Operation: Mechagon Dungeon Guide [2022] – Entrance, Bosses & FAQs - Arcane Intellect (2022)

A quick guide to the Operation Mechagon dungeon from World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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Several old dungeons have re-entered the mythic plus pool for season 4 of Shadowlands. Out of all these old dungeons, the one I am looking forward to most is Operation Mechagon. This is a two-part dungeon in mythic plus with great design and fun boss fights. In this guide, I’ll show you how to get to the entrance of Operation Mechagon, give you a quick strategy for each boss, and answer a few common questions.

Before we dive in, I want to give a quick tip to players who landed on this article because they are in the process of unlocking Mechagnomes. If you’re struggling to complete the dungeon quest for the Mechagnome unlock, you can speak to Prince Erazmin (who gave you the quest) and select the option to skip the dungeon! Easy peasy!

Okay, now on with the rest of the guide…

Where is the Operation: Mechagon Dungeon?

You can find the Operation: Mechagon dungeon entrance on the island of Mechagon off the northwest coast of Kul’Tiras. The entrance is in the middle of Rustbolt — the main city on the island. Operation Mechagon is a “mega-dungeon” because it contains 8 bosses instead of the standard 3 or 4.

In season 4, you can get to Mechagon by taking the portal found near the Oribos flight master! This will get you to the island, but you’ll still need to go through the storyline if you want to farm up stuff in Mechagon.

To fully unlock Mechagon, you’ll need to complete a few requirements — including completing several portions of the Battle for Azeroth storyline. The unlock process gets a little confusing at some points, so I wrote an entire article on how to get to Mechagon that you should check out when you are done here (link in the FAQs as well).

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In season 4 of Shadowlands, players can again access the mythic plus (m+) difficulty of Operation Mechagon.

Keystones for the Operation Mechagon dungeon and divided into Junkyard and Workshop keys. Junkyard contains the first 4 bosses on the surface of Mechagon island. Workshop includes the final 4 bosses in the underground city of Mechagon.

How to enter Operation Mechagon: Workshop

If you have a key for Operation Mechagon: Workshop, all you need to do is place it in the font of power to be teleported to the underground portion of the dungeon.

In contrast, players attempting the dungeon on heroic or mythic difficulty will need to fight through all the junkyard bosses to get into the workshop.

Operation Mechagon Bosses

There are a total of 8 bosses in the Operation: Mechagon dungeon. The first 4 bosses are part of the Mechagon: Junkyard sub-instance, and the last 4 are part of Mechagon: Workshop.

Operation Mechagon: Junkyard Bosses

The junkyard portion of the dungeon takes place entirely on the surface of the island and contains 4 bosses, including:

  • King Gobbamak
  • Gunker
  • Trixie & Naeno
  • HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit

The first 3 bosses (King Gobbamak, Gunker, Trixie & Naeno) can be defeated in any order. Boss 4 — HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit — will fly over the island until you beat the other bosses. You’ll want to make sure that it isn’t flying over the boss you are planning to fight unless you want to do the hard mode version of the dungeon.

You can see where the oppression unit is at any time by opening your map and looking for the strange icon that looks like pilot wings.

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Let’s talk quickly about each boss and give you a one to two-sentence strategy for each one.

  • King Gobbamak – Don’t get hit by falling rocks during Rumble, stack for Charged Smash, and then move to nearby junk towers to clear out adds.
  • Gunker – Free 3 squirt bots from nearby slimes, stand near squirt bots to avoid getting rooted by goop, and free people trapped in goop.
  • Trixie & Naeno – avoid Naeno’s charges on his motorcycle, interrupt Trixie’s taze when possible, and hide in smoke clouds from Naeno’s bike when targeted by Mega Taze.
  • HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit – Avoid Shockie X1 bots and electricity on the ground. Once the tank buster dies, make your way to the pillar of the lit-up charging station (dodging more bots and stuff on the ramp), then burn the Oppression Unit when it falls from the sky (during Haywire).
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Once you defeat the oppression unit, you can make your way to the underground workshop by taking the junk ramp to an entrance on the side of the mountain. You can see the exact location of the entrance marked with the door and yellow arrow on your map.

