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NeutralNorthern Stranglethorn
Level: 10-30
Battle Pet Level: 7 - 9
The Sundering (Stranglethorn)
The Sundering that split Stranglethorn in two
Capital(s) Neutral Zul'Gurub
Races Jungle trollJungle troll Jungle troll
OrcOrc Orc
HumanHuman Human
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
Ruler(s) Unknown
Former ruler(s) Neutral IconSmall Troll Male Jin'do †
Neutral IconSmall Troll Male Bloodlord Mandokir †
Major settlements Horde Grom'gol Base Camp
Alliance Fort Livingston
Minor settlements Horde Bambala
Alliance Rebel Camp
Neutral Nesingwary's Expedition
Affiliation Gurubashi tribe, Bloodscalp tribe, Skullsplitter tribe, Stormwind, Alliance, Darkspear tribe, Orc clans, Horde, Venture Company, Kurzen's Expedition, Mosh'Ogg, Murkgill tribe, Saltscale tribe, Nesingwary Safari
Former affiliation(s) Zandalari Empire, Old Horde, Gurubashi Empire
Location Southern Azeroth
PvP status Contested territory

Northern Stranglethorn (also referred to as Stranglethorn Jungle[1] and Northern Stranglethorn Vale[2]) is a zone in southern Eastern Kingdoms. It is part of the greater Stranglethorn Vale region, separated from the Cape of Stranglethorn by The Sundering. This dense, tropical and resource-filled jungle has holdings of many factions whose agendas conflict or intertwine in the zone's story. The jungle troll instance Zul'Gurub is located here.


Main article: Stranglethorn Vale

Northern Stranglethorn is a new zone in Cataclysm as the old Stranglethorn Vale was split in half after the Shattering. At the bottom of this zone, the remaining whirlpool can be seen. Players learn about the political changes in Zul'Gurub, rescue an adorable raptor, and partake in Nesingwary's expanded hunting operations.


Maps and subregions[]


Map of Northern Stranglethorn.

Undisplayed locations

Removed locations

Travel hubs[]

Alliance Flight paths from Rebel Camp[]
Horde Flight paths from Grom'Gol Base Camp[]
Horde Flight paths from Bambala[]
Alliance Flight paths from Fort Livingston[]

The Sundering in Stranglethorn Vale literally split the zone in two.

Adjacent regions[]

Zone Name Faction Level Range Direction Access method
Duskwood Alliance 20 - 60 North By foot of flight path.
Cape of Stranglethorn AllianceHorde 30 - 60 South By foot or flight path.

Quest and travel hubs[]

Place Name Faction # of quests Flight path? Notable characters
Bambala Horde ?? Yes Surkhan
Fort Livingston Alliance ?? Yes ??
Grom'gol Base Camp Horde ?? Yes Commander Aggro'gosh
Nesingwary's Expedition Neutral ?? No Hemet Nesingwary Jr.
Rebel Camp Alliance ?? Yes Lieutenant Doren


Dungeon name Level range Group size Approximate run time
Instance portal Zul'Gurub 85H 5-man Unknown


Main article: Northern Stranglethorn quests
Northern Stranglethorn rain

Raining in Northern Stranglethorn

Northern Stranglethorn is a level 10-30 zone in southern Eastern Kingdoms for both the Horde and Alliance. It starts out separated, with the Alliance going to the Rebel Camp in the north and the Horde going to Grom'gol Base Camp on the eastern coast. The overarching story for the whole zone revolves around a Lashtail Hatchling. Nesingwary and his crew still offer the quests involving hunting the local wildlife.

Notable characters[]

Main article: Northern Stranglethorn NPCs

Wild creatures[]

Notes and trivia[]

Ironclad Cove exit in Stranglethorn Vale

The Deadmines water gate, visible from the cove near Yojamba Isle.

  • If you travel to a small cove north of Yojamba Isle, you can see a large water gate which leads to the docks inside the Deadmines. However, you cannot enter or leave through this. Interestingly, inside the Deadmines this gate exists to the north, but outside the exit of the gate is to the south.
  • For the quest B [35] Bwemba's Spirit, the southern part of the area, around Fort Livingston is phased, with the area besieged by level 83 Jungle Serpents, and poisoned NPCs!


Patch changes[]

  • Legion Patch 7.3.5 (2018-01-16): Level scaling implemented, previous zone level: 25 - 30.


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