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The Stonecore is a dungeon located in Deepholm, introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The entrance is at

[47, 52]

on the west side of the Temple of Earth, 2/3 to the top.


Within the Temple of Earth, locked in the heart of Deepholm, lies the Stonecore. It was inside these caverns that the Twilight's Hammer toiled over Deathwing, hammering elementium plates to the Dragon Aspect's body in an attempt to hold his tormented form together. With his renewal complete, Deathwing ascended into Azeroth, shattering the World Pillar and destabilizing the region of Deepholm.

These fanatics revere Deathwing as an agent of destruction, and his former lair as a sacred place. Yet, rather than accompany him into Azeroth, a massive number of cultists have gathered at the Stonecore. What they hope to call forth is yet unknown - but Deepholm, already shattered near to the point of collapse, cannot afford their success.


Location: Deepholm. West side of the Temple of Earth. Then the hard part, the z-axis. The entrance is about two-thirds of the way up the central pillar. There’s a distinct landing platform once you get to that level or higher. Cataclysm Dungeon Location Gallery.

Dungeon denizens


  • Corborus - The giant Gyreworm and first boss of Stonecore.
  • Slabhide - The elemental drake and second boss of Stonecore.
  • Ozruk The stone giant and third boss of Stonecore.
  • High Priestess Azil The final boss of Stonecore.


The first few pulls of the instance involve Millhouse Manastorm with a group of 3-5 other enemies. The Stonecore Earthshapers should be dealt with using AoE attacks or by killing them first. The Earthshapers have an ability with a long cast time (called Force of Earth) to turn into a large Earth Elemental; it needs to be interrupted, as a transformed Earth Elemental can quickly decimate the party with Sandstorm. Attack Millhouse Manastorm next; in these fights he is more of an annoyance than an actual threat, but with his wide array of both direct and AoE damage spells he is still more of a threat than the rest of his cohorts. Once Manastorm's health reaches halfway, he will run off to the next group and await the party there, leaving you to mop up the rest of his friends in the current fight.

Roaming bands of small, non-elite earth elementals will often aggro onto the party during these pulls. These deal little damage and can be killed easily with AoE.

Once the party has dealt with Manastorm a number of times, he is then backed into a corner, where he is quickly squashed by Corborus.




Normal Loot

Corburus Type Description Slot
Inv gauntlets 06.png [Dolomite Adorned Gloves] Cloth Healer Gloves
Inv jewelry ring 39.png [Phosphorescent Ring] Ring Tank Finger
Inv shoulder 92.png [Cinnabar Shoulders] Plate Paladin Shoulder
Inv misc key 10.png [Key to the Endless Chamber] Trinket Melee Trinket
Slabhide Type Description Slot
Inv jewelry ring 55.png [Rose Quartz Band] Ring Caster Finger
Inv shield 56.png [Stalagmite Dragon] Relic Tank Relic
Inv gauntlets 30.png [Hematite Plate Gloves] Plate Tank/Melee Gloves
Inv misc stonedragonblue.png [Reins of the Vitreous Stone Drake] Item Rare Drop Mount
Ozruk Type Description Slot
Inv belt 17.png [Belt of the Ringworm] Plate Healer Waist
Inv bracer 07.png [Elementium Scale Bracers] Mail Melee Wrist
Inv misc enggizmos 12.png [Tendrils of Burrowing Dark] Trinket Caster/Healer Trinket
Inv jewelry necklace 16.png [Pendant of the Lightless Grotto] Neck Melee Neck
Inv sword 102.png [Sword of the Bottomless Pit] Sword Tank Two-Hand
High Priestess Azil Type Description Slot
Inv boots cloth 15.png [Slippers of the Twilight Prophet] Cloth Caster Feet
Inv helmet 121.png [Cowl of the Unseen World] Mail Caster Head
Inv misc bone 08.png [Magnetite Mirror] Trinket Melee Trinket
Inv misc enggizmos 06.png [Tear of Blood] Trinket Healing Trinket
Inv misc armorkit 21.png [Leaden Despair] Trinket Tank Trinket
Inv staff 71.png [Darkling Staff] Staff Melee Two-Hand

Heroic Loot

Corburus Type Description Slot
[Cinnabar Shoulders (heroic)] Plate Healing Shoulders
Dolomite Adorned Gloves (heroic) Cloth Healing Hands
Fist of Pained Senses (heroic) Fist Weapon Melee Main Hand
Key to the Endless Chamber (heroic) Trinket Damage Finger
Phosphorescent Ring (heroic) Ring Tank Finger
Slabhide Type Description Slot
Deep Delving Gloves (heroic) Leather Healing Hands
Hematite Plate Gloves (heroic) Plate Melee Hands
Quicksilver Blade (heroic) Dagger Melee One-Hand
Rose Quartz Band (heroic) Finger Healer Ring
Stalagmite Dragon (heroic) Trinket Tank Trinket
Inv misc stonedragonblue.png [Reins of the Vitreous Stone Drake] Item Rare Drop Mount
Ozruk Type Description Slot
Inv belt 74.png [Belt of the Ringworm H] Plate Healing Waist
High Priestess Azil Type Description Slot
[Leaden Despair] Trinket Tank Finger


Into the Stonecore Wayward Child


  • [The Stonecore (achievement)]



Various walkthroughs/guides
Entrance location
How_to_find_The_Stonecore_Entrance_(Horde)-_World_of_Warcraft_Cataclysm LoD_Stonecore_Guide_(Heroic_Mode)
Alliance All Heroic: Paladin Tanking Perspective (1080p)
How_to_Solo_Stonecore_Normal_as_a_lvl_85_Protection_Paladin_part_1 Paladin_Tanking_Heroic_Stonecore_-_World_of_Warcraft-0

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