Auchenai Crypts Dungeon Guide

Last updated on Jun 10, 2021 at 14:37 by Abide 5 comments

The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 65-69. Heroic mode will require Level 70 and the Auchenai Key Icon Auchenai Key to enter.

Auchenai Crypts will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete with an average group. This dungeon is commonly abbreviated as "AC" or "Crypts". The dungeon is located on the western side of the Auchindoun structure in Terokkar ForestZone.

In this guide, we will cover dungeon quests, the layout of the dungeon, an overview of trash mobs, tactics for each boss, loot that can be obtained, and ideal group compositions.


The Auchenai Crypts Quests

Before heading into Auchenai Crypts, we advise you to get all the dungeon quests related to it. To make this process easier, we have written a separate guide for the quests and their chains.


Auchenai Crypts Entrance Location

Auchenai Crypts and nearest flight paths

Conveniently, all dungeons in Terrokar Forest are located in one centralized location: Auchindoun. This structure can be easily found in the middle of the Bone Wastes.

To reach the bottom of this structure you will need to either fly down, take one of the passages found along the outside, or carefully jump from ledge to ledge. The summoning stone can be found in the very center of Auchindoun. Auchenai Crypts is the dungeon found on the western side of Auchindoun.

If your faction controls the spirit towers in Terokkar Forest, you will get Spirit Shard Icon Spirit Shards from each boss you kill inside this dungeon. These can be exchanged at the nearest town for various rewards.


Layout of Auchenai Crypts

Auchenai Crypts layout

Auchenai Crypts is very linear in its pathing, only offering the choice of going along the left or right sides of rooms with both leading to the same path. On the first floor here you will fight your way through a few trash packs and work your way toward the staircase in the back, leading to the second level of the dungeon. Make sure to hug the sides tightly to avoid pulling packs you can skip.

Auchenai Crypts layout

Here we have the second floor of the dungeon. This floor of the dungeon follows a very strict one-way path. At the end of the path you can go left or right to reach Exarch Maladaar. Stay together with your group and take the pulls slowly as these packs can be quite dangerous if handled poorly.


Reputation From Auchenai Crypts

Killing mobs in this instance grants Lower City reputation.


Normal Difficulty

  • Most enemies grant 10 reputation each.
  • Summoned adds grant 8 reputation each.
  • Each boss grants 90 reputation.
  • A Normal Auchenai Crypts run will give around 750 reputation.

Heroic Difficulty

  • Most enemies grant 18 reputation each.
  • Summoned adds grant 15 reputation each.
  • Each boss grants 250 reputation.
  • A Heroic Auchenai Crypts run will give around 1,450 reputation.

Notable Auchenai Crypts Trash

In this section, we will briefly go over each of the trash mobs that pose a threat to you in this dungeon.


Summoned Spirit Adds

The Humanoid trash mobs in this dungeon all have an ability that summons a spirit add to their side at the start of combat. The spirit summoned can be multiple different mobs, some of which are extremely dangerous. Below is a list of all of the spirits and their dangerous abilities:

You will want to prioritize killing these in the order shown above, as they can easily cause a wipe if ignored.


Auchenai Monk

These are worth mentioning as they can deal very high burst damage to tanks if their abilities line up. Make sure to tank them away from the group to avoid the interrupts and AoE damage.


Raging Soul

These are all along the bridge right before Shirrak the Dead Watcher. They are invisible and will only appear when a player gets close to them. As soon as they appear, they will start to cast Rage IconRage. If the cast is allowed to finish they will knock all nearby players off of the bridge, instantly killing them. The party needs to be ready to kill these as soon as they appear.


Overview of Auchenai Crypts Bosses

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.


Shirrak the Dead Watcher

The main threat of this fight is the Focus Fire IconFocus Fire. It will target a random player, mark them with a flare, and after a short delay that area will be blasted by a barrage of fire damage. Players need to be ready to move out of the flare as soon as it spawns, as anyone caught inside of the flare will surely be killed.

Inhibit Magic IconInhibit Magic is also a major threat on this fight as your healer will have very long cast times on their healing spells. This debuff can be line-of-sighted to prevent it from refreshing, so you may want to tank the boss in an area where breaking line-of-sight is an option.

