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WoW: Instances By Level

by: Jaime Skelton ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

This guide will help you follow along and find all the appropriate instances for your level as you progress in World of Warcraft!

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    WoW: Instances By Level: Levels 10-20

    Wailing Caverns   Ragefire Chasm: For levels 13-16, recommended levels 14+. Located in Orgrimmar, making it difficult for Alliance to reach except through the Dungeon Finder. Bosses include Taragaman the Hungerer, Oggleflint, Jergosh the Invoker, and Bazzalan.

    The Deadmines: For levels 15-20, recommended levels 16+. Located in Westfall. Bosses include Rhahk'Zor, Sneed, Gilnid, Mr. Smite, Captain Greenskin, Cookie, and Edwin Vancleef.

    Wailing Caverns: For levels 15-21, recommended levels 18+. Located in The Barrens. Bosses include Lady Anacondra, Lord Cobrahn, Kresh, Lord Pythas, Skum, Lord Serpentis, Verdan the Everliving, and Mutanus the Devourer.

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    Instances: Levels 20-30

    Shadowfang Keep   Shadowfang Keep: For levels 18-25, recommended levels 20+. Located in Silverpine Forest. Bosses include Rethilgore, Razorclaw the Butcher, Baron Silverlaine, Commander Springvale, Odo the Blindwatcher, Fenrus the Devourer, Wolf Master Nandos, and Archmage Arugal.

    Blackfathom Deeps: For levels 20-27, recommended levels 24+. Located in Ashenvale Forest. Bosses include Ghamoo-ra, Lady Sarevess, Gelihast, Lorgus Jett, Baron Aquanis, Twilight Lord Kelris, Old Serra'kis, and Aku'mai.

    The Stockade: For levels 24-32, recommended levels 24+. Located in Stormwind, making it difficult for Horde to reach except through the Dungeon Finder. This instance is also know for offering almost no item drops from bosses. Bosses include Targorr the Dread, Kam Deepfury, Hamhock, Bazil Thredd, and Dextren Ward.

    Gnomeregan: For levels 24-33, recommended levels 26+. Located in Dun Morogh, and accessible by Horde only through Booty Bay. Bosses include Techbot, Viscous Fallout, Grubbis, Electrocutioner 6000, Crowd Pummeler 9-60, and Mekgineer Thermaplugg.

    Razorfen Kraul: For levels 25-30, recommended levels 26+. Located in The Barrens. Bosses include Roogug, Aggem Thorncurse, Death Speaker Jargba, Overlord Ramtusk, Agathelos the Raging, and Chargla Razorflank.

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    Instances: Levels 30-40

    Razorfen Downs   Scarlet Monastery: For levels 34-45, recommended levels 35+. Located in Tirisfal Glades, and composed of four wings (Cemetery, Library, Armory, and Cathedral), two of which require a key from the Library wing. Bosses include Interrogator Vishas, Bloodmage Thalnos, Houndmaster Loksey, Arcanist Doan, Herod, High Inquisitor Fairbanks, High Inquisitor Whitemane, and Scarlet Commander Mograine.

    Razorfen Downs: For levels 33-40, recommended levels 34+. Located in The Barrens. Bosses include Tuten'kash, Mordresh Fire-Eye, Glutton, and Amnennar the Coldbringer.

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    Instances: Levels 40-50

    Uldaman   Uldaman: For levels 39-47, recommended levels 42+. Located in the Badlands. Bosses include Revelosh, The Lost Dwarves, Ironaya, Obsidian Sentinel, Ancient Stone Keeper, Galgann Firehammer, Grimlok, and Archaedas.

    Zul'Farrak: For levels 43-47, recommended levels 44+. Located in Tanaris. Bosses include Antu'sul, Theka the Martyr, Witch Doctor Zum'rah, Nekrum Gutchewer, Hydromancer Velratha, Gahz'rilla, Shadowpriest Sezz'ziz, Ruuzlu, and Chief Ukorz Sandscalp.

    Maraudon: For levels 43-49, recommended levels 45+. Located in Desolace. Bosses include Noxxion, Razorlash, Lord Vyletongue, Celebras the Cursed, Landslide, Tinkerer Gizlock, Rotgrip, and Princess Theradras.

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    Instances: Levels 50-60

    Blackrock Spire   Sunken Temple: For levels 49-55, recommended levels 50+. Located in Swamp of Sorrows, and part of special class quests. Bosses include Atal'arion, Dreamscythe, Weaver, Jammal'an the Prophet, Ogom the Wretched, Morphaz, Hazzas, Avatar of Hakkar, and Shade of Eranikus.

