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LocationNortheastern Stranglethorn Vale
Race(s)TrollTroll Jungle troll
End bossHakkar the Soulflayer
Instance info
Advised level58-60
Player limit20
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Zul'Gurub is a 20-man raid instance located in northeastern Stranglethorn Vale, released in patch 1.7. Like Zul'Farrak, it counts as an outdoors zone, and riding on mounts is possible. Zul'Gurub is the capital of the jungle troll tribes, led by the Gurubashi, worshippers of the terrible god, Hakkar the Soulflayer, who personally inhabits a temple in the deepest parts of the city. It is believed that Zul'Farrak was once an outpost of this kingdom but was lost in the Sundering.


Zul'Gurub Bosses

The most efficient route through Zul'Gurub is as follows:

  1. Enter the instance and continue straight across the first bridge, turn right and head up a hill and kill High Priestess Jeklik.
  2. Go back down and across the second bridge to find the room on the left containing High Priest Venoxis.
  3. Behind Venoxis's Room take the right path, and continue going up. Here you can take a slight left up a hill and kill Bloodlord Mandokir or take a right through the path with spider webs to High Priestess Mar'li.
  4. Returning back down the hill past the large staircase on the right those who plan on doing the Edge of Madness should do it now.
  5. Down the path to your right you'll find High Priest Thekal.
  6. After High Priest Thekal off the path to the left you'll find the camp and shoreline used to spawn Gahz'ranka who is a water boss, kill him if desired.
  7. Back up the hill and down the road you will find a pyramid, inside is High Priestess Arlokk.
  8. Go back outside and continue up the path and kill Jin'do the Hexxer if you want to, and have time.
  9. Reverse back down the ramp, and over the bridge on your right to the temple of Hakkar, and you've cleared all of Zul'Gurub!


Zul'Gurub boss distribution

  1. High Priestess Jeklik
  2. High Priest Venoxis
  3. High Priestess Mar'li
  4. High Priest Thekal
  5. High Priestess Arlokk
  6. Hakkar the Soulflayer
  7. Bloodlord Mandokir
  8. Jin'do the Hexxer
  9. Gahz'ranka
  10. Edge of Madness

The entrance to Zul'Gurub in Stranglethorn

Dungeon denizens

Bosses Monsters
  • Zul'Gurub
  • Bloodseeker Bat
  • Gurubashi Axe Thrower
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Gurubashi Blood Drinker
  • Gurubashi Headhunter
  • Hakkari Priest
  • Hakkari Shadow Hunter
  • Hakkari Witch Doctor
  • Hooktooth Frenzy
  • Razzashi Adder
  • Razzashi Serpent
  • Razzashi Skitterer
  • Razzashi Venombrood
  • Zulian Crocolisk
  • Zulian Tiger
  • Altar of Hir'eek
    • IconSmall Troll Female.gif High Priestess Jeklik
  • Bloodseeker Bat
  • Gurubashi Bat Rider
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Gurubashi Headhunter
  • Hakkari Witch Doctor
  • The Coil
    • IconSmall Troll Male.gif High Priest Venoxis
  • Gurubashi Axe Thrower
  • Hakkari Priest
  • Razzashi Adder
  • Razzashi Cobra
  • Razzashi Serpent
  • Sandfury Speaker
  • Shadra'zaar
    • IconSmall Troll Female.gif High Priestess Mar'li
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Hakkari Shadowcaster
  • Razzashi Broodwidow
  • Razzashi Skitterer
  • Razzashi Venombrood
  • Witherbark Speaker
  • Hakkari Grounds
    • IconSmall Troll Male.gif Bloodlord Mandokir
      • IconSmall Raptor.gif Ohgan
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Gurubashi Blood Drinker
  • Gurubashi Champion
  • Hakkari Priest
  • Razzashi Raptor
  • Edge of Madness
    • IconSmall DireTroll.gif Gri'lek (Summoned)
    • IconSmall Troll Male.gif Hazza'rah (Summoned)
    • IconSmall Troll Male.gif Renataki (Summoned)
    • IconSmall Troll Male.gif Wushoolay (Summoned)
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Hakkari Blood Priest
  • Mad Servant
  • Gurubashi Axe Thrower
  • Zulian Cub
  • Zulian Tiger
  • Pagle's Pointe
    • IconSmall Hydra.gif Gahz'ranka (Summoned)
  • Hooktooth Frenzy
  • Temple of Bethekk
    • IconSmall Troll Female.gif High Priestess Arlokk
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Gurubashi Blood Drinker
  • Hakkari Shadow Hunter
  • Zulian Panther
  • The Bloodfire Pit
    • IconSmall Troll Male.gif Jin'do the Hexxer
  • Atal'ai Mistress
  • Sacrificed Troll
  • Voodoo Slave
  • Withered Mistress
  • Altar of the Blood God
    • IconSmall Hakkar.gif Hakkar the Soulflayer
  • Bloodscalp Speaker
  • Gurubashi Berserker
  • Gurubashi Blood Drinker
  • Gurubashi Champion
  • Hakkari Blood Priest
  • Hakkari Priest
  • Hakkari Shadow Hunter
  • Hakkari Witch Doctor
  • Skullsplitter Speaker
  • Son of Hakkar
  • Soulflayer
  • IconSmall Bat.gif Bats
  • IconSmall Crocolisk.gif Crocolisks
  • IconSmall Devilsaur.gif Devilsaurs (Nightmare Illusions)
  • IconSmall DireTroll.gif Dire trolls
  • IconSmall Hakkar.gif Eternal (one, Hakkar)
  • IconSmall Felguard.gif Felguards (Nightmare Illusions)
  • ForestTroll male Forest trolls (two, Vilebranch Speaker and Witherbark Speaker)
  • IconSmall Frenzy.gif Frenzies
  • IconSmall Frog.gif Frogs (critters)
  • IconSmall Ghost.gif Ghosts
  • Gnome maleGnome female Gnomes (Voodoo Slaves)
  • IconSmall Grell.gif Grells
  • IconSmall Hydra.gif Hydra (one, Gahz'ranka)
  • IconSmall Lasher.gif Lashers (Nightmare Illusions)
  • IconSmall Panther.gif Panthers
  • IconSmall Raptor.gif Raptors
  • IconSmall Rat.gif Rats (critters)
  • SandTroll male Sand troll (one, Sandfury Speaker)
  • IconSmall Serpent.gif Serpents
  • IconSmall Skeleton.gif Skeletons
  • IconSmall Snake.gif Snakes (critters)
  • IconSmall Spider.gif Spiders
  • IconSmall Tiger.gif Tigers
  • Troll maleTroll female Trolls
  • UndeadTroll maleUndeadTroll female Troll zombies
  • IconSmall Voidwalker.gif Voidwalkers
  • IconSmall Wight.gif Wights (Nightmare Illusions)
  • IconSmall WindSerpent.gif Wind serpents


