For the Nazjatar naga, see Commander Kresh.
Image of Kresh
Gender Male
Race Turtle (Beast)
Level 8-30 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Wailing Caverns
Status Killable
Pet family Turtle

Kresh is a turtle that wanders along the river near the beginning of the Wailing Caverns instance. Kresh is tameable by hunters.


Oddly, the turtles that inhabit the Wailing Caverns were not affected by Naralex's nightmare. Oblivious to the evil around him, the ancient tortoise Kresh wanders the caverns living his life normally.

Dungeon Journal

An ancient resident of the Wailing Caverns, this giant turtle wanders the underground caves, his resilient mind unaffected by Naralex's relentless nightmares. Don't be fooled by his happy disposition; Kresh has thwarted many adventurers who longed to steal his massive shell.


  • Inv misc bone 09.png  Crushing Bite — Bites at an enemy's armor, reducing it by 10% for 20 sec.


Hunters may enjoy taming Kresh for these reasons:

  • He was the only low level turtle besides Ghamoo-Ra (below level 45 or so) who knew the [Shell Shield] pet ability. Since Patch 3.0.2, all tamed turtles have this ability.
  • He makes an excellent tank pet due to [Shell Shield] and his high armor rating, like any turtle pet.


Notable Loot
Inv shield 18.png [Kresh's Back] Inv shield 21.png [Worn Turtle Shell Shield]
Inv misc necklacea1.png [Hematite Tortoise Pendant]


Kresh has sometimes the problem of, during his path, bugging and going in a rock. This can be prevented if the party kills him as fast as it can, such as on their way to Cobrahn. Most times if Kresh gets in the rock he will come out, but his path become irremediably bugged, going more frequently into walls and rock and become unattackable, but not sure if untargetable.

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

Kresh appears as a legendary Warrior minion in the Wailing Caverns mini-set for Hearthstone, with the title "Lord of Turtling". His flavor text reads: "Never should have flushed him."

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