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|leader={{npc||Ras Frostwhisper}}, {{npc||Araj the Summoner}}, this succeeded by {{npc||Darkmaster Gandling}}
 
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[[File:Scholomance bosses.jpg|thumb|350px|Scholomance bosses]]
 
[[File:Scholomance11.jpg|thumb|The entrance to Scholomance]]
 
 
[[File:Scholoban.jpg|thumb|The banner of Scholomance]]
 
[[File:Scholoban.jpg|thumb|The banner of Scholomance]]
   
The '''Scholomance''' (SKOH-loh-mance), a vile academy for prospective necromancers of the [[Scourge]], is located in the ruins of the palatial House of Barov, on a rise overlooking the abandoned city of [[Caer Darrow]]. The enemy level range is 38-48 and requires that you be at least level 33 and possess the {{loot|common|Skeleton Key}} or a [[rogue]] with a 280 [[lockpicking]] skill to enter. Alternatively, a [[warlock]] can [[Life Tap]] himself as low as possible, then [[Hellfire]] himself to death. While in ghost form, he can step through the door and resurrect on the inside, letting the group in that way.
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The '''Scholomance''' (SKOH-loh-mance), a vile academy for prospective necromancers of the [[Scourge]], is located in the ruins of the palatial House of Barov, on a rise overlooking the abandoned city of [[Caer Darrow]]. The enemy level range is 40 - 43 and requires that you be at least level 33 to enter (level 38 to queue via [[Dungeon Finder]]).
   
Prior to being re-tuned for a lower level range with [[Patch 4.0.3a]], Scholomance was probably the single most efficient pre-TBC instance for farming, with trash runs up to the Great Ossuary taking about 45 minutes for a fast player, and potentially yielding 100-200 gold, depending on which blue items dropped. The instance had a very rich loot table for the level range, and individual mobs tended to drop good amounts of both coins and [[Runecloth]], which generally sold well on the Auction House. In addition, [[Scholomance Necromancer|necromancers]] and [[Scholomance Dark Summoner|dark summoners]] (as well as a few of the bosses) dropped the prized [[Dark Rune]]s, which were useful for raiders and could command prices of 15-20 gold each on the Auction House. It was not uncommon for 3-4 to drop during a single run, adding potentially another 80 gold to the instance's yield.
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Many mini-bosses were removed when the instance was revamped for {{mists-inline}} Mists of Pandaria.
   
==History==
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Prior to being re-tuned for a lower level range with [[Patch 4.0.3a]], Scholomance was probably the single most efficient pre-{{bc-inline}} instance for farming, with trash runs up to the Great Ossuary taking about 45 minutes for a fast player, and potentially yielding {{cost|100-200}}, depending on which {{quality|rare}} items dropped. The instance had a very rich loot table for the level range, and individual mobs tended to drop good amounts of both coins and {{loot|common|Runecloth}}, which generally sold well on the Auction House. In addition, [[Scholomance Necromancer|necromancers]] and [[Scholomance Dark Summoner|dark summoners]] (as well as a few of the bosses) dropped the prized {{loot|uncommon|Dark Rune|Dark Runes}}, which were useful for raiders and could command prices of {{cost|15-20}} each on the Auction House. It was not uncommon for 3-4 to drop during a single run, adding potentially another {{cost|80}} to the instance's yield.
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== History ==
 
The Scholomance was founded by the rogue wizard {{npc||Kel'Thuzad}} nearly ten years ago. His [[Cult of the Damned]] renovated the ancient crypts beneath Caer Darrow (an old Arathorian fortress) and turned them into a school for necromancy. The Cult used this place to train its mortal agents and prepare to unleash the [[Plague of Undeath]] upon [[Lordaeron]]. It has been brewing with young talented wizards and adepts all this time. No one in Lordaeron knew. Originally, the Barov family (of [[Alterac Mountains|Alterac]]) owned the land and gave it to the Cult in exchange for the [[Lich King]]'s blessing of immortality. Now the Barovs remain as undead monsters. One of Kel'Thuzad's mightiest agents, the [[Ravenian]], also lives within the recesses of the school &mdash; ever ready to devour those students who show any sign of weakness. The [[lich]] {{npc||Ras Frostwhisper}} rules over the site and guards it for the Scourge, but the mortal necromancer, {{npc||Darkmaster Gandling}}, serves as headmaster of the school, succeeding {{npc||Araj the Summoner}} who was headmaster after Kel'thuzad.
 