    Blackrock Depths: For levels 55-60, recommended levels 56+. Located in Blackrock Mountain, and an extremely long instance. Bosses include Lord Roccor, Bael'Gar, Houndmaster Grebmar, High Interrogator Gerstahn, Ring of Law, Pyromancer Loregrain, General Angerforge, Golem Lord Argelmach, Ribbly Screwspigot, Hurley Blackbreath, Plugger Spazzring, Phalanx, Lord Incendius, Fineous Darkvire, Warder Stilgiss, Ambassador Flamelash, Magmus, Princess Moira Bronzebeard, and Emperor Thaurissan.

    Blackrock Spire: For levels 58-60. Located in Blackrock Mountain. Bosses include Highlord Omokk, Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin, War Master Voone, Mother Smolderweb, Urok Doomhowl, Quartermaster Zigris, Gizrul the Slavener, Halycon, Overlord Wyrmthalak, Pyroguard Emberseer, Warchief Rend Blackhand, Gyth, The Beast, and General Drakkisath.

    Dire Maul   Dire Maul: For levels 58-60. Located in Feralas. Bosses include Zevrim Thornhoof, Hydrospawn, Lethtendris, Alzzin the Wildshaper, Guard Mol'dar, Stomper Kreeg, Guard Fengus, Guard Slip'kik, Captain Kromcrush, King Gordok, Cho'Rush the Observer, Tendris Warpwood, Illyanna Ravenoak, Magister Kalendris, Immol'thar, and Prince Tortheldrin.

    Scholomance: For levels 58-60. Located in Western Plaguelands. Bosses include Kirtonos the Herald, Jandice Barov, Rattlegore, Marduk Blackpool, Vectus, Ras Frostwhisper, Instructor Malicia, Doctor Theolen Krastinov, Lorekeeper Polkelt, The Ravenian, Lord Alexei Barov, Lady Illucia Barov, and Darkmaster Gandling.

    Stratholme: For levels 58-60. Located in Eastern Plaguelands, and consists of a "living side" and a "dead side." Bosses include The Unforgiven, Hearthsinger Forresten, Timmy the Cruel, Malor the Zealous, Cannon Master Willey, Archivist Galford, Grand Crusader Dathrohan, Balnazzar, Baroness Anastari, Nerub'enkan, Maleki the Pallid, Magistrate Barthilas, Ramstein the Gorger, and Baron Rivendare.

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    Raids: Level 60

    Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj   Zul'Gurub: A 20-man raid located in Stranglethorn Vale. Bosses include High Priest Venoxis, Bloodlord Mandokir, High Priestess Jeklik, High Priestess Mar'li, High Priest Thekal, High Priestess Arlokk, Gahz'ranka, Jin'do the Hexxer, and Hakkar the Soulflayer.

    Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj: A 20-man raid located in the Silithus Desert. Bosses include Kurinnaxx, General Rajaxx, Moam, Buru the Gorger, Ayamiss the Hunter, and Ossirian the Unscarred.

    Molten Core: A 40-man raid located in Blackrock Mountain. Bosses include Lucifron, Magmadar, Gehennas, Garr, Shazzrah, Baron Geddon, Golemagg the Incinerator, Sulfuron Harbinger, Majordomo Executus, and Ragnaros.

    Blackwing Lair: A 40-man raid instance located inside Blackrock Mountain. Requires at least one person with attunement, or entrance through Blackrock Spire. Bosses include Razorgore the Untamed, Vaelastrasz the Corrupt, Broodlord Lashlayer, Firemaw, Ebonroc, Flamegor, Chromaggus, and Nefarian.

    Temple of Ahn'Qiraj: A 40-man raid located in the Silithus Desert. Bosses include The Prophet Skeram, Battleguard Sartura, Yauj, Vem, Kri, Fankriss the Unyielding, Viscidus, Princess Huhuran, Ouro, Vek'lor & Vek'nilash, and C'Thun.

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    Instances: Levels 60-63

    Hellfire Citadel   Hellfire Ramparts: For levels 60-62, located in Hellfire Peninsula. Bosses include Watchkeeper Gargolmar, Omor the Unscarred, and Nazan & Vazruden.

    The Blood Furnace: For levels 61-63, located in Hellfire Peninsula. Bosses include The Maker, Broggok, and Keli'dan the Breaker.

    The Slave Pens: For levels 62-64, located in Zangarmarsh. Bosses include Mennu the Betrayer, Rokmar the Crackler, and Quagmirran.

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    Instances: Levels 64-67

    Caverns of Time   The Underbog: For levels 63-65, located in Zangermarsh. Bosses include Hungarfen, Ghaz'an, Swamplord Musel'ek, and The Black Stalker.

