Do you want to beat Nithogg in World of Warcraft?
Storm Drakes or Storm Dragons possess the storm’s power and make their lairs in the mountain peaks of Stormheim and Suramar. They are described as being ‘born of the gods’ by Havi in World of Warcraft.
Long ago, the Thorignir brood of storm dragons swore allegiance to the titan keepers. However, the great Nithogg disagreed with this decision and refused to be their subject, believing he would be more powerful than the keepers.
Instead, Nithogg took up roost in the mountain Nastrondir, where he raised his offspring and terrorized the nearby lands.
Due to this, Vethir wanted Nithogg dead for destroying and wreaking havoc on the lands of Stormheim.
If you share the same goal with Vethir, keep reading.
Today, we’ve decided to make a guide on how to beat Nithogg in World of Warcraft.
Let’s get right into it!
Nithogg Encounter Overview
Nithogg uses an overloaded midrange deck full of solid minions and removal spells. He also uses the Stormrage Hero Power to gain extra value throughout the entire encounter.
In Normal Mode, players should primarily focus on killing enemy minions and controlling the board to outvalue the boss. You should also do your best to play around with the Stormrage Hero Power.
The best way to do this is by keeping a high-HP minion invulnerable to Hero Power or keeping multiple minions on the board to minimize the chance of Hero Power hitting a suitable random target.
In Heroic Mode, Nithogg uses a much more refined deck that better seizes control of the board and a cheaper Hero Power. However, the boss still has two weak points.
First, Nithogg has a limited number of minions, making him vulnerable to total control. Second, although he has many spells, none has a hard removal ability, making it vulnerable to large minions.
- Be sure to face Nithogg away from the raid to prevent him from hitting them with Storm Breath.
- When Nithogg’s HP reaches 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20%, avoid standing in Crackling Jolt.
- Ensure you’re not close when Static Sparks die as they burst in an Unstable Explosion.
- Don’t stand in front or back of Nithogg to avoid Tail Lash and Storm Breath.
- When Nithog’s health reaches 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20%, avoid standing in Crackling Jolt.
- Avoid standing in front or back of Nithogg so you won’t get damaged by Storm Breath and Tail Lash.
- Once Nithogg’s HP reaches 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20%, refrain from standing in Crackling Jolt.
Take note of the following abilities when facing Nithogg:
- Crackling Jolt – unleashes bolts of lightning that strike at the location of players, dealing 731,250 to 768,750 Nature DMG to targets within 4 yards of the impact.
- Tail Lash – Nithogg deals 341,250 to 358,750 Physical DMG to players in a cone behind him, sending them into the air.
- Electrical Storm – Nithogg generates a vortex of electric current that deals 250,000 Nature DMG every 2 seconds while players are near the vortex.
- Storm Breath – Nithogg releases a blast of electricity dealing 1,218,750 to 1,281,250 Nature DMG to opponents in a cone in front of him. Storm Breath’s damage is also increased by 100% for 30 seconds.
- Static Charge – places an electrical charge on a target that deals 243,750 to 256,250 Nature DMG after 5 seconds. Upon expiring, 5 Static Orbs erupt from the target and move to the target afflicted with Lightning Rod.
- Lightning Rod – Nithogg changes players’ polarity, causing them to attract Static Orbs.
- Unstable Explosion – upon reaching a player with Lightning Rod, the Static Orb bursts and deals 219,375 to 230,625 Nature DMG to enemies within 8 yards. Target’s Haste and movement speed are reduced by 15% for 8 seconds as well.
Nithogg Encounter Rewards
Once you’ve killed Nithogg, he’ll drop the following items to your raid:
- Coif of Unstable Discharge
- Cursed Warden’s Keepsake
- Helm of the Mountain Recluse
- Hood of Scorned Brood
- Pillaged Titan Disc
- Stormbattered Casque
- Windwhipped Greatcloak
- Skull of Nithogg
That brings us to the end of our guide on how to beat Nithogg in World of Warcraft. If you have questions, leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to respond as soon as possible.