Icecrown Citadel Instance Entrance Location

Icecrown Citadel is the pinnacle of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and was released in Patch 3.3.0 on December 8, 2009.


Icecrown Citadel,Icecrown Glacier


 Frost vrykul

End boss

The Lich King

Instance info


Advised level


Player limit


Associated faction

Ashen Verdict


Lord Marrowgar
Lady Deathwhisper
Icecrown Gunship Battle
Deathbringer Saurfang
Professor Putricide
Blood Prince Council
Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Valithria Dreamwalker
The Lich King


Other Icecrown Citadel instances

The Forge of Souls (5)
Pit of Saron (5)
Halls of Reflection (5)


  • 4 floors and 12 boss encounters
  • Waypoints and teleporters are being reused here because the instance is really big. The instance is built around the spire where the Frozen Throne sits.
    • On the second floor, players will have to board an airship with their faction's military leader and race against the other faction to reach the third floor. Players will eventually board their ship with rocket packs and use cannons to fight them.
    • The third floor is the biggest one and features 3 wings.
    • The fourth floor is where players fight the Lich King.


Icecrown Citadel is home of the updated instance difficulty setting which can be changed on a boss per boss basis. It is also able to be switched at any time during a raid without leaving and reentering the instance.

Some restrictions on when you cannot change it are in place. Such as, you cannot change the difficulty in combat or during certain scripted events. To enable it you will have first have to have defeated the Lich King on normal mode, and heroic mode does not affect trash in any way and only changes the bosses.

Access progression

Icecrown Citadel is split into four sections since release, in the following order: The Lower Spire (the first four bosses), the Plagueworks (the next three), the Crimson Hall (the next two), and Frostwing Halls (the last three). There was a period of some weeks after the opening of the first section before going on into the second. The Lich King may not be fought until Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana'thel and Sindragosa are dead. Any heroic modes may not be attempted until the Lich King has been defeated on normal mode, and you cannot face the Lich King on heroic mode during that week's lockout unless you defeat Putricide, Lana'thel and Sindragosa on heroic mode. The second wing of the Citadel, the Plagueworks, was opened on US servers on January 5, 2010. The third wing, the Crimson Hall, was opened two weeks later, on January 19.[1] The fourth wing was opened with content patch 3.3.2 on February 2, 2010.

Dungeon Denizens

Ghostcrawler stated that there would be 31 bosses in the Citadel,[2] but later admitted it was a joke.[3] It was later confirmed at Blizzcon that Icecrown would contain 12 bosses, plus an additional 7 in the 5-man wings.

Bosses and encounters

The Lower Spire
  •  Lord Marrowgar
  •  Lady Deathwhisper
  •  Gunship Battle
  •  Deathbringer Saurfang, described as "the Lich King's most powerful death knight"
The Plagueworks
  •  Festergut
  •  Rotface
  •  Professor Putricide
The Crimson Hall
  • Blood Prince Council
    •  Prince Valanar
    •  Prince Keleseth
    •  Prince Taldaram
  •  Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Frostwing Halls
  •  Valithria Dreamwalker
  •  Sindragosa, former consort of Malygos, raised as the Queen of the Frostbrood.
The Frozen Throne
  •  The Lich King, master of the Scourge, is the final boss of Icecrown Citadel.[4]

NPCs, bosses and monsters

Bosses Monsters NPCs
  • Light's Hammer
  •  The Damned
  •  Highlord Tirion Fordring
  •  Alchemist Finklestein <Ashen Verdict Quartermaster>
  •  Goodman the "Closer" <Emblem of Frost Quartermaster>
  •  Scott the Merciful <Priest Armor>
  •  Crusader Grimtong <Warrior Armor>
  •  Crusader Halford <Paladin Armor>
  •  Ormus the Penitent <Death Knight Armor>
  •  Aronen <Apprentice to Ormus>
  •  Highlord Darion Mograine

Alliance Side

  •  King Varian Wrynn <King of Stormwind>
  •  Muradin Bronzebeard
  •  Alana Moonstrike <Druid Armor>
  •  Talan Moonstrike <Hunter Armor>
  •  Malfus Grimfrost <Mage Armor>
  •  Yili <Rogue Armor>
  •  Jedebia <Shaman Armor>
  •  Niby the Almighty <Warlock Armor>

