Find and slay Golem Lord Argelmach. Return his head to Lotwil. You will also need to collect 10 Intact Elemental Cores from the Ragereaver Golems and Warbringer Constructs protecting Argelmach. You know this because you are psychic.

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Quest Text


This can't be Argelmach! Argelmach was killed ten years ago. How can I be sure? I was the one who killed him.

He was a despicable dwarf, hell-bent on twisting my life's work to meet his diabolical needs. It seems that the wicked always find a way to escape justice.

If this is Argelmach's handiwork then he must be destroyed. I will need samplings of his latest creations. With the proper samples, I may be able to stop this uprising. The creations guard Argelmach in Blackrock Depths.


Was it him? Was he really alive?


What is this?!? This head is not flesh. This is some sort of dark iron creation: A shadow of Argelmach - ANOTHER machine! I suspect that your destruction of Argelmach will be short lived as another shall rise to take 'its' place soon.


You can find Argelmach in the Manufactory area of Blackrock Depths. You will need to clear out the area of technicians and golems before you attempt Argelmach since the first thing he does is try to call for reinforcements. You should tank Argelmach a short distance away from the rest of the group due to a chain lightning attack that he casts.

This quest is often mentioned as a player favorite for both the name, "The Rise of the Machines", a movie reference, as well as the line "You know this because you are psychic."


Experience and Gold

You may choose one of the following:

Inv shoulder 02
Inv misc cape 16
Inv chest chain 16
Inv gauntlets 26

Quest progression

  1. Horde 15 [54] The Rise of the Machines
  2. Horde 15 [54] The Rise of the Machines (2)
  3. Horde 15 [58] The Rise of the Machines (3)
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