Dragon Soul Instance Guides

The Dragon Soul is the final raid instance of the Cataclysm expansion.[2] It was released with Patch 4.3.0 on November 29, 2011. Dragon Soul contains eight bosses, in multiple locations, culminating in the battle withDeathwing. It is the most difficult raid instance in Cataclysm, coming after the Firelands raid.

Characters will progress through Dragonblight, where Deathwing's forces are besieging the Wyrmrest Temple; the Eye of Eternity, the former sanctum of Malygos; and the trek through the ocean into the Maelstrom.

In order to unlock unrestricted access to Heroic 10M and Heroic 25M modes, the  [Destroyer's End] achievementmust be completed first.

Dungeon Journal

Forged by Deathwing during the War of the Ancients, the Dragon Soul harnessed the combined power of the dragonflights until it was ultimately destroyed. Through the Caverns of Time, Thrall and the remaining dragonflights were able to recover the powerful artifact before its destruction. Now they have rallied at Wyrmrest Temple in a desperate attempt to use the might of the Dragon Soul against Deathwing himself.

Dungeon denizens

  •  Bound earth elementals
  •  Bound water elementals
  •  Dragons
  •  Dwarves
  •  Faceless ones
  •  Goblins
  •  Humans
  •  Night elves
  •  Oozes
  •  Orcs
  •  Stone golem
  •  Tauren
  •  Tentacles
    •  Eye stalks
  •  Vrykul


  •   [85] Proving Your Worth
  •   [85] Cluster Clutch
  •   [85] Sharpening Your Fangs
  •   [85] Patricide


  •  [Fall of Deathwing]
  •  [Dragon Soul Guild Run]
  •  [Heroic: Morchok]
  •  [Heroic: Warlord Zon'ozz]
  •  [Heroic: Yor'sahj the Unsleeping]
  •  [Heroic: Hagara the Stormbinder]
  •  [Heroic: Ultraxion]
  •  [Heroic: Warmaster Blackhorn]
  •  [Heroic: Spine of Deathwing]
  •  [Heroic: Madness of Deathwing]
  •  [Heroic: Deathwing Guild Run]
  •  [Chromatic Champion]
  •  [Deck Defender]
  •  [Destroyer's End]
  •  [Don't Stand So Close to Me]
  •  [Siege of Wyrmrest Temple]
  •  [Holding Hands]
  •  [Maybe He'll Get Dizzy...]
  •  [Minutes to Midnight]
  •  [Ping Pong Champion]
  •  [Realm First! Deathwing]
  •  [Taste the Rainbow!]


Raid Finder

Dragon Soul is the first raid instance to support the Raid Finder feature. When entered at the Raid Finder difficulty level, the following changes apply:[4]

  • Only 25-man mode is supported
  • The raid is split into two parts of four bosses each, with a 250  [Valor Points] rewarded for defeating the final boss of each part.
  • The difficulty of many boss fights is reduced
  • The loot table for many bosses is shared
  • No Raid lockout applies; every character may loot each boss once per week

Power of the Aspects

Main article: Power of the Aspects

Effective beginning the completion of server maintenance for the week of January 31st, 2012, the debuff "Power of the Aspects" is applied to all enemies in Dragon Soul, which reduces their health and damage dealt. The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul if a raid wishes to attempt the encounters without the aid of the Dragon Aspects.