Brackenhide Hollow Dungeon Guide: Location, Boss Strategies, Trash, and Loot

Last updated on Sep 04, 2023 at 08:58 by Petko 1 comment

Welcome to our guide to the Brackenhide Hollow dungeon in the Dragonflight World of Warcraft expansion. This guide will cover everything you need to know about the dungeon, including how to get to it, its layout, the trash and boss mechanics within, and its loot.


Getting into Brackenhide Hollow

Brackenhide Hollow is a max-level dungeon in the newly introduced zone of The Azure Span in the Dragon Isles. The nearest flight point for Alliance and Horde players is Iskaara, Azure Span, just a few feet from the dungeon.

Brackenhide Hollow Entrance Location

This guide will focus on an extensive overview of the dungeon, providing vital information to complete it across all difficulties (Normal, HeroicHeroic, and MythicMythic). We will cover all 4 boss fights supported by the most notable trash enemies in the dungeon and their important abilities. If you would like to learn about the other Dragonflight Dungeons or the upcoming Mythic+ season instead, please see our overviews linked below. Otherwise, without further ado, let us begin!


Brackenhide Hollow Layout


Unlock Unique Bonuses in Brackenhide Hollow

Brackenhide Hollow Decaying Cauldron Throughout the entire dungeon, you will find several locations where Decaying Cauldron is present. In order to activate it, one of your party members must have at least 25 skill in Dragon Isles Alchemy. Below you can find more details on how to make the best use of it:

  • Once you activate the Decaying Cauldron, you and each of your party members can collect their Cleansed Rot Icon Cleansed Rot brew that can be used to clear one DiseaseDisease of your choice (using the extra action button to trigger it).
  • Upon consumption, the Cleansed Rot Icon Cleansed Rot will disappear and the only way to get it again is if you get back to the Decaying Cauldron and collect it.
  • Luckily, there are several locations where you can obtain the brew spread across the entire map of Brackenhide Hollow!

Lost Kanniak and Hackclaw's War-Band


Notable Trash Before Hackclaw's War-Band

Before we continue with the further details of the trash enemies in this dungeon, we have to mention that there is an extensive event that must be completed to be able to summon the first boss, Hackclaw's War-Band. The event consists of freeing 5 Tuskarr located in Meat Storage cages around the Lost Kanniak area. You can choose which cages to open and design your route and how it suits your taste. Just know that whichever cage you open is surrounded by packs of angry gnolls! Here is what you should know about them and their abilities:

  • Claw Fighter is one of the "tank-buster" mobs in this dungeon, with its dangerous Bloody Bite Icon Bloody Bite cast not only inflicting initial damage but also applying a stacking BleedBleed effect. Occasionally they also fixate on random players with Vicious Clawmangle Icon Vicious Clawmangle. Kite the enemy away or use combat-reset abilities to cancel the cast (such as a Rogue's Vanish Icon Vanish, for example).
  • Bonecrusher is a similar trash mob; it will cast Bloody Bite Icon Bloody Bite and Crushing Smash Icon Crushing Smash on your tank, slowing their movement speed by 30% for 12 sec.
  • ViciousHyena will reduce your tank's healing intake with its Infected Bite Icon Infected Bite cast. This, in combination with the rest of the "tank-buster" mobs, will make them difficult to heal, so watch out!
  • Bonebolt Hunter will be one of the higher-priority targets not only because of its unavoidable Shoot Icon Shoot damage on random targets but also because of its Bone Bolt Icon Bone Bolt, dealing great initial damage to a random player and leaving a tough BleedBleed effect afterward. Avoid triggering its Toxic Trap Icon Toxic Trap at all costs.
  • TrickclawMystic is one of the static mobs of this dungeon. Interrupt its Earth Bolt Icon Earth Bolt so it can come closer to you. The mob itself is not dangerous, but it will significantly increase its difficulty if it unlocks its unique Witherbolt Icon Witherbolt ability, usable there is a Rotchanting Totem Icon Rotchanting Totem nearby. Focus the totem quickly to prevent it from empowering the Mystic.
  • Speaking about Rotchanting Totem Icon Rotchanting Totem, Decay Speaker is the only one who spawns it. This is the highest-priority target in the dungeon as not only can they empower nearby TrickclawMystics with their totem, but will also have a single-target high damage Decay Surge Icon Decay Surge spell and a Withering Burst Icon Withering Burst DiseaseDisease effect. The Withering Icon Withering DiseaseDisease effect will stack, making this dungeon a hell of a journey, so focus it immediately.
  • Speaking about high-alert mobs, I would advise to not pull Bracken Warscourge with many mobs due to its Pack Tactics Icon Pack Tactics aura affecting every other mob. Interrupt Hideous Cackle Icon Hideous Cackle at all costs, as the AoE fear effect will send you shrieking in fear for 7 seconds, which is likely to result in a wipe. In addition, step out of their Ragestorm Icon Ragestorm and do not ever stay in it.