Operation Mechagon: Workshop Bosses

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After entering the workshop, you’ll make your way down the ramp to the first boss — the Tussle Tonks. Here is a quick overview of each boss in the workshop and a quick strategy for each one:

  • Tussle Tonks – Tank the Platinum Pummeler under hammers on the sides of the arena to remove 3 stacks of his armor while DPS focuses down Gnomercy 4.U. DPS and healers should watch for the Gnomercy’s charge and flames while avoiding blades that spawn randomly throughout the fight.
  • K.U.-J.O. – Watch for falling crates; hide behind crates during venting flames unless they are red (they explode). Move away from existing crates after venting flames to avoid putting two boxes next to each other.
  • Head Machinist Sparkflux – Watch for bouncing blades and beams of fire from the center pillar. DPS should kill plants around the edge immediately when they appear.
  • King Mechagon – Stay out of the electrical orb’s path (indicated by arrows), spread out during Giga Zap, and avoid beam from the boss when he is floating. Once he switches to the big mech suit, avoids the same mechanics, run from the magnet, and don’t fall off (or let an orb hit you off) the edge near the boss.
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All around, the workshop portion of Operation Mechagon is less trash intensive than Junkyard but has more mechanics and puzzles that can slow your group down.

Junkyard Buff Bots

One of my favorite things about the Operation Mechagon: Junkyard portion of the dungeon is the presence of dozens of buff-giving bots scattered throughout the instance. These bots will give you a 2-hour buff when you click on them.

There are three different types of buff bots in the Junkyard. You can have all 3 buffs active on your character simultaneously.

Here is a list of the bot names and the buffs they provide:

  • Grease Bot – Move speed increased by 10% and 5% more haste
  • Shock Bot – Chance to add chain lightning to your attacks
  • Welding Bot – Increased HP and healing received by 10%
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The best way to find the location of each bot is to download the Mythic Dungeon Tools addon. Once installed, you can navigate to the Battle for Azeroth dungeons with the top left dropdown and select Mechagon – Junkyard.

The bots will be shown as red, green, and blue icons on your map, as illustrated below.

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If you are planning on pushing keys in Shadowlands season 4, make sure to also check out my Return to Karazhan dungeon guide!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I unlock Mechagon Island?

You’ll need to have a level 50 character and complete several parts of the Heart of Azeroth and Nazjatar questlines before you can unlock Mechagon. For a complete walkthrough of every requirement, check out my guide to unlocking Mechagon.

Does Operation Mechagon give rep?

No, you do not earn rep for mobs killed in Operation Mechagon.

Is Operation Mechagon soloable?

Yes, it is possible to solo the heroic and mythic versions of Operation Mechagon. However, the mythic might present a challenge for lower-geared players. I soloed the dungeon with my 264 ilvl elemental shaman and found it simple on heroic but much more difficult on mythic.

Is Operation Mechagon mythic only?

No, a heroic version of Operation Mechagon was added in patch 8.3. You can change the dungeon difficulty by right-clicking on your character’s health bar and changing the “Dungeon Difficulty” dropdown.

How to do Operation Mechagon: The Mechoriginator

The easiest way to complete the Operation Mechagon: the Mechoriginator quest is by talking to Prince Erazmin again after accepting the quest. Shadowlands patch 9.1.5 introduced an option to skip the quest to make the Mechagnome unlock process easier.

Check out my complete guide to unlocking Mechagnomes in Shadowlands.

Which Operation Mechagon wing has King Mechagon?

King Mechagon is found at the end of Operation Mechagon: Workshop. However, you’ll need to fight through the Junkyard to get to the workshop anyway. So unless you can run the m+ version of the workshop, you’ll have to defeat all 7 bosses leading up to King Mechagon (the 8th and final boss).

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FAQs

Can you solo operation Mechagon? ›

It is definitely clearable solo!

How many bosses are in Mechagon? ›

It is available to Level 120 players on Mythic difficulty only and is considered to be a megadungeon, similar to Legion's Return to Karazhan. Operation: Mechagon contains 8 bosses and has a weekly lockout.

