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Lower Blackrock Spire
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LocationInside Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain
Race(s)Black dragonflight Black dragonflight
OrcOrc Orc
Forest trollForest troll Forest troll
OgreOgre Ogre
End bossOverlord Wyrmthalak
Instance info
Advised level55-65
Minimum level48
Player limit5
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

Lower Blackrock Spire bosses

The area of the Blackrock Spire instance to the south of the Hall of Blackhand is commonly known as Lower Blackrock Spire. Though it is often treated as an independent instanced dungeon from Upper Blackrock Spire, it is in fact part of the same, huge instance.


The majority of Rend's Dark Horde reside in Lower Blackrock Spire, making the city a sort of sprawling barracks. Only the elite members of the Dark Horde are allowed to live in the upper reaches of the city. Overlord Wyrmthalak acts as the ruler and taskmaster of these soldiers.

See also: Blackrock Spire

The orcs of the Blackrock Clan dominate most of the ruins of Lower Blackrock Spire, though they are divided up into various legions. These include the Scarshield Legion, the Bloodaxe Legion, and the Firebrand Legion. The elite Blackhand Legion resides in Upper Blackrock Spire. The orcs share the city with a contingent of Spirestone ogres and Smolderthorn trolls, who are also members of Rend's Dark Horde. The ruins are also home to a host of Spire Spiders who have infested a ruined corner of the city.


  • IconSmall Felguard.gif Burning Felguard (Rare)
  • Ogre male Spirestone Butcher (Rare)
  • Ogre male Spirestone Battle Lord (Rare)
  • Ogre male Spirestone Lord Magus (Rare)
  • Ogre male Highlord Omokk
  • ForestTroll female Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin
  • ForestTroll male War Master Voone
  • Tauren male Mor Grayhoof (Tier 0.5 Summon)
  • Orc male Bannok Grimaxe <Firebrand Legion Champion> (Rare)
  • Orc male Ghok Bashguud <Bloodaxe Champion> (Rare)
  • Ogre male Urok Doomhowl
  • IconSmall Spider.gif Mother Smolderweb
  • IconSmall Spider.gif Crystal Fang (Rare)
  • Orc male Quartermaster Zigris (Rare)
  • IconSmall Wolf.gif Halycon
  • IconSmall Wolf.gif Gizrul the Slavener
  • IconSmall SpawnBlack.gif Overlord Wyrmthalak


Orc male Scarshield Legion

  • Orc male Scarshield Grunt (non-elite): Strike, Overpower
  • Orc male Scarshield Sentry (non-elite): Shoot, Slowing Poison, Multi-Shot
  • Orc male Scarshield Legionnaire: Shield Bash, Cleave
  • Orc male Scarshield Raider: Strike, Hooked Net (Physical damage and immobolizes the target.)
  • Orc male Scarshield Warlock: Shadow Bolt, Scarshield Portal (Summons Burning Imps, Burning Felhound and Burning Felguard(rare).)
  • Orc male Scarshield Spellbinder: Counterspell, Resist Fire (Increases' target allies fire resistance by 83 for 1hr (buff).), Mana Burn, Arcane Bolt (1 sec cast, direct Arcane damage spell.)
  • Orc male Scarshield Acolyte: Heal, Shadow Word: Pain, Renew
  • IconSmall Wolf.gif Scarshield Worg: melees
  • Orc male Scarshield Quartermaster: melees

Orc male Firebrand Legion

  • Orc male Firebrand Grunt: Mark of Flames (1.5 secs cast, Increases fire damage dealt to target by 1000, 2 min duration.), Enrage ( Increases attack power and attack speed of an ally, 15 secs duration.), Mortal Strike
  • Orc male Firebrand Invoker: Mark of Flames (1.5 secs cast, Increases fire damage dealt to target by 1000, 2 min duration.), Fire Nova (2 secs cast, AoE fire damage spell), Flamestrike, Fireball)
  • Orc male Firebrand Darkweaver: Mark of Flames (1.5 secs cast, Increases fire damage dealt to target by 1000, 2 min duration), Curse of the Firebrand (1.5 secs cast, 657-843 damage per min for 5 mins.), Shadow Bolt, Shadow Bolt Volley (AoE Shadow Bolts), Dispel Magic
  • Orc male Firebrand Legionnaire: Mark of Flames (1.5 secs cast, Increases fire damage dealt to target by 1000, Improved Blocking, Shield Bash
  • Orc male Firebrand Dreadweaver: Mark of Flames (1.5 secs cast, Increases fire damage dealt to target by 1000, 2 min duration), Curse of the Firebrand (1.5 secs cast, 657-843 damage per min for 5 mins.), Plague Cloud (-57 strength, agility and stamina), Remove Curse
  • Orc male Firebrand Pyromancer: Flame Shock, Mark of Flames (1.5 secs cast, Increases fire damage dealt to target by 1000, 2 min duration)

