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Lodged in the hollows of a now decrepit world tree, Il’gynoth is a manifestation of the horrors that lie at the heart of the Nightmare. It is a mass of corruption - a thing that should not be. It’s tendrils seep through the ground, emerging in countless horrifying eyestalks and limbs.

Quick Tips

Players begin the encounter fighting against Il'gynoth's eyestalks and tentacles, while the monstrous Eye blocks the entrance to the heart of the tree.

Defeating these tentacles spawns animated Nightmare Ichor globules, which players can destroy near the Eye to damage it.

Once the Eye is defeated, players can enter (for a time) the tree to damage Il'gynoth directl. After some time the Eye reforms and will seal again the entrance to the tree, killing any players who remain inside.
This repeats until players defeat Il'gynoth.



Damage Dealers

  • Move away from the raid when you're affected by Spew Corruption.
  • Interrupt Deathglare Tentacles' Mind Flay .
  • Lure Nightmare Ichors that are fixated on you to the Eye of Il'gynoth when they are low on health, and wait to kill them until they are in range of the Eye.
  • Avoid players targeted by Ground Slam , and move away from other players when targeted by it.

Main abilities

Nightmare gaze

A beam which damages a player, the beam will then try to jump to any nearby players with more damage done for each jump

Nighmtarish fury

A relentless flurry of attacks every 0.8 seconds over 6 seconds each dealing physical damage

Ground slam

Slams the ground in the direction of a targeted player, dealing damage and knocking all players back

Eye of fate

Inflicts a large amount of shadow damage in a line in front of him. Who gets hit by the line will take 50% more damage from eye of fate for 30 seconds

Spew corruption

The player hit by this debuff will spawn patches of nightmare corruption every 2 seconds for 10 seconds

Mind flay

A long interruptible channel cast which deals large ticking damage over its duration. (only interruptable cast of the encounter)

Nightmare explosion

Upon death, the blob will explode, dealing large damage to nearby players and applies an hard hitting dot. This explosion will also damage the eye of the evil tree.

Cursed blood

A debuff applied to multiple players at the same time (lasts 8 seconds). This debuff will deal ticking damage and will then explode dealing huge damage to anyone within 11 yards.

Dark reconstitution

The evil tree will reseal his lair killing all players who remain inside. Will also regrowing the eye which blocks the way inside the tree.

Guides (external)

wowhead Il'gynoth strategy