For the boss, see Zanzil (tactics).
NeutralThe Zanzil
Zanzil Encounter.jpg
Zanzil's base in Zul'Gurub
Main leader IconSmall Troll Male.gif Zanzil the Outcast
Race(s) Jungle trollJungle troll Jungle troll
Undead trollUndead troll Undead troll
NagaNaga Naga
UndeadUndead Undead
Capital Zul'Gurub
Base of operations Ruins of Jubuwal, Ruins of Aboraz
Theater of operations Stranglethorn Vale

Zanzil's minions, denoted by the Zanzil or Zanzili in their names, are a small group of jungle troll witch doctors and undead minions that follow Zanzil the Outcast. Zanzil and the witch doctors have unscrupulously poisoned creatures of many different races, causing the affected individuals to die and rise from the grave as Zanzil's undead minions. Trolls from several different tribes are only one small part of Zanzil's private undead army.[1]

The Zanzil trolls had dealings with the Venture Company in Stranglethorn Vale, which acquired their formula to raise the dead through poison.[2] Some of the mixture was stored at the Venture Co. Tower and the formula was eventually acquired by the Defias Brotherhood, particularly Klaven Mortwake.

Besides the jungle trolls, Zanzil's undead army consists of naga, ghouls, zombies, and skeletons. Zanzil also captured and mind-controlled the youngest son of Vol'jin, Yenniku.[3]

Forces (Zul'Gurub)

Forces (Stranglethorn Vale)


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The undead members were likely once human from the nearby settlements.