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Level: 51
Instance: The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu

Type: Arch-nemesis
Genus: Troll-kind
Species: Gorthorog

Morale: 259,200
Power: 1,000
Advanced Stats
Alignment: ( Evil )
Combat Effectiveness:
Finesse: Poor
F.M. Immune: False
Stun/Mez Imm.: True
Root Immune: True
Cry: Fair
Song: Fair
Tactical: Fair
Physical: Fair
Common: Remarkable AncientDwarf: Remarkable
Fire: Remarkable Beleriand: Remarkable
Light: Remarkable Westernesse: Remarkable
Shadow: Remarkable Frost: Remarkable
Lightning: Remarkable

Level of Lore-master reporting: ( 50 )  


Zurm is one of the bosses found in The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu in Angmar. He is found in the Bornabar part.

He shares control of the mines with Barz.

Quest Involvement


"What is this foolishness? None can withstand Zurm!"
"Out of my way!" (stuns tank & temporarily drops aggro)
"You will tremble before your end!" (full area-of-effect attack, moderate damage)
"Running away, eh?" (ranged attack if second player on threat list is not within melee after "Out of my way!")
"My trolls will deal with you!" (first wave of adds)
"Slaves, destroy these intruders, or you will feel my lash!" (second wave of adds)
"Fools! Aid your master...destroy them!" (third wave of adds)

Tactical Overview


First off, clear of the trash groups in the room - they are similar to the other groups in the first part of the instance: The Troll-Keeper/Troll combo and the Slave-Master/Slave-Worker combo.

  • Main Tank on Zurm, tanking him where he stands.
  • All DPS classes positioned behind Zurm.
  • +4/+5 Hope Token per Fellowship.


Focus all damage on Zurm until he makes a call-out for adds. Everyone except the MT should run off to deal with the adds, then return to Zurm once they have been defeated. Repeat this process for all three waves of adds.


The adds for Zurm are identical to the adds for Barz. The two "mine entrances" where they spawn are behind Zurm and near the entrance ramp to Zurm's area.

  • Wave 1 (below 100k morale) - Troll-keeper and Cave-troll from entrance ramp
  • Wave 2 (below 75k morale) - Hillmen Slave and four Hillmen Workers from behind Zurm
  • Wave 3 (below 50k morale) - Slave-master, Hillmen Slave and four Hillmen Workers from entrance ramp


  • Buff up
  • Nuke Zurm
  • Take down adds
  • Nuke
  • Take down adds
  • Nuke
  • Take down adds
  • Nuke
  • Downed, loot him


At an approximate 10 second interval, Zurm will shout out one of two abilities:

  • "Out of my way!" - Stuns and knocks back the tank and switches to the player with the second highest threat for ~5 seconds.
  • "You will tremble before your end!" - Deals moderate area-of-effect damage within his melee range.


Incomparable Drops
Near Perfect Sapphire-icon.pngShield 2 (incomparable)-icon.pngRing 1 (incomparable)-icon.png

Rare Drops
Dagger 5 (rare virtue 1)-icon.pngTwo-handed Club 2 (rare virtue)-icon.pngCloak 1 (rare)-icon.pngMedium Armour 5 (rare)-icon.pngMedium Shoulders 1 (rare)-icon.pngRing 1 (rare)-icon.pngNecklace 2 (rare)-icon.pngEarring 1 (rare)-icon.pngEarring 1 (rare)-icon.png

Bosses of The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu
BarzZurmFrûzZogtarkNarnûlubatShadow-eater & Stone-biterThrângThaurlach