For other uses, see Molten Core (disambiguation).
AllianceMolten Core
Start Moira Thaurissan
End Moira Thaurissan
Level 50-60
Category Dark Iron Dwarf
Rewards 23g 40s
Previous A [50-60] The MOTHERLODE!!: Ironfoe
Next A [50-60] Firelands


Speak with Moira at the Stormwind Embassy to travel to Molten Core and retrieve a Fragment of the Molten Core.


We'll need a fragment o' the core tae repair the Black Anvil an' who knows how much dark iron tae achieve the necessary purity. Thaelin can figure that part out.

In fact, I think he oughta go with ye tae get yerself a Fragment o' the Molten Core.

It's too dangerous tae go deep via mole machine, but he's got a hardy tank that can get ye the rest o' the way from the top.

Talk tae me when yer ready.


You will receive: 23g 40s


Sometimes it's hard tae understand Thaelin's ramblin's, but he's a smart one.


Good work, <name>. That fragment gets us a long way toward fixin' the Black Anvil.


Map of Molten Core.

NOTE: NPC removal has broken this conversation.

On accept:

Thaelin Darkanvil says: We'll need tankloads o' dark iron tae repair this thing!
Thaelin Darkanvil says: The Black Anvil is built o' only the purest dark iron, smelted an' refined wi' secrets I canna reveal tae any but our most trusted miners an' blacksmiths.
Moira Thaurissan says: Dinnae be greedy, Thaelin. <Name> has important tasks ahead.
Moira Thaurissan says: We both know ye have a near-infinite store o' ore in the Black Vault.
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Aye, lass. Aye, yer right. Apologies, <name>.

Speak to Moira:

Gossip (Quest) I am ready to go to the Molten Core.

The player is teleported to the entrance chamber to Molten Core with Thaelin and the Tank.

Thaelin Darkanvil says: Alright, <name>, ye might think this'll be a quick snatch an' grab, an' ye'd almost be right.
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Only problem is we've got a bunch o' fiery beasties on our way down tae Ragnaros' old lair.
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Nae tae mention we're likely goin' tae deal with ol' Gezzrok before we're allowed a piece o' the Core.
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Anyway, me tank should make things a bit easier. Try nae tae scratch 'er while I get some things ready.

Climb aboard the Tank, which comes with two abilities: Spell fire blueflamebreath.png Frozen Keekers (Frost cone AoE) and Spell burningbladeshaman lavaslash.png Afterburn (increases the Tank's speed and kills any enemies it runs over during the effect). Use them to clear through the Molten Giants, Blazing Elementals, Lava Annihilators, Ancient Core Hounds, and Lava Surgers on your way to Ragnaros' Lair. On arrival towards the "spiral" to the center, the way is blocked by rockslides.

Thaelin Darkanvil says: Och! Look out!
Thaelin Darkanvil says: LEFT! RIGHT! LE... LAVA!

Alas, the only way through is to drive the Tank into the lava. The Tank disintegrates, and the player and Thaelin are forced to dismount.

Thaelin Darkanvil says: Welp, that happened. Good thing I have backups.
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Looks like we're goin' on foot the rest o' the way.

A number of Lava Surgers and Flamewalker Sentinels can be found along the way. At the center, a giant Molten Core floats in Ragnaros' spot, and right about where Majordomo Executus had summoned the firelord, is a flamewalker known as Gezzrok the Keeper, who is initially un-attackable.

Gezzrok the Keeper says: Who approaches?
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Thaelin Darkanvil o' the Dark Iron clan.
Gezzrok the Keeper says: And what do you seek, child of fire?
Thaelin Darkanvil says: We need a piece o' the Molten Core tae repair the Black Anvil.
Gezzrok the Keeper says: Yes, you do. Defeat me and you may return with a fragment of the Core.
Thaelin Darkanvil says: Right!

At which point, Gezzrok becomes hostile and attacks. When his health is reduced almost to zero, he yields:

Gezzrok the Keeper says: Very well. You have earned a piece of the Molten Core. Use it wisely.

Click on the Molten Core to receive a  [Fragment o' the Molten Core].

Thaelin Darkanvil says: She's a beauty, ain't she? Let's get outta here. The mole machine should get us back tae Stormwind in one piece.

Use the Mole Machine to Stormwind to return to Moira at the Embassy.


  1. A [50-60] Blackrock Depths
  2. A [50-60] The MOTHERLODE!!: Ironfoe
  3. A [50-60] Molten Core
  4. A [50-60] Firelands
  5. A [50-60] Forged in Fire an' Flame
  6. A [50-60] Dark Iron Dwarves

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