BossKing Dred
Image of King Dred
Gender Male
Race Devilsaur (Beast)
Level 65 - 82 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Raptor Pens, Drak'Tharon Keep
Status Killable
Pet family Devilsaur

King Dred is an optional devilsaur boss in Drak'Tharon Keep, found in the Raptor Pens. Kurzel refers to him as a "raptor king" and says that he is immune to the Plague of Undeath.[1]

Adventure Guide

King Dred is a legend amongst the Drakkari. Stories tell of a troll hunting party locating a mighty beast that thrived in a habitat saturated with Scourge plague. The trolls tamed the devilsaur, believing that he alone held an antidote for the savage disease devastating their people.

Attacks & abilities

King Dred in World of Warcraft.

  • Ability backstab.png  Grievous Bite — King Dred viciously attacks a player, inflicting Physical damage and additional Physical damage every 2 sec. Grievous Bite persists until the target is fully healed. 
  • Ability druid mangle2.png  Mangling Slash — King Dred slashes a player, inflicting Physical damage and increasing the damage they take from Bleed effects by 75% for 15 sec. 
  • Ability hunter pet devilsaur.png  Fearsome Roar — King Dred unleashes a fearsome roar, reducing the damage done by all players by 125 for 8 sec. 
  • Spell shadow vampiricaura.png  Piercing Slash — King Dread pierces a player, inflicting Physical damage and reducing their armor by 75% for 10 sec. 
  • Spell shadow charm.png  Bellowing Roar — King Roar unleashes a massive roar, causing all players within 0 yards to flee in fear for 4 sec. 
  • Ability hunter pet raptor.png  Raptor Call — King Dred calls a nearby raptor to assist him. 
Drakkari Gutripper
  • Ability druid disembowel.png  Gut Rip — Drakkari Gutrippers tear at a player, reducing their stamina by 15% for 6 sec. 
Drakkari Scytheclaw
  • Ability gouge.png  Rend — Drakkari Scytheclaws rend a player, inflicting Physical damage every 3 sec. for 15 sec. 


This is an easy tank and spank fight. The healer needs to be careful of Grievous Bite. Lay on Hands is an excellent way to remove the debuff. The armor debuff combined with heavy bleed damage can be stressful on the healer. Another important factor is to either pull the adds before King Dred or to dps them once they are called by Raptor Call.

Bellowing Roar is a 35 yard range which enables healers to out range the fear altogether. Shamans can use Tremor Totem, Priests can use Fear Ward to help the tank from moving. Warrior tanks can use Berserker Rage to break the fear, and Feral druids that have specced that far can use [Berserk]. Having the healer stand at maximum range from the tank (with the tank facing the mob towards the healer) will ensure the healer never gets feared.

An alternative tactic is to have a heavy-armor dpser taunt King Dred when he emotes "King Dred raises his claws menacingly", indicating that he is about to cast his three strikes in quick succession. Often a plate-wearer (or druid in bear form) can survive these attacks so long as the boss is quickly taunted back off of them. This will spread out the damage and greatly reduce the effect of the armor reduction debuff from Piercing Slash.


Normal mode
Heroic mode

Objective of

He drops King Dred's Tooth for N [15-30D] What the Scourge Dred.

Related Achievements

Notes and trivia

Patch changes


  1. ^ N [15-30D] What the Scourge Dred

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