BossPlugger Spazzring
Image of Plugger Spazzring
Gender Male
Race Leper gnome (Humanoid)
Level 30 Elite
Class Warlock
Reaction Alliance Horde
Occupation Barkeep, Tavern owner
Location Grim Guzzler, Blackrock Depths
Status Alive
Companion(s) Mistress Nagmara (succubus minion/employee)
Blackrock Depths
Detention Block

High Interrogator Gerstahn


Halls of the Law

Lord Roccor
Houndmaster Grebmar


Ring of Law (Arena)

Gorosh the Dervish
Hedrum the Creeper
Ok'thor the Breaker
Theldren & Company


Outer Blackrock Depths

Pyromancer Loregrain
Warder Stilgiss & Verek
Watchman Doomgrip
Fineous Darkvire
Lord Incendius
General Angerforge
Golem Lord Argelmach


Grim Guzzler

Ribbly Screwspigot
Hurley Blackbreath
Plugger Spazzring
Coren Direbrew (Brewfest, summoned)


Inner Blackrock Depths

Ambassador Flamelash
Panzor the Invincible
The Seven
High Priestess of Thaurissan
Princess Moira Bronzebeard
Emperor Dagran Thaurissan


Plugger Spazzring is a leper gnome barkeeper and owner of the Grim Guzzler tavern in Blackrock Depths. He supplies his Dark Iron dwarf patrons with mugs of ale, and holds the key to the bar door. While killing him may give access to the key, a rogue could simply pickpocket the key and sneak off.

Mistress Nagmara is his succubus minion, who happily works in the tavern as his barmaid. According to her, Plugger has done very well for himself and makes a lot of money.

He can be still seen in the area after the Dark Iron clan formally pledged themselves to King Anduin.

Dungeon Journal

They say that at the Grim Guzzler everyone knows your name. This sense of camaraderie is due to the hard work of Spazzring, a leper gnome who sought a new life in Blackrock Depths after the fall of Gnomeregan. Despite his history of dabbling with evil as a warlock, he takes pride in his job as the tavern's barkeep, making sure that his patrons' mugs never run dry.


  • Owner of the Grim Guzzler Important — Plugger Spazzring carries the Key to the Grim Guzzler. If players pick Plugger Spazzring's pockets he will alert all of his patrons to attack players. This changes all of the Grim Guzzler's patrons from neutral to aggressive.
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt — Hurls a bolt of dark magic at an enemy, inflicting 128 to 172 Shadow damage.
  • Spell fire immolation.png  Immolate Magic Effect — Burns an enemy for 96 Fire damage, then inflicts 28 additional Fire damage every 3 sec. for 21 sec.
  • Spell shadow ragingscream.png  Demon Armor Magic Effect — Protects the caster, increasing armor by 210, Shadow resistance by 3 and health regeneration for 30 min.
  • Spell shadow curseoftounges.png  Curse of Tongues Curse Healer Alert — Forces an enemy to speak in Demonic, reducing its casting speed by 50% for 15 sec.
  • Spell shadow cripple.png  Banish Magic Effect — Banishes an enemy, preventing all action but making it invulnerable for up to 15 sec. Only one target can be banished at a time.


  • Drink up! There's more where that came from!
  • Enjoy! You won't find better ale anywhere!
  • Have you tried the Dark Iron Ale? It's the best!
  • Try the boar! It's my new recipe!

Turns hostile

 [Dark Iron Ale Mug]/ [Grim Guzzler Boar] stolen
  • What are you doing over there?
  • Hey! Get away from that!
  • Hey! Stop that!
  • No stealing the goods!
Hey, my pockets were picked!
That's it! No more beer until this mess is sorted out!
That's it! You're going down!
Gossip Dark Iron dwarf starting zone

Welcome! If you need a place to rest, I can solve that problem.

Binder Make this inn your home.

Buy Let me browse your goods.


Inv drink waterskin 12.png [Blackrock Fortified Water]
Inv drink waterskin 01.png [Blackrock Mineral Water]
Inv drink 07.png [Blackrock Spring Water]
Inv drink 04.png (10)x [Dark Iron Ale Mug]
Inv misc food 13.png [Grim Guzzler Boar]
Inv scroll 03.png (1)x [Pattern: Black Dragonscale Breastplate]
2g 20s
Inv egg 02.png [Pickled Egg]
Inv drink 03.png [Plugger's Blackrock Ale]
Inv scroll 06.png [Recipe: Transmute Fire to Earth]
1g 50s
Inv holiday beerfestpretzel01.png [Rock-Salted Pretzel]
Inv summerfest firedrink.png [Sulfuron Slammer]



Plugger will notice his pockets have been picked moments after the deed is done, causing him and all the dwarves around him to become hostile. Therefore, it is important to get away from him as quickly as you can after stealing the key, or be prepared to fight them all.


This fight is very easy as a duo at 60, but also possible to solo at 60. Doing this as a rogue/druid duo is best. As a duo, there is no need to use any consumables and you can also do Lord Incendius. Simply have the druid tank, while the rogue takes out the non-elite adds. When the adds are down, Plugger goes down very fast.

Here are some tips for soloing Plugger. Stock up on shadow and fire resistance and drink a protection potion or two before starting. He is immune to all stuns, [Kick], [Gouge] and any other spell interruptions, so don't waste your Energy on them. He is also immune to [Numbing Poison]. Keep [Slice and Dice] up all the time, and [Eviscerate] like crazy.

In order to separately kill the clients and the barkeeper, buy from Plugger some Dark Iron Ale Mugs (at least 4), go to the small storage room next to the bar. Stay near the Thorium Brotherhood dwarf and throw a mug in front of you, between the Thorium Brotherhood dwarf and the bar. One client will come, drink the ale and will be KO for some seconds, just enough to kill him. The throw has to be far enough away from the bar in order to not aggro the other clients. After all the clients near the bar have been killed, Plugger can be put down separately, whether in the room corner behind the bar, or in the small storage room. The mug-pull can also be used on other clients in order to get some  [Dark Iron Scraps] or other items.

Higher levels obviously do not have to worry about the Dark Iron adds, and can simply kill Plugger.

Before leaving the tavern, take the Dark Iron Ale Mugs and  [Grim Guzzler Boar] from the table.

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