The Nexus Dungeon Guide

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

The Nexus can be found in Borean Tundra. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 68-73. 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.


The Nexus Quests

Before heading into The Nexus, 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.


The Nexus Entrance Location

The Nexus Entrance Location

The Nexus is found on the directly in front of the entrance of the structure, on the bottom floor.


Overview of Bosses in The Nexus

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.


Commander Stoutbeard / Commander Kolurg


Mechanics and Strategy

Alliance players will face Commander Kolurg, while Horde players will face Commander Stoutbeard. On Normal difficulty, this boss will not drop any loot. Melee players will want to be ready to quickly move away whenever the boss begins to channel his Whirlwind IconWhirlwind ability, as this deals very high amounts of damage to nearby enemies. Make sure to tank the boss far away from other trash mobs, as his Frightening Shout IconFrightening Shout might fear you into additional mobs.


Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Cleric's Linen Shoes Icon Cleric's Linen Shoes 80 Cloth Feet
Grips of Sculptured Icicles Icon Grips of Sculptured Icicles 80 Plate Hands
Opposed Stasis Leggings Icon Opposed Stasis Leggings 80 Cloth Legs
Cloak of the Enemy Icon Cloak of the Enemy 80 Accessory Back

Grand Magus Telestra


Mechanics and Strategy

Make sure to spread out to avoid the Firebomb IconFirebomb from disorienting multiple party members. While the party is being thrown around by the Gravity Well IconGravity Well spell, use any instant-cast abilities available to continue dealing damage and healing while being tossed around.

At 50% health Grand Magus Telestra will split into 3 Mirror Images, each with unique abilities. Be sure to any interrupts and stuns available on these adds as their spells can be quite deadly over time. Quickly deal with the 3 Images to make Grand Magus Telestra reappear again.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Belt of Draconic Runes Icon Belt of Draconic Runes 71 Leather Waist
Insulating Bindings Icon Insulating Bindings 71 Plate Waist
Wand of Shimmering Scales Icon Wand of Shimmering Scales 71 Wand Ranged

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Arcane-Shielded Helm Icon Arcane-Shielded Helm 80 Plate Head
Bands of Channeled Energy Icon Bands of Channeled Energy 80 Mail Wrist
Spaulders of the Careless Thief Icon Spaulders of the Careless Thief 80 Leather Shoulder
Telestra's Journal Icon Telestra's Journal 80 Off-Hand Weapon



Mechanics and Strategy

Anomalus deals high Arcane damage to all enemies. Try to dispel the Arcane Attraction IconArcane Attraction debuffs to reduce Anomalus' damage output. Periodically throughout the fight, Anomalus will summon a Chaotic Rift that deals high AoE Arcane damage and spawns Crazed Mana-Wraith. While this Rift is alive, Anomalus himself is immune to damage. Quickly kill the Rift and return to damaging Anomalus. Repeat this process until the boss dies.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Cleated Ice Boots Icon Cleated Ice Boots 71 Mail Feet
Gauntlets of Serpent Scales Icon Gauntlets of Serpent Scales 71 Mail Hands
Tome of the Lore Keepers Icon Tome of the Lore Keepers 71 Off-Hand Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Helm of Anomalus Icon Helm of Anomalus 80 Leather Head
Hauberk of the Arcane Wraith Icon Hauberk of the Arcane Wraith 80 Mail Chest
Rift Striders Icon Rift Striders 80 Plate Feet
Amulet of Dazzling Light Icon Amulet of Dazzling Light 80 Jewelry Neck

Ormorok the Tree-Shaper


Mechanics and Strategy

Always watch your positioning on this fight and be ready to move off of the Crystal Spikes IconCrystal Spikes to avoid their high damage and knockup. Casters need to be aware of the Spell Reflection IconSpell Reflection; wait for the charges to fall off before continuing to DPS.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Chiseled Stalagmite Pauldrons Icon Chiseled Stalagmite Pauldrons 71 Plate Shoulder
Greaves of the Blue Flight Icon Greaves of the Blue Flight 71 Plate Feet
Drakonid Arm Blade Icon Drakonid Arm Blade 71 Off-Hand Agility Fist Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Gloves of the Crystal Gardener Icon Gloves of the Crystal Gardener 80 Cloth Hands
Girdle of Ice Icon Girdle of Ice 80 Plate Waist
Frozen Forest Kilt Icon Frozen Forest Kilt 80 Mail Legs
Band of Frosted Thorns Icon Band of Frosted Thorns 80 Jewelry Finger



Mechanics and Strategy

Intense Cold IconIntense Cold is the main mechanic of this fight. Whenever a player stands in place, they will take increasing amounts of Frost damage. Moving or jumping will remove these debuffs, so players will want to be moving frequently to prevent too many debuffs from stacking up. Keristrasza has both frontal and rear attacks, meaning non-tank players will want to stay on the sides of the boss to prevent taking additional damage. Keristrasza will root players throughout the fight, preventing them from moving and resetting their Intense Cold IconIntense Cold stacks. Use any abilities available to remove these roots quickly to allow players to move again and reset their stacks.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Attuned Crystalline Boots Icon Attuned Crystalline Boots 71 Cloth Feet
Band of Glittering Permafrost Icon Band of Glittering Permafrost 71 Jewelry Finger
Glacier Sharpened Vileblade Icon Glacier Sharpened Vileblade 71 One-Hand Dagger Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Crystal-Infused Tunic Icon Crystal-Infused Tunic 80 Leather Chest
Dragon Slayer's Sabatons Icon Dragon Slayer's Sabatons 80 Mail Feet
Bulwark of the Noble Protector Icon Bulwark of the Noble Protector 80 Strength Shield Weapon
Sphere of Red Dragon's Blood Icon Sphere of Red Dragon's Blood 80 Accessory Trinket
Interwoven Scale Bracers Icon Interwoven Scale Bracers 80 Mail Wrist
Gloves of Glistening Runes Icon Gloves of Glistening Runes 80 Cloth Hands
Flame-Bathed Steel Girdle Icon Flame-Bathed Steel Girdle 80 Plate Waist
War Mace of Unrequited Love Icon War Mace of Unrequited Love 80 Main-Hand Intellect Mace Weapon
Design: Deadly Monarch Topaz Icon Design: Deadly Monarch Topaz 390 BoP Jewelcrafting Pattern N/A

The Nexus Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
The Nexus Icon The Nexus Defeat the bosses in The Nexus.
Heroic: The Nexus Icon Heroic: The Nexus Defeat the The Nexus bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
Intense Cold Icon Intense Cold Defeat Keristrasza in The Nexus on Heroic Difficulty without allowing Intense Cold to reach more than two stacks.
Chaos Theory Icon Chaos Theory Defeat Anomalus in The Nexus on Heroic Difficulty without destroying any Chaotic Rifts.
Split Personality Icon Split Personality Defeat Grand Magus Telestra in The Nexus on Heroic Difficulty after having killed her images within 5 seconds of each other during both splits.


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