Other than the two above mentioned abilities, the boss is very straightforward. You will need to burn the boss down quickly before the Carnivorous Bite IconCarnivorous Bite bleed stacks too high on the tank and any melee players and becomes unhealable. Use all your cooldowns available and kill him quickly.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Collar of Command Icon Collar of Command 65 Cloth Head
Raven-Heart Headdress Icon Raven-Heart Headdress 65 Leather Head
Hope Bearer Helm Icon Hope Bearer Helm 65 Plate Head
Oculus of the Hidden Eye Icon Oculus of the Hidden Eye 65 Accessory Trinket
Shaarde the Lesser Icon Shaarde the Lesser 65 One-Handed Sword Main-Hand

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Scintillating Headdress of Second Sight Icon Scintillating Headdress of Second Sight 70 Cloth Head
Fanblade Pauldrons Icon Fanblade Pauldrons 70 Plate Shoulder
Bracers of Shirrak Icon Bracers of Shirrak 70 Mail Wrist
Gloves of the Deadwatcher Icon Gloves of the Deadwatcher 70 Cloth Hands
Magma Plume Boots Icon Magma Plume Boots 70 Mail Feet
Claw of the Watcher Icon Claw of the Watcher 70 Fist Weapon Main-Hand
Champion's Fire Opal Icon Champion's Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Potent Fire Opal Icon Potent Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Seer's Chrysoprase Icon Seer's Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc

Exarch Maladaar

This is a very straightforward fight. Tank the boss away from the ranged group, kill any shadow images that spawn, and make sure to pick up Avatar of the Martyred when he spawns.


Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Darkguard Face Mask Icon Darkguard Face Mask 65 Leather Head
Mok'Nathal Beast-Mask Icon Mok'Nathal Beast-Mask 65 Mail Head
Slippers of Serenity Icon Slippers of Serenity 65 Cloth Feet
Ring of the Exarchs Icon Ring of the Exarchs 65 Accessory Finger
Fetish of the Fallen Icon Fetish of the Fallen 65 Accessory Trinket
Ironstaff of Regeneration Icon Ironstaff of Regeneration 65 Staff Weapon

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Maladaar's Blessed Chaplet Icon Maladaar's Blessed Chaplet 70 Accessory Neck
Wastewalker Shoulderpads Icon Wastewalker Shoulderpads 70 Leather Shoulder
Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud 70 Cloak Back
Light-Touched Stole of Altruism Icon Light-Touched Stole of Altruism 70 Cloak Back
Natural Mender's Wraps Icon Natural Mender's Wraps 70 Leather Hands
Sash of Arcane Visions Icon Sash of Arcane Visions 70 Cloth Waist
Wave-Song Girdle Icon Wave-Song Girdle 70 Mail Waist
Doomplate Legguards Icon Doomplate Legguards 70 Plate Legs
Boots of the Unjust Icon Boots of the Unjust 70 Leather Feet
Soulpriest's Ring of Resolve Icon Soulpriest's Ring of Resolve 70 Accessory Finger
Exarch's Diamond Band Icon Exarch's Diamond Band 70 Accessory Finger
The Harvester of Souls Icon The Harvester of Souls 70 One-Handed Axe Weapon
Sky Breaker Icon Sky Breaker 70 One-Handed Mace Main-Hand
Will of the Fallen Exarch Icon Will of the Fallen Exarch 70 One-Handed Mace Main-Hand
Draenic Wildstaff Icon Draenic Wildstaff 70 Staff Weapon
Champion's Fire Opal Icon Champion's Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Potent Fire Opal Icon Potent Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Seer's Chrysoprase Icon Seer's Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc

Auchenai Crypts does not have any large pulls that require AoE. The majority of the pulls in this dungeon consist of two mobs, so having one form of crowd control is highly recommended as crowd-controlling one of the humanoids will prevent a spirit add from being summoned.

You will want to avoid bringing too many caster-based damage dealers as the Inhibit Magic IconInhibit Magic from Shirrak the Dead Watcher will make casters deal much lower DPS.



  • 10 Jun. 2021: Added pictures of mobs.
  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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