How do you complete operation Mechagon? ›

How to complete Operation: Mechagon - The Mechoriginator:
  1. accept quest with Prince Erazmin /way 74,08, 36,90.
  2. create or find group.
  3. go to Operation Mechagon Dungeon.
  4. kill King Mechagon.
  5. return quest.

Does King Mechagon drop a mount? ›

Aerial Unit R-21/X mount is one of the rewards for defeating King Mechagon in the Operation: Mechagon dungeon on Mythic difficulty. The dungeon has to be completed on Hard Mode, and the mount's drop rate is 20% for each player that has not yet looted the boss on that week, up to 100% for a 5 player group.

Which Mechagon has the king? ›

King Mechagon is the ruler of the ancient lost city of Mechagon.

How do you beat Mechagon hard mode? ›

To activate this Hard Mode, you have to defeat the first three bosses while the HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit is hovering over them. Keep in mind, that you don't have to defeat the trash while the HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit is above and you can clear the trash (or summon Gunker) before the HK-8 moves.

Where can I find King Mechagon? ›

The final boss is King Mechagon. The entrance of the dungeon is located in Rustbolt.

What level is Mechagon? ›

Mechagon is a level 120 outdoor zone coming in Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara, with more secrets per square foot than any other WoW zone.

Do you have to unlock operation Mechagon? ›

In order to go to Mechagon Island you must complete the full introductory quest line. This quest line requirest hat you have first unlocked Nazjatar.

Can you solo HK 8 aerial oppression? ›

This is easily soloable in 9.15. Just notice that the charging station has an energy bar that goes down as you channel. So it takes a while, but it's readily doable.

How do you get the Mechagnome race? ›

There are 2 requirements to unlock Mechagnomes in WoW Shadowlands, which includes: Completing the Mechagon storyline to earn The Mechagonian Threat. Doing the 12 recruitment quests, starting at the Stormwind Embassy (level 50+ alliance character).

How do you unlock Mechagon alliance? ›

If you are unlocking Mechagon on an Alliance character, you'll need to complete the A Nation Divided questline. This is the last chapter in the Battle for Azeroth introduction quest chain and will be completed before turning in Uniting Kul Tiras (A).

How do you get a Mechoriginator? ›

The quest Operation: Mechagon - The Mechoriginator is available for players who have completed the introduction quests for Mechagon and have Revered or greater reputation with Rustbolt Resistance. If your reputation is lower than Revered, you will have to gain reputation in order to pick up the quest.

How do you do cheese king Mechagon hard mode? ›

Hertz Locker Achievement Guide - Cheese Strat King Mechagon

How do you beat King Gobbamak? ›

King Gobbamak Dungeon Guide | Operation: Mechagon - YouTube

What does logic loop of synergy do? ›

Logic Loop of Synergy If you heal a target whose health is below 50%... Bit Bands (Machinist's Garden encounter): Protecting Bit Band ...then you absorb the next 54272 Magic damage within 8 sec. Rebooting Bit Band ...then you heal up to 5 injured allies for 10590.

How do I activate Hardmode in Tazavesh? ›

How to Activate Hard Mode Tazavesh
  1. Talk to Xy'darid and buy the item that he's selling.
  2. One person in your group should pick up the item and deliver it to the current Broker, while the rest of the party prevents them from being killed by the trash.
  3. Each of the Brokers accepts a different type of item.

What is hard mode in wow? ›

Hard mode, not to be confused with heroic mode, refers to the increase in difficulty of a raid boss encounter resulting in increased rewards and/or achievements. This is accomplished by doing or not doing certain things that increase the difficulty of the boss fight.

How do you get King Mechagon mini? ›

The most efficient way to farm it is probably simply to have each of your alts open one Mechanized Chest on Mechagon per week, as the first chest per toon per week seems to yield a guaranteed drop of the Mini Pack.

Where does the Mechagonian threat start? ›

It's started with The Wolf's Offensive (autoaccept on level 120), through the Hearth of Forge quests in Silithus and Highmountain, and up to A Tempered Blade where you unlock Waveblade Ankoan as allies in Nazjatar.

How do you fight Gunker? ›

Overview – Gunker spreads [Toxic Goop] throughout the area. Aid Squirt Bots that become [Gooped] so that they are able to [Sanitizing Spray]. Move near Squirt Bots using [Sanitizing Spray] to avoid the effects of [Toxic Goop]. Damage allies and Squirt Bots that become [Gooped] to free them.

