Pit of Saron Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Jan 01, 2024 at 10:42 by Abide 1 comment

Pit of Saron can be found in Icecrown and will be released as part of a later phase in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on is Level 80 for both Normal and Heroic difficulties.

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.


Pit of Saron Quests

Before heading into Pit of Saron, 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.


Pit of Saron Entrance Location

Pit of Saron Entrance Location

The Pit of Saron entrance can be found in the far South of Icecrown, on the Southern side of the Icecrown Citadel structure.


Overview of Bosses in Pit of Saron

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.


Forgemaster Garfrost


Mechanics and Strategy

At the start of the encounter, all of the skeletons in the area will come to Forgemaster Garfrost's defense. Quickly kill them off before focusing on the boss himself. This fight mainly revolves around managing your stacks and the damage from the Permafrost IconPermafrost aura. The aura can be line-of-sighted by using the rocks spawned by Throw Saronite IconThrow Saronite.

Avoid being in front of the boss if possible to avoid taking damage from Chilling Wave IconChilling Wave. Deep Freeze IconDeep Freeze will slow a random target down, making it more difficult to properly line-of-sight to avoid the damage from the aura; try to dispel it if possible.

Every 33% health, Garfrost will upgrade his weapon with Forge Frostborn Mace IconForge Frostborn Mace, increasing his Frost damage dealt by 100% each time. This makes the Permafrost IconPermafrost aura much more dangerous. Be aware of your stacks at all times to avoid taking too much damage.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Polished Mirror Helm Icon Polished Mirror Helm 80 Mail Head
Flayer's Black Belt Icon Flayer's Black Belt 80 Leather Waist
Ice-Steeped Sandals Icon Ice-Steeped Sandals 80 Cloth Feet
Ring of Carnelian and Bone Icon Ring of Carnelian and Bone 80 Jewelry Finger
Garfrost's Two-Ton Hammer Icon Garfrost's Two-Ton Hammer 80 Two-Hand Strength Mace Weapon
Unspeakable Secret Icon Unspeakable Secret 80 Intellect Staff Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Spurned Val'kyr Shoulderguards Icon Spurned Val'kyr Shoulderguards 80 Mail Shoulder
Shoulderplates of Frozen Blood Icon Shoulderplates of Frozen Blood 80 Plate Shoulder
Malykriss Vambraces Icon Malykriss Vambraces 80 Plate Wrist
Legguards of the Frosty Depths Icon Legguards of the Frosty Depths 80 Plate Legs
Barbed Ymirheim Choker Icon Barbed Ymirheim Choker 80 Jewelry Neck
Surgeon's Needle Icon Surgeon's Needle 80 Main-Hand Intellect Dagger Weapon



Mechanics and Strategy

Avoid standing in the ooze puddles spawned from Toxic Waste IconToxic Waste. Ick will sometimes target a random player with Pursuit IconPursuit, slowly chasing them around the area and dealing high damage to them if he reaches them. Kite him around the area and do not let him get close to you if you are targeted with this.

When Explosive Barrage IconExplosive Barrage gets cast, many Exploding Orbs will spawn all over the area, constantly casting Explosive Barrage IconExplosive Barrage on any nearby enemies. Keep moving around and avoid taking damage from these orbs. Melee players may want to stick together and move together during this phase to avoid spawning too many orbs in melee range.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Wristguards of Subterranean Moss Icon Wristguards of Subterranean Moss 80 Cloth Wrist
Scabrous Zombie Leather Belt Icon Scabrous Zombie Leather Belt 80 Mail Waist
Bent Gold Belt Icon Bent Gold Belt 80 Plate Waist
Black Dragonskin Breeches Icon Black Dragonskin Breeches 80 Mail Legs
Purloined Wedding Ring Icon Purloined Wedding Ring 80 Jewelry Finger
Krick's Beetle Stabber Icon Krick's Beetle Stabber 80 One-Hand Agility Dagger Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Ancient Polar Bear Hide Icon Ancient Polar Bear Hide 80 Cloth Chest
Chewed Leather Wristguards Icon Chewed Leather Wristguards 80 Leather Wrist
Braid of Salt and Fire Icon Braid of Salt and Fire 80 Cloth Waist
Blackened Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Blackened Ghoul Skin Leggings 80 Mail Legs
Ick's Rotting Thumb Icon Ick's Rotting Thumb 80 Accessory Trinket
Felglacier Bolter Icon Felglacier Bolter 80 Crossbow Ranged

Scourgelord Tyrannus


Mechanics and Strategy

During this fight, Scourgelord Tyrannus is the main target, while Rimefang stays in the air and attacks random players. Spread out to avoid taking AoE damage from Rimefang's attacks. When a DPS is targeted by Overlord's Brand IconOverlord's Brand, they must stop attacking as all damage they deal will be reflected back to the tank.

