Blackrock Caverns

Level:
LFD Level: 80 – 85 (Heroic Level: 85)
Minimum Level: 80

Notes:
To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius’.
Whenever you see Raz the Crazed let him go ahead of you, he will kill mobs in his way.

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find Blackrock Caverns dungeon within Blackrock Mountain.
The coordinates are (70.6,52.9)

Blackrock Caverns Entrance Map

You can enter Blackrock Mountain from two entrances, find them in Burning Steppes or Searing Gorge (Eastern Kingdoms).

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On the pathway enter the large doorway and walk in. Take the first right turning.

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You should see the portal entrance.

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Route:

Map 1Map 2Popular Shortcuts

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You can take a shortcut to 1st boss by running down the left side, the path is broken so you can sneak down instead of going all the way round.

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Just make sure if you are going to take this shortcut that you don’t have any players in your group with a pet out (such as hunter) as the pets will run all the way round the top and aggro what you are trying to skip).

Bosses:

1.Rom'ogg Bonecrusher2. Corla, Herald of Twilight3. Karsh Steelbender4. Beauty5. Ascendant Lord Obsidius

Romogg-Bonecrusher-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Quake damages players then the cracks will erupt after 3 secs, move away. Chains of Woe pull players closer to boss, attack the chains to free yourself. Keep at least 12 yards away from boss when casts The Skullcracker (will cast after Chains of Woe).

Heroic Differences: When casts Quake also summons Angered Earth creatures from the cracks.

Corla-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Avoid standing in the beam between a Twilight Zealot & the Nether Dragon corpse. Interrupt Dark Command. Interrupt Twilight Zealots. If they are Kneeling in Supplication don’t attack. Evolved Twilight Zealot deal lots of damage.

Karsh-Steelbender-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Superheated Quicksilver Armor: his damage taken increases by 5%, attack boss from ranged to avoid Heat Wave, healer keep tank topped up. When he cools off Quicksilver Armor reduces damage taken by 99%, avoid the Lava Spouts that erupt from the grates.

Beauty-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Charges at furthest player inflicting physical damage & knocks back. Flamebreak inflicts fire damage to all nearby & knocks back. Fears all nearby. Magma Spit deals lots of fire damage, avoid magma blobs that land. Pups channel Flame Breath at target.

Heroic Differences: Lucky, Spot & Buster are Beautys pups, if you attack any Beauty will also attack you. Avoid standing in the pups Lava Drool. Pups channel a Flame Breath at their target.

Ascendant-Lord-Obsidius-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i At 69% & 34% boss switches place with a Shadow of Obsidius (they absorb all damage). Stone Blow inflicts high damage & stuns current target. Twilight Corruption inflicts ticking shadow damage to a player.

Heroic Differences: Uses Thunderclap which slams the ground inflicting nature damage & reduces movement speed of all nearby by 50%.

Other:

AchievementsFun Facts

Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

Arrested Development

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Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Allow all three of Corla’s zealots to evolve, then defeat Corla after slaying the evolved zealots.

Twilight Zealots will evolve at 100 stacks turning into Evolved Twilight Zealots.

This achievement is easier to do at higher level as you can handle the damage while waiting for the adds to evolve.

Once you have 3 Evolved Twilight Zealots kill them all and then nuke boss.

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

Ascendant Descending

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Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius without any party member reaching 4 stacks of Crepuscular Veil.

You can nuke the boss and get the achievement before the adds have a chance to cast Crepuscular Veil but you will need to be higher level to make it easier.

If your lower level then you could kite boss around room while keeping adds in place by using slows, stuns or whatever you can use to help keep a distance from them.

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

Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls

Blackrock-Caverns-Crushing-Bones-&-Crushing-Skulls-Achievement

Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Defeat Rom’ogg Bonecrusher after using his Skullcracker ability to kill 10 Angered Earth elementals.

You need to get the boss to spawn at least 10 Angered Earth elementals, they will spawn in the cracks each time he casts Quake.

His Skullcracker ability will be cast straight after Chains of Woe is, the Chains of Woe is cast twice during the fight 66% & 33%.

Slowly damage the boss to near the 66% and wait for him to cast Quake, you need 5 Angered Earth elementals up then bring boss to 66%.

Boss should now cast Chains of Woe, you need to attack the chain to free yourself (careful not to auto attack the adds) then he will cast The Skullcracker. This should damage and kill all 5 Angered Earth elementals.

Repeat this for the 33% one and you will have a total of 10 Angered Earth elementals killed by the Skullcracker ability.

The adds have a 2 minute timer before they despawn so if any die or Quake didn’t spawn them you can reset.

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

Too Hot to Handle

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Must be on Heroic difficulty.

Defeat Karsh Steelbender after he has reached 15 stacks of Superheated Quicksilver Armor.

Tank needs to take boss into the molten metal in middle of room for the boss to get stacks of Superheated Quicksilver Armor.

Can do the fight as normal and when his health is low tank can keep boss in the molten metal to increase the stacks to 15, make sure to use healing cooldowns and tank use defensive cooldowns here.

Now nuke boss while has the 15 stacks, with bosses health lowered should be able to kill him before stacks disappear.

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

 

Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Nether Dragon

When you reach the room of the 2nd boss Corla, Herald of Twilight you will see a nether dragon hanging in the middle of the room.

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Corla serves the Twilight’s Hammer and has blessed the zealot followers by controlling nether dragons and then channeling them for essences to transform the zealots into dangerous twilight drakonids.

Beauty's Lair

Beauty is the 4th boss located within Beauty’s Lair, her pups are called Spot, Lucky, Buster and Runty.

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Runty is usually not noticed as he is smaller than the others and hides at the back of the room.

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Beauty’s mate was Beast, Beast was a boss in The Furnace within the old Upper Blackrock Spire.

After the death of her mate Beauty joined forces with the Twilight’s Hammer and is determined to punish the heroes that killed Beast.

Now in the current Upper Blackrock Spire in Beasts place is Son of the Beast, maybe Spot, Lucky, Buster or Runty took his place for the revenge they seek.

Raz the Crazed

Raz the Crazed used to be called Raz Skullcrusher and was the bodyguard of Finkle Einhorn. They were at the command of the Guardians of Hyjal to investigate the return of Ragnaros. They discoverd that the Twilight’s Hammer clan were moving elementals from Mount Hyjal to Blackrock Caverns.

Raz and Finkle went into Blackrock Caverns to investigate further but when they arrived they got attacked. Raz protected Finkle and allowed him to escape, but this resulted in Raz getting captured.

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Raz was beaten and experimented on by Rom’ogg Bonecrusher, his body was tortured and this turned the heroic orc into a monster.

Raz the Crazed get free once you kill the 1st boss Rom’ogg Bonecrusher, he goes on a wild rampage through the caverns killing all cultists he finds, unfortunatly Raz meets his end when he attacks the final boss Ascendant Lord Obsidius.

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At the end of the dungeon once you kill the final boss Ascendant Lord Obsidius Finkle Einhorn will run in and shout ‘RAZ, N00000000000!!!!’.

Twilight Portal

If you check in the right corner by the stairs of the Twilight Forge room you will see a portal.

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This Twilight Portal will take you back to the beginning of the dungeon, you will be transported near the entrance.