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HordeThe Warchief Commands

Saurfang and the army
Start Lady Sylvanas Windrunner
End High Overlord Saurfang
Level 110 (Requires 110)
Category Warchief's Agenda
Experience 1,650
Reputation +10 Horde
Rewards 1g 94s
Previous H [110] The Warchief Awaits
Next H [110] A Quick Diversion


Find Saurfang in the Northern Barrens.


Silithus. That has been the name of the game... or rather, that is what I wanted the Alliance to believe.

Make no mistake, Azerite is just as powerful as it is rumored to be but I have bigger plans in mind.

High Overlord Saurfang is leading an army towards Silithus. By now, he should be in the Northern Barrens. I want you to intercept him and notify him that the preparations are complete.

Preparations for what, you ask? Why, we are going to capture the World Tree.


You will receive:

  • 1g 94s
  • 1,650 XP
  • +10 reputation with Horde


I have been awaiting your arrival, <name>


Sylvanas' gossip
You would ask a question of me, <name>?
Gossip Warchief, may I ask why we want to capture Teldrassil?
Time is not a luxury we possess, but I respect your desire to know more.
<Sylvanas points to Silithus on the map.>
THIS has forever altered the balance of power in Azeroth.
Deposits of Azerite are being located across the world, <name>. Though we do not yet understand its full potential, it is clear that this substance has vast destructive capability.
What will war look like in twenty years? In a hundred?
How can the Horde hope to defend its borders if the Alliance controls the flow of Azerite?
Gossip It is uncertain, Warchief.
What IS certain is that the Alliance will use Darnassus as a safe harbor for funneling Azerite into the Eastern Kingdoms. Anduin Wrynn will build powerful new weapons, and sooner or later he will turn them upon our homelands. First he will strike at the Undercity and Silvermoon, then his gaze will fall upon Kalimdor.
For the sake of the Horde's future, we must be the first to act.
By occupying Darnassus, we will control the flow of Azerite and ensure it cannot be used against us. The Alliance will dare not attack its own city for fear of harming civilians.
With a single stroke, we will guarantee generations of peace.
Gossip The night elves will fight us at every step.
The kaldorei will defy our occupation... unless we break their spirits.
We must inflict a blow that will show them what is at stake. They need to lose something... someone... in whom they have absolute trust and faith. A symbol of hope.
<The Dark Lady narrows her eyes.>
Malfurion Stormrage must die.

The quest does not provide a shortcut to get to Saurfang, so get to Orgrimmar or Ratchet by any easily-accessible means, then head west to the Gold Road, just north of the Crossroads in Northern Barrens to find Varok Saurfang and a huge war party composed of Orgrimmar Grunts, Kodo Beast Riders, and Demolishers.

If you have completed the quest chain up through B [110] A Looming Threat on another character, you can choose to skip that same portion on your alts and begin doing the Darkshore world quests.

Gossip I've heard this tale before... <Skip the scenario and begin your next mission.>


  1. H [110] The Warchief Awaits (starts July 24/25)
  2. H [110] The Warchief Commands
  3. H [110] A Quick Diversion
  4. H [110] Everybody Has a Price
  5. H [110] A Timely Arrival
  6. H [110] Zoram'gar Outpost
  7. H [110] On The Prowl
  8. H [110] Into the Woods
  9. H [110] Ripe for the Picking
  10. H [110] A Quick Flyover
  11. H [110] An Unstoppable Force
  12. Complete both:
  13. H [110] Blurred Vision
  14. H [110] The Trees Have Ears
  15. Complete both:
  16. H [110] The Start of Something Good
  17. Complete both:
  18. H [110] A Gift of Azerite
  19. H [110] A Wild Ride
  20. H [110] A Looming Threat
  21. H [110] Saurfang Returns (starts July 31/Aug 1)
  22. Complete all of:
  23. H [110] Killer Queen

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Added.
    Activated 2018-07-24.

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