NeutralClosing the Eye
Start War Councilor Victoria
End Archmage Xylem
Level 110 (Requires 110)
Type Legendary
Category Artifact
Experience 20,560
Rewards 38g 80s
Next N [110] In Safer Hands


Speak with War Councilor Victoria to be teleported to Archmage Xylem's location and defeat him.


We have received reports from the apprentices at Xylem's Tower that they've been able to use the remant of Xylem's portal to pinpoint his location.

We have orders from the Council of Six to open a portal directly to him, though whatever magic he's channeling on the other end is powerful enough to allow us to only keep it open for a brief window.

The apprentice, Joanna asked I give you this message before you proceed. Speak to me when you're ready.


You will receive:

  • 38g 80s
  • 20,560 XP


I apologize for my actions, <class>. I was a fool to tap into the power of the grimoire, and that folly could have cost Azeroth dearly.

I thank you not only for purging and defeating the shadowy evil that had hold of me, but also for sparing my life.

Myself, as well as all of Azeroth, are in your debt.


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On accept
Joanna says: Along with Xylem's other apprentices. I have been working to pinpoint his location. I believe we have found him in the Eye of Eternity!
Joanna says: From that location, Xylem could use the Focusing Iris to wreak untold havoc on Azeroth's ley lines.
Joanna says: The mages of the Kirin Tor can open a temporary portal to his location. You must put an end to Xylem's madness... but please, spare his life if you can!
Scenario begins
Archmage Xylem yells: You are too late! With the Focusing Iris under my control, I can siphon the arcane energy from Azeroth's ley lines directly into my magnificent self!
Archmage Xylem yells: Drained of magic, your world will be ripe for destruction by my demon masters... and my power will be limitless!
Archmage Xylem yells: Eat magic, imposter!
Archmage Xylem yells: No... this is not right!
Archmage Xylem yells: The shadow will not control me!
Archmage Xylem says: I must project this power through the iris!
Corrupting Shadows yells: You cannot defy the will of the Legion, Archmage. All will perish!
Archmage Xylem yells: Hold them off! For the sake of Azeroth! (Audio says "Hold them off, champion! For the sake of Azeroth!")
Xylem dies (Failure)
Archmage Xylem says: No... the ley lines are still too weak... Without magic... Azeroth will surely...
Archmage Xylem says: Thank you... <name>. Thank you for sparing my life. I was... not myself...
Archmage Xylem says: I have returned the energy back through the Focusing Iris. Azeroth's ley lines should be restored.
Archmage Xylem says: We should return to my tower. I imagine we have much to discuss...
Joanna says: Archmage Xylem! You've returned...
Joanna says: ...and I no longer sense the shadow within you!
Archmage Xylem says: Yes, Joanna, thanks to this brave <class>.


  1. N [45] The Broken Shore: Investigating the Legion
  2. N [45] The Council's Call
  3. N [45] Away From Prying Eyes
  4. N [45] In Dire Need
  5. Depending on Spec:
    • Brewmaster/Blood/Guardian/Protection/Protection/Vengeance
    1. N [45] Legion Threat: Dalaran Infiltration
    2. N [45] Aid of the Illidari / N Demon hunter [45] Vengeance: Seeking Kor'vas
    3. N [45] Gathering Information
    4. N [45] Confirming Suspicions
    5. N [45] Between Worlds
    6. N [45] Dark Omens
    • Holy/Holy/Mistweaver/Restoration/Restoration
    1. N [45] Legion Threat: Val'sharah
    2. N [45] The Bradensbrook Investigaton
    3. N [45] Aid on the Front Lines
    4. N [45] Shadowsong's Return
    5. N [45] Cutting off the Heads & N [45] Quieting the Spirits
    6. N [45] Source of the Corruption
    7. N [45] The Matter Resolved... For Now...
    • Elemental/Feral/Fire/Fury/Outlaw/Unholy
    1. N [45] The Folly of Levia Laurence
    2. N [45] Bargaining with Shadows
    3. N [45] The Acolyte Imperiled
    4. N [45] Dabbling in the Demonic
    5. N [45] Following the Scent
    6. N [45] Unlikely Seduction
    7. N [45] Fel-Crossed Lovers
    • Arms/Frost/Havoc/Survival/Subtlety
    1. N [45] Legion Threat: Azshara
    2. N [45] The Thieving Apprentice
    3. N [45] Professionally Good Looking
    4. N [45] Order of Incantations
    5. N [45] The Archmage Accosted
    6. N [45] A Portal Away
    • Affliction/Balance/Frost/Marksmanship/Shadow
    1. N [45] Legion Threat: The Necromancer
    2. N [45] The Twisted Twin
    3. N [45] Message from the Shadows
    4. N [45] Secrets in the Underbelly
    5. N [45] The Wisdom of the Council
    6. N [45] Where it's Thinnest
    7. N [45] Runes of Rending
    8. N [45] One Step Behind
    • Beast Mastery/Destruction/Discipline/Windwalker
    1. N [45] Legion Threat: Highmountain / N [45] Legion Threat: The Missing Mage
    2. N [45] Rumblings Near Feltotem
    3. N [45] The Burning Birds
    4. N [45] The Tainted Marsh
    5. N [45] Village of the Corruptors
    6. N [45] The Feltotem Menace
    7. N [45] Destroying the Nest
    8. N [45] A Triumphant Report
    • Arcane/Assassination/Demonology/Enhancement/Retribution
    1. N [45] Legion Threat: Suramar
    2. N [45] Fate of the Tideskorn
    3. N [45] The Reluctant Queen
    4. N [45] To Silence the Bonespeakers
    5. N [45] To Tame the Drekirjar
    6. N [45] The Forgotten Heir
    7. N [45] Unanswered Questions
    8. N [45] The Gates Are Closed
  6. N [45] A Gift From the Six
  7. Finales:
    • Elemental/Feral/Fire/Fury/Outlaw/Unholy
    1. N [110] An Impossible Foe
    2. N [110] The Imp Mother's Gift
    • Arms/Frost/Havoc/Survival/Subtlety
    1. N [110] Closing the Eye
    2. N [110] In Safer Hands
    3. N [110] Xylem's Gift
    • Holy/Holy/Mistweaver/Restoration/Restoration
    1. N [110] End of the Risen Threat
    2. N [110] Jarod's Gift
    • Beast Mastery/Destruction/Discipline/Windwalker
    1. N [110] Feltotem's Fall
    2. N [110] Navarrogg's Gift
    • Arcane/Assassination/Demonology/Enhancement/Retribution
    1. N [110] The God-Queen's Fury
    2. N [110] Eyir's Forgiveness
    3. N [110] A Common Enemy
    4. N [110] The God-Queen's Gift
    • Brewmaster/Blood/Guardian/Protection/Protection/Vengeance
    1. N [110] The Highlord's Return
    2. N [110] Kruul's Gift
    • Affliction/Balance/Frost/Marksmanship/Shadow
    1. N [110] Thwarting the Twins
    2. N [110] Raest's Gift

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