Horde Side

  •  Garrosh Hellscream <Overlord of the Warsong Offensive>
  •  High Overlord Saurfang
  •  Tortunok <Druid Armor>
  •  Gerardo the Suave <Hunter Armor>
  •  Uvlus Banefire <Mage Armor>
  •  Ikfirus the Vile <Rogue Armor>
  •  Vol'guk <Shaman Armor>
  •  Haragg the Unseen <Warlock Armor>
  • The Spire
    •   Lord Marrowgar (lower)
  •   The Damned (lower)
  •   Nerub'ar Broodkeeper (lower)
  •   Ancient Skeletal Soldier (lower)
  •   Servant of the Throne (lower)
  •   Deathbound Ward (lower)
  •   Val'kyr Herald (upper)
    •   Severed Essence (upper)
  •  Infiltrator Minchar (lower)
  •  Alchemist Adrianna (upper)
  • Oratory of the Damned
    •   Lady Deathwhisper
      •   Cult Adherent
      •   Cult Fanatic
  •   Deathspeaker Attendant
  •   Deathspeaker Servant
    •   Risen Deathspeaker Servant
  •   Deathspeaker Zealot
  •   Deathspeaker Disciple
  •   Deathspeaker High Priest
  • The Rampart of Skulls
    • Gunship Battle
      •  Alliance Gunship Cannon
      •  Muradin Bronzebeard
        •   Skybreaker Marine
        •   Skybreaker Mortar Soldier
        •   Skybreaker Rifleman
        •   Skybreaker Sergeant
        •   Skybreaker Sorcerer
      •  Horde Gunship Cannon
      •  High Overlord Saurfang
        •   Kor'kron Axethrower
        •   Kor'kron Battle-Mage
        •   Kor'kron Reaver
        •   Kor'kron Rocketeer
        •   Kor'kron Sergeant
  •   Frenzied Abomination
  •   Spire Frostwyrm
  •   Spire Gargoyle
  •   Spire Minion
  •  Skybreaker Assassin
  •  Skybreaker Dreadblade
  •  Skybreaker Hierophant
  •  Skybreaker Luminary
  •  Skybreaker Marksman
  •  Skybreaker Protector
  •  Skybreaker Sorcerer
  •  Skybreaker Summoner
  •  Skybreaker Vicar
  •  Skybreaker Vindicator
  •  Kor'kron Defender
  •  Kor'kron Invoker
  •  Kor'kron Necrolyte
  •  Kor'kron Oracle
  •  Kor'kron Primalist
  •  Kor'kron Reaver
  •  Kor'kron Sniper
  •  Kor'kron Templar
  •  Kor'kron Vanquisher
  • Deathbringer's Rise
    •   Deathbringer Saurfang
      •   Blood Beast
  •   Morgan Dayblaze <Blacksmith>
  •   Brazie Getz <General Goods>
  •   Shely Steelbowels <Blacksmith>
  •   Apothecary Candith Tomas <General Goods>
  • The Plagueworks
    •   Stinky
    •   Precious
      •   Plagued Zombie
    •   Festergut
    •   Rotface
      •   Little Ooze
      •   Big Ooze
    •   Professor Putricide
      •   Gas Cloud
      •   Volatile Ooze
  •   Blighted Abomination
  •   Vengeful Fleshripper
  •   Plague Scientist
  •   Pustulating Horror
  •   Decaying Colossus
  •   Flesh-Eating Insect
  • The Crimson Hall
    • Blood Prince Council
      •   Prince Keleseth
        •   Dark Nucleus
      •   Prince Taldaram
      •   Prince Valanar
        •   Kinetic Bomb
  •   Darkfallen Advisor
  •   Darkfallen Archmage
  •   Darkfallen Blood Knight
  •   Darkfallen Commander
  •   Darkfallen Lieutenant
  •   Darkfallen Noble
    •   Vampiric Fiend
    •   Empowered Vampiric Fiend
  •   Darkfallen Tactician
  • Sanctum of Blood
    •   Blood-Queen Lana'thel
  •   Darkfallen Advisor
  •   Darkfallen Archmage
  •   Darkfallen Blood Knight
  •   Darkfallen Commander
  •   Darkfallen Lieutenant
  •   Darkfallen Noble
    •   Vampiric Fiend
    •   Empowered Vampiric Fiend
  •   Darkfallen Tactician
  • Frostwing Halls
    •   Sister Svalna
    •  Valithria Dreamwalker
      •   Blazing Skeleton
      •   Blistering Zombie
      •   Gluttonous Abomination
        •   Rot Worm
      •   Risen Archmage
      •   Suppresser
  •   Ymirjar Battle-Maiden
  •   Ymirjar Frostbinder
  •   Ymirjar Deathbringer
    •   Corrupted Ymirjar
  •   Ymirjar Huntress
    •   Warhawk
  •   Ymirjar Warlord
  •  Captain Arnath
  •  Captain Brandon
  •  Captain Grondel
  •  Captain Rupert
  •  Crok Scourgebane <Grand Champion of the Ebon Blade>
  • Frost Queen's Lair
    •   Rimefang
    •   Spinestalker
    •   Sindragosa
  •   Nerub'ar Webweaver
  •   Nerub'ar Champion
  •   Nerub'ar Broodling
  •   Nerub'ar Broodkeeper
  •   Frostwarden Warrior
  •   Frostwarden Sorceress
  •   Frostwarden Handler
  •   Frostwing Whelp
  • The Frozen Throne
    •   The Lich King
      •   Drudge Ghoul
      •   Shambling Horror
      •   Raging Spirit
      •   Val'kyr Shadowguard
      •   Spirit Warden
  •  Highlord Tirion Fordring
  •  Highlord Bolvar Fordragon
  •  Terenas Menethil