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Zones are areas of the map with designated themes, mobs, and scenery. These areas have borders and though invisible, they define areas.[1] They may contain subzones, cities, other settlements, and instances. For example, the zone of Dun Morogh contains the subzone of Coldridge Valley, the city Ironforge, the town Kharanos, and the instance Gnomeregan.

Classic World of Warcraft consists only of two continentsEastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor—which are sometimes divided into other sections which are also called continents, and further divided into smaller sections in-game known as zones.[2]

For a graphical list, see Zones by level.

Zones by continent[]

Eastern Kingdoms[]

Region Level PvP Status Key Towns Notes Map
Dun Morogh 1-10 Alliance AllianceGol'Bolar Quarry, AllianceKharanos, (AllianceIronforge) Dwarf and gnome starting zone. WP
Elwynn Forest 1-10 Alliance AllianceEastvale Logging Camp, AllianceGoldshire, (AllianceStormwind City) Human starting zone, The Stockade instance, Darkmoon Faire site. WP
Tirisfal Glades 1-10 Horde HordeBrill, (HordeUndercity) Undead starting zone, Scarlet Monastery instance, zeppelins to Durotar, Thunder Bluff (Mulgore) and Grom'gol Base Camp (Stranglethorn Vale). WP
Westfall 10-20 Alliance AllianceFurlbrow's Pumpkin Farm, AllianceMoonbrook, AllianceSentinel Hill Human secondary zone, Deadmines instance. WP
Loch Modan 10-20 Alliance AllianceThe Farstrider Lodge, AllianceThelsamar Dwarf and Gnome secondary zone. WP
Silverpine Forest 10-20 Horde HordeThe Sepulcher Undead secondary zone, Shadowfang Keep instance. WP
Redridge Mountains 15-25 Contested AllianceLakeshire Human favored. WP
Duskwood 18-30 Contested AllianceDarkshire Human favored, Twilight Grove - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Wetlands 20-30 Contested AllianceMenethil Harbor Dwarf and human favored; boats to Theramore Isle (Dustwallow Marsh) and Auberdine (Darkshore). WP
Hillsbrad Foothills 20-35 Contested AllianceSouthshore, HordeTarren Mill Undead favored. WP
Arathi Highlands 30-40 Contested HordeHammerfall, AllianceRefuge Point Arathi Basin battleground. WP
Alterac Mountains 30-40 Contested Alterac Valley battleground.
Stranglethorn Vale 30-45 Contested NeutralBooty Bay, AllianceRebel Camp, HordeGrom'gol Base Camp Boat to Ratchet (The Barrens) from Booty Bay and zeppelins to Durotar and Tirisfal Glades from Grom'gol Base Camp. WP
Badlands 35-45 Contested HordeKargath Horde favored, Uldaman instance. WP
Swamp of Sorrows 35-45 Contested HordeStonard Horde favored, Temple of Atal'Hakkar instance. WP
The Hinterlands 40-50 Contested AllianceAerie Peak, HordeRevantusk Village Seradane - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Searing Gorge 45-50 Contested NeutralThorium Point Several instances (in Blackrock Mountain). WP
The Blasted Lands 45-55 Contested AllianceNethergarde Keep Dark Portal location. World Boss - Lord Kazzak. WP
Burning Steppes 50-58 Contested HordeFlame Crest, AllianceMorgan's Vigil Several instances (in Blackrock Mountain). WP
Western Plaguelands 51-58 Contested AllianceChillwind Camp, HordeThe Bulwark Scholomance instance. WP
Eastern Plaguelands 53-60 Contested NeutralLight's Hope Chapel Stratholme instance. Naxxramas raid. A Game of Towers World PvP. WP
Blackrock Mountain 49-60 Contested Blackrock Depths, Lower Blackrock Spire, Upper Blackrock Spire, Molten Core, Blackwing Lair instances. -
Deadwind Pass 55-60 Contested WP


Region Level PvP Status Key Towns Notes Map
Durotar 1-10 Horde HordeRazor Hill, HordeSen'jin Village, (HordeOrgrimmar) Orc and troll starting zone; Ragefire Chasm instance in Orgrimmar, zeppelins to Tirisfal Glades, Grom'gol Base Camp (Stranglethorn Vale) WP
Mulgore 1-10 Horde HordeBloodhoof Village, (HordeThunder Bluff) Tauren starting zone, Darkmoon Faire site, zeppelin in Thunder Bluff to Tirisfal Glades. WP
Teldrassil 1-10 Alliance AllianceDolanaar, (AllianceDarnassus) Night elf starting zone. Free pre-activated Flight Path to Rut'theran Village and Auberdine (Darkshore). WP
Darkshore 10-20 Alliance AllianceAuberdine Night elf secondary zone. Players can take the Flight Path directly from Rut'theran Village (Teldrassil) to Auberdine for free without having visited it first. Boats to Rut'theran Village and Menethil Harbor (Wetlands) WP
The Barrens 10-25 Horde NeutralRatchet, HordeThe Crossroads, HordeCamp Taurajo Orc, Troll and Tauren secondary zone. Wailing Caverns, Razorfen Kraul and Razorfen Downs instances, Warsong Gulch battleground. WP
Stonetalon Mountains 15-27 Contested AllianceStonetalon Peak, HordeSun Rock Retreat WP
Ashenvale 18-30 Contested AllianceAstranaar, AllianceForest Song, HordeSplintertree Post, HordeZoram'gar Outpost Blackfathom Deeps instance, Warsong Gulch battleground, Bough Shadow - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Thousand Needles 25-35 Contested HordeFreewind Post, HordeDarkcloud Pinnacle Horde favored, contains the largest Grimtotem base in Kalimdor. WP
Desolace 30-40 Contested AllianceNijel's Point, HordeShadowprey Village Horde favored, Maraudon instance. WP
Dustwallow Marsh 35-40 Contested AllianceTheramore, HordeBrackenwall Village Onyxia's Lair instance. Boat to Menethil Harbor (Wetlands) from Theramore Isle. WP
Feralas 40-50 Contested AllianceFeathermoon Stronghold, HordeCamp Mojache Dire Maul instance, Dream Bough - Emerald Dream portal. WP
Tanaris 40-50 Contested NeutralGadgetzan Zul'Farrak instance. WP
Azshara 45-55 Contested AllianceTalrendis Point, HordeValormok World Boss - Azuregos. WP
Un'Goro Crater 48-55 Contested NeutralMarshal's Stand WP
Felwood 48-55 Contested AllianceTalonbranch Glade, HordeBloodvenom Post WP
Winterspring 53-60 Contested NeutralEverlook WP
Silithus 55-60 Contested NeutralCenarion Hold Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj instances. The Silithyst Must Flow World PvP. WP
Moonglade N/A Contested NeutralNighthaven Druid favored; almost mobless zone,
except Eranikus (summoned, with mobs) and Omen (Lunar Festival only).