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.
Blackrock Foundry has three wings and you can start to progress in any of them. Each wing is linear with an endboss (except Slagworks, where you can choose to start with either Gruul or Oregorger). You must defeat all three wings to be able to gain access to the raid’s endboss Blackhand.
Gear level and Requirements
Blackrock Foundry is the second raid instance in the Draenor expansion. It is targeted at level 100 players and has four different difficulties.
Raid Finder Difficulty
Gear requirement: Minimum 635 in average item level
Loot Drop: Item Level 655
Gear requirement: Recommended minimum item level 650
Loot Drop: Item Level 670
Gear requirement: Recommended minimum item level 665
Loot Drop: Item Level 685
Gear requirement: Recommended minimum item level 680
Loot Drop: Item Level 700
Finding Your Way to the Entrance of BRF
The Blackrock Foundry lies within Gorgrond, close to the Pit. Fly to Skysea Point (or any of the other nearby flightpaths) and take yourself there. The entrance to Blackrock Foundry is at the east of the Pit, on the higher grounds.