Occasionally Tyrannus will mark a target with Mark of Rimefang IconMark of Rimefang, commanding Rimefang to blast the target with Hoarfrost IconHoarfrost. This will stun the target and any nearby allies in the area. If you are marked by Mark of Rimefang IconMark of Rimefang, be sure to run away from other nearby players to avoid multiple people from getting stunned. Rimefang will also bomb random areas with Icy Blast IconIcy Blast, dealing high Frost damage to anyone in the area and covering the area in Icy Blast IconIcy Blast, slowing anyone in the area and dealing damage-over-time.

Tyrannus will periodically gain Unholy Power IconUnholy Power, increasing his melee damage dealt by 75% but slowing his movement speed down. Depending on the gear of your group, your tank may want to kite Tyrannus around until the buff falls as he will deal much higher damage during this time. It also helps greatly to kite Tyrannus through a Icy Blast IconIcy Blast patch of ice, as this will slow his movement speed down even further.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Horns of the Spurned Val'kyr Icon Horns of the Spurned Val'kyr 80 Mail Head
Skeleton Lord's Cranium Icon Skeleton Lord's Cranium 80 Plate Head
Cloak of the Fallen Cardinal Icon Cloak of the Fallen Cardinal 80 Accessory Back
Palebone Robes Icon Palebone Robes 80 Cloth Chest
Shroud of Rime Icon Shroud of Rime 80 Mail Chest
Scourgelord's Frigid Chestplate Icon Scourgelord's Frigid Chestplate 80 Plate Chest
Gondria's Spectral Bracer Icon Gondria's Spectral Bracer 80 Mail Wrist
Rimewoven Silks Icon Rimewoven Silks 80 Cloth Legs
Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings Icon Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings 80 Leather Legs
Painfully Sharp Choker Icon Painfully Sharp Choker 80 Jewelry Neck
Protector of Frigid Souls Icon Protector of Frigid Souls 80 Intellect Shield Weapon
Rimebane Rifle Icon Rimebane Rifle 80 Gun Ranged

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Frost Wyrm Ribcage Icon Frost Wyrm Ribcage 80 Plate Chest
Icebound Bronze Cuirass Icon Icebound Bronze Cuirass 80 Plate Chest
Rusty Frozen Fingerguards Icon Rusty Frozen Fingerguards 80 Plate Hands
Belt of Rotted Fingernails Icon Belt of Rotted Fingernails 80 Mail Waist
Fleshwerk Leggings Icon Fleshwerk Leggings 80 Leather Legs
Prelate's Snowshoes Icon Prelate's Snowshoes 80 Cloth Feet
Mudslide Boots Icon Mudslide Boots 80 Mail Feet
Band of Stained Souls Icon Band of Stained Souls 80 Jewelry Finger
Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings Icon Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings 80 Leather Legs
Nevermelting Ice Crystal Icon Nevermelting Ice Crystal 80 Accessory Trinket
Rimefang's Claw Icon Rimefang's Claw 80 One-Hand Strength Sword Weapon
Tyrannical Beheader Icon Tyrannical Beheader 80 Two-Hand Strength Axe Weapon
Engraved Gargoyle Femur Icon Engraved Gargoyle Femur 80 Intellect Staff Weapon

The Pit of Saron Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
The Pit of Saron Icon The Pit of Saron Defeat the bosses in The Pit of Saron.
Heroic: The Pit of Saron Icon Heroic: The Pit of Saron Defeat the The Pit of Saron bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
Doesn't Go to Eleven Icon Doesn't Go to Eleven Defeat Forgemaster Garfrost in The Pit of Saron on Heroic Difficulty before any player gets 11 stacks of Permafrost.
Don't Look Up Icon Don't Look Up Clear the hallway before Scourgelord Tyrannus in The Pit of Saron on Heroic Difficulty without anyone taking icicle damage on the first try.


  • 01 Jan. 2024: Updated for Phase 5.
  • 28 Aug. 2023: Updated for Phase 4 release.
  • 22 Sep. 2022: Achievements added.
  • 10 Sep. 2022: Page added
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