NeutralThe Splintered Throne
Start Highlord Darion Mograine
End Highlord Darion Mograine
Level 30 (Requires 30)
Type Raid
Category Icecrown Citadel
Experience 27,550
Reputation +350 Ashen Verdict
Rewards 31g 33s
Previous N [30R] Frost Infusion
Next N [30R] Empowerment


Highlord Darion Mograine wants you to collect 50 Shadowfrost Shards.

Shadowfrost Shards may only be obtained in the 25 person difficulty setting.


The Lich King's throne once served as his prison. Kil'jaeden himself crafted the vessel of icy crystals from the twisting nether. Its sole purpose was to hold Ner'zhul's vengeful spirit.

When Arthas struck the crystal with Frostmourne, he released Ner'zhul's soul, allowing it to merge with his own. Splinters from that impact are now scattered throughout the citadel.

I shall require those shards, held only by the Lich King's most powerful servants, to seal the power contained in your blade.


You will receive: 31g 33s


Have you obtained the shards of the frozen throne, <class>?


These should suffice, <class>.

Speak to me when Shadow's Edge has been thoroughly empowered and I will attempt its completion.


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:


  1. N [30R] The Sacred and the Corrupt
  2. N [30R] Shadow's Edge
  3. N [30R] A Feast of Souls
  4. N [30R] Unholy Infusion
  5. N [30R] Blood Infusion
  6. N [30R] Frost Infusion
  7. N [30R] The Splintered Throne
  8. N [30R] Empowerment
  9. N [30R] Shadowmourne...
  10. N [30R] The Lich King's Last Stand

Getting Shards

These shards drop off all bosses in the 25-man version of Icecrown Citadel. The drop rate is approximately 25-50% on normal mode, but 51-100% on Heroic mode. As there are only 12 bosses in the instance, it will take at least five weeks to get all 50 shards.

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