The Scholomance was founded by the rogue wizard {{npc||Kel'Thuzad}} nearly ten years ago. His [[Cult of the Damned]] renovated the ancient crypts beneath Caer Darrow (an old Arathorian fortress) and turned them into a school for necromancy. The Cult used this place to train its mortal agents and prepare to unleash the [[Plague of Undeath]] upon [[Lordaeron]]. It has been brewing with young talented wizards and adepts all this time. No one in Lordaeron knew. Originally, the Barov family (of [[Alterac Mountains|Alterac]]) owned the land and gave it to the Cult in exchange for the [[Lich King]]'s blessing of immortality. Now the Barovs remain as undead monsters. One of Kel'Thuzad's mightiest agents, the [[Ravenian]], also lives within the recesses of the school &mdash; ever ready to devour those students who show any sign of weakness. The [[lich]] {{npc||Ras Frostwhisper}} rules over the site and guards it for the Scourge, but the mortal necromancer, {{npc||Darkmaster Gandling}}, serves as headmaster of the school, succeeding {{npc||Araj the Summoner}} who was headmaster after Kel'thuzad.
   
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:''The Scholomance is housed within a series of crypts that lie beneath the ruined keep of [[Caer Darrow]]. Once owned by the noble [[Barov]] family, Caer Darrow fell into ruin following the [[Second War]]. As the wizard [[Kel'thuzad]] enlisted followers for his [[Cult of the Damned]], he would often promise immortality in exchange for serving the Lich King. The Barov family fell to Kel'thuzad's charismatic influence and donated the keep and its crypts to the [[Scourge]]. The cultists then killed the Barovs and turned the ancient crypts into a school for necromancy known as the Scholomance. Though Kel'thuzad no longer resides in the crypts, devoted cultists and instructors still remain. The powerful lich, [[Ras Frostwhisper]], rules over the site and guards it in the Scourge's name &mdash; while the mortal necromancer, Darkmaster Gandling, serves as the school's insidious headmaster.
 
:''The Scholomance is housed within a series of crypts that lie beneath the ruined keep of [[Caer Darrow]]. Once owned by the noble [[Barov]] family, Caer Darrow fell into ruin following the [[Second War]]. As the wizard [[Kel'thuzad]] enlisted followers for his [[Cult of the Damned]], he would often promise immortality in exchange for serving the Lich King. The Barov family fell to Kel'thuzad's charismatic influence and donated the keep and its crypts to the [[Scourge]]. The cultists then killed the Barovs and turned the ancient crypts into a school for necromancy known as the Scholomance. Though Kel'thuzad no longer resides in the crypts, devoted cultists and instructors still remain. The powerful lich, [[Ras Frostwhisper]], rules over the site and guards it in the Scourge's name &mdash; while the mortal necromancer, Darkmaster Gandling, serves as the school's insidious headmaster.
   
==Geography==
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=== In Mists of Pandaria ===
===Maps===
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=== In Cataclysm ===
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=== Difficulty pre-Cataclysm ===
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At release, Scholomance was an extremely challenging dungeon. Typically, the dungeon was raided in 10-man parties, with a difficulty similar to [[Upper Blackrock Spire]]. Subsequent patches in the summer of 2006 changed Scholomance drastically. Mobs were weakened slightly, and a great many were removed. However, Scholomance could no longer be run with more than 5 party members. At the time, this "Scholo [[Nerf]]" was a common topic for party chat among long-time players. Loot in Scholomance has changed gradually over time. Originally, each boss dropped some relatively weak loot. The dungeon waned in popularity as players saw little point in running it after they had completed their quests and acquired their [[Dungeon Set 1]] hat. Blizzard again patched the dungeon. At this point, Scholomance dropped a moderate amount of fairly useful items, including a very small chance at the epic {{loot|Epic|Headmaster's Charge}} and {{loot|Epic|Alanna's Embrace}}. The rewards available from the [[Argent Dawn]] also broadened through patches. Scholomance was a staple source of Argent Dawn reputation and [[Scourgestone]]s. Players seeking [[Argent Dawn]] tradeskill recipes, resistance enchantments or [[Argent Dawn#Armaments of the Dawn|Armaments of the Dawn]] often spent a great deal of time in Scholomance or [[Stratholme]].
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== Geography ==
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=== Maps ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:WorldMap-Scholomance1.jpg
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File:WorldMap-Scholomance1.jpg|The Reliquary
File:WorldMap-Scholomance2.jpg
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File:WorldMap-Scholomance2.jpg|Chamber of Summoning
File:WorldMap-Scholomance3.jpg
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File:WorldMap-Scholomance3.jpg|The Upper Study
File:WorldMap-Scholomance4.jpg
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File:WorldMap-Scholomance4.jpg|Headmaster's Study
 
