Tomb of Sargeras Boss Guides » Kil'jaeden Guide

Kil'jaeden is an encounter in the Tomb of Sargeras raid in World of Warcraft. Our strategy guide will help you to defeat Kil'jaeden encounter and the loot listing below contains all of the loot they drop on each difficulty.



Positioning

This is a three phase fight with two intermission phases. Each phase requires slightly different positioning, which will be broken down below phase by phase

  • Phase 1:
    • Tank the boss at the edge where he spawns
    • During Rupturing Singularity the entire raid needs to move close to the impact point, and position to get knocked back towards the corners of the room
    Intermission: Eternal Flame
  • Phase 2:
    • The same positioning applies as phase 1, but the raid needs to be ready to soak Focused Dreadflame when it targets a player
    • Players afflicted with Shadow Reflection should stack on the boss
    Intermission: Deceiver's Veil
    • All players should find, and move close to Illidan to get the Illidan’s Sightless Gaze buff, which will allow you to navigate and attack/heal. Pinging the map can help your allies.
    • The phase ends when all the Shadowsouls are defeated
  • Phase 3:


Strategies by Role

Hopefully these strategies and tips in our Kil'jaeden guide will help you to defeat this encounter!

All Roles


DPS


Healers

  • Tanks will take more damage when affected by Felclaws
  • A large amount of raid damage will happen after Armageddon is soaked
  • Choking Shadow in the second Intermission phase applies an increasing heal absorb to all players, which needs to be healed off

Tanks

  • After the boss applies Felclaws to himself, the tank holding him should use a defensive, and after the buff runs out on the boss, the other tank should taunt
  • Move close to Rupturing Singularity, otherwise you will be knocked off the platform
  • Alternate soaking Armageddon Hail, which is a slightly larger circle then Armageddon Rain


Kil'jaeden Abilities

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Since striking the bargain that chased the draenei into the stars, Kil'jaeden believed the Legion could not be stopped. Yet, none of his deceptions have prevented you from reaching this critical moment. Infuriated that Sargeras' promise of victory has never come to pass, the demon lord prepares to face you himself, for a final battle that will shape Azeroth's destiny forever.

