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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - Guide to the Instance Entrances

February 18, 2021


Where is the entrance to the Blackrock Caverns? How do you get into the Throne of Tides? The comprehensive guide to the instance entrances reveals how to get into the coveted PvE areas.

With World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, entering the instances is no longer as easy as it once was. That's because before you can do so, you'll need to find the entrance to each instance and, in some cases, explore it. Where you can find the instances and the corresponding entrances, from which level you can enter and which level is recommended for the instance, you can find in the big entrance guide to the Cataclysm instances.

The Blackrock Caverns

From which level?
You can enter the instance from level 80. This is also the recommended level.

How many bosses?
A total of five bosses await you in the Blackrock Caves. You can already find a detailed Blackrock Caves guide on

Even before the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, you could find the entrance to the Blackrock Caverns. If you enter Blackrock through the northern entrance from Searing Gulch, walk to the left past the entrance to Blackrock Spires and Pitchwing Lair. If you are coming from Burning Gorge, go right. About halfway between the two Blackrock entrances is a passageway leading off, and you can't miss the meeting stone in front of it. Follow this passage and run to the right at the first turn. At the end of the passage you will see the instance portal to the Blackrock Caves.

The Throne of Tides

You can find the Throne of Tides in the Abyssal Depths of Vashj'ir, the third section of the Underwater Zone located in the sea off the Eastern Kingdoms.

At what level:
You may enter the instance at level 80. This is also the recommended level.

How many bosses?
A total of four bosses await you. You can already find a detailed guide to The Throne of Tides on

To find the entrance, from level 80 you travel to Vashj'ir. As soon as you land there you have to head southeast from Tang'thar Forest. Before doing so, however, you should complete the Seaworthy quest with Erunak Stonespeaker so that you receive the Seaworthiness buff and don't drown in the zone. Now swim southeast, then call up the Vashj'ir Overview Map so you don't miss the second Vashj'ir zone, the Shimmering Worlds. From there, swim to the Abyssal Depths and into the crater that contains the Water Vortex. Swim directly into the giant whirlpool at coordinates 71.29. You'll end up in a pond in the Sea Maw. There you will see the instance portal to the Throne of Tides.