Scholomance Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Nov 17, 2019 at 02:37 by Niphyr 1 comment

Scholomance is one of the end-game dungeons in WoW Classic and features a number of class quests for Paladins, Shamans, and Warlocks.

Scholomance is a place of learning for the future necromancers of the Scourge, led by Darkmaster Gandling, the Headmaster and head of Necromancy. He betrayed his fellow Mages in Dalaran to seek a path of power in the Scourge.

1.

Quests in Scholomance

The quests are all outlined in our separate dungeon quest guide for this instance. Most quests are part of chains that exist primarily outside of Scholomance and need to be obtained before entering the instance.

2.

Entering Scholomance

The entrance to Scholomance is located in the South East of the zone Western Plaguelands on a small island. At the top of this island is a large structure with the entrance to Scholomance behind a locked gate. To open the gate and enter the instance your group will need one of:

3.

The dungeon contains a huge number of Undead mobs in this wing, so any class that brings CC that can be used on Undead enemies will be of huge help to your party.

Priests are a great choice for your healer, not only because of their solid output, but their Shackle Undead Icon Shackle Undead is extremely useful to CC enemies.

4.

Layout of Scholomance

The main dungeon run for Scholomance is quite linear, with only a small amount of backtracking required. There are however a number of optional and quest bosses which require you to deviate a little from the normal path to engage them.

Upon entering the instance, walk over the bridge directly ahead then down the stairs to the left. Go through the doorway and into another large room. An optional boss, Kirtonos the Herald, can be spawned on a balcony out to the right of this room if you have Blood of Innocents Icon Blood of Innocents. Blood of the Innocents can be obtained from Blood Steward of Kirtonos, Doctor Theolen Krastinov, and Jandice Barov after you have completed the quest Kirtonos the Herald. Continue out the opposite end of this room into another large room.

This room has an exit on each side. The stairway on the right side leads down to Jandice Barov, which is typically skipped unless someone needs her for a particular reason. Straight ahead is a door leading to a room with stairs down to Rattlegore, which needs to be killed and Viewing Room Key Icon Viewing Room Key is looted from his corpse. The exit on the left leads to the final part of the instance.

After looting the Viewing Room Key Icon Viewing Room Key from Rattlegore, head back up and open the gate to the final part of the instance, then use the key to open the door and enter the Viewing Room.

The students in the Viewing Room are elite mobs, which require a lengthy quest chain to have been completed to make them normal quality mobs. This room and its bosses are typically skipped, unless someone has completed this chain, which starts with Broodling Essence. At the opposite end of this room is the door to Ras Frostwhisper, which is usually killed. On the left wall of the Viewing Room is a stairway down to Darkmaster Gandling.

Once Ras Frostwhisper is defeated and your party head back through the Viewing Room into Darkmaster Gandling's arena, you need to clear out all 6 rooms and their associated minibosses. There are 3 on the upper floor, 3 on the bottom floor before he will spawn.

It is suggested to clear the bottom 3 rooms first, and then clear the top 3 to avoid accidentally engaging the final boss of Scholomance, Darkmaster Gandling, before the party is ready.

5.

Notable Trash in Scholomance

In the first room, be careful to pull individual packs back towards the entrance. Many of these packs and patrols have casters which can inadvertently pull other packs, potentially resulting in a group wipe.

The room containing Rattlegore has trash which hits very hard and will stun the tank. Pulling multiple packs at once or packs with the boss can result in extreme damage and be difficult to survive through, especially for undergeared groups.

The viewing room containing the elite students should not be engaged unless someone has completed the Dawn's Gambit questline and can begin the event with Vectus.

6.

Bosses in Scholomance

There are 13 main bosses in Scholomance, including the 6 minibosses prior to Darkmaster Gandling at the end of the instance. The bosses and minibosses drop both Corruptor's Scourgestone Icon Corruptor's Scourgestone and Invader's Scourgestone Icon Invader's Scourgestone, which are lootable by eligible party members. Dark Rune Icon Dark Rune and Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow can also be found on bosses and trash inside Scholomance.

