Uldir Boss Guides » Zul, Reborn Guide

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



Overview

Zul, Reborn is a two phased encounter, where the first phase consists of add management, while the second phase is a soft enrage.

Heroic Changes


Strategy and Positioning

  • The boss and adds should be fought around the center of the room to make cleaving damage more efficient.
  • Nazmani Bloodhexers that spawn around the edges should be gripped close to the center by a Death Knight. On Heroic, only one Hexer at a time should be gripped in.
  • Dark Revelation debuffs should be positioned on the same edge of the platform, but a safe distance from each other.

Phase 1 (100 - 40%):
  • Nazmani Bloodhexers are the highest priority targets, and should be killed quicky before they reach full energy. If Bloodhexer is close to full energy it should be moved away from the boss.
  • Ranged DPS or healers should cover Pool of Darkness on Heroic.
  • Minions of Zul should be quickly dispelled to prevent them from reaching their targets. Arcane torrent can also be used.
  • Nazmani Crushers should be tanked close to the boss to allow for damage cleaving. If the Crusher is close to full energy it should be moved to the edge of the platform to minimize the targets hit by its cast.

Phase 2 (40 - 0%):
  • This is a short burn phase, where players should stack close to the boss to make raid healing easier.
  • Pools of Darkness should be soaked by ranged DPS. Only one player per pool is required.
  • Players affected by Deathwish should be dispelled when close to the edge, to reduce the damage to the raid.

Strategies by Role


All Roles

  • Avoid standing in front of Nazmani Bloodhexers, or the boss in Phase 2.
  • Prevent Minions of Zul from reaching their targets. They will deal damage and fear nearby players.

DPS

  • General target priority is the following: Nazmani Bloodhexer > Bloothristy Crawg > Nazmani Crusher > Boss. This priority can change if one of the adds is near death and about to reach full energy.
  • All adds have a special they cast when reaching full energy, making it important to kill them quickly.
  • The Nazmani Bloodhexers will summon an Animated Ichor when reaching full energy, which becomes the highest priority target. This add can be knocked away from the boss to prevent it from reaching.

Healers

  • Shadow Barrage will be cast on random players. This dot will put these players at high risk in combination with other mechanics.
  • Large bursts of raid damage will happen each time a Dark Revelation buff times out.
  • Players soaking the Pool of Darkness will take a significant amount of damage.
  • Phase 2 will have a large amount of raid damage, depending on the stacks of Corrupted Blood on the raid.
  • Players with Deathwish should be dispelled when near the edge of the platform.

Tanks

  • The boss does not require tanking, so the tanks will have to split the responsibility of picking up the adds that spawn.
  • Crawgs can be tanked on top of the highest priority target, and they will die to cleave damage.
  • Nazmani Bloodhexers, and Nazmani Crushers can be tanked close to the boss, however they must be moved to the edge of the platform when they near full energy.
  • In Phase 2 tanks will take turns holding aggro and standing in front of the boss.
  • Taunt swap after a few stacks of Rupturing Blood, and run the debuff to the edge of the platform before it times out.
  • Stepping in a Blood Pool will apply additional stacks, so they should be placed near each other to maximize the available area.


Zul, Reborn Abilities

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Once the proud leader of the Zanchuli Council, highest advisors to the kings of Zandalar, Zul was praised as the greatest of prophets. Now, the dark prophet has turned on King Rastakhan and would see a true troll empire rule the world once again, even if it means submitting to the blood god: G'huun.

  • Overview - Zul begins the encounter assisted by the Forces of Blood. He will continue to summon additional Forces of Blood that the party must contend with while his energy fills.