How do I get lower Karazhan? ›

In order to access the Return to Karazhan dungeon, players must complete an attunement quest that takes place in several Mythic dungeons. Due to the dungeon's large size and unusually high boss count, it is designed to be completed in more than one sitting.

How do you unlock the Urgent Care quest? ›

To unlock Urgent Care, you must unlock Mechagon. To unlock Mechagon, you must unlock World Quests in Nazjatar. To unlock World Quests in Nazjatar, you must complete part of the Nazjatar campaign, including a detour to Silithus from Brann. To complete part of the Nazjatar campaign, you must unlock Nazjatar.

How do you get to Return to Karazhan? ›

The Return to Karazhan dungeon entrance is located partway up the east side of Karazhan castle. To get there, you'll need to fly up to the fel-covered bridge that connects the two pieces of the castle. You can then click to open the metal gate and enter the dungeon through the Karazhan side entrance.

Can you solo HK 8 aerial oppression? ›

This is easily soloable in 9.15. Just notice that the charging station has an energy bar that goes down as you channel. So it takes a while, but it's readily doable.

Can you solo Gunker? ›

So apparently this fight is difficult to solo because of "Goop." You need to avoid the green puddles on the ground or you get attacked by a mob called Goop. This will prevent you from doing anything until he is killed. He will eventually go away, but you take increasing amounts of damage while he is on you.

How do you beat Mechagon hard mode? ›

To activate this Hard Mode, you have to defeat the first three bosses while the HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit is hovering over them. Keep in mind, that you don't have to defeat the trash while the HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit is above and you can clear the trash (or summon Gunker) before the HK-8 moves.

How do you do cheese king Mechagon hard mode? ›

Hertz Locker Achievement Guide - Cheese Strat King Mechagon

What raids can be soloed wow? ›

General Recommended Solo Level/Item level for all raids: level 45+ with item level 45.
...
Wrath of the Lich King:
  • Tier 7 (Naxxramas and The Obsidian Sanctum)
  • Tier 8 (Ulduar)
  • Tier 9 (Trial of the Crusader)
  • Tier 10 (Icecrown Citadel)
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Can you solo battle of Dazar? ›

in the Battle of Dazar'alor. While it normally drops from High Tinker Mekkatorque, when running LFR you need to complete the entire wing — including the Jaina Proudmoore fight — for a chance at it. Fortunately this wing (known as “Might of the Alliance” for that faction, or “Victory or Death” for Horde) is soloable.

Can you solo mythic BfA dungeons? ›

BfA mythic dungeons can be solo'd except Kings Rest due to a boss mechanic (unless you can sustain 10k dps for 30 seconds straight). However, it can be done on a hunter with pet. Dawgpound: BFA will not get the buff until next expansion.

Which Mechagon has the king? ›

King Mechagon is the ruler of the ancient lost city of Mechagon.

Where can I find King Mechagon? ›

The final boss is King Mechagon. The entrance of the dungeon is located in Rustbolt.

How do you get Gunker to spawn? ›

Gunker. In order for players to summon Gunker, all three Toxic Monstrosities will need to be cleared in the Outflow. Doing this will free the Squirt Bots, which will activate the boss and assist the players during the encounter.

How do you unlock Mechagnome? ›

There are 2 requirements to unlock Mechagnomes in WoW Shadowlands, which includes: Completing the Mechagon storyline to earn The Mechagonian Threat. Doing the 12 recruitment quests, starting at the Stormwind Embassy (level 50+ alliance character).

What does logic loop of synergy do? ›

Logic Loop of Synergy If you heal a target whose health is below 50%... Bit Bands (Machinist's Garden encounter): Protecting Bit Band ...then you absorb the next 54272 Magic damage within 8 sec. Rebooting Bit Band ...then you heal up to 5 injured allies for 10590.

What is hard mode in WoW? ›

Hard mode, not to be confused with heroic mode, refers to the increase in difficulty of a raid boss encounter resulting in increased rewards and/or achievements. This is accomplished by doing or not doing certain things that increase the difficulty of the boss fight.

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