Blood Furnace
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Location Hellfire Citadel, Hellfire Peninsula[46.1, 51.7]
Race(s) Fel orcFel orc Fel orc
DemonDemonDemonDemon Demon
End boss IconSmall FelOrc Male.gif Keli'dan the Breaker
Advised level 59-68
Player limit 5
Key  [Flamewrought Key] (Heroic mode)
Associated faction Alliance Honor Hold
Horde Thrallmar
Hellfire Citadel
Hellfire Ramparts (5)

Watchkeeper Gargolmar
Omor the Unscarred
Vazruden and Nazan

The Blood Furnace (5)

The Maker
Keli'dan the Breaker

The Shattered Halls (5)

Grand Warlock Nethekurse
Blood Guard Porung (heroic)
Warbringer O'mrogg
Warchief Kargath Bladefist

Magtheridon's Lair (25)


The Blood Furnace is the second wing of the Hellfire Citadel. The instance takes place above Hellfire Ramparts, inside of the tower that overlooks the ramparts themselves. The entrance is on the Alliance (Southern) side of the Citadel, up a ramp that starts at map coordinates [45, 61]. You come to find out, in the course of the instance, that it is Magtheridon that is entrapped by the fel orcs' sorcery, and they're using his blood to manufacture a new Fel Horde, infused with his demonic energy. The guiding force in this plan is Illidan, who is now the supreme ruler of Outland, after his usurping of Magtheridon.

The instance is around one and a half times to twice as long as Hellfire Ramparts, and has the same number of bosses. Like Hellfire Ramparts, it can be finished by a party of level 60 characters, though it will take a more balanced group and/or better geared and skilled players. This instance is substantially less difficult for solo farming than the Hellfire Ramparts, although with a correspondingly lower gold yield.


For years, this gargantuan fortress was thought to be abandoned, but it's now inhabited by marauding bands of red, furious fel orcs. The presence of this new, savage breed presents something of a mystery, though what is far more disconcerting is that the numbers of these fel orcs seem to be... growing.[1]

Dungeon Journal

At the heart of Outland's barren Hellfire Peninsula stand Hellfire Citadel, a nearly impenetrable bastion that served as the Horde's base of operations throughout the First and Second Wars.

Instance map

Dungeon denizens

Blood Furnace bosses

The stair near the entrance of the Blood Furnace


Bosses Monsters


Main article: Blood Furnace loot


Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.3.0.


Killing monsters in this instance on normal difficulty grants Thrallmar or Honor Hold reputation. Reputation stops at Honored, bosses included. Heroic goes to Exalted, though. A full Heroic run will earn roughly 2500 rep.




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