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Detention Block

Kharan Mighthammer
Commander Gor'shak
Marshal Windsor
High Interrogator Gerstahn
Dughal Stormwing

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Halls of the Law

Jaz
Ograbisi
Shill Dinger
Lord Roccor
Houndmaster Grebmar
Crest Killer
Tobias Seecher

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Ring of Law (Arena)

Anub'shiah
Eviscerator
Gorosh the Dervish
Grizzle
Hedrum the Creeper
Ok'thor the Breaker
Theldren & Company

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Outer Blackrock Depths

Pyromancer Loregrain
Warder Stilgiss & Verek
Watchman Doomgrip
Dark Keepers
Fineous Darkvire
Lord Incendius
Bael'Gar
General Angerforge
Golem Lord Argelmach

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Grim Guzzler

Ribbly Screwspigot
Hurley Blackbreath
Mistress Nagmara
Phalanx
Plugger Spazzring
Private Rocknot
Lokhtos Darkbargainer
Coren Direbrew (Brewfest, summoned)

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Inner Blackrock Depths

Ambassador Flamelash
Panzor the Invincible
The Seven
Magmus
High Priestess of Thaurissan
Princess Moira Bronzebeard
Emperor Dagran Thaurissan

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The Blackrock Depths are the deepest parts of Blackrock Mountain, ruled by the Dark Iron dwarves led by Emperor Dagran Thaurissan. Several minions of the Firelord Ragnaros also make their home in these lava-lined depths. Blackrock Depths is currently the largest 5 man instance in the game. The average time to complete the entire instance is 4-6 hours. The enemy level range is 48-59, and the minumum level requirement to enter is level 40.

History

From World Dungeons on the old WoW site:

Once the capital city of the Dark Iron dwarves, this volcanic labyrinth now serves as the seat of power for Ragnaros the Firelord. Ragnaros has uncovered the secret to creating life from stone and plans to build an army of unstoppable golems to aid him in conquering the whole of Blackrock Mountain. Obsessed with defeating Nefarian and his draconic minions, Ragnaros will go to any extreme to achieve final victory.

Also known as the Blackrock Deeps[1] (LoC 42)

Geography

Maps and subregions

Main article: Blackrock Depths regions
The Black VaultChamber of EnchantmentDark Iron HighwayDetention BlockThe DomicileEast GarrisonThe Grim GuzzlerHall of CraftingHalls of the LawThe Imperial SeatThe Iron HallThe LyceumThe ManufactoryThe Molten BridgeMold FoundryRing of the LawShadowforge CityShrine of ThaurissanSummoners' TombWest Garrison

Quests

Main article: Blackrock Depths Quests

Dungeon denizens

Minor NPCs

The depths are inhabited by Dark Iron Dwarves, their demonic bloodhound pets, their golem protectors, and their fire elemental allies. There is also a presence of Twilight's Hammer ambassadors inside the city and the detention block area.

The dwarves in the Depths consist primarily of warrior- and priest-types. Outside the Shadowforge City, the dwarves are all elite. Inside the city, one can find groups of one or two elite dwarves or Twilight cultists surrounded by a cadre of non-elite citizens. Some other humanoid races appear in the city, and in the Ring of Law.

The demonic bloodhounds in the Depths are renown for their ability to sniff out stealthed rogues and druids. They will sometimes be grouped into their own pack, and sometimes included into a group with humanoid allies. All of the dogs are non-elite, but their damage capability in large numbers is not to be underestimated.

The golems and fire elementals in the Depths generally fit the stereotypes of their races. The golems are strong and well armored melee attackers, though some exceptional specimens have the ability to release area-of-effect fire spells. The fire elementals cause large amounts of fire damage with melee attacks and ranged fire spells.

Anvilrage Military
Twilight's Hammer Cultists
Shadowforge Dwarves
Golem Mechanics
Fire Elementals
Golems
  • Rageweaver Golem: casts Uppercut (knocks the target into the air), Flurry (Increases the caster's attack speed.) and Enrage (Increases caster's attack power.)
  • Molten War Golem: casts Fire Blast, Immolate and Flame Shield (passive spell, deals additional fire damage to targets that hit it)
  • Wrath Hammer Construct: casts Flame Cannon (direct damage fire spell)
  • Warbringer Construct:
Darkhounds
  • Bloodhound: casts Rend,Dire Growl (reduces Strength and Agility by 47)), Ravenous Claw (normal damage plus extra)
  • Bloodhound Mastiff: casts Rend,Dire Growl (reduces Strength and Agility by 47), Blood Leech (deals damage to the target and heals the caster for 3 times the damage), Ravenous Claw (normal damage plus extra)
Creatures of the Ring of the Law

This list is not complete.

Common bosses

Rare bosses

These characters are just as tough as the common bosses, but do not appear in every trip to this instance.

Neutral NPCs

Friendly NPCs

  • Mistress Nagmara, found in the Grim Guzzler, has a single quest available to both Alliance and Horde.
  • Lokhtos Darkbargainer, also in the Grim Guzzler, has a number of repeatable quests available at level 60 which can increase your faction rating with the Thorium Brotherhood. As your faction increases, he will also serve as a shopkeep to sell a small selection of high-level alchemy, blacksmithing, enchanting, leatherworking, and tailoring recipes.
  • Kharan Mighthammer is imprisoned in the Detention Block. He is an intermediate quest target / quest giver in the Alliance quest chain which rewards you for killing Emperor Thaurissian.
  • Marshal Windsor is imprisoned in the Detention Block. He is an NPC / quest giver in the Alliance quest chains for Onyxia attunement.
  • Commander Gor'shak is also imprisoned in the Detention Block. He is a quest target/giver for the Horde quest chain involving killing Emperor Thaurissian.