    Mana-Tombs: For levels 64-66, located in Terrokar Forest. Bosses include Pandemonius, Tavarok, and Nexus-Prince Shaffar.

    Auchenai Crypts: For levels 65-67, located in Terrokar Forest. Bosses include Shirrak the Dead Watcher and Exarch Maladaar.

    Old Hillsbrad Foothills: For levels 66-68, located in Tanaris (Caverns of Time). Bosses include Lieutenant Drake, Captain Skarloc, and Epoch Hunter.

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    Instances: Levels 68-70

    Note: At level 70, all Outland instances from level 60-70 become available on Heroic mode. To access Heroic Mode of these instances, a player must have the appropriate key, obtained with the respective instance's faction at Honored.

    Coilfang   Sethekk Halls: For levels 67-69, located in Terrokar Forest. Bosses include Darkweaver Syth and Talon King Ikiss.

    Shadow Labyrinth: For level 70, located in Terrokar Forest. Bosses include Ambassador Hellmaw, Blackheart the Inciter, Grandmaster Vorpil, and Murmur.

    The Black Morass: For level 70, located in Tanaris (Caverns of Time). Bosses include Chrono Lord Deja, Temporus, and Aeonus.

    The Steamvault: For level 70, located in Zangarmarsh. Bosses include Hydromancer Thespia, Mekgineer Steamrigger, and Warlord Kalithresh.

    The Shattered Halls: For level 70, located in Hellfire Peninsula. Bosses include Grand Warlock Nethekurse, Blood Guard Porung (Heroic), Warbringer O'mrogg, Warchief Kargath Bladefist.

    The Botanica: For level 70, located in Netherstorm. Bosses include Commander Sarannis, High Botanist Freywinn, Thorngrin the Tender, Laj, and Warp Splinter.

    Magisters Terrace   The Mechanar: For level 70, located in Netherstorm. Bosses include Mechano-Lord Capacitus, Gyro-Kill and Iron-Hand, Nethermancer Sepethrea, and Pathaleon the Calculator.

    The Arcatraz: For level 70, located in Netherstorm. Bosses include Zereketh the Unbound, Dalliah the Doomsayer, Wrath-Scryer Soccothrates, and Harbinger Skyriss.

    Magisters' Terrace: For level 70, located in the Isle of Quel'Danas. Bosses include Selin Fireheart, Vexallus, Priestess Delrissa, and Kael'thas Sunstrider.

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    Raids: Level 70

    Karazhan   Karazhan: A 10-man raid located in Deadwind Pass. Bosses include Rokad the Ravager, Attumen & Midnight, Moroes, Opera Event, Maiden of Virtue, The Curator, Chess Event, Terestian Illhoof, Shade of Aran, Netherspite, Nightbane, and Prince Malchezaar.

    Zul'Aman: A 10-man raid located in Ghostlands. Bosses include Akil'zon, Nalorakk, Jan'alai, Halazzi, Hex Lord Malacrass, and Zul'jin.

    Gruul's Lair: A 25-man raid located in Blade's Edge Mountains. Bosses include High King Maulgar and Gruul the Dragonkiller.

    Magtheridon's Lair: A 25-man raid located in Blackrock Mountain. Bosses include Magtheridon.

    Serpentshrine Cavern: A 25-man raid located in Zangarmarsh. Bosses include Hydross the Unstable, The Lurker Below, Leotheras the Blind, Fathom-Lord Karathress, Morogrim Tidewalker, and Lady Vashj.

    The Eye: A 25-man raid located in Netherstorm. Bosses include Void Reaver, Al'ar, High Astromancer Solarian, and Kael'thas Sunstrider.

    Black Temple   Hyjal Summit: A 25-man raid located in Tanaris (Caverns of Time). Bosses include Rage Winterchill, Anetheron, Kaz'rogal, Azgalor, and Archimonde.

    Black Temple: A 25-man raid located in Shadowmoon Valley. Bosses include High Warlord Naj'entus, Supremus, Shade of Akama, Teron Gorefiend, Gurtogg Bloodboil, Reliquary of Souls, Mother Shahraz, The Illidari Council, and Illidan Stormrage.

    Sunwell Plateau: A 25-man raid located in Isle of Quel'danas. Bosses include Kalecgos & Sathrovarr, Brutallus, Felmyst, Alythess & Sacrolash, M'uru/Entropius, and Kil'jaeden.

