Blackrock Depths: Detention Block

LFD Level: 47-57
Minimum Level: 42

To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Fineous Darkvire’.
This dungeon has a lot of trash, only pull what you can handle.
The Blackrock dungeons are very confusing and you can get lost. There are also a lot of quests here, if you want to do these it is best to ask your group if they are willing to stay and complete them.

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find the Blackrock Depths dungeon entrance within Blackrock Mountain, Eastern Kingdoms.
The coordinates are (20.8,38.6)

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

Blackrock Depths Dungeon-Entrances

Make your way over to the Blackrock Depths summoning stone (located in the middle), you can reach hear by flying over or climbing down the chain.


Run down into the tomb, go through the rooms then be careful of not falling off the edges as you go down the twisty path.

Head down the long chain and you should see an npc Lothos Riftwaker, run past him and inside take the left side, run all the way through and at the back you will come across the dungeon portal.



Map 1Popular Shortcuts

Some players who want a speed run will cut out most the boss fights and head straight to the final boss Fineous Darkvire, this is a popular shortcut for LFD runs.

When the dungeon starts go to the Abandoned Mole Machine on the right. Take ‘Just past the Grim Guzzler’ to Shadowforge City.

Abandoned-Mole-Machine-Shadowforge City Shortcut

You will need to jump over the side behind you down to Lord Incendius (boss 6). After killing him you can make your way through to the final boss Fineous Darkvire (boss 7).


This is a very quick shortcut to get the bonus experience quicker by rushing to the final boss.

Boss Encounters:

1. High Interrogator Gerstahn2. Ring of Law3. Lord Roccor4. Houndmaster Grebmar5. Bael' Gar6. Lord Incendius7. Fineous Darkvire

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/i Interrupt Mana Burn. Psychic Scream fears all nearby players. Shadow Word: Pain inflicts player with shadow damage. Boss absorbs damage with Shadow Shield.


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/i You will face waves of mobs, a group of smaller mobs & then 1 difficult mob. This boss is random on what spawns (can be any of 6 different mobs).


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/i Stuns players. Earth Shock inflicts nature damage & interrupts spell casting on a player. Flame Shock burns a player dealing fire damage.


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/i Demoralizing Shout reduces attack power of all players. Pummel inflicts physical damage & interrupts spell casting. Uses Bloodlust on an ally. Boss will flee at 15% health.


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/i Magma Splash inflicts fire damage to any player who strikes boss with melee attacks, this stacks. Inflicts fire damage to players in random locations, summoning a spawn (red ooze) that attack you.


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/i Move out of fire patches on ground. Mighty Blow inflicts physical damage & knocks back. Curses a player reducing fire resistance.


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/i Devotion Aura increases armor of nearby allies. Interrupt Holy Light. Kicks a player inflicting damage. Seal of Reckoning allows boss or an ally to gain health everytime an enemy is struck.



QuestsFun Facts

Mini Guides for the more detailed Quests.

The Heart of the Mountain

This quest is picked up from Maxwort Uberglint in Detention Block at the entrance portal of dungeon.

You need to defeat Watchman Doomgrip.


To get him to spawn you need to open every relic coffer in the vault.

The Relic Coffer Keys drop from random mobs in the dungeon, you will need 12 to unlock them all.

After defeating Watchman Doomgrip under the middle vault you will see a glowing item appear.


This is The Heart of the Mountain, loot this and hand quest in to complete.

Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Abandoned Mole Machine

These Abandoned Mole Machines are found in 3 parts of the Blackrock Depths dungeon.

The first is found right next to the dungeon entrance in Detention Block.


This can take you to ‘Just past the Grim Guzzler’ or ‘Into the Domicile’.

‘Just past the Grim Guzzler’ takes you to Shadowforge City.

Abandoned-Mole-Machine-Shadowforge City

‘Into the Domicile’ takes you to The Domicile.


You can hop back into the machines at any time and travel between the 3 areas.

Prisoners in Detention Block

In the Detention Block you will find slaves, they are trapped in small prisons in the walls, floor, and cages.

The ones that are still alive beg to be put out of their misery.


When you kill High Interrogator Gerstahn (1st boss) she will drop a Prison Cell Key. This key can be used to unlock Cell Doors in the Detention Block.

If you unlock the Cell Doors you will find prisoners:

Dughal-StormwingDughal Stormwing – He is a member of the Wildhammers of Aerie Peak. Dughal was probably taken prisoner during a battle with the Dark Iron Dwarves.



Marshal-WindsorMarshal Windsor – Marshal and his men were captured and imprisoned by the Dark Iron Dwarves, one of his men Ragged John escaped to tell the tale. He used to be a quest giver, you were to go find out if Marshal was still alive and eventually help him escape.



Commander-Gor'shakCommander Gor’shak – Caught by the Dark Iron Dwarves, he says he allowed himself to be captured so that he could gather information.




Kharan-MighthammerKharan Mighthammer – If you speak to him all he says is ‘All is lost…’ Kharan was assigned to watch over King Magni Bronzebeard’s daughter Princess Moira. They were ambushed by the Dark Iron Dwarves, Kharan was taken a prisoner and Princess Moira was controlled by a powerful spell to live along side Emperor Dagran Thaurissan (final boss).

Prisoners in Halls of the Law

As you go round if you got the Prison Cell Key from High Interrogator Gerstahn (1st boss) you can open the Cell Doors in Halls of the Law.

If you unlock the Cell Doors you will find prisoners:

Crest-KillerCrest Killer – This dwarf appears to be a bad guy, he used to say ‘Where I come from, you get shanked for opening another inmate’s cell door!’ and if you escorted Marshal Windsor (when it was a quest) near Crest Killer he would turn hostile.



Tobias-SeecherTobias Seecher – Is one of Marshal Windsor’s men, he was captured and imprisoned by the Dark Iron Dwarves along side Marshal.




Shill-DingerShill Dinger – This human appears to be a member of the Scarlet Crusade, it is unknown how he managed to become a prisoner here. If you escorted Marshal Windsor (when it was a quest) near Shill he would turn hostile.



Jaz-and-OgrabisiJaz and Ograbisi – Jaz along with Ograbisi was involved in the capture of Marshal Windsor. If you escorted Marshal Windsor (when it was a quest) near them they would turn hostile.

East Garrison Door

In Detention Block if you need to get to the other half of dungeon faster take the East Garrison Door.


This will lead you straight to East Garrison where you can pull the lever and head to West Garrison onwards.