BossWitch Doctor Zum'rah
Image of Witch Doctor Zum'rah
Gender Male
Race Sand troll (Humanoid)
Level 46 - 62 Elite
Class Witch doctor
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Sandfury tribe
Location Zul'Farrak
Status Killable

Witch Doctor Zum'rah is an elite sand troll found in Zul'Farrak. Zum'rah is friendly at first, but when you move near to him he will turn hostile.

Adventure Guide

The powerful loa Bwonsamdi watches over the spirits of the Darkspear trolls, but many of the Sandfury tribe's fallen members are offered no such protection after death. These tortured spirits obey Zum'rah, a cruel witch doctor who uses his dark magic to force the city's dead into unending service.


  • Awaken Zul'farrak Zombie — Witch Doctor Zum'rah raises a Zul'farrak Zombie from a nearby grave. 
    • Zul'Farrak Zombie — Zul'farrak Zombies are risen from the grave to fight for Witch Doctor Zum'rah. 
  • Spell totem wardofdraining.png  Ward of Zum'rah — Witch Doctor Zum'rah summons a Ward of Zum'rah at his feet for 20 sec. The Ward of Zum'rah summons a Skeleton of Zum'rah every 5 seconds. 
  • Spell nature magicimmunity.png  Healing Wave Interruptible — Witch Doctor Zum'rah heals an ally. 
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt Interruptible — Witch Doctor Zum'rah hurls a bolt of dark magic at a player, inflicting Shadow damage. 
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt Volley Interruptible — Witch Doctor Zum'rah hurls missiles of dark magic, inflicting Shadow damage to all players within 0 yards. 


The key to victory is to kill him fast as he will spawn more and more adds during the fight.

It is possible to aggro the graves accidentally so you should not stand near them after engaging Zum'rah. It is also possible that you can prevent the adds from spawning by stunlocking him. It is also recommended that you take out the totem that he drops.

A lot of groups practice opening the graves near him on purpose. If you open the first 5 or 6 graves, not many Zul'Farrak Zombies will spawn, 1 or 2 max. However, if the group doesn't have time to do this, keep in mind that the zombies are fearable and encourage priests/warlocks/paladins to use it.


How dare you enter my sanctum!
[Zandali] T'ief godehsi wha (Sands consume you!)
Killing a Player


Inv gauntlets 09.png [Jumanza Grips] Inv staff 10.png [Zum'rah's Vexing Cane]

Players should also note that Witch Doctor Zum'rah is not guaranteed to drop a rare(blue) item and will in many cases only drop one or more common(green) items.

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Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level increased from 46 to 49.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Witch Doctor Zum'rah's loot table was improved.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Loot table improved.
    Witch Doctor Zum'rah should always drop something good now.

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