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===Sub-Regions===
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=== Sub-regions ===
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{{Accuracy-section}}
 
{| class="darktable"
 
{| class="darktable"
 
|[[Barov Family Vault]]{{·}} [[Chamber of Summoning]]{{·}} [[The Coven]]{{·}} [[The Great Ossuary]]{{·}} [[Hall of Secrets]]{{·}} [[Hall of the Damned]]{{·}} [[Headmaster's Study]]{{·}} [[The Laboratory]]{{·}} [[Reliquary (Scholomance)|The Reliquary]]{{·}} [[Shadow Vault (Scholomance)|The Shadow Vault]]{{·}} [[The Viewing Room]]{{·}} [[Vault of the Ravenian]]
 
|[[Barov Family Vault]]{{·}} [[Chamber of Summoning]]{{·}} [[The Coven]]{{·}} [[The Great Ossuary]]{{·}} [[Hall of Secrets]]{{·}} [[Hall of the Damned]]{{·}} [[Headmaster's Study]]{{·}} [[The Laboratory]]{{·}} [[Reliquary (Scholomance)|The Reliquary]]{{·}} [[Shadow Vault (Scholomance)|The Shadow Vault]]{{·}} [[The Viewing Room]]{{·}} [[Vault of the Ravenian]]
 
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==Quests==
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== Quests ==
===In Scholomance===
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=== In Scholomance ===
*{{questlong|Neutral|42D|Plagued Hatchlings...For Now}} Given by [[Weldon Barov]] in [[Scholomance]].
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*{{questlong|Neutral|42D|School of the Damned}} Given by [[Weldon Barov]] in Scholomance.
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|42D|Aberrations of Bone}} Given by [[Lord Raymond George]] in [[Eastern Plaguelands]].
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|43D|Alexi's Gambit}} Given by [[Alexi Barov]] in Scholomance.
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|43D|Doctor Theolen Krastinov, The Butcher}} Given by [[Eva Starkhoff]] in Scholomance.
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|43D|Barov Family Fortune}} Given by [[Weldon Barov]] in Scholomance.
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|43D|Kirtonos the Herald}} Given by [[Eva Starkhoff]] in Scholomance.
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|43D|The Lich, Ras Frostwhisper}} Given by [[Alexi Barov]] in Scholomance.
 
*{{questlong|Neutral|44D|School's Out Forever}} Given by [[Lucien Starkhoff]] in Scholomance.
 
   
==Dungeon Denizens==
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== Dungeon denizens ==
*{{RaceIconExt|BoneGolem}} [[Bone golem]]s
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*{{RaceIconExt|CryptFiend}} [[Crypt fiend]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Gargoyle}} [[Gargoyle]]s (one, [[Kirtonos the Herald]])
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Ghoul}} [[Ghoul]]s
 
*{{Race|Gnome}}s
 
*{{RaceIcon|HighElf|Male|Small}}{{RaceIcon|HighElf|Female|Small}} [[High elves]]
 
*{{Race|Human}}s
 
*{{RaceIcon|Lich|Male}} [[Lich]]es (one, [[Ras Frostwhisper]])
 
*{{RaceIconExt|WhelpPlague}} [[Plagued dragonflight|Plagued]] [[dragon whelp]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Rat}} [[Rat]]s (critters)
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Shade}} [[Shade]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|SkeletalMage}} [[Skeletal mage]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|SkeletalWarrior}} [[Skeletal warrior]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Skeleton}} [[Skeleton]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Succubus}} [[Succubi]] (one, [[Blood Steward of Kirtonos]])
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Wight}} [[Wight]]s (one, [[the Ravenian]])
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Wraith}} [[Wraith]]s
 
*{{RaceIconExt|Zombie}} [[Zombie]]s
 
   
===Mobs===
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=== NPC and quest givers ===
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* {{NPC||Talking Skull|level=1}}
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=== Mobs ===
 
