For the NPC, see Shadow Warden.
NeutralShadow Wardens
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Main leader IconSmall Warden.gif Captain Saynna Stormrunner
Race(s) Night elfNight elf Night elf
Character classes Warden
Base of operations Forlorn Spire (field base)
Theater of operations Mount Hyjal, Molten Front

The Shadow Wardens are wardens[1] led by Captain Saynna Stormrunner. They helped fight elementals at the Regrowth. After the escape of Fandral Staghelm, Malfurion Stormrage asked Stormrunner and her Barrow Deeps Watchers to help at the Molten Front in the Firelands to assist the Guardians of Hyjal in hunting the Druids of the Flame. They took the loss of Fandral from their custody very seriously, so it didn't take much prodding to bring the Shadow Wardens to the fight.[2]


Within the Regrowth and Molten Front daily quest areas, players will have numerous options, both in terms of the content they unlock and what quests they might play through on a daily basis. One of the first places players will get to experience this type of "modular" gameplay is near the entrance to the Molten Front, in the forward base known as Malfurion's Breach. In addition to your normal duties at this outpost, you'll also be asked to secure the aid of two benevolent orders stationed in Mount Hyjal: the Druids of the Talon, led by Skylord Omnuron, and the Shadow Wardens, a fierce group of night elves under the guidance of Captain Saynna Stormrunner. This will be a pivotal point in your progression within the Molten Front and represents the first big unlock of new content for the area.

To secure the allegiance of the druids and wardens, you'll need to collect Marks of the World Tree to present to each order's leader. Once you've gained the appropriate amount of marks and turn them in, you'll unlock a unique set of daily quests tailored to either the Druids of the Talon or the Shadow Wardens. If you opt to unlock the Shadow Warden dailies, you'll lay siege to the Forlorn Spire, wresting it from the enemy's grasp and establishing a new forward outpost. From there, you'll be poised to attack the Widow's Clutch, the breeding grounds for hordes of fire spiders, and Wildflame Point, a base of operations for the nefarious Druids of the Flame.

Once you've recruited both the Druids of the Talon and the Shadow Wardens, you'll have the option to choose which set of daily quests you complete each day. You'll only able to be complete one set of daily quests per reset (either the Druid of the Talon dailies or the Shadow Warden dailies), but the choice of which path you take is up to you.[3]



As part of the Molten Front daily quests, a player can enlist the aid of the Shadow Wardens. The quest to recruit them costs 150 Mark of the World Tree and unlocks the following quests and daily quests.

Prerequisite: N [35] The Shadow Wardens

  1. N [35] The Hunt Begins -- unlocks a daily quest chain:
  2. N [35 Daily] The Forlorn Spire
  3. Three dailies from the following at the Forlorn Spire. Additionally, kill a Druid of the Flame to pick up N [35] The Mysterious Seed, which starts a short sidequest.
  4. N [35 Daily] Enduring the Heat
  5. N [35 Daily] Strike at the Heart (unlocked by N [35] Calling the Ancients)
  6. N [35 Daily] Fandral's Methods -or- N [35 Daily] The Flame Spider Queen (unlocked by N [35] Need... Water... Badly...)