This article is about the level 110 5-player dungeon. For other uses, see Karazhan (disambiguation).
Return to Karazhan
RTK, Kara, Lower, Upper
Return to Karazhan loading screen.jpg
Location Deadwind Pass[54, 78]
Race(s) DemonDemonDemonDemon Demon
HumanHuman Human
IconSmall Ghost.gifGhost
Man'ari eredarMan'ari eredar Man'ari eredar
UndeadUndead Undead
Hozen Hozen
IconSmall Aesir Male.gifIconSmall Aesir Female.gif Titanic Watcher
TrollTroll Troll
MurlocMurloc Murloc
End boss IconSmall Darkglare.gif Viz'aduum the Watcher
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Advised level 110
Player limit 5
Lockout timer 1 week

The Return to Karazhan is a dungeon located in southern Deadwind Pass in the Eastern Kingdoms, designed for level 110 characters. It prominently features the story of the Last Guardian, Medivh, as well as his apprentice, Khadgar.

Return to Karazhan features many encounters found in its spiritual predecessor, such as Attumen the Huntsman, Moroes, Maiden of Virtue, and The Curator. It also features new encounters and original story elements, including the battle against the twisted shade of the Guardian Medivh and a new, fearsome Legion commander, known as Viz'aduum the Watcher, who intends to anchor the tower into the Twisting Nether and turn it into a second major gateway for the Burning Legion to flood Azeroth with their unholy forces.

The instance was originally released with patch 7.1 as a Mythic-only dungeon. With patch 7.2 the dungeon was also made available in Heroic and Mythic Keystone modes, both of which see the dungeon split into two wings - Lower Return to Karazhan and Upper Return to Karazhan.

Fan art of "Return to Karazhan" by Z Smith.

Adventure Guide

From the moment of its mysterious creation, the purpose of this dark tower has been intertwined with the history of the Guardians of Tirisfal, once Azeroth's greatest bulwark against the Legion. It is now best known as the home of Medivh, who tragically betrayed Azeroth and brought the unbroken chain of Guardians to an end. This legacy makes Karazhan a place of particular interest for the Legion, who have descended in full force in an effort to open a new front in their war on the denizens of Azeroth.

Maps and subregions




Dungeon quests

  1. N [45D] Return to Karazhan: Book Wyrms
  2. N [45D] Return to Karazhan: Rebooting the Cleaner
  3. N [45D] Return to Karazhan: New Shoes
  4. N [45D] Return to Karazhan: High Stress Hiatus
  5. N [45D] Return to Karazhan: Clearing Out the Cobwebs
  6. N [45D] No Bones About It


