The Burning Crusade instances by level

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Instances by level
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This article is a list of The Burning Crusade instances by level.


Instance Name Abbreviations Zone Type Minimum Level Suggested Level Range Heroic Min. Level Heroic Level Range Bosses Notes
Hellfire Ramparts Ramps Hellfire Peninsula, Hellfire Citadel 5-man 57 58-67 57 70+ Watchkeeper Gargolmar, Omor the Unscarred, Nazan & Vazruden
Blood Furnace BF Hellfire Peninsula, Hellfire Citadel 5-man 58 59-68 58 70+ The Maker, Broggok, Keli'dan the Breaker
Slave Pens SP Zangarmarsh, Coilfang Reservoir 5-man 59 60-69 59 70+ Mennu the Betrayer, Rokmar the Crackler, Quagmirran
Underbog UB Zangarmarsh, Coilfang Reservoir 5-man 60 61-70 60 70+ Hungarfen, Ghaz'an, Swamplord Musel'ek, The Black Stalker
Mana-Tombs MT Terokkar Forest, Auchindoun 5-man 61 62-71 61 70+ Pandemonius, Tavarok, Nexus-Prince Shaffar, Yor (Heroic only)
Auchenai Crypts AC Terokkar Forest, Auchindoun 5-man 62 63-72 62 70+ Shirrak the Dead Watcher, Exarch Maladaar
Sethekk Halls AS, Seth, Seth Halls Terokkar Forest, Auchindoun 5-man 63 65-73 63 70+ Darkweaver Syth, Anzu (Heroic only), Talon King Ikiss
The Steamvault SV Zangarmarsh, Coilfang Reservoir 5-man 65 67-75 65 70+ Hydromancer Thespia, Mekgineer Steamrigger, Warlord Kalithresh
Shattered Halls SH or Shatt Halls Hellfire Peninsula, Hellfire Citadel 5-man 65 67-75 65 70+ Grand Warlock Nethekurse, Blood Guard Porung (Heroic only), Warbringer O'mrogg, Warchief Kargath Bladefist
Shadow Labyrinth SL or Slabs Terokkar Forest, Auchindoun 5-man 65 67-75 65 70+ Ambassador Hellmaw, Blackheart the Inciter, Grandmaster Vorpil, Murmur
Escape from Durnholde Keep OH, DH, DK or Durn Tanaris Caverns of Time 5-man 63 64-73 63 70+ Lieutenant Drake, Captain Skarloc, Epoch Hunter
The Mechanar Mech Netherstorm, Tempest Keep 5-man 67 67-75 66 70+ Gatewatcher Gyro-Kill, Gatewatcher Iron-Hand, Mechano-Lord Capacitus, Nethermancer Sepethrea, Pathaleon the Calculator
Botanica Bot Netherstorm, Tempest Keep 5-man 67 67-75 66 70+ Commander Sarannis, High Botanist Freywinn, Thorngrin the Tender, Laj, Warp Splinter
Arcatraz Arc Netherstorm, Tempest Keep 5-man 65 68-75 66 70+ Zereketh the Unbound, Dalliah the Doomsayer, Wrath-Scryer Soccothrates, Harbinger Skyriss
Opening the Dark Portal BM Tanaris, Caverns of Time 5-man 65 68-75 65 70+ Chrono Lord Deja, Temporus, Aeonus
Magisters' Terrace MgT, Terrace, MrT Isle of Quel'Danas 5-man 65 68-75 65 70+ Selin Fireheart, Vexallus, Priestess Delrissa & her minions (Kagani Nightstrike, Ellrys Duskhallow, Eramas Brightblaze, Yazzai, Warlord Salaris, Garaxxas, Apoko, Zelfan), Kael'thas Sunstrider
Patch 2.4.0


Instance Name Abbreviations Zone Type Minimum Level Suggested Level Range Heroic Min. Level Heroic Level Range Bosses Notes
Karazhan Kara Deadwind Pass 10-man raid 70 70+ Servant Quarters (Rokad the Ravager, Shadikith the Glider, Hyakiss the Lurker), Attumen the Huntsman & Midnight, Moroes, Maiden of Virtue, Opera Event (Wizard of Oz, The Big Bad Wolf, Romulo and Julianne), The Curator, Chess Event, Terestian Illhoof, Shade of Aran, Netherspite, Nightbane, Prince Malchezaar
Gruul's Lair Gruul Blade's Edge Mountains 25-man raid 70 70+ High King Maulgar & the Ogre Council (Kiggler the Crazed, Blindeye the Seer, Olm the Summoner, Krosh Firehand), Gruul the Dragonkiller
Magtheridon's Lair Mags, Mags Lair Hellfire Peninsula, Hellfire Citadel 25-man raid 70 70+ Magtheridon
Serpentshrine Cavern SSC Zangarmarsh, Coilfang Reservoir 25-man raid 70 70++ Hydross the Unstable, The Lurker Below, Leotheras the Blind, Fathom-Lord Karathress, Morogrim Tidewalker, Lady Vashj
Tempest Keep: The Eye TK Netherstorm, Tempest Keep 25-man raid 70 70++ Al'ar, Void Reaver, High Astromancer Solarian, Kael'thas Sunstrider
Battle for Mount Hyjal Hyjal Tanaris, Caverns of Time 25-man raid 70 70+++ Rage Winterchill, Anetheron, Kaz'rogal, Azgalor, Archimonde
Black Temple BT Shadowmoon Valley 25-man raid 70 70+++ High Warlord Naj'entus, Supremus, Shade of Akama, Teron Gorefiend, Gurtogg Bloodboil, Reliquary of Souls, Mother Shahraz, Illidari Council (Gathios the Shatterer, High Nethermancer Zerevor, Lady Malande, Veras Darkshadow), Illidan Stormrage
Patch 2.1.0
Sunwell Plateau SWP, Sunwell Isle of Quel'Danas, Sunwell Plateau 25-man raid 70 70++++ Kalecgos & Sathrovarr the Corruptor, Brutallus, Felmyst, Grand Warlock Alythess & Lady Sacrolash, M'uru/Entropius, Kil'jaeden
Patch 2.4.0

Note: In order to signify heroic mode when using abbreviations, the general convention is to simply place "H" before the normal abbreviation.

Flying Tempest Keep Instances

  • Initially, only those of levels 70 who had bought a flying mount (or druids of 68 and above, who had been trained [Flight Form]/ [Swift Flight Form]) could enter the Tempest Keep Instances.
  • In Patch 2.4.0 the restrictions on warlock summoning were lifted, and thus those previous players that were unable to enter (unable to fly), may now enter depending on the minimum level for these instances.
  • In Patch 3.2.0 another barrier to entry was lowered when flying mounts (or Flight Form) became available at level 60.
  • Since Patch 3.3.0 it is no longer necessary to fly to the Tempest Keep, if the player uses the cross-realm Dungeon Finder tool (the player gets summoned to the instance automatically).

See also