Lower Blackrock Spire Guide

Last updated on Apr 05, 2024 at 03:16 by Abide 1 comment

Deep in the heart of Blackrock Mountain lies the stronghold of the Blackrock Orcs. Here you can fight your way through waves of Blackrock Orcs, Ogres, and other dark creatures to find and defeat Overlord Wyrmthalak atop his throne. This is one of the first "end-game" dungeons, in that it rewards several pieces of gear that are considered pre-raid BiS for multiple classes. Additionally, this is one of the most efficient dungeons to do for experience if you are 55+ and trying to push that last bit to 60.


Lower Blackrock Spire Entrance Location

The entrance to Lower Blackrock Spire is located inside Blackrock Mountain. There are two entrances to get inside Blackrock Mountain itself, one located in southern Searing Gorge and the other located in north-western Burning Steppes. Once inside Blackrock Mountain, you will need to make your way to the second floor ledge, which can be done by climbing the chains from the middle platform and jumping off the end onto the ledge. Once on the ledge, run along the wall until you see the only available balcony, and jump onto it. The Blackrock Spire portal is right there.


Quests in Lower Blackrock Spire

It is important that you pick up the dungeon quests for this instance before heading inside, as you can get a variety of loot from them, as well as a solid chunk of experience.

The quests are all outlined in our separate dungeon quest guide for this instance.


Layout of Lower Blackrock Spire

Lower Blackrock Spire Map

Lower Blackrock Spire has many bosses and paths, which can be quite confusing if it is your firs time in the instance. The best advice would be to try to have someone in your group who has done the instance before and can show you where to go, or to look up a video of a clear if you get lost.


Notable Trash in Lower Blackrock Spire

The initial trash packs at the start of the instance are going to be some of the most difficult, mostly due to the high number of groups in a small area. Just be careful about pulling groups one at a time, and try to focus casters down first whenever you pull trash throughout the dungeon. If you find pulls to be too difficult, use more control spells like Sap Icon Sap to only fight 1-2 enemies at a time.


Bosses in Lower Blackrock Spire

There are 9 main bosses in Lower Blackrock Spire, all of which have a high chance to drop a blue item once killed. Additionally, there are several possible rare spawns throughout the dungeon, but generally award less desired gear.


Spirestone Butcher (Rare)

Spirestone Butcher If Spirestone Butcher is up, you will find him on the bridge on the way to Highlord Omokk.


Loot from Spirestone Butcher

Item Required Level Slot
Butcher's Apron Icon Butcher's Apron 53 Cloak
Rivenspike Icon Rivenspike 53 One-Hand Axe

Spirestone Battle Lord (Rare)

Spirestone Battle Lord If Spirestone Battle Lord is up, you will find him on the mound on the left in the same room as Highlord Omokk.


Loot from Spirestone Battle Lord

Item Required Level Slot
Swiftdart Battleboots Icon Swiftdart Battleboots 53 Mail Boots
The Blackrock Slicer Icon The Blackrock Slicer 53 Two-Hand Axe

Highlord Omokk

  • Highlord Omokk Cleave Icon Cleave
  • Enrage Icon Enrage
  • Knock Away Icon Knock Away

Highlord Omokk has two ogre guards with him, which if left uncontrolled, can be quite dangerous. Omokk himself is quite easy, but the combination of three enemies at once can be tricky. The best option is to either control both adds while killing the boss, or control 1 add and quickly burn down the other at the start of the fight. The best option is always to fight only one target at a time, so definitely make use of CC abilities if you have them available. Omokk also does a knock-back ability and a cleave ability, so make sure the tank is facing him away from the group.


Loot from Highlord Omokk

Item Required Level Slot
Fist of Omokk Icon Fist of Omokk 55 2H Mace
Plate of the Shaman King Icon Plate of the Shaman King 55 Plate Chest
Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings 55 Cloth Legs
Slamshot Shoulders Icon Slamshot Shoulders 55 Plate Shoulders
Tressermane Leggings Icon Tressermane Leggings 55 Leather Legs
Boots of Elements Icon Boots of Elements 54 Mail Boots

Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin

  • Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin Curse of Blood Icon Curse of Blood
  • Hex Icon Hex

Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin also has two guards with him, but is not as dangerous as Omokk. Vosh'gajin has two Smolderthorn Shadow Priests with him that need to be either killed immediately or controlled until after the boss dies. Vosh'gajin herself will cast Hex IconHex, which will turn a group member into a frog for 8 seconds at a time. She also has a curse that she will place on people, but it is not particularly dangerous, but should still be removed by a Mage or Druid if possible.


