For character biography, see Illysanna Ravencrest.
BossIllysanna Ravencrest
Image of Illysanna Ravencrest
Gender Female
Race Night elf (Humanoid)
Level 12-47 Elite
Resource Fury
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Grand Hall, Black Rook Hold[61.0, 59.1]
Status Killable

Illysanna Ravencrest is the second boss in Black Rook Hold.


Dungeon Journal

The daughter of Lord Ravencrest, imprisoned for millennia in the Vault of the Wardens shortly after the War of Ancients, found herself free after Maiev released the demon hunters from their prison. Returning to her ancestral home, she has sacrificed everything - including her very soul - to defend what she could not during the War of the Ancients.


Ilysanna fights players on the ground as her Fury bar builds. When it fills, she leaps into the air and unleashes deadly eye beams as she calls her risen guards to dispatch the party. Each eye beam partially depletes her Fury, and when she can no longer use eye beams to attack the party, she lands, re-engaging on the ground.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Players targeted by Dark Rush should gather together together to minimize the amount of Felblazed Ground.
  • Otherwise, players should spread to avoid Brutal Glaive bouncing to them.
  • Interrupt Risen Arcanists' Arcane Blitz.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Players targeted by Dark Rush should gather together together to minimize the amount of Felblazed Ground.
  • Otherwise, players should spread to avoid Brutal Glaive bouncing to them.
  • Vengeful Shear deals heavy damage to tanks.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Use Active Mitigation for Vengeful Shear to reduce damage and avoid the damage taken debuff.
  • Avoid Risen Vanguard's Bonecrushing Strike.


Stage 1: Vengeance

  • Spell shadow focusedpower.png  Vengeful Shear Tank Alert Important — A deadly attack shears the target, inflicting 1,755,000 Physical damage. Additionally, increases damage taken by 100% for 25 sec if the target is not using active mitigation. This effect stacks.
  • Ability demonhunter felrush.png  Dark Rush — Illysanna fixes her gaze on players. After a short time she dashes between them, inflicting 0 Physical damage and leaving a Blazing Trail in her wake.
    • Spell fire felhellfire.png  Blazing Trail — Inflicts 156,000 Fire damage every 3 sec.
  • Inv glaive 1h npc c 01.png  Brutal Glaive — Inflicts 195,000 Physical damage immediately, and 91,000 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 30 sec to a targeted player, bouncing to any other nearby players.

Stage 2: Fury

  • Ability bosskilrogg deadeye.png  Eye Beams — Fires a beam of fel power that follows a player, leaving behind patches of Felblazed Ground.
    • Spell fire felcano.png  Felblazed Ground — Inflicts 227,000 Fire damage every 1 sec. to any players inside Felblazed Ground.
  • Risen Vanguard
    • Ability titankeeper titanicsmash.png  Bonecrushing Strike Tank Alert — Inflicts 273,000 Physical damage and stuns all players in a cone in front of the Vanguard for 4 sec.
  • Risen Arcanist
    • Spell arcane blast.png  Arcane Blitz Interruptible — Inflicts 260,000 Arcane damage and increases the caster's damage done by 50% for 10 sec. This effect stacks.


Item Type
 [Ravencrest's Wrath] (H · M) Fire artifact relic
 [Snapped Emerald Pendant] (H · M) Life artifact relic
 [Soulstarve Hood] (H · M) Leather helmet
 [Cloak of Unwavering Loyalty] (H · M) Cloak
 [Ravencrest Bonecrush Gauntlets] (H · M) Plate gloves
 [Soul-Torn Fury Cinch] (H · M) Mail belt
 [Slippers of Heedless Sacrifice] (H · M) Cloth boots
 [Ring of Contempt] (H · M) Ring
 [Ember of Nullification] (H · M) Tank trinket

Related Achievements


Latosius says: Invaders have breached the passage into the crypts. Illysanna, you must hold them here.
Latosius says: We have much to lose - your father's life, most of all.
Illysanna Ravencrest says: You need not worry. I will not fail, Latosius.
Illysanna Ravencrest says: Men! The invaders come for us. Do not let me pass! For Kalimdor!
We will bury you here, fools.
Vengeful Shear
You can not escape.
Dark Rush
The hunt is eternal...
Phase 2
Guards! Hold them off!
Eye Beams
I will burn you alive!
Killed a player
  • Neutralized.
  • Fall before me!


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