6.1.

Kirtonos the Herald

Kirtonos the Herald is an optional boss that only spawns when summoned by someone who has a Blood of Innocents Icon Blood of Innocents, which can be obtained from killing Blood Steward of Kirtonos, Doctor Theolen Krastinov and Jandice Barov.

Kirtonos the Herald has a knockback and, if the tank is not positioned correctly with their back to the wall, they may get knocked out of the window.

6.1.1.

Loot from Kirtonos the Herald

Item Required Level Slot
Boots of Valor Icon Boots of Valor 54 Feet
Clutch of Andros Icon Clutch of Andros 56 Waist
Frightalon Icon Frightalon 56 Weapon
Gargoyle Slashers Icon Gargoyle Slashers 56 Hands
Gravestone War Axe Icon Gravestone War Axe 57 Weapon
Heart of the Fiend Icon Heart of the Fiend 56 Neck
Loomguard Armbraces Icon Loomguard Armbraces 56 Wrist
Stoneform Shoulders Icon Stoneform Shoulders 56 Shoulder
Windreaver Greaves Icon Windreaver Greaves 56 Feet
6.2.

Jandice Barov

Jandice Barov is an optional boss that will disappear and spawn copies of herself all over the room. These need to be damaged down until the real version of her is found. Your party can then choose to kill Jandice or, if the damage going out from the copies is too high, kill the copies off first before killing her.

Jandice Barov drops Blood of Innocents Icon Blood of Innocents, which is used to spawn Kirtonos the Herald.

6.2.1.

Loot from Jandice Barov

Item Required Level Slot
Barovian Family Sword Icon Barovian Family Sword 56 Weapon
Darkshade Gloves Icon Darkshade Gloves 57 Hands
Dreadmist Mantle Icon Dreadmist Mantle 55 Shoulder
Ghostloom Leggings Icon Ghostloom Leggings 57 Legs
Royal Cap Spaulders Icon Royal Cap Spaulders 57 Shoulder
Staff of Metanoia Icon Staff of Metanoia 57 Weapon
6.3.

Rattlegore

Rattlegore does a lot of single-target damage on to the tank and will periodically stun the current target, causing threat to drop. DPS should be careful to let the tank get sufficient threat at the start of the encounter, as pulling aggro will almost certainly result in death.

Rattlegore drops Viewing Room Key Icon Viewing Room Key, which is required for accessing the final part of Scholomance. He also drops Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II Icon Top Half of Advanced Armorsmithing: Volume II.

6.3.1.

Loot from Rattlegore

Item Required Level Slot
Bone Golem Shoulders Icon Bone Golem Shoulders 57 Shoulder
Bone Ring Helm Icon Bone Ring Helm 57 Head
Corpselight Greaves Icon Corpselight Greaves 57 Feet
Deadwalker Mantle Icon Deadwalker Mantle 57 Shoulder
Frightskull Shaft Icon Frightskull Shaft 54 Weapon
Rattlecage Buckler Icon Rattlecage Buckler 57 Shield
Shadowcraft Boots Icon Shadowcraft Boots 54 Feet
6.4.

Marduk Blackpool

Marduk Blackpool is one of two optional bosses in the Viewing Room. They will become hostile after someone in your group has used a Dawn's Gambit Icon Dawn's Gambit in the Viewing Room. Dawns Gambit is obtained by completing the quest Dawn's Gambit and further ones can be obtained by talking to Betina Bigglezink at Light's Hope Chapel in Eastern Plaguelands. Dropping a Dawns Gambit also causes all the students in the room to transform into weak skeletons and attack the group at once.

Marduk Blackpool has no dangerous abilities, however melee should watch their HP when he casts Shadow Shield IconShadow Shield on himself, as it will reflect some damage back on to them each time he is hit. Melee should also be sure to stand behind the boss, so his Cleave Icon Cleave does not hit them.