    At 40% health, Zul no longer summons the Forces of Blood and becomes fully empowered with the Blood of G'huun, unleashing Locus of Corruption, spending his Elder Blood to afflict the raid with Corrupted Blood for the remainder of the encounter. Players must defeat him before the damage from Corrupted Blood overwhelms them.
    • Tanks -
      • Nazmani Crushers use Thrumming Pulse when their energy is full. Make sure they are not within range of their allies!
      • Avoid melee attacks from Bloodthirsty Crawgs or use defensive abilities to reduce their healing from Hungering Maw.
      • Rupturing Blood will create a large area of Ruptured Blood when it wears off - make sure you are far away from other players!
    • Healers -
    • Damage Dealers -
  • Stage One: The Forces of Blood - Zul summons the Forces of Blood to defend him as he gradually builds energy over the course of Stage One.
    • Pool of Darkness - Creates a Pool of Darkness at a location for 20 sec. Periodically, the Pool of Darkness will explode in Erupting Darkness, unless a player is standing inside of it.
      Players standing in a Pool of Darkness are afflicted with Absorbed in Darkness.
    • Dark Revelation - Unleashes a Dark Revelation after 10 sec, dealing 49 Shadow damage to all players. This damage decreases with distance from the affected player. Additionally, a Minion of Zul is created near the player's location.
      • Minion of Zul - Minions of Zul fixate on players and cannot be tanked.
        • Bound by Shadow - Absorbs 100 damage and increases damage done by 20%. Kills the target when removed.
        • Pit of Despair - When a Minion of Zul reaches its target, it causes a wave of terror, making players within 5 yards run in fear for 12 sec.
    • Shadow Barrage - Inflicts 33 Shadow damage to a random player.
    • Call of Blood - Zul forms allies out of the blood he has been gifted by G'huun, summoning the Forces of Blood.
    • Forces of Blood -
      • Blood Recall - When killed, the Forces of Blood will regenerate after a short period unless afflicted by Decaying Flesh.
      • Decaying Flesh - The instability of G'huun's blood magic suppresses Blood Recall for 12 sec, allowing the afflicted creature to be killed without regenerating. When removed, will jump to another creature of a different type.
      • Nazmani Crusher -
        • Bloody Cleave - Inflicts 0 Physical damage in a cone in front of the caster.
        • Thrumming Pulse - Increases the damage done by Zul and his minions within 0 yards by 50% for 40 sec. This effect stacks.
      • Nazmani Bloodhexer -
        • Congeal Blood - Congeals the ambient blood of G'huun into an Animated Ichor at the Bloodhexer's location.
          • Animated Ichor - Animated Ichors attempt to move to Zul. Upon reaching Zul, they will cast Ichor Transfusion.
            • Dripping Blood - Animated Ichor loses 1% health every 0.5 sec.
            • Ichor Transfusion - Transfers all of the Animated Ichor's current health to Zul, and instantly kills the Animated Ichor.
        • Bloodshard - Inflicts 37 Shadow damage to the lowest health player.
        • Sanguine Presence - If two Nazmani Bloodhexers come within 20 yards of each other, their Sanguine Presence will burst, healing all enemies for 10% every 2 sec.
      • Bloodthirsty Crawg -
        • Hungering Maw - Whenever a Bloodthirsty Crawg deals damage, they heal for 200% of the damage dealt.
        • Engorged Burst - The Crawg ruptures, killing it and inflicting 20 Shadow damage to all players every 2 sec. for 10 sec.
  • Stage Two: Zul, Awakened - At 40% health, Zul unleashes the energy built over Stage One by casting Locus of Corruption.
    • Locus of Corruption - Zul consumes all of his energy, applying one stack of Corrupted Blood to all players per 5 energy consumed.
      • Corrupted Blood - Inflicts 0 Shadow damage every 2 sec. This effect stacks and lasts until the end of the encounter.
    • Rupturing Blood - Afflicts targets in a cone in front of Zul with Rupturing Blood, dealing 18 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 20 sec, and creating a pool of Ruptured Blood upon expiration.
      This effect stacks.
      • Ruptured Blood - Creates a large pool of blood that periodically applies Corrupted Blood to any players inside it.
        • Corrupted Blood - Inflicts 0 Shadow damage every 2 sec. This effect stacks and lasts until the end of the encounter.
    • Deathwish - Fills a player with a Deathwish, causing them to walk towards the edge of the arena and jump off the platform to their death upon reaching it.
      When the player jumps, or when Deathwish is dispelled, Deathwish inflicts 35 Shadow damage to all players. This damage is reduced by range. In addition, several Minions of Zul are created.
      • Minion of Zul - Minions of Zul fixate on players and cannot be tanked.
        • Bound by Shadow - Absorbs 100 damage and increases damage done by 20%. Kills the target when removed.
        • Pit of Despair - When a Minion of Zul reaches its target, it causes a wave of terror, making players within 5 yards run in fear for 12 sec.
    • Pool of Darkness - Creates a Pool of Darkness at a location for 20 sec. Periodically, the Pool of Darkness will explode in Erupting Darkness, unless a player is standing inside of it.
      Players standing in a Pool of Darkness are afflicted with Absorbed in Darkness.



Zul, Reborn Achievements


NamePoints
EdgelordsDefeat Zul, Reborn in Uldir without any player stepping onto the inner ring of the Oblivion Door on Normal difficulty or higher.
10
Mythic: ZulDefeat Zul in Uldir on Mythic difficulty.
10



Zul, Reborn Loot List

Zul, Reborn 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
340BackBackCloak of Rippling Whispers
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340ClothHeadVisage of the Ascended Prophet
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340LeatherShouldersUsurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders
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340LeatherWristsArmbands of Sacrosanct Acts
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340MailHeadCrest of the Undying Visionary
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340MailWaistCincture of Profane Deeds
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340PlateChestChestplate of Apocalyptic Machinations
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340PlateWristsImperious Vambraces
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340DaggerOne HandPursax, the Backborer
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340DaggerOne HandTusk of the Reborn Prophet
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Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
355BackBackCloak of Rippling Whispers
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355ClothHeadVisage of the Ascended Prophet
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355LeatherShouldersUsurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders
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355LeatherWristsArmbands of Sacrosanct Acts
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355MailHeadCrest of the Undying Visionary
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355MailWaistCincture of Profane Deeds
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355PlateChestChestplate of Apocalyptic Machinations
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355PlateWristsImperious Vambraces
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355DaggerOne HandPursax, the Backborer
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355DaggerOne HandTusk of the Reborn Prophet
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Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
370BackBackCloak of Rippling Whispers
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370ClothHeadVisage of the Ascended Prophet
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370LeatherShouldersUsurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders
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370LeatherWristsArmbands of Sacrosanct Acts
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370MailHeadCrest of the Undying Visionary
 Modelviewer
370MailWaistCincture of Profane Deeds
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370PlateChestChestplate of Apocalyptic Machinations
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370PlateWristsImperious Vambraces
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370DaggerOne HandPursax, the Backborer
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370DaggerOne HandTusk of the Reborn Prophet
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Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
Type Slot Name
385BackBackCloak of Rippling Whispers
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385ClothHeadVisage of the Ascended Prophet
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385LeatherShouldersUsurper's Bloodcaked Spaulders
 Modelviewer
385LeatherWristsArmbands of Sacrosanct Acts
 Modelviewer
385MailHeadCrest of the Undying Visionary
 Modelviewer
385MailWaistCincture of Profane Deeds
 Modelviewer
385PlateChestChestplate of Apocalyptic Machinations
 Modelviewer
385PlateWristsImperious Vambraces
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385DaggerOne HandPursax, the Backborer
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385DaggerOne HandTusk of the Reborn Prophet
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