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Blackrock Spire
Blackrock Spire loading screen.jpg
LocationBlackrock Mountain
Race(s)Black dragonflight Black dragonflight
Forest trollForest troll Forest troll
OrcOrc Orc
OgreOgre Ogre
Instance info
Advised level55-65
Player limit5-10
Other raids
Blackrock Spire
Lower Blackrock Spire (5)

Burning Felguard
Spirestone Butcher
Spirestone Battle Lord
Spirestone Lord Magus
Highlord Omokk
Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin
War Master Voone
Mor Grayhoof
Bannok Grimaxe
Mother Smolderweb
Crystal Fang
Quartermaster Zigris
Gizrul the Slavener
Ghok Bashguud
Overlord Wyrmthalak

Upper Blackrock Spire (10)

Pyroguard Emberseer
Solakar Flamewreath
Jed Runewatcher
Goraluk Anvilcrack
Gyth and Rend Blackhand
The Beast
Lord Valthalak
General Drakkisath

Blackrock Mountain

Blackrock Spire bosses

Blackrock Spire, aka Black Rock Spire, Black Rock, or Castle of Blackhand, is a dungeon. Blackrock Spire is the part of Blackrock Mountain that is above ground.[1] It is inhabited by members of the Dark Hordeorcs, forest trolls, and ogres, as well as their new allies, the black dragonflight led by the son of Deathwing — Nefarian.

It consists of two parts:

Upper and Lower Blackrock Spire also gain their names from real world rocky outlets off the coast of Saint Helena.


From old World Dungeons site:

The mighty fortress carved within the fiery bowels of Blackrock Mountain was designed by the master dwarf-mason, Franclorn Forgewright. Intended to be the symbol of Dark Iron power, the fortress was held by the sinister dwarves for centuries.

When the Horde first arrived in Azeroth, they invaded the upper portion of the Dark Iron's fortress in Blackrock Mountain, Blackrock Spire, and claimed it as their base of operations. They held it until Alliance forces routed the Horde from their capital, in one of the last major battles of the Second War.

From old World Dungeons site:

However, Nefarian - the cunning son of the dragon, Deathwing - had other plans for the great keep. He and his draconic minions took control of the upper Spire and made war on the dwarves' holdings in the mountain's volcanic depths. Realizing that the dwarves were led by the mighty fire elemental, Ragnaros - Nefarian vowed to crush his enemies and claim the whole of Blackrock mountain for himself.

Blackrock Spire, the site of arguably one of the most terrible battles ever to ravage Azeroth,[2] such as the Assault on Blackrock Spire.

It is also home to a ley line pattern of incredible martial potency.[2]


The entrance is located by following the broad circular road up and around to the northeast corner of the large central chamber The Molten Span. Enter the ruined buildings there and proceed upwards until you find a narrow doorway.

Blackrock Spire entrance

Blackrock StadiumChamber of BattleDragonspire HallThe FurnaceHall of BindingHall of BlackhandHalycon's LairHordemar CityMok'DoomThe RookerySkitterweb TunnelsSpire ThroneThe StorehouseTazz'Alaor


  • Leather
    • Heavy Scorpid Scale (Skinning level 50-55 scorpids)
    • Red Dragonscale (Skinning level 50-60 elite whelps and wyrmkin)

Dungeon denizens

  • IconSmall Beetle.gif Beetles (critters)
  • IconSmall Nefarian.gif Black dragons (one, Lord Victor Nefarius)
  • IconSmall SpawnBlack.gif Black dragonspawn
  • IconSmall DrakonidBlack.gif Black drakonid
  • IconSmall WhelpBlack.gif Black whelps
  • IconSmall WhelpBlue.gif Blue whelps (one, Awbee)
  • IconSmall DrakeChromatic.gif Chromatic drake (one, Gyth)
  • IconSmall SpawnViolet.gif Chromatic dragonspawn
  • IconSmall WhelpViolet.gif Chromatic whelps
  • IconSmall CoreHound.gif Core hounds (one, the Beast)
  • IconSmall DireTroll.gif Dire trolls
  • IconSmall Fire.gif Fire elementals
  • ForestTroll maleForestTroll female Forest trolls
  • IconSmall Ghost.gif Ghosts
  • Gnome male Gnomes (one, Finkle Einhorn)
  • Goblin female Goblins (one, Bijou)
  • Ogre male Ogres
  • Orc maleOrc female Orcs
  • IconSmall Rat.gif Rats (critters)
  • IconSmall DragonRed.gif Red dragons (one, Vaelan)
  • IconSmall Roach.gif Roaches (critters)
  • IconSmall Scorpid.gif Scorpids
  • IconSmall Spider.gif Spiders
  • IconSmall Wolf.gif Wolves


See also: Lower Blackrock SpireUpper Blackrock Spire

Blackrock Spire has two sections. The first is referred to as "lower spire", or LBRS, and is the main chunk of the instance, intended for a single group of players. The second is "upper spire", or UBRS, which is a much smaller area, but intended for 10 players setup in a raid group. The player cap was 15 prior to patch 1.10, when it was lowered to 10. The Seal of Ascension is a quest reward that was once used as a key to access this wing.




How to solo Upper Blackrock Spire
How to find the entrance

Patch changes

  • Patch 1.10.0 (patch date:2006-03-28): Capped at ten players. 
  • Patch 1.4.0 (patch date:2005-05-05): The minimum level requirement on the Blackrock Spire Meeting Stone has been properly assigned. 
  • Patch 1.3.0 (patch date:2005-03-07):
    • Capped at fifteen players.
    • Some Blackrock Spire bosses will now properly display their true level, instead of being considered world bosses (who do not display level). 

Reference list

  1. Dark Factions, pg. 134
  2. 2.0 2.1 More Magic and Mayhem, pg. 47

External links

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