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Darkshoreis a long strip of coast on the northwestern part of Kalimdor. It its known for its characteristically shadowed woods and sandy beaches, littered with ancient ruins and mountainside caves. The night elves of Teldrassil claim the shore as part of their kingdom, and Sentinels patrol the road from the port of Auberdine towards Ashenvale to the south.

The region is not without dangers, however. Aggressive wildlife roams the grassy hills and stalks among the dark trees. The ruined cities of the night elves are infested with nagas, satyrs, grells, and haunting ghosts, and cultists of the Dark Strand and Twilight's Hammer ambush unwary travelers from their hideouts beyond the road. Even the seas are unsafe, as bloodthirsty frenzies, gigantic threshadons, and hostile murlocs lurk beneath the waves.


Ameth'AranAuberdineBashal'AranBlackwood Den
Cliffspring FallsCliffspring RiverGrove of the AncientsThe Long Wash
The Master's GlaiveMist's EdgeRemtravel's ExcavationRuins of Mathystra
Tower of AlthalaxxTwilight ShoreTwilight ValeThe Veiled Sea
Wildbend River

Travel Hubs

Alliance Flight paths and boat from Auberdine

Regions Adjacent to Darkshore

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Teldrassil Alliance 1-12 Northwest By boat or flightpath from Auberdine. Swimming is possible, but not recommended.
Ashenvale AllianceHorde 20-30 South By foot or by flightpath from Auberdine to Astranaar.
Wetlands Alliance 20-30 Across the ocean By boat only.

Notable characters

Darkshore is home to several night elves of note. In the village of Auberdine, Terenthis sends promising young night elves to investigage the corruption of the local furbolgs. He assisted in his efforts by Thundris Windweaver, who also seeks to uncover the secrets of the Highborne haunting the region's ruins. And in the Grove of the Ancients, the great Onu ponders the presence of the Twilight's Hammer cult at the Master's Glaive.

For a complete list of characters, see List of Darkshore NPCs.


  • Alliance Wizzbang Cranktoggle - low level fishing quest. Requires a fishing skill of approximately 40.
  • Alliance Gubber Blump - low level fishing quest. Can be done at any fishing skill.


Wild Creatures

  • Bears
  • Crabs
  • Frenzies
  • Furbolgs
  • Ghosts
  • Golems
  • Grells
  • Moonkin
  • Moonstalkers
  • Murlocs
  • Naga
  • Satyr
  • Sharks
  • Striders
  • Threshers
  • Troggs