Blackrock Caverns Dungeon Guide

Last updated on May 18, 2024 at 00:00 by Abide

Blackrock Caverns located within Blackrock Mountain. In this dungeon, players venture deep into the heart of the mountain to confront the minions of the Twilight's Hammer cult and their powerful allies.

1.

Blackrock Caverns Entrance Location

Blackrock Caverns is found in the Blackrock Mountain, which can be entered in Searing Gorge. The dungeon entrance is on the Eastern side of the mountain, near Upper Blackrock Spires dungeon entrance.

2.

Overview of Bosses in Blackrock Caverns

Here we will give you a full rundown of what you can expect from each of the bosses found here on both Normal and Heroic difficulties as well as the items they drop.

2.1.

Rom'ogg Bonecrusher

  • Rom'ogg Bonecrusher Quake Icon Quake
  • Chains of Woe Icon Chains of Woe
  • The Skullcracker Icon The Skullcracker
  • Wounding Strike Icon Wounding Strike

Clear the room around Rom'ogg Bonecrusher first as he will Call for Help Icon Call for Help when engaged. He will also frequently cast Quake Icon Quake, spawning a dust cloud underneath each players feet. This will explode after 4 seconds, dealing massive damage to anyone nearby, and spawn an Angered Earth at each cloud. Be sure to quickly move out of the dust cloud to avoid dying, and have the tank grab all of the adds and quickly AoE them down. At 66% and 33% health, Rom'ogg Bonecrusher will use Chains of Woe Icon Chains of Woe, pulling all enemies into melee range and rooting them in place. He will then begin to cast The Skullcracker Icon The Skullcracker, which will instantly kill anyone in his melee range at the end of the cast. Quickly kill the Chains to free yourselves, then run away from Rom'ogg Bonecrusher to avoid dying to The Skullcracker Icon The Skullcracker.

2.1.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type
Inquisition Robes Icon Inquisition Robes 78 Cloth Chest
Manacles of Pain Icon Manacles of Pain 78 Mail Wrist
Shield of the Iron Maiden Icon Shield of the Iron Maiden 78 Shield
Skullcracker Ring Icon Skullcracker Ring 78 Ring
Torturer's Mercy Icon Torturer's Mercy 78 Main-Hand Mace
2.1.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type
Inquisition Robes Icon Inquisition Robes 85 Cloth Chest
Manacles of Pain Icon Manacles of Pain 85 Mail Wrist
Shield of the Iron Maiden Icon Shield of the Iron Maiden 85 Shield
Skullcracker Ring Icon Skullcracker Ring 85 Ring
Torturer's Mercy Icon Torturer's Mercy 85 Main-Hand Mace
2.2.

Corla, Herald of Twilight

  • Corla, Herald of Twilight Evolution Icon Evolution
  • Aura of Acceleration Icon Aura of Acceleration
  • Dark Command Icon Dark Command
  • Evolved Twilight Zealot
    • Force Blast Icon Force Blast
    • Gravity Strike Icon Gravity Strike
    • Grievous Whirl Icon Grievous Whirl
    • Shadow Strike Icon Shadow Strike

Corla, Herald of Twilight will start the fight with 3 Twilight Zealots worshiping her. Corla will channel beams of energy into these Twilight Zealots, giving them stacks of Evolution Icon Evolution every second. Upon reaching 100 stacks of Evolution Icon Evolution, the Twilight Zealots will transform into an Evolved Twilight Zealot, gaining multiple deadly abilities. To prevent this from happening, a player will need to be assigned to each beam to "interrupt" it, by standing between Corla, Herald of Twilight and the Twilight Zealot. This will instead cause the player to gain stacks of Evolution Icon Evolution, rather than the Twilight Zealot. If a player reaches 100 stacks of Evolution Icon Evolution, they will instead transform into a Twilight Drakonid, attacking their allies. To prevent this, stand in the beam until you have around 80 stacks of Evolution Icon Evolution, then move out until your debuff resets. Corla, Herald of Twilight herself is rather weak, with her main threat being Dark Command Icon Dark Command, as this can fear a target away from their beam and prevent them from soaking the stacks.

