For the greater complex of which this dungeon is a part, see Frozen Halls. For the achievement, see  [The Forge of Souls].
The Forge of Souls
FH1 / FoS
Forge of Souls loading screen.jpg
The Forge of Souls loading screen
Location Icecrown Citadel, Icecrown Glacier
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
ScourgeScourgeScourgeScourge Scourge
End boss IconSmall Reliquary.gif The Devourer of Souls
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Advised level 80
Minimum average
item level
Player limit 5

Devourer of Souls


Other Icecrown Citadel instances

The Frozen Halls
 · Pit of Saron (5)
 · Halls of Reflection (5)
Icecrown Citadel (10/25)

Icecrown Citadel
The Frozen Halls
The Forge of Souls (5)
Devourer of Souls
Pit of Saron (5)
Forgemaster Garfrost
Krick and Ick
Scourgelord Tyrannus
Halls of Reflection (5)
Escape from Arthas
Icecrown Citadel (10/25)
Lord Marrowgar
Lady Deathwhisper
Icecrown Gunship Battle
Deathbringer Saurfang
Professor Putricide
Blood Prince Council
Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Valithria Dreamwalker
The Lich King

The Forge of Souls bosses

The Forge of Souls [52.5, 89.4] is the first wing of the Frozen Halls instances in Icecrown Citadel, released in patch 3.3. The Forge is a massive production facility that contains soul grinders, the latest foul construct in the Lich King's arsenal.

Queuing for the Forge of Souls in the Dungeon Finder requires level 80 and that one's gear have an average item level of 180.


Serving as the first wing in this expansive dungeon, the Forge of Souls will quickly put players to the test of carving through the Scourge stronghold into deeper, more treacherous locations. Jaina will command Alliance forces, and Sylvanas will direct Horde forces. The goal is to ruin the twisted engines known as soul grinders found in this portion of the citadel, and then players can advance — that is, if the Horde and Alliance forces can overcome the foes who confront them.

The events of the dungeon play out in the following quests:

  1. B [25-30D] Inside the Frozen Citadel
  2. B [25-30D] Echoes of Tortured Souls

Dungeon Journal

For many years, champions among the races of Azeroth have stood against the Lich King only to be slaughtered mercilessly and forced to serve in his army of undead horrors. In his ongoing struggle to stop the Lich King, Tirion Fordring of the Argent Crusade has joined forces with Darion Mograine of the Knights of the Ebon Blade in order to assault Icecrown Citadel with a unified army called the Ashen Verdict.

Dungeon denizens


Bronjahm, the Godfather of Souls
An instrument of reckoning, Bronjahm watches over the engines in the Forge of Souls. He must be killed if the soul grinders are to be destroyed.
The Devourer of Souls
As the chief operator of the engines found in this wing, the Devourer stands guard over the souls stolen by the Lich King.


Mob Abilities Heroic mode
Soulguard Watchman Bone giant. Always in groups of two. Casts Shroud of Runes: eight-second/four-charge spell reflect. Also Unholy Rage: increases damage/attack speed by 10% for 10 seconds.
Spiteful Apparition Floating skull. Invisible. Aggro radius of 15-20 yards. Once aggroed, it will close to melee then cast Spite (a PBAoE) once for 4500-5500 Shadow damage if it is not killed first. Then despawns. Spite hits for 7200-8800.
Soulguard Adept Cultist. Part of the four/five-pulls. Casts Shadow Bolt: 2500-3400 damage. Also Shadow Mend: 2.5 sec cast 9k-11k heal and Drain Life: 6000 health over 4 sec
Soulguard Bonecaster Skeletal mage. Part of the four/five-pulls. Casts Bone Volley: 3770-4230 damage to enemies within 30 yards. Also Shield of Bones: Absorbs 5k damage, if 5k absorbed, deals 5k damage to enemies within 15 yards. Bone Volley hits for 6958-7042. Shield of Bones absorbs 10k.
Soulguard Reaper Cultist. Part of the four-pulls. Casts Shadow Lance: 4475-5525 Shadowfrost damage and Frost Nova.
Soulguard Animator Cultist. Part of the three/five-pulls. Casts Shadow Bolt: 2500-3400 damage. Also Soul Sickness: 60% slow for 8 sec. and 5 second stun if not removed before it wears off
Soul Horror Shade. Part of the three/five-pulls. Being channeled by the two/four surrounding it.
Spectral Warden Wraith. Solo pull. Three between Bronjahm and the reliquary. Veil of Shadow: 75% incoming heals reduction curse. Also: Wail of Souls: 4250-5750 Shadow to all inside 40 yards. Wail of Souls: 5950-8050 Shadow.