6.4.1.

Loot from Marduk Blackpool

Item Required Level Slot
Death Knight Sabatons Icon Death Knight Sabatons 54 Feet
Ebon Hilt of Marduk Icon Ebon Hilt of Marduk 54 Weapon
6.5.

Vectus

Vectus is one of two optional bosses in the Viewing Room. They will become hostile after someone in your group has used a Dawn's Gambit Icon Dawn's Gambit in the Viewing Room. Dawns Gambit is obtained by completing the quest Dawn's Gambit and further ones can be obtained by talking to Betina Bigglezink at Light's Hope Chapel in Eastern Plaguelands. Dropping a Dawn's Gambit also causes all the students in the room to transform into weak skeletons and attack the group at once.

Vectus has no difficult abilities, with the fight focusing around dodging the Flamestrike Icon Flamestrike casts on the ground.

6.5.1.

Loot from Vectus

Item Required Level Slot
Dark Advisor's Pendant Icon Dark Advisor's Pendant 56 Neck
Skullsmoke Pants Icon Skullsmoke Pants 56 Legs
6.6.

Ras Frostwhisper

Ras Frostwhisper is an optional boss with an array of frost abilities, and a Fear Icon Fear. You should either clear the room or pull Ras away from other trash to prevent people being feared into packs. Most of his spellcasts can be interrupted, significantly reducing the amount of incoming damage on the group. He should be tanked facing away from the group at all times to prevent Freeze IconFreeze stunning other members of the party when cast.

Ras Frostwhisper drops Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power Icon Recipe: Flask of Supreme Power. His room also contains an Alchemy Lab which is required for Alchemists to craft Flasks. The only other Alchemy Lab is found in Blackwing Lair, available from Phase 3 onwards.

6.6.1.

Loot from Vectus

Item Required Level Slot
Alanna's Embrace Icon Alanna's Embrace 57 Chest
Bonechill Hammer Icon Bonechill Hammer 57 Weapon
Boneclenched Gauntlets Icon Boneclenched Gauntlets 57 Hands
Death's Clutch Icon Death's Clutch 57 Shoulder
Freezing Lich Robes Icon Freezing Lich Robes 57 Chest
Frostbite Girdle Icon Frostbite Girdle 57 Waist
Iceblade Hacker Icon Iceblade Hacker 57 Weapon
Intricately Runed Shield Icon Intricately Runed Shield 57 Shield
Maelstrom Leggings Icon Maelstrom Leggings 57 Legs
Magister's Mantle Icon Magister's Mantle 55 Shoulder
Shadowy Mail Greaves Icon Shadowy Mail Greaves 57 Feet
Shivery Handwraps Icon Shivery Handwraps 57 Hands
Spellbound Tome Icon Spellbound Tome 57 Offhand
6.7.

Instructor Malicia

Instructor Malicia is one of the six guardians that must be slain to spawn the final boss Darkmaster Gandling. She is located to the south, on the top floor of Gandling's Arena. She can drop Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow and Dark Rune Icon Dark Rune.

Instructor Malicia is a simple fight as long as her Heal Icon Heal and Renew Icon Renew abilities are interrupted or dispelled.

Like all of the guardians, gear from the Bloodmail Regalia, Cadaverous Garb, Deathbone Guardian, and Necropile Raiment sets can also drop.

6.7.1.

Loot from Instructor Malicia

Item Required Level Slot
Ancient Bone Bow Icon Ancient Bone Bow 56 Ranged Weapon
Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl 56 Shoulders
Dimly Opalescent Ring Icon Dimly Opalescent Ring 56 Finger
Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Ghoul Skin Leggings 56 Legs
Hammer of the Vesper Icon Hammer of the Vesper 56 Weapon
Shadowcraft Bracers Icon Shadowcraft Bracers 52 Wrist
6.8.

