Old Hillsbrad Foothills Dungeon Guide

Last updated on May 26, 2021 at 12:37 by Abide 1 comment

The recommended level range to run this dungeon on Normal is 66-70. Heroic mode will require Level 70 and the Key of Time Icon Key of Time to enter.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete with an average group. This dungeon is commonly abbreviated as "OHF", "Old Hillsbrad" or "Escape From Durnholde".

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.

1.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills Quests

Before heading into Old Hillsbrad, 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.

2.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills Entrance Location

Caverns of Time and nearest flight paths

The fastest way to get to the Caverns of Time for both Alliance and Horde will be to fly to Tanaris. From there, follow the imagine shown above until you find the Steward of Time, who will offer you a quest and fly you down into the caverns.

When you land, follow the picture below to find the dungeon. You will want to turn in To The Master's Lair and do the follow-up escort quest before heading into Old Hillsbrad. Check out the quest section above for more information on the entire quest chain.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills Entrance
3.

Layout of Old Hillsbrad

Old Hillsbrad Foothills layout 1

When you first enter Old Hillsbrad, mount up and run through the tunnel in front of you. At the end of it, you will find Erozion, offering you a quest. Next to him is Brazen who will fly you to the actual start of the dungeon. When you land, follow the arrows as shown above, burning all the houses. Afterward find your way to Thrall, who is locked in a cage in the basement of the keep. Make sure to let everyone in the party accept the next quest before freeing him.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills layout 2

Follow the path, escorting Thrall through the dungeon. It is advised to let Thrall pull initially, then come in and assist him as needed. After you finish the first part of the escort by killing Captain Skarloc, talk with Thrall again, mount up and follow him to the next circle.

Keep escorting Thrall from building to building until he finally reaches Taretha at the top of the house. When your group is ready to proceed, talk with Taretha to begin the encounter with Epoch Hunter.

4.

Reputation from Old Hillsbrad

Killing mobs in this instance grants Keepers of Time reputation.

4.1.

Normal Difficulty

  • Most monsters grant 8 reputation each.
  • Each boss grants 80 reputation.
  • A Normal Old Hillsbrad run will give around 900 reputation.
  • Reputation gains in Normal go all the way up through Exalted.
4.2.

Heroic Difficulty

  • Most monsters grant 15 reputation each.
  • Each boss grants 250 reputation.
  • A Heroic Old Hillsbrad run will give around 2,000 reputation.
5.

Overview of Old Hillsbrad Trash Mobs

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

5.1.

Durnholde Rifleman

  • Scatter Shot IconScatter Shot
  • Multi-Shot IconMulti-Shot

These can be dangerous sometimes with a well-timed Scatter Shot IconScatter Shot. Typically you will want to kill these early on or use any available crowd control on them.

5.2.

Durnholde Warden

  • Heal IconHeal
  • Psychic Scream IconPsychic Scream
  • Dispel Magic IconDispel Magic

You will most likely be killing these first to avoid the Heal IconHeal and the fear from Psychic Scream IconPsychic Scream. The Dispel may also remove any crowd control from other nearby NPCs.

5.3.

Durnholde Sentry

  • Cleave IconCleave

Be aware of these enemies' Cleave IconCleave when positioning them.

5.4.

Tarren Mill Guardsman

  • Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike
  • Shield Charge IconShield Charge

These can deal somewhat high damage if they live long enough to use their abilities multiple times. Aim to kill these early or use some crowd control on them.

5.5.

Tarren Mill Protector

  • Concussion Blow IconConcussion Blow
  • Cleave IconCleave
  • Flash Heal IconFlash Heal
  • Cleanse IconCleanse

You will most likely want to kill these early to prevent their high damage, healing, and cleansing potential.

6.

Overview of Old Hillsbrad 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.

6.1.

