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For the greater complex of which this dungeon is a part, see Frozen Halls.
For the achievement, see The Pit of Saron.

Icecrown Citadel
The Frozen Halls
The Forge of Souls (5)
Devourer of Souls
Pit of Saron (5)
Forgemaster Garfrost
Krick and Ick
Scourgelord Tyrannus
Halls of Reflection (5)
The Lich King
Icecrown Citadel (10/25)
Lord Marrowgar
Lady Deathwhisper
Gunship Battle
Deathbringer Saurfang
Professor Putricide
Blood Prince Council
Blood-Queen Lana'thel
Valithria Dreamwalker
The Lich King

The Pit of Saron bosses

The Pit of Saron is the second wing of the Frozen Halls instances of Icecrown Citadel, released in patch 3.3. The enormous pit in the dungeon is filled with large extracts of saronite ore and the Scourge have taken many Alliance and Horde prisoners forcing them to mine the saronite or face torture and reanimation into undeath. The players help Jaina Proudmoore or Sylvanas Windrunner rescue the prisoners and put a stop to the Scourge's operations and defeat the brutal scourge master of the area and his lieutenants.

To become "attuned" to the Pit of Saron, players are required to complete the quest Echoes of Tortured Souls (Alliance) / (Horde) in the Forge of Souls as part of the Frozen Halls story line quest chain.


The Pit of Saron, accessible only to those who have laid waste to the Forge of Souls' unholy operations, will bring Horde and Alliance forces deeper into the Lich King's domain. Players who venture here will immediately be confronted by the lord of this lair, Scourgelord Tyrannus. But defeating him will not be as easy as it seems. Before they can present a threat to Tyrannus, the adventurers, instructed by their leaders, will need to free enslaved allies who have been trapped by the Scourge. Until that happens, Tyrannus will leave all adversaries to his minions, workers of the citadel's mines. Perhaps the challenges here will lend clues as to the whereabouts of the Lich King's private chambers outside of the Frozen Throne, deep within the Halls of Reflection.

The events of the dungeon play out in the following quests:

Alliance Horde

A [80D] The Pit of Saron
A [80D] The Path to the Citadel
A [80D] Deliverance from the Pit

H [80D] The Pit of Saron
H [80D] The Path to the Citadel
H [80D] Deliverance from the Pit

Dungeon denizens

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Forgemaster Garfrost
A master of Scourge weaponry, the forgemaster hauls stocks of saronite ore and other precious materials to the cold forges where the mechanisms of death are born. With a host of rime weapons and exotic alloys at his disposal, it could get cold in here.
Krick and Ick
Zombies serve as mindless muscle in the Pit of Saron's mines, stockpiling metals for Forgemaster Garfrost, and Krick -- a devious leper gnome -- supervises the operations from atop Ick, Krick's ghastly means of transportation.
Scourgelord Tyrannus
Tyrannus is a terrible force who will no doubt demonstrate his powers to those brave enough to enter the Pit of Saron. The scourgelord must die if players hope to make their way into the third and final wing of this dungeon.


Mob Ability Heroic mode
Corrupted Champion Skeleton. Raised from Coliseum Champions by Scourgelord Tyrannus. Killed by the faction hero defending herself.
Deathwhisper Necrolyte Necromancer. Leads a group of six Skeletal Slaves. Casts Shadow Bolts and Conversion Beam.
Skeletal Slave Skeleton. Group of six non-elites.
Wrathbone Laborer Bone giant. Solo pulls. Casts Shovelled! on melee and Blinding Dirt on ranged
Deathwhisper Shadowcaster Cultist. In four-pulls with a torturer and two ghouls. Shadow Bolt and Seed of Corruption
Deathwhisper Torturer Cultist. In four-pulls with a shadowcaster and two ghouls. Curse of Agony and Black Brand: +50% incoming shadow damage for 10 sec
Hungering Ghoul Ghoul. In four-pulls with a shadowcaster and a torturer. Devour Flesh: ~2k health/5% stamina transferred to ghoul for 15 sec
Ymirjar Skycaller Ymirjar. Mounted astride Iceborn Proto-Drakes until aggro. Glacial Strike: 15% damage/3 sec until fully healed. Summons a Whirlwinding Frostblade
Iceborn Proto-Drake Proto-dragon. Ridden by a skycaller until aggro. Frost Breath.
Geist Ambusher Geist. Four or five ambush the rescued slaves along the path between the forgemaster and Krick with Leaping Face Smash
Stonespine Gargoyle Gargoyle. Cannot be attacked until they drag and drop slaves of the other faction.
Plagueborn Horror Plague eruptor. Solo pulls near Krick/Ick. Toxic Waste patches, Pustulant Flesh debuffs and a kamikaze Blight Bomb near death
Ymirjar Flamebearer Ymirjar. Summoned by the deathbringer after Krick. Fireball, Tactical Blink (Shadowstep) and Hellfire
Ymirjar Deathbringer Vrykul. Summons two flamebearrers and a wrathbringer after Krick. Empowered Shadowbolt: hitting two for the price of one
Ymirjar Wrathbringer Ymirjar. Summoned by the deathbringer after Krick. Blight: Disease. 2k damage per 3 sec for 15; if not cleansed, bounces to another player
Fallen Warrior Skeletal warrior. After the first two big pulls, groups of two are in the gauntlet. Demoralizing Shout. Shield Block. Arcing Slice (Sunder Armor)
Wrathbone Coldwraith Skeletal mage. In big pulls before the gauntlet with the fallen warriors. Frostbolt. Freezing Circle.
Wrathbone Skeleton Skeleton. In the gauntlet. Two weak elites summoned every 30 seconds or so running toward the entrance.
Disturbed Glacial Revenant Revenant. Heroic mode only. Halfway through the gauntlet. Avalanche


