The Burning Crusade Keys and Attunements

The Burning Crusade Keys and Attunements

Eastern Kingdoms Instances

Karazhan (10 Man Raid)

A key is needed not only to open the door to the instance but also to enter the instance portal. The masters key can be obtained through a series of quests starting outside the instance. The instance is at the southern most part of deadwind pass at the end of the river.

1. Arcane Disturbances (Deadwind Pass)
(47, 75) Speak with Archmage Alrturus outside the instance, who will give you the quest Arcane Disturbances. Its best to pick up the quest Restless Activity also while your there.

(48, 78) Go down one of the two enterences leading down into the ground. One of these leads to the pond whilst the other leads to the well. When you get to the pond/well use the Violet Scrying Crystal.

(47, 75) When you return to Archmage Alrturus you should have enough ghostly essenses to be able to hand in Restless Activity along with Arcane Disturbances.

Get the follow up quest Contact from dalaran

2. Contact from Dalaran (Alterec Mountains)
From Ironforge fly to southshore in the hillsbrad foothills, go north into the alterec mountains. (15, 54) Speak with Archmage Cedric, and complete the quest. Get the follow up quest Khadgar

3. Khadgar (Shattrath)
(54,44) Speak with Khadgar in the terrace of light

Get the follow up quest Entry into Karazhan

4. Entry into Karazhan (Auchindoun - Shadow Labyrinth)
Form a group to go through the 5 man instance shadow labyrinth in Terokkar Forest. At the end of the instance BEFORE you kill the boss Murmur, go to the left hand side of the boss. Here against the wall, you will find an arcane container. When you open the container an elite mob will spawn, so make sure your group is there to help you. The mob holds the key not the container.
(54,44) Return to Khadgar in the terrace of light, hand in the quest and get the follow up The Second and Third Fragments.

5. The Second and Third Fragments (coilfang reservoir and tempest keep)
The second fragment: Form a group to go through the 5 man instance steamvaut of coilfang reservoir in zangermarsh. It would be best if the group only needed to do the first boss, or were also on the same quest as you, otherwise you may end up needlessly going through the whole instance. The arcane container can be found passed the first enterance in the water. There is no need to kill the first boss if you dont want to.
The third fragment: Form a group to group to go through the Arcatraz of tempest keep, a 5 man instance in netherstorm. Either one person in the group must have the arcatraz key, or you need a rogue with maxed out lockpicking to open the door. The arcane container can be found just before the first boss Zereketh the Unbound, to the right as you enter the room.

(54,44) Return to Khadgar in the terrace of light, hand in the quest and get the follow up The Master's Touch.

6. The Master's Touch (The caverns of time - Black Morass)
Form a group to go through the 5 man instance black morass in the caverns of time. Make sure all of your group have done the black morass attunement first. Complete opening the dark portal to speak to Medivh in the instance, he will then give you the masters key.

Get the follow up Return to Khadgar

7. Return to Khadgar (Deadwind Pass)
(47, 75) Speak with Archmage Alrturus and complete the quest.

You are now attunned to kharazan.

Zul'Aman (10 Man Raid)
No attunement or key needed


Kalimdor Instances

Old Hillsbrad Foothills (5 Man Group)

A quest chain has to be completed to enter the Old Hillsbrad Foothills.

1. To The Master's Lair (The Caverns of Time)
(58, 54) Speak with the Steward of Time in the caverns of time and get the follow up quest The Caverns of Time

2. The Caverns of Time (The Caverns of Time)
(58, 54) Speak with Andormu in the caverns of time and follow her around untill she finishes talking.

You are now attuned to the Old Hillsbrad Foothills.

Black Morass (5 Man Group)

No key or item is needed to enter the black morass, however a series of quests starting in the Old Hillsbrad Foothills do need to be completed in order to enter.

1. Old Hillsbrad (The Caverns of Time)
(58, 54) Speak with Andormu in the caverns of time, and get the quest Old hillsbrad. Then go into the Old Hillsbrad instance and get the follow up Taretha's Diversion from Erozion just inside.

2. Taretha's Diversion (The Caverns of Time - The Old Hillsbrad)
Form a 5 man group and travel into the Old Hillsbrad, use the dragon to fly outside durnholde keep. Make your way to the lodges, and set charges on the barrels in each of the lodges. Make your way to the prison to speak to Thrall, get the follow up quest Escape from Durnholde.

3. Escape from Durnholde (The Caverns of Time - The Old Hillsbrad)
Escort Thrall to Taretha, speak to Taretha and then kill the boss outside the building. Speak to Thrall and get the follow up Return to Andormu.

4. Return to Andormu (The Caverns of Time)
(58, 54) Complete the quest by speaking to Andormu in the caverns of time.

You are now attuned to the Black Morass.

