WoW Dungeon Quest Guide: Shadowfang Keep
This is a quest guide to the World of Warcraft dungeon, Shadowfang Keep. Wrought with worgen and ghost, battle your way to mad wizard Arugal and claim his treasure!
Quests in Shadowfang Keep
Shadowfang Keep is a low-level dungeon available to both Alliance and Horde characters. It is located on the south-eastern shoreline of the Silverpine Forrest. The dungeon has some great loot for mages and warriors around level twenty-four. It is also a great place to built up a character's skinning abilities or farm leather, since Shadowfang Keep is full of worgen. One thing Shadowfang Keep (or SFK for short) does lack is quests. This instance only offers three quests to Horde players of any class along with one Horde class quest and two Alliance class quests. Alliance players have to sneak through the Horde controlled Silverpine Forrest to reach the instance.
Horde Quests: Deathstalkers in Shadowfang
This quest begins with High Executor Hadrec at the Sepulcher in Silverpine Forrest. The objective is to find two missing Deathstalkers, Deathstalker Adament and Deathstalker Vincent. Both of the missing undead are in Shadowfang Keep. Deathstalker Adament was captured by the worgen and put in a cell guarded by Rethilgore, one of the instance bosses. Once Rethilgore has been defeated you can open the cells. You must follow Adament to a door which he will open, allowing Horde players to continue through the instance. Deathstalker Vincent's body can be found just to the right after going through the door opened by Deathstalker Adament. Once you have found Deathstalker Vincent's body, the quest objectives are considered complete. Players must return to High Executor Hadrec to claim their reward, in this case some cloth shoulders.
Arugal Must Die
Dalar Dawnweaver offers this quest which has players heading into the deepest depths of Shadowfang Keep to kill Arugal, a mad human wizard who dwells there. If your intention is only to kill Arugal and claim the achievement, then the quickest route, after Adament open the door past the jail cells is through the courtyard, then veering to the right. This will take you up a stone incline. Avoid going into the keep via the door on the left, just follow the path to the top of the incline. This will bring you directly to Arugal's house. Players must return to Dalar Dawnweaver at the Sepulcher with Arugal's head. This quest yields a blue ring that is geared towards warrior classes.
The Book of Ur
Keeper Bel'dugur at the Apothecarium in Undercity begins this retrieval quest for the Book of Ur. The Book of Ur is located on a bookshelf in the room with Fenrus, just before you reach Arugal, all you have to do is grab the quest in Undercity, then pick up the book and return it to Keeper Bel'dugur. If multiple characters in the group need to pick up the Book of Ur then the players will have to wait for the book to respawn for each player. The book respawns rather quickly so this shouldn't take too long. Completing this quest allows you to choose between two green reward items, a mail set of bracers and some leather boots. Players will also gain five hundred rep with Undercity and a small amount of rep with Thunder Bluff and Silvermoon City.
Paladin Class Quests
There are two Paladin class quests that have players go into Shadowfang Keep, one quest for the Horde and the other for the Alliance. Both quests are similar, having paladins run through a series of low level dungeons. For the Horde, the quest is called “The Path of the Adapt", the the one for the Alliance is called “The Test of Righteousness".
The Path of the Adapt
Horde paladins must enter Shadowfang Keep, Blackfathom Deeps, Ragefire Chasm and Deatholm to complete The Path of the Adapt. In Shadowfang Keep, players are after a crate of Bloodforged Ingots. The crate is located in the stables just off the courtyard that is opened up by Deathstalker Adament.
The Test of Righteousness
For Alliance paladins, the “Test of Righteousness" takes them into the Deadmines, Shadowfang Keep, and Blackfathom Deeps plus they must travel into the heart of an ogre village in Loch Modan. When heading into Shadowfang Keep, Paladins need to retrieve Jordan's Smithing Hammer. Like its Horde counterpart, the item is located in the horse stable.
Warlock Class Quest: The Orb of Soran'ruk
The warlock class quest that involves Shadowfang Keep is the same for both Horde and Alliance players. This quest is picked up by talking to Doan Karhan. Doan is not very easy to find, he is located in a small camp just west of Camp Taurajo in the Barrens. This is an especially difficult trek for Alliance characters who need to sneak through the Barrens to pick up the quest, then through the Silverpine Forrest to reach Shadowfang Keep and then back through the Barrens to drop off the fragments of the Orb of Soran'ruk to Doan. The large fragment can be obtained in Shadowfang Keep by killing Shadowfang Darksouls, one will eventually drop it.