NeutralThe Jailer's Grasp
Start Lady Jaina Proudmoore [39.8, 68.1]
End Highlord Bolvar Fordragon [39.9, 68.5]
Level 60 (Requires 60)
Category Oribos
Rewards 5x  [Multi-Modal Anima Container]
Previous N [60] A Mourneblade Born
Next N [60] The First Move (in patch 9.1)

The Jailer's Grasp concludes the Patch 9.0 portion of the Shadowlands campaign, and is required to begin the Chains of Domination campaign in patch 9.1.


Bolvar held by the Jailer

Help Jaina Proudmoore sever the Jailer's connection to Bolvar.

  • Break the Helm's Grip


By peering into the Maw, Bolvar drew the Jailer's attention.

His worst fears have come to pass.

You must help me break the link, <name>! The fragment of the Helm is the key!


You will receive:


The Jailer... is gone... from my mind.

Thank you, <name>. You saved me from a darker fate than you could ever know.

For that, you will ever have my thanks.


Interact with the Helm of Domination:

Helm of Domination says: You were to herald my coming. Instead, you defied me!
Jaina also channels a frost spell into the helm, with the balance of power shifting back and forth.
Helm of Domination says: A failure. Like those who came before you!
Taelia Fordragon says: Father, resist him! Do not let him win!
Thrall says: Fight, Highlord! We're with you!
Helm of Domination says: I will claim what is mine! Death comes for you all!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Hold on, Bolvar! Just a little more!

On complete:

Taelia Fordragon says: Father!
Thrall says: Well done, Jaina. We nearly lost him.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Though we managed to stop the attack, I fear the danger is far from over.
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon says: My thanks to all of you. But Jaina is right. The Jailer knows what we saw. He will use that knowledge against us.
Baine Bloodhoof says: We should gather our forces and attack Torghast! Anduin must be freed!
Thrall says: You've seen the Jailer's armies. We're not ready to launch a full-scale assault. If we follow our hearts and rush in, we could lose everything.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: We will work with our allies in Oribos to rally the covenants. Only with their help do we stand a chance of stopping the Jailer... and saving Anduin.
Highlord Bolvar Fordragon says: Maw Walker, continue your efforts. Explore the dark reaches of Torghast. Fight for the Shadowlands. And when the time comes, we will claim victory!

Completing this quest unlocks a "Stay awhile and listen" dialogue option from Taelia.


Required prerequisite: N [60R] Redemption for the Redeemer

  1. N [60] An Echo in the Darkness
  2. N [60] The Highlord's Vision
  3. N [60] A Mourneblade Born
  4. N [60] The Jailer's Grasp

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