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Blackrock Depths

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Last updated 2021-06-29

You've battled your way through multiple pet dungeons, against a wide variety of foes, and you've been victorious. However, in the beginning of your journey you couldn't help but notice there was something not quite right with the enemy pets, as though they'd somehow been changed. Then, your suspicions were confirmed in Gnomeregan, as you encountered sinister figures cloaked in shadows. Now you've cornered them in Blackrock Depths, and you'll finally get to see what these fiendish villains have been plotting...and building.

Welcome to the new pet dungeon: Blackrock Depths! This is a 9-stage pet dungeon, and there doesn’t seem to be much walking inside this one. Rejoice!

That said, if you’d like to try your hand at this, you’ll need to find Radek Fuselock (Horde) or Tizzy Gearjolt (Alliance) to pick up the breadcrumb quest: Shadowy Showdown and your character needs to be at least level 120.



Once you’ve picked it up, you’ll need to head over to Blackrock Mountain.
It can be accessed from either Searing Gorge or Burning Steppes. Once inside, find the chain that connects downward toward the lava, and has two doorways.



Take the doorway without the elf, and cut left toward the Grinding Quarry. Once inside, your map changes, and you should be able to see the entrance to Blackrock Depths.



The NPC you’re meeting—Burt Macklyn—is just before the entrance to the BRD dungeon, and to the left. His text reads:

“My superior investigation techniques have followed these shadowy figures just inside. Another massive case solved, just days before I retire. Checkmate, bad guys.”

When you hand in Shadowy Showdown, he says; “These Shadowy Figures have been an annoyance for too long now. Get in there, and stop them.”

You then need to accept the quest: Shadows of Blackrock. Once you accept, head on in!

A successful run rewards you with a Shadowy Gem, used to purchase the following pets from Burt:

Wailing Lasher
Experiment 13
Tinyclaw
Xu-Fu can scan this section for the most suitable strategies according to your preferences and show the required pets.
The Regular option will allow using pets multiple times.
Heroic mode will use each pet only once due to the restriction of no healing.





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Nmyler

wrote on 2021-04-22 15:12:47

Can the dungeons be accessed in normal mode, once overcome in Heroic, in order to heal and polish strategies?
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Paul#16227

wrote on 2021-04-24 12:27:54

just do that on heroic mode. if a strat fails just switch to an alt and bandage and you wont be disconnected from the dungeon
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Nmyler

wrote on 2021-04-24 18:34:12

Thank you. Although sometimes when changing to an alt, he tells me, this team of pets is blocked because this account is connected 2 times, and it does not let me use bandages either. (edited)
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Huglover

wrote on 2021-06-24 22:29:06

Not an alt on another account, an alt on the same account I believe.... unfortunately - you cannot pet battle from two accounts bound together with a single battle id... - that is regular functionality
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Smorniff

wrote on 2021-04-10 01:17:49

Erm... how do you leave the dungeon after the fights? I had to heart out and return to deliver the quest.
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Gráinne

wrote on 2021-04-10 09:45:42

Right-click your portrait and choose "Leave Instance".

Same as random dungeons, but it gets a lot of people because you didn't teleport in, so you don't expect "Leave" to teleport you out to the entrance. :)
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Markolious

wrote on 2021-01-15 22:47:45

Wow! This is such a cool feature when you add your collection in and have it tailored to what you have. Makes it so easy to see what I need to level up before going in there. Thank you! (edited)
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Liriel

wrote on 2021-01-10 23:39:29

as of 1.10.21 I was able to pick this up from Radek WITHOUT beating the challenge modes of the other ones. I only have the WC achieve but I have done the rest on normal mode. Got Shadowy Showdown from Radek, went to BRD, talked to Burt, got the quest Shadows of Blackrock, and zoned into the pet dungeon without any problems.
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Cepter#2561

wrote on 2020-11-22 12:07:00

for some reason when I click "Heroic Mode" it says that I'm missing 1/2 Sky-bo
but I do actually have 2 sky-bo both max level.
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Gráinne

wrote on 2020-11-22 12:36:05

It's probably looking at this strat
https://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=7684

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Cepter#2561

wrote on 2020-11-22 13:22:40

You sir is absolutly correct I didn't even notice that the guide is asking me for 3 Sky-bo for total BRD Heroic
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Alauraa#2331

wrote on 2020-10-30 00:38:17

My issue is that for some reason my title disappeared and after thinking I was done with collecting and doing all the dungeons now I have to re-do it :(
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Law#2962

wrote on 2020-10-14 09:07:18

I have a small issue with the table. It says that I need 2 Menagerie Custodian. One for Liz and one for Ralf. The one for Liz have to be H/P. I have 2 of them already, one H/P and one H/S. It have matched the H/S with the Liz fight and the H/P with Ralf. Both rare lvl 25.
I don't know if it's something that should be fixed, just thought I would let you know! :)
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Teddymouse

wrote on 2020-10-01 07:06:21

This needs fixed as it is telling me I need 4 Ikky's for Heroic. Unless you lucked out for some reason and got to have 4...3's the max.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2020-10-01 10:50:19

Yeah I got that noted down as a bug / issue to add:
https://trello.com/c/5ELbdVyW/86-pet-tables-to-recognize-pet-ownership-restrictions

Has to wait a bit, couple of tougher bugs to crack first. To address this for you, you can go to the individual strategies and pick a different one that works for you, then favourite that (the heart on top). Favourite strategy always overrides any other criteria :)
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Teddymouse

wrote on 2020-10-01 23:58:58

Thanks for working on it.
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RockstarSuicide

wrote on 2020-09-28 06:46:24

Anyone who has their collection scanned and sees you need 3 Ikkys, you don't as 2 of those fights alternate, so they're never on the same week.
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meowchelle

wrote on 2020-07-14 02:19:49

if you are having issues leaving the dungeon via methods mentioned below you can just create a private group in the party finder & then right click on your portrait to leave the party. after a minute or so you'll be kicked out of the instance.
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Kendyll

wrote on 2020-08-13 09:30:46

THIS! Thank you so so much! +1 ^^
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Iamgladious

wrote on 2020-06-17 03:11:46

I promise you, I have been in here over and over, I have been doing pet battles and pet battle dungeons from the time they started. But I cannot even beat the first one in here at all. This is the most frustrated I have ever been. lol
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Gráinne

wrote on 2020-06-17 19:14:08

How can you not beat Horu? What's going wrong? Marionette is so strong here that there are several ways to follow up, and your roster is very strong.

I see you have a comment about it failing here:
https://wow-petguide.com/?Comment=71661
but you never followed up to explain exactly what went wrong. DragonsAfterDark is amazingly good about following up problems that are clearly reported, and I and others do it occasionally as well, so if you can narrow it down, I'm sure somebody can help.
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wezmerelda

wrote on 2020-05-08 07:58:28

When I went to Tizzy Gearjolt, she had the quests for Gnomeragan and Stratholme, but not for Blackrock Depths. Am I missing something?
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DragonsAfterDark

wrote on 2020-05-08 08:02:05

You have to have completed all previous dungeons on challenge mode to access BRD.

eta: Pretty sure it's for challenge mode. You can try to do just the normals and see, if you'd like. (edited)
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wezmerelda

wrote on 2020-05-08 08:15:10

Thank you! I haven't yet completed Gnomeregan, so I'll wrap that up and try again. Thanks so much!
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DragonsAfterDark

wrote on 2020-05-08 08:30:52

No problem! Have fun! :D