Online: Direfrost Keep

Online: Places: Eastmarch / Ruins / Group Dungeons
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.
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Ruin:
Direfrost Keep
(view on map) (lore page)
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Group Dungeon
Discoverable Yes
Completion Objective
Dungeon Yes
# of Zones 1
Zone
Icewind PeaksEastmarch
Location
Eastmarch
Instanced Dungeon
Min Level 31
Group Size 4
Bosses 3
Mini-Bosses 3
Direfrost Keep

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.

Its dungeon sets are Draugr Hulk, Magicka Furnace, and The Ice Furnace.

A chest can spawn under the bridge leading to the keep's main gate, and on top of the sewer grate that leads into the dungeon.

Related QuestsEdit

Direfrost KeepEdit

CharactersEdit

EnemiesEdit

MinibossesEdit

These named enemies have two pips around their health bar to indicate their difficulty.

BossesEdit

These named enemies have three pips around their health bar to indicate their difficulty.

BooksEdit

SetsEdit

Set Name Bonuses Location(s) Set Type
Magicka Furnace

2 items: Adds 34-1487 Armor
3 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
4 items: Adds 3-129 Spell Damage
5 items: When you take damage while you are under 50% Magicka, you restore 176-7590 Magicka. This effect can occur once every 30 seconds.

Direfrost Keep Light Armor
Draugr Hulk

2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
3 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
4 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
5 items: Adds 59-2550 Maximum Stamina

Direfrost Keep Medium Armor
Ice Furnace

2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
3 items: Adds 19-833 Spell Critical
4 items: Adds 3-129 Spell Damage
5 items: When you deal Frost Damage, you deal an additional 74-1644 Flame Damage to all enemies within 8 meters around the initial target. This effect can occur once every 1 second.

Direfrost Keep Heavy Armor
Iceheart

1 item: Adds 19-833 Spell Critical
2 items: When you deal Critical Damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a damage shield that absorbs 116-5000 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, you deal 11-500 Frost damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.

Monster Helm Sets

AchievementsEdit

There are several Achievements associated with this dungeon:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Group Dungeon.png Direfrost Keep Vanquisher 10 Defeat the Guardian of the Flame, the Empowered Frost Atronach, and Drodda of Icereach at Direfrost Keep.
ON-icon-achievement-Rank.png 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.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Undaunted.png A Dish Served Cold 50 Defeat Drodda of Icereach in Veteran Direfrost Keep, after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Dungeon.png Veteran Draugr Slayer 10 Defeat 325 Draugr in Veteran Direfrost Keep.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Dungeon.png Veteran Frozen Skeleton Slayer 10 Defeat 350 Frozen Skeletons in Veteran Direfrost Keep.
ON-icon-achievement-UD Skill Master.png 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.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Speed.png 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.

NotesEdit

  • Before dungeon scaling was introduced in Update 5, Direfrost Keep was designed for levels 34–37.

MapsEdit

A map of Direfrost Keep Summit