Araj's Scarab is part of The Key to Scholomance quest chain.


Destroy Araj the Summoner and bring Araj's Scarab to Alchemist Arbington at Chillwind Point, Western Plaguelands.


Araj the Summoner lords over Andorhal from the ruined city's heart. We know that he was the former leader of Scholomance before claiming the city as his own. To finish the key, we will need his signet - called a scarab - mounted as the head of the key.

Make your way into the heart of Andorhal, and break his hold on the city now that he is drawn into the open. Once destroyed, seize his scarab from his fallen phylactery!

The Key to Scholomance awaits, <name>!


You've come this far <name> - only the destruction of the physical form of Araj the Summoner will provide us with the means to finish the key.  Get Araj's scarab by whatever means necessary and bring it to me - I will fuse it on as the head of the key.


Yes, this is it!  I... again, I'm absolutely amazed at the depths of your heroism.  It simply boggles the mind the lengths you are willing to go to achieve victory over the forces of darkness.

Allow me now to play my small part in this.  I've prepared a special solvent that should allow me to secure the scarab on as the head of the key, infusing it with the power to breach the locked door of Scholomance.

Here goes nothing...


Upon completion of this quest you will gain:


It is useful to complete the quest Alliance 15 [60] Alas, Andorhal at the same time, as both require slaying the same mob, and both require a group (if done at the quest level).

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): The text for the Horde and Alliance versions of "Araj's Scarab" now reflect the changes done to the Araj encounter.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): The Araj's Scarab quest should now properly reflect that it is an elite difficulty quest.

Quest Chain

  1. Alliance 15 [50] A Call to Arms: The Plaguelands! (optional)
  2. Alliance 15 [53] Clear the Way
  3. Alliance 15 [56] All Along the Watchtowers
  4. Alliance 15 [55] Scholomance
  5. Alliance 15 [57] Skeletal Fragments
  6. Alliance 15 [57] Mold Rhymes With...
  7. Alliance 15 [57] Fire Plume Forged
  8. Alliance 15 [60G] Araj's Scarab
  9. Alliance 15 [60] The Key to Scholomance

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