;The Students
 
;The Students
*[[Scholomance Acolyte]]s cast: [[Mind Flay]], Dark Mending (healing spell), [[Shadowform]], Cripple
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*[[Scholomance Adept]]s cast: [[Frostbolt]], [[Frost Shock]], [[Cone of Cold]]
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* {{mob|Bored Student|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Scholomance Dark Summoner]]s cast: Summon Skeletal Lackey (Summoning spell, 1.5 sec cast), [[Drain Life]], Curse of Blood (Increases physical damage taken)
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* {{mob|Candlestick Mage|Illusionist Apprentice|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Scholomance Handler]]s cast: [[Cone of Cold]], [[Blast Wave]], Arcane Blast (Arcane damage plus knockback)
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* {{mob|Failed Student|level=43 - 93}}
*[[Scholomance Necrolyte]]s cast: Shadow Barrier (reduces shadow damage taken by 50), [[Shadowbolt]]
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* {{mob|Scholomance Acolyte|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Scholomance Necromancer]]s cast: Call to the Grave, Shadowbolt Volley (AoE Shadowbolt spell), Explode Corpse (Blows up a nearby corpse, dealing shadow damage to all enemies within a 5 yard radius)
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* {{mob|Scholomance Neophyte|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Scholomance Neophyte]]s cast: [[Shadowbolt]], Dark Mending (healing spell), [[Shadow Word: Pain]], [[Mind Flay]], [[Fear]]
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*[[Scholomance Occultist]]s cast: [[Counterspell]], turns into a Dark Shade
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;Workers
*Dark Shade: casts Shadowbolt Volley (AoE Shadowbolt), immune to physical damage
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*[[Scholomance Student]]s
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* {{NPC||Boneweaver|level=42 - 92+}}
   
;[[Plagued dragonflight]]
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;Experimental victims
*[[Plagued Hatchling]]s cast: Diseased Spit (Nature damage and reduces stamina for 30 sec. Stacks)
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* {{NPC||Fresh Test Subject|level=41 - 90}}
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* {{mob|Expired Test Subject|level=41 - 90}}
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* {{mob|Meat Graft|level=41 - 91}}
   
 
;Mindless Undead
 
;Mindless Undead
*[[Risen Aberration]]s cast: Fixate, immune to magic (except holy)
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*[[Risen Construct]]s
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* {{mob|Bound Servant|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Risen Bonewarder]]s cast: [[Drain Life]], Bone Armor (absorbs a set amount of damage), Consuming Shadows (Channeled AoE spell that slows and damages enemies around the caster)
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* {{mob|Brittle Skeleton|level=41 - 91}}
*[[Risen Guard]]s: cast [[Shield Slam]], [[Sunder Armor]]
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* {{mob|Flesh Horror|level=42 - 92+}}
*[[Risen Protector]]s cast: [[Shadow Word: Pain]], Shadow Shock (Instant cast Shadow damage spell), Silence (AoE silence)
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* {{mob|Reanimated Corpse|level=41 - 91}}
*[[Risen Warrior]]s cast [[Heroic Strike]], [[Rend]], [[Thunderclap]], Knockdown (knocks the target down for 3 sec)
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* {{mob|Skeleton|level=1}}
*[[Splintered Skeleton]]s
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* {{mob|Soul Fragment|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Reanimated Corpse]]s cast: Dark Plague (38 Nature damage every 5 sec for 2 mins. Stacks)
 
*[[Unstable Corpse]]s
 
*[[Diseased Ghoul]]s cast: Wandering Plague (Physical damage taken increased by 5, Stamina reduced by 3), Disease Cloud (Deals Nature damage to all enemies near the caster)
 
   
 
;Undead
 
;Undead
*[[Spectral Researcher]]s cast: [[Mana Burn]], Wail of Souls (AoE cone spell)
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*[[Spectral Teacher]]s cast: [[Banish]], [[Mana Burn]], Arcane Focus (Increases casting speec by 66%)
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* {{mob|Krastinovian Carver|level=41 - 91+}}
*[[Spectral Tutor]]s cast: [[Mana Burn]], Silence (AoE silence), Spectral Projection (Turns invulnerable, summons 5 Speltral Projections to attack, 6 sec duration)
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* {{mob|Risen Guard|level=42 - 92+}}
*[[Necrofiend]]s cast: Web Explosion (Immobolizes all targets for 5 sec)
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* {{mob|Woven Boneguard|level=41 - 91+}}
   
