For his pre-Mists of Pandaria appearance, see Bloodmage Thalnos.
BossThalnos the Soulrender
Image of Thalnos the Soulrender
Gender Male
Race Skeletal mage (Undead)
Level 10-30 Elite
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Scarlet Crusade
Location Forlorn Cloister, Scarlet Monastery
Status Killable Mists of Pandaria

Thalnos the Soulrender is the first boss of Scarlet Monastery.


Adventure Guide

Thalnos earned repute in the Scarlet Crusade for the brutal torture methods he used to "purify" new recruits. Ultimately the sadistic mage contracted the plague of undeath and arose as a fearsome skeletal being. The vengeful Thalnos now prowls the monastery's graveyard commanding apparitions and zombified creatures to attack anyone who trespasses on his unholy domain.

Spells and abilities

  • Spell deathknight armyofthedead.png  Raise Fallen Crusader — Thalnos begins to raise fallen soldiers of the Argent Crusade, summoning a Fallen Crusader every 1 sec for 5 sec.
    • Fallen Crusader — Fallen Crusaders' bodies remain after being defeated
      • Spell shadow mindflay.png  Mind Rot Disease Healer Alert — The melee attacks of a Fallen Crusader can inflict Mind Rot on their current target. The Mind Rot inflicts 29 to 30 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 6 sec. This effect stacks. Cast on Heroic mode only
  • Spell warlock soulburn.png  Spirit Gale Interruptible — Thalnos the Spiritrender launches a spirit at the location of his current target. When the spirit reaches its target, a Spirit Gale forms. The Gale immediately inflicts 390 to 410 Shadow damage to players within 2 yards, then inflicts 147 to 153 Shadow damage every 1 sec. to enemies standing inside the effect.
  • Spell warlock demonsoul.png  Evict Soul Magic Effect Healer Alert — Thalnos the Soulrender rips the soul from a random player, inflicting 488 to 512 Shadow damage every 3 sec for 6 sec.
    Every time Evict Soul inflicts damage it creates an Evicted Soul of the target. Evicted Souls attack the closest friend of their target.
    • Evicted Soul — The Evicted Soul's attacks inflict 98 to 102 Shadow damage to enemies within 6 yards of his target.
  • Summon Empowering Spirit Important Damage Dealer Alert — Thalnos creates an Empowering Spirit near him.
    • Empowering Spirit — Empowering Spirits attempt to inhabig the body of the closest Fallen Crusader and create an Empowered Zombie.
      • Empowered Zombie — Empowered Zombies are powerful and not easily destroyed Undead.


Thalnos starts the fight by summoning some fallen crusaders, who should be quickly gathered into a group and killed away from the boss. He will randomly cast spirit gales underneath players. Players who find themselves the target of a spirit gale cast must move a few yards to get out of it. Up to three gales can be present at a time.

He will occasionally cast Evict Soul on a player, which will spawn a few evicted souls. The targeted player must immediately run away from the rest of the group, as if the souls are within range of their target, they will deal a large amount of damage to the group. The remaining players must kill the soul while the runner keeps kiting it around.

Rarely, Thalnos will cast Empowering Spirits, summoning an empowering spirit that, if not killed, will inhabit the corpse of a fallen crusader, turning it into an empowered zombie. The spirit will spawn a few yards away from Thalnos, so if the fallen crusaders are killed right next to him as well, the spirit will nigh-immediately turn a crusader into a zombie. The zombie has more than 100,000 health, so crowd-control it out of the way or let the tank keep it on him and keep burning the boss.


Normal Heroic Type Stats
 [Bracers of the Fallen Crusader]  [Bracers of the Fallen Crusader] Plate wrist Strength/crit
 [Forgotten Bloodmage Mantle]  [Forgotten Bloodmage Mantle] Cloth shoulder Intellect/crit
 [Legguards of the Crimson Magus]  [Legguards of the Crimson Magus] Mail legs Agility/expertise
 [Signet of the Hidden Door]  [Signet of the Hidden Door] Finger Intellect/hit
 [Soulrender Greatcloak]  [Soulrender Greatcloak] Back Strength/dodge

Related achievements


My endless agony shall be yours, as well!
Rise Fallen Crusader
No rest...for the angry dead!
Evicted Soul
Seek out a vessel...and return!
Summon Empowering Spirit
Claim a body, and wreak terrible vengeance!
Killing a player
More... More souls!
Can this be... the end, at last...?
Unused quote
We hunger for vengeance!


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