For other uses, see Overlord (disambiguation).
BossOverlord Wyrmthalak
Image of Overlord Wyrmthalak
Race Dragonspawn (Dragonkin)
Level 20-30 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) General Drakkisath, Black dragonflight, Bloodaxe Legion[1]
Location Lower Blackrock Spire
Status Killable
Lower Blackrock Spire

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Overlord Wyrmthalak




Overlord Wyrmthalak is the overlord and taskmaster of the lesser city of the Blackrock citadel. He receives his commands from General Drakkisath.

Adventure Guide

The black dragonspawn Wyrmthalak oversees the lower spire's forces as they prepare for their assault against the dwarves. He has no love for the false Horde or its brutish members, and he will sacrifice any number of Blackhand's minions to protect his master, Nefarian.


  • Ability warrior cleave.png  Cleave — Inflicts 110% of normal melee damage to an enemy and its nearest allies, affecting up to 3 targets in a 180 degree arc.
  • Ability warrior warcry.png  Demoralizing Shout — Reduces the melee attack power of nearby enemies for 30 sec.
  • Ability devour.png  Sweeping Slam — Inflicts normal damage plus 50 to enemies in a cone in front of the caster, knocking them back.
  • The Overlord's Defense — When Overlord Wyrmthalak reaches 50% remaining health, he calls for two of his guards to defend him in battle.

Spirestone Warlord

  • Ability warrior battleshout.png  Empower Will — Spirestone Warlords empower their allies, dispelling Polymorph, Charm and Incapacitate from them.
  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Frenzy — Spirestone Wardlord enter a frenzy, increasing their attack speed for 2 min.

Smolderthorn Berserker

  • Ability warrior savageblow.png  Mortal Strike — Smolderthorn Berserkers mortally wound a player, inflicting Physical damage and reducing the effectiveness of all healing received by 50% for 5 sec.
  • Ability rogue ambush.png  Strike — Smolderthorn Berserkers strike a player, inflicting Physical damage.

Bloodaxe Veteran

  • Ability kick.png  Snap Kick — Bloodaxe Veterans kick a player, inflicting Physical damage and stunning them for 2 sec.
  • Inv gauntlets 04.png  Pummel — Bloodaxe Veterans pummel a player, inflicting Physical damage and interrupting their spell being cast for 4 sec.


Wyrmthalak is a relatively simple fight. He performs a knockback so it is best to tank him against the wall behind him. Melee DPS should stand behind Wyrmthalak to avoid the Cleave and Slam abilities. When he reaches around 50% health, two random choices of a Spirestone Warlord, Smolderthorn Berserker, or Bloodaxe Veteran will run up the ramp to assist him. They will need to be controlled or off-tanked to prevent them from attacking casters.

If you can kill Wyrmthalak fast enough, move back to the wall behind where Wyrmthalak was initially standing. The two mobs that show up to help, which if Wyrmthalak is already dead, will just stand there and do nothing and you won't aggro them.

Wyrmthalak is soloable with most level 70 classes.



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Patch changes


  1. ^ N [60D] Seal of Ascension

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