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The Ruby Sanctum 3.3.5

by on February 22, 2010

We reported last week that Icecrown Citadel would be the last major tiered raid instance and speculated about the possibility of another dragon encounter below the Wyrmrest Temple. It would appear the speculation was spot on with this announcement from community manager Zarhym:

As we prepare for the public testing phase of minor content patch 3.3.3, some players might come across information regarding upcoming content that isn’t yet available. To avoid any confusion, we’d like to tell you about an exciting new raid dungeon we are working on for content patch 3.3.5

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The Ruby Sanctum

A powerful war party of the Black Dragonflight, led by the fearsome Twilight dragon, Halion, have launched an assault upon the Ruby Sanctum beneath Wyrmrest Temple. By destroying the sanctum, the Black Dragonflight look to crush those that would stand in the way of their master’s reemergence into Azeroth and to ultimately shatter the Wyrmrest Accord – the sacred bond that unites the dragonflights.

The battle that is to come will surely deal a crippling blow to the Red Dragonflight, however, it is up to you to stop this unprecedented offensive and defend the Ruby Sanctum. First you must face the assault of Halion’s servants, Saviana Ragefire, Baltharus the Warborn, and General Zarithrian, before squaring off against Halion the Twilight Destroyer, a new and deadly force in this realm.

The Ruby Sanctum will feature 10- and 25-player content, Heroic difficulties and all-new rewards! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to its release.


It would appear that Halion’s servants will be mini bosses dropping a few extra frost badges with Halion himself dropping trinkets to suit most classes and specs. Loot is set to be on par with ICC so we are looking at gear roughly around the 251-277 mark depending on the difficulty setting of the encounter.

The dungeon certainly holds some exciting lore as it is the trigger for the upcoming Cataclysm expansion which will see Deathwing rise up with the black dragon flight.

As soon as more information is available about The Ruby Sanctum and patch 3.3.5 it will be here on godisageek.com.