Patch 8.3 PTR - New World Bosses
Patch 8.3 adds two world bosses to the rotation, each dropping baseline item level 445 loot. You will find Grand Empress Shek'zara as the weekly boss in The Vale of Eternal Blossoms while it is being assaulted by Allies of N'Zoth, and Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker in Uldum while it is being assaulted by Allies of N'Zoth.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Grand Empress Shek'zara
With the awakening of N'Zoth, Shek'zara, empress of the mantid, pledged her swarm to the old god's will. In service of her dark master, she unleashed her forces upon the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to claim Pandaria in N'Zoth's name.



  • Overview - Grand Empress Shek'zara uses her powerful voice and Zara'thik Swarmguard to overwhelm enemies.
  • Song of the Empress - Shek'zara chants the Song of the Empress, emitting sound waves that travel outwards from her.
    Players that come into contact with Song of the Empress are Silenced and suffer 4 Nature damage every 0.5 sec for 3 sec.
  • Force and Verve - Shek'zara shouts, inflicting 33 Nature damage every 1 sec for 6 sec.
    Players standing in a Sound Barrier take 70% reduced damage from Force and Verve.
  • Summon Swarmguard - Shek'zara summons her Zara'thik Swarmguard to aid her in battle.
    • Zara'thik Swarmguard -
      • Bladestorm - Charges to a player's location and spins a blade around the caster, inflicting 33 Physical damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec.
    • Zara'thik Ambershaper -
      • Amber Bolt Volley - Fires bolts of hardened amber at all nearby enemies, inflicting 25 Nature damage.


LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
445FingerFingerLoop of Abhorrent Celerity
445ClothHeadManiacal Speaker's Cover
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445LeatherHeadGuise of the Voracious Prowler
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445MailLegsGreaves of Shattered Thoughts
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445PlateLegsChitinous Conqueror's Legplates
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Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker
Plumbing the forgotten depths of Azeroth, Prophet Skitra unearthed a devastating aqir known as Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker. Now freed from its subterranean slumber, Vuk'laz turns its destructive power against those who oppose N'Zoth.



  • Overview - Vuk'laz is a living weapon of war that attempts to overcome its enemies with devastating physical attacks. As the battle rages Vuk'laz summons scarabs to its aid from beneath the Writhing Sands.
  • Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker -
    • Tremor Wave - Vuk'laz unleashes a mighty tremor, knocking back all players in a 40 yard frontal cone and inflicting 50 Physical damage.
    • Writhing Sands - Vuk'laz summons a horde of Aqir scarabs from beneath the sands.
      • Aqir Scarab - Aqir Scarabs emerge from the sands to swarm and overwhelm players.
    • Razor Spines - Vuk'laz shoots razor sharp spines from its carapace, inflicting 30 Physical damage to all players within 0 yards.
    • Crushing Claws - Vuk'laz lashes out with both claws, inflicting 90 Physical damage to its current target.


LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
445FingerFingerBand of Insidious Ruminations
445ClothLegsBreeches of Faithful Execution
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445LeatherLegsGrotesque Mutilator's Leggings
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445MailHeadPsyche Tormentor's Visage
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445PlateHeadGreathelm of Indiscriminate Brutality
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Comments 20 Comments
  1. Sanguinerd's Avatar
    Is that really the full loot table?
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    World bosses drop loot?! Lost count, and all I get is 60g off them... -.-
  1. MatthewOU2015's Avatar
    Do they spawn the 14th or 21st?
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Now I want Mantid as a playable race so I can make one and name him Zorak.
  1. Oneirophobia's Avatar
    Where was N'zoth when Shek'zir was going to steamroll the Klaxxi and destroy your egg, Shek'zara?

    Ungrateful bug.
  1. KainneAbsolute's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Now I want Mantid as a playable race so I can make one and name him Zorak.
    I want a faceless and call it Zoidberg
  1. Gestopft's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewOU2015 View Post
    Do they spawn the 14th or 21st?
    Probably start on the 21st when the raid opens
  1. Whitedragon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oneirophobia View Post
    Where was N'zoth when Shek'zir was going to steamroll the Klaxxi and destroy your egg, Shek'zara?

    Ungrateful bug.
    Ya, I know she was an easy to use lore string for a reason that we have enemies, but they could have mixed things up a little. Honestly I think it would have been more fun if N'zoth showed up and most of the mantid followed him, but she instead denounces him and starts up the opposing rep faction, mostly because the old gods have done nothing but use the mantid up to this point.
  1. Myzou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oneirophobia View Post
    Where was N'zoth when Shek'zir was going to steamroll the Klaxxi and destroy your egg, Shek'zara?

