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Baradin Hold Entrance & how to get to Baradin Hold

Baradin Hold is the main fortress of Tol Barad, located at the island's center. Whoever controls the Hold - by taking and holding the three major fortifications around it - controls Tol Barad, and gains access to the raid instance located in the dungeon beneath the hold. The path leading to the instance line can be found at [46, 48], on the outside of the hold's western wall next to the meeting stone.

Location

Tol Barad [47.7, 53.0]

Race(s)

 Arcane golem
 Pit Lord
 Void hound
 Shivarra

End boss

 Alizabal

Instance info
Type

Raid

Advised level

85

Player limit

10/25

Associated faction

 Baradin's Wardens
 Hellscream's Reach

History

Battle between the Alliance and Horde rages throughout the surrounding environment, but the inside of Baradin Hold stands silent - and rightly so. Among some of the most deadly entities on Azeroth - those too dangerous to chain above ground or exile from the island - are locked inside the hold, only accessible to those who claim control of Tol Barad.[1]

Dungeon Journal

Following the Second War, the ruined fortress of Baradin Hold on the remote island of Tol Barad was converted into a prison for some of the most dangerous forces on Azeroth. Yet with the devastation wrought by the Cataclysm, the prison's integrity has been compromised. Now as the Horde and Alliance vie for supremacy on the island, the liberation of its forgotten horrors may be at hand.

Instance

Like the Vault of Archavon in Wintergrasp Fortress, there is an instance inside the Hold, accessible to whoever controls it.  Argaloth is the right (east) room boss,  Occu'thar is the left (west) room boss and  Alizabal is the upper (north) room boss.

Quick Facts

  • Type: Raid
  • Players: 10/25
  • Level: 85
  • Required item level: 329
  • Location: Tol Barad

Encounters

  • Argaloth – Unable to contain the massive pit lord Argaloth in the cells of Dalaran's mighty Violet Hold, the magi of the Kirin Tor were left with no choice but to confine the powerful demon beneath Tol Barad.
  • Occu'thar – This ravenous demon broke free of its cage and gained access to the western wing of the prison, devouring all of the inmates held there. Occu'thar's gluttony resulted in a body too bloated to escape its environs, effectively turning the prison wing into its new holding cell.
  • Alizabal, Mistress of Hate – The Kirin Tor imprisoned Alizabal in their formidable Violet Hold not long after corrupt magi summoned the shivarra into Azeroth. Despite arcane wards restricting her powers, the demon's malicious influence alone caused her guards to murder one another in sudden fits of rage. Her transfer to Baradin Hold prior to the Cataclysm has only aggravated the ruined prison's increasingly dire conditions.

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