God of Tigers|
Loa of Tigers
Lord of Beasts
King of Cats
The Prey's Doom
Doom of no Predator
Centuries ago, Kimbul's temple in Vol'dun on Zandalar was attacked by a naga army led by Summoner Mepjila and Kimbul arrived too late to save his Zandalari followers from death. He hunted the remaining naga down to the last and none escaped his wrath, but as he killed the naga leader she cast a spell that cursed the souls of Kimbul's followers into unending torment. Until their souls were freed, Kimbul could not accept new followers for honor would not allow it. He took a powerful artifact known as the Ring of Tides as his trophy from the battle with Mepjila.
Kimbul was summoned by the Sandfury tribe at Zul'Farrak so they could sacrifice their prisoners - Aramar Thorne, Makasa Flintwill, Taryndrella, Hackle, and Murky - to him. However, Kimbul showed respect to Makasa and Hackle for they were predators and not prey, and he was the Prey's Doom. Bowing to them as fellows, Kimbul told them that they had nothing to fear from him and vanished.
Battle for Azeroth
Kimbul can be found at the Temple of Kimbul in Vol'dun. The naga once more attacked Kimbul's territory, searching for the that they had lost there during their battle with Kimbul long ago. Seeking his help against the naga threat, the tortollan Tortaka tribe spoke to Kimbul at his temple. Before he could help, Kimbul tasked an adventurer with entering the Veil where his cursed followers continued to fight for eternity and slaying Mepjila's spirit to break her spell. With his followers at peace, Kimbul moved to protect the Tortaka tribe from the naga with the adventurer as his avatar. Afterward, he accepted the Tortaka as his followers.
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Temple of Kimbul||121 (Elite)||4,336,100|
|Aspect of Kimbul||120 (Elite)||5,979,483|
|Loa's Sanctum||122 (Elite)|
- Main article: Offering for the Loa#Notes
- Main article: The Curse of Mepjila#Notes
- Main article: Wrath of the Tiger#Notes
- My eyes are upon you.
- You are welcome here.
- You have my attention.
- Go with honor.
- May the wind be at your back.
- Strength and virtue.
Tales of the Loa
Kimbul be fierce, Kimbul be quick.
His claws be sharp much like his wit.
Kimbul prowls, he will endure.
His focus locked, his footing sure.
Suffer fools - Kimbul does not,
His mind be strong, his temper hot.
Once ya earn dis loa's trust,
His force be yours, his will be just.
He accepts only de best.
If ya got what it takes, be put to da test!
Notes and trivia
- Kimbul is described in Traveler as a massive, muscular jungle cat with black fur and even blacker stripes, though his model in Battle for Azeroth is red and orange. He is not the first loa to have changed colors; Shadra was red in classic World of Warcraft and then black in Cataclysm.
- After Zekhan saves Queen Talanji from a poisoner in Shadows Rising, Rokhan compliments him for having "the reflexes of Kimbul".
- During the Battle for Azeroth beta, Vunanju was described as a disgraced servant of Kimbul.
- In Hearthstone, Shirvallah's design is based on Kimbul's right down to details like the scar over his eye.
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Added.
- ^ a b c d e f Tablet of Theka
- ^ a b Traveler: The Spiral Path, pg. 331
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- ^ Conclave of the Chosen
- ^ Shadows Rising, pg. 31: “Ya did good, boy. Those be the reflexes of Kimbul.”
- ^ Elizabeth Harper 2020-02-07. Read an excerpt of Shadowlands prequel novel Shadows Rising, featuring Zappy Boi. Blizzard Watch. Retrieved on 2020-08-02. ““Ya did good, boy. Those be the reflexes of Sin’Dall.””