For the Azerite trait, see [Twist the Knife].
AllianceTwist the Knife
Start Xal'atath
End Brother Pike
Level 50 (Requires 50)
Category Crucible of Storms
Experience 22,300
Rewards 46g 80s
Previous N [50] The Tempest Crown
Next A [50] His Eye Upon You
A [50R] Crucible of Storms: Relics of Shadow
For the Horde version of this quest, see H [50] Twist the Knife.


Meet Xal'atath at the Precipice of Oblivion.


The relics are ours... as it was meant to be.

There is but one more step needed for the great truths to be revealed.

The naga sought to summon their storm from a place that echoes with ancient power. Though this site has had countless names over the ages, you mortals know it as the Precipice of Oblivion.

I will go on ahead and begin preparations. Join me there.


You will receive:

  • 46g 80s
  • 22,300 XP


We are so close now... to the end.


<Brother Pike listens to your tale of Xal'atath and N'Zoth.>

Dark tidings indeed, <name>.

I could sense something stirring beneath the waves. If the Old God is on the rise, we must make ready.


Xal'atath found
Xal'atath says: Here we are. Do not be afraid. This was always meant to be.
Void Stone placed
Xal'atath says: A stone to call forth the darkness...
Trident of Deep Ocean placed
Xal'atath says: A weapon forged in the depths...
Tempest Caller placed
Xal'atath says: A crown for the ruler of all worlds...
In-game cutscene
Xal'atath and the adventurer approach the Eye as she speaks.
Xal'atath says: Hear me, God of the Deep! I have brought you the Opener... the Bringer of Truths... the Torch That Lights the Way!
The adventurer looks over at Xal'atath on the mention of "the Opener." Dark energies take control of the adventurer and lifts them into the air, the blade being dropped in the process. Xal'atath walks up further.
Xal'atath says: Honor our bargain... free me to find my own fate!
N'Zoth says: Go... but the blade must remain... to serve my will.
Xal'atath glances back at her old vessel, then to N'Zoth.
Xal'atath says: A fair exchange. Shadows guide you, my dear friend.
Xal'atath says: We will meet again... I am certain of it.
Xal'atath departs through a void portal.
N'Zoth says: I have dreamed your destiny, mortal.
The large, closed Eye opens.
N'Zoth says: The hour is close at hand.
N'Zoth says: That which was sunken shall rise.
N'Zoth says: All that were sleeping... shall be awakened.
Another, smaller void portal opens. Tendrils are seen writhing from it.
N'Zoth says: Receive my gift and see all truths before you.
A single, larger tendril than the rest stabs the adventurer's head. The latter reappears outside the Crucible... with the [Gift of N'Zoth] encircled around their head.
Quest completion
Gossip I have been given a "gift". Do you know how to remove it?
Something dark is growing within you, <name>.
I can sense the tendrils of N'Zoth burrowing into your mind and soul.
Gossip Is that why I can see N'Zoth's eye on so many people?
You see eyes everywhere?!? This is more dire than I expected.
Do not trust what you are seeing. These "eyes" are surely just N'Zoth's influence within your mind, deceiving you.


  1. N [50] The Azsharan Medallion
  2. B [50] Orders from Azshara / B Priest [50] Orders from Azshara
  3. N [50] Every Little Death Helps / N Priest [50] Every Little Death Helps
  4. N [50] Unintended Consequences / N Priest [50] Unintended Consequences
  5. N [50] The Pirate's Treasure
  6. N [50] The Tempest Crown
  7. B [50] Twist the Knife
  8. Optional:

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.5 (2019-03-12): Added.
    Activated 2019-04-09.

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