Black Rook Hold

Level:
LFD Level: 110 (Heroic/Mythic Level: 110)
Minimum Level: 110

Notes:
To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Lord Kur’talos Ravencrest’.
There can be rare bosses (stars on map) & treasures (chest on minimap) found around the dungeon.

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find the Black Rook Hold dungeon entrance within Val’Sharah, The Broken Isles.
The coordinates are (38.6,51.0)

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Head to or take the flightpath to Bradensbrook, just below Black Rook Hold on the left of map. Once here take the right path and once you are at Marl’s Stead take the next right path. Go over the small patch of water and up the hill.

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You will be in Heroe’s Rest, once here run through to the left and you should see the summon stone. Go through the small doorway next to the summon stone and take the steps down.

You should see the portal entrance.

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Route:

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One of 2 paths will be randomly open at the beginning, you will be able to go left or right.
The stairs have lots of Rook Spiderlings & a Rook Spinner. On the way up tank pick up Spiderlings, then find & kill the Rook Spinner.

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Theres a lot of trash packs on the way to 2nd boss. Boulders will be thrown down the next stairs, move left & right to avoid being hit (they stun & damage).

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The next stairs have more boulders being thrown, once at top will be mobs to kill.

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On the stairs tank pick up bats & kill mobs on the way up, get to the top to stop the bats spawning.

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Bosses:

1. The Amalgam of Souls2. Illysanna Ravencrest3. Smashspite the Hateful4. Lord Kur'talos RavencrestTrash

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/i Avoid frontal cone Reap Soul (if hit does high damage & increases damage taken by 20%). Move away from swirling weapons on ground. Soul Echoes spawns souls of a player that explode, keep moving to avoid them.

Heroic/Mythic Differences: ‘Reap Soul’ now stacks. Kill the restless souls before they reach boss. If they reach boss the damage from ‘Soul Burst’ is increased by 25%.

Mythic Only: Players damaged by ‘Soul Echoes’ are also feared for 5 sec.

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/i Brutal Glaive dots nearby players. Tank use active mitigation for Vengeful Shear. Players with Dark Rush get charged, avoid green fire on ground. Eye Beam follows a player, kite fire around room. Focus kill adds, avoid frontal cone Bonecrushing Strike.

Heroic/Mythic Differences: Interrupt Risen Arcanists ‘Arcane Blitz’.

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/i Earthshaking Stomp does unavoidable damage to all & knocks back. Tank use active mitigation for Brutal Haymaker, will cast this at 100 Brutality. Bats focus a player, run the green vomit away from others, avoid standing in the green lines.

Heroic/Mythic Differences: On ‘Hateful Gaze’ focuses a player to charge at, hitting first player in the way. Rotate who takes the hits as once your hit you will take 100% damage from next charge, lasts 1 min.

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/i Throws Whirling Blade at player, move away from this. Avoid purple line across floor. Unerring Shear hits tank for high damage. At 20% boss swapped with Dantalionax. Move out of green clouds on floor. Run around room to avoid the rotating purple beam.

Heroic/Mythic Differences: ‘Stinging Swarm’ spawns insects on a player, kill them quickly.

Below are some notable trash casts:

Mini Bosses:
One of 2 paths will be open at beginning with a mini boss, the right path leads to Lady Velandras Ravencrest & the left path leads to Lord Etheldrin Ravencrest.
Lady Velandras Ravencrest: Tank use active mitigation for Strike Down. Stay spread out to avoid Glaive Toss damage. (comes with adds Ghostly Retainer & Councilor Protector).
Lord Etheldrin Ravencrest: Interrupt Spirit Blast. Keep moving to avoid exploding souls. (comes with adds Ghostly Retainers & Ghostly Councilor).

Spider Staircase:
The first set of staircases have lots of Rook Spiderlings & a Rook Spinner. On the way up tank pick up the Spiderlings, then find & kill the Rook Spinner to stop spiders spawning.
Rook Spiderling: Healer dispel Soul Venom on players with high stacks.

Hallway:
Risen Arcanist: Interrupt Arcane Blitz.
Arcane Minions: Move away from purple swirl on floor.
Risen Archer: Avoid frontal cone Arrow Barrage.
Risen Companion: Players stay spread.

Boulder Staircase:
As you go up the stairs boulders will be thrown down, they roll left & right. Avoid these because if your hit you will be stunned & damaged.

Bats Staircase:
To stop bats spawning you need to get to the top of the stairs & kill the Felspite Dominators. Kill the big mobs on the way.
Felspite Dominator: On Mythic you must interrupt Felfrenzy.

 

Other:

Achievements

Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

You Used to Scrawl Me In Your Fel Tome

Must be on Mythic difficulty.

You need to find all entries of Illysanna Ravencrest’s diary within the dungeon.

You will be able to get 1 diary per dungeon run, each diary is in a different location.

Here are the 6 locations that a dairy will spawn.

Once you have all 6 diarys read them to get the achievement.

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

Black Rook Moan

Must be on Mythic difficulty.

Defeat Amalgam of Souls after killing a Frustrated Soul.

Restless Souls will spawn and make their way towards the boss, you need to prevent a restless soul from reaching the boss for 60 seconds, use crowd controls. When one turns into a Frustrated Soul focus kill it then defeat the boss.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Legion Hero’

Adds? More Like Bads

Works on any difficulty.

You need to defeat Illysanna Ravencrest without killing any of her allies.

The adds on this fight are Risen Vanguard and Risen Arcanist. Once the adds are in the fight pop all damage increases like Bloodlust, use healing cooldowns when needed.

Be careful of the aoe damage, you need to keep all adds alive. Use crowd controls & stuns to help reduce the damage from them and interrupt the Risen Arcanists ‘Arcane Blitz’.

This achievement goes towards ‘Glory of the Legion Hero’