Assault on Violet Hold

LFD Level: 105 – 110 (Heroic/Mythic Level: 110)
Minimum Level: ?

To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat the leader of the Assault’.
You will deal with a lot of trash packs in this dungeon, they will come in waves through portals between boss fights.
There are 2 types of portals that spawn, one has a Portal Guardian/Keeper with mini adds and the other is an Elite Legion Squad.
There can be rare bosses (stars on map) & treasures (chest on minimap) found around the dungeon.

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find the Assault on Violet Hold entrance within Dalaran, The Broken Isles.
The coordinates are (66.3,68.5)


Dalaran is easy to get to once you gain access to The Broken Isles, you will also get a Dalaran Hearthstone.

Once here make your way to The Violet Hold, bottom right of map.


Open the doors, you should see the portal entrance.



Map 1

You will not have to fight all 8 of the bosses here, when you start dungeon you will need to kill waves of mobs then a random boss will be released.
You will fight 2 random bosses, a mini boss Lord Malgath, then the final boss is random between Sael’orn or Fel Lord Betrug.



1. Shivermaw2. Mindflayer Kaahrj3. Anub'esset4. Festerface5. Millificent Manastorm6. Blood-Princess Thal'ena7. Fel Lord Betrug8. Sael'ornTrash

shivermaw-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Avoid frontal cone Frost Breath & Tail Sweep from behind. Move out of blue swirls during Relentless Storm. Flys in air & casts Ice Bomb, go up steps to avoid being frozen.

Heroic Differences: Frigid Winds inflicts a dot to all nearby players dealing frost damage & movement speed reduced by 40%.

mindflayer-kaahrj-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Move out of purple swirls on ground. Dps kill tendril adds. Interrupt Hysteria or dispel the fear. Doom applies dot to tank, when dot ends healer be ready.

Heroic Differences: For Collapsing Shadows players need to move out of the purple swirls that are falling down.

anubesset-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Tank use a damage reduction on Manditible Strike as it reduces your healing taken. Point Impale away from other players, erupts spikes in a line. Calls adds to fight, focus kill the Scarabs to help healer out.

Heroic Differences: Blistering Beetles will spawn and fixate on nearby players, when they die or reach a player they will explode. They leave a green pool on the ground, move out of this.

festerface-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Avoid of frontal cone Congealing Vomit, also spawns Goo adds. Focus kill Goos, note they respawn after 12 secs. To stop adds respawning pull boss over their dead bodies & he will eat them.

Heroic Differences: Gains energy during fight, when reaches 100 energy will spawn a Black Bile. The Black Bile needs killing immediately as reduces absorbs & heals 100%.

Each Goo that the boss eats will remove 20 energy from him, do this to help stop the Black Bile spawning.

millificent-manastorm-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Click Elementium Squirrel Bomb to disarm it before explodes. Focus kill Rocket Chickens & avoid their rockets fired in straight line. At 50% boss gets mad & the Rocket Chickens become indestructible, focus on killing boss.

Heroic Differences: Rocket Chickens now fire mini rockets damaging all players with fire damage.

blood-princess-thalena-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Bites a random player giving them a 1 min debuff (Essence of the Blood Princess). When debuff ends you must bite another player within 10 secs, bite dps first, tank last. Kill boss before everyone turns into vampires. Move out of red pools on ground.

Heroic Differences: Focus kill the Congealed Blood adds that spawn out the pools, they must be killed before reach boss otherwise she heals.

Players affected with ‘Essence of the Blood Princess’ can run through a Congealed Blood to instantly kill it.

fel-lord-betrug-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Faces a player for frontal cone Fel Slash, avoid this. Caotic Energy explodes on a player damaging all nearby, stay spread. Mighty Smash throws 4 players to one side of room, run to boss & free the 1 player trapped in crystals before their executed.

Heroic Differences: Seed of Destruction is cast on 2 players, run out with Wake of Destruction before explodes as does high damage to all nearby.

saelorn-modelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Faces a player for frontal cone Venom Spray, avoid this. Fel Detonation explodes on a player dealing aoe damage. Pulls players in with Web Grab. Spawns spider adds, they focus a player. Spiders will run away if you face your character to them.

Heroic Differences: Toxic Blood erupts from the targeted player, leaves a nature damage dot.

Below are some notable trash casts:

Elite Legion Squad
Blazing Infernal: Quickly interrupt Blazing Hellfire. Avoid frontal cone Fel Slam.
Infiltrator Assassin: Dispel Fel Blind.
Eredar Shadow Mender: Move out of swirls under your feet.

Portal Guardians/Keepers
Portal Keeper Dreadlord: Interrupt Carrion Swarm & Vampiric Cleave.
Heroic/Mythic Differences: Move away from green clouds on floor.
Portal Keeper Felguard: Quickly interrupt Violent Fel Energy. Move out of the Fel Axe. Dispel Soul Slash from tank.
Portal Guardian Jailer: Dispel Soul Exhaustion on tank. Move away from Prison cage, pulls in nearby players.
Heroic/Mythic Differences: Traps random player inside prison cage, free them by attacking the cage..
Portal Guardian Inquisitor: Quickly interrupt Shield of Eyes. Move away from Eyebombs thrown on ground.

The mini adds that spawn with the portals should be tanked and dps AoE/cleave, if they aren’t killed, they can overwhelm your group.

Lord Malgath (Mini Boss)
Mini boss before end, offers no loot.
Interrupt Shadow Bolt Volley. Player with Shadow Bomb run away from group until it explodes. Spawns Shadow Beast adds but when they die they leave a dark patch on ground, move out of these.



Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

You're Just Making It WORSE!

Must be on Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat Millificent Manastorm after she gets very angry with you.

To do this each player will need the Toy: Manastorm’s Duplicator. This toy is a reward from the Quest:For The Children! (See ‘Upper Blackrock Spire’ Dungeon under ‘Quests’ on how to get this).

During fight when your group is ready all use the toy, when you have all turned into her husband Millhouse she is unamused by your disguise.

Millificent will then hit you for high damage giving you the debuff Millificent’s Ire. Since the damage is high it’s a good idea to use any defensive cooldowns.

Once your whole group has this debuff you will get the achievement.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Legion Hero’.

I Made a Food!

Must be on Mythic difficulty.

You need to defeat Festerface after killing a Black Bile.

To allow a Black Bile to spawn you will need to let the boss gain 100 energy, to do this you must not let him eat any Goo adds. As long as you don’t pull the boss over any Goo bodies he should not be able to eat them.

Once a Black Bile has spawned focus kill it and then you can defeat the boss.