The Fastest Way to ICC from Dalaran

Getting to Icecrown Citadel from Dalaran is a bit of a pain in the ass.

I mean, first of all, there’s no flight path, which sucks. I’ve been spoiled by recent raids – TOC and Ulduar both had paths!

Don’t give me any of this “Anafielle, you have a 310 speed mount and crusader aura – it doesn’t get much faster than that!” bullshit. Look. Pointing myself in the right direction and zoning out is still more irritating than paying some taxi driver to get me there while I go down into the kitchen and mix myself a pre raid martini.

And not only do you actually have to FLY there, but furthermore, Dalaran itself gets in your way. Since Krasus’ Landing is on the wrong side of the city from ICC, you can’t fly straight there – you have to avoid the huge No Fly Zone that is the city. Like many of my raiding cohorts, I often find myself playing the “let’s see how far I can fly in the debuff area before I fall off my mount and have to float down through half the zone at a snail’s pace!” game.

And don’t give me any of that “But at least you’re a pally! You can click off the debuff and bubble right before you hit the ground!” bullshit. Look. I have three buttons on my keyboard. One of them is taunt. The other is my entire 96969 macro’d to a single key. The third is bubble/hearth, but you can’t hearth while you’re falling. No reason to confuse myself with more buttons.


There is another way.

Credit goes to Boogelawoof, a good real life friend and badass shammy healer. He discovered this gem of a method to get to ICC.

Hey everyone. So I hate going to IC from Krasus’ Landing cause I’ve been demounted an floated for days half way across the map. As such, I’ve been toying with ways to get to IC from alternate starting points. Some people that tried it out said I should put it on the forum so here I am.

Go to the purple parlor and walk outside. You can mount up there and it’s a beeline to IC. in case you don’t know how to get there, you have to go through the portal in the violet citadel that is opposite of the caverns of time portal. So you go right instead of left after you go up the big stairs. That is all, you may all go back to your day now.


Look, I don’t care if this is not actually shorter than the traditional way. It’s probably just about the same length. However, it wins – absolutely wins – in terms of convenience. I’m alliance, so my hearth is right next door to the Violet Citadel. I’m always logged off in the Alliance Inn, the alliance-side bank, or the Jewelcrafting shop. Violet Citadel is practically closer than Krasus’ Landing.

Get there – zip through the portal – mount up – and fly in a straight shot to ICC!

Try it out. If you’re immensely lazy like me and dislike silly inconveniences like flying around a huge no-fly zone like Dalaran, you’ll love this new way to ICC.


11 Responses to “The Fastest Way to ICC from Dalaran”

  1. 1 candy March 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

    OMG I am totally going to try this next raid. I hate the stupid floaty island that tends to zap me on my way to ICC standard.

  2. 2 tijerasprot March 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

    You can also use the sewer exit next to the inn. Once you are in the exit pipe you can mount up. I believe it lines up to be right under the violet citadel as well. My hearth is set to the sewer. I hate logging in to the lag at the inn. Only time the sewer inn sucks is on days when the fishing daily is in the sewer.

  3. 3 shieldbreakr March 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Done. This is the new way to get to ICC for me. Kudos to you and Boogelawoof for finding this and relaying it.

  4. 4 Kestrel March 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Hmm…I just fly straight up so I’m above the “No Fly Zone” (it’s not that high) and head just about due west. No problem for me.

  5. 5 Ceralyn March 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    This sounds AMAZING. Will try next raid for certain. I also follow the fly straight up and turn method but it’s just not the same as mounting and heading out on a straight beeline.

  6. 6 ithilyn March 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I second Kestrel, that’s what I do: go to Kraus’ Landing, fly up for a few seconds to get above the no fly zone then go west.

  7. 7 Klueless May 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    doesn’t anyone else use the portal to Wintergrasp (if you have it) and fly from there?

  8. 8 Wrathy June 27, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Oh wow, I thought that the purple parlor was common knowledge. I have used it since the days of ToTGC. I even hang out up there when I dont want to be bothered. Well not technically in the parlor, but way above it on the top of the spire.

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