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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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Group Dungeon:
Direfrost Keep
(view on map)
Ebonheart Pact
Discovery Leveled XP
Completion Objective
Leveled XP
Occupants
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
Zone
Icewind PeaksEastmarch
Location
Eastmarch
Instanced Dungeon Group Instance
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.

Related Quests[edit]

Direfrost Keep[edit]

Enemies[edit]

Minibosses[edit]

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

Bosses[edit]

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

Maps[edit]

A map of Direfrost Keep Summit

Achievements[edit]

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.

Sets[edit]

Set Name Bonuses Location(s) Set Type
Magicka Furnace

2 items: Adds 34-2975 Physical Resistance
3 items: Adds 12-1096 Maximum Magicka
4 items: Adds 1-129 Spell Damage
5 items: When you take damage from a melee attack while you are under 80% Magicka, restore 93-8000 Magicka. This effect can occur once every 30 seconds.

Direfrost Keep Light Armor
Draugr Hulk

2 items: Adds 12-1096 Maximum Stamina
3 items: Adds 12-1096 Maximum Stamina
4 items: Adds 12-1096 Maximum Stamina
5 items: Adds 29-2540 Maximum Stamina

Direfrost Keep Medium Armor
Ice Furnace

2 items: Adds 12-1096 Maximum Magicka
3 items: Adds 9-833 Spell Critical
4 items: Adds 1-129 Weapon Damage
5 items: When you deal direct damage with a Frost Damage ability, you have a 50% chance to deal an additional 34-997 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 9-833 Spell Critical
2 items: When you deal Critical Damage, you have a 20% chance to gain a damage shield that absorbs 100-8600 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, you deal 8-770 Frost damage to all enemies within 5 meters of you every 1 second. This effect can occur once every 6 seconds.

Monster Helm Sets

Notes[edit]

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