NeutralSoftening the Target
Start Tyrande Whisperwind
End Tyrande Whisperwind
Level 100 (Requires 98)
Category Val'sharah
Experience 14,800
Reputation +150 Dreamweavers
Rewards 19g 40s
Previous Quest:Reading the Leaves, Quest:Given to Corruption
Next Quest:Close Enough to Touch


Slay 50 Nightmare Creatures in Shala'nir riding the Subdued Nightwing.

  • Nightmare Creatures slain (50)


The Archdruid's end draws near. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

Elothir's desperate efforts revealed that Malfurion is being held in Shala'nir, amidst the roots of Shaladrassil.

My love. So near, yet so far....

Shala'nir is infested with Nightmare creatures. To rush in would be suicide.

I subdued one of Xavius' creatures. Use it against him, <name> and clear us a path.


You will receive: 19g 40s


Have you managed to thin their numbers?


This place remains deadly, but we can now press forward.


Quest progression

Requires completion of the Into the Nightmare story chapter.

  1. B [100 - 110] Love Lost
  2. B [100 - 110] Dark Side of the Moon
  3. N [100 - 110] Regroup at the Refuge
  4. B [100 - 110] Heart of the Nightmare
  5. N [100 - 110] Reading the Leaves & N [100 - 110] Given to Corruption
  6. N [100] Softening the Target
  7. B [100 - 110] Close Enough to Touch
  8. N [100 - 110] The Fate of Val'sharah (grants "All Nightmare Long" achievement credit)
  9. N [100 - 110] The Tears of Elune & N [10-45D] Darkheart Thicket: Enter the Nightmare

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