2.2.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type
Armbands of Change Icon Armbands of Change 78 Leather Wrist
Corla's Baton Icon Corla's Baton 78 Wand
Grace of the Herald Icon Grace of the Herald 78 Trinket
Renouncer's Cowl Icon Renouncer's Cowl 78 Mail Head
Signet of Transformation Icon Signet of Transformation 78 Ring
2.2.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type
Armbands of Change Icon Armbands of Change 85 Leather Wrist
Corla's Baton Icon Corla's Baton 85 Wand
Grace of the Herald Icon Grace of the Herald 85 Trinket
Renouncer's Cowl Icon Renouncer's Cowl 85 Mail Head
Signet of Transformation Icon Signet of Transformation 85 Ring
2.3.

Karsh Steelbender

  • Karsh Steelbender Quicksilver Armor Icon Quicksilver Armor
  • Superheated Quicksilver Armor Icon Superheated Quicksilver Armor
  • Heat Wave Icon Heat Wave
  • Burning Metal Icon Burning Metal
  • Cleave Icon Cleave
  • Lava Spout Icon Lava Spout

Karsh Steelbender starts the fight with Quicksilver Armor Icon Quicksilver Armor full stacked, reducing his damage taken by 99%. The tank will need to drag him through the flowing lava in the middle of the room to damage his armor, giving him a stack of Superheated Quicksilver Armor Icon Superheated Quicksilver Armor for every 2 seconds he is under the lava. While under the lava, Karsh Steelbender will cast Heat Wave Icon Heat Wave every second, dealing more for each stack of Superheated Quicksilver Armor Icon Superheated Quicksilver Armor. Because of Heat Wave Icon Heat Wave and the Burning Metal Icon Burning Metal damage he will be dealing while debuffed with Quicksilver Armor Icon Quicksilver Armor, you will only want to briefly drag him through the lava to gain 1 or 2 stacks of Superheated Quicksilver Armor Icon Superheated Quicksilver Armor. If you keep him under the lava for too longer players will start dying from his increasing damage output.

2.3.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type
Bracers of Cooled Anger Icon Bracers of Cooled Anger 78 Plate Wrist
Burned Gatherings Icon Burned Gatherings 78 Back
Heat Wave Leggings Icon Heat Wave Leggings 78 Mail Legs
Quicksilver Amulet Icon Quicksilver Amulet 78 Neck
Steelbender's Masterpiece Icon Steelbender's Masterpiece 78 Main-Hand Dagger
2.3.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type
Bracers of Cooled Anger Icon Bracers of Cooled Anger 85 Plate Wrist
Burned Gatherings Icon Burned Gatherings 85 Back
Heat Wave Leggings Icon Heat Wave Leggings 85 Mail Legs
Quicksilver Amulet Icon Quicksilver Amulet 85 Neck
Steelbender's Masterpiece Icon Steelbender's Masterpiece 85 Main-Hand Dagger
2.4.

Beauty

  • Beauty Berserker Charge Icon Berserker Charge
  • Flamebreak Icon Flamebreak
  • Terrifying Roar Icon Terrifying Roar
  • Magma Spit Icon Magma Spit

The room Beauty is in will also contain her 4 pups, Lucky, Spot, and Buster, which will engage alongside their mother; Runty is found in the back of the room, and should not be engaged if possible. If Runty does enter combat, you must not kill him, or this will cause Beauty to enrage and wipe your group. Use as much crowd control as you have available on the pups, killing any besides Runty that you can not CC before focusing Beauty down.

Beauty will Berserker Charge Icon Berserker Charge the target that is farthest away, and often uses Flamebreak Icon Flamebreak to deal Fire damage to all nearby enemies. She will also periodically use Terrifying Roar Icon Terrifying Roar to fear your group, which may cause someone to run into Runty and engage him in combat. Lastly she will target a random player with Magma Spit Icon Magma Spit, dealing damage over time and splashing magma nearby, which will explode for high Fire damage to any nearby targets. Avoid the magma as much as possible while continuing to finish off the boss.

2.4.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type
Beauty's Chew Toy Icon Beauty's Chew Toy 78 Leather Legs
Beauty's Favorite Bone Icon Beauty's Favorite Bone 78 Off-Hand
Beauty's Plate Icon Beauty's Plate 78 Plate Chest
Beauty's Silken Ribbon Icon Beauty's Silken Ribbon 78 Cloth Waist
Kibble Icon Kibble 78 Finger
2.4.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type
Beauty's Chew Toy Icon Beauty's Chew Toy 85 Leather Legs
Beauty's Favorite Bone Icon Beauty's Favorite Bone 85 Off-Hand
Beauty's Plate Icon Beauty's Plate 85 Plate Chest
Beauty's Silken Ribbon Icon Beauty's Silken Ribbon 85 Cloth Waist
Kibble Icon Kibble 85 Finger
2.5.

