Krosus Guide for The Nighthold

Last updated on Jan 02, 2017 at 09:02 by Furty 1 comment

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General Information

Welcome to our World of Warcraft encounter guide for Krosus in The Nighthold. 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 Krosus 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:



Krosus is one of the 5 bosses that can be fought in an order of the raid's choosing.

This colossal doom lord, one of the largest and mightiest creatures in the armies of the Legion, was defeated at the Broken Shore through the combined might of the greatest heroes of the Horde and Alliance. Having recovered from his wounds, Krosus emerges from the bay between the Nighthold and the Tomb of Sargeras to crush any who would oppose the Legion.



Krosus is largely a single target encounter with a single phase. The fight is a moderate DPS check, requiring strong damage numbers to beat the enrage. The mechanics of the fight are very simple, and there is very little flexibility with respect to strategy.





  • Trade aggro every 7-10 stacks of Searing Brand Icon Searing Brand to avoid the debuff stacking too high. After the initial taunt trade, you can swap every time the debuff falls off of the offtank.
  • Stand in the circles and soak the Slam Icon Slam to stop Krosus from killing the entire raid.


  • Run to the back of the bridge with the Orb of Destruction Icon Orb of Destruction to reduce the raid's damage taken.
  • Quickly eliminate the Burning Embers that are left over from Burning Pitch Icon Burning Pitch. Interrupt as many casts of Felburst Icon Felburst as possible.


  • Avoid Krosus' casts of Fel Beam Icon Fel Beam by dodging to either side.
  • Every 90 seconds Krous will break the bridge and step forwards. Any players who fall off the bridge will be instantly killed.

Mythic Difficulty

  • Quickly slay the Burning Embers that are empowered by Accelerate Icon Accelerate before they reach 100 Energy and cast Burnout Icon Burnout.

Tank Concerns

Be sure to have cooldowns ready for Slam Icon Slam as it deals very high physical damage.


Healing Concerns

There are no special concerns for the healers on this fight. Raid damage is relatively low overall, but spiky - coordination of cooldowns is key, especially once the bridge becomes very short, as the Orb of Destruction Icon Orb of Destructions will start to deal very high damage to the raid.


Bloodlust/Heroism/Time Warp

As Krosus is a single phase, it is recommended that you use Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust on the pull to maximize damage done to the boss. This guarantees that all raiders cooldowns are synchronized, and since raid and tank damage is at its lowest it allows the healers to also deal respectable damage to the boss.



  • 02 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added Krosus guide.
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