Hackclaw's War-Band Boss Guide


You will be simultaneously fighting the 3 chief gnolls, Rira Hackclaw, Gashtooth, and Tricktotem, each of them having unique abilities under their belt. Here is a more detailed breakdown of the boss fight:


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  • Rira Hackclaw Bladestorm Avoid being hit by Rira Hackclaw's Bladestorm Icon Bladestorm; she will be slowed by 70% during the cast, which will make dodging much easier.
  • Interrupt Greater Healing Rapids Icon Greater Healing Rapids at all costs to prevent the bosses from healing.
  • Any spare interrupts should go towards Earth Bolt Icon Earth Bolt casts.
  • Beware of Bloodfrenzy Icon Bloodfrenzy; if one of the gnolls drops below 15% health, this will automatically trigger. You want to cleave them equally until they are all at 15% HP to prevent increasing the fight's difficulty.
  • Quickly nuke the Hextrick Totem Icon Hextrick Totem to prevent your teammates from being Hextrick Icon Hextricked.


  • Be careful of how you position Rira Hackclaw, since her auto attacks Cleave Icon Cleave all players in front of her within an 8-yard cone.
  • Periodically, Rira Hackclaw will charge a random member of your party with Savage Charge Icon Savage Charge. It is your responsibility to stay in front of the charge and soak the damage incoming damage, or else they will die. Unless your party member specifically instructs you not to do it because they have an immunity available, you should pay attention to this cast at all costs!


  • Gashtooth will occasionally cast Gash Frenzy Icon Gash Frenzy, shadowstepping behind every player and applying a BleedBleed effect for 45 sec, which you can remove if you heal your teammates above 90% health!
  • Gashtooth will additionally cast Marked for Butchery Icon Marked for Butchery on one player; use your external defensive cooldowns on them and spot-heal!
  • Dispel Gashtooth's Decayed Senses Icon Decayed Senses as quickly as you can to prevent your team member from being crowd-controlled for 15 sec.
  • During the entire boss fight, there will be a Prey on the Weak Icon Prey on the Weak aura that will empower each boss with the Predatory Instincts Icon Predatory Instincts stackable buff based on their missing health. It is your duty to keep everyone above 90% health at all times!

Gutshot Overlook and Gutshot


Notable Trash Before Gutshot

Brackenhide Hollow Route

Once you have defeated Hackclaw's War-Band, the gate in front of you will open, leaving you with the choice of either going left toward Gutshot or going right toward Treemouth. We recommend going toward the left side since it is slightly more time efficient. Here is what you should know on the way there:

  • Fleshripper Vulture is the first trash mob you will be facing. The only ability to watch out for is Screech Icon Screech; interrupt it as soon as it casts it.
  • Gutchewer Bear has slightly more health, with the only important ability being Maul Icon Maul
  • For several reasons, Rotbow Stalker will be the hardest mob in this area. First, they will have Pack Tactics Icon Pack Tactics aura buff that will empower all the enemies around them, followed by its Shoot Icon Shoot and Bone Bolt Icon Bone Bolt abilities that can go on a random target from your party. Avoid their Bone Bolt Volley Icon Bone Bolt Volley frontal damage (it has a 40-yard range so you have to side-step it rather than out-range it). Finally, this mob will empower nearby Fleshripper Vultures and ViciousHyenas with Scented Meat Icon Scented Meat to chase one random member of your party. Help your teammates with stuns, slows, and other disruption effects to prevent them from facing certain death.

As soon as you pass the first "room," more terrain will appear only to have the already-known Bracken Warscourge. It is a trap! There will be 6 stealthed Gutstabbers that will cast Bloody Bite Icon Bloody Bite to your tank and Withering Poison Icon Withering Poison to a random target.


