The Burning Forest is a defiled forest in the northeastern corner of the Fissure of Woe. The Forest is a dark place with crooked burned down trees and strange spores that spew lava. There is a great fire in the center of the forest.
The forest seems to be under the control of Menzies and is used by his Shadow Army to harvest resources for their neverending war against the Eternal army of Balthazar. Unlike the Forest of the Wailing Lord which is harvested by the Eternals, this forest is completely dark with no "green" vegetation in sight.
The forest is swarming with patrols of Mahgo Hydras, Smoke Walkers and Ancient Skales. Usually a patrol will be a mix of these creatures which move at different speeds, so be careful when attacking a straggling Skale as that may bring forth Hydras to nuke your party.