Baradin Hold
Baradin Hold loading screen.jpg
Location Tol Barad[47.7, 53.0]
Race(s) IconSmall ArcaneGuardian.gif Arcane golem
IconSmall PitLord.gif Pit Lord
IconSmall VoidTerror.gif Void hound
IconSmall Shivarra.gif Shivarra
End boss IconSmall Shivarra2.gif Alizabal
Instance info
Type Raid
Advised level 85
Player limit 10/25
Associated faction Alliance Baradin's Wardens
Horde Hellscream's Reach




NeutralBaradin Hold
Tol Barad main building.jpg
Type Prison
Leader(s) Unknown
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
IconSmall ArcaneGuardian.gif Arcane golem
IconSmall PitLord.gifIconSmall VoidTerror.gifIconSmall Shivarra.gif Demon
Affiliation(s) Baradin's Wardens
  Formerly Magocracy of Dalaran (Kirin Tor),[1] Kingdom of Stromgarde
Location Central Tol Barad[47.7, 53.0]
Status Active

Baradin Hold is the main fortress of Tol Barad, located at the island's center. Whoever controls the Hold - by taking and holding the three major fortifications around it - controls Tol Barad, and gains access to the raid instance located in the dungeon beneath the hold. The path leading to the instance line can be found at [46, 48], on the outside of the hold's western wall next to the meeting stone.


Battle between the Alliance and Horde rages throughout the surrounding environment, but the inside of Baradin Hold stands silent - and rightly so. Among some of the most deadly entities on Azeroth - those too dangerous to chain above ground or exile from the island - are locked inside the hold, only accessible to those who claim control of Tol Barad.[2]

In the past, the Kirin Tor controlled the prison full of monstrous creatures, including demons, until the mages were overrun. One of the worst of the inmates, the demon Occu'thar, broke of its cell and devoured all of its fellow prisoners in the west wing. Unfortunately for him, this act rendered him too large to escape. Eventually, the demon was killed, while many others remained until there was a breakout. Most demons were slain by hired swords, but some escaped.[1]


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After adventurers killed Occu'thar shortly after the Battle for Tol Barad, a clean up crew was attempting to restore Baradin Hold. However, its prison was invaded by Occul'tharon and other demons. The prison guard initially warded him, but barely held it. Subsequently, Tol Barad became lost to the inmates, with all forces in retreat.[3] Later, the Shadow Council infiltrated the Hold and slew Occul'tharon, claiming the Eye of Dalaran (which the creature had somehow obtained while in the Twisting Nether) to be used in their rituals.[4]

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Mathias Shaw's latest report says that some of the demons are still in the prison, but there's no warden at the prison. Baradin's Wardens keep tabs on the prison and confirmed the Hold's state to SI:7. They also stated that now and then, some of the remaining demons come out, but never in force. They're killed on sight, but they don't know how many of them there are.[1]

Dungeon Journal

Following the Second War, the ruined fortress of Baradin Hold on the remote island of Tol Barad was converted into a prison for some of the most dangerous forces on Azeroth. Yet with the devastation wrought by the Cataclysm, the prison's integrity has been compromised. Now as the Horde and Alliance vie for supremacy on the island, the liberation of its forgotten horrors may be at hand.


Map as of Patch 4.3.0

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Baradin Hold Tol Barad Warlock scenario Warlock scenario