For the greater complex of which this dungeon is a part, see Icecrown Citadel.

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

The Icecrown Citadel bosses

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

Layout

  • 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 seems to be the biggest one and will feature 3 wings
    • The fourth floor is where players will fight the Lich King.

Zone map

Difficulty

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

Some restrictions on when you cannot change it will be 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 will not affect trash in any way and will only change the bosses.[1]

Access progression

Icecrown Citadel will be split into four sections for 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 will be 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.

In addition, there will be limited attempts on the four most difficult encounters - Putricide, Lana'thel, Sindragosa, and the Lich King - similar to the Argent Crusade Tribute Chest for Trial of the Grand Crusader (with the difference of there being no reward for completing the instance before the attempts run out). This symbolizes the support (in the form of troops and material) provided by the Ashen Verdict. The number of available attempts will increase in increments as the raid sections open; when the second section (with Putricide) opens, players will have five attempts; the third (Lana'thel) will boost that to ten, and the final (Sindragosa/Lich King) will boost it to a total of fifteen. The number will increase further in the weeks after all twelve encounters are open, indicating the growing strength of the Ashen Verdict. Once all of the attempts run out, these four bosses will despawn for the week.[2]

The number of attempts is now only limited in heroic, as Blizzard EntertainmentDaelo stated in the forums.[3]

  • The first wing of the Citadel, Lower Spire was opened with content patch 3.3.0 on December 8, 2009.
  • 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.[4]
  • The fourth wing, the Frostwing Halls and Frozen Throne, was opened with content patch 3.3.2 on February 2, 2010.

Dungeon Denizens

Blizzard EntertainmentGhostcrawler stated that there would be 31 bosses in the Citadel,[5] but later admitted it was a joke.[6] 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
The Plagueworks
The Crimson Hall
Frostwing Halls
The Frozen Throne
  • IconSmall LichKing.gif The Lich King, master of the Scourge, is the final boss of Icecrown Citadel.[7]

NPCs, bosses and monsters

Bosses Monsters NPCs

Loot

Main article: Icecrown Citadel loot

Related achievements

10-player mode 25-player mode Objective
Lower Spire
Money achievement.png Storming the Citadel (Money achievement.png Heroic) Money achievement.png Storming the Citadel (Money achievement.png Heroic) Defeat the first four bosses in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement.png Boned Money achievement.png Boned Defeat Lord Marrowgar without anyone being impaled for more than 8 seconds
Money achievement.png Full House Money achievement.png Full House Defeat Lady Deathwhisper with at least five different types of Cultists active at the time of her demise
Money achievement.png I'm on a Boat Money achievement.png I'm on a Boat Claim victory in the Gunship Battle without any raid member visiting the enemy gunship more than once
Money achievement.png I've Gone and Made a Mess Money achievement.png I've Gone and Made a Mess Defeat the Deathbringer before Mark of the Fallen Champion is cast two (10man), five (25man) times
Plagueworks
Money achievement.png The Plagueworks (Money achievement.png Heroic) Money achievement.png The Plagueworks (Money achievement.png Heroic) Defeat the bosses of The Plagueworks in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement.png Flu Shot Shortage Money achievement.png Flu Shot Shortage Defeat Festergut while none of the players in your raid group ever had 3 stacks of Inoculated
Money achievement.png Dances with Oozes Money achievement.png Dances with Oozes Defeat Rotface without a Big Ooze casting Unstable Ooze Explosion
Money achievement.png Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion... Money achievement.png Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion... Defeat Professor Putricide without using Regurgitated Ooze on the Abomination
Crimson Hall
Money achievement.png The Crimson Hall (Money achievement.png Heroic) Money achievement.png The Crimson Hall (Money achievement.png Heroic) Defeat the bosses of The Crimson Hall in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement.png The Orb Whisperer Money achievement.png The Orb Whisperer Defeat the Blood Council without anyone in the raid taking more than 21,000 spell damage in a single hit.
Money achievement.png Once Bitten, Twice Shy Money achievement.png Once Bitten, Twice Shy Defeat the Blood Queen once as a vampire and again without becoming a vampire
Frostwing Halls
Money achievement.png The Frostwing Halls (Money achievement.png Heroic) Money achievement.png The Frostwing Halls (Money achievement.png Heroic) Defeat the bosses of The Frostwing Halls in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement.png Portal Jockey Money achievement.png Portal Jockey Enter every portal spawned by Valithria Dreamwalker before healing her to full health
Money achievement.png All You Can Eat Money achievement.png All You Can Eat Defeat Sindragosa without any member of your raid receiving more than 4 stacks of Mystic Buffet.
Frozen Throne
Money achievement.png Fall of the Lich King (Money achievement.png Heroic) Money achievement.png Fall of the Lich King (Money achievement.png Heroic) Defeat every boss in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement.png The Frozen Throne Money achievement.png The Frozen Throne Defeat the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel
Money achievement.png Bane of the Fallen King Money achievement.png The Light of Dawn Defeat the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel in Heroic mode
Money achievement.png Been Waiting a Long Time for This Money achievement.png Been Waiting a Long Time for This Allow Necrotic Plague to stack to 30 before defeating the Lich King
Money achievement.png Neck-Deep in Vile Money achievement.png Neck-Deep in Vile Kill every Vile Spirit that spawns before it explodes and then defeat the Lich King

Gallery

Videos

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2010-07-20): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn increased to 30%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.5 (2010-06-22): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn increased to 25%. (Source)
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2010-05-25): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn increased to 20%.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2010-04-27): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn increased to 15%.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2010-03-30): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn increased to 10%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn now provide their bonuses to player pet health and damage, as well as the absorption amounts of Power Word: Shield and Sacred Shield.
  • World of Warcraft Hotfix (2010-03-02): Hellscream's Warsong and Strength of Wrynn activated at 5%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.2 (2010-01-02): Frostwing Halls, the final stronghold of the Scourge and their Lich King, has been added.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Added.

References

External links

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