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Level: 15 - 50
Battle Pet Level: 18 - 19
Safe Haven - Nagrand
Capital(s) Horde Garadar
Races Mag'har orcMag'har orc Mag'har orc
OrcOrc Orc
Broken Broken
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
OgreOgre Ogre
IconSmall Gronn Gronn
DemonDemonDemonDemon Demon
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Ethereal Ethereal
ElementalElementalElementalElemental Elemental
Ruler(s) Horde IconSmall Geyah Greatmother Geyah
Alliance IconSmall Broken Male Arechron
Major settlements Alliance Telaar
Both 32 Halaa
Neutral Kil'sorrow Fortress
Minor settlements Neutral Throne of the Elements
Mob Forge Camp: Fear
Mob Forge Camp: Hate
Mob Twilight Ridge
Affiliation Independent
Location Southwestern Outland
PvP status Contested territory
Nagrand (image3)

Nagrand's landscape.

Nagrand [nəˈɡrɑːnd] ("Land of Winds" in orcish)[1][2] is a zone located in Outland. It lies south of Zangarmarsh, west of Terokkar Forest, and southwest of Hellfire Peninsula. It is the last remaining unscarred region of Outland.

In the center of the zone is the neutral town of Halaa, which can be captured by either faction. Whoever holds it will have access to a mass of amenities including active quest givers, NPCs who accept turn-ins acquired from the zone's monsters, vendors, trainers, and the like. The opposing faction, naturally, is locked out of all this, which is precisely why they will be laying siege to it around the clock. See the World PvP section below for more information.


Rise of the Horde[]

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Nagrand was a land that was extremely sacred to the orcs, being the meeting grounds of the orcish people, where the Kosh'harg celebrations were held twice every year. The clans would assemble at the base of their sacred mountain, Oshu'gun, and give thanks to the spirits.

The land was home to the Warsong clan, one of the most spartan of the orcish clans who rode their wolves into battle and spoke in the language of clashing axes and the fury of battle. They shared the region with the Burning Blade clan, and the mortal enemy of the orcs; the ogres of the Gorian Empire. In fact, the empire ruled out of the city of Highmaul in the west of the region.

During the war against the draenei, Prophet Velen and a retinue of priests made their way to Oshu'gun — the vessel that brought them to Draenor — where they were taken prisoner by Durotan and the Frostwolf clan, and eventually released (Durotan's reasoning being that the draenei allowed themselves to be taken prisoner, therefore there was no honor in holding them). When the elements abandoned the orcish people, it was here — again, in the shadow of Oshu'gun — that Gul'dan introduced the orcish people to warlock magics. Nagrand was one of the first locations to show the signs of corruption from released fel magics including desiccation by long droughts, fertile soil turned to dust and sand that would not hold grasses or crops, and the acrid odor similar to something burning.[3]

Beyond the Dark Portal[]

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Over time, the Bonechewer orcs moved to Nagrand. The region was one of the last of Draenor still being lush and green. Ironically, the Bonechewers preserved it somewhat, for in their battle-craze they had not bothered much with warlocks, as such not spreading more of the fel taint that had already ruined Tanaan Jungle.[4]

Despite some desiccation, Nagrand as such largely escaped the severity of corruption seen elsewhere in the world. It became known as mag'har, "uncorrupted".[5] It remained one of the few places in the world (along with Farahlon and portions of Terokkar Forest) that looked largely as they did before the corruption of the world.

The Frozen Throne[]

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In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Illidan Stormrage, Kael'thas Sunstrider and Lady Vashj managed to seize the Black Temple from Magtheridon by shutting down several dimensional gateways used by Magtheridon to bring demons from the Twisting Nether.[6] In World of Warcraft, it is revealed that one of these gateways was actually located in Nagrand.

The Burning Crusade[]

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Today the Mag'har, the orcs who did not partake of the blood of Mannoroth and cut themselves off from the other corrupted clans, make their home here, as do the Kurenai, Broken draenei seeking to find their destiny.

Fourth War[]

Safe Haven - Thrall and Varok

Varok and Thrall reuniting in Nagrand.

