For the Jade Forest quest, see A [10-35] The Cost of War.
NeutralThe Cost of War

The heroes assembled
Start Archmage Khadgar [54.7, 48.3]
End Archmage Khadgar [60.3, 56.3]
Level 10-40
Category Assault on the Dark Portal
Experience 1350
Rewards Sustained Combat abilities
1g 14s
Previous N [10-40] The Portal's Power
Next N [10-40] Blaze of Glory, B [10-40] Vengeance for the Fallen, B [10-40] Bled Dry


On the way to Heartblood

Follow Archmage Khadgar.


They called this operation a suicide mission, but I don't plan on throwing away any lives meaninglessly.

Everybody, with me!


You will gain the following spells:

  • Sustained Combat

You will also receive:

  • 1g 14s
  • 1350 XP


With the Dark Portal disabled, we have a new mission: stay alive.

We must keep pressing on, even if only to honor those who stayed behind to secure our retreat.


On accept:

Archmage Khadgar says: The vanguard is falling. We will not let their great sacrifice be in vain!
The collected party runs east, through the portal's frame to the back of the Dark Portal and down the stairs to the southeast. In the Heartblood, Khadgar wipes out a few guards in front of a small building and ushers everybody in.
Archmage Khaddgar says: In here!
Thrall and Maraad take up guard posts at the outer doorway, while Qiana Moonshadow stealths in cat form to patrol in front of the building.


  1. N [10-40] Warlords of Draenor: The Dark Portal (alternate)
  2. N [10-40] Azeroth's Last Stand
  3. N [10-40] Onslaught's End
  4. N [10-40] The Portal's Power
  5. N [10-40] The Cost of War
  6. Complete all of:
  7. N [10-40] Altar Altercation
  8. N [10-40] The Kargathar Proving Grounds
  9. B [10-40] A Potential Ally
  10. N [10-40] Kill Your Hundred
  11. Complete all of:
  12. B [10-40] Keli'dan the Breaker
  13. B [10-40] Prepare for Battle
  14. N [10-40] The Battle of the Forge
  15. Complete all of:
  16. N [10-40] Taking a Trip to the Top of the Tank
  17. N [10-40] A Taste of Iron
  18. B [10-40] The Home Stretch

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