Terestian Illhoof

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Terestian Illhoof
Regular
Terestian Illhoof.png
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Gold
Terestian Illhoof Gold.png
Set: One Night in Karazhan
Type: Hero
Health: 30 (Normal)
40 (Heroic)
Artist: Matt Cavotta
Voice actor: Jim Cummings

Illhoof's releasing the demons! Stop him!

Terestian Illhoof is a boss found in the One Night in Karazhan adventure. He is the third and final boss of the third wing, The Menagerie.

Hero Power[edit | edit source]

Normal and Heroic
Dark Pact(42160).png
Passive

Special cards[edit | edit source]

Many Imps!(42156).png
Summon Kil'rek(42161).png

Normal[edit | edit source]

Icky Imp(42157).png
Shadow Volley(42163).png
Steal Life(42165).png
Kil'rek(42167).png

Heroic[edit | edit source]

Icky Imp(42158).png
Shadow Volley(42164).png
Steal Life(42166).png
Kil'rek(42168).png

Deck[edit | edit source]

The below classes are listen purely for reference, and have no effect on the boss' use of the cards during the battle.

Normal Heroic
Class Card Quantity Class Card Quantity
Boss Icky Imp 8 Boss Icky Imp 6
Many Imps! 2 Many Imps! 2
Summon Kil'rek 2 Summon Kil'rek 2
Shadow Volley 2 Shadow Volley 2
Steal Life 2 Steal Life 2
Warlock Corruption 2 Warlock Corruption 2
Power Overwhelming 2 Power Overwhelming 2
Soulfire 2 Soulfire 2
Voidwalker 2 Voidwalker 2
Imp Gang Boss 2 Demonfire 2
Voidcaller 2 Imp Gang Boss 2
Bane of Doom 2 Voidcaller 2
Doomguard 2

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This encounter is fairly simple: Terestian is Immune, and can only be damaged through killing his Icky Imp (Heroic)s. Terestian tends to play pretty aggressively, and has some removal such as Soulfire, Bane of Doom and Corruption, as well as Doomguard to remove any persistent problems. Kil'rek (Heroic) makes an occasional appearance as a fairly substantial Taunt, making it harder to get at the Imps.

AoE damage is the order of the day for this boss. On Normal mode 1-damage effects like Whirlwind and Arcane Explosion will clear the Imps, while on Heroic you'll need something stronger like Blizzard, Consecration or Shadow Word: Horror, or repeated applications of Wild Pyromancer's effect. Aside from obvious AoE spells, minions like Abomination, Flamewaker and Tentacle of N'Zoth work well. Baron Geddon can serve very well as AoE damage, but he is likely to be removed, making him expensive.

Because the Icky Imps are "sticky" (functioning similarly to original Dreadsteed), over time the board will slowly fill up with them. This increases the pace and danger of the match, but also makes it easier to defeat Terestian, and makes AoE effects more rewarding.

Grim Patron works well for repeated trading, especially as most minions is this encounter have 2 or less Attack. Acolyte of Pain can be effective for the same reasons, especially on Normal. Minions like Frothing Berserker can be brought to huge levels during this encounter, but serve little purpose as the boss itself is immune. High-Health minions like Mogu'shan Warden can be effective for repeated trading, especially with healing available. For warriors, Protect the King! works very well, and combos well with Bolster. Fool's Bane can be effective, but can bring the warrior's Health dangerously low, especially on Heroic.

Mind Control Tech or other Mind control effect cards are excellent in this encounter, as the board quickly fills up and a stolen Icky Imp will endlessly respawn for you, while still dealing its damage to Illhoof. This allows the player to trade each stolen Imp into one of Terestian's Imps each turn, for an easy 4 damage per Imp per turn.

Knights of the Frozen Throne's cards Despicable Dreadlord and Defile make this fight particularly easy, because their effect deals exactly 1 damage without hurting the player's hero (unlike most other AoE board clears). Defile will straight up kill Illhoof, if there's more than one Icky Imp on the board (as it triggers 14 times, delivering 14*2*2 = 56 damage).

Heroic[edit | edit source]

Priest is an excellent choice for this encounter. As well as a range of AoEs, the class' healing abilities can allow you to repeatedly trade your minions into the Imps and then heal them back up; Holy Nova especially can be massive in this encounter. The priest's range of mind control effects also work extremely well in this encounter. Shadow Madness is the best spell for this - as long as the stolen Imp dies that turn, it will become permanently under the priest's control - while Cabal Shadow Priest also works well. Power Word: Shield works very well with Wild Pyromancer for even more AoE damage. Excavated Evil also works well in this encounter, and Shadow Word: Horror can cause tremendous damage in this fight and should be saved for near the end of the game when numerous Imps are present on the battlefield.

On Heroic mode, to set off the Defile chain reaction described above, you will need to do a single point of damage to an Imp (easily done with Mortal Coil) while a full-health Imp is around, such that there's always an Imp dying during each cast of Defile. Lord Godfrey, whose Battlecry is effectively a 2-damage Defile, will also easily win you the game.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Purify(42061).png
Avian Watcher(42044).png

Wing completion[edit | edit source]

As the final boss of The Menagerie, defeating Terestian Illhoof also unlocks the following cards:

The Curator(42022).png
Menagerie Magician(42055).png

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Before match

Curator
The demon Illhoof. Most dangerous exhibit. Approach with caution.

Introduction

Terestian Illhoof
Ah, just in time!

Turn 1

Terestian Illhoof
The ritual begins now!
Curator
Summoning rituals are not permitted.

Emote Response

Terestian Illhoof
Your essence feeds the ritual!

Boss cards

Terestian Illhoof
Many Imps!
Come, you dwellers in the dark. Rally to my call!
Summon Kil'rek
Come, Kil'rek. Now we complete the summoning!
Moroes
What are they trying to summon?
Curator
This Curator does not care. Summoning is forbidden.

Player's cards

Sense Demons
Curator
Many demons are detected.
Summoning Portal
Terestian Illhoof
A portal without a ritual? That seems so much easier...

Illhoof below 10 HP

Terestian Illhoof
Gather, my pets. The ritual must be completed!

Victory

Curator
This Curator thanks you. The menagerie will be restored.

Wing completion

Moroes
Nearly to the top! We need to save Medivh before the party becomes a brawl!

Lore[edit | edit source]

"The demon Illhoof. Most dangerous exhibit. Approach with caution." - The Curator[1]

Terestian Illhoof is a demonic satyr, and formerly one of the most dangerous exhibits in Medivh's menagerie. After being released by the deranged Curator, the player will have to defeat Illhoof in order to progress to the tower's next level.

In World of Warcraft[edit | edit source]

From Wowpedia:

Terestian Illhoof is a satyr located in the Repository of Karazhan. He hides in a secret passage behind a bookshelf in the library. Cleansing Karazhan of his presence will halt the respawning of demons directly by the bookshelf. He is an optional boss, but his loot table makes his death profitable to most adventurers.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Terestian Illhoof, full art
Terestian Illhoof in World of Warcraft

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]