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The Scarlet Monastery is one of four strongholds in the world belonging to the fanatical Scarlet Crusade, the others being the Scarlet Bastion within the ruins of Stratholme, the town of Hearthglen, and the town of Tyr's Hand. Located in the northeast corner of the blighted Tirisfal Glades, the Scarlet Monastery was once a cathedral to the Light, now taken over by zealots. The Scarlet Monastery is a complex of four wings, each an instanced dungeon, for both Horde and Alliance characters. The mobs respawn at the same rate in each of them, except for the Cathedral.

Recommended character levels range from 26 to 45 for a group of five, depending on which wing is attempted. The Graveyard is intended for players between level 26 and 36, and can be done even without a full group, usually with 3-4 people. The Library is for players between level 29 and 39, and requires five people to complete at this level range. The Armory also requires 5 people, although 4 can probably down Herod, and is intended for players between level 32 and 42. The Cathedral is definitely the toughest of the four wings, with multiple rough pulls, and will require 5 people. The two bosses, Scarlet Commander Mograine and High Inquisitor Whitemane, are fought at the same time. The Cathedral is tuned for players between level 35 and 45. All four wings allow anyone level 21 or higher to enter. Due to the large number of low-level blue items, SM is a favorite dungeon for low-level players. High-level players also solo SM in order to get all the blue items, [Silk Cloth], etc., to sell; and SM was a good source of money prior to The Burning Crusade. You can also do experience runs up to level 45, but past that the low amount of experience is not worth the time.

All of the instanced wings of the Scarlet Monastery are stored on the same map. That means, if you could fly, you can enter the Cathedral, fly, and end up in the Graveyard wing.

In Mists of Pandaria

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During Blizzcon 2011, it was announced that level 90, Heroic version of this dungeon would be available for the upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mists of Pandaria.[citation needed] Also, the dungeon would be revamped from 4 wings to 2 wings with several different bosses.[1] The redo resulted in the Scarlet Halls and Scarlet Cathedral wings with both original low level Normal mode and level 90 heroic modes.


From World Dungeons on the old WoW site:

The Monastery was once a proud bastion of Lordaeron's priesthood - a center for learning and enlightenment. With the rise of the undead Scourge during the Third War, the peaceful Monastery was converted into a stronghold of the fanatical Scarlet Crusade. The Crusaders are intolerant of all non-human races, regardless of alliance or affiliation. They believe that any and all outsiders are potential carriers of the undead plague - and must be destroyed. Reports indicate that adventurers who enter the monastery are forced to contend with Scarlet Commander Mograine - who commands a large garrison of fanatically devoted warriors. However, the monastery's true master is High Inquisitor Whitemane - a fearsome priestess who possesses the ability to resurrect fallen warriors to do battle in her name.



Quest guide

Faction Quest name Quest giver Zone location Significant wings
Alliance Alliance A [38] Mythology of the Titans IconSmall Dwarf Female.gifAlliance Librarian Mae Paledust The Library, Ironforge Library
Horde Horde H [30] Into The Scarlet Monastery IconSmall Undead Male.gifHorde Doctor Gregory Victor Hammerfall, Arathi Highlands Graveyard
H [33] Stripping Their Defenses IconSmall Human Female.gifHorde Dark Ranger Velonara Scarlet Monastery, Library Library
H [33] The Right Way IconSmall Troll Male.gifHorde Huntsman Markhor Revantusk Village, The Hinterlands Library
H [35] Moving Things Along IconSmall Troll Male.gifHorde Mystic Yayo'jin Revantusk Village, The Hinterlands Armory
H [38] Compendium of the Fallen IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Sage Truthseeker Lower Rise, Thunderbluff Library
Neutral 15.png Class N Mage} [40] Rituals of Power IconSmall Human Male.gifNeutral Magus Tirth Mirage Raceway, Thousand Needles Library
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Removed quests
Quest name Quest giver Zone location Significant wings
Horde Horde Quests
H [26] Test of Faith (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Dorn Plainstalker Thousand Needles Library
H [30] Test of Endurance (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Dorn Plainstalker Thousand Needles Library
H [30] Test of Strength (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Dorn Plainstalker Thousand Needles Library
H [30] Test of Lore (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Dorn Plainstalker Thousand Needles Library
H [30] Test of Lore (2) (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Braug Dimspirit Stonetalon Mountains Library
H [30] Test of Lore (3) (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Braug Dimspirit Stonetalon Mountains Library
H [30] Test of Lore (4) (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Tauren Male.gifHorde Braug Dimspirit Stonetalon Mountains Library
H [36] Test of Lore (5) IconSmall Undead Male.gifHorde Parqual Fintallas The Apothecarium, Undercity Library
H [33] Vorrel's Revenge IconSmall Undead Male.gifHorde Vorrel Sengutz Chamber of Atonement, Scarlet Monastery Graveyard
H [33] Going, Going, Guano! (Pre-requisite) IconSmall Undead Male.gifHorde Master Apothecary Faranell The Apothecarium, Undercity All wings
H [33] Hearts of Zeal IconSmall Undead Male.gifHorde Master Apothecary Faranell The Apothecarium, Undercity All wings
Alliance Alliance Quests
A [40] In the Name of the Light IconSmall Human Male.gifAlliance Raleigh the Devout Southshore, Hillsbrad Foothills Armory, Cathedral, Library


