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The Black Forge

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"Black Forge" redirects here. For the achievement, see [Black Forge]. For the subzone in Blackrock Foundry, see Black Forge (Blackrock Foundry). For the garrison mission, see Black Forge (mission).
The Black Forge

The Black Forge (related to "The Black Anvil") is the only location in World of Warcraft in Azeroth where Dark Iron ore can be smelted into Dark Iron Bars, which are used in several high-end Blacksmithing and Engineering recipes. Eight dark iron ore are required to smelt one dark iron bar. The Black Forge is also the only place where one can make the  [Smoking Heart of the Mountain], an enchanting recipe (requires enchanting 265 to make).

The forge is located just before the bridge leading into the main Molten Core entrance and just after the Summoners' Tomb. Upon exiting the room of the Seven, turn right, and then immediately left - there will be a small bridge leading to a single Fireguard Destroyer. The Forge is directly behind it.

See the quest N [60D] Attunement to the Core - Solo Attunement, or the Molten Bridge on how to reach this forge by yourself. Most of this distance can be skipped by using  [Direbrew's Remote] from the Brewfest seasonal event to reach the Grim Guzzler and dropping down into the lava outside the back door. Note that the forge is not a subzone of Blackrock Depths, it exists only as a static object in the Molten Bridge subzone.

In the RPG

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The deep-dwelling dwarves of Blackrock Mountain employ a forge constructed directly into a river of molten lava, the only place they could find that could generate the required amount of consistent heat. There are also rumors that a similar forge exists in the heart of the Elemental Plane, where dark iron is much more common. A journey to this site would not be for the faint of heart.[1]

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