Minimum Level: 105
Bosses: 8 (must defeat 3 different bosses each run)
IIn the aftermath of the Northrend campaign and the Blue Dragonflight¡¯s attack on this Dalaran prison, the Violet Hold was repaired and its cells were repurposed to house some of the most dangerous servants of the Lich King. Now, as Dalaran floats above the Broken Isles as the flagship of the war against the Legion, a shadowy threat once again seeks to strike at the Kirin Tor from within.
Located within the floating city of Dalaran¡ªrecently relocated to the Broken Isles¡ªthe Violet Hold now houses some new prisoners who are looking for a little payback on the Kirin Tor.
Developer Insights: With Dalaran moving to the Broken Isles, that meant that the Violet Hold was coming along with it. While the space is used for a couple of Artifact and Class Order quest lines, its classic function has always been as a dungeon. We used this as an opportunity to modernize some of the mechanics from the old dungeon, such as checkpointing and progress tracking, revisited some of our favorite creature types that players haven¡¯t seen in quite some time.
Since Dalaran¡¯s last function was as a major staging ground for the Northrend campaign, it follows that its cells might now house all manner of Scourge monstrosities. In Legion, the dungeon serves as a throwback to Icecrown Citadel¡¯s greatest hits, with close relatives of some familiar foes like Blood Queen Lana¡¯thel, Festergut and Rotface, and Sindragosa making an appearance as the Legion unleashes them upon adventuring parties. Oh, and a gnome.
While there are eight possible bosses to fight in the Violet Hold, you¡¯ll encounter a different set of three each time you venture into the dungeon.
Millificent Manastorm ¨C An engineering genius of undeniable prowess, Millifecent Manastorm seems to be the complete opposite of her husband Millhouse. Smart and resourceful, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Blood-Princess Thal¡¯ena ¨C Blood-Princess Thal¡¯ena is the daughter of the powerful San¡¯layn Queen Lana¡¯thel. She has been locked inside the Violet Hold since the Northrend campaign, suffering the gnawing pain of her eternal hunger. Now that her cell has been opened, she intends to feed on the world.
Festerface ¨C Professor Putricide had many experiments seized when Icecrown Citadel fell. At best guess, Festerface appears to be a failed prototype that predated the construction of the professor¡¯s two most notorious creations: Rotface and Festergut.
Anub¡¯esset ¨C Anub¡¯esset, one of the few remaining ancient Nerubian crypt lords, was captured by the Kirin Tor durning the invasion of Icecrown Citadel and imprisoned in the Violet Hold. Set free during the Legion¡¯s invasion, his thoughts turn only to revenge against the living.
Mindflayer Kaahrj ¨C This eldritch creature was captured in the depths of Ulduar, ensnared as it lapsed into a catatonic state after the defeat of Yogg-Saron. Since Dalaran arrived at the Broken Isles, the monstrosity has mysteriously awakened, and only the powerful wards of the Violet Hold keep its powers in check.
Shivermaw ¨C Rumored to be one of Sindragosa¡¯s own brood, this fearsome frost wyrm was captured from the Frostwing Halls of Icecrown Citadel, where the forces of the Lich King labored to create these winged abominations.
Sael¡¯orn ¨C The origins of these arachnid demons are not fully understood. Scholars who have studied the Legion speculate that they are the remnants of a forgotten race on a world long ago conquered by the armies of Sargeras. Sael¡¯orn is a particularly vicious specimen, and has been tasked with leading the infiltration of Dalaran.
Fel Lord Betrug ¨C This ruthless Legion commander stands ready to lead an invasion of Dalaran from within its walls.