Loot from Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin

Item Required Level Slot
Trueaim Gauntlets Icon Trueaim Gauntlets 54 Mail Gloves
Doomshot Icon Doomshot 54 Arrows
Funeral Cuffs Icon Funeral Cuffs 54 Cloth Bracers
Shadowcraft Gloves Icon Shadowcraft Gloves 54 Leather Gloves
Blackcrow Icon Blackcrow 54 Crossbow
Demonic Runed Spaulders Icon Demonic Runed Spaulders 54 Leather Shoulders
Riphook Icon Riphook 54 Bow

War Master Voone

  • War Master Voone Cleave Icon Cleave
  • Snap Kick Icon Snap Kick
  • Thrash Icon Thrash
  • Throw Axe Icon Throw Axe
  • Uppercut Icon Uppercut

War Master Voone does not have any adds or real abilities, but does hit harder than normal. Make sure your tank has time to generate threat, and point him away from the group to avoid his cleave.


Loot from War Master Voone

Item Required Level Slot
Beaststalker's Gloves Icon Beaststalker's Gloves 54 Mail Gloves
Brazecore Armguards Icon Brazecore Armguards 54 Mail Bracers
Flightblade Throwing Axe Icon Flightblade Throwing Axe 54 Throwing Weapon
Rosewine Circle Icon Rosewine Circle 54 Ring
Keris of Zul'Serak Icon Keris of Zul'Serak 54 Dagger
Talisman of Evasion Icon Talisman of Evasion 54 Neck

Bannok Grimaxe (Rare)

Bannok Grimaxe If Bannok Grimaxe is up, you will find him in the Firebrand Legion camp when you start finding orcs.


Loot from Bannok Grimaxe

Item Required Level Slot
Backusarian Gauntlets Icon Backusarian Gauntlets 55 Plate Gloves
Chiselbrand Girdle Icon Chiselbrand Girdle 55 Mail Waist
Demonfork Icon Demonfork 54 Main-Hand Axe
Plans: Arcanite Reaper Icon Plans: Arcanite Reaper 300 Blacksmithing Pattern

Mother Smolderweb

  • Mother Smolderweb Crystallize Icon Crystallize
  • Mother's Milk Icon Mother's Milk
  • Summon Spire Spiderling Icon Summon Spire Spiderling

Mother Smolderweb has an AoE stun that fires as a cone in front of her, meaning the tank should keep her pointed away from the group. She also will sometimes use Mother's Milk which poisons players, occasionally incapacitating them. There is not much strategy needed here, just kill her while paying attention to the poison and boss facing.


Loot from Mother Smolderweb

Item Required Level Slot
Gilded Gauntlets Icon Gilded Gauntlets 55 Mail Gloves
Smolderweb's Eye Icon Smolderweb's Eye 55 Trinket
Venomspitter Icon Venomspitter 55 1H Mace
Wildheart Boots Icon Wildheart Boots 54 Leather Boots

Crystal Fang (Rare)

  • Crystal Fang Summon Spire Spiderling Icon Summon Spire Spiderling

If Crystal Fang is up, you will find him in one of the next few pulls directly after Mother Smolderweb.


Loot from Crystal Fang

Item Required Level Slot
Fallbrush Handgrips Icon Fallbrush Handgrips 56 Leather Gloves
Fang of the Crystal Spider Icon Fang of the Crystal Spider 56 One-Hand Dagger
Sunderseer Mantle Icon Sunderseer Mantle 56 Cloth Shoulders

Urok Doomhowl

  • Urok Doomhowl Intimidating Roar Icon Intimidating Roar
  • Rend Icon Rend
  • Strike Icon Strike

Urok Doomhowl is a summoned boss. In one of the rooms with a pack of Ogres, you will come across a "tribute pile" of ogre heads on the ground. If you combine Omokk's Head Icon Omokk's Head from Highlord Omokk and Roughshod Pike Icon Roughshod Pike, which can be picked up in the first room of the dungeon, you can place them on the tribute pile to summon Urok.

Urok himself will not appear initially when summoned. Instead, you will need to defeat several waves of Ogres. This can be quite difficult if you are not prepared, so be ready to use any control spells you have to limit your mana usage when fighting through the waves. You will have limited recovery time and will not want to waste it. You can also use the pike that is now placed on the tribute pile, instantly killing a single ogre every 30 seconds. Eventually Urok will spawn, and needs to be tanked away from the group so that the ranged and healer can avoid his fear ability.