Scarlet Monastery location on the map of Tirisfal Glades.

Scarlet Monastery bosses

Graveyard (26+)

The Graveyard, the left-most entrance, is the easiest and smallest. Like the Library, it does not require [The Scarlet Key] to enter. The mobs are almost entirely undead; and, unlike most instances, most are non-elite.

In the Chamber of Atonement

In the Forlorn Cloister

In Honor's Tomb

Library (29+)

The Library, the right-most entrance, consists of three sections: the Huntsman's Cloister, with Scarlet Beastmasters and the boss Houndmaster Locksey; the Gallery of Treasures; and the Athenaeum with the boss Arcanist Doan and the chest containing [The Scarlet Key] (required to open the Armory and Cathedral doors).

Dungeon Denizens:

The Soldiers

The Priesthood

The Wizards


Armory (32+)

The Armory, the second entrance from the right, requires either [The Scarlet Key] from the Library or some other method of unlocking to enter. Like the Library, it starts with a cloister. Lots of humanoid guards block the way to Combat Herod (the main boss and Scarlet Champion). Any mistake may cause the party to pull too many mobs and die. Herod's locked chamber can be opened the same ways as the front door. Once inside, you will fight him, and him alone. The battle is not over, though; as afterward 30 Trainees spawn outside the room, run in, and swarm you. Easy to kill, they will once in a while drop [Tabard of the Scarlet Crusade].

The Armory contains different mobs from the Library:

Training Grounds:

Footman's Armory:

Crusader's Armory:

Hall of Champions:

  • Combat Herod, the Scarlet Champion

The Hall of Champions also has a collection of large statues of the order's most praised heroes:

Cathedral (35+)

The Cathedral of the Scarlet Monastery.

The Cathedral (the second entrance from the left) is locked like the Armory, requiring the same [The Scarlet Key] or other unlocking method. It also starts with a cloister, the Chapel Gardens; and is followed by the Crusader's Chapel, which houses the three bosses. As in the rest of SM, fleeing humanoids can easily pull lots of other mob groups. Before engaging the final bosses, Combat High Inquisitor Whitemane and Combat Scarlet Commander Mograine, all of the Cathedral's interior must be cleared of any other enemies, or they will come to their aid. Hunters' traps can freeze or slow Morgraine and Whitemane, so you can have more time for ranged attacks. Another approach is to send either 2 tanks or combat pets to take the bosses and have everyone else be ranged and healers. Area attacks and other multi-target spells are useful. After Mograine is killed, Whitemane will come through previously locked doors and resurrect him, and they will heal each other to 100% health. For some classes, the Cathedral is soloable, starting at around level 50. It is a particularly valuable training ground for Hunters, since they can learn much about double-mob pulling and trapping here. Warlocks can use the Succubus to control humans and prevent them from running.