Doctor Theolen Krastinov

Doctor Theolen Krastinov is one of the six guardians that must be slain to spawn the final boss Darkmaster Gandling. He is located in the east, on the top floor of Gandling's Arena. He can drop Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow and Blood of Innocents Icon Blood of Innocents.

Doctor Theolen Krastinov has a knockback the tank should be wary of, as well as enraging at 50%, increasing the damage he dishes out. The group should aim to save cooldowns to safely burn him down from this point.

Like all of the guardians, gear from the Bloodmail Regalia, Cadaverous Garb, Deathbone Guardian, and Necropile Raiment sets can also drop.

6.8.1.

Loot from Doctor Theolen Krastinov

Item Required Level Slot
Ancient Bone Bow Icon Ancient Bone Bow 56 Ranged Weapon
Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl 56 Shoulders
Dimly Opalescent Ring Icon Dimly Opalescent Ring 56 Finger
Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Ghoul Skin Leggings 56 Legs
Hammer of the Vesper Icon Hammer of the Vesper 56 Weapon
Magister's Gloves Icon Magister's Gloves 54 Hands
6.9.

Lorekeeper Polkelt

Lorekeeper Polkelt is one of the six guardians that must be slain to spawn the final boss Darkmaster Gandling. He is located in the north, on the top floor of Gandling's Arena. He can drop Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow and Dark Rune Icon Dark Rune.

Lorekeeper Polkelt is a fairly straightforward boss with little damage. Your group may want to dispel the Volatile Infection IconVolatile Infections if group DPS is low, to prevent too much damage being taken.

Like all of the guardians, gear from the Bloodmail Regalia, Cadaverous Garb, Deathbone Guardian, and Necropile Raiment sets can also drop.

6.9.1.

Loot from Lorekeeper Polkelt

Item Required Level Slot
Ancient Bone Bow Icon Ancient Bone Bow 56 Ranged Weapon
Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl 56 Shoulders
Dimly Opalescent Ring Icon Dimly Opalescent Ring 56 Finger
Dreadmist Wraps Icon Dreadmist Wraps 54 Hands
Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Ghoul Skin Leggings 56 Legs
Hammer of the Vesper Icon Hammer of the Vesper 56 Weapon
6.10.

The Ravenian

The Ravenian is one of the six guardians that must be slain to spawn the final boss Darkmaster Gandling. He is located in the south, on the bottom floor of Gandling's Arena. He can drop Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow and Dark Rune Icon Dark Rune.

Lorekeeper Polkelt is a fairly straightforward boss with little damage. There is a knockback that can drop threat, so the tank should be ready to taunt after the knockback to keep The Ravenian on them.

Like all of the guardians, gear from the Bloodmail Regalia, Cadaverous Garb, Deathbone Guardian, and Necropile Raiment sets can also drop.

6.10.1.

Loot from The Ravenian

Item Required Level Slot
Ancient Bone Bow Icon Ancient Bone Bow 56 Ranged Weapon
Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl 56 Shoulders
Dimly Opalescent Ring Icon Dimly Opalescent Ring 56 Finger
Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Ghoul Skin Leggings 56 Legs
Hammer of the Vesper Icon Hammer of the Vesper 56 Weapon
Wildheart Belt Icon Wildheart Belt 53 Waist
6.11.

Lord Alexei Barov

Lord Alexei Barov is one of the six guardians that must be slain to spawn the final boss Darkmaster Gandling. He is located in the south, on the bottom floor of Gandling's Arena. He can drop Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow.

Lord Alexei Barov comes with two bodyguards which should be CC-ed or killed quickly to reduce the extra damage to the group. Ranged and Healers can stand at maximum range to avoid taking damage from his Unholy Aura IconUnholy Aura. Care should be taken with Veil of Shadow IconVeil of Shadow to either decurse the debuff from party members, or ensure they are well topped up prior to the cast going out.