Loot from Urok Doomhowl

Item Required Level Slot
Marksman's Girdle Icon Marksman's Girdle 56 Mail Belt
Ribsteel Footguards Icon Ribsteel Footguards 56 Plate Boots
Slaghide Gauntlets Icon Slaghide Gauntlets 56 Leather Gloves
Boots of Elements Icon Boots of Elements 54 Mail Boots

Quartermaster Zigris

  • Quartermaster Zigris Drink Healing Potion Icon Drink Healing Potion
  • Hooked Net Icon Hooked Net
  • Stun Bomb Icon Stun Bomb

Quartermaster Zigris is in a hall with many packs of orcs. As long as you carefully pull the trash before pulling him, he should not pose a problem. He himself does no noteworthy abilities.


Loot from Quartermaster Zigris

Item Required Level Slot
Cloudrunner Girdle Icon Cloudrunner Girdle 55 Leather Belt
Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power 55 Cloth Gloves

Quartermaster Zigris also can drop several of the Tier 0 pieces, both belts and bracers since he shares with the trash loot table.



  • Halycon Rend Icon Rend
  • Thrash Icon Thrash

Halycon only has some melee abilities, so just have your tank hold her while the group kills the smaller worg adds that come out with her. They do not hit very hard and should die quickly. After they are dead, just turn and finish the boss.


Loot from Halycon

Item Required Level Slot
Halycon's Spiked Collar Icon Halycon's Spiked Collar 55 Neck
Pads of the Dread Wolf Icon Pads of the Dread Wolf 55 Leather Boots
Slashclaw Bracers Icon Slashclaw Bracers 55 Mail Bracers
Ironweave Bracers Icon Ironweave Bracers 56 Cloth Bracers

Gizrul the Slavener

  • Gizrul the Slavener Enrage Icon Enrage
  • Fatal Bite Icon Fatal Bite
  • Infected Bite Icon Infected Bite

Gizrul the Slavener hits relatively hard, but has no special abilities that need dealt with. Just make sure your tank holds him and burn him down quickly, preferably with DPS cooldowns if available.


Loot from Gizrul the Slavener

Item Required Level Slot
Bleak Howler Armguards Icon Bleak Howler Armguards 56 Leather Bracers
Rhombeard Protector Icon Rhombeard Protector 56 Shield
Wildheart Spaulders Icon Wildheart Spaulders 55 Leather Shoulders
Wolfshear Leggings Icon Wolfshear Leggings 56 Cloth Pants

Overlord Wyrmthalak

  • Overlord Wyrmthalak Cleave Icon Cleave
  • Demoralizing Shout Icon Demoralizing Shout
  • Sweeping Slam Icon Sweeping Slam

Overlord Wyrmthalak needs to be tanked facing away from the group, with your tank backed up against the wall to avoid getting knocked back. At 50% health, the boss will summon a wave of elites to help him, which can be problematic if left alone. The best strategy is to control all of the adds with whatever spells you have such as Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Frost Nova Icon Frost Nova, or Entangling Roots Icon Entangling Roots to keep them out of the fight until the boss is dead. After the boss dies you can turn and clean up the adds.


Loot from Overlord Wyrmthalak

Item Required Level Slot
Mark of the Dragon Lord Icon Mark of the Dragon Lord 56 Ring
Beaststalker's Mantle Icon Beaststalker's Mantle 55 Mail Shoulders
Chillpike Icon Chillpike 56 Polearm
Heart of the Scale Icon Heart of the Scale 56 Trinket
Reiver Claws Icon Reiver Claws 56 Plate Gloves
Relentless Scythe Icon Relentless Scythe 57 2H Sword
Trindlehaven Staff Icon Trindlehaven Staff 56 Staff
Heart of Wyrmthalak Icon Heart of Wyrmthalak 56 Trinket

If you are going in underleveled, Rogues and Mages are excellent choices due to their CC abilities against the many humanoid Orcs present in the dungeon. You can Sap Icon Sap / Polymorph Icon Polymorph one or more enemies in almost every single pull.

For optimal speed when experience grinding you will want to run either a melee cleave setup (4 Warriors / Rogues + 1 Shaman) or a spell cleave setup (mostly as many Mages as possible for their AoE damage and CC abilities).

Regardless, you should be able to clear the dungeon with any group setup. It is worth noting that you can do this dungeon with up to 10 people, but using more than 5 people will be much more inefficient for experience gain if you are not level 60 yet.



  • 05 Apr. 2024: Added boss pictures and abilities.
  • 26 Jul. 2020: Updated with Phase 5 drops.
  • 30 Jan. 2020: Guide added.
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