Lieutenant Drake

  • Whirlwind IconWhirlwind
  • Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike
  • Frightening Shout IconFrightening Shout
  • Exploding Shot IconExploding Shot
  • Hamstring IconHamstring

While this fight is very straightforward mechanically, the boss can deal very high burst damage when hit with multiple abilities at the same time. A well-timed Exploding Shot IconExploding Shot or Frightening Shout IconFrightening Shout can spell disaster for some groups, especially on Heroic difficulty. Try to use any form of fear-preventative measures, such as Fear Ward IconFear Ward or Berserker Rage IconBerserker Rage to prevent the Frightening Shout.

6.1.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Ravenwing Pauldrons Icon Ravenwing Pauldrons 66 Leather Shoulder
Cloak of Impulsiveness Icon Cloak of Impulsiveness 66 Cloak Back
Stormreaver Shadow-Kilt Icon Stormreaver Shadow-Kilt 66 Cloth Legs
Uther's Ceremonial Warboots Icon Uther's Ceremonial Warboots 66 Plate Feet
Iron Band of the Unbreakable Icon Iron Band of the Unbreakable 66 Accessory Finger
6.1.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Mok'Nathal Mask of Battle Icon Mok'Nathal Mask of Battle 70 Mail Head
Ravenwing Pauldrons Icon Ravenwing Pauldrons 66 Leather Shoulder
Cloak of Impulsiveness Icon Cloak of Impulsiveness 66 Cloak Back
Grips of the Lunar Eclipse Icon Grips of the Lunar Eclipse 70 Leather Hands
Aran's Sorcerous Slacks Icon Aran's Sorcerous Slacks 70 Cloth Legs
Lieutenant's Signet of Lordaeron Icon Lieutenant's Signet of Lordaeron 70 Accessory Finger
Bloodskull Destroyer Icon Bloodskull Destroyer 70 One-Handed Mace Weapon
Lordaeron Medical Guide Icon Lordaeron Medical Guide 70 Off-Handed Weapon Off-Hand
Dazzling Chrysoprase Icon Dazzling Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
Empowered Fire Opal Icon Empowered Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Enduring Chrysoprase Icon Enduring Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
6.2.

Captain Skarloc

  • Consecration IconConsecration
  • Holy Light IconHoly Light
  • Hammer of Justice IconHammer of Justice
  • Cleanse IconCleanse
  • Holy Shield IconHoly Shield
  • Devotion Aura IconDevotion Aura

Captain Skarloc begins the fight joined by a Durnholde Warden and a Durnholde Veteran. Focus them down first, as the Warden can heal for quite a lot and be very annoying with Psychic Scream IconPsychic Scream and Dispel Magic IconDispel Magic.

Remove the Hammer of Justice IconHammer of Justice from the tank if possible. It is advised to move Captain Skarloc out of his Consecration IconConsecration as Thrall will also take this damage if he is attacking Skarloc. If Thrall dies from this damage you will need to start the escort over again entirely.

6.2.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Durotan's Battle Harness Icon Durotan's Battle Harness 66 Plate Chest
Stormfront Gauntlets Icon Stormfront Gauntlets 66 Mail Hands
Scaled Greaves of Patience Icon Scaled Greaves of Patience 66 Mail Legs
Amani Venom-Axe Icon Amani Venom-Axe 66 One-Handed Axe Weapon
Northshire Battlemace Icon Northshire Battlemace 66 One-Handed Mace Main-Hand
Recipe: Ironshield Potion Icon Recipe: Ironshield Potion 365 Alchemy Recipe Misc
6.2.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Moon-Crown Antlers Icon Moon-Crown Antlers 70 Leather Head
Tarren Mill Vitality Locket Icon Tarren Mill Vitality Locket 70 Accessory Neck
Stormfront Gauntlets Icon Stormfront Gauntlets 66 Mail Hands
Emerald-Scale Greaves Icon Emerald-Scale Greaves 70 Mail Legs
Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy Icon Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy 70 Cloth Legs
Scaled Greaves of Patience Icon Scaled Greaves of Patience 66 Mail Legs
Boots of the Watchful Heart Icon Boots of the Watchful Heart 70 Plate Feet
Amani Venom-Axe Icon Amani Venom-Axe 66 One-Handed Axe Weapon
Dathrohan's Ceremonial Hammer Icon Dathrohan's Ceremonial Hammer 70 One-Handed Mace Main-Hand
Dazzling Chrysoprase Icon Dazzling Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
Empowered Fire Opal Icon Empowered Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Enduring Chrysoprase Icon Enduring Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
6.3.

