Blackrock Depths: Upper City

LFD Level: 51-61
Minimum Level: 46

To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Emperor Dagran Thaurissan’.
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.
If you enter this dungeon through LFD you will start next to an Abandoned Mole Machine, the bosses players kill are from 9 – 12.

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.



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The door to reach West Garrison will be locked (shown on map). To unlock the door you will need to pull The Shadowforge Lock. This is located within East Garrison down the stairs.

To unlock the door to the bosses (11 & 12) light the two Shadowforge Braziers (shown on map as blue stars). To light them you need to get a Shadowforge Torch, kill two Shadowforge Flame Keepers walking around to loot.


Boss Encounters:

1. Warder Stilgiss2. Pyromancer Loregrain3. General Angerforge4. Golem Lord Argelmach5. Ribbly Screwspigot6. Hurley Blackbreath7. Plugger Spazzring8. Phalanx9. Ambassador Flamelash10. The Seven11. Magmus12. Emperor Dagran Thaurissan

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/i Kill the dog first. Uses frost spells. Interrupt ‘Frostbolt’.


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/i Kill fire totem. Flame Shock inflicts fire damage to a player. Interrupt Molten Blast.


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/i Sunder Armor increases physical damage taken. Uses Enrage. At 40% health summons mobs to fight (interrupt Medics healing spells).


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/i Uses Chain Lightning. Players are hit with nature damage.


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/i (he is friendly, speak with him to start fight). Deals physical damage. Hamstring damages & slows movement speed. At 30% health boss runs away from players.


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/i (smash the 3 Thunderbrew Lager Kegs in the empty left room to summon boss). Avoid frontal fire cone Flame Breath. Drunken Rage increases his attack speed & physical damage by 50%.


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/i (Eat x3 food & drink on the table to turn him unfriendly). Hits players with shadow & fire damage. (Killing him unlocks the Bar Door & room becomes unfriendly.)


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/i Turns unfriendly when you kill Plugger Spazzring. Mighty Blow damages & knocks back player. Thunderclap damages all nearby & slows speed. Fireball Volley inflicts fire damage to all nearby players.



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/i Burning Spirit sacrifice themselves when near boss to increase his damage & size, this stacks. Inflicts fire damage to players hit by his melee.


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/i Speak with Doom’rel to start. Kill all 6 ghosts & boss will join fight. Summons Voidwalkers. Interrupt Banish & Shadow Bolt Volley. Immolate inflicts fire damage to a player.


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/i Careful of statues flames. War Stomp inflicts physical damage to all nearby & knocks back (if you are hit with this you will be stunned). Fiery Burst inflicts fire damage to players in selected areas.


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/i Hand of Thaurissan inflicts fire damage to a player & stuns them. Interrupt High Priestess of Thaurissan (you can interrupt all her spells).



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.

The Spectral Chalice

This quest is for miners only, you need a mining skill of 230+.

Speak with Gloom’rel (while he is friendly, do not start boss fight) found in Summoner’s Tomb.


If you have the correct mining skill Gloom’rel will allow you to learn how to smelt Dark Iron. He will place down the Spectral Chalice that contains the quest.

For this quest you will need:

Gold Bar x20
Truesilver x 10
Star Ruby x 2

Once you have these items hand the quest in and speak with Gloom’rel to learn how to smelt Dark Iron.

Where to Smelt Dark Iron.

To find the room to smelt Dark Iron you need to now start boss fight The Seven and when defeated the door will open, Go through and take the right doorway leading to raid Molten Core. You will see a bridge and down the left side will be a small path that leads to where you can smelt Dark Iron.


Rocknot's Ale

You need to hand in Dark Iron Ale Mug x2 to Private Rocknot in The Grim Guzzler.

Pick up the Dark Iron Ale Mug by purchasing from Plugger Spazzring. Don’t eat or drink from the table next to Plugger Spazzring, if you steal too much he becomes unfriendly meaning you cannot purchase the Ale.


You can purchase a max of 10 Dark Iron Ale Mug, you will need 6 to hand into Private Rocknot.

Hand in the 2 Dark Iron Ale Mugs and repeat this until he has drank all 6.


He will then say he wants more ale and walks over to the barrels, he will break a barrel and Phalanx (boss 8) will say property damage none shall pass and goes to guard the door.

Doing the quest allows you to keep the room neutral, you will only have to kill Phalanx to get through the bar door.

Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Dark Coffer

To unlock this vault you need to find the Dark Keeper Key. They will drop from one of the Dark Keeper mini bosses.

You can find out which Dark Keeper has the key by opening and reading the painting on the wall within the Black Vault room.


Once you have read which of the Dark Keeper has the key go and find him.


Once you have the key open the Dark Coffer and you will find a chest inside containing loot.

If you want more information on opening the other vaults check out the Quests section and read The Heart of the Mountain.

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.

Schematic: Field Repair Bot 74A

This is a schematic that is for learning how to make a Field Repair Bot 74A. You will need Engineering 300.

It is located in The Manufactory next to Golem Lord Argelmach (boss 4).

Schematic-Field-Repair-Bot-74A Map

When you try to loot the item you will have an option to copy the schematic into your engineering notebook. You now have learnt how to create item: Field Repair Bot 74A. It is a vendor that can repair you.

Blackrock Depths Books

You can find the book Ironforge – the Awakening of the Dwarves in The Domicile on the floor next to some book shelves.


You can find the book The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth in The Domicile on a table next to some beds.


You can find the book War of the Three Hammers in The Domicile on a table next to some beds.


Reading these books will go towards the achievement ‘Well Read’.