Revil Kost: This sewer grate leads to the catacombs underneath Karazhan. I’ve never paid it much attention, but it seems to be where the Nightbane are being drawn to.

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 and claim the Scythe of Elune.



Revil Kost: Go in ahead, druid. I will join you inside.

Dungeon Difficulty set to Normal Scenario.


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

New Objectives: Karazhan Catacombs infiltrated.


Revil Kost: Take care, there is a dark energy emanating from the spirits of this place. We had best not get too close.


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

Dark Rider: None will be spared!

Dark Rider: The artifact calls to us!



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


Kevil Kost: The way is blocked!

Ariden: Intruders! You will go no further!


New Objective: Spirit Barrier crossed.


Revil Kost: Hold, druid! 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. We should try to find a way to stop his channeling…



TIP: Click Ariden — located across the hallway past the Spirit Barrier. Cast Solar Beam to silence Ariden. The Spirit Barrier will disappear.


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: Elune’s Prize — Find the Scythe of Elune among the Dark Riders’ artifacts.

New Objectives: Scythe of Elune found.


Revil Kost: Keep your guard up, I fear Ariden is not done with us yet. The artifact chambers look to be just ahead. Let us proceed. Over here! Is this the relic you seek?


Ariden: So this is what you’re after? The artifacts of Karazhan belong here, and I will not allow them to be taken away! Your Light does not reach here, priest! If you want the Scythe, druid, come and claim it!



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

New Objectives: Ariden Followed.


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



NOTE: On your way out of this room, turn to your left. There is a ramp going to the second floor. At the mouth of the ramp, though, two Cursed Guardian (skeletons) will emerge from the ground.



NOTE: At the top of the ramp, a single Dark Rider.



NOTE: Next pull in the second floor is three Cursed Guardians. Entangle one, and move back downstairs to fight the other two to gain a few extra seconds of distance between the entangled one and you.



STAGE 6: Reaping the Riders — Defeat Ariden.

New Objectives: Ariden defeated.




Ariden: You are a persistent one.


Ariden: Face the fury of the beast!




Ariden: Very well, If you so thirst for the power of the Scythe, then I will show it to you myself!



The Scythe has overpowered Ariden! Keep him away from you to avoid [Bloodreap]

TIP: Use [Entangling Roots], knockbacks, or stuns to keep Ariden away from you!


Ariden: I will ride… again…

Ariden defeated: 1/1


FINAL STAGE: The Scythe Reclaimed — Claim the Scythe of Elune.



New Objective: Scythe of Elune.




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, druid. 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.


Lore Backstory

Revil Kost hails from the pages of World of Warcraft: The Dark Riders graphic novel. Learn more at Wowpedia, but debuted in the last issue of the DC Comics World of Warcraft comic book.




The Dark Riders


1. A Summons from Moonglade8. A Foe of the Dark
2. Call of the Wilds9. Following the Curse
3. The Dreamway10. Disturbing the Past
4. To the Dreamgrove11. The Deadwind Hunt
5. Weapons of Legend12. The Dark Riders
6. Scythe of Elune
7. Its Rightful Place
Class Artifacts Questlines


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