Master Elemental Shaper Krixix is a level 60 elite goblin found in Blackwing Lair within Blackrock Mountain. He is the apprentice of a high elf, Earthcaller Franzahl.[1] (MM&M 152)


Krixix is the only in-game source of the ability Smelt Enchanted Elementium. He drops Goblin's Guide to Elementium. Pre-patch 3.0.8, it was obtainable by having a priest mind control him, then casting a spell that teaches the ability. After the patch, he drops a book which teaches the skill. Only one book drops and only one Miner can obtain and learn it. However, if you were in a raid, you can return to Blackwing Lair after a period of time and find that Master Elemental Shaper Krixix has respawned and is ready to drop it again.

Krixix requires a 30 minute soft reset to respawn again. In other words - if you are looking to farm him for elementium ore then no one should be in Blackwing Lair for 30 minutes straight.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): No longer teaches Elementium smelting with mind control; instead, he drops a book that teaches it.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Added

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