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Azjol-Nerub (5)

Krik'thir the Gatewatcher

Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom (5)

Elder Nadox
Prince Taldaram
Jedoga Shadowseeker
Amanitar (heroic)
Herald Volazj

The Ahn'kahet bosses

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,[1] though with the recent Scourge incursion it is unknown if they still survive.

On Heroic mode, the entire instance awards approximately 2300 reputation.


Money achievement.png Volazj's Quick Demise
Money achievement.png Respect Your Elders
Money achievement.png Volunteer Work
Money achievement.png Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
Money achievement.png Heroic: Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom




Befouled Terrace · The Desecrated Altar · Fallen Temple of Ahn'kahet · Hall of the Conquered Kings · Shimmering Bog

Dungeon denizens



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
Alliance All Bosses - Paladin Tanking Perspective

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