Normal mode

Bronjahm Type Description Slot
 [Lucky Old Sun] Mace Tank One hand
 [Minister's Number One Legplates] Plate Melee Legs
 [Seven Stormy Mornings] Mail Caster +hit Wrist
 [Bewildering Shoulderpads] Leather Melee Shoulders
 [Robes of the Cheating Heart] Leather Caster Chest
 [Cold Sweat Grips] Cloth Caster +hit Hands
 [Papa's New Bag] Bag 20-slot Bag
 [Papa's Brand New Bag] Bag 22-slot Bag
Devourer of Souls Type Description Slot
 [Heartshiver] Dagger Melee One Hand
 [Tower of the Mouldering Corpse] Staff Melee Two handed
 [Blood Boil Lancet] Staff Caster Two handed
 [Brace Guards of the Starless Night] Plate Healer Wrist
 [Lost Reliquary Chestguard] Plate Melee Chest
 [Sollerets of Suffering] Plate Tank Feet
 [Legplates of Frozen Granite] Plate Tank Legs
 [Soul Screaming Boots] Mail Caster +mp5 Feet
 [Essence of Anger] Cloth Caster +hit Waist
 [Accursed Crawling Cape] Cloak Melee Back
 [Spiteful Signet] Ring Caster +mp5 Finger
 [Coil of Missing Gems] Necklace Caster +hit Neck
Trash drops Type Description Slot
 [Coffin Nail] Wand Caster Ranged
 [Plated Grips of Korth'azz] Plate Melee Hands
 [Titanium Links of Lore] Plate Tank Waist
 [Mantle of Tattered Feathers] Cloth Caster Shoulders

Heroic mode

Bronjahm Type Description Slot
 [Nighttime] Axe Melee One hand
 [Papa's Brand New Knife] Thrown Melee Ranged
 [Weeping Gauntlets] Plate Melee Hands
 [Eyes of Bewilderment] Mail Melee Head
 [Very Fashionable Shoulders] Cloth Caster +hit Shoulders
 [Love's Prisoner] Necklace Caster mp5 Neck
 [Papa's New Bag] Bag 20-slot Bag
 [Papa's Brand New Bag] Bag 22-slot Bag
Devourer of Souls Type Description Slot
 [Blood Weeper] Dagger Melee One hand
 [Seethe] Sword Caster +hit Main hand
 [Pauldrons of the Souleater] Plate Melee Shoulders
 [Recovered Reliquary Boots] Plate Healer Feet
 [Black Spire Sabatons] Plate Tank Feet
 [Essence of Suffering] Mail Melee Wrist
 [Helm of the Spirit Shock] Mail Caster Head
 [Frayed Scoundrel's Cap] Leather Melee Head
 [Essence of Desire] Leather Caster Hands
 [Mord'rethar Robes] Cloth Caster Chest
 [Arcane Loops of Anger] Necklace Caster Neck
 [Needle-Encrusted Scorpion] Trinket Melee Trinket
Trash drops Type Description Slot
 [Unsharpened Ice Razor] Dagger Melee One hand
 [Seven-Fingered Claws] Fist weapon Melee Main hand
 [Ghostly Wristwraps] Leather Caster Wrist





The name for this instance might be inspired by the Forge of Souls of the Warhammer 40.000 universe: a workshop which crafts the unholy weapons of Daemons. Among its creations are the Soul Grinders, terrible machines fused with daemons.

Heroic at Level 85

All trash mobs are soloable by most classes if one is farming for the  [Battered Hilt] or gold (about half will drop in excess of one gold). Both bosses are skippable by hugging the outer edges of their respective rooms, though some classes should be able to solo them. This allows for continuous access into the Pit of Saron at the end of the instance to continue farming without having to run back to the start.

Patch changes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01):
    • The Devourer of Souls will now cast Mirrored Souls less often.
    • The Spell Reflect ability has been altered on several creatures. It now has a cast time, only has 2 charges, and has a 75% chance of reflecting spells.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Added.

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