For the dungeon's lore, see Violet Hold. For the Wrath of the Lich King version, see Violet Hold (instance).
Assault on Violet Hold
Assault on Violet Hold loading screen.jpg
Location Dalaran, Broken Isles
Race(s) DemonDemonDemonDemon Demon
ScourgeScourgeScourgeScourge Scourge
N'raqiN'raqiN'raqiN'raqi N'raqi
GnomeGnome Gnome
HumanHuman Human
End boss IconSmall FelLord.gif Fel Lord Betrug or
IconSmall Aranasi.gif Sael'orn
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Advised level 10-45
Player limit 5

The Violet Hold is a prison complex located in Dalaran. It has some deep secrets now awakened by proximity to the Tomb of Sargeras.[1][2]

Adventure Guide

In the aftermath of the Northrend campaign and the Blue Dragonflight's attack on this Dalaran prison, the Violet Hold was repaired and its cells were repurposed to house some of the most dangerous servants of the Lich King. Now, as Dalaran floats above the Broken Isles as the flagship of the war against the Legion, a shadowy threat once again seeks to strike at Kirin Tor from within.

Maps and subregions

Violet Hold.


Quests guide

Quest name Quest giver Zone location
Neutral Neutral quests
N [45D] Assault on Violet Hold: Into the Violet Hold  [Broken Portal Shard] Assault on Violet Hold
N [10-45D] Assault on Violet Hold: Purple Pain Neutral Lieutenant Sinclari Dalaran
N Tailoring [45D] Assault on Violet Hold: Into the Hold Neutral Violet Hold Guard Dalaran
N Hunter [45] In Defense of Dalaran Neutral Emmarel Shadewarden Trueshot Lodge


Main article: Assault on Violet Hold NPCs
Bosses Monsters NPCs
Violet Hold

Dungeon denizens


Assault on Violet Hold bosses

You will encounter three bosses in this dungeon, the first two being randomly selected out of this list of bosses:

Finally, you will always face either Mob  Sael'orn or Mob  Fel Lord Betrug as the third boss.