    Ungrateful bug.
    Chained up under Azeroth? >_>

    I'm more surprised this is even a thing. Why didn't we give her egg to the Pandaren to raise as a peaceful Mantid leader after we killed the Klaxxi?

    @Stoy: Doesn't one of these bosses drop an Alpaca Mount?
  1. Oneirophobia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myzou View Post
    Chained up under Azeroth? >_>

    I'm more surprised this is even a thing. Why didn't we give her egg to the Pandaren to raise as a peaceful Mantid leader after we killed the Klaxxi?

    @Stoy: Doesn't one of these bosses drop an Alpaca Mount?
    It was a rhetorical question.

    Also, our characters virtually never make good decisions. Just ask Gul'dan!
  1. MrLachyG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myzou View Post
    Chained up under Azeroth? >_>

    I'm more surprised this is even a thing. Why didn't we give her egg to the Pandaren to raise as a peaceful Mantid leader after we killed the Klaxxi?

    @Stoy: Doesn't one of these bosses drop an Alpaca Mount?
    well I would imagine after the Klaxxi pledged themselves to Garrosh they probably gave the egg to the other Mantid, who by that time were united together by the return of Y'Shaarj (or his heart at least)
  1. dewd's Avatar
    there the recolors are. i was wondering if blizzard forgot how to recycle old shit
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oneirophobia View Post
    Also, our characters virtually never make good decisions. Just ask Gul'dan!
    Or giving Xal'atath to Sylvanas LMAO that's probably the worst decision a Horde character has ever made. Insane.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    The empress fight looks bugged.
  1. chiddie's Avatar
    Will they drop or is there a CHANCE to drop like stupid actual world bosses?

    Never dropped anything out of them in months.
  1. MrLachyG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chiddie View Post
    Will they drop or is there a CHANCE to drop like stupid actual world bosses?

    Never dropped anything out of them in months.
    You must be extremely unlucky, I’ve gotten quite a few bits of gear over the last couple of months on multiple toons.
  1. Stoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myzou View Post
    Chained up under Azeroth? >_>

    I'm more surprised this is even a thing. Why didn't we give her egg to the Pandaren to raise as a peaceful Mantid leader after we killed the Klaxxi?

    @Stoy: Doesn't one of these bosses drop an Alpaca Mount?
    As of now none of these are listed as dropping one of the 3 alpaca mounts. Dunegorger Kraulok, the bone t-rex in Vul'dun, is currently listed as the world boss source for one, which is odd but it hasn't changed on the ptr at all. The other two are from entirely different methods involving rare finds in uldum and vol'dun.
  1. Oneirophobia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    Or giving Xal'atath to Sylvanas LMAO that's probably the worst decision a Horde character has ever made. Insane.
    Hey whoa, worst decision so far*.


    Next expac we'll be giving The Jailer the keys to the corvette and all of our banking passwords.
  1. Mardux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    Or giving Xal'atath to Sylvanas LMAO that's probably the worst decision a Horde character has ever made. Insane.
    Or siding with the allia... I mean saurfang.

    I feel like actively siding with the enemy during war should have been a worse decision than giving an empty knife to sylvanas.

    And now we see that at least one member of horse's ruling council is just hanging out with his best bud anduin in stormwind, instead of leading the horde. Lol
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mardux View Post
    Or siding with the allia... I mean saurfang.

    I feel like actively siding with the enemy during war should have been a worse decision than giving an empty knife to sylvanas.

    And now we see that at least one member of horse's ruling council is just hanging out with his best bud anduin in stormwind, instead of leading the horde. Lol
    Depending on who's your enemy. Sylvanas was my enemy, despite her being my warchief. Her plans for the living and the fate of Azeroth were pretty clear since Cataclysm. Why should I be blindly loyal to someone who, in the end, will kill me and then rise as a brainless undead? Forget about everything else for a moment and focus on this one fact - she wanted everyone dead (even her faction after we destroy everyone who threatens her), turned, and serving her. "What is the difference between you and the Lich King, Sylvanas?" "Isn't it obvious, warchief? I serve the Horde"; Are humans traitors too for fighting Arthas?

    And it wasn't just an empty knife. It was a weapon in which an Old God resided for thousands of years. A weapon that allowed her to strike a deal with Azshara, one of our greatest enemies. A weapon that lead us to Nazjatar, which eventually resulted in fully releasing a fucking old god. You call me a traitor? In my book Sylvanas is a traitor, conspiring with a dangerous enemy, and being indirectly responsible for unleashing N'zoth.

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