Azjol-Nerub Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Jan 01, 2024 at 07:09 by Abide 1 comment

Azjol-Nerub can be found in Dragonblight. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 72-76. Heroic mode will require Level 80 to enter.

In this guide, we will cover dungeon quests, the layout of the dungeon, tactics for each boss, loot that can be obtained, and ideal group compositions.


Azjol-Nerub Quests

Before heading into Azjol-Nerub, we advise you to get all the dungeon quests related to it. To make this process easier, we have written a separate guide for the quests and their chains.


Azjol-Nerub Entrance Location

Azjol-Nerub Entrance Location

Azjol-Nerub is found in the bottom of this cave area, directly to the right of the summoning stone.


Overview of Bosses in Azjol-Nerub

Here we will give you a full rundown of what you can expect from each of the bosses found here on both Normal and Heroic difficulties as well as the items they drop.


Krikt'hir the Gatewatcher


Mechanics and Strategy

Keep players that are in melee range of the boss alive through the AoE damage and quickly kill any spider adds that spawn during the fight.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Aura Focused Gauntlets Icon Aura Focused Gauntlets 72 Plate Hands
Exquisite Spider-Silk Footwraps Icon Exquisite Spider-Silk Footwraps 72 Cloth Feet
Cobweb Machete Icon Cobweb Machete 72 One-Hand Agility Dagger Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Custodian's Chestpiece Icon Custodian's Chestpiece 80 Leather Chest
Golden Limb Bands Icon Golden Limb Bands 80 Plate Wrist
Stone-Worn Footwraps Icon Stone-Worn Footwraps 80 Cloth Feet
Facade Shield of Glyphs Icon Facade Shield of Glyphs 80 Intellect Shield Weapon



Mechanics and Strategy

This fight will start with Hadronox slowly moving up the tunnel while he fights a large amount of spider adds. Start out by killing any adds that are alive to reduce the amount of healing Hadronox gets from his Leech Poison IconLeech Poison. Use any dispels possible to remove the Leech Poison IconLeech Poison as Hadronox will heal a lot from this, especially when he pulls everyone in with Web Grab IconWeb Grab. Finally, be sure to move out of any Acid Cloud IconAcid Clouds that spawn during the encounter.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Spinneret Epaulets Icon Spinneret Epaulets 72 Leather Shoulder
Treads of Aspiring Heights Icon Treads of Aspiring Heights 72 Leather Feet
Life-Staff of the Web Lair Icon Life-Staff of the Web Lair 72 Intellect Staff Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Egg Sac Robes Icon Egg Sac Robes 80 Cloth Chest
Grotto Mist Gloves Icon Grotto Mist Gloves 80 Leather Hands
Hollowed Mandible Legplates Icon Hollowed Mandible Legplates 80 Mail Legs
Essence of Gossamer Icon Essence of Gossamer 80 Accessory Trinket



Mechanics and Strategy

Before engaging the boss, make sure all players are inside the room as a wall will lock players out shortly after entering combat. Keep Anub'arak faced away from the group to prevent additional players from being hit by the Pound IconPound as it deals massive damage.

At 75%, 50%, and 25% health, Anub'arak will burrow underground, removing all debuffs and preventing players from hitting him. During this time, adds will continually spawn and must be killed to bring Anub'arak back up to the surface. While burrowed, Anub'arak will periodically cause spikes to rupture from the ground, dealing massive damage and knocking up any players hit.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Charmed Silken Cord Icon Charmed Silken Cord 72 Cloth Waist
Wing Cover Girdle Icon Wing Cover Girdle 72 Mail Waist
Signet of Arachnathid Command Icon Signet of Arachnathid Command 72 Jewelry Finger

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Chitin Shell Greathelm Icon Chitin Shell Greathelm 80 Plate Head
Insect Vestments Icon Insect Vestments 80 Leather Chest
Ring of the Traitor King Icon Ring of the Traitor King 80 Jewelry Finger
Crypt Lord's Deft Blade Icon Crypt Lord's Deft Blade 80 One-Hand Agility Sword Weapon
Flamebeard's Bracers Icon Flamebeard's Bracers 80 Plate Wrist
Sash of the Servant Icon Sash of the Servant 80 Cloth Waist
Ancient Aligned Girdle Icon Ancient Aligned Girdle 80 Plate Waist
Rod of the Fallen Monarch Icon Rod of the Fallen Monarch 80 Wand Ranged

Azjol-Nerub Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
Azjol-Nerub Icon Azjol-Nerub Defeat the bosses in Azjol-Nerub.
Heroic: Azjol-Nerub Icon Heroic: Azjol-Nerub Defeat the Azjol-Nerub bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
Gotta Go! Icon Gotta Go! Defeat Anub'arak in Azjol-Nerub on Heroic Difficulty in 4 minutes or less.
Watch Him Die Icon Watch Him Die Defeat Krik'thir the Gatewatcher in Azjol-Nerub on Heroic Difficulty while Watcher Gashra, Watcher Narji, and Watcher Silthik are still alive.
Hadronox Denied Icon Hadronox Denied Defeat Hadronox in Azjol-Nerub on Heroic Difficulty before he webs the top doors and prevents more creatures from spawning.


  • 01 Jan. 2024: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 22 Sep. 2022: Achievements added.
  • 10 Sep. 2022: Page added
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