Boss Item Type
Festerface  [Festerface's Rotted Gut] (H · M) Blood artifact relic
 [Cowl of Promising News] (H · M) Mail helmet
 [Spaulders of Unstable Experiments] (H · M) Leather shoulders
 [Fetid Gutcover Apron] (H · M) Cloth chest
 [Slimeflow Breastplate] (H · M) Plate chest
 [Split-Vein Bracers] (H · M) Cloth bracers
 [Gloves of Flesh-Shaping] (H · M) Mail gloves
 [Blightbile Waistband] (H · M) Leather belt
 [Pustulous Girdle] (H · M) Plate belt
 [Band of Decaying Rubies] (H · M) Ring
 [Tiny Oozeling in a Jar] (H · M) Melee DPS trinket
Shivermaw  [Bonecrushing Hail] (H · M) Storm artifact relic
 [Frostwyrm Heart] (H · M) Frost artifact relic
 [Iceblood Shroud] (H · M) Cloak
 [Frostcarver Grips] (H · M) Leather gloves
 [Cinch of Freezing Fog] (H · M) Cloth belt
 [Wyrmwing Kilt] (H · M) Mail leggings
 [Etched Dragonbone Warboots] (H · M) Plate boots
 [Band of Crystalline Bone] (H · M) Ring
 [Shivermaw's Jawbone] (H · M) Tank trinket
Blood-Princess Thal'ena  [Drop of True Blood] (H · M) Blood artifact relic
 [Reflection of Sorrow] (H · M) Life artifact relic
 [Breathless Choker] (H · M) Necklace
 [Stole of Malefic Repose] (H · M) Cloak
 [Constricting Chain Harness] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Satin Throatclutchers] (H · M) Cloth gloves
 [Sash of the Twilight Princess] (H · M) Leather belt
 [Tassets of Ravenous Euphoria] (H · M) Plate leggings
 [Jewel of Insatiable Desire] (H · M) Healer trinket
Mindflayer Kaahrj  [Tendril of Darkness] (H · M) Shadow artifact relic
 [Hood of Ancient Evil] (H · M) Cloth helmet
 [Chain of a Hundred Maws] (H · M) Necklace
 [Mantle of the Abyss] (H · M) Mail shoulders
 [Tunic of the Underworld] (H · M) Leather chest
 [Despair-Bound Armplates] (H · M) Plate bracers
 [Ring of Mind-Shielding] (H · M) Ring
 [Obelisk of the Void] (H · M) Ranged DPS trinket
Millificent Manastorm  [Rocket Chicken Rocket Fuel] (H · M) Fire artifact relic
 [Thorium-Plated Egg] (H · M) Iron artifact relic
 [Insurmountable Skullfortress] (H · M) Plate helmet
 [Millificent's Turboview Specs] (H · M) Cloth helmet
 [Mithril Melon Vault] (H · M) Mail helmet
 [Magnificent Aeroglide Shoulderpads] (H · M) Cloth shoulders
 [Compact Trifold Wristbands] (H · M) Leather bracers
 [Exo-Mesh Carpalform Armplates Mk. VII] (H · M) Plate bracers
 [D-Lux Slipstream Pants] (H · M) Leather leggings
 [Plasma-Drilled Steel Toes] (H · M) Mail boots
 [Dingy Wedding Band] (H · M) Ring
 [Elementium Bomb Squirrel Generator] (H · M) Ranged DPS trinket
Anub'esset  [Fealty of Nerub] (H · M) Shadow artifact relic
 [Corpse Feast Headwrap] (H · M) Leather helmet
 [Chestguard of Ravaged Chitin] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Cryptwalker Bracers] (H · M) Leather bracers
 [Cuffs of the Nerubian Empire] (H · M) Mail bracers
 [Scarab-Caller Grips] (H · M) Cloth gloves
 [Serrated Mandible Grips] (H · M) Plate gloves
 [Burrow-Dweller Leggings] (H · M) Cloth leggings
 [Legplates of the Swarm] (H · M) Plate leggings
 [Seal of Malicious Deceit] (H · M) Ring
 [Impenetrable Nerubian Husk] (H · M) Tank trinket
Sael'orn  [Loyalty to the Matriarch] (H · M) Holy artifact relic
 [Phase Spider Mandible] (H · M) Arcane artifact relic
 [Vision of the Spider Queen] (H · M) Plate helmet
 [Tightweb Choker] (H · M) Necklace
 [Dread-Stricken Shoulderguards] (H · M) Plate shoulders
 [Lair Matron's Spaulders] (H · M) Cloth shoulders
 [Mardum Chain Vest] (H · M) Mail chest
 [Wicked Broodmother's Chestguard] (H · M) Leather chest
 [Armbands of Slaughter] (H · M) Cloth bracers
 [Felbat Leather Gloves] (H · M) Leather gloves
 [Netherwhisper Gloves] (H · M) Cloth gloves
 [Cinch of Frozen Fear] (H · M) Mail belt
 [Portalguard Waistplate] (H · M) Plate belt
 [Leggings of Acidic Venom] (H · M) Mail leggings
 [Toxin-Stitched Footwraps] (H · M) Leather boots
 [Loop of Eightfold Eyes] (H · M) Ring
 [Thrumming Gossamer] (H · M) Healer trinket
Fel Lord Betrug  [Betrug's Vigor] (H · M) Iron artifact relic
 [Brand of Tyranny] (H · M) Fel artifact relic
 [Vigilant Bondbreaker Headdress] (H · M) Leather helmet
 [Chaos-Forged Necklace] (H · M) Necklace
 [Mardum Chain Pauldrons] (H · M) Mail shoulders
 [Portalguard Shoulders] (H · M) Plate shoulders
 [Spaulders of Tense Sinew] (H · M) Leather shoulders
 [Rugged Marauder Cape] (H · M) Cloak
 [Chestplate of the Obstinate Conqueror] (H · M) Plate chest
 [Netherwhisper Robes] (H · M) Cloth chest
 [Felbat Leather Wristwraps] (H · M) Leather bracers
 [Belt of Mighty Links] (H · M) Mail belt
 [Greaves of Ruinous Dominion] (H · M) Plate leggings
 [Legwraps of Rampant Turmoil] (H · M) Cloth leggings
 [Begrudging Trudgers] (H · M) Mail boots
 [Footguards of Stayed Execution] (H · M) Cloth boots
 [Chaos Talisman] (H · M) Melee DPS trinket



  • The dungeon was originally described as featuring never-before-uncovered secrets and mysteries pertaining to the origins of Dalaran, the Kirin Tor, and the world itself, which would be awakened in proximity to the Tomb of Sargeras.[1][3] The in-game dungeon offers nothing of the sort. However, the version of the Violet Hold displayed during N Hunter [45] In Defense of Dalaran features an underground cavern that can be reached through the breached floor of the Hold, a breach that could potentially have been left from the original designs for the updated dungeon. It is also notable that The Frozen Throne depicted Violet Hold as an extensive underground network of caves and jails.
  • The text listing what demon is emerging from the portal is frequently wrong. For example, it could state that a Portal Keeper is emerging, when in reality it is a Portal Guardian, or vice versa, with the elite Legion squad being the sole exception.


Patch changes


External links

Assault on Violet Hold Scenario