Karazhan Attunement Guide
TBC Attunement Guides
Kharazhan is the first raid in the Burning Crusade expansion of World of Warcraft. Karazhan can be found in the Deadwind Pass, which is located east of Duskwood. Kharazhan has 11 boss encounters inside of a haunted castle. Usually, guilds break the raid up into two parts, the front half and the back half.
The entire Kharazhan attunement process is one long quest chain. The catch will be that you have to do many dungeons along the way, which can make this process very time-consuming. Due to this, it will help to have a flying mount. If you do not have a flying mount, you will need a warlock to summon you into the Arcatraz.
Below we are going to walk through the entire process and if you follow this guide from beginning to end, you will be attuned with Karazhan before you know it!
First we will need to pick up two quests from Archmage Alturus and venture into the underground area right in front of Karazhan. These two quests are pretty quick and easy.
The second quest you will need to start the Karazhan attunement quest chain is Arcane Disturbances.
Once you accept Arcane Disturbances., you will receive a Violet Scrying Crystal. After you get the Violet Scrying Crystal follow the path away from the locked door of Karazhan. Take the first path off to the right and you will find 2 ruined buildings. Each of these buildings has stairs that lead down to an underground area.
If you enter the underground area on the left side of the path, you will need to continue down the ramp until you reach a big open room with a small pit inside. After that, head to your right through a hallway into a second big open room. The well will be inside of that room. Simply use the Violet Scrying Crystal near this underground well to complete your task here. After completing this object you can either exit and re-enter from the right side or wander around in the cave system until you find the underground pond.
If you enter the underground area from the right side, you need to continue through the underground area until you find a large open room. On your left, there will be a pool of underground water. Use your Violet Scrying Crysta while standing next to the pool to complete this final objective.
After turning in the previous two quests, Archmage Alturus will give you the quest Contact from Dalaran. This quest will require you to visit the Dalaran Crater in Alterac Mountains.
Once at the crater you will need to speak with Archmage Cedric. He will be standing next to a broken down house near Lordamere Lake.
The final introductory quest is Khadgar, this quest just requires you to speak with Khadgar in Shattrath City. Khadgar will be standing in the center of the city right beside A’dal.
Once you speak to Khadgar he will give you the quest Entry Into Karazhan. This is a group quest which requires running the dungeon Shadow Labyrinth.
First Key Fragment
- The first thing you will have to do at this point is to get the Shadow Labyrinth Key from Sethekk Halls. This key comes from the chest after you kill the last boss. After killing Talon King Ikiss and looting the Shadow Labyrinth Key it will be time to run Shadow Labs.
- Proceed through Shadow Labs and kill Murmur at the end. Take note that this is a pretty difficult fight, so your party needs to be pretty solid.
- After you kill Murmur you will have to fight a Fragment Guardian. Give your party some time to rest and then click on the arcane container in the back of the room. This will trigger the Fragment Guardian to spawn.
- Once the guardian has been killed, grab the First Key Fragment and head back to Khadgar in Shattrath City.
- Khadgar will give you the quest The Second and Third Fragments and we are off to get the second key fragment.
Second Key Fragment
Once you have the The Second and Third Fragments quest, it will be time to head into Steam Vaults!
You don’t actually have to run the entire Steamvault dungeon to get the second key fragment. The arcane container is under water right next to the first boss. You will need a party to kill the Second Fragment Guardian but it isn’t too difficult.
Third Key Fragment
The last key fragment is located inside of The Arcatraz dungeon. This is one of, if not, the hardest dungeon in the Burning Crusade. You will need a very good group to get through this dungeon.
To get in this dungeon, you will need a flying mount and the Key to the Arcatraz. If you do not have the key, someone else can open the door for you but you will have to make sure someone in your party has the key. Rogues can also pickpocket the door with level 350 pickpocketing.
Once you are inside of The Arcatraz, you will kill the first boss, Zereketh the Unbound, and then continue through the dungeon until you enter a large room full of voidwalkers called Negaton Warp-Master. Once inside that room you will see an Arcane Container on the north-east side of the room. Interacting with that container will spawn the Third Fragment Guardian. Once you kill him you will be able to loot the Third Key Fragment and complete the quest.
To complete the quest return to Khadgar in Shattrath.
The Master’s Key
You will have to be attuned for The Black Morass at this point. It’s very important to make sure everyone in your group is attuned or you could end up wasting a lot of time…
After entering The Black Morass you will complete the dungeon as normal by talking to Medivh and then fighting off waves of enemies. After you defeat Aeonus, the final boss, speak to Medivh again and he will complete your quest.
The first quest to begin the Karazhan attunement questline is Contact from Dalaran.
The first key fragment comes from the Shadow Labyrinth dungeon.
Yes, Karazhan does require you to be attuned in TBC.
Khadgar in Shattrath City gives you the Key to Karazhan.
The Master’s Key is the key used to open the gate to Karazhan