For Thermaplugg's biography, see Sicco Thermaplugg.
BossMekgineer Thermaplugg
Image of Mekgineer Thermaplugg
Gender Male
Race Leper gnome (Mechanical)
Level 10-30 Elite
Class Tinker
Reaction Alliance Horde
Occupation Self-styled "King of Gnomeregan"
Location Tinkers' Court, Gnomeregan
Status Killable

Mekgineer Thermaplugg is the final boss of Gnomeregan, fought in the Tinkers' Court.

Adventure Guide

Murderer, traitor, and self-proclaimed king of the gnomes, the mekgineer Sicco Thermaplugg rules over the radioactive halls of Gnomeregan with a malfunctioning iron fist. His subjects are numerous, vicious, and insane enough to defend their crazed king against any intrusion from the upper world. It is Thermaplugg's madness that makes him so dangerous; he possesses the cunning to destroy everything around him, with no thought for his own life. There is a reason that even the monsters of Gnomeregan fear him.


Closeup on Thermaplugg in the cockpit.

  • Spell fire windsofwoe.png  Steam Blast Interruptible — Deals Fire damage to an enemy, knocking it back.
  • Ability golemthunderclap.png  Pound — Pounds an enemy, inflicting 110% weapon damage and disorienting it for 2 sec.
  • Spell nature lightningoverload.png  Welding Beam Interruptible — Inflicts Nature damage to an enemy for 5 sec.
  • Walking Bomb Important — Mekgineer Thermaplugg activates a nearby bomb assembly, causing it to periodically release Walking Bombs that attack a random player. Walking Bombs will continue to spawn until the red switch on the side of the assembly is activated.
    • Spell fire selfdestruct.png  Detonate — Walking Bomb detonates when it reaches its target, inflicting 200 to 300 Fire damage to all players within 10 yards.


Tinkers' Court

Thermaplugg will probably be quite a hard fight for you. Thermaplugg activates (via lightning) bomb dispensers, which create homing, exploding Walking Bombs. The bombs can be killed (without exploding) via a relatively small amount of damage, but the key is to prevent them from being created. Buttons on the side of active machines can be pressed to deactivate the dispensers. You may find assigning one party member to button duty to be effective, while others have vouched for a zone-defense strategy where some amount of buttons are assigned to different players, to reduce the time to run to them. With proper clearing, there will be no non-bomb adds. One of Thermaplugg's attacks is a knockback which reduces the threat of the party member knocked back. A warrior may find taunts sufficient to hold interest, while other tanks at this level may have more trouble. You should probably have a second character (offtank, or DPS) intentionally staying above your healer in threat. The fight will take a while.

Thermaplugg has roughly 23,190 health.

Objective of


WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.

Related achievements


  • Usurpers! Gnomeregan is mine!
  • My machines are the future! They'll destroy you all!
Bomb release
Explosions! MORE explosions! I've got to have more explosions!
Killing a player
  • ...and stay dead!
  • You got served!

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-12-21): Mekgineer Thermaplugg is no longer using outdated abilities and has a shiny new list of abilities to use. He is also no longer immune to taunts.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level increased to 29.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Level reduced from 34 to 28.

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