Battle of Mount Hyjal (25 Man Raid)

No attunement or key needed, required attunement was removed as of patch 2.4 however the quest line remains for those who wish to complete it.

First you must complete the Black Morass attunement, then you must get the quest The Opening of the Dark Portal from Sa'at just inside the instance.

1. The Opening of the Dark Portal (The Caverns of Time - The Black Morass)
Form a group to go through the 5 man instance black morass in the caverns of time,and complete opening the dark portal. Go back to Sa'at and complete the quest.
(58, 54) Speak with Soridormi at the caverns of time and get the follow up quest The Vials of Eternity.

2. The Vials of Eternity (The Caverns of Time)
Tempest Keep - The Eye You first must be attuned to this instance, once attuned loot Vashj's Vial Remnant from Kael'Thas.
Coilfang Reservoir - The Serpentshrine Cavern You first must be attuned to this instance, once attuned loot Kael's Vial Remnant from Lady Vashj.

(58, 54) Return to Soridormi in the caverns of time and complete the quest.

You have completed the attunement questline, however this is not required to enter the instance

Outland Instances

Hellfire Ramparts (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

Blood Furnace (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

The Shattered Halls (5 Man Group)

A key is required to enter the shattered halls, the key is obtained through a series of quests.

(67,36) Goto shadowmoon valley to the black temple and kill Smith Gorlunk, he will drop a Primed Key Mold that begins the quest Entry Into the Citadel.

1. Entry Into the Citadel (Hellfire Peninsula)
(56, 66) Speak with Force Commander Danath at Honor Hold and get the follow up quest Grand Master Dumphry.

2. Grand Master Dumphry (Hellfire Peninsula)
(51,60) Speak with Grand Master Dumphry in Honor Hold, and get the follow up Dumphry's Request.

3. Dumphry's Request (Hellfire Peninsula)
(51,60) From the auction house (or however you prefer) buy: 4x Fel Iron Bars, 2x Arcane Dust, and 4x Mote of Fire. Return to Dumphry turn in the quest, and get the follow up Hotter than Hell.

4. Hotter than Hell
(Hellfire Peninsula)
Assemble a 5 man group to kill a fel reaver, thats wondering around the Hellfire Peninsula. Use the Unfired Key Mold on the fel reavers corpse to make the Charred Key Mold. (51, 60) Return to Dumphry to complete the quest.

You now have the key to The Shattered Halls

Magtheridon's Lair (25 Man Raid)
No attunement or key is needed to get into this instance, however you are required to be in a raid group.

The Slave Pens (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

The Underbog (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

The Steamvault (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.


Serpentshrine Cavern (25 Man Raid)

No attunement is needed to enter this instance, however the quest line remains and can be completed. Enter the Slave Pens of Coilfang reservior in Heroic mode. After the first boss speak with Skar'this the Heretic in a cage to recieve the quest The Cudgel of Kar'desh.

1. The Cudgel of Kar'desh
Blade's Edge Mountains - Gruul's Lair Assemble a 25 man raid to enter Gruul's Lair, kill Gruul the Dragonkiller to recieve the Earthen Signet.
Deadwind Pass - Karazhan Make sure you are attuned to karazhan, then assemble a 10 man raid to kill Nightbane so that you recieve the Blazing Signet.
Return to Skar'this in the Heroic slave pens and turn in the quest.

The quest line is completed however this is no longer required to enter Serpentshrine Cavern.

Mana Tombs (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

Auchenai Crypts (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

Sethekk Halls (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

Shadow Labyrinth (5 Man Group)

Kill Talon King Ikiss in the Sethekk Halls and loot the Shadow Labyrinth key.

You now have the key to Shadow Labyrinth

The Mechanar (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

The Botanica (5 Man Group)
No attunement or key needed.

The Arcatraz (5 Man Group)

A key is needed to get into the Arcatraz, this is obtained by following a series of quests.

(32, 64) Speak with Nether-Stalker Khay'ji in the Netherstorm and get the quest Consortium Crystal Collection

1. Consortium Crystal Collection (Netherstorm)
(42, 72) Kill Pentatharon and loot the Arklon Crystal Artifact, return to Nether-Stalker Khay'ji and get the follow up A Heap of Ethereals.

2. A Heap of Ethereals (Netherstorm)
(30, 74) Kill Ethereals to collect 10 Zaxxis Insignias, return to Nether-Stalker Khay'ji and get the follow up Warp-Raider Nesaad.

3. Warp-Raider Nesaad (Netherstorm)
(28,79) Kill Warp-Raider Nesaad (soloable just), and return to Nether-Stalker Khay'ji to get the follow up quest Request for Assistance.

