"Blackburrow" Zone Guide

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  • Overview
  • Minimum Level
  • Connecting Zones
  • Quests
  • Solo Opportunities
  • Group Opportunities



Blackburrow is one of my favorite zones.  Having spent time in
Blackburrow in old Norrath (EQ1), I was so excited to see the place that I
loved, survived the shattering, and in nearly the same footprint as it had

Blackburrow is a typical dungeon, set up in the typical dungeon style. 
Easier mobs are located to the front, while the harder, more challenging mobs
are deeper inside.  This zone is packed full with gnolls, spiders, and
other little creatures roaming about, and is a great place to spend some time in
your early levels.


Minimum Level

There are no level requirements for Blackburrow, but this zone is best suited
for levels 10-20 for both solo play and groups.


Connecting Zones

Long ago, Blackburrow used to be connected to Everfrost and the Qeynos
Hills.  Nowadays, all the entrances lead to and from Antonica.



"Gnoll Brew?" - This quest comes from Assistant Wilabus,
found in the spider caves through the underwater tunnel.  Wilabus asks you
to fetch him a jug of brew (loc +36, -39, +70) from the gnoll's brewery. 
Return to Wilabus for your reward!  Reward:  Experience,
5s, and 3 agate geode.

"Rare Rocks Lost" - Geologist Fribden, found in the spider
caves through the underwater tunnel, sends you on a mission to collect rock
samples.  The rock samples can be found in the mines on the gnoll miners
and excavators.  Collect all the samples, and return them back to Fribden. 
Reward: Experience, and your choice of bracelet, earring, or

"A Filthy Bronze Key" - This key, and a few others, are rare
drops from the gnolls of Blackburrow.  Each key goes to a chest, and when
you find that chest and unlock it, you are rewarded with an item.  All the
chests are found in the room with the stockpile protectors (loc +10, -15,
+74).  Reward: Hide Cloak.  The following are other
keys that can be found off of the gnolls:

  • "A Tarnished Silver Key" - Reward: Polished
    Darkpaw chain boots.
  • "A Polished Steel Key" - Reward:  Gnollpaw
  • "A Grubby Bone Key" - Reward:  
    Turquoise Orb.

"Orcish Manacles" - This quest comes from handcuffs dropped
from the gnolls.  The chest for the keys to unlock them are located in the
room with the stockpile protectors (loc +13, -14, +73).  Reward: 
Orcish manacle.


Solo Opportunities

The best solo spot is on the top level of Blackburrow.  Anything further
in is heroic.  I did have a lot of personal luck going into the zone, as
little higher level, either as solo and as a duo, and killing green and blue con
heroics.  You can make great experience that way, and still enjoy the
dungeon loot, even if you don't have a full group.


Group Opportunities

Blackburrow, as a zone, is one giant grouping opportunity.  This entire
zone is very clearly geared for grouping, and you cannot go wrong here if you
have a nice sized group.  You can either camp one of the many rooms in the
caves, or you can roam around, killing as you go.  The spawn rates of the
mobs are very reasonable, so you always have time to clear an area before things
start re-popping.  Blackburrow is a favorite grouping spot for the teen
levels, and worth grabbing a few friends and checking it out!


Thank for reading Ten Ton Hammer's Blackburrow guide!  If you have
any questions or comments, please
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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016