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Blackrock Mountain is a zone between the Burning Steppes and the Searing Gorge, linking the two regions. This zone is deceptively small, and appears empty when first entered.

It contains four high-level instances:


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 SpireForgewright's TombThe Grinding QuarryThe MasonaryThe 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 Alliance Horde 45-50 North By foot
Burning Steppes Alliance Horde 50-60 South By foot

Notable characters

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.


  • Leather
    • Black Dragonscale (Skinning level 50-60 elite whelps and wyrmkin)
  • Ore

Wild creatures

  • Dark Iron Dwarves
  • Dragon Whelps
  • Drakes
  • Fire Elementals
  • Orcs


  • 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.

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Subzones of Searing Gorge

Map 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

Map 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