===Bosses and Mini Bosses===
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=== Bosses and Mini Bosses ===
*[[Blood Steward of Kirtonos]]
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*[[Kirtonos the Herald]] ''(requires [[Blood of Innocents]] to summon)''
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* {{mob|Putridius|level=40 <small>Rare</small>}}
*[[Lord Blackwood]] ''(during of the [[Scourge Invasion]] in patch [[1.11]])''
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* {{mob|Professor Slate|Potions Master|level=42 - 92+}} for {{item|icon=|Empty Polyformic Acid Vial}}
*[[Jandice Barov]]
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* {{mob|boss=|Instructor Chillheart|level=43 - 93+}}
*[[Rattlegore]]
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** {{mob|Instructor Chillheart's Phylactery|level=43 - 93+}}
*[[Death Knight Darkreaver]] ''(requires [[Divination Scryer]] to summon)''
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* {{mob|Jandice Barov|level=43 - 92+}}
*[[Marduk Blackpool]]
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* {{mob|boss=|Rattlegore|level=43 - 93+}}
*[[Vectus]]
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** {{mob|boss=|Doctor Theolen Krastinov|The Butcher|level=91+ <small>Rare</small>}} ''[[Heroic mode]] only''
*[[Ras Frostwhisper]]
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* {{mob|boss=|Lilian Voss|level=43 - 92+}}
*[[Kormok]] ''(requires [[Brazier of Beckoning]] or [[Brazier of Invocation]] to summon)''
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** {{mob|Lilian Voss|level=43 - 93+}}
*[[Doctor Theolen Krastinov]]
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** {{mob|Lilian's Soul|level=43 - 93+}}
*[[Lorekeeper Polkelt]]
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* {{mob|boss=|Darkmaster Gandling|level=43 - 93+}}
*[[Instructor Malicia]]
 
*[[Lady Illucia Barov]]
 
*[[Lord Alexei Barov]]
 
*[[The Ravenian]]
 
*[[Darkmaster Gandling]]
 
   
==Loot==
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== Loot ==
 
See [[Scholomance loot]].
 
See [[Scholomance loot]].
   
==Scholomance Faculty==
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== Scholomance faculty ==
 
{{Speculation}}
 
{{Speculation}}
*[[Darkmaster Gandling]] &mdash; School Headmaster
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*{{NPC||Darkmaster Gandling}} &mdash; School Headmaster
*[[Ras Frostwhisper]] &mdash; School Chairman, Alchemy
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*{{NPC||Ras Frostwhisper}} &mdash; School Chairman, Alchemy
*[[Doctor Theolen Krastinov]] &mdash; Torturer, Anatomy, Demonology
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*{{NPC||Doctor Theolen Krastinov}} &mdash; Torturer, Anatomy, Demonology
*[[Lorekeeper Polkelt]] &mdash; Librarian, History
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*{{NPC||Lorekeeper Polkelt}} &mdash; Librarian, History
*[[Instructor Malicia]] &mdash; Occultism, Shadow Magic
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*{{NPC||Instructor Malicia}} &mdash; Occultism, Shadow Magic
*[[Vectus]] &mdash; Arcane Magic
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*{{NPC||Vectus}} &mdash; Arcane Magic
*[[Ravenian]] &mdash; Janitor, Corporal Punishment
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*{{NPC||Ravenian}} &mdash; Janitor, Corporal Punishment
*[[Jandice Barov]] &mdash; Zombification, Corpse Control, Plague Research
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*{{NPC||Jandice Barov}} &mdash; Zombification, Corpse Control, Plague Research
   
==Notes==
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== Notes ==
*See [[Scholomance stealth run]] for info on how to sneak through the dungeon.
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*As of {{mists-inline}} Mists of Pandaria, no key is required to enter the instance.{{fact}}
*According to Romanian legend, a real [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholomance Scholomance] exists by an unnamed lake in the mountains south of the city of Hermannstadt (called Sibiu in Romanian) in Transylvania. This school of black magic is said to be run by the Devil, and would accept only ten students at a time. The tenth would remain to serve the Devil as payment for his teachings. The Scholomance in WoW is placed in the middle of the lake, much like its legendary namesake. In Bram Stoker's ''Dracula'', Count Dracula is said to have spent several years training under the Devil in the Scholomance. It is referenced in both Stoker's novel and an article titled "Transylvanian Superstitions" on page 136 of ''The Nineteenth Century'' by Emily Gerard.
 
