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The Stonecore Entrance Location

The Stonecore is a dungeon located in Deepholm, introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The entrance is at [47, 52] on the west side of the Temple of Earth, 2/3 to the top. Queuing for Stonecore through the Dungeon Finder requires an average item level of 272 and to discover the entrance.

Location

Temple of Earth, Deepholm[47, 52]

End boss

High Priestess Azil

Instance info
Type

Dungeon

Advised level

82 - 84

Minimum level

81

Minimum average
item level

272 (normal)
329 (heroic)

Player limit

5

Geography

The Stonecore is located in Deepholm at the west side of of the Temple of Earth. The entrance is about two-thirds of the way up the central pillar. There's a distinct landing platform once you get to that level or higher.

The Stonecore is a 5-man dungeon designed for players leveling through Deepholm. It is located high in the Temple of Earth and requires a flying mount to reach. Once a sacred ground for the denizens of Deepholm, the Stonecore has almost completely fallen under the control of the Twilight Hammer. The High Priestess Azil herself is in charge here, but players may be more excited to see Millhouse Manastorm, who makes a brief appearance in the beginning of the dungeon.

This is a popular dungeon among players as the second boss, Slabhide, drops  Reins of the Vitreous Stone Drake on both Normal and Heroic. 

Players can complete  Might of the Earthen with  Dwarf Rune Stone for  Might of the Earthen: Physical damage taken is reduced by 5% while you remain in the Stonecore.

From the Blizzard Community site:
"Within the Temple of Earth, locked in the heart of Deepholm, lies the Stonecore. It was inside these caverns that the Twilight's Hammer toiled over Deathwing, hammering elementium plates to the Dragon Aspect's body in an attempt to hold his tormented form together. With his renewal complete, Deathwing ascended into Azeroth, shattering the World Pillar and destabilizing the region of Deepholm.

These fanatics revere Deathwing as an agent of destruction, and his former lair as a sacred place. Yet, rather than accompany him into Azeroth, a massive number of cultists have gathered at the Stonecore. What they hope to call forth is yet unknown - but Deepholm, already shattered near to the point of collapse, cannot afford their success."

Quick Facts
  • Level: 82 - 84
  • Required levels: 80, 81
  • Required item level: 272, 329
  • Territory: Contested
  • Instance type: Dungeon
  • Heroic mode available (85)
  • Number of players: 5
  • Location: Deepholm
  • Final boss: High Priestess Azil

Encounters

  • Corborus – Deathwing enslaved the massive gyreworm Corborus and drove it to unearth the vast amounts of elementium required to forge the Dragon Aspect's new plating. With Deathwing's departure, however, Corborus has broken loose and now rampages through the Stonecore in blind fury.
  • Slabhide – With his powers as the Aspect of Earth amplified by the Old Gods, Deathwing easily swayed Deepholm's stone wyrms into serving the Twilight's Hammer. One of the most ambitious of these creatures, Slabhide hopes to earn Deathwing's favor by exterminating any intruders brazen enough to enter the Stonecore.
  • Ozruk – Ozruk has served as Stonecore's guardian since Deepholm's creation. It is unknown why Ozruk has remained in the Stonecore, but it has become apparent that the guardian now believes that anyone opposed to Deathwing is a threat to Deepholm, and should therefore be destroyed.
  • High Priestess Azil – High Priestess Azil is one of the few who has survived communing with the Twilight's Hammer cult's eldritch masters, although little remains of her sanity. She instills terror in lesser cultists so that they will sacrifice themselves without hesitation when their masters command it.

How To Get To The Stonecore

Speak to Earthwarden Yrsa inside the Stonecore.

Relevant Locations

Part of this quest happens in Deepholm and The Stonecore.

Description

You say that this Millhouse Manastorm and High Priestess Azil were to meet inside the Stonecore?

Sounds big. We'd best get on their trail. We don't want the Twilight's Hammer pulling off something big right under our noses.

Speak to Earthwarden Yrsa inside the Stonecore. She's been stationed there to make sure the Twilight's Hammer doesn't try to retake the Temple of Earth.

Completion

It's about time they sent someone to help.

Millhouse Manastorm?  It sounds like we're both after the same person.

Rewards

You will receive: 86

Gains

Upon completion of this quest you will gain:
  • 1,260 experience
  • 10 reputation with The Earthen Ring

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