Stockades Entrance Jan 1 2010

Happy New Year!

I'm rarely asked how to find the Stockades in Stormwind but for those of you who play exclusively on the Horde and may not know, here's a video showing how. This is much easier to get to than Ragefire Chasm in Orgrimmar (especially for Alliance players) but can be just as deadly and frustrating as you have to pass through the main area where players congregate in front of the Auction House and the Bank. Have fun!

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Stockades Solo Run Jul 8 2009

This is the second of a number of videos I plan to release in the coming weeks showing how to do quick solo runs of all the lower level instances in World of Warcraft.

The Stormwind Stockade is located in the Alliance capital of Stormwind. It is situated in the canal district bordering the Trade District, the Mage Quarter, The Park, and Cathedral Square. It is a level 21-27 instance and you must be at least level 15 to enter. To get the achievement you must defeat Bazil Thredd who is at the end of the eastern hallway.

Entering the instance you will find a hallway with four rooms, two on a side. At the end of the hall is another room and a hallway heading east as well as another heading west, each with seven more rooms branching off. Most of the mobs are captured Defias Brotherhood members ranging from level 22-24 elite, and they only do melee attacks. The only magic user found in the instance is Hamhock, an ogre shaman, so feel free to use Amplify Magic if you have a mage in your group.

Because this instance is so physically small the mobs are tightly packed and they all run away when their health is low. Be sure to keep them from running away into another group. This can cause a level appropriate group to wipe.

Along with Bazil Thredd there are four other bosses as well as a rare spawn. The first boss you will usually encounter is Targorr the Dread,a level 24 elite Blackrock Orc. His location will vary though he is usually in one of the rooms off the first hallway. Heading down to the end of the west hallway you will find Dextren Ward, a level 25 elite human. You should clear out the rooms around him first as he casts fear that could send party members off into other rooms. Also in the west hallway is the rare spawn Bruegal Ironknuckle, a level 26 elite dwarf who drops some nice gear for level 21+.

Retracing your steps you will enter the east hallway and find Kam Deepfury in a room off to you left. He is a level 25 elite dwarf. Continuing to the end of the hall you will encounter Hamhock, a level 25 elite ogre shaman who casts chain lightning. Past him in the last room is Bazil Thredd, a level 25 elite human. He is a lieutenant of Edwin VanCleef (leader of the Defias Brotherhood) and is the leader of the uprising in the Stockade. Thredd will use a smoke bomb that will stun everyone for 4 seconds. Kill him to complete the achievement.

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