BossMaleki the Pallid
Image of Maleki the Pallid
Gender Male
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 44 - 62 Elite
Class Mage
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Cult of the Damned
Location Eastern Plaguelands
Status Killable Wrath of the Lich King

Maleki the Pallid is a boss in Stratholme. Maleki is a mortal human adept at Frost and Shadow magic.

Adventure Guide

Maleki was among the first to join the Cult of the Damned, showing tremendous aptitude in harnessing the chill of the grave. Driven by an insatiable desire for power, the mage fervently hones his skills in dark magic to prepare for when he will be remade as a lich.


  • Spell shadow lifedrain02.png  Drain Life Magic Effect — Maleki the Pallid drains life from his current target, inflicting Shadow damage every second for 5 sec and healing himself for the amount of damage inflicted.
  • Spell frost frostarmor02.png  Frost Armor Magic Effect — Maleki the Pallid encases himself in a layer of Frost that increases armor, slows melee attackers' movement speed by 30% and increases the time between their attacks by 20%.
  • Spell frost glacier.png  Ice Tomb Magic Effect — Maleki the Pallid entombs his current target in ice, stunning them for 6 sec.
  • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt Magic Effect — Maleki the Pallid inflicts Frost damage to his current target, reducing their movement speed by 50% for 4 sec.


Maleki the Pallid is the easiest of the three Ziggurat bosses. He's a caster, so he dies pretty quickly. He’ll cast Frost Bolt and Frost Nova throughout the fight, but neither are very powerful. He casts a very nasty life drain at the primary aggro target on occasion though, this needs to be healed through or interrupted. The aim is to kill him and then destroy the Ash'ari crystal.


Notable loot


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.

It's possible that Maleki is the leader of the Thuzadin, a sect of the Cult of the Damned named after Kel'Thuzad.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 61 to 51.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Maleki the Pallid will now always drop at least one Rare item.

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