It contains four high-level instances:
- Blackrock Depths
- Molten Core
- Blackrock Spire
- Blackwing Lair
There are four dungeons in Blackrock Mountain, suitable for players starting level 50 and increasing in difficulty. Blackrock Depths is a 5-man instance recommended for players level 48-60. Blackrock Spire is usually divided into two parts: Lower Blackrock Spire which is a 5-man instance recommended for players level 52-60; Upper Blackrock Spire is a 10-man raid instance recommended for players level 52-60. Molten Core is the first 40-man raid instance recommended for players level 60+. Blackwing Lair is a 40-man raid instance recommended for players level 60++ (after Molten Core in difficulty).
There are no flight paths or battlegrounds in this zone.
|Blackrock Spire • Forgewright's Tomb • The Grinding Quarry • The Masonary • The Molten Span|
|Dungeon Name||Level Range||Group Size||Approximate Run Time|
|Blackrock Depths||52-60||5-man||2 to 5 hours|
|Blackrock Spire||58-60||5-man (lower) and 10-man (upper)||2 to 4 hours|
|Molten Core||60+||40-man||6 Hours +|
|Blackwing Lair||60+||40-man||6 Hours +|
Regions adjacent to Blackrock Mountain
|Zone Name||Faction||Level Range||Direction||Access|
|Searing Gorge||45-50||North||By foot|
|Burning Steppes||50-60||South||By foot|
- Main article: Blackrock Mountain NPCs
Blackrock Mountain is home to three characters of note. At the Blackrock Spire balcony, the invisible Bodley seeks aid in restoring the amulet of Lord Valthalak. At Forgewright's Tomb, Franclorn Forgewright wants the return of the great hammer Ironfel. And at the very bottom of the mountain, Lothos Riftwaker offers attunement to the Molten Core by sending bold adventurers deep into Blackrock Depths in search of a particular rock.
- Main article: Blackrock Mountain quests
For the most part, no quests occur in Blackrock Mountain itself, though there are a few quests that are categorized as Blackrock Mountains quests, in particular some of the Dungeon Set 2 quests. These quests are primarily given by Bodley, the ghost of a gnome located in Blackrock Spire.
- Black Dragonscale (Skinning level 50-60 elite whelps and wyrmkin)
- Dark Iron
- Dark Iron Dwarves
- Dragon Whelps
- Fire Elementals
- Although appearing on both the Searing Gorge and the Burning Steppes maps, Blackrock Mountain is treated by the game as being a separate zone.
- The passage between Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes is free of mobs.
|Subzones of Searing Gorge|
|Blackchar Cave · Blackrock Mountain · The Cauldron · Dustfire Valley · Grimesilt Dig Site · Firewatch Ridge · The Sea of Cinders · The Slag Pit · Stonewrought Pass · Tanner Camp · Thorium Point|
|Subzones of Burning Steppes|
|Altar of Storms · Blackrock Mountain · Blackrock Pass · Blackrock Stronghold · Draco'dar · Dreadmaul Rock · Flame Crest · Morgan's Vigil · The Pillar of Ash · Ruins of Thaurissan · Slither Rock · Terror Wing Path|