Finkle Einhorn

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NeutralFinkle Einhorn
Image of Finkle Einhorn
Gender Male
Race Gnome (Humanoid)
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Various Locations
Status Alive
Relative(s) Unnamed son
Companion(s) Raz Skullcrusher (former bodyguard)

Finkle Einhorn is a gnomish inventor and explorer. As a level 60 elite quest giver was found at The Furnace in Upper Blackrock Spire within The Beast's stomach and was released when The Beast was killed and skinned.

In Cataclysm he also appears as a level 85 elite at the Circle of Cinders in Mount Hyjal, in various locations of Blackrock Caverns, and in the Den of the Devourer at Blackwing Descent.

He also appears in Frostwall Tavern / Lunarfall Inn on Draenor and asks the commanders to retrieve his knife, that his son had stolen, from Blackrock Spire. He starts N [100] Family Traditions and N [100] Like Father, Like Son.


Notable appearances
Location Level range Health range
Blackrock Spire 60 8,240
Mount Hyjal 80 16,602
Blackrock Caverns 80 16,602
Blackwing Descent 85 774,900
Garrison 80 16,602


In Blackrock Caverns, Einhorn starts and finishes all of the following quests, either directly or remotely via his deepdive helmet: Optional breadcrumb: N [82D] This Can Only Mean One Thing...

  1. N [82D] To the Chamber of Incineration!
  2. N [82D] What Is This Place?
  3. N [82D] The Twilight Forge
  4. Both these quests open up:
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In Blackrock Spire, Einhorn begins:


Blackrock Spire

Finkle Einhorn in Blackrock Spire
Finkle Einhorn in Mount Hyjal
Whew... I need a smoke and the touch of a fine gnomish woman - not particularly in that order!
I've been stuck inside the belly of that thing for months! What day is it anyway? Ah, nevermind. All that matters is that I'm finally out.

Gossip How the hell did you get in there to begin with?

How?? Well, it's a long story.

Gossip I'm all ears.

Alrighty then! So I was down at the lava pits of the Molten Span, testing out my lava suit. Everything was going great. I was even able to swim around in that stuff without suffering a single injury!
So there I am, minding my own business, doing a few backstrokes, when out of nowhere this thing swallows me up whole! Had it not been for my lava suit and built in food pellet dispenser, I would have been done for!

Gossip So let me get this straight. You were swimming, nay, doing backstrokes in molten lava with this... this lava suit of yours? Yes? And out of nowhere, this here beast swallowed you whole?

Say, I sense a measure of disbelief in your voice - but yes, that's how it happened.

Gossip I must know something: How did you go to the bathroom with that thing on?

I'm not out of the belly of this beast for more than two minutes and someone is already asking me about my bathroom behavior??? Mister, I'd have smacked you silly for that question had you not been the one to rescue me!
Anyhow! I'm grateful for the assistance. Maybe I can pay you back?

Gossip Oh?

Well, maybe 'pay' isn't the best word to use. See, when I was stuck in the belly of that thing, I got to thinking:
This creature lives in hot, flaming magma and yet it doesn't take a lick of damage from the fire!
If only I could find a pristine hide from one of these beasts. I could take it back to my dear friend, Malyfous Darkhammer, in Everlook. If anyone could do anything with the hide of a beast like this, it would be him.

Gossip I'll consider that the next time I run into one of these things.

So how about you deliver a message for me?

Gossip To Malyfous, I assume.

(The message delivery is the quest mentioned above.)

Blackwing Descent

  • Help! I'm trapped in here.
  • Hey, over here!
  • A little help?

Speaking to Finkle Einhorn in Blackwing Descent:

Leaping Leper Gnomes! You're a sight for sore eyes. I was worried the giant magma worm out front would deter visitors. Now that you're here you can give me a hand.

Gossip I suppose you'll be needing a key for this cage? Wait, don't tell me. The horrific gibbering monster behind me ate it, right?

What? Of course not! I could easily escape this simple contraption, but I'm much too busy. See, a while back I spent a few months inside the belly of a beast...

Gossip You were trapped, as I recall. This situation seems oddly similar.

It wasn't strictly voluntary, but I discovered something truly incredible. The beast seemed to be able to consume almost anything with no ill effects.

Gossip Gnomes in Lava Suits, for example.

Exactly. I ran some tests on the residual digestive fluid coating my suit and...
<Finkle trails off>
Say, you haven't seen my skinning knife anywhere, have you? I seem to have misplaced it.

Gossip No, I, uh, haven't seen it. You were saying?

Oh yes, the bile; it's amazing stuff. With the proper catalysts it renders anything to which it's applied practically immortal*.
I've been harvesting it with my reprogrammed Bile-O-Tron 800 and I'm certain I've got the mixture right this time. I just need a few volunteers to test it out against a suitable creature. What do you say, friend?
'Immortality subject to certain restrictions.

Gossip Restrictions? What restrictions?

Oops! That lever activates the Bile-O-Tron. Oh, and if you happen to come across a key...
During the Encounter
  • Poor little fella...
  • Uh oh! He looks pretty mad now!
After the Encounter
Great job guys! The key should be in his gut somewhere just uhh...Fish around in there till you find it.
Using Bile-Etched Brass Key
Thanks for freeing me! I'm off to have more amazing adventures.


Have you ever spent time, like really spent time, in the belly of an acidic swamp ooze? I wouldn't recommend it.


Finkle without his helmet in Blackrock Caverns.
  • Finkle's name is a reference to the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, wherein Ace finds that Ray Finkle had assumed the identity of a female detective Lois Einhorn.
  • Finkle also begins some dialogue with the phrase "Alrighty then," Ace's catchphrase from the same film.
  • Einhorn is the German word for Unicorn, an appropriate name for one who searches for rare things.
  • One of the Saurfang 'facts' is that he once got so mad at a gnome that he hurled it across the Great Sea and into Blackrock Spire, where the Beast ate him.
  • In Hearthstone, The Beast appears as a legendary card, and upon death he summons Finkle Einhorn for the opponent.

See also

External links

Blackrock Spire Mount Hyjal Blackrock Caverns Blackwing Descent