For the greater complex of which this dungeon is a part, see Icecrown Citadel.
Icecrown Citadel
Icecrown Citadel loading screen.jpg
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 dragonflight Green dragonflight
End boss IconSmall LichKing.gif The Lich King
Instance info
Type Raid
Advised level 80
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

The Icecrown Citadel bosses

Icecrown Citadel is the pinnacle of the 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 have 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.

The final bosses of Icecrown Citadel.

Bosses and encounters

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


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 of the Lich King Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01): Frostwing Halls, the final stronghold of the Scourge and their Lich King, has been added.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Added.


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