Kil'jaeden Guide for Tomb of Sargeras

Last updated on Sep 11, 2017 at 08:07 by Furty

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General Information

Welcome to our World of Warcraft encounter guide for Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras. We will teach you everything you need to know to defeat the boss in every difficulty.

On this particular page, we will give you a short overview of the fight as well as a list of things to watch out for (include LFR tips when applicable).

The other pages of our Kil'jaeden guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.



To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 3 pages:



Since striking the bargain that chased the draenei into the stars, Kil'jaeden believed the Legion could not be stopped. Yet, none of his deceptions have prevented you from reaching this critical moment. Infuriated that Sargeras' promise of victory has never come to pass, the demon lord prepares to face you himself, for a final battle that will shape Azeroth's destiny forever.



Kil'jaeden is a 5-phase encounter, sporting 3 main phases and 2 intermissions. The fight takes place on his Legion command ship and becomes progressively more difficult as the fight continues. Throughout the battle, the ship will make its way towards Argus, the main base of operations of the Legion itself. This is a true "final boss"; complex and multifaceted, with extraordinarily punishing mechanical and numbers checks, Kil'jaeden is the ultimate test of coordination and skill for raid groups to conquer.

Here is a preview of the fight on Heroic difficult from the PTR:





  • Perform a taunt swap when Felclaws Icon Felclaws reaches 5+ stacks. On Heroic and above tanks must also keep Kil'jaeden faced away from other raid members at all times to avoid the frontal cleave.
  • Intercept Armageddon Hail Icon Armageddon Hail, the largest missile, when Armageddon Icon Armageddon is being cast.




  • Eliminate all Reflections as fast as possible.
  • Eliminate all Shadowsouls as fast as possible.

All Players



Positioning is the key element to success on this encounter. Being caught out of place at the wrong time will spell doom for the entire raid group.


Phase One

  • Stay behind the boss at all times on Heroic difficulty or higher unless you are the active tank.
  • Assign 3-5 players to each corner of the room to soak Armageddon Rain Icon Armageddon Rain.
  • Stack near Rupturing Singularity Icon Rupturing Singularity when it spawns in the center to avoid being knocked off the platform.
  • The inactive tank should soak Armageddon Hail Icon Armageddon Hail, or a player with Physical damage immunities.

Phase Two

Kil'jaeden Phase 2 positioning

Phase Three

The third phase is similar to Phase One, however, you will know need to deal with Bursting Dreadflame Icon Bursting Dreadflame and Focused Dreadflame Icon Focused Dreadflame, which are handled in the same fashion as in Phase Two.


Phase Four

Phase Four, and the second intermission, is quite unique. The raid is blanketed by Deceiver's Veil Icon Deceiver's Veil. The raid should find Lord Illidan Stormrage as quickly as possible and receive Illidan's Sightless Gaze Icon Illidan's Sightless Gaze. When you receive the sightless gaze debuff, kill all Shadowsouls as quickly as possible. Once all of the adds are killed the final Phase begins.


Phase Five

The final phase features the Bursting Dreadflame Icon Bursting Dreadflame, Focused Dreadflame Icon Focused Dreadflame, and Felclaws Icon Felclaws mechanics found in Phases One, Two, and Three. The big mechanic of this phase is Darkness of a Thousand Souls Icon Darkness of a Thousand Souls, which will kill any players hit that are not affected by Tear Rift Icon Tear Rift. To counter this, the entire raid must stand in the active rift (which spawn in corners of the room) by the time the cast ends. Flaming Orb Icon Flaming Orbs will also spawn and chase players. These must be taken to the edges of the room as they will leave fire pools behind, which are reduced in size based on length of time the orb has traveled.


Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp

We advise you to use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism/Time Warp Icon Time Warp in the final phase, as this is the longest and most punishing part of the fight. Raid damage throughout this phase is also quite high, giving the cooldown dual benefit as a damage and healing cooldown.



  • 11 Sep. 2017 (mythic page): Page added.
  • 20 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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