Drak'Tharon Keep Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Jan 01, 2024 at 07:09 by Abide 1 comment

Drak'Tharon Keep can be found in Grizzly Hills. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 73-77. Heroic mode will require Level 80 to enter.

In this guide, we will cover dungeon quests, the layout of the dungeon, tactics for each boss, loot that can be obtained, and ideal group compositions.


Drak'Tharon Keep Quests

Before heading into Drak'Tharon Keep, we advise you to get all the dungeon quests related to it. To make this process easier, we have written a separate guide for the quests and their chains.


Drak'Tharon Keep Entrance Location

Drak'Tharon Keep Entrance Location

Drak'Tharon Keep is found in the North Western corner of Grizzly Hills with a summoning stone directly outside of the entrance portal.


Overview of Bosses in Drak'Tharon Keep

Here we will give you a full rundown of what you can expect from each of the bosses found here on both Normal and Heroic difficulties as well as the items they drop.




Mechanics and Strategy

Avoid standing near any corpses in the area as Corpse Explode IconCorpse Explode will explode them and deal high damage to players nearby. This fight is simply a DPS race before the Consume IconConsume stacks become too high; burn the boss down quickly.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Berserker's Horns Icon Berserker's Horns 74 Leather Head
Infection Resistant Legguards Icon Infection Resistant Legguards 74 Mail Legs
Troll Butcherer Icon Troll Butcherer 74 Two-Hand Sword Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Cowl of the Dire Troll Icon Cowl of the Dire Troll 80 Cloth Head
Batrider's Cord Icon Batrider's Cord 80 Leather Waist
Legs of Physical Regeneration Icon Legs of Physical Regeneration 80 Plate Legs
Terrace Defence Boots Icon Terrace Defence Boots 80 Plate Feet

Novos the Summoner


Mechanics and Strategy

This fight starts off with Arcane Field IconArcane Field covering Novos the Summoner, preventing him from being damaged and dealing high damage to nearby enemies. This barrier will fall after 4 Crystal Handlers have been defeated. Keep the adds under control until the boss himself becomes active. Move out of the Blizzard IconBlizzard and deal with any Rotted Troll Corpses summoned during the encounter.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Robes of Novos Icon Robes of Novos 74 Cloth Chest
Crystal Pendant of Warding Icon Crystal Pendant of Warding 74 Jewelry Neck
Summoner's Stone Gavel Icon Summoner's Stone Gavel 74 One-Hand Mace Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Breastplate of Undeath Icon Breastplate of Undeath 80 Plate Chest
Necromantic Wristguards Icon Necromantic Wristguards 80 Mail Wrist
Cursed Lich Blade Icon Cursed Lich Blade 80 Main-Hand Intellect Sword Weapon
Temple Crystal Fragment Icon Temple Crystal Fragment 80 Off-Hand Weapon

King Dred


Mechanics and Strategy

Before starting this fight, be sure to clear as many raptors as you can in the area as King Dred will shout for help, alerting any nearby raptors to help him. Use any abilities possible to remove or prevent the Bellowing Roar IconBellowing Roar, or be sure to stand far away from other mobs so you do not get feared into them. Finally, be sure to keep the tank topped up at all times as this boss deals very high tank damage.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Scabrous-Hide Helm Icon Scabrous-Hide Helm 74 Leather Head
Stable Master's Breeches Icon Stable Master's Breeches 74 Cloth Legs
Staff of the Great Reptile Icon Staff of the Great Reptile 74 Staff Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
King Dred's Helm Icon King Dred's Helm 80 Mail Head
Handler's Arm Strap Icon Handler's Arm Strap 80 Leather Wrist
Savage Wound Wrap Icon Savage Wound Wrap 80 Cloth Wrist
Incisor Fragment Icon Incisor Fragment 80 Accessory Trinket

The Prophet Tharon'ja


Mechanics and Strategy

This fight will alternate between two different phases. In Phase Two, players will be transformed into skeletons will unique abilities. Use the abilities appropriate to your role and survive this phase until you get returned to your normal body.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Helmet of Living Flesh Icon Helmet of Living Flesh 74 Mail Head
Muradin's Lost Greaves Icon Muradin's Lost Greaves 74 Plate Legs
Tharon'ja's Aegis Icon Tharon'ja's Aegis 74 Intellect Shield Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Ziggurat Imprinted Chestguard Icon Ziggurat Imprinted Chestguard 80 Plate Chest
Spectral Seal of the Prophet Icon Spectral Seal of the Prophet 80 Jewelry Finger
Talisman of Troll Divinity Icon Talisman of Troll Divinity 80 Accessory Trinket
Mojo Masked Crusher Icon Mojo Masked Crusher 80 Two-Hand Mace Weapon
Limb Regeneration Bracers Icon Limb Regeneration Bracers 80 Mail Wrist
Overlook Handguards Icon Overlook Handguards 80 Cloth Hands
Leggings of the Winged Serpent Icon Leggings of the Winged Serpent 80 Leather Legs
Keystone Great-Ring Icon Keystone Great-Ring 80 Jewelry Finger
Design: Timeless Forest Emerald Icon Design: Timeless Forest Emerald 390 BoP Jewelcrafting Pattern N/A

Drak'Tharon Keep Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
Drak'Tharon Keep Icon Drak'Tharon Keep Defeat the bosses in Drak'Tharon Keep.
Heroic: Drak'Tharon Keep Icon Heroic: Drak'Tharon Keep Defeat the Drak'Tharon Keep bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
Better Off Dred Icon Better Off Dred Engage King Dred in Drak'Tharon Keep on Heroic Difficulty and slay 6 Drakkari Gutrippers or Drakkari Scytheclaw during his defeat..
Consumption Junction Icon Consumption Junction Defeat Trollgore in Drak'Tharon Keep on Heroic Difficulty before Consume reaches ten stacks.
Oh Novos! Icon Oh Novos! Defeat Novos the Summoner in Drak'Tharon Keep on Heroic Difficulty without allowing any undead minions to reach the floor.


  • 01 Jan. 2024: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 22 Sep. 2022: Achievements added.
  • 10 Sep. 2022: Page added
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