For character biography, see High Sage Viryx.
BossHigh Sage Viryx
Image of High Sage Viryx
Gender Female
Race Arakkoa (Humanoid)
Level 30-40 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Adherents of Rukhmar
Location Skyreach
Status Killable
Relative(s) Iskar (former clutch-brother)

High Sage Viryx


High Sage Viryx is the final Boss of Skyreach in Spires of Arak.

Adventure Guide

High Sage Viryx has dedicated her rule wholly to harnessing Apexis artifacts in service of Rukhmar's will. At last, thanks to the completion of the massive crystal superweapon that focuses the sun's energy to destroy their enemies, it is time for the arakkoa to claim their rightful place as rulers of Draenor.


High Sage Viryx calls down the powerful arakkoa focusing lens to scorch the ground beneath his foes, as Shield Constructs enter to protect their master.

Dps icon.png Damage Dealers

  • Defeat Zealots quickly before they can Cast Down by dropping them off the edge of Skyreach.
  • Defeat Shield Constructs, which protect Viryx with Shielding while they live.
  • Move away from Lens Flare and avoid leading the destructive beam through your allies.

Healer icon.png Healers

  • Move away from Lens Flare and avoid leading the destructive beam through your allies.

Tank icon.png Tanks

  • Shield Constructs prevent all damage to High Justicar Viryx via Shielding until they are dispatched.
  • Interrupt High Sage Viryx's Solar Burst to prevent significant damage.


  • Ability skyreach castdown.png  Cast Down Deadly Damage Dealer Alert — High Sage Viryx summons a Solar Zealot to grab a player and throw them over the balcony.
  • Ability skyreach lens flare.png  Lens Flare Important — The caster calls down a beam of intensely focused sunlight to follow a randomly chosen target. The beam will slowly trail the victim for a short while, causing the ground in its wake to burn all enemies for 15000 Fire damage every second.
  • Ability skyreach solar burst.png  Solar Burst Interruptible — Inflicts 46250 to 53750 Fire damage to an enemy.
  • Ability vehicle shellshieldgenerator.png  Shielding Important — The Arakkoa Shield Construct extends a shield over High Sage Viryx, preventing 99% damage from all sources.


Cast Down is Viryx's most deadly ability, summoning an adherent to pick up a random party member and drop them off the edge of the balcony similar to the Lich King's Summoned Valkyr. Lens Flare will create a large patch of fire under one of the party members. Positioning is important because if the party stacks too close to the center of the arena, it will be much harder to dodge Lens Flare, but if they stack too far apart or close to the edge, it will be harder to save players from being dropped. Viryx should be tanked close to the entrance to keep a good distance between the cliff and the melee.

Viryx will also summon Shield Constructs which spawn at the entrance to the arena. They must be killed quickly and their shield ability interrupted. If the party is going for  [Monomania], the constructs can be safely cc'd by anything that affects mechanical targets. A hunter's freezing trap is especially effective.


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Related Achievements


We will cast you down like the mongrels you are!
Cast Down
Cast them down, let the scavengers below feed on their pulp!
Lens Flare
Behold the might of the Arakkoa!
Servants, protect your master!
Killed a player
  • You are unfit to rise to this height, return to your filth below!
  • What funny little birds, you have no wings!
As long as we rule the skies you will always be beneath us!
We will always... soar...


Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-11-17): High Sage Viryx should now award Valor to players when defeated on Mythic difficulty.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.

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