- Ancestral home of the Direfrost clan, this frozen castle has long been sealed to the outside world, its owners neither seen nor heard from in generations. Mountain storms rage above the castle walls, conjured up by some unknown malignant power.
|Bears, Draugr, Drodda of Icereach, Drodda's Apprentice, Drodda's Dreadlord, Frost Atronachs, Frost Trolls, Guardian of the Flame, Iceheart, Ice Wraiths, Skeletons, Teethnasher the Frostbound|
|Icewind Peaks, Eastmarch|
Direfrost Keep is a group dungeon found in Eastmarch. Once the ancestral home of the witch hunting Direfrost clan, the castle has been abandoned following an attack by the ice witch Drodda. A surviving member of the clan, Eboric Direfrost, needs your help to reclaim his home. You can learn about its location from Untouchable Naim outside Velyn Harbor, Twice-Lucky in Sentinel, or Felvyn the Swordarm in Windhelm.
- Direfrost Keep Objective: Explore the Direfrost Keep.
- Pledge: Direfrost Keep: Prove you are truly Undaunted by clearing Direfrost Keep.
Direfrost Keep Pledge: Explore Direfrost Keep and return Undaunted.(disabled since Patch 2.6.4)
These named enemies have two pips around their health bar to indicate their difficulty.
- Drodda's Apprentice, a powerful ice mage
- Drodda's Dreadlord, a dangerous draugr
- Teethnasher the Frostbound, a large frost troll
These named enemies have three pips around their health bar to indicate their difficulty.
|Set Name||Bonuses||Location(s)||Set Type|
2 items: Adds 34-2975 Physical Resistance
|Direfrost Keep||Light Armor|
|Draugr Hulk||Direfrost Keep||Medium Armor|
2 items: Adds 12-1096 Maximum Magicka
|Direfrost Keep||Heavy Armor|
1 item: Adds 9-833 Spell Critical
|Monster Helm Sets|
There are several Achievements associated with this dungeon:
|Direfrost Keep Vanquisher||10||Defeat the Guardian of the Flame, the Empowered Frost Atronach, and Drodda of Icereach at Direfrost Keep.|
|Direfrost Keep Conqueror||15||Complete Veteran Direfrost Keep by defeating Teethnasher the Frostbound, the Guardian of the Flame, Drodda's Apprentice, Drodda's Dreadlord, Iceheart, and Drodda of Icereach.|
|A Dish Served Cold||50||Defeat Drodda of Icereach in Veteran Direfrost Keep, after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle.|
|Veteran Draugr Slayer||10||Defeat 325 Draugr in Veteran Direfrost Keep.|
|Veteran Frozen Skeleton Slayer||10||Defeat 350 Frozen Skeletons in Veteran Direfrost Keep.|
|Direfrost Keep Survivor||50||Defeat Teethnasher the Frostbound, the Guardian of the Flame, Drodda's Apprentice, Drodda's Dreadlord, Iceheart, and Drodda of Icereach in Veteran Direfrost Keep, without suffering a group member death.|
|Direfrost Keep Assassin||50||Defeat Teethnasher the Frostbound, the Guardian of the Flame, Drodda's Apprentice, Drodda's Dreadlord, Iceheart, and Drodda of Icereach in Veteran Direfrost Keep within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts when any player enters the first bear-filled cavern.|
- Before dungeon scaling was introduced in Update 5, Direfrost Keep was designed for levels 34–37.