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    Instances: Levels 70-72

    Nexus   Utgarde Keep: For levels 70-72, located in Howling Fjord. Bosses include Prince Keleseth, Skarvald the Constructor & Dalronn the Controller, and Ingvar the Plunderer.

    The Nexus: For levels 71-73, located in Borean Tundra. Bosses include Grand Magus Telestra, Anomalus, Ormorok the Tree-Shaper, and Keristrasza.

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    Instances: Levels 73-75

    Drak'Tharon Keep   Azjol-Nerub: For levels 72-74, located in Dragonblight. Bosses include Krik'thir the Gatewatcher, Hadronox, and Anub'arak.

    Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom: For levels 73-75, located in Dragonblight. Bosses include Elder Nadox, Prince Taldaram, Jedoga Shadowseeker, and Herald Volazj.

    Drak'Tharon Keep: For levels 74-76, located in Grizzly Hills. Bosses include Trollgore, Novos the Summoner, King Dred, and The Prophet Tharon'ja.

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    Instances: Levels 76-79

    Gundrak   The Violet Hold: For levels 75-77, located in Dalaran. Bosses include two random bosses from Erekem, Moragg, Ichoron, Xevozz, Lavanthor, Zuramat the Obliterator, plus Cyanigosa.

    Gundrak: For levels 76-78, located in Zul'Drak. Bosses include Slad'ran, Drakkari Colossus, Moorabi, and Gal'darah.

    Halls of Stone: For levels 77-79, located in Storm Peaks. Bosses include Maiden of Grief, Krystallus, Tribunal of Ages event, and Sjonnir The Ironshaper.

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    Instances: Levels 80

    Note: At level 80, players may also access Heroic Mode for all 70-80 instances.

    Culling of Stratholme   Halls of Lightning: For level 80, located in Storm Peaks. Bosses include General Bjarngrim, Volkhan, Ionar, and Loken.

    Utgarde Pinnacle: For level 80, located in Howling Fjord. Bosses include Svala Sorrowgrave, Gortok Palehoof, Skadi the Ruthless, and King Ymiron.

    The Culling of Stratholme: For level 80, located in Tanaris (Caverns of Time). Bosses include Meathook, Salramm the Fleshcrafter, Chrono-Lord Epoch, and Mal'Ganis.

    The Oculus: For level 80, located in Borean Tundra. Bosses include Drakos the Interrogator, Varos Cloudstrider, Mage-Lord Urom, and Ley-Guardian Eregos.

    Trial of the Champion: For level 80, located in Icecrown. Bosses include Grand Champions, Eadric or Paletress, and The BlaForge of Souls   ck Knight.

    The Forge of Souls: For level 80, located in Icecrown. Bosses include Bronjahm and Devourer of Souls.

    Pit of Saron: For level 80, located in Icecrown. Bosses include Forgemaster Garfrost, Ick & Krick, and Scourgelord Tyrannus.

    Halls of Reflection: For level 80, located in Icecrown. Bosses include Falric, Marwyn, and the Lich King.

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    Raids: Level 80

    Note: All level 80 raids have a 10-man and 25-man option.

    Eye of Eternity   Vault of Archavon: Located in Wintergrasp, and only accessible by those that own the zone; bosses include Archavon, Emalon, Koralon, and Toravon.

    Naxxramas: Located in Dragonblight; bosses include Anub'Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, Maexxna, Noth the Plaguebringer, Heigan the Unclean, Loatheb, Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, The Four Horsemen, Patchwerk, Grobbulus, Gluth, Thaddius, Sapphiron, and Kel'Thuzad.

    The Obsidian Sanctum: Located in Dragonblight; bosses include Tenebron, Shadron, Vesperon, and Sartharion.

    The Eye of Eternity: Located in Borean Tundra; boss is Malygos.

    Ulduar: Located in Storm Peaks; bosses include Flame Leviathan, Ignis tUlduar   he Furnace Master, Razorscale, XT-002 Deconstructor, Assembly of Iron, Kologarn, Auriaya, Freya, Hodir, Mimiron, Thorim, General Vezax, Yogg-Saron, and Algalon the Observer.

    Onyxia's Lair: Located in Dustwallow Marsh; boss is Onyxia.

    Trial of the Crusader: Located in Icecrown; bosses include Northrend Beasts, Lord Jaraxxus, Faction Champions, Twin Val'kyr, and Anub'arak.

    Icecrown Citadel: Located in Icecrown; bosses include Lord Marrowgar, Lady Deathwhisper, Gunship Battle, Deathbringer Saurfang, Festergut, Rotface, Professor Putricide, Blood Prince Council, Blood-Queen Lana'thel, Valithria Dreamwalker, Sindragosa, and The Lich King.