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Upper Blackrock Spire
Blackrock Spire loading screen.jpg
Upper Blackrock Spire bosses
LocationInside Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain
Race(s)Black dragonflight Black dragonflight
OrcOrc Orc
End bossGeneral Drakkisath
Instance info
Advised level55-65
Minimum level48
Player limit5
Key[Seal of Ascension] (not required)
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

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Upper Blackrock Spire was originally the raid part of Blackrock Spire; in Patch 4.0.3a it was converted into a 5-man dungeon.


See: Blackrock Spire


Before the release of the Patch 3.0.8 expansion, the raid required completion of the quest N [57] Seal of Ascension, to acquire the Seal of Ascension. However, this is no longer needed, as the door that leads to Upper Blackrock Spire is now permanently open.

To enter the Upper Spire, use the same entrance as the Lower Spire and follow the left wall as you enter. You will ascend a small flight of stairs and into a hall with smaller side chambers. Each chamber is filled with mobs and a small glowing rune. Defeating the mobs in a chamber will deactivate a rune and once each has faded, a double door at the back of the hall will open.



  • Combat Pyroguard Emberseer
  • Combat Solakar Flamewreath
  • Combat Jed Runewatcher (Rare)
  • Combat Goraluk Anvilcrack
  • Combat Gyth & Rend Blackhand
  • Combat The Beast
  • Combat Lord Valthalak (Tier 0.5 Summon)
  • Combat General Drakkisath


Blackhand Legion

  • Blackhand Veteran: Shield Charge (Knockbacks the enemy and knocks him down), Shield Slam
  • Blackhand Dreadweaver: Curse of Thorns (Chance to take damage when attacking), Veil of Shadow (Reduce effectiveness of healing spells on target by 50%), Shadowbolt
  • Blackhand Summoner: Fireball, Frost Nova, Summon Blackhand Veteran/Dreadweaver (Summons a Veteran or Dreadweaver to help)
  • Blackhand Elite: Backhand (Knocked down for 1 sec)
  • Blackhand Dragon Handler: Mend Dragon (Heal target allied dragon every sec for 10 sec)
  • Blackhand Incarcerator (non elite): Strike (Same as Heroic Strike), Encage (30 sec stun, channeled)
  • Blackhand Iron Guard: Shield Slam, Shield Wall (10 sec duration)
  • Blackhand Assassin: Gouge, Backstab, Slice and Dice

Rage Talon Dragonspawn

  • Rage Talon Dragonspawn: Fixate (Focus on attacking the target for 15 sec), Frenzy (Caster's attack speed and damage increased for 10sec), Strike, Sunder Armor
  • Rage Talon Flamescale: Fireball Volley (AoE Fireballs), Fire Nova (2 sec cast, AoE Fire spell around the caster's radius), Flamestrike
  • Rage Talon Dragon Guard: Shield Slam, Cleave, Sunder Armor
  • Rage Talon Flame Tongue: Flame Buffet (1.5 sec cast, Fire damage and increases damage taken from fire spells. Stacks up to 5 times), Fire Blast, Fire Nova (2 sec cast, AoE Fire spell around the caster's radius)
  • Rage Talon Captain: Knock Away (Knockback), Arcing Smash (Similar to Cleave)

Chromatic Dragonflight


Bosses Monsters
  • Dragonspire Hall
  • Blackhand Dreadweaver
  • Blackhand Summoner
  • Blackhand Veteran
  • Rage Talon Dragonspawn
  • Hall of Binding
    • IconSmall Fire.gif Pyroguard Emberseer
  • Blackhand Incarcerator
  • Rage Talon Dragonspawn
  • Rage Talon Flamescale
  • Rookery Guardian
  • Rookery Hatcher
  • Rookery Whelp
  • Hall of Blackhand
    • IconSmall Orc Male.gif Goraluk Anvilcrack
    • IconSmall Orc Male.gif Jed Runewatcher (Rare)
  • Blackhand Dreadweaver
  • Blackhand Elite
  • Blackhand Summoner
  • Blackhand Veteran
  • Rage Talon Dragonspawn
  • Rage Talon Flamescale
  • Blackrock Stadium
    • IconSmall DrakeChromatic.gif Gyth
    • IconSmall Rend.gif Warchief Rend Blackhand
  • Blackhand Assassin
  • Blackhand Dragon Handler
  • Blackhand Dreadweaver
  • Blackhand Elite
  • Blackhand Iron Guard
  • Blackhand Summoner
  • Blackhand Veteran
  • Chromatic Dragonspawn
  • Chromatic Whelp
  • Rage Talon Dragon Guard
  • Rage Talon Dragonspawn
  • Rage Talon Fire Tongue
  • Rage Talon Flamescale
  • The Furnace
    • IconSmall DrakonidBlack.gif Lord Valthalak (Summoned)
    • IconSmall CoreHound.gif The Beast
  • Blackhand Assassin
  • Blackhand Elite
  • Blackhand Iron Guard
  • Rage Talon Dragon Guard
  • Rage Talon Fire Tongue
  • Hordemar City
  • Blackhand Assassin
  • Blackhand Elite
  • Blackhand Iron Guard
  • Blackhand Thug
  • Rage Talon Dragon Guard
  • Spire Throne
    • IconSmall SpawnBlack.gif General Drakkisath
  • Blackhand Assassin
  • Blackhand Elite
  • Blackhand Iron Guard
  • Chromatic Elite Guard
  • Rage Talon Captain
  • Rage Talon Fire Tongue



