Uldir Boss Guides » Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth Guide

Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth is a boss in the Uldir raid in World of Warcraft. Our strategy guide will help you to defeat the Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth encounter and the loot listing below contains all of the loot he drops on each difficulty.



Overview

Zek’voz is a three phase fight, with the last phase being a soft enrage where players will start being mind controlled. This is an add cleave fight with two types of adds spawning periodically.

Heroic Changes


Strategy and Positioning

  • Positioning of the boss will depend on the current Phase the encounter is in. Below is a detailed list of strategy and movement.

Phase 1 (100 - 70%):
  • The raid should be loosely spread to prevent Eye Beam from bouncing to too many players.
  • When Silithid Warrior spawn, they should be kited through the boss, where they can be controlled and killed before they reach their targets.

Phase 2 (70 - 40%:
  • Roiling Deceit should be placed in the corners and edges of the room, as far from the raid as possible.
  • The raid should be loosely spread around the center of the room to allow a quick reaction to the three adds that spawn.

Phase 3 (40 - 0%):
  • This is the burn phase, where orbs will fall from the sky which can be soaked for a 100% health, damage, and healing increase for the duration of the debuff.
  • After the orb debuff expires, players will be mind controlled, and should be quickly killed.

Strategies by Role


All Roles

  • When the boss reaches 100 energy, it casts Surging Darkness. There are three patterns which happen at random, but one of the rings within the circle will always be safe.
  • Avoid stepping on clouds placed by Roiling Deceit, because they spawn a deadly add.

DPS

  • Quickly kill the Silithid Warriors in Phase 1 to prevent them from reaching their targets.
  • Anub’ar Voidreavers will cast Voidbolt which should be interrupted on a rotation.
  • Damage dealers with the highest burst damage should soak Orbs of Corruption to maximize the overall damage.
  • Mind controlled players will cast Psionic BLast, which should be kicked to prevent players from being feared.

Healers

  • Titan Spark will deal damage to random players.
  • The tank will take a large amount of damage during the Might of the Void combo.
  • The tank with two stacks of Void Lash will be unhealable for the duration of the debuff.
  • Damage in the last phase will significantly increase, making this the best place to use cooldows as needed.

Tanks

  • The boss will periodically unleash Might of the Void. One tank can hold the boss for all three strikes with a defensive cooldown, after which the second tank should quickly grab aggro.
  • The boss should always be faced away from the raid to prevent players being hit by Void Lash.
  • In Phase 1, the boss should be tanked around the center of the room to allow kiting all the Silithid Warriors through it.
  • In Phase 2, tank the boss either directly between the three Anub’ar Voidreavers to make it easier for the melee DPS to swap targets quickly.


Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth Abilities

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Shortly after the Sundering, a dark messenger arrived on the fresh shores of Zandalar, intending to bring the newly isolated tribe into the service of N'Zoth. Zek'voz was prepared to entice, bribe, cajole, corrupt, or simply kill them, but he was not prepared to encounter the defenses of Uldir. He was captured, studied, disassembled, and stored in the Titans' Archives, where he has waited for a chance to escape.