Gutshot Boss Guide

Brackenhide Hollow Gutshot Boss

Right from the beginning of the boss fight Gutshot will have 2 Rotfang Hyenas next to her. They will attack only the tank until Gutshot casts Meat Toss Icon Meat Toss. Your highest priority is to defeat them before she casts Call Hyenas Icon Call Hyenas again, calling 2 more of them. Finally, the boss has a Huntleader's Tactics Icon Huntleader's Tactics aura, further empowering both Rotfang Hyenas, another reason why you should focus them! Below you can find more information about the boss fight:


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  • Focus on any existing Rotfang Hyena and kill them immediately, since they will attack the target debuffed by Meat Toss Icon Meat Toss.
  • Speaking about Meat Toss Icon Meat Toss, it will be cast on a random target making them Smell Like Meat Icon Smell Like Meat. Kite away from the Hyenas and never let them catch you.
  • The Rotfang Hyenas will gain the Feeding Frenzy Icon Feeding Frenzy EnrageEnrage effect and, upon inflicting damage, will also apply a BleedBleed effect from their Crippling Bite Icon Crippling Bite ability.
  • You should watch out for their Bounding Leap Icon Bounding Leap ground animation; it does massive damage and stuns you if you get caught in it!
  • Hungry Lasher Model Dodge the Ensnaring Trap Icon Ensnaring Trap on the ground. Note that you can kite the existing Rotfang Hyenas into them!. Upon the trap being triggered for the first time, it will rearm itself after 5.2 seconds!
  • Gutshot will periodically cast Master's Call Icon Master's Call, freeing any Rotfang Hyenas from Ensnaring Trap Icon Ensnaring Trap and giving them 15% movement speed for 5 sec. Once you see the boss casting it to get away from any hyenas!


  • Kite the Rotfang Hyena into the Ensnaring Trap Icon Ensnaring Traps, if they do, are not chasing anyone with a Smell Like Meat Icon Smell Like Meat debuff on them.
  • Beware of the Gut Shot Icon Gut Shot ability. It deals great damage and knocks you back, so be careful not to be caught in one of the Ensnaring Trap Icon Ensnaring Traps on the ground!


  • Focus on healing your teammates if they get caught by one of the Rotfang Hyenas; do your best to keep them away from your party!

Once you defeat Gutshot, this will be your new spawn point if you end up dying!


The Rotwood and Treemouth


Notable Trash Before Treemouth

A few new non-boss-enemies are on the path heading toward Treemouth, and the distance is relatively short if you do head left upon defeating Gutshot. Now keep in mind, if you decided to go from the right side through the river after defeating Hackclaw's War-Band, there are a few unique non-boss-enemies. But for the guide, we will stick to our recommended route. Here is more about it:

The only new enemy that will appear in this area is going to be Stinkbreath. It has much more health than the average mob, so it is considered a "mini-boss." He has several abilities to watch out for:

  • Violent Whirlwind Icon Violent Whirlwind will deal Physical damage to all enemies within 7 yards and knock them back; get away from it immediately!
  • He will occasionally cast Stinkbreath; if you are caught in the frontal ability, you will become Disoriented Icon Disoriented for 4 seconds so watch out!

Treemouth Boss Guide

Brackenhide Hollow Treemouth Boss

Treemouth will periodically regenerate its Energy. Upon reaching 100 Energy, it will cast Grasping Vines Icon Grasping Vines, dragging all players towards it for 4 sec. There are several more abilities to watch out for in the fight:


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  • Dodge the Decay Spray Icon Decay Spray frontal ability.
  • Treemouth Decaying Slimes Immediately after Decay Spray Icon Decay Spray, Treemouth will spawn 4 Decaying Slimes that will cast Gushing Ooze Icon Gushing Ooze; use your interrupts to stop them!
  • Upon defeating Decaying Slime they will cast Burst Icon Burst, dealing damage to any players within 5 yards and leaving a pool of decay on the ground for 30 seconds. Standing in the pool will damage you due to Withering Away! Icon Withering Away!, so you better watch out!
  • Once Treemouth begins its Grasping Vines Icon Grasping Vines it will Consume Icon Consume the first player to be dragged in before the end of the cast, dealing damage and creating an absorb shield. Once you break the shield, the player that was consumed will be spat out and continue the fight. Even if you are being Consumed, you can still use your abilities!

