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Image of Nalak
Title <The Storm Lord>
Race Cloud Serpent (Beast)
Level ?? Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Foot of Lei Shen, Isle of Thunder [60.3, 37.4]VZ-Isle of Thunder-t1Blip
Status Deceased (lore), Killable (WoW)
Relative(s) Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent (descendant)
Pet family Serpent

Nalak is a cloud serpent world boss found on the Isle of Thunder on Pandaria. Nalak was the thundering cobalt cloud serpent, allegedly a demigod,[1] that served the Thunder King as guardian of the entrance to the Throne of Thunder. After being revived by Shan Bu, he was slain by adventurers before they entered the Thunder King's palace.


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The rise of the Thunder King is accompanied by the emergence of frightful new creatures too willful to dwell inside a dungeon. Successfully dominating Lei Shen’s isle unearths Nalak, the Storm Lord, near the Throne of Thunder.

Adventure Guide[]

When Lei Shen discovered a rare clutch of thundering cloud serpents, he was awed, and set to subjugating them. The largest hatchling fiercely resisted, and when Lei Shen visited the handling pens, he laughed mightily at the charred mogu that lined the walls. He took the hatchling for his own, and for its obedience, granted it power over the storms and the sky. For thousands of years following the death of the Thunder King, Nalak has guarded the walls of his hidden citadel, awaiting his return.


  • Spell nature wispsplode Arc Nova Deadly — A pulse of electric energy inflicts 350000 Nature damage to players within 35 yards and knocks them back.
  • Spell nature lightningoverload Lightning Tether Important — Nalak tethers several players to him, inflicting 10000 Nature damage every 1 sec. and an additional 20000 Nature damage if they are greater than 30 yards from Nalak. Lasts 15 sec.
  • Spell nature lightningshield Static Shield — Jolts of power surrounding Nalak inflict 20000 Nature damage every 1 sec. to a random player.
  • Spell shaman thunderstorm Stormcloud — Nalak places storm clouds above several players, which inflict 50000 Nature damage every 3 sec. to all players within 10 yards for 30 sec.


Nalak only requires one tank. Those afflicted with Lightning Tether will take more damage the further they are away from Nalak and should move closer to the boss to avoid large amounts of damage. Static Shield will periodically hurt the DPS or tank and must be healed through. When the boss afflicts players with Stormcloud, any players around them will receive damage from the lightning. The raid should be spread out to minimize damage from Stormcloud. Arc Nova is Nalak's strongest move and will kill anyone in close proximity. The graphic for the spell is an easily noticeable circle of lightning underneath Nalak and players should have ample time to get away.




I am born of thunder!
Can you feel a chill wind blow? The storm is coming...
Arc Nova
The clouds arc with vengeance!
The air crackles with anger!
Killed a Player
The sky weeps for your demise!
I am but...the darkness...before the storm...


The term Nalak means something in either the Titan tongue or Mogu language, probably "Serpent."[2]



Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.2 (2022-11-15): Pet family changed from Serpent to Lesser Dragonkin.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now tamable.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2014-04-07): All world bosses in Mists of Pandaria are no longer tap-to-faction. Players from both factions that engage the world boss at the same time are now eligible for loot.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-19): Fixed an issue where some players may not receive loot after defeating Nalak.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-15): Players of both factions are now eligible to receive loot from Nalak when at least one of the factions has fully unlocked the Isle of Thunder.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-11): Players visiting a different realm are no longer eligible to receive loot from Oondasta or Nalak, The Storm Lord. A forum thread discussing the reasoning for this change have been created.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Added.


Nalak is voiced by Chris Metzen.


  1. ^ N [90] Spirit of the Storm Lord
  2. ^ Dave Kosak on Twitter (2013-08-19).​ “The root word "Nalak" means something in either the Titan tongue or Mogu language. Probably "Serpent."”

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