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
Battle of the Way of Smiths
Level: 55+
Cluster: Skirmish
Region: Moria


Battle of the Way of Smiths, is a level 55-150 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 by/at/in/from:

  • Completing quest flags or objectives
  • Skirmish Lieutenants
  • Encounters
  • End Boss(es)
  • Fancy Wooden Chest (appears after the boss fight)
  • Sometimes the last banner must be activated before the chest appears, be aware and do not leave until the boss loot or chest has been found.

Skirmish Marks are the main reward from skirmishes. They are stored in the characters Wallet window. Marks, Medallions, and Seals are used to barter at the many Skirmish Camps.

Summary Loot List