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When equipped, certain zones, characters, and events can trigger Xal'atath to say or whispers things to the player, like the [Skull of the Man'ari].
Killing a target
Did you feel it cease to exist?
Every little death helps.
When do you think she turned? Centuries ago? She hides her hunger for power behind a cloak of suffering in righteousness. (at Cordana Felsong)
This one is old, but still not one of the first. These creatures were too hungry for magic to obey our masters, though they still prove useful from time to time. (at Glazer)
Skovald seeks to join the ranks of the destroyers, unaware that so many of those who dare are betrayed. (at God-King Skovald)
Odyn was a great enemy... until his own arrogance proved his undoing. You should ask him if he's considered Loken's final words to him. Go ahead. (at Odyn, in the Seat of Ascension, note that this triggers a fatal interaction)
Really? These thugs of Sargeras are so interchangeable. This one is good with his axe! How unique. (at Fel Lord Betrug)
It is possible N'Zoth may be responsible for her form, but her arrogance is all her own. (at Lady Hatecoil)
Behold the wasted power of the titans before you. Done in their name no less. (at Wrath of Azshara)
It was thought his kind was incorruptible. A lesson for my brothers I suppose. (at Harbaron)
Loken did find work turning her. But in truth, Odyn's arrogance takes most of the credit. (at Helya in the Maw of Souls)
A great dragon, bent to the will of Xavius, who serves the God of the Deep. Instead of breathing life, she consumes all around her. (at Nythendra)
A corrupted corpse of a dragon... How dangerous could that be? (at Nythendra and Dresaron)
It appears the prison of N’zoth is not as strong as it once was. What you see is a tiny growth of the behemoth that may yet consume your world. (at Il'gynoth the Heart of Corruption)
Another seed of corruption planted in death. An unquiet spirit will wander in anger and grow in pain. Easy prey for the God of the Deep. (at Elerethe Renferal)
Another defender of the Titans brought low. Every death makes it easier. Perhaps now his misery will end, though I doubt it. (at Ursoc)
Corrupting the guardians of the dream is a bold move. But Xavius may be overreaching. He would be better off quietly spread the nightmare’s influence, instead of raising such alarm. (at the Dragons of Nightmare)
Xavius uses the power of his new master well. Warping the mind of a demigod is no mean feat. (at Cenarius)
Xavius, running from one master to the next, scrambling for power, yet defeated again and again. The God of the Deep picks a poor champion? Or, is there something else at play? (when facing Xavius)
Almost completely gone, as if it never existed. But the rift is deep and vast, and somewhere down there it stirs. Something has changed, the last prison weakens. We must prepare. (interacting with the Remnant of the Void after defeating Xavius)
Do you see it? The poor host cannot be saved, only put down. (at Ivanyr)
Another nameless brute of Sargeras pretending to aid these elves. Little do they know their fate. (at General Xakal)
A traitor to this world and to his kind. His end was never in question, only who deliver it. (at Advisor Vandros)
An interesting mutation of an ancient species. Its shell is nearly impregnable. Nearly... (at Skorpyron)
I long for the day our masters can truly pass into this realm. You have only seen fragments, shadows; the faintest of echoes. Ask the Ethereals what one of these manifestations are capable of. (at Star Augur Etraeus)
An interesting amalgamation of fel species. I wonder, are there more of its kind? (at Krosus)
Such arrogance, even for a long-lived elf. The taste of her life force is exquisite. (at Spellblade Aluriel)
Here is one who has caught the merest glimpse of your grim reality. It warped his mind forever. (at Star Augur Etraeus)
She claims to know the future. But those who have lived far longer than her know the truth. Her desperate bid to remain in control dooms her people. (at Elisande)
Long has this one's time been coming. A true servant of the fallen titan, he seeks the doom of all things. As if that would really save them from the Void. (at Gul'dan)
It is ironic that the weakest of us may be the ultimate victor. C'Thun, Yogg-Saron, Y'Shaarj, and... well. Only one would remain to consume the world, that was always meant to be. (in the Hall of Glory in the Halls of Valor)
Ymiron was a fine tool. He did more to spread the blessing of flesh than any other of his kind. (in the Maw of Souls)
Do the naaru speak of the eternal conflict? That the entire history of your world is but a fraction of the time that has passed? Of those that came before the draenei? No? <short chuckle> (in Netherlight Temple)
The walls between realms are thin here, so easy to tear open. Do you know what would happen if true shadow and light would meet here? (in Netherlight Temple)
I know the naaru consider us horrors to be resisted. We do not share this view. They are merely beloved brethren that lost the true path. They will return to their masters... in time. (in Netherlight Temple)
The research into the Void here is commendable, but ultimately futile. How could you possibly understand what the titans did not? (in Netherlight Temple at the Sanctuary of the Void)
Oh! You've gathered quite the group of followers. It is fortunate they are focused on this incursion and not the true war. The scope of it might destroy your minds. (in Netherlight Temple)
We may face some of my brethren in this conflict... a prospect that delights me. Their power will be mine! They will pay for what was done to me long ago. (in Orgrimmar)
I remember the Dark Iron fondly. Modgud was so easy to influence, such was her hate. Imagine her fury when I abandoned her to the Wildhammer at the worst time. I can be very easy to lose. Remember that. (at Blackrock Mountain)
The Light would have your kind remain obedient and stagnant. I offer the gifts of freedom and strength. I hope you remember my kindness. (in Sunwell Plateau)
The nearness of the Void here is comforting. I was used in a sacrifice of many creatures in a place like this. Every death brought us closer to the complete corruption of this world. (at the Locus of Infinite Truths in Ny'alotha, where N'Zoth is located)
You were a good choice. No other wielder has murdered their way across a continent like you have. I admire your endurance. (after beating all raids in a single expansion)
A powerful dragon could be a powerful tool. Alas, gone are the days of Galakrond.
These three have enjoyed the secret favor of N'Zoth for long enough. Sadly, their (breathing/reaving) days are done. (possibly in reference to The Soultakers in Stormheim, as one of the bosses is Reaver Jdorn)
This trifling skirmish is little more than a distraction. The true battle draws neigh as the circle nears completion.
Its flavor text was changed from "Do not put your faith in the black blade. It will deceive you. It will not be controlled." during the Alpha.
For the main skins, the cutting edge of the blade faces towards the wielder, while a pointed talon section is used against enemies.
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.
Kaivax's use of the quote "So much death here, so much power." in relation to the Crucible of Storms under the Shrine of the Storm, which is part of N'Zoth's body, in combination with the Ny'alotha quote is "The nearness of the Void here is comforting. I was used in a sacrifice of many creatures in a place like this. Every death brought us closer to the complete corruption of this world." and her mentioning in the quest  Twist the Knife that the Shrine of the Storm is a place of ancient power that has had many names over the ages, might indicate that the Shrine of the Storm is where she had been used previously.