The Violet Hold Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Sep 22, 2022 at 07:09 by Abide 1 comment

Violet Hold can be found within Dalaran City. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 75-78. 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.


Violet Hold Quests

Before heading into Violet Hold, 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.


Violet Hold Entrance Location

Violet Hold Entrance Location

This dungeon is found in Dalaran City itself, on the Southeastern side of the city.


Overview of Bosses in Violet Hold

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.

After wave 6 and wave 12 you will get a random one of the following bosses below. After wave 18 you will always get Cyanigosa.




Mechanics and Strategy

  • Chain Heal IconChain Heal
  • Earth Shield IconEarth Shield
  • Earth Shock IconEarth Shock
  • Lightning Bolt IconLightning Bolt
  • Bloodlust IconBloodlust

Quickly deal with the 2 adds that accompany Erekem. Make sure to interrupt the heals and remove any buffs Erekem gives himself.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Trousers of the Arakkoa Icon Trousers of the Arakkoa 75 Cloth Legs
Screeching Cape Icon Screeching Cape 75 Accessory Back

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Cloak of the Gushing Wound Icon Cloak of the Gushing Wound 80 Accessory Back
Sabatons of Erekem Icon Sabatons of Erekem 80 Plate Feet
Stormstrike Mace Icon Stormstrike Mace 80 One-Hand Mace Weapon



Mechanics and Strategy

  • Arcane Buffet IconArcane Buffet
  • Arcane Barrage Volley IconArcane Barrage Volley
  • Summon Ethereal Sphere IconSummon Ethereal Sphere

Deals high arcane damage to all enemies. Be sure to be constantly moving away from the summoned Ethereal Spheres.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Xevozz's Belt Icon Xevozz's Belt 75 Mail Waist
Riot Shield Icon Riot Shield 75 Strength Shield Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Girdle of the Ethereal Icon Girdle of the Ethereal 80 Mail Waist
Footwraps of Teleportation Icon Footwraps of Teleportation 80 Cloth Feet
Necklace of Arcane Spheres Icon Necklace of Arcane Spheres 80 Jewelry Neck

Zuramat the Obliterator


Mechanics and Strategy

  • Summon Void Sentry IconSummon Void Sentry
  • Shroud of Darkness IconShroud of Darkness
  • Void Shift IconVoid Shift

Quickly deal with any void adds spawned during the fight. Keep the party healed full whenever possible as there is high AoE damage on this fight.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Void Sentry Legplates Icon Void Sentry Legplates 75 Plate Legs
Pendant of Shadow Beams Icon Pendant of Shadow Beams 75 Jewelry Neck

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Shroud of Darkness Icon Shroud of Darkness 80 Leather Head
The Obliterator Greaves Icon The Obliterator Greaves 80 Plate Feet
Zuramat's Necklace Icon Zuramat's Necklace 80 Jewelry Neck



Mechanics and Strategy

  • Corrosive Saliva IconCorrosive Saliva
  • Optic Link IconOptic Link
  • Ray of Pain IconRay of Pain
  • Ray of Suffering IconRay of Suffering

This boss deals high damage over time; keep the targets of his debuffs healed full.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Shoulderplates of the Beholder Icon Shoulderplates of the Beholder 75 Plate Shoulder
Band of Eyes Icon Band of Eyes 75 Jewelry Finger

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Moragg's Chestguard Icon Moragg's Chestguard 80 Mail Chest
Solitaire of Reflecting Beams Icon Solitaire of Reflecting Beams 80 Jewelry Finger
Saliva Corroded Pike Icon Saliva Corroded Pike 80 Strength Polearm Weapon



Mechanics and Strategy

  • Firebolt IconFirebolt
  • Flame Breath IconFlame Breath
  • Lava Burn IconLava Burn
  • Lava Burn IconLava Burn

Avoid being in front of the boss if possible to avoid the Flame Breath IconFlame Breath. Lavanthor will throw Lava Burn IconLava Burn at a random enemy, leaving Lava Burn IconLava Burn fire patches at the same location, dealing high Fire damage-over-time.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Lava Burn Gloves Icon Lava Burn Gloves 75 Cloth Hands
Prison Warden's Shotgun Icon Prison Warden's Shotgun 75 Gun Ranged

