"The Shadow Vault" redirects here. For the Scholomance subzone, see Shadow Vault (Scholomance).
NeutralThe Shadow Vault
Shadow Vault.jpg
Type Outpost
Leader(s)  Duke Lankral[1]
  Formerly  General Lightsbane
Race(s) IconSmall HumanDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall HumanDeathKnight Female.gif Human
IconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall BloodElfDeathKnight Female.gif Blood elf
ForsakenForsaken Forsaken
IconSmall DwarfDeathKnight Male.gifIconSmall DwarfDeathKnight Female.gif Dwarf
ScourgeScourgeScourgeScourge Undead
Language(s) Common, Thalassian, Gutterspeak, Dwarven
Affiliation(s) Neutral Knights of the Ebon Blade
  Formerly Scourge Crest.png Scourge
Location Northern Icecrown
Status Active

Done Inn          Done Mailbox

Done Stables

Undone.gif Anvil & Forge

Undone.gif Bank       Undone.gif Auctions
Travel Done Flight Master(s)
Undone.gif Mass-transit
Undone.gif Portal(s)

The Shadow Vault is a neutral quest hub for the Knights of the Ebon Blade, located near Aldur'thar: The Desolation Gate in northern Icecrown.


Wrath of the Lich King

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

The Shadow Vault was originally controlled by the Scourge, adventurers are given a chain of quests — started by either Thassarian onboard the Skybreaker or Koltira Deathweaver onboard the Orgrim's Hammer, the flying battleships that patrol the skies of Icecrown — adventurers work with the Ebon Blade in taking it as a base. After taking the Shadow Vault, the Scourge were constantly attacking it.

Once in Ebon Blade hands, the Shadow Vault has all of the amenities of an inn: An innkeeper, vendors for general goods, trade supplies, and food. There are also runeforges for death knights, a flight path, and the quartermaster for the Knights of the Ebon Blade. The Shadow Vault's quests focus on taking out Jotunheim, a vrykul town in which the vrykul engage in combat to be ascended to Ymirjar as well as the nearby scourge saronite mine, the Weeping Quarry.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

At some point after the Lich King's fall, Kingslayer Orkus brought a frostwyrm named Kasha to the Shadow Vault where the Knights of the Ebon Blade nursed her back to health. The Shadow Vault is not seen in Cataclysm and is only mentioned.


Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.

The Ebon Blade lost control of the Shadow Vault when the Scourge attacked and caught them by surprise. Seeking to reclaim the structure, Duke Lankral recruited champions of the Horde and the Alliance in wresting control away from the enemy.[2]

Travel connections


Neutral Death's Rise, Icecrown
Neutral Crusaders' Pinnacle, Icecrown
Neutral Argent Vanguard, Icecrown
Neutral Argent Tournament Grounds, Icecrown
Neutral Bouldercrag's Refuge, Storm Peaks


Patch changes


  1. ^ N [25-30] The Duke
  2. ^ N [50 Daily] Cleaning Out the Vault

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