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For the greater complex of which this dungeon is a part, see Icecrown Citadel.
Icecrown Citadel
Icecrown Citadel loading screen
Icecrown Citadel loading screen
Location Icecrown Citadel, Icecrown Glacier
Race(s) ScourgeScourgeScourgeScourge Scourge
Frost vrykulFrost vrykul Frost vrykul
NerubianNerubianNerubianNerubian Nerubian
HumanHuman Human
OrcOrc Orc
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
TrollTroll Troll
GnomeGnome Gnome
GoblinGoblin Goblin
Night elfNight elf Night elf
TaurenTauren Tauren
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
TaunkaTaunka Taunka
Green dragon Green dragon
End boss IconSmall LichKing The Lich King
Instance info
Type Raid
Advised level 30
Player limit 10/25
Associated faction Ashen Verdict
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
Icecrown Citadel bosses

The Icecrown Citadel bosses

Icecrown Citadel is the final raid of Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and was released in patch 3.3.0 on December 8, 2009.


  • 4 floors and 12 boss encounters
  • Waypoints and teleporters are being reused here because the instance is really big. The instance is built around the spire where the Frozen Throne sits.
    • On the second floor, players will have to board an airship with their faction's military leader and race against the other faction to reach the third floor. Players will eventually board their ship with rocket packs and use cannons to fight them.
    • The third floor is the biggest one and features 3 wings.
    • The fourth floor is where players fight the Lich King.

Zone map[]


Icecrown Citadel is home of the updated instance difficulty setting which can be changed on a boss per boss basis. It is also able to be switched at any time during a raid without leaving and reentering the instance.

Some restrictions on when you cannot change it are in place. Such as, you cannot change the difficulty in combat or during certain scripted events. To enable it you will first have to have defeated the Lich King on normal mode, and heroic mode does not affect trash in any way and only changes the bosses.

Access progression[]

Icecrown Citadel is split into four sections since release, in the following order: The Lower Spire (the first four bosses), the Plagueworks (the next three), the Crimson Hall (the next two), and Frostwing Halls (the last three). There was a period of some weeks after the opening of the first section before going on into the second. The Lich King may not be fought until Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana'thel and Sindragosa are dead. Any heroic modes may not be attempted until the Lich King has been defeated on normal mode, and you cannot face the Lich King on heroic mode during that week's lockout unless you defeat Putricide, Lana'thel and Sindragosa on heroic mode. The second wing of the Citadel, the Plagueworks, was opened on US servers on January 5, 2010. The third wing, the Crimson Hall, was opened two weeks later, on January 19.[1] The fourth wing was opened with content patch 3.3.2 on February 2, 2010.

Dungeon Denizens[]

Blizzard Entertainment Ghostcrawler stated that there would be 31 bosses in the Citadel,[2] but later admitted it was a joke.[3] It was later confirmed at Blizzcon that Icecrown would contain 12 bosses, plus an additional 7 in the 5-man wings.

Assault on Icecrown Citadel

The final bosses of Icecrown Citadel.

Bosses and encounters[]

The Lower Spire
The Plagueworks
The Crimson Hall
Frostwing Halls
The Frozen Throne
  • IconSmall LichKing The Lich King, master of the Scourge, is the final boss of Icecrown Citadel.[4]

NPCs, bosses and monsters[]

Bosses Monsters NPCs

Alliance Side

Horde Side


Main article: Icecrown Citadel loot

Related achievements[]

10-player mode 25-player mode Objective
Lower Spire
Money achievement Storming the Citadel (Money achievement Heroic) Money achievement Storming the Citadel (Money achievement Heroic) Defeat the first four bosses in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement Boned Money achievement Boned Defeat Lord Marrowgar without anyone being impaled for more than 8 seconds
Money achievement Full House Money achievement Full House Defeat Lady Deathwhisper with at least five different types of Cultists active at the time of her demise
Money achievement I'm on a Boat Money achievement I'm on a Boat Claim victory in the Gunship Battle without any raid member visiting the enemy gunship more than once
Money achievement I've Gone and Made a Mess Money achievement I've Gone and Made a Mess Defeat the Deathbringer before Mark of the Fallen Champion is cast two (10man), five (25man) times
Money achievement The Plagueworks (Money achievement Heroic) Money achievement The Plagueworks (Money achievement Heroic) Defeat the bosses of The Plagueworks in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement Flu Shot Shortage Money achievement Flu Shot Shortage Defeat Festergut while none of the players in your raid group ever had 3 stacks of Inoculated
Money achievement Dances with Oozes Money achievement Dances with Oozes Defeat Rotface without a Big Ooze casting Unstable Ooze Explosion
Money achievement Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion... Money achievement Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion... Defeat Professor Putricide without using Regurgitated Ooze on the Abomination
Crimson Hall
Money achievement The Crimson Hall (Money achievement Heroic) Money achievement The Crimson Hall (Money achievement Heroic) Defeat the bosses of The Crimson Hall in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement The Orb Whisperer Money achievement The Orb Whisperer Defeat the Blood Council without anyone in the raid taking more than 21,000 spell damage in a single hit.
Money achievement Once Bitten, Twice Shy Money achievement Once Bitten, Twice Shy Defeat the Blood Queen once as a vampire and again without becoming a vampire
Frostwing Halls
Money achievement The Frostwing Halls (Money achievement Heroic) Money achievement The Frostwing Halls (Money achievement Heroic) Defeat the bosses of The Frostwing Halls in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement Portal Jockey Money achievement Portal Jockey Enter every portal spawned by Valithria Dreamwalker before healing her to full health
Money achievement All You Can Eat Money achievement All You Can Eat Defeat Sindragosa without any member of your raid receiving more than 4 stacks of Mystic Buffet.
Frozen Throne
Money achievement Fall of the Lich King (Money achievement Heroic) Money achievement Fall of the Lich King (Money achievement Heroic) Defeat every boss in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement The Frozen Throne Money achievement The Frozen Throne Defeat the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement Bane of the Fallen King Money achievement The Light of Dawn Defeat the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel in Heroic mode
Money achievement Been Waiting a Long Time for This Money achievement Been Waiting a Long Time for This Allow Necrotic Plague to stack to 30 before defeating the Lich King
Money achievement Neck-Deep in Vile Money achievement Neck-Deep in Vile Kill every Vile Spirit that spawns before it explodes and then defeat the Lich King
Money achievement The Frozen Throne - Guild Edition Defeat the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel in a guild group.


  • Icecrown Citadel cannot be entered while in a cross-faction group.[5]


Patch changes[]

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Door leading past Valithria is now open by default, allowing players to skip the encounter.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-21): Fixed an issue where Master Looters were unable to assign Shadowfrost Shards to another player.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01): Frostwing Halls, the final stronghold of the Scourge and their Lich King, has been added.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Added.


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