Normal mode

Forgemaster Garfrost Type Description Slot
Inv mace 83.png [Garfrost's Two-Ton Hammer] Mace Melee Two hand
Inv staff 82.png [Unspeakable Secret] Staff Caster Two hand
Inv helmet 157.png [Polished Mirror Helm] Mail Caster mp5 Head
Inv belt 65.png [Flayer's Black Belt] Leather Melee Waist
Inv boots cloth 26.png [Ice-Steeped Sandals] Cloth Caster Feet
Inv jewelry ring 39.png [Ring of Carnelian and Bone] Ring Melee Finger
Krick and Ick Type Description Slot
Inv weapon shortblade 80.png [Krick's Beetle Stabber] Dagger Melee One hand
Inv belt 70.png [Bent Gold Belt] Plate Melee Waist
Inv belt 69.png [Scabrous Zombie Leather Belt] Mail Melee Waist
Inv pants mail 33.png [Black Dragonskin Breeches] Mail Caster mp5 Legs
Inv bracer 32a.png [Wristguards of Subterranean Moss] Cloth Caster Wrist
Inv jewelry ring 42.png [Purloined Wedding Ring] Ring Melee Finger
Scourgelord Tyrannus Type Description Slot
Inv weapon rifle 13.png [Rimebane Rifle] Gun Melee Ranged
Inv shield 55.png [Protector of Frigid Souls] Shield Caster mp5 Off hand
Inv helmet 130.png [Skeleton Lord's Cranium] Plate Melee Head
Inv chest plate23.png [Scourgelord's Frigid Chestplate] Plate Tank Chest
Inv helmet 157.png [Horns of the Spurned Val'kyr] Mail Melee Head
Inv bracer 31.png [Gondria's Spectral Bracer] Mail Melee Wrist
Inv chest mail 12.png [Shroud of Rime] Mail Caster mp5 Chest
Inv pants leather 30a.png [Shaggy Wyrmleather Leggings] Leather Melee Legs
Inv chest cloth 79.png [Palebone Robes] Cloth Caster Chest
Inv pants cloth 01.png [Rimewoven Silks] Cloth Caster Legs
Inv misc cape 18.png [Cloak of the Fallen Cardinal] Cloak Caster mp5 Back
Inv jewelry necklace 04.png [Painfully Sharp Choker] Necklace Melee Neck
Trash drops Type Description Slot
Inv wand 1h stratholme d 01.png [Coffin Nail] Wand Caster Ranged
Inv gauntlets 94.png [Plated Grips of Korth'azz] Plate Melee Hands
Inv belt 70.png [Titanium Links of Lore] Plate Tank Waist
Inv shoulder 118.png [Mantle of Tattered Feathers] Cloth Caster Shoulders

Heroic mode

Forgemaster Garfrost Type Description Slot
Inv weapon shortblade 100.png [Surgeon's Needle] Dagger Caster mp5 Main hand
Inv bracer 49.png [Malykriss Vambraces] Plate Melee Wrist
Inv pants plate 34.png [Legguards of the Frosty Depths] Plate Healer Legs
Inv shoulder 121.png [Shoulderplates of Frozen Blood] Plate Tank Shoulders
Inv shoulder 120.png [Spurned Val'kyr Shoulderguards] Mail Melee Shoulders
Inv jewelry necklace 22.png [Barbed Ymirheim Choker] Necklace Melee Neck
Krick and Ick Type Description Slot
Inv weapon crossbow 30.png [Felglacier Bolter] Crossbow Melee Ranged
Inv pants mail 33.png [Blackened Ghoul Skin Leggings] Mail Caster mp5 Legs
Inv bracer 23a.png [Chewed Leather Wristguards] Leather Melee Wrist
Inv chest cloth 79.png [Ancient Polar Bear Hide] Cloth Caster +hit Chest
Inv belt 67.png [Braid of Salt and Fire] Cloth Caster Waist
Inv misc bone 10.png [Ick's Rotting Thumb] Trinket Tank Trinket
Scourgelord Tyrannus Type Description Slot
Inv axe 96.png [Tyrannical Beheader] Axe Melee Two hand
Inv staff 81.png [Engraved Gargoyle Femur] Staff Caster +hit Two hand
Inv weapon shortblade 86.png [Rimefang's Claw] Sword Tank One hand
Inv chest plate23.png [Frost Wyrm Ribcage] Plate Melee Chest
Inv gauntlets 94.png [Rusty Frozen Fingerguards] Plate Healer Hands
Inv chest plate23.png [Icebound Bronze Cuirass] Plate Tank Chest
Inv belt 69.png [Belt of Rotted Fingernails] Mail Melee Waist
Inv boots chain 11.png [Mudslide Boots] Mail Caster Feet
Inv pants leather 30a.png [Fleshwerk Leggings] Leather Melee Legs
Inv boots cloth 26.png [Prelate's Snowshoes] Cloth Caster Feet
Inv jewelry ring 12.png [Band of Stained Souls] Ring Melee Finger
Inv datacrystal09.png [Nevermelting Ice Crystal] Trinket Caster Trinket
Trash drops Type Description Slot
Inv weapon shortblade 61.png [Unsharpened Ice Razor] Dagger Melee One hand
Inv weapon hand 04.png [Seven-Fingered Claws] Fist weapon Melee Main hand
Inv bracer 22c.png [Ghostly Wristwraps] Leather Caster Wrist




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