Ascendant Lord Obsidius

  • Ascendant Lord Obsidius Transformation Icon Transformation
  • Stone Blow Icon Stone Blow
  • Twilight Corruption Icon Twilight Corruption
  • Thunderclap Icon Thunderclap
  • Shadow of Obsidius

Ascendant Lord Obsidius will be protected by three Shadow of Obsidius, which can be attacked but do not take damage. These Shadows will ignore threat and only attack the player that most recently attacked them, with each Shadow applying Crepuscular Veil Icon Crepuscular Veil to their target when they get close. These should be handled by having a DPS class with high mobility or DoTs to attack the Shadow of Obsidius clones and kite them around the room, ideally using any slows available to the group to avoid taking damage.

Ascendant Lord Obsidius will swap places with one of the Shadow of Obsidius at both 66% and 33% health, so be sure the group is ready to change targets. He will also cast Thunderclap Icon Thunderclap often, slowing nearby members movement speed. If the player who is kiting the Shadow of Obsidius clones gets slowed by this, quickly dispel them to allow them to properly kite. Lastly, either dispel the Twilight Corruption Icon Twilight Corruption debuff or simply heal through it.

2.5.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type
Amber Messenger Icon Amber Messenger 78 Bow
Carrier Wave Pendant Icon Carrier Wave Pendant 78 Neck
Clutches of Dying Light Icon Clutches of Dying Light 78 Plate Hands
Crepuscular Shield Icon Crepuscular Shield 78 Shield
Kyrstel Mantle Icon Kyrstel Mantle 78 Cloth Shoulder
Raz's Pauldrons Icon Raz's Pauldrons 78 Plate Shoulder
Sandshift Relic Icon Sandshift Relic 78 Relic
Twitching Shadows Icon Twitching Shadows 78 Back
Willowy Crown Icon Willowy Crown 78 Leather Head
Witching Hourglass Icon Witching Hourglass 78 Trinket
2.5.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type
Amber Messenger Icon Amber Messenger 85 Bow
Carrier Wave Pendant Icon Carrier Wave Pendant 85 Neck
Clutches of Dying Light Icon Clutches of Dying Light 85 Plate Hands
Crepuscular Shield Icon Crepuscular Shield 85 Shield
Kyrstel Mantle Icon Kyrstel Mantle 85 Cloth Shoulder
Raz's Pauldrons Icon Raz's Pauldrons 85 Plate Shoulder
Sandshift Relic Icon Sandshift Relic 85 Relic
Twitching Shadows Icon Twitching Shadows 85 Back
Willowy Crown Icon Willowy Crown 85 Leather Head
Witching Hourglass Icon Witching Hourglass 85 Trinket
3.

Blackrock Caverns Quests

Starting in Cataclysm, dungeon quests are found directly inside the dungeon and have no quest chains required. This means you can simply queue up for the dungeon and grab all of the available quests inside without needing to complete long-winded, complicated quest chains! The following quests are found inside the dungeon:

  1. Ascendant Lord Obsidius
  2. Do My Eyes Deceive Me?
  3. The Twilight Forge
  4. This Can Only Mean One Thing...
  5. To the Chamber of Incineration!
  6. What Is This Place?

In addition to the dungeon quests, there is also a daily Archaeology Icon Guide to Archaeology quest you can do inside, granting your group a temporary buff while inside the dungeon.

  1. Dark Iron Contingency Plan
4.

Blackrock Caverns Achievements in Cataclysm

Achievement Description
Arrested Development Icon Arrested Development Allow all three of Corla's zealots to evolve, then defeat Corla after slaying the evolved zealots in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty.
Ascendant Descending Icon Ascendant Descending Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius without any party member reaching 4 stacks of Crepuscular Veil in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty.
Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls Icon Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls Defeat Rom'ogg Bonecrusher after using his Skullcracker ability to kill 10 Angered Earth elementals in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty.
Too Hot to Handle Icon Too Hot to Handle Defeat Karsh Steelbender after he has reached 15 stacks of Superheated Quicksilver Armor in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty.
Blackrock Caverns Icon Blackrock Caverns Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius in Blackrock Caverns.
Heroic: Blackrock Caverns Icon Heroic: Blackrock Caverns Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty.
Heroic: Blackrock Caverns Guild Run Icon Heroic: Blackrock Caverns Guild Run Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.
5.

Changelog

  • 20 May 2024: Added page.
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