|# of Zones||1|
|Icewind Peaks, Eastmarch|
|Veteran Speed Run Target||20 mins|
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.
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.
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.
- Direfrost Keep Objective: Explore the Direfrost Keep. / You defeated Drodda and freed Direfrost Keep from her grasp.
- 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)
- Draugr Stormlords, Archers and Warriors
- Frost Atronachs
- Frost Trolls
- Ice Wraiths
- Direfrost Cryomancers and Stormmasters
- Frozen Soldiers
Only after lighting the Direfrost Flame during the quest:
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.
- Guardian of the Flame, a draugr
- Iceheart, a large frost atronach
- Drodda of Icereach, the witch responsible for the destruction of Direfrost Keep
- On the Interrogation of Witches — Notes on the Direfrost clan's methods of interrogation
- To Posterity by Hafara — On the Direfrost witch-hunters
- To the Captain of the Guard byAgomar
- The Direfrost Flame by Thorvild Direfrost — On the legacy of the Direfrost clan
- The Interrogation of Henghild by Garmath the Bold — An account of the unexpected events encountered during the interrogation of a witch
|Set Name||Bonuses||Location(s)||Set Type|
2 items: Adds 34-1487 Armor
|Direfrost Keep||Light Armor|
|Draugr Hulk||Direfrost Keep||Medium Armor|
2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
|Direfrost Keep||Heavy Armor|
1 item: Adds 15-657 Critical Chance
|Direfrost Keep||Monster Helm Sets|
There are seven Achievements associated with this dungeon:
- Before dungeon scaling was introduced in Update 5, Direfrost Keep was designed for levels 34–37.