The Steamvault 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 68-70. Heroic mode will require Level 70 and the Reservoir Key Icon Reservoir Key to enter.

This dungeon will take approximately 15-25 minutes to complete with an average group. This dungeon is commonly abbreviated as "SV".

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.

The Steamvault Quests

Before heading into The Steamvault, 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.

The Steamvault Entrance Location

Coilfang Reservoir and nearest flight paths

Conveniently, all dungeons in Zangarmarsh are located in one centralized location: Coilfang Reservoir. This area is in the middle of the map on the Northern side in the water.

Coilfang Reservoir structure

You will need to swim toward the middle of the lake until you come across the structure in the picture above. After that swim down and you will see a pipe opening, shown below, to swim through. Swim through to the other side to emerge with the summoning stone in front of you and all three Coilfang dungeons before you. The Steamvault is the dungeon portal located in the middle, between both The Underbog and The Slave Pens.

Coilfang Reservoir structure
3.

Layout of The Steamvault

The Steamvault layout

The layout of The Steamvault is open, having many side areas and trash packs that can be avoided. Players can choose to kill either Hydromancer Thespia or Mekgineer Steamrigger first, but you must kill both to unlock the gate before Warlord Kalithresh.

Behind both Hydromancer Thespia and Mekgineer Steamrigger is a clickable object, both of which need to be used after defeating the boss to open the way to Warlord Kalithresh.

4.

Reputation from The Steamvault

Killing mobs in this instance grants Cenarion Expedition reputation.

4.1.

Normal Difficulty

  • Most monsters grant 12 reputation each.
  • Each boss grants 120 reputation.
  • A Normal run of The Steamvault run will give around 1,100 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 run of The Steamvault run will give around 1,650 reputation.
5.

Overview of The Steamvault 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.

Bog Overlord

  • Trample IconTrample
  • Disease Cloud IconDisease Cloud
  • Enrage IconEnrage

These hit hard and can deal high AoE damage to players around them. Ranged players should make sure to stay at maximum distance and melee need to be aware if they need to run away from the enemy or not.

5.2.

Coilfang Engineer

  • Bomb IconBomb
  • Net IconNet

These can be rather annoying with their constant Net IconNet casts and heavy AoE damage from Bomb IconBomb. Spread out and kill them early.

5.3.

Coilfang Oracle

  • Heal IconHeal
  • Sonic Burst IconSonic Burst

Casters should keep their distance to avoid the silence from Sonic Burst IconSonic Burst. Make sure to kill these quickly or prevent their Heal IconHeal from being cast.

5.4.

Coilfang Siren

  • Fear IconFear

Try to position these in a way to prevent party members or pets from being Fear IconFeared into additional trash.

5.5.

Coilfang Sorceress

  • Blizzard IconBlizzard

Try to interrupt the Blizzard IconBlizzard or move out of it.

5.6.

Coilfang Myrmidon

  • Cleave IconCleave

These hit fairly hard and have a cleave. Melee should be aware of their positioning around these, especially on the pull as the tank will most likely be utilizing line-of-sight when entering combat with these mobs.

5.7.

Coilfang Slavemaster

  • Geyser IconGeyser
  • Disarm IconDisarm

When engaged in combat, these will aggro any nearby Wastewalker Slave and Wastewalker Worker. If you focus-fire the Slavemaster first, these will stop attacking you and thank you for freeing them.

6.

Overview of Bosses in The Steamvault

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.

Hydromancer Thespia

  • Lightning Cloud IconLightning Cloud
  • Enveloping Winds IconEnveloping Winds
  • Lung Burst IconLung Burst
  • Coilfang Water Elemental

This fight can be rather hard considering the heavy amounts of AoE damage from the elementals and the boss herself. Enveloping Winds IconEnveloping Winds stuns can be deadly if on a healer, tank, or anyone standing in a Lightning Cloud IconLightning Cloud. If you have any way to remove magical effects such as Dispel Magic IconDispel Magic or Cleanse IconCleanse, this should be your top priority as both Enveloping Winds IconEnveloping Winds and Lung Burst IconLung Burst can be dispelled.

The Coilfang Water Elemental deal very heavy damage and should be dealt with first and foremost. Focus-fire one down at a time and use any form of crowd control such as Banish IconBanish on the secondary target.

6.1.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Cloak of Whispering Shells Icon Cloak of Whispering Shells 68 Cloak Back
Chestguard of No Remorse Icon Chestguard of No Remorse 68 Leather Chest
Incanter's Gloves Icon Incanter's Gloves 70 Cloth Hands
Moonrage Girdle Icon Moonrage Girdle 68 Leather Waist
Scintillating Coral Band Icon Scintillating Coral Band 68 Accessory Finger
Pattern: Frost Armor Kit Icon Pattern: Frost Armor Kit 340 Leatherworking Pattern Misc
6.1.2.

Loot from Heroic

As with most end game Level 68+ dungeons, Rare drops are the same between Normal and Heroic difficulties. In this section, we will list the items specific to Heroic mode only.

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Infused Fire Opal Icon Infused Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Shifting Tanzanite Icon Shifting Tanzanite BoP Gem Misc
Sundered Chrysoprase Icon Sundered Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
6.2.

