For the lore of the zone and its status after Warlords of Draenor, see Upper Blackrock Spire.
Upper Blackrock Spire
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Upper Blackrock Spire bosses
Location Inside Blackrock Spire, Blackrock Mountain
Race(s) Black dragonflight Black dragonflight
Chromatic dragonflight Chromatic dragonflight
IconSmall OrcGray Male.gifIconSmall OrcGray Female.gif Orc
End boss IconSmall SpawnBlack Male.gif General Drakkisath
Instance info
Type Dungeon
Advised level 56 - 61 WoW Icon update.png
55-65 Cataclysm
Player limit 10 WoW Icon update.png
5 Cataclysm
Key [Seal of Ascension]
Blackrock Mountain

Upper Blackrock Spire is the upper area of Blackrock Spire. The area of the Blackrock Spire instance to the north of the Hall of Blackhand is commonly known as Upper Blackrock Spire. It is treated as an independent instanced dungeon from Lower Blackrock Spire, although it is in fact part of the same, huge instance.

The instance is a raid with 10 player cap. After patch 4.0.3a it was updated to be a 5-man dungeon. Before patch 3.0.8 the raid required completion of the quest N [60D] Seal of Ascension, to acquire the  [Seal of Ascension]. After the patch this was no longer needed, as the door that lead to Upper Blackrock Spire was now permanently open.

To enter the Upper Spire, use the same raid entrance as the Lower Spire and follow the left wall as you enter. You will ascend a small flight of stairs and into a hall with smaller side chambers. Each chamber is filled with mobs and a small glowing rune. Defeating the mobs in a chamber will deactivate a rune and once each has faded, a double door at the back of the hall will open.


Main article: Blackrock Spire





Quest name Quest giver Zone location
Neutral Neutral Quests
B [57D] Adventurers Wanted: Blackrock Spire (optional) Hero's Call Board/Warchief's Command Board Capital cities
N [20-30D] A Potential Ally IconSmall DarkIron Male.gif Neutral Overseer Oilfist Searing Gorge
N [20-30D] Trolls, Ogres, and Orcs, Oh My! IconSmall DragonRed.gif Acride Hall of Blackhand, Blackrock Spire
N [59D] The False Warchief IconSmall DragonRed.gif Acride Hall of Blackhand, Blackrock Spire
N [60D] General Drakkisath, Hand of Nefarian IconSmall DragonRed.gif Acride Hall of Blackhand, Blackrock Spire

Removed quests

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.

These quests were removed from the game even before the dungeon was overhauled in Warlords of Draenor.


Obtained from Duke Hydraxis on the island northeast of the southern peninsula of Azshara


Burning Steppes

Lower Blackrock Spire



Upper Blackrock Spire



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Bosses Monsters


Main article: Upper Blackrock Spire loot (Classic)



Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now a separate instance, retuned for level 100 players, with heroic mode added. Encounters have been updated with recent storyline developments.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Upper Blackrock Spire is now a 5-man dungeon.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): No longer requires the Seal of Ascension to enter.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): Capped at ten players.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07):
    • Capped at fifteen players.
    • Some Blackrock Spire bosses will now properly display their true level, instead of being considered world bosses (who do not display level).

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