*There are a number of ways one can gain entrance without a key by dying close to the door. This can be achieved by repeatedly jumping off the nearby ledge then jumping off the roof, by dueling and jumping off the roof, or with self sacrificing Warlock abilities and jumping off to finish the death. Once dead, the character may freely pass through the door and resurrect on the other side. Be sure to remove all equipment before attempting this, in order to avoid repair costs.
 
**A rogue of sufficient lockpicking skill can pick the door open. this can also be used as a method for raising the lockpicking skill.
 
**Another useful, and much easier method, is with a mage in the party. Have the mage and another character equipped with an ability to pop polymorph (druid shape shift, trinket, iceblock, etc). Begin a duel as near the door as possible. Have the second player stand next to door and the mage polymorph them. When the second character runs through door, pop polymorph and open the door from inside.
 
*It is impossible for a [[warrior]] to completely solo this instance without having any special items that inflict non-physical damage. To make Darkmaster Gandling appear, the six rooms around him must be fully cleared. However, the Scholomance Occultists turn into Dark Shades, which are immune to physical damage. Unless a warrior has special items (like [[Stratholme Holy Water]]), or Engineering explosives, they will have to be very careful to 1-shot the Occultists otherwise they will not be able to kill these mobs and summon Darkmaster Gandling.
 
*Mages looking to solo Scholomance should beware of Risen Aberrations since they are immune to all magic except holy. They can be avoided with careful movement, or the mage can cast [[Invisibility]] to get out of combat in case he/she accidentally aggros one. Otherwise, it is a good idea to bring along a wand that can do holy damage, such as {{loot|epic|Nurturing Touch}}. For the same reason, warlocks should have a pet other their [[imp]] out, preferably their [[Voidwalker (warlock minion)|voidwalker]] or [[Felguard (warlock minion)|felguard]].
 
*Trivia, according to early blue posts: Scholomance was originally thought of as an outdoor non-instanced area, much smaller, where [[Uther's Tomb]] is now. The designers made it so visually stunning that it was turned into an instance, so that it could be moved and enlarged.
 
 
*In ''[[Lands of Conflict]]'', Scholomance is said to be below Andorhal, while the narrator was not able to explore Caer Darrow.
 
*In ''[[Lands of Conflict]]'', Scholomance is said to be below Andorhal, while the narrator was not able to explore Caer Darrow.
*Non-Boss high elves in the instance still use the old model based off of Night elven models rather then the ones based on Blood elven models.
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*Non-Boss high elves in the instance still use the old model based on Night elven models rather than the ones based on Blood elven models.
 
*Near Ras Frostwhisper is one of two [[Alchemy Lab]]s known to exist in Azeroth, the other is in [[Blackwing Lair]]. However, for ''[[The Burning Crusade]]'' players, there are Alchemy Labs in [[Shattrath City]] and [[Sun's Reach]].
 
*Near Ras Frostwhisper is one of two [[Alchemy Lab]]s known to exist in Azeroth, the other is in [[Blackwing Lair]]. However, for ''[[The Burning Crusade]]'' players, there are Alchemy Labs in [[Shattrath City]] and [[Sun's Reach]].
   
==Difficulty==
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== Trivia ==
At release, Scholomance was an extremely challenging dungeon. Typically, the dungeon was raided in 10-man parties, with a difficulty similar to [[Upper Blackrock Spire]]. Subsequent patches in the summer of 2006 changed Scholomance drastically. Mobs were weakened slightly, and a great many were removed. However, Scholomance could no longer be run with more than 5 party members. At the time, this "Scholo [[Nerf]]" was a common topic for party chat among long-time players. Loot in Scholomance has changed gradually over time. Originally, each boss dropped some relatively weak loot. The dungeon waned in popularity as players saw little point in running it after they had completed their quests and acquired their [[Dungeon Set 1]] hat. Blizzard again patched the dungeon. At this point, Scholomance drops a moderate amount of fairly useful items, including a very small chance at the epic {{loot|Epic|Headmaster's Charge}} and {{loot|Epic|Alanna's Embrace}}. The rewards available from the [[Argent Dawn]] have also broadened through patches. Scholomance is a staple source of Argent Dawn reputation and [[Scourgestone]]s. Players seeking [[Argent Dawn]] tradeskill recipes, resistance enchantments or [[Argent Dawn#Armaments of the Dawn|Armaments of the Dawn]] often spend a great deal of time in Scholomance or [[Stratholme]].
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Latest revision as of 06:49, February 24, 2014

