For other versions, see Whale Shark (disambiguation).
MobWhale Shark
Image of Whale Shark
Gender Male[1]
Race Whale shark (Beast)
Level 30-35 Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Vashj'ir

It's so large that you have to be very far away to get a complete screenshot.

Whale Sharks are gigantic boss-level sharks patrolling in the waters of Vashj'ir.


  • Ability warrior sunder.png  Crush Armor — Reduces an enemy's armor by 10% for 20 sec. Effect stacks up to 5 times.
  • Ability druid ferociousbite.png  Fatal Bite — Drains 100 health from an enemy, healing the caster for up to twice that amount.
  • Spell shadow possession.png  Fear — Strikes fear in an enemy, causing it to flee in terror for 4 sec. Only 1 target can be feared at a time.


  • During the beta, this mob could hit for 70000+ damage. As of patch 4.0.6, it hits for at least half a million on cloth; kiting, not melee, is the key to beating it. The mob's hitbox was also much larger in beta, occasionally causing players with ranged abilities to unintentionally hit it out of viewing distance while fighting other mobs.
  • Groups should be wary not to pull more than one Whale Shark, as there are several in Vashj'ir.
  • A Whale Shark's death is required for the Cataclysm achievement  [From Hell's Heart I Stab at Thee]. Refer to the page for the achievement for more information on confronting the whale shark.

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