This article is about the Alliance world boss. For the Horde world boss, see Ivus the Forest Lord (Darkshore). For the Alterac Valley summonable boss, see Ivus the Forest Lord.
HordeIvus the Decayed
Image of Ivus the Decayed
Race Ancient of war (Elemental)
Level ?? Rare Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Withering Thicket, Darkshore
Status Killable

Ivus the Decayed is an ancient of war world boss located in Darkshore when the Alliance control of the zone.

Adventure Guide

Once a staunch ally in Alterac Valley, Ivus the Forest Lord succumbed to the Horde's defilement after returning to defend Darkshore. Even in decay, with his mind twisted by dark magic, he would rather be cut down than cede even a single inch of the forest to his enemies.


Ivus the Decayed often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrified Bark when at low health.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • Hurl Blight will hit players at random.
  • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
  • Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrified. Dispatch all active Plaguelings to make Ivus end the Petrification.

Healer Alert Healers

  • Hurl Blight will hit players at random.
  • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
  • Plaguelings will channel Devour on a random player until they are dispatched.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Ivus will cast Plague Breath in your direction, leaving a Plagued Bog on the ground beneath you.
  • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
  • Plaguelings summoned while Ivus is Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation.


  • Spell shadow plaguecloud.png  Plague Breath Tank Alert — Inflicts 30 Plague damage to all enemies in a cone in front of the caster.
    • Spell festergutgas.png  Plagued Bog Deadly — You take 30 Plague damage every second you remain in the area and your movement speed is reduced by 20%.
  • Spell shadow creepingplague.png  Hurl Blight — Hurls several boulders at random enemies, inflicting 30 Plague damage to players within 3 yards of their impact.
  • Spell nature earthshock.png  Shockwave — The caster slams the ground, sending a shockwave out in front of the caster that inflicts 30 Physical damage to all players caught in its path.
  • Spell druid wildmushroom.png  Fungal Bloom Deadly — The caster spreads plague throughout the land around them, causing several fungal blooms to grow rampantly. *Standing in the blooms causes players to take 60 Plague damage.
  • Inv misc herb ancientlichenpetal.png  Petrify Important — The caster enters a petrified state and calls forth a swarm of plaguelings to fight for them. While petrified, the caster is immune to all damage. Defeating all of the plaguelings will end the petrification effect.
    • Plagueling
      • Spell shadow lifedrain02.png  Devour — Each plagueling focuses on a random target, inflicting 10 Shadow damage every second.


Item Type
 [Ancient Knot of Wisdom] Trinket
 [Forest Lord's Razorleaf] Trinket
 [Forest Protector's Shoulderguards] Azerite shoulder
 [Garments of the Forest Lord] Azerite chest
 [Gnarled Bough Gauntlets] Hands
 [Ivus' Tanglemoss Waistcord] Waist
 [Knot of Ancient Fury] Trinket
 [Petrified Ironbark Crown] Azerite helmet
 [Protector's Tangleroot Belt] Waist
 [Stoneroot Stompers] Feet
 [Warring Ancient's Mask] Azerite helmet

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