4. Request for Assistance (Netherstorm)
(47, 57) Speak with Gahruj and get the follow up quest Rightful Repossession.

5. Rightful Repossession (Netherstorm)
(56,64) Collect 10 boxes near the walls in manaforge Duro, return to Gahruj and get the follow up quest An Audience with the Prince.

6. An Audience with the Prince (Netherstorm)
(46,36) Speak with Nexus-Prince Haramad and get the follow up quest Triangulation Point One.

7. Triangulation Point One (Netherstorm)
(66,34) Use the Triangulation Device and walk into the light. Complete the quest with Dealer Hazzin at (58, 31) and get the follow up Triangulation Point Two.

8. Triangulation Point Two (Netherstorm)
(28,41) Use the Triangulation Device and walk into the light. Complete the quest with Wind Trader Tuluman at (34, 37) and get the follow up Full Triangle.

9. Full Triangle (Netherstorm)
(53, 20) Kill Culuthas (you may need a group to do this) and return the Ata'mal crystal to the Image of Nexus-Prince Haramad and get the follow up Special Delivery to Shattrath City.

10. Special Delivery to Shattrath City (Shattrath City)
(54, 44) Speak with A'dal and get the follow up How to Break Into the Arcatraz.

11. How to Break Into the Arcatraz (Netherstorm - Tempest Keep)
Tempest Keep - The Mechanar Loot the top shard of the arcatraz key from the last boss Warp Splinter.
Tempest Keep - The Botanica Loot the bottom shard of the arcatraz key fromt he last boss Pathaleon the Calculator.
(54, 44) Return to A'dal in Shattrath to hand in the quest.

You now have the key to the Arcatraz.

The Eye (25 Man Raid)

You no longer need to do this questline to get into the eye, however the eye questline is still available for those who want complete it.

(36, 57) Speak to Earthmender Sophurus in shadowmoon valley and get the quest The Hand of Gul'dan.

1. The Hand of Gul'dan (Shadowmoon Valley)
(42, 55) Speak with Earthmender Torlok and get the follow up quest Enraged Spirits of Fire and Earth.

2. Enraged Spirits of Fire and Earth (Shadowmoon Valley)
(45,45) Place the totem of spirits and kill enraged fire and earth spirits, until you have 8 Earthen Souls and 8 Fiery Souls. Return to Earthmender Torlok and get the follow up Enraged Spirits of Water.

3. Enraged Spirits of Water (Shadowmoon Valley)
(47, 22) Place the totem of spirits and kill enraged water spirits, until you have 5 watery souls. Return to Earthmender Torlok and get the follow up Enraged Spirits of Air.

4. Enraged Spirits of Air (Shadowmoon Valley)
(62, 55) Place the totem of spirits and kill Enraged air spirirs, until you have 10 Airy souls. Return to Earthmender Torlok and get the follow up Oronok Torn-heart.

5. Oronok Torn-heart (Shadowmoon Valley)
(53, 23) Speak with Oronok Torn-heart and get the follow up I Was A Lot Of Things...

6. I Was A Lot Of Things... (Shadowmoon Valley)
(52.15) Find small plants in the ground that look a bit like golden sansam, use the whistle to lure a Boar so it can uncover some Tuber (the more boars around the plant the more is uncovered when you blow the whistle. Return to Oronok Torn-heart and get the follow up A Lesson Learned.

7. A Lesson Learned (Shadowmoon Valley)
(57.20) Destroy 10 Ravenous Flayer Eggs and return to Oronok Torn-heart to get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation - Truth and History.

8. The Cipher of Damnation - Truth and History (Shadowmoon Valley)
(53, 23) Speak with Oronok Torn-heart, listen to his story and get the three follow up quests; Ar'tor, Son of Oronok, Borak, Son of Oronok, and Grom'tor, Son of Oronok.

9. Ar'tor, Son of Oronok (Shadowmoon Valley)
(30,50) Find Ar'tor, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest Demonic Crystal Prisons.

10. Demonic Crystal Prisons (Shadowmoon Valley)
(28,47) Kill Painmistress Gabrissa and loot the crystalline key. Return to Ar'tor and get the followup quest Lohn'goron, Bow of the Torn-heart.

11. Lohn'goron, Bow of the Torn-heart (Shadowmoon Valley)
(30,50) Kill demons in the area until you get Lohn'goron, Bow of the Torn-heart. Return to Ar'tor and get the followup quest The Cipher of Damnation - Ar'tor's Charge.

12. The Cipher of Damnation - Ar'tor's Charge (Shadowmoon Valley)
(30,57) Kill Venaratus when he spawns and loot Second Fragment of the Cipher of Damnation return to Ar'tor and get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation - The Second Fragment Recovered.

13. The Cipher of Damnation - The Second Fragment Recovered (Shadowmoon Valley)
(53, 23) Return to Oronok Torn-heart and complete the quest.

