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Located in the floating city of Dalaran, The Violet Hold is a prison
that houses the deadliest threats to the city, including
Kael’thas himself before his escape. After
Kael’thas’s escape the Kirin Tor stepped up
security and
all has been quiet until recently. Malygos, in his attempts to gain
dominance over all the magic in Azeroth, has unleashed his blue
dragonflight upon the city, starting with the Violet Hold. Using a hole
in the roof the blue’s have begun pouring through portals
into
the Hold. So determined to destroy Dalaran Malygos has even sent one of
his top lieutenants, Cyanigosa, to ensure his victory.


style="font-weight: bold;">The Key to Violet Hold

Those adventurers that are brave enough to venture inside the Hold
should first obtain the key. While you can enter the Hold
without the
key if the door is opened for you, it is always helpful to be able to
do it yourself. The quest Discretion is the Key  can be
obtained
from Rhonin who can be found inside the Violet Citadel in Dalaran city.
The quest can be picked up at level 75 and will simply ask you to speak
to Warden Alturas outside the Violet Hold. Once you have spoken to
Warden Alturas he will give you the quest Containment and the key to
the Hold. Containment requires you to kill Cyanigosa within the Hold,
however you do not have to complete this quest to keep the key.


style="font-weight: bold;">Inside
Violet Hold

Once
inside the Hold you will see the Kirin Tor guards bravely
fighting
against the blue dragonflight invaders. To activate the instance you
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Sinclari. The Lieutenant
will call
for his guards to fall back and your group will be left alone to defend
the Hold.  



Similar to Black Morass there will be a total of 18 portals opening one
after another. These portals will either spawn a Portal Guardian which
will spawn continuous non-elite adds or a squad of elite dragon kin
which spawn no adds. Your group’s mission will be to kill
theses
spawns quickly so that your group is not overrun as more portals open,
and to keep the spawns off the door so that they don’t break
through. On the 6th and 12th portal an unattackable dragon will spawn.
The dragon will then proceed to randomly open one of the prison cells
located within the Hold releasing a boss. After you defeat the boss you
will have a small break so drink up! If at any time you feel
overwhelmed by the spawning mobs, there are 5 switches located on the
walls throughout the room that will do damage to all mobs currently up.



On the 18th portal you will be faced with Cyanigosa, the final boss and
dragon in charge of the assault on the prison. If you happen to fail,
you will have to fight through all the waves, including the bosses
again though the bosses will drop loot normally. On Heroic mode any
bosses that have already been defeated will be replaced by mobs that
will give reputation, but no loot. If only a single player (or two)
dies, simply enter the instance again and speak with Sinclari who will
teleport the players inside.



Continue on to the next page for information on the bosses and
achievements found inside the Violet
Hold.


Violet
Hold Bosses and Achievements




style="font-weight: bold;">Erekem

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guards that cannot be crowd controlled. All DPS should be on the boss,
ignoring the adds. If the adds are killed first he will apply
the
Stromstrike debuff which will do tons of damage to your tank. 
The
boss will throw Lightning Bolts from
time
to time, has a Windfury
attack, a quick casting Chain Heal, and can (and probably will) use
Bloodlust.. All of
Erekem’s spells are interruptible. Overall a very simple tank
and
spank.



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Ereken
related achievements:



Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems, then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and
eventually (probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and gain
this achievement.




style="font-weight: bold;">Moragg

A giant floating eye located on the right side of the Hold. Will cast
Ray of Suffering (DoT that inflicts 8% of the target’s total
health every second for 5 seconds), Ray of Pain (shadow damage to a
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Optic Link (channeled beam that
does damage over time), and Corrosive Saliva (stacking
debuff that
reduces the targets armor). This boss encounter is mostly a tank and
spank, with the majority of the damage
going out  to the tank. The party should attempt to stay as
close to the boss as possible to avoid Optic Link deaths.It
should also be noted that both the Ray of Pain and Ray of Suffering can
be
reflected back on the boss by a warrior, making the fight faster and
easier.



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Moragg
related achievements:



Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems, then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and eventually
(probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and gain
this achievement.  style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;"> style="font-weight: bold;">



style="font-weight: bold;">Ichoron

A water revenant located near the center of the instance, in the only
cell containing water. Ichoron will come out with a protective bubble
with about 35 charges on it that reduces damage by 99%. Each attack
that
hits the shield will remove one charge. Once removed Ichoron
will sustain 30%  damage and collapse knocking all nearby
players back causing damage. Upon Ichoron's collapse she will become
untargetable and low health Ichor Globules will spawn and begin to move
towards Ichoron. The boss
will only become active once again when all of these have been slain,
or if
one of the elementals reach him. If an does manage to reach Ichoron, it
will
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when killed, so rounding them up and
killing them is not a good idea.


For an easy kill simply
use the
levers
around the room when the adds are spawned. The resulting damage
should  wipe out the adds and
save
your group the AoE damage.
Rinse and repeat a few times until Ichoron reaches 25% at which time he
will stop summoning adds, but will enrage and can be killed in typical
tank and spank fashion.



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Ichoron
related achievements:



Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems,
then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and eventually (probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and
gain
this achievement.


