Image of Nerub'enkan
Gender Female
Race Nerubian (Undead)
Level 44 - 62 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Stratholme
Status Killable

Nerub'enkan is a Nerubian crypt fiend. She is a mini-boss of Stratholme, found on the Undead side. She protects one of the three Ziggurats that guard the entrance to the Slaughter House, where Baron Rivendare can be found.

Dungeon Journal

Nerub'enkan was a fearsome warrior during the War of the Spider. Ultimately, she succumbed to her wounds and was raised into undeath as an obedient minion of the Scourge. Now the nerubian guards a ziggurat in Stratholme as fiercely as she defended her home in life.


  • Spell shadow contagion.png  Raise Undead Scarab — Nerub'enkan raises a scarab from the dead to aid him in battle.
    • Undead Scarab — Undead Scarabs aid Nerub'enkan in battle, poisoning their targets.
      • Spell nature corrosivebreath.png  Poison poison — Undead Scarab's melee attacks have a chance to poison their current target, inflicting Nature damage every 3 seconds for 15 sec.
  • Spell shadow carrionswarm.png  Crypt Scarabs — Nerub'enkan sends several scarabs at his current target, inflicting Physical damage.
  • Spell shadow vampiricaura.png  Pierce Armor — Nerub'enkan pierces his current target, reducing their armor by 50% for 10 sec.
  • Spell nature earthbind.png  Encasing Webs — Nerub'enkan encases a player in webs, immobilizing them and increasing the time between their melee attacks by 100% for 5 sec.

Soloing difficulties

Nerub'enkan is known as the hardest hitter of the three bosses that defend Stratholme's Spirit Towers. Her raw, unmigrated damage is somewhere in the 3000s. She is immune to all stun and immobilization abilities, and has a long range attack that doesn't necessarily require her to be in line of sight with that which she is attacking. Her web ability temporaily makes that person or pet lose aggro, causing her to attack any solo-ing hunters or warlocks who may be using a pet to tank.


Notable loot
Inv weapon crossbow 04.png [Carapace Spine Crossbow] Inv pants 04.png [Chitinous Plate Legguards]
Inv shield 02.png [Husk of Nerub'enkan] Inv belt 13.png [Thuzadin Sash]
Inv shoulder 18.png [Acid-Etched Pauldrons] Inv pants 09.png [Crypt Stalker Leggings]
Inv gauntlets 31.png [Darkspinner Claws] Inv misc eye 01.png [Eye of Arachnida]
Inv boots 05.png [Fangdrip Runners]

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Stats changed.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Nerub'enkan will now always drop at least one Rare item.

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