AlliancePurgation Isle
Purgation Isle.jpg
Leader(s) IconSmall Vanndar.gif Vanndar Stormpike
IconSmall Worgen Male.gif Ivar Bloodfang
Race(s) DwarfDwarf Dwarf
WorgenWorgen Worgen
  Formerly IconSmall Ghost.gif Ghost
Affiliation(s) Stormpike clan, Bloodfang pack
  Formerly Kul Tiras
Location Southwestern Hillsbrad Foothills[16, 79]
Status Active

New inhabitants after the Cataclysm.

Purgation Isle is an island south of the shores of Hillsbrad Foothills, in a shape of a towering spiral. It contains a cemetery and a ruined scout tower. Once haunted by ghosts unable to find peace in death, the island serves as a base of operations for the Stormpike clan and the Bloodfang pack in the region since the Cataclysm.


Prior to the First War, Purgation Isle was a territory of the Kingdom of Kul Tiras.[1]

World of Warcraft

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The island has a mysterious, unknown history. It is haunted by the ghosts of renegade paladins of the Silver Hand, priests of the Church of Light, but also monks and mages, that for some reason were condemned to be banished on the island and since cannot find peace in death. It seems that Kormok is the cause of the isles ghosts as it is said that he delighted in summoning forth the souls of the banished dead.


Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Since the Cataclysm, the ghosts of the Isle appear to have disappeared and the land has been claimed by members of the Stormpike clan working together with the Bloodfang pack. It should be noted that, though the mobs are Alliance-friendly, no quests or resources exist here for that faction.

During the quests H [7-30] They Will Never Expect This... and H [7-30] Heroes of the Horde!, the island is attacked by Kingslayer Orkus and a Horde adventurer on the frost wyrm Kasha, here to steal Alliance battle plans from Ivar Bloodfang, Balinda Stonehearth and Vanndar Stormpike present to discuss strategies to re-taking Hillsbrad from the Horde. They managed to steal the plans but at the cost of the life of Kingslayer Orkus, fatally injured during the battle.

Old Hillsbrad Foothills

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Main article: Old Hillsbrad Foothills

Purgation Isle is present as part of the Escape from Durnholde Keep Caverns of Time instance. When viewed with a map viewer, the island appears 'new' and looks like it's been updated. However, when in the actual instance, the island is not accessible due to an invisible wall.


WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.
Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 1.10.0.


  • Before patch 1.10, the mobs on the Isle were only level 20-30. After that, the mobs were replaced with 57+ elites, and became part of the Tier 0.5 armor quest.
  • The Isle was also a renowned place to farm money, before patch 2.0, due to the fact that the mobs may drop up to 30 silver each.
  • The Bloodcurse Isle has the exact same terrain as Purgation Isle, but with different props and colors.


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.

Purgation Isle may be part of the Channel Islands, or even being Zul'Dare.


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