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Twin-Headed Boots Icon Twin-Headed Boots 80 Mail Feet
Lavanthor's Talisman Icon Lavanthor's Talisman 80 Accessory Trinket
The Key Icon The Key 80 One-Hand Agility Axe Weapon



Mechanics and Strategy

  • Protective Bubble IconProtective Bubble
  • Drained IconDrained
  • Water Bolt Volley IconWater Bolt Volley
  • Water Blast IconWater Blast
  • Frenzy IconFrenzy

Ichoron starts off with Protective Bubble IconProtective Bubble. Attack the boss 35 times to remove the bubble. Ichoron will then burst into 10 Ichor Globules which slowly move back to the boss's body. Quickly kill these before they reach Ichoron. Stay spread out to avoid the knockback and continue to repeat the cycle of breaking the Protective Bubble IconProtective Bubble and killing the Ichor Globules.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Spaulders of Ichoron Icon Spaulders of Ichoron 75 Plate Shoulder
Handguards of Rapid Pursuit Icon Handguards of Rapid Pursuit 75 Leather Hands

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Water-Drenched Robe Icon Water-Drenched Robe 80 Cloth Chest
Gauntlets of the Water Revenant Icon Gauntlets of the Water Revenant 80 Plate Hands
Globule Signet Icon Globule Signet 80 Jewelry Finger



Mechanics and Strategy

  • Uncontrollable Energy IconUncontrollable Energy
  • Tail Sweep IconTail Sweep
  • Arcane Vacuum IconArcane Vacuum
  • Blizzard IconBlizzard

Cyanigosa is a standard dragon fight, having a frontal attack in Uncontrollable Energy IconUncontrollable Energy and rear attack with Tail Sweep IconTail Sweep. Be sure to attack her from the sides if you are not the tank. Periodically Cyanigosa will pull in all enemies with Arcane Vacuum IconArcane Vacuum and spawn Blizzard IconBlizzard on a random player. Quickly spread back out and avoid the Blizzard.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Plate Claws of the Dragon Icon Plate Claws of the Dragon 75 Plate Hands
Boots of the Portal Guardian Icon Boots of the Portal Guardian 75 Mail Feet
Jailer's Baton Icon Jailer's Baton 75 Agility Staff Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Spaulders of the Violet Hold Icon Spaulders of the Violet Hold 80 Mail Shoulder
Gauntlets of Capture Icon Gauntlets of Capture 80 Plate Hands
Cyanigosa's Leggings Icon Cyanigosa's Leggings 80 Cloth Legs
Mark of the War Prisoner Icon Mark of the War Prisoner 80 Accessory Trinket
Azure Cloth Bindings Icon Azure Cloth Bindings 80 Cloth Wrist
Handgrips of the Savage Emissary Icon Handgrips of the Savage Emissary 80 Mail Hands
Bolstered Legplates Icon Bolstered Legplates 80 Plate Legs
Staff of Trickery Icon Staff of Trickery 80 Agility Staff Weapon
Design: Thick Autumn's Glow Icon Design: Thick Autumn's Glow 390 BoP Jewelcrafting Pattern N/A

The Violet Hold Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
The Violet Hold IconThe Violet Hold Defeat the bosses in The Violet Hold.
Heroic: The Violet Hold IconHeroic: The Violet Hold Defeat the The Violet Hold bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
A Void Dance IconA Void Dance Defeat Zuramat the Obliterator in The Violet Hold on Heroic Difficulty without killing any void sentries.
Defenseless IconDefenseless Defeat Cyanigosa in The Violet Hold without using Defense Control Crystals and with Prison Seal Integrity at 100% while in Heroic Difficulty.
Lockdown! IconLockdown! Defeat Xevozz, Lavanthor, Ichoron, Zuramat the Obliterator, Erekem, and Moragg in The Violet Hold on Heroic Difficulty.
Dehydration IconDehydration Defeat Ichoron in the Violet Hold on Heroic Difficulty without allowing any Ichor Globules to merge.


  • 22 Sep. 2022: Achievements added.
  • 10 Sep. 2022: Page added
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