Searing Gorge is a fiery and rocky zone home to a friendly subset of the Dark Iron Clan – the Thorium Brotherhood. Large mining operations take place in the Cauldron and Slag Pit. Players also get to interact with quirky NPCs like Lunk the non-violent ogre and Evonice Sootsmoker who believes in murder through sleep deprivation.

Reaching Searing Gorge used to be tricky for Alliance as they needed to complete a quest for the tunnel key allowing travel between Loch Modan and Searing Gorge (unless your rogue was high enough to pick the lock). The Horde on the other hand could use the path in Badlands past Kargath.