For Simone the Inconspicuous's pet, see Precious (wolf).
Image of Precious
Race Plague-dog (Undead)
Level 30 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Plagueworks, Icecrown Citadel
Status Killable
Pet family Hound

Precious in World of Warcraft.

Precious is one Rotface and Festergut's pet plague-dogs, along with Stinky. He is a miniboss in the Plagueworks of Icecrown Citadel.


  • Ability criticalstrike.png  Mortal Wound — A punishing blow strikes the target, reducing the effectiveness of healing spells by 10%. Lasts 15 sec, stacks 10 times
  • Spell nature purge.png  Decimate — Reduce the current health of all nearby units to 15% of their maximum health. Lasts 3 seconds, does not affect zombies
  • Spell shadow raisedead.png  Awaken Plagued Zomies — Summons 1 Plague Zombie to assist the caster. Zombies do not heal Precious when they reach it
    • Spell nature nullifydisease.png  Infected Wound — Increases the Physical damage taken by an enemy by 100 for 1 min. Stacks up to 99 times



Precious can be a shock if you pull it first. It does a Mortal Strike, stacking very quickly. The zombies are summoned each time he howls, spawning in a circle around Precious. Tanks should taunt Precious around every five stacks of Mortal Strike.

After the hound is dead, the zombies will not despawn. Players should keep kiting - using snares, paladin Holy Wrath, etc. Zombies will place a stacking debuff on any raid members they strike.

An alternative way to handle zombies is to have everyone collapse on the boss and set up an AoE kill zone.

Each zombie gives 2 reputation point per kill and Precious gives 150 points toward the Ashen Verdict.


Stinky and Precious have a mechanic which temporarily greatly increases weapon skill to ensure Mortal Wound will land. A few crits on the tank for about ~7-8k are expected and nothing to worry about.


The prize winning ribbon.

Precious cries out with a loud, baying howl!
Rotface yells: What? Precious? Noooooooooo!!!

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