|Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom (5)|
- Not to be confused with the Akhenet Fields in Uldum.
Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom (also referred to simply as Ahn'kahet or The Old Kingdom) is an instance located in the Dragonblight on the icy continent of Northrend. The huge underground city serves as home to remnants of the once magnificent Nerubian Empire.
Ahn'kahet is one of the sections of Azjol-Nerub, the others being the Inner Kingdom and the Upper Kingdom. The city is controlled by Undead nerubians and Yogg-Saron's faceless ones, with a presence of the Twilight's Hammer clan.
The area known as the Old Kingdom lies deep below the surface of Northrend, and is the original location of Azjol-Nerub. The nerubians preferred to stay well below surface level. This area has not been well maintained because the Scourge had not descended this far until very recently. By the same token, that meant they hadn't looted as much either. It was easier to avoid the Scourge by staying to these lower levels. Most of the nerubian rebels lived down here, though with the recent Scourge incursion it is unknown if they still survive.
On Heroic mode, the entire instance awards approximately 2300 reputation.
|Befouled Terrace · The Desecrated Altar · Fallen Temple of Ahn'kahet · Hall of the Conquered Kings · Shimmering Bog|
- Air elementals
- Bog beasts
- Darkfallen (one, Prince Taldaram)
- Fire elementals
- Flesh giants
- Faceless ones
- Nerubian spiderlings
- Nerubian vizier (one, Elder Nadox)
- Plague eruptors
- Rats (critters)
- Roaches (critters)
- Skeletal mages
- Water elementals
- Elder Nadox - An undead nerubian vizier serving the Lich King.
- Prince Taldaram - A darkfallen prince.
- Jedoga Shadowseeker - A Twilight's Hammer cultist.
- Amanitar (heroic mode only) - A fungal monster.
- Herald Volazj - A Faceless One.
|Creature Name||Abilities and notes||Heroic Mode|
|Deep Crawler (beast)||Glutinous Poison (Increases the cost of spells and abilities by 10%)||Unknown|
|Ahn'kahar Slasher (undead)||Nothing special||Unknown|
|Plague Walker (undead)||Aura of Lost Hope (reduces max health by 3%. Stacks seemingly an infinite amount, max stack seen is 11) and Contagion of Rot (Disease, Reduces attack/cast speed, and has a chance to spread to allies when hit)||Unknown.|
|Bonegrinder (undead)||Fear, Trample (AoE damage), Stomp (AoE knockback) and Enrages at 10% health.||Unknown|
|Frostbringer||Frostbolt, and Icy Winds||Unknown|
|Eye of Taldaram||Shadow Shock/Shadowfury (Shadow dmg), and Eyes in the Dark (a debuff that auto-counterspells. Counterspell is called Dark Counterspell which also causes shadow dmg on hit)||Unknown|
|Twilight Worshiper (mage)||Fireball, and Flamestrike (fire AoE)||Can be sheeped|
|Twilight Apostle (shaman)||Lightning Shield, Bloodlust, and Healing Wave||Can be sheeped|
|Twilight Darkcaster (warlock)||Corruption (shadow DoT), Shadow Bolt, and Curse of Tongues (cast speed reduced by 50%)||Can be sheeped|
|Bound Air Elemental||Lightning Bolt, and Forked Lighning (Lightning dmg, multi-target)||Unknown|
|Bound Water Elemental||Water Bolt, and Water Spout||Unknown|
|Bound Fire Elemental||Scorch and Fire Nova (Fire AoE)||Unknown|
|Savage Cave Beast||Unknown|
|Ahn'kahar Spell Flinger||Shadow Sickle and Shadow Blast||Shadow Blast hits for 50% (normal)/80% (heroic) of the target's max health, and should be interrupted or (better) reflected.|
|Ahn'kahar Web Winder||Tangled Webs (snares you in place for ~6 sec)||Unknown|
|Plundering Geist (non-elites)||Plunder Health (steals health on hit)||Unknown|
|Forgotten One (humanoid)||Psychic Scream, and Shadow Crash (fires a shadow blast mortar towards a ranged attacker, you can run out of its way when you see it coming. Hits for ~4-5k)||Unknown|
|Twilight Initiate (non-elites)||Nothing special||Unknown|
There are two quests and two level 80 daily.
- Main article: Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom loot
|Heroic Ahn'kahet Lvl 85 Speed Run by Peachs the Druid|
|All Bosses - Paladin Tanking Perspective|
- Patch 3.3.2 (2010-01-02):