Image of Razelikh
Gender Male
Race Nathrezim (Demon)
Level 15-30 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion
Occupation Overseer of demonic activity in the Blasted Lands
Location Blasted Lands; Fel Hammer
Status Alive, sharing a body with Loramus
Relative(s) Felcular (champion)

Razelikh the Defiler (whose true name is Rakh'likh)[1] is a dreadlord who served as Lord Kazzak's most fearsome lieutenant during the Third War. After the demons retreated to the Blasted Lands, he was instructed to secure the land and ultimately succeeded when he united the Shadow Council.[2]


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Rakh'likh the Defiler

Loramus with Razelikh in his body

Besides being served by the death knight Ilifar and Felcular, Razelikh was protected by a triad composed by Grol the Destroyer, Lady Sevine, and Archmage Allistarj of the Shadowsworn. In exchange for their servitude, Razelikh granted each of them nearly unlimited power within the Blasted Lands. Each of Razelikh's underlings wore a third of an amulet of Razelikh's creation around their neck. The very same amulet was needed to summon the archdemon. The amulet pieces were each attuned to the lifeforce of their owner, granting them immortality. As long as they remained within the Blasted Lands, they couldn't be slain, their life spans extended until the end of days.

There was only one way to harm the demon lord and his minions. A weapon of power had to be forged bearing his true name: Rakh'likh. When such a weapon is forged, the demon and all under his command are vulnerable.

Razelikh's lair was atop the highest mountain in the Blasted Lands: the Rise of the Defiler. The only way to reach his lair is through the use of the teleport runes near the base of the mountain. Only by holding the amulet can one be transported to the peak.

The perilous journey took adventurers from the Blasted Lands to Azshara and Stranglethorn Vale before returning them to the Blasted Lands for the final battle.


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Though his servants were slain, Razelikh remained at large. The demon hunter Loramus sought to put an end to Razelikh but was slain by Grol the Destroyer, one of Razelikh's fallen servants.[3][4] Adventures later revived and empowered Loramus, and the two united to battle against Razelikh. During the fight, Loramus sacrificed his own life in order to help trap Razelikh's soul, claiming he would battle Razelikh in the next world.[5]


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Loramus in Razelikh's body, imprisoned aboard the Fel Hammer.

The  [Stone Knife of Sealing] that Loramus and Razelikh were trapped in was eventually destroyed. Razelikh's body reformed within the Twisting Nether, but with both his and Loramus's souls trapped inside it, entwined in eternal conflict until they were summoned to Azeroth by the Burning Legion. Taking control of Razelikh's body, Loramus joined the Illidari on the Fel Hammer. Knowing how tenuous his hold on the dreadlord's body is, Loramus remains bound in a magical prison so that when Razelikh periodically wrests control, he can do little more than threaten the Illidari.[6]

At one point, the Illidari forces battled Razelikh's soul to temper their weapons.[7]

Attacks and abilities

  • Melee swing: deals about 250 physical damage (before armor reduction).
  • Inv shield 01.png  Decimate — Reduces a target's chance to block by 70% for 30 sec.
  • Spell fire windsofwoe.png  Flames of Chaos — 4.26 sec cast, 10 yard range AOE knockback (announced by Let the flames of chaos engulf you!)
  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Frenzy — Increases the caster's attack speed and the Physical damage it deals for 2 min.
  • Spell shadow manaburn.png  Mana Burn — Hits nearby enemies with anti-mana bolts. For each point of mana consumed from a target, that target takes 0.5 damage.
  • Ability warrior cleave.png  Strong Cleave — Inflicts normal damage plus 55 to an enemy and its nearest allies, affecting up to 5 targets and increasing the time between their attacks by 33% for 10 sec.

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Main article: You Are Rakh'likh, Demon#Notes

Notable drops


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The battle is done single at the level quest without particular tactics.

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He was previously level 57 elite.

He was immune to all debuffs/stuns, to all paladin judgements, warlocks DoTs (all curses, [Corruption]), [Banish], [Fear], and also shadow and fire damage. The debuffs from the Enchanted Azsharite Felbane weapons didn't appear to affect him, just his minions.

During combat, Rakh'likh summons one of his minions, a Death Knight, then later his champion, a felguard. Between the two, he will do a powerful knockback which have the nasty habit of knocking the tank off the mountain. It has a five-second cast, so run away while he's charging up. If not, a quick charge can save your life. Pets are immune to the knockback, but a tank must prepare. Either the full length of the plateau (so the tank lands still on the plateau), or where there is a solid wall behind him to stop the flight. There are two common strategies to avoid him knocking the tank off the mountain which occurs at 50% health. (In addition to potentially wiping the group, can cause the tank to miss being able to loot the  [Severed Horn of the Defiler] if he gets knocked far enough away). First, there is a ledge below the top with the "Rune of Return" on it(It teleports you to [44,9, 55,3]. If you can pull Razelikh to that ledge, the tank can place his back against the wall, negating the knockback. Secondly, when Razelikh is about to perform his knockback, he shout "Let the flames of chaos engulf you!". At this point, all melee can simply run out of range of the channeled knockback and avoid it completely.

In the RPG

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Raze’likh the Defiler. Raze’likh is a powerful dreadlord who has claimed the Blasted Lands as his seat, and he steadily expands his influence, corrupting some of the Horde and Alliance’s best or turning them into monsters under his control. His enforcers are Allistarj, Sevine, and Grol.

Raze’likh’s most dangerous power is his ability to bind the souls of the fallen to a crystal, through some wicked spell of unknown origins. This grants the person — or rather, the body — bound to the crystal near immortality, but a complete lack of free will. Raze’likh has used this to begin creating an army of nigh-invulnerable guardians for his areas of interest, including the Dark Portal.[8]



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.



Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Rakh'likh can be summoned without a cooldown.

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