  • Overview - Players engage Kil'jaeden on his command ship, engaging both him and the Shadow Reflections of their comrades' souls that he turns to his will. At 80% health, Kil'jaeden takes to the sky, launching a punishing barrage of attacks on players, after which he re-engages the players with greater power. At 40% health, Kil'jaeden wraps the platform in darkness, limiting players' vision to a short range around them, and summons several Shadowsouls. Players must find Illidan in the darkness, who grants the players his sight, and use it to defeat the Shadowsouls and dispel the darkness. Once players have escaped the darkness, Kil'jaeden arrives at Argus and unleashes his ultimate attack - Darkness of a Thousand Souls. Players must use the rifts that he opens to absorb the missiles from Darkness of a Thousand Souls to avoid being killed by them.
  • Stage One: The Betrayer -
    • Felclaws - Empowers Kil'jaeden's claws with Fel energy for 9 sec, causing his melee attacks to increase all Physical damage taken by enemies struck by 50% for 30 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Rupturing Singularity - Drops a pocket of extra-dimensional space onto the ship's deck which ruptures on impact, inflicting 125,000,000 damage to players at the point of impact, an additional 1,250,000 damage to all players, and knocking them back.
    • Armageddon - Calls down a hellish rain of meteors onto the deck of the ship.
      • Armageddon Rain - Calls a meteor down on a location. The meteor impacts after 7 sec., inflicting 943,000 Fire damage immediately and an additional 321,000 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 60 sec to any players hit. This effect stacks.
        If no players are hit by the falling meteor, it will cause Armageddon Blast.
      • Armageddon Hail - Calls a massive meteor down on a location. The meteor impacts after 7 sec., inflicting 18,900,000 Physical damage immediately and an additional 571,000 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 10 sec to any players hit. This effect stacks.
        If no players are hit by the falling meteor, it will cause Armageddon Blast.
      • Armageddon Blast - Inflicts 3,000,000 Fire damage immediately and an additional 850,000 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 30 sec to all players.
    • Shadow Reflection - Kil'jaeden severs the souls of players, creating copies of them.
  • Intermission: Eternal Flame -
    • Bursting Dreadflame - Inflicts 2,500,000 Fire damage to the targeted player and all other players within 15 yards.
    • Focused Dreadflame - Inflicts 8,000,000 Fire damage to all players in a line in the direction of the targeted player, divided by the number of players hit.
    • Rupturing Singularity - Drops a pocket of extra-dimensional space onto the ship's deck which ruptures on impact, inflicting 125,000,000 damage to players at the point of impact, an additional 1,250,000 damage to all players, and knocking them back.
    • Armageddon - Calls down a hellish rain of meteors onto the deck of the ship.
      • Armageddon Rain - Calls a meteor down on a location. The meteor impacts after 7 sec., inflicting 943,000 Fire damage immediately and an additional 321,000 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 60 sec to any players hit. This effect stacks.
        If no players are hit by the falling meteor, it will cause Armageddon Blast.
      • Armageddon Hail - Calls a massive meteor down on a location. The meteor impacts after 7 sec., inflicting 18,900,000 Physical damage immediately and an additional 571,000 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 10 sec to any players hit. This effect stacks.
        If no players are hit by the falling meteor, it will cause Armageddon Blast.
      • Armageddon Blast - Inflicts 3,000,000 Fire damage immediately and an additional 850,000 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 30 sec to all players.
  • Stage Two: Reflected Souls -
    • Bursting Dreadflame - Inflicts 2,500,000 Fire damage to the targeted player and all other players within 15 yards.
    • Focused Dreadflame - Inflicts 8,000,000 Fire damage to all players in a line in the direction of the targeted player, divided by the number of players hit.
      • Focused Dreadburst - Players affected by Focused Dreadflame explode, inflicting 800,000 Fire damage to themselves and all other players in 5 yards.
    • Felclaws - Empowers Kil'jaeden's claws with Fel energy for 9 sec, causing his melee attacks to increase all Physical damage taken by enemies struck by 50% for 30 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Rupturing Singularity - Drops a pocket of extra-dimensional space onto the ship's deck which ruptures on impact, inflicting 125,000,000 damage to players at the point of impact, an additional 1,250,000 damage to all players, and knocking them back.
    • Armageddon - Calls down a hellish rain of meteors onto the deck of the ship.
      • Armageddon Rain - Calls a meteor down on a location. The meteor impacts after 7 sec., inflicting 943,000 Fire damage immediately and an additional 321,000 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 60 sec to any players hit. This effect stacks.
        If no players are hit by the falling meteor, it will cause Armageddon Blast.
      • Armageddon Hail - Calls a massive meteor down on a location. The meteor impacts after 7 sec., inflicting 18,900,000 Physical damage immediately and an additional 571,000 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 10 sec to any players hit. This effect stacks.
        If no players are hit by the falling meteor, it will cause Armageddon Blast.
      • Armageddon Blast - Inflicts 3,000,000 Fire damage immediately and an additional 850,000 Fire damage every 2 sec. for 30 sec to all players.
    • Shadow Reflection - Kil'jaeden severs the souls of players, creating copies of them.
      • Shadow Reflection: Wailing - Creates a Wailing Reflection of the player after 7 sec sec.
        • Wailing Reflection -
          • Sorrowful Wail - Inflicts 1,000,000 Shadow damage to enemies within 10 yards and grants a stack of Crescendo.
            • Crescendo - Increases Shadow damage done by 100%, and increases the area of effect of Sorrowful Wail.
      • Shadow Reflection: Erupting - Creates an Erupting Reflection after 8 sec.
      • Shadow Reflection: Malignant - Creates a Malignant Reflection of the targeted player after 8 sec.
      • Shadow Reflection: Hopeless - Creates a Hopeless Reflection after 8 sec.
        • Hopeless Reflection - Hopeless Reflections are friendly to the party and can be healed by players.
          • Hopelessness - When the cast completes, or when the Hopeless Reflection's health is completely restored, inflicts 5,000,000 Shadow damage to all players and creates a pool of Soul Anguish. The size of the pool and the damage dealt to players can be reduced by healing the Hopeless Reflection.
            • Soul Anguish - Silences, Pacifies and Inflicts 750,000 Shadow damage every 5 sec. to players.
  • Intermission: Deceiver's Veil - Kil'jaeden gathers the shadows around him, applying Deceiver's Veil to all players and creating several Shadowsouls.

