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NeutralAbyssal Depths
Level: 30 - 50
Abyssal Depths
Races NagaNaga Naga
MurlocMurloc Murloc
IconSmall Gilgoblin Gilblin
Minor settlements Alliance Darkbreak Cove
Horde Tenebrous Cavern
Affiliation Contested
Location Western Vashj'ir

Abyssal Depths is the third and last zone in the undersea region known as Vashj'ir. The Depths are home to the ancient god L'ghorek, who is connected to something immense beneath the seafloor. The Twilight's Hammer cult saps life energy from this gigantic being to create "ascendants" for the coming war against Neptulon for control of the seas.

Also within the depths is the Abyssal Breach, the entrance into the Abyssal Maw itself, where more unknown horrors await.


Abyssal Depths does not have much a history when it was far below the ocean's surface, least no known recorded history.

Getting there[]

From Stygian Bounty in Vashj'ir (above Shimmering Expanse), by taking the Verne. After that a portal at the Western Earthshrine can be used.
From Voldrin's Hold in Vashj'ir (above Shimmering Expanse), by taking Pincer X2. After that a portal at the Eastern Earthshrine can be used.


The Abyssal Depths is the largest of the three underwater zones of Vashj'ir and found at the western most part. The Depths, as it's name implies, is farther below the surface.

The most common wildlife includes sea turtles, sharks, crabs, and other fish life.

Maps and subregions[]

VZ-Abyssal Depths

Map of the Abyssal Depths.

Undisplayed locations

Removed locations


Dungeon name Level range Group size Approximate run time
Instance portal Throne of the Tides 80 - 81 5-player
Instance portal Abyssal Maw (NYI) 5-player

Travel hubs[]

Alliance Flight paths from Darkbreak Cove[]

Horde Flight paths from Tenebrous Cavern[]

Regions adjacent to the Abyssal Depths[]

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Shimmering Expanse HordeAlliance 80 - 90 East Via travel

Notable characters[]

Main article: Abyssal Depths NPCs


Main article: Abyssal Depths quests


Wild Creatures[]


Patch changes[]

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Level range now 30 - 35, previously 80 - 90.
  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous zone level: 80 - 82.

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