  • Overview - Zek'voz attacks players while the compromised Titan Discs come online, calling forth powerful Old God magics and summoning their lesser servants. As new Titan Discs come online, previously activated Discs will power down.
  • Titan Spark - Titan energy arcs from the damaged Titan Disc, striking several targets for 4,930 Arcane damage.
  • Surging Darkness - Upon reaching 100 energy, Zek'voz unleashes a series of eruptions in quick succession. Each eruption inflicts 90 Shadow damage to players caught within it. In addition, each eruption inflicts 20 Shadow damage to all players.
  • Might of the Void - Zek'voz performs a series of powerful attacks.
    • Void Lash - Zek'voz summons lashing tentacles, inflicting 85 Shadow damage in a frontal cone, and reduces healing received by 25% for 8 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Shatter - Zek'voz strikes the target, inflicting 239 Physical damage and increasing Physical damage taken by 50% for 40 sec.
  • Stage One: Chaos - Protocol: Chaos begins, summoning projections of C'Thun and replicating minions from the Qiraji empire.
    • Eye Beam - The Eye of C'Thun penetrates the soul of the target, dealing 45 Shadow damage and leaping to any nearby allies for increased damage.
    • Silithid Warrior -
      • Skittering Swarm - Silithid Warriors ignore threat and seek out random players.
      • Jagged Mandible - The Silithid Warrior's melee attacks maim the target, inflicting 10 Physical damage every 2 sec.
  • Stage Two: Deception - At 65% health remaining Protocol: Deception begins, summoning projections of Yogg-Saron and replicating servants from Azjol-Nerub.
    • Roiling Deceit - Yogg-Saron corrupts the target, inflicting 40 Shadow damage every 3 sec and forms an Ominous Cloud upon expiration.
      • Ominous Cloud - Ominous Clouds slowly drift through the area and will boil ominously if an enemy strays too close, summoning a Guardian of Yogg-Saron.
        • Guardian of Yogg-Saron - Casts Shadow Nova upon reaching 100 energy or when defeated.
          • Shadow Nova - Self destructs, inflicting 45 Shadow damage to all enemies.
    • Nerubian Voidweaver -
      • Shadowbind - The caster binds itself, preventing forced movement effects.
      • Void Bolt - Launches Shadow energy towards an enemy, inflicting 63 Shadow damage.
  • Stage Three: Corruption - At 30% health remaining Protocol: Corruption begins. The magic released from the damaged Titan Discs appears to be unchecked and more than a mere demonstration of power...
    • Overload - The damaged disc activates, increasing the frequency of Titan Spark.
    • Orb of Corruption - Explodes on impact with the ground, inflicting 50 Shadow damage to all players. Pulses every 5 sec while grounded for 100% increased damage. Intercepting the Orb of Corruption launches the orb into the air and afflicts the intercepting player with Corruptor's Pact.
      • Corruptor's Pact - Overwhelming power courses through you. Maximum health, damage done, and healing done increased by 100%.
        Afflicted by Will of the Corruptor upon expiration.
    • Will of the Corruptor - The mind of the victim is overtaken, forcing them to attack their allies until sufficient damage is taken.
      • Void Wail - Releases a wave of pure void energy, causing 30 Shadow damage to players within 0 yards and causing them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
      • Psionic Blast - Blasts the target's mind for 15 Shadow damage and causes them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
  • Stage One: Chaos and Deception - Chaos and Deception Protocols activate, summoning projections of C'Thun and Yogg-Saron along with their minions.

    In Mythic difficulty, activated Titan Discs remain powered on indefinitely.
    • Eye Beam - The Eye of C'Thun penetrates the soul of the target, dealing 45 Shadow damage and leaping to any nearby allies for increased damage.
    • Roiling Deceit - Yogg-Saron corrupts the target, inflicting 40 Shadow damage every 3 sec and forms an Ominous Cloud upon expiration.
      • Ominous Cloud - Ominous Clouds slowly drift through the area and will boil ominously if an enemy strays too close, summoning a Guardian of Yogg-Saron.
        • Guardian of Yogg-Saron - Casts Shadow Nova upon reaching 100 energy or when defeated.
          • Shadow Nova - Self destructs, inflicting 45 Shadow damage to all enemies.
    • Silithid Warrior -
      • Skittering Swarm - Silithid Warriors ignore threat and seek out random players.
      • Jagged Mandible - The Silithid Warrior's melee attacks maim the target, inflicting 10 Physical damage every 2 sec.
    • Nerubian Voidweaver -
      • Shadowbind - The caster binds itself, preventing forced movement effects.
      • Void Bolt - Launches Shadow energy towards an enemy, inflicting 63 Shadow damage.
      • Void Calling - The caster's focus intensifies every 6 seconds, increasing their Shadow damage dealt by 5%.
        When Void Calling reaches 10 stacks it grants Void Trance to the caster.
        • Void Trance - Grants immunity to crowd control effects.
  • Stage Two: Corruption - At 40% health remaining Protocol: Corruption begins. The magic released from the damaged Titan Discs appears to be unchecked and more than a mere demonstration of power...
    • Overload - The damaged disc activates, increasing the frequency of Titan Spark.
    • Orb of Corruption - Explodes on impact with the ground, inflicting 50 Shadow damage to all players. Pulses every 5 sec while grounded for 100% increased damage. Intercepting the Orb of Corruption launches the orb into the air and afflicts the intercepting player with Corruptor's Pact.
      • Corruptor's Pact - Overwhelming power courses through you. Maximum health, damage done, and healing done increased by 100%.
        Afflicted by Will of the Corruptor upon expiration.
    • Will of the Corruptor - The mind of the victim is overtaken, forcing them to attack their allies until sufficient damage is taken.
      • Void Wail - Releases a wave of pure void energy, causing 30 Shadow damage to players within 0 yards and causing them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
      • Psionic Blast - Blasts the target's mind for 15 Shadow damage and causes them to flee in fear for 6 sec.



