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For the original incarnation of the encounter, see Renataki (Classic).
Image of Renataki
Gender Male
Race Ghost (Undead)
Level 87 Elite
Class Rogue
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Edge of Madness; Zul'Gurub
Status Killable

Renataki, of the Thousand Blades, is a ghost boss summoned in Zul'Gurub.


"Pain is his lifeblood. Fear, his ally. May he one day return and bring joyous bloodshed with him."

Adventure Guide

Among the hateful spirits in the Cache of Madness are Gri'lek, a Dire troll stripped of his regenerative abilities by the loa; Renataki, an infamous and sadistic warrior; Hazza'rah, a seer tormented by dire future visions; and Wushoolay, a mighty combatant bristling with the powers of the storms.


  • Ability rogue dualweild.png  Deadly Poison poison — Renataki poisons his current target, inflicting 750 Nature damage every 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 20 times. 
  • Ability vanish.png  Vanish — Renataki vanishes into the shadows. He then reappears and performs an Ambush on a random player. 
    • Ability rogue ambush.png  Ambush — Renataki strikes from the shadows at a random player, inflicting 90% of their maximum health as Physical damage and stunning them for 2 sec. 
  • Ability gouge.png  Thousand Blades Important — Renataki spins around, wildly throwing blades and charging at random players. While spinning, he hurls blades in all directions. These blades inflict up to 16000 Physical damage on all players every second for 6 seconds. Damage is reduced the further the player is from Renataki. 
  • Spell shadow unholyfrenzy.png  Frenzy — At 30% remaining health, Renataki enters a frenzy. This increases his attack speed by 60% for 2 min. 


Renataki is a rogue, one of several bosses which can spawn during the Cache of Madness event within Zul'Gurub. His special ability is to use [Vanish] and he will randomly appear and ambush someone which can do quite a bit of damage. He is not that hard of a boss, just throw a few rogues on him and have them tank him and you can DPS him down. His vanish will not break on dots.

It can break now and then on AoE damage (also by warrior's casting [Demoralizing Shout]) and bring him out of stealth, so it might be a good idea to huddle up the caster group with an OT and have the mages and other AoE capable stand at the edges to try and make him visible again before an ambush from him, which usually kills a cloth wearer, and then let the OT pick up the aggro and bring it back to the melee group. Before he vanishes, he usually gouges everyone in melee range, so the mages have a bit of time to get into position.

One useful tactic is to stick hunters' and/or warlocks' pets on him. They will continue to follow him even after he vanishes, giving you a steady indication of his position.


Each of the four bosses summoned drop two items: they drop one of their exclusive drops and one of their shared drops.

Exclusive to Renataki


Ahhh...I shall add a new blade to my collection today...
Thousand Blades
  • Feel the sting of a thousand cuts!
  • One Thousand Blades!
Vanish then Ambush
  • Perhaps a quick stab will let out all that tension in your shoulders...
  • Rogues do it from behind...
  • It only hurts this much the first time. The second time, you're dead.
Killing a Player
  • A swift slice to the throat, and this one falls like any other.
  • Learn your place.
Not even a thousand deaths could put my soul to rest...


Renataki is voiced by Keith Silverstein.

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