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Sunwell Plateau

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Sunwell Plateau
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End boss
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The Sunwell Plateau is a raid instance located on the Isle of Quel'Danas north of Silvermoon City.


Main article: Sunwell
Dath'Remar and the high elves creating Sunwell Plateau.

Nearly seven thousand years ago, the Highborne were exiled from Kalimdor for refusing to give up arcane magic. Led by Dath'Remar Sunstrider, these elves founded their own kingdom of Quel'Thalas. For millennia the mystical pool of energy known as the Sunwell fueled the potent magic of the exiled high elves. Now, the remnants of this ancient fountain have become the Burning Legion's latest target as the demons prepare to summon their commander, Kil'jaeden, with the Sunwell's energy.

Heroes from Shattrath City have joined under the banner of the Shattered Sun Offensive, endeavoring to crush the Legion's invasion before it becomes insurmountable. More combatants join the Offensive every day, but the might of the Legion cannot be easily suppressed. Fierce demonic servants guard the Sunwell Plateau, attacking anyone who interferes with their proceedings. As the time of Kil'jaeden's arrival draws near, Azeroth's heroes have one final chance to save their world from blistering devastation.[1]


The instance contains both outdoor areas and building interiors, where players will find captured naaru, which are the primary power source of the town, and inside the final building the Sunwell itself.



Agamath, the First Gate  · Apex Point  · Archonisus, the Final Gate  · The Dead Scar  · Den of Iniquity  · Inner Veil  · Parhelion Plaza  · Rohendor, the Second Gate  · Sanguine Chamber  · Shrine of the Eclipse  · The Sunwell  · Terrace of the Sun  · Witch's Sanctum


The Sunwell Plateau bosses
Bosses Monsters NPCs
  • Parhelion Plaza
  • Sunwell Plateau
  • Den of Iniquity
  • Sanguine Chamber
Agamath, the First Gate
  • Terrace of the Sun
Rohendor, the Second Gate
  • Terrace of the Sun
Archonisus, the Final Gate
  • Sunwell Plateau


Main article: Sunwell Plateau loot

The Sunwell Plateau is tuned for Tier 6-geared players and the gear that drops from the first three bosses are additional Tier 6 items (boots, belt and bracers), and non-set epics as well.



The instance was open to players right from the start of patch 2.4, but the last 3 bosses were only available as each gate - which blocked the next boss encounter - opened over a set period of time on all servers. (Although this happened on maintenance day, so the US had an apparent one day advantage over the EU servers)[2] The first gate was opened on 8 April 2008 in the US, two weeks after the patch went live. The second gate opened after weekly maintenance on April 29, 2008. The third and final gate was opened on May 20, 2008 on US realms. The difficulty of the instance was set at the first 3 bosses being on par with Tier 6 encounters, and then the last three and increasing from each.




Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2013-10-29): "Resolved an issue for players soloing the encounter that could cause Sathrovarr the Corruptor to not award any loot."
  • TBC Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): Added.


  1. ^ The Sunwell
  2. ^ Tigole 2008-03-07. Essence of Immortals plea for help..... Archived from the original on 2008-03-07. Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  3. ^ Other Press Tour Interviews, A Night in Mists of Pandaria, Blue Posts, MoP Screenshot

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