Blackrock Caverns is the first of two new wings in Blackrock Spire introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. It is designed as a 5-man instance for players level 80 to 81. It is a series of tunnels created by Deathwing from the Twilight Highlands to Blackrock Mountain. Here the twisted Twilight's Hammer clan is transporting their supplies back and forth from the Highlands and practicing the mysterious dark arts that transform the zealots into dragonspawn. The forces here are led by the Ascendant Lord Obsidius.

Players need to be level 80 and find the entrance to Blackrock Caverns in order to use the Dungeon Finder for the instance, but only need to be level 77 and own Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm to enter Blackrock Caverns via the instance portal. The entrance is just off of the main ring in Blackrock Mountain on the non-jumping path to Blackrock Spire. Head to the eastern side of the ring to see the summoning stone for Blackrock Spire and follow the path. As it turns north there is a blockade blocking the way. Look right to see the instance line.


  1. Neutral 15 [80] This Can Only Mean One Thing...
  2. Neutral 15 [80] To the Chamber of Incineration!
  3. Neutral 15 [80] What Is This Place?
  4. Neutral 15 [80] The Twilight Forge
  5. Neutral 15 [80] Do My Eyes Deceive Me? / Neutral 15 [80] Ascendant Lord Obsidius


See individual subzones at bottom of page for mobs.

Quest givers




See individual boss pages for strategies.



Rom'ogg Bonecrusher Type Slot
[Inquisition Robes] Cloth Chest
[Manacles of Pain] Mail Wrist
[Shield of the Iron Maiden] Shield Shield
[Skullcracker Ring] Ring Finger
[Torturer's Mercy] One-Handed Mace Main Hand
Corla, Herald of Twilight Type Slot
[Armbands of Change] Leather Wrist
[Corla's Baton] Wand Ranged
[Grace of the Herald] Trinket Trinket
[Renouncer's Cowl] Mail Head
[Signet of Transformation] Ring Finger
Karsh Steelbender Type Slot
[Bracers of Cooled Anger] Plate Wrist
[Burned Gatherings] Cloak Back
[Heat Wave Leggings] Mail Legs
[Quicksilver Amulet] Amulet Neck
[Steelbender's Masterpiece] Dagger One-Hand
Beauty Type Slot
[Beauty's Chew Toy] Leather Legs
[Beauty's Favorite Bone] Frill Held In Off-Hand
[Beauty's Plate] Plate Chest
[Beauty's Silken Ribbon] Cloth Waist
[Kibble] Ring Finger
Ascendant Lord Obsidius Type Slot
[Amber Messenger] Bow Ranged
[Carrier Wave Pendant] Amulet Neck
[Clutches of Dying Light] Plate Hands
[Crepuscular Shield] Shield Shield
[Kyrstel Mantle] Cloth Shoulder
[Raz's Pauldrons] Plate Shoulder
[Sandshift Relic] Relic Relic
[Twitching Shadows] Cloak Back
[Willowy Crown] Leather Head
[Witching Hourglass] Trinket Trinket
Trash mobs Type Slot
[Acanthia's Lost Pendant] Amulet Neck
[Berto's Staff] Staff Two-Hand
[Toxidunk Dagger] Dagger One-Hand


Rom'ogg Bonecrusher Type Slot
[Inquisition Robes (heroic)] Cloth Chest
[Manacles of Pain (heroic)] Mail Wrist
[Shield of the Iron Maiden (heroic)] Shield Shield
[Skullcracker Ring (heroic)] Ring Finger
[Torturer's Mercy (heroic)] One-Handed Mace Main Hand
Corla, Herald of Twilight Type Slot
[Armbands of Change (heroic)] Leather Wrist
[Corla's Baton (heroic)] Wand Ranged
[Grace of the Herald (heroic)] Trinket Trinket
[Renouncer's Cowl (heroic)] Mail Head
[Signet of Transformation (heroic)] Ring Finger
Karsh Steelbender Type Slot
[Bracers of Cooled Anger (heroic)] Plate Wrist
[Burned Gatherings (heroic)] Cloak Back
[Heat Wave Leggings (heroic)] Mail Legs
[Quicksilver Amulet (heroic)] Amulet Neck
[Steelbender's Masterpiece (heroic)] Dagger One-Hand
Beauty Type Slot
[Beauty's Chew Toy (heroic)] Leather Legs
[Beauty's Favorite Bone (heroic)] Frill Held In Off-Hand
[Beauty's Plate (heroic)] Plate Chest
[Beauty's Silken Ribbon (heroic)] Cloth Waist
[Kibble (heroic)] Ring Finger
Ascendant Lord Obsidius Type Slot
[Amber Messenger (heroic)] Bow Ranged
[Carrier Wave Pendant (heroic)] Amulet Neck
[Clutches of Dying Light (heroic)] Plate Hands
[Crepuscular Shield (heroic)] Shield Shield
[Kyrstel Mantle (heroic)] Cloth Shoulder
[Raz's Pauldrons (heroic)] Plate Shoulder
[Sandshift Relic (heroic)] Relic Relic
[Twitching Shadows (heroic)] Cloak Back
[Willowy Crown (heroic)] Leather Head
[Witching Hourglass (heroic)] Trinket Trinket





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