  • Combat Scarlet Centurion - Melee, hits quite hard, uses [Battle Shout] to raise their attack power.
  • Combat Scarlet Sorcerer - Casts [Blizzard], [Frostbolt], and [Slow].
  • Combat Scarlet Wizard - Their spells and armor are relatively weak. If it is necessary to engage both a Wizard and Centurion/Myrmidon/Champion (melee) at once, tank the melee mob and kill the Wizard first. Try not to gather around these guys since they use [Fire Shield] and will spam [Arcane Explosion] if several party members are close to them.
  • Combat Scarlet Champion - A fairly minimal threat one on one, if you have good armor. However in numbers these can be dangerous, especially if accompanied by an Abbot who can heal them. Try taking them out quickly, preferably after the healers and casters since their Holy Strike is quite a pain.
  • Combat Scarlet Abbot - Priority target that has [Inner Fire]. Focus fire and kill these as soon as you see them, before any other mobs. Interrupt their spells if you can, and use mana-drain spells to prevent them from healing with [Renew] and [Heal]. They don't run, but [Enrage] at low HP instead.
  • In addition, Library and Armory mobs populate the Cathedral.


Dungeon denizens

Main article: Scarlet Monastery mobs


Boss Instance Weapons and Shields Cloth Leather Mail Plate Back Other
Combat Interrogator Vishas Graveyard

[Torturing Poker]
[Bloody Brass Knuckles]

Combat Bloodmage Thalnos Graveyard

[Bloodmage Mantle]

[Orb of the Forgotten Seer]

Combat Fallen Champion (Rare) Graveyard

[Morbid Dawn]

[Embalmed Shroud]

[Ebon Vise]

Combat Azshir the Sleepless (Rare) Graveyard

[Necrotic Wand]

[Blighted Leggings]

[Ghostshard Talisman]

Combat Ironspine (Rare) Graveyard

[Ironspine's Fist]​​

[Ironspine's Ribcage]​​

[Ironspine's Eye]​​

Combat Scorn
(During Scourge Invasion)

[Scorn's Focal Dagger]​​

[The Frozen Clutch]

[Scorn's Icy Choker]​​

Combat Headless Horseman
(During Hallow's End)

[The Horseman's Baleful Blade]​​

[Hallowed Helm]

[The Horseman's Horrific Helm]​​

[The Horseman's Reins]​​
[Ring of Ghoulish Glee]
[The Horseman's Seal]​​
[Wicked Witch's Band]​​
[Sinister Squashling]
[Magic Broom]
[Weighted Jack-o'-Lantern]​​

Combat Houndmaster Loksey The Library

[Loksey's Training Stick]​​

[Dog Training Gloves]

[Dog Whistle]

Combat Arcanist Doan The Library

[Hypnotic Blade]
[Illusionary Rod]

[Mantle of Doan]
[Robe of Doan]

[Deadman's Hand]​​

Combat Herod Armory


[Herod's Shoulder]​​
[Raging Berserker's Helm]​​
[Scarlet Leggings]

Combat High Inquisitor Fairbanks The Cathedral

[Inquisitor's Shawl]​​

[Branded Leather Bracers]

[Dusty Mail Boots]

Combat Scarlet Commander Mograine The Cathedral

[Aegis of the Scarlet Commander]
[Mograine's Might]​​

[Gauntlets of Divinity]
[Scarlet Leggings]

Combat High Inquisitor Whitemane The Cathedral

[Hand of Righteousness]

[Whitemane's Chapeau]​​

[Triune Amulet]

Trash (BoE loot)
Weapons and Shields Cloth Leather Mail Plate Back Other

[Cobalt Crusher]
[Fight Club]
[The Butcher]

[Beguiler Robes]
[Aurora Cowl]

[Harbinger Boots]
[Watchman Pauldrons]

[Scarlet Boots]
[Scarlet Chestpiece]
[Scarlet Belt]
[Scarlet Gauntlets]
[Scarlet Wristguards]

[Mark of Kern]




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Patches and hotfixes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level range adjusted.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): NPCs no longer bow to a player with [Corrupted Ashbringer].
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Loot from all bosses greatly improved.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005):
    • Capped at ten players.
    • Doors requiring the Scarlet Key can now also be opened with a Large Seaforium Charge in addition to the lockpick ability.


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