  • Neutral 15.png Blackhand's Command BWL Prequest


Obtained from Duke Hydraxis on the island northeast of the southern peninsula of Azshara

  • N [56] Poisoned Water Takes you to the Eastern Plaguelands (No longer obtainable after patch 3.0.8)
  • N [57r] Stormers and Rumblers Takes you to Silithus
    • N [60r] Eye of the Emberseer Takes you to Upper Blackrock Spire
      • N [60r] The Molten Core Takes you to the Molten Core
        • N [60] Agent of Hydraxis Back to Silithus or the Molten Core
          • N [60r] Hands of the Enemy
            • N [60] A Hero's Reward


  • H [60] The Darkstone Tablet (Horde)

Burning Steppes

  • N [52] Broodling Essence: (Burning Steppes) Given by Tinkee Steamboil in Flame Crest
    • N [54] Felnok Steelspring: (Winterspring)
      • N [54] Chillwind Horns: (Winterspring)
        • N [54] Return to Tinkee: (Winterspring)
          • N [60R] Tinkee Steamboil: (Burning Steppes)
            • N [60R] Egg Freezing: (UBRS) First quest in the chain to enter Blackrock Spire
              • N [60R] Egg Collection: (UBRS)
                • N [60D] Leonid Barthalomew: (Burning Steppes)
                  • N [60D] Betina Bigglezink: (Eastern Plaguelands)

Lower Blackrock Spire

  • A [60D] General Drakkisath's Command Starts from an item of the same name dropped by Overlord Wyrmthalak in LBRS
    • A [60R] General Drakkisath's Demise Given by Marshal Maxwell in Morgan's Vigil in the Burning Steppes, enters UBRS


  • H [60R] For The Horde! (reqs Warlord's Command)


  • A [60] Mayara Brightwing Given by Count Remington Ridgewell in the Petitioner's Chamber in Stormwind Keep
    • A [60R] Doomrigger's Clasp Given by Mayara Brightwing in Morgan's Vigil in the Burning Steppes, enters Blackrock Spire
      • A [60] Delivery to Ridgewell Again given by Mayara, takes you back to the Keep

Upper Blackrock Spire

  • N [60d] The Matron Protectorate Given by Awbee just as you exit Blackrock Stadium, this quest chain leads to epic plate and mail armor
    • N [60] Wrath of the Blue Flightω τ δ ϖ Given by Haleh in Mazthoril
      • N [60+] Wrath of the Blue Flightω τ δ ϖ Again given by Haleh
        • N [60+] Catalogue of the Wayward Given by Jeziba in the Ruins of Andorhal in the Western Plaguelands
          • N [60+] Breastplate of the Chromatic Flight Obtained by reading the Catalogue of the Wayward
          • N [60+] Legplates of the Chromatic Defier Obtained by reading the Catalogue of the Wayward
  • N [60d] Finkle Einhorn, At Your Service! Given by Finkle Einhorn in The Furnace, after he emerges from the belly of The Beast


  • A [60] Drakefire Amulet Given by Haleh in Mazthoril. This is the final step of the 16 part quest chain that begins in the Burning Steppes ends with the Onyxia key. This quest seems to have been removed, as you no longer need the key for Onyxia's Lair.
  • N [60] The Demon Forge (requires Armorsmith specialization)

Video guide

How to solo Upper Blackrock Spire


See Blackrock Spire loot.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 4.0.3a
  • Template:Patch 3.0.8
  • Patch 1.10.0 (patch date:2006-03-28): Capped at ten players. 
  • 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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