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Wyrmrest Temple

Wyrmrest Temple is an ancient Titan city located in The Dragonblight on Northrend. Formerly home to the Storm Giants, it has been taken over by the Wyrmrest Accord. It was the ancient meeting place of the dragonflights.

Wyrmrest is situated in the center of The Dragon Wastes, which itself is the center of Dragonblight. South of Angrathar the Wrathgate and surrounded by the dragonshrines, from the northeast, clockwise: Bronze, Emerald, Azure, Ruby, and Obsidian. The Path of the Titans passes through the shrine from north to south, and located just to the east is The Mirror of Dawn.


Many legends hold that the five great Dragon Aspects were blessed within this fortress and given their charge to watch over the budding world. Perhaps it is for this reason that dragons nearing the end of their lives come to the Dragonblight to enrich the land with their passing. Surrounding Wyrmrest Temple are five majestic dragon shrines: red, bronze, green, blue, and black, each blessed with the powers of its respective flight. In recent times the undead Scourge has laid siege to these shrines in an effort to further its attempts at raising terrifying new variations of undead dragons to serve the Lich King. In an attempt to arrest these invasions, the red Dragon Aspect, Alexstrasza, has begun recruiting heroes to aid in the fight against the Scourge.[1]

Famous Explorer Brann Bronzebeard visited the Dragonblight, and had this to say about the Keep.

"Set in the blight’s southwest, this structure dominates the landscape for two reasons. First, it is massive and impressive. The second reason for the structure’s dominance is its inhabitants, past and present. The Titans built the temple, though no one alive knows why. It looked out upon the dragons to the north and the ocean to the south. The Titans have long since vanished, of course, and now the temple occupants are dragons: blue dragons. They apparently monitor the Dragonblight, and see to the needs of those dragons arriving here to die, and commune with the spirits of those dragons already departed. The dragons allow non-dragon visitors up to the temple but not within."[2] (LoM 100)


Wyrmrest Temple includes two single encounter raid instances where players fight a single boss inside the Chamber of the Aspects. Right now there are 2 raid instances and it is possible that they could add more bosses to the instance.[3] The Keep itself is a neutral town controlled by the red dragonflight. From here players fly up to the peak where they meet Alexstrasza and her consort, Krasus.[4]

In Cataclysm

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After battling Deathwing above Grim Batol, Alexstrasza is brought back to Wyrmrest Temple to recover from her grievous injuries.



Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.5 (2010-06-22): The Ruby Sanctum opened.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): The inside of Wyrmrest Temple is now considered outside territory.
                As such travel forms and mounts may now travel within.