Utgarde Keep Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Jan 01, 2024 at 07:09 by Abide 3 comments

Utgarde Keep can be found in Howling Fjord. The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 68-72. 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.


Utgarde Keep Quests

Before heading into Utgarde 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.


Utgarde Keep Entrance Location

Utgarde Keep Entrance Location

Utgarde Keep can be found on the bottom floor of the building, with a summoning stone right next to the entrance.


Overview of Bosses in Utgarde 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.


Prince Keleseth


Mechanics and Strategy

Prince Keleseth's Frost Tomb IconFrost Tombs target a random ally, trapping them in a block of ice, dealing Frost damage to them every second. You can target the Frost Tomb IconFrost Tomb and damage it to break your ally free. Quickly deal with the Vrykul Skeletons that appear periodically throughout the fight as they have little health and die easily. The skeletons will respawn shortly after dying, requiring you to deal with them multiple times throughout the fight.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Dragon Stabler's Gauntlets Icon Dragon Stabler's Gauntlets 70 Mail Hands
Keleseth's Blade of Evocation Icon Keleseth's Blade of Evocation 70 Main-Hand Intellect Dagger Weapon
Reinforced Velvet Helm Icon Reinforced Velvet Helm 70 Cloth Head

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Battlemap Hide Helm Icon Battlemap Hide Helm 80 Leather Head
Infantry Assault Blade Icon Infantry Assault Blade 80 One-Hand Strength Sword Weapon
Strategist's Belt Icon Strategist's Belt 80 Plate Waist
Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn 80 Wand Ranged

Dalronn and Skarvald


Mechanics and Strategy

Skarvald the Constructor will Charge IconCharge random enemies during the fight, dealing high Physical damage to them and stunning them briefly. He will also periodically use Stone Strike IconStone Strike, knocking back an enemy and dealing moderate damage to them. Dalronn the Controller is a caster mob, constantly casting Shadow Bolt IconShadow Bolts.

When either mob dies, they will revive as a ghost, continuing to fight and deal damage. This makes it ideal to kill both of these bosses at a similar time, so try and make sure you split your damage between the two bosses evenly.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Arm Blade of Augelmir Icon Arm Blade of Augelmir 70 Main-Hand Fist Weapon
Chestplate of the Northern Lights Icon Chestplate of the Northern Lights 70 Plate Chest
Skarvald's Dragonskin Habergeon Icon Skarvald's Dragonskin Habergeon 70 Leather Chest

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Bindings of the Tunneler Icon Bindings of the Tunneler 80 Leather Wrist
Dagger of Betrayal Icon Dagger of Betrayal 80 One-Hand Agility Dagger Weapon
Dalronn's Jerkin Icon Dalronn's Jerkin 80 Mail Chest
Helmet of the Constructor Icon Helmet of the Constructor 80 Plate Head

Ingvar the Plunderer


Mechanics and Strategy

Keep Ingvar faced away from the group to avoid his multiple frontal attacks from hitting the party. Tanking Ingvar near a pillar makes it much easier to line-of-sight his Smash IconSmash and Dark Smash IconDark Smash attacks much more easily. Make sure to quickly move away from any Shadow Axe IconShadow Axes that spawn during the fight as these will deal high damage to nearby players.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Holistic Patchwork Breeches Icon Holistic Patchwork Breeches 70 Leather Legs
Overlaid Chain Spaulders Icon Overlaid Chain Spaulders 70 Mail Shoulder
Ingvar's Monolithic Cleaver Icon Ingvar's Monolithic Cleaver 70 Two-Hand Strength Axe Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Plunderer's Helmet Icon Plunderer's Helmet 80 Mail Head
Breeches of the Caller Icon Breeches of the Caller 80 Cloth Legs
Enraged Feral Staff Icon Enraged Feral Staff 80 Agility Staff Weapon
Unsmashable Heavy Band Icon Unsmashable Heavy Band 80 Jewelry Finger
Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt Icon Sharp-Barbed Leather Belt 80 Leather Waist
Staggering Legplates Icon Staggering Legplates 80 Plate Legs
Annhylde's Ring Icon Annhylde's Ring 80 Jewelry Finger
Drake-Mounted Crossbow Icon Drake-Mounted Crossbow 80 Crossbow Ranged
Annhylde's Ring Icon Annhylde's Ring 80 Jewelry Finger
Design: Fierce Monarch Topaz Icon Design: Fierce Monarch Topaz 390 BoP Jewelcrafting Pattern N/A

Utgarde Keep Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King

Achievement Description
Utgarde Keep Icon Utgarde Keep Defeat the bosses in Utgarde Keep.
Heroic: Utgarde Keep Icon Heroic: Utgarde Keep Defeat the Utgarde Keep bosses on Heroic Difficulty.
On The Rocks Icon On The Rocks Defeat Prince Keleseth in Utgarde Keep on Heroic Difficulty without shattering any Frost Tombs.


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