The Botanica
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Location Tempest Keep, Netherstorm
Race(s) Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
DemonDemonDemonDemon Demon
End boss IconSmall ArcaneAncient.gif Warp Splinter
Advised level 70
Player limit 5
Key  [Warpforged Key] (Heroic mode)
Associated faction Sha'tar

Commander Sarannis
High Botanist Freywinn
Thorngrin the Tender
Warp Splinter


Other Tempest Keep instances
Tempest Keep
The Mechanar (5)

Gatewatcher Gyro-Kill
Gatewatcher Iron-Hand
Mechano-Lord Capacitus
Nethermancer Sepethrea
Pathaleon the Calculator

The Botanica (5)

Commander Sarannis
High Botanist Freywinn
Thorngrin the Tender
Warp Splinter

The Arcatraz (5)

Zereketh the Unbound
Wrath-Scryer Soccothrates
Dalliah the Doomsayer
Harbinger Skyriss

The Eye (25)

Void Reaver
High Astromancer Solarian
Kael'thas Sunstrider

The Botanica is the second wing of the Tempest Keep instance located directly north of the main palace (The blue crystal building). This is also the location of Kael'thas' commander: Commander Sarannis.


Main article: Tempest Keep

Since Kael'thas and his blood elves seized Tempest Keep from the naaru they have had quite the time to investigate and find a usage for the technology in it. The Botanica appears to be the satellite chosen especially for this purpose. Here, blood elf scientists carry out experiments on the flora in Outland, how naaru technology can be used to create and manipulate living beings, and how all this can grant the blood elves new powers. It seems, however, that the results were not quite as expected, and thus some of the experiments have gotten out of control...

Dungeon Journal

The mighty Tempest Keep was created by the enigmatic naaru: sentient beings of pure energy and the sworn enemies of the Burning Legion. In addition to serving as a base of operations for the naaru, the structure itself possesses the technology to teleport through alternate dimensions, traveling from one location to another in the blink of an eye.


All of the bosses in the Botanica are optional; you can fairly easily reach Mob Warp Splinter without killing a single one of them. You will, however, still have to clear a majority of the trash, so this won't save an enormous amount of time.



The Botanica bosses

Main article: Botanica walkthrough
Bosses Monsters


Main article: Botanica loot




The Botanica

  • The Botanica will yield reputation with the Sha'tar through Exalted. Rep Summary; Trash: 12, Mini-Boss: 90, Bosses: 120, Full Clear: ~2,000 rep, and Full Clear (heroic): ~3,000 rep. On heroic mode, you can get 5 badge of justice, as there are 5 bosses.
  • Botanica is rich in Outland herbs. For example: a full clear with all herbs gathered on 4/3/2007 produced 1  [Terocone], 4  [Netherbloom], 7  [Dreaming Glory], 5  [Felweed], and 4  [Mote of Life] as bonus drops on herb nodes.


Paladin Tanking: Heroic Botanica

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