14. Borak, Son of Oronok (Shadowmoon Valley)
(48,57) Speak with Borak, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest Of Thistleheads and Eggs...

15. Of Thistleheads and Eggs... (Shadowmoon Valley)
(43,61) Open Rotten eggs until you recieve the Rotten Arakkoa Egg. Travel to Shattrath city and hand in the quest to Tobias the Filth Gorger at (63,69), get the follow up quest The Bundle of Bloodthistle.

16. The Bundle of Bloodthistle (Shadowmoon Valley)
(48, 57) Speak with Borak, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest To Catch A Thistlehead.

17. To Catch A Thistlehead (Shadowmoon Valley)
(48, 57) Place the Bundle of Bloodthistle at the other end of the bridge, and wait for the envoy to be alone before killing him and looting the Stormrage missive. Return to Borak, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest The Shadowmoon Shuffle.

17. The Shadowmoon Shuffle (Shadowmoon Valley)
(44, 65) Kill bood elves until you have 6 Eclipsion Armor. Return to Borak, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest What Illidan Wants, Illidan Gets...

18. What Illidan Wants, Illidan Gets... (Shadowmoon Valley)
(46, 72) Put on the blood elf disguise and speak with Grand Commander Ruusk. Return to Borak, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation - Borak's Charge.

19. The Cipher of Damnation - Borak's Charge (Shadowmoon Valley)
(62 57) Assemble a 5 (not 3) man group and kill Ruul the Darkener (continue to part 21 until you get the 5 man group, loot the Third Fragment of the Cipher of Damnation. Return to Borak, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered.

20. The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered (Shadowmoon Valley)
(53, 23) Return to Oronok Torn-heart and complete the quest.

21. Grom'tor, Son of Oronok (Shadowmoon Valley)
(44,23) Speak with Grom'tor, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation - Grom'tor's Charge.

22. The Cipher of Damnation - Grom'tor's Charge (Shadowmoon Valley)
(45,27) Kill the Nagas to get keys in order to open the chests lying around the area, eventually you will find a chest containing the First Fragment of the Cipher of Damnation. Return to Grom'tor, Son of Oronok and get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation - The First Fragment Recovered.

23. The Cipher of Damnation - The First Fragment Recovered (Shadowmoon Valley)
(53, 23) Return to Oronok Torn-heart and get the follow up quest The Cipher of Damnation (requires that you have Son of Oronok quest lines).

24. The Cipher of Damnation (Shadowmoon Valley)
(42, 55) Use the cipher of damnation and kill Cyrukh the Firelord, return to Earthmender Torlok to complete the quest. Later on you will recieve a letter in the mail from Khadgar, read the letter and start the quest The Tempest Key.

25. The Tempest Key (Shattrath City)
(54, 44) Speak with A'dal and get the follow up quests: Trial of the Naaru: Mercy, Trial of the Naaru: Strength, and Trial of the Naaru: Tenacity.

26. Trial of the Naaru: Mercy (Hellfire Peninsula - Shattered Halls)
Form a 5 man group all of which must have the Flamewrought Key (requires Honour Hold revered) to go through the shattered halls instance in heroic mode. Complete the instance in 55 minutes to prevent any prisoners being killed, and loot the Unused Axe of the Executioner from. Return to A'dal in shattrath city and complete the quest.

27. Trial of the Naaru: Strength (Shadow Labyrinth and Steamvault)
Form a 5 man group all of which must have the Auchenai Key (requires Lower City revered) to go through the Shadow Labyrinth. Kill the end boss Murmur to loot Murmur's Essence.
Form a 5 man group all of which must have the Reservoir Key (requires Cenarion Expedition revered) to go through the Steamvault. Kill the end boss Warlord Kalithresh to loot Kalithresh's Trident. Return to A'dal in Shattrath city and complete the quest.

28. Trial of the Naaru: Tenacity (Tempest Keep - The Arcatraz)
Form a 5 man group all of which must have the Warpforged Key (requires The Sha'Tar revered) to go through the Arcatraz. Kill the end boss to rescue Millhouse Manastorm. Return to A'dal in Shattarath city and get the follow up quest Trial of the Naaru: Magtheridon (requires that you have done all previous Trial of the Naaru quests).

29. Trial of the Naaru: Magtheridon (Hellfire Peninsula - Magtheridon's Lair)
Form a 25 man raid group and kill Magtheridon, return to A'dal in Shattarath to complete the quest.

You are now have the key to the eye however it is no longer required to enter.

Gruul's Lair (25 Man Raid)
No attunement or key needed.


The Black Temple (25 Man Raid)

No attunement or key needed (wowwiki is wrong, the attunement was removed as of patch 2.4)

Updated 6th March 08
Minor Update 4th November 08