For his character biography, see Shade of Akama.
BossShade of Akama
Image of Shade of Akama
Gender Male
Race Broken (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Illidari
Occupation Champion of the Illidari (dependent)
Location The Refectory, Black Temple
Status Killable

The Shade of Akama is a boss in the Black Temple.

This is probably the easiest boss in the whole of Black Temple and normally killed third. Killing the Shade of Akama turns all broken patrols in the instance friendly and is a prerequisite for opening the door to Mother Shahraz.


Adventure Guide

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The objective of the encounter is to assist Akama in defeating the Shade of Akama. Defeat Ashtongue Channelers and Sorcerers to allow the Shade of Akama to reach Akama, starting Stage Two. Once Stage Two begins, defeat the Shade of Akama to win the encounter before Akama is slain.

Dps icon.png Damage Dealers

  • In Stage One, defeat the Ashtongue Channelers as fast as possible.
  • Defeat the Shade of Akama once he is freed.

Healer icon.png Healers

  • In Stage One, defeat the Ashtongue Channelers as fast as possible.
  • Defeat the Shade of Akama once he is freed.

Tank icon.png Tanks

  • In Stage One, defeat the Ashtongue Channelers as fast as possible.
  • Defeat the Shade of Akama once he is freed.


Stage One: Unleash the Shade

  • Shade of Akama — When the Shade of Akama reaches Akama, Stage Two will begin.
  • Ashtongue Channeler Important
    • Spell nature faeriefire.png  Chain Soul — Reduces movement speed by 30% of the Shade of Akama.
  • Ashtongue Sorcerer Important
    • Spell nature faeriefire.png  Chain Soul — Reduces movement speed by 30% of the Shade of Akama.
  • Ashtongue Spiritbinder
    • Spell holy divinespirit.png  Spirit Mend Interruptible — Heals an ally every 2 sec. for 10 sec.
    • Spell nature healingwavegreater.png  Chain Heal Interruptible — Infuses a wounded ally with healing energy that spreads to another nearby ally. The spell affects up to 5 targets.
    • Spell holy lesserheal02.png  Spirit Heal Interruptible — Calls upon Holy magic to heal an ally.
  • Ashtongue Rogue
    • Ability rogue eviscerate.png  Eviscerate — Inflicts (100% of Spell power) Physical damage.
    • Ability poisonsting.png  Debilitating Poison Poison — Poisons the target, increasing the time between attacks by 50%, increasing their spell cast time by 50% and dealing 2997 to 3483 Nature damage every 2 sec.
  • Ashtongue Defender
    • Ability warrior weaponmastery.png  Debilitating Strike — Inflicts 100% weapon damage and leaves the target wounded, reducing the effectiveness of any physical attacks for 5 sec.
    • Ability warrior shieldbash.png  Shield Bash — Bashes an enemy with the caster's shield, inflicting Physical damage and interrupting the spell being cast for 3 sec.
    • Ability rogue ambush.png  Heroic Strike — A strong attack that increases melee damage by 185000 to 215000 and causes a high amount of threat.
  • Ashtongue Elementalist
    • Spell shadow rainoffire.png  Rain of Fire — Calls down a molten rain, burning all enemies in a selected area for 5827 to 6773 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec.
    • Spell nature lightning.png  Lightning Bolt Interruptible — Blasts an enemy with lightning, inflicting Nature damage.

Stage Two: The Shade of Akama

  • Shade of Akama — Defeating the Shade of Akama ends the encounter!
  • Akama
    • Spell nature removedisease.png  Destructive Poison — Poisons the target, increasing damage taken.
    • Spell nature chainlightning.png  Chain Lightning — Strikes an enemy with a lightning bolt that arcs to another nearby enemy. The spell affects up to 5 targets, inflicting greater Nature damage to each successive target.


Two groups must be set up to control the adds from the two doorways. Each door needs one tank, one or two mages, one healer and a hunter or two. These groups must kill the add packs entering the room, except the Sorcerers (which cannot be tanked) and the Defenders, which take too long to kill.

One tank with 2-3 healers should stay in the center of the room and tank all Defenders - a Druid tank is optimal for that job.

The remaining damage dealers (namely all melee dps and most warlocks) kill the Channelers near the Shade of Akama.

Add Packs

Every 35 seconds a three mob group consisting of a Spiritbinder, an Elementalist and a Rogue spawns at each doorway. These adds are all susceptible to Crowd Control. Right after the adds enter the room they should be frozen with a [Frost Nova], two of them should be CC'd and then they should be killed one after the other. Usually the Spiritbinder or Elementalist are killed first, the Rogue last. Alternately, a well-positioned and well-geared paladin off-tank can simply keep a [Consecration] up at all times, forcing all new add packs entering the room to instantly gain aggro on the off-tank.

Phase 2

After the Shade of Akama is released it kills Akama within 60 seconds. The whole raid (including most healers) must nuke the Shade to bring it down quickly. The Defender tank and his healers need to continue doing their job, any remaining adds should be crowd controlled.

  • Shade of Akama takes 50% increased damage from all sources.
  • Over the 60 seconds, Akama himself does around 150,000 damage.

Loot and Gain

After killing this NPC you will gain:

Shade of Akama loot

Objective of


Speaking to Akama
Illidan's grasp over my tribe is strong, <name>. It shall all be over soon, one way or another.
Are you ready, <name>? My people's future depends on us.

Gossip I'm with you, Akama.

Akama comes out of stealth, walks forward and channels at his shade, making the Ashtongue Channelers attackable.
Akama at Low Health
Akama yells: I will not last much longer!
Akama yells: No! Not yet!
Akama walks forward to the top of the stairs, turns around and reabsorbs his soul.
Akama yells: Broken of the Ashtongue tribe, your leader speaks!
Groups of Ashtongue spawn and come forward.
Akama yells: The Betrayer no longer holds sway over us. His dark magic over the Ashtongue soul has been destroyed!
Akama yells: Come out from the shadows! I've returned to lead you against our true enemy! Shed your chains and raise your weapons against your Illidari masters!
The Ashtongue kneel.
Ashtongue Broken yells: Hail our leader! Hail Akama!
(All of the Ashtongue) Hail Akama!
Unused quotes
  • Akama: Uninvited guests!
  • Akama: There are more of them!
  • Akama: Illidan will pay!
  • Akama: One step closer!
  • Akama: Fight on, friends... Kill him... and end the curse of my people...

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