Other details

Dark Iron

See also: Blackrock Depths Dark Iron stealth mining guide

Blackrock Depths is one of the two places where Dark Iron ore can be mined reliably, with the other location being Molten Core. Since patch 1.7 dark iron ore nodes have begun to appear rarely in the Burning Steppes and the Searing Gorge. Blackrock Depths is also the location of the Black Forge and the Black Anvil. The Black Forge is the only place where dark iron ore can be smelted into bars. The Black Anvil is required for most crafting recipes that require dark iron bars. As such, a run in BRD is essential to almost any blacksmithing or engineering work which uses that rare metal.

Blacksmithing

Scattered around Blackrock Depths are Blacksmithing Plans which appear as scrolls that can be clicked on with a gear icon. Only a high level Blacksmith should click on these plans, if anyone without high level blacksmithing attempts to use them the plans will be destroyed. Opening the scroll will give you one of the following BoP plans:

As mentioned, anyone can click on the Blacksmithing Plans but without the proper skill you will destroy the plans. Also, the plans within are BoP so you may want to roll before using them if you have multiple smiths.

Places to find different plans:

  • Beside Golem Lord Argelmach in a room inside the manufactory.
  • In the manufactory on a bench on the right.
  • In the room before the 7 ghosts, beside the stairs.
  • Near General Angerforge on a shelf.

Engineering

Several engineering schematics are available only in the Depths.

Loot

Loot updated for Patch 2.3.0.

Bosses

Notable Loot from High Interrogator Gerstahn:
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Notable Loot from Hurley Blackbreath:
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Inv drink 04.png
Inv helmet 46.png


Notable Loot from Phalanx:
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Inv belt 25.png
Inv shoulder 16.png


Notable Loot from Plugger Spazzring:
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Notable Loot from Ribbly Screwspigot:
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Inv misc bag 20.png


Notable Loot from Anub'shiah:
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Inv misc cape 19.png
Inv boots 01.png
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Notable Loot from Eviscerator:
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Inv bracer 13.png
Inv gauntlets 04.png
Inv shoulder 13.png


Notable Loot from Gorosh the Dervish:
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Inv jewelry ring 36.png
Inv spear 01.png
Inv pants leather 21.png


Notable Loot from Grizzle:
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Inv boots plate 02.png
Inv axe 12.png
Inv belt 16.png
Inv scroll 03.png


Notable Loot from Hedrum the Creeper:
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Inv helmet 01.png
Inv gauntlets 12.png
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Notable Loot from Ok'thor the Breaker:
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Inv jewelry ring 08.png
Inv gauntlets 15.png
Inv pants 03.png


Notable Loot from Ambassador Flamelash:
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Inv jewelry amulet 07.png
Inv misc cape 18.png
Inv spear 01.png
Inv gauntlets 04.png


Notable Loot from Bael'Gar:
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Inv hammer 09.png
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Inv belt 11.png


Notable Loot from Fineous Darkvire:
Inv helmet 44.png
Inv helmet 20.png
Inv shoulder 15.png
Inv pants 09.png
Inv shirt black 01.png


Notable Loot from General Angerforge:
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Inv chest plate04.png
Inv pants 09.png
Inv sword 25.png
Inv jewelry amulet 01.png
Inv jewelry talisman 01.png


Notable Loot from Golem Lord Argelmach:
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Inv jewelry ring 05.png
Inv boots 05.png
Inv jewelry talisman 06.png


Notable Loot from Houndmaster Grebmar:
Inv misc cape 18.png
Inv boots 01.png
Inv misc cape 20.png
Inv weapon bow 04.png
Inv weapon rifle 07.png


Notable Loot from Lord Incendius:
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Inv bracer 02.png
Inv bracer 18.png
Inv bracer 05.png
Inv bracer 18.png
Inv bracer 10.png


Notable Loot from Lord Roccor:
Inv shoulder 26.png
Inv relics idolofferocity.png
Inv shoulder 09.png
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Inv shield 02.png
Inv misc note 01.png


Notable Loot from Magmus:
Inv helmet 23.png
Inv hammer 10.png
Inv relics libramoftruth.png
Inv misc orb 05.png
Inv relics totemofrage.png


Notable Loot from Panzor the Invincible(Rare):
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Inv boots plate 01.png
Inv boots cloth 05.png
Inv sword 47.png


Notable Loot from Pyromancer Loregrain:
Inv chest cloth 07.png
Inv staff 18.png
Inv staff 13.png
Inv pants 03.png
Inv misc note 01.png


Notable Loot from Warder Stilgiss:
Inv sword 23.png
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Notable Loot from Verek, Warder Stilgiss' minion:
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Notable Loot from Princess Moira Bronzebeard:
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Notable Loot from Emperor Dagran Thaurissan:
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Notable Loot from Chest of The Seven:
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Notable Loot from Secret Safe:
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Changes

The player cap was 10 before patch 1.10, after which it was adjusted down to 5.

External links

Map at wowdigger.com

  1. ^ LoC, 42
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