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By the time of the Fourth War, Thrall, Aggra, and their children had already moved to Nagrand and made their home near Oshu'gun. As the war on Azeroth escalated, and Varok Saurfang escaped from Stormwind City, the old orc arrived to Nagrand in search of Thrall, hoping to convince him to return to Azeroth. Following two Forsaken assassins, Varok found Thrall in his new home. As they reunited and spoke briefly about the situation of the Horde, the two Forsaken attacked them, but the orcs managed to defeat them. With that, Thrall was convinced to return to Azeroth and help restore order in the Horde.[7]


Green and yellow grassy plains, reminding one a bit of Mulgore and/or the Barrens. Pink-channeled sky. Although the terrain of the Barrens is similar, Nagrand is greener and has a minor amount of wetland in places, as well as an overall higher presence of water. The zone's background music implies a mood of reverence, solemnity, and a certain amount of sorrow at it is now somewhat broken nature. The music contains a direct quote from the recitative part of the aria "O Zittre Nicht" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute.

Nagrand was covered by snow during Draenor's winters[8] (although it is unclear if Outland still has regular seasons).

There are no dungeons or battlegrounds in Nagrand. However, there is plenty of opportunities for combat: the city of Halaa is constantly under siege from one faction or the other, and the Ring of Trials arena frequently sees heated gladiatorial battles.

Maps and subregions[]


Map of Nagrand.

Removed locations

Travel hubs[]


A Nagrand village in-game.

Nagrand Concept Art Peter Lee 5

Official artwork of a ravine and a floating lake island in south-central Nagrand.


A scene from the TBC cinematic, set in Nagrand.

Alliance Telaar
Horde Garadar

Elite areas[]


World PvP[]

  • Halaa: At the center of Nagrand, the Alliance and Horde struggle to control the city plateau of Halaa and its resources. Antagonists may use wyvern roosts near Halaa's four rope bridges to bomb guards, vendors, and PvP opponents if they fall within range of their fixed flight paths around the area. When the city's 15 NPC guards have been killed, the invading faction may claim Halaa as their own if they can protect the flag at the center of town. The faction that controls Halaa will get the Inv trinket naxxramas01 [Strength of the Halaani] (increases all damage done by 5%) region-wide buff for all those of their faction.

Major factions[]

Adjacent regions[]

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access
Zangarmarsh AllianceHorde 60 - 80 North By foot through a pass to the north
Terokkar Forest AllianceHorde 62 - 80 Southeast By foot through a pass to the south-east
Shattrath City AllianceHorde N/A East By foot through an Aldor-held pass to the east

Notable characters[]

Main article: Nagrand NPCs


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Main article: Nagrand quests
See also: Nagrand questing guide






Wild creatures[]


An easter egg on a floating island above Skysong Lake. Isaac Newton could not handle so many islands defying gravity.

Notes and trivia[]

  • Grain grows here, but it's bad quality, as it crumbles upon touching. This is probably due to Outland's deteriorating state.[7]
  • Nagrand's monsters have a great drop ratio. In less than 1 hour, you can find 4 greens and 1 rare BoE.
  • Nagrand is the only area in Outland without a dungeon or raid.
  • Nagrand's floating islands were inspired by the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story.[9]
  • The The Burning Crusade Flash site had this to say about the zone: "Nagrand is the last unscarred region in Outland. It is the ancestral home of the orcs and the heart of early orcish shamanism. Today it is a fertile retreat where elementals commune with mortals on a regular basis. Marauding ogres from the Blade's Edge Mountains, meaning to claim the territory as their own, currently pose the greatest threat to this unspoiled reserve."[10]


Fan art

Patch changes[]

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous zone level: 64 - 67.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.


  1. ^ Rise of the Horde, chapter 1, pg. 37 (ebook)
  2. ^ Archive lore tweets from loreology
  3. ^ Rise of the Horde, pg. 266-267
  4. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 4
  5. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, chapter 23, pg. 479 (ebook)
  6. ^ Gates of the Abyss (WC3 BloodElf)
  7. ^ a b Safe Haven
  8. ^ Rise of the Horde, chapter 1
  9. ^ Trent Kaniuga on Reddit (2020-04-21). Retrieved on 2020-05-13.​ “the floating islands were inspired by the old film “never ending story”. Many of the zones came from collaboration between many developers. Chris Metzen would sift through our sketches and approve the designs that worked with the lore that he had in mind.
  10. ^ The Burning Crusade Flash site

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