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For the pre- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm instance and associated lore, see The Stockade (original).

The Stockade, aka Stormwind Stockade, is a heavily guarded prison in the middle of Stormwind City. A large number of dangerous criminals, including some criminal masterminds and Defias mercenaries, are currently being held in the stockade.

Not so long ago, however, there was a revolt inside the dungeon, and the prisoners now keep the Stockade under their control.

In Cataclysm

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

The Stockade received an overhaul. All the quest givers are located inside the dungeon. Other changes include new mobs and bosses. There are three wings in Stockades: fire elemental wing, human wing and gnoll wing (with Hogger as boss).[1]




Quest guide

Alliance Alliance quests
Quest name Quest giver
A [23] The Good Ol' Switcheroo Rifle Commander Coe
A [24] By Fire Be Saved! Nurse Lillian
A [30] The Gnoll King Warden Thelwater

Dungeon denizens



Bosses Monsters
  • Petty Criminal
  • Rowdy Troublemaker
  • Shifty Thief
  • Vicious Thug
  • Enraged Fire Elemental
  • Rumbling Earth
  • Searing Destroyer
  • Slag Fury
  • Left corridor ("Gnoll wing")
  • Riverpaw Basher
  • Riverpaw Looter
  • Riverpaw Poacher
  • Riverpaw Shaman
  • Riverpaw Slayer


See The Stockade loot.




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  • Enemy Level Range: 23-26 elites
  • Possibly the smallest instance in the game in terms of size, though due to the number of mobs in close quarters it can take as long as a full-sized instance to run with a level-appropriate group.
  • Must be at least level 15 to enter the instance.
  • Even though Horde players can enter this instance as well, due to its position and the quests it is often regarded Alliance-only. Horde players can however access it as normal through the Looking for Dungeon tool or by getting naked(removing all equipment to avoid repairs) and ghost-corpse-running to the instance.
  • Due to the small area of the dungeon, feared enemies and players can be fatal to your party if they run into a room full of enemies. Keeping enemy mobs from fleeing (e.g. [Hamstring]) and dealing with fear effects from Dextren Ward ([Fear Ward], [Tremor Totem]) can go a long way to ensuring your group's survival in this dungeon.

Patch changes

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Completely revamped.
World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Capped at ten players.


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