Not to be confused with Lower city (Stormwind).
NeutralLower City
Lower faction.png
Race(s) Arakkoa Arakkoa
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Broken Broken
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
Ironforge dwarfIronforge dwarf Ironforge dwarf
Ethereal Ethereal
High elfHigh elf High elf
HumanHuman Human
OrcOrc Orc
IconSmall Sporeling.gif Sporeling
TrollTroll Troll
Base of operations Lower City, Shattrath City
Quartermaster IconSmall Broken Male.gifNakodu
Notable reward(s)  [Auchenai Key]
 [Shapeshifter's Signet]
 [Gavel of Unearthed Secrets]
 [Trident of the Outcast Tribe]
 [Pattern: Quiver of a Thousand Feathers]
Tabard Lower City Tabard.jpg

The Lower City

The Lower City (or Lower Shattrath) is the gathering place for many of the refugees who fled from the war, including arakkoa, sporelings, and almost every other Outland race. It the home to a dozen different faiths and religions[1] and is also described as a coalition.[2]

The Lower City of Shattrath is the place where the refugees gather and help out in their own ways. When someone helps any of the mixture of races who fled from war, word gets around quickly. Their quartermaster, Nakodu, is located at the market in the Lower City. The Lower City of Shattrath also contains a very useful Mana Loom or an Alchemy Lab. Many NPCs have extensive knowledge of crafting. The Battlemasters for both sides of all four battlegrounds can also be found here, as well as the World's End Tavern.

It also has a large number of useful NPCs and items:


Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
250  [Arakkoa Feather] x30
~8k ~34 Quests
Trash: 8-10
Bosses: 90 (x2)
Full Clear ~700+ rep
Heroic ~2000+ rep
Trash: 9
Bosses: 90 (x2)
Full Clear 1035 rep
Heroic ~2000 rep
Trash: 12-24
Bosses: 120 (x3), 240 (Murmur)
Full Clear ~1750 rep
Heroic ~2,700+ rep

Until Honored

Players aiming for faction higher than Honored should wait until honored to complete lower city quests. Run Auchenai Crypts, Sethekk Halls, and Shadow Labyrinth, and complete the repeatable quest N [15-30] More Feathers. This quest rewards random common, uncommon and/or rare items in addition to rep.

If no instance runs are done it will take 1080 feathers to get from zero to Honored

Through Exalted

Run Shadow Labyrinth, Sethekk Halls, and Heroic Mode Auchenai Crypts; and complete all available quests.


Faction items sold by Nakodu, located at the Lower City market [62.01, 68.84]:

<Lower City Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly  [Design: Potent Flame Spessarite] 6g Jewelcrafting (325)
Honored  [Pattern: Cloak of Arcane Evasion] 6g Tailoring (350)
 [Crusader's Ornamented Leggings] 30g 7s 72c Plate legs
 [Crusader's Scaled Chestpiece] 31g 68s 46c Plate legs
 [Dragonhide Helm] 16g 84s 68c Leather head
 [Dreadweave Mantle] 13g 18s 85c Cloth shoulder
 [Evoker's Silk Cowl] 12g 84s 67c Cloth head
 [Kodohide Gloves] 10g 58s 35c Leather hands
 [Mooncloth Mitts] 8g 92s 16c Cloth hands
 [Opportunist's Leather Tunic] 21g 89s 50c Leather chest
 [Satin Leggings] 18g 16s 70c Cloth legs
 [Savage Plate Shoulders] 23g 63s 52c Plate shoulder
 [Seer's Linked Gauntlets] 12g 74s 64c Mail hands
 [Seer's Mail Leggings] 26g 17s 37c Mail legs
 [Seer's Ringmail Chestguard] 26g 36s 64c Mail chest
 [Stalker's Chain Helm] 18g 82s 86c Mail head
 [Wyrmhide Legguards] 22g 13s 69c Leather legs
Revered  [Design: Falling Star] 12g Jewelcrafting (360)
 [Recipe: Elixir of Major Shadow Power] 8g Alchemy (350)
 [Design: Felsteel Boar] 12g Jewelcrafting (370)
 [Design: Pendant of Thawing] 12g Jewelcrafting (360)
 [Leggings of the Skettis Exile] 17g 44s 3c Cloth legs
 [Lower City Prayerbook] 17g 59s 52c Trinket (healer)
 [Salvager's Hauberk] 26g 6s 29c Mail chest
Exalted  [Lower City Tabard] 1g Tabard
 [Formula: Enchant Cloak - Dodge] 10g Enchanting (300)
 [Shapeshifter's Signet] 19g 75s 28c Ring (agility)
 [Gavel of Unearthed Secrets] 50g 48s 41c Main Hand caster mace
 [Trident of the Outcast Tribe] 250g 50s 80c Two-Hand strength polearm



Note: Quest chains are listed under the sub-zone they start in.

Daily Quests (Heroic Instances) (1400 Rep)

Shattrath City (500 Rep)

Allerian Stronghold/Stonebreaker Hold (2825 Rep)

Veil Shalas (350 Rep)

Refugee Caravan (1175 Rep)

Sha'tari Base Camp (1600 Rep)

Auchindoun (1950 rep)

Total Rep: 8225 (+250 per completion of N [15-30] More Feathers)


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  • Griftah, a vendor in Lower City, sells amulets which are very... interesting. He is quite the salesman, with items like Marvelous Madstone of Immortality, which allows you to return to life as long as you return to the place you died. Buyer beware!
  • At exalted you can purchase a  [Lower City Tabard]. Strangely, none of the NPCs in Lower City can be seen wearing one.

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