a violent Typhoon that inflicts 23125 to 26875 Nature damage when in contact with enemies and knocks them back.
  • Spell nature starfall.png  Moonfire Magic Effect — Malacrass burns a random enemy for 13875 to 16125 Arcane damage and inflicts 9000 additional damage every 3 seconds for 12 sec.
  • Inv misc herb felblossom.png  Lifebloom Magic Effect — Malacrass casts Lifebloom, healing himself for 4713 to 5287 every second and then 10% of his maximum life after 7 sec.
  • Spell fire selfdestruct.png  Explosive Trap Magic Effect — Malacrass places a fire trap that explodes when an enemy approaches, causing 21875 to 28125 Fire damage and burning all enemies within 0 yards for 40000 additional Fire damage over 10 sec.
  • Spell frost chainsofice.png  Freezing Trap Magic Effect — Malacrass places a frost trap that freezes and stuns all enemies within 7 yards for 10 sec. The trap triggers when an enemy approaches.
  • Ability hunter snaketrap.png  Snake Trap — Malacrass places a trap that releases several venomous Amani Snakes when an enemy approaches.
    • Amani Snake — Some Amani Snakes possess poison.
      • Ability poisonsting.png  Crippling Poison Poison — The snake poisons a random player, reducing their movement speed by 50% for 12 sec.
      • Spell nature nullifydisease.png  Mind-numbing Poison Poison — The snake poisons a random player, reducing their casting speed by 30% for 12 sec.
  • Spell frost frostnova.png  Frost Nova Magic Effect — Malacrass inflicts 11310 to 12690 Frost damage to all enemies, immobilizing them and increasing their Frost damage taken by 50% for up to 5 sec.
  • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt Interruptible — Malacrass inflicts 11310 to 12690 Frost damage to a random enemy and reduces their movement speed by 50% for 4 sec.
  • Spell frost frostblast.png  Ice Lance — Malacrass inflicts 17500 to 22500 (+ 14.3% of Spell power) Frost damage on a random enemy.
  • Spell holy avenginewrath.png  Avenging Wrath — Malacrass increases all damage he inflicts by 50% for 10 sec.
  • Spell holy innerfire.png  Consecration — Malacrass consecrates the land beneath him, inflicting 15000 Holy damage every 2 seconds to enemies who enter the 0 yard area.
  • Spell holy holybolt.png  Holy Light Interruptible — Malacrass calls upon Holy magic to heal himself or an ally for 20% of the target's maximum health.
  • Spell holy flashheal.png  Flash Heal Interruptible — Malacrass calls upon Holy magic to heal himself or an ally for 20% of their maximum health.
  • Spell shadow psychicscream.png  Psychic Scream Magic Effect — Malacrass lets out a psychic scream, causing nearby enemies within 40 yards to flee for 4 sec.
  • Priest spell leapoffaith a.png  Leap of Faith — Malacrass pulls the spirit of a random friendly target to him, instantly moving them to his side.
  • Spell shadow shadowwordpain.png  Shadow Word: Pain Magic Effect — Malacrass utters a word of darkness at a random enemy, inflicting 12000 Shadow damage every 2 seconds for 18 sec.
  • Ability rogue smoke.png  Smoke Bomb — Malacrass hurls a 0 yard radius smoke bomb onto the ground, immediately inflicting 23125 to 26875 damage and reducing the chance to hit by 75% for players who stand in it. The smoke cloud lasts 10 sec.
  • Inv misc herb 16.png  Wound Poison — Malacrass poisons his current target, inflicting 7540 to 8460 Nature damage and reducing all healing dealt to them by 5% for 15 sec. This effect stacks up to 5 times.
  • Ability rogue slicedice.png  Slice and Dice — This maneuver increases Malacrass' attack speed by 50% for 40 sec.
  • Spell nature chainlightning.png  Chain Lightning Interruptible — Malacrass strikes an enemy with a lightning bolt, inflicting 18500 to 21500 Nature damage then arcing to other nearby enemies. The spell affects up to 3 targets, and each successive target takes 50% less damage.
  • Spell fire sealoffire.png  Fire Nova Totem — Malacrass summons a Fire Nova Totem. Unless it is destroyed within 5 seconds, the totem inflicts 47125 to 52875 Fire damage to enemies within 0 yards.
  • Spell nature magicimmunity.png  Healing Wave Interruptible — Malacrass calls upon Nature magic to heal himself or an ally for 20% of their maximum health.
  • Spell shadow auraofdarkness.png  Bane of Doom curse — Malacrass curses a random target with impending doom, inflicting 46250 to 53750 (+ 200% of Spell power) Shadow damage after 30 sec.
  • Spell shadow unstableaffliction 3.png  Unstable Affliction Magic Effect — Malacrass' Shadow energy slowly destroys a random player, inflicting 30000 Shadow damage over 10 sec. If a player dispels Unstable Affliction, it inflicts 4625 to 5375 Shadow damage to the dispeller and silences them for 4 sec.
  • Spell shadow rainoffire.png  Rain of Fire — Malacrass calls down a molten rain on the location of a random player, burning all enemies in a 0 yard radius area for 13875 to 16125 Fire damage every 2 seconds for 10 sec.
  • Ability warrior savageblow.png  Mortal Strike — Malacrass inflicts 150% of his normal melee attack on his current target and leaves them wounded, reducing the effectiveness of any healing dealt to the target by 50% for 5 sec.
  • Ability warrior shieldreflection.png  Spell Reflection — Malacrass reflects the next 2 spells cast upon him for 5 sec.
  • Ability heroicleap.png  Heroic Leap — Malacrass leaps through the air at a random player and slams down on all enemies within 5 yards of the target, inflicting 125% of a normal melee attack and stunning them for 2 sec.
  • Ability monk risingsunkick.png  Rising Sun Kick — Malacrass kicks upwards, dealing 150% of his normal melee attack as damage, and increasing damage taken by his target by 25% for 15 sec.
  • Ability monk healthsphere.png  Hex Sphere — Malacrass forms a sphere of dark energy on the ground near him that last for 30 sec, dealing 41625 to 48375 Shadow damage to enemies that touch it.
  • Ability monk renewingmists.png  Renewing Mist — Malacrass channels healing energy into himself, healing him for 46250 to 53750 every 3 sec for 15 sec.