Boss Item Type
Opera Hall: Wikket  [Arcanum of Weightlessness] Arcane Artifact Relic
 [Gloomy Vortex] Storm Artifact Relic
 [Memory of Betrayal] Blood Artifact Relic
 [Wikket Witch's Hat] Cloth helmet
 [Inordinately Wonderous Wristguards] Plate bracers
 [Horkin' Stuff-Lobbers] Plate gloves
 [Jabber Grookin' Gauntlets] Leather gloves
 [Short Jibbet Waistguard] Mail belt
 [Greaves of Miraculous Magnificence] Leather leggings
 [Astonishingly Scarlet Slippers] Cloth boots
 [Boots of False Promises] Mail boots
Opera Hall: Westfall Story  [Love's Intermission] Life Artifact Relic
 [Mrrmgmrl Grmmlmglrg] Frost Artifact Relic
 [Ruffian's Poisoned Blade] Iron Artifact Relic
 [Mantle of Conflicted Loyalties] Plate shoulders
 [Armguards of Burning Passion] Mail bracers
 [Blackfin Wristband] Leather bracers
 [Bracelets of the Sorrowful Bride] Cloth bracers
 [Mrrgria's Favor] Ranged DPS trinket
 [Toe Knee's Promise] Melee DPS trinket
Opera Hall: Beautiful Beast  [Candle of Flickering Lumens] Fire Artifact Relic
 [Ghastly Curse] Shadow Artifact Relic
 [Spellbound Rose Petal] Holy Artifact Relic
 [Visage of Brutish Iron] Plate helmet
 [Cloak of Sweltering Flame] Cloak
 [Cinch of Improbable Desire] Leather belt
 [Legguards of Imprisonment] Mail leggings
 [Trousers of Royal Vanity] Cloth leggings
 [Majordomo's Dinner Bell] Tank trinket
Maiden of Virtue  [Begrudging Confessions] Storm Artifact Relic
 [Virtuous Directive] Holy Artifact Relic
 [Drape of Shame] Cloak
 [Vest of Wanton Deeds] Leather chest
 [Confiscated Manacles] Mail bracers
 [Cord of the Penitent] Cloth belt
 [Treads of the Depraved] Plate boots
 [Faith's Crucible] Healer trinket
Moroes  [Illusion: Mongoose] Weapon illusion
 [Jagged Emerald] Iron Artifact Relic
 [Perfectly Preserved Apple] Life Artifact Relic
 [Castellan's Blinders] Mail helmet
 [Breastplate of Obligation] Plate chest
 [Robes of Wicked Modesty] Cloth chest
 [Willbreaker Legguards] Leather leggings
 [Seal of Darkshire Nobility] Ring
 [Bloodstained Handkerchief] Melee DPS trinket
Attumen the Huntsman  [Dirge of the Hunted] Shadow Artifact Relic
 [Fear of Predation] Frost Artifact Relic
 [Lava-Quenched Hoofplate] Fire Artifact Relic
 [Helm of Phantasmal Scars] Plate helmet
 [Choker of Barbed Reins] Necklace
 [Mantle of Hideous Trophies] Mail shoulders
 [Calliard's Galoshes] Leather boots
 [Wilderness Stalker's Softsoles] Cloth boots
 [Inescapable Dread] Tank trinket
 [Midnight's Eternal Reins] Mount
The Curator  [Arcing Static Charge] Arcane Artifact Relic
 [Fauna Analysis Widget] Life Artifact Relic
 [Seeping Corruption] Fel Artifact Relic
 [Bite-Marked Wristplates] Plate bracers
 [Custodian's Soothing Touch] Leather gloves
 [Gauntlets of Confinement] Mail gloves
 [Gloves of Arcane Confluence] Cloth gloves
 [Repurposed Golem Grips] Plate gloves
 [Terestian's Signet Ring] Ring
 [Deteriorated Construct Core] Ranged DPS trinket
Nightbane  [Ethereal Urn] Trinket
 [Hauberk of Warped Intuition] Mail chest
 [Necrotic Dominion] Fel relic
 [Ritual of Animation] Life relic
 [Searing Cinder] Fire relic
 [Smoldering Ember Wyrm] Mount
Shade of Medivh  [Ageless Winter] Frost Artifact Relic
 [Anthology of Horrors] Shadow Artifact Relic
 [Illusion: Sunfire] Weapon illusion
 [Amulet of the Last Guardian] Necklace
 [Shoulderpads of Chaotic Thought] Cloth shoulders
 [Frozen-Link Chestguard] Mail chest
 [Girdle of Ghostly Exclusion] Leather belt
 [Spellwarding Waistguard] Plate belt
 [Aran's Relaxing Ruby] Ranged DPS trinket
 [Raven Eidolon] Tank trinket
Mana Devourer  [Grisly Schism] Blood Artifact Relic
 [Miniature Bonfire] Fire Artifact Relic
 [Suffused Manapearl] Arcane Artifact Relic
 [Hood of Uncanny Perspectives] Cloth helmet
 [Pauldrons of Encroaching Limits] Plate shoulders
 [Unending Horizon Spaulders] Leather shoulders
 [Wine-Stained Mantle] Cloak
 [Legguards of Countless Hours] Mail leggings
 [Fluctuating Energy] Healer trinket
Viz'aduum the Watcher  [Rift Stabilization Shard] Iron Artifact Relic
 [Viz'aduum's Mindstone] Fel Artifact Relic
 [Unbound Reality Mask] Leather helmet
 [Leggings of Countless Worlds] Cloth leggings
 [Tassets of Perpetual Despair] Plate leggings
 [Doomstride Footguards] Mail boots
 [Ring of Collapsing Futures] Ring
 [Eye of Command] Melee DPS trinket




  • The dialogue between the visions of Khadgar and Anduin Lothar in the Guardian's Study is taken word for word from The Last Guardian. Likewise, several of the Shade of Medivh's lines, including his introduction and death quotes, are also directly from The Last Guardian.
  • Some visions that appear in Karazhan's rooms originally happened in Stormwind City (Medivh killing Nielas) and Northshire Abbey (Llane and Anduin checking on Medivh in a coma).

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): Lower Karazhan and Upper Karazhan have been added to the Random Legion Heroic list in Dungeon Finder.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-11-03): (REQUIRES RESTARTS) When returning to a partially-cleared Karazhan, the bosses and associated minions that had previously been defeated by the party leader should now properly be absent, and other players with different boss lockouts should be able to join without issue.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Added.

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