BossKirtonos the Herald
Image of Kirtonos the Herald
Gender Male
Race Undead (Undead)
Level 15-30 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Gahrron's Withering, Western Plaguelands;
Chamber of Summoning, Scholomance (formerly)
Status Active

In Western Plaguelands.

Kirtonos the Herald is an undead who can transform into a gargoyle, though this form was intended to represent a vampyr.

Long ago, he became the master of Scholomance's Doctor Theolen Krastinov. Responsible for many of the atrocities during Krastinov's rule over Scholomance, Kirtonos fed on the blood of his innocent victims. To appease his master, Doctor Krastinov had to provide the gargoyle with more and more blood.

In later days, Kirtonos was a rare visitor to Scholomance. The  [Blood of Innocents] was not easy to obtain around Caer Darrow now that most of its inhabitants were dead. Only the ghosts remained, plotting the gargoyle's demise.

He can now be seen flying in gargoyle form above Gahrron's Withering in the Western Plaguelands, where he can't attack or be attacked.


  • Spell shadow curseoftounges.png  Curse of Tongues — Forces nearby enemies to speak in Demonic, reducing their casting speed by 50% for 15 sec. Only one curse per warlock can be active on any one target.
  • Ability warrior disarm.png  Disarm — Disarms an enemy, forcing it to stop wielding its weapon for 10 sec.
  • Spell shadow shadowworddominate.png  Dominate Mind — Takes control of a humanoid enemy up to level 25 for 15 sec.
  • Spell shadow auraofdarkness.png  Kirtonos Transform — Transforms Kirtonos into the form of a vampire.
  • Spell shadow vampiricaura.png  Pierce Armor — Reduces an enemy's armor by 50% for 10 sec.
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt Volley — Hurls missiles of dark magic, inflicting Shadow damage to nearby enemies.
  • Ability warrior cleave.png  Swoop — Inflicts normal damage plus 54 to enemies in a cone in front of the caster, stunning them for 2 sec.
  • Spell nature earthbind.png  Wing Flap — Strikes enemies in a cone in front of the caster, knocking them back.


Kirtonos the Herald is an optional boss that needs to be summoned in the small alcove near The Summoning Room. There is a brazier that requires the use of the  [Blood of Innocents] (be sure no one is outside the gate at the top of the stairs when you use the blood — the gate shuts). Kirtonos will fly through the window, transform to his humanoid form, and engage you.

Tank him at the top of the stairs. He has a knockback attack and if he sends you out the window, you will zone out of the instance.

Objective of

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Notable Loot
Inv boots plate 03.png [Boots of Valor] Inv belt 12.png [Clutch of Andros]
Inv weapon shortblade 16.png [Frightalon] Inv gauntlets 09.png [Gargoyle Slashers]
Inv weapon halberd 09.png [Gravestone War Axe] Inv misc orb 03.png [Heart of the Fiend]
Inv bracer 16.png [Loomguard Armbraces] Inv shoulder 25.png [Stoneform Shoulders]
Inv boots plate 04.png [Windreaver Greaves] Inv jewelry talisman 12.png [Corruptor's Scourgestone]


Kirtonos in his gargoyle form.

On the way to the Stratholme Live side, after clearing the gate trap, you will see a sign in front of you at the fork in the road. This sign reads Kirtonos Bros. Funeral Home. It is speculated that Kirtonos once lived in Stratholme before the war.

How or if this is connected to his vampirism is unclear. Although, if he has always been a gargoyle, it probably is not connected to him. It is possible however that, being a funeral parlor, Kirtonos fed on the blood of the deceased, as his business dealt with them.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Given his title, and the person who founded Scholomance, Kirtonos was probably the herald of Kel'Thuzad.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed from Scholomance.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 60 to 43. Added above the Western Plaguelands.

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