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Instance portal blue Scholomance
Scholo
Scholomance loading screen
Scholomance loading graphic
LocationCaer Darrow, Western Plaguelands
Race(s) IconSmall Cultist Male IconSmall Cultist Female  Cultist
IconSmall Lich Male IconSmall Abomination IconSmall Banshee IconSmall Ghoul IconSmall Skeleton  Scourge
End boss Boss 15  Darkmaster Gandling
Instance info
TypeNormal, Heroic
Advised level40 - 43 (90)
Minimum level33 (38)
Min. avg.
item level
440
Player limit5
Bosses
Scholoban

The banner of Scholomance

The Scholomance (SKOH-loh-mance), a vile academy for prospective necromancers of the Scourge, is located in the ruins of the palatial House of Barov, on a rise overlooking the abandoned city of Caer Darrow. The enemy level range is 40 - 43 and requires that you be at least level 33 to enter (level 38 to queue via Dungeon Finder).

Many mini-bosses were removed when the instance was revamped for Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria.

Prior to being re-tuned for a lower level range with Patch 4.0.3a, Scholomance was probably the single most efficient pre- Bc icon instance for farming, with trash runs up to the Great Ossuary taking about 45 minutes for a fast player, and potentially yielding 100-200 Gold , depending on which rare items dropped. The instance had a very rich loot table for the level range, and individual mobs tended to drop good amounts of both coins and [Runecloth], which generally sold well on the Auction House. In addition, necromancers and dark summoners (as well as a few of the bosses) dropped the prized [Dark Runes], which were useful for raiders and could command prices of 15-20 Gold each on the Auction House. It was not uncommon for 3-4 to drop during a single run, adding potentially another 80 Gold to the instance's yield.

History Edit

The Scholomance was founded by the rogue wizard Kel'Thuzad nearly ten years ago. His Cult of the Damned renovated the ancient crypts beneath Caer Darrow (an old Arathorian fortress) and turned them into a school for necromancy. The Cult used this place to train its mortal agents and prepare to unleash the Plague of Undeath upon Lordaeron. It has been brewing with young talented wizards and adepts all this time. No one in Lordaeron knew. Originally, the Barov family (of Alterac) owned the land and gave it to the Cult in exchange for the Lich King's blessing of immortality. Now the Barovs remain as undead monsters. One of Kel'Thuzad's mightiest agents, the Ravenian, also lives within the recesses of the school — ever ready to devour those students who show any sign of weakness. The lich Ras Frostwhisper rules over the site and guards it for the Scourge, but the mortal necromancer, Darkmaster Gandling, serves as headmaster of the school, succeeding Araj the Summoner who was headmaster after Kel'thuzad.

From old World Dungeons site:

The Scholomance is housed within a series of crypts that lie beneath the ruined keep of Caer Darrow. Once owned by the noble Barov family, Caer Darrow fell into ruin following the Second War. As the wizard Kel'thuzad enlisted followers for his Cult of the Damned, he would often promise immortality in exchange for serving the Lich King. The Barov family fell to Kel'thuzad's charismatic influence and donated the keep and its crypts to the Scourge. The cultists then killed the Barovs and turned the ancient crypts into a school for necromancy known as the Scholomance. Though Kel'thuzad no longer resides in the crypts, devoted cultists and instructors still remain. The powerful lich, Ras Frostwhisper, rules over the site and guards it in the Scourge's name — while the mortal necromancer, Darkmaster Gandling, serves as the school's insidious headmaster.