    Killing the Shadowsouls pushes back the darkness, removing Deceiver's Veil from all players.
    • Deceiver's Veil - Shadows gather, restricting your ability to target or any friendly player or enemy more than 8 yards away.
      Additionally, players are affected by Choking Shadows.
      • Choking Shadow - The shadows choke you, absorbing increasing amounts of healing the longer you remain in the Deceiver's Veil.
    • Shadowsoul -
      • Destabilized Shadowsoul - The Shadowsoul periodically bursts with Shadow energy, inflicting 120,000 Shadow damage to all players within 300 yards.
    • Lord Illidan Stormrage - Illidan will fly to the platform during Deceiver's Veil. Any players who move within 8 yards of him are granted Illidan's Sightless Gaze.
      • Illidan's Sightless Gaze - Illidan grants you his sightless vision, allowing you to see enemies in the darkness - but also overwhelming you with fel power, inflicting 250,000 Fire damage every 1 sec. for 20 sec.
  • Stage Three: Darkness of A Thousand Souls -
    • Darkness of a Thousand Souls - Fires deadly bolts of Shadow at all members of the raid, inflicting 1,800,000 Shadow damage immediately and 450,000 Shadow damage every 2 sec. for the remainder of the encounter to all players hit.
      If a player is standing close enough to a rift created by Tear Rift to be affected by Gravity Squeeze, the missiles from Darkness of a Thousand Souls will instead be harmlessly sucked into the rift.
    • Demonic Obelisk - Creates Demonic Obelisks positioned around the platform which detonate in a cross of fel energy after a short time, inflicting 2,500,000 Fire damage to all affected players and knocking them back.
    • Tear Rift - Tears a rift in reality, pulling in all players and inflicting Gravity Squeeze on any players who are too close to the rift.
      Also, the missiles from Darkness of a Thousand Souls will be sucked into the rift rather than hitting the targeted player if that player is standing close enough to the rift to be affected by Gravity Squeeze.
      Finally, rifts will also pull the pools of flame created by Flaming Orbs to them. When they reach the edge of the platform near the rift, the rift will suck in the flames, reducing the size of the flame patch over time.
      • Gravity Squeeze - Inflicts 600,000 Shadow damage every 1 sec. The amount inflicted increases the longer the player remains affected by Gravity Squeeze.
        The missiles from Darkness of a Thousand Souls will be sucked into the rift rather than hitting them if players are standing close enough to the rift to be affected by Gravity Squeeze.
    • Flaming Orb - Creates an orb of fire at a targeted location that follows the player closest to it when it is created.
      When the Flaming Orb impacts with a player, it triggers a Flaming Detonation.
      • Flaming Detonation - Inflicts 2,000,000 damage to all players within 10 yards, and creates a pool of fire that afflicts any players who enter with Burning.
        The size of the pool of fire created is reduced based on the length of time it takes the Flaming Orb to trigger a Flaming Detonation.
    • Bursting Dreadflame - Inflicts 2,500,000 Fire damage to the targeted player and all other players within 15 yards.
    • Focused Dreadflame - Inflicts 8,000,000 Fire damage to all players in a line in the direction of the targeted player, divided by the number of players hit.




Kil'jaeden Achievements


Name Points
Dark Souls Defeat Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras without any Shadowsouls finishing a cast of Destabilized Shadowsoul on Normal difficulty or higher.
10
Deceiver's Fall Defeat Kil'jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras.
10
Mythic: Kil'jaeden Defeat Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty.
10
Mythic: Kil'jaeden Guild Run Defeat Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty, while in a guild group.
10
Realm First! Kil'jaeden First guild on the realm to defeat Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty while in a guild group.


Kil'jaeden Loot List

Kil'jaeden drops item level 895 (LFR), 910 (Normal), 925 (Heroic), 940 (Mythic) loot. Loot can have higher item levels if it becomes Titanforged or Warforged.


Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
895FingerFinger Seal of the Second Duumvirate
895TrinketTrinket The Deceiver's Grand Design
895TrinketTrinket Tome of Unraveling Sanity
895TrinketTrinket Shifting Cosmic Sliver
895TrinketTrinket Specter of Betrayal
895ClothHands Gloves of Furtive Oppression
 Modelviewer
895LeatherHead Shadow-Scarred Headcover
 Modelviewer
895LeatherWaist Waistguard of Profane Duplicity
 Modelviewer
895MailFeet Star-Stalker Treads
 Modelviewer
895MailHands Vicegrip of the Unrepentant
 Modelviewer
895PlateWaist Soul-Render's Greatbelt
 Modelviewer
895PlateLegs Greaves of Impure Midnight
 Modelviewer
895Arcane Relic Torn Fabric of Reality
895Blood Relic Man'ari Blood Pact
895Fel Relic Ruinous Ashes
895Frost Relic Sphere of Entropy
895Holy Relic Boon of the Prophet
895Shadow Relic Scornful Reflection
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
910FingerFinger Seal of the Second Duumvirate
910TrinketTrinket The Deceiver's Grand Design
910TrinketTrinket Tome of Unraveling Sanity
910TrinketTrinket Shifting Cosmic Sliver
910TrinketTrinket Specter of Betrayal
910ClothHands Gloves of Furtive Oppression
 Modelviewer
910LeatherHead Shadow-Scarred Headcover
 Modelviewer
910LeatherWaist Waistguard of Profane Duplicity
 Modelviewer
910MailFeet Star-Stalker Treads
 Modelviewer
910MailHands Vicegrip of the Unrepentant
 Modelviewer
910PlateWaist Soul-Render's Greatbelt
 Modelviewer
910PlateLegs Greaves of Impure Midnight
 Modelviewer
910Arcane Relic Torn Fabric of Reality
910Blood Relic Man'ari Blood Pact
910Fel Relic Ruinous Ashes
910Frost Relic Sphere of Entropy
910Holy Relic Boon of the Prophet
910Shadow Relic Scornful Reflection
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
925FingerFinger Seal of the Second Duumvirate
925TrinketTrinket The Deceiver's Grand Design
925TrinketTrinket Tome of Unraveling Sanity
925TrinketTrinket Shifting Cosmic Sliver
925TrinketTrinket Specter of Betrayal
925ClothHands Gloves of Furtive Oppression
 Modelviewer
925LeatherHead Shadow-Scarred Headcover
 Modelviewer
925LeatherWaist Waistguard of Profane Duplicity
 Modelviewer
925MailFeet Star-Stalker Treads
 Modelviewer
925MailHands Vicegrip of the Unrepentant
 Modelviewer
925PlateWaist Soul-Render's Greatbelt
 Modelviewer
925PlateLegs Greaves of Impure Midnight
 Modelviewer
925Arcane Relic Torn Fabric of Reality
925Blood Relic Man'ari Blood Pact
925Fel Relic Ruinous Ashes
925Frost Relic Sphere of Entropy
925Holy Relic Boon of the Prophet
925Shadow Relic Scornful Reflection
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
940FingerFinger Seal of the Second Duumvirate
940TrinketTrinket The Deceiver's Grand Design
940TrinketTrinket Tome of Unraveling Sanity
940TrinketTrinket Shifting Cosmic Sliver
940TrinketTrinket Specter of Betrayal
940ClothHands Gloves of Furtive Oppression
 Modelviewer
940LeatherHead Shadow-Scarred Headcover
 Modelviewer
940LeatherWaist Waistguard of Profane Duplicity
 Modelviewer
940MailFeet Star-Stalker Treads
 Modelviewer
940MailHands Vicegrip of the Unrepentant
 Modelviewer
940PlateWaist Soul-Render's Greatbelt
 Modelviewer
940PlateLegs Greaves of Impure Midnight
 Modelviewer
940Arcane Relic Torn Fabric of Reality
940Blood Relic Man'ari Blood Pact
940Fel Relic Ruinous Ashes
940Frost Relic Sphere of Entropy
940Holy Relic Boon of the Prophet
940Shadow Relic Scornful Reflection


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    Good Guide!

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