Angrathar the Wrathgate

Crafted to look like the Helm of Domination, worn by the Lich King himself.

Angrathar the Wrathgate is a barred entrance to Icecrown Citadel and is located in the northwest of Dragonblight. The Wrath Gate is under siege by both Horde and Alliance forces. They have set up the bases of Fordragon Hold, for the Alliance, and Kor'kron Vanguard, for the Horde. Their forces intend to storm into the Citadel.

It is commonly here where characters (with the exception of Death Knights) should have their first direct encounter with the Lich King and the "first act" of the expansion will culminate.[1] The Wrath Gate is crafted to look like the Helm of Domination[2] and is made of Saronite, a metal called "Black Blood of Yogg-Saron" by the tuskarr.[3]

Major quest chain

A major quest chain exists involving the Alliance and Horde forces garrisoned outside the Wrath Gate. To activate this chain, several other chains in Dragonblight must be completed.


Upon the completion of these quest chains, players can watch a cutscene depicting a great battle at the Wrath Gate. This cutscene can be repeated by speaking to Alexstrasza who can be found (along with Korialstrasz) standing on the fiery battlefield.

After completing these quests you get Achievement zone icecrown 05.png [Veteran of the Wrathgate].


Upon completion of the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate, the region is largely depopulated, but those remaining are still screaming from the effects of the battle.




WoW Pro Lore Episode 54 - The Wrathgate

The Battle for the Wrathgate


WoW Pro Lore 55 - After the Wrathgate

Varian and Varok react to the betrayl