On MythicMythic difficulty, Grasping Vines Icon Grasping Vines works a bit differently:

  • All players within 10 yards of Treemouth will get Consume Icon Consumed at the end of the Grasping Vines Icon Grasping Vines cast. If no players are within 10 yards, then the boss does not Consume anyone and instead gets permanently EnrageEnraged through Starving Frenzy Icon Starving Frenzy. Because of this, you have to deliberately let the most durable member of your team be Consumed.
  • One more detail is that you cannot let the same person be Consume Icon Consumed twice in a row due to the Partially Digested Icon Partially Digested debuff, so you will want to alternate players!


  • Vine Whip Icon Vine Whip is a frontal ability that will follow your direction until the end of the cast. Be careful how you aim it; you do not want to endanger the life of your teammates!


  • Spot-heal the player that is being Consume Icon Consumed!

Den of Decay and Decatriarch Wratheye


Notable Trash Before Decatriarch Wratheye

Once you defeat Treemouth, head to the right, where you will find one of the roads leading toward the Den of Decay, where you will find the last boss of the dungeon, Decatriarch Wratheye. However, there are several trash mobs to watch out for:

  • Filth Caller is going to be the first trash mob you have to deal with. Interrupt its Decay Surge Icon Decay Surge cast and beware of Rotting Surge Icon Rotting Surge toxins on the ground.
  • Pay attention to Disease Slasher's Decay Claws Icon Decay Claws and Bloody Bite Icon Bloody Bite, as it will endanger the life of your tank!
  • Fetid Rotsinger will be one of the hardest enemies in this area. They will have the Pack Tactics Icon Pack Tactics aura and an important cast to interrupt called Burst of Decay Icon Burst of Decay. However, as soon as it casts Summon Totem Icon Summon Totem, swap to the totem and nuke it immediately to prevent your group from taking the Withering Icon Withering DiseaseDisease effect.
  • Vile Rothexer is another caster that spreads DiseaseDisease effects. Maintain at least 5 yards of distance between each other to prevent Withering Contagion Icon Withering Contagion from spreading and do your best to prevent them from empowering with Siphon Decay Icon Siphon Decay by standing further than 30 yards away before they finish their cast.
  • Wither Biter will also be included in every pack. Even though they are non-elite mobs, they can apply Bloody Bite Icon Bloody Bite to your tank!

Decatriarch Wratheye Boss Guide

Brackenhide Hollow Decatriarch Wratheye Boss

The final boss of the dungeon, Decatriarch Wratheye, will have Energy as her resource. Upon reaching maximum Energy (100) she will cast Decaying Strength Icon Decaying Strength, empowering herself and applying Withered Eruption Icon Withered Eruption to your entire party. Here is more about the fight:


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  • Decatriarch Wratheye Rotburst Totem Avoid being hit by Choking Rotcloud Icon Choking Rotcloud; it will deal damage and silence you if you stay in the cloud. Getting hit by the cloud will apply a stackable Withering Rot Icon Withering Rot damage-over-time effect on you, inflicting damage and reducing your damage done by 5% for 15 sec.
  • On MythicMythic difficulty, Withering Rot Icon Withering Rot does not expire until Decatriarch Wratheye absorbs it with Decaying Strength Icon Decaying Strength or the encounter ends.
  • Swap to the Rotburst Totem Icon Rotburst Totem as soon as the boss is about to spawn it. The longer the Rotburst Totem Icon Rotburst Totem stays alive, the more pulsating AoE damage your whole group will take, followed by applying a Withering Rot Icon Withering Rot debuff.
  • Once the boss casts Decaying Strength Icon Decaying Strength, she will apply Withered Eruption Icon Withered Eruption to everyone on your team. The more application of Withering Rot Icon Withering Rot you have, the larger the size of the effect will be, so make sure to spread accordingly!


  • Use active mitigation when the boss applies Decaystrike Icon Decaystrike on you. Be careful; this stacks!
  • Move Decatriarch Wratheye close to the Rotburst Totem Icon Rotburst Totem to allow your party to cleave both targets simultaneously.


  • Heal up the Decaystrike Icon Decaystrike from your tank as quickly as possible.
  • Use healing cooldowns once you see Rotburst Totem Icon Rotburst Totem being spawned. The longer it stays alive, the more damage it will deal to your party!

