BossOrebender Gor'ashan
Image of Orebender Gor'ashan
Title <Iron Horde Warcaster>
Gender Male
Race Orc (Humanoid)
Level 102 - 103 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Iron Horde
Occupation Elementalist
Location Upper Blackrock Spire
Status Killable

Orebender Gor'ashan is the first boss in Upper Blackrock Spire.

Adventure Guide

A powerful elementalist with a natural affinity for shaping and channeling his powers through metal, Gor'ashan was part of the Iron Horde vanguard in their initial invasion of Azeroth. He bides his time waiting for further orders by attempting to unravel the secrets of the Dark Iron runes left behind by the Spire's creators.


Gor'ashan stands atop a pedestal, and occasionally calls upon Power Conduits to shield himself during the battle.

Dps icon.png Damage Dealers

  • Open Rune Conduits to disrupt Power Conduit.
  • Move out of Shrapnel Nova to decrease damage taken.

Healer icon.png Healers

  • Move out of Shrapnel Nova to decrease damage taken.
  • Maintain line of sight on party members when they are attempting to disrupt Rune Conduits.

Tank icon.png Tanks

  • Move out of Shrapnel Nova to decrease damage taken.


  • Spell mage temporalshield.png  Power Conduit Important — Rune Conduits channel power to Gor'ashan, reducing damage taken by 14%, and empowers Gor'ashan to cast Thunder Cacophony.
  • Inv misc sawblade 01.png  Blade of Steel — Deals 54625 to 60375 Physical damage.
  • Ability rogue fanofknives.png  Shrapnel Nova — Inflicts 52250 to 57750 Physical damage to nearby enemies, ignoring armor.
  • Ability siege engineer magnetic lasso.png  Loadstone Spike — Magnetically charged spike erupts from the earth, inflicting 54150 to 59850 Nature damage.
  • Ability thunderking thunderstruck.png  Thunder Cacophony — Empowered with the energy of the Rune Conduits, Gor'ashan unleashes lightning, inflicting 14250 to 15750 Nature damage to nearby enemies.
  • Spell ice rune.png  Electric Pulse — A Lightning Orb travels between the Power Runes inflicting 21500 Nature damage every 0.8 sec to nearby enemies.


Engage Gor'ashan on the central platform. When two rune conduits arrive along the surrounding floor below, two players should concurrently jump down to destroy each by clicking on separate ones. A single player could destroy one after another, but the task will be completed faster with two players which prevents Gor'ashan from casting Thunder Cacophony.


Item Type
 [Petrified Willow] (H · M) Strength two-hand mace
 [Gor'ashan's Lodestone Spike] (H · M) Agility trinket

Related Achievements


Who dares disturb my research?
Power Conduit
  • So much power! I am invincible!
  • You can't handle this!
  • I can feel this in my soul.
  • I will destroy you.
Killed a player
  • You disappoint me, I thought you'd be tougher.
  • The weak should know better than to test me.
But the power... it protects me...

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