Sanctum of Domination
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Location Desmotaeron, Maw [70, 32]
End boss IconSmall Sylvanas2.gif Sylvanas Windrunner
Instance info
Type Raid
Advised level 60
Minimum average
item level
Player limit 10-30

Sanctum of Domination

Sanctum of Domination is a raid in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, introduced in patch 9.1.0. It is located in The Maw, beyond the labyrinthine halls of Torghast. It is the home base of the Jailer.[1]

The raid consists of 10 bosses. Encounters include the true Eye of the Jailer, the Tarragrue, Kel'Thuzad, and Sylvanas Windrunner.[2]

Getting there

Instance line and meeting stone

The instance line and meeting stone are located at [70, 32] in the back of Helgarde Keep of Desmotaeron in the Maw.

Adventure Guide

For eons the Jailer was bound within The Maw. Now, his endless armies gather as he expands its boundaries to consume Oribos. In the face of annihilation, Bolvar marshals his last remaining allies to charge into the heart of Torghast and confront the Jailer where he is most powerful.

The Jailer's Vanguard

The Jailer's vanguard stands ready to repel any attack. Their lines must be broken to breach the Jailer's sanctum.

The Tarragrue

The Jailer's relentless beast, the Tarragrue, has stalked the halls of Torghast since its first spire was raised. Countless victims have felt their souls trampled to ash by this monstrosity, which now awaits the mortal champions breaching the threshold of the tower.

The Eye of the Jailer

When Azeroth was young, Odyn traded his eye to Mueh'zala to peer into the Shadowlands. Vain Odyn was deceived, for the Jailer twisted the Eye to serve his own ends. The Eye's unwavering gaze allows the Jailer to see all that transpires within his domain--and perhaps others as well.

The Nine

The dark pact Sylvanas struck with the val'kyr forged her bond with the Jailer. Through the years, these winged sisters faithfully served the Dark Lady, even if it meant sacrificing themselves on her behalf. Now Sylvanas calls her nine val'kyr to fight for her one last time.

The Dark Bastille

Screams of the tormented fuel the Jailer's army. End their suffering and deprive the Maw of its most precious resource.

Remnant of Ner'zhul

Intended to herald the Jailer's reign on Azeroth, the first Lich King, Ner'zhul, proved unworthy in his master's eyes. The last remnants of the fallen orc's twisted soul were encased in spiked shadowsteel, condemned to everlasting torment for his failure. All who cross his path will share in his suffering.

Soulrender Dormazain

Soulrender Dormazain extracts anima from the hellaciously brutish captives of Torghast to fuel the Jailer's armies. The tormentor has never met a soul he couldn't break, but his latest victim is proving resistant to the usual methods. Feeding on this captive's unending rage, Dormazain will enjoy spending millennia finding his weaknesses.

Painsmith Raznal

Painsmith Raznal is a sadistic mastermind who spent eons perfecting the deadly traps found in Torghast. He relishes the screams of his victims as a testament to his skill, listening with malignant delight as they echo through the tower's desolate halls.

Shackles of Fate

The soul river ends at the tower's peak. Destroy those feeding off it to free the countless souls deprived of their afterlife.

Guardian of the First Ones

Pulled by the Jailer's chains from a distant, unknown realm, this malfunctioning guardian seeks to protect the inscrutable knowledge known as "cyphers". It uses the last of its power to obliterate any who would attempt to plunder the secrets of its enigmatic makers.

Fatescribe Roh-Kalo

Once a fatescribe entrusted with Korthia's countless secrets, the Mawsworn seized Roh-Kalo and bound him to the Jailer's will. With Torghast's power at his disposal, Roh-Kalo seeks to author a new fate for the Shadowlands.


The nefarious Kel'Thuzad awaits at the apex of the soul river, allowing the lich to draw upon an unlimited well of power. All his countless schemes and machinations have led to this final confrontation, where he has plotted the mortal champions' ultimate demise in service of his true master.

The Reckoning


Sylvanas Windrunner

With Oribos in peril, a desperate battle at the pinnacle of the Sanctum begins. Standing between the Jailer and the mortals who would stop him is Sylvanas Windrunner. With no masks left to wear, the Banshee Queen unleashes her full power to protect the Banished One while his ultimate plan unfolds.



Items in the raid drop at two item levels per difficulty: the first eight bosses drop at one item level, and the last two (Kel'Thuzad and Sylvanas Windrunner) drop at a higher item level.

Item levels
Difficulty First eight Last two
Raid Finder 213 220
Normal 226 233
Heroic 239 246
Mythic 252 259

Notable drops

Beyond the normal item drops, there are a handful of unique items or item effects that are found in the raid.