Orc male Bloodaxe Legion

  • Orc male Bloodaxe Warmonger: Uppercut (Physical damage plus a knockback.), Enrage (Increases the caster's attack power.)
  • Orc male Bloodaxe Raider: Cleave, Sunder Armor
  • Orc male Bloodaxe Veteran: Snap Kick (Interrupts and silences the target.), Pummel
  • Orc male Bloodaxe Evoker: Arcane Bolt (Direct damage Arcane spell.), Blast Wave, Flame Crack (AoE fire damage plus a knockback)
  • Orc male Bloodaxe Summoner: Arcane Missiles, Frost Nova, Teleport (Teleports the target in front of them.)
  • IconSmall Wolf.gif Bloodaxe Worg: melees
  • IconSmall Wolf.gif Bloodaxe Worg Pup: melees (found only in Halycon's small cave)

Ogre male Spirestone Ogres

  • Ogre male Spirestone Mystic: Healing Wave, Chain Lightning, Forked Lightning (targets enemies in front of the caster and blasts them with lightning), Rejuvenation
  • Ogre male Spirestone Ogre Magus: Bloodlust, Arcane Bolt (1.5 secs cast, Direct damage spell.), Slow
  • Ogre male Spirestone Reaver: Cleave, Warstomp (Stuns all enemies within a 5 yard radius for 5 secs.)
  • Ogre male Spirestone Enforcer: Strike
  • Ogre male Spirestone Battle Mage: Bloodlust, Chain Lightning
  • Ogre male Spirestone Warlord: Enrage, Empower Will (Dispels 1 polymorph, charm, or knockout effect from nearby allies)

ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Tribe

  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Seer: Lightning Shield, Shrink (2 secs cast, -56 strength and stamina, 2 min duration), Lightning Bolt, Healing Wave
  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Witchdoctor: Elemental Protection Totem (Provides elemental resistance.), Superior Healing Ward, Flame Buffet Totem (Casts Flame Buffet(initial fire damage and increases fire damage dealt to the target.))
  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Shadow Priest: Mana Burn (AoE), Dispel Magic, Hex (turns the target into a frog for 15 secs, attacking the target will not break the spell.)
  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Shadow Hunter: Gouge, Kick, Backstab
  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Mystic: Chain Lightning, Chain Heal
  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Axe Thrower: Throw, Knockdown (Knocks the target down and stuns it for a few secs.), Thrash
  • ForestTroll male Smoulderthorn Headhunter: Pierce Armor (50% reduction to the enemy's armor.), Impale (Physical damage plus periodic damage every 2 sec for 10 sec. Stacks), Throw
  • ForestTroll male Smolderthorn Berserker: Enrage, Mortal Strike, Strike (Increases the damage of the caster's next swing.)


