This article is about the dungeon instance. For the city lore and the gnomish starting zone, see Gnomeregan. For other uses, see Gnomeregan (disambiguation).
Gnome, Gnomer, GR
Gnomeregan loading screen.jpg
Gnomeregan loading graphic
Location Northwestern Dun Morogh
Race(s) Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron dwarf
GnomeGnome Gnome
Leper gnomeLeper gnome Leper gnome
Trogg Trogg
End boss  Mekgineer Thermaplugg
Advised level 24-60, 110
Minimum level 19
Player limit 5

Gnomeregan [noʊmɹəˈgɑːn] is the former capital city of the gnomes and a mid-level dungeon. Gnomeregan is unique in that it contains an Alliance-friendly NPC section inside the dungeon itself, including vendors, guards, some new quests, and even a mailbox. Gnomeregan is also unique in that it has a very technological, albeit comical, theme. Also notable is the  [Hydrocane] rare staff which drops from an early mini-boss, Viscous Fallout. The staff allows permanent water breathing and is used even by very high-level characters for this. The staff is thus situationally useful to all classes that can equip staves.

A secret boss for max-level characters was added in patch 7.0, Endgineer Omegaplugg.

Adventure Guide

Built deep within the mountains of Dun Morogh, the wondrous city of Gnomeregan was a testament to the gnomes' intelligence and industry. But when the capital was invaded by troggs, the gnomish high tinker was betrayed by his advisor Sicco Thermaplugg. As a result, Gnomeregan was irradiated, and most of its inhabitants slain. The surviving gnomes fled, vowing to return someday and retake their home.




Quests guide

Quest name Quest giver Zone location
Alliance Alliance quests
A [10-30D] Home Sweet Gnome (Lead-in quest) Alliance Skuerto Refuge Pointe, Arathi Highlands
A [10-30D] Exploring Gnomeregan (Lead-in quest) Alliance Wulfred Harrys Fort Livingston, Northern Stranglethorn
Neutral Neutral quests
B [10-30D] The G-Team Alliance Murd Doc Gnomeregan entrance
B [10-30D] The G-Team Alliance B.E Barechus Hall of Gears, Gnomeregan
B [10-30D] The G-Team Alliance Face Launch Bay, Gnomeregan
N [10-30D] The Sparklematic 5200! IconSmall Pummeler.gifNeutral The Sparklematic 5200 The Clean Zone, Gnomeregan
N [10-30D] More Sparklematic Action IconSmall Pummeler.gifNeutral The Sparklematic 5200 The Clean Zone, Gnomeregan
N [10-30D] Grime-Encrusted Ring  [Grime-Encrusted Ring], dropped by Dark Iron Agent The Clean Zone, Gnomeregan
B [10-30D] Return of the Ring IconSmall Pummeler.gifNeutral The Sparklematic 5200 The Clean Zone, Gnomeregan

Removed quests

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Quest name Quest giver Zone location
Alliance Alliance Lead-In Quests
A [26D] Tinkmaster Overspark (Optional) IconSmall Human Male.gifAlliance Brother Sarno Cathedral of Light, Stormwind City
A [27D] The Day After (Optional) IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Gnoarn Tinker Town, Ironforge
A [27D] Gnogaine IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Ozzie Togglevolt Kharanos, Dun Morogh
A [28D] Castpipe's Task (Optional) IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Gaxim Rustfizzle Stonetalon Mountains
A [30D] Klockmort's Essentials (Optional) IconSmall NightElf Male.gifAlliance Mathiel Warrior's Terrace, Darnassus
Alliance Alliance Quests
A [26D] Save Techbot's Brain! (Outside instance) IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Tinkmaster Overspark Tinker Town, Ironforge
A [30] The Only Cure is More Green Glow IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Ozzie Togglevolt Kharanos, Dun Morogh
A [30D] Data Rescue (Starts outside instance) IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Master Mechanic Castpipe Tinker Town, Ironforge
A [30D] Essential Artificials IconSmall Gnome Male.gifAlliance Klockmort Spannerspan Tinker Town, Ironforge
A [30] Gyrodrillmatic Excavationators IconSmall Gnome Female.gifAlliance Shoni the Shilent Dwarven District, Stormwind City
A [35D] The Grand Betrayal IconSmall Mekkatorque.gifAlliance High Tinker Mekkatorque Tinker Town, Ironforge
Horde Horde Lead-In Quests
H [35D] Chief Engineer Scooty (Prereq to Gnomer-gooooone!) IconSmall Goblin Male.gifHorde Sovik Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
H [35D] Gnomer-gooooone! (Allows you to teleport to Gnomer.) IconSmall Goblin Male.gifHorde Scooty Booty Bay, Stranglethorn Vale
Horde Horde Quests
H [35D] Rig Wars IconSmall Goblin Male.gifHorde Nogg Valley of Honor, Orgrimmar
Neutral Neutral Quests
N [30D] A Fine Mess IconSmall Goblin Male.gifNeutral Kernobee Dormitory, Gnomeregan

