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NeutralGuardians of Hyjal
Nordrassil Cataclysm
Roots of Nordrassil
Main leader IconSmall Malfurion Malfurion Stormrage
IconSmall Cenarius Cenarius
IconSmall Malorne Malorne
  Formerly IconSmall Ysera Ysera
Secondary leaders IconSmall Hamuul Hamuul Runetotem
IconSmall Wisp Aessina
IconSmall TurtleAncient Tortolla
IconSmall Aviana Aviana
IconSmall Goldrinn Spirit of Goldrinn
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
TaurenTauren Tauren
IconSmall DragonGreenIconSmall DrakeGreenGreen Dragonflight
IconSmall AncientIconSmall AncientofWarAncient
Capital Nordrassil
Base of operations Nordrassil
Theater of operations Mount Hyjal
Sub-group(s) Cenarion Circle, Ancient Guardians and Green Dragonflight
Affiliation Independent
Status Active
Token(s) Inv misc markoftheworldtree [Mark of the World Tree] (Firelands Invasion)
Quartermaster IconSmall Tauren Female Provisioner Whitecloud
Tabard Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal

The Guardians of Hyjal are a new faction that appeared in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, whose job is to protect Mount Hyjal and Nordrassil. They are worshippers of the Ancients, such as Aessina and Tortolla, and wish to repopulate the region with animal life. Much like the Cenarion Circle, they are Neutral and made up mainly of druids.[1]


Hyjal defenders v Ragnaros elementals

The defenders of Hyjal fought against the elemental forces of Ragnaros.

The immense Mount Hyjal has been under increased protection since it was the site of a great battle between Archimonde (a commander of the demonic Burning Legion) and the defenders of Azeroth. It's no longer the charge of any one particular race to protect the mountain; instead, that duty has fallen to an alliance between the Cenarion Circle and green dragonflight known as the Guardians of Hyjal.

The guardians have brought their veneration of the land and ancient demigods like the forest lord Cenarius to Hyjal in times of peace, but it's only now that their presence has become truly crucial. Ragnaros the Firelord and his army of minions have set the mountain aflame with their presence, and they will not rest until Hyjal is reduced to ash around them.

Those heroes who would join with the guardians to heal the land and drive off the invading elementals and their cultist allies can count Archdruids Malfurion Stormrage, Hamuul Runetotem and the green Dragon Aspect, Ysera, among their supporters, and they can add equipment born of the mountain and the World Tree Nordrassil to their arsenal.[2]

Yet another united offensive has formed, much less concerned with the defensive maneuvers of the Guardians of Hyjal. This group, the Avengers of Hyjal, has instead focused on ending the threat of the Firelord once and for all by invading his own realm - the deadly, smoldering Firelands. While this effort might seem suicidal, the Avengers insist that if they don't act against Ragnaros while they have the opportunity, they may not have a world left to defend.[3]


Provisioner Whitecloud
<Guardians of Hyjal Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly Inv misc tabard guardiansofhyjal [Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal] 1g Tabard
Honored Inv misc cape cataclysm healer c 01 [Cloak of the Dryads] 35g 22s 77c Back (spirit)
Inv chest leather 32 [Sly Fox Jerkin] 58g 5s 42c Leather Chest (agility)
Inv jewelry ring 47 [Galrond's Band] 21g 37s 37c Finger (strength)
Inv misc necklacea10 [Mountain's Mouth] 21g 37s 37c Neck (tank)
Revered Inv misc food pinenut [Acorn of the Daughter Tree] 21g 37s 37c Neck (agility)
Inv gauntlets 126 [Aessina-Blessed Gloves] 31g 74s 41c Leather Hands (caster)
Inv boots plate dungeonplate c 04 [Waywatcher's Boots] 66g 77s 67c Plate Feet (strength)
Inv pants mail dungeonmail c 04 [Wilderness Legguards] 75g 91s Mail Legs (spirit)
Exalted Inv boots mail raidhunter i 01 [Treads of Malorne] 80g 44s 79c Mail Feet (agility)
Inv belt plate raiddeathknight i 01 [Belt of the Ferocious Wolf] 62g 42s 60c Plate Waist (strength)
Inv belt cloth raidpriest i 01 [Cord of the Raven Queen] 35g 72s 35c Cloth Belt (spirit)
Inv misc cape cataclysm tank d 01 [Wrap of the Great Turtle] 53g 1s 34c Back (tank)


Players start at neutral with this faction. Completing all the available Mount Hyjal quests is enough to attain revered status.

Further reputation may be gained in Cataclysm Dungeons (by equipping Inv misc tabard guardiansofhyjal [Tabard of the Guardians of Hyjal]), or by doing the Firelands Invasion quests, added in Patch 4.2.

Faction description[]

Faced with the impending devastation of Mount Hyjal, the most powerful members of the Cenarion Circle have joined forces with their Emerald Dragonflight allies to fend off Ragnaros' elemental hordes and the Twilight's Hammer.


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.

Several members of the Guardians of Hyjal wear the Inv shirt guildtabard 01 [Cenarion Expedition Tabard], possibly implying that they draw their military strength from the Cenarion Expedition members.

Patch changes[]

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): New daily quests added for gaining the reputation with this faction.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-12-08): Players no longer get attacked by guards when landing in Nordrassil with a hostile player targeted. It was a rather rude introduction to Mount Hyjal really.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.


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