Bosses Monsters
  • Hall of Blackhand
  • Scarshield Acolyte
  • Scarshield Legionnaire
  • Scarshield Raider
  • Scarshield Spellbinder
  • Scarshield Worg
  • Spire Scarab
  • Spire Scorpid
  • Hordemar City
    • IconSmall Orc Male.gif Bannok Grimaxe (Rare)
    • IconSmall Felguard.gif Burning Felguard (Rare)
    • IconSmall Orc Male.gif Ghok Bashguud (Rare)
    • IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Spirestone Butcher (Rare)
    • IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Urok Doomhowl
  • Bloodaxe Evoker
  • Bloodaxe Raider
  • Bloodaxe Summoner
  • Bloodaxe Veteran
  • Bloodaxe Warmonger
  • Bloodaxe Worg
  • Firebrand Darkweaver
  • Firebrand Grunt
  • Firebrand Invoker
  • Scarshield Acolyte
  • Scarshield Legionnaire
  • Scarshield Raider
  • Scarshield Spellbinder
  • Scarshield Warlock
  • Scarshield Worg
  • Smolderthorn Axe Thrower
  • Smolderthorn Mystic
  • Smolderthorn Shadow Priest
  • Spirestone Battle Mage
  • Spirestone Enforcer
  • Spirestone Ogre Magus
  • Spirestone Reaver
  • Spirestone Warlord
  • Urok Enforcer
  • Urok Ogre Mage
  • Mok'Doom
    • IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Highlord Omokk
    • IconSmall Ogre Male.gif Spirestone Battle Lord (Rare)
    • IconSmall Ogre Male2.gif Spirestone Lord Magus (Rare)
  • Spire Scarab
  • Spire Scorpid
  • Spirestone Enforcer
  • Spirestone Mystic
  • Spirestone Ogre Magus
  • Spirestone Reaver
  • Tazz'Alaor
    • IconSmall Tauren Male.gif Mor Grayhoof (Summoned)
    • IconSmall ForestTroll Female.gif Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin
    • IconSmall ForestTroll Male.gif War Master Voone
  • Smolderthorn Axe Thrower
  • Smolderthorn Berserker
  • Smolderthorn Headhunter
  • Smolderthorn Mystic
  • Smolderthorn Seer
  • Smolderthorn Shadow Hunter
  • Smolderthorn Shadow Priest
  • Smolderthorn Witch Doctor
  • Skitterweb Tunnels
    • IconSmall Spider.gif Crystal Fang (Rare)
    • IconSmall Spider.gif Mother Smolderweb
  • Spire Spider
  • Spire Spiderling
  • The Storehouse
    • IconSmall Orc Male.gif Quartermaster Zigris
  • Bloodaxe Evoker
  • Bloodaxe Warmonger
  • Halycon's Lair
    • IconSmall Wolf.gif Gizrul the Slavener
    • IconSmall Wolf.gif Halycon
  • Bloodaxe Worg Pup
  • Chamber of Battle
    • IconSmall SpawnBlack.gif Overlord Wyrmthalak
  • Bloodaxe Evoker
  • Bloodaxe Raider
  • Bloodaxe Veteran
  • Bloodaxe Worg
  • Smolderthorn Berserker
  • Smolderthorn Shadow Priest
  • Spirestone Warlord



Note: Most quests in Lower Blackrock spire can only be done in a 5 player group.

See Lower Blackrock Spire Walkthrough for aid in completing all the quests.


  • H [61D] Warlord's Command
  • H [59D] Operative Bijou
    • H [59D] Bijou's Belongings
  • H [59D] The Pack Mistress

Burning Steppes

  • N [59D] Kibler's Exotic Pets Stand-alone quest given by Kibler in Flame Crest, Burning Steppes.
  • N [59D] En-Ay-Es-Tee-Why Stand-alone quest given by Kibler in Flame Crest, Burning Steppes.
  • N [60D] Mother's Milk Stand-alone quest given by Ragged John in Flame Crest, Burning Steppes.
  • A [59D] Put Her Down Stand-alone quest given by Helendis Riverhorn in Morgan's Vigil, Burning Steppes.

Lower Blackrock Spire

  • N [60D] Urok Doomhowl Stand-alone quest given by Warosh, who wanders around the Spire
  • A [59D] Bijou's Belongings Given by Bijou, near the top of the troll area
    • A [59D] Message to Maxwell Also given by Bijou
      • A [60D] Maxwell's Mission Given by Marshal Maxwell in Morgan's Vigil in the Burning Steppes
  • A [60D] General Drakkisath's Command Starts from an item of the same name dropped by Overlord Wyrmthalak
    • A [60D] General Drakkisath's Demise Given by Marshal Maxwell in Morgan's Vigil in the Burning Steppes, enters Upper Blackrock Spire
  • N [60D] Seal of Ascension Given by Vaelan, to the left as you enter Hordemar City, relatively near the entrance to the Spire. This grants you the "key" for Upper Blackrock Spire.
  • N [60D] Hot Fiery Death Requires Blacksmith


  • N [60D] Snakestone of the Shadow Huntress (reqs axesmith)


  • N [58D] The Final Tablets Given by Prospector Ironboot in Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris, this quest is in the middle of a long quest chain between the Sunken Temple and Zul'Gurub


See Blackrock Spire loot.

Patch changes

  • Patch 1.10.0 (patch date:2006-03-28): Capped at ten players. 
  • Patch 1.6.0 (patch date:2005-07-12): Crystal Fang, the rare spawn in Blackrock Spire, will now potentially appear. 
  • 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). 

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