Brackenhide Hollow Loot Table


Hackclaw's War-Band

Type Item Stats
2H Mace Ancestral Stoneshaper Icon Ancestral Stoneshaper Mastery/Haste
Ring Bloodied Wedding Ring Icon Bloodied Wedding Ring Mastery/Vers
Trinket Frenzying Signoll Flare Icon Frenzying Signoll Flare Agi/Str
Polearm Poached Kalu'ak Spear Icon Poached Kalu'ak Spear Agi, Crit/Haste
Cloth Feet Ravenous Pursuer's Footwraps Icon Ravenous Pursuer's Footwraps Vers/Haste


Type Item Stats
Cloth Shoulder Boastful Stalker's Epaulets Icon Boastful Stalker's Epaulets Vers/Haste
Leather Wrist Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders Icon Ferocious Hyena Hidebinders Vers/Crit
Crossbow Gutshot's Trophy Hunter Icon Gutshot's Trophy Hunter Mastery/Haste
Plate Waist Trapmaster's Utility Belt Icon Trapmaster's Utility Belt Haste/Vers
Necl Tuskarr Bone Necklace Icon Tuskarr Bone Necklace Crit/Vers


Type Item Stats
Leather Feet Ancient Rotwalkers Icon Ancient Rotwalkers Crit/Mastery
Plate Wrist Binders of the Moldering Icon Binders of the Moldering Vers/Haste
2H Mace Bough of Deterioration Icon Bough of Deterioration Mastery/Crit
Cloth Head Mask of Imperishable Leaves Icon Mask of Imperishable Leaves Vers/Mastery
Mail Shoulder Rooted Shoulders of Putrefaction Icon Rooted Shoulders of Putrefaction Haste/Vers
Mail Waist Swollen Bark Clasp Icon Swollen Bark Clasp Crit/Haste
Trinket Treemouth's Festering Splinter Icon Treemouth's Festering Splinter Agi/Str

Decatriarch Wratheye

Type Item Stats
Leather Hands Blightweaver's Clutches Icon Blightweaver's Clutches Crit/Haste
1H Mace Decatriarch's Bone Pestle Icon Decatriarch's Bone Pestle Int, Mastery/Crit
Plate Head Decay Mother's Wrathful Gaze Icon Decay Mother's Wrathful Gaze Vers/Haste
Trinket Idol of Pure Decay Icon Idol of Pure Decay Agi/Int
Dagger Rot-Carved Totemic Shank Icon Rot-Carved Totemic Shank Agi, Crit/Vers
Mail Legs Tassets of Densified Ooze Icon Tassets of Densified Ooze Mastery/Vers

Bracken Hollow Achievements

There are 10 total achievements to obtain in Brackenhide Hollow:

Achievement Criteria
Brackenhide Hollow Icon Brackenhide Hollow Defeat Decatriarch Wratheye in Brackenhide Hollow.
Heroic: Brackenhide Hollow Icon Heroic: Brackenhide Hollow Defeat Decatriarch Wratheye in Brackenhide Hollow on HeroicHeroic difficulty or higher.
Mythic: Brackenhide Hollow Icon Mythic: Brackenhide Hollow Defeat Decatriarch Wratheye in Brackenhide Hollow on MythicMythic or Mythic Keystone difficulty.
Mythic: Brackenhide Hollow Guild Run Icon Mythic: Brackenhide Hollow Guild Run Defeat Decatriarch Wratheye in Brackenhide Hollow on MythicMythic difficulty while in a guild group.
Keystone Hero: Brackenhide Hollow Icon Keystone Hero: Brackenhide Hollow Complete Brackenhide Hollow at MythicMythic Level 20 or higher, within the time limit.
All Bark, All Bite Icon All Bark, All Bite Defeat Treemouth after every player has been consumed at least once in Brackenhide Hollow on MythicMythic difficulty.
Growlbossify Icon Growlbossify Defeat Hackclaw's War Band after freeing Chief Softpaw, equipping her with a spear and shield and making sure she survives in Brackenhide Hollow on MythicMythic difficulty.
So You Can Kill This in a Way That Matters... Icon So You Can Kill This in a Way That Matters... Defeat Decatriarch Wratheye after finding and planting three Resilient Mushrooms, then destroying them with Decaystrike in Brackenhide Hollow on MythicMythic difficulty.
Subscribed to Hyena Facts Icon Subscribed to Hyena Facts Learn five hyena facts from Gwybod in a single visit to Brackenhide Hollow on MythicMythic difficulty.


  • 04 Sep. 2023: No further changes required for 10.1.7 Patch.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: No further changes required for the 10.1.5 Patch.
  • 18 Apr. 2023: Updated for Season 2.
  • 25 Nov. 2022: Guide added.
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