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For the organization from an alternate universe, see Sha'tari Defense.
NeutralThe Sha'tar
Shatar faction
Main leader IconSmall Naaru A'dal
Secondary leaders IconSmall Draenei Female Ishanah
IconSmall BloodElf Male Voren'thal the Seer
IconSmall Liadrin Lady Liadrin
  Formerly IconSmall Draenei Male Tiras'alan †
Race(s) IconSmall Naaru Naaru
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Capital Terrace of Light, Shattrath City
Theater of operations Outland, Isle of Quel'Danas
Language(s) Common, Draenei, Thalassian
Affiliation Army of the Light, Independent
Status Active
Notable reward(s) [Warpforged Key]
[The Tempest Key]
Tabard Sha'tar Tabard

The Sha'tar, meaning "Born from Light" in Draenei,[1][2] are a faction of powerful naaru led by A'dal. They rule over a rebuilt Shattrath City.[3] With the help of the Aldor and the Scryers, they lead the battle against Illidan and the Burning Legion.[3]

The naaru are a part of the Army of the Light.[4]


In Shattrath[]

Right before the invasion of Outland began, Khadgar and Velen reached out to the naaru independently, both seeking aid against the dark forces amassing on Outland. The Army of the Light heard their pleas but the Army's battles with the Legion were costly and ceaseless, so they could not spare soldiers to protect Outland. Instead A'dal, M'uru, and O'ros volunteered to help the people of Outland and arrived with Tempest Keep.[5][6]

According to the Broken Alexius and Khadgar's Servant, this group of naaru were drawn to the ruins of Shattrath when they sensed the Aldor priests performing rites inside the rubble of one of their temples.[1][7]

With the objective of fighting the demons of the Burning Legion, this group of naaru came to Outland aboard the transdimensional fortress known as the Tempest Keep. They left their ship and explored the ravaged domain, where they found a ruined city in Terokkar Forest.

Shattrath City, meaning "dwelling of light", was once the draenei capital on Draenor, but when the Burning Legion turned the orcs against the draenei, the fiercest battle was fought there. The draenei fought tooth and nail, but in the end, the city fell. The city was left in ruins and darkness until the Sha'tar arrived.[2]

A draenei priest order helped them rebuild the city.[2]

However, Illidan Stormrage sent an army of blood elves to lay waste to the city. But the leader of this forces, known as the Seer, pledged his forces to A'dal. Voren'thal claimed that he had seen A'dal in a vision, in which it was revealed to him that the blood elves' survival lay with the leader of Shattrath City rather than the elves' increasingly twisted prince, Kael'thas Sunstrider. The Scryers then joined the forces of the Sha'tar and supported their war effort.

The Burning Crusade[]

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The Sha'tar are the main faction in Shattrath City, assisted by the Aldor and the Scryers from their respective tiers. Led by A'dal, the Sha'tar oversee the running and defense of their city (including the care of displaced refugees and orphans from all over Outland) as they stand in defiance of both the Burning Legion and Outland's capricious master, Illidan Stormrage.

They maintain the Sha'tari Base Camp to defend the area around Shattrath City and keep the peace within the city itself. Xi'ri and Marcus Auralion led an incursion into Shadowmoon Valley, but their forces are drawn from the divided Aldor and Scryers.

After Kael'thas Sunstrider's defeat, the Sha'tar formed a coalition of Aldor and Scryers named the Shattered Sun Offensive, which took the battle against the Legion to the Isle of Quel'Danas. The Blood Knight matriarch Lady Liadrin traveled to Shattrath to reveal the prince's abduction of M'uru. A'dal pardoned Liadrin for her order's maltreatment of the naaru, informing her that M'uru had long known of his fate and played his part accordingly. Liadrin pledged to aid the Sha'tar in the defeat of Kael'thas and Kil'jaeden, and the Blood Knights fought beside the offensive in relieving the isle.

Tides of War[]

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A'dal, leader of the Sha'tar, sent General Tiras'alan and other draenei to Theramore,[8] commanding them to protect and defend the port city against the Horde.[9]


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Following the break-in by the Council of the Black Harvest of the Black Temple, Akama had his Sha'tari priests erect a holy barrier[10] to protect it from fel magic.[11]


Both Alliance and Horde players begin as Neutral toward the Sha'tar. Players can increase their Sha'tar reputation through various quests, by raising their reputation with the Aldor or Scryers, or by adventuring into Tempest Keep. Such players may wish to keep an eye out for the activation of Spell holy lastingdefense [A'dal's Song of Battle], a +10% reputation buff granted to anyone in the Tempest Keep instances for two hours. (This occurs after any player on the server completes the quest for defeating Kael'thas Sunstrider.)