Like all of the guardians, gear from the Bloodmail Regalia, Cadaverous Garb, Deathbone Guardian, and Necropile Raiment sets can also drop.

6.11.1.

Loot from Lord Alexei Barov

Item Required Level Slot
Ancient Bone Bow Icon Ancient Bone Bow 56 Ranged Weapon
Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl 56 Shoulders
Dimly Opalescent Ring Icon Dimly Opalescent Ring 56 Finger
Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Ghoul Skin Leggings 56 Legs
Hammer of the Vesper Icon Hammer of the Vesper 56 Weapon
Lightforge Bracers Icon Lightforge Bracers 52 Wrist
6.12.

Lady Illucia Barov

Lady Illucia Barov is one of the six guardians that must be slain to spawn the final boss Darkmaster Gandling. She is located in the, south on the bottom floor of Gandling's Arena. She can drop Skin of Shadow Icon Skin of Shadow and Dark Rune Icon Dark Rune.

Lady Illucia Barov has a Fear Icon Fear which can cause party members to pull additional packs in the area if they are not cleared before combat with her begins. Dominate Mind IconDominate Mind can be dispelled, or the target simply CC-ed until the duration is over. Care should be taken not to cleave on to Dominate Mind targets and accidentally kill them.

Like all of the guardians, gear from the Bloodmail Regalia, Cadaverous Garb, Deathbone Guardian, and Necropile Raiment sets can also drop.

6.12.1.

Loot from Lady Illucia Barov

Item Required Level Slot
Ancient Bone Bow Icon Ancient Bone Bow 56 Ranged Weapon
Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl 56 Shoulders
Dimly Opalescent Ring Icon Dimly Opalescent Ring 56 Finger
Ghoul Skin Leggings Icon Ghoul Skin Leggings 56 Legs
Hammer of the Vesper Icon Hammer of the Vesper 56 Weapon
6.13.

Darkmaster Gandling

Darkmaster Gandling is the final boss in Scholomance. All 6 guardians in the 3 upper and 3 lower wings must be slain for him to spawn. He also drops Pattern: Robe of the Void Icon Pattern: Robe of the Void and the T0 class helmets.

Darkmaster Gandling has a unique mechanic that will occasionally teleport a party member into one of the guardian rooms, which remains locked until all the mobs inside it are killed. Players who are teleported should kill the mobs as soon as possible to return to the group and continue helping to kill Gandling. It is possible for the tank and healer to be teleported as well, and care should be taken when either of these are not present to reduce incoming damage by getting as many interrupts on Arcane Missiles Icon Arcane Missiles as possible, and decurse Improved Shadow Bolt Icon Improved Shadow Bolt from affected party members.

6.13.1.

Loot from Darkmaster Gandling

Item Required Level Slot
Beaststalker's Cap Icon Beaststalker's Cap 57 Head
Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus 57 Ranged
Boots of the Shrieker Icon Boots of the Shrieker 57 Feet
Coif of Elements Icon Coif of Elements 57 Head
Detention Strap Icon Detention Strap 57 Waist
Devout Crown Icon Devout Crown 57 Head
Dreadmist Mask Icon Dreadmist Mask 57 Head
Headmaster's Charge Icon Headmaster's Charge 57 Staff
Helm of Valor Icon Helm of Valor 57 Head
Lightforge Helm Icon Lightforge Helm 57 Head
Magister's Crown Icon Magister's Crown 57 Head
Shadowcraft Cap Icon Shadowcraft Cap 57 Head
Silent Fang Icon Silent Fang 57 Weapon
Tombstone Breastplate Icon Tombstone Breastplate 5576 Chest
Vigorsteel Vambraces Icon Vigorsteel Vambraces 57 Head
Wildheart Cowl Icon Wildheart Cowl 57 Head
Witchblade Icon Witchblade 57 Head
7.

Changelog

  • 17 Nov. 2019: Guide added.
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