This wiki contains inaccurate and out-of-date information. Please head over to for more accurate and up-to-date game information.



Doctor Theolen Krastinov, also known as "The Butcher", is a level 60 elite human in the Scholomance. Krastinov is the servant of Kirtonos the Herald, and main torturer and provider of bodies and bodily parts for the Scholomance's necromancy experiments.


His first victims were recruited from among the household of Caer Darrow. Among them were servants of the Barov family, Eva and Lucien Sarkhoff. Trapped, tortured and maimed for months, they vowed vengeance on Krastinov even beyond the grave.

Eva Sarkhoff describes Doctor Krastinov's tortures:

"The undead surrounded us, constantly tormenting us with horrifying acts of depravity. Finally, he came. He introduced himself as Doctor Theolen Krastinov. We came to know him as the butcher...We finally understood what the screams were from. The Butcher exposed us to pain that we did not know existed. He used us in countless experiments to devise a plague. The days turned to weeks. We would have died on that first day had it not been for that cruel bastard keeping us alive through magical means....We feel nothing. Our souls remain here, in limbo. We are unable to leave until our remains are found and spirits laid to rest."

Attacks and Abilities

Krastinov is not a necromancer in the strict sense of the word. In combat, he uses strictly melee attacks, a simple rend bleed and a backhand (~1-2sec knockdown stun) though he will enter a heavy enrage (+117 damage +60% speed) towards the end of battle. His charge attacks are particularly nasty, as they can be aimed at anybody, regardless of his current threat list.



  • The doctor is in!


Theolen Krastinov has a chance to drop one of the following items. It is not guaranteed, however, that he will drop anything at all.

Theolen Krastinov loot
Inv weapon bow 08.png
Inv belt 23.png
Inv boots 01.png
Inv gauntlets 26.png
Inv chest leather 05.png
Inv pants 06.png
Inv shoulder 05.png
Inv chest leather 03.png
Inv belt 16.png
Inv gauntlets 15.png
Inv pants 07.png
Inv boots 05.png
Inv chest chain 15.png
Inv gauntlets 28.png
Inv belt 12.png
Inv pants 04.png
Inv boots 01.png
Inv jewelry ring 15.png
Inv pants 02.png
Inv hammer 13.png
Inv relics libramofhope.png
Inv gauntlets 17.png
Inv boots 05.png
Inv bracer 07.png
Inv pants 08.png
Inv shoulder 02.png
Inv chest cloth 43.png
Inv relics totemoflife.png


  • It is possible that the inspiration for Krastinov's character may be Josef Mengele, head physician of the Auschwitz death camp, who used his position to carry out unspeakable acts of torture on certain inmates in the name of science, earning him the nickname 'The Angel of Death'.
  • His quote 'The doctor is in!' is also a line used by Medic units in Blizzard's Starcraft II.
  • He also shares similarities with the character Dr. Richard Benjamin Vannacutt of the movie 'House on Haunted Hill'. They're both doctors gone mad and making unspeakble experiments on their "patients"(victims). Also the quote 'The doctor is in' is also spoken at the end of the movie(at 1h.26m.16s).

Patch changes

World of Warcraft Patch 1.2.2 (15-Feb-2005): Players who have completed the quest to summon Kirtonos may now obtain the Blood of Innocents from Doctor Theolen Krastinov.

External links