The Complete List of WoW Classic Dungeons

WoW Classic Dungeons
By | November 13th, 2018 | Categories: World of Warcraft

When it comes to the early days of Blizzard’s highly successful MMORPG, arguably one of the most fascinating and captivating things were the thematic WoW Classic Dungeons. Back in 2005 and 2006, instances were a completely different animal compared to their current state.

Long before things like the Dungeon Finder or cross-realm groups, the in-game dungeons were as immersive as they get. Social interaction was on a whole different level and the sense of community that these authentic 5-man instances built was incredible.

And since WoW classic is now officially a thing, we’re now going to dive into the depths of vanilla dungeons. We’ll do that by providing you with the full list of original dungeons plus the most important aspects for each of them, so don’t go anywhere!

What’s the entire list of Vanilla Dungeons?

So, these are all of the 18 dungeons that were originally implemented into the game during its glorious vanilla days with their corresponding locations:

1. Ragefire Chasm

  • Location: Orgrimmar, Kalimdor (Horde Territory)
  • Level: 13 to 18
  • Available quests: 6

This was the first dungeon that Horde players could try back in the days. Essentially, it looked like a mini Molten Core and while it was pretty neat, it was basically reserved for Horde only – for obvious reasons.

2. Wailing Caverns

  • Location: Barrens, Kalimdor (Horde Territory)
  • Level: 17 to 24
  • Available quests: 10

The best word to describe the Wailing Caverns would be – ‘maze’. It’s super easy to get lost in the dark chambers of this instance, which means that spending two hours on a single run isn’t exactly uncommon.

3. The Deadmines

  • Location: Westfall, Eastern Kingdoms (Alliance Territory)
  • Level: 17 to 26
  • Available quests: 5

The Deadmines might be the lowest level dungeon for Ally players, but don’t let that deceive you – it’s quite challenging! Not only does it take a good amount of time to finish, but some of the trash mobs hit pretty hard and the Edwin VanCleef (the end boss) will definitely make you sweat.

4. Shadowfang Keep

  • Location: Silverpine Forest, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 22 to 30
  • Available quests: 3

SFK is my personal favorite among the low-level vanilla dungeons, mainly because of the location and the overall layout of the instance. Essentially, players enter a medieval keep with the intention to get to the top of the main tower where the last boss Arugal lies. Alliance players can also go there, especially Paladins and Warlocks who have class-specific quests related to Shadowfang Keep.

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5. Blackfathom Deeps

  • Location: Ashenvale, Kalimdor (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 24 to 32
  • Available quests: 11

In a way, BFD is quite similar to Wailing Caverns. That’s because finding your way inside this maze is simply brutal since just getting inside the actual instance is hard enough. Add to that the fact that most mobs in BFD have a disarm ability and melee classes will probably steer clear from this one, although there are some decent drops.

6. The Stockade

  • Location: Stormwind, Eastern Kingdoms (Alliance Territory)
  • Level: 24 to 32
  • Available quests: 6

This is Alliance’s answer to Ragefire Chasm, because hey – it’s located the Human capital of Stormwind! However, this dungeon is pretty much useless for any good loot drops since only one boss has a chance to drop a blue item, but he’s a rare spawn. But the good part is that this is one of the quickest dungeons in classic World of Warcraft and that’s a big advantage.

7. Gnomeregan

  • Location: Dun Morogh, Eastern Kingdoms (Alliance Territory)
  • Level: 29 to 38
  • Available quests: 7

This is another dungeon that’s exclusive to Ally players, although Horde players can technically go there, although it’d take them years to get there by foot. In essence, Gnomeregan is the capital city of Gnomes, but it was overrun by Troggs and that’s why it’s now a dungeon. There’s nothing fancy about it, besides fighting off hordes of Troggs and Leper Gnomes.

8. Razorfen Kraul

  • Location: Barrens (bordering with Thousand Needless), Kalimdor (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 29 to 38
  • Available quests: 6

Expect a lot of thorns and quilboar inside this instance. It can be quite time-consuming due to its design and some trash mobs (like those dreaded bats) can really get on your nerves. But the loot is overall pretty decent and Warriors have a specific quest that’s completed there.

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9. The Scarlet Monastery

  • Location: Tirisfal Glades, Eastern Kingdoms (Horde Territory)
  • Level: 33 to 44
  • Available quests: 7

This has got to be one of the most badass dungeons in vanilla, period. With four distinctive wings, loads of overzealous fanatics from the Scarlet Crusade and great loot, this is one of the most epic mid-level instances in the game. Besides, since Alliance groups occasionally travel to that dungeon too, the SM courtyard turns into a mind-blowing world PvP scenario!