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Difficulty pre-Cataclysm Edit

At release, Scholomance was an extremely challenging dungeon. Typically, the dungeon was raided in 10-man parties, with a difficulty similar to Upper Blackrock Spire. Subsequent patches in the summer of 2006 changed Scholomance drastically. Mobs were weakened slightly, and a great many were removed. However, Scholomance could no longer be run with more than 5 party members. At the time, this "Scholo Nerf" was a common topic for party chat among long-time players. Loot in Scholomance has changed gradually over time. Originally, each boss dropped some relatively weak loot. The dungeon waned in popularity as players saw little point in running it after they had completed their quests and acquired their Dungeon Set 1 hat. Blizzard again patched the dungeon. At this point, Scholomance dropped a moderate amount of fairly useful items, including a very small chance at the epic [Headmaster's Charge] and [Alanna's Embrace]. The rewards available from the Argent Dawn also broadened through patches. Scholomance was a staple source of Argent Dawn reputation and Scourgestones. Players seeking Argent Dawn tradeskill recipes, resistance enchantments or Armaments of the Dawn often spent a great deal of time in Scholomance or Stratholme.

Geography Edit

Maps Edit

Sub-regions Edit

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Barov Family Vault · Chamber of Summoning · The Coven · The Great Ossuary · Hall of Secrets · Hall of the Damned · Headmaster's Study · The Laboratory · The Reliquary · The Shadow Vault · The Viewing Room · Vault of the Ravenian

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In Scholomance Edit

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Bosses and Mini Bosses Edit

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Loot Edit

See Scholomance loot.

Scholomance faculty Edit

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Notes Edit

  • As of Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria, no key is required to enter the instance.[citation needed]
  • In Lands of Conflict, Scholomance is said to be below Andorhal, while the narrator was not able to explore Caer Darrow.
  • Non-Boss high elves in the instance still use the old model based on Night elven models rather than the ones based on Blood elven models.
  • Near Ras Frostwhisper is one of two Alchemy Labs known to exist in Azeroth, the other is in Blackwing Lair. However, for The Burning Crusade players, there are Alchemy Labs in Shattrath City and Sun's Reach.

Trivia Edit

  • According to Romanian legend, a real Scholomance exists by an unnamed lake in the mountains south of the city of Hermannstadt (called Sibiu in Romanian) in Transylvania. This school of black magic is said to be run by the Devil, and would accept only ten students at a time. The tenth would remain to serve the Devil as payment for his teachings. The Scholomance in WoW is placed in the middle of the lake, much like its legendary namesake. In Bram Stoker's Dracula, Count Dracula is said to have spent several years training under the Devil in the Scholomance. It is referenced in both Stoker's novel and an article titled "Transylvanian Superstitions" on page 136 of The Nineteenth Century by Emily Gerard.

Trivia Edit

  • According to early blue posts: Scholomance was originally thought of as an outdoor non-instanced area, much smaller, where Uther's Tomb is now. The designers made it so visually stunning that it was turned into an instance, so that it could be moved and enlarged.

Media Edit

The Story of Eva Sarkhoff WoW Machinima 11:47

The Story of Eva Sarkhoff WoW Machinima

Videos Edit

Wowhead MMO Champion
Scholomance Revamp - Mists of Pandaria Beta 18:16

Scholomance Revamp - Mists of Pandaria Beta

Scholomance - Heroic Instance Guide 07:05

Scholomance - Heroic Instance Guide

Nialinius
Dungeons & Raids Scholomance 14:28

Dungeons & Raids Scholomance

Circa Patch 4.2.2
Nivarka (1080p, with commentary)
NivPlay Scholomance Playthough Part 1 14:46

NivPlay Scholomance Playthough Part 1

NivPlay Scholomance Playthough Part 2 13:21

NivPlay Scholomance Playthough Part 2

NivPlay Scholomance Playthough Part 3 08:20

NivPlay Scholomance Playthough Part 3

Scholomance Playthrough Part 1 Scholomance Playthrough Part 2 Scholomance Playthrough Part 3

Patch changes Edit

  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28 August 2012): Scholomance mobs revamped and level 90 heroic version added.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level dropped significantly to 38-48
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.10.0 (28-Mar-2006): Capped at five players.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Several spawns removed from Scholomance. This should make for a more enjoyable 5 player experience.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05):
    • 20 new Rare items have been added to Scholomance.
    • Several Uncommon items have been upgraded to Rare quality.
    • There is a new load screen for Stratholme.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005):
    • Capped at ten players.
    • Lengthened the respawn time of many of the creatures in Scholomance.
    • Characters dying in the instanced portions of Scholomance will now correctly receive a corpse marker in the minimap and see the message letting them know that they need to enter the instance before they will be able to resurrect.

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