Darkheart Thicket

Level:
LFD Level: 98 – 110 (Heroic/Mythic Level: 110)
Minimum Level: ?

Notes:
To complete Looking for Dungeon (LFD) you need to ‘Defeat Shade of Xavius’.
You can mount up in this dungeon.
There can be rare bosses (stars on map) & treasures (chest on minimap) found around the dungeon.

Trash:
Dreadsoul Ruiners cast lots of pink swirls on the ground, move out of these.

Click for Dungeon Entrance:

You can find the Darkheart Thicket dungeon entrance within Val’sharah, The Broken Isles.
The coordinates are (59.1, 31.2)

Darkheart-Thicket-Dungeon-Entrance-Map

Go over a small bridge and you will see the summon stone on the left side.

You should see the portal entrance.

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Route:

Map 1Popular Shortcuts

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Shortcut 1:

A lot of dungeon groups like to skip the corner of trash mobs and sneak through the small pathway to the left side.

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You will then drop down onto the main path.

Bosses:

1. Archdruid Glaidalis2. Oakheart3. Dresaron4. Shade of Xavius

Archdruid-Glaidalis-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Move out of Nightfall, the red circles on ground. Tanks take high damage on frontal cone Primal Rampage, also hits anyone else in the way. Boss leaps at players dealing damage & a dot. Healers heal players past 90% to get rid of Grievous Tear dot.

Heroic Differences: No changes just higher damage.

Oakheart-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Picks a player up with Crushing Grip dealing high damage, when throws player will damage anyone nearby. Avoid roots under feet, if rooted destroy them quickly. Shattered Earth deals damage & knockback. Avoid frontal fire cone Nightmare Breath.

Heroic Differences: Uproot calls Vilethorn Saplings to attack nearby players.

Dresaron-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Tank will take Breath of Corruption (acid cone) damage & reduced armor for 6 sec, others move out the way. Players are blown away with Down Draft, can still cast if don’t run into wind. Avoid cave ins on ground. Try not to walk over any dragon eggs.

Heroic Differences: No changes just higher damage.

Shade-of-Xavius-ModelCopy/Paste Macro:
/i Healer must dispel players with Festering Rip. Feed on the Weak inflicts shadow damage for 5 sec. Players with Induced Paranoia (red circle under feet) move away from others. Avoid standing in pink swirls raining onto the ground.

Heroic Differences: Apocalyptic Empowerment increasing bosses damage by 5%. Players hit with Nightmare Bolt also get Waking Nightmare & are silenced unless standing near another player.

Other:

AchievementsFun Facts

Mini guides for the more detailed Achievements.

Egg-cellent!

 

Must be on Mythic difficulty.

You need to kill the Hatespawn Abomination then defeat 3rd boss Dresaron.

Run up to the giant purple egg behind the boss, a Hatespawn Abomination will hatch. Take the Hatespawn Abomination towards the boss, focus kill it then defeat the boss.

 

Fun stuff you can find while exploring the Dungeons.

Hungry Grizzly.

When you enter the dungeon go down the path a little and turn right. You will see dead bodies along the floor and further down is a hidden cave.

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Inside the cave you will see a Festerhide Grizzly eating the corpse of a dead Night Elf. This Grizzly seems occupied but if you get too close he will attack you.

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