10. Razorfen Downs

  • Location: Barrens (bordering with Thousand Needless), Kalimdor (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 37 to 46
  • Available quests: 7

Razorfen Downs is located directly opposite to Razorfen Kraul. And as you might expect, it’s dark, gloomy and brimming with the quilboar. It’s not a very captivating place by all means, but there’s some nice loot, especially from the last boss.

11. Uldaman

  • Location: Badlands, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 41 to 51
  • Available quests: 10

There’s no doubt that Uldaman is one of the least understood dungeons in WoW’s history. That’s probably because it’s vast, far from easy and it’s located in a tricky place – the Badlands. Regardless, Uldaman is an intriguing dungeon with some pretty interesting lore behind and superb loot.

12. Zul’Farak

  • Location: Tanaris, Kalimdor (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 42 to 46
  • Available quests: 7

Located in the northwest corner of the Tanaris desert, Zul’Farak is your run-of-the-mill troll-themed dungeon. There’s nothing particularly unique about the design of this instance, although there are some incredibly cool boss fights that rely on neat game mechanics.

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13. Maraudon

  • Location: Desolace, Kalimdor (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 46 to 55
  • Available quests: 8

There’s no doubt that this is one of the more colorful and visually pleasing dungeons in vanilla WoW. Maraudon is not only super vibrant and beautiful, but it’s also huge and a single run can take a good chunk out of your time. But hey, the loot is good and if you disregard the appearance of the princess (the last boss), you’re bound to enjoy this instance.

14. Temple of Atal’Hakkar (Sunken Temple)

  • Location: Swamp of Sorrows, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 50 to 56
  • Available quests: 8

As the name suggests, this dungeon is situated inside of a sunken temple that’s inhabited by trolls. The entire instance is quite cool, just like the zone that it’s in – Swamp of Sorrows. There are lots of bosses inside and huge amounts of brilliant loot, although things can get quite messy during Shade of Eranikus encounter.

15. Blackrock Depths

  • Location: Blackrock Mountain, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 52 to 60
  • Available quests: 41

While some instances might be rather huge and time-consuming, nothing compares to this one. BRD is the largest dungeon in vanilla and you can literally spend an entire day inside, it’s that big! There are dozens of quests related to this instance and lots of superb loot, some of which is suitable for level 60 characters as well!

16. Lower Blackrock Spire

  • Location: Blackrock Mountain, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 55 to 60
  • Available quests: 11

Although not as huge as BRD, LBRS is a vast dungeon nonetheless. With lots of layers, levels and what not, you can get lost pretty easily (although probably not as bad as in BRD). However, running LBRS is essential if you want to get into the 10-man UBRS (Upper Blackrock Spire) raid and it’s also tied to the key to the authentic Onyxia’s Lair raid scenario.

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17. Dire Maul

  • Location: Feralas, Kalimdor (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 55 to 60
  • Available quests: 38

Dire Maul probably comes a close second to BRD in terms of size. That’s because Dire Maul is actually made of four distinctive wings – west, east, south, and north. Each has a unique design, mobs, bosses, loot and the lot. And apart from phat lootz, there are many other goodies that can be acquired from running Dire Maul.

18. Stratholme

  • Location: Eastern Plaguelands, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 58 to 60
  • Available quests: 16

Stratholme is the same place where Arthas slaughtered his own people in Warcraft 3. Now, in vanilla WoW Stratholme is one huge instance with two entrances, each leading to one of the main wings – Strat Live and Strat Undead. Even though you can do both at once since they’re accessible once you’re inside the city, it’s better to just focus on a single wing because an entire run would take hours to finish. There are many cool mobs and NPCs in Stratholme and there’s even a chance for an epic mount to drop from Baron Rivendare who’s the end boss in the Undead side.

19. Scholomance

  • Location: Western Plaguelands, Eastern Kingdoms (Contested Territory)
  • Level: 58 to 60
  • Available quests: 12

Scholomance is somewhat similar to Stratholme in terms of feel and mobs, but it’s more condensed since it takes place inside an underground school of necrolytes. It’s a challenging dungeon without a shadow of a doubt and there are hefty amounts of great loot inside too.


So, this was the complete list of WoW Classic Dungeons, each with its own unique set of characteristics that every vanilla fan’s so familiar with. And thanks to Blizzard’s decision to release their very own, official classic servers, everyone can relive those epic dungeons when World of Warcraft classic gets released sometime in mid-2019.

What’s your favorite vanilla dungeon btw? Let us know in the comment section below!

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    Nub June 2, 2019 at 4:52 am - Reply

    “A lot of great loot”.
    Yay this is very informative!

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