For the dagger, see  [Nethershard].
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  • Nethershard
  • A fragment of crystalized nether brought to Azeroth by the Legion. Demon hunters of the Illidari would be interested in these shards.

Nethershard is a currency used to purchase items sold by the Captive Wyrmtongue at Illidari camps in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and Legion Invasion sites, as well as several vendors on the Broken Shore.

Specifically, they are crystalized fragments of residual nether energy, a solidified form of the Twisting Nether itself.[1]


The currency may be accrued in a number of ways.

  • Complete certain world quests in a Broken Isles zone while it is under attack from Burning Legion forces.
  • Complete one-time Broken Shore quests.
  • Kill demonic mobs in Broken Shore.
  • Loot treasure chests in Broken Shore.
Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 7.3.0.


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The subject of this article or section was part of Legion Invasions, a world event that heralded the beginning of the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth prior to Legion.

Nethershards dropped from the Legion commanders, barracks commanders and their command crystals during Stage 3 of Legion Invasions. They were also contained in stacks of five and ten from  [Small Legion Chest] and  [Large Legion Chest], respectively.

While Nethershards did drop for players below level 98, only the  [Felbat Pup] was available for them to purchase.

Currency for

Captive Wyrmtongue
<Reluctant 'Quartermaster'>
Item Cost Type
 [Felbat Pup] 150 Nethershard Pet
 [Coalesced Fel] 150 Nethershard Item upgrade
 [Ensemble: Fel-Infused Cloth Armor] 200 Nethershard Appearance
 [Ensemble: Felshroud Leather Armor] 200 Nethershard Appearance
 [Ensemble: Fel-Chain Mail Armor] 200 Nethershard Appearance
 [Ensemble: Felforged Plate Armor] 200 Nethershard Appearance
 [Demon Commander's Drape] 50 Nethershard Back
 [Infernal Cord] 50 Nethershard Neck
 [Legionaire's Fel Pendant] 50 Nethershard Neck
 [Nether Twisted Band] 50 Nethershard Finger
 [Legion Bound Ring] 50 Nethershard Finger
 [Felstalker Spine] 50 Nethershard Trinket
 [Inquisitor's Talisman] 50 Nethershard Trinket
 [Mo'arg Clan Token] 50 Nethershard Trinket
 [Glaive of the Fallen] 100 Nethershard Warglaive
Treasure Master Iks'reeged
Item Cost Type
 [Wyrmtongue's Cache Key] 2000 Nethershard Key
 [Chipped Demonic Key Stone] 7500 Nethershard Usable
 [Lingering Wyrmtongue Essence] 50000 Nethershard Usable
Warmage Kath'leen
<Legionfall Artificer>
Item Cost Type
 [Nethershard Essence] 8000 Nethershard Reagent
 [Nether Portal Disruptor] 250 Nethershard Usable
 [Legionfall Banner] 4000 Nethershard Usable
 [Cauterizing Void Shard] 5000 Nethershard Usable
 [Repurposed Fel Focuser] 7500 Nethershard Enhancement
 [Legion Pocket Portal] 7500 Nethershard Toy
 [Legionfall Tabard] 10000 Nethershard Shirt
 [Legion Invasion Simulator] 25000 Nethershard Toy
 [Dauntless Hood] 400 Nethershard Head
 [Dauntless Spaulders] 400 Nethershard Shoulder
 [Dauntless Tunic] 400 Nethershard Chest
 [Dauntless Leggings] 400 Nethershard Legs
 [Dauntless Girdle] 400 Nethershard Waist
 [Dauntless Gauntlets] 400 Nethershard Hands
 [Dauntless Treads] 400 Nethershard Feet
 [Dauntless Bracers] 400 Nethershard Wrist
 [Dauntless Cloak] 400 Nethershard Back
 [Dauntless Choker] 400 Nethershard Neck
 [Dauntless Ring] 400 Nethershard Finger
 [Dauntless Trinket] 400 Nethershard Trinket
 [Relinquished Armor Set] 400 Nethershard Usable
 [Arsenal: Armaments of the Silver Hand] 1000 Nethershard Appearance
 [Arsenal: Armaments of the Ebon Blade] 2000 Nethershard Appearance
 [Technique: Glyph of Wrathguard] 2500 Nethershard Recipe
Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 7.3.0.
Thaumaturge Vashreen
<Purveyor of Exquisite Furnishings>
Item Cost Type
 [Relinquished Relic] 5000 Nethershard Relic
 [Relinquished Trinket] 5000 Nethershard Trinket
 [Relinquished Hood] 5000 Nethershard Head
 [Relinquished Chestguard] 5000 Nethershard Chest
 [Relinquished Leggings] 5000 Nethershard Legs
 [Relinquished Gauntlets] 5000 Nethershard Hands
 [Relinquished Spaulders] 5000 Nethershard Shoulder
 [Relinquished Girdle] 5000 Nethershard Waist
 [Relinquished Treads] 5000 Nethershard Feet
 [Relinquished Bracers] 5000 Nethershard Wrist
 [Relinquished Cloak] 5000 Nethershard Back
 [Relinquished Necklace] 5000 Nethershard Neck
 [Relinquished Ring] 5000 Nethershard Finger

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.0 (2017-03-28): New tooltip, cap removed, new loot sources, and new vendors in Broken Shore.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-12): Barracks leaders and their command crystals should now also drop Nethershards.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-09): Powerful Legion Commanders in Legion Invasions may now drop Nethershards; the number of Nethershards awarded upon completion of individual Stages has been slightly reduced to compensate.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.


  1. ^ N [45] Shard Times

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