The ones you need to prepare for the most

There are nine raids in WoW’s WotLK expansion, culminating in a life-or-death battle with the Lich King himself. However, the actual last one of the expansion is slightly unrelated to the plot. As the expansion’s final raid, it serves as the final challenge. At any rate, here are the dungeons you should invest more WoW WoTLK Classic gold into because otherwise, you’ll fail it and waste the opportunity. These aren’t in any particular order, so the first or last one won’t be the most challenging.

 The Vault of Archavon

While it is one of the raids available earlier in the expansion, its difficulty lies with its availability. That is, it is only open to one faction at specific periods. Besides that, because it lies in a contested zone, both groups must fight for control over Wintergrasp to enter the raid. Even before entering the dungeon, you’ll be tired after fighting the opposition first. 

This can get in the way of farming it, but then again, at this point, there are many activities and other features you can busy yourself with at this point. The wait would be manageable since you can fill the time with other things. Also, once one side has gained control, it stays that way for a few days before resetting, and the battle starts again.

Still, you shouldn’t underestimate the raid itself. Despite its early release, at the more significant difficulties, it can match the dungeons nearer the end of the cycle. You’ll need a cooperative team and solid strategies to get through this raid safely.


In the depths of the Storm Peaks lies one of the remnants of Titan-constructed facilities. This one, in particular, is a prison unlike any you’ve seen before. Its vast corridors and twisting layout contain the most dangerous entities in Azeroth. You must always be on your toes in this raid because one misstep can spell doom for you and your party.

It’s filled with mechanics that you won’t find anywhere else. Vehicles, portals, and other features will help you navigate it. More than that, if you want even more of a challenge, its hard mode is accessed by completing specific challenges throughout the raid. In others, you can set it up before entering, but you must come ready for it here.

Beware, though, because the prison is also the home to one of the greatest threats to Azeroth: Yogg-Saron. With the proper strategies, you can survive and defeat him (albeit he’s in his weaker form). However, he doesn’t make it easy with his insanity-inducing mechanic. Fortunately, some NPCs can be called upon to help with this battle. Still, some players decide to refrain from using them for the challenge.

Lastly, if you know the key and where his door is, there’s a secret boss around this raid.

Ulduar can throw some players on a loop with all its unique mechanics. In that aspect, it becomes challenging to adapt and counter. Still, even when you’re used to it, the slightest mistake can unravel the most carefully plotted strategies, so you should remain on guard in the raid.

Icecrown Citadel

This raid is the climax of the expansion’s storyline. You’ve disrupted the Lich King’s army and have stormed his fortress. Slowly and methodically, you cut through his most vital servants, and at the end, you’ll face him in an epic battle.

Icecrown Citadel closes the storyline of the Lich King, Arthas Menethil. Although one last raid comes after this, that one doesn’t have the impact this raid has. Players old and new have seen Arthas’ rise and fall, so the moment of completing the dungeon the first time will evoke many emotions.

While the Lich King is the crown (pun intended) of the raid, his underlings are not to be scoffed at. You’ll have to fight and defeat 11 other bosses before getting to battle him, and each one will make it challenging for your team. As if that weren’t difficult enough, the whole fortress is made from the blood of Yogg-Saron. That means players must also manage the insanity emanating from the citadel’s every nook and cranny.

Teams will have to bring their A-game in this raid. Fighting 11 bosses is no joke. With each needing their own strategies to counter their mechanics, it truly is one of the more challenging dungeons. Everybody has to be on their toes, ready for anything the raid throws at them.

Your Mileage May Vary

Anything that deals with the ‘best,’ ‘hardest,’ or ‘strongest’ are subjective, and people will see them differently. Sometimes, people agree that ‘yes, this is the [superlative],’ but it will always be near-unanimous at most. Some will always disagree with the opinion. That’s natural. We all have differing opinions, and that’s how the world has variety. The point is nobody’s opinion is right or wrong, and you cannot hold it against another.

Despite (or maybe because of) the difficulty, these raids can reward the best WoTLK items. If you want the best and most optimal setup for your character, it can be found in these raids. The most important thing is that you have fun while in a dungeon. It keeps runs from being dull and relaxes you for the next battle.

Enjoy WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic!