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Baradin Hold
Baradin Hold loading screen
Location Tol Barad[47.7, 53.0]VZ-Tol BaradBlip
Race(s) IconSmall ArcaneGuardian Arcane golem
IconSmall PitLord Pit Lord
IconSmall VoidTerror Void hound
IconSmall Shivarra Shivarra
End boss IconSmall Shivarra2 Alizabal
Instance info
Type Raid
Advised level 35
Player limit 10/25
Associated faction Alliance Baradin's Wardens
Horde Hellscream's Reach




NeutralBaradin Hold
Tol Barad main building
Type Prison
Leader(s) Unknown
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
IconSmall ArcaneGuardian Arcane golem
IconSmall PitLordIconSmall VoidTerrorIconSmall Shivarra Demon
Affiliation(s) Baradin's Wardens
  Formerly Magocracy of Dalaran (Kirin Tor),[1] Kingdom of Stromgarde
Location Central Tol Barad[47.7, 53.0]VZ-Tol BaradBlip
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]VZ-Tol BaradBlip, on the outside of the hold's western wall next to the meeting stone.


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]


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Following the Cataclysm, a battle between the Alliance and the Horde raged throughout the surrounding environment, but the inside of Baradin Hold stood 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 - were locked inside the hold, only accessible to those who claimed control of Tol Barad.[2]


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

When the 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, at the time of the third invasion of the Burning Legion, 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]

Exploring Azeroth[]

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After the end of the Fourth War, Mathias Shaw's latest report said that some of the demons were still in the prison, but that there was no warden inside. Baradin's Wardens kept tabs on the prison and confirmed the Hold's state to the SI:7. They also stated that now and then, some of the remaining demons come out, but never in force. They are 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