Epoch Hunter

  • Wing Buffet IconWing Buffet
  • Sand Breath IconSand Breath
  • Magic Disruption Aura IconMagic Disruption Aura
  • Impending Death IconImpending Death

You will first have to fight three waves of Infinite Defiler, Infinite Slayer, and Infinite Saboteur. After beating the third wave you will have a few seconds to eat and drink before the boss flies down and engages in combat.

Tank with your back against a wall to prevent the knockback from Wing Buffet IconWing Buffet. Protection Paladins may have a difficult time tanking this boss if their Righteous Fury IconRighteous Fury constantly gets removed by Magic Disruption Aura IconMagic Disruption Aura. Make sure to face the boss away from the group to avoid the Sand Breath IconSand Breath.

6.3.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Diamond Prism of Recurrence Icon Diamond Prism of Recurrence 66 Accessory Neck
Mantle of Perenolde Icon Mantle of Perenolde 66 Leather Shoulder
Pauldrons of Sufferance Icon Pauldrons of Sufferance 66 Cloth Shoulder
Broxigar's Ring of Valor Icon Broxigar's Ring of Valor 66 Accessory Finger
Time-Shifted Dagger Icon Time-Shifted Dagger 66 Dagger Main-Hand
6.3.2.

Loot from Heroic

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Doomplate Warhelm Icon Doomplate Warhelm 70 Plate Head
Wastewalker Helm Icon Wastewalker Helm 70 Leather Head
Necklace of Resplendent Hope Icon Necklace of Resplendent Hope 70 Accessory Neck
Wyrmfury Pauldrons Icon Wyrmfury Pauldrons 70 Mail Shoulder
Mana-Etched Vestments Icon Mana-Etched Vestments 70 Cloth Chest
Hauberk of Desolation Icon Hauberk of Desolation 70 Mail Chest
Nightfall Wristguards Icon Nightfall Wristguards 70 Leather Wrist
Cord of Sanctification Icon Cord of Sanctification 70 Cloth Waist
Epoch's Whispering Cinch Icon Epoch's Whispering Cinch 70 Leather Waist
Wyrmscale Greaves Icon Wyrmscale Greaves 70 Mail Legs
Greaves of the Martyr Icon Greaves of the Martyr 70 Plate Legs
Resounding Ring of Glory Icon Resounding Ring of Glory 70 Accessory Finger
Sparking Arcanite Ring Icon Sparking Arcanite Ring 70 Accessory Finger
Timeslicer Icon Timeslicer 70 Dagger Weapon
Reaver of the Infinites Icon Reaver of the Infinites 70 Two-Handed Axe Weapon
Design: Circlet of Arcane Might Icon Design: Circlet of Arcane Might 370 Jewelcrafting Design Misc
Dazzling Chrysoprase Icon Dazzling Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
Empowered Fire Opal Icon Empowered Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Enduring Chrysoprase Icon Enduring Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
7.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills is a fairly easy dungeon. There are no large pulls that require AoE. One form of crowd control is advised for this dungeon to deal with the Durnholde Rifleman and Tarren Mill Guardsman, as their abilities can cause some trouble if timed well.

Bringing at least one class that can remove magic debuffs, such as a Paladin with Cleanse IconCleanse or a Priest with Dispel Magic IconDispel Magic will also help smooth things out, as there are a lot of magical-based debuffs in this dungeon.

8.

Changelog

  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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