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Bitter Reaches

Azshara is located in northeastern Kalimdor, east of Ashenvale, south of Winterspring, and north of Durotar. It is a coastal area cloaked in eternal autumn. The trees and other flora are tinged in oranges and reds, and nearer the coast, cliffs and beaches line the ocean.

Getting There

Ruins of Eldarath


From Forest Song in Ashenvale, follow the road east into Azshara. The Alliance outpost Talrendis Point is just over the river.


From Splintertree Post in Ashenvale, travel along the road east into Azshara. The Horde encampment Valormok is against the mountains, north of ruined Haldarr Encampment.


Maps and subregions

Map of Azshara

Bay of StormsBear's HeadBitter ReachesForlorn Ridge
Great SeaHaldarr EncampmentHetaera's ClutchJagged Reef
Lake MennarLegash EncampmentRavencrest MonumentRethress Sanctum
Ruined ReachesRuins of EldarathScalebeard's CaveShadowsong Shrine
Shattered StrandSouthridge BeachSouthfury RiverTalrendis Point
Temple of ArkkoranTemple of Zin-MalorTimbermaw Hold
Tower of EldaraUrsolanValormok

Elite areas

Travel Hubs

From Talrendis Point

Talrendis Point

From Valormok

Adjacent regions

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Durotar Horde 1-12 South By swimming Windfury River south, then going ashore east
Orgrimmar Horde 1-60 South By swimming Windfury River south, then crossing the bridge east
Barrens Horde 10-28 South By swimming Windfury River south, then going ashore west, or by flightpath to Ratchet
Ashenvale HordeAlliance 20-30 West By foot, or by flightpath from Valormok to Splintertree Post, or by flightpath from Talendris Point to Astranaar

Notable Characters

The Ruined Reaches

Main article: Azshara NPCs

Azshara is home to several characters of note. At the Azshara Tower, Archmage Xylem aids mages and rogues in achieving their full potential. Magus Rimtori's Thalassian expedition ravishes the region in search of Highborne relics. Lord Arkkoroc reigns from his watery temple. Loramus Thalipedes, the demon hunter, watches the horizon from his island refuge. Ogtinc assists experienced hunters and priests, and on another small island far to the east, Duke Hydraxis pits heroes of all calibers against their elemental foes, sending them deep into the very core of the earth in search of retribution. Lastly, the Gadgetsprings provide their services to Engineers by selling the very rare Deepdive Helmet schematic, among other things.


Main article: Azshara quests
See also: Azshara questing guide


Forlorn Ridge

Wild Creatures

Bay of Storms

  • Dragonspawn
  • Furbolgs
  • Hippogryphs
  • Ghosts
  • Hydras
  • Infernals
  • Makrura
  • Mountain Giants
  • Naga
  • Oozes
  • Satyr
  • Sea Giants
  • Sharks
  • Stags
  • Turtles
  • Water Elementals
Subzones of Azshara

Map of Azshara

Bay of Storms · Bear's Head · Bitter Reaches · Forlorn Ridge · The Great Sea · Haldarr Encampment · Hetaera's Clutch · Horizon Scout · Jagged Reef · Lake Mennar · Legash Encampment · Ravencrest Monument · Rethress Sanctum · The Ruined Reaches · Ruins of Eldarath · Scalebeard's Cave · Shadowsong Shrine · The Shattered Strand · Southridge Beach · Southfury River · Talrendis Point · Temple of Arkkoran · Temple of Zin-Malor · Timbermaw Hold · Tower of Eldara · Ursolan · Valormok