Battle of the Way of Smiths

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This page is about the skirmish. For the deed, see The Battle of the Way of Smiths
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Battle of the Way of Smiths, is a level 55-130 skirmish that takes place is a cave passage The Way of Smiths which bridges the caverns between the Redhorn Lode and the Silverdeep in Moria. Within lies the famed forge of the dwarves known as the Heart of Fire. Skirmishes, can be started by using the Instance Finder, (as long as you're not in an instance already).

The Way of Smiths, in which lies the secret entrance to the Heart of Fire, must be defended from the Ghâsh-hai loyal to Mazog.


This Skirmish has a minimum level of 55.

Group, Level and Tier

There are three Tiers of difficulty for this Skirmish

You can start this skirmish for the following groups:

  • Solo (1) or Duo (2)
  • Small Fellowship (3) or Fellowship (6)
  • Raid (12)


There are two quests related to this skirmish.



For all possible skirmish lieutenants, see the page Skirmish Lieutenants.


Random Encounter mobs:

Instance Overview

Fight waves of assaults while trying to keep Stóthkell alive. There are 3 places to defend against assaults.

Located at the various defense points are bonus scrolls that can be used during the fights:

Boss and End Fight

Simple boss fight against Harna during the final assault. Remember to loot the corpse before leaving.

Name Species
Harna Troll
  • By level stat details are on the boss page


Remember to loot the boss corpse before leaving. Competing the skirmish will reward Iron Garrison Miners Reputation. Rewards and Loot scale to the level, group size and tier of the Skirmish. Loot is found:

  • Completing quest flags or objectives
  • Lieutenants
  • Encounters
  • End Boss
  • Fancy Wooden Chest (appears after the boss fight)
  • Sometimes you will need to activate the last banner before the chest appears, be aware and DON'T LEAVE until after you find the boss loot or chest.

Skirmish Marks are the main rewards and currency of skirmishes. They are not stored in one's inventory; but found in the skirmish and player's wallet windows. Marks, Medallions, and Seals are used to barter at the many skirmish barterers.

Summary Loot List

Offensive: Attack at DawnThievery and MischiefTrouble in TuckboroughThe Icy CrevasseRescue in Nûrz GhâshuStorm on MethedrasStrike Against DannenglorBreaching the Necromancer's GateAssault on the Ringwraiths' LairThe Battle in the Tower
Defensive: The Siege of GondamonStand at Amon SûlDefence of the Prancing PonyThe Ford of BruinenThe Battle of the Deep-wayBattle of the Way of SmithsBattle of the Twenty-first HallProtectors of Thangúlhad
Survival: Barrow-downs Survival