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BossShade of Medivh
Image of Shade of Medivh
Gender Male
Race Human (Undead)
Level 47 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Karazhan
Status Active (lore)[1]
Killable Legion

Shade of Medivh is the sixth boss in Return to Karazhan.

Adventure Guide[]

So great was the power of the Last Guardian, Medivh, that his magic still echoes through the halls of Karazhan. Some of these echoes take the shape of visions, revealing past events to the tower's guests. Others assume more malevolent forms, recalling a time when the Guardian's will was not his own.


Medivh assaults players with Piercing Missiles, Inferno Bolt and Frostbite until he reaches full mana. Once he has reached full mana he uses one of his Focused Power abilities. Players must stop all movement when Flamewreath is cast.

Damage Dealer Alert Damage Dealers[]

  • Guardian's Image must be killed quickly.
  • Interrupt Frostbite whenever possible.

Healer Alert Healers[]

  • Guardian's Image inflicts heavy groupwide damage until all 3 images are killed.

Tank Alert Tanks[]

  • Piercing Missiles inflicts significant damage to the tank.


  • Spell arcane starfire Piercing Missiles Tank Alert Interruptible — The Shade of Medivh pierces a player with Arcane magic for 5 sec, inflicting 438750 to 461250 Arcane damage every 0.5 sec. This effect increases the Arcane damage taken of the target by 25% for 20 sec if Piercing Missiles is channeled for its full duration.
  • Spell mage infernoblast Inferno Bolt Interruptible — The Shade of Medivh ignites a player and all players within 8 yards of them. This effect inflicts 500000 Fire damage and an additional 150000 Fire damage every second for 5 sec. Inferno Bolt cancels the effect of Frostbite on any player that it hits.
  • Ability mage deepfreeze Frostbite Interruptible — The Shade of Medivh freezes a player, inflicting 700000 Frost damage and stunning them indefinitely. This effect is canceled when the target is hit by Inferno Bolt.

Focused Power[]

When the Shade of Medivh reaches full mana he unleashes one of his powerful abilities.

  • Ability deathknight remorselesswinters2 Ceaseless Winter — The Shade of Medivh summons a blizzard that fills the entire room for 20 sec. All players suffer 105000 every second for 15 sec and have their movement speed reduced by 5%. This effect stacks. Moving will cancel one application of Ceaseless Winter.
  • Spell shaman improvedfirenova Flame Wreath Important — The Shade of Medivh wreaths several players in flames, trapping them for 20 sec. If the player leaves the ring or if another player enters the ring it explodes, inflicting 2500000 Fire damage to all players.
  • Ability mage massinvisibility Guardian's Image — The Shade of Medivh splits into 3 Guardian's Images.
    • Guardian's Image
      • Ability mage arcanebarrage Arcane Bolt Interruptible — Blasts a random player with magic, inflicting 102375 to 107625 Arcane damage.
      • Spell mage supernova Shimmer — Guardian's Image radiates with Arcane energy, inflicting 75000 Arcane damage every 3 sec. In addition, this effect increase damage taken from Shimmer by 5% for 15 sec. This effect stacks.


Item Type
Ability deathknight remorselesswinters [Ageless Winter] Frost Artifact Relic
Inv offhand stratholme a 01 [Anthology of Horrors] Shadow Artifact Relic
Inv inscription weaponscroll03 [Illusion: Sunfire] Weapon illusion
Inv jewelry necklace 95 [Amulet of the Last Guardian] Necklace
Inv shoulder cloth legionendgame c 01 [Shoulderpads of Chaotic Thought] Cloth shoulders
Inv chest mail legionendgame c 01 [Frozen-Link Chestguard] Mail chest
Inv belt leather legionendgame c 01 [Girdle of Ghostly Exclusion] Leather belt
Inv belt plate legionendgame c 01 [Spellwarding Waistguard] Plate belt
Inv misc gem ruby 02 [Aran's Relaxing Ruby] Ranged DPS trinket
Trade archaeology carved wildhammer gryphon figurine [Raven Eidolon] Tank trinket


This is who I am. I was tainted from birth, polluted from before my conception, a bad seed grown to bear bitter fruit.
Player with [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian]
My staff... a relic, yes, but MINE!
  • Hello, champions. I've been expecting you.
  • You're just like the others, aren't you?
Piercing Missiles
  • A basic spell... but effective.
  • You grow weaker... I grow stronger!
Inferno Bolt
  • The inherent nature of fire...
  • Burn... just like that dragon!
A memory, frozen in time!
Ceaseless Winter
  • Keep still. Let it end.
  • Winter is here!
Flame Wreath
  • I suggest staying put.
  • It burns, burns, burns!
Guardian's Image
  • Carrion for the birds...
  • So many pieces of me...
Killed a player
  • Just. Gets. Easier.
  • A fitting end for a thief!
  • All goes as planned.
  • The tower needed a new decoration.
  • You have no idea what it's like to do the things I've done. Harsh things. Necessary things.
  • Once you get used to it, you can kill friends as easily as anyone else.
  • I fought it... for as long as... I could...
  • So... it comes... to this...
  • Atiesh... will be... splintered...
Unused quote
You have never seen the true Medivh.


  • The Shade of Medivh is voiced by Michael Bell.
  • Several of the Shade of Medivh's lines, including his introduction and death quotes, are direct quotes from The Last Guardian.


Patch changes[]

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-07-17): The impact damage of Inferno Bolt has been reduced by 25% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Added.


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