Notable drops
Item Source Notes
 [Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper] Sylvanas Windrunner Legendary bow
 [Cruciform Veinripper] Painsmith Raznal Fist weapon with unique equip
 [Dark Ranger's Quiver] Sylvanas Windrunner Hunter cloak
 [The Devouring Cold] Kel'Thuzad One-hand sword, unique sheathe
 [Edge of Night] Sylvanas Windrunner Dagger with unique equip
 [Jaithys, the Prison Blade] Kel'Thuzad Two-hand sword, consumes other weapons
 [Jotungeirr, Destiny's Call] The Nine Polearm, +stats on-use
 [Weave of Warped Fates] Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Resurrection trinket

Domination socket items

All armor types have ten items with Domination Sockets, two each in the Head, Shoulders, and Chest slots for the Shard of Domination set bonus, and two each in the hands, wrists, waist, or feet slots.

Items with domination sockets
Type Item Boss Slot
Cloth Cruel Overlord's Shackles Soulrender Dormazain Wrists
 [Desecrator's Keening Wristwraps] Sylvanas Windrunner Wrists
Diviner's Draped Finery Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Chest
Enigmatic Energy Circuit Guardian of the First Ones Waist
Hood of Vengeful Possession Remnant of Ner'zhul Head
Frame of the False Margrave Kel'Thuzad Shoulders
Mantle of Arthura's Chosen The Nine Shoulders
Sacrificer's Sacramental Cassock Painsmith Raznal Chest
Sash of Duplicitous Magics Kel'Thuzad Waist
 [Veil of the Banshee Queen] Sylvanas Windrunner Head
Leather Cap of Writhing Malevolence Remnant of Ner'zhul Head
Cowl of Haunting Precognition Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Head
Hangman's Knotbinders Painsmith Raznal Hands
Loyal Kvaldir's Handwraps Eye of the Jailer Hands
Mawsworn Eviscerator's Cuirass Eye of the Jailer Chest
Smuggler's Plundered Pauldrons The Tarragrue Shoulders
Spaulders of the Crooked Confidant Kel'Thuzad Shoulders
Trenchant Warmonger Treads Soulrender Dormazain Feet
Unstable Energizer Boots Guardian of the First Ones Feet
 [Witherheart Studded Breastplate] Sylvanas Windrunner Chest
Mail Ceremonial Construct Clasp Kel'Thuzad Waist
Coiled Stygian Grapnel Eye of the Jailer Waist
Colossus Slayer's Hauberk The Tarragrue Chest
Conjunction-Forged Chainmail Fatescribe Roh-Kalo Chest
Crest of the Fallen Remnant of Ner'zhul Head
 [Epaulettes of the Master Ranger] Sylvanas Windrunner Shoulders
Greaves of Extermination Eye of the Jailer Feet
Pauldrons of Tyrannical Defiance Soulrender Dormazain Shoulders
Ragebound Leg Irons Soulrender Dormazain Feet
Shadowsteel Facecage Painsmith Raznal Head
Plate Airborne Abductor's Vambraces Eye of the Jailer Wrists
Ancient Colossus Chassis Guardian of the First Ones Chest
Cuirass of the Lonely Citadel Remnant of Ner'zhul Chest
Dark Tormentor's Gaze Remnant of Ner'zhul Head
Guillotine Gauntlets Painsmith Raznal Hands
Kyra's Unending Protectors The Nine Hands
Ruinous Warchief's Shoulderguards Soulrender Dormazain Shoulders
 [Spires of Broken Hope] Sylvanas Windrunner Shoulders
Valorous Visage of Krexus Kel'Thuzad Head
Vyraz's Parade Cuffs Kel'Thuzad Wrists


As always, there are some mounts and pets that can be acquired in the raid, either directly from boss drops or as an award for completing achievements.


Opening dates

  • July 6 - Normal and Heroic
  • July 13 - Mythic and Raid Finder wing 1 (The Tarragrue, The Eye of the Jailer, The Nine)
  • July 27 - Raid Finder wing 2 (Soulrender Dormazain, Remnant of Ner’zhul, and Painsmith Raznal)
  • August 10 - Raid Finder wing 3 (Guardian of the First Ones, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo, and Kel'Thuzad)
  • August 24 - Raid Finder wing 4 (Sylvanas Windrunner)



Patch changes


  1. ^ Johnny Cash and Frank Kowalkowski with Gamereactor - Chains of Domination Frank Kowalkowski says: We are going to go into the lair of the Jailer, his home base.[...] What would the home of the Jailer look like?
  2. ^

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