Taloc Achievements


NamePoints
Mythic: Zek'vozDefeat Zek'voz in Uldir on Mythic difficulty.
10
What's in the Box?Defeat Zek'voz in Uldir after exposing the Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron to the Projection of Yogg-Saron on Normal difficulty or higher.
10



Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth Loot List

Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth drops item level 340 (LFR), 355 (Normal), 370 (Heroic), 385 (Mythic) loot. Loot can have higher item levels if it becomes Titanforged or Warforged.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
340FingerFingerRing of the Infinite Void
340TrinketTrinketDisc of Systematic Regression
340ClothShouldersMantle of Contained Corruption
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340ClothWristsVoid-Lashed Wristband
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340LeatherWaistReplicated Chitin Cord
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340LeatherFeetQuarantine Protocol Treads
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340MailChestChainvest of Assured Quality
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340MailWaistTitanspark Energy Girdle
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340PlateLegsGreaves of Creeping Darkness
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340PlateFeetWarboots of Absolute Eradication
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340One-handed MaceOne HandContainment Analysis Baton
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340PolearmTwo HandVoid-Binder
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Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
355FingerFingerRing of the Infinite Void
355TrinketTrinketDisc of Systematic Regression
355ClothShouldersMantle of Contained Corruption
 Modelviewer
355ClothWristsVoid-Lashed Wristband
 Modelviewer
355LeatherWaistReplicated Chitin Cord
 Modelviewer
355LeatherFeetQuarantine Protocol Treads
 Modelviewer
355MailChestChainvest of Assured Quality
 Modelviewer
355MailWaistTitanspark Energy Girdle
 Modelviewer
355PlateLegsGreaves of Creeping Darkness
 Modelviewer
355PlateFeetWarboots of Absolute Eradication
 Modelviewer
355One-handed MaceOne HandContainment Analysis Baton
 Modelviewer
355PolearmTwo HandVoid-Binder
 Modelviewer
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
370FingerFingerRing of the Infinite Void
370TrinketTrinketDisc of Systematic Regression
370ClothShouldersMantle of Contained Corruption
 Modelviewer
370ClothWristsVoid-Lashed Wristband
 Modelviewer
370LeatherWaistReplicated Chitin Cord
 Modelviewer
370LeatherFeetQuarantine Protocol Treads
 Modelviewer
370MailChestChainvest of Assured Quality
 Modelviewer
370MailWaistTitanspark Energy Girdle
 Modelviewer
370PlateLegsGreaves of Creeping Darkness
 Modelviewer
370PlateFeetWarboots of Absolute Eradication
 Modelviewer
370One-handed MaceOne HandContainment Analysis Baton
 Modelviewer
370PolearmTwo HandVoid-Binder
 Modelviewer
Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
385FingerFingerRing of the Infinite Void
385TrinketTrinketDisc of Systematic Regression
385ClothShouldersMantle of Contained Corruption
 Modelviewer
385ClothWristsVoid-Lashed Wristband
 Modelviewer
385LeatherWaistReplicated Chitin Cord
 Modelviewer
385LeatherFeetQuarantine Protocol Treads
 Modelviewer
385MailChestChainvest of Assured Quality
 Modelviewer
385MailWaistTitanspark Energy Girdle
 Modelviewer
385PlateLegsGreaves of Creeping Darkness
 Modelviewer
385PlateFeetWarboots of Absolute Eradication
 Modelviewer
385One-handed MaceOne HandContainment Analysis Baton
 Modelviewer
385PolearmTwo HandVoid-Binder
 Modelviewer

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