I recently noticed the lack of Instance guides for the Burning Crusade… So I thought I would attempt to them! In this Hellfire Citadel Guide we look at the three 5-man instances of the Citadel: Hellfire Ramparts, Blood Furnace and Shattered Halls. What we are not going to look at is the 25-man raid instance Magtheridon’s Lair, the reason for this is that I’ve never entered that instance and that it is mainly attempted by well set-up, organised raiding guilds who have their own strategies and such for the raid-encounter. If your interested in tactics for Magtheridon’s Lair have a look at Eric’s Magtheridon’s Lair guide
Official Burning Crusade Site wrote:
On the blasted world of Outland, within the heart of Hellfire Peninsula stands Hellfire Citadel, a nearly impenetrable bastion that served as
the Horde’s base of operations throughout the First and Second Wars. For years this gargantuan fortress was thought to be abandoned…
Though much of Draenor was shattered by the reckless Ner’zhul, the Hellfire Citadel remains intact- inhabited now by marauding bands of red, furious fel orcs. Though the presence of this new, savage breed presents something of a mystery, what’s far more disconcerting is that the numbers of these fel orcs seem to be growing.
Despite Thrall and Grom Hellscream’s successful bid to end the Horde’s corruption by slaying Mannoroth, reports indicate that the barbaric orcs of Hellfire Citadel have somehow managed to find a new source of corruption to fuel their primitive bloodlust.
Whatever authority these orcs answer to is unknown, although it is a strongly held belief that they are not working for the Burning Legion.
Perhaps the most unsettling news to come from Outland are the accounts of thunderous, savage cries issuing from somewhere deep beneath the citadel. Many have begun to wonder if these unearthly outbursts are somehow connected to the corrupted fel orcs and their growing numbers. Unfortunately those questions will have to remain unanswered.
At least for now.
Hellfire Ramparts is the first instance of the Burning Crusade. It’s a very small and quick instance. It has 3 boss encounters, the final featuring the boss and his mount. Probably the biggest challenge of the instance is making good pulls, due to a high density of mobs.
Gear-wise you will be perfectly fine in Outland ‘Greens’, Vanilla Raid Gear and Vanilla Dungeon Set 2. You may even be okay in Vanilla greens however you will need to experienced and ready for a tough challenge. I would recomend being level 59-62 for the instance and have 45-70 minutes free before entering.
Hellfire Ramparts lets you entertain main different group make-ups, obviously you need a tank, healer and some form of crowd control this would be best as a Mage or Rogue though a Druid’s hibernate or Warlocks seduce could work well too.
If you’re after resistances Priests shadow ward and/or Paladin or Shaman’s fire resist buffs is what your after. It would also be good if your group had some skill :P.