Image of Krosus
Gender Male
Race Doom lord (Demon)
Level ?? Boss
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Location Tomb Approach, Broken Shore; Nighthold
Status Killable

Krosus before being awakened by Gul'dan at the Tomb Approach

Krosus is a massive doom lord and the fourth boss of the Nighthold. During the battle for the Broken Shore, Krosus was summoned by Gul'dan to seemingly kill Tirion Fordring, after which he was defeated by the combined forces of the Alliance and the Horde.

Adventure Guide

This colossal doom lord, one of the largest and mightiest creatures in the armies of the Legion, was defeated at the Broken Shore through the combined might of the greatest heroes of the Horde and the Alliance. Having recovered from his wounds, Krosus emerges from the bay between the Nighthold and the Tomb of Sargeras to crush any who would oppose the Legion.


Players encounter Krosus on a broken section of bridge. Over the course of the encounter, Krosus smashes sections of the bridge, forcing players to retreat into a dwindling space. If Krosus is not defeated in time, players will be left with no foothold, and will plunge into the sea and perish.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers

  • If afflicted with Orb of Destruction, move as far away from other players as possible.
  • Catch nearby Burning Pitch to prevent Burning Embers from being summoned.
  • Do not stand near tanks during Slam.

Healer Alert Healers

  • If afflicted with Orb of Destruction, move as far away from other players as possible.
  • Catch nearby Burning Pitch to prevent Burning Embers from being summoned.
  • Do not stand near tanks during Slam.

Tank Alert Tanks

  • Catch nearby Burning Pitch to prevent Burning Embers from being summoned.
  • Stand under Krosus' fists during Slam to absorb the force of the blow.


Battle for the Broken Shore

You will know fear.


Krosus in the Nighthold

Come then! Meet your end!
Orb of Destruction
  • To ashes with you!
  • Embrace agony!
  • Everything you love will burn!
  • I'll melt away that courage!
  • I will shatter your world!
  • You will break...
  • I'll pound you to dust!
  • Watch your hopes crumble!
Killed a player
  • Will your kind never learn?
  • A life worth less than nothing.
  • Death is a gift, mortal.
Laughable! A wonder this world survived so long.
Azeroth... must... burn...
Archmage Khadgar yells: That was for Tirion Fordring, monster! Krosus may have not struck the killing blow, but he played a part in our great champion's fall.


  • Spell fire felfire.png  Searing Brand Tank Alert — Krosus periodically places a brand on his current target that inflicts 175000 Fire damage every 1 sec. for 20 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Spell fel elementaldevastation.png  Fel Beam — Krosus emits a beam of fel energy from one of his hands inflicting 2720000 to 2780000 Fire damage to all enemies within the effect.
  • Spell fire felflamestrike.png  Orb of Destruction — Krosus lobs an orb of fel energy at a target that impacts after 5 sec inflicting 3000000 Fire damage. Allies farther from the impact take less damage.
  • Spell fire felrainoffire.png  Burning Pitch — Krosus unleashes blasts of molten lava from his shoulders. Each glob of lava inflicts 733000 to 767000 Fire damage to all enemies within 3 yards upon landing. If the Burning Pitch does not impact a player a Burning Ember is formed.
    • Burning Ember
      • Spell fel firebolt.png  Felblast Interruptible — Fires a blast of felflame at a random target that inflicts 682000 to 718000 Fire damage.
      • Spell fire felflamebolt.png  Felburst Interruptible — Fires a bolt of felfire at a random target that explodes upon impact inflicting 665000 to 695000 Fire damage to all enemies within 5 yards of the detonation.
      • Spell fire felflamering.png  Accelerate Important — Krosus accelerates the decay of a random Burning Ember causing it to gain 10 energy every 1.29999995 sec.
        • Spell fire felcano.png  Burnout — Upon reaching 100 energy the Burning Ember explodes inflicting 2193750 to 2306250 Fire damage to all players.
  • Spell holy fistofjustice.png  Slam Important Tank Alert — Krosus slams his fists into the bridge creating a shockwave that inflicts 2826250 to 3123750 Physical damage to all players. Players standing under his fists take 2193750 to 2306250 Physical damage. If both fists are absorbed in this way, the damage to all other players is reduced to 1320000 to 1380000 Physical damage.
  • Spell shaman earthquake.png  Isolated Rage — Inflicts 292500 to 307500 Physical damage to all enemies every 0.5 sec. This attack is only used by Krosus whenever he is not actively engaged in melee combat.



Item Type
 [Felfire Pitch] (LFR · H · M) Fel Artifact Relic
 [Fingernail of the Fel Brute] (LFR · H · M) Iron Artifact Relic
 [Unkindled Ember] (LFR · H · M) Fire Artifact Relic
 [Architect's Coif of Despair] (LFR · H · M) Mail helmet
 [Beleron's Choker of Misery] (LFR · H · M) Necklace
 [Breastplate of the Highlord] (LFR · H · M) Paladin chest
 [Chestplate of the Obsidian Aspect] (LFR · H · M) Warrior chest
 [Doomblade Tunic] (LFR · H · M) Rogue chest
 [Dreadwyrm Breastplate] (LFR · H · M) Death knight chest
 [Eagletalon Tunic] (LFR · H · M) Hunter chest
 [Finery of Azj'Aqir] (LFR · H · M) Warlock chest
 [Purifier's Cassock] (LFR · H · M) Priest chest
 [Raiment of Shackled Elements] (LFR · H · M) Shaman chest
 [Robe of Everburning Knowledge] (LFR · H · M) Mage chest
 [Robe of the Astral Warden] (LFR · H · M) Druid chest
 [Tunic of Enveloped Dissonance] (LFR · H · M) Monk chest
 [Tunic of Second Sight] (LFR · H · M) Demon hunter chest
 [Well-Flattened Wristguards] (LFR · H · M) Leather bracers
 [Bridgebreaker Gauntlets] (LFR · H · M) Plate gloves
 [Man'ari Skullbuckled Cinch] (LFR · H · M) Cloth belt
 [Might of Krosus] (LFR · H · M) Strength DPS trinket
 [Pharamere's Forbidden Grimoire] (LFR · H · M) Caster DPS trinket



Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-06-13): Searing Brand damage reduced by 15%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.

External links

The Broken Shore The Nighthold