The Blackrock Foundry, a place of great craftsmanship and labor. But all greatness comes with a price. These orcs are the primary armorers of the Draenor armies, spending their days and nights hammering upon their anvils. Burning deep within their hearts is a respect for their great leader Blackhand, known as the Destroyer. With the powers of strength and smithing these orcs hope to reshape the world according to the image of the best craftsman in all of Draenor. The Foundry abides in the burning hot depths of the mountains of Gorgrond.
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From the game guide:
"This foundry was the ancestral home of the Blackrock orcs, wherein master smiths smelted and worked the impossibly hard ore that is the clan's namesake. Now, massive giants captured and broken by the Thunderlord heat the great forges, flamebenders of the Burning Blade imbue the ore with an inner fire, and engineers shape the slag according to otherworldly schematics. Warlord Blackhand's foundry is the center of the Iron Horde's military might, churning out the weaponry that will be used to raze Azeroth."
Blackrock Foundry was released in increments, over the span of a seven-week period in early 2015. The release schedule was as follows:
|February 3, 2015||All wings (Normal mode and Heroic mode)||All Normal mode and Heroic mode boss encounters|
|February 10, 2015||All wings (Mythic mode)||All Mythic mode boss encounters|
|February 17, 2015||Wing 1: The Slagworks (Raid Finder)||Gruul, Oregorger, Blast Furnace|
|February 24, 2015||Wing 2: The Black Forge (Raid Finder)||Hans'gar & Franzok, Flamebender Ka'graz, and Kromog|
|March 10, 2015||Wing 3: Iron Assembly (Raid Finder)||Beastlord Darmac, Operator Thogar, and The Iron Maidens|
|March 24, 2015||Wing 4: Blackhand's Crucible (Raid Finder)||Blackhand|
The Black Forge
- ^ Nethaera 2015-03-24. Blackrock Foundry Raid Schedule: Raid Finder Wing 4 Open. World of Warcraft official game site (US).
Nethaera 2015-03-24. Blackrock Foundry Raid Schedule: Raid Finder Wing 4 Open. World of Warcraft official game site (EU).