Revil Kost: There’s a sewer grate along the edge of the river leading to catacombs underneath Karazhan. I’ve never paid it much attention, but it could be where the spirits are directing us. To think, the Dark Riders may have been under our noses this entire time! Come, let us see where this leads.

The Dark Riders


Quest Objectives

Defeat the Dark Riders in the Karazhan Catacombs and claim Ulthalesh.



Revil Kost: The sewer entrance is this way, follow me!



STAGE 1: The Downward Spiral — Make your way into the Dark Riders’ catacombs beneath Karazhan.




Revil Kost: How far down is this place? These stairs seem to go forever.

Dark Rider: None will be spared!


STAGE 2: Grasp of the Damned — Find a way across Ariden’s spirit barrier.


Revil Kost: The way is blocked!

Ariden: Intruders! You will go no further!

Revil Kost: Hold, warlock! Those spirits he’s controlling look like they’ll rip us apart! We have to figure out a way to get past without being torn asunder.


NOTE: As a warlock, cast Demonic Gateway across the room to bypass the spirit barrier.



Ariden: Do not think you have won! Conservator, do your duty!


STAGE 3: Removal Protocols — Defeat the guardian of the Dark Riders’ vault.


The Conservator: Your presence is unauthorized. Removal protocols engaged.

Revil Kost: I don’t like the sound of that.



STAGE 4: Reap the Harvester — Find the Deadwind Harvester among the Dark Riders’ artifacts.


Revil Kost: Keep your guard up. I fear Ariden is not done with us yet. Over here! Is this the relic you seek?

NOTE: Click Ulthalesh. You will get knockback toward the door, and a barrier rises up blocking your way back into the room.

Ariden: So this is what you’re after? The artifacts of Karazhan belong here, and I will not allow them to be taken away!

Revil Kost: You have no right to these artifacts, fiend! They must be reclaimed in the name of the Light!

Ariden: Your Light does not reach here, priest!



Ariden: If you want Ulthalesh, warlock, come and claim it!


STAGE 5: The Rider’s Prize — Follow Ariden into the depths of the Karazhan catacombs.


Revil Kost: Quickly, after him! I will only slow you down…



STAGE 6: Ulthalesh Feasts — Defeat Ariden.


Ariden: You are a persistent one.



Ariden: Very well, if you so thirst for the power of the Deadwind Harvester, then I will show it to you myself! Ulthalesh feasts tonight!



Ariden: No! I will not be taken! Nooooooo!

(Ulthalesh claims Ariden’s soul)


FINAL STAGE: Claim the Deadwind Harvester.



Complete the Dark Riders scenario: 1/1



Revil Kost: It is done, the Dark Riders are defeated. Now, I can reclaim these stolen artifacts and return them to their rightful owners. You have proven an unexpected ally, warlock. The artifact is yours – let us hope it can turn the tide in this war. Now, let us leave this place. The Dark Riders have lost this battle, but I fear they will return. We had best be gone before they do.



Revil Kost: Today was a great blow against the Dark Riders, and a victory for the people of Duskwood. They are in your debt, as am I.


The Dark Riders


1. The Sixth8. The Fate of Deadwind
2. The New Blood9. The Dark Riders
3. The Tome of Blighted Implements10. The Power Posessed
4. Ulthalesh, the Deadwind Harvester11. The Heart of the Dreadscar
5. Following the Curse12. Power Overwhelming
6. Disturbing the Past13. Rebuilding the Council
7. To Point the Way14. The Path of the Dreadscar
Class Artifacts Questlines


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