Mekgineer Steamrigger

  • Super Shrink Ray IconSuper Shrink Ray
  • Saw Blade IconSaw Blade
  • Electrified Net IconElectrified Net
  • Steamrigger Mechanic
    • Repair IconRepair

Depending on your group, you may choose to try and focus on killing Mekgineer Steamrigger only and ignoring any Steamrigger Mechanics that spawn during the encounter. If you choose to do this, keep up any form of healing reduction available to you, such as Aimed Shot IconAimed Shot or Mortal Strike IconMortal Strike.

The Repair IconRepair can by interrupted by dealing any damage to the caster. If you do not have enough damage to ignore the adds, simply kill them one at a time or group them up for AoE to prevent them from healing too much.

6.2.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Mask of Penance Icon Mask of Penance 68 Plate Head
Steam-Hinge Chain of Valor Icon Steam-Hinge Chain of Valor 68 Accessory Neck
Earth Mantle Handwraps Icon Earth Mantle Handwraps 68 Mail Hands
Serpentcrest Life-Staff Icon Serpentcrest Life-Staff 68 Staff Weapon
Recoilless Rocket Ripper X-54 Icon Recoilless Rocket Ripper X-54 68 Gun Ranged Weapon
Schematic: Rocket Boots Xtreme Icon Schematic: Rocket Boots Xtreme 355 Engineering Schematic Misc
6.2.2.

Loot from Heroic

As with most end game Level 68+ dungeons, Rare drops are the same between Normal and Heroic difficulties. In this section, we will list the items specific to Heroic mode only.

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Infused Fire Opal Icon Infused Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Shifting Tanzanite Icon Shifting Tanzanite BoP Gem Misc
Sundered Chrysoprase Icon Sundered Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
6.3.

Warlord Kalithresh

  • Naga Distiller
  • Warlord's Rage IconWarlord's Rage
  • Spell Reflection IconSpell Reflection
  • Impale IconImpale
  • Head Crack IconHead Crack

This fight is fairly easy. Try tanking the boss near a Naga Distiller to prevent him from moving around too much. Make sure to DPS swap over to it when it spawns and kill it quickly, as the Warlord's Rage IconWarlord's Rage stacks and can quickly lead to a wipe. Casters need to be aware of the Spell Reflection IconSpell Reflection and avoid casting into it.

6.3.1.

Loot from Normal

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Beast Lord Mantle Icon Beast Lord Mantle 70 Mail Shoulder
Incanter's Pauldrons Icon Incanter's Pauldrons 70 Cloth Shoulder
Moonglade Shoulders Icon Moonglade Shoulders 70 Leather Shoulder
Devilshark Cape Icon Devilshark Cape 70 Cloak Back
Breastplate of the Righteous Icon Breastplate of the Righteous 70 Plate Chest
Vermillion Robes of the Dominant Icon Vermillion Robes of the Dominant 70 Cloth Chest
Tidefury Gauntlets Icon Tidefury Gauntlets 70 Mail Hands
Gauntlets of the Bold Icon Gauntlets of the Bold 70 Plate Hands
Fathomheart Gauntlets Icon Fathomheart Gauntlets 70 Mail Hands
Sash of Serpentra Icon Sash of Serpentra 70 Cloth Waist
Beast Lord Leggings Icon Beast Lord Leggings 70 Mail Legs
Ring of the Silver Hand Icon Ring of the Silver Hand 70 Accessory Finger
6.3.2.

Loot from Heroic

As with most end game Level 68+ dungeons, Rare drops are the same between Normal and Heroic difficulties. In this section, we will list the items specific to Heroic mode only.

Item Required Level Item Type Slot
Wave-Fury Vambraces Icon Wave-Fury Vambraces 70 Mail Wrist
Amber Bands of the Aggressor Icon Amber Bands of the Aggressor 70 Plate Wrist
Pontifex Kilt Icon Pontifex Kilt 70 Cloth Legs
Wrathtide Longbow Icon Wrathtide Longbow 70 Bow Ranged Weapon
Infused Fire Opal Icon Infused Fire Opal BoP Gem Misc
Shifting Tanzanite Icon Shifting Tanzanite BoP Gem Misc
Sundered Chrysoprase Icon Sundered Chrysoprase BoP Gem Misc
Pattern: Battlecast Hood Icon Pattern: Battlecast Hood 375 Tailoring Pattern Misc
7.

The Steamvault is a fairly easy dungeon. There are no large pulls that require AoE. One form of crowd control is advised for this dungeon since there are quite a few monsters that have abilities that are hard to deal with, such as Fear IconFear or Sonic Burst IconSonic Burst.

A Warlock is a great pickup for The Steamvault, offering both Fear IconFear and Banish IconBanish as forms of crowd control. It is also highly advised to bring at least one class that can remove magic debuffs, such as a Paladin with Cleanse IconCleanse, or a Priest with Dispel Magic IconDispel Magic. This will greatly help during the fight with Hydromancer Thespia.

8.

Changelog

  • 30 Jun. 2021: Pictures added for mobs.
  • 26 May 2021: Guide added.
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