Blackrock Foundry is a raid instance introduced in Warlords of Draenor. It has 10 bosses, and serves as the source of Tier 17 gear. The entrance is in Gorgrond, and the raid was open on February 3, 2015.
This foundry was the ancestral home of the Blackrock orcs, wherein master smiths smelted and worked the impossibly hard ore that is the clan's namesake. Now, massive giants captured and broken by the Thunderlord heat the great forges, flamebenders of the Burning Blade imbue the ore with an inner fire, and engineers shape the slag according to otherworldly schematics. Warlord Blackhand's foundry is the center of the Iron Horde's military might, churning out the weaponry that will be used to raze Azeroth.
After the fall of Blackhand, the Iron Horde under the new leader, Gul'dan, retreated from the foundry to Iron Docks and from there to Tanaan. It was still active as new munitions, cannons and supplies of parts for the were being sent to Tanaan's Hellfire Citadel.
Geography and subzones
The gear from Blackrock Foundry starts at 655 Item Level (Raid Finder) with an additional 15 ilvls for each increase in difficulty. Each piece of gear has the chance to have a gem socket, bonus stat, or be Warforged for an additional 6 item levels. Players on the legendary ring quest line also have a chance to receive 9, 18, or 27 Elemental Runes from each boss kill.
|Strength two-hand mace||( · )||Caster staff|
|Caster dagger||( · )||Strength two-hand mace|
|Agility necklace||( · )||Agility one-hand mace|
|Mail shoulders||( · )||Cloth helmet|
|Cloth shoulders||( · )||Plate shoulders|
|Leather shoulders||( · )||Mail chest|
|Plate shoulders||( · )||Leather leggings|
|Cloth gloves||( · )||Spirit trinket|
|Leather belt||( · )||Stamina trinket|
|Plate leggings||( · )||Intellect trinket|
|Mail boots||( · )||Strength trinket|
|Strength trinket||( · )||Agility trinket|
|Cloth helmhelmet||Essence of the Iron Conqueror ( · )||Quest item|
|Leather helmet||Essence of the Iron Protector ( · )||Quest item|
|Mail helmet||Essence of the Iron Vanquisher ( · )||Quest item|
|Plate helmet||Mount (Mythic only)|
|Bracers of Callous Disregard ( · )||Mail bracers|
|Bracers of Darkened Skies ( · )||Cloth bracers|
|Bracers of Shattered Limbs ( · )||Leather bracers|
|Bracers of Visceral Force ( · )||Plate bracers|
|Doomslag Greatboots ( · )||Plate boots|
|Furnace Stoker's Footwraps ( · )||Cloth boots|
|Iron-Flecked Sandals ( · )||Leather boots|
|Treads of the Veteran Smith ( · )||Mail boots|
- At some point, the Alliance and Horde extracted oil from the foundry.
- Fiery puppies were also located here.
- Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): A raid-wide debuff has been added to reduce damage dealt by all creatures and NPCs in Highmaul and Blackrock Foundry on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulty.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.