Hex Lord Malacrass spawns with two random adds. Your party should kill any adds it cannot reliably crowd-control for the duration of the encounter. Malacrass will alternate between channeling his Spirit Bolts ability, dealing a moderate amount of damage to the entire group, and casting Siphon Soul every 30 seconds.

It is important to be aware of classes that grant Malacrass a healing ability (Death Knights are the most commonly overlooked) as the fight can become increasingly difficult to heal if allowed to drag on too long. While Malacrass does not gain a stacking damage buff like in the original the AOE damage of his abilities can become very taxing on healer mana.



Da shadow gonna fall on you...
Death of an add
  • Dat no bodda me.
  • It not gonna make no difference.
  • You gonna die worse dan him.
Casts Spirit Bolts
Your soul gonna bleed!
Soul Siphon
Your will belong ta me now!
Killing a player
  • Dis a nightmare ya don' wake up from!
  • Azzaga choogo zinn!
Dis not... da end of me...


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • As the C'Thrax Kith'ix is buried under Zul'Aman and was once thought to be a loa, Kith'ix may be the source of the darker essence that Malacrass bound within himself.
    • It is also possible that Malacrass' "loa" was related to the Burning Legion due to his warlock-like garb, the expansion's theme, and unused sound files related to demon summoning.[citation needed] 


  • While using Siphon Soul on a priest, Hex Lord Malacrass will sometimes attempt to cast [Leap of Faith] on a dead target, including the trash mobs players kill before his encounter.

Malacrass in Hearthstone.

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

In the Hearthstone expansion Rastakhan's Rumble, Malacrass serves as the champion of Jan'alai's Dragonhawks, a fire-obsessed team of troll mages, and appears as a legendary mage card. His flavor text reads: "Extremely awkward cousin of Hex Lord Malaclass."


  • He was initially named Hexxlord Jin'zakk before the release of the raid.[1]

Patch changes


  1. ^ Miguel Lopez 2007-07-11. World of Warcraft: A Look at Zul'Aman (PC) 2. GameSpy. Retrieved on 2009-09-18.

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