The Priest Aspects all assume an animal form at some point when fighting them. Moreover, if they are left alive they grant Hakkar powerful abilities that make him much harder to kill. This is in contrast to other bosses who do not assume animal forms and do not give Hakkar any abilities.

  1. High Priestess Jeklik - Aspect of Hir'eek (Bat)
  2. High Priest Venoxis - Aspect of Hethiss (Snake)
  3. High Priestess Mar'li - Aspect of Shadra (Spider)
  4. High Priest Thekal - Aspect of Shirvallah (Tiger)
  5. High Priestess Arlokk - Aspect of Bethekk (Panther)
  6. Hakkar the Soulflayer


The bosses below are considered 'optional' because they do not give Hakkar any abilities. As such, you can choose to kill or skip them, it won't change your encounter with the Bloodgod.

  1. Bloodlord Mandokir
  2. Jin'do the Hexxer
  3. Gahz'ranka
  4. Edge of Madness - one of: Gri'lek, Renataki, Hazza'rah, or Wushoolay



Zul'Gurub raiders receive loot through several systems. There are standard drops from the bosses (described at Zul'Gurub Loot), quest-based rewards that require Zandalar reputation and special rare drops from bosses (see Primal Hakkari), and rewards that are received after collecting various difficult tasks inside the instance (see Zul'Gurub Trinket and the Enchants discussion, below).

Faction rewards

Getting reputation with the Zandalar Tribe offers several benefits.

Various crafting recipes can be purchased from Rin'wosho the Trader, who is located on Yojamba Isle in the far northwest of Stranglethorn Vale. All recipes are BoP. All items crafted from these recipes are BoE.

Zul'Gurub offers unique enchants for the head, leg and shoulder slots. For creating these enchants you need to be Friendly (head and leg) or Exalted (shoulder) with the Zandalar Tribe. The head and leg enchants are obtained within the instance itself from an NPC named Zanza the Restless. He is located in a small "temple" after Lord Venoxis, and just before you go up the ramp toward Bloodlord.


The Zandalar armor sets are class-based armor sets completed at certain levels of reputation, requiring Primal Hakkari drops.

Upon reaching friendly reputation you can receive a neck slot item (as well as some gold and rep), e.g. the Maelstrom's Tendril from Falthir the Sightless. You can upgrade these items as your reputation improves.


  • N [60R] A Collection of Heads Stand alone quest given by Exzhal on Yojamba Isle in Stranglethorn Vale. Pay attention to the scene acted out where this quest is received and turned in.
    • Belt of Shrunken Heads (plate)
    • Belt of Shriveled Heads (mail)
    • Belt of Preserved Heads (leather)
    • Belt of Tiny Heads (cloth)
  • N [60] The Heart of Hakkar
    • Zandalarian Hero Badge
    • Zandalarian Hero Charm
    • Zandalarian Hero Medallion
  • N [60R] Nat's Measuring Tape
  • N [60R] The Perfect Poison Given by Dirk Thunderwood at Cenarion Hold in Silithus, this quest also enters the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
  • N [60] A Bijou for Zanza Stand alone quest given by Vinchaxa on Yojamba Isle in Stranglethorn Vale


  • Zul'Gurub features over 120 Epic and Superior items, including a five-piece set for each class.
  • Players can build up their reputation with the Zandalar Tribe in order to gain various rewards.
  • Zul'Gurub quests are available at the Zandalar base on Yojamba Isle.
  • The raid timer is 3 days.
  • Like Zul'Farrak, Zul'Gurub is also fully constructed behind the instance gate in Stranglethorn, which may suggest that it may have been intended as an outdoor elite raiding area. The land is entirely unoccupied by NPCs to preserve memory and bandwidth, despite all scenery and terrain being present.
  • In addition, ZG, being an outdoors instance, bears a mini-Azeroth outside its walls. This mini-Azeroth includes all of Deadwind Pass, a great deal of Blasted Lands, a great deal of Stranglethorn Vale, a great deal of Duskwood, and a small cave in Swamp of Sorrows.
  • While Zul'Gurub is located in Stranglethorn Vale, its terrain and vegetation is more similar to that of Feralas.



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