Online:Exarch's Stronghold

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The Iron Orcs have turned these ruins into the primary stronghold for their chieftain, Braadoth, the Ophidian Exarch of Undulating Destruction.
Exarch's Stronghold
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Discovery Leveled XP
Completion Dungeon Clear
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Skyshards 1
Upper CraglornCraglorn
Exarch's Stronghold

Exarch's Stronghold is a Nordic ruin in Upper Craglorn containing Iron Orcs. It is located in the Valley of Scars.

It contains two boss fights, which you need to complete to clear the location: the troll Grothuska and his Iron Orc Fire Shaman guardian; and Ordooth the Corruptor. Two quest-related boss fights also take place here. Agganor is found here and must be killed during the quest Iron and Scales. As part of the quest The Serpent's Fang, you will gain access to a locked throne room containing Exarch Braadoth, the leader of the Iron Orcs, and his nirncrux-infused troll Kurzoth.

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Clearing the Dungeon[edit]

Explore and clear Exarch's Stronghold.

To clear this dungeon and mark it as complete, you need to kill the following bosses:

ON-misc-Boss 3.png Grothuska
ON-misc-Boss 3.png Iron Orc Fire Shaman
ON-misc-Boss 3.png Ordooth the Corruptor


There is one Achievement associated with this location:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-UD Recruit.png Exarch's Stronghold Explorer 10 Explore and clear Exarch's Stronghold.


  • Prior to Update 12, this location was an instanced 4-player ON-mapicon-GroupDelve.pngGroup Delve. Notably, there were two Iron Orc Fire Shamans guarding Grothuska when the location was a Group Delve.


A map of Exarch's Stronghold