Nalorakk Guide: Strategy, Abilities, Loot

Last updated on Mar 20, 2022 at 16:38 by Abide 1 comment

Nalorakk is the second boss you will encounter in Zul'Aman. Nalorakk can be fought either first or second, but most raids will choose to fight him second. This fight is a basic tank swap encounter, requiring little from other raid members. Check out our in-depth guide below to prepare as much as possible for your encounter with Nalorakk.



Nalorakk is the second boss you will encounter in Zul'Aman. Nalorakk can be fought either first or second, but most raids will choose to fight him second. This fight is a Two Phase tank swap encounter, requiring little from other raid members. Be sure to read up on the mechanics below to properly handle this boss.


Nalorakk Abilities


Phase One

  • Mangle IconMangle — Deals damage to current target, debuffing them and causing them to take an additional 100% damage from bleeds.
  • Surge IconSurge — Charges the enemy that is furthest away. Deals damage to the target and any nearby allies, knocking back all targets hit.
  • Brutal Swipe IconBrutal Swipe — Frontal attack, dealing high damage. Can be divided between two targets.

Phase Two

  • Deafening Roar IconDeafening Roar — Deals around 1,300 damage to all enemies and silences them for 2 seconds.
  • Lacerating Slash IconLacerating Slash — A bleed DoT, dealing 1,735 damage every 2 seconds with an 18 second duration.
  • Rend Flesh IconRend Flesh — Deals 5,850 to 7,150 damage to current target and applies a bleed DoT, dealing 2,335 damage every second for 5 seconds.

Strategy for Nalorakk


Pulling the Boss

Pulling Nalorakk can be tricky as the stairs he stands on may cause line of sight issues. Have a Hunter stand back further and Misdirection IconMisdirection the boss to the tank. The tanks may also move together towards the boss till he engages in combat. Afterwards, the tanks will want to quickly position the boss while staying stacked to split the Brutal Swipe IconBrutal Swipe damage. The raid will quickly get into position, with 1 ranged DPS standing further out to soak the Surge IconSurge.


Phase One

Phase One the tanks will want to be stacked tightly together to split the damage from Brutal Swipe IconBrutal Swipe. Have 1 ranged DPS player stand outside of the raid group with their back against a wall to soak the Surge IconSurge. The rest of the raid should stack closely to the boss so they are not the furthest target from the boss.

Nalorakk will attack his current target with Mangle IconMangle periodically, causing moderate damage and increasing their damage taken by 100% for 60 seconds. After about 45 seconds, Nalorakk will transform into his bear form, starting Phase Two.


Phase Two

Phase Two requires a tank swap, or a rotation of strong defensive cooldowns to survive. Nalorakk will place both Lacerating Slash IconLacerating Slash and Rend Flesh IconRend Flesh multiple times on his current target, causing high bleed damage over time. As Nalorakk casts Mangle IconMangle on the tank during Phase One, the tank will take double damage from the bleeds in Phase Two if there is no tank swap.

Finally, Nalorakk will cast Deafening Roar IconDeafening Roar multiple times during the phase, damaging and silencing all enemies for 2 seconds. The silence can be deadly for a tank with multiple bleeds on them. Keep the tank topped up as much as possible, while also being ready to use any defensive cooldowns. It is worth noting that the bleeds can be removed with immunities such as Divine Shield IconDivine Shield, Blessing of Protection IconBlessing of Protection and even Stoneform IconStoneform.


Role-Specific Tips for Nalorakk


Healer Tips

This fight mostly requires high tank healing, especially in Phase Two. Phase One has a cleave that the tanks split, while Phase Two the tank will be debuffed by multiple different bleeds. Be quick and keep the tanks fully topped at all times.


DPS Tips

One ranged DPS will be assigned to soak the Surge IconSurge by standing furthest away from the boss. If you are not assigned to do this, make sure you are closer to the boss than the player that is assigned to do it. Aside from that, watch your threat and do as much damage as possible.


Tank Tips

This fight is a Two Phase encounter, with a tank swap on each phase change. The tank who is tanking Nalorakk during his bear form should prioritize wearing higher Stamina gear, as the periodic Deafening Roar IconDeafening Roar silence can lead to a death while you are afflicted by multiple bleeds. Be ready with any defensive cooldowns as your health can easily drop quickly.


Nalorakk Loot

Item Item Type Slot
Fury Icon Fury Weapon Off-hand Fist
Fury of the Ursine Icon Fury of the Ursine Cloth Wrist
Bladeangel's Money Belt Icon Bladeangel's Money Belt Leather Waist
Jungle Stompers Icon Jungle Stompers Plate Feet
Mask of Introspection Icon Mask of Introspection Plate Head
Pauldrons of Primal Fury Icon Pauldrons of Primal Fury Mail Shoulder
Robes of Heavenly Purpose Icon Robes of Heavenly Purpose Cloth Chest
Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner Icon Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner Formula Enchanting

Second Timed Chest Loot

Item Item Type Slot
Staff of Dark Mending Icon Staff of Dark Mending Weapon Staff
Amani Divining Staff Icon Amani Divining Staff Weapon Staff
Trollbane Icon Trollbane Weapon Two-hand Axe
Rage Icon Rage Weapon Main-hand Fist
Umbral Shiv Icon Umbral Shiv Weapon One-hand Dagger
Tuskbreaker Icon Tuskbreaker Ranged Gun

Other Tier 6 Guides

If you were looking for a full guide for the Zul'Aman raid, see the links below:

You may also be interested in progressing through the other raids of Tier 6, such as Hyjal Summit and Black Temple. As such, we recommend you check out our guides for those raids as well!



  • 20 Mar. 2022: Guide added.
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