Black Temple Raid Guides

Last updated on Mar 25, 2022 at 16:20 by Abide 2 comments

Black Temple is one of the two raids introduced in Phase 3. Black Temple is a 25-player raid and is considered the main raid introduced in Phase 3, with 9 raid bosses and some generally difficult encounters. This section will host all of our guides focusing on Black Temple, including loot, bosses, attunements, and anything else related to the raid instance.



Black Temple (often referred to as BT) is a 25-player, 9-boss raid located in Shadowmoon Valley and is a part of the third tier of content available within Phase 3 of The Burning Crusade Classic.


Black Temple Attunement

As of Phase 4, attunement is no longer required to enter the Black Temple raid. You may still want to complete this attunement quest chain for the unique rewards, however, including the rare title "Hand of Adal".

Black Temple has a long attunement quest chain that will require you to defeat certain enemies inside of Tier 5 content. For a complete breakdown on what you need to do to become attuned to Black Temple, check out our attunement guide down below:


Black Temple Entrance Location

Black Temple is located on the far East of Shadowmoon Valley. The entrance is a crack in the side wall of the temple, allow players to sneak inside this otherwise impenetrable fortress. Check out the picture below of the exact area the raid entrance is found at.

Black Temple Entrance Path

Bosses in Black Temple

There are nine bosses in Black Temple, most of which must be killed in a linear order. Bosses 3-6 can be killed in any order, but the order listed below is the most common. Check out the links below for a guide for each specific boss.

Among these encounters, Mother Shahraz in particular is a fight that is heavily focused on maximizing your Shadow Resistance to withstand her Shadow-based abilities. To help you with this, we have created a guide dedicated to showing many of the options available to help with getting more of this stat.

In addition, Warlock players in particular may find themselves with the important job of taking on a tank role during the Illidan Stormrage fight. If you are someone that has taken on this responsibility, we have created a separate guide dedicated to helping you out with this important job.


Black Temple Trash Drops

Enemies within the Black Temple may drop a variety of unique items, some of which may be particularly useful for your character. These items are listed below.

Item Item Type Slot
Boots of the Divine Light Icon Boots of the Divine Light Cloth Feet
Treads of the Den Mother Icon Treads of the Den Mother Leather Feet
Chestguard of Relentless Storms Icon Chestguard of Relentless Storms Mail Chest
Pillager's Gauntlets Icon Pillager's Gauntlets Plate Hands
Girdle of the Lightbearer Icon Girdle of the Lightbearer Plate Waist
Nethervoid Cloak Icon Nethervoid Cloak Accessory Back
Pepe's Shroud of Pacification Icon Pepe's Shroud of Pacification Accessory Back
Choker of Serrated Blades Icon Choker of Serrated Blades Accessory Neck
Shroud of the Final Stand Icon Shroud of the Final Stand Accessory Back
Blessed Band of Karabor Icon Blessed Band of Karabor Accessory Finger
Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge Accessory Finger
Band of Devastation Icon Band of Devastation Accessory Finger
Hellfire-Encased Pendant Icon Hellfire-Encased Pendant Accessory Neck
Swiftsteel Bludgeon Icon Swiftsteel Bludgeon Weapon One-Hand Mace
Illidari Runeshield Icon Illidari Runeshield Shield Off Hand

Black Temple Loot Priority

For every piece of loot within Black Temple, there may be a class that more strongly desires it right away. To help with figuring out who loot may be most useful for, we have created a guide detailing this priority.


Black Temple Reputation - The Ashtongue Deathsworn

The Ashtongue Deathsworn is a reputation faction that is unique to the Black Temple. Reputation with this faction is mostly earned by killing enemies and bosses within the raid, and its rewards include access to valuable pieces of crafted Shadow Resistance gear and unique class trinkets. To learn more about this reputation and its benefits, see our dedicated guide below.



  • 25 Mar. 2022: Added information that attunement is no longer needed.
  • 29 Dec. 2021: Guide added.
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