Neutral Friendly Honored Revered Exalted Rep Notes
Rep Turnins
12.5 (x1)
125 (x10)
Inv jewelry ring 23 [Firewing Signet]
Spell shadow demonicfortitude [Mark of Kil'jaeden]
12.5 (x1)
125 (x10)
Inv jewelry ring 36 [Sunfury Signet]
Spell shadow demonicfortitude [Mark of Sargeras]
125 Inv misc organ 04 [Dreadfang Venom Sac]
Inv misc eye 01 [Dampscale Basilisk Eye]
175 Inv misc book 07 [Arcane Tome]
Inv misc desecrated plategloves [Fel Armament]
~10k-11k rep 25-29 Quests
Instances Trash: 12
Mini-Boss: 90
Bosses: 120
Full Clear: 1,620 rep
Full Clear (heroic): ~2,100 rep
Trash: 12
Bosses: 120
Full Clear 2,200 rep
Full Clear (heroic): 3,245 rep
Trash: 12-24
Bosses: 120
Full Clear ~1,800 rep
Full Clear (heroic): ~2,600 rep


Completing quests for the Sha'tar is the most obvious way of earning reputation with that faction. Similarly, killing mobs in the three wings of Tempest Keep — namely, the Botanica, Mechanar and Arcatraz — rewards reputation with the Sha'tar. There are only a limited number of quests that award reputation with the Sha'tar, however. Once these are exhausted, the only way to reach exalted status is to repeatedly run the Tempest Keep instances.


The Naaru A'dal, leader of the Sha'tar

Until Honored[]

Characters may initially earn reputation with the Sha'tar by completing quests for the Aldor or the Scryers, including each faction's repeatable reputation quests. Each such quest completed nets a reputation gain with the Sha'tar equal to one-half that awarded by the character's respective faction, e.g., completing N [15-30] Allegiance to the Scryers awards 3500 reputation with the Scryers, and 1750 reputation with the Sha'tar. These incidental gains stop upon reaching 5999/6000 friendly with the Sha'tar, however. Once this cap is reached, a character may only attain honored status by completing a Sha'tar-specific quest or by killing a mob in Tempest Keep.

Through Exalted[]

After exhausting the reputation rewards from Aldor/Scryer turn-ins and Mechanar runs, players may wish to complete the few Sha'tar quests available. In addition to the quests, instance runs in Tempest Keep: Botanica, Arcatraz and Mechanar will continue to grant reputation. At this point, it is probably more worthwhile to run these instances in Heroic mode.


Reputation rewards can be purchased from Almaador located Northwest of A'dal in the center of Shattrath City. He's standing below the smaller naaru, G'eras, that sells equipment for Justice points.

Arcanist Xorith and Haldor the Compulsive will sell specialized Flasks only usable in raid zones to players who are exalted with Cenarion Expedition, the Sha'tar and the respective faction (Scryer or Aldor). The flasks are only purchasable with Spell shadow metamorphosis [Mark of the Illidari] obtained from creatures in Tempest Keep: The Eye, Serpentshrine Cavern, CoT Mount Hyjal, or the Black Temple.

<Sha'tari Quartermaster>
Item Cost Type
Friendly Inv scroll 03 [Design: Insightful Earthstorm Diamond] 12g Jewelcrafting (365)
Honored Inv scroll 05 [Pattern: Drums of Battle] 12g Leatherworking (365)
Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Enchant Gloves - Major Healing] 6g Enchanting (350)
Inv scroll 05 [Design: Kailee's Rose] 12g Jewelcrafting (360)
Inv scroll 05 [Design: Ring of Arcane Shielding] 12g Jewelcrafting (360)
Inv shoulder 29 [Stalker's Chain Spaulders] 19g 5s 94c Mail Shoulder
Inv pants cloth 05 [Dreadweave Leggings] 17g 51s 95c Cloth Legs
Revered Inv scroll 06 [Recipe: Transmute Primal Air to Fire] 8g Alchemy (350)
Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Enchant Ring - Healing Power] 10g Enchanting (370)
Inv scroll 05 [Design: Blood of Amber] 12g Jewelcrafting (360)
Inv scroll 05 [Design: Talasite Owl] 12g Jewelcrafting (350)
Inv belt 08 [Blessed Scale Girdle] 13g 2s 88c Mail Waist
Inv misc elvencoins [Xi'ri's Gift] 17g 59s 52c Trinket
Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Enchant Weapon - Major Healing] 6g Enchanting (350)
Inv scroll 03 [Recipe: Alchemist Stone] 8g Alchemy (350)
Exalted Inv scroll 06 [Recipe: Flask of the Titans] 4g Alchemy (300)
Inv misc note 01 [Formula: Enchant Gloves - Threat] 10g Enchanting (300)
Inv jewelry ring 48naxxramas [A'dal's Command] 79g 1s 12c Finger
Inv shield 30 [Crest of the Sha'tar] 134g 49s 28c Shield
Inv hammer 04 [Gavel of Pure Light] 191g 38s 44c One-Hand Mace
Inv shirt guildtabard 01 [Sha'tar Tabard] 1g Tabard


Terokkar Forest (1610 reputation)
Auchindoun (1610 reputation)
  1. N [15-30] I See Dead Draenei
  2. N [15-30] Ezekiel
  3. N [15-30G3] What Book? I Don't See Any Book.
  4. N [15-30] The Master's Grand Design?
  5. N [15-30] Vision of the Dead
  6. N [15-30] Levixus the Soul Caller
Nagrand (1200 reputation)
Shadowmoon Valley (1650 reputation)
Shattrath City (5010 reputation)

Total Reputation From Quests

  • Alliance: 9880 (25 quests)
  • Horde: 11080 (29 quests)


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