Dungeon - Gnomeregan

Defeat Mekgineer Thermaplugg.

  • Mekgineer Thermaplugg defeated

Dungeon denizens

"Once called home by the gnomes, Gnomeregan's halls are now roamed by mutant troggs."

Gnomeregan Entrance [24, 40]


Gnomeregan bosses

The following bosses will be present in Gnomeregan:


Bosses Monsters NPCs


Main article: Gnomeregan loot

Engineers will likely be interested in this instance as a large number of mechanicals means there is a chance of getting the  [Fused Wiring] needed to make  [Goblin Jumper Cables]. They also drop a number of schematics, even a few of the rarer ones.



  • Also known as GR, Gnome, and Gnomer. Pronounced Gnome-ruh-gahn.
  • Despite many allusions to it, there are no repair facilities available to players here.
  • In the Clean Room,  [Grime-Encrusted Objects] can be washed in the Sparklematic 5200s for random junk, and sometimes green necklaces or rings. Since the area is filled with Alliance-friendly NPCs, Horde players will have to fight their way in. Alliance players can rest safely here; you can empty your bags at the merchant, and use the mailbox. Also, if you are Alliance, you can draw nearby mobs in, and, if you take damage, the Holdout Medics will buff you with Fortitude, and may even heal you with Renew.
  • Throughout the instance, there are Matrix Punchograph 3005 machines that will give you a list of binary numbers. The messages that are translated from these machines include "Short and sweet" and "Down with the horde!"
  • Beware of roaming Mobile Alert Systems; if not destroyed quickly, they summon mobs that drop nothing.
  • The Arcane Nullifier X-21s buff themselves and others with a shield that reflects magic back to the caster. Watch for it, and suspend casting until it disappears.
  • The Dark Iron Agents near the end are some of the deadliest NPCs in Gnomeregan. When they drop land mines, attack these immediately! They have only 200 hp, but they inflict over 400 damage on everyone nearby. Assign someone to destroy them and make a macro to target them.
  • There is a back door into Gnomeregan that is locked with a level-150 lock. Before Patch 4.0.3 it could be opened with the ( [Workshop Key], dropped by the Electrocutioner 6000).
  • This dungeon was rarely run by Horde groups (prior to the LFG tool), and some of the dropped items are coveted by level-29 twinks, which makes some of the BoE drops as well as the  [Discombobulator Ray] very lucrative on the Auction House.
  • When Emi Shortfuse tells you she's going to blow up the side tunnels she opened, get out of those side tunnels — if you are in one of those side tunnels, you will get crushed or trapped by the falling rocks, and your corpse may be too far away behind the rocks for the healer to resurrect. Likewise, if you want to loot all the troggs, pull them out of the tunnel before killing them; Emi will detonate before looting can be completed, so anyone looting bodies in the tunnel will either be trapped or killed.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous instance level: 26 - 29.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Endgineer Omegaplugg added. (undocumented)
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07):
    • Capped at ten players.
    • Lengthened the respawn time of many of the creatures in Gnomeregan.
    • Doors requiring the Workshop Key can now be opened with a  [Small Seaforium Charge].
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Added a third Sparklematic 5200 to Gnomeregan, and fixed the issue that had both previous ones animating at the same time.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Opened and itemized as a level 24-33 dungeon.

See also

External links

Gnomeregan Heritage scenario Artifact scenario