Shadowfang Keep

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For the pre-Cataclysm instance and associated lore, see Shadowfang Keep (original).
Shadowfang Keep
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End boss
Instance info


Advised level

17-60 (normal)
85 (heroic)

Player limit


Once the domain of the archmage Arugal, the keep's new lord and master is the renegade forsaken Lord Vincent Godfrey.

Shadowfang Keep is a haunted keep near the borders of Gilneas in southern Silverpine Forest [45, 68], on a high bluff overlooking Pyrewood Village. It is named for the forces of its former master,[1] the demented Archmage Arugal, who wrested the keep from Baron Silverlaine with his worgen "children" and held it until he was defeated by a group of heroes. The keep is now occupied by the Scourge remnants and followers of renegade Gilnean nobleman Vincent Godfrey, traitor to both his homeland and to the Forsaken who returned him from death.

Ashra Valandril was present to take care of the bosses of this dungeon.[2]


The courtyard.

WoW Dungeon Journal

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During the Third War, the wizards of the Kirin Tor battled against the undead armies of the Scourge. When the wizards of Dalaran died in battle, they would rise soon after - adding their former might to the growing Scourge. Frustrated by their lack of progress (and against the advice of his peers) the Archmage, Arugal elected to summon extra-dimensional entities to bolster Dalaran's diminishing ranks. Arugal's summoning brought the ravenous worgen into the world of Azeroth. The feral wolf-men slaughtered not only the Scourge, but quickly turned on the wizards themselves. The worgen sieged the keep of the noble, Baron Silverlaine. Situated above the tiny hamlet of Pyrewood, the keep quickly fell into shadow and ruin. Driven mad with guilt, Arugal adopted the worgen as his children and retreated to the newly dubbed 'Shadowfang Keep'. It's said he still resides there, protected by his massive pet, Fenrus - and haunted by the vengeful ghost of Baron Silverlaine.

Pyrewood Village is shadowed to the north by Shadowfang Keep, once a bastion of Alliance power but now the dark residence of a mad former mage of the Kirin Tor, named Arugal. The worgen that stalk the Keep, as well as the cursed villagers of Pyrewood, are the doings of this madman. During the Third War, Arugal made these worgen as allies but they could not be controlled and turned on him and the other soldiers. He went mad after this and now accepts them as his "children." His worgen run rampant throughout much of the forest.

Jordan Stilwell and Daphne Stilwell used to live and work here before the Third War. Landen Stilwell was still here years later.

During the events of World of Warcraft, agents of the Banshee Queen Sylvanas Windrunner were dispatched to both solve the mystery of the enigmatic worgen and ultimately terminate the source of the creatures' infestation in Silverpine. Eventually they were able to discover that the mad archmage, Arugal, was behind the worgen's presence, and the Forsaken command ordered him slain.

Cataclysm Dungeon Journal

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Looming over Pyrewood Village from the southern bluffs of Silverpine Forest, Shadowfang Keep casts a shadow as dark as its legacy. Sinister forces occupy these ruins, formerly the dwelling of the mad archmage Arugal's worgen. The restless shade of Baron Silverlaine lingers while Lord Godfrey and his cabal of erstwhile Gilnean noblemen plot against their enemies both living and undead.

Battle for Azeroth

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The Forsaken took over the keep and started developing a new bio-weapon they plan to unleash over Gilneas. Meanwhile, the 7th Legion troops march towards Shadowfang in order to prevent its deployment.[3]


The quests and storyline for Alliance players and Horde players are different. The quest giver for Alliance players is Ivar Bloodfang, and the Horde quest giver is Deathstalker Commander Belmont. However, the quests for both factions are similar in that both are about the retaking of Shadowfang Keep from Vincent Godfrey. The quests for each faction (A [21D] Fury of the Pack and H [21D] Sweet, Merciless Revenge) end with their respective faction taking Shadowfang Keep.



Quest guide

Alliance Horde

A [18D] Adventurers Wanted: Shadowfang Keep (optional)
A [18D] Sniffing Them Out
A [19D] Armored to the Teeth
A [20D] Fighting Tooth and Claw
A [21D] Fury of the Pack

H [18D] Adventurers Wanted: Shadowfang Keep (optional)
H [18D] This Land is Our Land
H [19D] Plague...Plague Everywhere!
H [20D] Orders Are For the Living
H [21D] Sweet, Merciless Revenge

Dungeon denizens



Bosses Monsters NPCs
  • Shadowfang Keep (Courtyard)

IconSmall Cromush.gifHigh Warlord Cromush


Main article: Shadowfang Keep loot

Related achievements

Love is in the Air

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The subject of this article or section is part of Love is in the Air, a seasonal event that lasts two weeks. Once the event has run its course, this will no longer be available until next year, but there are no guarantees.

Part of the Love is in the Air event takes place in Shadowfang Keep. Adventurers are sent by the Steamwheedle Cartel to investigate Crown Chemical Company inside Shadowfang Keep. Defeating the Apothecary Trio awards the achievement [Tough Love].

Original name

This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Before being renamed Shadowfang Keep, it may have been called "Silverlaine Keep" or "Pyrewood Keep."


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous instance level: 16 - 26.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Revamped, gained a heroic mode for level 85 players.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Capped at ten players.



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