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alt="" src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/76419">Dehydration

This achievement requires you to defeat Ichoron without allowing any
Ichor Globules to merge. To make this achievement easy assign someone
to click one of the levers around the room each time the adds spawn.
The result should be the adds are killed instantly before they even
have a chance to move closer to Ichoron. Keep an eye out just in case
any manage to escape. Do this until Ichoron is dead and this
achievement will be yours.





style="font-weight: bold;">Xevozz

An ethereal, and probably one of the toughest mini-bosses in the
instance. Xevozz has three man abilities: Arcane Barrage Volley which
shoots arcane blasts at nearby players, Arcane Buffet which will
increase his damage, and summoned Ethereal Spheres. The
handling of the Spheres will make or break this fight for you and your
party.



Throughout the fight Xevozz will summon spheres which have about as
much health as Xevozz himself. Because of this DO NOT attempt to burn
the spheres down. However we cannot forget about the spheres
altogether. While Xevizz himself
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do much damage, if allowed  to get close the spheres he
will feed off them and gain an extra damage boost. Also keep in mind
that if Xevozz is in line
of sight of the spheres for any length of time, he will teleport your
entire group right on top of one of
theses spheres.



To counter the spheres' effect players should pick up Xevozz immediatly
on the stairwell to the left of his cell. Once Xevozz summons his orbs
the tank should pull Xevozz up the stairs and begin to kite him across
the walkway. Never let Xevozz stop moving and the spheres should never
be able to catch up. Once you have reached the stairs at the opposite
side of the instance the spheres should be despawned.

Fight Xevozz on these stairs until he once again summons more spheres
and repeat the process. Xevozz should be defeated after one or two
kiting phases. If I teleport is triggered players should all do their
best to get away from the sphere as quickly as possible to avoid extra
damage. 



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Xevozz
related achievements:



Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems, then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and eventually (probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and gain
this achievement. A brief description of the boss fights,
and other
achievements that go along with them
are below.



style="font-weight: bold;">Lavanthor

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the bottom right of the room,
Lavanthor, proves to be a very easy fight compared to most. A basic
tank
and spank, simply face Lavanthor away from the raid and have your DPS
go to town. The tank can try to step away to avoid Lava Burn, but since
the rest of the group should be
taking almost no damage the healer
should have no trouble healing through it. style="font-weight: bold;">



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Lavanthor
related achievements:



Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems, then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and eventually
(probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and gain
this achievement.



style="font-weight: bold;">Zuramat
the Obliterator

A void lord located in the top left of the Violet Hold, Zuramat does
little himself, but relies on his adds to do the dirty work. Throughout
the fight Zuramat will summon adds, but these adds can only be seen by
the person who at the time hasa debuff called Void Shift which is
obtained after getting hit by the bosses Void Shift attack. It is this
persons
responsibility to kill the adds while they remain visible. The effect
lasts roughly 15 seconds, but even a healer should be able to take out
a few adds during that period. If not killed the AoE damage
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adds can add up very quickly and can
wipe your group. Those not
affected by Void Shift should burn Zuramat as quickly as possible.



Besides Void Shift, Zuramat will also cast Shroud of Darkness, which
when
damaging the boss reduces healing
received on the player by 20%. This
debuff can stack but can also be purged
and/or dispelled. If it cannot
be taken off, your group will have to drop DPS until the debuff is
gone.  



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Zuramat
related Achievements:





Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems, then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and eventually (probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and gain
this achievement.



A
Void Dance


This achievement requires you to kill Zuramat without killing any void
sentries. Probably one of the more exciting DPS race encounters in
WoTLK 5-man, your group will have to push their limits to defeat the
boss before the damage becomes overwhelming. To make this easier bring
a class that can dispell/purge Shroud of Darkness, making the healing
less intense for your healer. If you are lucky enough to have a DK tank
have him place an Anti Magic Zone for your group to stand in. Otherwise
cross your fingers and DPS, DPS,
DPS.



style="font-weight: bold;">Cyanigosa

The final boss in the Violet Hold,
Cyanigosa will spawn after the final
portal without a pause, so mana users should try to conserve during the
last few portals. Cyanigosa is a typical dragon,
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stand behind her (Tail Sweep), or in front of her (Uncontrollable
Energy). Cyanigosa will also cast Blizzard on a selected area, move
quickly out of this to avoid taking additional damage. 
Cyanigosa
will cast Arcane Vacuum throughout the fight, which pulls your entire
group to her. Return quickly to your original positions to avoid the
Tail Sweep and Uncontrollable Energy. This effect also causes an aggro
wipe so allow the tank to regain threat before continuing DPS. Overall
Cyanigosa ends up being a pretty simple tank and spank with a few
twists.



style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">Cyanigosa
related Achievements:



Lockdown!

This achievement cannot be placed with any one boss as it requires you
to kill all of the bosses inside the instance with the exception of
Cyanigosa. This achievement is based mostly on luck as the bosses
spawned in the instance are random. If you can clear the Violet Hold
with no problems, then it just becomes a waiting game. Keep running The
Violet Hold every chance you get and eventually (probably when you
least expect it) you will finally have killed all the bosses and gain
this achievement.



Defenseless


This achievement asks you to defeat Cyanigosa without using and Defense
Control Crystals while keeping the Prison Seal Integrity at 100%. This
achievement is rather straight forward, do not allow anyone to click on
the levers throughout the room, this will take away your crutch and
make things harder for those who struggle with some of the bosses and
portal packs, but can easily be done. The only real difficulty is
keeping portal packs who spawn 3-4 adds from reaching the Prison Seal.
Have a good tank who does quick pick ups and slow them when needed and
this achievement will be yours. style="font-weight: bold;">





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