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Image of Vilnak'dor
Title General
Gender Male
Race Zandalari troll
Level 10-60
Reaction Horde
Affiliation(s) Atal'zul, Kao-Tien, Mogu empire
Former affiliation(s) Zandalari Invaders, Zandalari Empire
Occupation General
Location Lair of Rezan, Zuldazar
Status Deceased (lore)
Killable Battle for Azeroth
Companion(s) Khal'ak (aide)[1]

Vilnak'dor was a Zandalari troll sent by King Rastakhan to Pandaria as one of the Zandalari's leaders there.


Shadows of the Horde[]

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According to Khal'ak, Vilnak'dor was to Rastakhan what Vol'jin was to Thrall, and more.[2] While on Pandaria, Vilnak'dor was very eager to please his mogu hosts: he wore mogu clothing tailored to fit his expansive girth, dyed his hair white and curled it in the mogu style, and seemingly even tried growing his fingernails into talons.[3]

When Khal'ak presented Vol'jin before him, Vilnak'dor was initially dismissive of Vol'jin to the point of asking why he shouldn't just kill Vol'jin right then and there. However, Vol'jin was quick to point out that doing so would ensure that the Darkspear would never join the Zandalari and that the Horde would be an open enemy of the Zandalari. The Darkspear chieftain was able to further tempt Vilnak'dor by pointing that out that he could, in fact, bring the Darkspear into the Zandalari where his king had failed. Despite pointing out that Vol'jin's status as a shadow hunter and his own political assessment would be valuable to the Zandalari's efforts, Khal'ak privately informed Vol'jin that Vilnak'dor would quickly have Vol'jin eliminated after the Darkspear were brought into the fold and use forged documents to make himself or one of his puppets as the heir of the Darkspear. In turn, Vol'jin realized that should he accept the Zandalari, he knew that he would have to kill Vilnak'dor.[4]

However, both points turned moot when Vol'jin decided to reject the Zandalari and with the help of his allies escaped the Isle of Thunder. Angered at Khal'ak for letting Vol'jin deceive her and trying to prevent Warlord Kao from launching his own strike on the Shado-Pan, since their destruction by the Mogu could make them question why they need Zandalari aid, Vilnak'dor decided that Khal'lak would lead a force of 500 to deal with the Shado-Pan once and for all. Before Khal'lak left, Vilnak'dor warned Khal'ak that Warlord Kao would see her as an enemy and would poison the Thunder King against her and if she didn't deliver the Shado-Pan and Vol'jin as promised, then he would deliver her own head to him.[5]

Vilnak'dor was nowhere to be seen when the Alliance and Horde assaulted the Isle of Thunder.

Battle for Azeroth[]

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Vilnak'dor led a mogu invasion of Warport Rastari in Zuldazar alongside Warlord Kao, to claim territory the mogu had been promised by Zul. After Kao's death, Vilnak'dor revealed that the attack was only a distraction to keep the Zandalari warriors away from Rastakhan as Zul began a coup.

Vilnak'dor was later killed by Rastakhan and a Horde adventurer at the Lair of Rezan, as he was attempting to drain Rezan's power for Zul, in the same way, the Drakkari once did to their loa.[6]


  • Ability ironmaidens whirlofblood Blood Bolt — Blast the target with corrupted blood, inflicting Shadow damage.
  • Ability warrior bloodnova Blood Nova — Inflicts Shadow damage to all targets near the caster.
  • Inv artifact bloodoftheassassinated Rupture
  • Inv artifact stolenpower Stolen Power — Damage taken reduced by 10%. This effect stacks.

Objective of[]


Main article: To Sacrifice a Loa#Notes


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Since Khal'ak indicated that Vilnak'dor was a close advisor to Rastakhan, he may at one point have been a member of the Zanchuli Council. If he was a member, his title of general likely means that he held the position that was later given to Jakra'zet after the Pandaria campaign. This may be why he went from being notably loyal to the king to eventually betraying him.

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  1. ^ Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, pg. 245
  2. ^ Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, pg. 199 - 200: “I be Khal'ak, servant of Vilnak'dor. He be to King Rastakhan what you be to Thrall, and more. He sees to the pandaren situation.”
  3. ^ Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, pg. 222
  4. ^ Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, chapter 26
  5. ^ Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, chapter 28
  6. ^ H [10-60] To Sacrifice a Loa

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