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Iron Docks
Iron Docks loading screen
Location Gorgrond
Race(s) Mag'har orcMag'har orc Orc
IconSmall Ogron Ogron
IconSmall Gronn Gronn
IconSmall Saberon Saberon
GoblinGoblin Goblin
End boss IconSmall Gronn Skulloc
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Advised level 15-40
Player limit 5

Fleshrender Nok'gar
Grimrail Enforcers



The Iron Docks are a massive port located in Gorgrond staffed by the Iron Horde's elite Grom'kar forces.


These docks were designed by Solog Roark, who also designed the warships that are built here. The massive Iron Horde invasion fleet in Talador came from here at the end of the Gorgrond storyline. When Blackhand was killed in the Blackrock Foundry all remaining Blackrock orcs started using the docks as a evacuation zone into the Tanaan Jungle via the Ironhold Harbor. Gul'dan began using these docks as a recruitment area to persuade the surviving Blackrock orcs to drink the Blood of Mannoroth. Those that refused were seen as traitors to the Iron Horde and imprisoned in a train car awaiting transport. One of the orcs that refused was Solog Roark himself, and as such he was imprisoned and Admiral Knar took command of the harbor.

Solog later cites the docks as being a "wasteful piece of over-engineering," which indicates that he did not have free license to design as efficiently as he would have liked, and likely had to bow to someone else's direction.

Adventure Guide[]

On the northern coast of Gorgrond, the Iron Docks represent the heart of the Iron Horde's naval might. Huge warships and artillery, forged and assembled within the Blackrock Foundry, are readied for war within this massive port. The greatest beasts of Draenor are broken and trained alongside elite infantry units, comprising the ground troops that will surge ashore to break the will of any who would dare oppose the Iron Horde.

Maps and subregions[]


Quests guide[]

Quest name Quest giver Zone location
Alliance Alliance quests
A [15-40] Iron Docks Alliance Muradin Bronzebeard Lunarfall, Shadowmoon Valley
Horde Horde quests
H [15-40D] Iron Docks Horde High Overlord Saurfang Frostwall, Frostfire Ridge
Neutral Neutral quests
N [40] Bloody Expensive Neutral Moroes Lunarfall, Frostwall
N [15-40D] Budd's Gambit Neutral Budd Lunarfall, Frostwall
N [40H] Feeling A Bit Morose Neutral Moroes Lunarfall, Frostwall
N [40H] The Brass Compass Neutral Fleet Master Seahorn Lunarfall, Frostwall
N [40] The Search Continues Neutral Fleet Master Seahorn Lunarfall, Frostwall


Main article: Iron Docks NPCs
Bosses Monsters NPCs
The Iron Wharf
  • Ability siege engineer detonate Iron Star
Blackhand's Might

Dungeon denizens[]



Iron Docks bosses


Boss Item Type
Grimrail Enforcers Black Iron Sniper Rifle (H · M) Ranged gun
Oshir Inv gizmo runichealthinjector [Kihra's Adrenaline Injector] (H · M) Agility trinket
Mindbreaker ScepterReticle (H · M) Caster mace
Skulloc Painbringer's Crystal (H · M) Caster wand
Bloodied Hand of Woe (H · M) One-Handed fist weapon
Chasmwrench Docking Hook (H · M) Agility Staff


Notes and trivia[]

  • Iron Barracks was the original name for the instance. The name was changed for the release of the expansion.
  • During the beta, it was named Blackrock Shipyard.
  • The Blackhand's Might can only be seen in the instance and not in the overworld area.


Patch changes[]

External links[]

Iron Docks Gorgrond Blackrock Shipyard